Wave That Media Banner High. No, Higher.

Here we go again… the national media handing things to folk on that media-rich silver platter of theirs. First it was giving W the war he so desperately wanted, complete with a true zealot’s feverish delivery of red, white and blue graphics, soaring over-produced packages, “Mission Accomplished” signs  riding high on every TV channel from here to Mozambique, no tough questions asked… all the bells and whistles a real-true-genuine patriotic America could muster up at a moment’s notice.

Now the media returns to their tried and true ways by doing whatever they seemingly will NOT do – to anoint Obama the Dem nominee. Obama swept through the Potomac states like Washington crossing the Deleware, without so much as a whisper of a negative thought crossing the estatic minds of a barely neutral press. We only need turn on our TV at any hour of any given day to hear peels of I’ve never seen such excitement from the people about a political campaign!!!! flowing from every pundit’s and reporter’s facial orifice from here to Tripoli. If they start throwing stuff at his feet come Palm Sunday, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Seems somebody, more than a few, needs to take a deep breath and calm the hell down.

I’m not saying Obama’s not a good candidate. He very well may be a great one. And it doesn’t matter what you think about Hillary Clinton, one way or the other. The reality is that she’s been vetted in the mainstream media time and time and yet another time again – whether with the Rose Law Firm billing issue, marriage woes, hairdos, a few tears along the way, yet more marriage woes, manners, style, substance, Senatorial capability, bodies in parks, that wicked witch “sense of entitlement” (whatever the f that really is; some code for “I just don’t like her so there”), her personal and intimate college correspondence, philandering spouse, motherhood capability, corruption, theft, graft, greed, anger, water weight gain, lipstick color, and shoe size. Have I left anything out?

As for Obama, in the media, let’s see… he’s had to deal with some icky Internet spam. And oh yeah, that one loose-lipped Clinton campaigner. Maybe that HUGE moment where he turned his back inadvertently to a fellow Senator at SOU. Oh, the trying, exhausting burden of it all.

That Hillary Clinton, the Britney Spears of politics, can endure decades under the brutal and vicious klieg lights of public glare and scrutiny and NOT end up on a psyche ward in a Los Angeles hospital is a testament to her strength and endurance and perseverance, if nothing else. Kinda like those male Presidential qualitites we so anxiously seek in “our” candidate, eh?

Which makes me kinda wonder, how well do we really know Obama at this point? Not in any possible way like we know Senator Clinton. Every single one of us, despite our many and varied personal opinions, knows just how deeply hard Hillary has been tested, vetted, sliced and diced, poked, prodded, ridiculed, slapped around, beaten up, attacked, assaulted, chewed up and spit out in the media.

Who’s looking a lot like the cream puff now?

39 comments

  1. John Konop says:

    Spacey

    I disagree with Obama on many issues but for anyone not to see how his campaign is transforming the race issue in America has to be blind. Also for anyone not to see blatant racist behavior of the Clinton’s and company has their head in the sand!

    LATEST ATTACK

    What message does it send that a Hillary supporter (Governor Rendell) endorses Hillary because he thinks whites will not vote for Obama? I am against affirmative action but 100% for equal opportunity! It seems over 50 white liberal Dems are for a plantation relationship with blacks.

    HP-The racial components of the 2008 Democratic Primary refuse to go away. On Tuesday, Gov. Ed Rendell, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter, told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that he believed some Pennsylvania voters would not support Barack Obama simply because of his race.

    “You’ve got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate,” the Governor said, ironically, to a black reporter. “I believe, looking at the returns in my election, that had Lynn Swann [2006 Republican gubernatorial candidate] been the identical candidate that he was — well-spoken, charismatic, good-looking — but white instead of black, instead of winning by 22 points, I would have won by 17 or so.”

  2. joltenjoe says:

    As someone who sees himself as Conservative I hope Hillary wins.

    It will rally those opposed to Mccain, and most of them will vote for the “lesser of two evils.” A Hillary nomination equals a McCain win (or at least thats the best shot we have).

    With that said, I don’t and probably won’t trust John McCain for a long, long time, but I probably will drag myself to the polls to vote for him to keep Hillary out of the oval office.

  3. juliobarrios says:

    I know a lot of people feel like Hillary is the GOP’s best hope, but for better or for worse we already know every detail of her life. The entire country has had a front row seat into her rectum and up through her intestines.

    Now Obama, he’s barely even had a scratch. The press has given him a free pass up to this point. There is a least the potential for a lot of juicy stuff. Lot’s of writings and books out there that might not play so well to the General election voter.

    Viva La Revolucion!

  4. Tea Party says:

    Julio, thanks for that graphic, I’m ruint…

    The ugly stick is gonna hit Mr. Obama if he is nominated. Essentially, why pull out the ‘big guns’ if the guy is not a contenda’?

    Hils would look even more foolish going after Mr. Obama, his ‘full-disclosure’ book puts his ‘humanness’ out there.

    This is the most interesting race in years…

  5. juliobarrios says:

    Has anyone seen this video of Obama’s Houston Campaign headquarters? The Che Guevara picture is far more prominent than the Obama picture.

    http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=5700252&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1

    When I originally heard this story, I just assumed it was some dumbass college kid that thought a pic of Che is cool. It’s clearly a campaign official with enough rank to have her own office. She’s making a very clear and bold statement. What do they know about Obama that we don’t?

    I wonder if the same level of minimal controversy would be generated if a Confederate battle flag were seen in one of Huckabee’s headquarters?

  6. NonPartisanGA says:

    Fully vetted huh?

    Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many “friends”of the Clintons.

    1. James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

    2. Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown . The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

    3. Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

    4. Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.

    5. C. Victor Raiser II- Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

    6. Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “Dear friend and trusted advisor”.

    7. Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

    8. Jerry Parks -Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock . Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock . Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton . He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

    9. James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.

    10. James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.

    11. Kathy Ferguson- Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

    12. Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.

    13. Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

    14. Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena, Arkansas Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.

    15. Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

    16. Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992 . She died in a one car accident.

    17. Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

    18. Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.

    19. Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.

    20. Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

    21. Charles Meissner -Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

    22. Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.

    23. Barry Seal -Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.

    24. Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

    25. Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

    26. Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.

    27. Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
    THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

    Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
    Keith McMaskle – Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
    Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
    Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
    James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes”.
    Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
    Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

    THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:

    Major William S. Barkley Jr.
    Captain Scott J . Reynolds
    Sgt. Brian Hanley
    Sgt. Tim Sabel
    Major General William Robertson
    Col. William Densberger
    Col. Robert Kelly
    Spec. Gary Rhodes
    Steve Willis
    Robert Williams
    Conway LeBleu
    Todd McKeehan

    Quite an impressive list! Beware of what happens to friends of the Clinton’s!

    HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT?
    SURELY, THEY JEST!!

  7. Bill Simon says:

    NonPartisanGa,

    All that proves is that all the people around the Clintons are cursed with bad luck and bad decisions. I say the Clintons are just innocent bystanders!

  8. Doug Deal says:

    John,

    Don’t attribute anti-Hillary Dems and crossovers Reps as broad based support. He may win the nomination, but it is still far from certain. If the polls move in Ohio and Texas to favor Obama, then sure.

    He has little support among the group that Democrats lose in the G.E. White middle-class voters. Is that racist, or is it that he has not given people who aren’t viewing race an issue a reason to vote for him? Really, a case can be made that his appeal is the racist one in that it boils down to “elect him because he is black and charasmatic”.

  9. Doug Deal says:

    Spacey,

    I am by no means a fan of the Clintons, but I agree that she has not been treated fairly by the media. The only thing that I can say is that now you know how Republicans are treated in every election.

    Notice how they kept their hands off of McCain until he was apparent nominee, now it’s comment after comment about his age, and I bet Keating 5 will come up again as well.

    This is very harmful to the US, but unless people on your side are willing to put a stop it when it usually benefits them, those chickens are just going to come home to roost.

  10. SpaceyG says:

    Poor Ron Paul. I seriously do feel sorry for him. The cut-n-paste brigade will haunt him to the bitter end. Think of what it was like to discover the glue stick in pre-school, then magnify it by a few million. Poor, POOR Ron Paul.

  11. John Konop says:

    Doug

    The exit polls are clear that white liberals over 50 are not voting for Obama. It also clear the Clinton’s know that from focus groups and have playing that card.

    I am defending Obama on issues only in how he has not used race or gender like Hillary to get votes. Also Obama has hurt professional poverty pimps by the way he has conducted his campaign.

    If any other candidate from either party had used the racist stunts like the Clintons the media would of torn them apart!

  12. IndyInjun says:

    Thanks Loyalty,

    It kept me from evening things up by posting a 9-11 Truth diatribe of equal credibility.

  13. Doug Deal says:

    John,

    That is probably true, but look also how Robert Byrd has gotten a pass all these years for his activities in a certain kkklub that no Republican would have ever received, so it is not just limited to Hillary, its available for all Democrats.

  14. Doug Deal says:

    rugby,

    The data in VA shows that John is right.

    White Democrats (39%) 56% 44%

    White 45-59 (21%) 50% 48%
    White 60 and Older (17%) 57% 42%

    The first number is the percentage of the electorate, the second number is the percent for Clinton, the last number is the percent for Obama. Her lead in the Democratic white voters over 45 would be even bigger than just white voters over 45, as alot of the support he got from white voters were Republican and Independent voters, not Democrats.

  15. John Konop says:

    Rugby

    I do think her support is falling via the racist attacks. Yet that is her strategy.

    You can see Hillary did do strongest among older white liberals.

    CLINTON CORE EVAPORATING

    NYP…Clinton led Obama among whites 50 percent to 44 percent – a far lower ratio than during most of the earlier primary races.

    And while she was ahead comfortably among white women (57 percent to 45 percent), she trailed the Illinois senator badly among young whites (35 percent to 64 percent). …

  16. Dave says:

    WE repubs better hope Hillary is the nominee even if it looks now like she won’t be. Obama may just charm his way to the White House whereas every republican with breath still in his body will crawl to the polls if necessary in November to vote against her. McCain WILL beat Hillary, but he may lose to Obama.

  17. Doug Deal says:

    Dave,

    *slap*

    Get ahold of yourself, you’re histerical. This far out, nothing is certain. Just because an unchallenge rookie is thought of as likeable by Democrats who are going to vote Democratic in the GE anyway, doesn’t mean he has any better chance than Hillary.

    At one point, just weeks before the election, Carter lead Reagan in the polls. Dukasis was kicking George Bush’s tail months out. Perot was outpolling Bush and Clinton. Yet none of these people one.

    Matchup polls 9 months before the election mean abosultely zero.

    The best anyone can do is elect the best candidate from what’s available, and hope. McCain is far from my favorite candidate, but Obama has done nothing to prove himself. Just wait until he has to give specifics and people start to dislike a program here or a program there. It is hard to dislike someone who has thusfar proposed nothing but cut and run in Iraq, and this guy is barely beating someone who is as flawed as Hillary.

  18. Dave says:

    Doug, thanks for the slap! LOL! I just have a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. This guy has no baggage and has the charisma to seduce a nun. He might not have any accomplishments but his constant message of “change” will resonate. I hope I’m wrong, believe me! Give me the Witch any day.

  19. Dave says:

    She will increase repub turnout by 15% minimum! I’d take an IV bag full of chemo medicine into the voting booth to vote against her!

  20. StevePerkins says:

    Spacey, you forgot to subtly mention that Obama’s middle name is “Hussein”.

    Kidding aside, can anyone on the Democrat side of the aisle explain what either of these two candidates actually believes or stands for? From what I’ve gathered in conversation… Hillary supporters are people who think it would be cooler to see a female President first, while Obama supporters are people who think it would be cooler to see a black President first. Other than their race and gender, not much of a message has drifted my way.

    Say what you will about the crappy Republican field, but at least GOP voters have been differentiating the candidates based on actual issues (well… if, “Does McCain hate Democrats enough?” is an actual issue).

  21. Doug Deal says:

    grift,

    If he was a student in a class that I was teaching and he submitted a piece so devoid of details, I would fail him immediately. Well, since he is older than me and I am not a teacher, the point is moot.

    Saying “I will make things better and save people $1,000” is not addressing issues. How exactly will that tax code be simplified? What deductions will he remove? What about tax rates?

    He does say that he will “invest” 10 Billion in developing IT standards in the medical IT systems. How exactly he saves money in this that exceeds 10 Billion a year is a mystery.

    He says that he will stop “unjustified” price increases. Is that code for unworkable price controls? Who does he think he is? Richard Nixon? There is no surer way to destroy something than to institute price controls.

    Besides, most of us are referring to your run-of-the-mill primary voter who hasn’t even read this intellectually light campaign flyer, not the active blogger who probably has. Heck, I spend 3 hours a night reading news, politics and events, and I have only recently read it.

    When the GE comes around, he will have to have a small bucket of issues as his programs to discuss in interviews and debates, which will have to have details. These details will be looked over and audited, costs will be determined and winners/losers will be determined. That’s when the polls then go in the tank.

    Anyway, who were you responding to? Who was referring to Levine?

  22. griftdrift says:

    Actually I was responding to Steve.

    “Kidding aside, can anyone on the Democrat side of the aisle explain what either of these two candidates actually believes or stands for?”

    If the details weren’t good enough for some then there’s not much I can do. It’s no secret I voted for Obama so take that as you will. But I’m really really tired of this meme that the guy is all flash and no fire.

    That’s why I referred to Levine. You can substitute Hannity or O’Reilly or anyone else that I heard repeat this nonsense today.

  23. Doug Deal says:

    grift,

    Why do you waste your time listening to those bozos? Talk radio is so much more entertainment than anything of substance.

    In any event, he is actually probably as substance filled as any other candidate, but my point is that he has no real record, so he can only be judged by his stand on the issue.

    The reason their are people who dislike McCain is because of that record. The reason people dislike Hillary is because of that record (remember her time in the White House, Heath Care, Travel Gate, etc). Obama really has none.

    As the campaign progresses, substance will materialize, and people will accumulate reasons to not like him. Until then he is cotton candy, so any statements as to his matchup to McCain at this point is worthless.

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