Archive for the ‘18 Million Voices’ Category
The Democratic primary season left many voters with a bad taste. Millions of the party faithful couldn’t bring themselves to fall in behind the party’s presumptive nominiee in May. They rallied and petitioned for counting of all votes, pleaded for investigation of caucus fraud and thuggish behavior and intimidation that occurred in some places. They showed up at the DNC/RBC meeting and sought to include 3 millions votes cast in FL/MI. Then they organized and rallied to place the name of their dear, brilliant candidate Hillary in nomination, even to draft her to run as an independent or insurgent candidate at Denver. Well all that history behind us, the pumas born into a hundred different prides, each branching off in a different direction, a new dilemma faces many: how to vote this November. Can a life-long Democrat dare vote for McCain?
This hell of a nettlesome quandary is now addressed by a die-hard Hillary supporter in a new blog post. Even the title of the post is pretty dramatic, and the post itself is being widely celebrated across the pumasphere. The blog is Tom in Paine and the post is titled:
HOW DEMOCRATS CAN DEFEAT OBAMA, SEE McCAIN WIN, STILL GET EVERYTHING THEY WANT AND RESPECT THEMSELVES IN THE MORNING.
the guilty pleasure of having Obama lose and cheating on the cheater is too good to resist.
The truth is, there are more good reasons to defeat Obama and the Obamacrats than to elect him, even for the staunchest of Democrats.
Obama has no integrity and as far as we can see from his past, never did..
Yes McCain has agreed with Bush on a lot of things but Obama has actually agreed with Bush on more and based on his public pronouncements, its Obama that sounds more like a Bush 3rd term than McCain.
McCain on the other hand has broken with Republicans when his conscience told him to … incurred the wrath of many in his party with the McCain Feingold bill in which McCain joined forces with one of the Senates most liberal Democrats to pass campaign finance reform. And sticking to that philosophy is campaigning using public financing, while Obama who pledged to use public financing reneged on it as soon as he became the nominee..
Like it or not, the record shows McCain is the real reformer and the real deal, while Obama is what most of the 18 million Democrats who voted against him know him to be — a snake oil salesman who has managed to bamboozle a lot of dumb, and impressionable people hanging out and the Democratic Mr. Goodbar, especially the dumb media blonds like Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and almost everyone at Newsweek, the NY times and CNN who he has eating out of hand.
Obama is the nominee because of a dishonest primary .. Dean, Pelosi, Brazile, Fowler and every member of the DNC who engineered and went along with fixing the process needs to go. … And the only way that can happen is with an Obama loss. And the bigger the better.
Twenty-five years ago the Republican Party got through Watergate. This year the Democratic Party has to go through Fumigate and it can start with a big Obama loss. And on the morning of November 5th, with a McCain victory, the majority of Democrats can wake up, open the windows and let in the fresh air. And they can feel good about the night before and McCain winning. Even if its only a one night stand.
This is a brilliant and clarion call of exhortation. It speaks to distressed Democrats across the idealogical spectrum, PUMAs and assorted Nobamists. It’s genius is the emphasis on how to feel good in the morning after the election. The poster is Marc Rubin, a co-founder of The Denver Group.
Some useful links:
The Denver Group, which waged a valiant fight during the summer to get Hillary’s name placed in nomination, are continuing with their efforts to reform the DNC and campaigning against what they consider the fraudulent nomination process and the nominee. They have an ongoing media campaign, this clip, speaks for itself.
There is a lot of nonsense going on about Governor Sarah Palin not being ‘availabale’ to the media for questioning. What they mean of course is to skewer her, trip her up with inane queries and such.
Well Charles Gibson got the prized interview that everyone wanted, and Oprah oh so foolishly declined!
In the meantime, we have compiled all of Sarah’s interviews available online. Enjoy!
Here she is talking to Maria Bartiromo about drilling for oil in ANWR. She is quite the wonk!
Here she is talking to Charlie Rose about oil and energy as security issue, does she sound unprepared?
About a month before the convention in Minneapolis, she appeared on Larry Kudlow show. Did she already know back around the Fouth of July that she was in the running? If she probably did and, wow she well did she hide that! Just like her pregnancy. True politician indeed! But remember during the Labor Day weekend, how the lefty nuts spun a smaller clip of this to make like how Sarah has no clue what a VP did? Such losers!
A somewhat longer clip of the Larry Kudlow interview is here:
Next, here she is on the local (Anchorage?) CBS tv channel 11, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision in the Exxon-Valdez oil spillage case, cutting down the damages award from 2.5 billion to mere 500 million. Thousands of lives were affected. Here, Sarah is reacting to the court decision. The Exxon-Valdez was one of the greatest man-made disasters of history, exceeded only by Bhopal and Chernobyl in human lives lost. You can read about the case at these links Encyclopedia of Earth; NPR-Totenberg ; Herald Tribune ; Fortune-CNN ; KTVA-11 ; Nina Totenberg ; McClatchy.
Sarah reacting to the Supremes decision, shows herself to be a true state chief executive.
This collection of videos should put to bed any and all silly left wing nuttery mutterings about ‘Sarah being hidden from the media because she can’t talk or answer questions’ meme. Sheesh, the pundits sometimes make me worry, you know what I mean!
Finally, this video of Sarah speaking to some young Bible students, or graduates of Bible school, not clear, but basically talking to young people at a church and speaking honestly in terms of faith. Now, I am not a practitioner of any faith, but acknowledge others’ desire to do so, and will even laud it.
This is a stunning video of a very folksy, earthy, honest and honorable woman of sincere faith in a modern world. I was touched, and somewhat moved by her warmth, straightforwardness, and simplicity. Little of the platitudes or sloganeering done by the politician, and less too of overt evangelizing. This is a sort of personal faith that I am comfortable in. How about you?
Bartoschevich Makes it Official – She is for McCain!
Here is the commercial she made for him.
Are there more like her, How many? Estimates are that at least 5-6 million of Hillary supporters are not enamored of Obama. Let’s say that of these only 10% are stubborn NObamist Republicrats, hmm that would be what, about wow, half-a-millions Debbies spread across the land.
Not Good For Unity
Not good for Obama.
Not Good For DNC
Here follows the original post dated: 85-2008
Both these ladies did simple acts of speaking up. At a time when it was, well ‘inconvenient’ for the elites of the party. They dared to speak out against a glitzy spectacle of a coronation. They both stood up, and got noticed because they felt strongly about what they saw as injustice and disrespect to their causes.
Other tiny similarities: not surprisingly both of them work in helping/healing professions; they both live off Lake Michigan about 100 miles apart from each other
The first of the two, Susan Catania, has been featured a few days ago, when word first came of the troubles of Deb Bartoschevich. Catania works as co-ordinator of services for Sexual Abuse victims in Illinois. Deb B. is an emergency room nurse in Wisconsin.
What happened in Wisconsin at the party ‘hearing’ that resulted in removing DB from the delegate status? Some of the conference call can be heard here, it’s dramatic.
Their pre-occupation with Rush Limbaugh, of all things, and the sign-in sheet …. just listen
WISCONSIN STATE DEM CONFERENCE CALL
The immediate events surrounding what these two ladies chose to do couldn’t be more different. The way they were treated by their colleagues and parties is also vastly divergent. I am sure it was not easy on either one to be the odd one out.
The best part of the clip was Deb B saying she wants to go to Denver anyway. She mentioned the 18 Million March. That’s good. I hope she makes it safely there back to home.
More recently, John McCain met her and her family.
In this video she makes the new affiliation (or separation from old party) very clear:
Update / Side Note
Andrew Jackson was stoled out of an election in 1928, the resulting protests have been memorialized in the form of a useable jar, incsribed with the protest message.
Compliments to Nobama Nation USA, which has picture and more.
Super-delegates took money, and endorsed a candidate that lost in their district. They took money, and endorsed a candidate that lost their state big!
They endorsed Obama eventhough Hillary won their district and their state!
Money can buy everything, even happiness. At the very least it will buy you a shrink or a monk who will tell you that you are already happy and don’t know it or, that happiness is just money well-spent or, that there is really no such thing as happiness! But will money buy you presidency of the USA?
Well, it looks like money will at least buy you a nomination. For in politics as in real life, there is no shortage of whores. And to the true whores I mean no disrespect for, were they to be a caste unto themselves, I would place them slightly above trust-fund billionnaires or draft-dodging chickenhawks. May be some whores are even higher than some non-learned Brahmins! After all, since the dawn of civilization female whores have collectively been the mothers-superlative to all real mothers everywhere, being in truth the habitual last source of succor to the little boy inside every grown up male….. Well enough of this rant about the sanctity of the much maligned profession of prostitution. Back to the important topic of buying politicians in advance of the coming nominating convention.
This topic came up once before, brought to us by the same due, GeekLove & Lynette Long. See here.
Dr. Lynette Long has been the champion workhorse doing the research in this obscure and dull subject. She has been methodically following the money flowing from the PACs of Obama, Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn and others. Money flowed to superdelegates like wine and honey in a tale from Arabian Nights! This has been documented widely across the blogs and picturized by GeekLove before and discussed here once before.
Dr. Long recently launched another effort on the web based on her research into the way the democratic caucuses were held this past winter. Caucus Analysis is a breathtaking initiative and worthy of every democratic and Democratic minded person in the land. Brief excerpts:
After studying the procedures and results from all fourteen caucus states, interviewing dozens of witnesses, and reviewing hundreds of personal stories, my conclusion is that the Obama campaign willfully and intentionally defrauded the American public by systematically undermining the caucus process. [sic]
I also hope it gives pause to those Democrats who believe that Barack Obama is the rightful nominee and that Hillary supporters should just “get over it.” I have been a Democrat my entire life, but I will not support the Democratic Party at the cost of democracy.
Some examples are stunning in their clarity and glaring stakness, Dr. Long again:
No one doubts the accuracy of the almost three million Texas voters who voted in the primary that selected Hillary Clinton as their choice for the Democratic nominee— but then why wouldn’t the caucus voters, a sample of the primary voters, make the same selection? [sic]
On February 9, Washington State caucused to determine the distribution of the pledged delegates. Obama won 21,629 to 9,992 votes or 68% to 31% and received 53 of the 78 pledged delegates. Ten days later Washington State had a primary election in which no delegates were awarded yet 669,856 people chose to vote in this beauty contest. Obama won this contest by 51% (354,112 votes) to 46% (315,744 votes). How could Obama win by 37 points in a caucus and only 5 points in the primary, a 32-point difference? [sic]
Nebraska also had a caucus and a primary. The February 5 caucus, in which 36,571 people participated, yielded very different results than the May 13 primary in which 89,921 voters privately cast their preference for the Democratic Nominee. Obama won the caucus by 36 points, 68%-32%, but the primary by only two points, 49%-47%. There was a 34 point difference between the two results. As a result of the Nebraska caucus and primary, Obama got 16 delegates, Clinton got 8. The caucus counted, the primary didn’t. [sic]
And to conclude, a final coup de grace:
The caucus factor is a real statistical event which inflated Obama’s lead over Clinton and misrepresented the will of the people. [sic] The Democrats have let the Red States like Wyoming, Nebraska, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, North Dakota, Colorado and Nevada and the Southern States like North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana and the pick their nominee. Not a great coalition for the fall.
It’s my emphasis in that last bit. I can’t go on with this post, it’s just too nauseating. Please go to youtube to vote, favorite and comment on the video. Be sure to visit CaucusAnalysis. God Bless America!
The Toronto Star article on The Denver Group surprises habitual readers, even an intelligent casual reader perhaps, of newspaper articles these days.
Will Clinton’s name end up on ballot?
WASHINGTON–Storm clouds are forming over Barack Obama’s big Denver convention parade later this month, with behind-the-scenes efforts to put Hillary Clinton’s name on the ballot showing no signs of slowing.
The Denver Group, an independent advocacy group which says it wants the party’s rules to be respected, has emerged as the most prominent of organizations pushing for a roll-call vote with the New York senator’s name as a presidential nominee.
Naturally the article places the story about the group in the context of Hillary’s name in nomination but accents it with a question mark in the headline. This indicates that something unexpected is about to happen, that what the public once presumed or was led to believe is likely to change? That is the real job of newspapers. Making a news report that questions status quo or asking questions that lead to genuine answers. Few papers do that anymore and fewer headlines wonder anymore.
Newspapers are happy to give us sensational, dramatic new facts, or decisions fait accompli. When tv, radio and print headlines ask a question it is usually a marketing ploy; learn more, details inside! Toronto Star asks a real question about what if. By placing the group’s name in this context, the article gives a special historical perspective to a casual reader.
There is more. Unlike other, ie US, papers that have talked about Denver Group, the T.Star goes on about it at length, quoting both Marc Rubin and Heidi Feldman. Feldman uses the baseball analogy and asks if anybody will go to a World Series game if the outcome is already known. Rubin talks about the angst of the 19 million voters who supported Hillary.
Having placed the group’s effort in the context, the article goes on to mention other groups also working to get Hillary on the ballot, such as HRC300, PUMA. This is important. Unlike other mentions, this lends a certain basis and avoids depicting The Denver Group as a lone voice in the wilderness type of portrayal.
Finally the article nails it down in my opinion, by being the only news account to put it all together. It refers to the nasty Edwards affair revelation:
A former aide, Howard Wolfson, further irritated the Obama campaign by telling ABC News this week Clinton would have won Iowa and the party nomination if candidate John Edwards’ extramarital affair had been known before the January caucus.
The readers’ comments are the usual mix, the language of the posters speaks for itself: insolence, anger, disdain, and intolerance of the Obeymatons; unrelenting Hillary love and quiet pleadings of the disaffected. The article is quite short, but well crafted, generous to The Denver Group, and dutiful in context and narrative. Too bad one had to go to foreign lands to find such!
Saharra Bledsoe is a Doctor of Theology. After Hillary’s speech suspending her campaign in June, she founded The Rise, a Hillary voter support group. Dr. Bledsoe describes the group as a bridge over troubled waters for Hillary safely cross over upon.
Bledsoe spent over an hour talking with Darragh Murphy the other day on the show Meet Me in Denver broadcast by NOQURATER RADIO.
Click for an amazing audio of Saharra Bledsoe interview.