Category Archives: Hillary
Per the exit polls, 47% of the Pennsylvania Democratic electorate last night was made up of white women, higher than any other race/gender subgroup. Clinton ended up winning them by more than 30 points, 66%-34%; in Ohio, she won this group, 67%-31%. The question that everyone seems to be asking now is: Why can’t Obama put Clinton away?
So, now…instead of Hillary being DOA, its ‘why can’t Obama deliver the knock-out punch’?
I find myself getting wrapped up in this bullshit, drawn into wondering aloud about Obama too when BAM..it hits me.
Every state hasn’t weighed in yet. Fuck the pundits. It’s all spin. Just like Hillary claiming she is now ahead in the popular vote..if you count FL and MI.
But you can’t count the votes from FL and MI because the only person on both ballots was good old Hillary. The Obama camp is putting the following spin out there to counter Team Hillary’s email this morning:
— Obama leads among pledged delegates, and Clinton will have to win about 70% of the remaining ones to overtake Obama on this measure. — to get within 100 pledged delegates of Obama, Clinton will have to win 57% of the remaining ones — and when looking at the total delegate score (pledged delegates and superdelegates), Obama is about 300 away from clinching the nomination; Clinton, according to NBC’s count, is more than 430 delegates away.
Damn, I am mighty tired of everyone’s spin..its making me dizzy.
The bold-faced audacity of Obama to think for one minute that he is where he is because of his intellect, his education and his hard work..its(slaps forehead) because he is a black man! Why the fuck didn’t I think of that!..Geraldine did howevah!
I hate that I have to even consider taking sides in this fight. Who is more put-upon..a Woman or an African-American? I have said from the get-go that between the two Democratic candidates, I do not have a horse in this race. Neither of these candidates are progressive my dear reader.
I feel that there is very little difference between the programs offered up by HRC and Obama. What differs is the person behind the campaign and the message.
What changed for me is Geraldine Ferraro’s comments the last two days. WTF is she trying to say? Is she saying women are less discriminated against than African-Americans or the opposite because at this point..its hard to say. Is she saying that because Obama is both an African-American and a male, he has no idea what it’s like to be discriminated against just as a woman? Because if the truth be told..
Both women and people of color are discriminated against here in these United States of America. It’s a fucking fact jack. Both are held to a different standard and both are treated as second-class citizens. But back to Geraldine and her sick point of view..
For Ms. Ferraro, a former female candidate for the office of Vice President, to say Obama was getting a ‘gimme’ based solely on his color and sex.. I am fucking pissed beyond recognition my dear reader. As a brown bitch I know both types of bigotry and discrimination..that as a woman and a minority. Lets, just to be clear, revisit what Ms. Ferraro said:
“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.”
There it is..one can not pretend what was said..there it is in black and fucking white..ironically so my dear reader.
What pisses me off beyond words is that Ms. Ferraro makes color and sex an issue all by herself.. Her words are divisive in an important contest where we do not need to do that to ourselves..the Republican’s will do it to us all by themselves when both parties choose their candidates and the final race for President starts in earnest. The Republicans will fling the dirt and make race or sex an issue..you can take that to the fucking bank my dear reader.
In essence..Ms. Ferraro did the heavy lifting for the Republicans. And Hillary isn’t discrediting her words. Hillary isn’t disavowing her bullshit and bravado. And I am so fucking pissed.I could spit nails.
Ms. Ferraro didn’t make this about qualifications..she made it about something that shouldn’t matter in this day and age..she made it about the color of someone’s skin or their gender..or as she so eloquently put it..both.
What pisses me off is that women and minorities are fighting against each other in her world. In my world we all stand together to fight this narrow-minded bullshit. As a woman of color, the color brown, I know what the hell it’s like to fight both of these friggin battles..make no mistake about that my dear reader.
Geraldine Ferraro does not. Lets not make any mistake about that. She is a privileged white woman. Instead of making this a campaign about issues and how each candidate will deal with them..for whatever reason and perhaps on purpose, she changed the subject and made it about something that really doesn’t have a damn thing to do with the job of running our nation.
So when Geraldine Ferraro says that people are discriminating against her and her fuckwitted statement because she is a women..I call bullshit on that crap here and now. She is using the tried and true battle cry of the Republicans..reverse discrimination. Kiss my brown female ass Geraldine. Twice even. This campaign does not need any more divisiveness..no bitch, it does not, especially from the inside of the Democratic party.
If her candidate is so weak that she needs to make the case for gender bias coupled with racial bias..then bitch..we got a problem. But she is not contributing to the ‘conversation’ by pointing her tired-ass finger at Obama for being a Black Male as the reason that her candidate is sucking pond scum at this point and using all types of dirty tricks to turn the tide.
I am sicker by the minute of the methods Hillary and her minions, which of course include Geraldine Ferraro, are using to attempt to turn the tide in her favor. Ms. Ferraro is so full of shit at this point, her eyes better be brown. She is making statements that will only harm the Democratic candidate in the fall…because when it’s all said and done Geraldine..
Your a racist and a misogynistic bag of shit in my humble brown bitch opinion. The only thing you care about at this point..is to make sure HRC wins..at all costs. These codes for racist remarks have got to stop or we will get another four more years of Republican rule.
And Lady Ferraro..the cost is too high if we allow you to spew your garbage and get away with it. So I for one, am calling bullshit on your bullshit here and now.
Update; Now, she goes on Fox Noise to explain her bullshittery below:
She just makes it worse in the video. God, someone shut this woman up please!
This is her second visit to the show. The press release from TDS below:
Hillary Clinton — the first viable presidential candidate with a working uterus — will be a guest on the Daily Show this upcoming Monday night — the eve of the March 4th primaries in Texas, Ohio and several other less sexy states — to presumably talk about politics, patriotism and pant suits.
The link above also has the videos from her last visit. I would have to call bullshit on the remark about pantsuits.
And UPDATE at the bottom of the post…
Those wonderful folks at FactCheck.org have taken the time to go through Obama’s mailers about Hillary’s positions on NAFTA and healthcare. They are equal opportunity checkers..and they do not play favorites. From their article on this issue:
Clinton said “every Democrat should be outraged” at two “false” mailers that Obama sent to voters in Ohio.
We find that a mailer criticizing her position on trade is indeed misleading. One that attacks her health-care plan we have previously described as straining the facts, though not exactly “false.”
* Trade: A mailer showing a locked plant gate quotes Clinton as saying she believed NAFTA was “a boon” to the economy. Those are not her words and Obama was wrong to put quote marks around them. In fact, she’s been described by a biographer as privately opposing NAFTA in the White House.
* Health Care: A second mailer said Clinton’s health care plan “forces everyone to buy insurance, even if you can’t afford it.” We have previously said that mailer “lacks context” and strains the facts. But both Obama and Clinton have been exaggerating their differences on this issue.
We’ve also previously criticized Clinton for sending a mailer that twisted Obama’s words and gave a false picture of his proposals on Social Security, home foreclosures and energy.
We leave it to our readers to decide whether they should be “outraged” or not, and at whom.
So, both of these asshats have put out false info on each other..but the problem I have with Obama’s mailers is that he used two Newsday articles as Hillary’s positions..that is bullshit, as it appears to be a direct quote in the mailer, which IT’S NOT. The words were not Hillary’s they were those of the Newsday journalists..and I use journalist loosely here.
I think it’s fair to say the dirty politics have begun..tighten your seatbelts it will be a very bumpy ride..
The FactCheck article goes more indepth..check it out at the second link above.
UPDATE…Christopher in the comments here takes FactCheck.org to task by pointing out various times Hillary has touted the wonderfulness of NAFTA..after checking through the internets myself..I find this article by David Sirota that also points to many of the same things Christopher does:
According to NBC’s Meet the Press, in 2004, Clinton said, “I think, on balance, NAFTA has been good for New York and America.”
The Associated Press reported on 3/6/96 that she said, “NAFTA is proving its worth” and later praising NAFTA as “a free and fair trade agreement.”
In her memoir, Clinton trumpeted her husband’s “successes on the budget, the Brady bill and NAFTA.”
In 1998, Bloomberg News reports that she praised corporations for mounting “a very effective business effort in the U.S. on behalf of NAFTA.” Another direct quote.
In a 2002 speech to the Democratic Leadership Council, she said:
“We all know the record of the DLC, the Progressive Policy Institute and, of course, the Clinton-Gore Administration. The economic recovery plan stands first and foremost as a testament to both good ideas and political courage. National service. The Brady Bill. Family Leave. NAFTA. Investment in science and technology. New markets. Charter schools. The Earned Income Tax Credit. The welfare to work partnership. The COPS program. The SAFER program. All of these came out of some very fundamental ideas about what would work. The results speak for themselves. Those ideas were converted into policies programs that literally changed millions of lives and, I argue, changed America.”
I now agree with Christopher that FactCheck.org needs to recheck their facts. I stand corrected, thank you Christopher! 😉
Damn..just..damn. Of course the percentage of delegates is all that matters at this point, but the fact is..Hillary was hoping for a different turnout. A month ago she had a substantial lead in WI.
20,000 people turned out in TX tonight to hear Obama. Hillary would kill for that large a crowd. She also did not congratulate him again on his ‘win’. Bad attitude there Hill..very bad.
Now, we of course are getting the race breakdown of all those voters..the Asians, the Brown folks, the old white women, the white male vote..God, I hate this part of the ‘show’.