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First Data Point

Alegre posted this very recently:  Ed Rendell is throwing his support behind Hillary and will vote for her for nomination.  Politickerpa has more details.  Rendell says:

Gov. Ed Rendell, in an interview with PolitickerPA.com today, lauded the resolution reached last week that will allow Clinton’s name to be placed in nomination, before U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) ultimately accepts the party’s presidential nomination.
… I think it’s good not because it will display any disunity, but because  it honors the hard work of so many people who supported Sen. Clinton,” said Rendell, who was one of Clinton’s most visible and vociferous campaigners during the run-up to the state’s April primary. “Many of the Pennsylvania delegates worked their heart out for Sen. Clinton, and they’re excited to cast a vote for her. From my vantage point, that will be closure for them.

“I think it will have the cathartic effect that both Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama are hoping to have,” he added.

Hmmm, cathartic or emetic?  I guess it depends on which camp you’re in.  If you’re in the Greek tragedy camp, you’re looking for the tragic hero to undergo some self-reflection of his hubris and come to a state of sophrosyne.  The catharsis is the effect of purging dramatic tension in the audience.  I’ll go for that.

But if you’re an Obamaphile right now, you’re probably feeling queasy.

It could be a sign that the ice is cracking or maybe Rendell is just an outlier.  Still, Charlie Rangell was thrown under the bus last week as was Wes Clark.  So, who knows?  We will have to wait for a second data point to see if there is a trend.  A third would point to a correlation.

Of course, the flood gates would open if negative news came to light about Obama.  Steady, Obamabots, we’ll get the barf bucket.

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Democracy, Schmocracy, turning tricks at the Convention is where the money’s at, especially if your john is Madame Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, video courtesy of Dr. Lynette Long & Geeklove:

Awww, don’t you feel for these SuperDelegates, though?  They really think Barack Obama is going to “Pretty Woman” them and drive off in a limo straight to the White House.  After they sold out their constituencies’ votes, SuperDelegates are certain that Obama’s going to marry them with DNC funds for down ticket elections.  Hey SuperSweeties, if you really think that Obama’s Chicago-based DNC will help you fund many of your November re-election campaigns, I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.   PUMA Priestess Alegre at Alegre’s Corner has the scoop, plus ACTION ITEMS.  Democracy should not be replaced by “Quid-pro-quo-ocracy.”

Another action item: WIll Bower, PUMA Chieftan Supreme issued his PUMA Prowl at the suggestion of the fabulous Heidi Li Feldman from The Denver Group and Heidi Li’s Potpourri:

Yes, we’ve been told that Hillary’s name will be placed into nomination…but now we need to help make sure that that actually happens… and that it MATTERS !! 
First, we need to let Hillary know (in a heartfelt and respectful manner) that we want her to retain her delegates… and that we do *not* want her to discourage them from voting for her!: 
Next, we need to contact Phil McNamara (Director of Party Affairs and Delegate Selection) and (respectfully but firmly) “ask” that the delegate voting process be a *fair* and *legitimate* one!:
Finally, for more information on these matters, please read Heidi Li Feldman’s latest articles at: /http://heidilipotpourri.blogspot.com
For those staying put during the Demagogue, oops, I mean Democratic Convention, our PUMA Infantry Co-Commanding Cat-Wrangling duo, Gary & Mawm, still need help filling up the PUMAmobile!  Click on Gary & Mawm’s PUMAmobile below to donate to the G & M Excellent Adventure fuel fund – or click HERE
 
The next week is going to be filled with activity, every Just Say No Dealer is working furiously to PUMAtize Denver.  Please keep up with the PUMA Prowls at PUMAPac and Just Say No Deal.  
¡Que viva los PUMAs!
(Long live PUMAs!)

Same old, same old, lame old

The intertoobs are buzzing with stories about the holy-roller forum the other night.  One story claims Rev. Rick Warren lied about the “cone of silence” and that McCain cheated because he heard the questions asked of Obama.  The other one says that McCain stole the “cross in the dirt” story from Solzhenitsyn.

First of all, Obamanation is barking up the wrong tree by calling Rev. Warren a liar.  That’s not how to win over his flock, guys.  Didn’t you learn anything from calling the Clintons racists?   How did that work out for ya?  (Can you say “PUMA?” )

Secondly, only McCain knows if that story about his time as a POW is true or not, and bringing it up just highlights that he is a war hero.

McCain has been telling that story for years, so why the fauxrage now? 

Because Obamanation needs to divert attention from his pathetic performance at the forum.

This is the same routine we saw during the primaries after he got a debate ass-whuppin’ by Hillary.

 

(cross-posted at Klownhaus)

Monday: Yeah! We did it!

Murphy says we exceeded our fundraising goals for the PUMA Headquarters and Media center by several thousand dollars.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  Thank you also for helping Gary and Mawm make it across the country to Denver.  They plan to drop in to visit some of you PUMAs on the way and they will be using the $900.00 we raised to put gas in their RV.  It’s going to be great!

This morning’s post is going to be short as I have to jump in the car and drive back to NJ from NY.  I just heard a segment of NPR’s The Takeaway, called Kettle Corn and Ambivalence.  Andrea Bernstain interviewed voters in Buck’s and Appalachia county Pennsylvania.  You get the sense that people feel they are being forced into voting for Obama and finding they just can’t do it.  One woman said she felt she didn’t have a choice.  Another called Obama a smooth operator.  Yep, we started out this year with an embarrassment of riches and ended with a gold plated trinket.  Congratulations, Karl.