News from the left side

January 20, 2008

Bill Clinton says he witnessed voter suppression

There is this whole business of the new politics. Well I got a taste of the new politics today. We need a new politics where we all love each other. You’ve heard all that. There’s a radio ad up in the northern part of Nevada telling Republicans that they ought to just register as Democrats for a day so they can beat Hillary and go out and be Republicans next week and vote in the primary. Doesn’t sound like the new politics to me.

So Big Bill complains that Republicans will be crossing party lines just to destroy his wifes’ chances. Well, where was he when Daily Kos did this?

Michigan Democrats should vote for Mitt Romney, because if Mitt wins, Democrats win.

And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us. We want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan.

Don’t you just love the left? Complain if the right does something but they can do it. Hypocrisy doesn’t get any better than this.

There was a representative of the organization following along behind us going up to everybody who said that, saying ‘if you’re not gonna vote for our guy were gonna give you a schedule tomorrow so you can’t be there.’ So, is this the new politics? I haven’t seen anything like that in America in 35 years.

Funny thing about that ‘voter suppression’, Hillary still won the popular vote. But Obama gets more delegates. My guess is that the Clintons would have raised hell if she didn’t do well in the state. You’d be getting the ‘I told you so’ line. Is this called pre-emptive recounting?

Speaking of Kos and ‘trashing each other’- Women turn on ‘traitor’ Oprah Winfrey for backing Barack Obama

AMERICA’S favourite television presenter is paying a painful price for her intervention in the US presidential campaign last month. Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed a “traitor” by some of her female fans for supporting Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton.

Winfrey’s website,, has been flooded with a barrage of abuse since the queen of daytime chat shows joined Obama on a tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in mid-December.

Others have accused Winfrey of racism for siding with Obama when such a well qualified woman as Clinton was running.

I get this feeling she’d be abused no matter whom she supported. The left seems divided into three categories- Black, Female, and old school elite white guy. Edwards doesn’t stand a chance with those new categories. People want change. Even if change means they get screwed.

At the top of Drudge Report: OBAMA RIPS INTO BILL CLINTON MONDAY DURING ABC INTERVIEW WITH 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA' HOST ROBIN ROBERTS... SAYS HE FEELS LIKE HE RUNNING AGAINST BOTH CLINTONS... Bill 'has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling. He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts. Whether it's about my record of opposition to the war in Iraq or our approach to organizing in Las Vegas. This has become a habit and one of the things that we're gonnna have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he's making statements that are not factually accurate'

He has a point. I’ve complained about Edwards’ wife making more public statements than John. She was upstaging him. And now you have Obama complaining about the same with Hillary. I’ve only seen Obama’s wife a few times. But still, I’ve seen the spouses from the left far more than I’ve seen from the right. Why is that? I don’t watch enough tv? Selective perception? Or that the left is pulling out all the stops in the race to win the White House? Do they feel that they can’t win by themselves and need help from their spouses?

And one last link: Leading Democrats To Bill Clinton: Pipe Down

Prominent Democrats are upset with the aggressive role that Bill Clinton is playing in the 2008 campaign, a role they believe is inappropriate for a former president and the titular head of the Democratic Party. In recent weeks, Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, both currently neutral in the Democratic contest, have told their old friend heatedly on the phone that he needs to change his tone and stop attacking Sen. Barack Obama, according to two sources familiar with the conversations who asked for anonymity because of their sensitive nature. Clinton, Kennedy and Emanuel all declined to comment.

Maybe Kos needs to tell the left to stop trashing each other too?