Saturday, March 29, 2008

Obama, Clinton And What Is Keeps It Going

If people took a macro view of this campaign, and the "lean" of the commentary and who is saying what, contrasted with the fact that in July the US promised israel 3 billion a year for the next 10 years, 1/4 of which, in an arrangement totally unique to Israel, can be spent on domestic weapon production to compete directly with U.S. manufacturers. This figure is close to 1/3rd of our total foreign aid. There is no valid humanitarian reason for this, and serves to wildly inflame the indiginous people there are systematically being ethnically cleansed from "Israeli" territory, which keeps expanding into "settlements" funded by U.S. tax dollars, and guarded by U.S. weaponry. It merely shows an obvious imbalance in the weight of voices our representatives respond to. .... as long as people are blinded by the baloney....lemme put it this way...well hell, spend a couple hours, google and wikki up the background on the topic of Zonism. I was accused of being a racist for bringing up the topic, which is just a way of silencing discussion. Zionism is a geo-political agenda, has nothing to do with ethnicity or religion, other than it was envisioned by a "ethno-religious" group as a means to a political end around 1880 at the outset of the Russian "pogoroms". All the anti-islamic rhetoric is a smokescreen, and a false enemy. This election is all about keeping that blizzard of U.S. greenbacks showering down on Tel Aviv, while the people in Gaza live out scenes from "Escape From New York". Citizens of Israel are having a more open dialogue about this than we are. If Joe Sixpack had these facts in rural America who do you think he would vote for?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NYT's David Brooks Pillories Hillary's Campaign

Chris Matthews Halts Rotation With Sledgehammer

5 minutes and 15 seconds in, must-see TV....
I am not one to dispense praise like this lightly, but i must say...
Chris Matthews is a great patriot...i saw it live, and it gave me an electric charge
rarely do you see such a spin-free moment on cable news
He cut thru the Clinton spin machine with lazerbeam accuracy, not the least concerned for pandering to anyone's feelings...honestly, the video reminds me of Obama standing with McPeak while he punked out Bill Clinton for his McCarthyite inferrance Mr Obama didnt love his country.
It kind of looked like Bill Richardson punking the Clintons by proxy, the split screen made the message pretty clear.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hillary, Bosnian Guerilla Fighter.....

opine comes later....take a guess what i think...

Nancy Benac, AP Writer, Editor And Clinton Surrogate

Meet Nancy Benac,
Look at what her loving family thinks of her, and what connections she has for them to boast about….this taken from:
A Benac family webpage.

The current honoree of is none other than the "kid sister" of the aging Mr. Bill, Nancy Benac Witkowski. Nancy is an editor for the Associated Press in Washington, DC, where she finds herself hosting many of the Benac children as they pass through that area. She has spent her career working for AP as a reporter, national political editor, and for a few years spent a very interesting stint on AP's White House Press pool. She has travelled extensively on Air Force One during the Clinton administration, circled the globe with Hillary and Chelsea on their world tour, and covered elections and campaigns including the most recent democratic and republican conventions. Nancy has never been more challenged, however, than in her most current additional responsiblities as mother to the adorable Christopher, shown here with her and his father, Chris at a recent family reunion. She enjoys parenting and keeping her hand in her AP work, where she is continually in demand for her excellent journalistic skills. We admire her and are proud to call her ours!

It is swell that her family is so proud of her. I don’t think much of her journalistic ethics though…..

DATELINE: Coupeville

I cannot digest the swill the media is churning out.
I just opened the front page of Yahoo News, and this is the headline i saw....

Clinton got along with GOP in Senate
By NANCY BENAC, Associated Press Writer Sat Mar 22, 10:19 AM ET...

Let me share a few excerpts of this Clinton campaign surrogate's piece...

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in the Senate before she had even surrendered the title of first lady.
An anything-but-typical freshman, she surprised skeptics with how well she fit in to a chamber where reputations are usually built over decades.
She didn't big-foot colleagues. A junior senator in the minority party, she put her head down and went to work.
She sought out the longest-serving senator in history, West Virginia's Robert Byrd, to receive a tutorial on the art of legislating, even though he had been an outspoken critic of her husband during the impeachment debate.
She waited her turn to speak, and when she did talk, it was clear she had done her homework.
By most accounts she was seen as a serious legislator who tended to her state's interests. She was re-elected in 2006 in a cakewalk.
Daschle gives Clinton good marks for her years in the Senate.
"She surprised people," Daschle said. "There was a lot of skepticism among many of her colleagues about the degree to which she would be a team player. ... She was sensitive to that concern and tried to address it."
Clinton built unexpected alliances with Republicans.
Obama, who sought out Clinton for advice when he began his own Senate career four years after she started hers, makes a virtue of his newness to the ways of Washington and tries to turn Clinton's experience into a liability.

Now here's her lead on an Obama hit piece on healthcare....

Fact Check: Clinton, Obama & Health Care
January 23, 2008 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama has shifted his position on whether the United States should institute a "single-payer" health-care system that is run by the government. It's an idea many health-care experts think is the best way to ensure coverage for all, but that many consumers reject as a move toward socialized medicine.
Here's a perception management piece about the delegate count and Clinton's finances after the beating Clinton took in Jan vote....
Obama, Clinton Battle for Big Bucks
February 8, 2008 - 1:26am
Associated Press Writers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Battling for every dollar and delegate, Barack Obama raised $7.2 million in Super Tuesday's wake and Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled in $6.4 million, stunning totals reflecting the intensity of their neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Clinton, who loaned her campaign $5 million in the run-up to Super Tuesday, brushed aside the notion she has money problems. She pointed to the roughly even split of delegates still being allocated from Tuesday's primaries and caucuses as evidence her campaign has the financial muscle to compete.
Any financial crunch for Clinton would be largely due to lopsided fundraising in January, when Obama pulled in $32 million to her $13.5 million.
Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle on Thursday sent the Obama camp a proposal for five one-on-one debates before the March 4 round of primaries in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont.
"There's too much at stake and the issues facing the country are too grave to deny voters the opportunity to see the candidates up close," Solis Doyle wrote.
After putting off the request, Obama's campaign announced later in the day (putting off the request?)that he would participate in two debates before March 4, one in Cleveland and the other in Texas.
The Clinton campaign has noted that Obama does take donations from people who lobby at the state level, and it says she would bring important reforms to Washington.

and on and on and on......

Was a contributor on this HRC cheerleading piece....

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Who Is She..

December 14, 2007 - 6:12pm
AP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton likes to say she was born in the middle of the country at the middle of the century, in a Chicago suburb that defined a childhood out of "Father Knows Best" or "Ozzie and Harriet."

Associated Press Writer Nancy Benac in Washington contributed to this story.

And another…..
Clinton's Surprising Roller-Coaster Ride

By NANCY BENAC March 1, 2008 - 1:47pm

Associated Press Writer

His Iowa victory propelled him like a slingshot into New Hampshire, where the only question seemed to be how big his victory would be.
Clinton didn't buy it, and neither did the public.
With her candidacy on the ropes, tough-as-nails Clinton let loose her emotions. Choking back tears the day before the primary, Clinton spoke from the heart about the meaning of the presidential race. In the process, she softened her remote image and zinged Obama along the way.
"You know, this is very personal for me," she told voters in a coffee shop. "Some of us are right, and some of us are not. Some of us are ready, and some of us are not."
It was a powerful moment, played over and over on TV.
When the New Hampshire results came in, Clinton was the newest comeback kid, Obama the underdog once again.
"I found my own voice," Clinton declared.
Then she overplayed her hand, or rather, her husband.
Heading into a difficult South Carolina contest, Bill Clinton ramped up the anti-Obama rhetoric he'd first unleashed in New Hampshire.
The ex-president's rancorous words _ criticizing Obama's positions on the Iraq war as a "fairy tale" and complaining that the Obama campaign had put out a "hit job" on him _ were a distasteful counterpoint to Obama's lofty message.

(What happened in South Carolina?????puhleeazzee)

Bill Clinton: Wife's 'Defender-In-Chief'
January 24, 2008 - 5:14pm
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - It started with dismissive talk of a fairy tale, then deteriorated into more of a nightmare.

By Thursday, it was left to an ordinary voter to call for a time out.
At a morning campaign stop by Bill Clinton just outside Columbia, S.C., a Clinton supporter urged her campaign to "stop taking the bait from Obama" and stick to the issues.
The former president allowed that it was "pretty good advice. It's probably good advice for me, too," he said.
Hillary Clinton found herself defending her husband when she would rather have been talking about her plans for U.S. financial markets.
Both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton seemed to cool their rhetoric a bit, if not entirely.
Obama told voters in Kingstree, S.C., that criticism directed at him should be taken as "a source of pride. It means I might win this thing."
Still, he repeated that if the Clintons or others "are making false assertions," he won't hesitate to respond aggressively.
Clinton, for his part, said that after "all the mean things" the Obama campaign has said about him, "I should be the last person to defend him. (But) if he wins this nomination, I'm going to do what I can to help him win."
Obama hasn't hesitated to hit hard at Hillary Clinton. Early on, he served notice that he would "make sure that we take it to them just like they take it to us."
"I come from Chicago politics," he said this month. "We're accustomed to rough and tumble."
Of late, he has repeatedly questioned Hillary Clinton's candor and trustworthiness, including in a short-lived radio ad in South Carolina that said, "Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected."
The Obama campaign pulled down the ad Thursday after the Clinton camp stopped running a radio spot that was critial of Obama. (What was the spot???)
Associated Press Writer

This one I scanned till I saw her quoting David Gergen, Jennifer Palmieri and Mary Matalin…

Don't Be Quick to Count Out a Clinton
February 25, 2008 - 10:45pm
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - History shows the folly of counting out a Clinton. If Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is looking more and more like the Titanic, she may yet prove to be the unsinkable Molly Brown. Blah blah blah….
Associated Press Writer Nedra Pickler contributed to this report.

The Arcane Campaign Planks of '08
December 21, 2007 - 5:14pm
Associated Press Writer
Speaking of tilting at windmills, there's Sen. Barack Obama's plan to clean up the ethics problems in Washington. He promises that all meetings between lobbyists and government agencies would be put "on the Internet for every American to watch" if he's president.
Urban windmills? A svelte federal bureaucracy? YouTube behind every closed door?

Associated Press Writer

Democrats: What Clinton Must Do to Win
February 17, 2008 - 2:01pm
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ask a dozen die-hard Democrats around the country what Hillary Rodham Clinton can do to beat Barack Obama …….
Blah blah blah
_GO NEGATIVE: "She needs to come in strong," says Judy Carpenter, a third-grade teacher from Delaware, Ohio, who turned out at a Clinton rally at Ohio State last week.
Associated Press Writer

And on and on and on…..this needs daylight

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bill Clinton Thinks You Are An Idiot

Billary, on the stump today was out touting John McCain's strength as a contender for the Whitehouse. Here's the problem with this, he knows he is lying out his ass, and is gambling that we wont be smart enough to see thru it. Why would he do such a thing? Well lemme tell ya... The calculus is if he can convince enough sleepwalkers that McCain represents somehow an actual threat in the general election, while the Rev. Wright kerfuffle is still in the air that somehow folks will vote for Hillary out of fear of McCain, who honestly stands slim chance in November, regardless of how much Bill and Hillary are out stumping for him.