Saturday, February 23, 2008

"Shame On You, Barack Obama"



It looks like the love affair between Hillary and Barack that started in the last debate is over.



From TPMElection Central :


Hillary Clinton is hitting back at Barack Obama over campaign mailers that attack her stances on health care and free trade. "Shame on you, Barack Obama," she bluntly told reporters today in Ohio.
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The mailers in question say that her health plan would force people to spend money on health coverage even if they can't afford it, and also that she considers NAFTA to be a "boon" to the economy.
Recent reports have argued that Hillary actually opposed NAFTA at the time, but could not publicly disagree with her husband's policies.
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I think it's a sign of desperation when a candidate starts arguing about campaign tactics. Watching Hillary on TV today she comes across as really pissed off. So much for the softer side. Obama had a press conference and said the flyer's are completely accurate.
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And Mr. Straight talk, John McCain, continues his doublespeak about lobbyist.
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WaPo: For years, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has railed against lobbyists and the influence of "special interests" in Washington, touting on his campaign Web site his fight against "the 'revolving door' by which lawmakers and other influential officials leave their posts and become lobbyists for the special interests they have aided."




But when McCain huddled with his closest advisers at his rustic Arizona cabin last weekend to map out his presidential campaign, virtually every one was part of the Washington lobbying culture he has long decried. His campaign manager, Rick Davis, co-founded a lobbying firm whose clients have included Verizon and SBC Telecommunications. His chief political adviser, Charles R. Black Jr., is chairman of one of Washington's lobbying powerhouses, BKSH and Associates, which has represented AT&T, Alcoa, JPMorgan and U.S. Airways.


And inviting some bad Karma he said he hopes Fidel Casto croaks. CNN: "I hope he has the opportunity to meet Karl Marx very soon." That's a reference to the author of "The Communist Manifesto," who died in 1883.

But the big news of the day is that Mike Huckabee will take some time off from giving paid speeches in the Cayman Islands to appear on Saturday Night Live tonight. Huckabee shows it can be fun running for President when you get to play your base guitar on national TV.





A click of the shutter to Danny for pointing out the great source of these lovely photos.

Update: It didn't take long for the Hucksters appearance on SNL to be posted on YouTube.
Here's the link. I don't agree with Huckabee on many things but the guy is naturally funny.

6 comments:

Pennsylvania Burkean said...

I miss danny

Robes said...

Huckabee needs to earn a living, he is not collecting a gov't paycheck and benefits like McCain, Clinton and Obama.

Pennsylvania Burkean said...

I am couinting on strong support from Super Delegates

POPE GEORGE RINGO said...

Question is, will he continue to be a national figure or is this a 15 minutes of fame thing??

professor milburn cleaver, opa said...

IT SEEMS THAT WE ARE ONCE AGAIN IN THE THROES OF MEDIA STEROIDS CIRCULATING THROUGH MR. OBAMA'S VEINS. DO NOT BE SURPRISED IF MRS. CLINTON WINS BOTH TEXAS AND OHIO BY THE COMFORTABLE MARGINS SHE NEEDS. I REALIZE THAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE MR. OBAMA, HOWEVER WE MUST PUT WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE INTO THE MIX, ESPECIALLY SINCE THE GOP OPPONENT IS GOING TO BE SOMEONE OF MR. M'CAINS STATURE.

Anonymous said...

RASMUSSEN: Clinton lead slipping in Ohio; Clinton 48% Obama 43%...

With the usual +/- 5% that is a statistical tie.