by Manic Lawyer, Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 04:31:54 AM EDT
Wealthy Clinton supporters threaten to destroy Congressional election efforts.
Yobachi Boswell, coordinator of the Afrosphere Action Coalition, reports that Hillary Clinton has threatened to bring down the entire Democratic Congressional campaign effort unless Nancy Pelosi changes her position with respect to the superdelegates. Yobachi reports, based on a story from the New York Observer,
How the hell can the Democratic Leadership just sit on their hands and abide this woman's tyrannical kamikaze-ing of the party? She tears down the front running candidate, who's virtually already won, weakening him for the general election; uplifts the other party's candidate, and threatens to destroy not only the presidential hopes of the Democratic Party, but also threatens to destroy their congressional power.Pelosi has a lot of very pragmatic reasons for supporting Barack Obama over Hillary, including the fact that she and Obama both opposed the Iraq War from the start, and Obama seems more likely to help Democratic Congressional candidates in Republican states this fall. Observer.Com
Likewise, her rich, self-entitled surrogates today threatened the entire party by sending a letter to Nancy Pelosi saying that if Pelosi doesn't support Hillary's position visa via the superdelegates, they will with draw funding, not just for Pelosi specifically; but for all Democrats running for congress in 2008.As I stated in an open letter to the DNC and Chairman Howard Dean that will be public soon, "when are you going to actually LEAD! What are you there for, if you're just going to stand idly by as your party is ripped apart for a nomination that has already been decide anyway"?
In an unprecedented move Senator Clinton has already endorsed the other party's candidate over the leading candidate in her own party. Now she has threatened the Democratic party as a whole to give her what she wants or she will mire the party in a devastating 1968 like credentials fight at the Convention. BlackPerspective.Net
Not all Democratic Party "leaders" are taking Hillary's extortion threats lying down. Phil Bredesen, the two-term governor of Tennessee who is uncommitted to either Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama, said that if Obama were denied the nomination by Democratic insiders after winning the party's popular vote, "There would be hell to pay in the party for a long time to come." Politico.Com