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Obama and Clinton aka “Bros before Hoes”

bros before hoes

Sorry I just couldn’t resist posting this.

Don’t blame me, blame T-Shirt Hell…home of some of the most controversial shirts online.  I’m not calling Hillary a hoe…they are.  You know I love controversy! This shirt may be extra popular depending on what happens this month.

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Most of the Black superdelegates with Obama

Senator Barack Obama now holds a majority of all black superdelegates, according to a new tally. More than half of all African American superdelegates (52 percent) say they will support the Illinois senator, while just under a third say they support Senator Hillary Clinton (31 percent). Almost 17 percent of African American superdelegates are still “uncommitted.”

The information comes from a newly published tally of African American superdelegates, released this morning by The Daily Voice.

umm….

Am I supposed to be surprised?  No one in office wants to be the black politician who didn’t support Obama in case he wins.  Duh!

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Clinton: Is this the end?

NPR is asking

A “drumbeat” has started to sound in the media the past week with the speech on race by Sen. Barack Obama and with the announcement of Bill Richardson’s endorsement of Obama – “this could be the beginning of the end for Clinton.”

Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen at Politico.com wrote today that “One big fact has largely been lost in the recent coverage of the Democratic presidential race: Hillary Rodham Clinton has virtually no chance of winning.”

Former Republican and Democratic strategist (in fact, he worked for the Clintons) Dick Morris said on Fox News yesterday that “First of all, he is the Democratic Party nominee. There is no way that Hillary Clinton is going to either beat him in elected delegates or persuade the superdelegates. He is the Democratic nominee.” (Morris did add that he thinks the Wright issue will sink Obama in the fall.)

Jack Cafferty, of the Cafferty File on CNN, used the phrase when talking about the Richardson endorsement and the delegate count. Specifically, Cafferty said Richardson’s status as a special delegate gives other special delegates the excuse to come out and support Obama now, despite the Wright controversy.

Toby Harnden, The Daily Telegraph’s U.S. editor since 2006, writes that Clinton has “no realistic path” to the nomination. “Unless Obama is, as the now-jailed former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards once put it, ‘caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy’ she cannot overcome his pledged delegate lead.”

Slate’s Trailhead blog looks at the different ways that Clinton could catch up and pass Obama but then adds, “All this being a long way of saying, Hillary’s path to the nomination is not ‘narrow.’ It’s barricaded. Yet still there seems to be a hesitation among the media to declare Clinton dead. Maybe it’s her zombielike ability to rise again — first in New Hampshire, then in Nevada, then most recently in Texas and Ohio. But people have to understand there will be no knockout blow, no head shot. Rather it will be a long, slow exit that causes pain to everyone involved.”

But there are also two things to consider: 1) endorsements really haven’t mattered in the past. Kennedy endorsed Obama, and he still lost Mass. on Super Tuesday; 2) Clinton is way behind in pledged delegates but what about all of those superdelegates who may have benefited from the Clinton legacy in the past … and who will want to benefit from them in the future?

So what do you think? Is the end nigh? Does the Richardson announcement help Obama with superdelegates? What about Clinton’s ability to fight back again and again? (And hey, isn’t she leading in a lot of the polls right now?)

What do you think?  

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Ferraro learns a lesson, lynching cartoon

ferraro lynching cartoon
Geraldine Ferraro has stepped down from her honorary post in the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Clintons have apologized for her comments. Tsk Tsk. This cartoon takes her “He happens to be very lucky to be who he is.” comment to a new level. To me it says “When has it ever been a thing of luck to be a Black man in the US??“. With all that Black men have faced…lucky is the word you use?? Oh and of course he just can’t be intellegent or the right man for the job (or “clean” as others have been brow beat for noting).

Simply, Ferraro was using race to kneecap the Black candidate.

Her comment points once again to an attitude in the Clinton camp that has been expressed so many times now it cannot be accidental. In their universe, Obama is an apparition, devoid of substance, elevated well beyond his abilities by the novelty of race. He is, as Ferraro says, “lucky to be who he is.”

And that is Clinton’s big lie. If it is the happy good fortune of mere complexion that can make a candidate formidable, why is Obama the first and only Black man to be a viable contender for the White House?

Before Ferraro, there was the unidentified Clinton adviser who told the London Guardian, “If you have a social need, you’re with Hillary. If you want Obama to be your imaginary hip Black friend and you’re young and you have no social needs, then he’s cool.”

And then came Bill… – Read the rest at The Arizona Republic

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Obama wins Mississippi, Good Ole Boys turn over in their graves

Barack Obama is victorious in Mississippi‘s Democratic primary today. It’s a great way to go into next month’s high-stakes race with Hillary in Pennsylvania.

Obama was winning roughly 90 percent of the black vote but only about one-quarter of the white vote, extending a pattern that carried him to victory in earlier primaries in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana.

Obama picked up at least six Mississippi delegates to the Democratic National Convention, with 27 more to be awarded. He hoped for a win sizable enough to erase most if not all of Clinton’s 11-delegate gain from last week, when she won three primaries.

The Illinois senator had 1,585 delegates to 1,473 for Clinton. It takes 2,025 to win the nomination.  Obama leads Clinton among pledged delegates, 1,374-1,226 in The Associated Press count, while the former first lady has an advantage among superdelegates, 247-211. – Yahoo News

Associated Press is reporting that “whites largely shunned Barack Obama…as the Deep South showed once again its reluctance to embrace him across racial lines.”  I say to that  “Surprise, Surprise” in my best Alfalfa voice.  It’s a very interesting article…read it.

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Video: Hillary’s Fearmongering 3am Attack Ad

Oh Lord…Who DO you want answering the phone???  In his response Obama said that the red phone moment was Iraq and that Clinton, McCain, and Bush all gave the wrong answer.  Good counter!

She must have been mad about this…

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Clinton camp pushes photo of Obama in African dress, turban

Clinton’s camp knows that the average American doesn’t know if what Obama is wearing in this photo is traditional Pakistani garb or traditional African dress! They see turban, turban, turban! We know that for a lot of Americans turban = terrorist. This is not brain surgery, it’s racism and stereotyping! Now, I know there is nothing wrong with a turban, but the reasons behind this photo being released are obvious. This is a very juvenile move. Desperate!!!

Here is the story from SHM – RACIST or just mischievous politics? That is the question being asked after the Barack Obama campaign accused the Hillary Clinton camp of circulating via the internet a photo of Senator Obama in African dress.

With just a week to go until the make-or-break primaries in Texas and Ohio, the reaction from the Obama camp was swift.

“On the very day that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about restoring respect for America in the world, her campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election,” the campaign manager, David Plouffe, said.

The photo, taken in 2006, shows Obama dressed in traditional garb during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in north-eastern Kenya. The website The Drudge Report, which broke the story, said the image came from the Clinton campaign.

“Everybody knows that whether it’s me or Senator Clinton, or Bill Clinton, that when you travel to other countries they ask you to try on traditional garb that you have been given as a gift,” Senator Obama later told a San Antonio, Texas, radio station.

“The notion that they would try to use this to imply in some way that I’m foreign, I think is, you know, unfortunate,” he told another station in Dallas.

The Clinton campaign issued a response but did not deny staff had circulated the photo.

“Enough,” the campaign manager, Maggie Williams, said of the Obama outrage. “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.”

The Clinton campaign was forced to let a volunteer go in December after he suggested in an email that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Who comes out worse out of this latest verbal jousting remains to be seen but the Obama camp’s tactics of pushing back against any slur seem to have been effective in the past. Given the sensitivities in the race, it just might be that Senator Clinton is the one who is most damaged. It underscores the difficulty she faces in tackling Senator Obama.

Campaigning in Ohio on Monday, Senator Obama packed out two campus arenas, each with capacity for 13,000. The crowds have become increasingly large and raucous as each day goes by. There were further signs that Senator Clinton is in real trouble in both Texas and Ohio and Senator Obama has raced ahead of her in national polls.

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Did Obama plagiarize? Do I care?

Hillary Clinton’s camp is accusing Barack Obama of plagiarizing Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.  The words are nearly identical and now Barack says he should have attributed them to the governor.  The Massachusetts governor defended him and said in a statement: “Sen. Obama and I are longtime friends and allies. We often share ideas about politics, policy and language.

These charges come right after a weekend where Bill Clinton allegedly screamed at hecklers and was accused of striking a man who gave him a hard time during a speech. Is the Clinton camp getting a little desperate? I think so.

Obama and his camp have handled this very well.  It’s not a big deal, and they haven’t made it into one.  This is the best Clinton’s camp can come up with, the only dirt they could find.  Tsk Tsk

Source: National Ledger

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Hillary’s Dream, My Nightmare

hillary’s dream

LOL LOL LOL!  Don’t blame me…I’m just the messenger!!!

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Obama Sweeps DC, MD and VA

It’s a happy day today in DC for Barack Obama supporters.  That’s 8 wins, large margins and key states.  He faces Hillary’s history and support within Hispanic voters who classically don’t vote for African American leaders.  It will be interesting to see if there is an effect from all of the displaced Katrina voters who are now registered in Texas.   In VA, he won among white men and cut into her lead with white women.  This could be the same case in Ohio.  I smell a Obama/McCain race.  The media was acting like Hillary was a bystander last night.

I was awesome to be in DC and MD last night.  Obama supporters were at the metro stations.  I saw a lot of young African Americans…not even of voting age…very excited coming off the train and seeing the supporters.  They were yelling “Obama in O8!”  I was yelling too.  It was great.

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