"This is Bill Clinton. These are tough economic
times ... Who can fix healthcare, who can fix the economy, who can create new jobs,
who can reduce the price of gas at the pump? Hillary can ... The 1990s were a time of prosperity.
We created more than 22 million jobs, moved 8 million people out of poverty, and
turned our economy around. It's time for another comeback." -- The
Big Dog's Carolina radio ad, Link
Excerpt: Lauer ambushed Hillary with a photo of Slumlord
Rezko posing between
Hillary and Bill during his presidency. He asked
if she remembered meeting Rezko.
Clinton said she did not, and parried, "I
don't have a 17-year relationship with him."
That's a pretty good comeback for an ambush question.
The senator also argued that it wasn't unfair
for her to bring up Rezko during the debate.
"I try not to attack first," Clinton said,
"but I have to defend myself and I do have to counter punch."
If you watched the debate (I did) you know this is true.
It was Obama who slung the first mud, saying while he was busy
helping the poor,
Hillary was on the board at Wal-Mart, which wasn't a mortal sin during
I thought Obama was the "high road" candidate?
Why does he have to resort to mud-slinging to try to win?
Hillary can counter-punch like Joe Frazier in his prime.
That could be bad for the fresh-faced newcomer.
Remember the exchange between Hillary and Obama
where Hillary brought up
Obama's work for an about to be convicted felon
and slum lord? Obama shot back
and pointed out that Hillary worked on the Board
of Directors at Wal-Mart during
her years as First Lady of Arkansas.
I'm no big fan of some of Wal-Mart's but exactly
where is the equivalency here?
I don't see how serving on the Board of the nation's
largest retailer is anywhere near
as problematic as the relationship Obama had
with a slum lord.
As Bill points out, Hillary served as a positive
influence in encouraging Wal-Mart
to be more environmentally friendly and to buy
more American made goods.
What sort of positive outcome came from Obama's
work for the slum lord?
This reminds me of how the Republicans work -
(e.g., suggesting that
Bill's infidelity is somehow equivalent to W's
lying us into 4000 dead soldiers).
Dennis in DC
"We knew Barack would be competing with Senator
Clinton and President Clinton at the same time. We expected that Bill Clinton
would tout his record from the nineties and talk about Hillary's role in his past
success ... What we didn't expect, at least not from our fellow Democrats, are the win-at-all-costs
tactics we've seen recently."
-- Michelle Obama, Link
Michelle, with all due respect, because I like you and your husband,
but you're not even seeing 10% of "win at all costs."
If you think this is a tough and dirty campaign, it can only be because
you're new to the harsh realities of national hardball politics.
If your husband gets the Demo nomination, you're going to see the most
and inhuman tactics that would even make Lee Atwater's skelton stand
Trust me - you're getting the smooooooth velvet glove treatment right
Excerpt: "I think it's cute how loyal and hard-working
he is for her," Sandra Korbelik,
an urban planner in Aiken, S.C., told a reporter
for the Chicago Tribune.
Ms. Korbelik attended a two-hour campaign stop
by Bill Clinton Tuesday.
She was referring to the take-off-the-gloves criticism
of Obama which
the former president has increasingly indulged
"People are saying he should tone it down. I don't
think so," agreed Teresa McMinn,
who attended the Aiken town meeting. "If the
other candidates' wives were running,
they'd be right there for their wives like he
is," said the self-employed home renovator.
Should he continue to challenge Sen. Clinton's
sense of entitlement to her party's
nomination, Sen. Obama had best get ready for
a lot sterner stuff.
Whoa, back the truck up!
One candidate has eight years in the White
House and eight in the senate.
The other had two years in the senate
when he decided HE was the answer to our prayers.
feels like they're entitled to the nomination?
The unvarnished media hated for the Clintons is
actually helping them win.
In New Hampshire the media was running a Clinton
death watch right up
until Hillary won and turned them all into fools.
Then she went on to Nevada
where the media again hammered her so hard it
looked like there was no way
she could win, up until she won.
Now the media is saying that she's not going to
win South Carolina because
most Democrats there are black and blacks are
going to vote for Obama.
Maybe she will lose there as expected but if
she wins she will be an even bigger
winner than she would have been if the media
hadn't attacked her so viciously.
The media has been trying to defeat Hillary but
this time the people are fighting
back and telling the media that we are going
to pick the next president, not them.
San Bruno, CA.
I agree, the media is going to hate Hillary right into the White House.
I can see the bumper sticker now:
Media - vote for Hillary
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to launder $300M a day?
Your written responses to the brain dead crowd
is always great.
You remind me of my dad and his genius logical
OK ...how, what or where do you think the mass
stash or launder the 300 million dollars a day
they steal in Iraqi oil?
Great site by the way....ever thought of plugging
in some video clips
of this daily, ongoing American freak show?...probably
a big hassle
but your selections would be interesting I'm
Steve, in reverse order,
That video stuff sounds like
a real time consuming deal and I can't
keep up with things as they are, but we do
run the occasional YouTube clip.
Rumor has it the first thing
our military (Or Halliburton thugs) did was
build a pipeline from Iraq's biggest field to the BFEE's BFFs, the
The Kuwaiti Shieks owe their fortunes to the Bush bastards, so I'm sure
they'd be happy to launder a trillion dollars for the sons of bitches.
If not, they could always launder a carpet of bombs, right?
I have a theory: Bush will resign a few days before his term
is up so he can
demand payment from the Kuwaittis. (If he waits until he's out of office,
could renig on the deal and all those soldiers would be dead for nothing.)
So Bush resigns and collects trillions of dollars that they stole and
Bush crime family to his fortress in Uraguay where he's out of reach
American legal system.
It's a sweet set-up. With that stolen trillion, they can buy off the
government and pay those trigger-happy Blackwater thungs to be their
A trillion in stolen money and invulnerable from arrest - sweet deal.
Excerpt: I've just learned that CNN has told James Carville,
Paul Begala, and Robert Zimmerman
-- CNN mainstays and Hillary supporters -- that
they will not be doing any more political
analysis on the network until the Democratic
primary has reached a conclusion.
I'm also told that this move came after the Obama
campaign repeatedly complained to
high level officials at CNN about the presence
of Carville and Begala on the network.
After I reached him today and pointed out that
he hadn't been on CNN in some time,
Carville confirmed to me that the network had
told him that he wouldn't appear until
the Dem primary is resolved.
The televison is rampant witrh Obama backers.
Half the Democrats and all of the Republicans
agree - he's the greatest!
We can't have two pro-Clinton people on CNN because that's not being
"Well, he found out how to quit you."
-- FOX News bastard John Gibson making fun of Heath Ledger's death,
This is what those Republican bastards are like without
Gays are sub-humans to be ridiculed by the straight,
white people God likes best.
"I think Heath Ledger watched the Clinton-Obama
debate last night. I think he was an Edwards guy, cause he saw his
Edwards guy was just completely irrelevant." -- that bastard John
Gibson, again, proving he's the scum of the Earth,
Tell me John, would it be just as funny if Cheney's daughter had died?
Would you be laughing if Newt Gingrich lost his gay daughter, too?
"Is he laughing that Heath Ledger died because
he made a movie about two gay men? Is that why this young father dying was?
A punchline to John Gibson? If you make a movie about being gay, your death becomes
a punchline? That is absolutely stunning, that John Gibson would be that mean-spirited
and hateful." --Joe Scarborough,
feigning shock that his precious GOP mocks gays, Link
"That's beneath the dignity of a former president.
He is not helping anyone, and certainly not helping
the Democratic Party." -- Patrick Leahy, Bush's runner
stamp, scolding the most successful
of the last 60 years about what's good for the party,
Mike Huckabee seems to be the only candidate who
understands that the phony
"stimulus package" is an election year cash handout
from the government money fairy,
and that it is a gimmick, andis not going to
fix the economy. He correctly pointed out
that we are running a deficit and that we are
going to have to borrow the money from
the Chinese so that Americans can spend it buying
I could not have said it better myself. Huckabee
Excerpt: Kerry the Quitter now has accused Hillary's campaign
of the worst possible evil:
"Swiftboating" his choice for president, Barack
Kerry, demonstrating a child-like inability to
let go, on Tuesday dragged out the
swiftboating analogy in an e-mail responding
to what he called "disgusting lies" that
"they" are floating that Obama is a secret Muslim
and refuses to observe the Pledge of Alliance...
"We must stop the Swiftboating, stop the push-polling,
stop the front groups, and the email chain smears."
Can we, Sen. Kerry, also stop this lame wallowing
in self-pity over the campaign blunder you made?
nd unlike the anonymous attacks you claim are
being made against Obama, these responses to your
heroic assertions were made by identified people
in the light of day."
If the Obama camp or Kerry the Quitter could prove the Clintons were
behind these smears,
they could probably skate right into the White House - if they could
only prove their claims.
Excerpt: While I rarely respond in my column to complaining
letters, the latest barrage from
disgruntled readers seems to require an answer.
Many of those correspondents asked
thoughtful questions about my comments on the
Democratic primary. A surprising
number seem unable to tolerate so much as
a skeptical word about Barack Obama:
"Why don't you perform a few hit pieces on Hillary,
too? Just to balance thing out...
Shame on Salon to allow Conason to continue his
blatantly biased pro-Billary rants ...
You have surely pissed away your reputation
with this hideous anti-Obama garbage ...
I'm so angry that this filth is in my
Salon ... What is going on with Joe Conason? ...
I really used to respect you, but seriously,
how many of these pro-Hillary,
anti-everyone else articles are we going to see?"
ha ha Looks like Joe's been getting the same e-mails
I've been getting.
Joe says he's calling it down the middle and I
But it makes some Democrats very angry if you
don't hate Hillary.
"I gave up on ever hoping that politicians
would step in to help these guys."
-- Dennis Leary, on the damage in New Orleans, where Leary is using his
charitable foundation to rebuild 22 fires stations that Katrina destroyed,Link
He means he gave up on Bush.
Democrats didn't sit there and watch New Orleans drown - that was all
"As Democrats look to the big primaries on
Feb. 5, The New York Whore Times's editorial board strongly recommends Hillary
Clinton for the 2008 presidential election."
-- the Bush stenographers who run the Old Gray Whore, Link
This is a terrible blow to Hillary's campaign.
The only thing that could be worse would be getting Kerry's endorsement.
Why couldn't they endorse the fresh-faced newcomer, instead?
I had my TV on very loud during the GOP debate
when Mitt was asked by Tim the Fathead:
"Will you do what Reagan did for Social Security
I swear to you I heard a whisper during the pause
prior to Mitt's answer.
The whisper said "raise taxes."
I checked like five times.
I assume the mystery voice would be refreshing
Mitt on that bit of history.
Am I losing my mind? I don't think so - if you
have it recorded, try it ... !
If you hear it too, maybe someone needs to know!
It occurs at around I hr 15 min give or take.
I would think someone else noticed too.
You're the best Bart and you are especially correct
regarding Hillary v. Obama.
Hillary is being savaged and Obama is being short-stroked
all over the corporate media
and some Dems are actually buying into it. The
corps and Repubs just want him to win
so he can go down in flames by November.
Excerpt: From the Dick Stone "Screw my wife" offer:
Race or Ethnicity: White
Party Affiliation: Republican
What? He's not straight - or maybe I don't
know what that word means.
When a naked man invites a naked man to share
his wife and his bed,
I think the "Straight" badge is taken away when
you have "a wide stance."
Glad to see you picked up on the Stone front group
Of course if the tables were turned and a Democratic
front group used this
on a Republican woman candidate it would be huge
front page news and
Harry Reid would let a motion be brought to the
Senate floor within days
condemning this with 90% of the Democrats supporting
You are 100% correct, Greg, and you deserve a
Chinaco for that!
Harry reid (and Pelosi) are super-quick to defend
That's gotta be one reason so few Dems ever speak
up - because they know
their own party will savage them to protect the
giggling warmongering bastard.
How did we get in a party of whimpy losers and
Will our party ever grow a spine and learn how
They should be all over this story day after
Thanks for doing your part at least.
Sure seems like 2000 and 2004 again sad to say.
Greg in Vacaville, CA
I'm looking forward to a vicious and bloody knife fight, myself.
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