It was a fix plotted in Chicago.
When he was a boy, Chicago White Sox baseball player Joe Jackson had a blister on his foot so he took off his shoe. Thereafter he was nicknamed “shoeless”. In 1919 “Shoeless Joe” Jackson helped fix the World Series.
The fix of the 1919 World series was called the “Black Sox Scandal”. Myth has it that a young gullible fan watching as “Shoeless Joe” emerged from the Grand Jury investigating the “Black Sox Scandal”, cried out to “Shoeless” “Say It Ain’t So, Joe!”
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Any American, particularly those from Florida and Michigan, who lived through the 2008 election cycle feels what that little boy felt back in 1919. Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi fixed the contest by removing the Democratic grassroots voter from the process. “Get out Hillary” became their mantra after the very first contest.
Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi and the Hopium satiated nutroots think the fix will be forgotten. They are wrong.
Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi and the Hopium satiated nutroots think Obama’s lack of qualifications and flip-flop flim-flams will be forgotten. They are wrong.
The truth will emerge.
ANNCR: She won millions of votes.
But isn’t on his ticket.
For speaking the truth.
On his plans:
HILLARY CLINTON: “You never hear the specifics.”
ANNCR: On the Rezko scandal:
HILLARY CLINTON: “We still don’t have a lot of answers about Senator
ANNCR: On his attacks:
HILLARY CLINTON: “Senator Obama’s campaign has become increasingly
ANNCR: The truth hurt.
And Obama didn’t like it.
JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approved this message.
Obama, the flip-flop, flim-flam con artist from Chicago:
He’s a lot more conventional than advertised. Obama has promised a different and more consensus-oriented brand of politics but more often than not has done what most politicians do: switched positions to soothe voters, dodged the unpredictability of town hall meetings and gone for the jugular when he sees it. The Biden pick — the most important choice Obama has made to date in his public career — was safe and traditional. Two male career politicians from the Senate is hardly transformational. [snip]
Biden, who pulled out of the Democratic race after finishing fifth in Iowa, raised serious questions about Obama’s readiness to handle national security in the primaries. Biden said things like this a year ago: “If the Democrats think we’re going to be able to nominate someone who can win without that person being able to [bring to the] table unimpeachable credentials on national security and foreign policy, I think we’re making a tragic mistake.” That criticism hurt then because it echoed the precise case made by Clinton in the nomination contest. It’s hurting now because Republicans are using Biden’s words against Obama in a new ad.
We are happy that Hillary will not be soiled by association with the Chicago thug machine. But we do not doubt that Hillary Clinton is simply the best. The Daily News wrote it up this way:
Clinton is head and shoulders above the names that have been bruited about as being on Obama’s short list: Sens. Joe Biden and Evan Bayh, of Delaware and Indiana, and Govs. Kathleen Sebelius and Tim Kaine, of Kansas and Virginia.
Clinton has exponentially more support than any of them, as shown by the 18 million voters who cast ballots for her in the Democratic primaries.
She proved herself tough as nails through the long contest, and she outdoes the others in the heft factor.
Endorsing Clinton over Obama in the New York primary, we wrote:
“After eight years at the side of President Clinton and seven years representing New York in the U.S. Senate, she is clear-eyed both about the demands of the globe’s toughest job and about using the power that comes with it. She would try to lead by doing.
“Her celebrity status notwithstanding, Clinton is at heart a worker in the trenches. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the issues, and her success in the Senate on behalf of New Yorkers attests to both relentless attention to detail and skill at working the levers of power.”
Those thoughts are as true for the vice presidency.
After eight years of President Bush and with the economy in the tank, Obama should be on a glide path to winning, but he isn’t. He is neck and neck with John McCain in the polls, with one survey even showing McCain in the lead.
What he needs is an electrifying jolt of Clintonian proportions. A burst that rallies her wavering, if not alienated, supporters to his side. A bit of fusion that helps Obama connect with reluctant working-class voters, as well as with a broader electorate harboring doubts that Obama has the experience to answer the famous 3a.m. phone call.
Would Biden, Bayh, Sebelius or Kaine deliver Clinton-scale megawattage? Would virtually any other Democrat? Uh-uh. The getting-to-know-you phase alone would dim the lights.
Like many women who excel at their jobs, Hillary was disrespected. Passed over. Hillary must be the Democratic nominee if this is truly going to be a Democratic year. Obama could not handle that comparison or that truth.
Hillary is more than qualified to be president. Obama is not qualified to be president.
B.O. can’t say it ain’t so – because It’s the truth.