Hillary moves the Goalposts!

You know, I don’t read Marc Ambinder’s Blog much, but this one was one of his best.

Unless Obama Wins, He Loses (via Marc Ambinder)

Like Marc said… "huh?"

To: Interested Parties

From: The Clinton Campaign

Date: Friday, February 29, 2008

RE: Obama Must-Wins

The media has anointed Barack Obama the presumptive nominee and he’s playing the part.

With an eleven state winning streak coming out of February, Senator Obama is riding a surge of momentum that has enabled him to pour unprecedented resources into Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The Obama campaign and its allies are outspending us two to one in paid media and have sent more staff into the March 4 states. In fact, when all is totaled, Senator Obama and his allies have outspent Senator Clinton by a margin of $18.4 million to $9.2 million on advertising in the four states that are voting next Tuesday.

Senator Obama has campaigned hard in these states. He has spent time meeting editorial boards, courting endorsers, holding rallies, and – of course – making speeches.

If he cannot win all of these states with all this effort, there’s a problem.

Should Senator Obama fail to score decisive victories with all of the resources and effort he is bringing to bear, the message will be clear:

Democrats, the majority of whom have favored Hillary in the primary contests held to date, have their doubts about Senator Obama and are having second thoughts about him as a prospective standard-bearer.

Scratch that title, in this case, She’s moving the whole damn BALL FIELD! Spin? More like a tornado.

She’s in free fall, someone get a better get her a parachute!

Rolling on the floor

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Hillary says, "if I don’t win, I’ll sue!"

 This is unbelievable!

State Democrats say Clinton camp may sue (Via Houston Chronicle)

The Texas Democratic Party warned Thursday that election night caucuses scheduled for Tuesday could be delayed or disrupted after aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton threatened to sue over the party’s complicated delegate selection process.

In a letter sent out late Thursday to both the Clinton and Barack Obama campaigns, Texas Democratic Party lawyer Chad Dunn warned a lawsuit could ruin the Democrats’ effort to re-energize voters just as they are turning out in record numbers.

Spokesmen for both campaigns said there were no plans to sue ahead of the March 4 election.

"It has been brought to my attention that one or both of your campaigns may already be planning or intending to pursue litigation against the Texas Democratic Party," Dunn wrote in the letter, obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Such action could prove to be a tragedy for a reinvigorated Democratic process."

Of course, the Clinton Campaign is denying this, but, this is total crap. She’s not getting her way, and She threatens to sue. What a feckless bitch!

I cannot believe this woman, she knows no bounds. I can see why the Conservatives hate her so much, I’m right of Center, and I cannot stand her. Her husband disgraced the White House and Now, she’s trying to disgrace the political process!

Hillary, GO HOME!

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Hillary Does LBJ or Mondale

How stupid.

This use of the aspect of fear to try to get herself elected, is taken right out of playbook of Karl Rove.

"It’s 3:00am and your children are asleep," a voice over says in the ad entitled "Children". "There’s a phone in the White House, and it’s ringing. Something is happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call."

"Whether someone knows the world’s leaders, knows the military, someone tested and ready to lead. It’s 3am and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?" the ad concludes.

Obama Shoots back:

"The question is not about picking up the phone," Obama said.  "The question is: what kind of judgment will you make when you answer? We’ve had a ‘red phone moment’. It was the decision to invade Iraq. And Senator Clinton gave the wrong answer. George Bush gave the wrong answer. John McCain gave the wrong answer."

Obama is correct. At least Obama didn’t vote for the war. Hillary did, she cannot counter that charge. Personally, I’m absolutely insulted that this feckless bitch would try and pull the terror card. That’s a bunch of bull. She should work for McCain, because she is playing his tune.

Hillary is grasping for some sort of relevance in this campaign. As far as I am concerned, she had used up that platform. She needs to stop before she looses what little dignity she has left, and that is not much, as it is.

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The Obama NAFTA Flap.

This is borderline silly, No, it’s beyond mentally depraved.

Check it out.

My Question is, why the hell would someone get on National TV and say something and not really mean it? That’s about the most absurd thing, I’ve ever read in my entire life. 

Of course, absurdity is about the norm in the world of politics in this day and age, isn’t it?

William Buckley has passed.

William Buckley has passed. Go here to read the various Blog postings about it.

I wrote a special editorial about it.  I wish it could have been more in depth, But I really didn’t have a intimate knowledge of the guy. I worked with that which I had to draw from.

I will say this. I have read some of the Blog reactions about the passing of the man. Most were decent, but some, quite frankly, were downright nasty. These people are bastards, all of them. Angry

Why do I say this? I unwittingly insulted the dead wife of a man. To this day, I still feel horrible about it.  How these soulless bastards can do this sort of a thing, intentionally, and sleep at night, is quite beyond me. It’s uncalled for, it cheapens the discourse and quite frankly, it ruins the creditability of the Blogging World. 

Rest in Peace, Mr. Buckley. You have earned your eternal reward.

My take on the Debates….

Okay, I watched the Debates.

Here’s the official "Political Byline" Blog reaction to the Democrat Debates.

I went in, expecting a cat fight.  What I saw was basically another civil debate.

Hillary did come out in the beginning, a bit punchy, She did NOT lose her temper, as one of MSNBC’s talking heads suggested. She simply defended herself legitimately. Plain and Simple, I didn’t detect anger at all. Anyone who suggests otherwise, is simply either biased against her, or the democrats in general.

Other than that, I detected a very calming, civil tone to the debate.

Yes, there were quite a few zingers, The Pillow Fluff crack, Hillary Musing because she’s the first to get the question.  There were a few others, but the pillow fluff crack was about the only one that I remember and yes, I howled with Laugher.

I believe, however, because I am a realist, I believe that Hillary and Obama are quite ambitious about their crusade to get National Healthcare.  If they think that the Republicans are going to just lay down and let them steam roll a National Healthcare plan through, they both have a screw loose.  Quite frankly, Conservatives will fight that tooth and nail, until the second coming of Christ. Plain and Simple. In reality, it will be a hard, strong, bloody fight. Would it be worth it? I’m not going to comment on that. Because I’m not in their shoes. I will however, continue to comment on it, even after the election, because, quite frankly, it will be an interesting topic to follow.

On Obama, about the Louis Farrakhan issue, I think the Media’s bringing that up, is playing right into the race baiting of the Conservative Media. I’m quite shocked that the MSM Media, especially MSNBC would even bother going there.

I think Obama held his own, very well. He didn’t have a knee jerk moment, at all and I think that says quite a bit about him. He’s proven to me, that he is not anywhere near the caliber of Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, and believe me, that’s a very good thing,  

Now as far as Body language, I didn’t really pay attention to that, I listen to words, Not body language. (Unlike some people!Winking)

So, who won? I think it was pretty much even. They both did fine, I think.

Question is, what did you think? Comments?

Speaking of Stupid

This crap here, is just totally wrong.

What do I mean? Because it cheapens the Political debate.

Is saying someone’s full name, racism? No.

Is saying someone’s full name to imply that he’s a closet Muslim, and working with terrorists to overthrow the country? Yes.

Why else would this idiot say that?

Good for John McCain for apologizing for this man’s foolishness.

(H/T Memeorandum)  

The Obama smears are getting silly.

and I do mean, Silly

Why can’t Right Wingers just accept that the next President will be a Black man?

Rolling Eyes

Calling George Wallace!

Obama Stiffs the Press

There’s an interesting piece in the Politico about Obama Stiffing the Press.

I’m divided on this one.

On one hand, I think it’s not right that the press be limited in their access to a candidate. 

On the other hand, I know that the press can be ruthless in the coverage and in their quest to get a story. Here’s a classic example. The woman did wrong, but the local press was ruthless to this woman, until she killed herself. The really cruel part is, the offending station that hounded her, mentioned her death in a very cold, passing way. I used to really respect that station, in the days when Jac Le Goff and Bill Bonds were the rulers there. Now it’s little more than a idiot station, with idiots behind the desks.

So, in a way, I can fully understand Obama’s desire to keep the media at bay. It could be, however, the secret service’s doing as well. After all, Obama did get some threats a while back, it could be that seeing he’s getting so popular, it could be that they’re afraid of people getting mixed up with the media and possibly trying to take a shot at him or something.

So, while I think it might upset the media, for their access being limited, I’m sure it’s being done for a very good reason, and not just because Obama doesn’t like them.

(H/T Memeorandum)

The Shillary – Obama Saga continues

Click here to follow that bunch of nonsense.

I am undecided at this point, if I am going to watch the debate tonight. I don’t mind it when the candidates debate the issues, But when the personal attacks start, that’s about the time I tune out. 

I’m just afraid that if Hillary launches into an attack on Obama, he might react in a bad manner and blow it for the General Election.

I might watch, But I doubt it. I’m not to like to watch a train wreck. (On her part, I mean…)

I just have a sinking feeling that this debate will degenerate into the "over the top" stuff, that I just feel has no place in a election.

Either way, I will Blog on it.

Proof that Hillary is Desperate

You know, I make no bones about it, I cannot stand Hillary. Stuff like this Here, is why.

Check out the Picture being circulated by the Hillary camp.

 

For the record, many other lawmakers who visit other countries tend to dress up in that country’s dress.

To me, it just shows that Hillary is gasping for air, and that air is getting thinner by the second.

I just wish she would face facts and leave this race, to the grown up people, who don’t act like feckless children.

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Short Takes for Sunday Feb 24, 2007

Ralph Nader is running for President……again. Hillary says "Oh Noes!"

Republicans continue to prove that they’re blatant Idiots.

The Obama Mailer-gate continues.

Are you Experienced?

The DNC goes after McCain with a FEC complaint.

Kristol proves he’s a idiot, but then again, aren’t most Republicans nowadays? 

The White House puts it in reverse. and contrary to what the tool at "The Corner" says, yes, they did overstate.  

Saturday Night Live does Hillary Clinton….(really!)

Castro 2.0, Wee.

 

and finally… Doggie Porn: (click the pic to make it bigger)

So Much for the Obama Hillary Love-in!

"No Fair! The Magic Negro is picking on me! Waaaah!"

Egad, It went from "We’ll be okay", to "I want to rip his friggin’ head off!", in the space of 48 Hours.

Wow.

I guess she blew her stack over some mailers that went out in Ohio. Here’s what the Obama camp said about it:

Obama spokesman Bill Burton said his campaign looked forward "to having a debate this Tuesday on the facts, and the facts are that Sen. Clinton was a supporter of NAFTA and the China permanent trade treaties until this campaign began. "

"And she herself has said that under the Clinton health care plan, she would consider ‘going after the wages’ of Americans who don’t purchase health insurance, whether they can afford it or not," he added.

You all know me, I do not mince words on this Blog. I tell it straight out like it is. I always have. I do not discriminate against any. So, in continuing with that tradition, I am just going to say this:

Hillary, This is politics. It’s the damn real world.  If you cannot handle the heat sweetheart, then take your sorry behind, back to New York, or Arkansas or wherever the heck you live, and leave this politics business to the grow ups.

I find it very amusing, that every time someone calls this feckless closet lesbian to the carpet. She either cries and throws a hissy fit. 

Isn’t it quite obvious to the rest of the world, that this woman isn’t fit to the President of United States? 

and also, In case anyone has forgotten, this feckless idiot is also being investigated for wrong doing in a case as well.

The Video says it all:

Here’s hoping she finally pulls out of the race and we get a President that is honest. Unlike this criminal.

Sometimes the idiots make it too easy….

The Story: Bush admin: U.S. has ‘lost intelligence’ (via Politico.com)

The Bush administration informed Congress on Friday that the government has “lost intelligence” because of the expiration of surveillance legislation caught in a political tug of war.

“We have lost intelligence information this past week as a direct result of the uncertainty created by Congress’ failure to act,” says an underlined passage of a six-page letter signed by Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and Director of National Intelligence J. Michael McConnel

I think Keith Olbermann’s Words sum it up for me. I’m referring to the last one on this video… Big Grin

(click in the arrow to play video…)

(H/T Memeorandum)

 

Obama catching sand over a comment.

Whoa Boy… Obama is catching grief over a comment made at the debates.

Mostly from the far right wing nuts, who refuse to believe that our Military is nothing short of perfect.

Some people need to really look into getting real.

Even some of the comments on the Wing Nut Blogs even ADMIT that they were using enemy weapons and bullets.

But let a Liberal diss our Military?!?!?! Off with his Negro head! Surprise

Stupidity at it’s finest. Rolling Eyes

(H/T Memeorandum)

 

The Real John McCain?

He’s talking a pretty mean game now, But what about….:

and This:

Seems John McCain had a different view of war, back in those days, now he’s very much pro war.

Some people will say anything to get elected.

Clinton Has Edge in Ohio Texas Race Deadlocked

Looks like this might just turn out to be an interesting race.

Clinton Has Edge in Ohio; Race in Texas Deadlocked (Via Washington Post.com)

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, facing a pair of big Democratic primary tests on March 4 that could determine the fate of her presidential candidacy, is deadlocked with Sen. Barack Obama here in Texas and holds a slender lead over him in Ohio, according to two new Washington Post-ABC News polls.

Of course, both of them will be working their butts off, until March 4.

The closeness of the races in Texas and Ohio underscores the challenges facing Clinton over the next 12 days of campaigning as she seeks to end Obama’s double-digit winning streak in their battle for the Democratic nomination. Those victories have given Obama a lead in delegates to the national convention and have put Clinton’s candidacy at risk unless she can rack up a string of big victories of her own.

In Ohio, Clinton leads Obama in the new poll by 50 percent to 43 percent, a significant but tenuous advantage given the shifts that have taken place in advance of previous primaries as candidates intensified their campaigns. In Texas, the race is about even, with Clinton at 48 percent and Obama at 47 percent.

The experts, however will tell you that Obama’s got it all locked up and she’s trailing for a V.P. Spot.

Either way, It will be fun to watch.

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Yes, I did watch the debates.

Yeah, I watched them. You can read the transcripts here.

It seemed the debates were quite civil. At least until Keith Olbermann’s show was over. It also tended to heat up, after Keith’s show went off. Which really struck me as odd.

Yes, I did think that. "I wonder if they knew?". ThinkingConfused

A couple good lines by Hillary:

BROWN: Senator Clinton, is it the silly season?

CLINTON: Well, I think that if your candidacy is going to be about words, then they should be your own words. That’s, I think, a very simple proposition.

(APPLAUSE)

And, you know, lifting whole passages from someone else’s speeches is not change you can believe in, it’s change you can Xerox. And I just don’t think…

OBAMA: Come on.

(CROSSTALK)

CLINTON: No, but, you know, but, Barack, it is.

Because, you know, if you look — if you look — if you look at the YouTube of these videos, it does raise questions.

Now, there is no doubt that you are a passionate, eloquent speaker, and I applaud you for that. But when you look at what we face in this country, we do need to unite the country, but we have to unite it for a purpose around very specific goals.

On the outset, this may sound like she was being snarky and cute. But this most likely will hurt her run for White House. Not recorded in this official transcript was the resounding chorus of Boo’s that went up, when the comment of the Xeroxing of comments was made. It really wasn’t Clinton’s smartest move.

Other than this here, I didn’t notice any outlandish sparring by the candidates at all.  Other than the long winding sparring over heath care. Which was supposed to be about Iraq. 

There was one good moment in this debate, however, here’s the Video:

And, you know, no matter what happens in this contest — and I am honored, I am honored to be here with Barack Obama. I am absolutely honored.

(APPLAUSE)

CLINTON: Whatever happens, we’re going to be fine. You know, we have strong support from our families and our friends. I just hope that we’ll be able to say the same thing about the American people, and that’s what this election should be about.

I think the Democrats, like JFK, RFK, LBJ and FDR, would be proud of that moment. That Democrats, despite their differences, can come together, when the smoke clears and work together.

I just hope it works in November. Because, we do need some change, and I’m afraid that McCain just doesn’t offer it.  He is a great man, But his foreign policy and stance on the war in Iraq, is more of the same of Bush.

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More on McCain

It seems that TNR has a story on the NYT’s story on McCain. 

Like I said last night. It was just cheap Political Journalism.

I do, however have another theory on why this took place. More on that on my other Blog.

I will post an update on that.

Uh-oh……

 Oh…..crap…..

atomicjohn

For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk  (via New York Times)

Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.

A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.

This could be big. Although, I highly doubt it. why? Because the story lacks substance. There’s no direct accusation.

Hey, at least she’s pretty. But have you seen his wife?

Now, why in the world, would he want to cheat, on someone who looks like her?

It just don’t make any sense… I dont know

I seriously doubt the Democrats will even touch this. I could see some of the younger guys, But McCain?!!? Nah! Not him.

Update: I’ve finally sat down and read the entire story. I posted an editorial regarding this story on my other Blog, click here to read it.

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