HuffingtonPost makes fun of -Eight Belles, Kentucky Derby Horse, Dies

I HAD to do it. I had to write another quick dairy. I'm deeply saddend by this.

Maybe it's being caught up in the moment ....but some may remember how Hillary asked everyone to support the only Filly in the race today at the Kentucky derby. She chooses the ONLY filly in the race in spite of being a 20-1 odd over the favorite Big Brown. That horse today ran the race of her life, beat every odds and came in 2nd! Ala Rocky ! But the horse broke her ankle and died (put to death) after crossing the finish line.

What does huffington post do? They paste her death on their main page as an article to rile the pro Obama website/ supporters as a point to ridicule Hillary.

Is this what democrats or so called progressive sites are stooping to now? Can you stand by and claim to be a proud democrat today?... relating/ mocking the death of an animal to push your candidate of choice?

Update [2008-5-3 22:33:57 by myddfan]: added dailyKos to the title AKA to the list of progressive sites mocking the death of an animal to push their candidate of choice.
Update [2008-5-3 23:16:14 by myddfan]:JUST NOTICED - I just saw them updating it w/ a video on the HP site now. They are morphing the story now perhaps because the comments now coming in are painting "huffopost" in bad light for the way they projected the story an hour ago.
Update [2008-5-4 1:11:14 by myddfan]: Went to dailykos. Seems like they have most all daries now gone making fun of the horses death. I'm removing them from my title. Thanks to mydd members, it seems we showed them how to be a bit classy today. Huffington post on the other hand Crass...
If you really want to take an euphemism from this as awful tragedy Huffingtonpost? it is not to celebrate the death of an animal? But celebrate a 20-1 odd horse that ran the race of her life. 8 belles was not the no1 pick.  This is truley a classic American tale playing over again. Yeah you may have not won the war but who won the hearts and minds?
GO GO Eight Belles, you won ours!

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Re: Huffington Post makes fun of -Eight Belles, Ke

I dont even bother with HP anymore. They have  totally turned into a cheap gossip mag, on the side aisles at the paying counter of Wal-mart.

by amde 2008-05-03 06:17PM | 0 recs
Me either, generally

I will go if one of the blogs on my blogroll has a link, because not everything pro-Hillary is censured. The Mayhill Fowler article is a case in point.

by anna belle 2008-05-03 06:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Me either, generally

or negative for Obama, as the Mayhill Fowler article was. I didn't mean to imply it was pro-Hillary, as it obviously wasn't. Fowler is still an Obama supporter as far as I know.

by anna belle 2008-05-03 06:25PM | 0 recs
Re: Huffington Post makes fun of -Eight Belles, Ke

You should be ashamed.

Daily Kos members have been troll-rating the living crap out of the few morons who thought the horse's death was funny. The handful of diaries on the subject are utterly filled with angry comments demanding the diarists get some common sense and delete their diaries.

But hey, who gives a damn about facts or being truthful when you can make yet another lame-ass political attack on Daily Kos.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-03 07:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Huffington Post makes fun of -Eight Belles, Ke

What "editorial staff"? If you see one of the front-pagers posting it on the main page, THEN you can attack dKos. But you're issue is that someone wrote a diary about it? Any-freaking-one can write a diary.

Stop complaining that whatever dKos admins there actually are don't go around deleting every diary that people complain about. It would produce just as many problems there as it does at MyDD.

We do the best we can to keep people in line there, but part of the freedom of political discourse on a blog is also the freedom to post a silly diary about it.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-03 08:09PM | 0 recs
You shouldn't be making false claims

on the strength of hearsay. How about lifting a finger to verify your assertions before you put your foot in your mouth.

by Bee 2008-05-03 08:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Huffington Post makes fun of -Eight Belles, Ke

Your post is false and defamatory.  You provided no link because there's none to provide.  

On a night of another great Democratic victory, you should apologize for cheapening by slandering fellow Democrats.  

by bosdcla14 2008-05-03 08:24PM | 0 recs

by dystopianfuturetoday 2008-05-03 06:17PM | 0 recs
Hey pot
I would write down the appropriate adage, but I am afraid that you and the rest of Obamaland would freak out if I used B.L.A.C.K. in a sentence.
by linc 2008-05-03 06:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Hey pot

LOL, that would clearly be race-baiting.

by sricki 2008-05-03 06:42PM | 0 recs
Oh man, it's been all over kos

The sick bastards. I counted no less than six threads about, five mocking the poor dead horse, and one outrage at the mocking.

by anna belle 2008-05-03 06:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh man, it's been all over kos


Or not.

by Democratic Unity 2008-05-03 06:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh man, it's been all over kos

But have you read the comments? About 95% of the comments are CONDEMNING the diaries and the other comments that are making light of this tragedy. That's right, Kossacks are calling out other Kossacks BIG TIME! Lots of posts saying stuff like, "We don't need your type here, go somewhere else."

So not such a broad brush, ok?

by ratmach 2008-05-03 07:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh man, it's been all over kos

Agreed... and I just checked out Huffpo... they have an article about the filly, but so does every major news outlet...

I saw no mocking there... unless reporting it is now considered mocking somehow...

by JenKinFLA 2008-05-03 07:21PM | 0 recs
Agreed about the HuffPost article

I strongly support Hillary, but saw no mockery in the article. Mentioning that Hillary was backing Eight Belles is not mocking per se.

Some of the comments, on the other hand, were disgusting. They used the excuse of "the irony of it" to cloak their lack of class and taste, as did several commenters on the 4 diaries I saw at dKos.

Yeah, I went to the Big Orange (first time in months) because I bet my DH a nickel that there would be at least one such diary there on the subject.

The gist of all the comments: How IRONIC that a female horse backed by Hillary came in second to Obama's pick AND THEN DIED! Could it be an OMEN???

But they didn't even have their facts straight. At the risk of raining on their little irony parade, Obama did NOT pick Big Brown to win. For what it's worth, for the sake of accuracy, Obama picked Captain John to win. Captain John didn't even finish in the money; he came in 6th. So much for irony and omens.

As others have noted, I was relieved to see so many Obama supporters excoriating those diaries and those comments for the trash that they were. That was a good thing.

by Swedie 2008-05-03 10:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh man, it's been all over kos

I haven't read the comments, but I wouldn't be surprised by what you are saying. I didn't think the progressive world would allow themselves to act in such a demeaning manner. Good for them.

by pollbuster 2008-05-03 07:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh man, it's been all over kos

Yes, well here's what I'm "begging" YOU to about actually reading the comments in those diaries at Daily Kos?

We can't stop people from posting diaries, but we can let them know how we feel about it, and people at dKos certainly have. Diarists' tip-jars are being HRd into oblivion and people are pissed off that someone would joke about a horse's sad death on a political site.

Did you bother to READ any of the comments? Or did you just do a typical drive-by glancing of the main page so you could come back here and breathlessly attack dKos?

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-03 07:54PM | 0 recs
Diaries aren't deleted at Daily Kos

by a staff of controlling overlords, as happens elsewhere.

by Bee 2008-05-03 08:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh man, it's been all over kos

I love how people who don't understand how dKos works always assume they do and attack the site accordingly.

Daily Kos doesn't delete pro-Hillary diaries. In fact, I do not recall a diary on any subject ever being deleted there. And as I said upthread, that's even including all the drive-by troll hit-jobs.

Kos himself barely does anything on the site other than write a few posts a day. It's all decentralized. Content is handled by the FPers and editors. The tech side is handled by ct and a couple others. Despite what people here think, it's not some Kos Monarchy, where he rules every facet of the site with an iron fist. And it's certainly not like AOL, where permanent moderators float around policing content.

If you want to talk out of your ass about a site where you obviously haven't spent much time, that's your right. But at some point you might want to stop digging that hole and just delete any reference to dKos from your diary.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-03 08:32PM | 0 recs
Excuse Me - Crime Upon Equinality

If poster is right about Huffington Post's intention to mock Hillary's run in some way . . . the only thing they'll accomplish is to offend and motivate supporters and those who will see this for what it is.

More extra votes for Hillary.

by wasanyonehurt 2008-05-03 06:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Huffington Post makes fun of -Eight Belles, Ke

blech - you still read huffpo?  the pinnacle of journalistic standards?!?

by canadian gal 2008-05-03 06:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Huffington Post makes fun of -Eight Belles, Ke

i just visited that site. such cruelty! and I've heard the same about the Great Orange Satan.  These are PROGRESSIVE people?

by BlueDoggyDogg 2008-05-03 06:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Huffington Post makes fun of -Eight Belles, Ke

All we know about them is that they're on the Internet, really. 3/19/

by daria g 2008-05-03 06:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Huffington Post

Huffington Post is just a dressed up version of the dkos hate page.  


by giusd 2008-05-03 06:31PM | 0 recs
Horse racing is inhumane

What is sad is that you people aren't outraged by the "sport of kings" to begin with. Forcing horses to run at top speed with a human attached to its back is inhumane.  

And how silly you clintonites sound every time you denounce a journalist or a network, or anyone who doesn't support hillary. It really takes away any credibility you might have had.

by venician 2008-05-03 06:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Huffington Post

This is classless and trashy, all that I would expect from Arianna and her minions. As someone who loves animals, this angers me regardless of what candidate they're talking about. It is completley trashy. What happened today at the track was so sad, and it's even sadder than Arianna and her bag of trashy writers have to exploit it for political laughs.

Go to hell, HuffPo. What a worthless rag.

by zcflint05 2008-05-03 06:36PM | 0 recs
What kind of sick f*ck laughs when a horse dies?

by sricki 2008-05-03 06:41PM | 0 recs
Are you kidding?

This was hilarious. Even funnier is that the winning horse is named BIG BROWN!!!


by Democratic Unity 2008-05-03 06:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Are you kidding?

TR for insensitivity.

by LadyEagle 2008-05-03 07:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Are you kidding?

Anyone who laughs when an innocent animal dies is worth alot more than a HR. But that's all I can give you. You ought to be ashamed of yourself, and that's not my pro-Hillary speaking, that's my animal lover side speaking.

by zcflint05 2008-05-03 07:04PM | 0 recs
The HORSE is not the issue...

...the death of the HORSE is utterly sad. The fact that you choose to make the dead HORSE about Hillary Clinton is so much deeper and darker then sad. I went and looked at Huffington and the twisting it takes to make the placement of the story about the poor animal somehow about Hillary Clinton is truly... wow.

by Lieber 2008-05-03 07:09PM | 0 recs
Re: The HORSE is not the issue...

I dont care if the horse has anything to do with Hillary or anyone else. So your twisting point doesnt make sense. What is WOW is people somehow having a laugh at the horse coming second and then dying.

What pathetic Americans or humans will act in such a despicable manner?

by Sandeep 2008-05-03 07:25PM | 0 recs
Re: Are you kidding?

you definitely need to take a step back.

I hate to break this to you but bad things happen to animals every single day.  

by JenKinFLA 2008-05-03 07:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Are you kidding?

Yes, you do need to calm down a bit. The people who are laughing about this situation are being offensive and rude, but it's still very inappropriate to say you wish someone would lop off their genitalia. Inappropriate and disturbing, actually...

by sricki 2008-05-03 09:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Are you kidding?

You all might not agree, but this comment isn't HR worthy.

by fogiv 2008-05-04 06:03PM | 0 recs
Lower than what they are laughing at

As always I feel for the animal but few of the people involved.  No wonder animals are more important to me than people when people are what you have described.  Another animal that has died for human pleasure.  I hope at least she is free somewhere to run for the joy of it, and not for someones greed.

by Scotch 2008-05-03 06:52PM | 0 recs

by optimusprime 2008-05-03 07:01PM | 0 recs
What are you upset about?!

Read the entire article: /kentucky-derby-horse-eigh_n_99987.html

There is no attempt of mocking or malice in the article.

by optimusprime 2008-05-03 07:12PM | 0 recs
Re: What are you upset about?!

I agree...

by JenKinFLA 2008-05-03 07:24PM | 0 recs
You are laughable...

...go bother and look at Huffington Post right now. YES there is a picture in the upper right corner with a headline, but what this has to do with the Democratic Primary or Barack Obama is exactly nothing. But go ahead... make stuff up... that appears to be all that's left for some to do.

Really sad.

by Lieber 2008-05-03 07:06PM | 0 recs
Re: You are laughable...

They changed it. Before it was mocking Hillary. Guess they realized how crass and insensitive it was after they already saw the article. Shame on Ariana. She is truly a worthless person as is her blog.

by zcflint05 2008-05-03 07:17PM | 0 recs
Re: You are laughable...

I will break this to you gently... Huffpo usually has links to discuss the days news.  EVERY news site on the web has this story right now...

This site has this story.......

I think we have hit a new level of manufactured outrage... Huffpo cannot run news now?

by JenKinFLA 2008-05-03 07:26PM | 0 recs
Open the link and read the story

You'll find references to the political story embedded in the Kentucky Derby story.

   The cheers for the winner's decisive victory were cut short when Eight Belles, the runner-up, was euthanized on the track minutes after the race when she collapsed with two broken front ankles.

Hillary Clinton last week put her money on Eight Belles to win the race: /kentucky-derby-horse-eigh_n_99987.html

Did you even both to open up the story that the picture was linked to?

HuffPo has hit a new low.  Disgusted.

by joanneleon 2008-05-03 07:37PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

I am appalled at the length some people would go to be offensive. Regardless of which candidate you support, there should be compassion for the horse.

I have hidden two comments and troll rated one. I use the privilege sparingly but these comments have hit a new low.

Sometimes I wish the veil of anonymity could be lifted for a brief second to reveal the folks who are so offensive.

by LadyEagle 2008-05-03 07:10PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

I am appalled at the length some people would go to be offensive. Regardless of which candidate you support, there should be compassion for the horse.

I have hidden two comments and troll rated one. I use the privilege sparingly but these comments have hit a new low.

Sometimes I wish the veil of anonymity could be lifted for a brief second to reveal the folks who are so offensive.

by LadyEagle 2008-05-03 07:10PM | 0 recs
Derby Horse, Dies - Hillary looks like a fool

The lady from IL I mean AR, oops I mean NY, oops I mean OH, wanted to make this some kind of all boys ganging up on the only girl in the race, that one female horse...The stupid fucking horse died, rofl...On her own, just ran to the end, talked tough, huffed and puffed, lied and cried, then died!

I am just saying...

I guess it is like her gax tax holiday bullshit scam, it just died!  When will these morons ever learn? It just doesn't work that way...I told you so!

by Hope Monger 2008 2008-05-03 07:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Derby Horse, Dies - Hillary looks like a fool

You are a Grade-A Asshole.

by Kysen 2008-05-03 08:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Derby Horse, Dies - Hillary looks like a fool

I think you picked the wrong user name...

by sricki 2008-05-03 09:18PM | 0 recs
A courageous horse
Is it really worth your humanity to win an election? What's the point of winning when you stoop to the lowest end and become one with those who have occupied the White House for 8 years?
Well, there would be no point at all, but in this case you can be certain that Senator Obama would never join in this type of behavior. There isn't any way that he would take any joy in the anguish of another. I am a strong Hillary supporter and I am certain of this. I am also certain that he would only feel shame for those who would participate in such an orgy of delight over the death of a courageous animal.
by pollbuster 2008-05-03 07:24PM | 0 recs
Don't see anything on KOS front page or rec list.

Saw a couple diaries get trashed in comments on the subject, most were deleted pretty quickly.

It's amusing, in a sad kind of way, to see a diary lamenting using this tragedy politically, well, using this tragedy politically.

by Pragmatic Left 2008-05-03 07:27PM | 0 recs
I cannot believe that they did that. I love

horses and i like the Derby (was born in Kentucky actually), but seeing a horse getting fatally hurt like that after running a great race breaks my heart.

What is happening to us people? Do we find that funny? How can we get satisfaction out of that? Have we become monsters?

I can no longer recognize and see myself in the crazy crowd that support Obama these days. I honestly think they lost their minds and lost any sense of measurement and constrain. They actually started to scare me.

I am sorry, but this is just crap.

by likelihood zero 2008-05-03 07:36PM | 0 recs
HuffPo has added to Obama's elitist probs

They've been so ridiculously in the tank for Obama, and they seem to be plucked from Arriana's cadre of rich friends.

by catfish1 2008-05-03 07:37PM | 0 recs
"DailyKOS" is not making fun of this

Your title is wrong. Most of those diaries were hounded off the site, and the diarists who've refused to delete have been swarmed by excoriating comments.

by Bee 2008-05-03 07:41PM | 0 recs
Your assertion that Dailykos is mocking this

is incorrect. I haven't looked at HuffPo, so can't comment on what's happening there. But Dkos hasn't "morphed" anything. Those diaries were instantly met with vigorous condemnation and most were deleted.

by Bee 2008-05-03 07:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Your assertion that Dailykos is mocking this

Well that's good that at least they have that minimum of humanity. Says that at Huffington Post, they don't even have that.

by K1966 2008-05-03 08:32PM | 0 recs
letting something lie around for 2 hours

generating hundreds of comments is not what I would call appropriate site management. Sorry.  And some of the same comments have shown up here from kossacks.

by 4justice 2008-05-03 08:35PM | 0 recs
I haven't been to dkos today, so

I can't comment directly, but it's not too surprising they would make fun of a valiant horse who just happens to be female.  Look what they've done to Hillary?

And also ... they strike me as the kind of boys who would think it's funny to tie tin cans to a cat's tail.   Sick bunch.

by miker2008 2008-05-03 07:45PM | 0 recs
However, just went to HuffPo

and scanned the comments.  They are running about 90% pro-horse and anti-horse racing.  I haven't seen anything insulting to the filly who lost her life.   Well, one or two using it as an excuse to say something unkind about Hillary.  But not about the horse.

by miker2008 2008-05-03 07:57PM | 0 recs

Laughing at an animal's death is reserved for maladjusted men who were awkward maladjusted boys in adolescence.  

Obama appeals to this population segment because he gives these antisocial men a common enemy in Hillary Clinton.  Together they band to villify Hillary, who represents the adult version of the women who would never date them when they were younger.  

Don't blame the messenger.  Even Obama knows it's okay to give broad sociology lessons on people you don't like.  

by BPK80 2008-05-03 08:06PM | 0 recs
Re: Evil

It shows just how deep their hatred of women goes that they can make repulsive "jokes" about this. I hope none of them have girlfriends or wives because a man like that is clearly abusive, at "minimum" verbally abusive.

by K1966 2008-05-03 08:29PM | 0 recs

Anyone who would treat an animal so poorly is bound to have a terrible disposition towards their loved ones.  I am so glad I learned this lesson in my mid 20's.  

by BPK80 2008-05-04 12:24AM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

I saw the Huffington Post blog and was completely sickened- I did notice a number of female Obama backers calling the blog and the Obamacans comments tasteless and disgusting- I noted with little surprise, that almost all the ones saying disgusting things were male Obama backers, a couple of female Obamacans chimed in, but not many, most of the female Obama backers were 1)disgusted that this tragedy was even made a blog, and 2)disgusted at their male counterparts making repulsive jokes out of a tragedy.

Hillary only said to bet on the filly because she heard from KY backers that's what women here love to do when a filly runs- thousands of us go for the filly, because it's really fun if the filly wins. (38  have run in the 134 years, 3 have won- 2 in my lifetime, and many of the others came in second or third- so we aren't talking about impossible odds. Eight Belles, unlike the other fillies that ran in the past though, had never run against colts- that's why her odd were higher that usual for a filly: 12-1 at the time of the race, the other fillies that have run in my lifetime were more like 6-1 or something like that.

I also thought it was kind of stupid and racist for those jerky Obamacans to be comparing Big Brown to Obama. (It invokes some ugly racial stereotypes about African American men.) Big Brown was named in honor of UPS (they have those big brown delivery vehicles). Also they were invoking the nickname of Secretariat- "Big Red" as a kind of good luck charm.

I am an Kentuckian and we are saddened and shocked by the Eight Belles tragedy. I was disgusted by the network hosts barely mentioning the tragedy and being all bubbly about the win. I had to turn away to another channel until the local coverage came on.

The local newscasters were much more subdued. Big Brown does look to maybe be another Secretariat and we may finally get a triple crown winner after 30 years, that's good. But what happened to Eight Belles makes us all sad.

Two years ago when Barbaro was injured in a similar fashion- but less severely, people around here were rooting for his recovery. Sadly he never fully recovered and had to be put to sleep, after a second leg developed an infection. People here still remember Barbaro.  

Just yesterday a horse in another race here was hurt the same way Barbaro was. It's still alive and they are trying to help it recover at an equine hospital. Chances are low for full recovery for a horse with a leg injury, but it can happen if it's just one leg. Eight Belles broke both her front ankles, so there was no chance for her. (they have to be able to stand to recover)  

by K1966 2008-05-03 08:24PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

It's wrong of anyone to mock the death of this wonderful creature.

It's also wrong of anyone to use this creature to play the gender card in an election.

by freedom78 2008-05-03 08:37PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

The only person doing both are Obama backers.

by K1966 2008-05-03 08:42PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

How so?

by freedom78 2008-05-03 09:02PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

On Huffington Post and from a few loser Obamacan trolls here. Some of your fellow Obama backers are even telling you that.

When Obama backers condemn the Obamacan trolls in Hillary blogs it reflects better on your candidate- call out the losers and it makes them look less representative of the candidate. Remember when you comment in a Hillary blog and you are an Obama backer, you are a representative of your candidate.  

by K1966 2008-05-03 09:28PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

I don't make it my duty to respond to or rate every out of line comment...there are just far too many.

But let me state clearly: mocking the death of this animal is wrong.  And, if anyone has done so, using its death as a metaphor for the Clinton campaign is wrong.  

by freedom78 2008-05-03 09:39PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

Thank you.

by K1966 2008-05-03 09:57PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost /DailyKOS makes fun of -Eight B

Quite welcome.

by freedom78 2008-05-03 10:01PM | 0 recs
As an animal lover

what really disturbs me is that this animal died because humans decided to use her in a sport that placed her life in danger for their enjoyment.  Whatever rude comments were made about it after the fact were certainly uncalled for, but the true crime is the fact that her life was used up for human diversion.  It makes me sick.

by Renie 2008-05-03 09:13PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm an Obama supporter

If more Obama backers that post online were like you then things would be a lot better. Instead the ones we see all the time are the ones that come in and write nasty troll comments in our posts. They have no clue that every time they do that, they make Hillary backers that much less likely to want to vote for Obama should he win the nomination. And I'm not talking about the minority of conservative Democrats (who are iffy on either Hillary or Obama), but the ranks of the majority of moderate and liberal lifelong Democrats who make up most of Hillary's backers. You lose votes when you insult and harass people like that. It's stunning that they don't get it that they are causing their candidate to lose votes. Harassing with constant insults on both the candidate and the blogger is an easy way to lose an election for your candidate.

I don't go to Obama bloggers posts, I'm not interested. Hillary is the best candidate on the issues that matter the most to me. Idiots coming in to Hillary blogs and trashing my candidate and the blogger with lying misogynist comments is just going to harden my resolve to never vote for Obama because that is the type Obama backer that is everywhere being loudmouthed creeps- not just in the blogosphere either- TV, radio, print media, even Obama campaign people.

It'd be a very different atmosphere if the Obama  campaign had been run like Jesse Jackson's 1988 campaign. Obama should have encouraged his campaign to be like Jesse's. If it had and the votes were the same as they are now, no one would be attacking, we'd all be engaged and happy to let it go to the last primary, happy to back either candidate that ultimately won the nomination. I know, because that's how it was in 1988. I voted for Jesse in the primary but I was okay about it when Dukakis was the nominee. Dukakis didn't have his campaign harassing Jesse to get out, even though he was almost 800 delegates behind at the end- he won 11 states, and made a great speech at the convention. The DNC was lame and didn't give him any support during his run, but they didn't harass him to drop out like they have Hillary, despite her being far closer and neither candidate having enough delegates to win the nomination (and her being significantly ahead in the Electoral count- and a bit ahead on both superdelegates and popular votes.    

by K1966 2008-05-03 09:20PM | 0 recs

"Thanks to mydd members, it seems we showed them how to be a bit classy today."

Giggles and points at black pot.

(and that was general snark, not to the author specifically)

by quixote27 2008-05-03 09:55PM | 0 recs
Actually that completely pisses me off

The diarist posted something about dKOS with zero first-hand knowledge and then even when posting a retraction for his misinformation, has to add something shitty to it.

The classy thing to do would have been to simply retract the statement.

by Sychotic1 2008-05-03 09:59PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost makes fun

These progressive absolutely disgusting. Shame on them indeed.

by alright 2008-05-03 10:25PM | 0 recs
Re: HuffingtonPost makes fun of -Eight Belles, Ken

Just to summarize:  We're trying to get riled up about the following:  We support candidate A.  A bet on horse B, which got killed.  Commenter C, on webside D, mocked B.  D generally supports candidate E.  E opposes A.  Therefore we should hate E and/or love A more.

Silly season, anyone?

by username3 2008-05-04 06:35AM | 0 recs

You all may not agree with the sentiment, or the taste, but this comment isn't HR worthy.  Uprated.

by fogiv 2008-05-04 06:04PM | 0 recs


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