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Entries from April 2008

Hillary Clinton: Not ready to make coffee on Day One

April 30th, 2008 · No Comments

To be fair to Clinton, this is probably the first time she’s had to make coffee for herself in decades. So, you know, cut her some slack. How the heck is anybody supposed to do anything with no staff assistants around?

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Tags: Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Yeah, so this came about a month late

April 30th, 2008 · No Comments

If this week has proven nothing else, it’s that distancing himself completely from Jeremiah Wright really should have been the first thing Barack Obama did after he decided to run for president. This is one instance where Hillary Clinton’s instinct (throwing people under the bus the second they become a political liability) would have been [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

I’m ten years old

April 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Clearly. Because I cannot stop laughing at this logo for London’s Office of Government Commerce. Don’t see it? Tilt your head 90 degrees to the left. Still don’t see it? A spokesman for OGC said: “It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration [...]

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Tags: World News

Why McCain is attacking Obama on Ayers and Bitter-gate but not Wright

April 26th, 2008 · No Comments

John McCain’s latest line of attack on Barack Obama, regarding Obama’s peripheral association with William Ayers: I think not only a repudiation, but an apology for ever having anything to do with an unrepentant terrorist is due the American people. The phrase “unrepentant terrorist” in reference to Ayers has been repeated ad nauseum by McCain [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

Obama camp needs to push back hard against Clinton’s popular vote myth

April 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

A little advice to Barack Obama and his campaign: Stop talking about delegates.  The delegate race is over.  You won.  Which, to people who know what they’re talking about, means you’ve won the nomination.  But unfortunately, people who know what they’re talking about are a small minority in America.  There is, in fact, a great majority of people who [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Note to Democrats: End it

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

This is not so much a note to the superdelegates, who have made clear that they absolutely will not be caught dead doing what it is they were designed to do: saving their party from internal annihilation.  This is a note to voters– the great unwashed masses who seem to be the last thing standing between us and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · John McCain · Republicans

Officially annoyed with the Democratic race

April 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

I’m feeling especially annoyed tonight, and it has nothing to do with who won or who lost.  It’s because once again in this race we get the most meaningless result possible.  As it stands right now, Clinton is set to take Pennsylvania by 10 points.  That deafening sound you hear is the whoosh of absolutely [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Pennsylvania prediction: Clinton will win the battle but lose the war

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Hillary Clinton may win Pennsylvania by double digits– as her campaign has been hoping– but as this article from CQ Politics points out, it won’t matter: And a CQ Politics analysis of the political circumstances in Pennsylvania’s congressional districts, detailed below, projects an edge to Clinton — but by just 53 district-level delegates to 50 for [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton: If I’m president, we will attack Iran

April 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Doesn’t get much clearer than this: I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president we will attack Iran.  In the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them. I’d love to see the full context of this quote, [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Baracky + Obama gets that dirt off his shoulder

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Good stuff from around the Youtube. Baracky: And the Linkin Park remix was better, but this is still good:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Entertainment

Clinton campaign learns nothing from Bosnia disaster, denies Hillary ever said “Screw ‘em”

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Not that there even is a right way, but this strikes me as the wrong way to deal with Hillary’s “Screw ‘em” comment regarding white working class Democrats: Asked about the 1995 quote, which was recalled by three then-advisers to President Clinton, spokesman Phil Singer offered the names of two Clinton aides who had also [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Hillary Clinton

The potential backlash in Pennsylvania

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m not going to say Barack Obama has a chance to win Pennsylvania.  He doesn’t.  But I can’t imagine anything making a stronger case for his campaign theme of moving beyond old school Washington politics than the ABC News debate last night.  I’m guessing that for every undecided voter who watched that debate and came away [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Debates · Hillary Clinton · Media

Hillary’s plan to build a white working class coalition: “Screw ‘em”

April 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I don’t know.  Something about this 1995 statement by Hillary Clinton regarding white working class Democrats comes off to me as– what’s the word?– oh, yeah… elitist: Screw ‘em. You don’t owe them a thing, Bill. They’re doing nothing for you; you don’t have to do anything for them. This coming from a woman who, at [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

ABC News debate/Clinton campaign infomercial analysis: What don’t we know about Obama?

April 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

For some reason, I thought there was a debate scheduled tonight.  At 8:00 p.m., I turned my television to ABC expecting to see Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama answering questions posed by objective journalists.  Instead, they were showing some two-hour infomercial on why Hillary Clinton should be the Democratic nominee, hosted by former Clinton senior political [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Debates · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Media

Obama strikes back: “Represent”

April 16th, 2008 · No Comments

This won’t move the polls, but it should hold the fort. UPDATE: This “White-haired women for Obama” ad strikes me as more effective (read: necessary), considering the fact that Obama has struggled with older voters and Pennsylvania has either the largest or the second largest population of seniors in the nation. Maybe we’ll see it [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats