We Gotta Pull It Together Dems

The Republicans are enjoying are little tiffs over who is and isn't going to be the nominee but here's my proposal.

We've got a common enemy and it isn't between Hillary fans and Obama fans.

We're Democrats and here's the enemy



Republican Lies (as reported by ABC bloggers).
It is time to start fighting against this.

In an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., talked a great deal about Israel. He was rather effusive in his support for the Jewish state.

Apparently given nothing of substance to criticize, House Republican leaders then took a statement Obama made and twisted it to act as if the Democrat had insulted the Jewish state. Which he had not.

So MyDD I challenge you just as Democrats to put this mess to rest with Hillary and Barack.  Barack is likely the nominee and we need a Democratic president.  Let's move on to accomplish the very real goal of defeating Republican John McCain.  We do not want him to be President because we were too silly and focused on trivialities.

Tags: clinton, Election 2008, Israel, obama, Republicans (all tags)

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31 Comments

Re: We Gotta Pull It Together Dems

can I get an Amen?

by eeruck01 2008-05-14 12:46PM | 0 recs
Re: We Gotta Pull It Together Dems
Sure ...you can get an Amen!
Amen...he will never get my vote...why?  
He doesn't deserve it, didn't earn it, and is not of my liking...Amen!
by Cruiser35 2008-05-14 09:34PM | 0 recs
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Yup. I listened to right wing talk radio today. They're practically apoplectic pulling for Hillary. We've got to take this as a sign it's time to come together after June 3 at least.

by Travis Stark 2008-05-14 12:47PM | 0 recs
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It's interesting.  My very Republican family, who have hated Hillary since way before it was cool for Republicans to do so, have become suddenly very sympathetic for Hillary.  It's so weird.  At first, I thought they were changing their minds for some legitimate or approximately sane reasons.  But then it occurred to me that their daily dose of Rush had changed flavors ever so slightly to actually root for Hillary.  Amazing.  Rush and etc. can tear down Hillary for nearly two decades, but as soon as another threat comes along, Hillary is suddenly the more palatable Democrat.  And his listeners...buy it.  Scary.  This should be a morality tale for all partisan political junkies.  Careful.

by the mollusk 2008-05-14 01:05PM | 0 recs
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Rush has actually said recently that he wants Obama to be the nominee because he feels Obama is genuinely the weaker candidate. But you know what, who cares what Rush or any of the right wing want!

I'm originally a Dennis Kucinich supporter. Then I supported Hillary because I thought she best could win. All I know at this point is that John McCain can't win and the days of Republican rule have to be over. That means we will eventually pull together to fight the common "enemy" -- John McCain, because we have to.  We can't let Republicans take the White House again, we just can't.

So I appreciate this olive branch to all supporters, and it's true we should be fighting together against JMac.  Republicans don't really want Hillary to win anything, what they want is for everyone on the left or in the middle to be divided because that's the only way they will win.  If it's a close race, they will steal it. That's what they did in 2000 and 2004 and they will do it again. We have to make sure it's not even close.

If Obama is the nominee, and that sure looks likely, I have to say it won't be as hard for me to support HIM as it was for me to support John Kerry, who was just pathetic.  

by shellius 2008-05-14 03:39PM | 0 recs
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No matter who the nominee would have been as Democrats, we are not going to let them have this election.

We can't risk further damage to our country.

by eeruck01 2008-05-14 12:53PM | 0 recs
Re: We Gotta Pull It Together Dems

Every ev poll shows Obama losing.

He has had nothing but worshipful press: thrill up the leg and baby pictures on time magazine. It hasn't even started.

You want to win? Nominate Hillary/Obama as a ticket.

Otherwise, pray for a Barr run.

by redwagon 2008-05-14 01:28PM | 0 recs
Re: We Gotta Pull It Together Dems

Every ev poll shows Obama losing.

Wrong.

Next.

by Mandoliniment 2008-05-14 01:50PM | 0 recs
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I would love nothing less than to see the Democratic Party come together behind either or. I will admit I am a Hillary supporter (and delegate to Denver) and am still working very hard to see her become the nominee.

However, if Obama is the nominee, he has to find a way to heel his more militant supporters. In no other primary cycle have I been called liar, thief, racist, s_thead, dumbf_ker, all for simply supporting Hillary.

It's only been the last few months that the Clinton people have begun to engage in the type of warfare that was standard to the Obama supporters from the beginning.

Frankly, I just don't see anyway that Obama can pull the party together. The effort for doing that must begin, as any political campaign, at the grassroots level. It will do no good for Obama to ask us Hillary people to come around when his supporters are telling us we aren't needed, or especially wanted.

Look around the various blogs, progressive & liberal websites, magazines like The Nation; the overwhelming attitude of Obama supporters is this: Obama is going to be the nominee, so you'all Clintonites are just going to have to lump it or like it.

I'm pretty sure they would rather we lump it, right after sitting down and shutting up.

by GLP72315 2008-05-14 01:47PM | 0 recs
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I don't see this vitriol as one-sided. Both candidates will have to rein in their more fervent supporters, as will we by steadfastly refusing to buy into the idea that it's one-sided. But for the most part much of the hurt feelings will fade quickly once the common enemy is in our sights.

by Mandoliniment 2008-05-14 01:53PM | 0 recs
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I speak for millions of Hillary supporters when I say, forget about it. Obama and his campaign behaved abominably toward the Clintons and Hillary's supporters and we won't forget. The sleazy Chicago smackdown tactics, the disenfranchisement of voters, the bullying tactics in the caucuses, the brazen violations of the caucus rules, the appeals to Republicans to be a "Democrat for a day" to vote for Obama, the busing of voters from other states--NO, these tactics will not be forgotten or forgiven.

The treatment of Hillary supporters on the blogs won't be forgiven or forgotten, either. Bullying, name calling, hounding, derision--NO, it won't be forgiven or forgotten.

Obama's "friends" and associates, his puny record, his collusion with Chicago scum--nope, we can't support such a man. Obama is a liar or any synonym you want to use to describe that character flaw.

We can't support him because we don't trust him. First, we don't think he'd ever get elected but if he were to get elected, he'd likely be a horrible disaster. No thanks.

I speak for millions when I say I represent those who have been lifelong Democrats, voting only for Democrats, for decades. I've been voting Democratic for 40 years. I speak for millions when I say we would rather vote for John McCain rather than Obama. Why? Because at least we can trust him in the things that count most.

I speak for millions of Democrats when I say we hate the DNC under Dean and the attitudes expressed on CNN by Donna Brazille. The "New Democratic Party" doesn't need blue collar white voters or Hispanics? Excuse me? You expect to get elected with yuppies, students and black voters? ROTFLOL! Yeah, right. That worked so well for McGovern, Carter (1980), Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, and Kerry.

Sorry, fellow Dems, but if Obama is the nominee, many of us will do all we can to defeat him in the fall. You screwed and dissed the wrong party loyalists and we will be all too happy to return the favor.

by Nobama 2008-05-14 02:02PM | 0 recs
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Tellit, Nobama. Now johnboy and his 400 dollar haircut--like Richardson. Politics is a dirty business and Obama has shown me just how dirty it can get. I think Edwards held out for what he wanted and Obama finally thought it was worth it to give it to him to pull in some leverage in KY.  

by linfar 2008-05-14 03:04PM | 0 recs
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Got your back, Nobama

by JoePittsburgh 2008-05-14 03:31PM | 0 recs
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Nobama, I'm with you! No way ever never would I vote for BO. His best hope is those who have not been involved, and who only listen to the MSM and are thus, ignorant about what is real and about the slimy tactics used by BO throughout his career.

by susanclare 2008-05-14 03:44PM | 0 recs
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I will never never NEVER vote for John McCain, no matter how much my feelings are hurt by Obama supporters, no matter how many names they have called me and trust me, I have taken some serious abuse from Obama supporters.  But not in a million years will I ever vote for a Republican for anything. Never. You would have to lobotomize me first.

If people can't come together to defeat these Republican bastards then we are lost as a country.  Please, reconsider, if for no other reason than Hillary herself would want you to.
SHE doesn't want John McCain for president.

It's the Republicans who are the horrible leaders, liars and criminals, not Obama, not Hillary.  It IS time to realize that.

by shellius 2008-05-14 03:47PM | 0 recs
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"I speak for millions when I say I represent those who have been lifelong Democrats, voting only for Democrats, for decades. I've been voting Democratic for 40 years"

Thank you, Nobama.

These Democratic wanabees that suddenly show up... after their votes for Nader cost us the 2000 and 2004 elections, and thousands of lives and trillions of dollars... these independents and dems-for-a-day that never had the cojones to join a party...

These slackers that never sacrificed a day or went without a job or food or had to worry about being drafted... they show up and demand that they get their way and WE have to lump it?

Well Obamatrons... LUMP THIS!

by wblynch 2008-05-14 04:06PM | 0 recs
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Too all of you.

I suggest you read the policies and take a good look at what's really gone on in the campaign before you accuse Obama of being such a bad guy to Hillary.

However should you really not care about the Democratic party winning, vote for McCain.  He'll need your help when he gets whipped in the fall.

by eeruck01 2008-05-14 06:16PM | 0 recs
You don't speak for me.

I adore and admire Hillary Clinton and I am angry about a lot of things, but I'm not going to allow John McSame wage war in Iran, drive up the deficit and the debt, take health care away from children, and pack the Supreme Court with Scalia clones because of a rough primary.

I think that it might be a little too early for diaries calling for reconciliation.  I think we all need time and space.  I may take a few days away from the blogs.

by psychodrew 2008-05-14 08:57PM | 0 recs
Sorry--cannot do

Our party no longer holds the values that drew me away from my Repubilcan family's identification when I was a young woman.  I will not become a Republican, but I will no longer be a Democrat.

by The Smoldering Crone 2008-05-14 02:19PM | 0 recs
Re: No Way; no can do. Nobama for me.

I think what the Repubs are doing to him is justice.  It's exactly what he did to HRC by constantly trying to brand her a racist.  He's getting what he deserves.  I look forward to more of it.

by PlainWords 2008-05-14 02:59PM | 0 recs
Re: No Way; no can do. Nobama for me.

He didn't say anything about the matter.

One of Hillary's own supporters called her comments stupid.  She's even acknowledged using poor language and yet you persist in the delusion that big bad Obama is hurting poor Hillary.  People...people...people.

You make me sad.

by eeruck01 2008-05-14 06:18PM | 0 recs
Re: No Way; no can do. Nobama for me.

Oh please...  His whole campaign has been based on race-baiting.

by PlainWords 2008-05-16 09:51AM | 0 recs
Re: We Gotta Pull It Together Dems

Here's the problem for a lot of democrats--17 million of them. McCain hasn't trashed them--Obama has. I have no clue how this party is going to come together

by linfar 2008-05-14 03:06PM | 0 recs
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fogetta bout it!!!!!!!! It's too late!!

by susanclare 2008-05-14 03:45PM | 0 recs
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I find it telling that less than twelve hours after Edwaards endorsed Obama, I get an e-mail from Edwards asking for a donation to his scholarship program.
I have never gotten an e-mail from the Edwards campaign until today- funny? From whom did he buy me e-mail address??? And with what did he buy it?
by ProudMilitaryMom 2008-05-14 07:10PM | 0 recs
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Hear this and get it:  I would not vote for Barack Obama for President of the 8th Grade.  I will never vote for him to be President of the US [essentially, President of the World].  He is inept, stands for nothing except his own advancement, will fold when someone objects to what he hopes to do, and has never led one damn thing of consequence.  And I don't care if he's pink, white, green, or blue.  He is not ready to be President of anything.  This discussion is OVER!

by tj in tx 2008-05-14 08:44PM | 0 recs
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unfortunately the discussion is only over for the few folks who won't vote Democratic because their candidate didn't get the nod.  

I'm sorry but that is the whiniest cry baby mess I have ever heard.

No dems if my dem doesn't win...whaaa.

Really are we thinking adults?

I thought we could have a legitimate conversation and I get cry baby negativity.  It must be hard to maintain jobs for some of you folks.

by eeruck01 2008-05-14 09:12PM | 0 recs
Re: We Gotta Pull It Together Dems

You're the one who is using name-calling and insults -- pretty much the "arguments" one hears on the playground.  What Obama supporters can't face is that there are consequences to the way he and his supporters have behaved.  November will be payback time if the party is stupid enough to nominate him.

by PlainWords 2008-05-16 09:54AM | 0 recs
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saying that an action is whiny or cry baby-esque is not calling out the person.

I'd suggest you understand grammar a bit better before attempting to say that I'm name calling or insulting.

The action is poor.  I will call it out.  

by eeruck01 2008-05-16 11:07AM | 0 recs
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OMG ... THIS is by FAR the most laughable thing I have read to date. NEVER will we "come together"
NEVER.

You think after Howard Dean STOLD this election to get HIS candidate into office by ripping off MILLIONS of votes we will "come together" ROFL
IF Florida would have been counted HILLARY would have had the nomination by Feb 5th.

Sweetheart ... take this message back to every HillaryHating Obamabot who has spent the last year calling her and every one of her supporters every filthy name in the book.

We will bury you come November.

Hillary OR McCain

by IndyRobin 2008-05-15 04:36AM | 0 recs
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Stold?

by eeruck01 2008-05-15 07:48AM | 0 recs

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