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

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

Morgan Spurlock about to strike again…

After shoving his gullet full of fast food in Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock is back with his latest comedic documentary, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

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Now, despite (apparently false) rumours that Spurlock actually found OBL, the film does look interesting and could raise some important questions about what the U.S. and other countries are actually doing to look for this guy. In fact, when was the last time you heard any of the presidential candidates talk about how they plan to find OBL, and what they intend to do with him? I remember something from a couple of months back, but these days when you do a Google search on “presidential candidates osama bin laden,” the majority of sites that pop up are about gaffs and slip-ups, in which some news network, presidential candidate, or other dumbass has mixed up ‘Osama’ with ‘Obama.’ While I don’t think, the bin Laden issue is the issue to run on, it is supposed to be one of the U.S.’s top priorities, and Griff for one ain’t heard Scheiß about it recently.

Of course, the real question is whether or not Rockapella will do the theme song…

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.”

Updated quote from Iowa Electronic Market: presidential nominees

For a brief explanation, see http://soupytrumpet.com/2008/02/15/track-your-candidates…

q 2-26-2008

IEM — 2008 Presidential Election Markets Quotes

Here we see that the market holds that Obama has a .79 chance of winning against Clinton, and McCain’s nomination is almost guaranteed with .93 chance.

Projection: McCain vs. Obama