Reunited and It Feels So Good....

posted with permission of diaristposted @ Daily Kos

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Aw, yes.

Remember the Peaches and Herb smash hit from the 70s?  Reunited and it feels so good...

                         
                                                       for memory lane purposes, only

OK, maybe not all that, but when I was a kid, I loved that song.

The picture at the top is Hillary and Barack, reunited, together, forever, Democrats.

Reunited.  The Democratic Party.  Our big tent.  Even though we constantly bitch at each other.  We know when to shut up and enjoy the savor.  That picture is it, above.

OK, we got a lot of stuff to do.

                     

First, The Unite for Change houseparties, get togethers tomorrow.  Click here to find out where the one near you is taking place.  Over 4,000 in all 50 states.  Make sure you are part of this.

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Donate to Hillary to retire that debt!!! I, yes icebergslim, threw in 50.00.  It was hard, but I decided to MOVE ON because Barack need to be in the White House.  Show some good will, hold your nose, and donate.

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We have a laundry list LONGER that EVAH.  Barack Obama and the Democratic Party need money.  Even if you are at odds, show some good will, hold your nose, click here, and donate to the Obama Campaign. We need to move on together.

Oh, you want a logo t-shirt, click here and donate 30.00.

Love the environment?  Click here and get this cool t-shirt, by donating 30.00.

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....if you need a reason to donate to either, slideshow, please:

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and if you missed the speeches in Unity, NH, click here.

Tags: 2008, Barack Obama, Democrat, Election, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, president, unity (all tags)

Comments

43 Comments

Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

$50? Nice, I always thought you were a good egg, slim.

by souvarine 2008-06-27 02:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

Not a moment too soon. We are getting stronger every day. Nice diary

by Politicalslave 2008-06-27 02:46PM | 0 recs
Gag...

by suzieg 2008-06-28 01:07AM | 0 recs
Vice President Clinton

As a Clinton supporter, I am abivalent about Hillary as VP.  She could be more powerful in the Senate.  But, they look great together!  Obama would be nuts not to choose her as VP.
Together they cut a much more powerful image than Obama and anyone else.  Clinton's more powerful than Webb, even.  

Clinton has also shown more leadership than just about any politician we've seen in ages.  Turning around 4 days after realizing she had lost and leading her supporters to do the right thing.  That's what leaders do.

by dbrown04 2008-06-27 02:55PM | 0 recs
Re: Vice President Clinton

She's a trooper, no doubt about it.

by MeganLocke 2008-06-27 03:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Vice President Clinton

I'm actually pretty certain she'd get more done as a senator than VP.

by Whash 2008-06-27 05:50PM | 0 recs
Coming Round

I've been pretty much indifferent to the whole Vice-President Prediction Fest (well, except for that projectile vomiting about Nunn . . . but that was just reflex) -- but seeing this event and listening to the speeches . . . yeah, I'm coming to think that Clinton would be the best possible choice.

by prodigal 2008-06-27 03:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Coming Round

Yes, they do seem quite comfortable together?

So, we need a NEW TLA:

WAB?

What About Bill?

My problem is, anyone ever train dogs?

You can stick to Alpha's together, and do quite well.

Get THREE Alpha dogs in a room, you have an instant fight on your hands.

Obama/Clinton?

Works for me.

Obama/Clinton/Clinton

Now, THERE is the problem.

by WashStateBlue 2008-06-27 03:20PM | 0 recs
Re: Coming Round

BC has other things that he is doing - his foundation, for one thing, keeps him quite busy.

I could see Obama putting him up for the UN slot.

that would be great and you wouldn't have the 3 alphas in one room

by colebiancardi 2008-06-27 03:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Coming Round

Now THAT's interesting?

Bill as UN Ambassador.

I like that, and BOY would that piss off the Republics.

Very nice.

by WashStateBlue 2008-06-27 03:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Coming Round

BC is probably more popular outside of the US than inside.  It would be a rocking choice.

by colebiancardi 2008-06-27 03:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Coming Round

yeah you know I hadn't thought of that, but B Clinton as UN Ambassador would be almost perfect.

I don't much care one way or another about H Clinton as VP. She has strengths and weaknesses. One thing not running as VP would give her is an almost free reign to attack McCain with little chance of counter attack as she would not be actually running.

A multi pronged Dem attack campaign Obama, Edwards, Richardson and Clinton would rock the hell out.

Clinton Midwest/Northeast; Edwards Mid-Atlantic/ Appalachia; Richardson Southwest/Mountain; Obama West/Florida and everywhere

by notedgeways 2008-06-27 06:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Coming Round

Try imagining it though.  I dare you not to start chuckling.  I've always thought Hillary was closer to Barack on a lot of issues than she was to Bill.  So I'm wondering who would come out on the bottom of that Alpha triangle.

by mtnspirit 2008-06-27 04:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

"Show some good will, hold your nose, and donate" ?

Uhm, ok.

by phoenixdreamz 2008-06-27 03:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

No matter what side you're on, there's going to be a lot of nose-holding going around.  Although speaking personally, it's much more fun to be enthusiastic, but you have to understand that there's a lot of unhappy warriors.

That's cool; it's how the west was won.

by MeganLocke 2008-06-27 03:55PM | 0 recs
Kossacks, Hillary Clinton isn't the person

you made her out to be.  Watch her whole speech.

by dbrown04 2008-06-27 04:35PM | 0 recs
That message

keeps the fires burning.

by Coldblue 2008-06-27 04:38PM | 0 recs
Indeed,

the fires are still burning.  

Saying things like "hold your nose" simply confirm that Kossacks have not yet admitted that they totally lost perspective in this campaign, said things that were hardly progressive, believed things that were intellectually dishonest.  

Just look at what Clinton did in this speech. She put to the lie virtually everything that Kossacks believed about her.

Find me a candidate that could so compelingly advance the candidacy of her competitor a mere three weeks after conceding.  Then find me a Kossack that can admit that Clinton is Obama's intellectual, political and moral equal.

Find just one.

by dbrown04 2008-06-27 04:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Indeed,

Lighten up.  Obama supporters are going to help Hillary and Hillary supporters are going to... well I'd say "help Obama" but he's the nominee.  But it's going to FEEL like helping him personally.

A lot of them aren't going to be totally thrilled about it yet.  That's just life.

by MeganLocke 2008-06-27 05:40PM | 0 recs
Lighten up.

OK.

by dbrown04 2008-06-29 02:44AM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

Never!!!  She stayed in the race too long.  She shouldn't be rewarded for that decision.  

by Blue Neponset 2008-06-28 03:45AM | 0 recs
The picture of Optimism

Those pictures and what is taking place represent unity, but they really communicate synergy. Very exciting.  

by Jeter 2008-06-27 03:25PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

Am I the only person who thought that Hillary Clinton's first endorsement speech seemed completely flat and forced?  I never mentioned it at the time because I thought a total emotional 180 on her part was too much to ask, and everyone else seemed to think it went over well so I didn't want to be the wet blanket.

This was totally different though - she was inspiring.  And not just her, but him too; I've watched him accept a lot of endorsements and at times he seemed like he was about to fall off his chair and pass out from exhaustion.  

They both looked, acted, and sounded fantastic.

by MeganLocke 2008-06-27 03:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

Understandbly, she was not at her best that night.

I think the rest, getting back to the Senate, and seeing life beyond that primaries has recharged her batteries.

I'm probably in a minority of the Obama folks, I don't mind the dream ticket idea, I just have a problem with the Bill factor.

Now, if you put him over at the UN as Cole suggests, get him focused international, and let Hillary drive Health Care, I can see the dream ticket working quite nicely.

by WashStateBlue 2008-06-27 04:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

yep.  Not only would it get BC out of the WH, but it would give BC the dream slot he has always wanted and deserved (imho):

President of the World :)

Yes, there were things he did politically I didn't agree with, but I have such admiration and respect for that man as a leader and his empathy that still resonates with millions of people today.

by colebiancardi 2008-06-27 04:19PM | 0 recs
Yes, it was just you

Clinton's speech on June 7 was really pretty amazing.  She made it clear that in spite of all that has happened this campaign season, she was still guided by her fundamental core principles.  Its hard for a lot of Kossacks to admit that.  But the grace and honesty and integrity with which she has conceded is unparalleled in American politics.

The speech Clinton gave today simply confirms what she had to say when she conceded three weeks ago.

by dbrown04 2008-06-27 04:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes, it was just you

You're shadowboxing.  I like Hillary Clinton.  I've voted for her twice.  I thought her first concession came from someone who was physically and emotionally drained and it showed.  

And you took that and made it into "it's hard for me to admit that she's guided by her fundamental core principles"?  Get a grip on what other people are saying.

by MeganLocke 2008-06-27 05:44PM | 0 recs
Sorry about that.

I misunderstood the intent of your comment.

by dbrown04 2008-06-28 02:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry about that.

Fair enough.

by MeganLocke 2008-06-29 10:55AM | 0 recs
Perhaps you mis-clicked

this is MyDD, not daily Kos.  Few care what "Kossacks" are or are not doing.

by JJE 2008-06-27 05:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Perhaps you mis-clicked

I care.  DKos is a big deal in the political blogosphere.  Ignoring that sounds petty.

by Blue Neponset 2008-06-28 03:46AM | 0 recs
I Liiiike It!

Obama = Prez
Clinton = VP
Edwards = AG
Clark = SOS

What a friggin great team this would be!

Who else would you like to add?

How about Kucinich as EPA?

by kevin22262 2008-06-27 04:39PM | 0 recs
Re: I Liiiike It!

better Robert Kennedy Jr. for EPA

Max Cleland for VA

by hankg 2008-06-27 04:54PM | 0 recs
No to Hillary for VP.

After seeing this today, she is too commanding a personality alone, and then put Bill Clinton in this, no.

I go along with Obama's premise, no drama.  The Clintons bring it, whether intentional or not, whether we like it or not.

This is about change and change means something new.

I like what Hillary Clinton is doing, it really should have been done long ago, and she should have exited the race long ago.

Now she has an insurmountable debt that has to be paid, but Barack Obama and the whole Democratic Party need and must be paid FIRST.  He is not taking public funding and relying on us for the win and money to November.

Hillary Clinton is her own woman, so much so that what she said during the campaign is being readyh for attack ads in November.  And our nominee is supposed to explain that?  His own VP said he is not ready to be commander in chief?  No, that is another drama we don't need as a party.

Help he with her debt, give her a cabinet position, but VP, NO.

by Edna Howard 2008-06-27 06:24PM | 0 recs
Re: I Liiiike It
Obama = Prez
Clark = VP
Clinton = AG
Barbara Boxer = SOS
by Lefty Coaster 2008-06-27 11:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

I've seen more pics from todays rally.  God, those 2 look good on stage together.

sigh.  I would love an Obama/Hillary ticket.

by colebiancardi 2008-06-27 04:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

I still think it's a bad idea, but the did look really good together.

by MeganLocke 2008-06-27 05:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

And m keyboard is still swallowing letters

by MeganLocke 2008-06-27 05:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

I detest Bill's actions in the past and worry about his dealings the last 7 years.
I have fought the Hillary fight all through the Primary and was so glad when it was finally over and Obama had won. I am still angry about the Primary.....BUT I have to be honest and say that since then, watching her handle all the fallout with grace, her head held high and with a heart to stand behind Obama after all of this...I cannot imagine him having anyone else as his VP

I can see why the country was pretty evenly divided. She brings to the table the things he lacks and he brings what she lacks. It appears that together they can make us all whole again.

by Grissom1001 2008-06-27 07:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

What a great leader Hillary Clinton is. What a great leader!

I am so proud and happy today.

by optimisticBoy 2008-06-27 10:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

It didn't seem all that convincing to me, either of them.  It seemed they were both saying what they had to say.

I'm not blaming either.  It was a long hard campaign.  But it seemed awkward.

But they did what they had to do.

by Drummond 2008-06-27 11:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Reunited and It Feels So Good....

Really?  I thought it was light years better than her concession.  They were pitch perfect.

by MeganLocke 2008-06-28 12:19AM | 0 recs
Re: We Can't Have Unity

-Hey Harriet, I heard LoJo interviewed you today.  Did he promise you free bus rides to Atlantic City and a coffee can full of nickels?

-So Harriet, I know you must get this all the time, but which is it: Virginia Slim Ultra Menthol 100s, or filterless Paul Malls with a roach clip?

-Hey Harriet: any truth to the rumors that there's going to be an eight season of the Sopranos where you come back from the dead?

by MeganLocke 2008-06-28 12:17AM | 0 recs

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