McCain: It was outdated policy and institutions not Bush who screwed us!

Tonight, McCain, in that piece-o-garbage speech, came up with a great reason why none of this is really Bush's fault. Knowing that he can't say "Bush is a colossal screw up" he instead blamed history.
The right change recognizes that many of the policies and institutions of our government have failed. They have failed to keep up with the challenges of our time, because many of these policies were designed for the problems and opportunities of the mid- to late 20th century, before the end of the Cold War, before the revolution in information technology and rise of the global economy.
Thus, according to McSame, Bush's problem was merely using old policies and institutions, inappropriately, in today's world. Shucks....Bush is a good guy he just misapplied the wrong ointment.

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What Stands Between Us? A Losing Candidate

I want to hug the HRC people but Hillary insists on getting in my way.  I'm mad and frustrated.

Deep down I wanted the epic ending on this historic June 3, 2008 night.  I wanted to see her bust out, I wanted her to damn those Clinton Torpedoes, and let it rip in an unfettered gesture of support for the historic figure who won - Obama.  Yet, she couldn't do it.  Instead she reminded us it was she who was right, she was the better candidate, she won the most votes, and she was introduced as the "next president of the United States." As she reminded us it was all about "asking, 'What does Hillary want? What does she want?'" Sadly, for her great and devoted supporters the candidate fumbled the golden ball on the biggest of nights in American History.  She stole from her supporters the right to say "see we told you she was great.  How dare you question us or her!" Instead, as some said, "it was deranged narcissism."

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MyDD's future is brighter...take the ball and run.

Hillary's recent arrival at the land of statistical impossibility has been a god-send for MyDD.  It means that the loopier ideas being posted come across just as that..."loopy." It also means that the talking point machine from HRC no longer dominates the rec list 24/7/365.  This shoving of talking points down the collective gullet of MyDD has been a great disservice.  

Hey, have a revolution.  Throw out the ruling party and take the site back.  Talk about McCain, Iraq, Bush, the soldiers, the economy, the environment, etc.  You can even ignore Obama.  Yet, rise from the ashes.  Kick out those surrogates, kick out those people who do the oddest of contortions.  Despite some recent advances on MyDD, today, there were two top rec'ed diaries which sucked up your energy with the ground breaking news...a small paper, Argus Leader, backs Hillary.  Not only were both posts redundant, they were of no real moment.  The Argus Leader has as the other top story, someone took a lawn mower for an uneventful joy ride.  This is a state with 15 delegates and few few total voters.  If HRC wins with amazing numbers in SD it will not put even the smallest of dents into the numbers.  Yet, this is headline news on the rec list that a paper with a daily circulation of less than 60K backs Hillary.  Why?  Push back.  Take your site back.  Talk about things other than a race which would appear to be over.  Even if it is not "over" then start to do some justice to the site and become "bigger."

I know there is going to be a flood of hostile reactions.  Yet, think about it.  What is the future of your beloved site if the world is right and the race between Hillary and Obama is over?  There remains an ember here.  One which could light a fire and become relevant to the important remaining points.  Take a breath and start building.  The other day your top diarist won top billing on the site by reposting a talking points bulletin which was first posted in Feb.!!  Stop letting people, directed by candidates, from putting nails in your collective coffin.  REVOLT...take your site back.  You are dynamic and edgy participants looking for change.  Let your voices break through.  

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Florida and MI were never the issue!

I'm sick of the diaries which keep telling us to count FL and MI and then the rebuttal ones which talk about why they shouldn't be counted.  Then you have the recent flurry of people saying "even if you do count them, in a manner which HRC wanted, Obama will win." You are all barking up the wrong tree...counting was never really the issue.  

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Best Brownies Ever!!!

Basic Brownies  
Sometimes you just want a basic brownie - these are very quick, easy and yummy.

1/2 cup butter
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Melt butter and chocolate together in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.

Pour into a greased 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.


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What it looks like to people grounded in reality

I don't know about you people, but I feel like Hillary is about to say "I'm ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille." That "Full Speed Ahead! Next Stop... West Virginia!" moment was almost painful.  I felt that she was the only person in the room who did not get it.  The pundits, after the speech, took a couple of secs to put on a good face for the loony tune moment.  Notice the director in the clip below looks like none other than James Carville!

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Why I'm an Obamaton


99% of us did it.  The other 1% lied about it.  No, I'm not talking about peeing in the shower.  I'm talking about a history of taking on the role of trusty Clinton Apologists for 16 years with no other viable choice out there.  In 1992 it began with Flowers all the way to erasing the part of my cerebral hard drive which held that disbarment stuff.  HRC, true to form, has been spewing Tuzlian logic from the get-go.  It was put best by a die-hard Clinton supporter who, upon observing her tactics, stated "At the end of the day, all she had to do was open her mouth for me not to believe her...". Louis-Dreyfus'S plight, like ours, makes the Iranian Hostage Crisis look like a cake walk.

That is what is so powerful about Obama - me and my people have the chance to be FREE.  And we are not walking away or jogging away - we are sprinting!  No longer having to suffer their crap, their lies, their finger wagging, and their centralist pathetic policies.  This my friends is what Clintons and her imprisoned remains don't get - IT'S GREAT TO BE FREE!    

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Why Honesty Counts

After 20 debates, a good number one on one, and what we saw with the last debate, we all know what these debates are really for.  If a "learning" experience was the goal we wouldn't have spent half the last debate talking about such horrendous dribble.  Was there something we needed to know about Tuzla?  Flag pins?  Whether Wright was a patriot?  A Weatherman?  NO!!!!  You know it, Clinton knows it, and we all know why debates are being asked for.  This is why tacticians, and some supporters, will never be able to change minds - this is nothing more than dishonest discourse.

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What is with the deleted diaries?

I was watching the diaries and posting comments and PUFF they started to disappear.  Not one but a number!!!  Is this how a blog works, cut out the opposition?

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Like it or not - Logic From the Wall Street Journal

If Hillary is going to find a path to victory, which no person has been able to find, she is going to have to address the salient concerns of people who are not voting for her and other high placed backers.  Singing to the choir, having the same three diarists on the rec. page, over and over, really has not moved your ball.  And only the person not already in the end zone needs to move the ball.  

Hence, one should take note of The Wall Street Journal's Deputy Editor, Daniel Henninger, who points out why he thinks Obama is going to win and, most importantly, why Hillary isn't.  

Instead of jumping up and down and echoing that which has yet failed her, a new day better get dawning with HRC and her supporters.  Mere traction at this point in the game is useless.

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