Saturday, March 08, 2008

"Bow to the woman"

Obama, are you listening? Are you listening to Roseanne Barr? Because you know there is not a greater role model in womanhood than Roseanne.

Barack Obama: Bow to the woman, and take the vice presidency. Let our country heal. You will run in eight years and be unstoppable as a visionary world leader. You must pass through this filter first though: bow to the woman.

It makes me laugh.

Now this part of her post is true:

You can't fight back dirtier than she can -- it will bury your message of hope and change.

That isn't all Hillary will bury.

Roseanne, that great role model of womanhood, ends with this:

Lead us, Barack, show us how cooperation works, let's live the dream of Dr. King...blacks and whites, Christians and Jews, male and female left and right holding hands on the way to the Promised Land!!! Stop the Republicans by taking the vice presidency.

I'm sorry. I 'm just laughing again. I mean, imagine for just a moment what Dr. King would have thought of the nasty stupid show that was "Roseanne."

These people are just delusional.

The best part? Where she goes on "nazi" on McCain:

Join or lose!!!! It will take both of you to end this war: the one who was wrong and the one who was right: the people want an end to war above all else! The Democratic Party is going to faction itself to death and lose to another old white man, Fuhrer McCain.

I cannot tell you how much respect I would have for Obama if he would reject the vice presidency. But, I fear, that will not happen.


I am always amazed at how some from the left think. I realize that we believe in different things, but the actual thought process is so much different.

Mark Hemingway at NRO has this classic example when explaining his distaste for the cult like behavior of Obama supporters and their propaganda like videos, and it's funny too:

After I first expressed my distaste for the videos, I was contacted by a number of outraged supporters of the Illinois Senator. In particular, I had criticized actor Ryan Phillippe for claiming he was voting for Obama because he wanted a “better future” for his children when the only thing I know about Ryan Phillipe, private citizen, is that not that long ago he emerged from a messy divorce from his Academy Award-winning wife surrounded by tabloid rumors of an affair. If you care about your kids' future, not cheating on your wife and the mother of your children seems to be of far more importance than, say, who you vote for in the primaries.

Notwithstanding this, I received an e-mail from an Obama supporter, and aside from venting some irrelevant and noxious personal insults in my direction, his sole riposte to my criticisms of those involved with, as one reader dubbed it, "The Triumph of the" video is this:

At least Phillippe and (and Obama, for that matter) bed attractive women.

Touché, my good sir! I have to applaud his obdurate unwillingness grasp my basic point. But my correspondent also introduced a curious metric into the political process: How much support does your candidate of choice have from hot babes?


Friday, March 07, 2008

Hillary endorses McCain again

From First Read:

"I think it's imperative that each of us be able to demonstrate we can cross the commander-in-chief threshold, and I believe that I've done that. Certainly, Sen. McCain has done that, and you'll have to ask Sen. Obama with respect to his candidacy," she said during a meeting with military officers and other national security experts in Washington, which was convened to discuss her own readiness for the job and her plans for dealing with the war in Afghanistan.

It is no surprise that Hillary would risk giving Republicans ammo against Obama by quoting her later and using it in the general against Obama, as long as it gives her an advantage now.

In case your interested, here is the latest delegate count:

Obama 1,581-Clinton 1,481

What a mess

Govs. Charlie Crist (R-FL) and Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) are wanting the DNC to seat their respective state delegates at the convention. Crist says the DNC must pay for a do over and Howard Dean says that isn't possible.

So you might say the DNC is between a rock and a hard place. They follow the rules they set to begin with or they risk ticking off Florida.

You don't want to tick off Florida before the general.

Also, the argument that Obama and Hillary are making for themselves. via NRO

Did you hear that Obama's aide called Hillary "a monster?" via Drudge

Plus, this isn't the Democrats only problem. If all hell breaks loose at the DNC convention, who looks like the calm. cool, and wise leader? John McCain


Update: Hillary will not accept any "do over." Gee, I wonder why?

Thursday, March 06, 2008

It's 3am

Susan Rice, a foreign policy adviser to Senator Barack Obama says both Obama and Clinton aren't ready to answer that phone.

“Clinton hasn’t had to answer the phone at three o’clock in the morning and yet she attacked Barack Obama for not being ready,'’ Ms. Rice said. “They’re both not ready to have that 3 a.m. phone call.”

I had to laugh at Glenn Beck on the radio counting the number of rings in the Clinton ad. It rings six times. Beck says "Who do you want answering that phone? I just want someone to answer the damn phone! There's a crisis, answer the phone already!"

Anyway, the bottom line is that we all know who is really ready to answer the phone at the White House in case of an international crisis.

John McCain.


Christopher Hitchens with Hugh Hewitt says this:

HH: 20 seconds, who’s going to be the next president of the United States?

CH: Hillary Clinton.

HH: Oh…because of yesterday?

CH: No, no, I’ve feared it for a long time, and there’s something horrible and undefeatable about people who have no life except the worship of power.

HH: The Mummy is back.

CH: …people who don’t want the meeting to end, the people who just are unstoppable, who only have one focus, no humanity, no character, nothing but the worship of money and power. They win in the end.

HH: Mordor. Christopher Hitchens, a pleasure. Thank you for joining us from Vanity Fair.

How many of you were surprised by Hillary's win in Texas and Ohio? Did you see the massive crowds at Obama's rallies? People want Obama. They love him. Yet, he didn't win. Why? Exactly because of what Hitchens says.

It's a scary thing.

Obama getting tough?

Obama's Campaign Manager David Plouffe gave us a taste yesterday:

"I think that you know Sen. Clinton has talked a lot about disclosure in the last few days,” Plouffe told reporters. “Sen. Clinton is the most secretive politician in America today. This has been a pattern throughout her career of the lack of disclosure.”

Echoing Axelrod, Plouffe said the campaign would be more than willing to tangle with the Clintons, appearing to suggest that if needed they would raise issues like Whitewater that plagued the Clintons in the 90s.

"As it relates to ethics and transparency,” Plouffe said, “we're surprised that they would want to have an extended conversation about contributors and land deals and ethics issues. I don't think that's a lengthy conversation that's probably going to work out very well for them.

He added that because the Clinton campaign couldn't win on pledged delegates, it would try to devise "alternative nomination strategies." He added that the Obama campaign would fight back and "raise questions on things like disclosure, like ethics, like foreign policy." He added that Clinton "exaggerated her experience and can't name anything she's done."

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Democrat's brawl

It's looking sweeter all the time:

The up-with-people phase of this contest is over. The clear-the-benches phase has begun — a brawl that now is more likely than not to continue until the Democratic nomination in late August.

Obama’s failure to win Ohio and Texas and lock down the nomination — combined with Clinton’s newly defensible decision to press on despite a deficit in delegates — virtually guarantees Democrats a draining contest that will give Republicans a months-long head-start on the general election. It will heighten racial, ethnic, gender, and class divisions already on stark display, raise awkward questions about the legitimacy of the nominating process, and inflict potentially lasting wounds on the eventual winner.

Grab some popcorn people. This is going to be good.

It's sorta like watching a boxing match where two contenders are beating the heck out of each other and our guy is in the back resting, relaxing and refreshed. He will be ready to take on their winner in the next round. But their winner will be bloodied and exhausted.

Pretty sweet.

Who loves Hillary?

If you wander over to the left side of the blogosphere, it doesn't look like many over there love her too much.

Leftwing AMERICAblog and other leftwing blogs are slamming Hillary for saying McCain is more qualified than Obama on TV three times (maybe because he is?).

Then there is the accusation that the Clinton campaign made Obama's skin blacker in footage. It gets better. Now they are saying that the Clinton camp also made his nose wider and "more sterotypically African-American."

Sometimes when you create a monster, you have to live with the consequences.


A purse that says, "Don't mess with me."

via boing boing

Caption Contest!

via GOC


Dan Rather had to read on the internet about last week’s twentieth-anniversary blowout for 48 Hours News Magazine (he was the original anchor for it). He wasn't invited.

How the mighty fall.

Newsbusters has this:

Monday’s NBC psychic crime drama "Medium" featured a plot line in which an Arizona senator and former POW is discovered to be a two-time murderer and a cannibal.

I can't imagine where they got this idea from! There is something familiar about it. I just can't put my finger on it. via LST

Also, the Texas caucus experience.

I had hope for just a moment...

I started to think that maybe, just maybe, the Democrats wouldn't nominate a politically corrupt manipulating shrew. What was I thinking?

Imagine if a Republican had leaked the pic of Obama in African/Muslim garb? The Democrats love to call people on playing the race card, unless you are a Clinton. Power is all that matters.

It's pretty simple. She will take it to the superdelegates and promise Obama the Vice Presidency. She will convince them that in 8 yrs no one will be able to say Obama isn't "experienced" and then he can run from there. "Just think!" She will say, "16 yrs of a Democrat Presidency!"

Along with all the dirt she has on some of the superdelegates from her FBI files, it's a no brainer for them.

Seven weeks to Pennsylvania

Hillary wins Ohio and Texas. Color me not surprised. I kept telling people not to count out Hillary. This woman has wanted this far too long to let some rookie take it from her.

Now she has time to take Obama down slowly, piece by piece. Seven weeks to the next big primary in Pennsylvania.

She was able to make the case that the media was treating Obama with kid gloves. She was able to show a humorous side on SNL. She took Obama's snafu regarding Canada and NAFTA and drove it home in Ohio. She was able to bring Latinos out to vote for her and against Obama. Also, the cheap shot of leaking the picture of Obama in African/Muslim dress worked for her.

This morning on Fox News, Hillary was asked what she thought about Rush Limbaugh telling Texas Republicans to cross over and vote for Hillary to keep this race in chaos. Her answer sent dread to my heart. She said, "Be careful what you wish for."


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

It's 10:30pm central

It has proven to be an interesting night, just as we suspected it might.

I think Stephen Spruiell over at NRO says it best:

Strickland also said, "Let her continue this fight... Let all the people have a chance to vote before we end this contest." He ticked off the remaining primary states, then ended with, "And let us go to Michigan and Florida!"

Looks like we're in for a long and glorious spring.

Fun. Fun.

Hillary takes a bit of revenge

Now this is funny. Hillary "dumped the traveling press corps exactly where many voters believe they belong today -- in the men's room of the Burger Activity Center."
The reporters, including The Times' Louise Roug, were set up in the toilet with tables right next to the urinals. Their dinner was delivered there too -- tamales piled in the corner and candies served in paper cups. One reporter cried out, "Metaphor alert!"
Don't mess with Texas? Dude, don't mess with Hillary. Heh.
via HotAir

Ohio fun!

Get this ad, that sounds like a news item, running on the radio in Ohio by the Clinton camp:

"This is an election news update with a major news story reported by the AP. While Senator Obama has crisscrossed Ohio giving speeches attacking NAFTA, his top economic advisor was telling the Canadians that was all just political maneuvering. A newly released document from the Canadian government shows that Obama's senior economic advisor met with the Canadian Consul General and made clear that Obama's attack on NAFTA were just, quote, "political maneuvering," not policy. Political maneuvering, not policy. In fact, the document shows that Obama's advisor also assured the Canadians that these attacks against NAFTA would not continue. Obama would not want to be, quote, "fundamentally changing the agreement." As Senator Obama was telling one story to Ohio, his campaign was telling a very different story to Canada. How will Ohioans decide whether they can believe Senator Obama's words? We'll find that out on election day. Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President."

And if that weren't enough. Have you heard this zinger Hillary repeated today?

"I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002,"

A not too subtle reminder that McCain can beat Obama in the experience department. (Please. He can beat Hillary there as well)

Turnout is high in Texas and Ohio. It's going to be interesting.

All kinds of updates like these, ads, and video on the Democratic side here.

Also interesting...

From Media Blog:

Hillary will love this. Obama is sending staffers to cover the Rezko trial:

Obama's name didn't come up — until a court security officer asked spectators in the overflow courtroom whom they were representing. A woman told him privately she was there for Obama.

"She was gathering information about the trial because there have been so many press inquiries," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said later, adding she won't be there for the whole trial.


From Erik at Redstate:

A friend of mine who is a very reputable pollster tells me that in California the major media polling firms did not do any spanish language polling. He also said that in Texas, despite the lessons they should have learned in California, the media is again not doing serious spanish language polling. With the Latino vote around 30% of the primary, Hillary could have a bigger polling advantage that we've seen, which is probably why Obama is setting the bar higher than "win" to "win with double digit lead."

If Hillary captures the popular vote, then it's on for at least another month. Is this fun or what?

Also, I plan to have a chat room tonight and perhaps try live blogging as well over at TexasSparkle.

Today should be interesting

The polls still show Obama and Hillary neck and neck. Texas and Ohio are the states to watch today. Get this quote from Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson:

"If Barack Obama happens to be the nominee of this party, there’s going to be enthusiastic support of his candidacy from this campaign."

Huh? Someone wants the V.P. spot bad.

Bad news for Hillary. A winter storm is hitting Ohio today, where she holds a solid lead. But what if this prevents many from voting?

Info via Political Wire, which also has this:

"Marc Ambinder listened to the latest Clinton campaign conference call with reporters and concludes, "if Clinton wins the popular vote in Ohio and Texas, she's staying in the race. Even if she loses the delegate race in Texas."

"Key finding: "The Hispanic vote saved Hillary Clinton in California, and now it looks like it might do the same in Texas. She is getting almost as much of the Hispanic vote as Obama is of the black vote and that's propelled her to the lead in the state."

Interesting and hardly talked about it. It's come down to the black vote for Obama and the Hispanic for Hillary. Kinda sad when you think about it, isn't it?

And finally:

"I just think that D-Day is Tuesday. We have to have a positive campaign after Tuesday. Whoever has the most delegates after Tuesday, a clear lead, should be, in my judgment, the nominee."-- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), quoted by the AP.

Today is the day.

Monday, March 03, 2008

"There Is an International Crisis at 3 A.M.; President Obama Answers the Call"


via IMAO via HotAir

Hillary hits Obama..

with a one, two punch.

The latest polls

Here are the latest polls from state's voting on Tuesday:


Mason-Dixon: Obama 46%, Clinton 45% (+/- 4%)

Zogby: Obama 47%, Clinton 43% (+/- 3.7%)

American Research Group: Obama 47%, Clinton 47% (+/- 4%)

Belo: Clinton 46%, Obama 45%


Mason-Dixon: Clinton 47%, Obama 43% (+/- 4%)

Zogby: Clinton 47%, Obama 46% (+/- 3.7%)

American Research Group: Clinton 51%, Obama 44% (+/- 4%)

Columbus Dispatch: Clinton 56%, Obama 40%

Rhode Island

Fleming: Clinton 49%, Obama 40%

via Political Wire

Like I have said many times, don't count out Hillary. This ain't over yet.

Hillary on SNL

Actually she did quite well.

You have to give it to Hillary. She never stops. She never gives in. This was probably the best thing she could have done to garner some support (and even votes) that are so critical tomorrow. She seemed relaxed and humorous. People like that. They like to know that you can make fun of yourself.

Will this help her tomorrow enough to win at least Ohio and maybe Texas?

God, I hope not.

America's first Congresswoman

Yes, she was a Republican and not quite what you expect.

h/t BigDog

"Teenagers are stunningly Ignorant"

Oh boy, how depressing is this:

When did Columbus set sail for the New World? Who wrote The Canterbury Tales? In the Bible, what is Job known for? Who was Adolf Hitler?

These aren't exactly brainteasers, but when the new education-advocacy group Common Core posed these and 30 similar questions about history and literature to 1,200 17-year-old high-school students (below on the following four pages), it discovered that American teenagers are "stunningly ignorant."

Some of the blame is put on Bush's "No Child Left Behind" law, but teenagers were woefully ignorant before that as well. I blame it on these schools that are too big, too impersonal, and teachers who don't care.

The public high school my first two graduated from has close to 4000 students 9th-12 grade. It's like a Junior college. The school counselor was completely useless in getting them in college. Luckily one of my best friends is a counselor at a Catholic High School in Dallas, so she helped us through the process. The teachers are overwhelmed and teaching the TAKS test (the standardized test) takes way too much time.

It's sad that we are raising kids ignorant of our history, ignorant of the things that made this country great.