Did You Catch it Yet?

31 05 2008

I caught it a long time ago myself.


Unleash the Crazies!

31 05 2008

Eve Fairbanks at The Plank provided an account of the frenzied madness created by the pro-Hillary protesters outside of the Washington Marriott today where the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee members met to hammer out a deal to seat Florida’s and Michigan’s disputed state delegates.

Howard Dean may hope that the “healing will begin today,” but two blocks away from the northwest Washington Marriott where the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee is meeting right now to try to figure out Florida and Michigan, the Hillary protesters are occupying an utterly alternate (and healing-free) universe: a universe in which one of the big lawn rally’s speakers yells that the Democratic Party no longer is in the business of “promoting equality and fairness for all”; in which a Hillary supporter with two poodles shouts, “Howard Dean is a leftist freak!”; in which a man exhibits a sign that reads “At least slaves were counted as 3/5ths a Citizen” and shows Dean whipping handcuffed people; and in which Larry Sinclair, the Minnesota man who took to YouTube to allege that Barack Obama had oral sex with him in the back of a limousine in 1999, is one of the belles of the ball.

“They almost made me cry this morning when they told me to get out of there,” the blond Sinclair–who’s looking roly-poly and giddy in a blue-and-white striped shirt with a pack of Marlboros protruding from the breast pocket–says, referring to several nervous protest organizers who tried to evict him when he first showed up at the rally site early this morning carrying a box of “Obama’s DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS: Murder, Drugs, Gay Sex” fliers. Since then, though, he goes on, “I have been totally surprised by the reception I have received!”

The Obama campaign wisely instructed supporters to not to hold protests of their own thereby providing an unobstructed view of pro-Hillary delirium.

Update: Campaign unleash the crazies has a spokesperson.

Some Republicans and Israel PM Disagree with Bush and McCain on Appeasement

21 05 2008

In 2006, former secretary of state James Baker under George H. W. Bush provided an instructive tutorial as to why any presidential administration would want to talk to one’s allies in addition to seemingly implacable foes. “You don’t appease them. Talking to an enemy is not in my view appeasement,” said Baker.

In particular, Baker noted that “at the time when Syria was on the list of countries who were state sponsors of terrorism. On the 16th trip, guess what, lo and behold, Syria changed 25 years of policy and agreed for the first time in the history to sit at the table with Israel, which is what Israel wanted at the time”

Watch it.

In an exchange with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at an defense appropriations hearing yesterday, Senator Arlen Specter publicly criticized President Bush, and by implication John McCain, for saying simply talking to one’s enemies amounts to appeasement.

Watch it.

And now we learn that within the last 24 hours or so that Israel and Syria, who like Iran, has supported such groups as Hezbollah and Hamas, have been in peace talks at least since Monday.

The talks are being mediated by Turkey, a U.S. ally, who refused to offer support for American military forces during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

So perhaps Obama was right to ask what is it that George Bush and John McCain so afraid of?

Ted Kennedy’s Condition Moved Robert Byrd to Tears

21 05 2008

News of Senator Kennedy’s cancerous brain condition moved Senator Byrd to tears yesterday on the Senate floor.

Flip Flopper Express

20 05 2008

All aboard……

Oregon Knows How to Rally

19 05 2008

Watch local news coverage from Oregon about the 75,000 person rally in Portland.

“Because MC means move the crowd.” – Rakim

(H/T: Jed Report)

Reject Rounce Repudiate

17 05 2008

Zenyenta at Senior Moments makes an excellent point about racist voters.

The race in West Virginia turned out pretty much exactly the way everyone said it would. The same will likely hold true for Kentucky. Neither contest change much. Obama is still going to be the presumptive nominee and for all practical purposes he already is. Concern about his ability to attract the white racist vote has reached fever pitch in recent days. I can see that could be a hard vote for an African American to get and he just might have a different electoral approach mapped out. His campaign seems to know what they’re about.

What I want to know is, will the media ask Clinton to reject and repudiate voters like J. K. Patrick of Kentucky?

I really don’t want an African-American as President.

I thought about it. I think he would put too many minorities in positions over the white race. That’s my opinion. After 1964, you saw what the South did.” He meant that it went Republican. “Now what caused that? Race. There’s a lot of white people that just wouldn’t vote for a colored person. Especially older people. They know what happened in the sixties. Under thirty—they don’t remember. I do. I was here.

I mean, if Obama has to be responsible for every supporter and past associate and come down one way or the other on specific statements they’ve made, shouldn’t the same apply to Clinton now. Patrick’s kind of thinking contributed greatly to Clinton’s landslide in WV and the expected similar result in KY. Isn’t that something she should be asked to address rather specifically? And McCain- is he not as responsible what his supporters say as Obama? Just asking.