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Hillary's offensive

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Wonkette notes that Hillary is hurting the Internet's feelings. For one thing, Matt Y is peeved that Senator Clinton is so "egomaniacal" that she would take a primary win as a reason to continue her campaign.

Meanwhile, Andrew Sullivan likens the Clintons to the undead. If Democratic loyalist Sully says so, it must be true.

Of course, the problem with Democrats is that they aren't Republicans (this I know, because the MSM tells me so).

Fortunately, Republicans may get to choose the Democrat nominee. From Carolyn Kay's newsletter:

From Bill in Texas:
A neighbor who is a long time loyal Republican voter confided to us that she received a call from the local Republican office urging her to vote for Obama tomorrow in the Democratic primary.
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Submitted by lambert on

The dog that doesn't bark in the night? What Drudge hasn't covered. Yet.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by koshembos on

Reminds me of the kid in class that got straight As but everyone knew that he isn't very bright. Please start to ignore these Morons Of Prominence (including Sullivan) before we all lose too many gray cells.

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Submitted by dmd76 on

You've got some guys neighbor, "who is a long time loyal Republican voter". I've got Rush Limbaugh:

Limbaugh has been actively urging his Texas listeners to cross over and vote for Clinton in that state's open primary Tuesday, arguing it helps the Republicans if the Democratic race remains unsettled for weeks to come.

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Submitted by dmd76 on

vastleft, here's the full CNN article.

"I want Hillary to stay in this…this is too good a soap opera," Limbaugh told fellow conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham on Fox News Friday. He reiterated the comments on his Monday show and replayed the exchange with Ingram.

I've seen this complaint repeated over and over, that Republicans are the one's who are responsible for Obama's success. Well, now we know that if Hillary is ultimately victorious, they'll have played a part there too.

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Submitted by kangeroo on

is a last-minute cover up, purely for show. they've been actively working the gop crossover vote for obama for a good while now. and then of course there was dick morris urging fox viewers to vote for obama. you better bet they want obama in the ge.

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Submitted by kangeroo on

i think this is a cosmetic ploy by limbaugh. the call from him came too late and too jokingly to really affect any meaningful number of votes today. contrast that with the earnest entreaties from the gop the past couple weeks to cross over and vote for obama, in the hopes of killing their arch-nemesis, hillary clinton. i tell you, i smell gop fear.

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Submitted by Becki Jayne on

"In Democratic primary, expect a GOP turnout...
Perhaps fueled by Clinton dislike, many Republicans to vote for Obama"

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Submitted by Davidson on

Reminds me of the kid in class that got straight As but everyone knew that he isn’t very bright.

I graduated from MIT in '03 (the same year Matt graduated from Harvard, a school with such rigorous academic standards that just about every fool graduated with honors). From my few, brief experiences with him (and mostly from my Harvard friends' class interactions with him), he came across as style over substance. We still don't understand how he came to be taken so seriously. I fear most people just see "Harvard" and assume he must be brilliant or, at least, objective and rational (Trust me, in that regard, there are plenty of morons at Harvard).

Remember, this is the same guy who supported the preemptive war/invasion. Yes, he was just a kid, but I was too, and the hell I supported it. All you had to do was ask yourself basic questions, like, "Why in the hell would Saddam Hussein, a secular control freak, work with Muslim radicals who swore to kill him?" or if that was too difficult, "What evidence?"

P.S. If anyone cares, that Obama garb fracas can all but certainly be traced to the Free Republic, a highly trafficked, right-wing site (check out the date). Shock!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news...
http://andrys1.blogspot.com/2008/02/sour...

Submitted by lambert on

Lovely. Bareback Andy is gone, yet his spirit lives on. Great catch, Davidson.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by wasabi on

Wow! That was quick! Last week he was advocating that all the Republicans vote for Obama.
The local rightwing DJ's in Austin and San Antonio are proclaiming Obama is their man though. Laura Ingraham is advocating that they vote Clinton.

Gotta love open primaries.

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Submitted by wasabi on

2/3 of the votes cast in Texas are from early-voting.

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Submitted by wasabi on

I early voted in Texas last Wednesday and an elderly guy came in and picked up a sample Republican ballot. After realizing that he could not cross-vote and would have to either vote all Democratic or all Republican he threw down the ballot and stormed out. haha

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Submitted by Davidson on

That seems awfully high, but if it's true then that can't be good for Hillary, right? I mean, it's just been in the past week or so that there's been any hint of the media even pretending to do its job in scrutinizing Obama.

God, I'm downright terrified about the TX caucuses and the damn GOP sending in droves of Obama voters. I know the right-wing branch of my family is desperate for Obama to win the nomination. Hell, considering how unqualified he is to be president (Community organizer! Wow!) and that he's an appeaser, they'd honestly be happy if he won the damn presidency since they believe it'll set them up quite nicely for 2012--and the long term.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

Via Talk Left, there's an indication that Obama supporters (unclear if connected to the campaign) are pulling crap with the caucus sign-in sheets.

The good news is that it appears there's a good chance due to high turnout and other factors, the Texas caucuses could be a complete clusterfuck. That, IMO, would be the best thing to happen for Hillary (and democracy since caucuses suck and the faster they're discredited the better),

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Submitted by BDBlue on

Polls show it going back and forth on who had the lead. It's true there was a lot of early voting in Obama strongholds, but there was also a lot of early voting in Hidalgo County, a Hillary stronghold due to high percentage of hispanics.

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

if Hillary is forced out by pressure from a bunch of male politicians and pundits, my commitment to showing up at the polls in November to vote for Obama just got a who lot shakier...

(still wouldn't vote for McCain, of course)

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Submitted by BDBlue on

If this is the group that forces Clinton out, then I think Obama will have a potentially huge problem in November. Honestly, I cannot think of a worse way for him to be the nominee than having a bunch of men bully Clinton to drop out (fortunately, she doesn't bully so easily). I cannot believe they don't see this. Are they that blind or that desperate?

Via MyDD, Clinton has had a modest rebound in the national tracking polls the last few nights. More interestingly, an ABC/Wash Post poll shows that:

Two-thirds of Democrats say a victory in either Ohio or Texas would be reason enough for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) to keep her historic bid for the party's presidential nomination alive, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

So if she wins Ohio or Texas, they can bully all they want but they will be out of step with their party. And I don't think that's a good place for them to be. See http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/3/4/16555...

Of course, Ohio currently appears to be a giant clusterfuck thanks to flooding in the Southeastern part of the state, a Clinton stronghold.

I've said all along that my ability to hold my nose and vote for Obama starts to get less likely if I feel he (or his friends in the party) have stolen the nomination from Clinton. At that point, as a feminist, I would have to re-consider my commitment to the democratic party.

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Submitted by Davidson on

Jesus Christ. Seriously, if Hillary somehow pulls this out it'll be a damn miracle.

About the caucus, primary shenanigans: tell me the Clinton camp is on it so they can prove their case (videos, photos, witnesses, some sort of documentation of misbehavior). I know from my friends' caucusing experiences (in different states), the (misogynistic) intimidation by Obama supporters seems rather systemic.

I'm going back to rocking in a fetal position now. God, I feel like a walking ulcer.

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Submitted by Davidson on

I knew the New Republic had been circulating that damn photo.

Props to her for just having the stomach to go to TNR.

God, I just caught myself: I accidentally wrote "The New Republic" and even added "TNR" when I intended to write "The Free Republic." I hope that wasn't a Freudian slip, although it would mesh with my recent distaste for TNR.