Team Hillary: Revelling the Fight

It seems the pundits, the Obama campaign and his supporters think they have Hillary right where they want her - with her back against the wall. But they've forgotten that's when she performs best. Every time she's been counted out, she has come back stronger, more determined, with more support.

They predicted her demise in New Hampshire; Senator Obama cueing the classic Stevie Wonder "Sign, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours." Hillary countered with a resounding chorus of the Supremes', "Wait a Minute Mr. Postman."

They predicted Obama was making inroads in California, Massachusetts (with the help of Teddy and Kerry), and New Jersey - he was walking away with it, so they said. Hillary once again proved her staying power taking all three by double digit margins.

Again, in late February, they started constructing her coffin, calling for her to get out of the race, only for Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island to make them to lie in the bed they made for her.

They still haven't caught on. Renewing the calls for her to leave the race. Hurling more claims she's hurting the party and only remaining in the race to harm Obama and gear up for 2012.

They just don't get it.  She's a fighter and that's why we love her. The more opportunities you give her to fight, the more she endears herself to her supporters, independents and those undecided.

It was this moment that struck us most from Ohio:

"Some people were ready to count us out. But you and I proved them wrong, just as we have every time they tried to declare this race over prematurely. And we're going to keep showing them exactly what we can do. We're going to do it for everyone across America who's been counted out -- but refused to be knocked out. For everyone who's stumbled -- but stood right back up. And for everyone who works hard -- but never gives up." -HRC

People love an underdog, who fights on in the face of adversity and seemingly insurmountable odds; it's what great movies are made of. Senator Obama confesses his opinion that this race is "a good movie that lasted about a half an hour too long." Well, Hillary and her supporters, with broad smiles respond, "I like long movies." And Hillary has what it takes to make this one of the most inspirational, comeback movies ever.

Maya Angelou's inspirational poem she wrote about Hillary and for her supporters sums it up best.

Rise, Hillary, Rise

By Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may tread me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I'll rise.

This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits' end, but she has always risen, always risen, don't forget she has always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.

Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her.

There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you're born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female. But to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies. Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country. Hillary Clinton intends to help our country to be what it can become.

She declares she wants to see more smiles in the family, more courtesies between men and women, more honesty in the marketplace. She is the prayer of every woman and man who longs for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy.

She means to rise.

Don't give up on Hillary. In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country the wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety and without crippling fear.

Rise, Hillary.


So bring it on. Call for her to get out of the race. Accuse her of the most unseemly and sinister motives. Claim she's hurting the party she's been committed to for decades. Try and silence millions of voters in a quest for "unity." We are already unified; behind Hillary. I've got my popcorn ready - this is gonna be good.

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Polls show Clinton Leading in Ohio & Texas: Will Pundits Spotlight this?

I wanted to share this article, because it seems to make so much sense, considering what all of us have observed and listened to from the national media in this primary season. It really disturbs me that the media has become so blatantly biased towards one candidate, when in practicality, journalists and commentators should be neutral in their public reaction to various political events, however this has not been the case this political season.
Here is the article as follows:

Many pundits treat pre-election polls as though the numbers had come from God's lips to their ears -- at least when they like what the numbers say.  Sometimes polls are right (e.g., those  indicating that Hillary would lose the Potomac primaries).  Sometimes they're wrong (e.g, those indicating that Hillary would lose in New Hampshire and California).

That said, I thought I'd share the most recent Rasmussen poll results regarding the Democratic presidential primaries in Ohio and Texas:                        

                          Ohio               Texas

       Clinton            51%                 54%

       Obama             37%                  38%

I'm curious about those pundits who repeatedly trumpeted about polls indicating that Obama would win the Potomac-primary; will they now trumpet about Hillary's double-digit leads in the key states of Ohio and Texas?

Or are some of those pundits too busy searching for new ways to convince voters that Hillary's campaign dead -- despite the fact that we are weeks away from the primaries in the delegate-rich states of Ohio and Texas? k_naked_politics/2008/02/polls-show-clin .html

And From Another News Source:

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MSNBC is the 'we're-sorry' news network: Matthews and Shuster Look Like Fools

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Yes, MSNBC consistently has the lowest ratings among the cable news channels. But all is not lost. It does stand out in one underappreciated category: embarrassing, mealy-mouthed apologies.

The latest example of this happened after reporter David Shuster declared that Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign had "pimped out" her only child, Chelsea, who had been calling celebrities and Democratic superdelegates to seek their backing.

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Rate the Pundit Poll: Tweety

Tweety Bird, the cartoon character from Warner Brothers, "had charm and innocence"

Tweety, the squawking Host of MSNBC's Hardball, well he has the same yellow hair, and a similar clownish head.


Though the physical resemblance between between the lovable Cartoon Character and the Media Cheerleader, is striking, the similarities between them end there!  Haaah!

[ Like most here, I too, find it bad form to "use a person's physical appearance against them" -- BUT since Matthews frequently resorts to "this Gravitas tactic" in his political commentaries, I figure it's about time he get a dose of his own medicine ...]

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In Blogs, Have We Found Our Voice?

         So why are you a blog reader?  What the hell are you looking for here that you can not get from the mainstream media?  Hullabaloo and The Carpetbagger commented recently on the pundits of Sunday morning talk shows and reflected on how out of touch they have become.  I suspect that may be one reason you read blogs.  A recent political cartoon sent to me by Red Hog reader Mike quipped, "I don't see anything wrong with the media selling advertising for their news entertainment divisions.  You never read or hear anything bad about those advertisers." And politicians themselves are so finely scripted and handled by campaign managers that the words from their mouths are dubious at best.  Ironic then, that the medium most often criticized for lacking journalistic integrity would become such a huge force to be reckoned with for the limited number of minutes you afford for information.  


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