There’s still a little more work we need to do to help Hillary. The MSM has mentioned that the obamanation has given hillary the paltry sum of about $100,000 during the last week, while PUMAs have helped her cut her debt down to under $4 million. The DNC and the Obama campaign keep moving the bar for her. For some reason, they INSIST that she must pay her debt down by July 15th in order to have any voice in Denver.
We have to reach into our pockets to help our GAL again!!!! We’ve determined that just $5 from the 2.5 million PUMAS around the country will get the job done. So this week’s campaign is to forego ONE cup of coffee and finish that JOB!
It will continue to help Hillary pay down her campaign debt.
Denitza of Weehawken, New Jersey submitted the winning t-shirt. Every Sky Dancing Woman, Man and Child wants one!!!!
Inevitability: Finding WPMs in Iraq and Obama as the DNC Nominee
Perhaps the meaning of inevitability should be couched in a post 9-11 definition. Inevitability redefined means “because the Press and the Political Elite make it so.” Inevitable is no longer due to ANY underlying facts. We are no longer in a one person one vote world. It is time to tell the DNC to stop its War on Democracy.
The Denver Group and its founders Heidi Li Feldman and Marc Rubin remind me of the early roots of Move-on and the few voices against the Iraq War I could find when I was trying to find a way to join a movement to prevent that war. There were a few voices in the wilderness speaking truth, but the press and politicos were playing up the Slam Dunk of finding WMD in Iran like the second coming. They even had up to 65% of the population believing that Saddam Hussein was behind the 9/11 attacks. I can remember sitting in a restaurant discussing the inanity of any war in Iraq and being yelled at by many folks from the surrounding tables as being an unpatriotic peacenik. No amount of reason could stop the race towards this unnecessary war. The Press and the Politicos wanted it.
Now, with so many realizing the truth, I can hardly believe we see the same tactics in play to anoint a DNC general election candidate based on lies and back room manipulations hidden from the general public. Not only are they in play, they APPEAR TO BE WORKING! Is the ordinary American really that stupid? We now have some folks working hard to play up the Slam Dunk claim that is Obama as Democratic Party Nominee. Just as then Secretary of State Colin Powell was sent to the United Nations with phony evidence debunked by many within the CIA, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Howard Dean are touting the inevitability of a unified party and an Obama ascendancy by stacking the deck against reality and the truth.
Are you willing to let that happen?
I know Heidi and I’ve read Marc’s blog since its inception. I suggest you check out my links to Tom in Paine or Heidi Li’s Potpourri in the side bar. You can also get a great interview with them at this thread on No Quarter: http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/07/03/breaking-nq-radio-interview-the-denver-group/ . They are looking to make the DNC accountable for their actions during this primary season.
From their site:
Insuring that Senator Clinton’s name is on the ballot requires sending a message to Howard Dean,the DNC and the country at large that the Democratic Party is playing with fire to even consider subverting democratic principles by removing her name and having anything less than an open honest convention.It also sends the message that the false sense of party unity that’s being promoted by the Democratic Party and willingly repeated by the news media is just that — false.
There are many factors conspiring to try and keep Senator Clinton’s name off the ballot not the least of which is the fear by some that, given the events of the last few weeks, she could actually win.
At a dinner with Clinton donors two weeks ago, Senator Obama was asked if he supported Senator Clintons name on the ballot. His answer was that he wasn’t there to negotiate the convention. We think its fair to say that if Senator Obama has his way her name wont be on the ballot and he will use all his influence with the DNC to accomplish that. A mass media approach is a very public way of pushing back and letting the DNC know there’s another side watching and there will be dire consequences if that happens.
I’m still appalled by the complete lack of truthfulness and democracy that occurred during this primary season that may eventually lead us into a War Against Democracy in the same way we were led to a War Against Iraq under the guise of lies. Take a real look at some of the things that are going on.
There has been a concerted effort to flip every Clinton delegate, pledged or otherwise, to Obama to remove the possibility of Obama being upstaged at the convention. You see, no one is the nominee at the convention until one of the candidates receives the magic number of delegates. That is why Obama is strong-arming anyone that continues to stick with Hillary.
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While Bill was held captive in some undisclosed area in Europe, Hillary Clinton put on her best Democratic face and blue pantsuit then joined the legions of Obama Fluffers. The big question now remains. How many deadenders are out there that are not buying this unity marketing campaign? It appears the Puma Rebellion is now big enough that all the MSM channels and even news papers are noticing. Yesterday, it was the WaPo. ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/26/AR2008062604162.html) Today, even CNN’s Wolf Blitzer got into the act.
Suddenly, those of us in the PUMA roots were being courted for press interview. We know the Obama campaign has poured over our sites and when you look threatening enough, assigns you an Obama Troll of your very own. Our presence has been duely noted, but has not ranked up there enough with sites like No Quarter to achieve multi-trolling.
My mother used to say that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. This was her way of saying my tongue was way too sharp. Obama’s minions will occasionally try the honey: But Hillary says she’s supporting him! (Yeah, I know, most of them are still probably virgins with lines like that!) ALL the KIDS are DOING IT!!!! But generally, they ramp up shortly to thwapping you with race cards and nasty labels. Then the nasty Republican policies enter the equation. Problem is that John McCain isn’t your standard Republican and Obama has no record to run on. The only thing you have is his word, and gee his word on FISA, public financing, hand gun bans or nonbans, Iran (threat or no threat), and unconditional well, maybe not so unconditional chatting with despots still has me wondering if Obama really knows the meaning of the word truth.
Here’s an NPR editorial. This is the beginning, hopefully, of the Media taking a real hard look at Obama the way that those of us in the PUMA movement have.
So, anyway, there are many folks out there trying to get a headcount on us. Latest thing I saw on statistics said that about 25% of original Hillary supporters are saying no to Obama and perhaps an additional 10% haven’t figured out what to do yet. DNC pundits are pounding home historical trends of chicks coming home to the roost prior to the GE. The Baltimore Sun had a great article on this called “Painful Lessons” by Dr. Lynette Long. She outlines the things she’s learned during the Hillary run for President.
Among the most interesting points in the article is the belief held by the DNC that women will return and vote Obama because they have no place else to go. They think we’ll just go along with their less-than-evil party niche.
“Women voters are not factored into the decision making of the Democratic National Committee. The DNC is concerned that black voters will protest and stay home if Senator Clinton gets the nomination, even though she is the stronger and more electable candidate. But the DNC doesn’t worry that white women, three times larger than the combined black vote, will stay away from the polls if Mrs. Clinton does not get the nomination. They expect the white women of the party to fall in step and vote for Mr. Obama in the general election. ”
This is one chick that is not coming home to roost and I think that the DNC is about to find out that many women have had it with being taken for granted. Twenty-five percent of 18 million voters is a heck of a lot of people. Perhaps this sudden awareness of PUMA and JUST SAY NO DEAL and the huge number of MSM articles is due to the number of women responding with utter frustration to their prior sexist and nasty articles and blogs with “PUMA BOMBS”. This is the PUMA response to the seemingly endless cut and paste political points that have flooded the Hillary blogs and sites for months now. The difference is that we’re not being paid for it. Obama’s blog trolls are salaried. If you watch some of the larger sites (like No Quarter) you can even tell when their shifts change. The message of the day is pretty much the same and their tactics are similar.
PUMA is an interesting rebel movement. I’ve long said that I have felt the stirrings of a new women’s movement only to be belittled with charges that it could neve result in a backlash quasi-championed by the Anti-choice McCain with his surly sexist jokes and insulting names for women, including wife Cindy. However, this belies the major point. It’s a backlash and a protest. No one said that actions rooted in anger and injustice make sense. They are results driven more than dogma driven.
The biggest thing I’ve noticed about the PUMA movement that is ignored by the Obama folks is the incredible amount of diversity in the ranks. It is not a movement of just white women. There are women of many backgrounds as well as many men. I can provide blog names of gay men, African Americans, Asian-Americans, straight men, Americans of middle eastern and Indian descent, Native Americans, and every flavor of Latin/Hispanic American possible. Here’s a link to Riverdaughter’s The Confluence showing a MAWN speaking to Fox and protestors at the unity event that includes (shock!) ANTI WAR PROTESTORS!
Many of us (including me) have signed up for the movement and are in for the long haul. We cannot sit idly by and watch the DNC make a mockery of the democratic process.