Proud member of the Firebagger Lefty blogosphere!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

kos finally notices -

Wow, it took long enough -

This AM at the Daily Kos they finally notice what the Clinton's have been up to -
One of the biggest crocks of shit from the Clinton campaign, and a dirty one at that, has been the claim that Latinos won't vote for blacks. It's quickly become CW. Too bad it's not true.
Better late than never -

Edwards to quit race

Just heard on NPR -

Looks like he will end his race today in New Orleans - the same place he announced his candidacy last year.

Sad, he would be a much better President than Hillary. Now its up to Barack to stop her and save the Democratic Party from a Clinton powered implosion.

State of the US economy

From a posting by someone at
Came across this paragraph in a Deutsche Bank report today and thought you'd enjoy it. The numbers are staggering and not a little ominous...

"On the political front, some noted the surprising focus on the manufacturing data given the change in the US economy, manufacturing had decreased to 15 pct of the workforce. The US now has more choreographers (16k) than metal casters. More people make a living shuffling cards (88k) rather than running lathes (66k) and there are three times the number of security guards than machinists (386k)."
So, let's see:
  more choreographers (16k) than metal casters
  more people make a living shuffling cards (88k) than running lathes (66k)
  three times the number of security guards than machinists (386k)

So much for the Clinton-Bush trade policies.

Whistling past the graveyard

Looks like McCain may have done it. In the final analysis I've always believed that the Republicans care more about winning than some old internecine fight that got started years ago. But still I'm a bit surprised its actually happened.

So, for the Hillary fans - answer me this - how does Hillary beat John McCaine especially since her candidacy will guarantee that every right wing nut in the Country will show up to vote against her and every other Dem on the ballot?

McCain will beat Hillary easily. When will the Democrats learn that somebody who believes in something always beats somebody who believes in nothing?

McCain has no sleaze - the Clinton's are all about sleaze. After 8 years of the Bushies that's something that Americans are tired of and will run from.

McCain is brutally honest - well what does one say about Hillary? She just gives us her annoying laugh that says she's fixing to lie again.

In a McCain vs Hillary race he will take ever state starting in Arizona and moving east to Georgia and South Carolina. Then he will win all the states moving up from Florida to North Carolina. This along will all of middle America and the northern tier of states should pretty much do it. Hillary may win Michigan or Illinois but I kind'a doubt it.

Hillary is a disaster for the Democratic Party - she will certainly loose the election but my fear is that whe will also loose the House and the Senate.

Monday, January 28, 2008

TPM's Weekend round up -

From TPN.

Its too good to miss - Maureen Dowd has really figured the Clintons' act out, she ain't impressed.

Is Clinton fatigue setting in?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hispanic's "animus" for Blacks - Hillary's use of racism for power

Talking about his book "Election 2008: A Voter's Guide" on Cspan2's Boot TV, Michael Crowley today made the statement that from people in Hillary's Campaign its clear that they depended on the Hispanic's "animus" for Blacks for their victory.

Perhaps that's why they needed to paint Obama as the "Black Candidate in the race".

If depending on the dislike of one racial group for another ain't racism what is?

For the Clinton fans out there one question - how is this any different from what George Wallace did in the 60's and 70's when he ran for Governor & President?

Wiki to track the Clintons' racism

Thanks to whoever did this -

clintonattacksobama | Incident Tracker

Somebody need to track the Clintons' overt & covert racism - I appreciate their effort!

Now if we could get somebody to track their lying!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

More on Bill's efforts this AM

Guess I am just furious -

I grew up in Alabama and know racism when I see it.

What Bill Clinton did today is racist and he knows it.

From Jack Tapper's blog -
January 26, 2008 8:18 PM

Said Bill Clinton today in Columbia, SC: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here."

This was in response to a question about Obama saying it "took two people to beat him." Jackson had not been mentioned.

Boy, I can't understand why anyone would think the Clintons are running a race-baiting campaign to paint Obama as "the black candidate."

-- jpt
You can see Bill at work here.

When I wrote this how could I know the first racist attack would come from within the Democratic Party. I certainly owe the Republicans an apology.

Clintons' racist intent

From AP via TPM
Clinton campaign strategists denied any intentional effort to stir the racial debate. But they said they believe the fallout has had the effect of branding Obama as "the black candidate," a tag that could hurt him outside the South.
Finally BillHill lays it out for all to see. Guess they're proud of it. Bill and Hillary have been working hard to inject racism into the primary - looks like they have succeeded.

Obama's latest radio ad

You need to hear this radio ad -

Personally its pretty mild - somebody needs to call them the liars that they are.

Bill Clinton's racist strategy

If you have any doubt Bill Clinton will use racism to get back into power take a look at this:

To demean Obama's win Bill links him to Jessie Jackson and suggests Obama only won because he is black.

Obama's advertisement is right - Hillary and Bill will say anything, do anything to win. They have no ethics, no honor, no decency. They only care about power. They are filthy liars that must be stopped.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Democrats - abandon all hope - The HillBill Show is on the air!

For all those into Hillary worship I suggest a tiny taste of what's coming this fall came last night from Mitt Romney's response when he quipped "Bill Clinton back in the White House with nothing to do is something I just can't imagine. I can't imagine the American People can imagine it"

You can expect Republican talking point to begin to "raise" Bill's zipper in oh so many ways. They were just holding off till they felt Hillary had things locked up. Perhaps Mitt jumped the gun a bit, guess he just couldn't resist - it was a great line.

I can see the string of comments and jokes headed our way about what's happening in the West Wing and how Hillary has locked up the Interns because Bill is on the prowl (slurp-slurp, gurgle-gurgle). I have zero doubt that Bill's zipper will play a role in the election - the Publicans are just too smart to miss the opportunity. Their job will be to induce Clinton fatigue well before the election and ridicule and disgust is one of their most powerful tools in that process. The Clinton Camp's Swiftboating of Obama is only a prelude to the real race to come. They like to talk about how the Repubs will tear Obama apart - soon we will see what the real paid, professional experts of the Republican Party can do. It ain't gonna be pretty - the Clinton's have given them so much to work with.

Personally I am disgusted by the Clintons and can't imagine voting for 4 more years of the BillAry show. While moving a moron out of the White House we don't need to move White Trash in. My only hope is that the Publicans will get a clue and nominate John McCain so all the HillBill haters in the DemParty like me will have somebody to vote for.

HillBill - Swiftboaters extrodinare!

The HillBill Show is perfecting the Swiftboater's techniques on Obama, the guy who had the nerve to run against them in the Primary. In Wed's NY Times Maureen Dowd gives us a
of the disgusting dynamic duo in operation.

My sympathies to Obama - who precisely is he running against? Hillary or Bill

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My brain is exploding!

David Brooks via The Daily Dish:

David Brooks says that "the people in the Bush White House think Hillary Clinton is better qualified to be President" and "I think its genuine, they like Hillary Clinton, the people in the Bush White House think Hillary Clinton is serious on the war she's serious on foreign policy they would entrust (they would trust) their legacy to Hillary Clinton more than to Obama and more frankly than a lot of the Republican Candidates"

Its almost impossible to know where to begin on this - does David Brooks actually believe this to be true? That a highly partisan White House would prefer a Dem than a Republican to take over? That they trust Hillary Clinton more than John McCain to deal with the war? Is David Brooks that gullible?

Certainly its spin - but for what purpose? Somehow I think Karl Rove is sitting somewhere laughing his ass off knowing that the Dems are on the verge of being saddled with Hillary while she's receiving praise from the Bushies. Enough to cause a bunch of good Dems to slash their wrists.

The speech I hope Edwards makes -

When Edwards looses the South Carolina Primary next saturday here's what I hope he says/does.
Friends we have run the race but its just not gonna work. We need to look at the greater good and have to admit that our number one priority today is to make sure that a Democrat wins the election in November and changes America.

It is clear to me and to many of you that Hillary Clinton can't win the general election. We don't need to visit the history right now but must acknowledge a simple fact that Americans elect people to the Presidency who actually believe in something - who actually have strongly held core beliefs. Unfortunately Hillary Clinton isn't that person. Senator Clinton believes what is convenient to believe. Here beliefs are determined by her pollster. This, in no small part, is the reason she is despised by most Independents and many Democrats. She cannot unite the Democratic Party, she cannot attract Independent voters, she cannot win.

There are other issues that must be addressed - the people want change and America needs change. How can Hillary Clinton, the Corporate Candidate, change anything? Folks are not fools. They know Corporations and their lobbyists don't support her out of the goodness of their hearts. She is owned by then - lock, stock, an barrel. Make no mistake about it - once in office she would surround herself with the same lobbyists and Corporate interests that have financed her Campaign. They will determine her solutions and there won't be change.

It is time for us to admit that I will not be the nominee. We must look to the future and do the greater good. Today the greater good is for me to endorse Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States. He is a man who has the core set of beliefs that the voters demand, he is a candidate that has shown his ability to attract Independents, he understands the need for change and isn't encumbered by those who surround him. Barack Obama should be the next President of the United States.

Sunday morning disgust

The 100% Corporate owned candidate, Hillary, won Nevada. The shinning example of a Democrat that doesn't believe in anything except what the pollsters tell her is headed to the nomination. Unless she is stopped soon its all over.

The only good news in this whole mess is that if she gets the nomination when she looses, she will loose - I know of no Independent that will vote for her and we need Independents to win, we will be done with the Clintons forever. Right now I'm just hoping that McCain gets the Publican nomination - he's the least disgusting of the pack.

Wolf just had the ultimate example of the DLC on, Senator Evan Bayh, and mentioned the rumor that he was a possible VP choice. Now that's a ticket that won't get the base excited - Hillary and a DINO (Dem in Name Only) Senator. Think I'm gonna be sick.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Futility of NM's Feb. 5th Caucus

For any of us caught up in the preparations for the Feb. 5th Dem Caucus the post at The Huffington Post is likely to be depressing. In it while analyzing some exit polling at the Michigan the following statement was made:
Looking toward the future, the Michigan exit poll demonstrates the viability of the Clinton campaign strategy of winning solid majorities in states that, unlike Michigan and South Carolina, do not allow participation of either Republicans or independents in their "closed" primaries, like the February 5 contests in New York, Connecticut, Colorado and Arizona. Many very large February 5 states, however, including California, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, have open primaries that will give Obama a chance to pull in independent voters.
They don't even mention New Mexico in the list of states that have "closed" primary states.

Let's hope this is the last one.

Monday, January 07, 2008

The calm before the racist storm

Over at The Daily Dish Andrew has published a post from a Publican about how they really, really respect Obama.

Fine - I'm sure that many of them do but that's not the issue. Just wait till Obama wins the primaries and gets chosen as the Democratic candidate for President. That's when the boys that run the Republican Party will get their Swift Boaters going. Its gonna be fascinating to watch how quickly the Publicans attacks morph into plain old racism. The Publican power structure will have a real job keeping hold of their racist component - they will need to let them out to try and do a bit of damage to Obama but once out of the box its gonna be impossible to keep 'em from going wild.

Things will get nasty and anybody who thinks this race is gonna be about "the issues" is nuts.

Obamavasion hits NM

Received yesterday (Sunday) from the New Mexico for Obama mailing list:
Four Obama staffers are arriving tomorrow night (two for Albuquerque, one each for Santa Fe and Las Cruces).
Don't know if Dick Sniffing will be at Albuquerque International to cover the event but the Feb 5th invasion has begun.

Kristol - useless as usual

HuffPo covers Bill Kristol's arrival at the NYT in their own style - the title: If We Ignore Him, Maybe He'll Go Away and content - a single link to Kristol's first NYT article explains their view of the event.

However, a reader's comment is even better!
"That's it? This is what we got from that great intellectual giant? This is what everybody and their grandmother grabbed pitchforks and fire over? Any average reader of the current political scene could have written that column. The real story here is how full of shit Kristol is. The GOP is terrified of a Huckabee nomination."
The sad fact is that's also true for about 99.5% of today's press corps. Their job seems to rehash the obvious and explore the mundane.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Intel just can't play nice.

Essentially Intel's sales force just can't play nice.

After joining the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization last year Intel has decide to get out, see my earlier post.

From a NY Times article it seems that their sales force just can't live up to the OLPC membership agreement they signed hence its time to split.

Lets see what Intel and Micro$oft does now -