Saturday, May 31, 2008

Elizabeth Smith MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

Elizabeth Smith asked what I have been asking on this Florida-Michigan Blog for the past few days, WHY DID BARACK OBAMA TAKE HIS NAME OFF OF THE BALLOT IN MICHIGAN?




David Bonior Makes no Sense

Because Barack Obama avoided putting his name on the ballot in Michigan, he is entitled to as many delegates as someone who put their name on the ballot and actually received votes. Barack Obama is all bout risk free winning, he did it in the Caucus states where his people cheated, and he is doing it in Florida and Michigan.

Friday, May 30, 2008

"More Sir", Why Michigan Moved their Primary Date Forward Only to be Beaten Down by the Democratic Party.

Once again the entire US media fails to address issues that actually matter. Lost in all the drama about Florida and Michigan is why did Michigan move their Primary date forward?

Have you ever witnessed or been in a desperate situation and all the rules of civilized society that you have agreed to abide by, while still relevant, suddenly don't seem to apply to your particular situation?

A kitten is frolicking in a normally busy intersection, but no cars are coming by at that moment. Do you skip out against the light, grab the oblivious kitten, or do you wait until the light has changed and then try to save the kitten? Of course the obvious answer is that if no cars are anywhere near the vicinity and it is safe to go and get the kitten, you get the kitten.

The case can be made that with record job losses in the automotive industry Michigan is witnessing the erosion of their own state's workforce. Michigan's act of moving their election date toward the front of the primary schedule was an act of desperation.

The higher ups in the democratic party simply point to their red light rules and regulations and in the process completely ignore the reality of the plight of Michigan. I view Michigan as Lousiana just before the levees broke. In an effort to try and convey the importance of losing auto industry jobs and the cascading devastation that follows, Michigan took a step forward and basically said, "More Sir" ala Oliver in Oliver Twist when Oliver asks for a second helping of soup.

So how did the democratic party react to the act of desperation by Michigan? They responded in a manner similar to the head master in the Oliver Twist Story and immediately punished Oliver, er Michigan, for asking for more. Fiction repeats itself in real life, courtesy of the democratic national party as they slap Michigan on the wrist, face and arms really, really hard, and say "no soup for you."

Count Every Vote Rally in Dallas, Texas - Hillary Clinton Puerto Rico Celebration


Please share: There will be COUNT EVERY VOTE RALLY in DALLAS, TEXAS


Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 9:00-2:00

North Park Mall
8687 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75225

General Area:
Northwest Highway and I-75/Central Expressway.

May 31, 2008 – Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Count Every Vote Rally. Come out and rally for the Michigan and Florida votes to be counted. We will be meeting on the corner of the South East Section of North Park Mall, near Dillard’s. Please RSVP at at 'Find Events'.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

CNN Barack Obama Documentary Special Thursday, May 29th, Tonight, on Anderson Cooper 360!

Update to this topic... For a really terrific article on Barack Obama's past campaign shenanigans, check out Barack Obama's election history hoisted by his own petard.

You can also check out the documentary video We Will Not Be Silenced. Preview portions of the video at We Will Not Be Silenced Preview Video

When Anderson Cooper didn't bother to mention the Barack Obama segment at the beginning of his own show, I figured the Barack Obama expose wasn't that big of a deal.

While Anderson Cooper didn't appear very impressed with his own television staffs work on the piece, it does set up the possibility for an update. Should the caucus state cheating ever be investigated, it would make for an interesting follow up showing Barack Obama crossing a line that he dared tip toe up to when his senate career was just starting.
Above are stills from a promo on CNN for the Barack Obama Anderson Cooper 360 documentary about Barack's early political career which premieres tonight, Thursday, May 29, 2008 on CNN Anderson Cooper 360. CNN made the claim that the Barack Obama camp does not want this special to air.

We'll see.

Apparently the documentary will cover Barack's ability to take out his opponents such as Alice Palmer by using legal tactics, before they ever make it to the ballot. It looks to me like some things stay the same, now Barack has progressed to taking out opponents in caucus state voting, bending the law to the point of breaking, and perhaps beyond.

Associated Press Makes Controversial Statement About Florida & MIchigan Against Hillary Clinton.

The AP quote "Obama is willing to give her the lion's share of those delegates but is stopping short of her demand to fully recognize the two renegade states." is just the latest in a long series of misrepresentations of the truth by the media. How do they live with themselves?

Obama is willing to give Hillary Clinton the lion's share of those delegate votes? It must be tough be a lion these days. Or, did the AP mean, Obama was willing to give Hillary Clinton the lying share of the delegate votes that Barack Obama stole in the Caucus States?

This is the kind of one sided news coverage that has afflicted the democratic race in general.

So when does Barack Obama look into the camera, wag his finger at us, and say "I did not cheat with those caucus state votes".

Hillary Never Waffled on Florida and Michigan Delegates Counting

On Jan 25, 2008, Senator Clinton stated the following in a press release:

“I hear all the time from people in Florida and Michigan that they want their voices heard in selecting the Democratic nominee.

“I believe our nominee will need the enthusiastic support of Democrats in these states to win the general election, and so I will ask my Democratic convention delegates to support seating the delegations from Florida and Michigan. I know not all of my delegates will do so and I fully respect that decision. But I hope to be President of all 50 states and U.S. territories, and that we have all 50 states represented and counted at the Democratic convention.

“I hope my fellow potential nominees will join me in this.

“I will of course be following the no-campaigning pledge that I signed, and expect others will as well.”

She has stated this very same position on numerous occasions:

February 22, 2008:
March 12, 2008:
March 12, 2008:
March 17, 2008:
March 20, 2008:
March 26, 2008:
April 2, 2008:
April 4, 2008:

Is fairness in the media too much to ask for?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Debunking the Reasons Given for Not Counting Michigan and Florida votes.

There are several reasons that nullify the "but Hillary agreed" position.

The first argument against the "But Hillary Agreed" position is, Barack Obama was losing in both Florida and Michigan and had nothing to gain by not agreeing to the DNC proposal. This is very important to note because all everyone wants to do is focus on what Hillary said or did.

Barack Obama seems to get too much credit for doing things that involved nothing more than political expediency. Barack Obama's "no" vote for the war in Iraq had more to do with mirroring the position other candidates campaigning for the Senate seat Barack would eventually win had already publicly taken. Barack Obama had NOTHING TO LOSE (other than delegates to Hillary Clinton if he voted no) by voting to sanction Florida and Michigan, so why does he get so much credit?

Hillary Clinton did have something to lose by saying no to the "agreement" to not count Florida and Michigan. Hillary Clinton would have been made to look greedy and afraid by the biased media that had already coagulated around Barack Obama. "Why is Hillary afraid to lose Florida and Michigan?" the media would ask. Barack Obama would have called not agreeing to not count Florida and Michigan more "old school politics", sticking to the same old Washington style politics even when a wrong has been committed.

To argue "but Hillary agreed" as a reason to not count Florida and Michigan should then mean that the votes from those two states MUST NEVER EVER EVER COUNT in this election cycle. If the Florida and Michigan votes are only made to count when they favor Barack Obama, as in putting Barack over the top in the delegate race, then that will mean Hillary Clinton was twice penalized after going along with the DNC committee every step of the way. Hillary Clinton has already received a several month penalty because the Florida and Michigan delegates have not been counted. A penalty HAS ALREADY OCCURRED. This is a fact that seems to be obscured by the media.

There are more reasons. If the situation had been reversed, and Barack Obama had won the states of Florida and Michigan and needed those delegate votes to win or stay in the race, Hillary Clinton would have been portrayed as not being able to win on a fair, 50 state landscape, but in typical old school style of politicking, had shortened the goal posts to ensure victory.

"What about Michigan, Barack Obama didn't even have his name on the ballot, how can it be fair to count Michigan?"

Isn't it kind of stupid to take your name off of a ballot if you're one of the two favored candidates? If Hillary Clinton had taken her name off of the Michigan Ballot and Barack Obama had not, the media would have had a field day making fun of her and her naivete. The Barack Obama people would have flung hyperbole so far and wide it wouldn't matter where the goal posts were. "Of course she took her name off the ballot, she was going to lose!" they would have chortled. Another rant I am sure we would have heard would be, "I can't see how someone naive enough to take their name off of the Michigan ballot can run our country".

Shouldn't Barack Obama have asked Hillary Clinton to also take her name off of the ballot as well, and if Hillary said no, then he does so at his own risk. Clearly Barack Obama made a huge mistake and the media has not once questioned his judgement in making such a colossal blunder. Barack Obama ERRED in taking his name off of the Michigan Ballot, but the biased media is SOOOO biased nobody is confident enough to state the truth.

Lets say it now for the first time, by not getting Hillary Clinton to also agree to take her name off of the Michigan Ballot, Barack Obama acted foolishly and impulsively in a manner I would not expect from a presidential candidate. It follows a pattern of behavior that Hillary Clinton has already pointed out several months ago, a earnestness to move to quickly and idealistically without having demonstrating enough caution.

As if all the above is not enough, did you know that North Carolina was given 28 extra bonus delegates to NOT move their election contest forward! A pro Obama state gets 28 extra delegates to not move their contest forward, meanwhile two pro Hillary states don't get offered any extra delegates for not moving their election date, and instead get penalized and denied their right to count. That doesn't sound very fair, does it? I expect fairness from the democratic party if they want my vote.

Denying Hillary Clinton her Florida win is like denying Barrack Obama his Illinois win. The demographics in Florida heavily favor Hillary Clinton no matter when the contest would have been held. Since Florida has already been suspended for this long and Hillary Clinton was denied fair access to a state she would have won, giving her a Florida Win immediately would be the fair and proper thing to do.

Operation Stall, Barack Obama's Diabolical Plot for Michigan and Florida.

Barack Obama is stalling in Florida and Michigan and will only allow those votes to count IF AND ONLY IF those votes put Barack Obama over the new delegate majority threshold that has yet to be established.

Unbelieveable. This is just like when the Iran hostages of 1979 were released on the day Ronald Reagan was sworn in.

What Barack Obama is doing is Operation Stall - the slimiest of all tactics because if Operation Stall is successful it will be used as a huge photo and video opportunity with a beaming Barack Obama in the foreground, and thousands of Floridians in the background chanting his name as Barack Obama.

By not having counted the votes in either Michigan and Florida up until now Barack Obama has maintained an artificially bigger delegate lead than he really has, and Barack Obama has used this extra delegate lead over the past several months to convince other delegates to join him.

This is called the Cascading Delegate Effect. Once Florida and Michigan delegate victories were denied to Hillary Clinton, and then Barack Obama cheated in the Caucus States, Barack was able to convince other delegates, with a toxic amount of help from the media, to side with him to help to help maintain the public impression that Barack Obama was well ahead of Hillary Clinton, when he was not, he was actually losing.

There is no real foundation for Barack Obama's lead other than first denying the votes of Michigan and Florida, and then cheating in the caucus states to build a false lead, a lead that does not actually stand up to any real measure of reality when one factors in what it has taken to give Barack Obama his faux lead.

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