The #1 rated post on DU right now is entitled "I fuckin' hate her":
She's going to go to North Dakota and try to steal delegates. She's saying it on television right now. There is no such thing as pledged delegates.
All the people who have voted, fuck 'em. Doesn't matter. All that matters is what Hillary wants.
Fuck her. I hate her. I said it.
When I decided to read and review Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope, it was with a schizoid agenda.
As an Obama skeptic, I reckoned it might help justify my remaining a member of what Kos calls "a shrinking band of paranoid holdouts."
And, in the likely event that Obama will be my last best hope to keep Bush-hugger John McCain from the White House, it might help rally me onto the Obamawagon... with maybe a modicum of enthusiasm. Read more about The Audacious Book Salon: Chapter One... and done
Why were Dean and other prominent (Obama-supporting) Democrats pushing so hard to make Hillary quit?
Obamaniac CW is that Hillary is divisive and needs to quit because even though she is "doomed" to lose, she will damage Obama enough in the remaining contests to give McCain the victory in November.
But that's not the reason for the WWTSBQ meme. Hillary is hardly being rough on Obama, despite what his supporters say.
Hillary is being "divisive" because she won't step aside so that Obama can unify us. Read more about How Hillary is being divisive
Elizabeth Drew is a sad testament to the fact that even the NYRB has succumbed to the Clinton Rules (check out the image of HRC devilishly laughing on their front page). The article is a mixture of projection, lies, and just plain asshatery. I could only shake my head as I read the following: Read more about NYRB: CDS edition
One thing to note about Hillary Clinton's Florida and Michigan strategy is the utter selfishness of it. Her best shot at getting her way on this issue is to keep observing, in a meta kind of way, that if the DNC disses Florida and Michigan by not seating their delegates, that this could hurt Democratic fortunes in Florida and Michigan in November.
Segregation and poverty have created in the racial ghetto a destructive environment totally unknown to most white Americans. What white Americans have never fully understood but what the Negro can never forget--is that white society is deeply implicated in the ghetto. White institutions created it, white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it.
"The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional bipartisan realistic policy of George Bush's father, of John F. Kennedy, of, in some ways, Ronald Reagan, and it is George Bush that's been naive and it's people like John McCain and, unfortunately, some Democrats that have facilitated him acting in these naive ways that have caused us so much damage in our reputation around the world," he said.
Throughout this campaign, Barack Obama supporters have advised skeptics like me to read his book, The Audacity of Hope (along with every policy paper on his website).
While those supporters have done a yeoman-like job in illustrating Obama's vision of unity, I wanted to get it straight from the source, given the very real possibility that he will be my candidate in November. Read more about The Audacious Book Salon: Prologue
Mike Finnigan alerted me to this clip, specifically the section between 3:15 and 5:40.
Seems to me that Fox News and ABC have some 'splaining to do about why they left out a noteworthy context: that Wright's citation of America's "chickens coming home to roost" on 9/11 began with his attribution of the phrase to a white ambassador named "Peck," whom he says — in the original, now controversial sermon — made that statement on a Fox News show.
Especially for Fox, putting aside that network's "forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown" exemption, stripping out this context is the kind of thing that used to be called unacceptable journalism.
As for Wright, however, I don't find this additional context exculpatory. Regardless of how much his "roost" rant is a quote, paraphrase, riff, or whatever, he is still enthusiastically rationalizing the wanton murder of 3,000 innocent civilians. For some inexplicable reason, that doesn't sit well with me.
Now, one has to wonder... did Obama know about this fuller context when he wrote his legendary speech of last week? It's hard to believe that his staff didn't comb over the "offending" source material, that they didn't talk with Wright about the controversial sermons — and that no one brought the "white ambassador" context to his attention.
Why, then, didn't he bring it up?
Even though I've been critical of Wright, I felt honor-bound to share this additional information as soon as I heard about it. Yet Obama didn't, and
I am seriously puzzled about that. Read more about Fox whitewashes the Rev. Wright context
Since McPeak and the Boiz on the Blogs are frothing and stamping again in their weird effort to marginalize the last Democratic victor in a race for President who was permitted to take office, let's revisit a golden oldie from Obama's pet general. LA Times:
"[McPEAK: Obama] doesn't go on television and have crying fits; he isn't discovering his voice at the age of 60"
This post is a reaction to a comment by CD here:
when you played marbles, did you change the rules midgame, when you were winning (but by not enough), or losing? prolly not.
so again, i ask: what (were) the rules? before all of this started? i know what they (were). why are we talking about changing them, “midstream?”
1. This is an election, not a game, of marbles, or otherwise. It has real life consequences. Read more about Revote wrap-up
Noonan lurved the big speech (with a couple of muted reservations) because, in part, it didn't contain "silly, boring" lines like: "And families in Michigan matter!" or "What I stand for is affordable quality health care!"
Yes, yes, Michigan voters and health care are pretty trivial matters, as opposed to, say, "Morning in America." Read more about Peggy hearts Barack