“The press are the most important people on this planet. One must always appease them. I'm no McCain fan, but I can't really blame him. The press are out to elect Obama. Why should he talk to them? It's like Obama chatting with the NRA. It's pointless.”
soupson52 on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:59:49
“Hey CD, so you believe the press loves O? /and why might that be? They loved McC a little while back.
I suspect the first lie, shame on you; the second lie, shame on you; the third, shame on ME (the press position).”
RoloTomassi on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:53:32
“If you were "committed" you'd likely be sedated, and then we wouldn't have to read your wholely biased comments. That's not in defense of the MSM, but a statement refuting your absurd notion that the press is favoring Obama. McCain has had the press-in-his-pocket advantage until the financial meltdown erased his sway withthe media.
And so now that he isn't being favored, you have gall to take exception...pathetic.”
kdublya on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:52:41
“How quickly we forget,
Due to obvious time-constraints, the only difference is that Palin's vetting process is being fast-tracked.
This media bias malarkey is bathtub gin for her supporters.
Ask yourself, is Nixon's legacy of cultural victimhood a valid leadership quality?
“It's tough to forget being called a racist. You do remember that Hillary was compared to David Duke?! Those are tough things to forget.”
CaliTLC on Sep 23, 2008 at 14:41:25
“It is only tough to forget if TRUE. As the saying goes: THE TRUTH HURTS.
rock2casbah on Sep 23, 2008 at 14:25:31
“Standing on stage egging on the head minstral Bob Johnson at her minstral show was the last straw for me with Hill. That had nothing to do with Bill either. He was not even on stage that night. That was Hill that said she was for "white hardworking" people, as opposed I guess to the "black lazy not hardworking people of America.
Well I have news for her. There are a whole lot of "black hardworking people" that got her husband through 8 years of scandel, after scandel and impeachment without once support wavering.
He ran and got a second term without breaking a sweat regardless of Jennifer Flowers, Paula whomever and whatever else they tried to reveal about him.
There was one group of people who stood staunchly by his side and those are the people who vote in NYC for his wife to sail into the halls of Congress.
So I think those same people are who Bill and Hill better do their best to make amends with if she wants to retain her seat.”
happycozy on Sep 23, 2008 at 13:24:51
“Well giving a series flacid endorsements of the Dem. Nom. for POTUS--who happens to be black--isn't exactly supporting Bill's contention that he's NOT a racist.”
Brillig on Sep 23, 2008 at 13:06:19
“well, if they were NOT racist, they would have got over it already!”
SifSkade on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:53:03
“Since that comparison wasn't made by Obama or anyone on his staff and because when she started saying things like "hard working Americans, white Americans," she legitimately opened the door to the question of whether she was at least saying racist things, my heart doesn't bleed for her. She chose to go down that path to get votes, and that's the price you pay when you play race politics. I don't feel bad for her -- I feel bad for all of the African-Americans who supported the Clintons for so many years and then had to hear garbage like that coming out of their mouths.”
KGinSanFrancisco on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:43:35
“Is he really not a racist? I have my doubts now. I've supported Bill during his presidency through thick and thin and thought he was so great and believed he was genuine when he was hanging out with blacks, attending a black church, being the first black candidate. Now I wonder if all of that was political because he wanted the black vote and he sure got it overwhelmingly. The minute a real black superstar came along and took all the black vote Bill was furious and turned on Obama, calling him a Jessie Jackson. I'll never forget that. Sorry, Bill, you lost your soul. You, of all people, should be cheering for your party to win and specially for Obama, a black superstar with a real chance of winning and bringing joy to our lives and specially giving pride to the black community you claimed to be a part of when it was politically expedient.”
jelly450 on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:42:59
“The Clinton's are not raciest, but they willing exploited racist mindsets to win. If Bill was not such an egomaniac he would sit back and realize that no one in the Obama Campaign called him a racist and that their win at all costs mentality back fired.
Lets not forget Hillary's hard working "white people" comment.”
dct1999 on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:24:52
“It's tougher to actually have to overcome racism.”
GoodGuysandBadGuys on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:19:49
“did obama or any of his campaign people call hillary a racist?”
“Thank you Jason Linkins. You have convinced me that I can never vote for Obama. If you want to spend your time trashing fellow Dems, and spitting on party unity, then why should I abide by party unity. Thanks Jason! Your brainless behavior has been very insightful.”
rock2casbah on Sep 23, 2008 at 14:36:54
“Wow you really were going to vote Obama?”
mugwamp on Sep 23, 2008 at 13:57:40
“If you were a "committedDem" they you'd be voting democratic. Don't think you're fooling anyone that you're anything but a snake republican.”
MikaS on Sep 23, 2008 at 13:34:27
“Every four years, millions of Americans cast votes in November for a candidate that they did not vote for in the primaries. I fail to understand the argument of the Clinton stragglers that their candidate is some how above this. This is the first time I get to vote for the person I voted for in the primaries and I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE for it. Every time I have voted for President before I have put my personal feelings aside for the country. You should grow up and do the same. I can promise you that if we can survive for four years through a McCain/Palin admin. that those of us who supported Obama will make through the next four years without Hillary Clinton. By the way, Thanks Chris Rock.”
SifSkade on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:46:51
“Your party loyalty was somewhere between laughably weak and nonexistent to begin with if one random HuffPost blog about someone who wasn't even a candidate for the nomination was all it took to wipe it out. Happy trolling.”
DangitRuss on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:29:49
“It sounds to me like you were never going to vote for Obama and needed a convenient excuse to cover your hindquarters. If that's the case then why wouldn't you want to post of one of the many McCain sites out there?”
M4DN3SS on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:29:27
“Where are you committed exactly? Are you even allowed to vote in there?”
divaatty on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:16:04
“Oh enough with the phony outrage! Like you were really going to vote for Obama until you read this post. Whatever. Change your name to "PhonyDem" - it would be more appropriate.”
FaceYourFears on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:12:22
“Get out much!?!”
GoodGuysandBadGuys on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:11:47
“"You have convinced me that I can never vote for Obama."
he doesn't talk about obama in this article.”
snarkopolitan on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:11:18
“Oh yes, suuurrre, you were GONG to vote for Obama, and a Huffpo blogger SPITS on something, so you'll vote this or that other way.......
Go right ahead and nurture that serpent of resentment in your heart, since you're committed to it, CD. But what an unpleasant way to live.”
dct1999 on Sep 23, 2008 at 12:08:44
“LMAO, so you just decided that you cannot vote for Obama because of Linkins' post.
“It's hard to get with the program when you have been falsely accused of being a racist. Speaking as black man, I can safely say that Bill Clinton has done more for black people worldwide than all current African-American politicians combined. I would be seething if I were him.”
toocoldout on Aug 7, 2008 at 20:02:02
“Just curious. What did he do for black people worldwide? A black friend of mine once told me he was horrible for black people. He cited welfare reform, black incarceration rates in the 1990s, Rawanda etc. I agree his foundation might do good work, but I credit the billionaires who actually fund the foundation, since they're the ones giving the money.”
“Honestly, do Obama supporters even want Hillary supporters vote? By continuing to bash her and her supporters, how on earth does that bring the party together? This has become completely irrational and downright disturbing.”
“The only race baiter in the race was Obama. Let's not forget the dossier he compiled on the Clintons that he distributed to the media. Also, do you need a reminder of all Chris Matthews' sexist comments? Or is it ok when those comments are said about Hillary?”
TJRich on Aug 7, 2008 at 16:08:28
“This is a very hateful and untrue comment. As if the religious right, Sr. Bush and company, had not already dug up all of Clinton's skeletons. Not to mention their popularity in Arkansas. You accuse Obama of distributing a dossier! Get real.”
“How would that be any different from what happens on this site? Chelsea was subject to a great deal of hate on this site.”
hp blogger M.S. Bellows, Jr. on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:16:22
“About her looks, about Janet Reno being her father? I never saw that kind of sexist hatred here. Also, back then she was just the Clintons' child -- no involvement in politics, no excuse to say hateful things about her looks. Now, of course, she's an adult who's actively campaigning for a politician, which makes the content of her appearances fair game.
And, of course, you never heard Obama, personally, say anything hateful about Chelsea (or, frankly, anyone else). McCain, on the other hand, has called his wife a "cu*t" in public, laughed when someone called Hillary a "bit*h", and said a sitting President's child was ugly. That's pretty horrific stuff. I can't see any excuse to collaborate in the election of a man like that by petulantly refusing to vote for Obama in November.”
“It's actually very tough for us Clinton supporters. We don't agree with McCain on anything. But we've received more abuse, hatred from Obama supporters and surrogates than we ever had from Republicans.
Result = Many people will stay home. McCain is unacceptable and on the other hand why vote for a candidate that inspires such incredible hatred within his supporter.s”
harriscrl3 on Jun 15, 2008 at 13:01:50
“I'm an Obama supporter and I've never abused any clinton supporter yet and if you make your decsion based on Obama supporters I think that says a lot about you. We have been insulted by Hilary to no end we've been labeled foolish latte sipping anti war people who doesnt really need government but hell would have frozen over before I put an X for McCain even if Clinton had won. I would be angry I would but I would vote democratic like I do every election that I've been voting in I didnt care for those democrats but I voted because the alternative is just frightening. So I would have groan and voted democratic like I've always done. I dont know why people are acting like in the past we had democrats that we could proud of well imo we didnt. I'm not exactly thrilled with my party as a matter fact I can't stand them they are inept and easily coopted by republicans. But I vote for them anyway. No one is saying you have to be happy when you vote but just think about what the alternative would do. Imagine 4 more years of GWB with the ability to bring on more supreme court justice and thats the reality of a McCain presidency.
MegInPA on Jun 14, 2008 at 17:16:37
“Many of the So-Called Obama supporters who have been "abusing" you were actually Republicans who have been working to create division in our party. Don't fall for their trickery.”
LeaveArtieAlone on Jun 13, 2008 at 15:11:09
“You value the opinion of strangers whom you will never meet over your own virtues and self interest? That is absolutely one of the most illogical ways of thinking ever!”
UncommonSenz on Jun 13, 2008 at 13:59:59
“I think it is important to distinguish "hatred" (not the word I would use, but whatever) against TACTICS versus "hatred" against people.
If someone disagrees with the gas tax pandering, the use of racial division as a wedge issue, pronouncing her democratic opponent as being less capable of being Commander in Chief than McCain, calling FL and MI "Zimbabwe" while also saying that they wouldn't count, and the numerous other underhanded tactics, those are legitimate issues. But you make it sound like any attack on those issues is an attack on her followers.
Also, by refusing to concede on the night Obama became the nominee, and claiming that, no matter how many explanations are put forth for why she lost, misogyny is the primary reason she lost, that doesn't exactly endear people to your cause.
You can vote for anyone you want (or not vote), but America foots the bill for the choices you make. If your non-vote helps McCain, then you let your emotions over her loss cloud your judgemet.”
hp blogger M.S. Bellows, Jr. on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:11:23
“Don't forget that Clinton was never in a contest against McCain -- his supporters had every incentive to pander to Clinton's supporters (and to reinforce the memes she was pushing against Obama). Obama, on the other hand, was in a close and hard-fought contest against Clinton, so his supporters would naturally be more adversarial. That's a reality that I hope Clinton's supporters learn to tease apart.
As to "hatred" from Obama's supporters: I've been sorry to see instances of that. I've also been on the receiving end of "hatred" and "abuse" when visiting pro-Clinton sites, like Taylor Marsh's blog -- much stronger, more abusive sentiment expressed there than I ever saw from anyone supporting Obama. It's a little like Yossarian in Heller's "Catch-22," who complains, personally offended, that "They're shooting at me! Every time I fly over the enemy to drop bombs on them, they shoot at me!" When friends say, yeah, but they're shooting at everyone, he answers, basically, "so what? They're still shooting at ME!" Clinton's backers shot at Obama and his backers. Obama's backers shot at Clinton and her backers. Now that the war's over, the question is: will we make peace and advance our interests together, like America and Japan after WWII, or will we keep fighting, like America and the Iraqi resistance?”
“Or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Or the Pink Unicorn. Or the Flying Teapot.
Heck - I'd take anyone who would boot the re-PIGs out.
SanityClaus on Jun 13, 2008 at 01:21:42
“I'll respond to that sentence fragment.
No, it's the return of the remarkable idea that a country would elect as the leader of its government a person who actually believes that the government has a role to play in people's lives above and beyond the unprecedented transfer of wealth from the people to huge death merchants.
Who will appoint as heads of the various departments within the Executive branch qualified experts with good intentions.
Who will represent our country to the world without embarrassing us.
ChiGuy on Jun 13, 2008 at 01:09:19
“After what the current administration has subjected the country and the world to, it practically is.”