Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Reverend Wright is not a stupid man. He has to know that he's damaging Obama. Maybe he's pissed because Obama disagreed with his statements. Maybe he's pissed because he feels he's been taken out of context. And maybe he's just getting ready to sell another book. With that said, his appearance at the press club yesterday was the most damaging. The appearance was organized by Barbara Reynolds. Guess who Reynolds is supporting in the Democratic nomination fight? Things that make you go hmmmm.
Monday, April 28, 2008
The latest ruling of the Supreme Court would seem to hinder thousands of possible Obama voters from voting, giving Indiana to Hillary.
Those most likely to be affected include important Democratic constituencies: minority, student and poor voters. African-Americans and students are expected to provide crucial support to Obama's campaign next week, and Monday's ruling could cost him thousands of votes.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
If I was advising Hillary, I would tell her this: "You cannot overtake Obama in votes or delegates. If your plan is to convince the superdelegates to overturn the will of the majority and just hand it to you because you think you're more 'electable,' then you need to start showing it NOW. And that means RUNNING AGAINST MCCAIN, NOT OBAMA. People BOO you when you attack Obama AT YOUR OWN EVENTS. Start playing nice with Obama and his supporters, and start SHOWING US HOW YOU CAN BEAT MCCAIN BY CAMPAIGNING AGAINST HIM NOW, and you just might have a shot with the superdelegates. They'll listen to your 'experience' argument then. Or, keep going the way you're going, and engender the ill will of Democrats and possibly even split and damage the party, and we'll never forgive you. Say bye bye to 2012."
Hillary says the superdelegates should circumvent the nomination process and give her the nomination, because she can beat McCain and Obama can't. This has got to be the stupidest argument I've ever heard. If she can't beat Obama, who she says can't beat McCain, how the hell can she beat McCain?
Monday, April 21, 2008
Hillary threw out the Farrakhan boogeyman in the middle of that ABC debate last week, when it had nothing to do with anything. But she wants to make sure we all know that anyone who's had any kind of association with Louis Farrakhan can't be trusted. Here's PA governor Ed Rendell, a BIG Hillary backer, showing some love to Farrakhan... Leading us to ask, "When will Hillary tell us that we cannot trust Ed Rendell?"
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Hillary has gone insane. Earlier today, Barack Obama made a comment that all three candidates -- including John McCain -- would be better presidents than Bush. "You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain," Obama said, and then added: "And all three of us would be better than George Bush." Hillary pounced, and accused Obama of "cheering on" McCain. REALLY? REALLY, HILLARY??? It wasn't very long ago that Hillary WAS TELLING US THAT MCCAIN WAS MORE QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT THAN OBAMA. SHE WAS TELLING US WHAT A GOOD MAN MCCAIN WAS WHEREAS WE HAD TO QUESTION OBAMA'S CHARACTER. Hillary is the one who ENDORSED McCAIN. Not once, but three times. Hillary Clinton is insane with desperation. There's no other way to look at it anymore.
Wearing or not wearing a flag pin is apparently one of the biggest political stories ever in the history of humankind, of such vital importance all else pales in comparison. Iraq, the economy, poverty, hunger, the environment, our rights and liberties, terrorism, etc. do not rate when compared with the flag pin issue.
By the way, where are their flag pins? Stephanopolous and McCain obviously hate America and want the terrorists to win.
By the way, where are their flag pins? Stephanopolous and McCain obviously hate America and want the terrorists to win.
The creationist propaganda film "Expelled," built around dishonest accounts of academics "oppressed" for not believing in evolution, and attempting to link people who believe in evolution with Nazi and Stalin-era atrocities, is a flop.
If numbers are any indication, Ben Stein has shown he's no Michael Moore. Stein's Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, a documentary which makes an argument for intelligent design over the theory of evolution, debuted at just number eight among the top ten grossing movies last week. The film made $1.2 million on Friday in 1,052 theaters. By comparison, Michael Moore's 'Sicko' raked in $23.9 million its opening weekend from just 441 theaters, and Fahrenheit 9/11 did $23.9 million from only 868 slots.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
My, but this was certainly a right-wing talking point debate tonight. Nothing but gossip, with Hillary happily piling on the right wing anti-Obama talking points. She was unbelievable. Well, at least we know what issues are important to her. It ain't health care. It ain't FISA. It ain't the economy. It's about how many Obama attacks she can resuscitate that people have already shown they don't care about. What a colossal waste of time.
Monday, April 14, 2008
According to Drudge, word from inside the McCain camp is that McCain prefers having a contest with Hillary, so he's directed his staffers to lay off of Hillary and press the attack on Obama. As I have been saying repeatedly recently, this contest is between Obama on one side, and Hillary/McCain on the other.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Gosh, but Hillary and McCain make a great campaign team! They're ganging up on Obama again, Hillary and the right-wing blogosphere/punditry marching in lockstep, taking Obama's comments out of context and bashing him over the head with them. Obama said Friday that many working-class Americans are angry and bitter over economic inequalities and have lost faith in Washington — and, as a result, vote on the basis of other issues such as gun protections or gay marriage. And as usual, Obama is being trashed for telling the truth. He has it exactly right. How interesting to once again see Hillary and McCain working in tandem. Let there be no doubt -- the two sides in this campaign are Obama and Democrats on one, and Hillary and McCain on the other. Our choice in 2008 is between Obama and Hillary/McCain. I'll state it clearly and explicitly: I believe that Hillary supporters are in the same camp as McCain and the Republicans. That is the way this contest should be viewed, plain and simple.
Now I don't feel so alone. Those of us who watch with horror as they keep raising the price of gas and we have to start making decisions like, "Should I get food this week, or gas for the car?" should keep in mind how those poor, poor oil company CEO's are doing. The CEO of Exxon is having a rough time right now. He only made 16.7 million bucks this year. But wait -- here's why you should cry for him: The Exxon board did not increase the amount of restricted stock it awarded him. And it stopped reimbursing all top executives for their country-club memberships. Say it with me now, "Awwwwwww." Exxon, of course, had a very good year. As in history-making. Highest profits ever in history. 40.61 Billion dollars of profit. How about you? Have you made the decision between groceries or gas yet?
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Randi Rhodes has left Air America after her suspension for calling Hillary and Geraldine Ferraro "whores" during a standup routine at an off-the-air fundraiser. The question people are asking is was she fired or did she quit? I think she quit, because AAR was not going to fire their most popular, most money-making personality, given their financial struggles. On the other hand, there are some very powerful people connected to the Clintons who pull purse strings and control fundraising and investors, and AAR may have played it safe and forced her to quit. But do not cry for Randi. She'll be returning to her home base at KKGN San Francisco, and I'm hearing from my sources that Premiere Radio Networks is pursuing a syndication deal which will put her on even more stations and bring her to a much wider audience.
Update: Nova M Radio Network announced that it has added The Randi Rhodes Show to its syndication lineup effective Monday, April 14. It is scheduled to air 3pm-6pm Eastern, Monday through Friday. "I just can't stop smiling," says Nova M CEO John Manzo. "Randi is simply the biggest and the best. Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy under one roof – talk about TALENT!"
Monday, April 7, 2008
In America, some of our politicians believe that freedom of religion does NOT apply to atheists. Some of our politicians believe that atheism should be outlawed, or at least certainly not allowed to be spoken of, not around THE KIDS. And this particular politician is a Democrat.
Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) interrupted atheist activist Rob Sherman during his testimony Wednesday afternoon before the House State Government Administration Committee in Springfield and told him, “What you have to spew and spread is extremely dangerous . . . it’s dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists! “This is the Land of Lincoln where people believe in God,” Davis said. “Get out of that seat . . . You have no right to be here! We believe in something. You believe in destroying! You believe in destroying what this state was built upon.” Apparently it’s still open season on some views of God.
McCain Myths, compiled by MoveOn: 10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don’t): 1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has “evolved,” yet he’s continued to oppose key civil rights laws. 2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain “will make Cheney look like Gandhi.” 3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban. 4. McCain opposes a woman’s right to choose. He said, “I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned.” 5. The Children’s Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children’s health care bill last year, then defended Bush’s veto of the bill. 6. He’s one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a “second job” and skip their vacations. 7. Many of McCain’s fellow Republican senators say he’s too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: “The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He’s erratic. He’s hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me.” 8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates. 9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his “spiritual guide,” Rod Parsley, believes America’s founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a “false religion.” McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church “the Antichrist” and a “false cult.” 10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
My essential problem with the Hillary campaign is this: She is telling us the reason why she should win the Dem nomination is not based on getting the votes of the most Democrats, it's based on an "argument" that she "should" be the nominee because Obama is "unelectable." If that's true, then why have primaries at all, Hillary? Why vote? Does it not matter what the majority of Democratic voters want? Let's see, what other famous politicians on the scene today feel that way about the will of the people? Hmm... What's more, there are an awful lot of polls showing Obama is more electable than her over McCain. So if that is indeed the sole argument, then that's yet another reason why Hillary should not be the nominee. And I'll say this: If Obama does lose the race to McSame, I and a lot of other people will know who is responsible, and we won't be quiet or timid in our denunciation of the Clintons.