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Update July 31

Stealing my words – OK, they’re not mine, Hot air adds the you tube


The campaign already threw Ludacris under the bus (Not the Ludacris I used to know)

. “This song is not only outrageously offensive to Senator Clinton, Reverend Jackson, Senator McCain, and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear. While Ludacris is a talented individual he should be ashamed of these lyrics.”

Ya mean, like B0 was of Jay-Zs?

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More or the nice people Obama likes Ludacris ‘s new song

The highlights:

Well give Luda a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant

the threats ain’t fazing us, the nooses or the jokes
so get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote!
paint the White House black and I’m sure that’s got ’em terrified
McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed

get out and vote or the end will be near

Mmmm..I can hear that “new tone” in Washington – or at least the promise of it.


More insulting from this other article: HILLARY AGREES TO DENVER KEYNOTE generated by a BO aide snd full od “niah-nah – she is not VP” such as this

Koch added that Obama’s vice presidential nominee – whomever that turns out to be – will likely speak Monday and Wednesday evening as part of the traditional build-up to Obama accepting the nomination on Thursday night.

It doesn’t look like a nomination vote is in the works, does it? and

is a fitting consolation prize that should help to heal remaining tensions within the party, some said.”


Such is the big scoop The NY daily News is breaking:

WASHINGTONBarack Obama is offering Hillary Clinton a prime-time speaking slot the second night of the Democratic National Convention, her ex-campaign boss said Monday.

In case it didn’t jump at you

Barack Obama is offering

There is no longer a Democratic party. There’s Obama, offering slots and interviews and copies of his prayers. And of course, allowing the sun to rise.

The question arises: what will it take for him to allow ME to speak – should this power get into his eager hands?

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It didn’t all go according to plan – as I didn’t hook up with the others. So I found myself all alone with my big sign on a stick which said on one side SELECTED NOT ELECTED


and on the other (I thought my sign made an ironic companion to the big “VOTE” sign on that building)
I went to the MTV building where a crowd was filling the sidewalk and a bus marked TRL was parked alongside. it had been reported Pelosi would go on that show to hawk her book.
The crowd went wild a few times – and I realized it was just becoming a prop for the crowd shots they insert in the show.
I stick my sign in the camera field a few times. Some of the kids in the crowd asked me:
“What does it mean?”
“The election was fixed” I said.
“You are racist” someone shouted.
Mission accomplished. I have elicited the catch all, ultimate response.
I then went to Union Square where more PUMAS were giving away flyers. Didn’t find each other but I did my part for visibility holding my sign up.
more on that from those who were there
I had brought some signs and fliers as well. At some point we asked a woman “are you a Hillary supporter?” her eyes lit up and she said YES. After a couple of words she literally ran into our arms and hugged us. She said how f’d up she thinks the whole thing was and is and wanted to know what she could do. She was so happy that there were other people who felt like she did.
And from another account in Union Square
We were a bit
timid at first until we “found our voice”.Β  We engaged quite a few passersby
and had some wonderful conversations and even met another Hillary supporter
who was walking with a home-madeΒ  “Hillary for Pres sign.Β  So we joined
ranks and even directed him to JSND site.
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Marl Penn contends that Active Grannies are the new Scoccer Moms

Much as I hate those demographic Madison avenue pronouncements, this one I enjoy. Sounds a bit like Maxine’s platitudes:

….empty-nesters who have found a new freedom in their lives after the kids have left and who look at the world very differently than do their kids graduating college. The seniors of today may not be the so-called Greatest Generation, but they sure are the biggest generation

but numbers are always good

with oldsters having a 4-point edge over those under 45 in the 2010 census projection.

and contend it’s why Florida and Ohio have been decisive in the last 2 elections (theft had something to do with that too)

This is from the Toe Sucker, but he has some numbers:

According to the latest Fox News survey, Obama is winning among women under 40 by 13 points, but McCain is winning among women aged 41-45 by four points. Among women 50 and over, McCain is three points ahead. Obama’s 48-35 lead among women under 40 is normal for a Democrat, but to trail among women in their 40s by 45-41 and by women over 50 by 38-35 is extraordinary.

What could be the explanation? Dick goes further:

The problem is that older women don’t like Obama as much as younger women do. While 70 percent of women under 40 have a favorable opinion of the Democratic candidate, only 58 percent of women in their 40s feel the same way, and only 52 percent of those over 50 see him favorably

What’s their problem? as Michael Kinsley would ask. Dick doesn’t know but:

For a Democrat to be losing among women over 40 is without precedent in the past 20 years

Any clue? A bit:

Part of the problem may stem from Obama’s defeat of Hillary Clinton during the primaries. Hillary drew her strongest support from older women who still remembered the sexism of their youth and their struggles to pierce the glass ceiling

Some implications that we are racist

But a bigger problem may be a cultural alienation older white women feel toward Obama. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright may linger as a worry in their increasingly gray heads as they contemplate an Obama presidency. This fear of the unknown and the gap they seem to feel with Obama is so strong that it is overcoming their normal proclivity to back Democrats.(see Obama’s Grandma and the rest of typical white persons)

Silly VP speculations follow. So, there you have it, PUMAS – you’re racist Clinton supporters angry about sexism. the good news is – that while they still don’t want to recognize us, or what we stand for


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Not Your Sweetie