How would Obama steal it? By winning more pledged delegates? By winning the popular vote?
Too nice? Really? 90 diaries about "the bird", stated plans to bring this fight all the way to the convention, wanting to include FL/MI only after you win and need them. Farrakhan + Obama = bad, Farrakhan + Rendell = no big deal. Weathman + Obama = bad; Weathermen (plural) + Clinton = no big deal. Yeah, the Hillary campaign has been all butterflies and rainbows.
Yeah, absolutely, I'm tired of these gotcha games too. Thank goodness Hillary has run an above-the-belt campaign about the issues. I haven't heard her once try and take a comment out of context or conflate an over the top non-issue and exploit it.
I agree with you that a diary written solely to rip on Hillary's crying is stupid and useless. It still doesn't compare to an entire group of people pushing an unsubstantiated meme so strongly that it actually gets press coverage.
So snark is justified because I am trying to be as clear as possible what I mean by my argument? Good to know.
Thanks - and for what its worth I do think Hillary supporters have every right to call out Obama people if they do send out anything unsubstantiated or beyond the pale. The "D-Punjab" thing is a good example - even if there was some grain of truth in the general issue, the action was totally crass, stupid, and deserved condemnation.
I googled like you said and could not find anything of note. In fact, the one snopes debunked e-mail I found was sourced to Newsmax back in 2001 - a conservative operation unrelated to Obama. Alegre's post, while a strong candidate support diary, didn't allege anything like this.
Were these e-mails sent by Obama supporters? Were the posted as recommended diaries? Have they made it into the traditional media talking points?
I think Jesse Jackson's comments were unfair and over the top and I also agree that when Hillary was the frontrunner, she went after the Republicans more.
However, you miss my point. I'm referring to purely unsubstantiated rumor-mongering like "the bird" that is repeated so frequently it actually becomes traditional media news.
Btw - Thanks for the unnecessary snark about "refreshing my memory." I was making an argument in a respectful fashion and demonstrating I was open to a dialogue with those who disagree. I can't say you help your cause by mocking me.
And thanks for the attempted citation - I mostly requested that to shoo away people who want to say "but so-and-so once said on a list-serv that Hillary is an alien." Clearly what you are referencing is not such a thing.