Clinton is determined to "take the Democratic nomination even if she does not win the popular vote" with a plan to "persuade enough superdelegates to vote for her at the convention." Clinton "will not concede the race to Obama if he wins a greater number of pledged delegates by the end of the primary season, and will count on the 796 elected officials and party bigwigs to put her over the top, if necessary, said Clinton's communications director, Howard Wolfson."
I don't know how else to put this, so here it is:
The Clintons are going to try and STEAL the nomination away from Barack Obama.
Plain as day.
The latest anti-Obama Memos, trying to set the groundwork to 'justify' the Superdelegates not going to Obama.
When you begin to see the same thing, over and over again, it's obvious that it becomes a pattern.
Barack Obama was never supposed to get this far. After all, Billary was INEVITABLE. February 5th was her coronation, and who does this Uppity Negro think he is to upset all of that?
Think I'm wrong?
This is not the race that Clinton thought she would be running. Her campaign was built on inevitability, a haughty operation so confident it would have the nomination wrapped up by now that it didn't even put a field organization in place for the states that were to come after the megaprimary on Feb. 5.
Now, who doesn't plan for primaries after February 5th, unless you thought there would be NO NEED.
Well, here we go with the latest anti-Obama Memos.
1. America is too racist to elect a Black President.
2. Obama has no policy substance behind him.
3. Those supporting Obama are stupid, mindless cultists, and thus their votes should be ignored.
Let's take them one by one.
1. America is too racist to elect a Black President.
This Memo came back, front and center, as Governor Rendell of Pennsylvania said this in a meeting with a newspaper board:
"You've got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate,"
Now note, this is different than last week's memo, which was Obama couldn't win because Latinos are racist and don't vote for Black candidates. This week, it's not just Latinos who are racist, but everyone else who isn't Black.
I'd honestly like to know if Gov. Rendell thinks that anyone who wouldn't vote a Black man would automatically vote for a White woman...seems to me that this line of discrimatory thinking belongs in the same family.
And, I'd also like for him to explain how Obama won rural Nevada, Maine, Alaska, Utah, Washington, Minnesota, Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, Iowa, came within 2 points in New Hampshire. Last time I checked, the Black populations of those states could fit inside a figurative phone booth.
Obama received 40% of the White vote in Georgia; he received HALF of it in Virginia - home of the Capital of the Confederacy. He won the majority of the White vote in New Mexico AND California.
But, suddenly, it's back to the ' Black man can't win because White people aren't ready to vote for him.', which was actually disproved January 3rd in Iowa, but had to be re-affirmed on Super Tuesday.
Before you accuse me of being paranoid, I call it being observant. For we see the same Memo being spread by Susan Estrich, and Robert Novak.
What I don't hear from the Clinton Hacks (Rendell and Estrich) and the Conservative Hack (Novak) is bringing up the FACT that HALF of this country say that they will NEVER VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON.
Half the country. And, this was taken in polling done a YEAR OUT from the election. That, somehow, never crosses their lips. I wonder why?
2. Obama has no policy substance behind him
From The Carpetbagger:
Obama and policy details — the little meme that couldn’t
Posted February 11th, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Matt Yglesias noted this morning that Barack Obama has been criticized, even by those sympathetic to him, for being somehow “insufficiently well-versed in policy matters.” Matt chalks this up to a lazy narrative: “Clinton is well-versed in policy but isn’t a charismatic figure, and Obama is charismatic so it ‘must’ be that he’s not well-versed in policy. He’s cool and she’s the nerd.” The narrative, of course, is bogus.
And, our own dnA wrote about this HERE.
What would this argument be without a contribution from Billary?
Here's Bill chiming in:
“You have to decide what this election is about,” Clinton told a room of 600 students, his voice hoarse from making four campaign speeches a day earlier in the District and Maryland. “You have to decide what makes the best president. You want someone with the right vision, the right plans and ability to get the job done. If that’s the test, I don’t think the question is close.”
Outside of those traits, “all the rest is smoke and mirrors,” Clinton said in reference to his wife’s more charismatic rival.
See, he's a Harvard-trained Senator, who used to be a Law School Professor, but, has no 'substance' to his policy positions. Goes with the 'lack of experience' Memo.
Yeah, ok. Whatever.
Truth is, he has policy papers on just about any subject that you want. Just go to BarackObama.com, and click on your issue. Do some reading, people.
3. Those supporting Obama are stupid, mindless cultists.
From Charles Krauthammer:
There's no better path to success than getting people to buy a free commodity. Like the genius who figured out how to get people to pay for water: bottle it (Aquafina was revealed to be nothing more than reprocessed tap water) and charge more than they pay for gasoline. Or consider how Google found a way to sell dictionary nouns -- boat, shoe, clock -- by charging advertisers zillions to be listed whenever the word is searched.
And now, in the most amazing trick of all, a silver-tongued freshman senator has found a way to sell hope. To get it, you need only give him your vote. Barack Obama is getting millions.
Paul Krugman, who has been attacking Obama non-stop, now insults Obama supporters,
I won’t try for fake evenhandedness here: most of the venom I see is coming from supporters of Mr. Obama, who want their hero or nobody. I’m not the first to point out that the Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality. We’ve already had that from the Bush administration — remember Operation Flight Suit? We really don’t want to go there again.
There are others: Jake Tapper, Joe Klein, Joel Stein (LATimes). They need to make up their minds, because I'm confused.
They vacilate between Obama supporters being stupid, mindless cultists on the one hand, and then call them chardonnay sipping, brie-eating elites on the other hand. I suppose you can be a well-educated stupid mindless cultist...is that what you're saying...all that education made you vulnerable to mind control by Obama?
It's a crock.
From The Daily Dish:
The reason Obama is winning and will win is so simple. Americans want to believe in themselves again.
Barack Obama is tapping into the American spirit. All that we were taught about in school. All that we were told makes us proud to be an American - we haven't heard that, sincerely, from someone on the left, in a LONG TIME. For the young people in his campaign, this is probably the FIRST TIME in their lives they've heard it. Is is really hard to understand why they'd respond to it? Contrary to what those on the right might believe who wrap themselves in the flag so easily, those on the left love this country too...and Barack Obama is, for some, the first person in a long time to tap into that.
THAT is why he's gone as far as he has. He's asking for the American people to believe in this country, themselves, and to actively be a part of their country again. Why is it so hard to understand how powerful a message that is? There's nothing cultish about it.