Oh, you Clinton women.

Clinton accuses Obama of suppressing votes

Chelsea Clinton confronts another Lewinsky question

1. I’m so sick of hearing the Obama-is-a-tyrant bit. After all, isn’t that the essence of Hillary’s claim? Can someone please get her to shut up?

2. Keep the Monica questions rolling on Chelsea. I’d like her to feel so nauseous that when she thinks of running for president, she immediately gets a mental of Monica on her knees–ala Clockwork Orange or something.

This post will qualify for “random lashing out.” I’m going to get some caffeine and wake up more before I truly get some rants going.

-MC Spanky McGee

Superdelegates, Pelosi, Clinton backers, Bob Casey, and a red herring. In a pear tree.

Why so many Democrats are probably off the subject…

red herring

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Superdelegate Bob Casey just signed himself for the Obama team.
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Everybody and their mom has a view as to what the Democratic superdelegates should do concerning the presidential nomination. On the one hand, we’ve got Nancy Pelosi, who thinks that

superdelegates should support the party’s pledged delegate leader — a position that would be fatal to Clinton’s presidential bid.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/27/obama.moveon/index.html

Then there are Clinton’s backers, who provide a ton of money to the DNC.

Twenty of Clinton’s major donors sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday that suggested they might rethink their support for the party’s congressional efforts this cycle if Pelosi did not alter her publicly stated view…

Ok, I see that the fat cats are trying to buy the moral conscience of the superdelegates so that Hillary can possibly get a spot. Dark whispers abound: “Vote as you want, not as the people want… you are the chosen one…. YOU choose…. ” Fine. Whatever.

What’s my verdict?
Fact: some superdelegates have made up their minds, some haven’t. See:
http://www.politico.com/superdelegates/

For those who are committed already, they have more than likely already thrown out the principle that they should vote the will of the people. After all, the full vote from “the people” is not in.

The uncommitted superdelegates might be waiting on the will of the people. Then again, they might not. They might be undecided and yet think that the will of the people doesn’t play in.

The key question is, given a realistic picture of the undecided superdelegates’ decision procedures, what is this wrangling over the principles going to amount to?

Jackshit. I’m betting that the vast majority of the undecideds are firmly committed to their decision procedures without being committed (publicly, at least) to a candidate.

Only a few undecideds are probably beating themselves up over what decision procedure to adopt.

In other words, stop trying to convince the superdelegates about the principle of choice they should employ. Convince them about the candidates. Fry the red herring. (Not to be confused with the red trout.)

I’m hungry and ready to play some XBOX 360. Spanky over and out.

-MC Spanky McGee

Chelsea: don’t bother.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/26/campaign.wrap/index.html

Chelsea Clinton also got thrown into the middle of another controversy Tuesday while campaigning for her mother at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

An audience member asked her whether the Monica Lewinsky scandal had damaged her mother’s credibility.

“Wow, you’re the first person actually that’s ever asked me that question in the, I don’t know maybe, 70 college campuses I’ve now been to, and I do not think that is any of your business,” Clinton responded, appearing a bit surprised.

The crowd immediately cheered loudly at the response. It was supposed to be the last question of the event, but the former first daughter decided to take one more, saying, “I don’t think that should be the last question.”

She was expected to continue campaigning Wednesday, speaking at the University of Notre Dame before teaming up with her mother in Washington for a “March to Victory” event.

Any Star Wars character: “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

I’m going to call it out. Chelsea Clinton will get it in her head that she can run for president. I’m predicting it now. Just like W thought he was the Golden Child (and he is, he is), Chelsea will give it a shot.

Just say no to her now. NOW. Not later. NOW.

She will try to tell you that she has campaign experience, that she learned so much by watching daddy and mommy. She will sound like her damn mom. Let’s see what if she pulls out the sniper story.

I am done with the Clintons. Done done done.

-MC Spanky McGee


Spanky is only lashing out. Yes, it’s true. But Spanks sees the future.

Michigan’s attempt for another vote fails.

No deal reached on Michigan revote

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House suffered a blow Thursday when Michigan’s state Senate adjourned without passing a bill to schedule a new Democratic primary.

The Senate’s inaction makes it nearly impossible that a revote will occur.

Once again, we can see who’s to blame for the problems in Florida and Michigan. I’ve said it over and over–it’s the elected officials in those states. But Hillary will have you believe that it’s Barack Obama that’s doing it. Absurd, as I’ve already said.

A top Michigan Democrat expressed frustration Wednesday with Obama for not embracing the state’s proposal.

“The Obama people are blocking it in the Legislature,” said the Democratic source, who has not backed either candidate.

The source also said negotiators repeatedly and unsuccessfully have reached out to the campaign for input and cooperation.

The source said that Obama’s campaign has been asked to craft an alternative or to meet with the Clinton camp to work out an acceptable compromise, but that those requests have been met with silence.

However, a state senator who supports Obama said supporters of both sides are contributing to the logjam.

Yes, yes. The finger pointing is all over the place. I’m doing it, too. But the problem started at the state level, and has continued at the state level.

The question should be, Who started Florida and Michigan on these paths?

-MC Spanky McGee

Clinton calls Obama “un-American” over Michigan and Florida

Where is Clinton left without revotes?

Clinton made a last-minute trip to Michigan today to emphasize her support for a re-vote there, saying it’s “wrong, and frankly un-American” not to have delegates from the two states seated at the convention.

I’ve already written on this topic today, but I’m so pissed off at how ridiculous this woman has gotten. This is clearly a shameless attempt to Swift Boat Obama by painting him as being an America-hater.

Clinton’s reasoning must be something like this:

1. Wright is un-American

2. Anyone who prevents Florida and Michigan from voting is un-American.

3. Barack Obama is preventing Florida and Michigan from voting.

4. Therefore Barack Obama is un-American

5.  Wright and Obama are un-American

The first premise is questionable. The third is definitely false.

Hillary is playing both on the Wright situation and the Florida/Michigan bullshit to make him look unpatriotic.

Total bullshit.

-MC Spanky McGee

Clinton: “Empower the voters, blah blah, don’t disenfranchise them.”

Hillary is still clawing for the votes of Florida and Michigan. Still. Here’s what she said today.

Clinton challenges Obama on Michigan vote

“I am here for one simple reason,” Clinton said to a small crowd of supporters gathered at an AFSCME hall. “To make sure Michigan’s votes are counted, and your voices are heard in this election.”

The Obama campaign released a memo Wednesday raising “serious” legal and procedural questions about the Michigan proposal.

Clinton said the matter of Michigan’s delegates boils down to each candidate’s commitment to voting rights and questioned if Obama is committed to “empowering the American people.”

“This is a crucial test,” she said. “Does he mean what he says or not?”

Hillary, I’ll say it to you again. No tear in my beer: you disenfranchised yourselves

If you want to blame someone for this, blame the elected officials in those states that tried to cheat the very rules to which they consented. Those officials are the ones that should have empowered the voters. This is not Barack Obama’s fault.

Hillary Clinton has the weakest arguments of any Democrat I’ve ever seen. Bottom line.

-MC Spanky McGee

McCain’s Middle East policy: “Keep fighting the bad guys. Someday we’ll figure out why.”

This from MSNBC:

Mr. McCain said at a news conference in Amman that he continued to be concerned about Iranians “taking Al Qaeda into Iran, training them and sending them back.” Asked about that statement, Mr. McCain said: “Well, it’s common knowledge and has been reported in the media that Al Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran. That’s well known. And it’s unfortunate.”

It was not until he got a quiet word of correction in his ear from Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, who was traveling with Mr. McCain as part of a Congressional delegation on a nearly weeklong trip, that Mr. McCain corrected himself.

“I’m sorry,” Mr. McCain said, “the Iranians are training extremists, not Al Qaeda.”

This exchange doesn’t give one any confidence that Mr. McCain, running for the highest office in the land, has any grasp of the basic facts regarding the U.S. military presence in the Middle East (I refuse to call it a “war”).  

Perhaps McCain should bone up on all of the previously-given false reasons for risking the lives of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Iran before giving any more press conferences.   The Bush Administration has excelled at giving false reasons–there’s no reason to invent new ones:

1. WMD in Iraq (and now, allegedly, in Iran)
2. Saddam Hussein behind 9/11
3. Saddam Hussein connected with al Qaeda
4. Fighting terrorists there so we don’t have to fight them here
5. Spread democracy
6. Saddam Hussein (and now, the President of Iran) was (is) a bad man.
7. Iraqi violations of UN Resolutions
8. The 1993 assassination attempt against GHW Bush
9. Defend Israel
10. Bad intel
 
[Thanks to Hugh’s Comprehensive Bush Scandal List for the above false reasons, the tip of the iceberg regarding Bush Administration scandals].

Ferraro: “You heard me, bro.”

Ferraro: My comment wasn’t racist, it was a fact

Geraldine Ferraro stirred controversy with her recent remarks that Obama’s campaign was successful because he was black.

“It wasn’t a racist comment, it was a statement of fact,” she said on CBS’ Early Show, adding that she would leave Hillary Clinton’s national finance committee if she were asked, but would not stop raising money for the New York senator’s presidential bid. She also blamed Obama’s chief strategist, David Axelrod, for misinterpreting her remarks.

Notice Gerrie goes on to say this:

Ferraro also told ABC’s Good Morning America that “every time” someone makes a negative comment about Obama, they are accused of racism.

Late Tuesday, she told interviewer that she felt she was being attacked because she was white.

Ok, that’s bullshit. You can’t have it both ways, sister. You can’t say that B.O. is winning because he is black, and then defend yourself by saying that your critics are attacking you because you’re white.

“Allow me to retort.” Your attempt to play the inverted race card will come back to bite you in the ass. Here’s how. I could say that you’re saying all this shit because you’re white. How about that? That’s consistent with your strategy.

Look, drop all this nonsense, Gerrie. The guy has a message, and maybe you’re just jealous that he’s winning. Notice that I just committed an ad hominem, but you’ve already given me license to do that–because that is your game.

Piss off.

NEXT!

-MC Spanky McGee


Spanky is available for weddings and birthday parties. He makes awesome balloon animals. (Lie.) But he can drum “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

Bush: “Gas is gonna cost what???”

Bush finds out about $4 gas forecasts

President Bush, saying he was unaware of predictions of $4-a-gallon gasoline in the coming months, told reporters Thursday that the best way to help Americans fend off high prices is for Congress to make his first-term tax cuts permanent.

Bush also criticized Congress, which is considering an $18 billion tax increase for large oil companies.

‘All that’s going to do is make the price even higher,’ he said. ‘We ought to be encouraging investment in oil and gas close to home if we’re trying to mitigate the problems we face.’

Georgie, are you fucking serious? This is totally ridiculous.

1. You weren’t aware of the outlook on the price of gas? Have you been stranded? Is that why you don’t have a clue?

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2. The best way to deal with these prices is a tax cut? Why don’t you push alternate sources of energy? Why not say that we should cut demand?

Because you’re still an oil man.

Just say that we should consume less gas, goddamnit. If demand goes down, so will the price. It’s really easy.

-MC Spanky McGee