Archive for April, 2008

Super Delegates Key: Brokered Convention?

April 26, 2008

Brokered Convention and Super Delegates: Hillary’s Firewall?


Even though Clinton won ___ primaries on Tuesday, even though many of them concede there is probably no stopping Candidate ___ now, dozens of Democratic senators and representatives remain reluctant to endorse h__.

Senator R. scheduled a news conference for Friday to announce his backing. Senator D. told news organizations in his home state that the moment had come to rally around Clinton. But beyond that there was little movement.

Of 264 superdelegates in the House and Senate, 93, or 35 percent, have endorsed Clinton so far, according to a continuing survey by The New York Times…. and most made their statements some time ago. A much larger number remain officially uncommitted.

Clinton’s press secretary, insisted that “people are starting to rally around the flag,” and she mentioned Mr. R. as an example. She also said the Governor plans to meet with uncommitted superdelegates on Capitol Hill on April 29, the day after the Pennsylvania primary, when Congress will return from the Easter recess.

But Representative E.of Ohio, more willing perhaps to speak on the record than many of his colleagues because he has announced his retirement from the House, said that he and some of his colleagues had constituted an informal “Missouri caucus — a show-me caucus” — and would do nothing for now.

“The voters haven’t embraced Clinton, so I don’t see any reason why I should endorse h__,” Mr. E. said. “Look at the exit polls. People have terrible doubts about this ___, and we’re talking about Democrats.”

In the State N. primary Tuesday, the turnout was exceptionally low, 29 percent of the electorate backed Candidate T.,…. two-thirds of the voters said they were dissatisfied with the choice presented to them, and 4 in 10 said they doubted Clinton had the integrity to be President.

…. the party chairman, has been phoning uncommitted delegates and others, “discussing the lay of the political territory,” as he described it. He denied putting pressure on anybody, but others in the party said he was sending a subtle but clear message that it was time to halt the squabbling.

“There’s a real tug-of-war up here,” said one House member. “Especially on this side, there are a lot of people who are terrified that all the character questions, all the negatives about Clinton that showed up in N, make h__ so weak that a lot of people will lose their seats.”

A prominent Senator, who also asked not to be identified, added, “lots of people are hearing from home, Keep it open, even if the odds make it look impossible,’ because Candidate X may self-destruct before the convention.”

… a leading Democratic money-raiser, has called together 65 big party contributors to discuss “how a brokered convention might work.”

Ha Ha, sound familiar? See the original NY Times (April 10, 1992) article which we have reworked above.
h/t Free Republic for photo
Tags:campaign 08,hillary clinton,bill clinton,brokered convention,super delegates,democrat doubts,candidate self destructs,campaign ’92,hillary firewall

The Radical Barack Obama….

April 24, 2008

Quote for today: George Soros to Judy Woodruff of Bloomberg Television

“I think Obama has the charisma and the vision to radically reorient America in the world,”

The paragraphs below are from the beginning of a long article by Cliff Kincaid on the Accuracy in Media blog concerning Barack Obama’s longstanding relationships with various America hating individuals including Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and Frank Marshall Davis.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to deflect a question about his relationship with terrorist Bill Ayers by saying that he “engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8-years-old” and that he was now a professor and a neighbor. The real issue is whether Obama shares Ayers’ communist views. Obama admitted to exchanging ideas with Ayers on an irregular basis but did not say what those ideas were. But we know that Ayers, rather than just being a 1960s “radical,” was a member of a Marxist-Leninist communist group.

The Weather Underground, or Weathermen, wasn’t just home-grown and domestic in nature, although it had evolved from the so-called Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which laid siege to college campuses and tried to take over administration buildings. Their openly proclaimed goal was world communism and they had links to hostile foreign powers.

“We’re revolutionary communists,” Ayers himself said in 1969.

The FBI said that the Weather Underground had more contacts abroad than the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA.

Which brings up another so far unmentionable aspect of Obama’s background―the role of his childhood mentor, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. This is the hard-core Soviet apologist who filled Obama’s head full of anti-American thoughts at a tender age.

About Ayers, Obama said that he’s not somebody he exchanges ideas with “on a regular basis.” What ideas? And does that mean he communicates with him on an occasional basis? We need more questions and answers…..

Read the rest of the article here.

Also this from AP 2/14/08:

MANAGUA, Nicaragua: President Daniel Ortega, who led the 1979 soviet backed revolution in Nicaragua, says Barack Obama’s presidential bid is a “revolutionary” phenomenon in the United States.

“It’s not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. … but yes, they are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change,” the Sandinista leader said Wednesday night as he accepted an honorary doctorate from an engineering university.

The videos used are referenced here. The speaker in the 1st video is Bernadine Dohrn.

E.D. (Excessive Dishonesty)

April 23, 2008

Wow! Hillary cleaned up in PA, while John McCain says. “Keep It Up, Dems”. Hillary still has big problems though. Maybe this will help:

Further links to Hillary’s whoppers and mis-speaks:
Edmund Hillary Clinton
Hillary and Dr. Phil’s “Moment of truth”

Hillary Riding It All the Way….

April 21, 2008

New cartoon from Conservative Punk; 4th in a series.

Barack Obama is an Elitist Punk….*

April 16, 2008


h/t graphic: Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin weighs in today on the subject of snobism….

The odor of elitism is like onion breath: It’s quick to acquire, hard to mask. Try as he might, Barack Obama cannot camouflage the political stink he exhaled when he dissed small-town Americans as “bitter” Neanderthals “clinging” to their guns, faith and belief in strict immigration enforcement. It wasn’t the first time the effete Snob-ama revealed himself.


*Barack Obama is an elitist punk. And … it will cost him….writes Rich Galen in his latest column at Mullings.

  • First of all, he has all but guaranteed Hillary will win the primary in Pennsylvania next week and, therefore, will have no reason to exit the race.
  • Second – follow me here – Republicans believe they have to win Ohio and its 20 electoral votes to win the White House. However, the GOP did so badly in Ohio in 2006 it is very much in doubt whether John McCain will be able to carry the Buckeye state in the fall.
  • Ok. McCain has to figure he’s going to have to replace those 20 electoral votes to get to the magic number of 270 to be elected President.
  • How about … Pehhhhhhhhhnsylvania!
  • Pennsylvania has 21 electoral votes. And in October and early November (assuming Obama is the Democratic nominee) I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the voters of the Keystone State were reminded with some frequency that Barack H. (!) Obama called them bitter, frustrated troglodytes.
  • The longer this Democratic primary fight goes on, the more likely it is that John McCain will be the next President of the United States.
  • On Obama’s Talking to Iran….

    April 14, 2008

    Today’s cartoon, third in a series by Nick Rizzuto of Conservative Punk and artist Chris Holloway. The first two graphics can be seen here and here.

    Lefhandedness and Left Politics….

    April 11, 2008

    Wadda you know, Obama’s a lefty. I had no idea. I suppose lefhandedness and left politics don’t necessarily go together. A 1998 study found that 7-10% of the population to be left-handed, and left-handedness more common in males than females. American presidents who were lefties: James Garfield, Herbert Hoover,Harry Truman,Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan,George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. (A surprising cluster of names in the 20th century)