Primary Hijacked from Clinton

A couple of decades ago, David Dinkins, a soft spoken,  black intellectual ran for Mayor of NYC. 

His campaign had a few similarities to Obama's. 

The spin went that Dinkins was such an outstanding candidate, that he would only not be elected for one reason: because white NYC was racist. 

Everyone felt honor bound to give NYC its first black Mayor. 

Even people who weren't that excited about Dinkins went along. 

To cut to the chase, Dinkins won the election.  It turned out he was terrible. In fact, he was the worst Mayor of NYC that anyone could remember.  

Early-on the democratic blogs were hijacked by Obama operatives.  Clinton supporters were either harassed off, kicked off, or threatened with being "outed" if they did not leave. 

I know one blog host who did not comply.  He has been threatened that "he would never again be accepted by the progressive community" if he stayed with Clinton.

The competition was silenced, the blogs became one solid smear job on Hillary Clinton.  Influencing young people, and giving the media the illusion that there was a solid front for Obama.  

Without a doubt this kind of thing is going on with delegates.  And super delegates. They are falling like European countries to Hitler.

The race card is played and working.  Winning means nothing now.  Because the states Hillary wins are "racist." All of West Virginia is racist.  All of Kentucky is racist.  Any state, talk show host, news show or blog is racist if they do not fall into line and say that Obama is the nominee.   

Our most progressive economist points out that Obama's health proposal is right wing, and cannot possibly pass.  His economic proposal is far to the right of Hillary Clinton's.

Obama just told Kentucky that he supports "clean" coal, even though environmentalists are dead against it - because clean coal is filthy.

These small details don't resonate with the news or progressive press, who are telling us Obama won.  Even though Hillary Clinton won 2 out of the last 3 elections, and is heading for 2 more victories.

A Saturday Night Live skit of Clinton is being played over and over - they way they aired Howard Dean's yell in '04.

The media is telling us who our candidate is.  
What delegate will dare sacrifice his or her career bucking the media steamroller of Matthew's mouth, Russert's fake gravitas, Campbell Brown's shrill chirp.  Doing that would most certainly bring on the accusation of being "racist."

My main worry is will the intimidation stop?  Or would it continue into a presidency?

At any rate, in the unlikely event that Obama does win the GE, let's hope he is a little better president than David Dinkins was Mayor.

At this point, like Bill says, it's a toss of the dice.

The sad thing for me is that I was originally for Obama. The strong-arming
was a turn-off, and I started researching both candidates and decided on Clinton.
What I'm saying is that Obama did not have to resort to Chicago
gangland tactics. He could have easily won the primary by actually being the nice
guy he only pretends to be.

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NYT: Obama Lied to Iowa Voters

Way back, when the NYT was writing well-researched, respectable
political coverage - as opposed to vacuous hit pieces culled from
Daily Kos,  they came out with this shocking piece about Obama.

What is interesting is how within days after this article appeared,
the NYT began began a smear campaign against Clinton that goes
until this day.
The same way Daily Kos wrote an article supporting Clinton and
Edwards, but not Obama, then overnight converted into an Obama
spam mill.
The way Chris Matthews completely exposed the Swiftboaters one
night, and on the next night began advertising their message.

It makes the mind wonder.

But back to the point.  And the link.
If you can't access the link, this is thefirst few paragraphs.  And trust
me, the article gets into much more potent slime:

Mr. Obama scolded Exelon and federal regulators for inaction and introduced a bill to require all plant owners to notify state and local authorities immediately of even small leaks. He has boasted of it on the campaign trail, telling a crowd in Iowa in December that it was "the only nuclear legislation that I've passed."

"I just did that last year," he said, to murmurs of approval.

A close look at the path his legislation took tells a very different story. While he initially fought to advance his bill, even holding up a presidential nomination to try to force a hearing on it, Mr. Obama eventually rewrote it to reflect changes sought by Senate Republicans, Exelon and nuclear regulators. The new bill removed language mandating prompt reporting and simply offered guidance to regulators, whom it charged with addressing the issue of unreported leaks.

Those revisions propelled the bill through a crucial committee. But, contrary to Mr. Obama's comments in Iowa, it ultimately died amid parliamentary wrangling in the full Senate.

"Senator Obama's staff was sending us copies of the bill to review, and we could see it weakening with each successive draft," said Joe Cosgrove, a park district director in Will County, Ill., where low-level radioactive runoff had turned up in groundwater. "The teeth were just taken out of it."

The history of the bill shows Mr. Obama navigating a home-state controversy that pitted two important constituencies against each other and tested his skills as a legislative infighter. On one side were neighbors of several nuclear plants upset that low-level radioactive leaks had gone unreported for years; on the other was Exelon, the country's largest nuclear plant operator and one of Mr. Obama's largest sources of campaign money.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/03/us/pol itics/03exelon.html?_r=1&hp&oref =slogin

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Obama's Pro Coal Ad for Kentucky

Environmentalists are not going to be happy with
Obama's new ad in Kentucky.

He is promoting "clean" coal mining.  Not too many
equate coal with clean.

Progressives have been happy with him even though
his health and economic plans are to the far right
of Clintons.

They probably won't mind filthy fossil fuels, that are
contributing to global warming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOvZ0RUGK no

Here's another bonus of the new kind of coal mining.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPixjCnes eE

And here is a write-up on "clean" coal

http://thinkprogress.org/wonkroom/2008/04/28/velshi-coal-solution/

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HUGE NC Vote MisCount Favored Obama

In at least one county, ballots were counted twice for Obama.  
They gave him 15,000 extra votes.

"MECKLENBURG & WAKE COUNTIES -- Vote tallies are changing in the state's two largest counties, after certain ballots were counted twice in Mecklenburg and Wake counties.

The mistake didn't change the outcome of any elections, but it is a cause for concern to election directors.

For example, when Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama declared victory Tuesday night in North Carolina's primary, he was given approximately 15,000 votes more than he should have been.

That's 1 percent of all ballots cast.

In Wake County, early and absentee ballots were counted as part of the individual voters precincts and again as a whole.

"So in essence, those voters were recorded double," said Cherie Poucher of the Wake Co. Board of Elections. It was around 37,000 votes.

In Mecklenburg County, only absentee ballots - 2,400 in all - were doubled. "It doesn't change any of the results," said Michael Dickerson of the Mecklenburg Co. Board of Elections. "All the winners are still the winners."

http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discu ssion/showthread.php?p=91132#post91132

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Is it Over, MyDD?

Your recommended diaries section is heavy on Obama support and
includes such notables as Walt Starr.

The Clinton support diaries are saturated with disrespectful, vacuous,
bubblegum cuteness.

Is No Quarter the last refuge for Clinton supporters, or is the Daily Kos
meltdown just a temporary thing?

Many of us think that Obama's sense of entitlement is Premature.

This was a very good blog for HRC supporters for a while. Please let us
know if we are still welcome.

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Clinton being Crucified ala Al Gore

2000
All Al Gore wanted to do was count the FL votes.  
To find out who won the presidential election.

On cable news, the mantra was "STOP, GORE!  
You are HURTING THE COUNTRY." and "Americans just want
to move on."

"People on the street" were interviewed, all saying the same
thing:  "Americans just want to move on."

The election was OVER.  
Why did Gore want to keep dragging this on.  It was really
hurting the country.

We were all lulled into resignation.  
The democratic party took the easy route, sighed, and gave up.  

As a result, thousands and thousands of people were murdered.  
Thousands of Americans have lost their homes.
 The middle class is a peasant class, while CEOs get billion
dollar salaries.  Our economy is far out of wack.

2008
Cable news chanting in unison again.
"Get out, Clinton!  You are hurting the democratic party by finishing
the primary process!  You are hurting the country!  You are a divider,
Clinton."

Same mantra.

Are we going to sigh and cave?

If so, our options are between a candidate who should be in
assisted living enjoying shuffleboard, and a mediocre neophyte
with little record, soft ethics, poor health and economic proposals
and very bad judgement in the company he keeps.

We will be tossing a star - a brilliantly informed, relentlessly hard
working candidate with amazing accomplishments, including the
recent child car safety bill that went through the senate - but you
never heard about because things like this are not important to the
media.

A weak president is important to the corporations that puppeteer
 news hacks like Tim Russert, Chris Matthews and Campbell Brown.
A weak president means a weak America, which means more control
and money for corporations.  More lucrative wars, richer CEOs, and
desperate employees - who will work for less and less.

Are we going to sigh and shrug and let cable news stop the democratic
process in its tracks once again?

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NYT: The Clintons Rule Washington DC

Throughout the year, the NYT has given hints of low cash flow.  

There have been layoffs, and even (unfortunately) mention that the paper
partnered with General Electric owned NBC, for political coverage - obvious
by the way the paper poodle-humps Tim Russert's shin on a daily basis.

Based on the caliber of thinking in their political coverage section, it is easy
to see where Grey Lady is pinching her pennies.  (And maybe making a few by throwing HRC under the bus?)

Today's "Political Memo" starts like a diary out of Daily Kos.  It seems the democratic party is about to have a "Changing of the Guard."
"After 16 years, the Clinton era maybe coming to an end . . . But with Obama,
"a new set of people will run the show."
So that Clinton hack, Howard Dean will go? 


Adam Nagourney backs his premise with astute quotes from political mavins McGovern,  Kennedy, and Gary Hart, such as Ted's
"But elections are about the future, not the past. It's a new era. This is a
new spirit that's out there."
Yeah, Reverend Wright pub licly jeering the speaking manner of Ted's assassinated brother - one of the strongest advocate of civil rights in
the '60's.


The Clinton's OWN Washington DC.  They drive it around like a big shiny
Cadillac.  Some of us thought that they had been hounded and made
black sheep and the butt of jokes, which is what real accomplishment
seems to get you in Washington.


Only those of us struggling families, who suddenly found we were miraculously making in the 6 digits when Bill Clinton was president,
are in wonderment that he is so scorned.


The only siting of Clinton I remember up until now, was Bill stumping for John Kerry at the democratic convention.  
And Kerry complaining bitterly that
he didn't campaign more for him.  Apparently oblivious that Bill underwent
surgery for triple bypass soon after the convention.


Kerry was on MSNBC spewing bile and venom about Hillary Clinton 2 nights ago.
The same way he did in his former running-mate John Edwards, in a NYT interview.

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NYT Advocates Voter Fraud

Clinton won IN by a much larger margin.


It is common knowledge that there was rampant voter fraud
going on in the Gary area. Their reporting results extraordinarily 
late  is an instant tip-off.
 

Even worse:  11,000 absentee votes is unprecedented for that
area. Even 1,000 absentee votes in that area would rouse suspicion.


Yet the NYT is only too happy to ignore this, and reportthat the
narrow win for Clinton in IN is reason for her
to get out of the race.


No longer the independent newspaper respected world-wide, the
old grey lady has joined the bandwagon, behind  her buddy, MSNBC,
CNN and the rest of MSM.


Deceiving her readers.  Reporting advertising and propaganda as news.  Looking the other way while the nation's laws are broken.  

The way decent Europeans in another era, turned away while
atrocities went on.

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Clinton did not "Transform" into a working-class hero

The NYT covered Clinton's "metamorphosis" as if it was her new spring fashion.
Are they oblivious to what Senator Clinton has been accomplishing all these years?

Example:  The Sununu/ Clinton Child Car Safety Act
passed in February.
Bet you didn't know about it.  Because MSM didn't
find it worth mentioning.

Here is just one more, of many things we can thank
God, and Hillary Clinton for.

"In the Senate, Hillary introduced the Nursing Education and Quality of Care Act, which would expand the number of programs that address nursing faculty shortages and increase the supply of nurses in rural areas. As part of the Nurse Reinvestment Act, she helped create grants that expanded nurse Magnet hospitals. Hillary also supported increased funding for both Title VII and Title VIII, which help to address the higher education needs of nurses and nursing faculty. Finally, she has supported programs to attract nurses to the field, including efforts to improve the quality of the working environment for nurses."

Clinton did not "Transform" into a working-class hero.
Hillary Clinton IS a working-class hero.

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NYT Krugman Exposes Obama Botch

Today, Paul Krugman exposed a major goof in Obama's response to a question posed by Fox on Sunday.
Obama was asked for an example of '"a hot-button issue where you would be willing to buck the Democratic party line" and say the Republicans have a better idea.'

Obama came up with an interesting response. Minor problem:  his example was not a Republican idea.  
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/02/opinio n/02krugman.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Krugman's article is historically informative, and a worthy read.  I was particularly taken by the last 2 paragraphs:
"To be clear, both Democratic candidates have been saying things they shouldn't; Hillary Clinton shouldn't have endorsed the bad idea of a gas tax holiday."

"But I think Mr. Obama is doing much more harm to the Democratic cause by echoing Republican attack lines on such issues as insurance mandates and Social Security. And now he's demonstrating his post-partisanship by giving Republicans credit for good ideas they never had."

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