I was watching CNN yesterday and they did a brief campaign plane interview with Senator Barack Obama. He is taking his family to visit his elderly grandmother. They really need a vacation after the overly long campaign season and the negative campaigning of both Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator John McCain. Yet, I wonder, if Senator and Mrs. Obama will really be able to just relax given that Hillary Clinton and her "supporters" are planning a coup of the Democratic National Convention.
My respect and admiration of the Clintons waned a long time ago. Former President Bill Clinton has not become the elderly statesman that my favorit president, Former President Jimmy Carter, has become. Clinton engaged in race-baiting and the most Rovian-like negative campaigning against Senator Barack Obama that there are many angry feelings still remaining. His office in Harlem doesn't absolve him, neither does the tendency of black people to just shake off the many injustices at the hands of white people and just go on. Not this time. The people are speaking up and want a real candidate who will do real things for real people...not the establishment, not the white women feminists, not the entitlement of scorned wife.
I couldn't sum it up any better than my friends over at Jack and Jill Politics. This post from Rikyrah was worth bringing to my latte queen readers. Be on the lookout for more of the media circus trying to drum up ratings during the fall season. Things may be quiet during the Olympics (which for the first time in my adult life, I am boycotting watching) but expect back-2-school and the Democratic Convention to turn up the heat. I have high hopes that the party will do the right thing and just acknowledge what millions and millions of ordinary people, like the expert older guy at the cheese counter at my Whole Foods Market, that Senator Barack Obama is the best candidate for this time in America.
Hillpatine’s Latest Maneuverings7 Aug 2008 Author: rikyrah
So, I’m watching Good Morning America, waiting for the Michelle Obama interview, and I’m subject to listening about the latest shenanigans of Camp Hillpatine. The reporter states, ‘ Even now, Senator Clinton doesn’t believe Senator Obama can win.’
To which I replied to the tv, Who gives a rat’s ass what Senator Clinton thinks? SHE LOST.
This really is the bottom line.
She had every advantage known to any modern politicial Presidential Candidate, including Dubya…
AND SHE LOST.
She lost to the first term ‘nobody’ from the middle of the country who only gave ‘ one good speech’.
So compelling a candidate was she that she lost the nomination to ‘that guy’.
That’s what her opinion about Obama’s chances should mean - SQUAT.
Do you really think that if the situation were reversed, they’d even be commenting about what Obama thinks? No, because they would have run him out of town after the Wisconsin Primary.
The ‘Entitlement’ Syndrome of Hillpatine and her supporters truly knows no bounds.
There have been so many articles since I saw the first one last night and knew that I wanted to write about this.It began for me last night catching these two articles:Clinton still not over it
And Sen. Hillary Clinton Not Ruling Out Having Name Put Up for Vote in Denver
Then, this morning:Have the Clintons Gotten Over It?
First Thoughts:More Clinton DramaChuck Todd asks the million dollar question:
But we’ve asked this question a million times and we ask it again: Would the Clintons have been as deferential (or be expected to be as deferential) to Obama if the roles were reversed?
To answer Todd’s question, it’s a simple sentence: Begins with HELL and ends with NO.
See, our friend craig hickman isn’t too far off, is he? He’s only been saying this for weeks.We have from Political Radar: The Note: Obama vs. Clinton: The Battle Continues
ABC News’ Rick Klein writes in Thursday’s Note: Sen. Barack Obama is set to leave for his much-deserved vacation with one very big loose end that doesn’t want to be tied — and that’s not counting the veepstakes.
It’s the drama that won’t go away, the storyline that’s too delicious to recede, the symbol of a party’s divisions the very mention of which brings smiles to the faces of editors and producers: Obama vs. Clinton. (Welcome back.)
To former President Bill Clinton’s missing praise (to say nothing of what he is saying), we add this: A steadfast refusal by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to rule out allowing her delegates to vent in the peculiar fashion of voting for her on the convention floor, instead of the candidate she’s campaigning for.
“I happen to believe that we will come out stronger if people feel that their voices were heard and their views were respected,” Clinton, D-N.Y., told a gathering of supporters last week, ABC News reported Wednesday. “We do not want any Democrat either in the hall or in the stadium or at home walking away saying, well, you know, I’m just not satisfied, I’m not happy.”
“It’s as old as, you know, Greek drama,” Clinton said. (We couldn’t agree more.)
I don’t care if they’re happy. They lost, and this is complete and utter BS. Period. Never have I seen a bunch of folks who don’t understand that they got outsmarted, outwitted, outmaneuvered, outorganized. They thought they were ‘ the #*$&’ and wound up being informed, ‘eh, you’re not all that much’.
And, of course, your companions in the media are enjoying this. Anything and everything to undermine Obama is ok with them.
Then, we get this: from Politico.com:Clinton, Obama reiterate unity
and Clinton, Obama Seek to Defuse Talk of Contested Floor Vote
With rumors flying about whether Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will seek to include her name in a roll call vote of delegates at the Democratic convention, the Clinton and Obama campaign teams issued a rare joint statement on Wednesday night confirming that they are “working together” to come up with a suitable solution.
“At the Democratic Convention, we will ensure that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected and our party will be fully unified heading into the November election,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement on behalf of the two camps.
I understand the Obama Camp, and why they have to go along with this charade. Doesn’t mean that the rest of us who see what’s up with the Camp Hillpatine foolishness can’t speak up and out.
Let’s say it right now: Don’t want to hear one more word about her so-called 18 million votes. I also don’t believe Obama should raise a frigging PENNY more for her, considering nearly all of that debt was obtained post-WISCONSIN - the night when it became mathematically impossible for her to catch Obama in Pledged Delegates, and thus the only way she could ‘ win’ would be by THIEVERY. So, if she wanted to push forth, then she should do like Romney - EAT THE DEBT. Or, she should make an appeal to those 18 million voters - send her a $1.25 a piece, and she’d be debt free. But, the debt she incurred during the time of it being a lost cause, should never be Barack Obama’s concern. Nor the concern of any of his donors, ‘ little fish’ or ‘big fish’.
Our calming friend, Al Giordano, over at The Field, has his own take on this: Greek Drama Week Begins.
I’m not nervous about Camp Hillpatine…I’m PISSED. My last Black nerve has been continuously plucked by this bunch of overweening egos who thought they were ENTITLED to the Presidency of the United States.
But, a little thing known as democracy got in their way.
The Democrats can let this foolishness in Denver proceed if they dare. But, it’s past time that this crowd was shown the door, told to go somewhere, sit down, and STFU.