by observer5, Mon May 26, 2008 at 11:22:56 AM EDT
Well, today is my day and this is my last post on here.
Hillary is a lost cause, obviously. However, Bill and Hillary will always have my utmost respect and affection - they have earned it. Not so for Obama.
Let's be clear: The Clintons are not perfect people. But they have been singly and severally investigated, depositioned, harangued, harassed, hounded, dissected, analyzed, examined and cross-examined, and yelled at for hours on a daily basis by rabid assholes like Limbaugh et al. Everything is there for the world to see. Not so for Obama.
I didn't spill my blood on foreign soil (5 more minutes and I would have gone into the light) to join any kind of group-think.
Patriotism is very important to me, but the war on terror is bullshit. Iraq is a colossal shithole. The whole damn Department of Homeland Security is a gargantuan pile of bullshit. For that reason, I will not vote for the Old Coot. But he has my greatest thanks and respect - especially on this day.
At any rate, I may or may not vote in November. I just don't vote for somebody I neither like nor respect.
Lifelong Registered Democrat
Purple Heart, CIB (Combat Infantryman Badge)
by observer5, Sun May 25, 2008 at 12:37:28 PM EDT
George Stephanopoulos, the host of ABC's "This Week," asked David Axelrod, Mr. Obama's top strategist, about the e-mail:
Mr. Stephanopoulos: You say you're not trying to stir the issue up. But a member of your press staff yesterday was sending around to an entire press list -- I have the e-mail here -- Keith Olbermann's searing commentary against Hillary Clinton. So that is stirring this up, isn't it?"
Mr. Axelrod: "Well, Mr. Olbermann did his commentary and he had his opinion. But as far as we're concerned."
Mr. Stephanopoulos: "But your campaign was sending it around."
Mr. Axelrod: "As far as we're concerned, George, as far as we're concerned, this issue is done. It was an unfortunate statement, as we said, as she's acknowledged. She has apologized. The apology, you know, is accepted. Let's move forward."
Mr. Axelrod: "There's so many important things going on in this country right now, George, that people are interested in that we're not going to spend days dwelling on this."
Yeah, as far as we're concerned, as far as we're concerned, this issue is done - AFTER the damage has been done!
Typical Chicago smear politics. Change and Hope, my ass.
by observer5, Sat May 24, 2008 at 11:55:01 AM EDT
Look at this evil crap in today's Houston Chronicle:
The Cancer That Is Hillary Clinton
Posted 5/24/2008 6:32 AM CDT
As a follow-up to yesterday's post on Hillary Clinton's remarks in South Dakota in which she referenced the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, I was appalled at the number of people who left comments excusing her comments as the result of fatigue or just an unfortunate choice of words.
The superdelegates need to convene NOW, not May 31 or June 3, TODAY. They need to throw their unanimous support behind Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee and put and end to this process NOW. They must rid their Party of the cancer that is Hillary Clinton before it spreads any further. Not just for the good of the Democratic Party, but for the country as a whole.
by observer5, Tue May 20, 2008 at 04:52:59 AM EDT
Memo To Michelle Obama: Toughen Up Sweetie
Posted 5/20/2008 6:09 AM CDT
In an interview with Good Morning America, during which Barack Obama called the so-called attacks on his wife Michelle "low class" and "detestable" and warned the Republicans to "lay off my wife" he seems to ignore a basic reality of politics-when someone chooses to enter the political arena, whatever they say becomes fair game for the other side.
Responding to an ad by Tennessee Republicans in which they used Mrs. Obama's remarks about being proud of her country for the first time in her adult life, Obama said this: "The GOP, should I be the nominee, I think can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record... I've been in public life for 20 years. I expect them to pore through everything that I've said, every utterance, every statement. And to paint it in the most undesirable light possible. That's what they do. But I do want to say this to the GOP. If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable," he said."
The Obamas seem to have forgotten how those in their campaign "attacked" Bill Clinton for statements he has made while campaigning for Hillary. Lord knows I'm not one to defend the Clintons, but fair is fair. Bill was criticized sharply for calling Obama's lack of experience "a roll of the dice", for calling Obama's opposition to the war a "fairy tale", and for his comparison of Obama to Jesse Jackson after South Carolina. Retired Gen. McPeak, an Obama co-chair, even compared Bill to Joe McCarthy at one point. Cindy McCain's lack of disclosure of her tax returns has been in the news as well. In fact the DNC has promised that it will continue to be an issue during the general election campaign.
When the Obamas complain about what they perceive as unfair tactics it comes across as whining, just as it does when Hillary laments about the alleged media bias against her. Again, if a spouse injects themselves into the campaign process, like it or not, their words and their actions are going to be fodder for the opposition. My advice to Mrs. Obama is this; you're in the big leagues now, sweetie (sorry ladies I couldn't resist the temptation) either get a thicker skin or get off the stage.
by observer5, Fri May 16, 2008 at 08:30:14 AM EDT
by observer5, Thu May 15, 2008 at 07:28:40 PM EDT
BO will have my vote in November.
As anyone with half a brain cell knows, W is an evil moron and an utter abomination. Our American Elagabalus. The worst piece of trash.
The very elderly gold digger who wants to succeed that piece of trash has no business being in the White House. As Hillary pointed out, he MUST be defeated.
But I'm not gonna do it because Hillary said it, it's because it's freakin' common sense.
Meanwhile, let the lady do her thing and leave her alone.
by observer5, Wed May 14, 2008 at 06:52:48 AM EDT
I must have seen a thousand posts telling Hillary supporters to shut up and vote for Obama in spite of all the hatred and fascistic abuse hurled at them throughout the course of this primary.
A common theme is that Hillary supporters are in a losing camp, ergo Hillary supporters are losers.
BUT Obama supporters are lightning quick to point out that their insults are dirty but the Obama campaign iself (i.e. the great leader) is pure.
How is this different from saying that just because you're treated like crap by a store's employees, it doesn't mean you shouldn't go back - for more abuse?
The problem here is not management or style. It's cultural. The schism is wide and deep between the "true believers" - the core Obama groupies, their early adopters/patrons and their declared superdelegates - and everyone else.
There will be many soothing words in the near future from the Obama camp, offering mercy and refuge to their vanquished foes. Hillary supporters are deluded if they think they're worth more than their votes.
by observer5, Tue May 13, 2008 at 09:52:44 AM EDT
Journalists are not supposed to confer the title until AFTER ALL opponents have dropped out, and NOT BEFORE. At least that's the historical usage of the term. But almost every news article nowadays is calling BO the "presumptive nominee" - while Hillary is still out campaigning!
And the MSM is not in the tank for BO??? This smells.
by observer5, Mon May 12, 2008 at 03:44:24 PM EDT
Obama's Inability to Hire Good Help Rears Its Head ... Again
May 12, 2008 12:28 PM
We started covering Sen. Barack Obama's inability to hire good staffers in June 2007, when he blamed staffers for some opposition research trying to link Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, to outsourcing in India; for injecting some venom in the David Geffen/Hillary Clinton fight; and for missing an event with firefighters in New Hampshire.
In December, we noted again that Obama was blaming the answers on a 1996 questionnaire on a staffer; and was blaming his touring with "cured" ex-gay gospel singer Donnie McClurkin (which antagonized gays and lesbians) on bad vetting by his staff.
Those five buck-passing incidents were apparently not enough...
So, for those keeping track at home, that's ten instances of Obama publicly blaming his staff for various screw-ups.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!
(You of course could also add Austan Goolsbee, Samantha Power, Gordon Fischer, and retired Gen. Tony McPeak.)
That would be 14. We will continue to keep track.
CHANGE is throwing people under the bus
by observer5, Mon May 12, 2008 at 08:09:06 AM EDT
... Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn, an Obama supporter, compared Clinton to the Glenn Close character in "Fatal Attraction" -- a spurned woman turned stalker who was apparently drowned in a bathtub only to jump up one more time to be shot dead.
"Glenn Close should have stayed in that tub," Cohen said during a local TV interview.