Excerpt: Obama argues that he deserves the nomination
and Hillary Clinton doesn't because he
possesses superior "judgment," as he calls it,
on the key issues we face as a nation.
As definitive proof he offers one speech he made
in 2002 during a reelection campaign
for an Illinois senate seat in the most liberal
district in the state, so liberal that no other
position would have been viable. When he made
that speech, Obama was not privy to
the briefings by, among others, Secretary of
State Colin Powell, in support of the
Authorization of Use of Military Force as a diplomatic
tool to push the international
community to impose intrusive inspections on
Would Obama have acted differently had he been
in Washington or had he had the benefit
of the arguments and the intelligence that the
administration was offering to the Congress
debating that resolution? During the 2002-2003
timeframe, he was a minor local official
uninvolved in the national debate on the war
so we can only judge from his own statements
prior to the 2008 campaign. Obama repeated these
points in a whole host of interviews prior
to announcing his candidacy. On
July 27, 2004, he told the Chicago Tribune on Iraq: "There's
not much of a difference between my
position and Bush's position at this stage."
I know you don't want to read that, but he said it.
Excerpt: It took many months and the mockery of "Saturday
Night Live" to make it happen, but the
whore press corps finally roused itself from
its slumber Monday and asked Obama a question.
The day before primaries in Ohio and Texas, a
smiling Obama strode out to a news conference
but the grin was quickly replaced by the surprised
look of a man bitten by his own dog.
Reporters from the Whore AP and Reuters went after
him for his false denial that a campaign aide
had held a secret meeting with Canadian officials
over Obama's trade policy. A trio of Chicago
reporters pummeled him with questions about the
corruption trial this week of that Rezko dude.
The New York Post piled on with a question about
him losing the Jewish vote.
Obama responded with the classic phrases of a
politician in trouble.
"That was the information
that I had at the time..." "Those charges are completely
unrelated to me...". "I have said that that
was a mistake...". "The fact pattern remains
When those failed, Obama tried another approach.
"We're running late," he said,
and then he disappeared behind a curtain.
Today should be the last day to ask questions about Obama, so think
We still know nothing about the guy to whom we're about to give
the keys to the Planet.
Here's one way to look at it: Let's say it's been assumed for a year or 3 that your teen daughter
was going to marry "Bob."
But one day, she says she met a guy, Barack, she likes better
than Bob and wants to marry him,
so you ask her to invite her new friend over.
When you meet him, you notice he's a smooth talker, but he never really
His career plans? "I"m going to get a
great job!" What kind of job? "A good one, one that
pays really well." Let's say you ask him 20 questions and every answer is the same - optimistic,
Wouldn't you want to know something more substantial, more concrete
"I"m going to get a great job!"
before you give your daughter to him in marriage?
I realize I'm the skunk at the picnic because I don't see what you see
And we're all about to sign up for a 4-year hitch with the guy - if
we get lucky and win,
and all we know about him is he's "inspiring" and makes people tingle
when he talks,
and he causes Chris Matthews to feel thrills up his leg when he fawns
over the man.
Is it wrong to be careful before we turn the keys to the planet over
to a new guy?
I'm not big on major surprises that can't be changed for 4 years, how
But if Ohio and Texas go with Obama, I'm
all in, but I'll always wonder what would've happened had we gone with the prize instead of whatever's
behind Door # 2.
Bart, if the democrats had any they would
have eviscerated the Republicans
from day one of Clinton's presidency and pounded
them every day for eight years.
That might have destroyed the GOP's loathsome
hate mongering. BUT NO!
They were as forceful as Pelosi and Reid.
I'm a simple person, when someone goes for my
throat I go at them twice as hard.
To bad the Democrats don't...ever.
"If your opponent has a weapon and you don't,
you pick up an ashtray, a lamp, a chair, anything you can, and keep
throwing stuff. That's what Clinton is doing."
-- Bob Shrum (D-Surrender) who just discovered what "fighting back" means.
I don't know Bart....maybe you are jumping the
gun to go for Obama.
So far this week .watching the news 12 hours a
day.....I have learned:
1..Obama is a Muslim.
2..he loves Louis Farrakan ..and vice versa
3..his church's pastor hates whites and Jews...
4...he had crooked land dealing with Renko......a
guy under criminal indictment
5..his economic adviser told the Canadians....he
was lying about NAFTA
6..he and his wife hate America....he refuses
to wear a lapel pin ..(gasp)
7..he kicks his dog......now if they could only
catch him in bed with a sheep
Hang in there Hillary.....you still have my vote...
It's my understanding he no longer kicks the dog :)
Just kidding - we gotta get passed this Tuesday and declare a winner
so we can
go about the important work of painting over the blood-red White House.
Excerpt: Clinton's communications director Howard Wolfson
did his duty on "This Week," "offering no hint
that She was considering whether to drop out
of the race if she did not win on Tuesday." Good boy.
You snatched at least one more paycheck.
The Clinton people are only in it for the money.
The Obama people are patriots who want what's
best for America.
With no personal financial interest in extending
the agony, however, was Hillary the next day,
she let loose a few words that surely horrified
the true party faithful:
Why would anyone want a Hillary hater to explain
what Hillary backers are thinking?
"I think we're going to do well tomorrow," she
said. Well, that wasn't so bad. Whew.
But then it came, the denial, the fantasy, the
laughing against deadly mathematical odds:
"Then it's on to Pennsylvania and the states
still ahead. I'm just getting warmed up."
One could almost hear Democratic hearts thudding
on floors all across the land.
She's kidding, right? Tell us she's kidding.
So, all those people who showed up at Hillary's rally were hoping to
see her quit?
This doesn't make any sense, so why do they try to sell what's not
Excerpt: Tony Rezko's wife, family members and friends
crowded behind him onto a courtroom bench.
Spectators spilled into an overflow courtroom.
Among them was a staffer from Obama's
presidential campaign, taking detailed notes...
Obama's name didn't come up -- until a court security
officer asked spectators whom they
were representing. A woman told him privately
she was there for Obama.
"She was gathering information about the trial
because there have been so many press inquiries,"
Obama spokesman Bill Burton said later, adding
she won't be there for the whole trial.
"February may go down in history as the month
that the previously indefatigable U.S. consumer
finally threw in the towel." -- Paul Ashworth, senior U.S.
economist at Capital Economics,
mortage rates went up and home prices continued to fall. Link
Excerpt: There's the saying, it ain't over till it's over.
Well, it certainly ain't over... yet. On the eve of
not-so-super-Tuesday....the Hillary Clinton camp
is hoping for a double-win in Ohio and Texas
to not only keep her campaign alive, but to thrust
her back into the lead. Those two rich states
offer up a bounty of 334 delegates, while the
smaller Vermont and Rhode Island have 36
delegates up for grabs. Clinton leads in
Ohio and Rhode Island, Obama leads big in Virginia,
and there's a virtual dead-heat in Texas.
But the problem remains the same - if Hillary
wins TX and OH and Virginia,
and Obama wins Rhode Island, the whore press
will scream, "Another Obama Sweep."
"These Clintons are like cockroaches. They'll be the last thing left after
a nuclear blast."
Who said that?
Obama's campaign manager
Rush the vulgar pigboy
Wolf the Whore
Excerpt: Between February 25 and February 27, members
of the media asserted Hillary displayed
"mood swings," "could be depressed," "resembled
someone with multiple personality disorder,"
and "has turned into Sybil," an apparent reference
to the Sally Field movie.
Asserting in a February 25 National Review Online
blog post that Clinton has displayed
"erratic, roller-coaster, mood swings these past
few weeks," CGOP host Lawrence Kudlow wrote:
"A simple answer is that Senator Clinton could
be depressed." Kudlow added, 'Maybe Hillary's
taking meds, but they're just not working for
her? Could that be why she's attacking Big Pharma?'"
Excerpt: After saying she found her "voice" in New Hampshire,
she has turned into Sybil.
We've had Experienced Hillary, Soft Hillary,
Hard Hillary, Misty Hillary, Sarcastic Hillary,
Joined-to-Bill Hillary, Her-Own-Person Hillary,
It's-My-Turn Hillary, Cuddly Hillary,
Just as in the White House, when her cascading
images and hairstyles became dizzying and
unsettling, suggesting that the first lady woke
up every day struggling to create a persona,
now she seems to think there is a political solution
to her problem. If she can only change
this or that about her persona, or tear down
this or that about Obama's. But the whirlwind
of changes and charges gets wearing.
ha ha Thank Koresh that Pickles's "cascading images
and hairstyles" aren't dizzying for Dowd.
Heck, she might have to start hating Republican
And Hillary's guilty of wearing her hair differently sometimes?
And that's proof that she's mentally unbalanced?
If bad writing wins Pulitzers, why haven't I won one?
Hi Bart, I wrote to you a long time ago that I
felt McCain would get the
and that his choice for VP would be Jeb Bush.
You said it would never happen. Well, now that
McCain has made a comeback and is the apparent
nominee, they are keeping Jeb out of the
news entirely. He will rise from the mythological
Hell at the convention.
Don't forget that the real point is that McCain
will "mysteriously" die during his first year in office
after the ReThugs manipulate the voting machines
and continue with swing State voter
disenfranchisement (which State this year?).
Welcome President Bush III, and the completion of
the destruction of America. They will finish
the job of destroying the middle class, shredding the
Constitution and installing a Theocratic Fascist
Peter, I'm certain that won't happen, but I'm running this in case you
Excerpt: The Obama strategists turned the primary and
caucus race to their advantage when they deliberately,
falsely, and successfully portrayed Clinton and
her campaign as unscrupulous race-baiters.
While promoting Obama as a "post-racial" figure,
his campaign has purposefully polluted the
contest with a new strain of what historically
has been the most toxic poison in American politics.
More than any other maneuver, this one has brought
Clinton into disrepute with important portions of
the Democratic Party. A review of what actually
happened shows that the charges that the Clintons
played the "race card" were not simply false;
they were deliberately manufactured by the Obama camp
and trumpeted by a credulous and/or compliant
press corps in order to strip away her once formidable
majority among black voters...
This development is the latest sad commentary
on the malign power of the press, hyping its own
favorites and tearing down those it dislikes,
to create pseudo-scandals of the sort that hounded
Al Gore during the 2000 campaign.
This makes it more difficult to unify the party - because they split
it with race.
And they did it with race while Obama was preaching "a
new kind of politics."
presidency will torture this country for 4 years.
Just b/c a man was tortured in a war doesn't
mean he'll make a good President.
McCain is a political whore! He's proven
it to me over & over.
It wasn't my intention to praise him, I was attempting
how the Fascist bastards will attempt to frame
Bart, I think you're right about being in the
wrong camp. Look at this:
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And so it ends. Hopefully soon. It can't come
too soon for me.
As the primary season began, I wondered if Obama
had the skills to defeat the Clinton machine.
I said that the Republicans would eat him for
breakfast. I longed for a political knife fighter, not kumbaya.
Hillary had plenty of opportunity to attack Obama's
greatest weakness, but she chose to tapdance around it
with Xerox rhetoric. She never did really go
after Obama's lack of substance, nor did she strike at his
Achilles Heel - the creepy cult of personality
You just insulted every person of color in this
You just said Obama has no substance because
he's black - how dare you?
Just kidding, of course - but that's what the
whore media's been saying.
That's how she's been hand-cuffed in this whole
Obama brought his own knives to the fight, I just
couldn't see them. He kept them hidden
behind a big smile and a positive message. Obama
and his campaign have out-Republicaned
even the Republicans when it comes to taking
on the Clintons. There's no doubt that he
won't be able to rip apart John McCain
just as handily.
Provided, of course, the press doesn't Gore him.
Remember, all they have to do is get it close
enough for Diebold to steal.
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Excerpt: Obama campaign manager David Plouffe accused
the Clinton campaign Monday of
"shameful offensive fear-mongering" by circulating
a photo as an attempted smear.
Plouffe was reacting to something he saw on Drudge.
Plouffe said in a statement: "On the very day
that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about
restoring respect for America in the world, her
campaign has engaged in the most shameful,
offensive fear-mongering we've seen from either
party in this election. This is part of a
disturbing pattern that led her county chairs
to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to
resign in New Hampshire, and it's exactly the
kind of divisive politics that turns away
Americans of all parties and diminishes respect
for America in the world," said Plouffe.
If the picture is "shameful offensive fear-mongering"
why did he pose for it?
Would it be so he could accuse the Clintons of race-baiting and fear-mongering?
I got to go to the doctor today, here in Southwest
Half the county is down with influenza, so it
was standing room only with farmers, ranchers,
and townies of all shades of red. I heard
some of the most virulent anti-Bush, anti-Republican,
anti-war stuff from these guy's mouths today.
These are dyed in the wool Big-R Bible thumping
red necks, who six months ago were some of
the most anti-Democrat, anti-liberal spouting
folks I have ever heard. I think perhaps even THEY
are getting tired of their kids getting blown
to bits overseas, and the last straw came with the loss
of the Boeing contract to a French (gasp! horrors!)
When these guys are talking like that (and their
wives are sworn to obey and serve
their husbands in all things), perhaps there
is still hope? Just asking.
Holly at the rear end of KS
Excerpt: By "amplified by party identification," Bullock
means that whether your view is changed depends
in part on your party identification as well
as the candidates. For example, if a Republican were to
hear a negative story about a Democratic candidate,
his impression of the Democratic candidate
However, when it is revealed that the information
was false, his opinion of the Democratic candidate
does not return to its initial state, instead
his belief lies somewhere between the initial state and the
false state (and the same is true for Democrats
and Republican candidates).
In contrast, if a Republican hears a negative
story about a Republican candidate, his perception of
the candidate goes down, but after learning that
the information was false, his perception returns to
his initial state (again, the same for Democrats
and Democratic candidates).
Excerpt: I have been a devoted viewer for several years
- watching Countdown.
I can no longer stand to watch you. You are so
gleeful about Hillary Clinton's problems
and relish every nasty spin you can put on every
story. I see the fire in your eyes as you
stick the knife in Hillary Clinton and twist
You should be ashamed.
You are attacking a person who has spent her life
working to help ordinary Americans
-- while you have spent your life collecting
big salaries for doing what?
Attacking good people just to line your pocket.
Actually, I now understand you. You are a chamelion
who uses outrage and attacks
- on the weakest target of the moment - to create
controversy and ratings.
You are an egotistical and mean-spirited bully.
But will he stop when she leaves the race?
Who will Keith rag on every night if he no longer has Hillary to kick
Excerpt: Rallying loyalists in San Antonio, Hillary stood
near an ominous symbol: the Alamo.
Like Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, Clinton, 60,
may be making her last stand in the big race.
Her husband recently told supporters that if
she doesn't win today's in Texas and Ohio,
she is unlikely to be the nominee.
To salvage her chances, she needs to narrow Obama's
lead of more than 100 delegates.
Most of all, she needs to reverse the perception
that Obama's momentum is unstoppable
and that she should bow out of the race for the
good of the party.
"We're in the fourth quarter here and time is
running out, and we need a touchdown,''
said Mike Feldman, a Demo strategist. "I don't
think it's a hopeless, lost cause'' for Clinton.
Maybe not hopeless, but perhaps desperate?
I can't make it to Pennsylvania.
I gotta put food on my family.
Hey, Bart, I get your need for more hours in the
One comment on the "civil war." Let's say
Hillary wins Texas and Ohio by 3-7 points.
She's got momentum, Barack has more delegates,
and it looks like the war will go on until the convention.
Now say I predicted wrong, and Barack wins both,
by the same margins. "Everyone" is saying it would
be best for the party for Hillary to drop out
at that point...but if she does, she leaves Barack as the only target.
It may be best for her to stay in the race and
just start saying good things about Barack.
If Hillary wins, Barack will tell his supporters
to go out and help her, and that he will do so as well.
I don't think he's such an egotistical idiot
that he would prevent a Democrat from being elected,
and ruin his future in the party, just because
he's not the nominee. Of course, even I can be wrong...
Both sides say they'll help the other, but I'm not sure.
Obama wouldn't even be here if he hadn't destroyed the Clintons' reputations.
His only option was taking them down and, with the race accusations
and the whore media's help, he did a great job.
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