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Hey! We broke 100,000 hits today!

Amazing! When I found myself on this little deserted island back in January, I thought I would have to buy a basketball if I ever wanted to talk to anyone again. But before I knew it, ronkseattle started dropping by, then litigatormom, gqmarinez, MABlue, Katiebird, Tucsonlynn, Shainzona and many, many others. Thanks for your patience, guys while I figured out what this blogging thing is all about. It’s been great.

Now, on to something else. As you probably know, campaigning is very expensive. Hillary probably has a ton of cash socked away for the general. But even Obama must be running low on primary funds since he spends money like water in the states where he loses primaries.

AAAANNYway, if you have a few Andrew Jackson’s sitting around not doing any useful work, why not send them Hillary’s way? Even as little as $10.00 can be very productive when combined with thousands of others. If you can give more, please do so. Every little bit helps. I’m sure she will appreciate it. And when we win PA, you’ll know you were part of making history.

Here’s where to contribute. Click this link…

here

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  1. Fla. senators propose delegate plan
    Published: March 19, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 19 (UPI) — Two Democratic leaders in Florida have proposed a plan that would make the state’s primary vote count, a report said Wednesday.

    State Senate Minority Leader Steve Geller and Sen. Jeremy Ring have asked the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to seat Florida’s delegates, The Miami Herald reported.

    Under their plan, half of Florida’s delegates would be seated based on the Jan. 29 vote, giving Clinton 63 delegates and Obama 43 delegates, the newspaper said. The other half of the state’s delegates would be awarded based on several factors, including the national vote.
    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2008/03/19/fla_senators_propose_delegate_plan/9182/

  2. Alegre’s strike and diary were just mentioned on the Colbert report.

  3. Riverdaughter, I’m so thrilled that you found this space. And how fantastic is it that it suits you (and us) so well — what are the odd of that?!

    Congratulations on the 100,000 + achievement. You deserve it. You’re a fantastic writer. And a powerful advocate.

    Thank you for being a sticker.

  4. Has it been that long, RD?

    Good to be at a respectful place. I had grown disallusioned with the SCLB (so-called liberal blogospher) around Dec and it was wonderful to find this place. Its cool that my daily blog list is now made up of sites all moderated by women. Well, and Larry Johnson, but that has Susan. Three months ago it was all men. What a loser I was!

  5. for all of us who make up those 100,000 hits, congratulations and thanks!

  6. First it was Hillary who was endowed with inevitability, now it’s Obama who wears the holographic crown (he has The Math on his side, we’re irrefutably informed), but what happens if Clinton wins a wipeout in Pennsylvania after having taken Ohio? Do those gut-state victories signify nothing? It’s the possible evanescent quality of Obama’s appeal that worries me–I honestly have no idea how secure is his hold on Democratic voters and how much of it is a passionate infatuation that could end in an epic bout of bitter disappointment that would convert the Kos Diaries into a primal-scream clinic, with one diehard after another having to be dissuaded from flinging himself under the nearest Greyhound. I detect a scratchy, needy note of desperation beneath the Obamaites’ audacity of hope.
    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/blogs/wolcott/2008/03/after-watching.html

  7. Congrats on the hit count, I know it pays the bills.

    I’m glad I found this oasis of sanity. It was shocking to see Left Blogistan morph into Red State Left practically overnight.

    Keep up the good work and just say no to kool-aid.

  8. Congrats to you!

    Sent $ to Hillary as requested.

  9. Congratulations Riverdaughter.

    I’ve raised $200 in the last three days. Click on my link below. My goal is to raise $400 by the end of the month:
    http://www.hillaryclinton.com/contribute/GFBU

  10. I have been lurking here for awhile. Saw you via Taylor Marsh. I am so glad to have a refuge from Kos-world.

    So, to express my appreciation for what you and the others (ronk and litigatormom especially) I am donating $50 to Hillary tonight.

    Thanks again for all you guys/gals do! 🙂

  11. Sadly, I’m maxed out donation-wise, but I encourage everyone else to donate as every little bit helps.

    Hey, Riverdaughter: could you discuss the Times article, which states that unless Clinton gets the popular vote count, which she can’t without MI & FL, the nomination is lost? The whole point of the superdelegates is to pick the stronger GE candidate and it seems as if they’ll refuse to carry out their role, instead relying on an extremely tainted popular vote lead by Obama.

  12. congratulations on the business! we get a lot of inquiries about where a hillary supporter can hang their hat in peace, and we are steering gullible and rich men your way as fast as we can 😉

  13. 100 grand aye? Wow, your famous! Your rich! The sky is the limit! Your the new Markos! ; ) NOT…

    The meltdown that will happen at the big orange Daily Obama monster, when Hillary pulls this off, is going to be so sweet sweet sweet after the months of BS us Hillary supporters have had to take for months over there….I am gonna sit back, make some popcorn and watch it all go down….ahhhh…..

    Rave on ObamaMcDuffs, the end is near…and Barry, some free advice, don’t give up that Senate parking space just yet…

    GO HILLARY!

  14. Congrats on the 100,000 hits! It’s nice to see smart women doing well and doing good. We need more like you because the blogosphere and the MSM is flooded with too many immature frat boys style behavior. This primary has truly opened my eyes. So many Democrats have disappointed and disillusioned me. And the media still do not do their job! Money, marketing, image and spin have become the American way and truth, honesty and accuracy have taken a back seat on this very bumpy journey to true democracy in America. So sad!

  15. Congratulations riverdaughter! Your place was a godsend to me. I think I first found you through Corrente, but I’m not sure. The first post I read was “An Invitation to Kossacks in Exile.” I remembered your “Clinton Cocktail Parties” on DK, but didn’t know you had been run off by the big boyz. When I read that entry, I laughed out loud, and I kept coming back. It took me awhile to get up the nerve to post a comment. Now this place feels like home. Thank you so much!

  16. Thank you so much for this site, I agree with you whole heartedly when its comes to the Democratic Primary. I truly believe the ‘liberal’ press, (of which I include; progressive radio, almost all of MSNBC and much of NBC, Newsweek, Politico, and the liberal blogasphere), is splitting the democratic party and is responsible for its current schizophrenic state. I have always considered myself to be largely liberal. However, the current democratic primary has shown me that there is a genuine split. I do not align myself with ‘liberals’ that are so idealistic and easily swept up by emotion, that they can support a candidate, no matter how politically attractive on the surface, that has hardly any national experience. In the end I hope I am wrong, but I feel Barack Obama’s national ambition experiment may prove very costly.

    And regarding Obama speech on race in America…

    The lofty comparisons of Barack are a little hollow…Obama is not Lincoln or Douglas or MLK…Again greatness takes sacrifice…I have not seen sacrifice from Barack…He did give a very good, very honest speech…but he has not led any marches or fought hard for anything on the national stage…running a good, and in some respects historical, campiagn is not the same as the tremendous contributions these truly historical figures have made…Obama avoided race at all cost at the beginning of his campaign, only when he was politically forced to renounce the comments of his pastor did he raise the current discussion…

  17. According to your blog stats, over 5000 hits in one day.
    Good for you, now….WHERE IS MY NEW THREAD???? (like needing my Confluence fix pronto)

  18. Congratulations Riverdaughter and All posters .. YaH.
    Did everyone see this ?

    Call Brian Ross of ABC News at 212-456-7612 and tell him politely what you think of him bringing up “the blue dress” now
    http://correntewire.com/

  19. I knew it all along. Hillary eats babies in secret cult-like ceremonies. Oh Arianna…

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-ehrenreich/hillarys-nasty-pastorate_b_92361.html

  20. This place is a safe haven. It’s amazing how the SCLB is acting like LGF and their ilk. Lots of haka. Lots of

    Yeah
    I hear ya
    You said it

    And the misogyny? I remember this sort of thing all to well from the peace movement of the 1970’s. It’s clear to me that Obama has “issues” with middled aged women. Try saying that anywhere else but here.

    I’m mailing Hillary a check today in honor of all of you!

    HILL YEAH!

  21. Congrats on having reached 100K. I know that you’ve been doing fundraising for Hillary but do you need any bucks for your own bandwidth bill?

  22. Wow riverdaughter, look at all of the people who have found you! This is great, what a wonderful place to come home to.

  23. Congrats on crossing 100,000 hits!!! And, thanks for the shoutout yesterday! 🙂 We are doing some major things in the blogosphere for Hillary and I’m sure she appreciates all of our effort.

  24. We will all be telling stories around the fireplace about how we were blogging for Hillary 30 or 40 years from now!!!

  25. Not to go off-topic, but I’d read your site even if I didn’t totally agree with you, with a name like Riverdaughter and a site named The Confluence. I’ve spent the past 30 years running and studying and writing about the Colorado River and when I think “Confluence,” there’s only one: the Green and the Colorado, in SE Utah. But I do totally agree with you; I’m in an email debate with my starry-eyed daughter, a sophomore in college, about Obama and Clinton right now. She grew up hearing me rant about Monica and Whitewater and the Repub coup d’etat, and now wonders why I’m not all for Mr. Hopes-A-Lot. She just assumes, as so many Obamabots do, that his election is a foregone conclusion. Swift boats, anyone?

    Congrats on 100,000, keep it up!

  26. Congrats! Your blogroll is growing too. Meaning more sites that are at least objective??

  27. Enough self-congratulation here! We have a battle to win and 1,000,000 hits to reach!!!

    Today’s installment of “The US Media slowly but surely sliding down a greasy poll to oblivion.”

    Compare and contrast:

    Daniel Finkestein in today’s UK TimesOnline

    The Democratic Party establishment is privately deeply worried about this election. This is a year when it should be relatively easy for them to reclaim the Oval Office, yet there are nagging doubts about whether Obama, if nominated, could carry states such as Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, which will determine the outcome of this battle. Obama’s words will undoubtedly impress those who take the trouble to listen to him. Whether they will work with those who are watching rather than listening is far more debatable.

    Adam Nagourney in today’s NY Times:

    Mrs. Clinton’s advisers had hoped that the uproar over inflammatory remarks made by Mr. Obama’s longtime pastor that has rocked his campaign for a week might lead voters and superdelegates to question whether they really know enough about Mr. Obama to back him.(…)

    No less important, the campaign hopes that Mr. Obama will have been battered by five rough weeks that raise questions about his past, including the pastor’s incendiary comments, that would underscore Mrs. Clinton’s warning to Democrats that they were rallying around someone who was untested and unvetted.

    What? You still don’t get the picture? Alright then let me add this from the Chris Matthews’ Show:

    STENGEL: Well, it’s interesting. In a general way, Barack has been so successful as positioning himself as this post-racial candidate, this post-identity politics candidate that we’re shocked and surprised when he turns out to be a black man, and that he actually has relationships with people that go back into his past. That has been what has been so pernicious in a way about the Gerry Ferraro comment. It’s like saying Secretariat wouldn’t have won the Kentucky Derby if he wasn’t a horse. Well, of course Barack is, Barack is who he is, and he’s been successful being–for who he is, because he is a black man who has triumphed over these racial politics. And the Clinton folks are trying to bring him back down to earth by reminding people and saying, “He’s just a black man after all.

    Let’s give it up for Nagourney, Chief Political correspondent of the esteemed NY Times and Rick Stengel, Chief Editor of the US newsmagazine Time.

  28. http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2007/09/hillarys-prayer.html

    Barbara Ehrenreich linked to this article in a The Nation piece–saying that Hillary is connected with a very dark and conservative Bible study group in DC. This article goes into it and apparently a book is coming out in May by one of the authors of the article.

    I’ve only read the first couple pages, but it is not favorable to Hillary.

    We may want to be aware of its content, as Barbara Ehrenreich makes Hillary’s study group the equivalent of Obama’s Wright problem.

  29. WNYC ‘s Brian Lehrer Show now discussing Hillary’s WH schedules. After health care crashed, the balance of her work changed, from heavy, heavy, heavy work on the healthcare policy and legislation to somewhat more traditional FIrst Lady activities. But she never gave up policy work.

    On to Northern Ireland–per reporter, schedules not very complete. But many people in Ireland and Northern Ireland have said she did much to contribute–[that should settle it, btw, but it won’t, of course, not with out MCM]. This WNYC reporter was especially interested in the time leading up to Hillary’s decision to run for the NY US Senate seat.

    Brian Lehrer suggested people pick their birthday week, to have a manageable chunk of time! Good idea!
    Link to follow.

  30. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2008/03/20

    Andrea Bernstein is the WNYC reporter on this Hillary schedules.

    Link has link for podcast/listening and for the Crowdsourcing Project. Alas, I don’t know how to keep the comment if I go for the second link….

  31. UpstateNY–Do we do the fizzy beverage thing here?

    I see you alread posted the Ehrenreich piece.

  32. MABlue–very good comparisons! Thanks. I read part of the Nagourney piece and had to stop to spare my blood pressure.

    What is with the NYTImes reporters??? I don’t get it, even after reading Bob Somer by all these years (and thank goodness for dailyhowler.com).

  33. jawbone, on the Ehrenreich story, I think we can put that “story” in the Vince Foster like conspiracy theory basket.

    Wright stuck on Obama because it cut into him in so many ways: his past, his unity message, his race, etc.

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