An Open Letter to Senator Hillary ClintonFrom: Marcia A. Pappas, President of NOW NYSAugust 28, 2008Dear Senator Clinton:You gave a fabulous, eloquent, and dynamic speech at the Democratic Convention. It brought tears to the eyes of the millions of women who worked so hard for you. One phrase in your powerhouse delivery rings on in my ears. In your call for us to back Obama you asked: “Were you in this campaign just for me or were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?”For some people your question was a turning point. I was one of those people. And I need to answer you, not just because you are my wonderful Senator from New York, but because I want to give you the answer I know many are thinking, but lack the forum to express. You see, my dear Senator, I too sometimes have the occasion to speak for the invisible. In my capacity as President of New York State National Organization for Women, I often speak for the millions of women who are denied reproductive healthcare. I speak for the women who are beaten and abused by their partners, and whom no one believes. I speak for the women who lose their children when corrupt judges award custody to the abusers. I also sometimes speak for the millions of women who feel discrimination in the workplace, and for victims of rape and trafficking.Then, on a micro scale, I even campaigned for and won a contentious race, backed by supporters who believe I’m a person who speaks truth without fear. I was the person they trusted would work for justice in the lives of women and all oppressed people.So I know what you wanted to hear, Senator. You wanted to hear people in loud unison declare: “No, we were not just in it for you, Hillary; we were in it for the invisible.”But for me, the only answer can be: “Yes, Senator, I was in it for YOU, precisely because YOU were in it for those people who feel invisible, and because YOU were the candidate who saw clearly that over fifty percent of the population was being ignored.”Who are those people? Why they are the poor, the hungry, the underinsured, i.e. women and their children. YOU are the person who addressed the issues of that fifty-plus percent. YOU are the person who worked her entire life for that fifty-plus percent. YOU are the person who, in the face of rife opposition and ridicule, stood firm in favor of health care for the invisible. YOU are the person with a proven record on Emergency Contraception for all women, because YOU understand that without reproductive freedom, women are held hostage to unwanted pregnancies. And it is YOU who has proven, over and over, that you can deliver for the invisible.YOU were the candidate whose followers felt they knew so well, they could call her by her first name. Little girls yelled “Hillary” because they knew their future was in your hands. Single mothers saw hope for the future, knowing that their struggle would lessen under your leadership. Older women came out in the wintry Iowa Caucuses to finally vote for the first truly possible woman president. They looked into your heart, into your eyes, into your soul, and saw something different. And those of us, who traveled around the country, working for your campaign, watched you emerge as a new kind of politician. We saw YOU.Today, your popularity endures, bigger perhaps than even you imagined. Why? Because YOU represent the invisible. YOU persist as our symbol of hope, justice and equality. Please don’t be afraid of it. Please embrace it. YOU inspired us, brought us to tears, made us laugh, and made us finally feel that we were not voting for the lesser of two evils. There are eighteen million people out here who are, like me, not ashamed, like me, to say: “Yes Hillary I was in it for YOU.”Marcia A. Pappas
From Politically Drunk On Power!
Media outlets around the nation heralded the news yesterday that Hillary Clinton’s name would finally be placed in nomination and that a roll call would take place at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The story was considered important because of the 2 months of lobbying by Clinton’s supporters to secure her place on the DNC ballot. Although media outlets were quick to report the news, most were just as quick to overlook the downside to the so-called victory for Clinton. After all, you can’t have a “deal” without concessions by both sides.
In reality, yesterday’s decision is nothing more than another propagandist message put forth by the Obama campaign and the DNC to attempt to re-attract Clinton supporters back to the Democratic party. Clinton’s name being “placed in nomination” is essentially pointless considering that the agreement also called for Clinton to release her delegates; a move that will all but assure the nomination of Obama. Why Is This Important?
Read the rest HERE
I have not been a fan of the Huffington Post during this election cycle. The Huffington Post, along with DailyKos and DU, lead the charge in the online attack against Clinton, at least perceptually.
Since the end of the primaries, when the real numbers are coming in and critical votes came up, and Obama did not perform as these entities would have liked, they started to get a bit more critical of Obama… thus the advent of articles like the following…
One thing that can be said about Hillary Clinton’s backers is that the word quit is not in their vocabulary. Their thinly disguised end around at the Democratic presidential nomination shouldn’t really surprise. The end around is the soft soap announcement that they’ll keep her name in play as a Democratic presidential candidate at the convention. There are several reasons why there’s no quit in Hillary’s folks. They make up a big percentage of the Party, and they still fervently believe that she’s the best, maybe only, Democrat who can beat McCain.
Their passion is driven by an odd, troubling and invigorating, commitment mix of dedication, gender support and racial fears. It’s also driven by the growing unease that the steam is leaking out of Obama’s turbine. Despite seven weeks of non stop media fawning over and adulation of him, Obama still can’t give McCain the shakes in the polls. Worse, McCain seems to have gotten better. He’s sharpened his message, his attacks and confidence.
The hard numbers and demographics certainly are good reason for terror over an Obama loss. His caucus and primary wins in the red states and the handful of endorsements he got from the Democratic governors and senators in those states hardly spell a breakthrough for the Democrats in the head to head match with McCain. Obama swept to primary or caucus wins in Idaho, North Dakota, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia and Nebraska. Bush won these states handily in 2000 and 2004. But that’s only the start of the problem. Republicans outnumber Democrats in Idaho and Utah by a crushing margin of a three to one, and in other states by margins of two to one and half.
The red states that Obama won in the Democratic primaries have been the guaranteed pathway for Republican presidents Nixon, Reagan, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. to win and stay in the White House. Their 170 to 200 electoral votes are virtually in the GOP’s coffers before the first vote is cast on Election Day. The states are so bankable and reliable for the GOP that it’s the rarest of rare sighting to see a GOP presidential candidate even bother to make anything more than a token appearance in these states in the stretch run of the campaign.
Read the rest… except for a detail or two (ie the injection of race… they just can’t leave it alone, can they?) it is a really good article.
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The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton announced Thursday that Senator Hillary Clinton’s name will be placed into nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
“Since June, Senators Obama and Clinton have been working together to ensure a Democratic victory this November,” said the campaigns in a joint statement. “They are both committed to winning back the White House and to to ensuring that the voices of all 35 million people who participated in this historic primary election are respected and heard in Denver.
“To honor and celebrate these voices and votes, both Senator Obama’s and Senator Clinton’s names will be placed in nomination.”
Great Job PUMAs! Way To Keep The Presssure Up!!!!
AnnieNYC is an extremely active PUMA from NYC. She is out several times a week handing out fliers, setting up tables, talking to people, organizing events and attending meetings.
Well, tonight, she was running late to a meeting and bumped into Keith Olberman… the following is a story of that encounter.
XPosted From AnnieNYC
I was going fliering tonight and walked past the NBC building, on his way walking to the building i ran into KO. I stopped him “are you keith olberman?” him in bold. there is some stuff missing, but most of it is here. He was nervous and nerdy, hands in his pockets the whole time, he really seemed like a hollow fool. i was actually very surprised, i thought he had more than this.
are you keith olberman?
Ok, what is with the hillary hate.
I don’t hate her.
gimme a break. what is your problem with her, just tell me.
i don’t hate her, i hate her policies and tactics
her policies? Obama is to the right of her!
he’s moving to the middle because he’s trying to win!
the middle?! he agrees with alito and scalia on the death penalty, he actually wants *more* death penalties, what kind of policy is that? Now he’s against affirmative action…
well he’s trying to win
well not only did he vote yay on fisa, but now at&t is sponsoring the convention. that’s ok with you?
well, i was very mad about his vote on fisa.
well at least hillary sticks to her guns and she wanted to win.
(then we get into tactics)
her tactics? like what.
the 3am phone call…
well he failed that test didn’t he, russia goes to war with georgia and all he can say is he wants a shave ice. and what about the smearing of the clintons as racist? what about those tactics, donna brazile and saying fairy tale is racist, clyburn, etc.
that wasn’t him.
don’t you think it was his job to ratchet it down? do you know how many times i’ve been called racist for not supporting him? it was his job to ratchet that down, i campaigned for her in Philadelphia and we were treated like *shit* because of the smearing of her as a racist. Wasn’t it his job to deal with his supporters?
i think he is
oh really? what about late may axelrod faxing YOUR worst person in the world report on her RFK comments to all the media, really? hillary is the worst person in the world?!
that was only 10 minutes, and that’s axelrod, it’s not him…
that’s the head of his campaign, he already had the win in the bag, and even now he hasn’t said what he needs to to ratchet down the hate. He could have said at any time “she’s a great lady and she’s worked throughout her life for civil rights, and he hasn’t.
(super nervous) i think he is
Well think of the alternative
The entire time, NO INTELLECTUAL RESPONSE WHAT-SO-EVER. NONE. NADA. ZILCH. Nothing new, just anything that some uninformed kid on the street would say. WOW. i was blown away by how lame his responses were. amazing. He even at one point mentioned that he was called a misogynist, as if he couldn’t understand why! wow.
I have one thing to say about that… actually, just one word….
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Who didn’t see this one coming from a MILE away?
Oh, and to all you morons that screamed and yelled about how they would use what Hillary said about McCain and Obama in the GE… what about the 5 other Dems? And Obama himself?
I am sorry, but the Democratic party cannot claim that a guy they asked to be Vice President 4 years ago is the devil…
He was good enough to be a Democratic Vice President… but now he is satan incarnate? Sorry… no go.
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Angelo Kanis has an article over at the NObama Network entitled “My 15 Seconds With Hillary.”
Angelo apparently attended the “Obama” rally in Nevada hosted by Hillary Clinton and got a quick chance to speak with her as she was signing autographs and taking pictures… He has a large and wonderful article with lots of fantastic pics (Hillary looks great!) so be sure to check it out HERE but here is a little sniplet for you….
When Senator Clinton finished her speech the crowd again erupted as she walked down the steps and started to talk to people in the crowd along the security railing. She took the time to speak with people not just brush by them with a handshake and a smile. When she got to where I was standing I shook her hand and asked her to please put her name into nomination for the convention in Denver. Senator Clinton looked right at me and said “We are definitely taking it to a vote”. When I asked if she had gotten the 300 signatures she needs on the petition, the senator again looked me right in the eye and said “We are taking it to a vote”. I thanked her for all she has done and she thanked me for my support. It was a brief conversation, about 15 seconds, but its one I will never forget.
So all those talking heads and “Party Leaders” that say different… Stop lying to your constituents and trying to shut them down. They are getting really pissed off.
And for all those party leaders trying to make her out to be some sort of she-devil for wanting a vote… answer me one question…
In the history of the Democratic party, the oldest political party on the face of the Earth, has a candidate that won delegates ever not been included in a nomination roll call?
The answer is no, at least not in recent history.
God, I can’t wait for the Convention!
Looks like the Obama camp and the DNC is starting to bow to the power of the Clintonistas…
CHICAGO – In a hurried move to put an end to the tensions between supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and those of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Obama campaign has offered former President Bill Clinton a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, NBC News reported Thursday.
The Clinton’s have accepted the offer, and Bill Clinton will speak before the vice presidential running mate speaks, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported.
Earlier Thursday, Obama told reporters that their staffs were working out mutually agreeable convention logistics. At the same time, Clinton was assuring her supporters in an online chat that she and Obama were “working together to make sure it’s a big success.”
The PUMA’s have them runnin’ scared!
Well, I say “Be afraid… be very afraid.”
“Hillary has given a speech saying she wants
her delegates recongnized and treated with respect. And she wants her
name put in nomination at the convention .”
Nice one Hillary!!!
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“Because I know from just what I’m hearing, that there’s incredible pent up desire,” Clinton said. “And I think that people want to feel like, ‘OK, it’s a catharsis, we’re here, we did it, and then everybody get behind Sen. Obama.’ That is what most people believe is the best way to go.”
Now, I will grant that the last part of the sentence regarding getting behind Obama is there, BUT…
1. She has to say that… she is being forced to
2. It opens up the opportunity for 150 delegates (less if the credentials committee fixes Michigan) to change their minds… and out of 4000+ delegates, with Obama’s latest flipflops, it could happen.
As most of us know, the Rules and Bylaws Committee gave back all of the delegates from FL and MI that were originally stripped from them, BUT gave each only a half a vote. This was most likely due to heavy campaigning on the part of the Obama campaign.
And now, Obama is calling for the delegates of both states to have their full votes restored. (CLICK HERE) This would put Hillary at about 100 delegates behind Obama.
While I do appreciate the gesture, some of it is a trick to muddy the waters a bit, a smoke screen if you will. Don’t forget that he still has 4 of her delegates and he has also been awarded the “uncommited” vote in MI.
This gesture, while nice, does not address the issues that PUMAs are upset about. It does not change the fact that the RBC changed the delegate appropriation and, therefore, people’s votes.
What it does show is that Obama is worried. His poll numbers are slumping. The Democratic party is shrinking and the PUMA movement is growing. (CLICK HERE).
I will give him this… he has learned that he needs to start puckering up and kiss some Clinton ass.
What I am not sure of is why he is doing this… by putting her at around 100 delegates behind, and with 15 already committed to switching if given the opportunity… the PUMAs would only need 85 delegates to change votes.
If the credentials committee were persuaded to rectify the MI fiasco created by the RBC… that would put her within just a handfull of delegates?
Is he really desperate? Does he have the super delegates in the bag and already know it? Is he kissing ass to see if his polling among Dems gets better? Is he making this concession to appease the PUMAs in order to avoid naming her the VP?
I am not sure.
Via NOT YOUR SWEETIE
The Party and pundits have been saying for months that the superstar Barack Obama was going to bring all sorts of new people into the party. This meme is even one of the justifications that the “Obamatrons” have used when telling Clinton supporters to “stay home” or to “get out of the Party” and that they “don’t need” us.
Well, I don’t think that’s working out very well…
There are 3 very interesting polls that exemplify just how dumb the Democratic leadership is.
“During July, the number of Americans who consider themselves to be Democrats fell two percentage points to 39.2%. That’s the first time since January that the number of Democrats has fallen below 41%.
While the number of Democrats declined, there was virtually no change in the number of Republicans. In July, 31.6% said they were Republicans, the fourth straight month that number has been below 31.4% and 31.6%.”
The second is another Rasmussen poll which basically says…
When given a choice between Barack Obama and John McCain for President, 14% of voters are uncommitted, and while much has been made of John McCain’s struggles with his party’s conservative base, 33% of the uncommitted voters are Democrats while only 19% are Republicans.
In addition there are far more uncommitted voters at this point in Election 2008 than there were four years ago.
It is also worth noting that uncommitted Republicans are far more likely to lean towards McCain than uncommitted Democrats are to lean towards Obama.
Ok, so basically we have more undecideds than before… and the undecided Democrats are not leaning towards Obama?
But wait, what about all those college kids and young people that were turning out in record numbers!?!?
“And there is some evidence that the balance of enthusiasm has shifted and that young people — who seemed to turn out and vote for Obama in unusually high numbers in the primaries and caucuses — are no longer so enthusiastic about him.
The first bit of evidence comes from the July 10-13 ABC/Washington Post poll. It asked registered voters if they were “certain” to vote. Only 46 percent of voters under 30 said they were — substantially lower than the 66 percent who said so in the ABC/Washington Post poll taken Feb. 28-March 2, at a time when Obama was enjoying a string of primary and caucus victories and before the sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright were circulated on youtube.com on March 13.
These poll results suggest that something — the rantings of the Rev. Wright or Obama’s skinbacks on issues like Iraq and terrorist surveillance — has dampened enthusiasm for him, particularly among the young. The hope that his candidacy would benefit from a historically unprecedented turnout of young voters seems more audacious than it did a short time ago.”
Ok, so the young people are losing interest… and fast. (It is intersting to note that the same RCP poll shows that something like 79% of people over 65 are intending to vote… and, remind me, whose demographic was that? Oh yeah, Clinton… that’s right.
And Thrid, now there is also the Gallup daily tracking poll coming out that are showing the race tied at 44% and that:
This is not much different from the results reported in Gallup Poll Daily tracking on Thursday, when the two were nearly tied with 45% for Obama and 44% for McCain. However, it is a substantial turnaround from earlier this week when Obama held a statistically significant lead coming off his high-profile trip to Europe, Afghanistan, and the Middle East.
Obama and McCain were closely matched in each of the three nights of interviewing included in today’s result, with neither candidate ahead by more than three percentage points. This suggests that the recent surge in voter support for Obama has truly subsided.
But wait… a national poll does not mean he ties the election. We have an electoral college! That will save us… especially since Barack is gonna win new states!
And then Not Your Sweetie also shows us that they are tied in the electoral college too…
Here’s the most likely scenario for a tie: Give Obama the 252 electoral votes John Kerry won for the Democrats in 2004, and add to those New Mexico (5) and Iowa (7), which narrowly went for President Bush in 2004 after backing Al Gore in 2000, and traditionally Republican Colorado (9), where changing demographics favor Obama. Subtract New Hampshire (4), renowned for its independent streak and where voters in Republican primaries have twice favored McCain over establishment-backed and better-funded candidates, and it amounts to 269-269.
Ok, to summarize…
1. The number of Democrats is shrinking
2. The number of Undecideds is higher than ever before
3. Most of the undecideds are Democrats
4. The undecided Democrats are less likely to lean Obama than undecided Republicans are to vote McCain
6. The expected youth turnout is declining rapidly, while older voter percentages are increasing
7. In a no can lose year for a Democrat, Obama’s poll numbers have dropped 15 points in just a few weeks and he is now tied in the polls with John McCain.
Does it look to you like Obama is bringing new people into the party?
Looks to me like they need to pucker up and start kissing some Clinton ass… what do you think?
Super Delegates… you can save us… JUST SAY NO DEAL!!!
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Ludacris, rapper and avid supporter of Barack Obama (Obama once claimed to have Ludacris in heavy rotation on his iPod) has released a new song called ‘Politics: Obama Is Here’ in which he attacks Hillary Clinton as an ‘irrelevant bitch’.
I’m back on it like I just signed my record deal
yeah the best is here, the Bentley Coup paint is dripping wet, it got sex appeal
never should have hated
you never should’ve doubted him
with a slot in the president’s iPod Obama shattered ‘em
Said I handled his biz and I’m one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant
Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what?
if you said it then you meant it how you want it have a gut!
and all you other politicians trying to hate on my man,
watch us win a majority vote in every state on my man
you can’t stop what’s bout to happen, we bout to make history
the first black president is destined and it’s meant to be
the threats ain’t fazing us, the nooses or the jokes
so get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote!
paint the White House black and I’m sure that’s got ‘em terrified
McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and I throw em like candy wrap
cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant
and you the worst of all 43 presidents
get out and vote or the end will be near
the world is ready for change because Obama is here!
cause Obama is here
The world is ready for change because Obama is here!Update: Yup, I was right – Click Here
This is a bit older, but I just came across it and absolutely love the poem. I thought others that supported Hillary and appreciated her historic campaign might appreciate it as well.
I AM ONE…
I am one,
I am one of 18 million,
I am one with them in history,
I am one with them in her story,
I am one with them in our story…
I am no longer invisible,
I am respected,
I am vocal,
I am one…
PUMApac has a log of emails from Super Delegates that were sent in response to the concerns of Democrats that contacted them.
It is pretty scary that a political party expecting votes would treat it’s voters like this. And they wonder why we don’t wanna vote for them?
CLICK HERE for all of them… but here are a couple favorites:
“Not sure if you know, but we are keeping copies of all these emails in the archives. Yes, you are not going to get away with pretending to be for Hillary.” – from Donna Brazile, member of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee, threatening Sharon, a Democratic voter, with retaliation for contacting her about the election, on June 8, 2008.
“When God was giving out brains…you thought he said trains…and you missed yours. Who gives a croc what you do, its your business fool.” — from Ben Johnson, member of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee, to Sherry, a Democratic Voter From Michigan, July 7, 2008.
Remember, the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee are the people that changed the delegate count, and effectively votes, in Michigan. Those two people, Brazile and Johnson, are in charge of our votes?!?!?!
And now for my absolute favorite!
“GOD WILL GUIDE THE HAND OF JUDGMENT THAT WILL STRIKE YOU DOWN!
Do not email us again. Thank you.” — from Carolyn Warner, Arizona Super Delegate and former state senator, to a Democratic voter who requested that she help make sure that the Convention includes an open roll call vote as in years’ past, July 18, 2008.
Are you kidding me?!?!?
As PUMApac said… “Why are these people in charge?”
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Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that Obama raised in a year what it took Clinton several years to build?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that the party elders like Kerry and Kennedy would back an unknown newbie, even though their constituency was clearly held the opposite view?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that the DNC would facilitate the defeat and smearing of the 2 most popular and well known Democrats in the country and in the world?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that the Clintons, of all people, get accused of racism in the same state that McCain got smeared only 8 years earlier?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that Obama’s supporters regularly threaten the lives of average citizens, bloggers and media personalities and yet neither the Obama camp nor the Democratic Party says anything about it?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that Obama’s supporters threats have been so credible that people like Tavis Smiley had to resign from his radio show because of them… and still the Obama camp and DNC say nothing?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that the Obama camp and the DNC talk about “unity” and yet make no moves towards it?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that a political party and it’s officials would tell millions of supporters to get out of the party, that they are republican plants and to stay home?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that a political party would do absolutely nothing about losing millions of voters and addressing their concerns… instead blowing them off and saying “they will vote for us anyway.”
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that the DNC and the Obama camp is so resistant to the prospect of even a Clinton Vice Presidency that it borders on being publically rude even though it is absolutely clear that the majority of Americans want it?
Doesn’t anyone in the media find it odd that in a “there is no way a Democrat can lose” year that Obama is tied in the polls, and yet the Obama campaign and the DNC could still give less than a crap about millions of voters?
Reporters, why aren’t you asking these questions?
The last two elections were decided by only a few thousand votes, and this one is shaping up to be a squeaker too if the polling trends continue.
Why is the DNC blowing off millions of voters?
The official paper of the Chinese Government seems to revere Hillary Clinton as a hero.
I find it as no surprise that China holds her in such high regard. Beijing was the location of one of the most important speeches ever given on women’s and human rights… and was given by none other than Hillary Clinton.
Here is what THE PEOPLE’S DAILY had to say.
“Hillary: A Heroine for Women, Taken Down By Male-Dominated Media
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has finally admitted defeat and returned to the Senate. After the battle between Obama and this “indomitable, never-give-up” woman, who was confronted with a weakening campaign, lagging poll numbers and enormous intra-party pressure for “unity,” she was finally forced to announce her withdrawal and throw her support to Obama, to help him achieve his dream of becoming the first Black president.
But didn’t Hillary have a dream, too? This lady, who as a 22-year-old university graduate vowed to “make the impossible possible,” who as a gifted Yale Law School alum was twice ranked among the hundred most influential lawyers in the United States and who as First Lady was determined to promote health care reform, has long dreamed of becoming the first woman president.
This time, Hillary’s dream almost came true. A woman has never gotten closer to occupying the Oval Office. Even in the so-called “New World” of the United States, the practice of discrimination against women has always existed. Women didn’t have the right to vote until 1920; there has been only a single female vice presidential candidate (in 1984), and only 16 percent of the members of Congress are currently women.”
Click Here For The English Translation and the full article
(Thanks to Susankh4.)
Sheri Tag’s little blogtalk radio show has blasted off into the stratosphere!
First, she picked up Will Bower as a regular commentator, and she has had some of the biggest and best bloggers on for interviews…. and now she has none other than LANNY DAVIS.
I am really looking forward to this show. It will be very interesting as this is the first public contact a person from the Clinton camp has made with the PUMAs. This is a milestone.
The Lanny Davis interview is going to be followed by the fantastic Hillraiser Ricki Lieberman.
Just Amazing. Sheri has done a wonderful job, and the combo of Sheri and Will is unstoppable.
It has been confirmed by www.puma08.com that as many as 15 delegates are switching their vote to Hillary.
Only 175 delegates need to change their votes to oust Obama as nominee and install Hillary Clinton. This would leave 160 to go!
This does not come as a surprise on the heels of reports that 8 have decided to switch and that the people on Capitol Hill have become quite upset with the Obama campaign, calling it non-communicative, un-cooperative, and arrogant. (Click Here) Add that to the fact that Obama has drummed up almost no money for the party, is tied with McCain in a supposed “no way to lose” Democratic year, and has done zero for the people down ticket… (Click Here) and you have some pretty disgruntled super delegates, not to mention the disgruntled populace re: flip flops on several issues. (Click Here)
If this trend holds true, Obama is in hot water.
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Damn, Joe is killin it this week!
“I just deleted a large number of the most hate-filled comments imaginable. All of these comments were directed at the PUMA movement and at myself.
These Obots actually dared to lecture me on the need for unity — even after I documented the many, many times they told non-worshipers of the Lightbringer to leave the party. Not only do these individuals lack all sense of self-awareness, they have proven themselves to be genetically incapable of refraining from insult, even when insults will only harm their cause. The Obots don’t want unity. If they did, they would apologize. They would show some humility.”
The article goes on to list except and quotation after except and quotation of “Obots” (aka Obama supporters) saying some of the worst things possible about Hillary and doing everything possible to divide the party… (Click Here for a truly educational experience.)
And now they lecture us about unity?
I find it amazing that the people that told us to get out of the party, that called us racists, that called Hillary a bitter old bitch that would start a nuclear war because she got all pms-ish and said that Bill was cut from the same cloth as McCain and Bush… that these people are now calling for unity. That these people are mystified as to why we are reluctant to fall in line. That these people now lecture us… Just amazing.