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The Chicago Thugs are measuring the drapes

Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Obama’s Thug crew is moving on up already -Chicago  Quid Pro Quo style:

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. endorsed by Chicago Defender to replace Obama in Senate

WASHINGTON–As Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) noted Sunday, he
believes it is pre-mature to speculate who Gov. Blagojevich will tap to  replace Barack Obama if he is elected president. Nonetheless, the Chicago Defender called for Jackson to succeed Obama, and the lawmaker blasted out the news in an e-mail.

Others in the top tier for Blagojevich to consider:
Illinois Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

Rahm Emanuel on being President Obama chief of staff; interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos

WASHINGTON–With
Barack Obama’s lead growing and John McCain’s path shrinking,
speculation is growing about who will serve in an Obama White House. On
Sunday, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.)
whether he would be interested in serving as Obama’s chief of staff.
Emanuel did not rule it out.

Former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta—a native of
Chicago’s North Side–is quietly overseeing Obama’s transition
operation, dealing with personnel, policy and process. The transition
operation commissioned white papers on how to turn campaign promises
into action; arranging security clearance for those involved in the
handover; figuring decision time lines out how the executive office
should be organized.

Obama has been pondering transition matters since at least last
April, I have learned, with activity stepped up as it looked more
likely he will win. The Obama team has been trying to keep all
transition matters secret for fear of raising the hubris factor
.

UPDATE:

Other names being mentioned for Obama White House Chief of Staff are former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), whose own team made up the core of the Obama operation; real estate executive Valerie Jarrett, the confidant of Michelle and Obama who has known them for years and banker William Daley, the former Commerce Secretary and Mayor Daley’s brother.

This is not the party I once supported and knew.  This is a complicit and systematical Chicago Machine takeover on the national scale – at all costs.   This Neo-Democratic thug crew is measuring the drapes and cutting their pieces of their pie while our votes are thrown in the trash.   This is their reward for a “job well done” – for pissing on Democracy, Free Speech and Women Rights, among so many other rights the current 2008 DNC has violated.   And God help me, as long as I have breath in me, I’ll resist it to the end.


UPDATE: (H/T to Woman voter reminded us that :  Matt is on My Two Cents on Blog Talk Radio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/My-Two-Cents/2008/10/27/My-Two-Cents-Radio

¡Que viva los PUMAs!

Scratching Post Happy Hour Friday – The DNC can’t say we didn’t warn them

It’s an after work Friday Happy Hour at the Scratching Post!  2 for 1 specials on well drinks and a FREE Long Island Iced Teas for everyone in honor of Universal PUMA High Priestess Supreme, Ms. Harriet Christian, a true Working Class Hero.  If you can, please buy a Pink PUMA for Hillary so she doesn’t have to be clean up janitor lady for the Obama Campaign mess here, and can concentrate her time in helping Down Tickets Democrats and fulfill her honorable role s a Senator of NY.

Harriet appeared on Neil Cavuto’s show from the Republican National Convention.  O-bot troll prophylactic: some of us PUMAs aren’t following the Republican ticket as Harriet has freely chosen to do, but because the 2008 DNC decided to commit voter fraud and ruthless sexist propaganda to oust the popular vote winner, this is what happens:

Remember Harriet, lifelong Democrat and diner waitress who campaigned tirelessly for Hillary Clinton?  here’s a reminder:

As a proud feminist Latina with Afro-Carribean roots, I do not feel that what Harriet Christan said was in any way r*cist.  She told the truth as she lived it and saw it in person at the RBC meeting.  Our Infantry Co-Commanders and PUMAmobile Denver trekkers GaryChapelHill and Mawm also witnessed the hijack and voter fraud on May 31st 2008.  Our PUMA Delegates witnessed firsthand reports from the “Hotel Roll Call vote” from the 2008 DNC and how 18 million votes were thrown under the proverbial Obama bus.  No more.

So Harriet, even though I probably won’t vote for either of the major parties this November, I salute you today for being that Working Class Hero, like John Lennon sang of in this song.  Raise those killer Long Islands for Harriet and to all those Working Class Heros that aren’t down with their vote being thrown in the trash for the sake of “party unity.”

¡Que viva los PUMAs! (Long Live PUMAs!)

Public Service Announcement: Ladies, Update Your Records

riverdaughterThe topic of the day is “voter fraud”. The League of Women Voters filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court regarding the Indiana Voter Fraud Law. And here’s another piece on it from NPR.And here’s the money quote that should give you chills:

The devil, Smith contends, is in the details of Indiana’s law. He cites, for example, the case of a woman who made three trips to the motor vehicle bureau in a vain attempt to get a free voter ID card. Her problem, even after she obtained her birth certificate, was that it was not in her married name. While the state does provide free voter ID cards, Smith observes, voters incur considerable costs in time and money to secure the documents the state requires as a condition for getting the cards.

Scary, eh?

I mentioned this a couple of months ago in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pantsuit. At the risk of sounding like Miss Teen SC, I personally believe that the voter fraud case is being brought to the USSC not just because states and their Republican enablers are trying to suppress minority voters. I think they’re after women this time. Because it’s much harder to try voter suppression tricks ala Ohio 2004 on half the population. Those long lines in Ohio worked to kill minority turnout but women are a MUCH larger portion of the population. The media is bound to notice that even if we do have to smack them on the head with an iron skillet.

Now, who here thinks that the US Supreme Court will reject Indiana’s voter fraud law? Speak up! Anybody?

That’s right. Not with Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito on the bench. All you need to do is be an obsequious toady for Kennedy and his sense of greatness at being the tiebreaker will go straight to his head. He leans conservative, so I think it is a given that he will not find the fraud law burdensome.So, how will the Rovians swing this to suppress us? Well, here’s a clue: about 7 years ago, the IRS sent me a letter telling me I had misrepresented myself on my tax return and that my IRS name and my Social Security name did not match and would I please send $2100.00 as quickly as possible. Yes, believe it or not, the IRS and SS administration do not cross reference their databases. Crazy but true. And I, being a paperwork averse person, had never bothered to update my name with my new married name because I never thought the government wouldn’t index their database on SSN. Call me naive.And, although the state law does not specifically discriminate against women, real life will. Because men do not generally change their names in their lifetimes but women do, sometimes several times. And the paperwork to change all of the bills and credit cards and driver’s licenses and mortgages is a pain in the ass so many of us, myself included, put it off.

So, what does that mean for us? Well, say Tweety keeps it up and people see more of Hillary that they like and they vote for her on SuperDuperTuesday and she becomes our nominee. (Hey, anything can happen at this point) Then the Supreme Court rules that the Indiana voter fraud law stands and voter registration databases all across the country are purged of women whose names do not match with their SSN or passport number or driver’s license or birth certificate or <insert favorite official document here>. The Republicans manage to suppress thousands and thousands of women in key battleground states and poof! McCain, or Huckabee or Romney is sworn in.

Don’t let it happen to you. I might be paranoid, but when I start hearing persistent s%^& like this voter fraud thingy, my tinfoil antenna start twitching telling me that something’s up.Get your affairs in order, make sure all of your documents and database entries are consistent, track down all of the marriage licenses and divorce decrees you have and make sure everyone who needs a copy gets one. Don’t wait til the last minute. Then find out when registration closes for your state and call the office to make absolutely sure that you are on the registration rolls.Don’t leave it to chance, don’t put it off, don’t forget to follow up. Because you know that Karl and his friends are working overtime to take us out any way they can.

Pass it around.