I see your refusal to be blackmailed doesn't include refraining from blackmailing others, then.
It took a lot to get that off your chest, so now you have the right to attack me for getting something off my chest?
Because that's what you are now doing. If I don't support Barack Obama, I am "vile." If I don't support Barack Obama I'm not a "progressive." If I don't support Barack Obama, I should "LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT?"
After all, I have a right to vote for Hillary Clinton--A DEMOCRAT--if I so choose, and you don't have a right to call ME vile for saying so--which constitutes ATTACKING ANOTHER USER.
I'm not going to be a party to your totalitarian demands on my vote. You don't have the right to attack me because I won't vote for Barack Obama.
I will NOT be blackmailed anymore by ObamaS who demand my loyalty to Obama. I intend to vote for Hillary Clinton--A DEMOCRAT.
Yeah, me too. So many years, so many marches, and so much money, dedication, and loyalty -- and so many hours spent doing the hard ground work for the party, especially in strong Republican Districts. That's HARD WORK, when you're fighting for Democrats in GOP strongholds.
But, I never gave up; until now.
And, I am going, too. Kicked to the curb. Don't fit the DEMOGRAPHIC of the New Democrats, by Donna Brazile and Howard Dean.
I'll always have the greatest admiration for SOME Democrats--Hillary Clinton--but I'll have to do it from outside the new much smaller "big tent" which doesn't have room to accomodate me.
Okay, I have to say, I'm sorry to LAUGH OUT LOUD at you, but that is just the most idiotic thing I've ever read.
First of all, you have no idea about whether or not I "approvingly" linked to anything.
Second of all, "NO QUARTER" is not a "wingnut" site.
And, third of all YOU are not the arbiter of what gets used as a "SOURCE" for factual information, "WINGNUT" or not.
I don't recall anything in the RULES about not being able to LINK to a SOURCE. And, if that is a problem for MYDD, then you'd better be careful because it could get to be a problem linking to MAINSTREAM MEDIA SOURCES as well.
Do not troll rate (rating as 0) another user's comment unless it is a comment that is an attack on another user. Abusing this privilege will result in all your ratings being erased and/or getting a warning, or being banned.
I am sick of people using the term REPUBLICAN to describe Hillary Clinton supporters, or anyone else who criticizes or questions Barack Obama, his character, his lies, his plagiarism on speeches and policies of other candidates, and his past history of mendacity, political opportunism, and close ties to corrupt Chicago fixers.
If I want to use an argument or make a point, I will use it and make it, and I don't give a damn if it's come from a Republican--some of them have a brain. And, some Democrats clearly do not.
I'm not a party pol any longer; I used to be a party pol. But no more. So, I couldnt' care less about the new AUTHORITARIANISM I see emerging in the DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOW, that says I can't use a "Republican Talking Point."
THAT IS LUDICROUS.
The fact is, the vast majority of Obama supporters are behaving like REPUBLICANS. Especially when they attack and vilify PROGRESSIVES and DEMOCRATS like SusanUnPC, Larry Johnson, Taylor Marsh, Kristen Breitweiser, even Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame--ALL because they support Hillary Clinton.
Can someone explain why it is, exactly, that Barack Obama is not a laughingstock?
Barack Obama, last night in Portland, on Iran: "They don't pose a serious threat to us."
Barack Obama, today, in Billings, Montana, on Iran: "I've made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave."
He told AIPAC months ago that "Iran Threatens All of Us."
Obama knows that there are 57 states in the Union and he's visited every one of them.
Obama knows that 10,000 people died in a Kansas tornado that killed only 10 people.
At Selma, Obama informed us that his parents met four years after he was born and that his Kenyan "goat-herder" diplomat father had a flag draped coffin.
He knows that Canada's Prime Minister is actually a President
Obama knows they speak Arabic in Afghanistan and that there are poppy fields in Iraq.
Obama knows that Matt Lauer is really Tim Russert.
But Obama doesn't know that his home church and the reverend with whom he had a 20 year relationship was a crazy america hating racist.
Obama couldn't figure out how to use the voting buttons in the Illinois State Senate:
Barack Obama angered fellow Democrats in the Illinois Senate when he voted to strip millions of dollars from a child welfare office on Chicago's West Side. But Obama had a ready explanation: He goofed.
"I was not aware that I had voted no," he said that day in June 2002, asking that the record be changed to reflect that he "intended to vote yes."
On March 19, 1997, he announced he had fumbled an election-reform vote the day before, on a measure that passed 51 to 6: "I was trying to vote yes on this, and I was recorded as a no," he said. The next day, he acknowledged voting "present" on a key telecommunications vote.
He stood on March 11, 1999, to take back his vote against legislation to end good-behavior credits for certain felons in county jails. "I pressed the wrong button on that," he said.
Obama was the lone dissenter on Feb. 24, 2000, against 57 yeas for a ban on human cloning. "I pressed the wrong button by accident," he said.
On Nov. 14, 1997, he backed legislation to permit riverboat casinos to operate even when the boats were dockside. Moments after its passage he rose to say, "I'd like to be recorded as a no vote," explaining that he had mistakenly voted for it.
Let's just hope he manages to figure out how the nuclear button and the intercom button works before he blows up the planet while trying to order some Spanish ham.
But don't worry, when Obama's campaign makes a mistake, it's always his staffers who are at fault.
After the Politico raised questions about questionnaire Obama filled out in 1996, Obama supporter Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wa., took to Tucker Carlson's MSNBC Show to say, "He didn't fill it out and he did not support those positions then . . . That was a questionnaire filled out in his first state Senate campaign back in 1996 not by Senator Obama but by somebody on his staff that didn't get it cleared."
Oops. Obama's notes on the questionnaire were written in his own handwriting.
Well that sort of thing can happen once or twice, right? Or over and over again. But what can you expect from a guy who doesn't even know what letters he's writing or for whom?
In a March 2008 interview with the Chicago Sun-Times to answer questions about Tony Rezko, Obama was asked about the fact that Obama had told the newspaper in November 2006 that he had never been asked to do anything to advance Rezko's business interests. But the Sun-Times had subsequently learned about a October 28, 1998 letter Obama wrote to city and state housing officials on behalf of a housing project for seniors that Rezko was working on.
Responded Obama: "I wasn't even aware that we wrote the letter. The answer that I gave at the time was accurate as far as I knew...This was one of many form letters, or letters of recommendation we would send out constantly for all sorts of projects. And my understanding is that our letter was just one of many. And I wasn't a decision maker in any of this process."
Who does the buck stop with? Not with Barack Obama who barely even knows when he's writing a letter in support of building a senior center on a toxic chemical spill waste site for the guy closely tied to his law firm who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for him.
I mean whatdaya expect anyway? He's not a decision maker.
Can someone explain why it is, exactly, that Barack Obama is not a laughingstock?
But, remember, He is going to require sacrifice, devotion, and dedication; he's going to require us to work, to come out of our comfort zones; to shed our "cynicism!"
It's a new day in America under BarackO, Exalted Leader, who will lead us back to greatness under the banner of the Movement of New Democrats!
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK." ~~ Barack Obama
"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed." -- Michelle Obama
"For more than five weeks during the brutal winter of 1997, tenants shivered without heat in a government-subsidized apartment building on Chicago's South Side."
"It was just four years after the landlords -- Antoin "Tony" Rezko and his partner Daniel Mahru -- had rehabbed the 31-unit building in Englewood with a loan from Chicago taxpayers."
"Rezko and Mahru couldn't find money to get the heat back on."
"Rezmar kept getting city and state funding, even as earlier projects fell into disrepair and financial troubles.
But their company, Rezmar Corp., did come up with $1,000 to give to the political campaign fund of Barack Obama, the newly elected state senator whose district included the unheated building."
Count the votes. Florida and Michigan voters must be counted for any nominee to be legitimate. Harping about how we must "punish" two states when 5 states violated the same rule, is short-sighted, and ludicrous. Give it up: Count the Votes. Stop the Collective Punishment of 2.3 million Democrats.
There are men who think Geraldine Ferraro was right: