John Lewis: Victim of Identity Politics Thuggery

By now, almost all are aware that Georgia representative John Lewis -- Civil Rights icon -- has switched his allegiance from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama.

It is a sad moment. For a figure as beloved and strong as Lewis is, this capitulation is particularly bitter and hard to watch. This tragedy results after Lewis' being hounded mercilessly for supporting the first legitimate candidacy of a female would-be President.

This is where we stand. "We," that is, as in 'we Democrats.' This is not the GOP we're talking about here.

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John Lewis Officially Switches from Hillary to Obama

John Lewis Switches Support To Obama

POSTED: 12:36 pm EST February 27, 2008
UPDATED: 1:02 pm EST February 27, 2008

WASHINGTON -- Georgia Congressman John Lewis told WSB-TV Channel 2's Monica Pearson Wednesday that he is switching his support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama.

Pearson met with Congressman John Lewis Wednesday afternoon in Washington. She was the only Atlanta TV reporter Lewis spoke to about his switch.

Talk had been swirling that Lewis might switch his endorsement from Clinton to Obama. Lewis is a superdelegate who will cast his ballot at the Democratic National Convention.

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Williams Stops Photo Flap/Obama Attacked HRC on Bhutto

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Statement by Maggie Williams, Campaign Manager

"Enough.

"If Barack Obama's campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him [BELOW THE FOLD] wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.

"This is nothing more than an obvious and transparent attempt to distract from the serious issues confronting our country today and to attempt to create the very divisions they claim to decry.

"We will not be distracted."

Right on, Maggie. Do you remember this photo in the New York Times following Bhutto's tragic assassination?  And remember the reprehensible attack from Obama/Deval Patrick media/messager provider David Axelrod following Bhutto's murder?

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Obama Campaign In Disarray? Making Political Hay Out of Bhutto Assassination?
By SusanUnPC on December 27, 2007 at 4:28 PM in Clinton, Obama, Pakistan

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Everybody Loves A Winner

     I have to apologize, I have had the flu all week so I have not been able to produce the level of content that I am accustomed to. I was also laid-off from my job at H&R Block as the company and new majority stock holder works to increase their stock price and anyone familiar with Wall Street knows the quickest way to increase stock price is to cut labor costs. You will have to forgive me if my mind is not as sharp as usual, this latest strain of the flu has left my mind a little foggy. I had wanted to wait and write about this story after I began to feel better, but this story could not wait since it has large implications in the Democratic nominating process.

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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Endorses Hillary!!

Fantastic news! This is just in. Two more coveted endorsements!
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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Endorses Hillary


Hillary has just won a key endorsement -- that of Civil Rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis. Here's his statement:


"I have looked at all the candidates, and I believe that Hillary Clinton is the best prepared to lead this country at a time when we are in desperate need of strong leadership. She will restore a greater sense of community in America, and reclaim our standing in the world."

The political context here is too obvious to sketch out. Suffice it to say that it's a good get for Hillary and a blow to Barack Obama.

Walter Mondale To Endorse Hillary


Hillary Clinton will reportedly pick up the support of former Vice President and 1984 presidential nominee Walter Mondale, bringing her total number of endorsements from past Democratic presidential nominees to three. She has already been endorsed by George McGovern -- and of course by her husband Bill Clinton, the only one of the three to have won the presidency.

Clinton Increases Lead Over Giuliani, Pummels Thompson
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_c ontent/politics/election_2008_clinton_vs _giuliani_thompson


Friday, October 12, 2007
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Riding a crest in her political appeal, Senator Hillary Clinton now leads former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani 48% to 41%. She also claims a stunning double-digit lead of 52% to 37% over former Senator Fred Thompson. Two weeks ago, Clinton led Giuliani by five and Thompson by eight.

These results come at a time when 54% of Likely Voters express a favorable opinion of Clinton. That's the highest level yet recorded for the former First Lady. For most of the year, the number with a favorable or unfavorable opinion of her has been essentially even (see history).

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