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No Quarter comments on B0’s breaking his promise to use public campaign financing.

Does it mean Dean won’t sue McCain for doing the same anymore?

as he promised in this letter to the faithful?

Demand that John McCain keeps his promise to the American people. Add your name.I wrote to you in late February asking that you sign on in support of a complaint we made to the Federal Election Commission regarding John McCain.

The complaint was fairly simple. John McCain decided to break a promise he made to the American people — he said that he would accept federal matching funds for his primary campaign, but then backed out of the pledge after he started receiving staggering amounts of lobbyist and special interest money. We asked the FEC to enforce the agreement he had made.

So, I guess signing the petition stopping McCain from doing that is out, right?

You can put pressure on John McCain to honor his agreement with the FEC by signing your support — we need 100,000 Americans to stand up and demand that he keep the promise that he made the American people. If we’re ever going to have truly clean campaigns, it’s going to take all of us fighting for them.

Click the link to add your name:

Yeah, I think it’s probably no longer a “go”

After endorsing Obana in spite his promoise to keep troops in Iraq and Blackwater in business, The Nation is wondering yet again

If Obama takes the economic issue that white working-class voters best understand off the table, he creates a huge opening for McCain in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

David Sirota:Β  “Here you have a policy — NAFTA — that is among the most unpopular policies of the last generation, according to polls. Here you have a candidate who campaigned against it in the primary. And within weeks of getting the general election, here you have that same candidate running to Corporate America’s magazine of record to reassure Wall Street about that same policy.

18 million people told ya not to trust this guy – but you threw the will of the people for Bush 2

Posted ImageThis not so surprising bit of news comes from ABC News

and Washington Post

He said he was reassured by the candidate’s response, which caused him to think that Mr. Obama might not differ all that much from Mr. McCain. Mr. Zebari said that in addition to promising a visit, Mr. Obama said that “be a Democratic administration, it will not take any irresponsible, reckless, sudden decisions or action to endanger your gains, your achievements, your stability or security

So, boys and girls who hated Hillary because of the IWR, you got the guy who will not end the warPosted Image (selected, not elected too). When Bill Clinton said his war opposition was a fairy tale, you said it was

Hillary Hotline does the math and tells the story

Had Michigan and Florida both seated their delegates in full like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina did, and the delegates had been counted as the voters voted, then the results of the election would have been:

Hillary Clinton 1,725 pledged delegates
Barack Obama 1,707 pledged delegates

Hillary Clinton would have won the pledged delegate count by 18 delegates.

(thanks to Riverdaughter at The Confluence for calculating this).

The reality is that Hillary Clinton did win both the pledged delegate votes and the popular vote total:

Popular vote total:

Hillary Clinton 18,046,007 votes
Barack Obama 17,869,542 votes

Hillary Clinton won by 176,465 votes
This election was stolen, a sham.

Indeed. RBC played the SCOTUS part from 2000 and switched the advantage – to the least qualified.

The media repeating “Hillary lost” won’t be any more effective than adding the tag “who lost the election to W” tag they always put on Gore. In time, it will be clear to all what went on. So far, it’s only 18,000.000 of us who can’t “get over it”

actual title from BBC News and the best of the season! Seems directly related to my previous entry, non? I think I shall use it often

Mrs Obama said “no”, and was then heard to say: “He was sweet and pathetic.”

Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor clarified after the programme that she had actually said “sweet, empathetic”.

This brings us back to W.O.R.M

“Ponies, dude. Ponies! Get with the program!”

Isn’t that great that now that Michele has got senior party handlers, there’s a campaign spokesman ready to pull the W.O.R.M for her?

And , oops! Too bad I didn’t take a screenshot of the good title – they changed it around since I last looked, now more Obama friendly – seems we’re the mean ones – so there!

Hey, Michelle and handlers: you missed a spot when scrubbing (saved the article)

In an interview with Glamour magazine, Michelle Obama reveals that her husband, Barack, is so β€œsnore-y and stinky” when he wakes up in the morning that their daughters won’t crawl into bed with him.

Yeah, she didn’t say “pathetic” – she just thought it

Anyway, I found a video of the whole thing – the remark is at the 22 minutes mark – there was chuckling as some of the women got “pathetic” as well – and then rapid W.O.R.M action on the set

as was the theme of the day

Anyway, Lyn Sweet at Chicago Sun Times gives it the blow-by-blow – the way I heard it too:

“Did you want him to be president,” Walters asked.

No, said Obama. “”Please, don’t do this. You know, I did not want Barack to go into politics because I thought politics was a mean business. And you know, I knew this man that I loved, he was sweet and pathetic, I thought. there was no way…….””
At that Walters the other hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd seemed to instantly realize what Obama did not–that you do not call a potential president of the United State pathetic, even if you love him–and they started kind of shouting at her, to sort of stop her before she does more damage and gives another quote that will be used against her…

Someone suggested that Obama really intended to say “empathetic.”

Goldberg spelled out E M P A T H…

And then the W.O.R.M is stuck at the top of the article – with the author insisting it’s what she heard – and what the women on the show heard too. Me too.

Not Your Sweetie

June 2008