This diary is Not about Hillary or anti-Obama

Notice a pattern in the Rec List?

This diary is not about Hillary Clinton getting "cyber-lynched" by Obama supporters who want to "take away women's rights." 
This diary is not about Obama's "fundamental changes" or how he's advocating "taking away rights of women" on abortion or about how the "cultish" Obama supporters should get used to it.

If you don't want those types of diaries up there, please rec this up to push at least one off.  A blank diary would be better.

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Poll : Lamest part of McCain's latest gaffe

McCain is almost as bad an orator as he would be a President.  If he can't read off a teleprompter, he should read off cards or even come up with a thought that hasn't been thoroughly pasteurized by his staff (Straight Talk!).  While the "beer" mistake was funnier and I can't wait to see what Stewart/Colbert do with it, it wasn't the lamest part to me.  

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What do you (HRC supporters) want?

Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America.

He just is.  He has won the primary season.  He's increasingly winning the super delegate count.  He'll almost assuredly win the popular vote despite ludicrous claims of 2,000,000 turnout in PR.  

I know many among you don't want this to be the case.  You've supported HRC as a candidate or as a symbol and culmination of the feminist movement*.  You've held out hope and scraped and raged against the truth.  Its time to accept it.

She lost.  He won. Even if Michigan and Florida delegates were given full status, Obama is going to win the delegate count.  Its over.

But even if you're not willing to accept that, there's a question  I'd like answered.  What do you think is going to happen?  What is it going to take?

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MyDD has become an Embarassment

Currently number 3 in the Recommended Diary List is

Barack gives Hillary "the finger"
by TexasDarlin

In this article, TexasDarlin claims that Barack Obama gave Hillary Clinton the middle finger on two separate occasions since the Pennsylvania Debate during campaign speeches.

Not surprisingly this was quickly recommended up.  However, there's a problem.  Its completely untrue.

Less importantly, there was only one speech.  A different angle showed different people behind Barack Obama.  This could simple have been a mistake, but no retraction or correction has been given 8 hours after the posting of the diary despite the fact that this was immediately pointed out.

More importantly, Barack Obama never gave her the finger.  A conclusive side view of the speech was posted as comment #8 12 minutes after the diary was posted by moreperfectunion.

He also included a link to video that included the entire event from Obama's right side.  One can clearly see at 20:50 that Obama scratched the side of his face with both his middle and index fingers.

Of course no retraction has been made and the diary has stayed just where it is.  

Is this what MyDD has become?  I've been coming here since 2004.    Its often been a more measured counterpart to Kos, which provided well reasoned commentary that wasn't as big a soapbox as Kos but still had plenty of gravitas.

I understand that there are a number of fervent Hillary Clinton supporters that have decided MyDD is their home turf because its the most prominent Democratic site that has strong support among the administration.  But that doesn't change that HRC has never been the universal or even predominant choice among MyDD readership.  This blog was not set up as a Hillary Clinton blog.  Its was here before this primary battle.  The question is, will it be relevant after?

Not only are these diaries an embarrassment to MyDD, but they are detrimental to the Democratic party and our chances of winning the Presidency in November.  False attack diaries for the express purpose of damaging the likely Democratic candidate for President of the United States of American is not what this site is for and will damn it to obscurity.

I've personally had enough of it.  Can we cut out the foolishness?  If not, what should be done about it?

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More elitism about "economically insecure white people"

After Obama's bitter comments at a San Francisco fund raiser came out earlier this week, he said he had simply chosen his words poorly.  

However, this isn't the first time a certain Presidential candidate made very similar comments in California.  These words clearly illustrate what the polls have been saying about Obama's electability.

From the Los Angeles Times:

"The reason (George Bush's tactic) works so well now is that you have all these economically insecure white people who are scared to death,"

He went on:

You know, he [Bush] wants to divide us over race. .... I understand this. This quota deal they're gonna pull in the next election is the same old scam they've been pulling on us for decade after decade after decade. When their economic policies fail, when the country's coming apart rather than coming together, what do they do? They find the most economically insecure white men and scare the living daylights out of them. They know if they can keep us looking at each other across a racial divide, if I can look at Bobby Rush and think, Bobby wants my job, my promotion, then neither of us can look at George Bush and say, 'What happened to everybody's job? What happened to everybody's income? What ... have ... you ... done ... to ... our ... country?'"

Can a campaign survive this kind of scandal?  

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