“You have to show them you won’t vote for them” 19 December 2007Posted by marisacat in 2004 Election, 2006 Mid Terms, 2008 Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems.
Assassination? Terrorism? yeah right.
PBS tonight showed An Unreasonable Man, on Ralph Nader. More than worth it, quite wonderful.
But in the middle was Lawrence O’Donnell… such a classic version of the Irish extraction doofus Dem strategist and whatever else, operative, bit of speech writing (get a glisten off those West Wing scripts)… and of course he said the very thing that matters:
You have to show them you won’t vote for them.
He added the sub text, also classic… ”working inside the Democratic party”, he ”never had to listen to anything from the left”.
“They had nowhere to go”.
Ain’t it the truth.
[I realise this is not news]
UPDATE, 1:07 am
[S]enator Clinton has traveled to more than 80 countries, building relationships that will enable her to begin to restore America’s global standing, beginning on Day 1 of her Presidency. Senator Clinton is a passionate believer in diplomacy, negotiations, and the value of, well, American values. She would outlaw torture and close Guantanamo. She would make us proud again of our leadership role in the world. I know from extensive personal observation that she would be a superb negotiator and diplomat. Hillary would strengthen the U.N. and make it more effective, after the Bush Administration weakened it. :: spin and spit::
Go strangle a chicken, Dick. You’ll feel better…
About to close the HuffPo (too tough to navigate, some popup or something is just a bear) but I see on their main Politics page (such as it is) that Ken Burns compared Obama to Lincoln.
Let me off this plane.
UPDATE, 12:23 pm
The kid is not stupid:
When Obama’s family heard they would be spending Christmas in a Des Moines hotel room, his 9-year-old daughter cried.
256 prisoners held at prisons in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the private military contractor, CACI. The suit alleges the prisoners were repeatedly sodomized, threatened with rape, kept naked in their cells, subjected to electric shock, attacked by unmuzzled dogs and subjected to serious pain inflicted on sensitive body parts.
The suit alleges that employees of CACI directed soldiers to mistreat the prisoners.