• So just by virtue of the fact that the union supports Hillary that means they're corrupt and I guess presumably on the take huh?

    Well, for one thing, it wasn't the leadership who chose HRC but members who voted for Hillary to be the union's endorsee. I would hope that you wouldn't disparage the entire AFSCME membership just b/c they VOTED to endorse Hillary.

    Secondly, I don't know what the standard is for state, county and municipal workers, but federal workers are prohibited by law from striking. So at least in the federal setting, there is no such thing as "union busting scabs" etc. Could the same be true of state/local workers as well? If that is the case, then an issue like union busting might be more important in the private sector rather than in a government setting. Or maybe the union is more concerned about what HILLARY THE CANDIDATE and not Mark Penn, one of her employees, has done to improve the working conditions for this union.  

    Just a thought....

  • comment on a post AFSCME mailer attacks Obama on health care (updated) over 6 years ago

    the media that is MSNBC are already talking about this mailing in their First Read blog:

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2 007/12/19/526774.aspx

    First Read concludes that the Edwards' inclusion was intended to make it look like a slam by Edwards.

    I don't know what the unions' intentions were....

  • comment on a post Hillary's Christmas TV ad over 6 years ago

    I thought it was a really cute ad too. She didn't go for the fireplace/Christmas tree shot like most of the other candidates. The spot shows her working (gift wrapping) and there was some policy in the ad as well. Very Hillary!!

    There was even a little drama with where was the last present....

    Kudos to the campaign for an excellent spot.

  • before the 2004 election and said that he was going to vote for Kerry. He acted like he was ashamed that he said he was going to vote for Kerry but he did say that he was voting for him....

  • comment on a post Chris Matthews wants Obama to be next Carter over 6 years ago

    as Jimmy Carter. I think that's perhaps why some Carter are attracted to Senator Obama's candidacy. The same outsider rhetoric. I think the same personality type too--a passive negative in James David Barber analysis:


    Responds to a sense of duty; avoid power; low self-esteem compensated by service to others; responds rather than initiates; avoids conflict and uncertainty. emphasizes principles and procedures and an aversion to politicking.

    I think the overwhelming trait I see from Obama is the emphasis on principles and procedures--all of the bipartisan talk.

    As for Matthews, I used to watch him daily and find him amusing. He was on my tivo at one time. No longer. His sexism and animus towards Hillary is just too off-putting for me to watch him any longer....

  • comment on a post Hillary in Chicago over 6 years ago

    As I told areyouready when he was still posting here, I prefer watching how local newspapers/nightly news covers the campaign rather than the national media who have certain biases.

    I preferred the CBS video clip the best, followed by the ABC one. I thought that the NBC newscast covered Hillary exactly as MSNBC/NBC does on a national scale. I guess the GE bias against Hillary has filtered all the way down to local newscasts.

    Again, thanks for the newsclips. I hope people here at mydd continue to share these local reports with us....

  • It's kind of surprising that the Nation op-ed board decided to talk about this story and give it a forum. It's also interesting that the Nation op-ed board thinks that Edwards couldn't afford even an illegitimate adultery story right now. That was towards the end of the op-ed. The article really doesn't explain their point about that. Seems kind of over the top opinion but I don't know...

  • ok. thanks for responding to my question....

  • Would you please provide a link to the diary that you wrote? I clicked on your name and couldn't find it. I'm interested in reading your thoughts about soft support.


  • comment on a post New Iowa Poll: Obama 27%, Edwards 26%, Hillary 24% over 6 years ago

    I found the undecided numbers really interesting. Between 7-9% if I'm reading the polls right. Bill Clinton told the Time's Mark Halperin that it was about 10% undecided today at The Page. I wonder what could sway those 10% one way or the other? Events on the ground? That last push by a candidate? A gaffe?


  • hasn't been on this site for months and I have a funny feeling that he won't be anywhere on the internet in the next few weeks/months based upon what he said on another site. He's very nervous about this race. He's too emotionally wound up right now to go on the internet to post stuff so I don't think you'll have to worry about areyouready. Besides, he moved on from this site a few months ago. He's focused on local blogs in Iowa and Hillary friendly sites, not here.

    So, take that for what you will....

  • and anthropology class I learned that women tend to nod their head in order to show that they're listening to a person, not to show that they agree or disagree with that person. I didn't realize it, but sometimes I do that.

    I don't think her nodding her head is going to change. Nodding her head was a learned behavior that most likely she learned as a young lady. Some things like that just aren't going to change. Take it or leave it....

  • comment on a post HRC's Getting Her MOJO Back over 6 years ago

    tomorrow. I guess I'm going to have to tivo a few of those. I would bet that NBC/MSNBC will be the toughest interviews. I'm going to guesss that Matt will berate Hillary like normal. I think Hillary will have a better time on ABC with Diane Sawyer. At least it will be a fair interview. I don't know about Scarborough. He's a very fake person. He might be nice to Hillary to her face, but then talk smack about her after she gets off the show with Mika. Then they'll get the other pundits like Chris Matthews or Timmy Russert to then talk smack about her.

    CNN's John Roberts will probably interview her on that channel. He'll be snarky. He's on the same level as David Gregory.

    I don't watch CBS that much, but I would say that it's probably on the same level as ABC. Probably respectful and a fair interview with Harry Smith....

    I hope that she comes across well....

  • I always like reading reports from the ground. It's hard to get a good read of what's really going on in Iowa and New Hampshire from the mainstream media, especially the national press.

    Thanks for taking the time after a busy weekend of volunteering to give us your thoughts about where the campaign's headed in New Hampshire....

  • here's the recount of HRC's campaign appearance at Dunlap:

    Clinton invites voters to 'inspect' her

    DUNLAP, Iowa - Standing atop a stage in a livestock auction barn, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton likened the experience to her quest to woo undecided voters in the closing days before Iowa's pivotal caucuses.

    "I've been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas, but I've never felt like I was the one that was being bid on," Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa. "I know you're going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy and to ask you to consider caucusing for me."


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071216/ap_p o/clinton_iowa;_ylt=AsmAb9Z0ab3fj5tixuS2 mbKs0NUE


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