From the daily archives: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Howard Dean is ratcheting up the rhetoric and the pressure on supers to endorse:

An increasingly firm Howard Dean told CNN again Thursday that he needs superdelegates to say who they’re for – and “I need them to say who they’re for starting now.”

So Ohio Supers, it’s that time. Time to speak up! Paging Joyce Beatty, Zach Space, Charlie Wilson, Marcy Kaptur, Betty Sutton, Dennis Kucinich, Sherrod Brown, Enid Goubeaux, Chris Redfern, and Tim Ryan. The good doctor needs your answer please!

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Guess this will be, what, #4,587 in the “hillary is a hypocrite” file. last night, hillary lambasted obama for sitting on a board with bill ayers, a guy who did illegal stuff when obama was 8. guess where hillary spent her first year as a law clerk — with a law firm whose majority partners were members of the communist party and who defended the black panthers.

Granted, i dont see a problem w/ either choice — everyone deserves full representation under the law and everyone deserves an opportunity to reclaim their life after their debts are paid. however, in […]

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If you missed it, you are lucky. Wall to wall ugly indeed:

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Hillary and The Little People

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You’ve no doubt heard about “Screwemgate“, the story about a meeting in which Hillary was to exclaim about working class white southerners:

“Screw ’em,” “You don’t owe them a thing, Bill. They’re doing nothing for you; you don’t have to do anything for them.”

I didn’t really think much of this. Off hand comment in a closed door session talking politics. Many things get said not for general consumption.

Today, however, we get some additional context by someone who was there and it’s pretty damning:

I vividly remember at the time finding it impressive that Bill Clinton […]

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She was supporting Hillary because she thought she should as a woman. But when Clinton’s campaign disappointed her, she switched. Hillary’s comment about her and McCain being experienced and Obama only giving speeches was the last straw:

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I just finished reading an interesting op-ed from Harold Meyerson of the Washington Post that asks a pretty simple question:

Why is the Iraq war different from all other American wars?

The answer, of course, is very far from simple…

In all other US wars, “American soldiers fought the same adversaries from start to finish.”

In Iraq we’re now on our third.

First is was Saddam Hussein’s government and the pro-Hussein, Sunni forces.

Next came al-Qaeda in Iraq – a group that barely existed prior to our invasion. As a Sunni resistance popped up in Iraq to fight […]

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Except for the wonderful live discussion here at PB, I think we can all pretty much agree last night’s debate was pretty lame. From the bad questions to the bad commercials (do that many people really have problems pooping?) it was pretty much a waste.

Of course, the Clinton camp immediately announced that Hillary had won the debate.

According to her communications director the debate was “very important and illuminating” … “Game-changing” even.

Their reasoning: Obama “tried to dodge and weave” questions about guns. “Sen. Obama needs to be more forthright” they said.

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I’ve been waiting for a well-known conservative third-party candidate to announce a run against McCain in the fall. Someone who can pull some votes away from the moderate Republican candidate and possibly give our guy or gal a boost.

Unfortunately, the closest thing we have so far is an announcement by Alan Keyes that he’s leaving the GOP and thinking about running as a Constitution Party candidate on an anti-immigrant platform.

Keyes made the announcement on Tuesday night in the ‘ballroom’ of Genetti’s Best Western Inn in Hazleton, PA.

Supposedly there were about 60 people attending the […]

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