Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
next time anyone goes on "Hardball" please know your HISTORY and know what the words "appeaser" and "appeasement" means. don't pimp a propaganda mini-series from ABC called, "Path to 9/11" which was panned by the critics for accuracy and bombed in the ratings. for your memory jog, this mini-series was shown before the 2006 mid-term elections and blamed the CLINTON ADMINISTRATION for what happened on 9/11. this lets everyone know that this right winged talkshow host, Kevin James, is truly "dumber than a box of rocks". view and enjoy!!!
I am not getting upset over these stupid Bush comments and I will tell you why.
The Republicans are shaking in their shoes after the third straight special election loss.
Why are the Republicans shaking? Because these special elections are a premise to how the electorate feels about you. The electorate sent the GOP a resounding answer, "we want the Democrat."
So, what does this have to do with the crazy statement of Bush about Obama's appeasement to terror groups? It gives the McCain Campaign a chance to respond and down the road distance themselves from George W. Bush, along with the rest of the Republicans who are running towards the fake John McCain "maverick" and "independent" label.
Democrats, expect not only this but more of this. This loss has awakened the Republican Party. They now realize, which I believe is "too little, too late", that George W. Bush and the Bush Administration is the sinking anchor around their necks. So, they are running and running to John McCain.
Democrats, the GOP are also trying to figure out how to run against Obama. Don't fool yourself that the Louisiana seat win nor the recent Mississippi seat win was not a test for how the GOP plan to run against Obama in the fall.
Prominent Republicans, from Mike Huckabee to Dick Cheney (apparently, they thought it would help) visited the district.
The NRCC, despite being strapped for cash, pumped in $1.1-million, mostly for television advertising.
Some of that advertising served as a test run for the upcoming Republican campaign. The attack ads linked Mr. Childers, a conservative Democrat who loves guns and hates abortion, with Mr. Obama and, of all things, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Losing this seat by running attack ads and linking Obama and Reverend Wright has just showed them, that tactic just won't do.
Democrats, the GOP have already started their viral email campaign against Michelle Obama. Now they are pointing the guns at her in Tennessee.
To welcome Mrs. Obama to Nashville and Tennessee, we asked a few Tennesseans to take a few moments to tell her what makes them proud of their country. Viewers will find their statements stand in stark contrast to two incidents in February when Mrs. Obama announced that for “the first time in my adult life” she was proud of America.
And while Mrs. Obama has trouble being proud of the country where she earned degrees from Princeton University and Harvard Law School and then became a multi-millionaire, her husband makes statements that belittle average Americans’ response to the difficulties of life, including his recent statement that, in tough times, “it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
While all the above is inaccurate, what else does the GOP have to validate their position?
They surely were complicit with the Bush Administration in destroying this country and backing the illegal War in Iraq. They surely stood on the sidelines while citizens of this country were dying in American streets, with no food/water from Katrina. They surely backed Bush in the illegal wiretaps. They backed bush voting NO for SCHIP. And the list is endless.
In other words, they have been cowards since Bush came into office in 2001. So, now they are afraid of the wrath of the American public in November and don't know what to do.
This is the Democratic Party. We are not going to allow Barack, Michelle, Sasha, Melia, or anyone in this party to become swiftboat victims.
Those days are OVER. They want to attack us on wedge issues, bullshit issues, try it. But in the end, Republicans, it is YOU, yes YOU that have to answer for the atrocities of the Bush Administration and why you stood by and said and did nothing.
Republicans, you have to defend The Bush Administration Record.
The Democrats Don't.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Congratulations to Hillary Clinton and her supporters for the win in West Virginia.
Clinton netted 137,410 of the popular vote.
Many estimated that West Virginians would vote upwards or over 500,000 to 600,000, but that was not the case.
The turnout was lower.
Today Clinton will use this West Virginia win for a few fronts.
One, to entice more fundraisers. Rumor has it that her campaign is deeply in debt and this is one of the reasons that she is still running, to appeal to voters for money. Simple as that.
She is appealing to superdelegates for another chance. Her argument is going to be the popular vote, again, with Florida and Michigan. This is an attempt to hold the horses in the barn for another week. Will this attempt be successful? I don't think so. The reason is that the math is insurmountable at this point. We all know that Clinton's only argument, again is the popular vote and Michigan and Florida. My take, Michigan and Florida will be solved and when it is Clinton is still behind in the popular and delegate count. Note: We must be clear about Florida and Michigan. Clinton said these votes do not count, it on record via audio and video. Barack Obama's name was not on the ballot in Michigan and neither campaigned in Florida. To seat these delegate as is, will not happen.
Everyone now are listening to pundits. Pat Buchanan is salivating at the mouth, rallying for Clinton until the earth cave in. We know the the Republicans, again, would rather run against Clinton versus Obama. Why? After the special election in Mississippi last night, the Democrat Travis Childers beat the Republican in a solid Republican district. You say, "so what"? The so what is that the GOP used Barack Obama and Reverend Jeremiah Wright, attempting to 'link' Childers to the 'liberal left'. Well, it failed miserably. Childers won by eight points. And the GOP need to rethink how to run against Obama. If they attempt race baiting, this is proof that not only was it a turn off, but the electorate voted for the other guy. Barack Obama is a transcending candidate and they don't know how to run against him.
For all intention purposes, this is a 'Change' election, not a 'Throwback' election which is why Hillary and Bill Clinton should not be on the ticket.
I don't know if Clinton wants on, but my gut tells me she does. Remember, the Clintons love the national stage, so why not the second spot. But it should not happen.
Obama supporters would be livid with Clinton on this ticket. Barack Obama has appealed to many across the board and his main theme from day one was change. For that alone, the Clintons are disqualified. 'Next".
If Clinton is offered the VP spot, it is not just her but Bill Clinton, too. Many are scratching their heads in wonderment about Bill Clinton. Can he take orders? Can he stay on message? Will his wife push 'his' agenda? And why would any candidate want a former president and first lady breathing down his neck as he tries to govern? All these questions, alone, is enough to say, 'next'.
The fierce language, dog whistle tactics used through this campaign after Iowa makes many pause, even if you are a Clinton supporter. She has already stated Obama is only good for a speech, he is not ready to be commander in chief, he has not passed the commander in chief threshold, but she and McCain have. This alone is a 527 ad ready to go nationwide. Using Clinton's words against her ticket mate and watching Obama have to defend the words that Hillary Clinton used against him. Again, 'next'.
The Clinton baggage. I mean the greatest hits from the 90s will suddenly reappear and we are watching clips of memory lane being played, which was part of the reason we did not win in 2000. Do we need to go there? Again? Also, there is much curiosity and suspect about those donors of the Clinton Library and some shady money dealings of the Clintons. Folks, she has not been vetted for this and neither has Bill Clinton post his presidential years. For the Clintons to be apprehensive to not release tax records and refusing to give any information about the Clinton Library just makes one wonder if there is any 'there, there'. 'Next'
We need a Vice-Presidential candidate that can bring a red or purple state to the table. We will win New York. Simple as that, 'next'.
Hillary Clinton since entering this race has high negatives/unfavorables. This was from day one and continues now. She is revered in the Democratic Party, but once you poll outside the party it is a downward spiral. No one can say any Republicans will vote for her, in fact whatever polling there is must be scant. Yes, during this primary season we have had the usual 'Rush Limbaugh Voters' spoiling some of these primaries, but in actuality these voters will not vote for Clinton.
Finally, Hillary Clinton on the ticket will revitalize the conservative base of the Republican Party. John McCain is having issues right now with this faction of his party, with Clinton's name on it, folks will come out in droves to vote for McCain, being a vote against Clinton. We all know this to be true. Which is why all the republican pundits are swooning over Hillary Clinton. They want her badly. They know how to beat her.
Barack had a bad night last night. No two ways about it, but remember this is a primary not a general election. Why? A couple of things. As I indicated above in regards to the MS-01 special election, the Democrat won. This means that the person dragging the Republicans down is George W. Bush. People are livid and angry and they are turning their guns to the polls. Recent polling does not bear well for the Republicans, many have the economy as the number one issue and the public turned sour to the Bush Administration and the handling of the Iraq War fiasco.
This is a Democratic year. People in the end are going to vote on the issues in November, the Bush Administration, the GOP lack of leadership and George W. Bush.
In the end, November will be a referendum on the Republican Party and George W. Bush.
That is why Obama will be competitive and will bring states into play. He is running a 50 State Strategy, always have from the start.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
cross-posted @ Daily Kos
from a candidate with no money, who and I agree has come into her own as a candidate, but is too many states, TOO LATE.
Now the campaign has turned into a divided party. And Clinton is doing just this.
I don't know what she wants, but after all she has done, she does not deserve the VP spot. In fact, all she has "said" will come back to bite all Democrats in the ass with the "527s ads", if Clinton is on the ticket.
She is on her last leg here.
She is clearly begging for the superdelegates to give her one more chance.
She is making several speeches.
One: Make me the nominee.
Two: I will support the candidate, the Democratic candidate.
Three: I need money.
First, she is fighting Obama. She is the one who is qualified.
Next, she is supporting Barack, the Democratic nominee.
Then she needs money.
All I can write Democrats is that Hillary Clinton is a hot mess. A very, unrealistic one. One who despises Obama, one who feel it is her right for this nomination, one who is shocked she is where she is at, one who is shocked there is no more money coming in, one who does not want to exit the stage.
But Democrats, exit the stage, She Must. And sooner than later.
I respect Clinton for staying in this race, but now it is time for her real advisors, the ones who care about her reputation and further existence in the party to tell her it is over.
And then tell Bill Clinton, the party is UP!!!
p.s. can't change the math in the middle of the game. for this, it is truly time for her to get out now.
Obama '08 - Vote For Change!
and for your photo viewing or snatching, al rodgers
oh, oh, oh....here is obama's wheels, 757...dude got it goin' on
awwww, damn, sunglasses photo deux!!!!!!
Monday, May 12, 2008
h/t to turneresq, click on the image for the story
Sunday, May 11, 2008
cross-posted @ Daily Kos
barack and michelle in raleigh, nc after winning the north carolina primary
we now know who the democratic nominee is going to be....
What Metric is Left? Reality Time.
A valid, on point, honest question is one that the Clinton Campaign cannot answer.
Sure, she is dragging this out and looks like a fighter, but in the end the math does not work. Even if she wins the rest of what? Six primaries? It won’t happen. Especially, since Barack won North Carolina by 15 points and lost Indiana by 0.8 points, this was not the game changer Hillary Clinton needed. The popular vote Barack won in North Carolina wiped out her gains in Pennsylvania. Indiana did nothing for Clinton, since the race was tight and the delegate count will be split down the middle. In other words, she gained nothing and ending up losing the delegate and popular vote battle Tuesday night. Lastly on this delegate and popular vote count, there are not enough states left for Clinton to catch up. She needs to beat Barack over 70% for the remaining six contests and it won't happen. Now the superdelegates are favoring Obama.
What Tim Russert said, and if you don’t know, look at the video above, was like a shot heard around the world. Everyone knows that Barack Obama is the Democratic Nominee and there is nothing else that the Clinton Campaign can do, it is a fact.
I have stated this many times, this primary is one that many pundits will write about. Primarily, how the formidable Clinton Campaign was shattered by a new kid on the block, named Barack Obama.
We know that Barack will not win West Virginia or Kentucky, but he will win Oregon on May 20, 2008. In winning Oregon, he will have secured the most pledged delegates, period. And it is technically, totally and finally over, at least for Barack.
What is the most important now is bringing the party together. The most important mission that we have is to win not only the White House, but more congressional and senate seats for a working majority to assist the next president.
Now it is time for Hillary Clinton to leave the stage, gracefully, she knows it as well as the rest of the country. We are now waiting for her to do so.
May 12, 2008 - Campaign Event with Barack Obama, Charleston, WV
May 12, 2008 - Rally with Barack, Louisville, KY
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Obama Camp Blasts McCain on Economy
Hillary fades as Barack runs hot
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obama and brian williams of nbc nightly news
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Feminists sharply divided between Clinton, Obama
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Edwards Raises Doubts About Clinton's Chances
John Edwards, a former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, cautioned Sunday that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton “has to be really careful that she’s not damaging our prospects” by staying in the contest against Senator Barack Obama.
While Mr. Edwards, a onetime senator from North Carolina, has not endorsed either candidate, he made it clear on the CBS News program “Face the Nation” that he saw little chance that Mrs. Clinton could manage a come-from-behind victory.
“You can no longer make a compelling case for the math,” Mr. Edwards said, referring to delegate totals that increasingly favor Mr. Obama. “The math is very, very hard for her.” continue
obama accepts jersey from university of oregon coach, ernie kent
The Super Delegate March to Inevitability by maureen
Two more Black writers unload on Clinton by teacherken
vote for change by kid oakland
On the ground in West Virginia for Obama by Carnacki
Obama hits McCain HARD: He's "Losing his bearings"! by jkennerl
Rasmussen Calls the Democratic Race for Obama by Walt starr
It's amazing that Barack has even Made it this far by jenontheshore
We have a race problem..... by Elise
obama and abel valladares at luis's taqueira, woodburn, or
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Michelle Obama talks about her role if she is First Lady
Painful period for Clinton campaign
Party Like It’s 2008
Gingrich Warns G.O.P. Swift Change Is Needed
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Obama Takes Superdelegate Lead
a chorus of millions
Clinton Aides Doubtful About Future
After failing to win the decisive sweep in North Carolina and Indiana that could have reshaped the Democratic race, disappointed aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded it would be difficult for her to catch Sen. Barack Obama in either delegates or overall votes in the six remaining contests.
The outcome caused the candidate and her campaign to intensify their efforts to persuade party leaders to include the results of disqualified contests in Michigan and Florida, both of which she won. The Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws committee is scheduled to meet on May 31 to consider two challenges pending on whether, and how, to seat delegates from those states.
"Absent some sort of miracle on May 31st, it's going to be tough for us," said a senior Clinton official who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to be frank. "We lost this thing in February. We're doing everything we can now . . . but it's just an uphill battle." continue
victory speech in raleigh, north carolina
shoutouts: Yes to Unity. But Let's Not Go Overboard. by wmtriallawyer; Cheers to Hillary is 44, Taylor Marsh and MyDD by Morgan Sandlin; Mark Penn Denies Being an Idiot by BarbinMD; Mothers Day Message from Teresa Heinz by Teresa Heinz; Feminisms: McCain and Women by Elise; Countdown to $200 oil (4) - It's scheduled for 1/20/09 by Jerome a Paris; Breaking: FBI Raids Office of Special Counsel by aravir; Why can't Clinton win independents? by kos; Clinton's Race-Baiting Continues by dnA; Jeralyn Merritt "Obama For Hill's A-G..." by Mithrandir Istari
obama and wolf blizter going to the situation room
Tom Hanks Endorses Obama; Martin Sheen Endorses Obama; Nine Superdelegates Endorse Obama; 4 More Superdelegates Backs Obama; Kaylan Free, Superdelegate Supports Obama; Portland Mayor Tom Potter Backs Obama; Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) Backs Obama; Kristi Cummings Superdelegate (UT) Endorses Obama; David Bonior, Former Congressman (MI) and John Edwards Campaign Manager Backs Obama; Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) Endorses Obama; Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC) Backs Obama,; Florida House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber Backs Obama; Congressman Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) Endorses Obama; Myrlie Evers-Williams, wife of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, Endorses Obama; Two Virgin Island Superdelegates flip to Obama; Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (D-HI) Endorses Obama; California Superdelegate Crystal Strait Backs Obama; Kentucky Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo Endorses Obama
Obama Seeks To Unify Party For November
For Hillary Clinton, no 'clear path to victory' -- nor to an exit
Jews for Obama, Oy Vey!
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Obama's Results Center
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Barack on iTunes
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Obama rises from political obscurity to verge of history
OBAMA: The Audacity of Hope
Fund Race: Obama Outflanks 'Hillraisers'
A key component in the Democratic presidential race is all but decided: In fund raising, victory belongs to Sen. Barack Obama.
As recently as a few months ago, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton had a seemingly invincible money machine -- a political ATM of well-connected followers who could raise tens of thousands of dollars with a few phone calls. But just as Sen. Obama has topped her at the polls, the Illinois senator's Internet-driven fund-raising model has eclipsed the one favored by the Clinton campaign.
Sen. Obama overtook Sen. Clinton in total fund raising in February and has raised more since. The New York senator, meanwhile, has loaned herself $6.4 million in the past few weeks, her campaign acknowledged Wednesday. continue
obama in 'da house....'
A blast from the past by kos
Clinton debt HUGE
Republicans Crossing Over to Vote in Democratic Contests
Obama Campaign Chief Sees End Of Nomination Fight
Sit Back, Relax, Get Ready to Rumble
the empire strikes barack
icebergslim’s last word: prepping for the general election
Yes, it is that time. Yes, it is here, finally. Getting ready and pointing our guns to the Republicans failed policies and John McCain.
For all intention purposes, the primary is over. Now it is just about going through the semantics until Clinton exits. So, while we are waiting, Obama is already in the general election mode with a new stump speech focused on McCain.
As we wait for the six remaining contests to end, Barack is planning on visiting the swing states with town hall meetings. His first stop is Missouri on Tuesday, with more states in between the finale of the primary. Barack has also expressed interest in participating in focus groups around this country with John McCain to talk about the issues that the American public want to hear from these two candidates.
Also, the Vote for Change Movement was a huge success, this past Saturday, May 10th. This effort was to register voters in all 50 states for the upcoming general election. This will be an ongoing process throughout the summer and early fall to get people registered to vote. Remember, 60% of the new voters participated thus far in the primaries. This is critical for us to win in November that we know our voters and get them to the polls.
The Obama Organizing Fellows is a program designed to train folk on the grassroots level in organizing, messaging and other activities vital to make a campaign successful and winnable. Applications for this program end on May 15, 2008.
There is much coming up that will be unfolded for massive participation. So, there is no excuse not to get engage.
Lastly, this is an exciting time in American politics. This is a first on many levels. First, for the social networking of political activity. First, for the explosion of youtube in the campaigns, to reach millions of voters. The phenomenal participation of voters on the ground and through the internet by donating to Barack’s campaign has been astounding. And hopefully an end to divisive, old fashioned, top down politics.
The people have spoken and they are taking the Democratic Party back, their country back with the 'presumptive nominee', Barack Obama.
It is exciting indeed.
p.s. remember to continue to donate and remember to continue to remain engaged in this campaign. thanks.
looking at this picture, it reminds me of that ll cool j song, 'mama gonna knock you out'. well, mccain, 'obama gonna knock you out'. this was a fantastic week for barack. he showed his strength in two fold. he prepared and had has troops in north carolina and indiana wayyy ahead of clinton and got folks to vote EARLY. it mattered. especially for north carolina where he ran the numbers up. now since wisconsin, we all have said 'this is over' the pundits and networks are now stating, 'it is over'. they are ready to move onto the real story, 'obama vs. mccain'. as always, stay focused on obama and not the drama.....peace...