Saturday, April 12, 2008

What In The Hell Went Wrong?

By Chris Stephen
in New York
DEMOCRAT grandees Jimmy Carter and Al Gore are being lined-up to deliver the coup de grĂ¢ce to Hillary Clinton and end her campaign to become president.
Falling poll numbers and a string of high-profile blunders have convinced party elders that she must now bow out of the primary race.Former president Carter and former vice-president Gore have already held high-level discussions about delivering the message that she must stand down for the good of the Democrats."They're in discussions," a source close to Carter told Scotland on Sunday. "Carter has been talking to Gore. They will act, possibly together, or in sequence."An appeal by both men for Democrats to unite behind Clinton's rival, Barack Obama, would have a powerful effect, and insiders say it is a question of when, rather than if, they act.Obama has an almost unassailable lead in the battle for nomination delegates, and is closing the gap with Clinton in her last stronghold, Pennsylvania, which votes on April 22. One year ago, Clinton thought that she would win the Democratic Ticket hands down. But, those of the old Democratic guard, or supporting her new fresh rival. They are rallying for the least experienced Obama. Clinton is going to look back and ask" What in the hell went wrong".

Friday, April 11, 2008

"Digg It" Obama's A "Bigot" !!

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Senator Barack Obama forcefully criticized his rivals here Friday evening for suggesting he was out-of-touch with the American middle-class, after Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain accused Mr. Obama of belittling voters by calling them “bitter.”
A fresh controversy over electability emerged from comments Mr. Obama had made at a private fundraiser in California on Sunday. Mr. Obama outlined challenges facing his presidential candidacy in the upcoming primaries of Pennsylvania and Indiana, particularly winning over white working-class voters who have fallen through the cracks of the last two presidential administrations.
“So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” Mr. Obama said, according to a transcript that appeared Friday on the Hufington Post Web site.
The remarks touched off a torrent of criticism from Mrs. Clinton, Mr. McCain and a string of Republican activists and party officials, all of whom accused Mr. Obama of elitism and belittling the working class. At a rally here Friday evening, Mr. Obama drawing a standing ovation in a crowded gymnasium as he rebutted those charges and painted both of his rivals as entrenched Washington insiders. Obama going have to be on the defensive for the rest of his campaign. He has said to much, and has made it easy to paint him more in line with Wright. Obama has basically call rural America bigots. McCain and Clinton will hound him on this, and say that this is more proof that he did hear Wright's comments and agree with him. P.S. I had to take time off due to illness in the family. My mom had cancer and my dad had a major heart attack all in a week. Thank you for your prayers. Therefore---- I AM BACK AND ON THE ATTACK!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

If I Was A Democrat, I Cry Too!!

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Bickering between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama could affect Democratic turnout in the general election, suggests a poll released Thursday.
Fighting between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could drive Democratic turnout this fall.
Sixteen percent of Clinton supporters questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey said they are not likely to vote in the general election if Obama is the Democratic nominee.
An equal number of Obama supporters said they'll sit it out come November if Clinton is their party's nominee.
"The problem for the Democratic Party in November may not be crossover votes: Clinton supporters choosing [Sen. John] McCain in the fall if Obama wins the nomination or Obama voters doing likewise if Clinton gets the nod," CNN polling director Keating Holland said. "The real problem may be that those disaffected Clinton or Obama supporters may just stay at home in November, which could cost the party dearly in some key states.
"If the Obama stay-at-home vote is largely African-American, that will affect Democrats' chances on the ballot in several Southern states and could take states like Virginia off the table completely," Holland said. "It might even hurt Democrats in states where the party relies on heavy turnout in large urban areas, such as Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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"And if the Clinton stay-at-home vote is predominantly female, that will hurt the party everywhere," he added.
But polls are just snapshots of how people feel at the moment. If the Democrats can come together and agree on a nominee, most of the ill will could be just a memory by November.
Clinton spoke out Thursday in Fayetteville, North Carolina, regarding party unity, and she had a warning to Democrats who may consider sitting out the November election or even voting for McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee. The funny part of all this?!?! There is allot more to come. With Pennsylvania in a few weeks, I am sure we have not seen the big guns of Obama and Clinton yet. This is making the Democrat's primary into a mockery. We have still not seen Obama's so call full assault on Clinton. Hillary is a veteran of politics and I am sure she has a trick or two up her shelve.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Free Kool-Aid!!

Barack Obama gained a boost yesterday when the first poll taken since his make-or-break speech last week on race put him back ahead of Hillary Clinton. A nationwide Gallup poll put Obama on 48% to Clinton's 45%. The same poll last week, taken at the height of the row over Obama's minister in Chicago, Jeremiah Wright, gave Clinton her first lead for weeks, 49% to his 42%.
Snippets of Wright's sermons calling on members of the congregation to sing "God Damn America" had been playing on cable television. On Tuesday, Obama gave a speech in Philadelphia rejecting Wright's views but refusing to disown him, and putting Wright in the context of race relations in the US overall.
Both the Obama and Clinton campaign teams have been anxiously awaiting the first poll to see how the speech played with the public. Gallup began polling on Wednesday and continued through to Friday. The poll was of 1,264 Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters.
Obama left the campaign trail on Friday for a holiday. He is due back tomorrow, resuming campaigning in North Carolina, one of 10 states left still to vote on the Democratic nomination. The big test will be the Pennsylvania primary on April 22. If Obama can keep Clinton's expected victory to 55-45, he will remain on course to take the nomination. If Wright was tied to any one else, like he is to Obama. They would be Politically dead. It makes you wonder what kind of Kool-aid Obama is serving? Well, I can not think of any flavor that drivers people this crazy. So, It must be the best kind of Kool-Aid, FREE!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Watch Out For What You Wish For!

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday.
Analysis Corp. President John Brennan, shown here in 2004, advises Barack Obama, a source tells CNN.
John O. Brennan, president and CEO of the Analysis Corp., advises the Illinois Democrat on foreign policy and intelligence issues, the source said.
Brennan briefed the media on behalf of the campaign this month.
The executive is a former senior CIA official and former interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
He contributed $2,300 to the Obama campaign in January.
When asked about the contribution, a State Department official told CNN's Zain Verjee, "We ethically awarded contracts. Political affiliation is not one of the factors that we check."
On Friday, the department revealed that Obama's passport file was improperly accessed three times this year, and the passport files of the two other major presidential candidates -- Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain-- had also been breached. Three contractors are accused in the wrongdoing, including the one who works for the Analysis Corp. and who was disciplined. That contractor accessed McCain's file in addition to Obama's. None of the contractors was identified.
The Washington Times, which broke the story Thursday night that Obama's records had been improperly accessed, reported Saturday that the State Department inquiry is focusing on the Analysis Corp. employee. Also, the investigation by the department's inspector general will include polygraph tests for supervisors in the passport section to find out whether there was any political motive. This Stinks!!!!! Obama advisor is behind the breaches?!? Funny thing is that, before, it was known to be his advisor, Obama supporters were screaming for those to be tar and feathered. I think there is more here than you see. We MIGHT found out soon. Obama is on the come back. But, if this is true, he is done with.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Clinton and Michigan About To Be Cheated!

WASHINGTON (AFP) — As they fight for every precious delegate, White House hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are trading shots on how to resolve the dilemma of Michigan and Florida, barred from the Democratic Party's nominating race.
"It's a game of political chicken," said Michigan University professor Mike Traugott, saying neither of the candidates wanted to be the first to give in.
Florida and Michigan were punished by the Democratic Party for violating its rules by holding their primaries too early. As a result, delegates from the two states will be absent from the party's August nominating contest in Denver.
But Clinton, who won both the primaries, has argued the Democratic voters of Florida and Michigan should not be disenfranchised.
"I do not see how two of our largest and most significant states can be disenfranchised and left out of the process of picking our nominee without raising serious questions about the legitimacy of that nominee."
But Obama, who is currently ahead in the all-important delegate stakes after a series of wins in the nation's primaries, appears to be playing for time as he seeks the Democratic nomination for the November presidential elections.
"Senator Clinton, I have to say on this, has been completely disingenuous," Obama told CNN late Wednesday saying she had initially supported the party's ruling.
"Then as soon as she got into trouble politically and it looked like she would have no prospect of winning the nomination without having them count, suddenly she's extraordinarily concerned with the voters there."
Obama's campaign spokesman Bill Burton said Thursday: "We support a fair solution that allows Michigan Democrats to participate at our national convention this summer, and we look forward to working with the Michigan Democratic Party and the DNC to achieve that goal."
According to the latest estimates, the former first lady is trailing behind Obama in the delegate stakes with 1,493 delegates to his 1,628. But both are still a long way from the 2,025 needed to win the nomination.
In normal times, Michigan would have 156 delegates and Florida some 210 at the convention.
Clinton is banking on repeating her January wins in the states' primaries to help narrow the gap with Obama.
But Florida has already ruled out a new vote, and Michigan's state legislature also appeared unlikely to debate the option of holding a new primary before its Easter recess.
Asked if such a bill would be brought to the state senate, Senator Michelle McManus, chairwoman of the campaigns and election oversight committee, said: "I don't foresee that happening."
"We had a primary, and unfortunately the Democrats choose not to participate. The Republicans did, and John McCain has said he'll seat all the Michigan delegates," she told AFP.
The stalemate has led supporters on both sides to try to find an acceptable compromise.
"It will get down to serious negotiations about this, and then it will turn on whether or not Hillary Clinton wants to make a concession," said Traugott.
"The real issue here is that Obama has a lead in the delegates that she has to cut into and overcome ... so the only opportunity she has is for a re-vote. He doesn't really have an incentive to go along with this."
Obama supporter Chris Dodd suggested Thursday splitting the Michigan delegates 50-50 as the only fair solution given that Illinois senator's name didn't even figure on the state's ballot paper.
While a Clinton backer proposed that half of the Florida delegates should be allocated based on results of the January 29 primary, and the other half on other criteria such as the national results. Obama about to cheat Michigan out. Obama wants to split Michigan's delegates 50-50. This way he can't lose. Why should Michigan suffer over his mistakes? YES! HIS FAULT! He could of gotten his act together and been on Michigan's ticket. Hillary did! Obama choose not to be in that primary. Was he trying to save money? Was he trying to save face by not taking the risk of losing to Hillary? It is his fault, and , I believe it is not fair to Clinton or Michigan.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama's "WORDS" Becoming Hard To Believe!!

Buried in his eloquent, highly praised speech on America's racial divide, Sen. Barack Obama contradicted more than a year of denials and spin from him and his staff about his knowledge of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's controversial sermons.
Similarly, Obama also has only recently given a much fuller accounting of his relationship with indicted political fixer Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a longtime friend, who his campaign once described as just one of "thousands of donors."
Until yesterday, Obama said the only thing controversial he knew about Rev. Wright was his stand on issues relating to Africa, abortion and gay marriage.

In the case of his relationship with Rezko, Obama has also been slow to acknowledge the full extent of his relationship.
It was only last week that he revealed Rezko had raised some $250,000 in campaign contributions for him.
The campaign had initially claimed Rezko-connected contributions were no more than $60,000, an amount the campaign donated to charity. Then the figure grew to around $86,000, and there were additional revelations that put the amount at about $150,000. Obama's $250,000 accounting was a substantial jump and clearly contradicted earlier campaign statements that Rezko was just one of "thousands of donors." The sad part is that there are more tapes to come. This will not die down, especially, when more evidence comes out that Obama knew more than he is saying. Obama has surrounded himself with some question people, and it is starting to come out and hurt his credibility. But, worst is that he is getting caught not telling the whole truth about his relationships with these people. News of even worst tapes on the way will sink his Presidents race. Can Obama survive ? Is Obama starting to lose his credibility?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama is Stalling! Democrates Going to Revolt?

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign accused Barack Obama on Tuesday of standing in the way of a second presidential primary in Michigan, as several state lawmakers expressed concerns over suggested rules governing any revote.
Aides said the former first lady would make a hastily arranged appearance in Detroit on Wednesday to make the argument for going ahead despite the obstacles.
Mo Elleithee, a spokesman, said Clinton would "make the case for counting the people of Michigan, that every vote must count and that Senator Obama is standing in the way of a revote, and that snubbing Michigan would hurt the Democratic party in November."
Even before Clinton announced her travel plans, Obama's spokesman accused her of merely looking out for her own political interests.
"As others in Michigan have pointed out, there are valid concerns about the proposal currently being discussed, including severe restrictions on voter eligibility and the reliance on private funding," said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor. "We have raised these concerns, as legislators in Michigan did today, and we're waiting to see if these issues can be resolved by the Legislature."
Michigan is one of two states that violated Democratic Party rules by holding primaries too early in the year. As punishment, the party stripped both states of their delegates to the national nominating convention.
Plans for a revote in the other state, Florida, collapsed over the weekend, leaving the future of its delegation unclear.
Originally, Michigan was to have 128 delegates; Florida's total was 185. Clinton is about to have a melt down. Can you blame her? While Michigan Democrats are getting the cold shoulder from Obama and Dean. If Michiganites do not get their voice heard, than they should get pissed. This is becoming one of the biggest cluster *ucks I have ever seen. How can the Democratic party be taken seriously? If this is how they run their primaries, then God help us if they take over the White House.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Obama's Big Day!!

Barack Obama is preparing to deliver a major address Tuesday on race, politics and unifying the country after being hounded by questions about his relationship to a pastor whose sermons have been laced with anti-American invective.

“I am going to be talking about, not just about Reverend Wright but just the larger issue of race in this campaign, which has ramped up over the last couple of weeks,” Obama told reporters after a town-hall meeting. “Part of what I’ll do tomorrow is to talk a little about how some of these issues are perceived from within the black church community, for example, which I think views this very differently.”
With the constant attention on Wright, Obama’s strategists planned the speech, deciding they could no longer ignore the percolating issues that are distracting from the candidate’s message of hope and change.
“Given the events of the past few weeks, and some of the statements that have been made, Senator Obama felt it was an important moment to address the issue of race, politics and how we bring our country together,” Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said Monday. Good move on Obama's part. He will try to cool down the fire's that are about to burn, his chances for 08 race, to the ground. It appears that he is trying to get the negative news, of recent, out in the air and over with. This day could make or break him! How much do you think this will help him? Is it possible to silence some of the negative press?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

TAKE COVER!! Obama's Full Assault, About to Begin !!!

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Hillary Clinton's White House campaign lashed out Sunday after a report said rival Barack Obama was preparing a "full assault" on her after unloading some embarrassments to his own campaign.
The feuding over the report in the Democrat's hometown newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, came as Republican nominee-elect John McCain polished his national security credentials on a surprise trip to Iraq.
"It is disappointing that a campaign that began by promising a politics of hope has come to this, that it is signalling and revelling in attacks on Senator Clinton's character," her communications director Howard Wolfson said.
"This is not the campaign they promised us," he said on a conference call.
The Tribune noted that Obama was now distancing himself from his fiery Chicago pastor, who argues in a newly unearthed video that the September 11 attacks of 2001 showed that "America's chickens are coming home to roost."

The Tribune report said Obama was "trying to air his dirty laundry ... as he prepares a full assault on Senator Hillary Clinton over ethics and transparency." It did not spell out what form that assault might take.
But earlier Sunday, Obama aides kept up a barrage of questioning over Clinton's tax returns, her records from her White House days, and possible ties to donors who gave generously to her husband Bill's presidential library.
"The Clinton campaign says she has been fully vetted but the truth is she is a veteran of non-disclosure," Obama chief strategist David Axelrod said.
"All of this has created a sense that there are things she wants the public not to know," he said.
And addressing the Clinton camp's battle to seat delegates from the pariah states of Florida and Michigan, Axelrod said: "You get the feeling they are literally trying to do anything to win this nomination."
The feistier tone between the campaigns belied a truce over Obama's pastor with Clinton supporters passing up repeating opportunities to decry the inflammatory language of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who said in the newly disclosed video that the 9/11 attacks were brought on by US "terrorism."
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the country's highest ranking elected Democrat, ruled out a "dream ticket" combining Obama and Clinton and said the party's nominee should be whoever leads in the final delegate count. Take cover, this is about to get ugly! Obama appears to be ready for an all out assault on Clinton. He is looking for the KNOCK-OUT PUNCH! I am betting this will be the hottest weeks of mud slinging we have seen yet. With Nancy Pelosi telling us there will be no "Dream Ticket" , then there no reason to play nice. Do you think this will take Clinton out of the race? Are you one of those that like to watch this showdown at high noon? Will this help McCain when it is all said and done?


Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are classic tax-and-spend liberals whose proposals would, if ever implemented, take money out of the pockets of virtually all taxpayers — including low- and moderate-income Americans.Yet the contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president continue to insist that they would merely “tax the rich” while helping those with lower incomes.We’ll see — sooner than Obama and Clinton would like.This week, both cast votes in the Senate against continuing President Bush’s tax relief package. Soon, they will be voting on a federal budget bill proposed by Democrat leaders and supported by Clinton and Obama. According to published reports, that budget bill would, if enacted, increase taxes on individuals making as little as $31,850 a year and on families earning as little as $63,700. If that’s “rich,” it will come as news to tens of millions of middle-class Americans. Liberals in both houses of Congress insist that their budget plans are needed in order to reduce federal deficit spending. At the same time, they include massive increases in spending — made possible, of course, by higher taxes. The Democrat budgets specify spending increases in excess of the rate of inflation for virtually all domestic programs. President Bush’s budget proposal, on the other hand, calls for restraint in domestic spending — and taxation.If Obama and Clinton continue to support their party’s budget plans — as they have in the past — they will expose themselves for what they are: politicians whose plans include major tax increases on virtually all Americans. Tax me!!! Please, TAX ME!!! That is what about to happen to all of America, if the Democrats are to win the 08 race. I can't see how they can have all their promises of universal health care and many other social programs payed for. Raising taxes on the rich is not enough. The middle class will have to pay a good bit more. Ask the middle class if they fill rich today with the high gas prices. The average Joe would say hell no. But, under the Democrats, Mr. Joe will have his taxes increased a good amount. Even if the middle class taxes are increase just a little bit, they need a break. Middle America is under enough pressure with making house payments, filling the car up just go to work, and putting food on the table. Do you agree?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Three Strikes and Obama is Out!!

STRIKE 1. Obama has had a friendly relationship with William Ayers. Ayers is a former leader of a radical 70’s group, the Weather Underground, that declared war on the U.S. government. In an excerpt of Ayers’ memoir, that ironically appeared in the New York Times on September 11, 2001, said, “I don’t regret setting bombs” and “I feel we didn’t do enough.”The Weather Underground “allegedly” bombed the US Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972. Ayers was a leader. Obama met with Ayers and his wife in 1995 as he looked to get elected to the Illinois State Senate. STRIKE 2. Obama has been long time friends with Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr, former pastor at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, who presided over Obama's wedding and supplied the "audacity of hope" line that has become one of the candidate's signatures, has been a source of controversy for Obama for months because of the inflammatory words and themes of some sermons. With a sermon that claim America deserved 9/11, that was the Sunday after the attack. Sermons with themes that attacked white people. STRIKE 3. Has not happen yet. Don't know where or when this will happen if it does. But, Obama will be out! The heart land of America is mostly white, and they voted for Obama. But, those voters are starting to rethink their votes after this latest news. Even if Obama beats Clinton, McCain will be ready to go toe to toe with him. What do you think of this news? Is this fair to Obama? Will the news media hound him to the end?