• comment on a post Why They Hit Clark over 5 years ago

    As important.... Wes Clark doesn't back down just because he's attacked by the right-wing smear machine.

  • comment on a post Obama Campaign Bungling Wes Clark Comments over 5 years ago

    If Obama won't, we will:

    Get General Clark's Back:

    http://ga3.org:80/campaign/petitionclark

  • comment on a post Why Clark Has Standing to Challenge McCain over 5 years ago

    VoteVets has a petition to support General Clark's statement.  Take a second to sign it!

    Thank General Clark for His Straight Talk, Tell Him To Not Back Down

    http://ga3.org/campaign/petitionclark

    General Clark,

    We the undersigned thank you for speaking up forcefully and honestly about what it takes to lead this nation, and the kind of judgment we must look for. You were right to say that Senator McCain has not shown good judgment, despite his extraordinary service to America. Just in the past few years:

    - Senator McCain's service and experience, both as a POW and as a Senator apparently hasn't infused him with a dose of good judgment.

    - Senator McCain's experience hasn't led him to realize that the war in Iraq and it's continuance has empowered and emboldened Iran, and destabilized the region.

    - Senator McCain's experience hasn't caused him to recognize that we're losing ground in Afghanistan, and Osama bin Laden is still out there, plotting.

    - Senator McCain's experience didn't lead him to support the 21st Century GI Bill -- he opposed it. It didn't even make him feel the need to get back to Washington to vote on this -- one of the most important veterans' bills this Congress. He twice skipped votes on the GI Bill, to fundraise.

    - Senator McCain's experience didn't help him empathize with troops are overstretched and overdeployed, when he voted against the bipartisan Webb-Hagel "Dwell Time Amendment," which would have given troops as much time at home as in the field.

    We all honor Senator McCain?s service, as you said you do. But that does not mean that on matters of security, the military, and veterans that he is beyond reproach. Nor does it mean that his service trumps the poor judgment he has shown in some of the most important issues of our time.

    Do not back down, and keep treating the American people like adults who can handle a real, honest, and blunt debate in these important times.

  • comment on a post Clark gets rebuked by Obama, MoveOn.org too over 5 years ago

    VoteVets has a petition to support General Clark's statement.  Take a second to sign it!

    Thank General Clark for His Straight Talk, Tell Him To Not Back Down

    http://ga3.org/campaign/petitionclark

    General Clark,

    We the undersigned thank you for speaking up forcefully and honestly about what it takes to lead this nation, and the kind of judgment we must look for. You were right to say that Senator McCain has not shown good judgment, despite his extraordinary service to America. Just in the past few years:

    - Senator McCain's service and experience, both as a POW and as a Senator apparently hasn't infused him with a dose of good judgment.

    - Senator McCain's experience hasn't led him to realize that the war in Iraq and it's continuance has empowered and emboldened Iran, and destabilized the region.

    - Senator McCain's experience hasn't caused him to recognize that we're losing ground in Afghanistan, and Osama bin Laden is still out there, plotting.

    - Senator McCain's experience didn't lead him to support the 21st Century GI Bill -- he opposed it. It didn't even make him feel the need to get back to Washington to vote on this -- one of the most important veterans' bills this Congress. He twice skipped votes on the GI Bill, to fundraise.

    - Senator McCain's experience didn't help him empathize with troops are overstretched and overdeployed, when he voted against the bipartisan Webb-Hagel "Dwell Time Amendment," which would have given troops as much time at home as in the field.

    We all honor Senator McCain?s service, as you said you do. But that does not mean that on matters of security, the military, and veterans that he is beyond reproach. Nor does it mean that his service trumps the poor judgment he has shown in some of the most important issues of our time.

    Do not back down, and keep treating the American people like adults who can handle a real, honest, and blunt debate in these important times.

  • Jon SOltz from VoteVets.

    Right On, General Clark. Do Not Back Down.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-soltz/ right-on-general-clark-do_b_109977.html

  • comment on a post Clark gets rebuked by Obama, MoveOn.org too over 5 years ago

    Obama (and/or his 'spokespeople) are either spineless or uninformed.  

  • comment on a post Why Clark Has Standing to Challenge McCain over 5 years ago

    Even NewsMax puts it in context, where the McCain campaign does not.  Clark's remarks were NOT about McCain's military service (which he admires) but about his experience as a commander.

    Gen. Wesley Clark: McCain Lacks Command Experience

    Sunday, June 29, 2008 9:00 PM

    Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, a former Democratic presidential candidate now supporting Barack Obama, said Sunday John McCain's military service does not automatically qualify him to be commander in chief.

    Underscoring during a national television appearance a position he has been expressing for several weeks, Clark said performing heroic military service is not a substitute for gaining command experience.

    "In the matters of national security policy making, it's a matter of understanding risk," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "It's a matter of gauging your opponents and it's a matter of being held accountable. John McCain's never done any of that in his official positions. I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war.

    "He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee and he has traveled all over the world, but he hasn't held executive responsibility," Clark said. "That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded _ that wasn't a wartime squadron."

    More

    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/clark _mccain_experiance/2008/06/29/108401.htm l


  • comment on a post Wes Clark on Verdict: HRC takes Fight to Convention over 5 years ago
    Do you all go to exaggeration classes?
  • Her position was strictly State Chair in South Carolina.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/ 2008/01/obama-wrong-abo.html

    Obama Wrong About D.N.C. Claim

    ...(snip)"The DNC has consistently said that we have not broken that pledge," said Obama.

    Obama's claim is not true.

    "The DNC has not weighed in on the pledge because it was a pledge with the state party chairs from the four early states, not the DNC," DNC spokeswoman Stacie Paxton told ABC News

  • These were Clinton fundraisers and no one in their right minds ever claimed otherwise -- not even the Obama campaign, especially since he held his share of Florida fundraisers (where he even held an impromptu press conference).

    There was no hint of a suggestion by the DNC that anyone remove their names from the Michigan ballot. It was grandstanding by Obama (and Edwards) to curry favor with Iowa caucus goers.  

    Even according to Clinton-hater Markos.

  • You can't caucus your way to a win in November.

  • But since it never occurred, I expect you'll have trouble coming  up with one.

    Clinton held 2 fundraisers in Florida, as did Obama (within the rules allowed).

    Clinton held a rally after the polls closed on election night (also within the rules).

    Obama had an informal press conference after one of his fundraisers (in violation of the rules) and purchased advertising on cable channels that were broadcast in Florida (also in violation of the rules) while claiming his ad buy couldn't avoid playing in Florida for two weeks straight.  He 'got permission' for this violation from the  Chair of the SC Democratic Party -- who later endorsed him ...

    Something stunk all right, but it wasn't the Clinton campaign.

  • on a comment on Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie " over 5 years ago

    Obama is not from the South.  The fact that he did it twice indicates it's part of his standard lexicon.

  • on a comment on Genl. Clark STILL for Hillary over 5 years ago

    I wouldn't ask you to reveal your source even if it was possible to 'verify' it.  In the age of the Internet, that's too risky.

    While I respect that you are reporting what someone told you, I'm telling you that your source was just wrong.

    I'm not even saying that your source may not believe that's what 'they heard'.  

    But they heard it wrong or implied something from the conversation that was never true.  It happens. People often take aways something from a conversation that they wanted to hear -- or thought they wanted to hear.

  • on a comment on Genl. Clark STILL for Hillary over 5 years ago

    "is your source on the Hillary campaign?"

    No....   I wish I could be more explicit.

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