This coming week we will expand on what Hillary Clinton supporters should do during the 2008 elections and immediately after.
Today, we like Ricki Lieberman’s call to “support ‘Down Ticket’ Clinton Democrats (we will only support “Clinton Democrats“):
In the next two weeks, Senator Clinton is appearing at events for Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) and Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) who are in high profile races where we need to give our support, now. I have also included an event for Kay Hagan who is in a tight race with Elizabeth Dole (NC), and an excerpt from the Boston Herald on the Ed O’Reilly – John Kerry primary contest on September 16. Our support is all the more important because it appears that by refusing to take public funding, BO is funneling off money which should be going to state Democratic parties and down ticket candidates. Finally, please let me know of other contests where we can thank Senator Clinton and support down ticket Clinton Democrats.
GO GO GO! Ricki
1) CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE – TX IN HOUSTON ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1.30 PM A reception to thank Senator Clinton and support Sheila Jackson Lee with funds to keep her long held seat. Please see the attached invitation and contact Ann MacNaughton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you cannot attend, please make a contribution.
2) CONGRESSWOMAN KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND – NY. SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON and FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT A conversation in support of UPSTATE GRASSROOTS VICTORY 2008 and CONGRESSWOMAN KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008, 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM (Registration opens at 7:00 AM), HILTON NEW YORK 1335 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS (AT 53RD STREET) NYC, light breakfast served, TICKETS START AT $500 ($250 Young Professional/Student seating – limited availability) online at www.upstatevictory.com JOIN THE EVENT COMMITTEE! Host: Raise/contribute $2,500 (includes reserved Premium group seating by table & program listing) Vice Chair: raise/contribute $5,000 (includes reserved Champion group seating by table, program listing & VIP reception); Chair: Raise/contribute $10,000 (includes reserved Honored Guest group seating by table, program listing & VIP reception) *For more information or to join the Event Committee, please contact Stephanie@KirstenGillibrand.com or call 917.952.5622.
3) KAY HAGAN for US SENATE – NC LATEST POLL: [Kay Hagan (d) 43%; Elizabeth Dole (r) 42%; Chris Cole (l) 6%; Undecided 9%]
A reception honoring State Senator Kay Hagan Thursday, September 25, 2008 Host Reception: 5:30-6:00 p.m. General Reception: 6:00-7:30 p.m.at the home of Joanne and Tim Rohde, 317 Cambridge Woods Way, Raleigh, North Carolina Sponsor $2300, Patron $1000, Friend $500, Guest $250
To join the host committee or to RSVP, contactMelissa Midgett at Melissa@kayhagan.com or (336) 617-5301.
RSVP and contribute online at http://www.actblue.com/page/raleigh
On the Ed O’Reilly – John Kerry contest: The Editorial Staff of the Boston Herald writes: “There is a reason 24-year-incumbent Sen. John Kerry has an opponent in this Tuesday’s Democratic primary, and frankly it has little to do with the war in Iraq and Kerry’s convoluted and frequently tortured stand on it.”
“O’Reilly is an engaging populist with a down-home touch. … he has worked hard to build the kind of bridges with communities and local officials that Kerry has for too long neglected. When was the last time (or the first time) John Kerry attended the Leominster Stroll or visited a firehouse or a ham and bean supper in the Berkshires?We will say what so many people in Massachusetts have whispered for so very long: John Kerry needs to pay far more attention to the people who have sent him to Washington year after year than he has in the past. And if voters want to send him that message by
casting a vote for Ed O’Reilly – well, we can’t disagree.”
Please call Rebecca Kennedy at 617 924-2008 to make a contribution, do visibility, or work the polls on Tuesday.
A bigger than expected vote for Ed O’Reilly in Massachusetts will send terror sweats throughout the unDemocratic Party. The election is this Tuesday, September 16. Hillary Clinton won the Massachusetts primary despite Kennedy, Kerry and Patrick. Let’s make some noise in Massachusetts this Tuesday as the first step to reviving the FDR coalition truly Democratic Party.
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Things are getting worse for Obama and his chumps.
In a briefing to journalists this week, David Plouffe, the Democratic nominee’s campaign manager, made clear that his initial prediction of 18 “swing” states being within Mr Obama’s reach was wildly optimistic.
Instead, the “follow the money” rule of politics – tracking where advertising dollars are being spent and where the candidates are visiting- confirms that Mr Obama and John McCain are fixated principally on just seven swing or “purple” states.
Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are the key battleground states. The newest swing state is Virginia, Republican in presidential races since 1964 but now potentially within Mr Obama’s reach because of the increasingly affluent northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC.
Unfortunately for Obama we have six presidential polls today.
Minnesota, usually “Blue” is according to one poll Obama is ahead by 2 and another poll has Minnesota completely tied. Obama was counting on Minnesota as “in the bag”.
A Nevada Rasmussen poll has McCain ahead 49 to 46. A SurveyUSA Nevada poll has McCain ahead 49 to 47.
In Utah it’s McCain 62%, Obama 24%.
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The bad poll news for Obama means Big Media must work overtime to prop up the Big Media tool Barack Obama. The New York Times does its part today publishing a Palin hit piece called Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes. This is truly shocking news and analysis! What could be more troubling? Imagine if the headline was Once Elected, Palin Hired Foes and Lashed Friends.
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Hillary Hater Michael Goodwin today laughs at Obama’s Big Blunder. After asking why Obama is renewing his vows to get tough (“dig that hole deeper, harder and faster”), Goodwin asks what happened to that post-partisan uniter? Taking note of the Obama campaigns calls for Big Media to beat up on Governor Palin instead of explaining what Obama means by “change”, Goodwin states By all means, more arrogance toward the heartland. Just what Obama needs.
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Obama fangirl Clarence Page advises Obama that he has lost his momentum and his mojo. The Page solution? A repeat of the failed McCain=Bush; and, surprise!, put the Clintons to good use (even as Page threatens to blame the Clintons when Obama loses). Put “racists” to good use Clarence? Try again.
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Harvard Obama shill Cass Sunstein waves the red flag in front of the bull on Roe v. Wade. Hillary Hater Stuart Taylor says don’t worry about Roe v. Wade. Taylor joins Big Pink in noting the role of a Democratic Senate (and if the Democratic Senate does not protect Roe v. Wade, then why vote for Dems?). Taylor writes it’s very doubtful that McCain could get a Democratic Senate to confirm any nominee who is likely to overrule Roe.
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An Ipsos poll has McCain leading and Obama chumps are touting the poll because it also shows that most Americans think Joe Biden has more experience than Governor Palin. That might or might not be. But, polls also show that Americans think Palin is more experienced than Obama. Obama chumps don’t like that pointed out.
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The Page is reporting Obama raised $66 million in August. Probably spent about $55 million. It’s Obama’s best month yet. Problem is Obama only has $77 million cash on hand. Obama is also spending money to raise money. Obama’s best is not good enough. In July Obama raised $51 million but wasted $57 million. Obama chumps should also know that all that money spent in Missouri, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Montana, and probably Virginia, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, etc. was wasted money. Obama’s goal was $300 million for the campaign and at least $100 million for the DNC. $77 million is not even close. Keep sending in that money, Chumps.
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Sheri Rivlin and Allan Rivlin try their best to coach Obama and take one for the team. The Rivlins too think the Clintons are salvation and urge Obama to go on “offense”. The main point of the Rivlins is that Obama should open up a big enough lead “to sustain the anticipated McCain counter attack”.
The Rivlins have a seance for the 2004 election and the “stolen election of 2000.” And warn the same thing could happen in 2008. The Rivlins write, By winning the starting job as Democratic nominee, Barack Obama, accepted the responsibility to do his best to lead the team to victory and the team’s goal for this election should be this sort of dominance.
The Rivlins have a misunderstanding of what happened during the primaries. They write, For Democrats to have anything short of night terrors, Obama needs to do in the General Election what he was able to do to secure the Democratic Nomination, and that is to get far enough ahead that he is able to weather a storm like Jeremiah Wright and still prevail.
The Rivlins need to reexamine history. Obama did not weather the Jeremiah Wright storm nor secure the Democratic nomination. Obama was selected by Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Kennedy/Kerry and then dragged across the finish line even though it was clear to all, except co-conspirator Big Media, that the Wright “storm” had not gone away and that Obama was incapable of uniting the Democratic Party, securing white working class votes, had no appeal to women voters, could not win in big electoral vote Democratic states, and by arrogant demeanor and history not qualified to be president.
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Politico has 5 reasons why McCain has pulled ahead.
1. “McCain as a ‘change agent’
2. The center shifts: Independents move to McCain
3. The economic gap narrows
4. Palin narrows the enthusiasm gap
5. Democrats voter ID edge dulls”
We’ll add another reason:
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.