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Saturday: Riverdaughter to the Media

Dear Media,

It’s been awhile. I don’t watch you guys anymore and I’ve advised many of my readers to abstain as well, although, I am aware of more than a few backsliders (Pat Johnson, I’m talking to you). We know what you’re up to and we’re not paying any attention to you anymore. We are listening to our consciences. And our consciences have a message for you: This nomination process is bigger than one person.

Hillary Clinton is our champion because she is the strongest ally of the American people. We 18,000,000 who voted for her represent a diverse population of both old and young, working class and professional, college educated and educated by life, black, white, latino, gay and straight. We are everyman. We voted for her in decisive numbers in virtually every big D state and swing state and with our votes, she whupped Obama’s @$$ in West Virginia and Kentucky long after you called the race for her opponent. Now, after you slavishly reported his every bowel movement during his European Grand Tour, we see that he is sinking in the polls.

Buy a clue, media, we don’t want Obama. After two months of fawning attention, he is slipping behind because time is his enemy. It gives the American people an opportunity to see him as nothing more than a posturing empty suit, a schmoozer of the nth degree and an opportunist who will turn his back on the people who got him this far. Witness the pathetic letter in The Nation written by the latest group he has screwed over– affluent and pretentious liberals. Hey, they had it coming to them. We tried to warn them but they purged us from their blogs when we started harshing their Obama mellow earlier this year.

But enough about the Kool-Aid drinkers who want their virginity back. I’m talking to the media here and there are some things you guys ought to know:

  • We know that the media is not our friend. You gave us the Iraq War and two terms of Bush. Frankly, nothing you say has any credibility anymore.
  • We are grateful that McCain is coming down on Obama’s @$$ over the race card. This is not “nasty” or “negative” politics. None of us wanted to be called racists, especially when our decisions were not motivated by race. It is a personal insult. I’m going to continue to use words like arrogant, cocky, snippy and schmoozer because they describe Obama perfectly. No one is going to get me to shut up and run over me because they choose to use race as a weapon. Believe me when I tell you that if Obama continues to go this route and he is nominated in spite of our best efforts, he will suffer a landslide defeat in November. Voters will get even in the voting booth. No one can insult us like that and get away with it.
  • About that nomination, you probably don’t pay attention to such things but the states that will win the Democrat the White House in November, specifically, MI, FL, NY, NJ, CA, MA, AZ, TX, PA, OH, and several others, spent mega- millions of dollars holding primaries that you in the media scoffed at after the RBC Hearing result in May. We believe that the vote was rigged and that Fl and MI were withheld in order to deprive our states of the critical mass of delegates that Hillary needed to win. We believe that Obama stole votes from her in MI and as a result, STOLE the primary. It has been clear to some of us since the day after Feb. 5, that the DNC has used all of its efforts to prevent Hillary from winning. And if that is true, then the party has committed fraud on its voters and their state treasuries by conducting sham primaries it knew would never count. Under these circumstances, the party can never be united.

Now, you can continue to push Obama down our throats 24/7 and you can continue to publish and propagate falsehoods about whether Hillary wants her name in nomination. But it makes no difference to US what you say. This convention and nomination is about OUR right to be heard. It is our right to settle the score with the DNC, who thought we would just fall into line while they try to make us irrelevent. Well, we’re not going to do that.

It doesn’t matter what you say or broadcast or publish or spin. There are 18 million of us out here who don’t have to listen to that anymore. We can just ay NO DEAL. You can castigate us and call us names (like, what’s left in the arsenal? Pedophiles? Vampires?) or put us on mute in the news. We will still say NO DEAL. David Axelrod can make us the hot new paraiahs and make us the target of insults and violence. But we don’t need to even identify ourselves. 18 million voters blend into the general population remarkably well. All we need to do is say NO DEAL.

The DNC knows we’re out here. They’re starting to get nervous. They’re starting to use you to plant misinformation and demoralize us. But we see right through this and not only are we not demoralized, we are actually kinda psyched about it. They are getting worried. Good.

Our movement is viral and growing. We ask for one thing: That Hillary’s name be submitted for nomination at the convention in order to honor all of the voters, the hard working American men and women, the states that paid for the primaries and the Democratic process. We intend to continue to hold the DNC’s feet to the fire until we get her name in nomination in a fair, open and authentic process in Denver.

In the whole scheme of things, the media is just getting in the way.

Sincerely,

Riverdaughter

Message to Hillary Delegates: Do your duty.

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  1. “We are listening to our consciences. And our consciences have a message for you: This nomination process is bigger than one person.”

    Riverdaughter, Why doesn’t the existence (and growth) of PUMA mean anything to the Super Delegates? I just don’t get it.

    Has a Democratic Nominee EVER faced this much resistance?

  2. RD: Powerful and right on the money (pun not originally intended). The media is playing the public just like those folks who pumped Sanjaya.

  3. Good day all. I’m with you Riverdaughter. I have banned all MSM, including TV, NPR, newspapers (unless they’re linked online to relevant sources) and periodicals. Now, after a multi-month fast, if I pass something like the New Yorker to look at the cartoons (people around me are still digesters), it all looks ridiculous–pure toxic propaganda. I don’t imbibe arsenic, so why would I put this garbage in my system? It feels good to be free of it. My mother will occasionally come at me: “You know what THEY said on the news tonight?” I stop her cold: I don’t want to hear it. I don’t watch so I don’t have to hear it, so please don’t say a word. Why should I care what ‘They’ say?” It makes you realize what pathetic info-tainment it has all become, and worse, it is a dangerous abdication of responsibility to our democracy.

    You also wrote: “We intend to continue to hold the DNC’s feet to the fire until we get her name in nomination in a fair, open and authentic process in Denver.”

    I worry about this. After watching that clip of Hillary talking about her name in nomination yesterday, won’t it all just be theater, even if they do put her name in nomination? If the SD’s did not have the courage and wisdom to do the right thing in June, they will not do it now. I worry that they will make a proper “show” of it, and it will be “cathartic” for some, as Hillary suggested, but it will not be an authentic floor fight for the nomination. As she also said: “That’s not going to happen.” Even if they put her name into nomination and everyone caves as they did before, will that be enough to appease PUMAS to vote for him? Not this PUMA.

  4. Great Post “RD”!
    “SophieL” if what you say is true, & I believe it is: remember how they “Love to Bring Them Down”!

  5. The media is playing the public just like those folks who pumped Sanjaya.

    Yea, and where’s Sanjaya now?

    Answer: who cares?

  6. From the Obamaphile letter in The Nation: “We urge you, then, to listen to the voices of the people who can lift you to the presidency and beyond.”

    The presidency and beyond? What, undisputed ruler of the known universe? I still haven’t lost hope for an automatic delegate U-turn in Denver. But I’m feeling better and better about voting for McCain every day.

    And guess what? Mrs Butterworth is a PUMA!

    http://ohmyvalve.blogspot.com/2008/08/guest-post-by-mrs-butterworth-special.html

  7. GREAT POST RD!!! Strong beautiful words ! For some time now I have been getting my news from the internet .. and from foreign sources at that .. I have noticed there is approximately a 3 day lag from the internet news to the media spin version which almost never resembles the original or the media comes up with a version which is
    “FRAMED FOR MASS CONSUMPTION ” and which ever slant the media is tilted .. I still watch to see what they are up to but it more like playing a game than watching the “news” . I especially have no use for the ever obsequious and male approval seeking for every sentence Mika Brzezinski ….
    how repugnant …

  8. Yeah Pat – you are ruining the entire movement! (Well, that is what Eddy said.)

    They know we are here. They know we won’t back down. They know BO is a pitiful excuse for a candidate.

    I personally am immune to the attacks that we are racists and all of the other labels they want to stick to us.

    GET A CLUE – YOU ARE GOING DOWN!
    (The problem is the media really doesn’t care which way it goes, they get historic talking points to blather on about tell the end of time.)

    Punishment, Retribution, Reform 2008

    PUMA HAKA :evil:

  9. Yeah Pat – you are ruining the entire movement! (Well, that is what Eddy said.)

    They know we are here. They know we won’t back down. They know BO is a pitiful excuse for a candidate.

    I personally am immune to the attacks that we are r*cists and all of the other labels they want to stick to us.

    GET A CLUE – YOU ARE GOING DOWN!
    (The problem is the media really doesn’t care which way it goes, they get historic talking points to blather on about tell the end of time.)

    Punishment, Retribution, Reform 2008

    PUMA HAKA

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  10. Oops.. I forgot; RD you can write 18,000,000 “+”!
    I’m a NY Independent that could’nt vote for her in my states, “CLOSED” primary on 2/5. I’m sure I not alone.
    **You know ,when EVERYONE in the MSM thought that Hillary was going to get put “OVER-THE-TOP” by
    “SD’s” they were SO PROTECTIVE of how HIS SUPPORTERS WOULD FEEL!
    Now that it happened to “US”, we’re told to “GET -OVER -IT”!

  11. katiebird – good morning. Please fix our numbers.

    Over $15k for the month of July. Over $800 from the last cocktail party.

    Thanks.

  12. I’ve hated the MSM throughout the primaries and ever since. Whenever there was a primary election, I would be a frigging basket case the entire evening, screaming insults at the TV like I’d never done before. So glad to have given that up! Thanks for the website, RD!

    And one last time (I put this in the last thread). Want to make sure everyone sees McCain’s newest ad:

  13. Wait. I have to defend Sanjaya. People kept voting for him even though the media savaged him, and made fun of him. Keith Olbermann was one of the worst, and I took it personally because a lot of the ways they were ridiculing him were the same ways straight bullies put down the gay boys, especially the ones who are more feminine.
    Gary and I watched that season of American idol with similiar horror to the way we watched the tearing down of Hillary. We watched while the giant meida tore into a really nice if not that talented young kid. It was shameless.
    I also see the crap they did to Sanjaya as anti-feminist. You see, in our culture being a woman is considered so bad that you can ridicule a boy for being too feminine.

  14. WOO-HOO!

    A RiverDaughter Clasic Tell-Off (TM) Post! This, plus some hot Cuban coffee gets my day off to a right start. Thank you RD!

    The more the media pushes, the less interested we are. When a TV show gets less ratings as the season progresses, they pull it off the air, doncha think the DNC and the media would get a clue and do the same to Obama?

  15. Standing O, Riverdaughter. I have to confess that I signed The Nation’s pathetic letter, but I used Nobama as my first name. That’s what I’ve been doing when I receive all the e-mails about putting a Democrat back in the White House. I reply with NOBAMA!!! in the subject line. I want both Clintons back in the White House, because only they have the knowledge and experience to change the direction of our country.

  16. Witness the pathetic letter in The Nation written by the latest group he has screwed over– affluent and pretentious liberals. Hey, they had it coming to them.

    ————–

    That snivelling, pathetic letter from the Natioan was quite the sign of things to come. If Jr. fails to be the messiah they purchased, then they shall send a grovelling letter! I feel so much better knowing that brave, brave “progressives” will speak such truth to power.

    Feh.

    If Jr. can’t close the deal with the fawning media, the big bucks, and no spine or beliefs whatsoever, what kind of Second Coming is he, anyway?

  17. Shtuey, do you know of any PUMA parties happening in NC this weekend?

  18. katiebird, on August 2nd, 2008 at 10:55 am Said:
    “We are listening to our consciences. And our consciences have a message for you: This nomination process is bigger than one person.”

    Riverdaughter, Why doesn’t the existence (and growth) of PUMA mean anything to the Super Delegates? I just don’t get it.

    Has a Democratic Nominee EVER faced this much resistance?

    Good morning Katiebird! Yes, I think President Jimmy Carter.

  19. Mawm, I have not. We need to kick it up a notch in the Triangle. Will you please email me shtueymon at gmail dot com

  20. That letter in The Nation is truly pathetic. IIRC, some 20,000 people went on to his website and requested that he vote against the new FISA bill. We know how that worked out.

    I remember Elizabeth Edwards being asked in a tv interview what she thought about the unusually long primary season. She said she thought it was a good thing because, over time, information had come out about certain candidates that caused voters to re-think their support. Well, that’s what happening to Obama, IMO. The more people learn about what he’s really like, the more they have an opportunity to regret their initial enthusiasm.

  21. I agree with fif. I think, based on how the Democratic party has conducted this primary, that if they decided to hold ia vote in order to appease PUMA, it would be a show vote, engineered to embarrass and defeat Hillary.

    At this point, why should we ever think they would suddenly conduct a fair process?

  22. SM: And the same behind-the-scenes Carter people are Obama’s behind-the-scenes people. I hate watching the ame movie over and over again.

  23. Terrific post, RD!

    And yes, this is the same “media” which aided and abeded the Bush Administration in the spring of 2003. So I’m hardly surprised by this encore performance. SMH.

  24. mawm,
    you’re right about the insulting of gay men equates them to females. There’s the all-purpose insult:

    You throw [insult similar verb] like a girl

  25. I agree with fif. Putting Sen Clinton’s name in nomination does not correct the fraud committed during the primary with regard to the awarding of unearned pledged delegates to Obama, regardless of what the superdelegates do at the convention. It is too late to make the convention a fair, open, and authentic process unless Sen Clinton contests the May 31RBC ruling to the credentials committee, which doesn’t look likely. While I certainly agree that her name belongs in nomination, unless she really intends to contest the Obama coronation, a roll call vote might just serve the unwanted purpose of providing some kind of legitimacy to the process, which is definitely not the case.

    Pushing for her nomination serves a noble historical purpose, but it won’t suddenly resolve all of the other fraudulent primary activities.

    Thanks to RD and all commenters for all of your enlightening comments and this great site.

  26. Good morning – wow – great letter riverdaughter – wish we could make it available to every voter – the only news I watch anymore is my local news and some days I can’t stomach that – I do read the local rag to see if any of our letters or op-eds appear – so far -0 – still hoping – I’ve decided that I’m not voting for a single damm Democrat this year after being part of the Democratic Party for over 40 years – the hell with all of them – if none of them has the spine or balls to stand up to intimidation or blackmail – then they don’t deserve to be in office
    Don’t know who I’ll vote for but definitely voting against nobama and any other dem who drank the kool aid & they all did in my state – screw ‘em
    Loved the report from mrs butterworth – reminded me of the insurance commercial (whatever) when she makes the snarky little comment about an ad covering her face –
    anyway – nuff – don’t comment alot but read you every day – love the blog…………….

  27. Well said Mike. You cannot unring the RBC bell. Unless they actually nominate Hillary, it will all be engineered for him to win beforehand, just like the back-room deal at the RBC meeting. They think we will not know the difference. Give the Little Lady her moment in the spotlight to shut up her supporters and get them on board.

    Here’s some interesting info too:

    Yes, the Democratic ranks are shrinking. Per Rasmussen:

    Saturday, August 02, 2008

    During July, the number of Americans who consider themselves to be Democrats fell two percentage points to 39.2%. That’s the first time since January that the number of Democrats has fallen below 41% (snip).

    While the number of Democrats declined, there was virtually no change in the number of Republicans. In July, 31.6% said they were Republicans, the fourth straight month that number has been below 31.4% and 31.6%.

    The Democrats now have a 7.6 percentage point advantage over the Republicans, down from a 9.5 percentage point advantage in June and 10.1 percentage points in May.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/party_affiliation/partisan_trends

  28. Taylor Marsh are you reading this….well you should. This is what the “progressive” blogsphere was suppose to be all about.

    We don’t join them we FIGHT them!

    Riverdaughter my hat off to you. Excellent work you have done here.

    PUMA!

  29. Gone in the last 7 years: rule of law, language, and the fourth estate. Coming soon: food, shelter, transportation.

  30. SophieL, on August 2nd, 2008 at 11:27 am Said:
    SM: And the same behind-the-scenes Carter people are Obama’s behind-the-scenes people. I hate watching the ame movie over and over again.

    EXACTLY! That’s how come I just-couldn’t-help getting on Lanny Davis’ case yesterday after that WSJ editorial. Brezinski (sp?) wants to run the world again and he found hisnew meal ticket through a desperate-for-fame-and-power Obama.

  31. The media need to be brought to their Joseph McCarthy moment:

    You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

  32. Brzezinski …. the guy who taught USAMA BIN LADEN how to fight yeah we want HIM and i saw him on MSNBC with his daughter and the other idiots there on the Morning Joe Show .. toward the end of the show Mika asked her father “how he thought she did ?” and his reply ? YOU DID FINE YOU WERE SILENT ….

  33. “Believe me when I tell you that if Obama continues to go this route and he is nominated in spite of our best efforts, he will suffer a landslide defeat in November. Voters will get even in the voting booth. No one can insult us like that and get away with it. ”

    Excellent RD!I That was my favorite part. I just love the idea of all those people in the privacy of the voting booth, doing what they’ve wanted to do all along. Remeber all the exit polls that inflated support for Obama? People have been held hostage by this grotesque distortion of “PC”. Well, screw him, it’s going to be a hard fall.

    As for the supers, Katie. They’re listening to nothing but what they see as the pulse of their careers. Let’s just hope Obama’s numbers drop another 10%. Then we have a chance with them. Those that actually want to win the WH have to see him as hopeless.

    It’s the actual non-super delegates that are going along with this sham that need a good ass-kicking. I know a Hillary delegate here in WA that told me she “didn’t agree with PUMA”. WTF??? How dare she beat out hundreds for that honored role in order to cave to the DNC?

  34. Obama flipped on off-shore drilling and here’s today’s quote on why from our local paper:

    “The Republicans and the oil companies have been really beating the drums on drilling, he said.” “And so we don’t want gridlock. we want to get something done.”

    That should make The Nation proud. And Move-On. Maybe he can continue George Bush’s rebate for Hummers while he’s cow-towing to Republicans “beating the drum.”

  35. Hillary needs 300 (Spartans) delegates. Will 300 stand with the true leader.

  36. Swanspirit:

    “… toward the end of the show Mika asked her father “how he thought she did ?” and his reply ? YOU DID FINE YOU WERE SILENT ….”

    OMG. I can’t imagine a Father saying that to his daughter. You think she has some ISSUES?

    Is there a way that we can urge Hillary to challenge the May 31 situation? Maybe as things look worse for Obo, it will be clear that the Dems will lose and as a “party loyalist” she will feel obliged to do it for her party??? That is why I don’t exactly why the McCain people are starting to destroy Obama, like with the ad. I thought that they were going to do that AFTER the convention.

  37. jmac, OMG. What does it take for these fools?

  38. I’m a pessimist, and I don’t see this story having a happy ending, at least not anytime soon.

    That doesn’t change my resolve, because we’re fighting for the soul of the Democratic party

    The 300 Spartans knew knew they had no chance either, but they still got up in Xerxes grill and said “Yeah? You and what army?”

  39. I cannot believe that even BTD fell for this nonsense that the celeb ad is somehow rac*st! Insane! Now showing any white women in the proximity of Obama is rac*st?! Obama does that all the damn time! Hell, he has ads with him focused on women and, guess what, they’re white! White women journalists fawn over him and he enjoys it once even stretching his groin in front of them as they said, “Stop it, you’re killing us” as if they were schoolgirls crushing on a HS football star so he’s certainly not afraid of being not just in the proximity of white women but in a sexually charged setting. He even enjoyed the e-flirtation with buxom “actress” Johansson–a white woman in her twenties!

    What. Bullsh**!

    God! He’s making a mockery out of combating a very serious problem and we, ethnic minorities, will have to suffer the consequences.

  40. Bravo, Riverdaughter. I think we should also put in our demands that the DNC give credentials back to Debra Bartoshevich. This is a clear example of the DNC rigging this election and it is shameful.

  41. AP Headline:

    Obama describes latest McCain ad is cynical, not racist

    other AP Headline:

    Obama won’t ask for slavery reparations, apology

    Well, that didn’t take long, did it? Of course, Luda & other Obots know this is just code for “I gotta say what the white folks want to get elected”

  42. Forgive my run-on sentences. Sheesh.

  43. Fif:

    A shrinking Democratic base is understandable given what the DNC has become. Yesterday, I called the DNC to get ask them to stop mailing me Obama stuff and, when I brought up the question of whether Obama’s nomination is legitimate, I was informed by the 20-year-old phone answerer that Obama definitely received over 2118 PLEDGED delegates by June 3 and won the nomination at that time. I tried to give him the facts regarding pledged and superdelegates, but he robotically repeated his claim that, as of June 3, Obama had received over 2118 pledged delegates. He was either lying or ignorant of the facts. This is apparently what the DNC has become: an organization that instructs their aides to misinform voters. Pathetic!

    I also agree with SusiePuma that, after 40 years of voting straight D, I will be voting for NO Democrats this year. Even the ones who admirably supported Sen Clinton during the primary didn’t have the guts to step forward and publicly contest Obama’s fraudulent claim to the nomination on June 3, and none of them publicly comdemned the outrageous RBC decision on May 31. Not one of them deserves my vote.

    Although I am no fan of McCain, I will be working very hard to get him to elected this year and to defeat Obama and the DNC coup. Others who just can’t support a Republican should follow their individual consciences. An Obama victory, although unlikely, would only serve to embolden the DNC.

    I

  44. The media self-appointed itself as our reps for many years now.
    There are signs of rebellion out there. The mere fact that Hillary got 18 million votes is the result of that rebellion. We were not supposed to vote for her!
    And what did you silly pumas gone and done now? The Democratic party is shrinking!

    http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/number-of-democrats-declines-in-july/

  45. The media who are hard selling bo are idiots … Hillary said early and often the Republican attack machine would crank up against bo

    but beyond that FIRST AND FOREMOST
    the people dont even freakin know who he is yet ….after all this time
    and no amount of introduction, hard sell or fawning can make up for years of knowing someone it simply cannot .
    You cannot achieve that level of comfort that the American people need to vote for someone , and the hard sell makes it suspicious .
    Second .. he has so much baggage accumulated already that he cannot make disappear or double talk away no matter how hard he tries and the mroe he tries the worse it seems .
    Third bo is the one who put fear into dem voters about hillary she would have been able to pull his voters back over he said his supporters wouldnt back her but if he were VP they would have come over .. the media has no idea where the truth lies

  46. I often think, “WHAT IF McCAIN’s SUPPORTERS IN 2000, DID’NT FALL IN LINE”!!
    This “falling-in-line-stuff” is OVER!!!

  47. The media and the DNC don’t get it and never will.

    We are acting on principle, and they have none.

    It’s like trying to explain a rainbow to a blind man.

  48. I never heard anyone in their camp denounce Obama girl. They liked that video.

    Hypocrites.

  49. I have no doubt that is partly from whence MIKAS issues stem…. a very disapproving father
    ..but it is painful to watch her .. but then it is painful to watch the “media ” these days
    I am so glad to hear i wasnt theonly one screaming at the tv I screamed and cried , and sometimes I still do ….

  50. Barack Obama Forgot Latin America Web Video

    No Latin Americans?
    No Australians?

    No Amigos?
    No Mates?

  51. Hi, RD
    I was just relistening to your show on No We Won’t radio (Acorn ).
    You mentioned s’thing about the Obama campaign registering voters in Berlin.
    I know most of them will be American students abroad, but it made me think.

    I bet much of the individual voter data they are getting. will be used on absentee ballots to game the system.
    That’s why they don’t care about HILL voters.

    ps. Since May 31, BBC World is OFFin my home.
    My media treats are NQR and No We Won’t, and I occasionally watch a little RAI.

  52. It’s like trying to explain a rainbow to a blind man.

    MYIQ, I would take that challenge anyday over trying to get through to these corrupt *%$holes. Easier, I think.

  53. Great post RD. I understand you want to give the delegates and SD the opportunity to do the right thing at the convention and nominate Hillary. But Hillary’s video posted yesterday seems to indicate that Hillary does not intend to fight for the nomination and without her support this convention can only be about ‘show ‘.

    I really hope that my fellow PUMA are not taken in and ‘appeased’. I think the polls indicate that Americans do not like Obama and without voter fraud he *will* lose in November.

  54. Carol this video is hillaryous

  55. mawm said: I never heard anyone in their camp denounce Obama girl. They liked that video.

    Hypocrites.

    I hadn’t thought of that; you’re right. Not only is she white, but she pranced around all over the place, singing about a crush. It has a sexual edge to it; there’s nothing remotely sexual about the McCain ad. Far from denying it, they giggled about it during one of the debates.

  56. Jesus Christ I forgot: Obama constantly talks about his white mother from Kansas and black father from Kenya. If the claims for rac*sm is exploiting the subconscious fears of interracial relationships, then why the hell does Obama keep mentioning it (Notice no one dares suggest it’s bigoted for him to do that)? Oh, that’s right: because it’s a huge positive for him.

    God, this whole thing is all the more batshit the more I think about it. Insane.

  57. joanie:

    That’s why I don’t even bother. If we’re heading off a cliff, let’s step on the accelerator and get it over with.

  58. I am going to do exactly what Mike Marks is doing.

    “I also agree with SusiePuma that, after 40 years of voting straight D, I will be voting for NO Democrats this year. Even the ones who admirably supported Sen Clinton during the primary didn’t have the guts to step forward and publicly contest Obama’s fraudulent claim to the nomination on June 3, and none of them publicly comdemned the outrageous RBC decision on May 31. Not one of them deserves my vote.”

  59. Carol, the parts of that Vid where he defends Bill and Hill were worth the listen. Crazy and anti-white rascist as he is, it was nice to hear AA acknowledgement of what the Clintons did for that community.

  60. Maybe Hillary isn’t pushing the nomination thing herself because she ha a different plan. Perhaps she’s just waiting for him to implode on his own. And there she will be, the candidate who got the most popular votes, yet the one who was a good sport and endorsed the loser and did right by the party.

    (Disclaimer: I know nothing. I am speculating.)

  61. Mike Marks, on August 2nd, 2008 at 12:08 pm Said:

    “…I tried to give him the facts regarding pledged and superdelegates, but he robotically repeated his claim that, as of June 3, Obama had received over 2118 pledged delegates.”

    Somebody needs to post this whole comment over on PUMAPac blog.
    The DNC needs to know that we know better.
    I’d do it but I always have trouble accessing that site.

  62. Woman Voter – I just saw that video @ No Quarter – very true & sad that Latin America & Australia is not in Obama’s world.

  63. Like Bill said, they intended to play the race card on all of us from the beginning. Well, it turns out not so many of us are interested in submitting to their premise that we all are consumed with “white guilt”.

    Sorry guys, I have a Jewish and American Indian heritage. Nobody is apologizing to me, nor do I need anyone’s apology. Shit happens!

    Punishment, Retribution, Reform 2008

  64. Riverdaughter,

    This is a great post. The majority of the MSM has made itself irrelevant as far as I am concerned.

    It’s all like American Idol, even publications such as The Nation. By jumping on the Obama bandwagon without due diligence, they have made him into a rock star who is above everyone.

    There have been many times even listening to Air America to hear Hillary disparaged by the on-air personality for her Iraq vote in 2003 only to hear how Obama is given a pass on how he bought his house.
    And I no longer listen to Air America.

    Since I live in Illinois, I have paid close attention to the stories that the Chicago Tribune did on the “One’s” first year in the Senate because there really was no choice (i.e., Obama vs. Keyes) in the election.

    And I realized that the Tribune was covering someone who was not someone exceptional. I believe that the Chicago Tribune did try to educate the public about this man, but the mania that has surrounded him is not unlike the tulip mania mentioned in a recent post on the Reclusive Leftist.

    I think Riverdaughter is right that the DNC is becoming scared now. Perhaps the lack of bounce in the polls will convince the superdelegates that finalizing the nomination of Obama in Denver will produce a landslide victory for McCain.

    Illinois may very well go for Obama if he is the nominee. Most people from out-of-state forget the Chicago provides the majority of democratic votes but the rest of the state votes Republican. If enough people in Illinois vote against Obama, he may lose his own state. And I will only vote for McCain if the polls project McCain to carry the state.

    It is very embarrassing not to carry your home state.

    Go PUMA and Denver Group!

  65. SophieL, on August 2nd, 2008 at 12:37 pm Said:

    Maybe Hillary isn’t pushing the nomination thing herself because she ha a different plan.

    She can’t. She suspended her campaign and that would be considered campaigning.

  66. Hillary isn’t pushing the nomination thing because she knows that this year is completely FUBAR

    If she somehow got the nomination, the Oborg would suddenly become McCain supporters.

    So she is playing the party loyalist and setting her sights on 2012.

    I told you, this isn’t going to have a happy ending anytime soon.

  67. Carol, yeah, I was glad to hear him defend the Clintons. Got a bit confused when he mentioned that he wasn’t actually FOR Bill Clinton, and then realized that this preacher was SOARING over the top.

    But…I’m…I’m all for him, as apparently people who are not all for him, will be stricken w/ cancer. Or does that just apply to the AAs in his congregation that he was insulting? I don’t understand how they could listen to that….

  68. myiq,

    That’s really why I’ve relaxed into supporting McCain if need be. It’s been liberating, really. The only hope I really have is to see Obama fall into a crushing defeat and hopefully fade into oblivion. (Message to DNC with that)

    I won’t be satisfied with anything less than doing all that I can toward that end. I could never forgive myself if I disn’t do everything to defeat BO.

    First I realized that under no circumstances I could accept BO as POTUS. Then I realized that meant I preferred McCain as POTUS if Hill couldn’t get the nom, because that was the only alternative. When that sunk in, I realized that I could actually fight for McCain–

    It feels bizarre, but liberating–especially since Obama becomes more clearly Republican each day.

  69. masslib: Okay, then. So, I still see that it’s valid for us to continue to write and call the SDs, “hound” the DNC, and educate the general public. That last item is where we need to mobilize, because the general public is getting their info from the MSM.

  70. myiq: If he implodes on his own, then 2008 is not FUBAR.

  71. Myiq, I don’t think there will be an election in 2012. If McCain wins, the Repugs will probably hold on to it for 8 years.

  72. How does he implode on his own? In the past, there’s been Muskie’s tears, Hart’s dare to the media, Biden’s plagiarism, Dean’s scream, and so on.

    So far, what’s cooking in Obama’s world are:
    – caucus “irregularities”
    – those over-hyped small donations could be from overseas
    – Rezko stuff
    – the birth certificate
    – the hot air slowly being released from the Messiah’s balloon
    – overplaying the r@ce card

    And that’s just right now…

  73. SophieL:

    If there is a happy ending this November, I’ll start going to church again.

  74. Myiq: :)
    (Disclaimer: My partner is an Episcopal Priest and I am on the membership and hospitality committee. We’d be delighted to have you.)

  75. We don’t need SDs to get her name in nomination. 300 pledged delegates can do that. That’s why I don’t understand what is taking so long.

  76. Interesting the author of the letter printed in the Nation thinks because he’s laid out Obama’s previous “PROMISES” holding them up to the light, signatories and all, (like Phil Donahue) Obama will acquiesce like a good little “Renegade” and hold fast to the Left’s principles.

    Fellas, Obama is moving Right… so, get used to it.. All Obama wanted from YOU is your Vote and YOUR Check!

    Better the author and the signatories double their Life Insurance policies before they figure out they’ve been thrown under the BUS. Just like everyone else who has served Obama’s purpose.

    At least their families will be taken care of after they discover they are no longer relevant to Obama’s campaign..

    A better use for that letter would be for the author and signatories use it to freshen up their bathroom wallpaper. Where they can sit there and meditate, ‘where they went wrong’?

  77. If Obama wins, I don’t think that there will be a chance for anyone in the Democratic party to win anything by 2012. We HAVE GOT to make this work NOW.

  78. And, FWIW, she does not support his “faith-based initiatives.” It’s messy already with the govt and our food pantry.

  79. [i]“We don’t need SDs to get her name in nomination. 300 pledged delegates can do that. That’s why I don’t understand what is taking so long.”[/i]

    The proper form to be recognized by the DNC would be in the form of a [b]“DRAFT”[/b]. The DNC has to recognise it as the will of the delegates and that can only happen at the Convention.

  80. I don’t think they want our vote and our checks. I think they just want the checks. I think the votes are taken care of by the Chicago machine, the Diebold machines, and absentee ballots from colleges and Europe. There is a game in place and it doesn’t require real people. Just real money. And I don’t even think the real money has to come from real people.

    Okay, so that’s my thinking on the worst possible scenario.

  81. “We don’t need SDs to get her name in nomination. 300 pledged delegates can do that. That’s why I don’t understand what is taking so long.”

    The proper form to be recognized by the DNC would be in the form of a “DRAFT”. The DNC has to recognize it as the will of the delegates and that can only happen at the Convention.

  82. Karolina:
    “If McCain wins, the Repugs will probably hold on to it for 8 years.”

    I don’t know ’bout that. I think McCain would be in for a shit storm of responsibility for world affairs and a poor economy that won’t necessarily play out well. I think 2012 is the Demos best bet. I agree with myiq- not this year probably, for reasons we are fighting valiantly against.

  83. If my household is even remotely typical of Dems right, there are huge problems for DNC.

    I stil consider myself a Dem, but if August is anything but a real nomination for Hill & a real floor fight, I’m switching my 40 yr registration to Indy.

    My husband always picks up on a ringing phone [I wait for the machine], so he always gets the polling calls and always says he’s UNDECIDED. But he’s definitely decided to be a NOBAMA this year.

  84. No, McCain likely will not seek re-election. He’d be 80 years old. He’s hinted as much.

  85. Start making your Banners for the convention or 300 Shields.

  86. I’m 57, I don’t have time to fret for the next 4 years.

    Now is the time, Now is our time, Now is the one we have been waiting for, …………………………okay step away from the kool-aid Carol………………….

    What happened, it is though I was in some kind of a drug induced trance to …………

  87. New gallup – still tied:

    44% to 44%

    That means BO is behind by 4.

  88. Myiq:
    I regularly attend church, and I’m hoping for an indictment miracle. Hell, I even pray for it.

  89. SophieL
    various reasons for implosion

    moving DNC to Chicago (unpopular within the Party)

    European tour -non visit to troops
    European tour-alienation of the foreign press

    new civilian security army gaffe (another Blackwater’)

    And biggest of all -he has Donna B on his side;-)

  90. I do not watch CNN, MSNBC, NBC. ABC or CBS, but I do go to their online news outlets and try to add as many comments as possible. I get in a few, but most of them go to moderation. Moderation is a damp and dark place where you comments will never again see the light of day. Months ago, I cancelled Newsweek. I confess that I do now watch one news outlet. I have never watched FOX news before, but started to about two months ago. They are right wing, but in the primary they were fair, they did not like either candidate, so their reporting was fair and balanced. Obama’s poll numbers will hover around 43 to 45% and if you will remember, this is about what he averaged in the major primaries. The minute McCain numbers hit 51%, panic will set in and if it does that prior to the convention, Hillary might have a chance at the nomination,plus it will help with the movement to reform the Democratic party.

  91. Start making your Spartan shields now, with 300 on them. Coordinate a triple chant. Give the media at the convention a show they won’t forget. Just say no deal.

  92. One other thing,

    I truly believe that if Hill did get the nom as a result of Obama collapse, that she would indeed stand a good chance of election. For every diehard in the O-borg, there is a closet Hillary supporter-especially among Republican women. I know many that have quietly expressed their support to me.

  93. Has anyone seen the movie Swing Voter? Friends have asked me to go, but I don’t want to be ticked off & depressed. I’ve read the reviews, but every time I watch the trailer & hear Tweety’s voice, I get kinda sick.

    Is the movie anything a PUMA would want to watch?

  94. joanie: True about the Republican women. Probably 1/3 to 1/2 of them would vote for Hill just because (and it’s not like she’s running against Reagan).

  95. Another great blog, Riverdaughter, in this topsy turvy world, although a few
    of those who projected greatness on the figment of the Chicago machine
    are beginning to wake up.

    If only Obama were a woman, then he would
    be judged appropriately, and even more harshly than he deserves. Of course,
    no woman with his qualifications would have made it to the Senate. Emil Jones, Jr. wouldn’t have forced state legislators to give Ms. Obama their legislation to make her look good. No, she would have had to to double the work to have half the recognition.

    The Swiftboat author (Corsi, Ph.D) has a new book–“Obama Nation” that is rated 4 stars on Amazon. It is selling while Pelosi’s book about daughters is not selling that well. Maybe if Pelosi had stood up for the qualified woman, I’d think she had something to say.

    Meanwhile, what is that bank that Soros is connected with contributes heavily to Pelosi? The one that is expected to get a big chuck of change investing in infrastructure rebuilding? Kind of the Democratic version of
    Halliburton? Does a President Obama look good to to this financial entity?

  96. CB: There’s one thing I don’t get about these recent woment political “authors.” Here you have Dee Dee Myers’ book and Pilosi’s book, but neither of them got behind Hillary. Ain’t she a woman?!

  97. masslib: I see you on other blogs stating Hillary wants to be/and should be VP. Should she not be the choice, that Bayh would be BO’s best shot at winning this election.

    Where do you stand on the PUMA’s? Where do you stand on BO as the nominee?

    I DO NOT believe Hillary wants to be the VP, nor do I want her to take second spot and help this fraud get elected. Then, I am a registered PUMA.

  98. “You stand today at the head of a movement that believes deeply in the change you have claimed as the mantle of your campaign. …

    This movement is vital for two reasons: First, it will help assure your victory against John McCain in November. …

    We urge you, then, to listen to the voices of the people who can lift you to the presidency and beyond.”

    This really creeps me out. What do they think he will be beyond president — king? emperor? This makes it seem that change is impossible without Obama. As if one more pushy salesman, who is more about getting his commission than selling you a quality product, is just what the world needs.

    And they have their argument @$$-backwards. This “movement” does not exist to facilitate his rise to power. HE exists to further the goals of this movement (universal health care, etc)… except that he is a liar and his only interest is in furthering his own ambitions. So under the bus they all go.

    Apparently he thinks he IS running for emperor. Or maybe Pope, since he’s been anointed “the One.” Now, what does that make the DNC, who did the anointing… ’cause obviously they think we are all sheep.

  99. I love this piece, riverdaughter, especially this:

    “But we don’t need to even identify ourselves. 18 million voters blend into the general population remarkably well. All we need to do is say NO DEAL.”

    I don’t think the DNC has any freakin’ clue what they have wrought here, lots of PUMA sentiment out there, people are feeling it who have never heard of PUMA and will act accordingly.

    Great, great post, thank you!!

  100. RD:Great post and comments as always.
    I believe that the MSM is hazardous to one’s health. Maybe those of us who turned it off will ilve a little longer.
    GO PUMAS

  101. SophieL: Dee Dee Myers seemed to disappear immediately from the circuit of appearances selling her book and speaking to the merits of Hillary Clinton, without actually supporting her, after her husband did that lying article on Bill Clinton in Vanity Fair. His interviews revealed that “people close to Bill were coming to him (right) to share their concerns about his fidelity on the campaign trail.” Right, if anyone traveling with Bill was gossiping, they were doing so with Dee Dee and he put it to press.

    I’ll never buy her current, or any future books of hers.

  102. Joaniebone & Masslib: I don’t know if McCain is going to make it through this 4-year term. I keep having this feeling that they don’t even expect him to live through it, what with his “cured” cancer situation and age, and are waiting to put someone as hard-core as Chaney in as VP.

  103. “Kool-Aid drinkers who want their virginity back”

    Oh, snap!

  104. Hillary did not say she did not want her name in nomination. She did not even say that in code. In fact, I hear her comments at that shindig the other day to be saying quite the opposite.

    My apologies for such a long comment, but I just transcribed most of what she said and am posting it here. Ital is my emphasis, bold is hers:

    Audience member says:
    …I would like you to please consider having your name put in nomination…I don’t think a lot of the younger voters know that that’s not out of disrespect [to other nominees]…that it is in fact a showing of unity.

    Hillary:
    Well, I’m asked this question every day. And it is, you know, it is a question that I think is a very, very obvious one to ask. I mean, what will happen at the convention in respect to my putting my name in nomination, a roll call vote and the usual kind of process that occurs at conventions. Well, we’re trying to work that out with the Obama campaign and with the DNC. I happen to believe that we will come out stronger if people feel that their voices were heard with respect to [inaudible]. I think that is a very big part of how we actually come out unified. Because I know, just from what I’m hearing there’s incredible pent up desire and I think that people want to feel like ok, it’s a catharsis, we’re here, we did it, and then everybody get behind Senator Obama. That is what most people believe is the best way. No decision have been made, and we are trying to work all this through with the DNC and with the Obama campaign.

    Audience member:
    Is that normal? Has it been negotiated in the past?

    Hillary:
    It’s happened in a number of different ways. ….If you look at recent history I think it’s fair to say I have moved more quickly and done more on behalf of my opponent than comparable candidates have. Most of them didn’t endorse until the convention. Teddy Kennedy or Gary Hart or Jerry Brown, just a lot of people have held out until the convention, kept their delegates, up and engaged platform or rules or credential fights. And I’ve made it very clear I’m supporting Senator Obama and we’re working cooperatively on a lot of different matters. But delegates can decide to do this on their own. They don’t need permission. They can decide under the rules of the DNC, so I think it would be better if we had a plan that we actually put in place and everybody knew what it was and then we executed it because I just think that would go more smoothly….

    Audience member:
    …and if you are called for nomination and what if you do win by a narrow margin?

    Hillary:
    (laughing) That is not going to happen. You know, look, what we want to have happen is for Senator Obama to be nominated by a unified convention of Democrats. The best way I think, and I could be wrong, but the best way I think to do that is to have a strategy so that my delegates feel like they had a role and that their legitimacy has been validated …you know, it’s as old as Greek drama, there is a catharsis, they want to come and yell and scream and have their opportunity and I think that’s all to the good…We do not want any Democrat, either in the hall or in the stadium or at home walking away saying aaaaah I’m just not satisfied, I’m not happy. That’s what I’m trying to avoid.

    ______________________

    I read this as Hillary saying: (1) my delegates must be able to vote for me or they will not feel the ‘unity'; and (2) the DNC is totally stupid if they think doing anything else won’t hurt the party.

    Please, please, don’t believe the Daily Mail and NY Post crap that she’s taking her name out of nomination. It’s just the usual AP-based lies we saw time and again during the primaries.

  105. RD, I have an idea.

    Everyone here could print this out and mail it to their local newspapers, especially the small, specialized papers in their communities. Skip the NYT, WaPo, etc. I’m talking the Back-Of-Beyond Sentinel (circ. 512) and the like.

    It would have a better chance at getting printed if it was a bit shorter, there was contact info (name, email address, website at minimum), and a snappy quote.

    What do you think? I’d be happy to rework if you like.

  106. lambert is hilarious! He knows a plant from a weed any day!

  107. BTD just banned the use of the word “Brother” from TL comments.

    In context, the commenter quoted: “O, Brother, where art thou”.

    NO OBAMA!!!

  108. It’s pretty clear from Sen Clinton’s comments, as from her actions since June 3, that she is not going to contest the Obama coronation at the convention and will not contest the RBC decision on MI delegates. There is really no wink, nod, “she’s saying this but really planning something else” about her plans. The convention will be nothing but a scripted play with Sen. Clinton cheering on Obama and the Democratic Party. I respect her decision but would have preferred otherwise.

    I hope enough people will see through the sham that the convention will be and will continue to work to defeat Obama in December, in whatever way they deem appropriate.

  109. Mike, I think that it is important to be focused on creating something, not on defeating someone. I still have absolutely not given up on Clinton making it this time around, and I refuse to think that I am in denial. Do you see what is going on with the economy? Things are getting worse every day, though no one really talks about it here much. I don’t think that Obama can possibly be or is going to be the Dem candidate.

    Since there are so many creepy, crooked Dem leaders that worked to keep Hillary out, there is no one that I trust, EXCEPT Hillary. She absolutely has to get in this time, or we are all up Sh*t Creek.

  110. Hillary wants Unity, hence she wants her delegates to vote. I agree with Mike-I don’t want a sham vote to convince everyone that everything is okey-dokey. It’s not. She has zero chance of making an acceptance speech in Invesco Field packed with his supporters on the anniversay of MLK’s speech. Not gonna happen. Her focus has changed and so should ours. Just sayin’. Don’t be mad at me!

  111. Joan, I’m not mad at you, I just think that you’re wrong. This is NOT a typical election. Our entire lifestyle, infrastructure, culture, economics, are about to go through big changes and we are going to NEED Hillary, not a Republican or Obama. We are very vulnerable right now. We have no choice, and she knows this.

    Don’t be mad at me.

  112. Karolina NYC:

    I would love to focus on creating something rather than defeating someone but, being realistic, this is just not the choice that we have this time around. I don’t want to accuse anyone of being “in denial,” as you say, but look at the facts. For reasons known only to her, Sen. Clinton has endorsed Obama, has been campaigning for him for two months now, and is trying to get us to support him. If she doesn’t really mean it, then she is being dishonest, so I have to believe that she really means what she says. If she doesn’t contest the clearly-fraudulent RBC fiasco to the credentials committee, and it seems likely that she won’t from her own words and actions, it doesn’t really matter how the super-delegates vote; there just aren’t enough of them to overide the previous fraud with the pledged delegates. Obama is going to “win” and many people will mistakenly think it’s a legitimate nomination. The DNC has too much invested in Obama at this point and will not permit any other outcome. Besides, Sen. Clinton clearly doesn’t want to fight for it anymore; I wish she did.

    Under these circumstances, respectfully parting with Sen. Clinton and voting to defeat the DNC and the beneficiary of its outrageously fraudulent primary is the path that makes the most sense to me, as a straight-D-voting Democrat for the last 40 years. But, of course, everyone must decide what their path will be. Unfortunately, innocent people are going to suffer with either of the two presumtive nominees.

    I wish it were otherwise.

  113. Mike, “dishonest” is a strong word. I believe that she is being “diplomatic.” Notice, she never told her delegates or us to VOTE for Obama, and she never conceded. Her people organized a request for a retraction on that article that came out yesterday saying that she would not allow her name to be put in for nomination. That’s a pretty strong statement.

    Right now, she is waiting to see what will be happening 1) to Obama now that he has shown his true colors and is being ridden by the Repugs and 2) in the reaction of the people as the fascists continue on their systematic takeover of the government on all levels. ( They have taken over the Democratic Party years ago—and didn’t fool EVERYONE. We’re still here.)

    This is the month, IMO, that the economy is going to collapse. Hillary has until the convention to decide whether or not she will contest the RBC to the credentials committee. Senator Clinton is not fighting. She is waiting and watching, as she continues working.

  114. Karolina NYC:

    Just to be clear, I certainly didn’t mean to imply that Sen. Clinton is being dishonest in her endorsement for Obama, if that’s what it sounded like. I agree that she is being diplomatic; I worded my thought badly.

    Regarding the possibility of Sen. Clinton miraculously pulling this out, this whole primary has been about the DNC preventing Hillary Clinton from winning the nomination – nothing else; everything that has occurred has been for that aim (the creation of Obama, the rule twisting, calls for her to quit, the delegate theft, etc). Obama has always been a lousy candidate; it doesn’t matter to the DNC if he implodes, as long as Hillary doesn’t win. He would have very little chance to win the GE even with the full support of ALL the Democrats behind him. The country is just not going to hand over the U. S. armed forces and nuclear arsenal to a political lightweight like Obama, no matter how low Bush’s approval rating is. But as long as he funtions as the DNC tool to divide Clinton’s support along racial lines, I don’t think the DNC cares how bad a GE candidate he is. Given those circumstances, I think it unlikely for anything to change at the convention and that’s why I want to work to defeat the DNC and its beneficiary.

    However, if something unexpected does occur in the way of a sudden groundswell of support for Sen. Clinton among the delegates, I’ll be right there sending her my money and my support. But it just looks less and less likely that that will happen as long as no high-profile Democrats are willing to stand up to the leadership and criticize what has occurred.

  115. I’ve been aware of the reason as to why Obama was hand-picked and brought to Washington and fed billions of dollars—to push Hillary out. The thing is that he was never meant to do anything more, but, of course, I think they forgot to mention that to him. I am CERTAIN that Hillary and Bill know that too. That’s why she stepped aside to let him take the FULL spotlight and do a solo performance.

    It seems that you and I are waiting for different situations, but the same result. I also do not think that anything will change among the delegates, UNLESS something shocks them into action. That shocking occurrence is what I have my eye on.

  116. Today my sister and I met up with another Puma in W. Stockbridge, MA to protest the Dean fundraiser for Obama taking place at an affluent private home in the Berkshires. We wore Puma shirts and planted a half-dozen Hillary signs in succession en route to the event.

    Some people driving past honked, smiled, waved, gave thumbs up, and yelled, “She’s still our gal!” Only two cars yelled: 1) “Who wants a woman to be president?” (Idiots) And, 2) “No way!” and gave thumbs down. (Big Whatever! No surprise from Bully Bots.) A few decent folks, even with Obama stickers on the Benz, waved politely.

    One angry woman pulled up alongside us and said, “You guys aren’t helping! We can’t let McCain win.” Frankly Scarlett, we don’t want to help Obama! That’s why we were out here! Actual democracy is what we’re fighting for.

    But overall, Hill still has a lot of supporters out there! They know the election has been stolen. They know the entire Dem Convention is a sham. It’s a regular circus with a ringmaster, dog-and-pony show, tons of freaks, and a tired audience paying to attend and be entertained by illusion. My stomach turns, thinking of Hill having to sit through that crap. But she’ll rise above it as usual. Our work is the real work, and it’s only beginning!

  117. Karolina NYC:

    Well said.

    That “shocking occurance” that you have your eye on would have to be a real doozie to overcome everything that’s happened this year. I would love to know what’s really been going on behind the scenes among the power brokers these last two months.

    I think we are both hoping for the best but I’m expecting the worst and you still have faith in a miracle. I hope you’re right.

  118. Mike, just for fun and profit, let go of expecting the worst and join me in expecting a miracle. Let go of the fear of disappointment, the protection from ever feeling like a fool. Keep your eyes open, remain aware, but know that nothing has happened that makes a MIRACLE less likely. That’s what miracles are—justice despite overwhelming obstacles! And human brains are organically rigged to live in bliss.

  119. Rvgrl, that was a great thing to read! Thanks for sharing.

  120. [...] Saturday: Riverdaughter to the Media (by riverdaughter at The Confluence) Buy a clue, media, we don’t want Obama. After two months of fawning attention, he is slipping behind because time is his enemy. It gives the American people an opportunity to see him as nothing more than a posturing empty suit, a schmoozer of the nth degree and an opportunist who will turn his back on the people who got him this far… We believe that the vote was rigged and that Fl and MI were withheld in order to deprive our states of the critical mass of delegates that Hillary needed to win. We believe that Obama stole votes from her in MI and as a result, STOLE the primary… Under these circumstances, the party can never be united. [...]

  121. ANYONE NOTICE HOW MANY OF OBAMAS POSSIBLE VP CHOICES HAVE SAID “THANKS .BUT NO THANKS!” SEEMS NO ONE WANTS TO RUN WITH A LOSER. AND LOSE HE WILL AND BECOME THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WHOLE WORLD. (I CAN DREAM CANT I?)

  122. He will lose, but I hope that he will be able to heal from the embarrassment and humiliation. He is not a mentally healthy person, and I hope he will get the help he needs to overcome the fact that, instead on being psychiatrically helped, he was victimized by some of the creepiest, most self-serving people in the world.

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