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March 22, 2008

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Barry Dauphin

James Carville just compared Bill Richardson to Judas for endorsing Obama (on Good Friday). Where will the metaphors end? Carville did not mention Obama, so that makes Obama...well they're still working on that.

memomachine

Hmmm.

Does this mean that if Bill praised Hillary's performance in the sack the Obama campaign would demand equal treatment?

We've passed ridiculous and are now entering idiotic.

Jane

We are getting woefully close to a society that thinks it's just fine to ban the Mohammed cartoons.

We need a war on political correctness.

Tom Maguire

Does this mean that if Bill praised Hillary's performance in the sack...

But what are the odds?

Sue

I'm afraid. Afraid that Hillary will end this before the convention. I still have boxes upon boxes of unpopped corn....

clarice

TM"I think it hurts the Obama people with the three folks who were still watching this campaign with a straight face." Now, that's the ticket!


I'm sure lots of Hispanics will identify with very rich Richardson , whose mom was quite wealthy IIRC and who attended very tony prep schools. In any event, I wonder how long many minutes it will take before the BR dirt of which there is a ton hits the media.

The Clintons have been hurt a great deal by Hill's run--both of their reputations have been trashed, there are now as many people inside the Dem party who despise them as there are in the Rep party. This was a very ill-considered move, but I predict she will not let up and her coming victory in Penn will just spur her to continue on.

Jane

I predict she will not let up and her coming victory in Penn will just spur her to continue on.

I'm counting on it.

Ranger

And the next little bomblette for Obama. This quote has surfaced from a Chicago pro-palestinian activist. He claims that Obama told him during his US Senate primarry race:

“Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.”

Is it more of Obama telling people what they want to hear to keep their support? Or have his views actually changed in the last few years?

via http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/

centralcal

Sue: fear not, she is not going to "end it" and why should she? At long last Barry-boy is out of heavens and back down to earth, where they are duking it out on a level playing field!

Carville v. Daschle on CNN.
Brian Kilmeade storming off the set at F&F.
Wallace lecturing Steve, Gretchen and Brian.

The media have joined the candidate's and surrogate's melee! The drama and the comedy just gets better and almost non-stop.

Politics at its entertaining best, if you ask me.

clarice

I was going to add that McPeak makes me think that a lot of retired military officers seem to have left their brains at the door of the retirement ceremony, but then Hot Air quotes him saying this--and sounding like he's essentially in the McCain camp on military matters:

Is Iraq the last country we confront in the Middle East?
Who wants to volunteer to get cross-ways with us? We’ll be there a century, hopefully. If it works right.

anduril

Dumbing Joe McCarthy down. Will this be the point at which voters finally tire of "McCarthyism?"

Sue

Brian Kilmeade storming off the set at F&F.

He did? I missed that.

Doug Santo

I don't hate Bill or Hillary. I disagree with their politics and policies, usually.

I admire Hillary for sticking with her campaign in the face of growing media endorsement of O'Bama and media criticism of herself. Liberal politicians seem much more susceptible to media criticism and opinion than conservatives.

I like what Bill said about a contest between Hillary and McCain. I like the fact he left O'Bama out and implied O'Bama Does not love his country. I like the subsequent media and democratic firestorm over the non-issue.

Liberal cable networks are doing everything possible to close the wound over Rev. Wright. I don't think it can be closed. I see many political commercials in the general election featuring the good reverend, assuming O'Bama is the nominee.

While the democrats fight among themselves, McCain is doing the right thing - acting like a president who is above this nonsense.

It's early yet, but if O'Bama becomes the nominee, I believe we could see a huge landslide victory for republicans in the general election. The republican victory could even spill over to the house and mitigate to some extent what appears to be a bleak situation.

Doug Santo
Pasadena, CA

M. Simon

The Clintons have been hurt a great deal by Hill's run--both of their reputations have been trashed, there are now as many people inside the Dem party who despise them as there are in the Rep party.

It could just as well read:

The Obamas have been hurt a great deal by Barry's run--both of their reputations have been trashed, there are now as many people inside the Dem party who despise them as there are in the Rep party.

Six months ago who would have guessed it. Fortunes of war and politics.

kim

Sue, you can find the video through Breitbart. It was typical. And topical. Topsey-turvey, too.
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clarice

I think so, too, Doug, but I am an optimist.

TM, I don't know what Oliver's motto was, but surfing the net I found something the Dems might use for this election:

Ne nostra in fundamenta subeamus: “Let us not climb up our own bottoms.”

Jane

I just saw general McPeak (whatever) introduce BO. He was dissin' Bill. BO's head was bowed in tragic sadness. These people have become a joke.

SteveMG

Brian Kilmeade storming off the set at F&F.

He did? I missed that.

It was an act/joke by him. He pretended to be upset when Doocy called him a "typical sports guy".

He returned during the next segment where they continued the discussion. Reportedly (I've only seen the show while waiting for my car to be worked on), he's done the stunt before.

SteveMG

It's pretty clear to me that Clinton was referring to the general election where we want to have two candidates who discuss serious issues and not get side-tracked by extraneous side concerns.

This wasn't, it seems to me, a shot at Obama's qualifications or patriotism.

Man, I've been defending Obama and now Bill Clinton.

This has to stop.

Dr. Weevil

I haven't been there in years, but the last time I looked Oliver Willis' motto was "like kryptonite to stupid". It's also been years since someone (not I) suggested changing it to "like velcro to stupid".

PeterUK

"Does this mean that if Bill praised Hillary's performance in the sack"

Does Bill have that good a memory?

Foo Bar


As an example of Compliant Campaigning, let's all look forward to Bill Clinton speaking on Mother's Day:


Hillary has been a wonderful wife and devoted mother for years. And let me add that Barack has been a wonderful husband and devoted father, as far as I know. No, strike that qualifier! He has been Mr. Wonderful, and who could doubt it?

Do not scoff at me. If Bill were to praise Hillary's marital and parenting skills while overlooking Barack's that would be the worst sort of racial pandering, playing on unspoken prejudices of black abandonment. C'mon - when I'm right, I'm right.

When you're right, you're right, but you're wrong in this case. Your analogy doesn't work. The analogous Mother's Day statement would be if Bill had said "I think it would be a great thing if the Democratic Party nominee was also a wonderful spouse and devoted parent". The implication would be that there is some doubt, depending on who is selected, as to whether the nominee will end up having these characteristics.

Under the assumption that Obama, McCain, and Hillary all love this country and are devoted to the interest of this country, Bill's statement that "it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country" wouldn't make any sense. It would already be guaranteed (regardless of who gets the nomination) that we would have such an election year, so why would he say "it would be a great thing"? It would be like saying "it would be a great thing if the general election were held this November".

I'll take the word of the Clinton campaign that Bill didn't intend to imply a lack of patriotism on the part of Obama, but the text of his comments did contain such an implication.

SteveMG

I'll take the word of the Clinton campaign that Bill didn't intend to imply a lack of patriotism on the part of Obama, but the text of his comments did contain such an implication.

To me, sometimes (dare I say?) a cigar is a cigar.

Naivete on my part perhaps.

MayBee

Ranger-
I know there has to be Obama pro-Palestinian stuff out there, I just don't know who can find it.
When Ralph Nader announced he was running for president this year, one of the reasons he gave (on NBC's MTP) was that Obama was no longer pro-Palestinian, though he used to be.

Cecil Turner

I can't remember where I read it, but there was an anecdote about General [Patton?] that he never voted for president, because a vote for was bought, and a vote against was disloyal. Probably taking the concept a bit far, but the principle is instructive. There is something unseemly about military officers--especially flag officers--using their rank as a bona fide for political endorsements. Those that do it forfeit a large measure of the respect that normally attends the rank (IMHO). McPeak and his fellow travelers are less than impressive on that score. McPeak was not well regarded as CSAF and SecAF (and widely considered a bit of a joke, whose major accomplishments were a uniform redesign and a favoritism toward fighter pilots that managed to annoy the vast majority of his subordinates). Watching the Obama crowd fawn over him (when they'd likely boo someone like Gen Petraeus) was borderline nauseating.

His calling Clinton's remark "McCarthyism" is risible nonsense. Nobody called Barack a communist or questioned his patriotism (I might later, though). Clinton was obviously discussing the concept of a competition of ideas instead of ad hominem gotcha politics. So naturally McPeak responds with an ad hom argument. The self-parody is palpable. If this little bit of theater is an example of Obama's "judgment" . . . well, it doesn't impress.

clarice

It is unseemly,Cecil, but Kerry, Clinton and Obama seem to have vacuumed up every nitwit who ever wore all those fancy ribbons and stars and medals..

PeterUK

Obama Gospel

clarice

Thnx,PUK--Ramirez is a genius--that is the entire Obama campaign in a ouple of drawings..

PeterUK

Clarice,
It is rumoured that when Obama said that on the hustings a little old lady stepped out of the crowed and threw a rock at him.Obama is reputed to have said,"Sometimes, Grandmother,you really piss me off".

boris

but the text of his comments did contain such an implication

Apparently FuBird, you don't know the difference between infer and imply. You may draw that inference but there is no implication in the text. If the context of BJ's remarks were specific to Hillary and McCain then there is no implication there either.

SteveMG

According to Kathleen Parker at NRO who was at the event where Clinton made the remarks, Clinton specifically mentioned McCain before the controversial comment:

Before he made the so-called controversial remarks, he praised McCain as an “honorable man,” who has “paid the highest price short of giving your life.” He mentioned that though Hillary and McCain disagree on many issues, they’ve worked together successfully on others. In that context, he said it would be great “if you had two people who really love this country and ask who’s right on these issues” instead of all the non-essential clutter that now distracts in politics.

Sometimes when people complain that comments were taken out of context, it's not just an excuse.

Last defense of the Clintons from me. I'm part Cajun but there's no way am I going to turn into Carville.

SteveMG

Cajun joke:

Crazy Boudreau was out fishing one day and suffered a heart attack and died.

His wife wrote an obituary and sent it to the paper. It said: "Boudreau died while fishing."

The newspaper called back and said, "M'am, you can have more in the obituary than just that one line." She said, "Ok".

The next day the obituary read: "Boudreau died while fishing. Boat for sale."

Sara

Does this mean that if Bill praised Hillary's performance in the sack...

But what are the odds?

Posted by: Tom Maguire | March 22, 2008 at 11:07 AM

Wasn't it a commenter here who said the next huge scandal coming down the pike is the headline:

Hillary Has Sex with Bill?

Daryl Herbert

The way Bill phrased it, he was clearly saying that his wife and John McCain both "loved this country" and that Barack Obama did not. Any doubt on that matter was disposed of when Bill talked about the distractions Obama was facing ("all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics")

The Obama campaign is not being silly or paranoid for assuming that Bill was taking a shot at Barack. It's obvious that's what he was doing.

sbw

Jane: We are getting woefully close to a society that thinks it's just fine to ban the Mohammed cartoons. We need a war on political correctness.

Jane, I fight that war every day, from an appreciation that to forbid criticism is anti-social. Society has few abiding considerations. Truth is one — and to help each other see it. Respect is another — to help each other and oneself.

So the necessary war is not on political correctness, but to understand that everyone needs to understand the minimum requirements of society, and to oppose any attempt to undermine them.

Cecil Turner

It is unseemly,Cecil, but Kerry, Clinton and Obama seem to have vacuumed up every nitwit . . .

Yeah, my point is the ones you hear from are the ones you probably ought to ignore. McPeak seems particularly drawn to the political light, having been active in the campaigns of Dole, Bush, Dean and Kerry.

And I found that linked letter particularly unseemly, as it did little but denigrate the commander-in-chief in wartime. It could easily have been written as a recommendation for a new strategy, but instead was a hit piece with [Joe] Wilsonesque "lied into war" stupidity (complete with self-contradictory blather). Gen Zinni did something similar with the "war for Israel" nonsense . . . but at least he's had the grace to be somewhat subdued since.

The Obama campaign is not being silly or paranoid for assuming that Bill was taking a shot at Barack.

I'll take your word for it. Now explain the "McCarthy" bit. Because "silly" and "paranoid" seem to me a perfectly valid interpretation of that nonsense.

clarice

I know McCain loves his country--He virtually died serving her. About the other two, I've no proof of it at all, and before you start gasping and screaming that military service is not proof of leadership or a necessity for the office, go back and read what your party was saying last time around.

clarice

My last remark was addressed to Daryl, not Cecil.

boris

The context of the BJ remark was to elevate Hillary to the same level of dedication to the country as McCain. Dubious, but as context it does not in fact provide any implication that Obama is a commie.

BK is perfectly capable of begging the listener to draw that inference but technically he neither says that or implies it with words or context. Sorry FuBird and Daryl, BJ slicked ya.

Sue

Has the world gone mad? You have members of the VRWC defending the Clintons and former Clintonites attacking the Clintons. Ayeeeee!

hit and run

I, for one completely believe that Bill meant to denigrate Obama with this remark.

I also think that he was denigrating Obama's race.

If I'm not mistaken, Bill called him a nappy headed ho, too.

It's a war, Team Obama. Go Get The Clintons!

Spare no expense.

Leave no weapon unused.

maryrose

Clinton's remark was a clear shot at Obama. It was a sin of omission. Carville's remark is typical clintonese as is sour grapes Penn's disclaimer that the Rivchardson endorsement doesn'tmatter. Per the conversation with Hil things got heated on the phone...she sooo wanted it. He only held off to give her a chance in Texas,so now Richardson is "dead to them". That happens a lot with former Climton pals.. Eventually their true colors shine through..

Rick Ballard

"You have members of the VRWC defending the Clintons and former Clintonites attacking the Clintons."

Sue,

Maybe we ought pick one or t'other (individually) and throw ourselves into the fray as supporters until the nomination is decided? That, or we could draw straws and take 10 day turns as pro-BHO or pro-RW. "Pro" in this instance would mean keeping a tight focus on the opponents glaring shortcomings while resolutely ignoring "our" candidate's deficiencies.

clarice

Hit is spending wayyy to much time with that agitator Rick.

clarice

Also PUK, Hit.

These are not suitable companions for a young Christian family man like yourself,

boris

Drawing the hostile inference like this is too akin to mind reading for my liking. One can easily come to the conclusion that the Obama inference is what BJ wants, but if mind reading is allowed as a basis for criticism, advantage in debate falls to all the mind reading pretenders who discredit any and all arguments they don't like as coming from malicious intentions.

Consider the undercover detective cliche where during the deal for contraband (drugs, guns, sex) the villian asks the officer in disguise:

"Hey are you a cop ?" and the detective answers:

"Do I look like a cop ?"

The inference is that the answer to a rhetorical question is also answer to the question asked. It is unlikely that the detective is actually seeking an honest evaluation of his disguise. So should a judge consider that entrapment or not?

Not IMO.

Rick, operation chaos.

Tom Maguire

Under the assumption that Obama, McCain, and Hillary all love this country and are devoted to the interest of this country, Bill's statement that "it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country" wouldn't make any sense.

Actually, I thought Clinton was questioning John Kerry's patriotism.

Under the assumption that Obama is diligent and committed to America's success, a statement like "If Hillary is the nominee it will be great to have a candidate who will work hard for a better America" is not only insulting to Obama but divisive racial pandering playing on sterotypes of the lazy black man.

C'mon - the Equal Time rule applies (applied) to broadcasters, not competing candidates and their surrogates.

PeterUK

Why can the Democrats not use traditional methods to select a candidate? Throw them both in the river and see which one floats.

clarice

PUK is always full of such constructive ideas.

GMax

I predict she will not let up and her coming victory in Penn will just spur her to continue on.

Thats what I was counting on when I donned the scarlet letter and helped save her in Texas.

As far as I am concerned, if she had been eliminated, we would never have got Rev. Wright in the sunshine, and now the Marxist theology is seeing the light too.

For this many have heaped scorn as if she does not have a mortal wound already and that we have kept the silver bullet from finding its mark.

If Speaker Pelosi becomes Minority Leader Pelosi, it will be largely because hobbled Obama staggers out of the Dem primary and gets mauled in the general and it all started with Texas Republicans just showing their manners and holdin the door open for a lady.

hit and run

Clarice:
These are not suitable companions for a young Christian family man like yourself

So, you're basically saying that I have the judgment of Obama when it comes to determining under whose tutelage I will study?

clarice

Thank you for your sacrifice,Gmax. We salute you. It is true, if he'd wrapped this up we'd have missed Rev Wright..and a number of Hill's lies, like the corkscrew landing in Bosnia to avoid enemy fire would never have come to light. If they keep fighting thru the convention, we might actually get far better stuff.

Hit, Exactamento.

PeterUK

"Judgment of Obama",sounds like some Old Testament curse. Beware lest you are turned into a pillar of cynicism.

M. Simon

One think you can say about Hillary is that she is tough. And Obama is a Rovian plot to destroy the Democrat party.

So let me see, around 2 April I switch to the Obama mode.

==

I swear this is more fun than the '04 election. Excepting for lighting incense, playing the Doors, and having flashbacks to another era.

M. Simon

BTW I went over to Balloon Juice and gave them some ammunition. When your enemies are fighting among themselves it is wise to see they are not short of ammunition.

When they start flinging feces at each other it is not very entertaining. So I give them links and facts.

And GMax - excellent. I voted McCain in Illinois. Not because I'm a McCain fan but, because it seemed wise to close out the Republican struggle - and my wife told me to.

M. Simon

Today I made the supreme sacrifice. I did a comment at Oliver Willis'.

Has any one seen the picture he uses? It gave me the willies.

hit and run

So, via Memeorandum, Bill Clinton says the whole kit and kaboodle may come down to NC.

Well. Much as I would like to tactically vote for Hillary or Obama based on what will most screw the Democrats -- I can't do it.

I won't do it.

I've thrown my support behind Rev. Wright.

I vote on principle.

hit and run

PUK:
"Judgment of Obama",sounds like some Old Testament curse. Beware lest you are turned into a pillar of cynicism.


Whoa. Now I have second thoughts.

Am I supporting Wright because of the Judgment of Obama curse?

My world crumbles around me.

Oh wait, mrs hit and run is home from the store with my beer.

It's all good.

Foo Bar

Under the assumption that Obama is diligent and committed to America's success, a statement like "If Hillary is the nominee it will be great to have a candidate who will work hard for a better America"

Again, you fail to parallel Bill's construction precisely. Your construction amounts more closely to merely painting a picture of how it will be with Hillary as the nominee. The right analogy to what Bill said would be "it would be a great thing if we had a nominee who will work hard for a better America", which emphasizes uncertainty as to whether we'll have a nominee with such a characteristic (depending on who is nominated) and does tend to imply that Obama wouldn't work as hard.

McPeak's invocation of McCarthyism is an overreaction, and it may well be that Bill didn't intend the implication, given that he was speaking extemporaneously (I assume).

Still, the Obama campaign interpretation is not as far-fetched as you make it out to be, and the reaction does not amount to a rule of "no one can be praised without praising Obama in the same breath". Some ways of praising a candidate have stronger implications about a competing candidate than others. If I say "let me tell you what's great about candidate X: she has trait Y", that's not nearly as clear an implication about a competing candidate as the formulation "it would be great if our nominee has trait Y".

centralcal

I like PUK's idea: let's see which one floats!

Sara

Under the assumption that Obama, McCain, and Hillary all love this country and are devoted to the interest of this country, Bill's statement that "it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country" wouldn't make any sense.

Maybe for the very first time, I agree with Bill Clinton. I, too, think it would be great if we had TWO people who loved this country. So, far, of the three candidates still in the race, I only see one, and that one does not have a (D) behind his/her name.

Sometimes people, even Bill Clinton, say the truth, even if by accident.

kim

Shhh, don't tell anyone; nasty as he was, McCarthy was right.
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Daryl Herbert

Cecil Turner wrote: I'll take your word for it. Now explain the "McCarthy" bit. Because "silly" and "paranoid" seem to me a perfectly valid interpretation of that nonsense.

Apparently, among liberals today, questioning anyone's patriotism is a form of McCarthyism (except when liberals do it to Republicans!). I think that's all he meant by it. I wouldn't use the term that way (for one thing, I am a Republican, so I can't), but it's a minor point.

Greg

Um, Tom, Obama doesn't love this country. Or, at least, if he does, he's done his best to hide that fact (it's the reason why the base loves him. They don't love America, either, and think he's one of them).

Look, you don't hang out with Rev. Wright for 20 years, you don't talk about how your winning the Presidential campaign will allow people to be "proud to be Americans" if you love America.

If you want to criticize Bill for unjustifiably claiming that Hilary does love America, I might be with you. But it's pretty damn clear that Obama does not.

Greg

Sara

I don't know how many of you read Gateway Pundit, but please look at this post on the Portland Protests.

I ask when does free speech end and incitement to murder begin? This, to me, is way way way over the line. What do you think?

Link

bgates

Sara -
If I've been following the discussion here clearly, I think you're a McCarthyite and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Incitement to treason is the highest form of patriotism.

Sara

Fragging isn't treason, it is murder.

Crew v1.0

If I'm not mistaken, "Fightin' Dem" Jim Webb is wearing an American flag lapel pin in the photo-op with his son the Marine and that guy who lives at 1600.

Why is Obama questioning Webb's brand of patriotism? I'm outraged.

Sara

Cold-blooded, pre-meditated murder.

Sara

You know what the anti-war protesters mean to me? A bunch of brain-dead leftover unwashed from the sixties and their spawn, who never processed that we abolished the draft in the 1970s. A bunch of arrogant airheads who believe they have the right to dictate to others what career path they should chose. We tolerate their obsessive need for attention every few years, but when they threaten murder, that is crossing the line.

sbw

Sara, sharpen your focus. These airheads aren't thinking and don't have to. Consistency of thought is not important to them because so far it hasn't mattered to them.

But it matters to us. And the reason they are airheads is that public education has failed them. Focus on that.

Sara

sbw, public education, get a grip, I live in California. They don't educate, they indoctrinate with a mission, so declared by the court, to teach "loyalty to the state."

sbw

Sara...

I guess I don't need to try to convince you. ;-)

Jeffersonian

Obama loves his country, it's just that he loves it like Ike loved Tina.

Maurice

The way Bill phrased it, he was clearly saying that his wife and John McCain both "loved this country" and that Barack Obama did not.

The thing is that if the charge is not explicit, but you claim that it is, you're lending it credibility. Effectively you have introduced the charge against yourself.

This is a common tactic in politics. More sophisticated political agents either just let it go, or attempt to utilize the same formulation, even the same locution, to undermine the implication without candidly acknowledging it.

Obama's people don't seem to know how to do this. They seem to be pursuing a hot-house flower strategy.

clarice

Maurice--your phrase "a hot-house flower strategy" is quite brilliant..It's somethig I'd like to steal. It is right on the mark and perfectly comprehensible.

Dogwood

....the worst sort of racial pandering, playing on unspoken prejudices of black abandonment.

70 percent of black children are born to single mothers. Doesn't sound like prejudice, just a very ugly reality.

Maybe the Conversation on Race Obama started will let us discuss topics like this. Or not.

Dogwood

....the worst sort of racial pandering, playing on unspoken prejudices of black abandonment.

70 percent of black children are born to single mothers. Doesn't sound like prejudice, just a very ugly reality.

Maybe the Conversation on Race Obama started will let us discuss topics like this. Or not.

Dogwood

....the worst sort of racial pandering, playing on unspoken prejudices of black abandonment.

70 percent of black children are born to single mothers. Doesn't sound like prejudice, just a very ugly reality.

Maybe the Conversation on Race Obama started will let us discuss topics like this. Or not.

Dogwood

Whoa. I pushed post once. I swear.

Fran

Folks, Bill did not omit Obama. He did not say who the candidate running against McCain would be. Obama eliminated himself - if the shoe fits, wear it.

Maurice

It's somethig I'd like to steal. It is right on the mark and perfectly comprehensible

please do.

clarice

Thank you , kind stranger.

clarice

Hot house flower strategy aside, for the first time since the campaign really got going, I think, Obama's unfavorables have not hit 51%.

Is there a way to keep mcCain overseas until November?

ben

"Does this mean that if Bill praised Hillary's performance in the sack..."

Based on hearsay, of course.

M. Simon

Sara,

I'm one of those leftover hippies from the sixties. However, I have indoor plumbing now, so I'm pretty clean, for a guy.

==

Just having some fun with you dear. :-)

M. Simon

Democrats as McCarthyites?

I thought that was exclusive Republican territory. Why should we have to share?

What is the world coming to when 3/4 of the electorate are McCarthyites.

===

I love this election. Just love it. Tactics Ds normally use against Rs they are using against each other. The howls of outrage just warm my black little heart.

Old habits die hard.

DebinNC

Clinton said in NC on Friday about why retired generals are supporting Hillary:
............................................
"You might wonder why that's so: Why did they endorse the girl for president? All these generals?" Clinton said.

He said that's partially because she's the only member of the Armed Services Committee in the race and also because of her support for wounded veterans. (AP article H&R linked to above)
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Since McCain, now ranking member, has been on the ASC since 1987 and Hillary only since 2003, was this a gaffe or purposely misleading? If challenged later, he could say by "in the race" he meant "in the nomination" race?

clarice

Obama's unfavorables ****have noW hit 51%***********
(Carp another diem)

hitnrun

Barack Obama is our nation's first serious black candidate for the Presidency.

And with the direction this campaign has turned, he may very well be the last.

clarice

why have you tried to copy hit and run's id,hitnrun? It's rude and misleading.

Jane

Plus it's too early for our Hit.

Fen

Liberal cable networks are doing everything possible to close the wound over Rev. Wright. I don't think it can be closed.

Same pattern we saw when Kerry was hemorrhaging from the Swiftie ads. Thats what got us the CBS Memo Hoax - they will do anything to alter the a news cycle that hurts Democrats. Team McCain better be on high alert this week for media mischief.

carnival of Politics

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hit and run

I find it very flattering.

Though insulting to Jesse Jackson.

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