Cool Stare Hillary

As the Clinton camp is busy spinning the so-called "Obama snub" story, thus continuing to turn the presidential race into a soap opera, a taste of their own medicine is the following.

Apparently, Hillary didn't like the idea of having her coronation challenged:

Cool Stare Hillary

August 3, 2007,  1:10 pm
Clinton-Obama Tensions Spill Into the Senate

By The New York Times

  The relationship began to change, according to several Democrats who are friendly to both senators, when Mr. Obama began musing aloud about a presidential bid. The day he opened his exploratory committee, several Senate observers said, he extended his hand and said hello on the Senate floor. She breezed by him, offering a cool stare.

Given the nasty tactics by the Clinton camp and their various distortions of his record, of course, Obama doesn't feel warm towards the Clintons at this point. Who can blame him?

The distortions, lies and divisive wedge driving by his political opponents will probably continue as the race proceeds. I'd like to point out the following resources for those that would like to help Barack in fighting back:

1. Obama Fact Check:. RSS feed

2. Obama Fact Check Action Center

3. Clinton attacks Obama | Incident Tracker. RSS feed

The action center is a tool for fighting back the smear emails being spread about Obama, such as the specious Madrassa email.

The readers may wish to bookmark the three links above as well as subscribe to the RSS feed for (1) and (3), and check the material there regularly.


Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton (all tags)



Thank in advance for helping fight back.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-01-29 12:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Thank in advance for helping fight back.

"August 3, 2007"


by Jerome Armstrong 2008-01-29 02:03AM | 0 recs
Re: Thank in advance for helping fight back.

Just like all the other affectations of the Clinton-hating right wing, the use of "Clinton did it too!" as an excuse for everything seems to have been adopted by the Obama supporters.

by Steve M 2008-01-29 02:10AM | 0 recs
Posted in the other three

I will not post here.  According a report in the hill, when Bush declared that the surge is working, here was the reaction:

Clinton and Obama's divergent views on the troop surge in Iraq, however, were plainly visible.

When Bush proclaimed, "Ladies and gentlemen, some may deny the surge is working, but among terrorists there is no doubt," Clinton sprang to her feet in applause but Obama remained firmly seated. The president's line divided most of the Democratic audience, with nearly half standing to applaud and the other half sitting in stony silence ton-obama-steal-bushs-final-show-2008-01 -29.html

by fladem 2008-01-29 03:22AM | 0 recs
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And this is relevant how? I'm missing your point.

by Denny Crane 2008-01-29 04:32AM | 0 recs
we all saw the snub no one really cares, but this is gossip not politics.
Obama shouldn't have played the race card for no reason.  He's not running against people he can swiftboat that easily this time. And he isn't running against Alan Keyes.
by MollieBradford 2008-01-29 12:18AM | 0 recs
Race cards were/are being injected by the Clintons

Obama is running on a platform that's inclusive and, in fact, that's actually the only way he'd win the nomination and the general.

Clintons apparently decided to try and break that and have been playing two race cards:

  1. whites vs blacks
  2. blacks vs latinos

Shaheen's drug dealer smear, Kerrey's Madrassa smear, Clinton campaign workers getting caught forwarding Madrassa emails, Bill Clinton's Jesse Jacksonization in SC are just a sampling of horrible methods being employed by the Clintons.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-01-29 12:34AM | 0 recs

everyone knows the Clintons are not racist.

by MollieBradford 2008-01-29 02:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

Wow. Just wow. Is it weird Obama fans remind me of Clay Aiken fans in the way you cant speak one word against the holy one without having death wished upon you a thousand times?

by werd2406 2008-01-29 12:23AM | 0 recs
What about this??

So much for your beloved Obama's "higher standards candidate":

WASHINGTON (CNN) - It could have been a moment for Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to demonstrate the civility they say we need in our politics.

Oh, well.

Before the President entered the House Chamber for the State of the Union address, Clinton took a seat three chairs and an aisle away from Obama. While members of Congress were still greeting one another, Clinton crossed the aisle to speak with Democratic Rep. Jim Langvin of Rhode Island, a Clinton supporter. He was seated in front of Obama.

While Clinton was bent over talking to Langvin, who has been in a wheelchair since age 16, the senator sitting next to Barack Obama watched Clinton intently. It was Sen. Ted Kennedy, who had made a splash by endorsing Obama earlier in the day.

Here's where it could have happened.

When Clinton straightened up, Kennedy quickly reached across Barack Obama to shake Clinton's hand. She took it. As they spoke, Obama turned away. Then the senators seated to Obama's right - Ben Nelson and Ken Salazar -- both shook Senator Clinton's hand and talked to her. Instead of doing the same, Obama turned to look at the back of the room. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has also endorsed Obama and was seated next to Kennedy, reached across the Massachusetts senator -- who was still talking to Clinton -- and tapped Obama (still twisted toward the back of the room) on the shoulder. McCaskill engaged Obama in conversation until the moment passed.

It all lasted less than five minutes. Neither acknowledged the other all night.

-CNN's Jessica Yellin 8/01/28/state-of-the-union-awkward-momen t/

by werd2406 2008-01-29 12:27AM | 0 recs
Where's Obama's higher standard

Obama calls for end to 'tit-for-tat' politics

This whole thing about who's showing who the proper courtesy is ludicrous and not an adult political discussion, but...

Simply saying "she did it too!" isn't good enough. Obama routinely attacks his opponents for not having ethical standards as high as his own -- he should be evaluated according to those standards. So, therefore, Obama doesn't get to do tit-for-tat. That's supposed to be beneath him.

by blueflorida 2008-01-29 12:47AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

Not shaking someone's hand because she didn't shake yours 5 months ago is a childish excuse.

by Steve M 2008-01-29 01:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

Obama didn't greet her probably (i.e. I am guessing) because he has developed an utter distaste for Clintons' nasty campaign tactics.

I am pointing out that Hillary snubbed him first. If you're objective, you wouldn't be bashing Obama (when he has damn good reasons) and letting HRC off the hook (when her reason was borne in her unreasonable expectation of not being challenged to a contest for the nomination). But, I have not found you even-handed when it comes to Obama.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-01-29 01:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

I find it hilarious that you completely invent motivations for the two events and then accuse me of not being objective for not acknowledging the truth of your made-up motivations.

"Obama was disgusted by her campaign tactics!"  Oh, and Hillary doesn't have reason to be disgusted by Obama's campaign trying to paint her as a racist?  Classless snub no matter how you slice it.

by Steve M 2008-01-29 01:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

Actually Steve, it's even sillier than that.  This incident supposedly happened a full year ago.  

by Denny Crane 2008-01-29 04:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

I really wouldn't count on one candidates web site to fact check - not without checkout out the other candidate's site. These sites are obviously only showing one side. I prefer to use, or even, for a more balanced view.

by AnnC 2008-01-29 01:24AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

Obama's fact check mostly cites third party sources. The Clinton campaign has been called out many times for their distortions this season, hence the credibility gap is on their side.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-01-29 01:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

Obama's fact check mostly cites third party sources. The Clinton campaign has been called out many times for their distortions this season, hence they're the ones with the credibility gap.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-01-29 01:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

I've never read so many twisted facts.  And why are you bringing up "gossip" from August of last year!?

by musicpvm 2008-01-29 01:57AM | 0 recs
It's unimportant but a revealing moment.

Obama did not behave well last night, and it's plastered all over the media this morning. This sort of effort to minimize what was at least lack of grace and at worst an extreme display of bad manners isn't going to be dispelled by this sort of smoke screen. Clinton displayed grace under pressure he didn't.

by ottovbvs 2008-01-29 03:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

Clinton displayed grace under pressure how?

by Socks The Cat 2008-01-29 04:20AM | 0 recs
Re: Cool Stare Hillary

If you don't know for yourself I can't tell you.

by ottovbvs 2008-01-29 04:32AM | 0 recs


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