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Chris Matthews Humiliates State Senator Kirk Watson On MSNBC

Chris Matthews Humiliates State Senator Kirk Watson On MSNBC

Commented Feb 20, 2008 at 09:50:15 in Media

“Chris Mathews should have asked the same question to Stephanie Tubbs regarding Hillary's record, but he didn't. It's true that Kir Watson should have been better prepared, but Mathews did not have a right to humilliate him. He WAS NOT in his program; Olberman was right in asking Mathews the same question he had asked Watson. He couldn't have answered, he did not have the response in his teleprompter. I'm reconsidering my opinion of Mathews now, which wasn't that great to begin with. Regarding Tubbs, it must hurt her and other Clinton backers to see their candidate simply fade away. If Clinton wins it will be a very dirty victory, where the Clintons will hurt their party just to get back the power they had before.”

dajay on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:33:07

“Esgarqui, if he asked Stephanie Tubbs, I am sure she would have had some quick answers, she wouldn't have had to sit there like a big moron.”
Drawn-Out Primary Fight Will Weaken Crucial DNC Fundraising Efforts

Drawn-Out Primary Fight Will Weaken Crucial DNC Fundraising Efforts

Commented Feb 19, 2008 at 08:49:04 in Politics

“It's not the primary fight, or the fight for delegates and superdelegates that is weakening DNC capacity to fundraise. You have to add the Michigan/Florida pending decision from DNC. Many think their decision will favor Hillary Clinton, and people do not trust DNC. Fundraising will increase once they observe the rules they established and to which both candidates agreed. Decide Michigan/Florida the way it's supposed to be, OBSERVING AND OBEYING PARTY RULES.”

WestLittleRock on Feb 19, 2008 at 09:50:52

“THIS JUST CANT BE TRUE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVeFVtcdSYY
Bimbo Eruptions??”

finally on Feb 19, 2008 at 08:58:17

“URGENT QUESTION RE PARTY RULES: Politico is reporting CLinton will go after Obama's PLEDGED (yes, the ELECTED) delegates at the convention.... I know she would try, as she will do anything and proves it daily, but COULD THIS REALLY HAPPEN?????”
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The Wolfson Plagiarism Attack Is Ridiculous

Commented Feb 18, 2008 at 16:22:45 in Politics

“SÍ SE PUEDE, YES WE CAN, has been used in Mexico for many years. It became very popular when the National Action Party candidates worked hard to get rid of the Revolutionary Institutional Party, which had been in power for more than 70 years. This chant is also serving to rid Washington of the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton dynasties. In America we also want a change in the names of the people in power.
No Mexican is accusing Mr. Obama of plagiarism. I know that the Mexican people are very proud he is using their chant.
Bravo for Obama, YES WE CAN
SÍ SE PUEDE”
Obama Speeches Have New Policy Detail

Obama Speeches Have New Policy Detail

Commented Feb 17, 2008 at 00:33:35 in Politics

“Obama should not change just because Hillary is criticizing him. He should not be that detailed regarding his policies. Just enough to maintain interest. Besides, Hillary is not very detailed, she just says she is. It seems that is her only weapon to use, to say that she knows more and that she is ready on day one. Barack is ready right now to change government as usual. Keep it up Barack! You're doing just fine.”

moda31 on Feb 17, 2008 at 01:11:25

“he started adding more specifics before hillary's latest tactic, i think it's more about the area of the country he's campaigning in, than responding to hillary.”

Rendon76 on Feb 17, 2008 at 00:45:14

“I agree totally, when you start to respond that's when the other side starts to control you and I really hope that they get this concept. What he has to do is remind people that she voted for this war because she is a political coward.”
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Defending David Shuster

Commented Feb 11, 2008 at 17:05:19 in Media

“The definition of "to pimp", under the Clinton definition only includes that of promoting the sexual services of woman (whore). In reality Shuster was referring to the fact that Chelsea was serving Mrs. Clinton's campaign as a promoter of her proposals, she was simply helping out in the campaign. Mrs. Clinton is accustomed to deal with women that have provided "special" services to her husband, President Clinton. If we accept her definition, soon most campaign adds involving people supporting Mrs. Clinton or any other candidate, would have to be pulled out because they would be "pimping" people who sympathise with a candadate.
She is also teaching her only daughter that whenever she decides to help someone's effort in any endeavor, she should not accept because she might be considered a pimp. Incredible, and many people consider this limited mind and heart as able to govern this great country.
We should think better!”
Barbara Tells Hillary:

Barbara Tells Hillary: "Drop It Already"

Commented Feb 11, 2008 at 16:53:06 in Media

“This is drab: you must have been a star whore in your family pimped by your father, the star pimp himself.”

mestsal on Feb 11, 2008 at 18:06:18

“Barbara is just a brown noser and woman like her are the ones that get in the way of woman progress in corporate America and Washington. they've been mocking Chelsea since she was a kid in the white house. I remember, cause Clinton was the first President i voted for and will vote for a Clinton, again. These men chastising the Clintons are sexist pigs and It's obvious how these men show only the negatives of Hillary and only the positive of Obama. It's a double standard and you people know it! Barbara, retire already with the rest of the dinosours.”
Obama Camp Claims Win Among Super Tuesday Delegates

Obama Camp Claims Win Among Super Tuesday Delegates

Commented Feb 6, 2008 at 21:15:32 in Politics

“My neighbors, the Rendon family, just sent this letter to Howard Dean as response for Mr. Dean’s request for a contribution to the National Democratic Party to face John McCain.

Mr. Dean: We don't worry about McCain just now. We can deal with him later. We worry that the Licensing Committee, yet to be appointed, could rob Obama of fair play in this campaign, if this so-called committee authorizes Hillary's wish to claim delegates for her illegal participation in the Michigan and Florida primaries. First FIX THAT PROBLEM. If you don't fix this situation in a fair and just manner as per the rules that the DNC established for states that did not comply with the DNC’s program for primary elections , you will see that many followers of the Democratic Party will stay home in November motivated by deep disappointment for their party’s actions. Mark my words!”

Anie on Feb 7, 2008 at 08:27:06

“Dumping the votes of 1.7 million Democrats in Florida who cared enough to vote, even knowing party bosses were penalized for moving the election date up, is not very wise.

And, in Florida, private FUND-RAISING events were allowed, and Obama did that. Hillary did it on the last day in two private meetings. Campaigning was not allowed, and the only ads seen in Florida were about 5 by Obama!, in the last week or so, because they were part of a national ad-series which automatically played in Florida (smart stuff).

So, any grumping about the voters and 'illegal participation' is disingenuous, not to mention inaccurate, but I can see why you'd want the Florida votes not to count.

Did Obama ask that his be seated too?
Thought he had. But it's not necessary, if one is seated they'd all be seated -- and the distribution is proportional to the vote he got where his ads were the only ones shown in Flordia.”

Balto on Feb 6, 2008 at 22:07:20

“I agree completely. Beware of letting Clinton steal the primary like he allowed Bush to steal the election. I will not support an illegitimate candidate.”

useyourbrain on Feb 6, 2008 at 21:21:22

“Fuck YOU! If Obama won those votes he'd be going after those delegates, ASSHOLE!!! Do YOU realize that the PEOPLE who voted in Florida and Michigan voted their choice and not to give them their choice would be undemocratic and lead to lawsuits against the DNC under parts of the Voting Rights Act.

If you stay home in November then you deserve what happens. Too bad the rest of us don't. What a fucking bunch of spoiled brats you Obamatons are -- don't get your way so you won't vote. That will show Hillary. Forget the rest of the country and the world.

Obama's childish claims today should end all discussion of him wanting to "change" things. He is a fraud -- a front for Rove and the GOP. Who do you think has been funding a done nothing new Senator to the tune of over $100 million? The "little" people?”
Obama and Latinos: Santa Ana Ground Zero

Obama and Latinos: Santa Ana Ground Zero

Commented Feb 3, 2008 at 12:23:55 in Home

“Where are our votes?

I invite you to check this link, http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/ to check how the big donors are contributing to the Democratic and Republican campaigns, and you will find that the majority of high contributions come from people that can afford to contribute to financially empower their favorite candidate. They want to make sure that their candidate will be in the White House to protect their interests, help them increase their wealth, and to enact policies to keep and increase their fortune and influence. They want to continue inside the elite that controls and reigns wages, employee benefits, and almost everything we need.

Why do you think they contribute to Hillary Clinton or the Republican candidates? Why do you think they very rarely contributed to John Edwards or Barack Obama? Now that Edwards has stepped out of the race, Barack Obama is the only one left, and they certainly WILL NOT contribute to his campaign.

These powerful contributors don’t give to Obama because they are afraid he will awaken the dormant middle class and poor population in the nation. We must increase the level of education and send more young people to the university, and we must increase our income and eliminate the numbers of people living in poverty.

The states where the middle class and the poor live are the ideal places to dream. We dream of a better future, a future where opportunities for growth, better education, well-paid teachers, and affordable health insurance will be available. We can dream bringing our heroic soldiers home from the war to receive prompt and efficient medical attention close to home, where they will heal from their physical, mental, and moral wounds. Obama can do it!

We need Barack in the White House and we are the only ones that can take him there. Let’s give these powerful contributors a lesson by ruining their plans. We can realize our dreams if we vote OBAMA. Remember, YES WE CAN. SI SE PUEDE. VOTE OBAMA!”
Bill Clinton: Fix Bush Education Law

Bill Clinton: Fix Bush Education Law

Commented Feb 2, 2008 at 10:26:55 in Politics

“Obama’s campaign is making a special effort in diverse communities of voters, and many leaders have joined this effort. .

Community leaders say these areas produce votes everyhwere. We know that the poor are eager to have a new leader in Washington who will work hard for them and for the millions of Americans that dream of a better future.

OUr past leaders would have identified themselves with Obama’s dream. Among them, we can remember the struggles of Cesar Chavez worked tirelessly in the California fields and was able to stitch together a constituency that went beyond class and ethnic lines and formed the first farm labor union in the United States.

Who remember that Chavez, through hunger strikes, protested against the violence used against the union’s members in California. Many other leaders that identified with Chavez’s quest were there when Robert F. Kennedy went to the San Joaquin Valley to support Chavez and said: “I am here out of respect for one of the heroic figures of our time – Cesar Chavez…”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also supported Chavez’ movement and sent him a telegram that read: “You and your valiant fellow workers have demonstrated your commitment to righting grievous wrongs forced upon exploited people. We are together with you in spirit and determination that our dreams for a better tomorrow will be realized.”

Many leaders were born emulating these great men. During this campaign, I have often asked myself which candidate best represents the hopes and dreams of Robert F. Kennedy Martin Luther King, and Cesar Chavez. After reviewing newspapers and reminiscing my own experiences from the 1960’s I am sure that all of them would have supported Barack Obama.

Obama, like Martin Luther King Jr., has, demonstrated his commitment to righting grievous wrongs, and also dreams of a better tomorrow. Obama, like Cesar Chavez, also struggles for justice and a better future for all Americans.
I know which candidate Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy and Cesar Chavez who have supported. Let’s all join and give our support to Barack Obama.”

democraticjack on Feb 2, 2008 at 12:32:34

“Oh great, now you have added Cesar Chavez to Obama's ID along with MLK, RFK and JFK. Is all this to cover up who Obama is? It's getting crowded on the dead man's endorsement band wagon. So just because, I say Mother Theresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Indira Gandhi and in actuality, Benazie Bhuto all would support Hillary. Isnt' this fun?”

MNmommy on Feb 2, 2008 at 10:42:10

“Funny, Huerta who was in the movement with Chavez has endorsed Clinton, along with Bobby Kennedy's son.”
Obama Woos Latino Vote Ahead Of Hollywood Debate

Obama Woos Latino Vote Ahead Of Hollywood Debate

Commented Jan 31, 2008 at 19:04:59 in Politics

“Los Educadores Latinos de Chicago, ojo, mucho ojo. Bill Clinton y los encargados de la campaña de la Sra. Clinton. Han inventado falsedades, fabricado mentiras y sembrado odio.
También dicen que Obama es anti-inmigrante porque no estuvo en las marchas de Chicago. Confirmen y veran que hasta un discurso pronuncio ese día.
Millones de americanos, somos anti-inmigrantes si se trata de las personas que llegan aquí brincando una cerca, cruzando a nado un río o caminando por el desierto. Su estancia en este país es definitivamente ilegal. De que hablan los maestros: ¿Documentados? ¿Indocumentados? No se vale hablar solo por hacer ruido.
Tanto Obama como Clinton votaron por la construcción de una barda a los largo de la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. Los dos autorizaron esa ley. ¿Por qué una crítica tan ignorante? ¿Acaso no son ustedes personas estudiadas y bien informadas?
El Sr. Tomas Rebollo casi se desmaya por la llamada de la Sra. Dolores Huerta. Ella trabaja incansablemente por los trabajadores del campo por los que lucha. Todos admiramos su incansable lucha por la causa, pero ojala y no se equivoque al arrimarse a la Sra. Clinton.
Me da pena que la inteligencia del Sr. Rebollo, no le dé para comprender la analogía del Sr. Obama en su declaración de Sprinfield. El Sr. Obama no se refería a su campaña como la campaña de una nueva generación. Se refería a la nueva campaña de ideas frescas y diferentes. ¿Qué nos pasa?
Sin dar abrazos a los ancianos, Obama luchará por todos por igual. Solo hay que darle nuestro voto y ponerlo en la Casa Blanca.
Siento gran pena por la falta de profundidad en el análisis de la situación que vivimos. Yo esperaba que los más educados entenderían mejor. Pero no, se tiene que vivir bien jodido para comprenderlo.
Este barco no endereza el rumbo y se dirige a mares y tierras peligrosas. Solo nuevas velas movidas por ideas frescas e innovadoras podrán llevarnos a playas y puerto seguro.
Icemos las velas y ayudemos a guiar este barco capitaneado por Obama.”

WintonyMay on Jan 31, 2008 at 23:49:35

“Sr. Esgarqui:
Olé! Gracias.”

Savanarola on Jan 31, 2008 at 23:19:46

“Bien dicho y con claridad. Obama da ejemplo del dicho que un buen hombre es buen hombre en los ojos de todos. Adelante, hermano!”
huffingtonpost entry

Did Latino Voters Decide Florida?

Commented Jan 30, 2008 at 11:12:02 in Politics

“Hillary Wants the Hispanic Vote
An add playing in states with large Hispanic population, portrays Hillary in a playful scene, with salsa music conveying the idea that we are living a great pary. Are Hispanics partying and playing around? Certainly not.
So, don’t tell me “our dear friend” can grasp the situation that Hispanics and all Americans face. We get by with the minimum and we worry about our children’s future.
Most candidates can’t even imagine the anguish and sadness that American parents feel trying to make ends meet. So don’t tell us that Mrs. Clinton is who best understands and sympathizes with Americans. Mrs. Clinton’s does not understand the plight of American families of many ethnicities, and it only serves her interest to get the Hispanic vote? Please, don’t tell me that relaxing in a couch; engaging with young children facilitates her understanding of Hispanic or American families.
Unless NYT made an error, it seems that the TV ad fails to define which country Mrs. Clinton lives in, since it allegedly states “…our vote will elect the next President of the great country…” Which country is the ad talking about, which culture does she respect? THE country could be the country that she imagines she will govern, but not the United States of America.
The ad continues to state that “millions of Hispanic families live with the fear of not having health insurance”. For generations, all American families, including those that came to America legally, could not afford private medical insurance, but we have not abused the health care system because we are proud and value our self-respect and we have survived with whatever little medicine we could afford, and having faith in grandma’s home remedies.
Before we vote on February 5th, ask yourself, is she the one that will help us live a better life, or whether she’s will forget as like most politicians do and when they have reached their goal. POWER.
Before we allow our little boy to say, “We are with you!” let’s make sure that she really is with and for our child.”
Kennedy Endorses Obama _ 'Change in Air'

Kennedy Endorses Obama _ 'Change in Air'

Commented Jan 28, 2008 at 15:56:03 in Politics

“As I sat in my wheelchair watching and listening to the Kennedy family endorsement of Barack Obama, memories rushed back, memories from 1960, when I was picking grapes in the California fields to 1968 when I was secretary to the Director of a program funded by the Office of Economic Opportunities founded by the Kennedy administration.

Kennedy’s challenge became a reality for, and in me. In 1968, I was directly involved in a program that provided elementary education to the farm laborers of the central California counties.

My job gave me the opportunity to serve a cause very dear to my heart. I was trying to convey to those men and women, that they could surmount language and other barriers and get better jobs. Perhaps without intention, I was the realization of what they could grow and become. Few times have I felt so rewarded.

The changes that an Obama administration could bring to this nation, and hopefully to the world, could be a reality if we just hope enough, if we believe enough, if we work hard enough, if we share enough, if we commit enough. Today, I invite you to do the same, renew your dreams, your hopes and commit to this challenge. Help us by joining the efforts of thousands across this nation to bring Barack Obama to the White House.”

Seafarer61 on Jan 28, 2008 at 16:14:03

“The problem with all of this "we" rhetoric is in most cases, it requires a fair amount of support from the opposing party. Sad to write but as a result of eight years of Bush, I find the odds of conservatives and liberals forming some political Partridge Family to exist somewhere between slim and none.”

Ammobob on Jan 28, 2008 at 16:02:22

“Damn, quit it already. You got me crying now.....”
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Sunday Roundup

Commented Jan 27, 2008 at 09:16:05 in Politics

“Bill Clinton Made a Mistake
Years ago, I met one of the leaders of the Mexican opposition party, National Action Party. During an election I told him that I did not understand why he was working for such a lost cause. He answered that in many respects he felt like a woodcutter trying to bring down an old tree, that had produced scarce fruit that only a few had tasted and enjoyed, and with his ax he, and many others, were blowing away at the base of this tree trying to bring it down to give way to a new tree that would yield fresh fruit for millions to taste and savor.
After 73 years of having existed, the tree was bought down giving way to a new tree whose fruit, true democracy and alternating parties in power are now a reality in Mexico.
Bill Clinton made a mistake comparing Obama with Jesse Jackson. Every true Democrat would be proud of the comparison. Mr. Jackson is one of the many sturdy wood cutters that have inspired many other tree cutters that are bringing down the trees of division, race, gender, class, and creed that will take this great country to new heights. We must support Obama, and other leaders like him, who follow Jesse Jackson and many other leaders who preceded them, chipping away at the foot of an old and useless tree. With our votes, we will help them bring down the tree that has divided this nation”
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Obama's Victory & The Clintons' "Black Candidate" Strategy

Commented Jan 27, 2008 at 00:28:14 in Politics

“OBAMA’S DREAM IS UNIVERSAL

Some say that Mrs. Clinton represents gender; Mr. Obama represents race; and Mr. Edwards represents class. How untrue! They have many things in common. Their offers for change are almost the same, but their difference is that Mr. Obama inspires.

My Thesaurus lists the following synonyms for the verb “to inspire” and they are: move, arouse, awaken, uplift, encourage, energize, invigorate, etc. That’s precisely the difference between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama. The only candidate that can communicate all these feelings is Mr. Obama, and he does it with truth and clarity.
Perhaps Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Edwards can move their followers with the same feelings listed in the synonyms, and I sincerely congratulate them. However, I would suggest that they look into their souls and hearts and ask if their candidate really moves, arouses, awakens, uplifts, encourages, energizes and invigorates them as Mr. Obama does,
Obama’s dream is universal; it has no gender, class or race. It embraces everyone who has a dream and wants to follow that dream. And like he said tonight, it’s not about women against men; young against old, white against other races. It is about past against future. Obama represents the future. It’s never too late to embrace this great cause. Join in this universal dream, and be a part of this true and only dream and hope for a better country for Americans and better world for our brethren. VOTE OBAMA, ALL THE WAY AND EVERWHERE.”
huffingtonpost entry

The Crisis of Identity Politics

Commented Jan 26, 2008 at 17:17:32 in Media

“OBAMA’S DREAM IS UNIVERSAL

Today, once again, I read this horrible classification of candidates. Mrs. Clinton represents gender; Mr. Obama represents race; and Mr. Edwards represents class.
How untrue! They have many things in common. Their offers for change are almost the same, but their difference is that Mr. Obama inspires.
Without trying to educate anyone, I would like to share with you the definition that my Oxford pocket book dictionary gives of the verb “to inspire”, which among other definitions, says: animate or instill (a person) with a feeling; prompt, give rise to. I also lists the following synonyms: move, arouse, awaken, uplift, encourage, energize, invigorate, etc. The only candidate that can communicate all of the synonyms is Mr. Obama, and he does it with truth and clarity.
Perhaps Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Edwards the can move their followers with the same feelings listed in the synonyms, and I sincerely congratulate them. However, I would suggest that they look into their souls and hearts and ask if their candidate really moves, arouses, awakens, uplifts, encourages, energizes and invigorates them as Mr. Obama does for me.
Obama’s dream in universal, it has no gender, class or race. It embraces everyone who has a dream and wants to follow that dream. It’s never too late to embrace this great cause. Join in this universal dream, and be a part of this true and only dream and hope for a better country for Americans and better world for our brethren.”

kirotahoe on Jan 26, 2008 at 22:29:27

“that kool aid must taste pretty good”
New York Times Endorses Clinton, McCain

New York Times Endorses Clinton, McCain

Commented Jan 25, 2008 at 10:43:44 in Politics

“The NYT Board chose to endorse Mrs. Clinton, based mainly on her experience. The only experience Mrs. Clinton can call her very own, is that of being betrayed by her husband. It’s the only field of experience where she can add up 35 years. She’s got many moral bruises to show for the many blows she received and many other for forgiving and remaining with her husband. She has always been ambitious and knew that it was the ONLY way she could keep the public’s attention and in this manner fulfill her yearning for power. As for the NYT endorsement, it seems that by overly justifying choosing her, the NYT Board is really praising Mr. Obama’s candidacy. If they had had complete agreement among the Board’s members, they wouldn’t have needed so many words to inform their decision to the public. If she wins, does saying “We were right” justify your betrayal of your convictions? I think not.”
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Every Vote Counts

Commented Jan 23, 2008 at 12:39:45 in Politics

“I wonder how much or what was offered to the UNIONS by Hillary. There must have been a “mordida”, same “mordida” that was given to other unions. Unions try to impose the interests (power and money they receive) in order to provide the votes of their members. Union members should vote freely, but many times they are threatened by their leaders, and they must succumb in order to bring bread to their families’ tables. Shameful, but true. This maneuvering is the same all over the world, particularly in Latin America. Our parents or we left our countries looking for a better life and a better world. In Mexico union leaders get the vote forcing members to abide by their decision. Most unions have representatives in every city block and these representatives are paid with favors such as free electricity, furniture, land lots, jobs, etc. (paid by the city, state or country, depending on the election). The voice of unionized voters is not their own, it’s the one their leaders’ convenience dictates. WAKE UP HISPANOS. Say no to the corruption of leaders. Express your own voice. To be able to vote is not only a privilege, it is a RIGHT. No one should take away your right to vote. Let your voice be heard. MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT. Please have faith is this country, and get out a vote, take your family, your friends and neighbors. Spread the word. Many times, in Latin American countries, vote are burned or thrown away, but IN AMERICA EVERY VOTE IS COUNTED.”
huffingtonpost entry

Everyone's an Expert on the Latino Vote, Except Latinos

Commented Jan 23, 2008 at 12:33:41 in Politics

“I feel there is no divide between Latinos and Afro Americans, but in case there was, the following tale is a good illustration of what I consider a very foolish position. I apologize if this tale hurts people’s feelings.

“Once upon a time, there was a man selling crab and he had two buckets full of live crab. One bucket was covered with a net and the other was uncovered. A woman asked him:
- Why do you cover only one of the buckets?
The man answered:
- I sell two types of crabs: Latin American crab and Japanese crab. Japanese crab continually tries to jump and get out of the bucket, and if one gets out, they form a chain and support each other and every crab gets out, that’ why they are covered with a net.
The woman asked:
- What about the other bucket?
The man answered:
- The other bucket has Latin American Crab. These also try to escape, but when one is at the top, the ones below pull him down and not one crab escapes.”

I HOPE WE ARE NOT ACTING AS LATINO CRABS. WE MUST HELP OBAMA. REMEMBER THAT IF OBAMA OPENS THE DOOR, THAT DOOR WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR MANY LATINOS AND OTHER AFRO AMERICANS THAT DREAM OF PARTICIPATING IN GOVERNMENT.”
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La Union de Campesinos Respaldan a Clinton

Commented Jan 23, 2008 at 12:05:12 in Politics

“UFW
I wonder how much or what was offered to the UFW by Hillary. There must have been a “mordida”, same “mordida” that was given to other unions. Unions try to impose the interests (power and money they receive) in order to provide the votes of their members. Union members should vote freely, but many times they are threatened by their leaders, and they must succumb in order to bring bread to their families’ tables. Shameful, but true. This maneuvering is the same all over the world, particularly in Latin America. Our parents or we left our countries looking for a better life and a better world. In Mexico union leaders get the vote forcing members to abide by their decision. Most unions have representatives in every city block and these representatives are paid with favors such as free electricity, furniture, land lots, jobs, etc. (paid by the city, state or country, depending on the election). The voice of unionized voters is not their own, it’s the one their leaders’ convenience dictates. WAKE UP HISPANOS. Say no to the corruption of leaders. Express your own voice. To be able to vote is not only a privilege, it is a RIGHT. No one should take away your right to vote. Let your voice be heard. MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT. Please have faith is this country, and get out a vote, take your family, your friends and neighbors. Spread the word. Many times, in Latin American countries, vote are burned or thrown away, but IN AMERICA EVERY VOTE IS COUNTED.”

Libsrule on Jan 23, 2008 at 14:00:27

“Exactly HOW can someone threaten someone about their vote if no one knows how they vote? IF you vote Edwards and your union is "threatening" you for not voting for Hillary, exactly HOW are they going to know how you voted??

If you are talking about union votes...well that's no big deal since that is usually just a union move and has no impact on how a private citizen votes in the privacy of the voting booth.”
Stewart Debunks Bill, Mocks Media Coverage In Nevada

Stewart Debunks Bill, Mocks Media Coverage In Nevada

Commented Jan 22, 2008 at 23:17:47 in Media

“Write to the Democratic Party at this address.
http://www.democrats.org/page/s/contact


Ask Bill Clinton to behave as a gentleman, to campaign for his wife defending her position and her philosophy, but to do it as is expected of him, as is expected from a former u. S. President. Tell him to lower his tone, and his anger. He is making us think that he relishes power and will do anything to get it back, perhaps to avenge the alleged offenses inflicted to him.
Remind him that all he did during his presidency and all he has done for the disadvantaged of the world is being damaged by his total lack of respect for all democrats and the American people.”

dora rice on Jan 23, 2008 at 09:29:42

“and what are you doing for the world, besides bickering about a guy who was governor, president, traveled a whole year for Tsunamic victims, and had the best economy for 8 years in recent history. He left the White House with a surplus that G. Bush used and gave the rich within the first 9 months he was in office. Who are you to tell an accomplished man like Bill Clinton what he should do. Quit wasting your time here, and clean up your trailer.”

dutchess2 on Jan 23, 2008 at 08:56:02

“Its too late...every old accusation ever made against the Clintons is back, given new legs, cause here they are, caught in lies to distort Obama's record and who he is.

How could they dare to do negative oppo on Obama's record in Illinois, and complain about 'present' votes, 120 out of 4000, and NOT SEE HE WAS THE SPONSOR OF THE VERY NECESSARY AND CRITICAL BILL THEY WERE COMPLAINING ABOUT?

How can she be a strong, educated, experienced woman in her own right, breaking the most dense of all glass ceilings IF IT TAKES HER HUSBAND OUT IN THE STREETS FIGHTING FOR HIS LITTLE WOMAN?

How can he be our esteemed Elder Statesman, the titular head of the democrat party, the most revered representative of our Nation as we seek to recover and heal our Bush injuries IF HE'S EMBROILED IN STILL MORE CONTROVERSY?

We have defended the Clintons for years and years and years. They were the very last people on earth who could besmirch that effort with unethical behavior on a world stage.

It will be an Edwards/Obama or Obama/Edwards ticket.

We just don't have time to try to recover from the Clinton's problems now.”

"He's Transformative And Restorative": New York Observer Endorses Obama

Commented Jan 22, 2008 at 23:12:39 in Politics

“Let's write the Democratic Party and ask them to demand cleaner political tactics from the Clintons. They have gone too far
Use this link and use this message, or write your own message, just ask to shut them up.
Write to the Democratic Party at this address.
http://www.democrats.org/page/s/contact
Ask Bill Clinton to behave as a gentleman, to campaign for his wife defending her position and her philosophy, but to do it as is expected of him, as is expected from a former u. S. President. Tell him to lower his tone, and his anger. He is making us think that he relishes power and will do anything to get it back, perhaps to avenge the alleged offenses inflicted to him.
Remind him that all he did during his presidency and all he has done for the disadvantaged of the world is being damaged by his total lack of respect for all democrats and the American people.”

brwnizofmine on Jan 23, 2008 at 20:08:47

“Thanks for the link. Done!”

hillno on Jan 23, 2008 at 11:26:33

“I've already done this, because his mendacious behaviour is making the front page of papers in the UK (something none of the other candidates' spouses have done!). My letter is below.

I am a US citizen, registered as an Independent voter in NY State, currently residing in the UK.

Yesterday's Financial Times showcased the UK's former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, for the magnanimous work he is doing at the World Economic Forum. In marked contrast, former US President Bill Clinton also made the front page of this reputable and widely-read paper - for his down-and-dirty if not dishonest treatment of one of his wife's Democratic opponents in the 2008 elections. This sort of behaviour and media coverage perpetuates the global reputation of Americans as self-interested bullies.

While a few Democratic Party members have denounced this sort of campaigning, your silence is both deafening and reprehensible. As a leader of the Democratic Party and an elected representative of the people of the US, I expect more from you. I urge you to take action immediately to show that this behaviour is neither representative of nor tolerated by the Democratic Party or the American people.”

kroses98 on Jan 23, 2008 at 00:06:37

“Bill Clinton doesn't have it in him. He is a low life narcissist who believes his wife is an extension of himself, and that they are entitled to return to power! He is nothing but white trash, and all of his education has never changed that fact!”

Tigerella on Jan 22, 2008 at 23:20:03

“Sure... I'll also ask Michelle and Obama to stop fudging with the truth.

They are all poiticians.”
Bill Clinton:

Bill Clinton: "I Kind Of Like To See Barack And Hillary Fight"

Commented Jan 22, 2008 at 23:02:45 in Politics

“ASK BILL CLINTON TO BEHAVE AS A GENTLEMAN, TO CAMPAIGN FOR HIS WIFE DEFENDING HER POSITION AND HER PHILOSOPHY, BUT TO DO IT AS IS EXPECTED OF HIM, AS IS EXPECTED FROM A FORMER U. S. PRESIDENT. TELL HIM TO LOWER HIS TONE, AND HIS ANGER. HE IS MAKING US THINK THAT HE RELISHES POWER AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET IT BACK, PERHAPS TO AVENGE THE ALLEGED OFENSES INFLICTED TO HIM.
REMIND HIM THAT ALL HE DID DURING HIS PRESIDENCY AND ALL HE HAS DONE FOR THE DISADVANTAGED OF THE WORLD IS BEING DAMAGED BY HIS TOTAL LACK OF RESPECT FOR ALL DEMOCRTS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.”

ernestv on Jan 22, 2008 at 23:38:43

“Ask Obama to stop sucking up to Repukes..”