Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Next up in the hot seat: Sen. Hillary Clinton

The huge response from iReporters with questions for Sen. Barack Obama was matched with another very strong turnout for Sen. Hillary Clinton. More than 60 video and photo questions were submitted. Hundreds of comments and additional questions were posted on iReport.com. Discussion touched her candidacy, fuel prices and the economy.

 

Clinton responded directly to questions from sutton85 and WCNreporter , which were chosen to air on "The Situation Room." The discussion also became a major part of stories on CNN.com, where we also had a chance to feature other outstanding some submissions that weren't aired .

 

Did you get a chance to watch the interview? What answers and comments affected you the most? Any questions you'd like to ask? Share your response as a video commentary .

75 Comments
May 18, 2008
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Does this site have a moderator, or what???  How can anyone allow this kind of CRAP??? And who is this person... wss123456 ?  Get on the ball, here.

May 22, 2008
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Im so sick of Obama, and they wonder why Clinton supporter would support Mccain. This election has been so bogus, Clinton never had a chance because in congress & the medias eyes Obama can do know wrong. the man stood my Rev. Wright for 20yrs his friend and everything, then when it becomes an issue. Oh it aint like that, I dont feel the same way or support his beliefs. Funny how he did for 20 yrs untill now. Our his good old buddy the home grown terrorist, just cause he aint tryed to blow up anybody in congress in 20 or so yrs he's nowall of a sudden a good ol' guy. And thats alright, Right. Or when he gets caught trash talking people he conciders his self better then. Then I miss worded it, oops I got caught. And its no big freakin deal. Clinton has one miss placed word and they blow it out of preportion. She says white and shes racist.

He says its alright sweetie, and no where do you hear he's a sexist. Im so sick of Obama, Im so sick of everybody treating him like a god, and throwing Hillary to the freakin dogs. IF he were a white man, This nomination would be over with. He has no experiance in congress, barely old enough to run for office. This is a racist election. Because if wasnt black he wouldnt Be getting away with all the crap he has. Cause if he white and his preacher was klans men they would have shut this down before it started. And more people need to start speeking the mind and not being afriad to say whats been needing to said.

Out of all three of them Clinton is the only one that will do what she says and promises. She aint blowing smoke up know ones a**es.

And we know that as a County.

BUT ONLY THE WEALTHYS VOTE COUNTS RIGHT!

YA! our votes dont count unless there or Barak Obama! Another rigged election like the 2000 election.

Ill vote for Mccain before Obama! and I aint the only one that feels this way in this country. IF not Clinton, Im not supporting Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 

Vote Hillary Clinton 2008

May 23, 2008
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Just once I would like to see a response from a leader who is willing to address the issues that need to be addressed.  I would like them to answer the issues I addressed in my blog at http://charliesconcernsandviews.blogspot.com/

I would like to see their answers.

May 23, 2008
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Just once I would like to see a response from a leader who is willing to address the issues that need to be addressed.  I would like them to answer the issues I addressed in my blog at http://charliesconcernsandviews.blogspot.com/2008/05/government-spending.html

I would like to see their answers.

May 23, 2008
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cristina b73:

As an aussie living in Europe and watching this with a passion I can only say that people like you who post rubbish like above are what gives the rest of the world such a bad opinion of the good old USA.

Get a life, the world is watching and laughing there heads off at Billary and her antics, lies and Desperation.

May 24, 2008
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OB BLESS AMERICA FOR CHANGE, AS WE SHED THE OLD PRIMITIVE WAYS OF OUR POLITICS DURING OUR MODERN 20TH CENTURY, IN WHICH CANDIDATE CLINTON ELUDED TO THAT THE LEAD TO THE ASSASSINATION OF MANY OF OUR GREAT LEADERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND ABROAD.  AMERICA CAN CHANGE AND BE A COUNTRY OF EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD, OF HOW TO TAKE THE HIGH ROAD OF HEALING COMING TOGETHER. IMPORTANTLY, THIS WORLD MUST OBSERVE US AS A CIVILIZED GOD FEARING NATION OF ADVANCEMENT, AN EXAMPLE NATION AS WE LEAD NATIONS AND OUR UNITED STATES, LOOKING FOR OUR GUIDANCE OF AN AWESOME MAGNITUDE, INTO THE 21 CENTURY! YES WE CAN!  

 

IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH THERE IS DESPERATION IN THE AIR THROUGH THE VOICE OF A GOD FORBIDDEN PIOUS ONE THAT NOW WANTS TO GROAN AN OLD AMERICAN FOLKLORE 'hang down your head Tom Dulley' and to recklessly uttered the ode of June and then say'Oh my what did I say , I'm sorry!' Yes, sad enough history does repeat itself and sadly but, we must continue to be humble and forgive. we must remember, " There was another time in the history of the human race, the pharaoh refused to set the captives free and in defiance attempted to put to death the first born of a nation of people God favored. The   pharaoh was only to learn that the curse he prophesied on a chosen people and a God given course fell on his own lot and started at home. God forgive all of us, our flesh wars with the spirits within; and forgive us, we know not what we say- Your words forever remain true our words Bless us or curse us, -- Heals us or kills us  "God heal the festering sores of the American fabric for the time for healing is now; I pray in Jesus name I pray God Bless America and let us share absolute true love through your chosen leaders. Greater is He that is within us than he that is of this world. I humbly insist all of us that know the power of prayer, pray with faith because you are chosen and worthy, pray not our will, but God's will be done! Let's plead that same blood of the Eternal Lamb of God that was assassinated for our salvation to cover not just our candidates during this trying moment, but the spirits, minds and bodies of all the people that are standing on this land and abroad. 

 

EXCELLENCES

Clinton and Bobby Kennedy Response

May 25, 2008
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For the first time in my life I am beginning to FEAR being an American!Few of us have forgotten the atrocities of having been lacksidaical in heeding WARNING SIGNS from the likes of Timothy Mc.Veigh or 9-11! Timothy Mc.Veigh like all other TERRORIST was not alone nor did his actions happen on spur of the moment! Barrack Obamas CLOSE associations with Rev.Wright,,Ayers and that Shyster Tony Resko have been discounted by Obamas simple "dissassociation" AFTER EXPOSURE and by making all LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS by US CITIZENS "OFF LIMITS".

Excuse me? Is this not the USA? Do we no longer have FREEDOM OF SPEECH? Are we USCITIZENS not ENTITLED to KNOW THE BACKGROUND OF THOSE WE ELECT? "If you sleep with dogs you will get bit by fleas" Obamas CHOICE of associates no we do not believe they were mere "acquaintences" We do not have "Acquaintences visit our homes or babtize our children or declare them our "mentors"!

If our Government does not investigate QUESTIONABLE ACTIVITIES BY ELECTED OFFICIALS THEN THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE US CITIZENS IS IN JEOPARDY! That is why I cannot understand and agree with angies blog on how it is that Barack Obama is ALLOWED to raise campaign funds from SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS AND LOBBYIEST by using the LOOPHOLE that he only ACCEPTS money from INDIVIDUAL that belong to these because as he has said what he says during the campaign "is just political rhetoric" so I am sure he can "settle" with this groups once he is elected. A trick I am sure he learned from one of his many questionable aliances namely Tony Resko! "

What is unbelievable is that the DSCC continues to turn a blind eye to this DIRTY CAMPAING TACTICTS! If we as ordinary citizens not versed in law can see and hear (from Obama) THE OBVIOUS LOOPHOLE of his DIRTY CAMPAIGN FUND RAISING then it seems impossible that the DSCC does not see investigate and STOP THIS! Because surely the Delegates are not suffering from COLLECTIVE BLINDNESS AND DEAFNESS so we are left to surmize the reason they are increasingly endorsing Obama must be because of all THIS DIRTYCAMPAIGN MONEY RAISING. Or should we even more concerned that something else and more CORRUPT is going on?

Because HILLARY CLINTON has won every VOTE NEEDED to win in November, the middle class, the blue collar, the big states yet after EVERY HILLARY WIN Obama and his campaing declare himself the victor, and wins more delegate endorsements despite the other OBVIOUS OBAMA CANNOT WIN THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER!

The Democratic Party seems to have their heads stuck in a certain part of theri digestive excretory systems and insists on IGNORING ALL THE BLATENT WARNING SIGNS THAT OBAMA IS NOT ONLY NOT ELECTABLE BUT HIS CHARACTER RAISES SOME SERIOUS QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED (of any American Citizen engaged and associated with kinds of groups, people Obama associates with like Rev.Wright, Ayers, Tony Resko) Let alone someone running for the highest office; If this issues are not addressed it leaves us US CITIZENS feeling VULNERABLE AND AFRAID instead of FEELING SECURE in our ELECTED OFFICIALS! THIS ISSUES MERIT INVESTIGATION AND QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED despite all of Obamas "distancing" himself ONLY AFTER EXPOSED and repeated telling the media and the PUBLIC that questions "are off limits".

We live in perilous times our Nation faces many SERIOUS issues and threats AND WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE LACKSIDAICAL WITH THE PERSON WE ELECT FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE!We CANNOT afford to FORGET 9-11 or Timothy McVeigh did .And as Angie pointed out Obamas Associations are FAR WORSE!

May 27, 2008
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McCain is wrong about the GI Bill in that it was never used to retain individuals in the military but it was used as inducement to get people to join the military. You get people to stay in the military by providing pay that is comparable to private sector pay (the actual money they bring home) and focusing on the retirement benefits. To keep people in the military provide them a work experience that they like and this will aide in them deciding to make it a career. I was in the military for about four years (during the draft years) it was the GI Bill that helped me but it would not have convinced me to stay.

May 27, 2008
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Well I tell you fellow americans. I am a retired army veteran vietnam era type. Been there and seen that. It is obvious to me that John McCain is a War Monger at heart.  Anyone under 40 years old beware, if he is elected president of the U.S. , look for more small wars and a draft in the military for two years or more. I strongly recommned a vote for Obama. I am an independent voter but McCain is the worse possible person to be president in the USA. Being a POW in vietnam does not auto entitle you to be an expert on warfare nor president. Under 40 VOTE OBAMA

May 27, 2008
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I GOT IT. OBAMA PRESIDENT, JOHN EDWARDS ATTORNEY GENEERAL AND  WEBB VICE-PRESIDENT. BE THE BEST TEAM IN US HISTORY. MCCAIN LORD HELP US.

May 27, 2008
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What boggles me is The Clinton's insistence that the press wants Obama to win with the ulterior motive that McCain will win. 

What is it with Liberals believing that the press is supporting McCain (or any conservative at that)?  the ratio if liberal to conservative members of the press is 8:1 (Columbia university study).

Obama is the press's starchild and they are going to do EVERYTHING in their power to ensure he will win. 

I don't like Hilary much, but she's not insane.  And she had a semi-realistic approach to her policies.  Definitely not like Obama.  I'm pretty scared what Obama is going to do with a democrat controlled congress and no opposition whatsoever from the press or congress. 

 

JFK's campaign slogan -- "Don't ask what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country"

 

Obama's campaign slogan -- "Don't ask what you can do for your country, because the federal government is going to ensure that everyone is ok no matter what without any effort on your part... at least until the 3 trillion dollars we have saved up in social security is gone in about 12 years, but I'll be out of office by then so it doesn't really matter.  We can just blame the Bush administration and global warming."

May 28, 2008
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What I can't understand is this twisted logic of Hillary Clinton "democrats" that plan on voting for John McCain if she is not the nominee? This makes absolutely NO SENSE!

 

I mean seriously. The policy differences between the two of them are basically nonexistent, and the thought of a republican in office for another 4 years will be a devastating blow to our country. I supported Obama in my state's primary. I am not a fan of Hillary Clinton. I find her to be a bit self serving and dishonest. But what politician isn't?

 

If for some reason Hillary was to win this thing in the end. I would vote for her, tell my friends to vote for her, and do whatever I could in my small little world to ensure that she is the next president!

 

But Hillary supporters, (and obama supporters) need to get a grip in my humble opinion. This race is NOT sexist in any way shape of form. Hillary Clinton is hardly a victim, and this is all about put a dem back in the WH!

 

So to all my fellow democrats. They are both smart and able candidates. Don't let your emotions give way to plain logic. Support the democratic ticket regardless of who's on it, and let's run the next four years with a solid majority in both houses, AND the white house!

 

Please don't be stupid.

May 28, 2008

Some idiot is advertising tennis shoes in this room...another sign of the madness going on in this dumb country known as the united sports of amurica.

May 28, 2008

I have heard all the Democrats and Republicans running for president speak and know what they have said about the big issues.  One man that stands out to me this year that is not on the list of candidates, but should be, is the fairest and most intelligent man in Washington.  That is NY Congressman, Charlie Rangel, who is a black man.  Let's face the facts here.  Obama will get the nomination based largely on young black voters that really do not have the right due to their ignorance of what they are doing here...to vote and base their vote solely on that their candidate is black!  They have the viewpoint that it is time for a black president, and they really know nothing for the most part of Obama's plans...Obama, himself, really does not know his plans!!!  He is running his campaign show by the seat of his pants and his eloquent mouthpiece.  Eight years ago, a lame white population of voters elected us the most ignorant president in US history and elected him not once, but twice!!!  Now young black American voters are going to get us a novice in the Whitehouse, based on their ignorance.  If they had brains and SIMPLY want a black president, then they should vote for a black man that is very intelligent...Intellgent more than 90% of white people in the country, age not included here.  Charlie Rangel is a great man, politician, and a born leader with a heart.  Charlie Rangel should be running for president!  Obama will prove to be the third strike and our "OUT", putting America up as a true three time loser, when he IS elected!

May 31, 2008
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Watching Mr. Ickes speak in DC today made my stomach turn.  Of course the Clinton supporting Mr. Ickes wants all of the Michigan votes counted, Obama wasn't on the ballot, it's virtually impossible for him to win and those are the odds they prefer, no debate, no discussion but rather an acceptance of a birth right only the Clinton camp believes they have the right to.

It was embarrassing to hear the many jeers from the gallery during these hearings, one man shouted in re: to the 1/2 vote agreement; " it;s like putting lipstick on a pig". The votes were not counted because the rules were broken. Watching these poor losers shout about the injustice was just plain disgusting. It's no wonder the pundits clamor to call this the DNC's fault every time a loss is handed down. It was very evident today that the majority of voters on the Clinton side are the uneducated, the uniformed, and the embarrassing face of the party. They remind me of their southern redneck counterparts that speak so loudly they steal the thunder from the more intelligent people on their side of the isle. In order for the DNC to pull of a unification, they have to ask the Clinton camp not to bus in the degenerate portion of her supporters, these are the clowns better suited for screaming 1/2 drunken obscenities at their children's soccer games, not for taking part in the democratic process.  Please Hilary, keep the scary face of the party, the stupid, from speaking and especially screaming for you. It cheapens the process and says to the world that "blue collar" means dumb. It does not, it means loyal, dedicated and hard working.  Stop sending out of work, stupid democrats to represent you and the rest of this party.

May 31, 2008
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As a First Time Voter and a African American I find that this election has put on the table what america has tried so hard to hide. The fact that race still plays a role in american government today. In so many ways, and words ppl have made Obama seem to be less then what he is, a person of change and hope for many AMERICANS. Coming from a background of nothing to running for the president of the United States sends a sign all across the world, that if you try hard enough and dont give up will win. Too many ppl have forgotten, or dont know what it means to be a TRUE DEM.m bc if they did IT WOULD NOT MATTER SO MUCH WHO IS THE PARTIES CAND. But the fact that we want a Dem. in the WHITE HOUSE. WAKE UP AMERICA, GET WITH THE TIMES, GET UR HEADS OUT OF YOUR A**'s and VOTE for a DEM. IN the FALL!!!

June 1, 2008
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Hillary should run in the general election as an  Iindependent.  Obama has been in public life for a short time. Please someone tell what he has done for America or it's people?  Don't tell me what he has done for the inner cities, tell what he has done for people of all walks of like, poor, middle class, any race not just the black community.  Has he ever done anything that made a difference?

If Hillary had Obama's views and Obama had Hillary's views would you still vote for Obama or would you now vote for Hillary?  IF you are still voting for Obama you are only voting for him because of his skin color. Is that fair to all of us or are voting on the issues? NO!! We are about to hand over the country to McCain if Obama wins the primary. He should be Hillary's vp and then he will be ready in 8 years. In 8 years with VP experince he will get my vote 100%.  We need Hillary in the White House.  If we don't do it now we will in 4 years.  Hillary for PRESIDENT!!

June 2, 2008
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Hillary has won the popular vote! The people have had their vote and why are the news media trying SO hard to count her out? I for one do not want a MARTIN LUTHER KING to be my president! I have always tried to get along with people of other color but sometimes they can get a little too pushy, and expect the white folks to 'take care of them' What is the AMERICAN DREAM anyway?

June 3, 2008
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It is sad day in the U.S. when we vote and our votes don't mean anything! This superdelegate system needs to be eliminated. Why can we the people elect who we want? What do we vote for if superdelegates are the ones with the last say? There is something utterly wrong here. WHO HAS WON BY POPULAR VOTE? LET'S BE REAL AND FAIR! Let the PEOPLE's VOTE COUNT - not the superdelegates. Write to the Democratic Party and let your voice be heard!!!

June 3, 2008
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The Democratic Party must realize that we ARE NOT GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR. I've heard lots of democrats saying if Hillary is not the candidate they will vote for McCain or Ron Paul (if he's still on it as independent)but they will never vote for Obama because they can't trust him. I agree, there is something about him that it's just not right. Be careful, that's how Latin American leaders fooled their countrypeople... we've seen it these days. May God be with us if the Republicans keep the power...

June 3, 2008
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i am educated upper middle class and i support HRC. now that she is out i will vote rebublican. obama is just not ready to be president and i cannot support him. maybe in a few year after having some history in the sanate. HRC as VP is not enough for me.

June 3, 2008
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Affirmative action...I oppose it.  Discrimination... Blah, Blah, Blah, that's all I hear when a person other than Anglo ethnicity gets fired or not promoted in their jobs.  My husband and I are college educated, white,live in New Mexico and have a really really, REALLY hard time finding jobs.  Obama supports it and if he becomes president, it will (finding jobs) will only get worse for the Anglo population of USA. Yes, I agree with some of you, HRC is the better choice for President.  I will even elect McCain over Obama.

June 3, 2008
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According to Snopes.com, http://snopes.com/politics/obama/thesis.asp

And to http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors...elle-obama.htm

 

 

Princeton was requested to put a 'restriction' on distribution of any copies of the thesis of Michelle Obama (a/k/a/ Michelle laVaughn Robinson) saying it could not be made available until November 5, 2008 but when it was published on a political website they decided they would lift the restriction.

Subj: Thesis - Michele Obama aka Michelle LaVaughn Robinson

OBAMA'S MILITANT RACISM REVEALED

 

In her senior thesis at Princeton, Michele Obama, the wife of Barack Obama stated that America was a nation founded on "crime and hatred'. Moreover, she stated that whites in America were 'ineradicably racist'. The 1985 thesis, titled 'Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community' was written under her maiden name, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson.

Michelle Obama stated in her thesis that to 'Whites at Princeton , it often seems as if, to them, she will always be Black first...' However, it was reported by a fellow black classmate, 'If those 'Whites at Princeton ' really saw Michelle as one who always would 'be Black first,' it seems that she gave them that impression'.

Most alarming is Michele Obama's use of the terms 'separationist' and 'integrationist' when describing the views of black people.

Mrs. Obama clearly identifies herself with a 'separationist' view of race.

'By actually working with the Black lower class or within their communities as a result of their ideologies, a separationist may better understand the desperation of their situation and feel more hopeless about a resolution as opposed to an integrationist who is ignorant to their plight.'

Obama writes that the path she chose by attending Princeton would likely lead to her 'further integration and/or assimilation into a white cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.'

Michele Obama clearly has a chip on her shoulder.

Not only does she see separate black and white societies in America , but she elevates black over white in her world.

 

Here is another passage that is uncomfortable and ominous in meaning:

'There was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the black community, I am obligated to this community and will utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit the black community first and foremost. '

What is Michelle Obama planning to do with her future resources if she's first lady that will elevate black over white in America ?

The following passage appears to be a call to arms for affirmative action policies that could be the hallmark of an Obama administration.

'Predominately white universities like Princeton are socially and academically designed to cater to the needs of the white students comprising the bulk of their enrollments.'

 

The conclusion of her thesis is alarming.

Michelle Obama's poll of black alumni concludes that other black students at Princeton do not share her obsession with blackness. But rather than celebrate, she is horrified that black alumni identify with our common American culture more than they value the color of their skin. 'I hoped that these findings would help me conclude that despite the high degree of identification with whites as a result of the educational and occupational path that black Princeton alumni follow, the alumni would still maintain a certain level of identification with the black community. However, these findings do not support this possibility.'

Is it no wonder that most black alumni ignored her racist questionnaire? Only 89 students responded out of 400 who were asked for input.

Michelle Obama does not look into a crowd of Obama supporters and see Americans. She sees black people and white people eternally conflicted with one another.

The thesis provides a trove of Mrs. Obama's thoughts and world view seen through a race-based prism.

This is a very divisive view for a potential first lady that would do untold damage to race relations in this country in a Barack Obama administration.

 

Michelle Obama's intellectually refined racism should give all Americans pause for deep concern.

Now maybe she's changed, but she sure sounds like someone with an axe to grind with America . Will the press let Michelle get a free pass over her obviously racist comment about American whites? I am sure that it will.

PS: American tax payers paid for her scholarship.

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June 3, 2008
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What do American's want from the next election of the two Democrates running in the election?

June 3, 2008
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I want an economy that will provide from myself, my children and my grandchildren. Education they can afford health care equal for all and someone to work on alternative energy. Its also important that this person can speak and get along with leaders of other countries, As the world needs to work together for each country to provide for each other as what we use today to provide for energy will not be the same for my grandchildren's children.

June 4, 2008
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I am a 40 year old black male residing in Washington, DC.  I must first say that I am speechless at the events and now end result of the past 16 months. 

 

I am originially from NC.  I vividly remember as a young child being asked in school what do you want to be when you grow up?  Never would I have said the president of the United States.  But now kids of every race can accuatually say I can relate and trully believe that I can be anything I set out to be.  Thats amazing!! And whats more amazing is that I am living and experiencing this paramount, historical moment with all American and the World.

 

I believe Barack when he speaks of hope and a new direction.  Its simple for me.  When I look at Barack I see truth, honesty, hope, and among many other things change.  What will the end result be should he be elected is yet to be seen. 

 

Lets give this soldier our support and prayers to unify this country and the world.

June 4, 2008
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Let me start off by saying that the nomination of Barack Obama was long overdue and I am so glad that he can now focus on the more important issue, which is making it into the white house and making the over-due changes that are necessary for all people to survive, not just the rich. I have been watching CNN daily and I am absolutely appauld at the behavior of Senator Clinton. I had so much respect for her husband, but after the "she needs more time speech" that he gave, instead of encouraging the unity of the democratic party, I am disappointed.

 

Senator Clinton had an opportunity to seriously do something that no other woman has ever done and even though she did not win the Democratic nomination, she still had an opportunity to do something great and show her maturity and grace. After her speech on Tuesday, I think that she has proven those sexist right who feel that women should not be in power positions. She is responding out of emotions, instead of intelligence. She has just proven to America that she can not, nor should never be given a serious leadership role. You can not throw a temper tantrum when things do not go your way, you have to stay strong when faced with adversary. Senator Clinton should have been endorsing Obama quite some time ago. It was suggested to her repeatedly, but she wanted to do things her own way and in her own time. How can Barack Obama be expected to offer her a ticket when she is still publicly unwilling to work with him cooperatively.

 

Her supporters commented last night stating that she needed some time to get over the fact that she did not win. That is like asking for a binky and a blanky for her! Come on, we are all adults here and I think that if her opponent would have been anyone else other than an African American male, she would not have divided the party in this manner. Senator Clinton, is it that you can not stand to loose, or that you can not stand to loose to an African-American?

 

It is sad that Senator Clinton has a closer relationship with the Republican nominee, than she does with the Democratic nominee. I was wondering if she had gone Republican and not told us. I almost thought that Mccain would offer her a ticket. Do we realize and see the situation that is before us right now? John Mccain stated that we did not give her the opportunity that she deserved....think about that. Would he have just rather run against Senator Clinton because he feels like she is a worthier opponent or because he can not stand up against the whirl wind atmosphere created by Senator Obama? America, not just African-Americans, are ready for change.

 

I am a 26 year old African-American mother, wife and student. I am ready for change! If not for me, then for my daughter's generation. I am tired of paying $4.00 a gallon for gas, high energy bills and falling below the middle-class status that I was raised within. I want a President that can face adversary and lead with power and not emotions. I want Senator Barack Obama to be my President and I will be working hard to campaign for him in my city.

June 4, 2008
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I don't quite trust Barak Obama at this time.  Perhaps I will at a later date. Right now I have to judge him by those whom he has associated, ie, racial militants.  He did not sit in Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years because he did not agree with him.  He will not get us out of Iraq as soon as he says he is because we cannot allow the chaos that would result.  I supported Hillary Clinton because I believed she would be the most effective in developing a workable health care plan for Americans.  This is my main issue at this stage of my life.  I'm still not sure what Barak stands for.  At this time I will not vote for him but maybe he will change my mind before November.

June 4, 2008
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I am a 44 year old Professional female from Tampa, Florida, up to this point I was never interested in politics, this year I have been up to date on everything, First of all I am very disappointed in HILLARY, I feel if she knew and really wanted and cared about "OUR" Democratic party she should have congratulated and she should of said she would be ending her compaign for Presidency and she would of gone out with dignity, I voted for her, I was very wrong, I had a gut feeling the whole time not to trust her, well you know about the time she and Chelsea where in harms way, I never thought a lie was changed to mistatements. they gave it a knew name, well like I said I had voted for her after last night I will never vote for any Clinton ever. I admire Obama for his gentlemenship towards her, I would have given and eloquent speach, but very firm and a little harsh for her words, I this Hillary is truing to BULLY her way into the White House, From now on she changed me forever, I will be voting for Obama, I hope other people who are not blinded by ignorance of having a female president just because there females, come on we know trully, honestly he had endured more than her a hundred times, but for respect to the United States I thing he never once brought the race card into the primaries, but now I am you know very well that those so called Americans out there that say they will vote for McCain/Bush for 4 more years means only one thing, they really did want Hillary, they just cant stand the fact the America has grown, intelectually and they dont want to vote for Obama, because he's black, they are racist, Hillary and Obamas views are so similar they is really no big difference, especially now that she wants to be VP, that right there shows, those people are not looking at issues, they are looking at color. and that is totally unacceptable at this time in American History. I will vote for Obama, all my family and friends and I will campaign here in my city, I know plenty of people, especially the hispanics that just needs someone like me to change there mind. Good Luck OBAMA, go out there and prove your the TOP MAN FOR President. I will do anything I need to in my end to ensure I get all those old hispanics that dont really know who they want. Keep your poise your the best mand.
\Good Luck Mr. President

 

 

Doris in Tampa Florida

June 4, 2008
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My family have been democrats since my grandparents.

We believe the DNC backed Obama early on and unduely influenced the elections. This is not democracy, it has left us disillusioned with the party under Dean. We and many of our friends will vote McCain as a protest vote against the un-American activities promoted by the DNC.

June 4, 2008
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Congratulations to Barack Obama on winning the democratic presidential nomination.

Congratulatons to Hillary Clinton for becoming the first female to run so closely for the democratic presidential nomination.  Now Hillary, do the right thing. Keep McBush from getting into the White House.  Support Barack as he would have supported you if you had won.  Let America see, this presidential is not based on a black man getting into the White House, but a man who wants to serve all people of all races and nationalities.  Make this country a truly United States.  Show your supporters you believe in the democratic party and you are not out to scorn of belittle Mr. Obama.  Your negativity only proves that you are a phony, vindictive, evil person. 

And for those Hillary supporters who would rather vote McCain than back Obama who shares the same views as Hillary, you are all sell outs for your country.  This isn't about a white woman or a black man, it's about getting our country back.  Vote on issues, not gender or color.  You have a brain. Use it, don't be a pawn for someone else's grudge.

June 4, 2008
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When Hillary won the Puerto Rico primary I could have sworn the air play of her speech on WMNF in Tampa went something like

"I have three words for you... Thank You PuertoRico"

Which is actually four words. 

Oh well, perhaps she can still fix the economy.

June 5, 2008
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I am from developing Asia. You guys don't know how oil prices are sky rocketing here and the chaos we are going through. Prices for all commodities and services have gone high is people are getting thinner without food to eat. As a human being we need food, shelter and clothes and we cannot fulfill our basic needs. But as Americans, regardless of democratic or repuplican goverments, your goverments will make sure that you have your basic needs, so you don't feel the pain being poor and don't feel the pain we are going through. You guys are selfish as Americans. Do you know you are the people who can make the difference in our world. We don't want deadly people to rule the world and make war everywhere. If you bring in Peace in Iraq and in the middleeast, we can expect oil prices to go down more than 50% and we have room to loosen our belts. Vote for someone who can bring in peace and have sympathy over poor countries. After increase of prices on all commodities and services by our goverment, people cannot afford anything other than food. So businesses have gone down big time and companies here are reducing salaries or firing people to decrease their expenditures. Can you imagine this chaos? Prices have doubled and salaries have gone down and we don't have money to survive. Your people are lucky to live in America. Please have some sympathy on us.

June 5, 2008
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For Mommareenie: "And for those Hillary supporters who would rather vote McCain than back Obama who shares the same views as Hillary, you are all sell outs for your country. This isn't about a white woman or a black man, it's about getting our country back. Vote on issues, not gender or color".

All nominees have good ideas and make selling points stick by being a great speaker.  That is all I have heard about Obama...he is a great speaker and has good ideas. If you back Obama and his ideas, yes they will be good (or sound good) to YOU.  If you back McCain and his ideas they will be good for YOU.  I am a liberal...as liberal as you can get. White, Black, Yellow, Green, Baptist, Catholic, Jewish...I don't care as long as they (Presidential nominees) can turn this country around.  There are some ideas I trust and some I don't.  But please don't criticize the American people for what they believe in, because deep down we all believe in the same thing, Peace.  We are not sell outs, we just want to do what is right for our future and our families future.

June 6, 2008
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TO HILLARY'S FOLLOWERS AND USA PUBLIC OPINION

 

The Obama’s “coup d'etat” orchestrated by the media and allegedly funded by the oil and war industries in partnership with the international Zionism, has finally been consolidated.

 

Given this unfortunate event, that calls into question the integrity of the electoral process and the ethical behavior of traditional politicians; and in order to verify whether Obamas’ electoral support came from the bases of the Democratic Party, from genuine republicans looking for change, or from a well disciplined herd of republicans with a mission; it is absolutely necessary, for Democracy's sake, to vote undecided on November elections.  We will know then, that the undecided votes belong to Hillary, which will allow us to contrast her numbers with the numbers of the other candidates. With this information at hand, we will be able to "see" to what extent the cancer of corruption has metastasized in the Democratic Party.

 

I am sure that most, if not all, Hillary's supporters, including me, love our country dearly and have always voted Democrat. However, the lost of trust in the party triggered by Obama’s “coup d'etat” and the impotence of not being able to do something to stop the perverse media campaign against Hillary, have produced on all of us such an anxiety that it requires a deep social catharsis to calm.

 

HILLARY WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH THAT YOU CAN STILL COUNT WITH OUR VOTE FOR THE NEXT ELECTION, PROVIDED YOU DO NOT ACCEPT OR SEEK A VP NOMINATION!!!

 

OreoBAMA (black outside, white inside) IS NOT THE RIGHT NOMINEE FOR THIS PARTICULAR ELECTION!!!

June 6, 2008
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I am an Obama supporter but would love to see Hillary an Secretary of State

June 7, 2008
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I was not born in America but I am a citizen originaly from India where we had one of our strongest Prime Ministers, a woman who you all know.

 

I watched Hillary's exit with my eyes full at the end.

What a remarkable speech coming out of a remarkable woman/person.

 

Borak Obama has won nomination on the race basis as he stole all African American votes from Mrs. Clinton, who was voters first choice till Mr. Obama showed up.

I might support Obama but half-heartedly.

 

CNN played a great part in her exit. Its a great success for CNN and media.

 

Resh

June 7, 2008
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I was not born in America but I am a citizen originaly from India where we had one of our strongest Prime Ministers, a woman who you all know.

 

I watched Hillary's exit with my eyes full at the end.

What a remarkable speech coming out of a remarkable woman/person.

 

Barack Obama has won nomination on the race basis as he stole all African American votes from Mrs. Clinton, who was voters first choice till Mr. Obama showed up.

I might support Obama but half-heartedly.

 

CNN played a great part in her exit. Its a great success for CNN and media.

 

Resh

June 7, 2008
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She is such an eliquent speaker.  I love the hidden messages in there about her running again b/c she was the stronger candidate this time around.  She took some gambles and it did not pay off, but she goes down with pride.  I hope that in 4 years we can get over the sexist biases that kept her from winning this time.

June 9, 2008
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I am a Vietmam Veteran,an African American who seen Jim and Jane Crow up front an in person. That did not prevent me from fighting for this great country of mine.

I realized that those racist people who denied me and my parents and grandparents the very rights that their families received, Did not, I repeat (DID NOT)represent America.

Because of my past experiences, I understand that this election has stirred up the kinfolk of those in the past that would deny an AMERICAN their constitutional rights because they were different than them.

 

I just will not believe that the majority of the people that voted for Sen Clinton are of this clan. If you look at the issues..Seen Clinton and Sen Obama agree on 95% of the issues....Now please tell me why A Clinton supporter would ignore that and vote for Sen McCain.

I believe the real Americans that voted for Sen Clinton Will vote for Sen Obama...Real Americans are color blind and want what's best for (OUR COUNTRY)..We must pray for those who insist on casting judgement on a person other than the content of their character...Peace

June 9, 2008
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Why is the media so perplexed about how Obama can attract Hillary Democrats?  Easy, put her on the ticket!  That's is how he will get my vote and my husbands.

June 10, 2008
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THE DNC SHOULD ALL BE REPLACED BY OTHERS WHO ARE NOT TIED TO BIG MONEY.  IT WAS VERY EVIDENT THAT THE COMMITEE MEETING WAS RIGGED FROM THE GET GO.  I WATCHED IT, AND WAS DISCUSSED WITH WHAT I SAW.  THERE WAS NO DEMOCRACY WORKING THAT DAY.  THANKS, ROY

June 13, 2008
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This may not be the venue for this, but I just watched a morning news interview conducted by John Roberts. Why are the interviewers allowing their guests not to answer questions? It is driving me crazy! Mr. Roberts asked a Q about a precieved lack of understanding on MR. Obamas' part when it comes to the concerns of the middle class (fuel prices). The guest, I apologize his name escapes me danced around the answer in such an obvious way and JD let him off the hook. This has become very common on CNN espacially concerning the politicians.Try something new,

GET ALL GUEST TO ANSWER QUESTIONS DIRECTLY REGAURDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE! CNN you are getting soft and showing your colors.

June 13, 2008
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As a free American I don't live to Serve the Wealthy and their Agendas, Models, or Plans, I do not favor a System,World Order, or globalization that is dominated by one segment of economic class.  We want America back!  The America where you are free to express and create what you value and want, this under the American Constitution is the right of all humanity!  America should act immediatley at International Level to pust stop gaps in place to prevent this from ever happening and to reverse that which has already been put in place that limits liberty and conforms it to the favor a specific class.

June 13, 2008
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Governors, How does one privatize a Government?  Unto the superclass no less, Not excluding the Dept of Energy, and or Social Security, well just look around and look espcially at Florida, is Freedom ringing?.  Or are we headed toward a New World Order Starting with America that is monopolized by the Worlds Rich, enslaved economically unto them, buy their rules, and laws, that are only empowering them even further.  Is this the America of equal people that want this or is this being pushed on All Americans, through fascism?  Who is desinging the Social, Political, and Economic manipulation?  G8?  Who knows?  And which politicans are playing along just for their own personal intrest?  This is not the future I would envision for humanity! And certainly not America.  Stand up America Now or Never!!

June 18, 2008
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I vote for the brain and hart not for skin. We had "a brain with hart" in this election that we have vote for.  We will have no candidate to vote for in November and we will no vote.

 

Every day adds more disappoint regarding Obama's capacity and character. He has now in his staff Hillary ex manager?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

He did not change from the first day of his "political adventure". He is getting worse every day and for this I do not feel guilty for not "loving him" anymore.

 

Please read

 

On to Denver!!!!

 

I am 44 years old, and was never much interested in politics. So, you know, when all this primary stuff started a year ago, I really didn’t have much interest in any of the candidates specifically, only “let’s get anyone else in there other than Bush”. But, I started watching the debates and reading up on all the candidates.  In a perfect, ideal world, we wouldn’t be voting for a person because of their “Party” and friends, we would be voting for that individual who has a track record of crossing those very lines and trying to get the important things we all want in life: health, wealth, harmony and happiness, regardless of, gasp, party affiliation. Quite quickly, I realized Senator Clinton was head and shoulders above Obama and the others, on every issue, on judgment, character and certainly experience. She frankly blew me away with her command of the issues. I found myself picking the person that has a track record of what I am looking

for. That person is Senator Clinton. She has worked hard and diligently for all Americans, and spent years (35) building strong relationships because she has a passionate vision of what America can be. She became MY candidate. “Hill-R-We”, became my mantra.

 

When I read that the "party leaders were tired" of the Clinton campaign bringing up the FL & MI votes for the past few weeks, I thought: well, E-X-C-U-S-E ME! I am tired of not having a say in a Presidential election, I am tired of not having my vote count, I am tired of no insurance, I am tired of little business in a struggling economy, and I am REALLY tired of some out-of-touch, well-paid, Washington fatcats deciding they know more than their constituents! The straw that broke this voter’s back was the way the DNC mishandled the FL and MI votes. That is NOT democracy, NOT the values of the Democratic Party and certainly NOT my values! The media has mounted the most biased, blatant one-sided campaign for Obama that frankly reeks of more than just voter suppression. What happened to journalistic integrity? What happened to objective reporting and let the voters decide? The misogynistic, gender bias that exists in this country is deplorable (from

pundits, party leaders, the media) and if Senator Clinton gives in to the DNC and “follows the lead” they want her to take with Obama even after she is winning the popular vote, it would send a message that it is Ok to trash talk a leading woman politician, to belittle her accomplishments as if she were “just someone’s wife”, and this would send a message to every man out there to pile it on, to ignore and expect every woman to “get in line” like a good girl, for the betterment of society. Even if that very woman is the most accomplished candidate out there, or the most qualified professional for the job. What kind of message is that to send to our mothers, sisters, daughters, and sons?

 

This primary race has revealed a very flawed, twisted system and I for one will happily go back to my long-term Independent status soon, if Senator Clinton is not the nominee. I would love nothing more than for Hillary to run as an Independent candidate with 18+ million supporters strong. The Democratic Party is gone in my eyes. They have turned their back on the voters, on Senator Clinton, and on all that is good in this country. Manipulating the media, the voters, and the very “democratic” process itself has exposed our system as nothing better than any other country with flawed elections, tampering and propaganda. Shame on America, Shame on the Democrats.

 

Senator Clinton is the right choice, the ONLY choice for me in '08.

 

God Bless you Senator Clinton. You are an inspiration and a role model to all women and men who wanted to quit. Never give in, never give up. That is your message to us and my message to you.

by suzanne in FL at 6/3/2008 11:11:28 PM

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Denver looks GOOD!

 

suzanne in FL,

 

If you are not a professional journalist, you should be! You have amazing talent!

 

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

GO HILLARY GO!!!!!!

 

CanDo103

by CanDo103 at 6/4/2008 10:32:14 AM

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Thanks CanDo103

 

Thanks for your kind words. When passions run strong, the feelings just bubble to the surface like a wellspring. I have loved coming to this site everyday to get my shot of positive energy and vibes from you adn all the other passionate Clinton supporters. This wellspring is about HOPE, belief in our candidate and rock solid commitment. Hillary will be the President of the US and with our support she will prevail!!!!!! I love you guys and her. You are my new family.

by suzanne in FL at 6/4/2008 2:04:13 PM

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suzanne in FL

 

Excellent article.  I hope Hillary reads it.  She needs to leave the party that betrayed & disrespected her.  I hope that she does not take the vp position, they would just be using her for our votes. ( they will not get mine)  I picked up the form to change to Independent today.  My husband is also changing to Independent.  I hope Hillary sets an example to show everyone (including her daughter) that the abuse she has received is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

 

Sincerely

Kathy from PA

 

by KJ FROM PA at 6/4/2008 7:18:54 PM

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No VP

 

I don't want Hillary to be VP. Democratic party leaders are only interested in the benefits Hillary can bring to the party. The DNC, Obama, and his supporters will do anything to get to the grand prize of 18 million votes. They also want to coopt Hillary's major fundraisers.

 

I don't want Hillary to be the VP. The DNC, Obama, and his supporters repeatedly trash talk about what Hillary should do or not do for the good of the party. How about having an intelligent discussion on what's good for our country? How about having a sensitive discussion on what's good for Hillary, her family, and her supporters?    

 

I will continue to support Hillary any way I can but I'll bey saying ADIOS to the Democratic Party very soon.

by EducatorforHillary at 6/4/2008 11:05:13 PM

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wow

 

susan that was amazing and beautiful may i copy it to send to other hillary fans.. I agree 100%

by rhythmshrt at 6/5/2008 12:49:59 AM

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susan wow

 

that is amazing girl I agree 100% may I copy it to send to my friends?

by rhythmshrt at 6/5/2008 12:51:36 AM

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Yes!

 

Yes!

by suzanne in FL at 6/5/2008 11:22:24 AM

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Yes!

 

Yes!

by suzanne in FL at 6/5/2008 11:22:28 AM

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Yes!

 

Yes!

by suzanne in FL at 6/5/2008 11:22:34 AM

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fox news

 

just anounced on fox news that obama has over a million people contributing to his campaign... I have contributed 4 times and will continue if she stays in as the independant... what can we do????I will not vote for obama and all these men that have betrayed us and again put the woman more qualified behind a man who has no right to be there seem to think we will vote for obama in a few months when things calm down they are sooooooooo wrong please let them know just how wrong they are I am voting Mcain no matter what unless Hillary is the independant

by rhythmshrt at 6/5/2008 10:30:08 AM

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ps

 

when i said i contributed i was talking about contributing to Hillary never ever to the idiot Obama

by rhythmshrt at 6/5/2008 10:33:12 AM

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we MUST CALL all the undecided SUPERS

 

Hi Hill Family,

I have been on the phones all morning calling all the undecided Super D's telling them why they should support Hillary, if we all call them and push our case, they would have no choice but to support her, I asked them if they really wanted to chance 18 million plus people not Voting, or worse yet Voting for McCain. if we can flood their offices with calls for Hillary they have to listen... PLEASE CALL

by donna trouten at 6/4/2008 10:48:17 AM

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I know we are boycotting CNN...

 

but go vote on today's poll question...if you feel like it.

by Vel at 6/4/2008 12:59:21 PM

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How do I call the super delagates!?

 

I know how to call them names, but I want to be constructive and call them to ask them to respect Americans.

 

How?

by SLJohnson at 6/4/2008 3:37:45 PM

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Inspiration

 

I agree Sen. Clinton is an inspiration for all of us who have been told to quit regardless or race or sex.  If Sen. Clinton stays in the race, I will donate as much as I can whenever I can, because I believe in her, we all do, we are no longer invisible.

by ricovaldez at 6/4/2008 10:54:09 AM

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suzanne

 

After reading your post I feel like I have a twin! My name's suzanne, I'm 46 years old and I agree wholeheartedly with everything you just said! Except I've been a Democrat all my life and they have just embarrassed me with the disrespectful shameful way they have acted. The only way I'll vote Democratic is if Hillary Clinton is at the top of the ticket!

by zelfrieda at 6/4/2008 11:12:46 AM

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suzanne in FL

 

Write Senator Clinton a note and let her know about your feelings, if you have not already. I sent her a note requesting that she perhaps push for a major platform at the Denver Convention to do major reforms to the existing Presidential Primary process. The current process the Dems have has gone far away for fair reflection, and it is clear that the maze of primaries vs caucuses and sometimes both in one state, is NOT a fair reflection of voting populace or of their intentions when they cast their votes. Hillary could be a champion of this going into the coonvention, and what better way to prove that she is standing up for WE THE PEOPLE then to get the system changed for all future elections so that when we cast our votes from now on we are assured that they are not only counted, but that they have the meaning that we intended them to have.

by Undecided But Leaning at 6/4/2008 11:30:39 AM

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Major Reforms Needed

 

Good point Undecided but Leaning..Hillary's run has uncovered the major inadequacies in place now.  This has to be corrected. No more Super delegates..maybe a national primary date? no more caucuses. This whole process has been a sham and certainly not a reflection of the popular vote. Where is government by and for the people?

 

Stay strong Hillary and do what is best for you, your supporters and the country. We want you as our 44th President!

 

Tanya in CT

by CT Tanya at 6/4/2008 12:43:08 PM

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Core Democratic Values

 

Maybe the best way to keep the vital truth of Democratic values alive is to replant the seeds of Democracy in the strong ground  of INDEPENDENCE.

 

HILLARY as a VP.  What a slap in the face!

NEVER!

 

HILLARY   DENVER   HILLARY   DENVER

DENVER   HILLARY   DENVER   HILLARY  

HILLARY  DENVER   HILLARY   DENVER  

DENVER   HILLARY  DENVER   HILLARY  

by deb in madison at 6/4/2008 1:02:34 PM

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Suzanne from FL is right...Democratic changes are needed

 

Below are issues that need to be addressed.

 

1.  Primaries vs. caucuses (which are not very democratic)

2.  Closed vs. open primaries

3.  Primaries schedule (state legislatures control this, not DNC)

4.  States with both primaries and caucuses

5.  How the Democratic Party leadership and super delegates are chosen

 

By the way, what is a caucus, anyway?

by A New Yorker at 6/4/2008 3:52:15 PM

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Dear NY'er

 

To answer your question, it is the worst process anyone has ever had to undergo.  I live in Texas and we had to undergo the infamous "Texas Two-Step."  It was such a farse and a waste of time.  I have never been part of such a mess.  It should be illegal. 

by Adrian in El Paso at 6/4/2008 5:21:28 PM

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Reforms clearly needed, in my opinion

 

One of the biggest lessons I learned from this primary is the Democratic Party's highly confusing and obtrusive process that is not representative of the people's choice.  Party leaders complain of the long drawn out primary season that seemed to go on forever, yet they failed to realize that it was their own doing.  Points worthy to mention:

1.  Caucuses are out of date.  They do not represent the will of the majority of the populace.

2.  Split of the votes.  Winner takes all is a clearer way to express the choice of the majority.

3.  Superdelegates don't need to meddle until after the primary season, allowing the candidate who garnered the most votes at the end to be the clear nominee.  Question:  WHY DID THEY RUSH THE SDs?

4.  Party leaders and elders should step away and not voice their choice.  

5.  The voters must be respected and honored - we are THE PEOPLE!

 

I know there are more opinions from our fellow villagers.  Hillary needs to hear our voice of support in any way shape or form.  Stay positive.

 

God bless you all.  Love you all!

by Normita at 6/4/2008 1:54:19 PM

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Suzanne in Florida

 

I agreee with you completely, Suzanne. The DNC knew what they were going to do before they got together. I feel very personally about this, too.

But if she, in her wise and wonderful judgement, decides a different course of action, I will do what she asks us to do. We owe our support to her!

by anxiousinky at 6/4/2008 12:13:12 PM

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Thank you Suzanne

 

The first Democratic party campaign that I volunteered to help in was Carter's first campaign for the Presidency. Since then I have supported EVERY Democratic nominee for the Presidency whether or not they were my top choice in the primary because I believed that the party stood with the people.

 

After watching how many party leaders and the media have treated Senator Clinton during the campaign including the undemocratic settlement of the Michigan delegates, I will no longer blindly put my faith in the party's selected nominee for the Presidency for the sake of the party. I have stood by Senator Clinton because she is the most qualified Democratic candidate for President. Despite the fact that Senator Obama is an eloquent speaker, he has no leadership experience. While it may be seductive to vote for change, Senator Obama's own record of using the party rules to eliminate the competition beginning with his first campaign for the state senate demonstrates that the only real change that he stands for is not to make the country a strong democracy, but rather to subvert the democratic process so that he can win. We are now left with a nominee who LOST THE POPULAR VOTE. I am anxious not to relive the Bush years. As such I have decided that a vote for

Senator Obama is a vote to continue the Bush Administration's strategy of subverting the democratic process to win at all costs.

 

I hope that Senator Clinton withdraws from the race with dignity before the party throws even more knives in her back. But I don't think she should honor the Obama ticket with her presence as a Vice-Presidential candidate.

by smboyne at 6/4/2008 12:26:55 PM

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Suzanne

 

Wonderful comments.  I wish that we could get this to every newspaper and television in the country because you have just said a mouthful and a heartful.  Wow.  I wish I had been able to say it half as well.  Thank you.

by cleffnote at 6/4/2008 12:15:19 PM

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the media's power

 

Since January, I have been writing to various newspapers around the country about how great Hillary would be as president. I believe I wrote 70 letters. None were published. I think the results would have been different if I favored Obama.

As far as a write in is concerned, there is a movement abroad from a Women's group wanting to get Hillary's name on a write in ballot. Here is the essence of it: There are teams of lawyers trying to get Hillary's name on the ballots of all states except Arizona whose deadline has passed. I understand that Hillary already knows about this movement. That wouldn't be bad if it happens.

My only hope is that the media gets to know about this so the DNC would begin to worry, hopefully.

I also saw the Fla and Mich. proceedings, and I felt that they acted like savages. It was a set up. It made no difference who the speakers were. Hillary was hijacked in the worst way.

There is nothing democratic about this party. For example, Hillary won NH but lost the delegate count. How come Texans could vote twice? How come Obama in a caucus nets 13,000 votes and nets 13 delegates, while Hillary nets 200,000 votes and gets 20 delegates?

I have been a member of this party for 43 years, and I am ashamed of its undemocratic ways. I will never vote for Obama even if Hillary is the VP candidate. Those of us who are not voting for Obama should let the DNC know about this. Is there a way of doing this in bulk? It sure does not hurt to try.

Harvey

by dannysdad at 6/4/2008 5:06:22 PM

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I will NOT vote for Obama !! Goto http://democrats.org/contact.html

 

Do not support Obama.  I would never vote for Obama after what are party, media and money have done to this race.  I hope all Clinton supporters, all 18 million plus people stand with me and Hillary.  

 

Thanks to all of you.  

 

Goto http://democrats.org/contact.html and under ISSUES tab write in that your a Clinton supporter and will never vote for Obama.  This will send a clear message.

 

She will go to the Convention if we ask her...she is trying to show the superdelegates that her supporters, and not just the women, that we want her for our president.  Let's unite in this effort and together we will achieve our goal.  

 

by A Walters at 6/4/2008 7:01:45 PM

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Suzanne in FL You said what was in my heart

 

and so eloquently and concisely too!  I, too, feel Hillary is the one and only candidate for me. I don't know the rules but I wish she could start her own party and run as an independent. My friend Dianne said it could be named the HOPE Party: HELPING OUR PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. 

It is shameful what the Democrats did and the news media. I was always an independent and only signed up to vote for Hillary as did 2 of my friends in otehr states. I will change back to Unaffiliated Voter now.

 

Again Suzanne, you described the truth of what has happened.

Tanya in CT

by CT Tanya at 6/4/2008 12:37:58 PM

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June 26, 2008

on bet 6/26/08 all the black intertainers claimed to have sent $ to obama in other names and make a statement "Obama or die" this is terrorism at its worst America is this what we want in our White House! think long and hard! b4 its to late!

July 18, 2008
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I've started my own, OBAMA WATCH blog, at dramadiscoveryandlearning.com/blog.html today.  There will be a weekly posting until the election in November.  Check it out and leave your comments.

 

Nettynyc

July 29, 2008
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This will make you re-think : A Trivia question in Sunday School : How

Long is the beast allowed to have authority in Revelations ? Guess the

Answer? Revelations Chapter 13 tells us it is 42 months, and you know what

that is.

Almost a four-year term to a Presidency. All I can say is Lord Have Mercy

on us.!!!!!!

According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ is:

The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's, of MUSLIM descent, who will

Deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE

Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and

He will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will

destroy everything ..

Is it OBAMA??  I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to repost this as many

times as you can!

Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet...do

it!  I refuse to take a chance

On this unknown candidate who came out of nowhere.

August 3, 2008
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Following the 911 tragedy, the American public was told by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and their operatives tell about the attack, what led up to the attack, and who was behind the attack.  Many of the President’s senior intelligence office hit the Sunday TV news circuit and the radio talk show circuit.  Even FoxNews presented Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, and a host of others telling the American public that Iraq was somehow tied to the attacks.

 

We were told

1. Iraq had direct links to al-Qaida.

2. Iraq was complicit with al-Qaida in the 9/11 attack on the United States.

3. Iraq had sought and continued to seek weapons grade uranium.

4. Iraq maintained and continued to construct weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical and biological).

 

Congress was given the same information; in fact, many members of the Senate Intelligence Committee were shown documents that supported the President’s position.  And on October 11, 2002, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to support any forthcoming decision to send troops to Iraq.  Those voting to send troops to Iraq included Clinton, Edwards, Rockefeller, Feinstein, Biden, Daschle, and even anti-war Senator John Kerry.  The combined experience of those named above is impressive enough.  Factor in the experience and years served by the other Senators voting for the Iraq incursion, and you have literally hundreds of years and thousands of Senate Bills.

 

And they responded appropriately with a “Yes” vote -- to do otherwise would have been wrong.  Perhaps only those opposed foreign entanglements of any kind could be excused for a “No” vote.  Given this information and told it was fact – that it was backed up by the intelligence community, I too would have voted to stop this despot.  Any rational thinking American would . . .

 

It is now well-documented that President Bush – in defiance of many of his senior intelligence advisors – overstated and misinterpreted facts; Bush even outright lied about the terrorist situation and the need to rein in Saddam Hussein.   We were all told lies, and Sen. Clinton, the Senate and the entire country were sold a “pig in a poke”.  But Mr. Obama had no way of knowing that on October 11th or 12th -- not even until after Bush‘s U.N. speech.

 

My Question:  How could Barack Obama, then just a lowly State Legislator from Illinois, not support the call for action against Iraq given the severe nature of the “intelligence reports”?   Here was a man with no intelligence experience,  with no foreign policy experience, with no international diplomacy background, and had not even written a few Illinois State laws of any  consequence.  Did he know the President was lying?  Now he claims he was “Right from Day One.”  It is not “being right from Day One” but rather being wrong, especially if the intelligence had been correct.

 

Answer me the riddle:   Was his position back in 2002 based on lack of experience, or is it a glimpse or portent into his Presidential readiness and willingness to answer the call when it is truly necessary?

August 7, 2008
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Experience does'nt work all the time, good judgment with proper estimate sometimes ,better than experience.For example,when Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Senator McCain.Senator Mccain said" he knows how to catch Osama Bin Laden". After 9/11 Senator McCain spent 7 more years withg the Bush administration.then why is he allowing so many more young AmericanS TO DIE SEARCHING FOR Osama Bin Laden,while he keep it a secret.(that aiding and abetting he should be charge.Iwould like to see that interview again ,because he got a free pass on that one,but dont get me wrong,Wolf is an excellent interviewer, but john  McCAIN GET A FREE PASS ON THAT ONE.I was looking for question like if u know where he is let the intellegence know .he would still get the credit.He also said that he is friend with the iraqi P.M.and predicting what the iraqi P.M.WOULD SAY FROM WHAT HE WOULD'NT,and yet the iraqi P.M. SAY THE OPPOSITE WHICH IS WHAT SENATOR OBAMA PREDICTED LONG TIME AGO.PLEASE REPLAY THAT INTERVIEW,THANKS ...rondalph n.y

August 11, 2008
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I wonder if others are afraid like I am that if McCain is elected, since he might only be a one term President, He might institute the draft to win the war in Iraq? If he does not have to worry about being re-elected, he just might do it!!!!

August 22, 2008
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Is there any truth to the rumor that if Obama doesn't select Hillary as a running mate, that McCain may consider her as a running mate?

August 23, 2008
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Obama made a hugh mistake. Joe Biden is weak and boring. His obvious choice was Hillary Clinton.

I'm a life long Democrate that will vote for McCain, so long as he doesn't cater to his extreme right wing and pick an extreme conservative VP.

McCain will get the support of his right wing.

He needs to reach out to moderate Democrates by picking a moderate/conservative VP.

Joe Lieberman is his best choice.

August 23, 2008
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It's obvious to me that Barrack doesn't believee he needs Senator Clinton's help in winning the up coming election. So In my book, that tells me, he doesn't need the support of her 18 million voters neither. 

His sheer arrogance in this matter is just mind boggling.

 

Someone needs to wake him up and bring him back to reality.

 

Here's an example:

 

McCain needs to unify his party. Therefor you watch and see if he doesn't bring in Mitt Romney as his VP candidate.

Why? It's simple. McCain understands what it takes to unify his party. Barrack either doesn't see it, doesn't care, or is to busy on his world tour to be bothered.

 

Like many of the other posts I have read here today. Barrack has lost my vote, and the vote of the other 12 members of my family.

 

My family and I now have only two things left to do as Democrats. Pull the lever for McCain in November, and change our party affiliation to independent.

 

Enough is enough.

Bill Dane

Bonne Terre, MO

PS-Why Hillary isn't running as an Independent, is just baffling to me and many others

August 24, 2008
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To all of you Hillary supporters who are ticked off - get over. She lost now move on. So now that she is the Veep pick you're going to pack up and either stay home or vote for McCain? Are you serious? Just how stupid are you people?

 

So instead of voting for someone who actually shares a large majority of Senator Clinton's position and have someone in office that will actually DO something to help the country you'll opt to stay home or vote for someone who is the antithesis of Senator Clinton in EVERYWAY. Because your feelings are hurt and think she "deserved" it because she came in second your willing to throw away your self-respect, principles and future?!

 

This country has been heading down the tubes for years and with Bush in office for the last 7-8 years he just made the slide faster. If McCain wins because you idiots vote for him or don't or Obama then you will get exactly what you deserve which will be four more years of the damn mess we have right now. Nothing is going to change is McCain wins, nothing. So go ahead, be idiots and feed at the same trough because your candidate lost and wasn't picked. Then wake-up to reality the day after the election and wonder how you will pay for $5 per gallon gas, a military stretched to the max and insurance premiums that will choke the life out of you.

 

You get what you deserve.

August 25, 2008
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ANYBODY WHO IS LOYAL TO HILLARY CLINTON WILL NOT ACCEPT SENATOR OBAMA, IT IS CLEAR THAT SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON IS BEEN PRESURE BY THE DNC TO RELEASE HER DELEGATES AND DO ALL THEY WANT, SO SHE CAN HAVE A FUTURE IN THE PARTY. SENATOR OBAMA HAVE BEEN EXTREMLY DISRESPECTFULL WITH A WOMAN WHO HAVE FIGHT FOR OUR CAUSES FOR 40 YEARS!HE HAVE DECIDE TO IGNORE 18 MILLION VOTERS!HE SHUT FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN WHEN HE NEED TO! HE HAVE ALSO INSULT SENATOR CLINTON BY SENDING HIS MESSAGE ABOUT HIS VP PICK AT 3 AM! 3 AM? IT IS LIKE IF HE WERE SAYING HERE HILLARY ANSWER THIS! THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST ARROGANT MAN EVER, MAKE NOT MISTAKE HE HAVE SHOW HIS LACK OF EXPERIENCE AND POOR JUDGMENT MANY TIMES NOW.

WE MUST RELEASE SENATOR CLINTON FROM THIS TORTURE! DELEGATES FREE YOUR LEADER!! VOTE FOR CLINTON ON THE CONVENTION!

August 28, 2008

If you are going to Vote for McCain, just because Barack Obama is Black, or Hillary Clinton did not get the nod from her party, or just because you do not like Obama. You are indefinitely WRONG!!! Do the right thing for once in your life and Select a Candidate that can actually "Make a Difference"!!

 

 

 

For too long the "American Public" has been kept under the blind folds. For too long the people of our great Nation have been neglected under the "Bush Administration". Selecting a Republican will only seal our doom, and forever cast us in to the shadows.

 

 

 

 

Sometimes it takes an outsider to correct the errors of our ways and Barack Obama, is a candidate that has the Voice of the People, Charisma, and Support from his fellow Democrats to see this Nation spring back to his Original and Admirable Status of Democracy, once so coveted by Other Nations around the World. With a great line up of supports, Joe Biden as VP, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and countless of supports from Washington, this "Young Man" (Barack Obama) is ready for the Challenges that face him ahead and is definitely ready to become our next Commander in Chief and next United States President.

 

 

 

 

Put the differences aside, race is not the issue, age is not the issue, and gender is no longer an issue. The issues that lay are within our own selves. Open your eyes America and see the world as it's meant to be seen, with an open heart, with a caring heart, and an Intelligent Mind that is ready to lead us to the 21st Century.

 

 

 

 

After 400 Years of Independence, America is now ready, more than ever for Barack Obama. Cultural Diversity is increasing and so must our views. As Ronald Reagan rightfully said in his speech too the People of West Berlin, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" So MUST WE!! To the people of United States, let's break the differences of Race, Gender, and Political Affiliations and Select a Candidate that is worthy of and ready to "Make a Difference".

August 29, 2008
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I have to admit that I have been back and forth as to who to elect for President.  Most of my family is in the health care industry and have been torn apart by the HMO's in recent years.  After seeing last nights speech coupled with the Republican's VP pick I am very tempted to go with the Democratic ticket this election.  I understand what the Republican Party is doing, but I think there were much better choices out there for VP.

Craig in SF

August 29, 2008
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McCain, thinks that the american people are stupid. He thought by picking an inexperienced woman for VP would make Obama look bad. He is 72 and could crook any day. Plaim is not experienced enough to be Comander in Cheif. McCain you are a big laugh.

August 30, 2008
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There's "The Tickets" Folks.

 

To see Palin's VP photo go to:

 

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=3b79f6c7-e4b2-4558-b0ed-054e049279b5

 

Senator John McCain's VP pick, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, is as cute as a bug and as smart as attack < (not a typo).  She hates wolves. She loves big oil. Her husband works for BP, formerly known as British Petroleum. She loves the spotlight (former Alaska runner-up beauty queen that she is). She's under investigation for firing an Alaskan government official because he would not fire her ex-brother-in-law.

 

Yes, she's cute, (in my view quite gorgeous)... and the "we don't have sex republicans" have figured out... yes, she's a woman.  They apparently think McCain's choice of her will win over women voters and male voters who vote with their hanging chads.  This choice is telling. It tells that the Republicans must believe that undecided women voters are that shallow--that women will vote for her just because she is a woman. so here we go again... the next great wedge the Republicans shove down the American voter's throat is a wedge between men and women (and men who vote with their.... well, you know).

 

This so-called "family values" party now seeks to drive a wedge between the "union" they claim to hold sacred, the union between men and women. The Republicans know no limit to their willingness to "divide and conquer" to maintain and grow their power. The Republicans' only real value is dead centered on "power." They want to control.  They are weary of repeatedly failing to convince the masses that their ways are the "right" ways.  This dying beast of a party is now fully engaged in a divide and conquer war.  The prize they seek is power,  not freedom, not domestic progress toward peace and prosperity, not national security, not economic stability, not environmental protection, not clean air, not clean water, not real and healthy and affordable food, not health care for all, not your right to privacy, not your right to free speech, not your right to choose except to choose between lesser evils, not your child's education, not your decent standard of living, not the lives of over 4,000 dead and 40,000+ horribly wounded soldiers and their family's well being, not our nation's standing in the world, not our nation's level of global respect as a nation of basically good and generous people... no, their prize is power.

 

Power they believe is the cure all.  After all, when they have total power... they presume all their party's self-assigned social ills will be forced out of existence and that they won't have to look at and deal with them.  The GOP believes "undesirable" folks bring these social ills upon themselves and that the "good" ring-wing folks then must also bear those ills... and to them that is just so, whaaa waaa, "unfair."  And they call liberals "whiners."

 

This GOP believes... No man... no problem and they apply this principle to all people (including endangered wildlife) who would dispute or otherwise stymie the self-proclaimed supremacy of their world view.

 

Well, now they have their beauty queen, sharp as attack <(again, not a typo), smile to melt a man's heart and soul and to inspire the shallow women's vote, and no real record to examine.

 

This self-described hockey mom didn't quite win Alaska's tiara but she did win the Crown.  Kudos are in order. Or are they?

But in a State with significantly more men than women (opposite most larger state demographics) and given the age groups represented in those demographics it's no wonder Sarah Palin is "popular" in Alaska. Maybe the Republican's, once again, have hit the electoral nail on the head.  Maybe this beauty queen will bring home the "popular" vote to the Grand "Old" Party.

 

There may be those reading this that view or perceive my comments as extremely sexist.  But let me ask, would those perceptions still be perceived as sexist were they said about a young man that won second place in Alaska's state body building contest and that young man went on to be elected mayor of Wasilla City, AK (Pop. 7000) and then sudden elected Gov. and has served only two years and proclaimed himself to be "just a regular ol' hockey dad" and had absolutely no foreign policy experience and, if elected, would replace John McCain should his cancer or other age related disease incapacitate him?  Would that be sexist? Or would that be something serious to be concerned about?

 

Free thinkers of America... If you think, I think you will agree, Sarah Palin may bring a sense of "popularity" to the McCain but isn't that about all she really brings to the office of V.P. of the United States of America?

 

The Republicans are already trying to make this election about Palin vs Obama rather than about Obama vs McCain and Palin vs Biden. The latter is the real contest. We must be careful not to let Karl Rove's  political strategy twist this race!  Just watch!  The Republican Convention will be all about comparing Palin/Obama rather than Obama/McCain. I think they know Obama will bury McCain the debates.

 

I maintain a sliver of hope that the American voters are really smarter than the American election record, over the past eight years, would indicate.

 

Think about "The Tickets" as they are... Obama/Biden vs McCain/Palin.... and in that order.

 

 

August 31, 2008
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hey why hasn't anyone talked about the fact that Hillary didn't want the vp job, which we all know is a kiss death in the political world, the Clintons are hoping that Obama will lost the election and she will run again and win because the American people will so broken down and tramped by four more years of the same... I sat and watch all media source report on the 2008 elections,they use race even through Obama's mother is white they say he is the first black man for this and that.. bull he should be called an American. and report the real story instead of that they think people want to hear...

August 31, 2008
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Will these same questions be asked of S.P (V.P.)I am an

African American Woman but the questions looms as if Barack Obama experience. Barack's Experience is even greater than both of these privileged caucasian women, Being a black man in America is what all of you seem to forget is an Experience none of you will ever know.  I give him credit for wanting a job that some White American's would vote for anyone other than him because he does't have that pass.  I think he sincerely wants to be president and I believe just on that he will do a very good job, just because he has more experience, and did not think of himself and is not on any power trip as the other candidates.  McCain pulled a rabbit out of his hat and an interesting one to.  One that looks just like the real red,white,and blue america.  I like S.P. but just her little executive experience can never match up to Obama's time in the senate and as I said before "the real experience of being black in America.  If he wins it is God's will and he will be on a mission. Some of you are already plotting and God help you if you harm or steal any votes from him because God will answer in time. The conservative's really contradict themselves and are real hipocrites, We all must pray. You Republicans are still as Selfish and Racist as ever but I am glad I don't depend on any party to eat. Talk about you evangelical's you will all burn in hell. You all will have the cover's pulled off of you.  PHONY'S. FOREVER:  McCain, Palin and the rest of you racist.

 

Barack Obama is too good for this Job!  you dirty people.

September 4, 2008
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I am so hopeful after listening to Gov. Palin's speech last night. I am impressed by the Lady her charm, positiveness, poise, class and dignity. What an amazing credit and example of the strengths the American family, its values and its character. In answering the critics and the abysmal behavior on the part of the media regarding wether or not she is experienced and qualified enough to be VP, the answer is a resounding YES!!! The personal attacks upon her family are not worthy of comment.

 

I will remind the democratic ticket      That they can only imagine the level of experience she has   As they have zero. I will also remind them that their last President a Clinton, was the Gov. of Arkansas, and the one before that a Gov. of Georgia. Their arguments are groundless, and lack any credibility.

 

She has proven to be a leader, with a 80% approval rating for as a 1st term Gov. of Alaska. She a a record imagine that of being a proven  reformer, a beacon of ethical reform and responsibility. She has been a CEO of a multi-billion dollar budget. She has dealt daily with the economic development, legislature both in crafting laws and getting them passed and into law,  health care, employment, public safety, energy and balancing a budget. And she has done all at the same time as being a full-time mother and wife. She is the real deal folks. She is the breath of fresh ideas, hope, vision, and promise we desperately need in Washington. She is a National Treasure whom I am proud and honored to stand by and behind. I have no problem in voting her to the top of the ticket-this from an early Obama supporter. The grit and the remarkable presence she put forth last night in addressing the American people has energized me and excited me and stirred me like no other candidate for public office. Palin Power indeed! McCain Palin all the way! Well done Sarah I wish every blessing for you and your beautiful family. It is indeed a family worthy of admiration. Wake up America take back your government get behind the team that is going to lead us not just through the challenges of these troubled times but to glories yet untold!!!

September 7, 2008
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global internet government by charles webster baer of bend , oregon , usa , is

 

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http://globalinternetgovernment.com

 

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September 11, 2008
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Hi anyone wants to jump into my chopper and hunt some wolves… are we shore she is not from taxes

September 22, 2008
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For Immediate Release:

 

Reggae Icon Cocoa Tea Releases Follow Up To International Hit, “Barack Obama”, Launches Exclusive New Website For Digital Downloads

 

 

(Chicago, IL) – Zojak World Wide is pleased to announce that just a few months after recording the international hit, “Barack Obama”, Jamaican roots reggae star Cocoa Tea is in the spotlight again with his follow up single, “Yes We Can”.  “Barak Obama”, which has been circulating for months on the radio, among reggae fans young and old as well as casual music fans around the globe, is praised for its participatory message and catchy melody.  “Yes We Can” is Cocoa Tea’s brand new, non-partisan follow up calling for unity between people of all political affiliations, races and classes.  In cooperation with Zojak Worldwide, the leader in digital distribution, Cocoa Tea is making both tracks available for sale exclusively via the new website, www.cocoateabarackobama.com. 

 

“Yes We Can” is Cocoa Tea’s response to “Barak Obama”.  A rootsy, non-partisan appeal for all classes, colors, races and creeds to come together, “Yes We Can” is a roadmap for people to unite across party lines, racial divide and international boundaries, despite personal differences.

 

Cocoa Tea sings, “Yes we can/Don’t let them tell us that we can’t… Democrats and Republicans, let me hear you say yes we can, yes we can…” 

 

Cocoa Tea says “Barack Obama” and “Yes We Can” are significant in part because they reflect a remarkable mix of popular culture and international citizenship.  When asked why anyone should be interested in what a Jamaican reggae artist has to say about American or international politics, Cocoa Tea answers,

 

“Because of the message.  It says things about decisions being made in Washington, DC which affect people of the whole world.  We know the USA is the greatest superpower so somewhere along the line we know what happens in Washington, DC will affect the world.”

 

"This is not about class nor color, race nor creed," Cocoa Tea sings on “Barak Obama”.  "Make no mistake it's about the changes all the people them need." 

 

The song “Barack Obama” has struck a chord around the world and created a new generation of Cocoa Tea admirers while television appearances on CNN and FOX News as well as interviews with the BBC, the New York Times and New York Post have cemented Cocoa Tea’s place in international popular culture.  “I been to Europe, Caribbean and America,” says Cocoa Tea.  “The response has been the same - overwhelming.  People who don’t like Barack Obama the candidate like the tune.  Is a tune people love.  I was surprised because in Europe people responded like it was a European tune.”

 

Both “Yes We Can” and “Barak Obama” will be featured on the upcoming Cocoa Tea album release from Zojak World Wide, scheduled for release on November 4, 2008, the same day as the US presidential election.

 

WWW.COCOATEABARACKOBAMA.COM

 

Click To Go To Cocoa Tea “Yes We Can” Media Page

 

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Press Contact:

Joshua Chamberlain

 

soulof_thelion@yahoo.com

 

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September 24, 2008
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WORRIED IN GEORGIA:  As we get nearer to voting for our next president I am deeply worried about who it will be!

The Obama/Biden ticket for me is our best, and only way, to try and fix this country. All the garbage talk about experience is baloney!  Biden is Obama's back up and from what has been presented on the news, he is the REAl DEAL, and has the experience.  The McCain/Palin ticket scares the heck out of me.  McCain should RETIRE and enjoy the rest of his life!!  His pick of Palin as a V.P is just another reason that I would not vote for him if he was the ONLY ONE running!

September 24, 2008
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MISTAKE FOR OBAMA? The Obama/Biden ticket for me is our ONLY choice to try and get this country back on its feet.

HOWEVER, if I am to trust the newsmedia and the "POLL OF POLLS", this race is so close that we will not know who are next president is until voting is completed!  SO, I wonder if Obama should have gone ahead and picked Hillary as his V.P.!! I am pretty confident that this would have been a shoe-in for an Obama/Clinton ticket.

If Hillary had won the nomination I would have voted for her as she is an exceptional woman.  To try and compair her with Palin is a joke!  For those women who will not vote for Obama because he did not pick Hillary, SHAME on you!  Reminds me of the little kid who took his marbles home because he didn't get his way!  For me a vote for McCain is to flush the future of our country down the drain!

September 26, 2008
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October 8, 2008
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Mr. Obama  is the Man-  as for John, as he keeps trying to portray himself as a Commander, and a Strategist. Question, did he plan ground operations in Vietnan ? and also  how many troops did he personaly command in combat ?  Was he an Ace ? What is a Hero ? Does he wear a Corset ?  And what is the true state of his Health ???

October 9, 2008
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im lisa from indiana and im a new voter,and im going to tell you im voting for barock obama,i think he will win. and i think hes the only one that will get us out of this mess.john mccain really needs to keep his comments about obama to his self,mccain trying everything he can to win but hes not doing nothing but hurt his canpain by talking bad things about barock obama,and mccain needs to stop it and talk about the real world like obama does. im a divorced white mother of 2 and i struggle every day and obama is the only one that will pick up and fix this finacial crisis.yes i watch cnn every day and all day i dont miss anything.thank you.ps my vote again is obama and bidin,theyll fix us!

October 21, 2008
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Suggested reading into the issues of Hillary even getting near the Washington DC BLOOD SPORT this will only give you insight to some of the players, and one area within the United States as a players field.  There are mirror image situations that have happend before the White House and after the White House.  YOU THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COULD HAVE CURED THIS SITUATION WITH A BANDAID, but no one wanted to stand up to Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton.  1991 James Mc Dougal Died he was Delbert James McDougal's Dad.....James a well known Banker, I don't think so.  In fact McDougals have been very poor people.  Now Delbert's Wife Carolyn Chapman McDougal her family had money.  Okay CMD, McDougal Properties, McDougal Realtors, Blue Ribbon Homes (Arnold F. Mincey, Jr.'s first company before he let the cat out of the bag about his WONDERFUL BANKER in 1993.....)oh, and Susan McDougal was a cut out doll of Karen Mincey, Arnold Mincey, Jr.'s NOW, EX WIFE.....and Post Texas near Lubbock Texas....Which Hillary both yourself and Al Gore frequented in 1992-1993 & 1994 White River...You sneaky snakes.....there must have been a muskrat or an Eagle soaring over your heads......Vince Foster why did you think it was him letting cats out of the bag....He understood it before I was able to grasp my 24 year old self and the Federal Subpeona on Al's Business Loans from Addison State Bank in Addison Texas.....that I worked at the age of 16 and 17....1984 & 1985....

October 21, 2008
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Help America? Remember that Levi's moved it's business to Mexico, have their prices lowered, no. York mints, another who moved to Mexico this year. Don't buy products that are helping to take our country down. Don't buy Levi's, help put the United States back on it's feet. Our politicans won't do it, they are the ones, as we all know, who continue to pull us down. Just lately again, no visa checks are done. Anyone can enter and no further checks will be available. Help us, help ourelves.  DON'T VOTE FOR ANY OF THE INCUMBANTS IN THE SENATE OR THE HOUSE OF REP.  Except Tancredo of Colorado, he's fighting like crazy to help us.

October 24, 2008
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ok for one McCain who does he thank he is o i've been tested waked up who ever gets in office will be tested and why he talks about Obama and he is gonna raise taxes hell McCain was for the muti millionair oil companys to get a tax break while us hard working midle class worked our butts to the bone so if anyone wants that ur stupid look at the mess where in now cause of a bunch.

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