Jesse Jackson’s Empty Threat

Yesterday, an angry Jesse Jackson threatened to slice off Obama’s testicles. Jesse Jackson apparently does not realize that Obama has no “nuts” to cut off.

Obama is a political eunuch who will never stand his ground. Rather, Obama will cower across the aisle and submit to Republican demands.

It’s a day like yesterday that we at Big Pink know beyond dispute that we are right and the incense burners are wrong. Democrats want a Democratic President who will fight for Democratic values.

It is not only Obama who lacks testicular/ovarian fortitude. It is Obama supporters who are getting the leader they deserve. Obama supporters deluded themselves with a creature of their own creation. Now, Obama supporters lack the fortitude to do what needs to be done to rid us of this Chicago flip-flop-flim-flam contortionist.

We have known all along that:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

Those 5 simple sentences are now beyond dispute. Without meaningful rejection, Obama incense burners will prove themselves to be political eunuchs too.

As long as Obama “supporters” persist in supporting the unqualified, flip-flop-flim-flam Obama, any threat, even a Jesse Jackson type colorful threat will be empty.

Yesterday Obama slapped his supporters in the face, not only on the FISA vote, but by telling them to suck it up, there is nothing they can do to make Obama change:

Senator Barack Obama on Tuesday forcefully addressed concerns that he had moved too quickly to the political center, acknowledging complaints from “my friends on the left” about his statements on Iraq, his approaches to evangelicals and his remarks on other issues that have alarmed some of his supporters.

At a town-hall-style meeting in Powder Spring, Ga., on Tuesday, Senator Barack Obama said that while he was progressive on many issues, he believed in personal responsibility and faith.

“Look, let me talk about the broader issue, this whole notion that I am shifting to the center,” he told a crowd gathered at a town hall-style meeting in this Atlanta suburb. “The people who say this apparently haven’t been listening to me.”

In one word: ‘suckers’.

Obama yesterday voted with Republicans, every Senate Republican that voted. “A more complete abandonment of an unambiguous campaign promise is difficult to imagine.”

One of our arguments in the series (right hand side column) Voting For Barack Obama is that with an untrustworthy bunch of Democratic? leaders like Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi it is better for core Democratic values to fight Republicans who control government than to trust to unqualified flip-flop-flim-flam contortionists like Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi. Our argument yesterday had an echo:

What is most striking is that when the Congress was controlled by the GOP — when the Senate was run by Bill Frist and the House by Denny Hastert — the Bush administration attempted to have a bill passed very similar to the one that just passed today. But they were unable to do so. The administration had to wait until Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats took over Congress before being able to put a corrupt end to the scandal that began when, in December of 2005, the New York Times revealed that the President had been breaking the law for years by spying on Americans without the warrants required by law.

Obama supporters and superdelegates must reject Obama before the convention. Hillary is our nominee. Excerpts of Hillary Clinton Statement on the FISA Amendments Act of 2008:

One of the great challenges before us as a nation is remaining steadfast in our fight against terrorism while preserving our commitment to the rule of law and individual liberty. As a senator from New York on September 11, I understand the importance of taking any and all necessary steps to protect our nation from those who would do us harm. [snip] Nonetheless, I could not vote for the legislation in its current form. [snip]

While this legislation does strengthen oversight of the administration’s surveillance activities over previous drafts, in many respects, the oversight in the bill continues to come up short. For instance, while the bill nominally calls for increased oversight by the FISA Court, its ability to serve as a meaningful check on the President’s power is debatable. The clearest example of this is the limited power given to the FISA Court to review the government’s targeting and minimization procedures.

But the legislation has other significant shortcomings. The legislation also makes no meaningful change to the immunity provisions. There is little disagreement that the legislation effectively grants retroactive immunity to the telecommunications companies. In my judgment, immunity under these circumstances has the practical effect of shutting down a critical avenue for holding the administration accountable for its conduct. It is precisely why I have supported efforts in the Senate to strip the bill of these provisions, both today and during previous debates on this subject. Unfortunately, these efforts have been unsuccessful.

What is more, even as we considered this legislation, the administration refused to allow the overwhelming majority of Senators to examine the warrantless wiretapping program. This made it exceedingly difficult for those Senators who are not on the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees to assess the need for the operational details of the legislation, and whether greater protections are necessary. The same can be said for an assessment of the telecom immunity provisions. On an issue of such tremendous importance to our citizens – and in particular to New Yorkers – all Senators should have been entitled to receive briefings that would have enabled them to make an informed decision about the merits of this legislation. I cannot support this legislation when we know neither the nature of the surveillance activities authorized nor the role played by telecommunications companies granted immunity.

Congress must vigorously check and balance the president even in the face of dangerous enemies and at a time of war. That is what sets us apart. And that is what is vital to ensuring that any tool designed to protect us is used – and used within the law – for that purpose and that purpose alone. I believe my responsibility requires that I vote against this compromise, and I will continue to pursue reforms that will improve our ability to collect intelligence in our efforts to combat terror and to oversee that authority in Congress.

Obama voted for the FISA legislation that Hillary Clinton voted against.

The New York Times editorial board whined about the FISA legislation but like Jesse Jackson the words published are devoid of any meaningful threat. The most the New York Times editorial board could do was note how untrustworthy, impotent, and useless Obama is:

Senator Barack Obama, who had once promised to filibuster against immunity for the telecommunications companies, executed a deeply distressing pivot in recent weeks, hewing to the “best we could do” line that was adopted by many Democrats. Today, he voted to cut off debate on the bill, and then voted for its final passage.

Fortunately, Mr. Obama seemed to have no influence over Democrats who opposed the bill. None of them joined him in changing their positions.

A New York Times commentor reminded us of Benjamin Franklin’s warning to a young nation: “Those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither security nor liberty.”

Those who persist in supporting Obama now have no excuse. They can no longer claim they did not know. They can no longer say they have not been listening to Obama. We have warned them enough.

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

Empty threats will not be enough. For the sake of Democratic values, for the sake of the nation – Obama must go.

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81 thoughts on “Jesse Jackson’s Empty Threat

  1. Great post admin. Obama has no backbone, plain and simple. The guy is an empty suit with a flashy smile and no discernible principles. Along those lines, the Washington Post has an article out, detailing the struggles he faces in trying to trick voters into thinking he actually stands for anything:

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    Obama’s Ideology Proving Difficult to Pinpoint
    Democrats Decry a Move Toward Middle, but Republicans Still See a Liberal

    By Dan Balz
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, July 10, 2008; A01

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama put himself on the opposite side of his party’s leadership in the Senate yesterday by reversing course to support a compromise intelligence surveillance bill. His vote was the most dramatic in a series of moves toward the middle that have focused new attention on where he stands and where he would take the country.

    Obama’s vote was not unexpected, as he had signaled earlier that he would back the compromise legislation. But the senator from Illinois found himself at odds with Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) and Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), as well as three of his opponents for the Democratic nomination, including Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.).

    Just the day before, Obama had denied suggestions that “I am flip-flopping.” But in recent weeks, he has softened his once-harsh rhetoric about the North American Free Trade Agreement, embraced the Supreme Court decision overturning a District of Columbia ban on handguns and criticized the high court for rejecting the death penalty for child rape.

    After telling reporters last week that he will probably “refine” his position on the Iraq war after he meets with military commanders there this summer, he gathered reporters again to say that he remains committed to ending the conflict and to withdrawing combat troops, conditions permitting, within 16 months, should he assume the presidency.

    One factor in Obama’s success has been his ability to confound both left and right. But while that may be a measure of a skillful politician determined to win a general election, it has left unanswered important questions about his core principles and his presidential priorities. How well he answers them over the coming months will determine the outcome of his race against Republican Sen. John McCain.

    Statements he has made over the past month have ignited a debate about who Obama is ideologically. His current policy positions have convinced some progressives that he is not one of them. Matt Stoller, editor of

    OpenLeft.com, said that an Obama win in November would be a victory for “centrist government,” adding: “Progressives are going to have to organize for progressive values.”

    Republicans see a different Obama. The National Journal rated him the most liberal member of the Senate last year. His advisers say the rating system is faulty, but McCain and other Republicans say it is an accurate reflection of Obama’s political philosophy.

    Peter Wehner, a former Bush administration official who is now at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, considers Obama someone who can move his party to new places on race and religion. But on policy, he sees him as conventionally liberal. “The Democratic Party today is quite liberal, and Obama, if anything, will deepen the roots of its liberalism,” he said.

    The reality is that Obama is some of all those things. His strong opposition to the Iraq war helped draw support from the left in the primary elections. But he insisted Tuesday that he long has held many positions that are moderate rather than liberal.

    If Obama becomes president, his views on the Iraq war will be tested by changing conditions on the ground as a result of President Bush’s troop increase, which McCain supported and Obama opposed. Domestically, Obama would face some of the same difficult choices that Bill Clinton confronted after running on a populist “putting people first” platform in 1992 and then inheriting a major fiscal overhang. If that is what Obama were to inherit, would he call for major domestic investments — expanding health care or putting sizable amounts of money into alternative energy development — or would he place a higher priority on putting the country’s fiscal house in order?

    Democrats outside the campaign say Obama must clarify those priorities now to avoid potentially debilitating debates within his administration, should he be elected.

    “If he doesn’t make that new path clear during the campaign, he’ll have to sort out the party’s ideological direction after the election, even if he wins,” said one think-tank official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss Obama’s challenges. “He’s far better off defining it on his terms now than working it out in a caucus meeting down the road. This is his point of maximum leverage.”

    William A. Galston, a Clinton White House domestic policy adviser, calls Obama’s candidacy “the first act of what’s likely to be a multi-act drama” that needs a larger narrative thread. “Successful campaigns tell stories that provide the framework of meaning and significance for particular policy proposals,” said Galston, who is now at the Brookings Institution. “That’s what the Obama campaign, specifically the candidate, needs to do in the next few months.”

    The general-election campaign affords Obama the opportunity do that, as others have done before him, whether it be Ronald Reagan in 1980 with his pledges to tame big government and restore U.S. prestige abroad, Clinton in 1992 with his challenge to party orthodoxy as a different kind of Democrat, or George W. Bush in 2000 with priorities that he talked about continually during his campaign.

    Although Clinton and Bush challenged some party orthodoxy in their first presidential campaigns, Obama has been far more reluctant to do so. And at this point, no signature policy proposal is universally regarded as distinctive in defining his politics or philosophy. What then constitutes Obama-ism? As one Democratic strategist put it: “It’s pretty clear what it isn’t, but it isn’t yet clear what it is.”

    Galston cited three strands that he regards as helping to define Obama-ism. First is an “all of us together” approach that rejects “diversionary interests and short-term gains.” Second is an effort to bring people together across partisan lines. Third is his effort to broaden participation in politics and his use of modern technology to do so. This appears to be a marriage of Obama’s roots in community organizing and his willingness to tap the power of technology to open the processes of government to more than the traditional cadre of experts.

    “What Obama is talking about is a bottom-up view of how the world works,” said Andrei Cherny, editor of the journal Democracy. “When he talks about American politics and how to reform it, how America can reach out to people around the world, he is not talking in the same way Democrats talked about it 30 years ago from the top down.”

    “His tone is very much post-partisan and post-ideological,” said one Clinton White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer a frank assessment of Obama’s candidacy. “The challenge will be coming up with the ideas to go with it. If you drop the same agenda into the same Washington petri dish, you’ll get the same results.”

    Heather Higginbottom, Obama’s domestic policy director, said the candidate’s agenda and priorities are shaped in large measure by a reaction to what she called “the disastrous eight years” of Bush’s presidency. “The priorities for the country are very clear,” she said. “What we’ve lacked is ability to get things done. . . . He has this attitude that we can’t solve these problems doing them the way we’ve been doing them.”

    Higginbottom said Obama’s policy priorities begin with Iraq and the Middle East. Obama said last week that he remains committed to the idea of removing all combat troops in about 16 months, should he assume the presidency. Domestically, Obama has proposed policies for stimulating the economy and helping struggling families, for dealing with global warming and U.S. dependence on foreign oil and for achieving near-universal health-care coverage. But he has yet to make clear what his major domestic policy initiative would be for his first year in office.

    Austan Goolsbee, one of Obama’s top economic advisers, points to the big middle-class tax cut Obama has proposed as one example of a policy that is distinctive in defining Obama’s thinking. He also said that, thematically, developing policy “from the perspective of people who use it rather than the perspective of the policy makers” sets Obama apart from Democrats who have preceded him.

  2. Admin:

    ‘Yesterday, an angry Jesse Jackson threatened to slice off Obama’s testicles. Jesse Jackson apparently does not realize that Obama has no “nuts” to cut off.

    ROTFLMFAO!

    Water spurt all over the keyboard!

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  4. I can’t believe Waffles “forgot” to mention retiring Hillary’s debt when he spoke yesterday. What a classless piece of work that dude is.

  5. Snarf…So technically, didn’t Jesse throw Flippers nuts under the bus?

    That bus sure gets alot of action, doesn’t it? Hoo Boyyy.

  6. That Pew poll is hardly a shock. Since April, the primaries have ended and Hillary has endorsed Waffles. McCain’s campaign hasn’t exactly taken advantage of the opening, either. At this point, he hasn’t wowed me with the way he’s running his campaign, frankly.

  7. i agree. mccain aint doing to hot-note todays flap. sen phil gramm saying our economic woes are in our heads wont help. see more at thepage.com. time for mccain to throw gramm under the bus. gramm is a jackass. hated him as senator. he has no empathy for the working class.

  8. Baubles-gate
    Gooseberries-gate
    Hairy-conkers-gate
    Jackson-Pollocks-gate
    Jingleberries-gate
    Prunes-gate
    Twiddle-diddles-gate
    Whirlygigs-gate
    Tallywags-gate
    Taters-gate
    😛

  9. Well, I never really expected anything from McCain. To be honest, if the Dems had put up ANYONE other than Flipper, I probably would have just sucked it up and voted Dem like always. Even if I wasn’t crazy about the nominee.

    But my honest gut feeling is that BHO is SO dangerous…just about anyone (bar the ressurection of Nixon) is a better choice.

  10. Easy commenting. Form at the bottom of this page, no registration. 213 comments,
    http://theboard.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/the-wiretapping-bill-president-bush-and-fear-lead-the-senate-off-a-cliff/
    The Wiretapping Bill: President Bush, and Fear, Lead the Senate Off a Cliff
    By The Editorial Board
    Senator Barack Obama, who had once promised to filibuster against immunity for the telecommunications companies, executed a deeply distressing pivot in recent weeks, hewing to the “best we could do” line that was adopted by many Democrats. Today, he voted to cut off debate on the bill, and then voted for its final passage.
    Fortunately, Mr. Obama seemed to have no influence over Democrats who opposed the bill. None of them joined him in changing their positions.
    [Hillary voted against the bill, as she had said she would.]
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    Rep. Diana DeGette article states Senator Clinton’s concession of the
    nomination to Barack Obama is the end of her campaign, not ours. We
    must continue our work, now to unite the party behind Senator Obama to
    defeat John McCain
    I thought she suspended her campaign. She is trying to get us to get
    behind the great.I DON’T THINK SO.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-diana-degette/support-obama-for-women_b_111888.html
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  11. Unbelievable to think that when the chips are down, and George Bush puts a FISA bill in front of him, Obambi blinked and voted for it. Talk about wimpy…

  12. Obama’s latest gaffe, as he tries to be everything to everybody:

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    Obama walks the abortion minefield
    By: Carrie Budoff Brown
    July 10, 2008 12:16 PM EST
    politico.com

    For the past week, some activists in the abortion rights community have been trying to figure out why Barack Obama, a Democrat praised for his strong defense of reproductive rights, appeared to be turning soft.

    Those who work on the front lines of the abortion debate couldn’t quite believe what they were hearing: Obama, in an interview with a Christian magazine, seemed to reject a mental health exception to the ban on late-term abortions. They feared that Obama, like Democrat John Kerry in 2004, was adopting a view favored by abortion opponents to appeal to conservatives.

    After days of examining his initial comments and a subsequent clarification that he supports a mental health exception — as long as the woman suffers a diagnosed illness and is not just “feeling blue” — some activists are satisfied, while others are far from it or just plain confused.

    “That kind of statement really feeds into the wingnut argument that women have abortions because they are frivolous about that decision, because we are having a bad hair day,” Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, said in an interview Wednesday. “There seems to be an information gap there.”

    [snip]

  13. “Feeling Blue” ???!!

    Give me a fucking break! Does this moron REALLY think that ANY woman just goes out and has an abortion because she’s “feeling blue” ???!!

    God…what an ass he is!!

  14. Wonder if he’ll feel blue when his nuts get ripped off in NOvember.

    Down with FLIPPER and his various and asunder gategaffes.

    Off topic, I actually think I am going to close on my house next week .. it’s been a roller coaster ride and I’m still not breathing easy yet. Looking better though and I’m a bit more optimistic. NEVER will I ever sell a house again .. once this one is gone and I’m set up again .. that’s it for me. I’m too old for all this stress.

  15. There is something wrong with the T-shirt contribution link. I think I got there by adding https://

    But anyway, you more geeky than I maybe can figure it out.

    I got my $50 T-Shirt.

  16. Obama is WEAK, WEAK, WEAK but this is what the Democratic Leadership wanted….an unqualified candidate that is running for the most powerful position in the world.

    Pathetic!

    I can’t wait until September so that the purge will begin.

  17. texan4hillary Says:

    July 10th, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    new pew poll-clitnon supporters moving away from mccain. 17pct clinton supporters back mccain now, 32pct did in april
    http://www.thepage.time.com/pew-poll-details/

    *****************************************************
    I hate to say this but this poll doesn’t mean crap. Many Clinton supporters who is supporting McCain have left the Democratic? Taliban Party and are now Independents or Republicans.

    The poll I’m waiting for is “how many Democrats switched they party affiliation?”

  18. Donated $50.44 to pay down the debt and bought around $40.00 worth of Hillgear.

    Trying to buy the T-shirt but the link not working for me. I keep getting the Internet Explorer cannot display web page.

  19. carby, texan,

    I couldn’t find that ‘thepage’ url. I found the original Pew report but apparently it doesn’t have a comment string.

    h t t p : / / people-press.org/report/?pageid=1335
    July 10, 2008
    Likely Rise in Voter Turnout Bodes Well for Democrats

    I agree that they should begin by asking if the person has recently switched parties.

  20. I had trouble with the website also. I think I got there through putting https:// in front of the other link shown. Anyway, I am hoping a geek can help us with this.

    I got my T-Shirt, and i would like to help others get one also. WE NEED HELP ON THE LINK FOR THE T SHIRT.

  21. Hi, all!

    Hope everyone’s good. I haven’t had much time for blogging recently and I have gotten caught up a bit battling ‘bots over at No Quarter, but I wanted to stop in and see what’s up. =)

    *

    Admin — You just keep rolling with great pieces. Thank you for all of your hard work.

    *

    I just donated $20.44 to help HRC get rid of her debt. Someone over at HillaryClintonForum was overing to match donations so I had to jump in. Just wanted to let those here know about this offer and encourage those who can to go and double your $$$ for HRC. The person who started the thread was talking about trying to make a push to get the debt gone ASAP b/c the DNC wants to shut down HRC’s fundraising and divert it to BaJoke, so the sooner we can help her the better.

    *

    I put up a new video which is mostly self-promotional but the last 2:30 of it would interest many here as I put in Hillaryis44 in the video as a site for PUMAs to check out. I also put a link to this site in the video description.

    At around the 7:30 mark or so in the video, if you want to FF it, starts what is basically a PUMA ad with plenty of images dissing ‘the Messiah.’ I think many will get a kick out of that.

    The video is the featured one on my channel, which is:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/PaulFVillarreal

    *

    I’m not going to be around much for the next two weeks or so, but I’ll be back after that. Take care, all, and see you soon.

    Paul 🙂

  22. OH howard on hannity..Hillary i cant even stand it.. you with bo let alone you standing next to him yuck.

    Oh howard saying crap now..just like lanny davis.

  23. you got this right admin for sure…

    Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

    and he lies lies lies and it doesnt quit ..will be in the allleys and streets with this nut…hillary listening to this crap
    with lies..I just cant imagine her believing this stuff he says.i wonder what goes thru her mind ,she is so darn smart ,i guess she has got to do what she has to do..Im am always gonna listen to her support her before i would listen to anyone in Politics.

  24. I’m trying to limn the t shirt site but it keeps getting caught in the spam filter.Here it is. Insert h t t p : / /

    contribute.hillarycampaign2008.com/tsland.html?sc=1983&utm_source

  25. Everyday more and more you can see that the money from the Carlyle Group is paying off. He is voting with Bush on Fisa, changing his stance on Iraq, now Blacks are responsible for their problems. Bought and paid for Barack Obama, put there to defeat Hillary, they knew they could not defeat without an imposter!

  26. that must by why puma is asking for eveyone to donate $5 bux to Hillary’s campaign within the next 48 hours.

    they put a date on hillarys debt to be paid off
    or they wont put her on the roll call what bullcrap is this DNC dirty dirty tricks this is…IS this true
    they did this because she is gonna WIN!!! they know it…

  27. Saturday, July 5, 2008
    Can the Plan!
    No way, jose. As elected delegates to the convention for Barack Obama, we are outraged at his decision to possibly hold the convention in an open arena on the last night. We know it sounds elitist and all, but does anyone know the work it takes to become elected as delegates? We do. We made calls and worked hard. We had to run an all out campaign in our congressional district and barely won after several rounds of ballots. And now, despite that hard work, we are going told that it didn’t matter, EVERYONE GETS TO PARTICIPATE.

    We are sorry. We respect and admire Senator Obama but come on. Is this really what we want? We know he is the presumptive nominee but does that mean he gets to do this to the party faithful? The rules state that the DNC plans the convention. He isn’t the nominee until he gets voted on in August. While we will be there to support him, we encourage the campaign to can the plan about Invesco Field. Do it at the Pepsi Center, the place already established by the DNC.

    It will be broadcast on television for everyone else. But as delegates, we are outraged at the campaign for trying to deny us an honor we have worked hard for. Sure, its elitist in some standards, but its what the conventions are all about.
    Posted by Democratic Delegates at 12:43 PM
    www,democraticdelegates.blogspot.com/2008/07/can-plan.html

  28. Why is this so difficult to understand? Baltz, Brookings and all the rest of them cannot figure out what bambis strategy is? Are they really that fucking dense? I guess they are. Well then I won tell them. But I will certainly tell you. He is a chicago school of economics screed who will stand up for the corporation over the interests of the american people every time. Why do you think it is that he shrinks form meeting with clinton supporters? It is because he had nothing to offer since they want roosevelt policies and he is opposed the them much as felix whats his name.

  29. Obama is a political eunuch who will never stand his ground
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    oh but he does. he always throws the american people under the bus for the sake of monied interests.

  30. I hate to say this but this poll doesn’t mean crap. Many Clinton supporters who is supporting McCain have left the Democratic? Taliban Party and are now Independents or Republicans
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    carbynew: right. and if 10 percent have defected already to the republicans and 17 percent still dems but will vote for mccain then i thing we are closer to an accurate number. I dont see much cause and effect here other than bad polling. The people who feel strongly enough about the issue that they will cross party lines are unlikely to go back. Poll does not tell acccurste story.

  31. Why can’t you people figure out what BHO has done,what he is doing,and what he will do if he is elected.Well here is my take.

    #1 He has used the powerful Chicago political and religious dark side to carry him to the US Senate

    #2 He has used AA support along with intelectual young white
    dreamers with illusions of fame and fortune in being able to
    shape our history and ride the gravy train that O has
    promised.
    #3 he has projected a saintly,sexy,man of great knowledge and
    the saviour that will bring health ,wealth and reparations to a
    rising tide of angry young followers.The older and educated
    political hacks will be his court and his worshippers.
    #4 Then comes reality.He willas planned,rule his people with
    fear and civil obedience and the meek shall become the
    and chaos will overtake our democracy.It will not happen in
    a day,a year,or a decade,but will slowly change our lives as
    we know them.
    #5 Voila! A new replica of an African fledgling nation will slowly
    emerge and another dictator will join the ranks of tyrannical
    nations that hope to create a global stranglehold on the
    freedoms that we hold so dear,”LIFE LIBERTY,and the
    PURSUIT of HAPPINESS”.Fre speech will always be
    denied.
    #6 Think it can’t happen? IT ALREADY HAS.THE FIX IS IN and
    his campaign is a sure shot unless we all wake up and
    face reality. ADOLPH DID IT and he was all white.We are a
    great nation,of many people with great dreams,but this
    scenario is about to be written and it will affect our lives
    forever.

    So my fellow citizens,be careful who you wish and vote for.I won’t be around to help pick up the pieces,but we can begin right NOW.I will never stop my support for the only true choice as our next president.HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON.

    ” IT WILL TAKE THIS WOMAN TO FIX OUR VILLAGE ”

    By ABM 90. Hope my HILL T-Shirt arrives soon.I will wear it proudly and loudly

  32. It Will Take a Village to Raise A child, which we all know Hillary used. I don’t know where that came from, but I hear variation of it all the time.

    I am very proud of the people who blog here, and who have established other blogs in support of Hillary. You are the people standing up for Hillary which is the absolutely right thing to do for her and for our Democracy.

    That takes guts and courage.

  33. Very,Very interesting news story on the fact that many American children are being educated at Madrassas and are returning to their families,full of hate and misinformation about Americans.Sounds familiar.I met afew oftheir prototypes during operations in Nazi Germany in WWII.They did not wear uniforms but they had one purpose in life and that was to kill or mislead us with false directions,into traps.They reversed road signs,carried potato masher grenades,anti-tank weapons cached in culverts,spoke english well,dressed like kid civilians but were deadly in their mission.Fortunately there were more friendly boys and girls that were glad to see us and did help our cause. I bring this up because of the possibility that Barack Hussein Obama may have attended similar schools with the same agenda. It is still not too late to vett this stranger in our midst that wants to lead this country.What good are all the billions of dollars we spend on the numerous agencies to protect us,when one of them might be sitting in our Whitehouse.Strange things are taking place and many are not paying attention.Wake up AMERICA.

    By ABM90 We have HILLARY waiting in the wings.GET HER ELECTED

  34. first DENVER GROUP’s AD

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  35. wow what a great ad!!!

    Meiyingsu…… what newspapers are they putting that in? I assume in denver’s paper

    but will it go in any other states too?

  36. WSJ: Obama Expected to Report About $30 Million in June

    thepage.time.com/2008/07/11/wsj-obama-expected-to-report-about-30-million-in-june/

    The paper calls Obama’s expected June numbers “underwhelming,” says one aide tells them $50 million would have been a healthy number for the month based on projections.

    One fundraiser says Obama is counting on raising $300 million of his own money and $180 for the party, putting his projected overall budget at $480 million.

    Read key quotes and the gritty details on Obama’s fundraising here.

    McCain raised $22 million in June, has $95 million CoH with the RNC.

    Plus: WashPost: Obama’s money machine has “shown signs of wear in recent weeks” with Internet donations slowing, Clinton donors not jumping on.
    More from the WSJ June Fundraising Story

    –Fundraisers say the reason for the lower-than-expected numbers for Obama was his continuing difficulty in getting former supporters of Clinton to donate following the primary battle.

    –Suggests his shift to the middle could be hurting him in the liberal small donor cadre. The campaign says that some 1.7 million people have given $200 or less, making up 45% of Obama’s total.

    –The DNC reported having only $3.9 million cash on hand June 1. It hasn’t reported its fundraising results for June.

    –Given Obama’s ambitious $480 million budget, one fundraiser said that a healthy June number would have been much closer to $50 million.

    “Think about it; you basically have 4½ months to raise $300 million. Every poor month puts you further into the hole. It’s like Hillary and the delegate race — sooner or later the math just catches up with you.”

    – Florida finance chair Kirk Wagar said August and September are likely to be the campaign’s banner months for fund raising. And he expects Sen. Obama will end up raising more in July than any previous presidential candidate.

    “I think September is going to be an absolutely Herculean month.”

  37. McCain, RNC Ends June With $95 Million On Hand

    thepage.time.com/2008/07/10/mccain-call-to-address-finances/

    McCain topper Davis says the campaign raised more than $22 million in June, his best fundraising month yet.

    And his campaign has nearly $27 million cash on hand.

    Campaign manager Rick Davis discusses the financial outlook of the campaign on media conference call, says Republicans’ cash on hand is more than twice what Obama and the DNC have.

    “This shows extremely strong fundraising that has considerably increased every month.”

    Also says the GOP campaign is spending $10 million less per month to operate than Obama’s, and McCain’s camp has outspent Obama’s on advertising by almost 3:1 over the last two months.

  38. low B-Ho numbers with all the college baby-roB0-BOts home with mommy and daddy over the summer break. i’m sure fall will bring new freshman recruits into the cult-fold.

    nice to hear his funds are drying up. as far as “I think September is going to be an absolutely Herculean month.” yeah, i think so to, but for McCain!

  39. Thiry million dollars in a slow month is alot of money-for candidates who can control their spending. But for him it is a problem because the ground army and the air war they have planned for the fall will cost mor like seventy million per month (just a guess) and he has no clue on how to scale back. Also, I assume he is the only source of cash infusion for the party at this point so it is no good news for them either what with that expensive move they have made to chicago. To me this much is clear: the only austerity program you will see from the big spending bungler is the one he puts our country through if he steals the white house. By then I hope we have have a sufficient ground network in place because sure as god made little green apples Big Media will still be lying for him. It may be that the only thing that will wake people up is a major economic crisis and I would hate to see that and I would especially hate to see him stagger through it with original quotes like the only thing we have to fear is fear itself or this is a day that shall live in infamy. If he says the latter it will be obvious he is referring to the day he was nominated. And if that happens we will finally find something all of us can agree on.

    Obviously, I hope none of this is necessary.

  40. , July 11, 2008 Email to a FriendAdvertisement
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  41. PLEASE WAKE UP AMERICANS….A vote for the car salesman is a vote for over 20 years of personal relationship with REZKO, Wright, Ayers, and Farahkhan…He is an empty suit; he can say anything to get elected. This rookie is a big PHONY. ….I’m tired of all his rhetoric…..The more I listen to this guy the more I hate him……He can not be trusted…

    Remember Muslim’s sons are for life. Blood is sticker than water. He can say any thing and he can run BUT he can not hide.

    I was a lifelong Democrat, but now Independent. I will never vote for Barrack Hussein OBAMA.

    Please don’t be fooled by a car salesman. ….As a patriotic American; I don’t care if you are a Democrat or Republican, we deserve an honorable man like Sen. McCain.

    Go for HRC 2012!!!!!!!!!!

  42. djia,

    Based on this snapshot (June), we see Obama outraising McCain by 8 million (30 vs 22). But Obama decided he didn’t need the $75 million in public financing.

    At that rate, Obama would need nine months to make up for the public financing. But there are only three and a half months until November.

    I guess the game plan at Camp Obama is to somehow wildly improve.

    Yet as for trends, McCain had his best two months, while McHopey has been trending downward since Feb/March.

    And the RNC has more dough on hand than the cash-strapped DNC. Don’t forget, Obama asked people to donate to his campaign directly, instead of supportive groups (NARAL, environmental groups, DNC, etc.).

    Yup, it is all about the Benjamins.

  43. I just read that Hillary at a fundraiser with Obama introduced him as the “better candidate”. Of coarse we all know she is the best candidate, I sure hope that was what she was alluding to. It’s just awful to watch her bow to him!

  44. Per hot air:

    Can we possibly be this lucky?posted at 10:45 am on July 11, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

    Send to a Friend | printer-friendly One of the most consequential decisions a presidential candidate has to make is that of running mate. It speaks volumes about judgment, and is even more important than the running mate him/herself. What does that say about Barack Obama’s decision to take a close look at Friend of Angelo Chris Dodd?
    The former White House hopeful and Connecticut lawmaker indicated Wednesday that he has been approached by the campaign. “There’s been some inquiries, yeah,” Dodd said. “They ask for a lot of stuff. I’ll leave it there.”
    Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton and Dodd’s Senate office declined comment Thursday.
    I’ll bet they did, although it’s pretty easy to see the reasoning here. Dodd championed the effort against the FISA reform bill that passed with Obama’s vote this week, and got signed into law by President Bush yesterday. Obama has been trashed by the Left all week long, and he needs to find a way to get back into their good graces — and their pocketbooks. What better way than to signal that Dodd might get added to the ticket?
    Maybe he would have been better off asking Russ Feingold instead. Dodd’s activities sharply contrast with Obama’s supposed commitment to reform and change. Let’s review Dodd’s involvement with Countrywide Mortgage while acting as chair of the Senate Banking Committee, shall we?
    Two U.S. senators, two former Cabinet members, and a former ambassador to the United Nations received loans from Countrywide Financial through a little-known program that waived points, lender fees, and company borrowing rules for prominent people.

    Senators Christopher Dodd, Democrat from Connecticut and chairman of the Banking Committee, and Kent Conrad, Democrat from North Dakota, chairman of the Budget Committee and a member of the Finance Committee, refinanced properties through Countrywide’s “V.I.P.” program in 2003 and 2004, according to company documents and emails and a former employee familiar with the loans.
    The Friends of Angelo [Mozilo, Countrywide’s CEO] program saved Dodd $58,000 in interest on his mortgage and all points and fees on the loan. This came while Dodd sat the committee that regulated the industry, and later chaired it. It’s the kind of who-you-know backscratching that Obama supposedly wants to end in Washington DC, and now he wants to consider making Dodd his VP? So much for “change you can believe in”!
    And let’s not forget that Obama dumped his VP vetter Jim Johnson for the similar kinds of personal-enrichment exercises through friendly loans. Does that mean that Obama wants to toss his bus-tossing under the bus?
    I doubt we’ll get this lucky. Dodd may help Obama kiss and make up with the hard Left, but he’s far too easy a target for the Republicans for Obama to take on his baggage in a general election. The mere fact of his consideration is gift enough.

  45. They must not get it: another request for money from some errant money changer for bambi.

    What part of “Go to hell! Take me off your list!!!” is it that they do not understand?

    Seems pretty simple. But maybe not. Maybe the tone and content were inappropriate. Maybe I was too crude. Maybe this would be better.

    Sir/Madam: I am in receipt of your generous demand for infusion of money into your campaign on behalf of your empty suited candidate who cannot decide what day it. I regret to inform you that I cannot in good conscience accede to your demand. I am deeply troubled by the cadre who support him and it is clear to me they have no intention of doing what is right for the American people. Do not tempt me with the party platform. Experiece has shown that the promises he makes are like pie crusts-made to be broken. As this is not the first letter of this nature which I have received from your campaign, it appears that subtly may be lost on you folks. In that case let me close in terms that you and your fellow bots are sure to understand. NO.

    P.S. FUCK OFF

  46. RGB

    exactly! LOL!!! 😀

    I read somewhere that the McCain Camp and it’s out side support have or are set to have like 400m to spend on the general (collectively) so as of right now they are set to compete with obama handily! 😀

    and at Obama’s rate of fundraising as you put it will fall very short!

    His base is “drying” up on him……one quick tour of the daily joke and i read enough to know he’s lost atleast 50% of his financial support there and it’s even worse on his website according to noquarter and other blogs ( i have not gone to his site personally)

  47. wbboei Says:
    July 11th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    They must not get it: another request for money from some errant money changer for bambi.
    *********

    you know what i do? i hit “reply” then my message is very simply put

    NObama PUMA it the biggest RED font i can must…..like size 72 and click send! 😀

  48. ok kids…… tomorrow is the big moving day here for me

    so today i will be busy with cleaning and last day packing …….i will check in later!

  49. djia, regarding the base drying up on him. Yesterday, just as the new article / thread was being posted, I put up a post regarding Obama’s supporters turning on him (some saying they’d now not vote for him, or threaten to not voter for him, or vote while holding their noses, and some asking for their donations back. For those who might have missed this…

    &&&&&
    On my.barackobama.com, the biggest group is the still growing “Please vote NO on Telecomm immunity – Get FISA Right”.

    One of the posts is called:

    “Starve Obama of Cash”, complaining of email solicitations for dough, and they say, “The campaign will get might desperate as their funding dwindles”.

    Another post, “Obama lost my vote today”, by Walter_from_HamiltonMT, said they started a new group on that website by that same name, “Obama lost my vote today”. They said, “I am waiting to hear back from the site admins to see if they’ll allow it…anyone want to place bets?”

    I went to the Groups, find Newest, and of the ten or so groups created since yesterday, none by that name are available.

    A real nice ripper is “Hurray to the glassy eyed cheerleaders, FISA passed”, taunts the kool-aid drinkers as not being informed, etc.

  50. It the forces running this party are who I now think and believe they are then 2012 is an illusion-absent an economic meltdown.

    I do not mean the three boobs, believe me. Dean, Pelosi and Braziille are insignificant in the scheme of things. My mistake was in believing the kingdom of god will be at hand if they were removed. I was wrong. Why? Because the real problem is the economic elites behind them are the problem. They are the ones who will continue to push globalism without accountablilty as to its impact on the American People.

    In that case Hillary will face a difficult decision: should she continue to press the case for the American people in which case she will block her as they have here. Or should she continue to press the case through a third party. I cannot see her giving up on the American People to get ahead in the party although most other democratic officials would give up on that principal as fast as a republican would.

    The question is relevant as I consider how to respond to two requests to roll over general election funds into her 2012 senate campaign, and a note from Ann Lewis today to similar effect. If we cannot do it this time around, I may decide to keep my powder dry. Any thoughts?

  51. my.joke.com update:

    On my.barackobama.com, the Group with the largest number of member continues to be the Deserters, Please Vote NO on FISA, now swelling to 23,247 members (another 2,000 joined since Wednesday).

    And as for the one person who tried to create a new group called, “Obama lost my vote today”, they appear to be correct on their hunch that such a site would not be allowed on the web site by the admins.

  52. The Denver ad is great. “Keeping the democratic party democratic” is a great line, and is so true.

  53. RGB

    exactly! LOL!!!

    I read somewhere that the McCain Camp and it’s out side support have or are set to have like 400m to spend on the general (collectively) so as of right now they are set to compete with obama handily!

    and at Obama’s rate of fundraising as you put it will fall very short!

    His base is “drying” up on him……one quick tour of the daily joke and i read enough to know he’s lost atleast 50% of his financial support there and it’s even worse on his website according to noquarter and other blogs ( i have not gone to his site personally
    ——————————————————————-
    dija: you just made my day. Thank you. If we can blow bambi out of the water finacially that is the answer. You have helped me resolve the dilemma I described up thread. The money will go to mccain–unless we can still get Hillary the nomination. That is what I am working on and spending on now.

  54. A line from a Riverdaughter posting:

    “Maybe one of you might want to call him out for being a closet Republican and start calling loudly for his nuts.”

    riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2008/07/11/dear-super-delegates-find-an-excuse-any-excuse/#more-2013

  55. Howard Dean’s Denver food fight continues… What a freak…

    Per ABCNews:

    No Fry Zone? Food Fight in Denver Continues Councilman Says the Proposed “Green” Convention Catering Initiatives are Prejudicial Against Southern Fare By JOANNA JENNINGS

    July 11, 2008—

    The heated debate in Denver this summer is not about Obama versus McCain. Rather, it is about old fashioned Southern fried food versus lean and green lighter offerings. The controversy surrounding the food selection for the 2008 Democratic Convention continues, with one councilman claiming the Denver Host Committee’s catering proposal is discriminatory toward southern specialties such as fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and fried okra.

    “The host committee’s food police are going too far,” said Denver Councilman Charlie Brown. “They’ve turned into food control zealots.”

    The North Carolina-born councilman said the catering proposal not only includes a ban on fried food, but also a mandate for colorful, organic food. He also speculated the host committee’s catering requests could be harmful to the Democratic Party’s image, especially in the South.

    “We need to work together to keep convention costs down, but officials seem more concerned about the green on the table than the green in party coffers,” said Brown. “I don’t believe this is the fiscally responsible message the party wants to send to America.”

  56. SDs

    The Cliff is Coming. The Cliff is Coming. There is something terrible wrong here, and you and your careers are riding on the train. How many more days until the convention?

    WHEN IS HE GOING TO CLOSE THE DEAL. IT IS HARD TO STOP A TRAIN WIHIN SITE OF THE CLIFF.

    I Think we need a Cliff Countdown. If the vote is on the 27th of August, we have 47 more days until we hit the Cliff (not counting today, but counting the 27th). Just wonder if I have my count right. If the actually vote is on the 26th I might be one day off.

    47 days to close the deal and turn this around. When do you jump off the train!!!!!!!

  57. wbboei Says:
    July 11th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    It the forces running this party are who I now think and believe they are then 2012 is an illusion-absent an economic meltdown.

    I do not mean the three boobs, believe me. Dean, Pelosi and Braziille are insignificant in the scheme of things. My mistake was in believing the kingdom of god will be at hand if they were removed. I was wrong. Why? Because the real problem is the economic elites behind them are the problem.
    ********

    EXACTLY! Dean,Pelosi,Reid are nothing more than puppets themselves…….yes they are the masters of Obama’s strings
    but it is the likes of Soro’s and the other elites that are pulling the boobs strings making bambi dance

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