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Calling Young Democrats

As a former Young Democrat’s National Committee Woman, I always take an interest in their activities. But I totally forgot that they hold a couple of Super Delegates slots:

As President and Vice President of the College Democrats of America, Lauren Wolfe and Awais Khaleel are both superdelegates at the As President and Vice President of the College Democrats of America, Lauren Wolfe and Awais Khaleel are both superdelegates at the Democratic Convention in Denver. They are both undecided and want to know how college students feel they should vote! Contact them and let them know how you feel.

Do you know any Hillary supporting Young Democrats? Ask them to Tell Lauren & Awais How To Cast Their Superdelegate Votes!

Markos isn’t angry. Why should he be ANGRY?!

I mean, just because Obama went on Fox and didn’t slay the dragon:

3.) It exposed his campaign as a bunch of liars. The Obama campaign’s press show promised people that Obama would “take on” Fox News. Of course, none of that happened. That would’ve electrified “the left”, and we know that Obama doesn’t want to do anything that might make him look like a “captive” to it…

But “rise above politics”? His refusal to acknowledge the political reality may very well be his greatest weakness. I hope it’s all an act. I can take cynical political rhetoric. I expect it. And it’s not like Clinton is offering anything different in that department. But if Obama actually believes it, then the Republicans will chew him up and spit him out. And either way, his campaign — never good at setting expectations — shouldn’t have promised something that Obama is apparently incapable of delivering.

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Whoa! The wheels are coming off Obama’s campaign

Looks like Reverend Wright is taking the gospel on the road. He gave a speech at the National Press Club today and the gaping maws on the TV will just not shut up about it.

Get over it already. Black Liberation Theology is all about confrontation and standing up for yourself. It takes its inspiration heavily from the rabble rousing, social activist side of Jesus’ ministry. Oh sure, Wright gets a little carried away and has said things I might have disagreed with. If I had been Barry, I might have cautioned him strongly to tone it down. But in the whole scheme of things, it isn’t Wright that gives me fits. It’s Donna Brazile.

Nevertheless, it’s all coming down around Obama’s head. It’s like, “We didn’t say it ws your fault; we’re saying we’re going to blame you”. Kinda gruesome to watch. I’m betting that debate is looking pretty good right about now, even on the back of a flatbed truck.

One more thing: If you guys haven’t read McCamy Taylor’s piece on the media playing the race card, get thee hence and read it. Today, the media is trying very hard to ignite another racial firestorm in the party. They are trying to divide us. We get a little snarky about the race issue here but sometimes humor is what it takes to diffuse a hostile situation. But we’re not into character assassination here. I might not like what Donna Brazile says and I blame the Obama campaign for starting the whole racial split in order to alienate votes from Clinton. But the genie is now out of the bottle and is serving the interests of the media and the Republicans by dividing us. Let’s not give them any more ammunition. We are all in the same party. The Supreme Court today should make us realize how vulnerable we all are. The last thing I would like to see is the African-american community suffer a backlash because the media has made a big deal out of a Reverend’s few intemperate remarks and it starts to scare people. Let’s get some perspective. This is a manufactured scandal. None of us deserve it.

Indiana Voter ID Law Upheld by USSC

Jeez, was my post yesterday freaky or what? TalkLeft has all of the gory details and since IANAL, better go to the source for the interpretation. No doubt the excellent Nina Totenberg will have more to say about this later today on NPR.

But seriously, guys, this law hits poor, transient, minority and especially women very hard. There is a little over a week left before the primary and the Clinton crew is going to have to scramble to make sure all of its voters can vote next Tuesday. And while I don’t want Obama to pull out a victory in Indiana, I am very concerned for any minority voters in Indianapolis and other urban centers there. Sometimes, we have to think beyond ourselves. There’s a principle involved here.

Expect challenges at the polls. On the other hand, it’s very likely to spread to other states before the fall. And if that happens, many more Democratic voters may be shut out of the voting booths by poor documentation. Let’s think about how we’re going to solve this problem.

More info:

It’s still possible to vote early in Indiana. If you’re going to encounter a problem, you can find out in advance. Here is a link to Indiana early voting from Hillary’s site.

The Indiana Secretary of State has a site where you can check out what kind of requirements you must meet to vote and what name formats are acceptable. You might want to take a copy of this with you to the poll in case the poll workers give you a hard time.

If you’ve been married/divorced lately, take your official documentation (probably needs that little $5 gold sticker) to the DMV and get your license updated to match your voter’s registration card. Here’s the Indiana DMV page detailing what you need to bring with you. Here is the pdf that tells you all of the acceptable documentation.

Obama Debate Acceptance Watch- Day 3

MABlue has been diligently following the crisis and has this latest report:

Isn’t Hillary having too much fun? She is just playing yoyo with Obama’s refusal to debate:

Clinton’s New Debate Proposal: On the Back of a Flatbed Truck

First she said that if Barack Obama didn’t like the questions he received from debate moderators, she’d debate him Lincoln-Douglas style. Now, Hillary Clinton says she’ll even take the show on the road.

Obama told reporters this week that he’s ruled out another debate before the next round of primaries, moderators or no moderators — saying “Rather than being in a studio, I want to make sure that we’re reaching out to folks where they live.”

Senator Clinton’s response? “We could even do it on the back of a flatbed truck, doesn’t even have to be in some fancy studio somewhere,” she told the cheering crowd at an outdoor rally in the shadows of the USS North Carolina.

Come on BO, you can do it

Now, I know what you’re thinking about that “flatbed truck” offer because some of us have already gone there.

But get your minds out the gutter.

Monday: Things that make you go, “Huh?”

Did someone declare Opposite Day and forget to tell me? Up is down, white is black, Fox is “fair and balanced”? This new reality may not last as long as it will take to wrap my brain around it. So, let’s study the entrails carefully to see what they portend:

  • In Faltering Economy Plays to a Clinton Strength, NYTimes reporter Jody Kantor describes Hillary Clinton’s stump speech on the economy in Indiana as being delivered with “sensuous detail”. Large throngs of voters are showing up for her appearances. Some are staring longingly into her eyes and mouthing secret messages? Where is the NYTimes reporter and what have you done with her, Jodi? Someone’s been up staying up late and reading too many policy papers. Either that or Hillary is really letting her hair down. Like, someone in the campaign took a look at the latest polls and said, “You know, your numbers go up when you’re flirtatious. Try doing something erotic on the globalization front.” Jeez and I thought it was only us geeks who got off on that stuff. But seriously, it’s a good read about Hillary’s thoughts on outsourcing and her vision of the green economy. She’s tapping into something. Very encouraging.
  • Sugar ‘n Spice ventured to the dark side to catch Obama on Fox News Sunday and found- that she liked it? Bill Kristol said nice things about Hillary? Wha’?:

    KRISTOL: He’s ahead. Primary voters usually like to finish the deal and sort of go with the winner. He outspend her 2.5 to one in Pennsylvania, and she beat him by 10 points. She is a better candidate than he is. That is the fact.

    He has run a better campaign than she has. He has won the caucus states. She has gotten more votes in primaries than he has. When voters actually go to the polls, for all the talk about Obama’s bringing out unprecedented new voters, blah, blah, blah, she beats him. She’s better than he is.

    Just go read it. Bill Kristol becomes a Sensitive New Age Guy. It’s not real. It’s almost like… journalism. Weird. Update: MABlue pointed me to this new column by Bill Kristol in the NYTimes Op section today called “Hillary Gets No Respect”. I’m feeling vertigo. Kristol is a sadist for upsetting my equilibrium like this. It’s either that or Republicans really hate McCain.

  • Barack Obama says that race is not a factor in US elections. Whew! That’s a relief. I guess I can put away my white sheets and hood. Did Obama tell the 90% of the African-American population that they can stop getting incensed over every little thing that a Clinton person says, ‘cos I’m not sure they got that message last week in PA or this week in NC. But anyway, it’s great to see that we can move past race for the rest of the year. I thought I was over it since, oh, I don’t know, kindergarten? (Wait, I didn’t go to Kindergarten. That probably explains my initial confusion) What a shock it was for me to find out that I an a latent racist because I didn’t think Obama was ready to be president. Learn something new everyday. Well, thank God I have been rehabilitated in time for November.
  • Oh, wait, Donna Brazile says “There will be blood” if the African-American population doesn’t get Obama as its nominee. As if all of the regular, hard working, professional and working stiff African-Americans have time to start a revolution and torch the place if a neophyte, pandering, first term senator from Illinois who plans to sell them out if he wins doesn’t get to be the BMOC in August and some more deserving, harder working, concerned for their well being, more qualified female senator does. Like they don’t have better things to do with their time like most average Americans and are all just chomping at the bit to throw away decades of progress because Donna Brazile thinks they should be enraged. Yep, Donna is still an idiot. All’s right with the world.

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