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Obama Adviser Critical of Clinton Resigns

By Peter Slevin and Perry Bacon Jr.
Updated: 1:39 p.m.
CHICAGO - Samantha Power, an outspoken foreign policy advisor to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), stepped down this morning after calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) a "monster" in an interview with a Scottish newspaper. She said Clinton was "stooping to anything" to win the Democratic nomination.

In a statement released by the campaign as Obama prepared for a day of campaigning in Wyoming, Power called her remarks "inexcusable" and said she was resigning from her unpaid position "with deep regret."

"She made a decision to resign and we accepted it," Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said aboard the senator's charter.

"Last Monday, I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Sen. Clinton and from the spirit, tenor and purpose of the Obama campaign," Power wrote. "And I extend my deepest apologies to Sen. Clinton, Sen. Obama and the remarkable team I have worked with over these long 14 months."

In a conference call earlier today several Clinton supporters suggested that Power should step down.

Later in the day, the Clinton campaign called attention to another interview Power gave while on book tour in the U.K. Power downplayed her candidate's campaign pledge to withdraw all troops from Iraq in 16 months, telling the BBC yesterday that his proposal was "a best-case scenario."

"You can't make a commitment in March of 2008 about what circumstances are going to be like in January of 2009," she said. "He will, of course, not rely upon some plan that he's crafted as a presidential candidate or a U.S. Senator. He will rely upon a plan - an operational plan - that he pulls together in consultation with people who are on the ground to whom he doesn't have daily access now, as a result of not being the president. So to think - it would be the height of ideology to sort of say, 'Well, I said it, therefore I'm going to impose it on whatever reality greets me."

Obama's Iraq plan calls for removing all U.S. combat troops from Iraq in 16 months if he is elected president, by withdrawing one to two brigades (around 3,000 soldiers) at a time. Clinton has also said she would also withdraw one or two brigades month, but has not set a firm timetable for all combat troops to be out of Iraq.

Power's remarks were the latest controversy involving one of Obama's policy advisers. The candidate spent the days before the primaries in Ohio and Texas explaining a meeting between Austan Goolsbee, his top economic policy adviser, and Canadian officials, who said Goolsbee suggested Obama's rhetoric against some free trade agreements was simply political rhetoric. Goolsbee denied making the remark. Susan Rice, who served in the State Department in the Clinton administration but now advises Obama on foreign policy, spoke yesterday of an ad in which Clinton touts her ability to handle a crisis at 3 a.m. by saying "they're both not ready to have that 3 a.m. phone call."

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I agree that it is inappropriate to falsely claim that Obama is a Muslim, although I don't believe that being a Muslim in and of itself should be anything about which someone should be ashamed. I do think, however, it is important for America to better understand the kind of "Christianity" which has so fascinated Obama for the last 20 years. Obama claims to belong to a Christian Church called Trinity United Church. He considers the just-retired pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, to be his "mentor and spiritual advisor." According to the church's website, their members are "unashamedly Black and unashamedly Christian," and swear allegiance to the mother continent, Africa. Obama's church gave the racist and Jew-hating Louis Farrakhan a "lifetime achievement award" last November. Rev. Wright teaches Black Theology, and thinks about everything pretty much in terms of black versus white. He called 9/11, for example, a "wake-up call to white people." Commenting on the recent murder of Natalie Holloway, he decried the press coverage by stating that "one 18--year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and gives it up while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months." Rev. Wright likes to throw around the name of James Cone a lot when it comes to his theology. James Cone is another proponent of Black Theology. Here are just a couple of James Cone's quotes: (1) "To be Christian is to be one of those whom God has chosen. God has chosen black people." [Black Theology and Black Power, pp. 139-140]. (2) "While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism." [Black Theology and Black Power, p. 15] (3) "All white men are responsible for white oppression." [Black Theology and Black Power, p. 24] (4) "Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man "the devil." [Black Theology and Black Power, p. 40] (5) "If there is any contemporary meaning of the Antichrist, the white church seems to be a manifestation of it." [Black Theology and Black Power, p. 73] **** Need I go on? These are the kinds of concepts that Obama has been soaking up for 20 years. The focal concern or center of black theology is the white oppression of blacks. Therefore, the usual theological discussions about God, Christ, and salvation are much less relevant. Although I respect anyone's right to belong to any religion they wish, this does not sound like a positive form of "Christianity" for any of those who are not members of the "chosen people." And, maybe Obama needs to be a little more candid about the brand of "Christianity" to which he adheres.

Posted by: theplanner | March 9, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

to paixetjoie:

i would not generalize the entire group of supporters for Clinton nor Obama (nor McCain for that matter) on what is presented in an online blog.

thats what blogs are for: pissing and moaning about this and that with little evidence or credibility in witty and incredulous quips (often with blatant disregard for punctuation and spelling). its not like its a true census of supporter's intentions or anything, so don't take it too seriously.

Posted by: disreali42 | March 8, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

She is a monster!!!!!!! She was just calling a spade...a spade!

Posted by: bridgetteoneil | March 8, 2008 8:02 AM | Report abuse

If Senator Clinton is so power hungry she will do or say anything just to get elected, how about "CALLING YOUR OPPONENT 'A MONSTER'" IN ORDER TO GET ELECTED?

How about running for president after only a year or so in the US Senate and now the inexperience is exposed so early in the campaign? If it had not been for the Media giving Sen Obama a free pass, he would have tripped himself out long ago! How about running on a speech? How about not even being prepared to face some advertisy? How about not knowing what a Sr Advisor is doing on behalf of the campaign? Does this sound like someone who is prepared to be president? Not at all! But because Sen Obama feels HE MUST BE PRESIDENT, well he'll just run anyway. If he does not get his wish granted to him, he will call his opponents MONSTERS, and complain that his opponent is calling him to actually explain his own claims for the presidency!

Oh yeah! Senator Obama is living in a glass house and yet he can afford to throw out stones! And then he is now complaining that a stone just shattered his glass walls!

Now, Senator Obama's supporters seem to only be mean spirited on this board. They are full of hatred. If you disagree with your opponent, why do you need not only to hate her, but to shamelessly display your hatred for her? See, I was saying earlier, I do not want Sen obama to just arouse feelings and emotions in me and hope that I will vote for him. No wonder, his supporters on all boards I have visited online are just full of hate! Ms. Samantha Power's behaviour is actually in line with what I am witnessing online. So, is this coming from top down in the Obama Campaign? I need to know. Senator Obama, please explain to me!

Now go ahead and vote for Senator Clinton in PENSYLVANNIA AND WYOMING!

Posted by: paixetjoie | March 8, 2008 3:20 AM | Report abuse

Ms. Samantha Power ia a very intelligent woman. I watched clips of her interview on YouTube and I truly admired her ability to analyze and articulate internal affairs issues. A professor at Harvard and an author, she is an asset to the democratic party.

When you see someone of her level of academic achievement get frustrated to the point of calling someone she later said she admired a MONSTER, it is an indication of the level of frustration currently besetting the Obama Campaign.

Anyone with average intelligence knows and should expect that a campaign at this level is not a cakewalk and that it is possible to lose despite one's best efforts. Unless ONE FEELS ENTITLED TO SOMETHING, it is difficult to see how such intelligent people are having a hard time accepting this simple fact of any competitive engagement such as an election. The Obama campaign believes that THEY ARE ENTITLED TO THE PRESIDENCY AND THEREFORE SEN CLINTON IS A NUISANCE FOR TRYING TO TAKE IT FROM THEM.

I also think that Ms. Power's loss of cool during this interview gave me a window into the Obama team. This is the way they talk internally and it just came out when she lost control.

I am surprised that she apologized for "SAYING". A person with integrity should feel remorse for even ENTERTAINING SUCH THOUGHTS ABOUT ANOTHER PERSON. If Ms. Power has always so admired Sen. Clinton, I want to know what does she admire in Sen Clinton? Is it her achievements? Is it her ability to fight and break through where others think a woman would never go? And then tell me why now she is a monster for fighting back? I remember when senators John Edwards and Obama used to TEAM AGAINST SEN CLINTON DURING DEBATES past. Sen obama called Sen clinton untrustworthy, tied to lobbysts, tied to special interests, practicing divisive politics, dishonest, etc. He also called her "silly" for raising a legitimate question. All Sen Clinton did was to call him on issues that many of us wanted Sen Obama to answer: (a) THE JUDGEMENT ARGUMENT - You cannot afford a mansion, buy what you can afford. Do not get involved with Rezko; (b) CHANGE POLITICS AS USUAL: how about PERSONAL INTERESTS vs SPECIAL INTERESTS; (c) VOTING PRESENT: Take a position! this is a calculated political move to avoid taking a position knowing your ambition to run for president; (d) US SENATE RECORDS: If Sen obama is so concerned that the was on terror was abandonned for the war in Iraq, how come no meetings / hearing over NATO / Afghanistan for over 1 yr; (e) We do not know Sen Obama's records. We only hear a speech. Now we learn HE PLAGIARIZED. What do I tell my 19 years old daughter who is in College about integrity if President Obama (if elected) can do it & not be called on it? (f) NAFTACanadaGate: This is typical Washington Politics, right? Did he say he wants to put an end to this? (g) First he said no one spoke to the Canadians. then he said his top advisor spoke as a private party; well I have a question: IF YOUR SR ADVISOR CAN TALK TO FOREIGN GOVT WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE, WHO THEN IS IN CHARGE OF YOUR CAMPAIGN? WHO CLEARED HIM? Now I ask: Is Sen Obama just a front? Who are behind him calling the shots? What kind of Administration will this be? Maybe one day we'll wake up and the US has entered a TREATY with another country and Pres. Obama was not aware 'cause one of his Sr. Advisor did it without his knowledge; (h) Now we are learning that whatever he said he will do to end the war in Iraq, Ms. Power says that's not what he will necessarily do. So why should I then believe in what he is saying now? (i) Ms. Power said Senators Obama & Clinton are both not prepared to answer the 3:00 AM phone call. Well, she should only speak of her candidate. My reading: She knows that Sen. obama is not prepared to answer that phone call!

Please see that all these things would probably be INSIGNIFICANT otherwise, but BECAUSE SEN OBAMA CAME RIDING A WHITE HORSE, THEN I WANT TO MAKE SURE HE IS NOT JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Most of the times, it is! He set the bar very high for others but he refuses to be held to it!

Now all I have left with is SPEECHES with plagiarized content by the way! Give me something solid, not just poetry! Do not just try to raise my emotions so high & hope that we'll vote you in before I wake up!

I hear that African American Superdelegates are being HARASSED AND THREATENED INTO DROPPING SUPPORT FOR SEN CLINTON AND SUPPORTING SEN OBAMA. I am calling Sen Obama to RENOUNCE THIS AND REJECT SUCH SUPPORT. The only reason these black superdelegates are being COERCED to support Sen Obama is because THEY ARE BLACK! THIS IS DIVISIVE POLITICS. Senator Obama MUST REJECT SUCH SUPPORT PUBLICLY AND IMMEDIATELY to prove his INTEGRITY AND COMMITMENT TO BRINGING THE NATION TOGETHER. Now he may not be the one doing that. But those who are doing it are doing it FOR HIS BENEFIT. if someone brings drug money as contribution, I believe he will return it as soon as he finds out. Likewise, SUPPORT OBTAINED THROUGH COERCION MUST BE RETURNED AND REJECTED. This will send a clear message that Sen Obama has integrity and does not encourage or seek to benefit from such DIVISIVE POLITICS. As for Rep. John Lewis, a long-time friend of the Clinton's, I would not want him as a friend. A friend is loyal! Today he jumps to back Sen obama. Tomorrow, he will abandon Sen obama for a better opportunity!

Now, vote for Hillary Clinton, shall we!

Posted by: paixetjoie | March 8, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

WaPo, do your job and ban

a_bigone | March 7, 2008 06:36 PM

for personal attacks and for trolling.

Posted by: kevinschmidt | March 8, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

If she thinks Clinton's a monster so be it. If she thinks Clinton will stoop to anything to win go ahead and say so.

Don't come back the next day babbling about an "oft stated admiration".

It's annoying.

Posted by: richardsonj92 | March 7, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Hey ImpeachNow,
"The voters have spoken and it is now time for Hussein to withdraw and end his divisive campaign. "

Why don't you ask Hillary who Huma Abedin is?

Posted by: middlerd1 | March 7, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Wall Street Journal Editorial,

Senator Clinton has said she'll make her tax returns public only if she wins the Democratic nomination. Mr. Clinton has said he'll disclose his future donors only if she is President. Once again they're trying to block disclosure until it's too late to inform the judgment of voters.
____

Well, well, well. How stupid can the Clintons get? Only dumb, uniformed and uneducated Clinton supporters are fooled by them.
http://s.wsj.net/article/SB120364037189484545.html

Posted by: Conrad1 | March 7, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Ziggy - check your math. There are more women than men. Hence, Hillary is not a minority by definition.

Ah, well, this thread has been spammed by bigone. Talk about an ironic user name.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | March 7, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

joy2 is certainly repulsivescamming...it's all in the style..


look at her


the Clintons power hungry...

that's exactly what they displayed when they said that they wanted healthcare and college for every AMERICAN.


they like Jimmy Carter actually practice what they preach...

unlike joy2 , she's a pooper take a good smell


she's a dishonest shunt of energy...a bugaboo hustler


an agent of slime.


markher, oh, I am sorry, she already wears the mark of "the beast."


.and you shall know them by their works, though they shall claim to come in my name...

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

alfa2 wrote:
Many of our people are as illiterate as people of third world countries. We need to acknowledge that truth. Otherwise there is no explanation whatesoever for her rise from the ashes.
_____

At last, some honest assessment of American people. For 8 years the people were subjected to a series of scandals and corruption of Bill and Hillary Clinton.Some 8 years later some people are happy to endorse them back into the Oval Office and content to receive ridicule and dislike from other countries.

The Clintons are circus performers controlled by money, power and the media.

Posted by: Conrad1 | March 7, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

so all of you Obama nauts understand what Obama is up against right????


you read and understand my posts right?

you don't have a clue right????

you have no understanding of how washington works right????


.the president changes the people don't.


not unless _you_ know how to make that happen.


they killed JFK, MLK, and backstabbed Jimmy Carter


Bill Clinton finished his eight years even with the hate machine running...


and fixed the economy too....


but you all know how to do that right?


stop the "war," you don't have enough intelligence to quit using _their_ framing


you're ignorant of what needs to be done


all you have is a need to feel like you've done something....sell manhattan for some glass beads, sign that treaty


I am not that naive....but you seem to be. Why is that ?


Is that how you would hire a manager, based upon hoping it worked out okay????


are you afraid of being examined on your naivete'

.
the only other answer or conclusion one could draw from your silence is that


you are not Obama supporters,


you are repulsive scammers intent upon pooping on Hillary,

so that the smell of YOUR EXCREMNTE' drives voters away....


poop away little dawgs,


animal control is out and you don't have your collars on.....good be endtimes for you bawkuhs


.bow wow wow...

.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

...Like Nixon, George Bush was deeply involved with supporting the Nazis in the Republican's closet. In fact, support for the Nazis was a Bush family tradition which goes back more than six decades and, once again, to Allen Dulles.

Loftus and Aarons write: "The real story of George Bush starts well before he launched his own career. It goes back to the 1920s, when the Dulles brothers and the other pirates of Wall Street were making their deals with the Nazis. . . ."

THE BUSH-DULLES-NAZI CONNECTION

"George Bush's problems were inherited from his namesake and maternal grandfather, George Herbert 'Bert' Walker, a native of St. Louis, who founded the banking and investment firm of G. H. Walker and Company in 1900. Later the company shifted from St. Louis to the prestigious address of 1 Wall Street. . . .

"Walker was one of Hitler's most powerful financial supporters in the United States. The relationship went all the way back to 1924, when Fritz Thyssen, the German industrialist, was financing Hitler's infant Nazi party. As mentioned in earlier chapters, there were American contributors as well.

"Some Americans were just bigots and made their connections to Germany through Allen Dulles's firm of Sullivan and Cromwell because they supported Fascism. The Dulles brothers, who were in it for profit more than ideology, arranged American investments in Nazi Germany in the 1930s to ensure that their clients did well out of the German economic recovery. . . .

"Sullivan & Cromwell was not the only firm engaged in funding Germany. According to 'The Splendid Blond Beast,' Christopher Simpson's seminal history of the politics of genocide and profit, Brown Brothers, Harriman was another bank that specialized in investments in Germany. The key figure was Averill Harriman, a dominating figure in the American establishment. . . .

"The firm originally was known as W. A. Harriman & Company. The link between Harriman & Company's American investors and Thyssen started in the 1920s, through the Union Banking Corporation, which began trading in 1924. In just one three-year period, the Harriman firm sold more than $50 million of German bonds to American investors. 'Bert' Walker was Union Banking's president, and the firm was located in the offices of Averill Harriman's company at 39 Broadway in New York.

"In 1926 Bert Walker did a favor for his new son-in-law, Prescott Bush. It was the sort of favor families do to help their children make a start in life, but Prescott came to regret it bitterly. Walker made Prescott vice president of W. A. Harriman. The problem was that Walker's specialty was companies that traded with Germany. As Thyssen and the other German industrialists consolidated Hitler's political power in the 1930s, an American financial connection was needed. According to our sources, Union Banking became an out-and-out Nazi money-laundering machine. . . .

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........


banking scandals where have we heard that before with the bush family...


BCCI, Silverado, SubPrime Mortgage banking/drug money laundering...


oh yeah, Omama is allover this, he's strong on "the past," he's a bs artist.


.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

grimmix
Great advice! That's what I plan to do this weekend: Enjoy the sunshine, go to an outdoor art and music festival, walk the dog, go to church on Sunday, and pray that obama sticks to his positive message of hope. In case we had forgotten the Clintons' lust for power, we sure have been reminded once again.

Posted by: joy2 | March 7, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

ABOUT TERRORISM, and fooling you oncet'

If personal motives, such as control of public perception, existed for the president to have covered up his "indirect" involvement with Sheikh Mahfouz, then Bush's claimed reason for the 911 report censorship could be a lie. Willful presidential deception would have occurred when Bush stated as the reason for his censorship, the need "to protect intelligence 'sources and methods'".

In politics, truth is often stranger than fiction: Sheikh Mahfouz's sister is actually one of four wives of Osama bin Laden, making the two men brothers-in-law, a fact that former CIA Director James Woolsey revealed in 1998 Senate testimony. Thus, Osama bin Laden is sleeping with the sister of Bush's business partner. Really.

Oil-related business deals between George W. Bush and several powerful Saudi Sheikhs, from 1979 to 1991, lacked both ethical integrity and Congressional intelligence oversight, since Bush used the same Saudi-controlled global banking network that was also used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and by Osama bin Laden. once a CIA asset. Yet, several abbreviated FBI and Congressional investigations later, this explosive truth still remains mostly hidden from the American public.

Consider the facts. For decades the current President's father, former President George H. W. Bush, has had publicly close ties to the oil-enriched Saudi royal family in regards to both politics and business. Then consider that the bin Laden family is the most entrusted of all families by the Saudi Royal household. For many decades, every Saudi King has granted the bin Laden's giant construction conglomerate exclusive contacts to restore all castles and holy sites within the country, and for numerous public works and infrastructure projects.

Also, consider that soon after bin Laden's September 11 attacks, it was public knowledge that 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, as was critical funding for bin Laden's al Qaeda network and for his earlier Arabic anti-Soviet fighters in Afganistan. Al Qaeda's predecesor was, in fact, bin Laden's 50,000 highly disciplined "Arab-Afghan" mujahideen, who were the most elite among Ronald Reagan's famous "freedom fighters", that were covertly given massive U.S. CIA support.

What is not generally known is that in years past, George W. Bush had several important business relationships with principle cohorts of Osama bin Laden's long-term financial sponsor, the powerful Saudi multibillionaire and banker to the king, Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz.

Bush's Deal with Saudi Sheikhs: A Reason to Cover-Up
This amazing story centers around and begins with the fraud-enshrouded Saudi National Commercial Bank (NCB), until recently owned by Sheikh Mahfouz. Following Osama bin Laden's U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa in 1998, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told the Saudi Arabian Defense Minister, Prince Sultan, that Mahfouz had channelled tens of millions of dollars into terrorist accounts in London and New York. While treasurer to the Saudi King, Mahfouz plundered 2 billion dollars of the 21 billion dollar National Commercial Bank, of which he was then president.

The Saudi National Commercial Bank was affiliated with a global network of many Mahfouz-connected banks, including the InterMaritime Bank of Geneva and New York, whose vice-president brokered a 25 million dollar investment into George W. Bush's Harken Oil and Gas in 1987. Thus, the InterMaritime Bank was once related to the current President Bush through its Mahfouz-connected VP, a man named Dr. Alfred Hartmann. The InterMaritime Bank was also involved in multiple covert CIA operations.

During the 1980's, Sheikh Mahfouz's banking syndicate performed major CIA-inspired banking operations for such former CIA assets as Osama bin Laden, as well as for Saddam Hussein, Manuel Noriega and other drug dealing generals, such as in Pakistan. Much of this is documented in the 1992 U.S. Congressional testimony of Senator John Kerry.

George W. Bush, for his part, had important business relationships not only with Dr. Hartmann, but with a total of nine prominent individuals that are central to Mahfouz's financial empire, including both the "Godfather of Saudi Intelligence" and his partner, a billionaire Bush campaign donor.

If George W. Bush and Sheikh Mahfouz were ever coexisting in each others financial network, then the question is begged as to whether any personal or political reasons exist for the President to have censored the Saudi section of the Senate's report on bin Laden's September 11 attacks.

When two principal individuals are directly connected to the same group of nine persons -- with each of the the eighteen subsequent relationships having zero degrees of separation -- then one would say that a "network" exists that profoundly connects the two principals in question.

...c'mon Mike McConnel, tell the truth you little hummer....

punk.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

"Hillary Clinton is the ultimate scum queen. A lying hate filled witch that practices the politics of personal destruction."

You forgot to mention that Chelsea is a ho and her parents are "pimping" her out.

Obama's supporters and surrogates sure talk like educated, hope-filled uniters and divisiveness-bridgers. The voices of the Obama supporters on this page sure reflect well on their candidate's ability to lead American politics to a new tone in Washington.


Posted by: AsperGirl | March 7, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

"Hillary Clinton is the ultimate scum queen. A lying hate filled witch that practices the politics of personal destruction."

You forgot to mention that Chelsea Clinton is a ho and her parents are "pimping" her out.

Obama's supporters and surrogates sure talk like educated, hope-filled uniters and divisiveness-bridgers.

Posted by: AsperGirl | March 7, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Crisis --
I wanted a Clinton/Obama ticket because I thought it would unify the Democratic Party.
However, I'm having second thoughts as I learned more about the real Obama.
I learned that Obama did a lousy job for the people he represented in Chicago, and I've learned more about Obama's relationship with Rezko the Slumlord, the one that Obama lied about during the debates.
Anyone who still supports Obama should see this video.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related
Posted by: svreader | March 7, 2008 01:48 PM
******************************************************************************************************
Why do you continue to post this piece of garbage on the internet? With your supposed PHD degree, shouldn't you be able to come up with something more original? You have been posting this slime for messages on every blog on Wa Po over the past month or so, aren't you tired of this sh*t like the rest of us?

Go get a real life you sorry excuse for a Republican and start acting like a real person much less a Democrat...

Us Democrats will pound on each other over our choice of candidates and that's o.k. but to let a low life such as yourself cross the line with any of them is inexcusable

Even John McCain would not approve of your message!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: citystreet | March 7, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

well,


it looks like there's some repulsive scammers selling the Hillary is the same thing we are story tonight...


or maybe it's just some baby Obama players that forget that Bill Clinton had to endure 8 years of lies and innuendo,


followed by 8 years of "Clinton did it too," under Bush...

can you doubt that the Clintons are the most feared people in Washington by influence peddlars who are looking to continue to peddle that influence and war profiteer ???


.study some history.

find out the connection between the current state of affairs and collusion of the wealthy with certain families.

SEARCH on BUSH CRIME FAMILY

you owe it to the country.


.


and whoever you are,


a cliche isn't a position, it's a front


one that you support...


zb95 , and dhayjones


where have you been while the republicans have been destroying your country?


supporting homophobia ????


did you know that george w. bush is the first gay president????


why not?


SEARCH on Ken Mehlman RNC cheif, Victor Ashe, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, gay lips

get to know how filthy these people really are before you start blowing air about the republicans posting here


disguised as democrats.


The republicans are the only party to have actively recruited NAZIS after WWII.


.Goebbels was a master, and they used his work.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame and shocking to see such immature ranting and raving on the Washington Post's website. Both sides are doing it. What's with all the name-calling and demonizing of the other side? This is a democratic contest, not warfare or a street fight. It's about choosing a candidate for president. I hope the Washington Post starts to moderate these comments a little more carefully.

Posted by: dhayjones | March 7, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton: "I am not a monster".
Bill: "Well that a depends on what your definition of monster is".

Posted by: zb95 | March 7, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

prince o'bama is in need of someone to defend him...


he's a wuss.


he gets that 3:00 A.M. call and he says...

"what's our involvement with Colombia and why is


Manuel Noriega going to turn states evidence on George H.W. Bush?"

SEARCH on Gary Webb, cocaine, heroin, Parry, George H.W. Bush

it's your country, no your pushers...


.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

She told the truth. Hilary is a monster.

Posted by: lib_nm | March 7, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Fear not. Prince Obama will find his magic Hope and Change Sword and slay the Monster!

Posted by: zb95 | March 7, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters, your candidate is not above playing dirty. Back in 1996 when he was 35 and making his first foray into politics, he hired a fellow Harvard Law alum to review the applications of his 4 potential opponent's in the Democratic primary and nitpicked their applications to death. The result, he had all 4 disqualified, including a popular incumbent who had held the post for several terms, and ran unopposed.

Doesn't sound like the candidate of Change and Hope and Unity. More like what a Monster would do.

Posted by: David2007 | March 7, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Monster Clinton -- chews up "hope", spits it out and grinds it into the dirt.

Posted by: zb95 | March 7, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Monster is too nice of a word to use for Hillary. She as per me is King or Queen Monster. She will do anything to get elected. I am not sure why people like her. May be people are scared of the notion that this Monster if not elected will destroy them. That is the only justification I can derive after seeing the results of Texas and Ohio. Many of our people are as illiterate as people of third world countries. We need to acknowledge that truth. Otherwise there is no explanation whatesoever for her rise from the ashes.

Posted by: alfa2 | March 7, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Samatha Power is no political hack. She is a Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her book "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide" and she is correct, Hillary Clinton is a "Monster -- Willing to do anything to win."

Posted by: zb95 | March 7, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow, you can always tell who's had a couple drinks before they post something (and also those who probably should).

I'm so addicted to this primary and so are all of you. Following primary news is an escape drug, it's just an easy way to take our minds off the fact that we still have the president we have now.

But now there is a lull, it's 7 weeks till the next big one. I can't wait that long! Imagine 7 weeks of meaningless stories like this article passing for front page news, pages upon pages of made-up scandals and he-said she-said.

I say everyone take at least a 1-week break from the news, go out and see the sunshine. Go for a walk with your loved one, play with your kids if you have any, see a good movie, read a good non-political book. You'll thank me later.

Posted by: grimmix | March 7, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

every body has a right to an opinion..

but if you actually want to have an effect that's different you don't want to borrow it from someone who's trying to lead you...


you feeling defensive?


I mean it's more important to agree than to

actually contribute right?


each dictionary is

interpreted with the current usage as well as accepted usage...

rules have to do with

history

cognition

and mores.


you're embedded in the western world with certain mores embedded in your culture as deeply as those of supposedly _backwards_ cultures and to a certain degree as easily manipulated because of your predictability..

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

We continue to see kinks in the 'SHINING Armor' of Barack HUSSEIN Obama. This last kink appears to be from one of his TRUSTED
political advises. I would be concerned that
this particular comment shows how HIS entire 'TRUSTED' campaign THINK. This same ADVISER readily admitted that HUSSEIN Obama would not and could not commit to removing the troops from IRAQ until he had CONSULTED with his commanders on the ground AFTER he was President.

The issue about the NAFTA was not a rumor because there was a WRITTEN letter that followed with the offical from Canada. It was used to BACK CHANNEL to the powers that been in Canada. HUSSEIN Obama... stated that there was NO TELEPHONE call to discuss the issue with Canadian Officals. READ.. TRUE STATMENT... because it was a written memo back channeled to the Government in Canada.

Read between the pages regarding HUSSEIN Obama. He preaches change, for the good of the American People... tries to be a combination of MLK and JKF. But is NEITHER.

Watch and listen to his speeches... he preaches volumes... but has no substance to what he is saying. He has NO PLANS on how he will LEAD THE CHANGES needed in our Government BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE.

It is impossible for HIM to make any needed changes the running of the GOVERNMENT on Washington WITHOUT getting rid of the OLD GUARD from BOTH PARTIES on the HILL.

The entire issue is getting re-elected for the next term. PERIOD.

Basically some of the OLD GUARD have been wheeled to the Capital Building and are allowed to DIE in Place... Because they have the money and party clout to be re-elected time and time again.

The American PEOPLE ARE so Naive that they will listen to any used 'CAR SALEMEN' that tells you how great the car is KNOWING THAT IT HAS A BAD VALVE. This is what HUSSEIN trObama has done on the campaign trail...

Posted by: miller51550 | March 7, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey Republicans, while "yall" are still playhing with yourselves look what your president and McCain are doing to the troops.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080308/ap_on_re_us/combat_hearing_loss_5

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 7, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

When Obama told his campaign staff to "go negative" he neglected to mention that doesn't mean to expose to foreign journalists the trash-talk of Obama campaign inner circle.

Thank you, Scotsman, for revealing some of the nature of the "off the record" and "behind the scenes" things that the Obama surrogates say. The American press is in love with Obama and repeats those kinds of things instead of exposing them and those who say them.

Posted by: AsperGirl | March 7, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure a few people are already working on a book called "How to Steal a US Presidential Election, Step-by Step, for Dummies." In the next few months (or maybe just few weeks), all chapters are going to be filled. It's just a matter of who gets the book out first. Already, people critical of the Clintons are being forced out left and right. CNN (guess who owns CNN?) has become a Clinton advocate. Puerto Rico is changing delegate selection rules in mid-nomination. Florida and Michigan are being forgiven for their blatant rule violations. This is all understandable -- Obama is trying to fight special interest groups and special interest groups are just fighting back. This is democracy at its best.

Posted by: KT11 | March 7, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Some Food For Thought:

Large numbers of Republicans have been voting for Barack Obama in the DEMOCRATIC primaries. 1) Because they feel he would be a weaker opponent against John McCain. And 2) Because they feel that a Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ticket would be unbeatable.

Hillary Clinton has actually won by much larger margins than the votes showed. And lost by much smaller vote margins than the vote totals show. And her delegate count is actually much higher than it shows. And higher than Obama's.

Maybe the media, and some sharp, aggressive investigative reporters, and academics would like to look into this. I hear there has been an astonishingly high rate of this type of cheating of the DEMOCRATIC primary voters going on. Few if any of these Republican voters plan to vote for Obama in November.

Sounds like a major scandal to me. And what can the DNC, and the super delegates do to correct this outrage against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party, and the Democratic process.


Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama:

Dear Madam, and Sir,

A Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama ticket is what we want. And that is what we need to take back the Whitehouse. We want a smart, tough, idealistic, seasoned veteran of many battles fighting for the American people (Hillary Clinton). With a young, passionate, smart, open-minded, hard-working idealist fighting for the American people (Barrack Obama). The DREAM TEAM!

You are both fabulous candidates. And we, the American people are very fortunate to have each of you. Taking back the Whitehouse is critical for the American people, and the world at this time. And I think the American people have been saying loudly, and clearly that a Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ticket is the best way to do this.

I think the American people have made it very clear that they feel Hillary Clinton is the one best able to lead the ticket against John McCain at this critical, and desperate time in America, and around the world. These dramatic comebacks are testament to Hillary Clinton's skill, and experience as a fighter for the American people. They are also a testament to the strong desire of the American people to have both of you fighting for the American people at this time of midnight in America.

Typical of the Clinton's is an uncanny ability to see and understand what the American people want. And then to try and get it for them. Even if they have to go through three political near death experiences to try and get it for the American people. This is classic Clinton's. They are the best I have ever seen.

We are desperate out here. Millions of us are suffering greatly. And tens of thousands of us are dying needlessly every year. Men, women, children, and babies. We need help! As Hillary Clinton said "It's not a game". We need the two of you together on our side fighting for us, and for the American dream for all. Not fighting against each other anymore.

It's time for you Senator Obama to join forces with Hillary Clinton as her running mate so that we can all focus our energies, and resources on taking back America for the American people.

Sincerely

Jacksmith...

Posted by: JackSmith1 | March 7, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

who's trying to undermine Obama???

Hillary? hardly, the media? not at all. He's self destructing.

The repulsive scammers have been hammering "The Clintons," for 16 years....


anyone listening to O'Reilley, limp "rushing," bought

or simply going back the last 5 years of posting, articles and comments will see Clinton bashing sold by the

REPULSIVE SCAMMERS....

and Hillary is "undermining" you're a simple person or an underminer of Hillary

which is it Russert???? you Pxxxxy


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Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

who's trying to undermine Obama???

Hillary? hardly, the media? not at all. He's self destructing.

The repulsive scammers have been hammering "The Clintons," for 16 years....


anyone listening to O'Reilley, limp "rushing," bought

or simply going back the last 5 years of posting, articles and comments will see Clinton bashing sold by the

REPULSIVE SCAMMERS....

and Hillary is "undermining" you're a simple person or an underminer of Hillary

which is it T. Russert???? you low life Pxxxy....


.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

who's trying to undermine Obama???

Hillary? hardly, the media? not at all. He's self destructing.

The repulsive scammers have been hammering "The Clintons," for 16 years....


anyone listening to O'Reilley, limp "rushing," bought

or simply going back the last 5 years of posting, articles and comments will see Clinton bashing sold by the

REPULSIVE SCAMMERS....

and Hillary is "undermining" you're a simple person or an underminer of Hillary

which is it Russert???? you Pxxxxy


.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Martin's comment above about Senator Clinton contending Barack is not ready to be commander-in-chief, but then saying she is willing to have him as her Vice-Presidential nominee is entirely consistent. The Clinton camp is willing to say virtually anything to try to dupe some voters, including superdelegates, and win the nomination. They realize they would need to win as many supporters of Barack as possible, so they are quite willing to suggest the possibility of him becoming the Vice-Presidential nominee to use him and his supporters to her political advantage.

This is a potential win-win strategy for the Clinton camp. Undermine Barack as much as possible so Senator Clinton may win the nomination, or undermine Barack as much as possible, so if he wins the nomination, but loses the election, she will be annointed by the media as the frontrunner in the Democratic party in 2012.

Posted by: Koreen | March 7, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

I encourage all readers to watch video of SP interview on the BBC. She may be a prize winning writer but she is a pathetic and naive spokesperson. Forget about the MONSTER comment. Here is the person who is very very close to OBAMA (adores him!) clearly says: "... here we are in March 08 and no one knows what would be the situation in Jan 09 ... and he would do whatever ..." Doesn't this say something still unknown about this guy? He would make any kind of promise to get elected now but would do things differently when the time comes. That's is the old style politics at its worst and not the new transforming politics he promises. How can you trust him?

Also if OBAMA is answering the 3 am call after consulting Samantha we are in serious trouble because the lady cannot think straight.

Posted by: ithinker | March 7, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

I think being capable is a better hand to play


than trying to play the pity card.

but for your information, there are more

women than men on earth at any given time....

so really, ziggy1

you're either ignorant or conniving....

looking at the others posting here, I would say, you're conniving...


how about a discussion about PNAC ziggy1

think you can hold your own? no, well it's what I expected from this crowd of posuers


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Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

It was tragic today for the Obama campaign today regarding Samantha Powers speaking to a foreign press regarding the Obama campaign and representing Barack Obama as his lead foreign policy adviser. It has gone against his philosophy and the way he states he will run his campaign. How much has she told the foreign governments? I too, wonder how many other advisers he has that would jeopardize our security as a nation? I am so glad she resigned as this would indeed jeopardise our security overseas and how the world sees us as Americans. Our nation is strong and we need to keep it as a leading power in the world and the only way we can do that is with a President like Hillary Clinton. Super delegates need I say more? The statement made as to a knife fight was uncalled for by Barack Obama and should also be retracted. Inexperience in running a campaign is no excuse. With running a country we cannot take chances, and running a country as a true leader will only can be done with Hillary Clinton as President. Americans now more than ever, realize who the next President of these Unites States will be. Pennsylvania will show finally who America wants as President not only to protect our nations' security overseas but here in our own country.

Posted by: Catherine4 | March 7, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse


CLINTON'S NAFTA-GATE

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008 3:37 PM by Domenico Montanaro
Filed Under: 2008, Clinton, Obama

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Per the Toronto Globe and Mail, in a story that was the lead on the paper's front page today, that call to the Canadian embassy was actually from the Clinton campaign, not Obama's:

"Mr. [Ian] Brodie, [PM Harper's chief of staff], during the media lockup for the Feb. 26 budget, stopped to chat with several journalists, and was surrounded by a group from CTV. The conversation turned to the pledges to renegotiate the North American free-trade agreement made by the two Democratic contenders, Mr. Obama and New York Senator Hillary Clinton.

"Mr. Brodie, apparently seeking to play down the potential impact on Canada, told the reporters the threat was not serious, and that someone from Ms. Clinton's campaign had even contacted Canadian diplomats to tell them not to worry because the NAFTA threats were mostly political posturing. The Canadian Press cited an unnamed source last night as saying that several people overheard the remark.

Posted by: Conrad1 | March 7, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Hillary should release her tax returns or concede immediately.
---------------------

Or else . . . .

I think better advice is Obamamessiah's "advisors" should stop granting interviews. He's only got so many toes to give.

Posted by: JamesSCameron | March 7, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Please note that this is a totally unbiased comment from an individual that does not have a dog in this fight. There are two (2) minorities fighting it out for the Democratic nomination for President. Indeed Senator Obama is ahead on the delegate count. He is a minority race (although he is actually bi-racial which I believe has been mentioned). Mrs. Clinton is a minority in that she is a female. Which playing card is stronger, the race card or the female card? If Senator Obama was campaigning against a black female he would be at a disadvantage since the race factor would be negated however the gender factor would still be there. Vice Versa, If Mrs. Clinton were to be campaigning against a white male she could always play the gender card as a female.

For what its worth and probably not much, I am of the opinion that in this instance the race card is a much better hand than the gender card.

After all is said and done, Obama will and should be the Democratic Candidate based on his delegate count. I also believe that he will be a much easier opponent for the Republicans to defeat in November.

Posted by: ziggy1 | March 7, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the republicans are playing with themselves again. Have fun!

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 7, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

As a Clinton supporter, I don't think Obama is a monster. However, there is no question that a large number of his cult fans, er. supporters are monsters and more. I can nver vote for Obama, given this is what his so called inspiration does to people.

A whole bunch of people on this board in the above posts think that Clinton is a monster because Clinton's handlers objected to an Obama advisor calling Clinton a monster. If the irony of this is not 10 feet thick, I don't know what is.

How can a group of people claim to being attracted to a candidate because that candidate is somehow preaching a different kind of politics that does not involve character assassination, and the same group of people then spew unbelievable amounts of venom at the opponent of that candidate, on any thing that candidate says or does, simply becuase that candidate is standing in the way of their cult hero? If this is not idolatry gone mad, what is?

The ironic thing is that a whole bunch of these self same Obama supporters say things like "the right wing Christians would crucify Jesus if Jesus was reborn today and started some of the things like love to all, including non-Christians, Gays, and so on". Yet, these same Obama supporters are absolutely stone Clinton and her supporters to death, as in some ghastly Saudi justice system.

Posted by: intcamd1 | March 7, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

oh, I'm sorry,


sliming is all you really want to do. You're just simply evil children have no real intelligence to display.


I'm sorry.

boo hoo.

.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

come on little slimer, step up let's talk about this...


since all of you FALSE OBAMA SUPPORTERS ARE SO INTERESTED IN THE TRUTH


NOT.


if an agent knowingly obfuscates the corrupt administrations mission to wreak economic havoc upon the citizens of the United States, isn't that agent guilty of treason

dolph betrayer',

with that we can move on to look at another famous "villian"...George H.W. Bush...father of the monkey-boy


why are we in Iraq?

Saddam was set up by

little George's Daddy to have things happen this way...

there was no "right thing," that was done...

Saddam was suckered into becoming the obvious villian, while the _real_ villian goes to Kennebunkeport and has a life at his Texas ranch....and his friends have oil integrity....


George H.W. Bush sent April Glaspie to Iraq to discuss with him his border disputes with Kuwiatt...

she, with a nod and a wink said it was okay with the United States if Saddam settled it's disputes with Kuwiatt, that the United States wouldn't interfere....

The United States was lying, Desert Storm ensued...Iraq was decimated, the Republican Guard destroyed....

an embargo was placed on Iraq...they waited to come back into our good graces....while the United States played the propaganda game....we killed over 200,000 Iraqi's in Desert Storm, and called him the "Butcher of Bagdhad," as a way of warming up the audience for the next phase of the "morality play," where evil was conquered...

The real evil is having a hidden agendae and foisting it on the world...

pre emptive strike, my a ss...OIL GRAB

but if you're interested there is a web site that lays out the intent in


1997 to use the military to control world economies...

Scooter Libby, Paul Wolfowitz, Jeb Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheyney, Wm Bennet (the drug failure) and some other important men signed it....it's worth a read to find out what has been sold to congress to make them complicit....

with this lie.

.

two things going on, don't confuse them, money being made...OIL/Military_Industrial_Complex/families_of_elite

and a manifesto for intervention, based upon continuity of Military_FOREVER, no peace


where's the manifesto for this intervention? PNAC

http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm

let's not forget the basis of our intervention into Iraq and what might have been sold to a complicit congress...


Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

come on dolph924 you know those charges are all


Karl Roves' doing.

we know that Michael Chertoff can be connected with Vince Foster

SEARCH on VINCE FOSTER, Michael Chertoff, Green QUEST

find out how a bunch of dim bulbs have been stealing your country blind and paying themselves a salary

out of your futures...

crush them and then get the pliers out for a little rending fun.


.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

come on little slimers,


let's dance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah, oh my....you can't dance all you can do is make poopy..........

yeah, I know it's hard when you're visible to the world...

I do need to clean my shoes though, who's first ???


step up....


let's talk about Zalmay or Unocal


your choice I know that the false obama nauts don't want to talk issues that they are here primarily to slime,


but maybe there's a Kagan buried in the ninnie pile.

.we can only hope.


.

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Why apologize? Clinton IS a monster -- pond scum in fact. She cares not a whit about her nation or her party -- only herself. She is smart enough to know (1) she can't overtake Obama in elected delegates; (2) she can't overtake Obama in popular vote; and (3) the super delegates will NEVER destroy the Dem party by overruling grass roots voters.

So if there is ZERO chance to be the 2008 nominee, why is she trashing Obama and praising McCain? She wants to run against McCain or some other GOP candidate in 2012, something she thinks she can do if McCain wins. If Obama wins, it would be 2016 at the earliest. Guess what -- after her shameful lies, racial inuendos and deserting her party, she will NEVER EVER be the Dem party nominee.

What about her illegal, risk-free back-dated commodities trades? What about White Water? Where are her tax returns? What did she have to do with the death of Vince Foster? What about lying about her NAFTA positions? What about lying about which campaign contacted Canada with reassurances about NAFTA? What about responding that "So far as she knew Obama isn't a Muslim?" What about darkening his picture on websites? What about sending out the picture of Obama in African garb to imply he's a Muslim? What about saying McCain is ready to be president but Obama is not? How does being married to a President or Governor give her ANY experience? What has she ever done on her own? Why do nearly 50% of Americans hate her so much? Because she is pond scum -- and "monster" is just another short hand way of saying that.

Posted by: dolph924 | March 7, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

It was tragic today for the Obama campaign today regarding Samantha Powers speaking to a foreign press regarding the Obama campaign and representing Barack Obama as his lead foreign policy adviser. It has gone against his philosophy and the way he states he will run his campaign. How much has she told the foreign governments? I too, wonder how many other advisers he has that would jeopardize our security as a nation? I am so glad she resigned as this would indeed jeopardise our security overseas and how the world sees us as Americans. Our nation is strong and we need to keep it as a leading power in the world and the only way we can do that is with a President like Hillary Clinton. Super delegates need I say more? The statement made as to a knife fight was uncalled for by Barack Obama and should also be retracted. Inexperience in running a campaign is no excuse. With running a country we cannot take chances, and running a country as a true leader will only can be done with Hillary Clinton as President. Americans now more than ever, realize who the next President of these Unites States will be. Pennsylvania will show finally who America wants as President not only to protect our nations' security overseas but here in our own country.

Posted by: Catherine4 | March 7, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

ps. Hillary Rodthem Clinton is not a Monster...


we all know who is though don't we ???

and it's not you ???

you all are a bunch of little barkeeng dawgs...

heh heh heh...

REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY !

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove regularly quotes me and signs his name KevinSchmidtsname...as a paeon of devotion


if you had a group of
primitives that spoke urdu...

and you wanted to work with them, it would involve multiple phases that could be worked out to the benefit of both sides....

what _is_ stalling _any_ solution is that the

Military-Industrial-Complex


is saying, "what about me!?"


and they're saying it this way:

"you need to be safe from terrorists."


IF you want the occupation to end, then you need to call it that and hold the Military_Industrial_Complex responsible for creating the fiasco, when a sound alternative energy source and a presence in that region and a continued embargo, would have handled everything most efficiently.

IF YOU WANT TO BRING THE USA BACK TO WHERE IT WAS,

you have to fix the infrastructure and hold some people accountable for this fraud, and call it that...arresting and prosecuting, and getting the intelligence industry out from under the president and his "team,"

there is no oversight, and no seperation of powers....the constitution is in danger...


there is no difference between congress and the executive branch....that goes against the constitution....

why does the National Guard exist?
why is there a "right to bear arms?"

because of what is going on.

I suggest you quit being meek and acting as if you need permission to support the Constitution and instead ask why the quasi-elected president of these United States doesn't uphold his oath of office?

otey?

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Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Power comments reflect the Obama campaign. Inexperience, lack of though, improvisation. Do you remember Obama's answer when he was asked what will he do to deal with government that is our foes? He said he will go and talk to them without conditions.Lately, he said he will set some conditions. Had to asked for advise?

Posted by: rosalynneus | March 7, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

why do republicans hate america so?


they don't, they're simply put _ignorant_ of their effect.

they don't care about you or their eefects on the world.

because you're not real to them, they haven't encountered you...in some centuries. Do you think bush was feeling for the men and women dying in Vietnam? How could he, no one in his class was _over there_....Rummy Cheyney?


in a certain sense it is "business as usual,"


_they_

are old fashioned rulers.

They rule by ruleset, not by understanding what is happening.

Their words, and actions reflect a lack of appreciation or deeper understanding of what the world is going through...as a whole.

The prattling about democracy for Iraq as Africa is busy going up in flames and aids, and we sell them arms to further inflame their tribal wars....

the thoughtlessness, is evident in that they didn't realize that what the administration was saying was an _obvious_ lie, in light of what was going on in the rest of the world.

The mindset that they have and use is _inherited_.

It's olde European manipulation of wealth by the wealthy...they're not even American in a way...they are Stuarts...royalty. Bush Sr's uncle was part of the West Indies Spice company, which is multiple centuries old and why Poppy was involved with CIA in trying to depose Castro...in the early 50's...family business...not United States.


Rupert Murdoch is of the same molde even if he's newly rich...Austrailian owner of the media who attempted to monopolize it about 10 years ago...all he got was FOX and some others but not controlling interest in World media...they stopped that in California, as he tried to buy up several newspapers and some newscasting agencies.

Newer minds, unfettered by class belief, can see the effects that deals have on "the people," because in an enclosed society...one that has reached it's borders, we affect each other.


For the olde rich, the inherited,

part of the mindset is _they_ "the people" are not of our class and we are not affected by _them_ "the people."


ANY engineer can tell you that all parts of a ecological system affect each other.

Hell Heisenbergs uncertainy principle, tells you that.

.

looks like mostly repulsivescammers posting here again today...


don't they ever learn ???? crime doesn't pay evil lizards...


...it's over little slimers...stand ready to receive my fire.


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Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Hillary should release her tax returns or concede immediately.

What is it about full disclosure that she doesn't understand?

It is WE THE PEOPLE who should know everything about our governmental employees, not the other way around.

I say we bug all of their offices with web cams and monitor all of their email and phone conversations in real time, not the other way around.

Any citizen should be able to just log on to any computer and start checking up on anyone in the government, not the other way around.

Posted by: kevinschmidt | March 7, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

what are the MEN AND WOMEN IN IRAQ DYING AND LOSING BODY PARTS FOR??????

OIL and drug trafficking...

AND !!!,

are the United States Soldiers getting a cut, of _t_h_a_t_

____________________ M O N E Y ? _____________________no

no, they are getting their legs blown off, getting medals of honor and waiting two years to be declared disabled as they lose homes that they can't make mortgage payments on.

READ THIS:
Just as the Iran-Contra scandal evolved to include drug smuggling, the Iraq War also is closely related to drug smuggling. While the Bush regime has so far managed to keep the drug smuggling aspects of the war from reaching the media, evidence is beginning to emerge. The evidence comes largely from a former FBI translator turned whistle-blower, Sibel Edmonds. Hired to translate intercepted messages soon after 9/11 this Turkish lady first blew the whistle on the FBI for dragging its feet. She has state emphatically that she has seen documents that prove the Bush administration was fully aware of the terrorist attack before 9/11. While ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT, has imposed a gag order on her, this courageous lady has only been able to speak in generalized terms. However, she has repeatedly stated that when viewed as an international drug smuggling operation the picture becomes clear.

Sibel Edmonds has provided a huge clue in her generalized statements, a clue that points directly at the BUSH FAMILY and DICK CHENEY. Haliburton the oil services company formerly headed by CHENEY has a long history of involvement in drug smuggling and gunrunning especially through its Brown and Root subsidiary. Brown and Root also has a long history of providing cover for CIA agents. In the late 1970s Brown and Root was implicated in drug smuggling and gunrunning from oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico built by Brown and Root and using ships owned by Brown and Root. In the 1990s Brown and Root was implicated in smuggling heroin to Europe through Russia. The heroin originated in Laos.

The Russian incident surfaced in 1995 after thieves stole sacks of heroin concealed as sugar from a rail container leased by Alfa Echo. Authorities were alerted to the problem after residents of Khabarovsk, a Siberian city became intoxicated from consuming the heroin. Alfa Echo is part of the Russian Alfa group of companies controlled by Mikhail Fridman and Pyotr Aven. The FSB, the Russian equivalent of the FBI firmly proved a solid link between Alfa Tyumen and drug smuggling. The drug smuggling route was further exposed after the Ministry of Internal Affairs raided Alfa Eko buildings and found drugs and other compromising documentation. Under Cheney's leadership of Haliburton, Brown and Root received a taxpayer insured loan through the Export-Import Bank of $292 million dollars for Brown and Root to refurbish a Siberian oil field owned by Alfa Tyumen. The Alfa Bank is also implicated in money laundering for the Colombian cocaine cartels.

THERE IS $80 BILLION IN UNRECORDED PROFITS IN THE FIRST STEP OF AFGHANI OPIUM COLLECTION, refinement...three steps later it could be worth $400 BILLION, in unrecorded profits...

93 PERCENT of the worlds' HEROIN came out of AFGHANISTAN last year...


SEARCH on Gary Webb, CIA, BUSH, Parry, Letter of Understanding...


read how the CIA has an agreement with the DoJ to profit from drug trafficking w/o fear of prosecution...


....bush doesn't represent the United States,


he represents about 1,400 people that are working together to defraud the United States, and the rest of the world...the stinking mess that is left when they are gone


will be yours to clean up


unless you jail and sue them...


.

language is a personal experience...


your cognitive interpretation is based upon personal experience...

there is a certain shared basis for interpreting words in general...

family based, children from the same family show the same speech patterns, regional patterns...

in general, that's not always true.

what is true specifically for everyone is that an abstraction is put in place that philosophers call:

the map,

it is the individuals interpretation, internally of what is going on, out there in the world...right?

the ruleset....the internal ruleset.


someone watching, can figure out the general shape of the personality...

like standing in a rowboat and poking a pole down into the bottom of a fairly shallow pond the shape of the unseen bottom...


by having a certain number of interactions and mapping it out verbally, or in written form...

and speak to that, abstract process...

and the person whose abstract process that is being spoken to would feel 100 percent certain that you were on the same page with them...that you understood them, that you agreed with them, that you held the same world view...

Posted by: a_bigone | March 7, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

It was tragic today for the Obama campaign today regarding Samantha Powers speaking to a foreign press regarding the Obama campaign and representing Barack Obama as his lead foreign policy adviser. It has gone against his philosophy and the way he states he will run his campaign. How much has she told the foreign governments? I too, wonder how many other advisers he has that would jeopardize our security as a nation? I am so glad she resigned as this would indeed jeopardize our security overseas and how the world sees us as Americans. Our nation is strong and we need to keep it as a leading power in the world and the only way we can do that is with a President like Hillary Clinton. Super delegates need I say more? The statement made as to a knife fight was uncalled for by Barack Obama and should also be retracted. Inexperience in running a campaign is no excuse. With running a country we cannot take chances, and running a country as a true leader will only can be done with Hillary Clinton as President. Americans now more than ever, realize who the next President of these Unites States will be. Pennsylvania will show finally who America wants as President not only to protect our nations' security overseas but here in our own country.

Posted by: Catherine4 | March 7, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Grackel cackles:
"There's not much difference between McCain and Hillary."

That's a joke, right? McCain is a Bush clone. Does anyone here think that Clinton will turn off key portions of the Constitution? Turn the country in a corporate fascism-ruled nightmare? Ignore the economy until it breaks completely? Turn off habeus corpus? Torture war prisoners, assuring the pain and suffering of *American* prisoners of war? Such a liar, she'd pretend the war is going great and the economy is just fine? Vote against children's health care on the ludicrous premise that it would hurt the BUDGET? Her husband left Worst. President. Ever. with a budget surplus. Think Hillary will turn around and ring up high deficits?

"You're the moron."

You're too stupid to vote. Learn what's going on, or take a vacation. You're one of the reasons we're stuck with Howdy Doody and Cheney the Dick.

Posted by: 2229 | March 7, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

HILARY CLINTON IS A MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: lesliedesign2k | March 7, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I don't see what the problem is. She IS a monster. Ever see what she can do to a small village? It's DISGUSTING.

(What did you think "It Takes A Village" was about, anyway?)

Posted by: BABucher | March 7, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton IS a monster.

She is an Obama-eating, happy, election-winning, brilliant female policy-detail spewing monster in a pantsuit who will kick butt while having fun on comedy shows and lighting up the screen with that big, mischievous grin of hers!

Obamatons fear her. Ha ha. Now that is funny.

This is the best election year ever. It's like "American Idol" or "The Apprentice". It's a reality show called "The Candidate".

Don't forget to send donations, however small, to www.hillaryclinton.com. Let's keep this show on the road... Every state they hit, they sign up more Democrats and reintroduce Red Staters to Democratic ideas and values!

Posted by: AsperGirl | March 7, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton caught lying, again!

This time, it's about NAFTA, again!

'Clinton Campaign Major Deception Alert: The chief of staff to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that an official from Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign told the Canadian embassy in Washington to take her criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement with a ``grain of salt,'' the Canadian Press reported. Why wasn't this revealed BEFORE the Ohio primary?'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aIUVrK0hWJ9Y&refer=canad

See Samantha, you don't have to resort to name calling. You just have to tell the truth. Let people use their brains to think up their own opinions of Hillary. Why limit the people's imagination to just one word"?

Posted by: kevinschmidt | March 7, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton is a monster because she hasn't released her tax returns yet (she's not required to release them), and the Obama campaign can't wait until April to get them... they have a Ken Starr wannabe on retainer waiting to go on a fishing expedition and he's charging by the hour. Fortunately, Obama's willing to squander poor black folks' money on their obscenely-expensive campaign, including on investigators and lawyers.

Posted by: AsperGirl | March 7, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

HILLARY TELLS A MONSTER OF A MISREPRESENTATION ....

According to the Associated Press:

Clinton Revises Remark on Women in Miss.

Mar 7 04:07 PM US/Eastern
By SARA KUGLER
Associated Press Writer

'What I said is what I learned is that neither Iowa or Mississippi had ever elected a woman statewide and I REFERENCED THE FACT THAT I WAS THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED STATEWIDE IN NEW YORK and I told the Iowans that they had a chance to try to change that and now in Mississippi giving Mississippi voters a chance to change that,' Clinton said in the radio interview."

COMMENT: Mrs. Clinton's claim to be the first woman elected statewide in New York shows either the ignorance of a carpetbagger or a willingness to lie about virtually anything in order to get elected.

New York's former Lt. Governors (all elected statewide) are:

Mary O. Donohue (R) Lt. Governor 1999-2007
Elizabeth McCaughey Ross (D) Lt. Governor 1995-1999
Mary Anne Krupsak (D) Lt. Governor 1975-1978

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

You really want to see a monster? Have Obama ask Hillary time after time in their next debate when she's going to release her tax returns. Time after time. Time after time.

Then stand back and watch her come unhinged. Now THAT'S a monster.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | March 7, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

None of this matters anymore. There's not going to be a need for any more primaries.

Its over for Obama.

Obama will either drop out of the race or be defeated by huge margins if he's foolish enough to say in after this.

This clip is from Chicago's most respected TV news station.

I'm sorry to burst Obama's supporters bubble, but Obama's much worse than any of us thought. He wasn't even any good at being a state senator.

Nobody in their right mind will support Obama now that we know what a lousy job he did for the people he represented in Chicago, and how he let down the people who trusted him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related

According to his own local Chicago Newspapers and TV stations, he was a lousy State Senator.

If he couldn't even handle being a State Senator, why would anyone in their right mind trust him with the Presidency???

Speaking of trust, don't forget Obama's WHOPPER of a LIE during the debates when he claimed to not even know Rezko and that the only connection he had with him was two hours of legal work when he was an associate at a law firm.

Compare that to the fact that Obama knew Rezko for 17 years, that Rezko was a major campaign contributor to every campaign Obama's run, and the "sweetheart" deal Rezko gave him on his house.

It really is "game over" for Obama.

Sorry. Even I didn't expect him to be this incompetent and corrupt.

Posted by: svreader | March 7, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Gee! When did it become a crime to call something by its proper name? Ms. Power was only using the formal name of the woman as it appears in the dictionary.

Posted by: InHarmsWay | March 7, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I am always been for the Democrats and now I am extremely disappointed. Is it possible that nobody inside the party has enough moral authority to stand up and call for an end to this political suicide? I have read enough math to understand that it is virtually impossible that Sen. Clinton will reach Sen. Obama as for the number of delegates. Then someone should step up and tell her that for the greater good of her party and of the nation she should get back. I have always been for the Democrats but now I think that they are preparing McCain's presidential chair. I have always been for the Democrats but I start to believe that if they are not in condition to put an end to this useless fight, they shall not win the Presidential election since they will not be able to rule the country anyway. How should they govern the US if they cannot even put order in their own party?
We should concentrate less in the two candidates, Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton, and start to watch the party and the superdelegates. Until when will they wait to take a position? Until when will they permit this waste of resources, money, human energy? We should start to put pressure on them, we should not tolerate it further: it is time that they assume their own responsibilities!!!

Posted by: jmbarrie | March 7, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

It seems to me that I remember Hillary's comparing Obama to Ken Starr. "Monster," that's laughable: Starr, that's a gutter-level insult.

Posted by: elprimojpvh1 | March 7, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

What bothers me the most is that people like her, a professor at Harvard in her zeal, has let her mouth and not her brain guide her. In my time, 1950s, Professors were people to admire and trust their good judgement as well as their knowledge of their respective fields. I had a professor of Classics and Classical archeology who used to say to his students, "If you graduate from a reputable University you should have some knowledge of all subjects. Drfinetely, this Harvard Professor, like the previosu President of Harvard, Mr. Sommers, do not belong in the professorial ranks. Calling a presidential candidate a "Monster," is not only undignified but pure nonesense. I always thought highly of Harvard, however, lately, I am so proud I did graduate from UCLA, and I shall advise my grandchildren not to apply there.
Another disappointing professorial stupidity was committed last Friday on Bill Moyers Journal, when Ms. Jamieson, Dean of the Annenberg School of Journalish at the University of Pensylvania, gartutiously added that Mr. Obama was raised by his grandparents. Three days before that incident, Mr. Obama was being interviewed on National Television and stated the following: " My father abandoned me and my mother at the age of 2, and I was SOLELY raised by my mother." Whos is lieing here? Ms. Jamieson, or Mr. Obama? Academia is becoming too condescending to the public winds, something that is against what it is supposed to avoid. We do not teach what is politically correct but what IS CORRECT!

Posted by: maitami | March 7, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Of course Hillary is not a monster: what a silly, stupid, infantile remark by Samantha Power. God help us, if she is a typical example of one of Obama's foreign policy advisers. All the more reason why he shouldn't be in the White House.

Posted by: Couzensjanet | March 7, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Senator Clinton is a monster who will say anything, do anything in the power grab. No moral compass, anything goes. Do her supporters really endorse this sort of lowest common denominator politics? Americans have in the past elect political "hitmen" who act in ways we would never act and then we look the other way. I mean really, George Bush...two
terms? What the hell was at least half of America thinking?
Senator Obama: You are the candidate of rationality and reason. Take the high road, don't get down in the mud with her. Take your campaign to the next level. Be assertive with your stance of a calm, principled candidacy and presidency.She can't a campaign nevermind the country. Go after her on that basis. Take her apart as a debater takes apart an opponent. Attack her positions. Don't be reactive. Tell America of your vision. What does the future look like embracing the politics of hope rather than the politics of fear (as preached by Bush, McCain and HRC).

Posted by: okjoel | March 7, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Its appears to me that Hillary Clinton needs to take her lithium pills on a more regular basis. One time she's happy, the next she's crying, the next she's angry, the next she's honored to be on stage with Obama, less than 48 hours later she's cursing him and then she's spewing hate and then she's praising John McCain and smiling , then she's filled with hate toward Obama again, and then she's all smiley and jokey.I think she's got multiple personality syndrome. And you want this mental case with her hand on the button to launch an H-bomb? Oh, sorry Russia- I was having a bad day and feeling melancholy. Hey, you can't bomb the U.S. I was just having a Sybil moment.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Today we officially have a campaign race. We are finally arguing about something with substance, namely, who stinks the least!

Don't worry about having to hold your nose come Election Day, I have clothes pins for sale. Any takers? They're real cheap. I got them from government tax breaks designed to increase the destruction and harvesting of ancient forests for the benefit of the corporatocracy, and our our little dirty habit, which is mass consumption of small convenient disposable items. That includes our flimsy, over priced, over taxed homes too.

Ain't our government a big fat waste of our time and money?

Long live Lakotah!

Posted by: kevinschmidt | March 7, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

OOPS, SHE FLIP FLOPS AGAIN ....

Clinton Revises Remark on Women in Miss.

Mar 7 04:07 PM US/Eastern
By SARA KUGLER
Associated Press Writer

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to backpedal Friday from comments she made in October suggesting Mississippi was a backward place for women's progress.

Speaking to radio station WJZD-FM in Gulfport, Miss., the former first lady said the comments she made about the state in the run up to the Iowa caucuses "were not exactly what I said," even though they came directly from an interview she gave to the Des Moines Register in October.

Clinton was on a campaign swing through Mississippi before Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary.

The newspaper quoted the New York senator discussing Iowa and Mississippi being the only states that have never elected a woman governor or sent a woman to Congress. ...


Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Democrats -

Beware of the FALSE FLAG operations.

Canada played the American voters by lying about the Obama statement to help Hillary in Ohio and then releasing the truth to discredit Hillary in the fall.

We can't let outsiders trick us into hating each other.

Republicans don't have a chance in Nov and they know it.

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 7, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

If Hillary claims experience in foreign affairs, then let her share responsibility for her husband's immoral inaction on Rwanda, when hundreds of thousands of Africans were slaughtered while the Clinton White House refused to act.

(According to the British Guardian newspaper: "President Bill Clinton's administration knew Rwanda was being engulfed by genocide in April 1994 but buried the information to justify its inaction, according to classified documents made available for the first time. ...

"It took Hutu death squads three months from April 6 to murder an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus and at each stage accurate, detailed reports were reaching Washington's top policymakers." [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/mar/31/usa.rwanda])

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Don' get mad, get everything!
Aloha! and sweet dreams!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Read above for the true NAFTA story, as we know it so far.

On Canadian news sources, in reference to the possibility that Clinton's side talked NAFTA to Canada's govt,, all claims are surrounded by "allegedly", "purportedly", "denied". Brodie, the alleged source of the Clinton call info, doesn't recall any such thing.

I know Obamans would like to turn this around to point at Clinton, but you're batting zero right now.

Meanwhile, there is a memo describing Obama's position, which Canada doesn't deny. They just say the person who wrote it misunderstood.

I thought Obama decried rumor-mongering.

Posted by: hitpoints | March 7, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

The lady was being overly polite when she referred to Hillary as a "Monster". Reviewing Hillary's methodical playing of the "Race card", and "The Perpetual Victim" against Obama; her inability to control her own campaign finances; and, her recent commentary on: Iraq; Pakistan; Energy Policy; her stated intention to confiscate the profits of American energy companies; the need for her to control the 14 Trillion $ American Economy from her White House Politburo, since she has declared the free-market to be a failure (this from a woman who hasn't managed so much as a corner vegetable stand, or for that matter her own marriage; but, of course you could count Whitewater, and her tenure as "Madam" and Bimbo Containment Chief for Bill's White House Brothel); her Marxist statement in San Francisco: "We're going to have to take more from you, and give it to others for the common good."; Illegal Immigration; Taxes; Infanticide; Massive new Government spending; Multi million $ Senate earmarks for supporters of Hillary's Presidential campaign; Garnishing of your wages to fund her coveted Socialized medicine program; and, the Clinton's history of emasculating the military, verifies that this grievously flawed woman would be the female version of the Jimmy Carter debacle that gave us the Ayatollah Khomeini who ushered in rampant Islamic radicalism; block-long lines at our gasoline stations; a severely hollow military; and, a record Misery Index. Only much worse. Considering all of Hillary's recent gaffes, e.g. "I voted FOR IT (referring to the Bankruptcy Bill); but, I was glad to see that it didn't pass."; and, her increasingly frequent crying jags, one has to wonder if excessive use of Botox has affected her mental stability. It's no wonder that her campaign staff is shielding her from reporter and audience unscripted questions. The prospect of Madam Hillary as President; in a word: TERRIFYING. Greg Neubeck

Posted by: gneubeck | March 7, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh, nonsense, teecrisis: Power's attack on Clinton wasn't off the record at all. She uttered the needless insult and then added "that's off the record" -- which is not how off the record works. The correct way, which Power knows, has known for years, is to set ground rules for the interview at the start, not to utter some stupid and unpleasant remark and then tell the reporter not to use it.

Power's post-booboo remarks with their oily praise for the Clinton she'd just been stabbing in the back make it clear she's a shallow hypocrite as well as a badmouthed backstabber.

Was she promised some senior appointment in thanks for her help in the campaign these past 14 months? Since she's supposed to be an expert on international ffairs, can we now hope the Obama campaign will make it clear that she's to get no high-level appointment to a government under Obama administration?

Posted by: kunino | March 7, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

What is this with Hillary sucking up to Fox news lately and playing kissy-face with Karl Rove? Doesn't she know their just fattening her up for the kill?As if they needed to.They are only being nice to her so she can get the nomination and they can use her scandal clad past against her to win the general election.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

majorteddy,

I guess we lost you, forget I'm here!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

To: Peter Slevin and Perry Bacon Jr., et al

Why is the MSM ignoring:

(1) Peter Paul

(2) The TRUE - NAFTA story?

Posted by: valskeet | March 7, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama, Canada, and NAFTA? For those of you who accept the story that the US press has been hyping you might want to look at the CBC national report on the "story". You can access this at Huffington's site by searching for "Ohio" and "Lie" and linking on the CBC link in that opinion piece.

Posted by: ronhelf50yahoocom | March 7, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Hillary kept the FBI waiting for two hours? Outstanding! If she would have slapped the shiny sunglasses off their overgroomed little faces, I might even vote for her.

Posted by: dschaff1 | March 7, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

And so it's a crime to buy a piece of property? Not the last time I checked the laws.Or did you pull a W-speak and just forget what you were going to say?Or maybe Terry McAuliffe hasn't sent you the next page of the script yet?Let's get to real issues, like Bill and Hillary's tax returns since he left office so we can see all the bribes Hillary has been taking thru Bill's "consulting fees"

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

So much for the high-minded oratory of the Obama camp, so much for the lofty (and false) rhetoric of "Change!"

This is just old fashion anger and mean spiritedness.

Obama should be thankful this fellow elite Harvard egg-head, the founder and executive directer of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, is gone.

Michael Ignatieff, the Center's Directer whom Power personally recruited advocated in and April 2002 op-ed in the London Guardian that the U.S. commit its military forces to military duty on the ground in Israel to force a peace settlement on them and the Palestinians.

This position was reinforces by Power in a interview at Berkley two weeks when she said the about the US's involvement "it may more crucially mean sacrificing--or investing, I think, more than sacrificing--billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel's military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing the billions of dollars it would probably take, also, to support what will have to be a mammoth protection force..."

What? Are Arab nations in the region broke all of a sudden, or does she harbor that elite Harvard notion that it is always the US's responsibility to shell out the dough.

Now, Obama has made great hay about knowing when to use military force, about not attacking nations who are not enemies of the US, but he has, until now, a close intellectual adviser who would have the US attack its own allies and shell out BILLIONS of the taxpayer's hard earned dollars to do it.

I will grant you that our alliance with Israel has been strained from time to time, and our alliance with Israel and other nations needs to be reviewed, refined, or terminated when it is in the best interests of the nation, but come on! Using our military and money to force a settlement on the opposing parties is egg-headed nonsense of the sort that gets our young men and women killed and bleeds our treasury for unrealistic and unattainable plans.

Even Ignatieff, who has since moved on to real world politics in Canada, has had a "come to Jesus moment" about elite institutions like Harvard when he wrote:

"As a former denizen of Harvard, I've had to learn that a sense of reality doesn't always flourish in elite institutions. It is the street virtue par excellence. Bus drivers can display a shrewder grasp of what's what than Nobel Prize winners."

These are the sort of people Obama surrounds himself with for foreign policy expertise?

Posted by: jmcauli1 | March 7, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

majorteddy,

stop drinking that junk!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed that the Democrats had 50% more voters in the primaries than Republicans?

Hey Republicans, it's gonna be a long long winter.

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 7, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

OK, just so we can make it clear here that there are probably millions of Democrats who aren't "Obamamaniacs" but who also can't stand Hillary Clinton. I am one.

I think Obama is ok...good speaker...lots of potential. Would he make a good President? Maybe -- I don't know.

I can't stand Hillary Clinton. I think she is arrogant. I thinks she is as phoney as a 3-dollar bill. I am sick and tired of her husband. I think she would the most polarizing President since - ummm -- the current idiot.

There, not everybody who can't stand Hillary Clinton is some Obama-Loonie.

And I have contributed over $50k to the Dems over the years...at least.

Posted by: Jaxxon | March 7, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who looks at the empirical evidence can only come to one conclusion--Power is right. The Clinton's feign innocence and proclaim themselves the victims of all sorts of conspiracies. They, however, play the same sort of politics that Rove does. Only those who sweep facts under their ideological rugs can't see this.

Posted by: ronhelf50yahoocom | March 7, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

"I don't see where anything has ever been brought up where Obama ever did anything wrong in the Rezko deal"

Well, I would like to hear a credible explanation of why Rezkco bought the piece of property next to Obama's house and then sold a chunk of it to Michelle so they could have a larger garden. I am listening ...

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Lylepink -no one ever had to stir up the Hillary Haters. It's just natural repugnance to a nasty dishonest,condescending,corrupt, hypocritical, and abrasive person who professes to be a feminist and then stays married to the biggest cad in the United States so she can ride his coattails to the presidency. Her approval rating never got beyond 49% and with each day it is getting smaller. She and Rosy O'Donnell are two of a kind.Make that 3-Roseann Barr. Big mouth and obnoxious.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse


stegam5,
Lets face it she is a monster. If Obama is afraid to say it I will. She is trying to destroy all hope for this country by operating a campaign that is focused on her own ego. Half of the country doesn't like her or her husband, so the characterization of her being a monster is correct. Let' not forget how Bill put disgrace on the office of President by chasing women and then lying about it. And, When he got caught he looked like an idiot, and took the attention of government from real issues like terroism.
_______

Well, because of sleazy Bill and his antics, America became a laughing stock. Because of Clinton and Bush, Americans have been disliked and ridiculed across the world.

Posted by: Conrad1 | March 7, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Why hasn't the media jumped all over Clinton for her team's Canadian NAFTA nudge nudge wink wink?

Well, for starters,

"Last month, Harper's chief of staff, Ian Brodie, purportedly made impromptu remarks to journalists about Clinton's US presidential bid, said Canadian reports."

"The Canadian prime minister's office has said Brodie "does not recall" making the statements to reporters said to have set off the scandal, and Harper himself denied that Brodie leaked any information."

Purportedly. Denied by Canada.

Meanwhile, there is the memo from a Canadian staffer to the Ambassador, detailing Obama's economic advisors reassurances that Obama's NAFTA speeches were just rhetoric and political positioning. The Canadian government does not deny the meeting or the memo, they just say the contents of the memo are inaccurate. Some staffer is getting thrown under the bus, as they say.

Posted by: hitpoints | March 7, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

lylepink,

Why don't you take a look at the number of white republicans that crossed the line to support Obama in order to answer your question?

Once they are deducted and added to McCain the scenario looks even worse!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

cheez wiz trace sc- better be careful about those rezko comments. Remember how the last time the monster brought that up it came back and bit her in her ample caboose when a picture of her and Bill and Rezko showed up in the papers. I don't see where anything has ever been brought up where Obama ever did anything wrong in the Rezko deal.It certainly isn't like the cattle futures or Whitewater or Castle Grande or the Vince Foster death or the resulting coverup and obstruction of justice or Travelgate or the Lincoln bedroom scandal or Gennifer with a G or Paula or Kathleen Willey or Monica or impeachment for perjury or disbarment or the Rose Law Firm overbilling scandal or the pardon auction with Hillary and Bill and Hillary's brothers all getting in on the game or the Peter Paul scandal or Bill being involved with Ukrainian and Kazakh gangsters.I may have missed a few.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

The "Hillary Haters" are out in force when the instigators of this "Hate Hillary" Factor are tied to the Obama campaign. This has been going on all throughout this campaign and when they have nothing but a bunch of bull manure to espouse it is easily understood. Now I am beginning to wonder if there is anything lower than a ZERO chance of their guy being elected?? Anyone have an answer??

Posted by: lylepink | March 7, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

A scientific question:

What would be your reaction if someone qualifies Hillary as a monster and Obama as an obscure character?

I'm looking for honest answers.

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

All this middle name hoopla. Clinton made a big fuss during the 1992 campaign about her right to use her middle name. Now the Obama camp makes an eqully big fuss about whether other people have a right to use his middle name.

Is it 2012 yet?

Posted by: baranova | March 7, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Why hasn't Clinton camp's personal call to the Canadian Director of Trade regarding NAFTA on 23 Feb. been pursued by journalists and been on the front cover news? Where is the quality of investigative journalism? Not only does the media owe it to voters in Ohio who were duped, but they also owe it to the general public.

Posted by: Conrad1 | March 7, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I am amazed how people, especially the Obama supporters, get wound up about the little badminton match that the primaries are. The Republicans are training to play rugby, with knives in their back pockets. Clinton knows this. Obama's got a pretty good game for the little league, but he really needs to toughen up before he plays in the big league. Every negative ad that appears between now and August is one that will be stale by September.

Posted by: lartfromabove | March 7, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

None of this matters anymore. There's not going to be a need for any more primaries.

Its over for Obama.

Obama will either drop out of the race or be defeated by huge margins if he's foolish enough to say in after this.

This clip is from Chicago's most respected TV news station.

I'm sorry to burst Obama's supporters bubble, but Obama's much worse than any of us thought. He wasn't even any good at being a state senator.

Nobody in their right mind will support Obama now that we know what a lousy job he did for the people he represented in Chicago, and how he let down the people who trusted him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related

According to his own local Chicago Newspapers and TV stations, he was a lousy State Senator.

If he couldn't even handle being a State Senator, why would anyone in their right mind trust him with the Presidency???

Speaking of trust, don't forget Obama's WHOPPER of a LIE during the debates when he claimed to not even know Rezko and that the only connection he had with him was two hours of legal work when he was an associate at a law firm.

Compare that to the fact that Obama knew Rezko for 17 years, that Rezko was a major campaign contributor to every campaign Obama's run, and the "sweetheart" deal Rezko gave him on his house.

It really is "game over" for Obama.

Sorry. Even I didn't expect him to be this incompetent and corrupt.

Posted by: svreader | March 7, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

From Obama website...."Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months."

But on the BBC Samantha Power says that's only a "best case scenario."

Let's call this troopgate after naftagate...

Posted by: ginamallet | March 7, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Now it comes out that it was actually the Clinton campaign that contacted the Canadian embassy with the "Just political posturing"comment. What is this when the Canadian conservative steps in to try and throw the American election? Invade Canada!

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Going through most of the comments, seem everyone is bias and think their candidate is best, where as they are totally equal otherwise results would have been diffrent. Please try to a little bit respectful who do not agree with you. I am a green card holder so not a voter. Both are politician and Lawyers, do you know how many lawyers were in this race?. They are saying what people wants to listen. Do
not blame them. when they will in power and have responsbility according to circumstance they will do the same what President bush has done. Do not expect too much from them otherwise only you will hert no one else.

Posted by: sudhirprannath | March 7, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

majorteddy,

And what if Rezcko is calling a wrong number?

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Hey! That crack about the cigar was supposed to be off the record. No fair.

Posted by: laboo | March 7, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

dgblues

Correction, Obama is the one who plays with the tea-mob-sters!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of cigars, that brings to mind the feeling if Hillary ever got a call at 3AM it was probably Monica saying"Is Bill there?"

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

In Ohio, Obama won "ONLY" 5 out of 88 counties. Those 5 Ohio counties account for the majority of the "BLACK" vote, the only group of voters Obama won

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I am glad there are Obamites with a sense of humor!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Look, a bunch of trolls calling Hillary a "monster". Ironic, isn't it.

Posted by: rooibos | March 7, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

laboo,

LOL!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

"The slimiest people on this comment board are Clinton supporters and yet THEY cry fowl when anyone here says a negative thing about Hillary."

Are you kidding me - she is being called evil, a witch, a kitchen sink throwing monster, and there have comments about a sea monster and a smell. Well, those are downright nasty and sexist comments.

Posted by: kkarageorge | March 7, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I want to see Hillary's income tax returns for 2000-2007,even if they are Xerox copies. I want to see Hillary's White House papers.Even if they are Xerox copies.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 7, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I assumed that Power simply mis-spoke.

She meant to say "mobster."

Posted by: dgblues | March 7, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

If Hillary does somehow manage to win... I will be voting for Nader.

Posted by: grackel | March 7, 2008 04:27 PM
__________________________________

Hey, isn't Democracy wonderful, you can vote for anyone you wnt as long as they are on the ballot.
It's poor form to say who you are going to vote for in advance, that's why you step behind the curtain.
People are stupid to thruthfully reveal who they will vote for. Lieng about your intended vote and the reasons for it, well that's politics. Imagine a world of pollsters without pollstees!

Posted by: harried | March 7, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

"WillSeattle, Nice try ... but no cigar, Obama won't get it for free!"

A Clinton supporter talking about cigars ... now that's risible. But I bet Bill got his for free.

Posted by: laboo | March 7, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

middlerd1
Touche!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: newagent99 | March 7, 2008 01:00 PM
quote:
let us not forget that Obama said one thing to the voters about Nafta, and then told the Canadian govt "he didn't mean it". he supports Nafta.

Obama, his fans don't like to see Obama for the liar he is
:unquote

That story has been proven to be untrue which makes one wonder about the timing.

This whole NAFTA story is just one more example of Hillary's monsterous behavior.

(CNSNews.com) - A Wednesday evening report on a Canadian television network that said a "senior member" of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign had called Canada's ambassador to the U.S. to advise him that Canada should not take seriously Obama's attacks on the North American Free Trade Agreement was "untrue," the Canadian government told Cybercast News Service.

Source:
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200802/POL20080228b.html

Posted by: Absolute_0-K | March 7, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

anneshirley64,

I'm sure you do understand the difference between instruction and education, Obamites don't, even if they are college kids, not to mention the rivers of uninstructed and uneducated crowd following the Scarecrow Prophet! ... Scary!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

"Which shows what a stupid, petty moron you are. You must really like George Bush, 'cause McCain will be the same thing."

==================================

There's not much difference between McCain and Hillary.

You're the moron.

Posted by: grackel | March 7, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

david.langdon: Please read carefully before posting. Here is the part of article you linked but did not read:

"The first leak sparked stories that Mr. Obama had privately delivered a message through an aide to Canadian diplomats that the stand against NAFTA was more political posturing than a real policy plan.

The Clinton campaign seized on the stories to argue that Mr. Obama was making promises that he did not mean. The Obama campaign sputtered after this and other attacks on his experience and integrity.

Days later, the leak of the internal Canadian diplomatic note revealed that Mr. Obama's adviser, Austan Goolsbee, spoke to Mr. Rioux on Feb. 8.

In a summary of the meeting written by Canadian diplomat Joseph de Mora, Mr. Goolsbee was described as indicating that Mr. Obama's NAFTA stand "should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans." Mr. Goolsbee denied using those terms."

Posted by: work2play | March 7, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

davestickler,

For a rookie, Obama started pretty early building a solid group of people that don't like him either. What I wonder is if he'll be around when he riches Hillary's age.

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trace-sc, that is reaches. Run spell check before you post.

Posted by: middlerd1 | March 7, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I've noticed that the majority of posts that follow political articles on the Democratic primary are written by Obama supporters and almost all are badly written and rarely stick to the point of the article. If these posters are the cheese eating, wine drinking, college educated Obama voters cited in the media, I hope one of the changes planned by Senator Obama is an overhaul of our educational system.

Posted by: anneshirley64 | March 7, 2008 02:09 PM
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55% to 60% white vote
65% to 70% Asian vote
60% to 65% Latino Vote

She doesn't need the Black vote to win.
The Black Vote is OVERRATED.
May Blacks (men) can't vote, because of the "CRIME" problem
Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 02:47 PM
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anneshirley64 -- Really??????

Posted by: middlerd1 | March 7, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

WillSeattle,

Nice try ... but no cigar, Obama won't get it for free!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is a monster and her actions lately have proven that she is exactly that a MONSTER....Powers step down for making the comment, okay...great, now Wolfson should also resign for name calling, Hillary should diligently seek to find out who in her campaign sent the picture around scaring dumb voters into believing that Obama was a terrorist and she should fire that person, need I go on. Stop getting tee'd because we are calling her on it. Hill's supporters seem to hate the truth....Is that why she doesn't release her tax returns because of the truth? Wouldn't you think that this is very important information and voters need to know this information in order to make informed decisions before they vote for her? Stop trying to tape our mouths shut. We have a right to ask this monster those questions. I wouldn't vote for such a pig either....sorry that's my personal feelings.

Posted by: YesweCan1 | March 7, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

davestickler,

For a rookie, Obama started pretty early building a solid group of people that don't like him either. What I wonder is if he'll be around when he riches Hillary's age.

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Why hasn't Sen Clinton resigned for contacting the Prime Minister of Canada to say she LIED about being "tough" on NAFTA, and getting him to phone an Obama aide?

Seems fair to me.

Posted by: WillSeattle | March 7, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

TAH sez "Hillary Clinton has proven she can win the big states that are the must wins for the Dems in November."

No, Hillary Clinton has proven she would destroy the Democratic party in order to "win" and suggest that a Republican would be better than her opponent. She won some big states that would vote Democratic whether it is she or Senator Obama who would be the nominee.

The Clintons do indeed have a double standard. Samantha Power is the kind of individual WE NEED to advise us ALL on foregin policy. Howard Wolfson...let's see...what has he done? Mark Penn - exactly how will these people help you after November, Clinton supporters?

How can ANYONE respect a person who would twist the truth into full distortion, use fear and racsim to advance their own case, tell outright lies about their opponent, and cry fowl any time she is "ganged up on." C'mon now. Why exactly is it that you think she is so great? I loved her husband when he was President and I respected her for "standing by her man." She claims his experience as her own, but does not take responsibility for his mistakes, i.e. NAFTA. She is the worst kind of campaigner and playing right our of Karl Rove's handbook. Do you people really like this? Is this what you want in a President?

It is time to stop all this madness. She cannot overcome Obama in pledged delegates no matter what. So do you really want the super delegates to choose for you? Because when they do, they WILL go with the will of the people and the will of the people stands with Barack Obama.
The slimiest people on this comment board are Clinton supporters and yet THEY cry fowl when anyone here says a negative thing about Hillary.
IS THIS HIGH SCHOOL?
Please tell your candidate if she wants to be President, she needs to be truthful with the American people and win on her own merrits rather than rely on lies and name calling. it is degrading to all of us.

Posted by: sheridan1 | March 7, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

That really makes sense. Let us all have the new generation pick our next president. Like it was stated, obama is the future and Hillary is the past. As the polls have shown that young voters love senator Obama. That being said, who would like senator Hillary; 60 year old woman wrinkly with 35 years of experience. She is so unpleasant and never been a model before.! But the fact of the matter is, Is she pretty enough? Is she charismatic? Is she inspirational like senator Obama?
Are we really sure we are voting for the next president or the next American Idol?. Are Americans that naive to think that experience does not really matter? How come it matters in our lives significantly that it affects our income. If I am not mistaken, does not promotion come with experience? Or a new grad can be a CEO just for his look and his speech or may be for being inspirational!
We are really stating the facts here. There is absolutely nothing wrong with waiting till you mature enough to apply for a certain job. I believe Senator Obama is not ready to take over such a huge responsibility. I believe too that Michelle Obama is far from being first lady by all means. With all the speeches she has given lately, I don't think so even if he is the One, she certainly not! She stated that black voters who did not vote for her husband suffered from inferiority complex.
It makes you wonder about her qualifications for such a sensitive position. She is most likely to get senator Obama in civil wars with her twisted mind. The foundation of Senator Obama's campaign is Honesty and good judgment in which he was proven wrong by his last couple of scandals so why are we even considering him for such a high level position? What does he have to offer other than speeches can somebody please enlighten us? (Without attacking senator Hillary Clinton) Do not compare! Just list merits that you deem appropriate qualify him to lead the most powerful nation. And please list traits that you and I do not have and other senators do not have either!

Posted by: dinainva1 | March 7, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

It was poor judgment to make the comment she made. That said, every political opponent the Clintons have ever had ends up not just disliking them, but detesting them. At some point in the pattern, you have to figure it's not something about the other people; it's something about the Clintons.

Posted by: davestickler | March 7, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The American press has yet to pick up on the actual source for the NAFTA comments to Canadian diplomats. The Canadians have already corrected this saying it was actually Clinton's campaign. Why won't any American news source report this? Here is the article from The Globe and Mail:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080305.wnafta06/EmailBNStory/National/home

Posted by: david.langdon | March 7, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

mamiller35Post: Thanks for pointing out to this. On the day after the OH TX primary Obama came on TV talking about winning Iraq. I think this is for a very simple reason: his Iraq policy is mostly designed to attract anti-war voters in colleges, but will appear wimpy among white male workers. I thought he was trying to do this in a subtle way. Did not expect his adviser to bring this change explicitly on TV.

Posted by: work2play | March 7, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

But wait, she IS a monster. What's wrong with the truth? I agree with a) Wolfson should also resign for the Ken Starr comment and b) The Scotsman broke the rules and c)Hillary plays the poor little girl when it's convenient.

Posted by: bethesdaguy | March 7, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

"If Hillary does somehow manage to win... I will be voting for Nader."

Which shows what a stupid, petty moron you are. You must really like George Bush, 'cause McCain will be the same thing.

Posted by: 2229 | March 7, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I thought the readers of Washington Post were well educated. However, reading some comments on this article, I just realized that I was completely wrong. Ms. Power made a stupid comment, and she took responsibility for it. It's fair game. What are people whining about?

Posted by: cuti_0000 | March 7, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

It is not 'stupido', estupido!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

presGWBfanclub and his two-digit IQ:
"maybe hillary is really like a big ugly barracuda fish inside a human being costume...
instant hillary.. complete with smell!"

Gads. You're the supporter of the Worst. President. Ever. A piece of garbage, George Bush should be tried for treason and shot on national TV; they should just drag Cheney behind a horse through the streets of D.C. while everyone about to pay $4 a gallon for gas gets to barely hit him with a spray of buckshot.

What a dork you are, GWfan club. You're cutting down an intelligent and hard-working woman like Hillary, when you support a war criminal, traitor, liar and corporate criminal?

It is too laugh. Except it's too sad.

I think your mommie's calling. Time to get off her computer, nimrod.

Posted by: 2229 | March 7, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

"YES WE CAN" get those darn 5-6 years worth of tax returns HIllary, YES WE CAN!!! hahahaha

Posted by: YesweCan1 | March 7, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

An opportunity to apply the above mentioned adjective: hypocrite!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse


maybe hillary really ~is~ a witch...

someone should throw some water on her and see if she starts melting...

Posted by: presGWBfanclub | March 7, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is a monster and they can't stand the truth! Strangely, Jack "The Joker" Nickleson seems to like the witch! Her 35 years expericence is a joke! Her checkered past is a true train wreck, and if she somehow is elected, which I doubt, she and Buba Bill will be arguing daily in the oval office on how to govern America. For the sake of our country lets pray the old hag falls short of her obsession!

Posted by: billdollar | March 7, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

AB68

Ask Michelle if Hillary also introduced her to Rezcko and forced her to buy a piece of property from his wife!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I've been detecting increasing arrogance amongst Obama backers and finally Obama himself.

You can get off your high and mighty horse, whiners. I love how, when the heat gets to you, you begin throwing out lies and garbage about Clinton as if her husband wasn't the best president we've had since JFK or maybe Roosevelt.

You're making me sick, and you're making your candidate begin to look like a fairy tale lightweight.

Boy, the momentum shifts, and Obama's people begin to sound like Rush Limbaugh.

Tough crap. Obama's momentum as stalled, and you can assign pure hubris on his and his campaign's part as the main cause.

Now, if you're done hating Hillary for a moment, maybe you could instead start concentrating on the political coward, sudden far right pandering (like Bush Sr., a "tinny arf dog of the right"...-George Will) lightweight, hated by his own party memebers - McCain has zero going for him.

Supports Bush down the line. Voted against child's health care. Thinks we should stay in unwinnable Iraq for a century. Would continue appointing reactionary morons like Alito to the Supreme Court...I mean, that's not even getting started.

Concentrate on the enemy. And, that enemy is NOT Clinton, you stupid fools.

Posted by: 2229 | March 7, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

It's 'rhyme' not 'rime' stupido.
If you attended Ken Starr's lectures may you'd know that.

ciao

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

It's been fun.... I bid you adieu. Ken Starr, you are a star. Wolfson I love ya man. Bringing up that name brings up so many memories....
In your honor Wolfson... shall we all remember the Ken Starr days. KEN STARR. KEN STARR

Peace brothers and sisters.


Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

AB68,

You may try a rime with "denial"

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

ba.pegah,

There is a big difference between instruction and education, I wonder if you can grasp the difference!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

"The animosity on here is crazy. Obama and Clinton are campaigning for the nomination of the SAME party. They are not political enemies."

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I don't think Obama and Clinton ARE seeking nomination for the SAME party. It's beginning to look pretty obvious that Hillary is vying for the VP spot on the Republican ticket with all the support and admiration she's throwing towards McCain. I wouldn't be surprised if she pulled a Lieberman if things don't go her way.

If Hillary does somehow manage to win... I will be voting for Nader.

Posted by: grackel | March 7, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Wait.... Wolfson and Clinton brought up the name Rezcko. They ALSO brought up the name Ken Starr. THEY BROUGHT UP THE name! Stupidos. KEN STARR.... the name you just can't forget. KEN STARR!!!! Wolfson invoked KEN STARR. Deal with it sister.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Starr

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Isn't this so revealing that an educated, author of many books, a Pulitzer winner, Harvard Prof also think that Hillary is a monster, that many of us already knew? Oh, maybe she is just an "anti-women" woman.

Posted by: ba.pegah | March 7, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

How tragic, finally someone was willing to stand up and call a Spade a Spade regarding Hillary--she's a monster, she's a witch and she's that which rhythms with witch, and most of all she's beyond desperate. I've always considered myself a good judge of character; now I have to take a step back and rethink how I judge people. While I was on the fence for a while on whom I would support between Hillary and Barack for several months, I chose Obama after the despicable comments by Bill whom I was also a huge supporter of until he showed his true self. Both of them are taking a page out of the Republican playbook...I guess Hillary did gain some valuable (to her) experience in the White House after all--How to Win at All Cost--A Page from the Right Wing Conspiracy Playbook. After her ranting and raging and despicable actions last week just to get a win, I can't see myself voting for her in November. That's unfortunate, because if somehow she's able to win the nomination, I will for the first time in my adult life not vote in a Presidential election. I can't, I simply cannot support actions like hers even if she decides to put Obama on her ticket as a running mate--her actions are just ugly...

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 7, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

AB68

Could you compose something that rimes with Rezcko?

We would appreciate it very much!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse


maybe hillary is really like a big ugly barracuda fish inside a human being costume...

the big ugly barracuda fish unzips the hillary suit, and jumps in it... pulls up the zipper.. sticks its big ugly fish head with the gaping mouth with an old fish hook in the lip, up into the hillary head part of the outfit, tucks his big ugly fish gills in the big ugly hillary head ears.. and VIOLA!

instant hillary.. complete with smell!

Posted by: presGWBfanclub | March 7, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Baby I'm a (Starr)
Might not know it now
Baby but I r, I'm a (Starr)
I don't want to stop, 'til I reach the top
Sing it (We are all a Starr!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Starr
Ken Starr, Paula Jones, Vince Foster, Monica Lewkinsky

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

YesweCan1,

You are showing your feathers as usual!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

How about giving the cash to charity Hillary? Ooops, forgot you are way too needy.

The Clinton campaign is no longer taking contributions from a Turkish American who financed a film that depicted an American Jew trading in Iraqi body parts.

Mehmet Celebi had been listed on the presidential campaign website of U.S. Sen. Hilalry Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as a "Hill-raiser," someone who had raised more than $100,000 for her presidential bid. Celebi had co-produced "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq," a 2006 film based on a popular Turkish TV series about a crack Turkish combat unit.

The film depicts a Jewish American doctor harvesting organs from prisoners.

"We were unaware of Mr. Celebi's involvement in this film and we obviously do not agree with it," Ann Lewis, a senior adviser to the campaign said Friday in response to a query from JTA. Lewis, who plays a lead role for the campaign in dealing with the Jewish community, added: "He is no longer raising money for this campaign."

Posted by: dogsbestfriend | March 7, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama has the main attributes of the "new rich": poses and pretends! ... and expects people will follow him because he can!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"truthtoyou666 - You are obviously not a Christian and obviously not educated."

Being a christian assures nothing at all. Who gives a damn? Stupid medieval garbage.

I find most christians these days, especially the public loudmouths of the far right, as threatening to our civil liberties as our war criminal president and his Hitler V.P.

Posted by: 2229 | March 7, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

"The candidate's full name is Barack Hussein Obama,tool."

Wow, thats why I don't understand all this dialog. Here I thought his name was Barry and wondered why it didn't appear on the AZ ballot.

Posted by: RetCombatVet | March 7, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

the story wrote, "CHICAGO - Samantha Power, an outspoken foreign policy advisor to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), stepped down this morning after calling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) a "monster" in an interview with a Scottish newspaper. She said Clinton was "stooping to anything" to win the Democratic nomination."

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so, what's the problem? hillary IS a monster who will "stoop to anything" to win the nomination.

i'm going to send Samantha Powers a DOZEN ROSES!

Posted by: presGWBfanclub | March 7, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

The vast majority of the country agrees with Samantha.

Posted by: dogsbestfriend | March 7, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

We could go on forever:

oxymoron

Main Entry:
ox·y·mo·ron Listen to the pronunciation of oxymoron
Pronunciation:
\ˌäk-sē-ˈmȯr-ˌän\
Function:
noun
Inflected Form(s):
plural ox·y·mo·ra Listen to the pronunciation of oxymora \-ˈmȯr-ə\
Etymology:
Late Greek oxymōron, from neuter of oxymōros pointedly foolish, from Greek oxys sharp, keen + mōros foolish
Date:
1657

: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

You must be my lucky Starr
cause you shine on me wherever you are
I just think of you and I start to glow
And I need your light
And baby you know

Chorus:

Starrlight, starrbright first starr I see tonight
Starrlight, [starrbright] make everything all right
Starrlight, starrbright first starr I see tonight
Starrlight, [starrbright] yeah!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Starr

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Hillary the liar: See for yourselves how much Hillary has been lying about her "experience" based on an independent evaluation.

"former National Security Council official in the Clinton administration says Clinton didn't attend NSC meetings. She rarely carried an official portfolio."

Posted by: ba.pegah | March 7, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

hdimig......

Obama is winning the popular vote, has many new voters who have never voted, Republicans and Independents switching over to vote. I am sure that a few disgruntle old white house wives and racist poor white men whos fear the power of a black man won't hurt his chances of winning.....Too bad, those are the only types of supporters this MONSTER attracts...

Posted by: YesweCan1 | March 7, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama's too uppity to wear the flag on his lapel, buy he can hang out at the house of William Ayres of the Weather Underground, a man who bombed the Pentagon.

You kooks sure know how to pick 'em.

Posted by: YouryellowribbonmagnetwontgetyouintoHeavenanymore | March 7, 2008 04:03 PM
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God, you are tool with the internet rumors. Can deposed King Obualla from Nigeria contact you to send you money to hold in your account until he gets back on his feet? Did you know that the Elongator Tube can add inches for her satisfaction?

Posted by: LABC | March 7, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

As the Democrats form a circular firing squad, John McCain consolidates his message and his support and starts to build the rest of his campaign approach for the general election. He can move more towards the center, taking votes from Obama (if he's the nominee). Clinton commands the left spectrum of voters, some seniors, and many traditional Democrat voters, so they will continue to support her. McCain will likely take the lion's share of the senior vote whether Hillary is the nominee or Obama. The economy is struggling which favors Clinton, but Fox and company are already warming up the terrorist mantra, much as they did in 2004 with elevating the alert level. As long as that dog hunts, they'll continue to bring it out, a kind of boogie man for adults. No question there are concerns, but sadly the Bush folks have cried wolf at every turn, and their credibility has eroded. McCain and Bush will be joined at the hip whether they like it or not, and the ads will feature their now infamous embrace, with McCain looking quite submissive next to Bush. The McCain folks will be able to make hay with Whitewater, the travel office fiasco, the Hillary health plan, fund-raising irregularities, Monica, unseen tax returns, undocumented loans to the campaign, etc. The Dems can bring out Keating again and it will be politics as usual. That's why Obama was a breath of fresh air, versus the old Washington staleness.

Posted by: bfjam | March 7, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

This just in.... John McCain has asked Mr. Kenneth Starr, dean of Pepperdine Law School to be his running mate. It'll be McCain-Starr 08!!


Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, once we started calling names:

hypocrite

Main Entry:
hyp·o·crite Listen to the pronunciation of hypocrite
Pronunciation:
\ˈhi-pə-ˌkrit\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English ypocrite, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin hypocrita, from Greek hypokritēs actor, hypocrite, from hypokrinesthai
Date:
13th century

1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion 2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings
-- hypocrite adjective

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Starr
Kenny Starr.... Kenny Starr. Where are you Kenny Starr?

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The Clinton advisor who brought up Ken Starr was premature. I know Hillary-haters on blogs have called upon Obama to bring up Whitewater and other scandals, but what I've read of Obama's "now I'll get tough on her" comments did not refer to that. If Obama did start sowing doubt about Hillary by using Whitewater, then the Ken Starr defense would be great, but now that card has been played.

I don't think Hillary or her staff should imply that she's innoculated against all questions about her competence or trustworthiness just by virtue of Starr's investigations. Only if Obama goes down the Ken Starr road should he be called on it.

Posted by: hitpoints | March 7, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Well, now that we are using the dictionary, a small contribution:

Deceiver (De*ceiv"er) (?), n.

One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor. "The deceived and the deceiver are his." Job xii. 16.

Synonyms -- Deceiver, Impostor. A deceiver operates by stealth and in private upon individuals; an impostor practices his arts on the community at large. The one succeeds by artful falsehoods, the other by bold assumption. The faithless friend and the fickle lover are deceivers; the false prophet and the pretended prince are impostors.

I hope Obamites will be open minded for applying this word to his Hay Prophet!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 7, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama will say and do anything to win!
Bashing universal health care, calling unions "special interests", bashing trial lawyers - all in an effort to attract Repubs.
The Dem base is voting for Hillary!

Oblahma is a Republicrat who can't even unite Senate Dems!

Posted by: JoseyJ | March 7, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Also, can The Trail actually report on something significant, like a piece in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper yesterday saying:
"The news agency quoted that source as saying that Mr. Brodie said that someone from Ms. Clinton's campaign called and was "telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080306.NAFTA06/TPStory/National

Posted by: fox_qajgev | March 7, 2008 12:34 PM
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Hey FOX you should not post a link that indicts your "edited" post. Peple might read the whole article including the parts:

The Prime Minister's communications director, Sandra Buckler, has said that Mr. Brodie "does not recall" discussing the issue.

and

Days later, the leak of the internal Canadian diplomatic note revealed that Mr. Obama's adviser, Austan Goolsbee, spoke to Mr. Rioux on Feb. 8.

In a summary of the meeting written by Canadian diplomat Joseph de Mora, Mr. Goolsbee was described as indicating that Mr. Obama's NAFTA stand "should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans." Mr. Goolsbee denied using those terms.
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In other words, Brodie does not recall what you attribute to him and the Obama aid's statements are documented. NICE TRY FOXY!


Posted by: harried | March 7, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Resigning for merely calling someone a "monster?" We have become a nation of litigious, politically-correct wimps.

Posted by: pgr88 | March 7, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Everybody, all together recite... KEN STARR.KEN STARR.KEN STARR.KEN STARR. Like music to your ears. KEN STARR!
For those of you who don't know who Ken Starr is see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Starr

Ken Starr.... is a star. Starr of wonder, Starr of bright.
Remember that name Clintonites. KEN STARR.

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

5DAKD-RayFan.......

Since you claim that Hillary has the foreign experience, could you please do something that neither her or her campaign has done as of YET....Please provide us with a list of all of the accomplishments, i.e., peace treaty talks, negotiations, any example fo when she had to answer the red phone, etc. other than the fact that she visited these countries while being the President's wife. Please lay out sounding examples of those foreign affair negotiations, etc. I am not asking you to compare her to Ms. Rice but just provide specifics and please provide scholarly sources so that we can research those underlying examples.

Posted by: YesweCan1 | March 7, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Is that Monster as in the movie "Monster" where Clinton would be like that deranged psycho killer or is it monster in the spooky scary kind of 'monster'?

She's definitely not psycho...although she aint no beauty she doesnt look like one.

Tough definitely.
A woman that has suffered so much through her husband's foibles aint no monster.

Posted by: latinles1 | March 7, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm just glad all I do is drink, sleep late and watch videos these days. Helps me avoid the *hic!* unpleasant news. That and these neat ship in a bottle kits (call me, I can get you a good deal).

Hmmmm, rosé with afternoon cereal. Why not...? ;-P

Posted by: treetopflyer | March 7, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse


Obama's too uppity to wear the flag on his lapel, buy he can hang out at the house of William Ayres of the Weather Underground, a man who bombed the Pentagon.

You kooks sure know how to pick 'em.

Posted by: YouryellowribbonmagnetwontgetyouintoHeavenanymore | March 7, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Repubs WANT to run against empty suit Oblahma!!

Males have always controlled the media, Congress, Wall Street, the White House...

It's TIME for a woman!
Yes - THAT woman!

THAT candidate ready to Lead on Day One!

Posted by: JoseyJ | March 7, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Really is a shame she had to resign for this. While Hillary may not have horns and green fur, Hillary really is horrible. She will do anything to get elected (Which of course, she won't because every Republican will come out to vote for McCain if the is the nominee).

I am beginning to think that if we have 3 more months of primary, we can kiss the hopes of a Democrat in the WH goodbye.

Posted by: stswork | March 7, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Please, people - stop frothing at the mouth! I can't get over how crazed people get while commenting on these types of articles.

"Wag the Dog" was on TV the other day, and I was reminded how well satire and politics go together.

Don't you realize politicians do this all the time? Power was clearly on her way out. It didn't matter what she said - not that her comments were all that bad, by the way - it only mattered that she said something she could get fired over while making Obama look noble. He gets (1)rid of an employee who clearly hasn't helped him on foreign policy; (2) an opportunity to look holier than thou for sticking to his principles; (3) front page nasty stories about his opponent.

He's learning the game pretty fast, don't you think? Bravo!

Posted by: alabsh | March 7, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

"My only question is can anyone tell me what experience HRC really has? and also why would any one of these two boast about experience as a quality if they're going against John McCain?"

Hillary is in a tough spot. Because she is basically in between Obama and McCain. She obviously can't out experience McCain, but at the same time she can't out youth or out black Obama. My guess is she will play the experience card in the primaries, and play the youth and race card in the general elections.

Posted by: FreedomFighter1 | March 7, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama has said very little of substance.

And in more than one case, his own campaign staff have disavowed what little he has said.

This does sound like the politics of "change" -- the politics of "I reserve the right to change my mind", where words are ethereal, without any lasting value, useful only for the response they engender at the time they are uttered.

Posted by: pali2500 | March 7, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Attention, attention.... read all about it.... Clinton Campaign called Obama a name worse than monster.... they called him Ken Starr. For those of you who don't know or remember... Ken Starr investigated the alleged corrupt land deals in Arkansas, on the way found out that Bill Clinton had an affair with Monica Lewinsky. Calling Obama Ken Starr, was low down dirty thing to do. Obama is no Ken Starr. I repeat, Obama is no Ken Starr. Ken Starr is the reason Bill Clinton got IMPEACHED. Ken Starr.... what an insult.
Like Benedict Arnold.... Ken Starr. KEN STARR

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse


I've got a hundered dollars that says that America-loathing, neo-Black Panther shrew of a wife slaps Barack around their house.

Posted by: YouryellowribbonmagnetwontgetyouintoHeavenanymore | March 7, 2008 03:49 PM
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I'll take your bet and raise you $100 that Bill Clinton is giving the hard high one to a campaign staffer...

what does that yellow ribbon magnet stand for? First on line for the short bus?

Posted by: LABC | March 7, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Odd, the Obama campaign and supporters were all hope, sweetness and light until things started not going their way.

Posted by: hitpoints | March 7, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

This video clip is a report about Obama from Chicago's most respected TV news station.

I'm sorry to burst Obama's supporters bubble, but Obama's much worse than any of us thought. He wasn't even any good at being a state senator.

How can anyone still support Obama, now that we know what a lousy job he did for the people he represented in Chicago?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related

According to his own local Chicago Newspapers and TV stations, he was a lousy State Senator.

If he couldn't even handle being a State Senator, why would anyone in their right mind trust him with the Presidency???

It really is "game over" for Obama.

Even I didn't expect him to be this incompetent and corrupt.

Posted by: svreader | March 7, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"Reading these comments it sounds like lots of Obama supporters like to call their opponents monsters. Classy reaction to some votes that didn't go your way."

Well, they have been portraying people who haven't been voting BHO, as racists. So, I don't see what all the commotion is about.

Posted by: FreedomFighter1 | March 7, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"If Obama looses, I know a lot of his supporters and they have vowed to vote Independent."

Are you completely certain that Clinton supporters don't have similar feelings about you? I'll leave my Presidential ballot blank if Obama wins. Of course, I don't have to call him a name like a "witch" to justify why I don't like him, well maybe "sanctimonious".

Posted by: hdimig | March 7, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Definitions of CULT on the Web:

--fad: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"

--a system of religious beliefs and rituals; "devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"

--adherents of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

In religion and sociology, a cult is a term designating a cohesive group of people (generally, but not exclusively a relatively small and recently founded religious movement) devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture or society considers to be outside the mainstream or ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult

Posted by: YouryellowribbonmagnetwontgetyouintoHeavenanymore | March 7, 2008 03:32 PM

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How about some wikipedia definitions for "bitter", "entitlement", "mathematics", and finally "concession" - those are very important words as well somebody's campaign.

Posted by: LABC | March 7, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Will she be looking for a new job on monster.com?

Posted by: RossPhx | March 7, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse


I've got a hundered dollars that says that America-loathing, neo-Black Panther shrew of a wife slaps Barack around their house.

Posted by: YouryellowribbonmagnetwontgetyouintoHeavenanymore | March 7, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Bill + Hillary in white house = Ken Starr + Monica Lewinsky.... and IMPEACHMENT

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

The animosity on here is crazy. Obama and Clinton are campaigning for the nomination of the SAME party. They are not political enemies. Whoever wins the nomination, we have to get behind that candidate to defeat the Republicans. This hatred of Obama supporters towards Hillary supports, and vice versa, needs to end. These two candidates might even end up on the same ticket. Don't divide the party. Don't divide the nation.

Posted by: dhayjones | March 7, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"Obama gets the young votes, Clinton gets the geriatric votes.

The split is 50/50.

Who should win?

Maybe, those who will be living in the future that they're voting for...

The future belongs to the young, not to the geriatrics. Frankly, someone who denies that basic moral math IS a Monster."

What do you consider geriatric age? Is 30's geriatric? If so, you are very young and immature.

Posted by: kkarageorge | March 7, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Hillary and her supporters are like a scab on a terribly irritating sore.....you just keep picking with the sucker until it finally peels off....

Hopefully, once the news pundits does their job and request as many times as they run dumb stories about Obama and Rezzie, that Hillary release those past 5-6 years taxes...I am sore the scab will disappear after she release those tax returns.....I wouldn't vote for this witch, if the world was comming to an end and she was the only one that could stop it! If Obama looses, I know a lot of his supporters and they have vowed to vote Independent. A vote for Billary McCain Bush is a vote for the another 4 years of Bush! Forget, I'd rather be governed by an Independent!!

Posted by: YesweCan1 | March 7, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Power knew that off the record comments need to be prefaced with "off the record."
Not AFTER you make them.
Also - WaPo and other news orgs are omitting Power's use of the *F* word - and she didn't ask that it be off the record.

Posted by: JoseyJ | March 7, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

hillary will do anything to win. It doesn't matter if she tears the democratic party apart and verbally hands her opponent to the wolves. Her motto is "IF I CAN'T HAVE IT NO ONE CAN".
No wonder you look so tired, your conscience won't let you sleep. OOOOOPS I forgot she has no conscience.

Posted by: vzerhqsk | March 7, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Ken Starr.Ken Starr.Ken Starr.Ken Starr.Ken Starr.Ken Starr.
Monica Lewinsky.Monica Lewinsky.Monica Lewinsky.Monica Lewinsky.
Ken Starr.Ken Starr.Ken Starr.Ken Starr.Ken Starr.Ken Starr.
Monica Lewinsky.Monica Lewinsky.Monica Lewinsky.Monica Lewinsky.

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm. Reading these comments it sounds like lots of Obama supporters like to call their opponents monsters. Classy reaction to some votes that didn't go your way.

The question of whether Obama has what it takes to deal with national security is fundamental in this campaign. Better to find out whether he can handle the question now than in October. The early returns aren't good. Monster blasts and whining from a campaign that claims an elevated spirit.

Posted by: SDakD-RayFan | March 7, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

If I hear one more person tell me how experienced HRC is over Barack, I will blow a gasket. I guess if I marry a surgeon and stay married for 10 years, I should be in the operating room soon after. Obama was a constitutional law professor at the Univ. of Chicago (one of the best in the nation) for years, Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law Review (the premier legal journal in the country), a community organizer in an urban environment (Chicago's south Side), state Senator (local politics), US Senator and now presidential candidate with the most efficient/diverse/financially stable campaign of all the candidates who ran in 2008.

Hillary was Pres of the Young Republicans Club at her college and met Bill in law school and switched up. Then became a career First Lady as well as a partner in a law firm. Then moved to NY (a state she never really lived in) and ran for Senate so that she could be President. I've researched these campaigns for a while and this is my summary (my own opinion). My only question is can anyone tell me what experience HRC really has? and also why would any one of these two boast about experience as a quality if they're going against John McCain?

Posted by: weyimi | March 7, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Why is this the top story? What about Wolfson? What about the Canadian government announcing that it was actually the Clinton campaign that told Canadian officials they wouldn't really change NAFTA? And finally... what about the Clintons not releasing their tax return?

I think these are much more interesting stories. The Obama campaign has one adviser make an offhanded comment and it's the top story?!?! Talk about media bias.

I'm puzzled.

Posted by: grackel | March 7, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe the Clinton campaign is calling Obama Ken Starr. How is Obama like Ken Starr. Will the Clintonites tell me that. In what way is Obama investigating the property dealings and the alleged affair with Monica Lewinksy similar to what Obama is doing. How is Obama like Ken Starr?? Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky.... i don't get the connection. Really, Ken Starr? I wonder if Moncia Lewinsky feels the same way. Perhaps she should be interviewed on what she thinks about Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Ken Starr. What does Monica Lewinsky think about Ken Starr and Obama? Ken Starr, the name is incredible. Ken Starr. Ken Starr. Monica and Ken Starr.

Posted by: AB68 | March 7, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Scroll down to rusty3. He says it perfectly!

Posted by: terry1960 | March 7, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

This is the real reason why she was forced to resign. Another NAFTA-gate in the making.

In an interview with BBC's HARDtalk on March 6, 2008, Power stated that Barack Obama's pledge to "have all [US] combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months"[9] was a "best case scenario" that "he will revisit when he becomes president." She continued, saying that "what we can take seriously is that he will try to get US forces out of Iraq as quickly and responsibly as possible." Power concluded her statement, saying that Obama "will not reply upon some plan that he's crafted as a presidential candidate or a U.S. senator."[10]

Posted by: kabindra1 | March 7, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Mrs. Clinton's experience in digging up dirt is legendary. Her new campaign manager is the Filegate secretary, who got the 900 FBI files of prominent Republicans which were later "accidentally" found in Mrs. Clinton's White House bedroom.

Posted by: dunnhaupt | March 7, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Crisis - the only people I've seen emphasizing Obama's middle name are Republican wingnuts. JakeD made a huge point of Barack's middle name. I'll believe any of the crap when I see someone write about Hillary DIANE Clinton. [Dropped her middle name, clearly hiding something.]

BB

BTW - Any chance of dumping the ermias.kifle posts? I have a feeling that ebubuk has found a new user name. Same pattern. Multiple repeated posts consisting of name calling that add nothing to the discussion. Also, I think the same article posted word for word about the minister of Obama's church.

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | March 7, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats can't stand success. What a mess!
The Republicans are rolling in the aisles with laughter.

Posted by: wly34 | March 7, 2008 03:23 PM
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Let's see who is laughing in November. By the way, how is Larry Craig? The biggest joke of the year.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 7, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Quote: "Believing there candidate walks on water, can do absolutely no wrong, never resorts to dirty politics, made a mistake and voted present, is just really good friends with Rezko and Excelon, ..., etc and other such fairy tales..."

Hmmm?

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56868

Posted by: wly34 | March 7, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Personally I respect Ms. Power for resigning from a job in order not to harm the campaign she believes in. And personally I do not understand the comparisons that have been made in this blog between this issue and various attacks made by Sen. Clinton and her advisors. I believe that Sen. Clinton is ready to go deep into the mud (as I think she has done and is doing) for her personal interest and do not expect her to be capable to admit an error or to make something clean and eventually noble. Everyone has his/her own opinion and I respect all of them, but I see Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton on two different levels. The first is a leader, capable of inspiring people, having sound judgement; Sen. Clinton represents the figure of the "politician" the way people often dislike. She may win, and US lose, but still prefer Obama and his staff being consistent with their message. I still prefer to have the hope politics could go back to the original idea of civil service then the most sold by the press in the last few days concept of knife fight.

Posted by: jmbarrie | March 7, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Definitions of CULT on the Web:

--fad: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"

--a system of religious beliefs and rituals; "devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"

--adherents of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

In religion and sociology, a cult is a term designating a cohesive group of people (generally, but not exclusively a relatively small and recently founded religious movement) devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture or society considers to be outside the mainstream or ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult

Posted by: YouryellowribbonmagnetwontgetyouintoHeavenanymore | March 7, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ichief | March 7, 2008 01:51 PM - - you know if you are for Hillary Clinton just be for, and stop sending people to a link that subjective, meaning biased, you know what that mean. If you want to believe that twisted thinking then do. There are people that understand facts and that information is not factual. And so you will not be so disappointed start accepting now that Barack Obama is not Hillary Clinton's problem, even if she pulls this out, by whatever means she does, she will NEVER be President. You really need to accept that now.

Posted by: ddraper81 | March 7, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

We may ask why it takes a Foreign news outlet to get FACTS to the American public. I will answer my own question, "Because The Media are so supportive of Obama they are in effect Covering up for him."

Posted by: lylepink | March 7, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

"Clinton has also said she would also withdraw one or two brigades month, but has not set a firm timetable for all combat troops to be out of Iraq."

Perhaps I was listening to the wrong person, but I believe she has stated several times in past events she would look to withdraw troops within 60 days

Posted by: LL22102 | March 7, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"I find it common that Obama people can not distinguish between a post from a right-wing nut job and a post from a Clinton supporter."

Cough... You're right. I wonder why...?

Posted by: bchristie | March 7, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

"Why do you Clinton supporters think it is funny or clever to use Barack's middle name in your attempts to smear his campaign?"

If a post is using Obama's middle name, it is probably from a Fox News type conservative. I find it common that Obama people can not distinguish between a post from a right-wing nut job and a post from a Clinton supporter. It is part of the naivette of the Obama-bots. Believing there candidate walks on water, can do absolutely no wrong, never resorts to dirty politics, made a mistake and voted present, is just really good friends with Rezko and Excelon, ..., etc and other such fairy tales.

Posted by: hdimig | March 7, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Power made a mistake.

She and the Obama campaign accepted responsibility and apologized.

Howard Wolfson continues to defame from the Clinton side and Hillary's campaign does nothing--except fight among themselves for power.

I hope the media calls the Clinton people on this, and do not allow them to deform the image of Dr. Power into that of a "monster"--as they so frequently do when convenient, or when someone gets in their way.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Power made a mistake.

She and the Obama campaign accepted responsibility and apologized.

Howard Wolfson continues to defame from the Clinton side and Hillary's campaign does nothing--except fight among themselves for power.

I hope the media calls the Clinton people on this, and do not allow them to deform the image of Dr. Power into that of a "monster"--as they so frequently do when convenient, or when someone gets in their way.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

clinton is never accountable for herself or her people. she wants to change the rules if they benefit her. The only way for her to STEAL the nomination from Obama is to be negavitve. If she wins, the rebuplicans are going to tear her up from WHITE WATER to LOWINSKY, and the press will not save her.
Time Mafazine is coming up with her picture and the caption "hillary the fighter" - they left out a word (THE OPPOSITE OF CLEAN)that goes before fighter

Posted by: vzerhqsk | March 7, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

think Samantha Power's behavior was magnanimous. Fearmongers are monsters. Power is a smart woman and I have no reason to doubt her wisdom. Perhaps she should have more thoroughly defined her term as one who uses tactlessly, aggressive tactics and is willing to lie and distort to frighten people into voting for them. Having said that, Power tried, immediately after making the remark, to take it off the record and then she apologized. She tried to contain the story. This was a silly misstep and the media knew better than to run with this story. Hopefully, her resignation will put and end to all of this, but Clinton's response was layered with spear and innuendo. Obama's campaign continues to take the high road by keeping its house in order, and Clinton campaign does not.

Seemingly the media has put to rest Senator Clinton efforts to get David Schuster fired on MSNBC. It has not continued to cover Senator Clinton's failure to apologize and/or to fired anyone for the photo her campaign released of Senator Obama in the Somali dress. Neither has it continued to investigate the Canadian NAFTAgate and the involvement of the Clinton campaign. Nor has it hounded Senator Clinton herself has not apologize for her equivocating about whether Obama is a Muslim. I think the nation needs a high-minded campaign. But Senator Clinton's tactics are turning the day. Her hands are muddied up to her elbows. She has set a precedent, with impunity, for cheap shots and bomb-throwing in this campaign. Her behavior is poor and divisive, and it is not good enough to excuse it away as just politics. She may win the nomination, but the nation will loose.

Posted by: lydialdurham | March 7, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Quote: "Unfortunately, the Democrats are going to lose again. They messed it up. And they are not fixing it. First, Florida and Michigan and then letting the Clintons reek havic. I have already started to accept it. We survive. We survived Reagan."

The Democrats can't stand success. What a mess!
The Republicans are rolling in the aisles with laughter.

Posted by: wly34 | March 7, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

"aaronmidnight wrote: Beyond questions of name-calling, let's talk about the issues.

There are allegations that Barack Obama is heavily supported by the nuclear power industry (particularly the Exelon corporation):"

Obama's campaign contributions have been published and 90% of the contributions have been $100 or less from individual donors. He has taken FAR less than any other candidate from special interests/corporations. He raised a record $55M in February and went over 1 million individual donors. Without trying to deny that he has received money from this energy company, how beholden to them can he really be for $$200K when he just raised $55M?

Posted by: b1rd | March 7, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

republicans-

It's obvious "y'all" fear Obama. Having republicans vote for Clinton (thanks Rush).

Hillary accepted the endorsement.

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 7, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Bill was right as he used to be (in most cases!): if Hillary gets Texas and Ohio she wins the nomination.

Now, with this "monster" story and other fricky Hillary-haters slips and blunders - I am completely confident - she will win - and for better of most Americans.

Posted by: vanitsky | March 7, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

"If the shoe fits,........"

Posted by: wly34 | March 7, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

As I was saying......

You Obamaniacs really need to stop and take a deep breath....Breath in, Breath out!

Belive me, Going ballistic doesn't help anyone but the Republicans...And one method of not becomming panicky and beginning to make mistakes you may later regret is to maybe imagine just what would be the worst possible thing that could happen....And possibly for the Obamaniacs it maybe to think about a Clinton Victory at the Convention in Denver...

OK. Now try to think about what you could possibly do to help the situation that would develope if your worst nightmare WERE to come to pass....Would it be to simply get mad and stomp out of the Convention if Clinton were to win and swear NOT to vote Democratic in the FAll?
Is that REALLY wha you think OBAMA would want?


No of course not. Obama, if he lost to Clinton will Urge his followers to Vote For Hillary (unless of course he chooses to then go to Hollywood and join Oprah to initiate the 'Oprah and Obama Comedy Hour' on TV. But thats highly unlikely).

So knowing that Obama would almost without a doubt support Hillary for the Presidency if she wins the nomination why not NOW, before the Democratic Party is done irreperable harm by stupid overreactions from her members, simply admit Publicly that WE all will Support the DEMOCRATIC nominee no matter who he or she turns out to be......

NO More "Monsters", No more juvinile mistakes that have the Republicans rolling in the asiles with laughter at our inabliltiy to take YES for an Answer...

BIRDDOG


Posted by: Birddog08 | March 7, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

So why was this Obama aide not fired instead? OH YEAH! that's right, Obama doesn't fire anyone who fouls on his team, just like Bush!! Hillary has held every last one of her aides accountable for this kind of thing, Obama has shown every time on the other hand what he would do as President, protect his cronies and never fire them and hold them accountable!! just like Bush!! Voting for Barrack Obama is a HUGE mistake! Hillary Clinton has the integrity to lead honestly and fairly as this one of many examples like it once again proves.

Posted by: Hillary08 | March 7, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

When that phone rings at 3am; Hillary won't be able to concentrate - because of the noises coming from Bill's room...

Posted by: titindgp | March 7, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you jimnastus. I wish the WAPO could do a study to determine who the people are who are so vengeful, hateful, emotional, etc. Are they men, women, black, white, young, old, etc.? I would be curious to know. Whoever these people are, they are not able to have and intelligent discussion without resorting namecalling, etc. Maybe they were raised watching Jerry Springer. In any case, I hope that they realize that no matter who wins the democratic primary, it is STILL in their interest to VOTE for him or her in the general, if they want us to get out of the mess Bush made.

Posted by: sandnsmith | March 7, 2008 02:49 PM
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Unfortunately, the Democrats are going to lose again. They messed it up. And they are not fixing it. First, Florida and Michigan and then letting the Clintons reek havic. I have already started to accept it. We survive. We survived Reagan.

Posted by: ddraper81 | March 7, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

You know, I really hate to admit this, because I started this campaign really not liking Hillary Clinton, at all. But the more the campaign goes on, the less I dislike her. It hasn't quite changed over into "like", but it's moved away from "hate" into "dislike" and now into "neutral". I never liked Bill Clinton before and I still don't. I am a political moderate; one of the "independents" that politicians of both parties say they want to woo. Jeez, if she keeps this up, I might even be convinced to push the button for her in November instead of sitting it out, if she prevails over Obama. But I'm still for Obama.

Posted by: ripvanwinkleincollege | March 7, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

As I was saying......

You Obamaniacs really need to stop and take a deep breath....Breath in, Breath out!

Belive me, Going ballistic doesn't help anyone but the Republicans...And one method of not becomming panicky and beginning to make mistakes you may later regret is to maybe imagine just what would be the worst possible thing that could happen....And possibly for the Obamaniacs it maybe to think about a Clinton Victory at the Convention in Denver...

OK. Now try to think about what you could possibly do to help the situation that would develope if your worst nightmare WERE to come to pass....Would it be to simply get mad and stomp out of the Convention if Clinton were to win and swear NOT to vote Democratic in the FAll?
Is that REALLY wha you think OBAMA would want?


No of course not. Obama, if he lost to Clinton will Urge his followers to Vote For Hillary (unless of course he chooses to then go to Hollywood and join Oprah to initiate the 'Oprah and Obama Comedy Hour' on TV. But thats highly unlikely).

So knowing that Obama would almost without a doubt support Hillary for the Presidency if she wins the nomination why not NOW, before the Democratic Party is done irreperable harm by stupid overreactions from her members, simply admit Publicly that WE all will Support the DEMOCRATIC nominee no matter who he or she turns out to be......

NO More "Monsters", No more juvinile mistakes that have the Republicans rolling in the asiles with laughter at our inabliltiy to take YES for an Answer...

BIRDDOG


Posted by: Birddog08 | March 7, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Wondering, why Hilary still stick with Bill even after infidility? Bill's playfulness even at Oval office with a girl like her daughter's age is mind-boggling.

Why Hilary sticking with her infidel husband? Imagine, any sane woman living under same hood with a infidel husband for long 36 years? If not power, what is it?
Wondering, do they have any intimate relationship?

Oh, well, both Clintons have passion for power. Princess Chelsea is getting her presidential campaign training for 2022!

Chelsea for President, yes!

Posted by: jamila_morsheda | March 7, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Ok i get it now,we have all entered the political twilight zone where Hillarys a monster and Obamas Ken star.This name calling is stupid and silly and not even remotely of any importance.W.P.How about a real story like why is China selling weapons to Iran to be used against our troops in Iraq?Something real for a change?

Posted by: smorrow | March 7, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

AsperGirl wrote:
"Obama is a hypocrite and a good actor, who has been telling people what they want to hear when he's not channeling dead presidents or mimicking other black inspirational speakers."

Like every republican doesn't channel Ronald Reagan. Get a grip.

How about Bill Clinton, during his campaign, parading around a photo of himself shaking the hand of a "dead president" when Clinton was a teenager.

And do you have some kind of problem with "black inspriational leaders"? What was the point of that comment?

Posted by: ussamsarmy | March 7, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Not to break up the dicussion, but can we go back to the first post? Bobby "Boris" Pickett would be proud!

Posted by: cnee | March 7, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Clearly, both Clinton supporters and Obama supporters are passionate. My guess would be that a large number of Obama supporters started out liking Hillary Clinton, but preferring Obama, based simply on style, personality, and a very clear message of change from the Washington politics we have witnessed over the past 16 years.

What has simply happened is that the tools and tactics utilized by Mrs. Clinton in her campaign have caused many original fans of her efforts and accomplishments to see her in a new light. We are disenchanted with her, and enormously disappointed. Her Rovian tactics do not represent any visible "change". Her flip-flop on the rules regarding the seating of the Michigan and Florida delegates certainly doesn't forcase "change".

Further, her statements elevating John McCain above Barack Obama are extremely divisive for the Democratic Party.

From defending Hillary Clinton in the 1990's to witnessing her behavior now, I have come a long, long way. I want "change". I want "integrity". I want "honesty". I want "transparency". I believe Senator Obama comes closest to being the right one at the right time.

Will I vote for Hillary if she wins the nomination? Probably. Maybe the leaders can't do what's best for the party, but the membership still can.

Will I have to hold my nose to vote for Hillary, should she win the nomination? Most definitely. But I can tell you right now, I would never get over it.

Posted by: patsy62 | March 7, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama gets the young votes, Clinton gets the geriatric votes.

The split is 50/50.

Who should win?

Maybe, those who will be living in the future that they're voting for...

The future belongs to the young, not to the geriatrics. Frankly, someone who denies that basic moral math IS a Monster.

Posted by: fairbalanced | March 7, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

If Obama should win the Democraric nomination do his supporters honestly believe that he can beat McCain in the general election without the votes of the former Clinton backers?

Posted by: sam51 | March 7, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I think her resignation is less about the "monster" comment and more about this. I think the Obama camp is glad Powers gave the comment about Hilary so they wouldn't have to answer to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzy3lObigF0

Transcript:

STEPHEN SACKUR: Let me stop you just for a moment. You said that he'll revisit it when he goes to the White House. So what the American public thinks is a commitment to get combat forces out within sixteen months, isn't a commitment isn't it?

POWER: You can't make a commitment in whatever month we're in now, in March of 2008 about what circumstances are gonna be like in Jan. 2009. We can't even tell what Bush is up to in terms of troop pauses and so forth. He will of course not rely upon some plan that he's crafted as a presidential candidate or as a US senator.

He will rely upon a plan, an operational plan that he pulls together, in consultation with people who are on the ground, to whom he doesn't have daily access now as a result of not being the president.

So to think, I mean it would be the height of ideology, you know, to sort of say, well I said it therefore I'm going to impose it on whatever reality entreats me -

SACKUR: Ok, so the 16 months is negotiable?

POWER: It's the best case scenario

It's the best case scenario

POWER: It is -

SACKUR: And of course in Iraq we've never seen best case scenario

POWER: We have never seen best case scenario

SACKUR: So we needn't necessarily take it seriously at all.

POWER: What we can take seriously is that he will try to get US forces out as quickly and as responsibly as possible. And that's the best case, estimate of what it would take.

Posted by: mamiller35Post | March 7, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Sad thing is that what she said was dead on! But apparently, the Obama campaign has ethical standards and some semblance of a "code" of how to honestly run a campaign. If she were in Hillary's camp, she'd have been promoted to speech writer...

Posted by: husimon | March 7, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Powers used poor word choice. The underlying issue of Senator Clinton's behavior in this campaign -- Senator Clinton's digenousness in particular us accurate.
Senator Clinton's campaign misrepresented the Canada/NAFTA issue. It is now clear who -- her campaign -- initiated the NAFTA contacts.

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g9rwO9WjyXz5a-SfrETivAeTEnnw

Posted by: philcave | March 7, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Let's not worry about that 3 am call until we get it. Our next President will be fully responsible for and capable of handling that call if we elect the right person. We will be able to make that phone call a non-issue with a vote for OBAMA as our next President.

Posted by: thomasj | March 7, 2008 03:04 PM
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Obama has never done anything substantial in 46 years..... now suddenly he will get everything done with magic.

False Messiah for the elite rich democrats.

We are "real" people.

Posted by: SeedofChange | March 7, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

As I was saying......

You Obamaniacs really need to stop and take a deep breath....Breath in, Breath out!

Belive me, Going ballistic doesn't help anyone but the Republicans...And one method of not becomming panicky and beginning to make mistakes you may later regret is to maybe imagine just what would be the worst possible thing that could happen....And possibly for the Obamaniacs it maybe to think about a Clinton Victory at the Convention in Denver...

OK. Now try to think about what you could possibly do to help the situation that would develope if your worst nightmare WERE to come to pass....Would it be to simply get mad and stomp out of the Convention if Clinton were to win and swear NOT to vote Democratic in the FAll?
Is that REALLY wha you think OBAMA would want?


No of course not. Obama, if he lost to Clinton will Urge his followers to Vote For Hillary (unless of course he chooses to then go to Hollywood and join Oprah to initiate the 'Oprah and Obama Comedy Hour' on TV. But thats highly unlikely).

So knowing that Obama would almost without a doubt support Hillary for the Presidency if she wins the nomination why not NOW, before the Democratic Party is done irreperable harm by stupid overreactions from her members, simply admit Publicly that WE all will Support the DEMOCRATIC nominee no matter who he or she turns out to be......

NO More "Monsters", No more juvinile mistakes that have the Republicans rolling in the asiles with laughter at our inabliltiy to take YES for an Answer...

BIRDDOG


Posted by: Birddog08 | March 7, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

SeedofChange and GabbaMonkey (wacko supporters, apparently, respectively, of Senators Clinton and Obama) need to meet somewhere in a dark alley--not online in front of the rest of the world. Washington Post needs to filter and reject both kinds of drivel. . .though it is somewhat instructive to see the lengths (depths) that people will go to in order to get some attention.

How can either of the candidates make THEIR respective cases when some of their most ardent supporters are setting gasoline fires online in front of the whole world?

Most of us are quite tired of avoiding the issues and destructive infighting. . .the
perpetrators need to look themselves in the mirror and get control of their demons.
If these two people (and others like them) have FRIENDS anywhere. . .I beg those friends to intervene in the name of simple decency.

Thank you for your true friendship.

Posted by: wwIIbaby | March 7, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

My original endorsement was for Mrs. Clinton. I cannot in clear logic and good conscience vote for her now! From the tears of failure in one of the televised debates to the low-down tactics she is now using, her true colors are showing through in high definition.

Here is what we, the voters, can do about this. EVERY VOTING AMERICAN(except for the racist bigots and some die-hard republicans who have neither the mentality nor the interest in doing what is right for this country) VOTE FOR CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT that Obama has promised our nation. If you do this, he will be elected. When he does become President, encourage and support him. He will continue to face stumbling blocks of all types from every direction, including the soft type that is being slung at him now--you know, the type that smells really bad.

If this nation's government starts to treat its own people as well as the people of other nations with fairness and compassion, we will have far less fear of and problems with those other nations. We will forever find ourselves on the defensive if we keep going with dirty tactics like the ones being used in this current presidential race. Congratulations, Mr. Obama, on running a clean, honorable race for President.

Let's not worry about that 3 am call until we get it. Our next President will be fully responsible for and capable of handling that call if we elect the right person. We will be able to make that phone call a non-issue with a vote for OBAMA as our next President.

Posted by: thomasj | March 7, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

55% to 60% white vote
65% to 70% Asian vote
60% to 65% Latino Vote

She doesn't need the Black vote to win.
The Black Vote is OVERRATED.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 03:02 PM
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People chill out....

1. It is better that Democrat beat up each other than Republicans start beating up the candidate

2. Republican attack machine is confused what to do

3. Any attack Hussain or Clinton may be throwing at each other would have been part of Republican attacks anyway

4. Attack lines against each other actually immunizing them and also getting them ready how to fend them when Reps start their attacks

5. Obama will be attacked for being muslim, incompentent, not commander in chief worthy, corrupt living on Rezko's land, etc. I believe them, Obama supporter don't

At this point, it is obvious that they will be both on the ticket. Only the order is in question.

Let's beat each other up and get ready for the real battle. Let them wait and be confused. We will have the money, and "cause" on our side.

Just don't get tired. It will be a 50-50 election. It will be a war of attrition. We will be more prepared than ever before.

Posted by: SeedofChange | March 7, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

55% to 60% white vote
65% to 70% Asian vote
60% to 65% Latino Vote

She doesn't need the Black vote to win.
The Black Vote is OVERRATED.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Barack will do his best to move our country to a higher plane. He has a good chance of succeeding. All three candidates are just people; remember that. Obama freely admits that he's not perfect. He will engage the entire country to make up for those imperfections.

Posted by: harry4 | March 7, 2008 02:51 PM
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Obama had 46 year to do something for large group of people. Please write his biggest achievement and how many people it helped.

Clintons risked their political careers with healthcare for all and failed.

They came back and got healthcare for all "children". They never stop to make peoples life better.

I have not brought up the great econmy of 90's yet.

Posted by: SeedofChange | March 7, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

55% to 60% white vote
65% to 70% Asian vote
60% to 65% Latino Vote

She doesn't need the Black vote to win.
The Black Vote is OVERRATED.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

To LABC's point, I eat cheese, drink wine, and have a college education, so I'm a member of the demographic; I suppose it's my venerable age (and wisdom)that makes me support Clinton.

I regret that Powers has had to resign as I admire her both as a journalist and a writer, but it was a stupid remark and every stupid remark in this election year will be used by the opposition, whether Clinton or Obama. That's how politics works in this country.

How do I put a post directly under the one I'm responding to?

Posted by: anneshirley64 | March 7, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama has been far too nice.

It is sad she had to resign because she expressed a personal opinion - especially when it was factually true.

Hillary knows she is the weakest candidate, but she also knows that this is the only time she has any chance at all to win in the general election (even if it is small, might not work out, and will almost certainly cost the party many congressional and senate seats). Ergo, to suit her Ego, she continues...

Her so called win in Texas came from the Republican cross over voters who also know she is the only candidate McCain could possibly defeat.

It is sad that the Democrats will again find a way to lose an election... maybe they deserve it?

Posted by: cwcrosby42 | March 7, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

She doesn't need the Black vote to win.
The Black Vote is OVERRATED.
May Blacks (men) can't vote, because of the "CRIME" problem


Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 02:52 PM

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Mr. Cilliza you should really ban this racist idiot. Thanks.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 7, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

ermias.kifle...

Tried to figure out if you're:

a) racist
b) stupid
c) a troll

Then I just got bored.

Posted by: bchristie | March 7, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

This vitriol on this article is most amazing. Samantha Power definitely said something out of line and had to quit because of it. Obama defnitely thought so and was right. The crazy accusations of Hillary have no "clothes" and Obama is not making them. She is not responsible for her husbands affairs and certainly shouldn't be expected to. This monster is remains undefined and invalid. It is based not on facts and probably will never be. Hillary is no monster.

Posted by: lynnellingw | March 7, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08

Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site.

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I am personally sick of the repetitious racist bigotry of ermiass and seedless. WAPO board monitors do your job!

Posted by: LABC | March 7, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"And more to the point, even if you disagree, why should Wright's comment reflect badly on Senator Obama? Wright is not Obama and Obama is not Wright."

Because he is the preacher of an Afro-centric based hate church, and also happens to be BHO's self professed spiritual mentor.

Posted by: FreedomFighter1 | March 7, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I will never vote for fake christian politicians who will give our public school money to their private christian school buddies.

Just say no to Obama..........

Posted by: hhkeller | March 7, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

jimnastus:

in support of the ideas expressed in your post, i.e. that Obama and his supporters are attacking Hillary, and that Hillary is "much" more qualified than Obama, please list all of the attacks that Hillary has endured from Obama supporters. As an aside, is hillary not marketing herself on the idea that is virtually "invulnerable" to attack, since she's been fully "vetted" by the media and the "republican attack machine"?

Second, name the actions, or accomplishments that Hillary has achieved while in the US Senate (her first ever elected position) that support the idea that she is "much" more experienced than Obama.

Third, if experience is what matters the most in a presidential election, did you vote for Joe Biden in your primary?

Posted by: ussamsarmy | March 7, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

POLITICO.COM IS REPORTING ...

Plouffe: "You have to wonder whether she'll be open and honest with the American people"

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe returned to the issue of Clinton's secrecy today, pointing to a USA Today story that reports that Bill Clinton's instructions to the National Archive have resulted in copious redactions to documents concerning his pardons.

"Behind closed doors, they're trying to prevent the American people from evaluating [Clinton's White House] experience," he said. "You have to wonder whether she'll be open and honest with the American people as president."

He also noted, again, that Clinton doesn't need to wait until April 15 to release the last six years of tax returns.

Clinton is "one of the most secretive politicians in America today," he said. ...

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

55% to 60% white vote
65% to 70% Asian vote
60% to 65% Latino Vote

She doesn't need the Black vote to win.
The Black Vote is OVERRATED.
May Blacks (men) can't vote, because of the "CRIME" problem

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm tired of the people who believe they must vote HRC because she's a woman. If Barbara Boxer were running, you might have a point. Hillary's not a person who can demonstrate any qualifications to be President. Of course, neither Obama nor McCain have many qualifications either.

Everyone should just get over being so obsessed with saying that the other candidate is not qualified, will run our country into ruin, and so on. Won't happen that way with either Dem.

I just happen to believe that we more than a reversal of the Bush years. We have to get into high gear as well as turn around.

Hillary will do the turn around and then move slowly as did Bill.

Barack will do his best to move our country to a higher plane. He has a good chance of succeeding. All three candidates are just people; remember that. Obama freely admits that he's not perfect. He will engage the entire country to make up for those imperfections.

Posted by: harry4 | March 7, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

In Ohio, Obama won "ONLY" 5 out of 88 counties. Those 5 Ohio counties account for the majority of the "BLACK" vote, the only group of voters Obama won

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"Now Hillary, it's time for you to get rid of yourself and your staffers. .....

Well, the thing is that Obama keeps stating that he is running a "clean" campaign. ..........

Posted by: kkarageorge | March 7, 2008 02:37 PM
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>>
The day after New Year's 1996, operatives for Barack Obama filed into a barren hearing room of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.
There they began the tedious process of challenging hundreds of signatures on the nominating petitions of state Sen. Alice Palmer, the longtime progressive activist from the city's South Side. And they kept challenging petitions until every one of Obama's four Democratic primary rivals was forced off the ballot.
Fresh from his work as a civil rights lawyer and head of a voter registration project that expanded access to the ballot box, Obama launched his first campaign for the Illinois Senate saying he wanted to empower disenfranchised citizens.
But in that initial bid for political office, Obama quickly mastered the bare-knuckle arts of Chicago electoral politics. His overwhelming legal onslaught signaled his impatience to gain office, even if that meant elbowing aside an elder stateswoman like Palmer.
A close examination of Obama's first campaign clouds the image he has cultivated throughout his political career: The man now running for president on a message of giving a voice to the voiceless first entered public office not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it.

Obama has a corrupt heart.

Posted by: SeedofChange | March 7, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"A paranoid, childish, win-at-all-costs jerk who wants us to ignore the soap-opera weirdness of her husband's Presidency, perhaps, and her own dependence on said husband--but not a monster. A math-challenged baby, who would rather destroy the Party than see Obama win"

Right you are.

HRC is not human.

Posted by: info23 | March 7, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

In Ohio, Obama won "ONLY" 5 out of 88 counties. Those 5 Ohio counties account for the majority of the "BLACK" vote, the only group of voters Obama won

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Why do the Democrat camps, both Obama and Hillary, speak with FORKED TONGUES?

They say one thing to Ohio voters about NAFTA, and disavow what they said to the Canadians!

They say one thing about withdrawing from Iraq to Americans, and disavow what they said to the British!

And what awful name-calling!

Posted by: DaTourist | March 7, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

In Ohio, Obama won "ONLY" 5 out of 88 counties. Those 5 Ohio counties account for the majority of the "BLACK" vote, the only group of voters Obama won

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

"So what is your problem with Obama"

I never said I had a problem with him, you made that assumption. I think that he is a fine candidate, but the fact is that he claims he is running a clean campaign, but you refuse to see the hypocrisy in that statement. If he receives the democratic nomination, I would support him. In the meantime, I remain a supporter of Mrs. Clinton.

How is that an educated woman, professor at Harvard, would call her a monster. Charles Manson, yes. But Hillary Clinton. She has done some good work, but adamant Obama supporters can't see the forest through the trees.

Posted by: kkarageorge | March 7, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you jimnastus. I wish the WAPO could do a study to determine who the people are who are so vengeful, hateful, emotional, etc. Are they men, women, black, white, young, old, etc.? I would be curious to know. Whoever these people are, they are not able to have and intelligent discussion without resorting namecalling, etc. Maybe they were raised watching Jerry Springer. In any case, I hope that they realize that no matter who wins the democratic primary, it is STILL in their interest to VOTE for him or her in the general, if they want us to get out of the mess Bush made.

Posted by: sandnsmith | March 7, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

In Ohio, Obama won "ONLY" 5 out of 88 counties. Those 5 Ohio counties account for the majority of the "BLACK" vote, the only group of voters Obama won

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

The real problem with Hillary is that she
Cannot
Understand
Normal
Thinking

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 7, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe the Obama fanatics on this blog... they are saying the Scotsman is playing dirty politics for reporting what Obama's campaign official said.

I hope it comes out how nasty and mean the Obama campaign is (off the record). I hope the America press stops covering up for Obama and being his fan club.

Obama is a hypocrite and a good actor, who has been telling people what they want to hear when he's not channeling dead presidents or mimicking other black inspirational speakers.

Posted by: AsperGirl | March 7, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

55% to 60% white vote
65% to 70% Asian vote
60% to 65% Latino Vote

She doesn't need the Black vote to win.
The Black Vote is OVERRATED.
May Blacks (men) can't vote, because of the "CRIME" problem

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

BLACK people cannot have it both ways. They can't cried foul when more WHITES vote for Hillary, but rejoice when they band together and vote for BLACK HUSSIEN

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

To jose.ivan.rivera....you said we Obama supporters think he walks on walter. I have a question for you. Who is walter?

Posted by: sadlemyer | March 7, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08
Rezko / Obama 08

Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08
Slum Landlord and Drug Dealer 08

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

kkarageorge wrote:
"Well, the thing is that Obama keeps stating that he is running a "clean" campaign. Hillary never went out and said she is running a "clean" campaign. So he set the standard and his campaign is getting dirty which makes it worse."

Does it? So I guess this comment is an ENDORSEMENT OF NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING...Are you going to give the man credit for getting rid of her? Or are you just going to use the words of ONE staffer, in what she tought was an "off-the record" interview, to continue to smear the man.

So what is your problem with Obama:

Do you disagree with the idea of running a positive campaign?

Do you think he is naive for attempting to run a positive campaign?

Do you think the idea of positive campaigning is dumb, naive, or impossible?

They have been campaigning for a year and this is the FIRST person to "slip up"? Sounds like he's doing a pretty good job of managing his campaign. Can Hillary say the same thing?

And further, it seems like what reall rankles you, is the idea that any Obama supporter might not like Hillary Clinton. Is that what you want to "complain" about? Or are you just trying to score a political point. Ahh. There it is, right?

Posted by: ussamsarmy | March 7, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

"For a campaign based largely on rainbows and unicorns Obama supporters should be a happier bunch."

LMAO!!

Posted by: kkarageorge | March 7, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

For everyone here in Ohio and across America who's ever been counted out but refused to be knocked out, and for everyone who has stumbled but stood right back up, and for everyone who works hard and never gives up, this one is for you."

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Love the posts, America!

Rome is on fire but, you know, keep fiddlin'! Forget crumbling schools and infrastructure, crime, a collapsing economy, an un-win-able war, government and corporate corruption, drugs, mayhem and madness...

SOMEONE WAS MEAN TO HILLARY!

Pathetic. What happened to this great country?

Posted by: bchristie | March 7, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Over the last few weeks I have seen a trend among Obama supporters--some of them I know, most I don't. But it seems to me that they are a pretty angry bunch--vicious even. They can't say anything positive about their own candidate without also attacking Clinton and anyone who would deign to support her.

They complain and whine about the "negative" tactics of the Clinton campaign and in the next breath attack her, her husband and her supporters. It's as if they cannot even begin to understand how someone could be so stupid as to support Clinton. Talk about arrogant elitists. Obama and his supporters have those labels locked up.

For a campaign based largely on rainbows and unicorns Obama supporters should be a happier bunch. But all they do is complain, attack and look down on everyone who doesn't think exactly like they do. Perhaps they're all waking up from their fantasy land are angered by the reality that Obama is much less qualified to be President of the United States than Clinton.

Posted by: jimnastus | March 7, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't get it.

It's entirely accurate.

Hillbot is a monster. She's not even human!

Posted by: info23 | March 7, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

ermias kifle, is it? I hope you win your election as village idiot. You are running unopposed...

Posted by: LABC | March 7, 2008 02:32 PM
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No he has Zouk with him.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 7, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Before making my comment, let me preface it by saying that I support Senator Clinton in this race. With respect to the post complaining that Wright, Obama's minister, questioned the media attention on the death of the Holloway girl while ignoring what happens to black women every day, I agree with Wright. I would add that we've seen the same thing happen in the case of the blond blue-eyed child that disappeared in Portugal. Black children disappear every day and we rarely hear about it. Sad, but true. And more to the point, even if you disagree, why should Wright's comment reflect badly on Senator Obama? Wright is not Obama and Obama is not Wright.

Honestly, most of the posts I see here and everywhere on the Democratic primary are ridiculous, and in some cases foul would be the better word. Few of them, if any, help gather votes for either candidate. If you really care about getting your candidate elected, I suggest you make telephone calls or canvass your neighbors, but stop the name calling, please.

When this is all over, serious Democrats, those who care about this country and its direction, will vote for the party's nominee, whether Clinton or Obama. But from what I read here, it's unlikely we can count on most of you to support the party's nominee, if it's not the person that you support. Try to remember one important rule: mature voters make decisions based on platform, not on the personality, hair styles, cool looks, or likeability of the candidate's spouse, or any of the other nonsense one reads about in the media.

Posted by: anneshirley64 | March 7, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile.....

Another super delegate endorsed Obama on Thursday.

Posted by: jim283 | March 7, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

ermias.kifle wrote:

"Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics"

Good lord...sigh

Posted by: ussamsarmy | March 7, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

"Now Hillary, it's time for you to get rid of yourself and your staffers. They have been doing this during the election only after Obama started to win some states. They need a good slap in the face and a beat down if you ask me."

Well, the thing is that Obama keeps stating that he is running a "clean" campaign. Hillary never went out and said she is running a "clean" campaign. So he set the standard and his campaign is getting dirty which makes it worse.

Posted by: kkarageorge | March 7, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I've had the distinct pleasure of meeting and conversing with Ms. Power on multiple occasions. She is a woman of the utmost class and integrity. To see her get slammed for a simple comment is just nonsense. Ms. Powers has worked tirelessly to protect the interests of human kind. Her use of an unfortunate verb in a heated race should by no means define her character. Rather, she should be applauded for her efforts to end human suffering

Posted by: andy5447 | March 7, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm more concerned about Power's comments on troop withdrawal than the monster comment. It shows that Obama's campaign plays with words like any other. I understand why people dislike Hillary (though the hate mystifies me). What I don't get is why people think Obama walks on water. He's basically just another politician. Some politicians are better than others, but all of them fudge and hedge and say what voters want to hear. Obama talks about "change". Don't they all! I'd rather judge him by his credentials. But every time Obama utters more campaign-speak I realize he's not going to change much. At least he's a Democrat politician, so I'll vote for him in the general election.

Posted by: webg | March 7, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

"dcraven925 wrote: I have no idea what candidate is being supported by uneducated, low IQ, xenophobic racists"

Yeah... I think the Bush supporters are voting for McCain this time.

Posted by: b1rd | March 7, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

They need a good slap in the face and a beat down if you ask me.

Posted by: BTBS1 | March 7, 2008 02:20 PM
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Yes violence is a smart response. Jerk.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 7, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

This incident certainly demonstrates a big difference between Hil and Obama. He says this name calling, mud slinging is unacceptable from his side and Hillary has no comment about any derogatory statements from her staff. He takes the high road and she takes the low.

Posted by: larryecoffey | March 7, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama realy has no experience in foreign policy. He has never bombed any country. Clinton's are very experience. They bombed Serbia 78 days and nights

Posted by: Gandra | March 7, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

ermias kifle, is it? I hope you win your election as village idiot. You are running unopposed...

Posted by: LABC | March 7, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

somewhere Mark Penn is laughing

Posted by: lingering_lead | March 7, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I've noticed that the majority of posts that follow political articles on the Democratic primary are written by Obama supporters and almost all are badly written and rarely stick to the point of the article. If these posters are the cheese eating, wine drinking, college educated Obama voters cited in the media, I hope one of the changes planned by Senator Obama is an overhaul of our educational system.

Posted by: anneshirley64 | March 7, 2008 02:09 PM
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I notice that you conveniently leave out the inarticulate commentary by some of the supposed Clinton supporters. The knife cuts both ways. And I see no evidence of you making any comments about the story this board is attached to. And in conclusion, it would take a college educated person to know you are insulting a demographic to make a lame point about Senator Obama's supporters.

Posted by: LABC | March 7, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama realy has no experience in foreign policy. He has never bombed any country. Clinton's are ver eperience. In Bosnia and Serbia (78 days and nights).

Posted by: Gandra | March 7, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Seems like a lot of Obamas advisors and groupies are pretty nasty. Can't imageine what his admnistration would be like.

Yikes!

Vote McCain...

Posted by: hhkeller | March 7, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I just learned a new word for praising Obama, "Boo Yao Lian". It's a cool word, and should be used as "Barak Obama is so Boo Yao Lian." Let's say it together,
"Barak Obama is so Boo Yao Lian." -Cheers

Posted by: hgogo | March 7, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Michigan has ALWAYS caucused. Now because the Hillary Beast wants it her way the State has to change it's process? Give me a break....Hillary Clinton doesn't give a damn about voter fairness.
ALL SHE CARES ABOUT IS HILLARY CLINTON !!! If she cared about "the voters" she'd want a do over in Florida because so many voters thought their vote wouldn't count so they didn't even go to the polls. Noooo she trying to cheat and have the delegates seated. All she knows is cheating, lying and breaking the rules. BARACK OBAMA SHOULD NEVER CONSIDER SHARING A TICKET WITH THIS WOMAN. By the time it's all over he'll be covered in Clinton crap.

Posted by: tjfrmla | March 7, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Props to Hillary for putting country before party. If BHO is elected, he will destroy this country.

Posted by: FreedomFighter1 | March 7, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

"The voters have spoken and it is now time for Hussein to withdraw and end his divisive campaign."
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uhhh, ImpeachNow (btw, who the f**k are you going to impeach?), Sadamn HUSSEIN is dead and not running a campaign. The candidate's full name is Barack Hussein Obama,tool.

And you wonder why Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is heading for a fall with support like this...

Posted by: LABC | March 7, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"After Clinton's endorsement of John McCain over Obama yesterday it is obvious she will stop at nothing to win. Will it be a Clinton-Lieberman ticket this fall??"

Anyone halfway sane can see how much of a danger BHO is to this country. BHO will destroy America the way Mugabe destroyed Zimbabwe.

Posted by: FreedomFighter1 | March 7, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Can Clinton supporters actually discuss ISSUES? Or are they obsessed with insulting the people who support Obama, like blevins and anneshirley?

The problem with the article, is that Power was speaking, not for the Obama campaign in its official capacity, but (what she thought) was off the record... Its in her quote. So what if Samantha Power thinks Hillary Clinton is a monster. Does that mean Obama does? Maybe. That is not part of his message to the people. He has not attacked her character, he does not assert that she "can't be president", he does not attack her at all, and the media actually criticizes him for that.

To the Clinton supporters: remember, half of the country (i.e. Republicans) ALREADY hates your candidate. I know insulting Obama and his supporters gives you a momentary sugar-rush-like high, and makes you feel, for the short-term, good about your candidate, but with half of the country ALREADY against you, you should heavily weigh the direction your comments and attitude will take the Democratic party, assuming your candidate wins.

Posted by: ussamsarmy | March 7, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Samantha did the right thing to resign to avoid further attacks against Obama. Unfortunately, the Clintons will continue their extremely negative campaign further dividing the Democrat party.

After Clinton's endorsement of John McCain over Obama yesterday it is obvious she will stop at nothing to win. Will it be a Clinton-Lieberman ticket this fall??

Why is the media not reporting on yesterday's front page Canadian national headlines on NAFTA comments, specifically Ian Brodie's comments "people from her camp also told Canadians to take her NAFTA concerns with a grain of salt". Is the media now so afraid of reporting anything negative about Clinton? This story is huge and yet there is very little in our news. Hillary did the "double talk" on NAFTA and lied to the voters in Ohio and Texas.

It is so discouraging to see our party being destroyed. Thanks Hillary.

Posted by: peloton.11 | March 7, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

"Freedom of speech.....right...."

Remember freedom of speech doesn't apply to politically incorrect speech.

Posted by: FreedomFighter1 | March 7, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Now Hillary, it's time for you to get rid of yourself and your staffers. They have been doing this during the election only after Obama started to win some states. They need a good slap in the face and a beat down if you ask me.

Posted by: BTBS1 | March 7, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm amazed every time I read the venom that spews from some people about Hillary Clinton. Seems lots of people have a lot of hatred for a strong woman who has served the public her whole life. They'd rather support some rock-star persona like they're voting for American Idol instead of the next leader of the free world.

I support Hillary because she is the most qualified, and I truly have heard nothing from Obama except empty, pretty speeches, and he really has no record for me to rely on. And sad to say, if Obama is the eventual nominee, I will have no choice but to vote for a Republican for president for the first time in my life. But better a Republican than someone who is neither qualified or experienced enough to be president of the United States.

Posted by: appledv | March 7, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Considering the posts of Obama supporters here, Powers is likely just the tip of the ice berg.

Obama seems to surround himself with and attract extremely vicious supporters. They have a cult like quality to them.

They act like members of a cult -- viciously attacking anyone who differs from their cult leader's views or images.

We need a president running the country -- not a guy creating a cult.

Anybody but Obama!

Posted by: wj_phillips | March 7, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Ms Power shouldn't have to resign! What kind of politically correct crybabies are we dealing with here? Hildebeest for President!

"Let's do the Mash! Let's do the Monster Mash! Its a graveyard smash! Start's up in a Flash! Let's do the Monster Mash!"

Posted by: shanelm | March 7, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I find Michelle "Omarosa" Omaba's comments to be much worse than Power's. If anyone should be fired, it'd be "Omarosa".

Posted by: FreedomFighter1 | March 7, 2008 02:02 PM

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Omarosa, very funny.
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...are democrats really that dumb?

Posted by: ardysrp | March 7, 2008 02:09 PM

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Yea, look how many voted for W.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 7, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

This incident certainly demonstrates a big difference between Hil and Obama. He says this name calling, mud slinging is unacceptable from his side and Hillary has no comment about any derogatory statements from her staff. He takes the high road and she takes the low.

Posted by: larryecoffey | March 7, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

TommyBarban asks: Are the Obama supporters who comment on this post D/democrats?

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I've concluded that the vilest of the Hillary-hate, goBama! posts here are either by first-time voters, or those Independents who voted for Bush but now feel stung by that decision and have swung to Obama over McCain.

As if we should trust the judgment of the later.

Posted by: hitpoints | March 7, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

CHILL OUT, EVERYONE!
OBAMA SUPPORTERS (~CLINTON HATERS), CLINTON SUPPORTERS (~OBAMA HATERS),...
Read the post by Kathy5 @1:26PM.
Be civilized. We are in a civilized society. Let's act like its citizens.

Posted by: adtruong | March 7, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

She had to resign or Obama had to fire her. Given the message of his campaign and what it represents, the Obama campaign did the right thing, and they should get the credit.

That being said, it is surely ironic, that Clinton, who brags about how "tough" she is, and how she's been "vetted" by the media, and how she will be able to "withstand the Republican attack machine" is arguing that Power should resign for calling her a name. Hypocrisy at its highest.

This is politics in the 21st century. Are we, the people, going to accept this nonsense? Are we going to act like sheep and allow the media to tell us what is and what is not important about this election?

How can anyone attack Obama for his lack of substance yet support Clinton and her non-substantive attack style of politics? A vote for her is a confirmation of gutter style, non-issue oriented, negative political discourse. WE ARE SICK OF THIS.

Posted by: ussamsarmy | March 7, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone read the whole story b4 commenting?

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.......

Why didn't she say sorry I CHANGED my mind!
CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE...tired of it, grow a backbone, going to need it when you are Commander in chief! Sorry many countries will not be so impressed with your speeches(sorry speech)they all sound the same.

Posted by: nuddxela1 | March 7, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable reading....keep on drinking the sand Obamanites. Ridiculous and one-sided as usual.
Back to reality...she messed up, bottomline. Spin it anyway you want.

Posted by: blevins20061 | March 7, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"Senator Obama has called for change, and a new kind of politics," said New York Rep. Gregory Meeks. "This is the worst kind of politics."

Posted by: kkarageorge | March 7, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

I've noticed that the majority of posts that follow political articles on the Democratic primary are written by Obama supporters and almost all are badly written and rarely stick to the point of the article. If these posters are the cheese eating, wine drinking, college educated Obama voters cited in the media, I hope one of the changes planned by Senator Obama is an overhaul of our educational system.

Posted by: anneshirley64 | March 7, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

While I personally would be proud to be compared to Mr. Starr, there is no doubt that he is the monster under the Clinton's bed (oops, Hillary's bed) and the bogeyman to the Clinton Democrats. This was a deliberate shot across the bow and a warning to Obama and his campaign to not bring up any of the past Clinton scandals although her campaign has been free to bring up and try to make into scandals many of Obama's past mistakes. Talk about double standards...are democrats really that dumb?

Posted by: ardysrp | March 7, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Kathy,

Have you been blind to all of the underhanded things Clinton and her comrades have said about Obama? Saying he's the "black candidate" by winning South Carolina, implying he was a drug dealer to ghettoize his image, sending out covert emails to spread false rumors about his religious upbringings, the list goes ON and ON. The latest is her loathsome hypocrisy in accusing him of playing politics with Canada over NAFTA, only to later find out that she has been telling Canadian officials for a long, long time that she's not going to do anything about NAFTA.

Clinton is like Larry Craig with his sex scandal. I don't care if she doesn't like NAFTA, just like I don't care if Craig is gay. But when someone does something and then lies about it and denies it at the same time, it shows utter hypocrisy and is shameful. The Canada/NAFTA situation with Obama came from one adviser and was denied by the Canadian government as being a claim about Obama's stance on NAFTA. It has now been refuted by both sides - Obama's campaign and Canadian officials.

Meanwhile the same officials say that Clinton has long been telling them not to worry because she's not going to touch NAFTA, her husband's golden child from the 90s, right along with the homophobic "Defense of Marriage Act," which means "Defense of Marriage for Straight People Act" in reality.

Clinton and her husband are hypocrites and the latest happenings are just further proof of this fact.

Posted by: thecrisis | March 7, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

For godsakes can't anyone say something about someone without getting the boot. Samantha Powers has a right to say someone is a monster without having to resign a position. Freedom of speech.....right....

Posted by: j_a_neri | March 7, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Foot in Mouth = BAAAAD Timing.

Posted by: bronxace | March 7, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Monster? Probably not. A snake, though, or something with a forked tongue.

Posted by: morphex | March 7, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics
Obama is a Sanjaya of American Politics

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

My, my, them OBAMA folks are a touchie lot. Course thier not used to a lot of scrutiny,or negative press. Takes someone with experience to show grace underfire. Senator Clinton's folks and her, have that.
We cut our teeth on that a long time ago.

Posted by: peterjoshua1 | March 7, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Eco-pharm wrote: "Hillary Clinton is the ultimate scum queen. A lying hate filled witch that practices the politics of personal destruction.
Her supporters are no better."

I am one of her supporters and a mother of two wonderful children who would be very upset to hear that someone is calling their mother a monster (your words - guilt by association). While you may not agree with her politically, there is no purpose to calling another human being a monster. Is anyone monitoring these boards because there is quite a bit of filth on them?

Posted by: kkarageorge | March 7, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I find Michelle "Omarosa" Omaba's comments to be much worse than Power's. If anyone should be fired, it'd be "Omarosa".

Posted by: FreedomFighter1 | March 7, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Too bad she resigned - she hit the nail on the head.

Posted by: lasker1895 | March 7, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

okay, I get it and I'm leaving this page but not before I tell you just why. It appears that I have entered a comment section that is for the young first time voters out there (nothing wrong with that, glad you're at least interested) however, these comments reflect that most of you have not listened to both Democratic candidates, you are following what appeared to be the crowd, the cool, the hip and the young without giving one thought to who will make the best president - you just want the cool one. And even that is okay since you're very young and don't know any better but when you say the ignorant uninformed things that you say that is when I've got to get out of here and as I do, I worry more than ever now about the results of this "pied piper" mentality.

It's not so much who you follow, just don't do it blindly.

Posted by: Kathy5 | March 7, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Does 'SEA HAG' count as a monster? Because I see her as sort of a 'SEA HAG' but I really don't put that into the 'Monster' category.
Hmmm... I could be wrong.

Posted by: PulSamsara | March 7, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I want a win in November and
I want UNIVERSAL health care
- Obama will deliver neither!
Media continues to be deceived by or be in collusion with Republicans who desperately want us to believe they do not fear Sen. Clinton above all others.
I think republicans are salivating at the idea of running against Obama, but are holding their cards close to the vest. Saying they want Hillary serves two purposes: weakening her and diverting attention from the issue of Barak's lack of experience and gravitas that McCain will exploit. I laugh at republicans on TV saying they will be energized against Hillary, as if we have not seen a year of apathy and dejection over the prospect. I visualize McCain holding his breath, fearing people will catch on that Obama is his best hope of winning. Nothing will unite with the right like the prospect of retaining the White House.
But, of course now is not the optimal time to reveal just how Barak will be diminished and made to look less than presidential. McCain would love democrats to get rid of the strongest candidate! Without Clinton universal health care as an issue will be minimal, she trounces McCain on economic issues and Hillary will not be tagged as weak and naive on international affairs and terrorism.

Posted by: CliffinWA | March 7, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

ELECTION 2008

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says


Posted: January 27, 2008
6:49 pm Eastern

Natalee Holloway

Sen. Barack Obama's longtime friend and spiritual adviser trashed the memory of a missing and presumed dead American teenage girl, according to church publications reviewed by WND.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial minister of Obama's church in Chicago, cited the case of Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba in complaining about what he sees as the media's bias in covering white victims of crime over black victims.

"Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn't make news," Wright said in the August 2005 edition of Trumpet Magazine, a publication of his Trinity United Church of Christ.

But, "One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and 'gives it up' while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!" he added. "Maybe I am missing something!"

The circumstances involving the coed's disappearance remain unclear, and the case remains unsolved. Holloway left Mountain Brook, Ala., on a May 2005 senior class trip to Aruba.

Barack Obama

Attempts to reach her family for comment were unsuccessful. But her mother, Beth Holloway, has written a book, "Loving Natalee," in which she reveals her daughter named Jesus Christ as one of the most influential people in her life in a trove of writings she found in her bedroom.

In the same 2005 church publication, Wright suggested "white America" had the 9/11 attacks coming, while calling for business "divestment from Israel," which he refers to as a "racist" state along with America.

"In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01," he wrote on page 7. "White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared,' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns."

Obama says he is "proud" of Wright and values their 20-year friendship.

Though Wright has nurtured Obama's political career as a close adviser and mentor, the Democrat presidential hopeful says they don't agree on everything. Wright married Obama and baptized his daughters.


Louis Farrakhan

In the November/December 2007 issue of Trumpet, Wright sang the praises of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has described whites as "blue-eyed devils" and Jews as "bloodsuckers."

"He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest," Wright said. "Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African-American religious experience."

Wright then held Farrakhan up as a pillar of "integrity."

"His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation's most powerful critics," he continued. "His love for Africa and African-American people has made him an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose."

Farrakhan's photo is splashed across the cover of the church magazine, which gushes "the Minister truly epitomized greatness."

On Nov. 2, 2007, Wright presented Farrakhan with a "lifetime achievement" award during a Trumpet gala held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The tribute included a three-and-a-half minute video lionizing "the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan."

"For his commitment to truth, education and leadership, we honor Minister Louis Farrakhan with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award," the video announces.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I like samantha Power. She is a VERY intellignt lady and she very smart. I watched her tak apart that smug BBC thug who runs that smug, in your fce news commentary program on BBC called Hard Talk. On this program everyone who comes in for an interview gets torn apart by the guy, I don;t know his name, who hosts the program.

But I watched Ms Power with fascination as she made light of every charge theThug lvelleved at her. Good for you Ms Power. Obama is an idiot for letting hr go. he should hve stuck with her and rfused her resignation. That would have shown he has cajones and he has leadership qualities.

Posted by: Somali | March 7, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Obama isn't ready to be President. He's scaring off one of our only friends and ally in the world, Canada, and while everyone's saying the Clinton camp is in disarray, its Obama's people who are getting sacked.

Posted by: agupta1 | March 7, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't Howard Wolfson also resign for his Ken Starr remark? There's a blatant double standard on ethics in this campaign.

Posted by: Jeremiah3 | March 7, 2008 12:20 PM
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No Ken Starr refrence is really an insult, much worse. It could have been even worse though, she could have called her Linda Tripp.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 7, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

No way Obama should be Billary's VP. He'll be forever tainted.

Posted by: alarico | March 7, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

ELECTION 2008

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says

Obama's pastor disses Natalee Holloway

'White girl goes off and gives it up' in Aruba, preacher pal says


Posted: January 27, 2008
6:49 pm Eastern

Natalee Holloway

Sen. Barack Obama's longtime friend and spiritual adviser trashed the memory of a missing and presumed dead American teenage girl, according to church publications reviewed by WND.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial minister of Obama's church in Chicago, cited the case of Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba in complaining about what he sees as the media's bias in covering white victims of crime over black victims.

"Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn't make news," Wright said in the August 2005 edition of Trumpet Magazine, a publication of his Trinity United Church of Christ.

But, "One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and 'gives it up' while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!" he added. "Maybe I am missing something!"

The circumstances involving the coed's disappearance remain unclear, and the case remains unsolved. Holloway left Mountain Brook, Ala., on a May 2005 senior class trip to Aruba.

Barack Obama

Attempts to reach her family for comment were unsuccessful. But her mother, Beth Holloway, has written a book, "Loving Natalee," in which she reveals her daughter named Jesus Christ as one of the most influential people in her life in a trove of writings she found in her bedroom.

In the same 2005 church publication, Wright suggested "white America" had the 9/11 attacks coming, while calling for business "divestment from Israel," which he refers to as a "racist" state along with America.

"In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01," he wrote on page 7. "White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared,' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns."

Obama says he is "proud" of Wright and values their 20-year friendship.

Though Wright has nurtured Obama's political career as a close adviser and mentor, the Democrat presidential hopeful says they don't agree on everything. Wright married Obama and baptized his daughters.


Louis Farrakhan

In the November/December 2007 issue of Trumpet, Wright sang the praises of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has described whites as "blue-eyed devils" and Jews as "bloodsuckers."

"He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest," Wright said. "Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African-American religious experience."

Wright then held Farrakhan up as a pillar of "integrity."

"His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation's most powerful critics," he continued. "His love for Africa and African-American people has made him an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose."

Farrakhan's photo is splashed across the cover of the church magazine, which gushes "the Minister truly epitomized greatness."

On Nov. 2, 2007, Wright presented Farrakhan with a "lifetime achievement" award during a Trumpet gala held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The tribute included a three-and-a-half minute video lionizing "the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan."

"For his commitment to truth, education and leadership, we honor Minister Louis Farrakhan with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award," the video announces.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton has shown she is a kitchen sink throwing monster. Why does telling that truth require Samantha Power to resign? The Obama campaign promised not to talk that way.

Good for them. But can you win a campaign in this country without talking that way, especially when your opponent does talk that way and worse?

I hope so and fear not. Time will tell.

Posted by: pb1123 | March 7, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

lylepink,

It is not "some" of his advisers, it is ONE adviser. More spin from the hate-Obama billarybot club.

She was blowing off some steam off-the-record. She didn't say "Obama thinks Hillary is a monster" or anything about the campaign.

It's also important to note that this interview was supposed to be about HER NEW BOOK. Not about the Obama campaign.

Yet this hack journalist, instead of asking her questions about her book, as he was supposed to do in the interview, did what any good tabloid journalist would do: he asked her questions about completely unrelated topics to try and get her in an "on the record" interview about her book to say something "on the record" about Hillary Clinton.

I love when journalists manipulate their interviews so they can catch their sources off-guard. Why did he set up an "on the record" interview about her book when he knew full well that he was going to ask her about Hillary Clinton? Unless Hillary wrote the prologue for this book, she shouldn't have been involved in the interview.

This is some serious hatchet journalism and as a career journalist, I cannot understand the kind of logic at that newspaper that allowed this reporter to pull off such disgusting and disgraceful "gotcha" tricks in an interview that was not about the campaign race. He clearly asked her to be "on the record" about one topic so he could grill her about another topic.

This kind of sketchy "gotcha" journalism would never fly at any of the newspapers or media outlets I've worked for. How shameful.

Posted by: thecrisis | March 7, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I's interesting to see the number of Obamanauts, who are for The Man because he is so charming and gracious and beatific and above politics, but who themselves are angry and petty and vindictive. How can you all picture yourselves in the lap of Obama, and at the same time be willing to lash out at a woman who has been doing right for decades? Both sides are playing politics, and it's hard to argue with the fact that both candidates are very similar politicians. Why don't you "monster"-callers grow up and get a life?

Posted by: zenwick | March 7, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Remember Mike Kinsley's line: a gaffe is when someone speaks the truth.

Posted by: chrismad | March 7, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

In response to the comments above defending Powers' derogatory remark about Sen. Clinton, please do read this brief post summing up the Obama campaign's version of the "new politics:"

http://katalusis.blogspot.com/2008/03/obama-campaigns-idea-of-new-politics.html

Posted by: ichief | March 7, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Ho Hum!

Posted by: Maddogg | March 7, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Barack's advisor calls Hillary a monster and resigns.
Hillary's advisor compares Barack to Ken Starr and... nothing happens.
Hillary says she and the republican candidate are prepared to be president but Sen. Obama "made a speech.
Sen. Clinton touts her foreign policy credentials and specifically includes- a speech (& it was a good speech too) that she made in China.
Do we see a pattern emerging?

Posted by: cbt7958 | March 7, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

All of you who drank the Obama kool-aid will have to face the fact that she has won. The only way for the Democratic Party to get out of this mess is to convince Barack Obama to leave the race and agree to be her vice presidential running mate. Everybody wins. Hillary gets what she wants. Barack gets to be vice president and gain more experience, the super delegates can stop wringing their hands, and Florida and Michigan can just go away. There! Problem solved!

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Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Crisis --

I wanted a Clinton/Obama ticket because I thought it would unify the Democratic Party.

However, I'm having second thoughts as I learned more about the real Obama.

I learned that Obama did a lousy job for the people he represented in Chicago, and I've learned more about Obama's relationship with Rezko the Slumlord, the one that Obama lied about during the debates.

Anyone who still supports Obama should see this video.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related

Posted by: svreader | March 7, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

newagent99 , actually it was Hillary who told the Canadian government not to take her anti-NAFTA speeches seriously. Read your newspapers.

Posted by: middlerd1 | March 7, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I am so thrilled to see the chorus of Obama supporters stooping to demonize Hillary while continuing their blinded pilgrimage to Saint Obama. Keep on throwing mud to Hillary and plating gold onto your beloved president-wanna-be. Keep caressing yourselves in your fantasized Obamaland.
I thank you all for getting Saint Obama to where he is now. Without you guys (Clinton haters, misogynists, male-chauvinists, bigots and Obamaniacs), Saint Obama could not have got to where he is now. True, Obama might turn out to be the most viable candidate of color, he might even turn out to be the most successful deceiver-in-chief in US history where millions of gullible Americans have fallen victim to this greatest schemer and opportunist of the century. Folks, open your eyes wide. St Obama's ambition to be the president of the USA was first spelt out when he was still a third grader. He planned his political path so carefully and meticulously that (of course he had the "audacity" and "talent" or else it would have been meaningless without)a book should be devoted to chronicling it:

1. Studied law---an almost prerequisite for anyone eyeing the presidency,
2. went to Chicago where black politicians honed their skills and successfully launched their careers,
authored books to introduce himself as a prelude to the launch of his political career,
3. started community campaigns for name-recognition and gaining affiliation in the local political scene,
4. ran for office in state legislature when the time was right to strike out,
5. making more powerful friends who contributed to his election campaigns to run for higher office,
6. caught the eye of the national Democratic party as a young and rising star. His biracial background gave him a boost for crossing racial lines, which was viewed by the Democratic leadership as a rallying point for the party,
7. became the keynote speaker in the 2004 party convention,
8, ran for the US Senate and won.
9. midway through his Senate first term, entered the 2008 presidential election.

How much do we know about him in his relatively short political career? He has been crafting and guarding his political story and ideology very carefully avoiding to take a stand on contraversial issues.
Do we know what exactly he thinks in the back of his mind when he cast a vote? Did he speak his mind when he spoke eloquently?
Does he have an entirely different set of political agenda once capturing the presidency? The answer is far from clear.

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Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

If it waddles, honks, flails with its wings (both left AND right), and scavenges tidbits like a duck, call it a duck.

Or a monster. Whichever applies.

Posted by: bokonon13 | March 7, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Billary is a MONSTER, LIAR, DESPICABLE AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET THE NOMINATION!!!!!

BUT THE DEAL IS SHE IS NEVER GOING TO HER WISHES BECAUSE IF SHE GETS THE NOMINATION, MCCAIN WINS BECAUSE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD HAS SEEN ALL HER ANTICS AND WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN IF SHE IS THE NOMINEE!!!

THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR A LONG WHILE.

THE PRESIDENCY IS NOT A DYNASTY; YOU ALL HAD YOUR FAIR SHARE DESPITE ALL THE SCANDALS YOU BROUGHT TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!

Posted by: dan_ennin | March 7, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

While I may not agree with his stand on every issue (which I can say about all the candidates, truthfully), I can certainly appreciate and commend Obama and his staff on trying to run a clean and positive campaign, at least as much as is possible in what passes for politics these days.

Now the ball is in our court. If we, the voters, allow the kind of negative stunts Hillary pulled in Texas and Ohio to work (which they apparently did), then we have no one but ourselves too blame for the sleazy muckraking leaders we end up with. You cannot succome to fear-mongering, hate and venom and then turn around and moan about it.

I'm not sure which way I'll vote yet, but I really feel that 16 years of divisive Clinton/Bush politics is enough. No one seems happy with where our country is, so why would we want another four to eight years of this? Let's put away the old grudges and security blankets and bring in some new ideas.

Posted by: jeffgraham117 | March 7, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

. . .

Well...it is true.

She WILL do anything to be president.

She considers it HER entitlement, no less.

She wants it so badly she can taste it.

She wants in the driver's seat so she can crucify those who tormented her & Bill.

Actually, I rather relish that last idea.

. . .

Posted by: 809212876 | March 7, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton is a despicable human being, she's a disgrace to all women. A woman who always plays the victim so she can get her way. She's a gutter rat who doesn't deserve to be president of this great country. The woman will lie, cheat and steal and even sell her soul to the devil if it meant she'll be president. And yes she's a freaking MONSTER! Go ahead sue me, see if I care.

Posted by: lumi21us | March 7, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

" Meet me in Cleveland, shame on you ", Hillary said in front of big rally in Columbus Ohio.
In Cleveland debate, she was smiling and tried hard to be presidential.
Shame on you verses Monster: analyse this, which word is more demeaning?!!!
New York Giants defence-Monstrous-New England offence shameful...

**** OMG - get a f*ing grip! You can't see which is worse? One is letting people know that the paper put out by the other candidate was misleading/lying and to say "shame on you" is probably a lot kinder than most people would have done. Bid deal, she scolled him - a far cry from calling someone a monster. As to her "meet me in Ohio" - they were scheduled to meet in Ohio anyway to debate - a candidate looking forward to rebuking the other and debating the other is now a bad thing?????? Since when?

Politics is NOT a nice game - that does not mean it has to be nasty - meet me in Ohio vs calling someone a monster is nasty while the other is politics.

Posted by: Kathy5 | March 7, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I have been saying for months there was something wrong with this guy, and now we are finding these "Hate" filled "Talking Points" are coming from some of his top advisers, Off The Record, naturally. Funny, yes laughable, how it takes members of some Foreign Press entites to expose the American people to FACTS.

Posted by: lylepink | March 7, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Change??
Sounds like same-o, same-o.

Posted by: llong51 | March 7, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The fact that we are reading a story about Sen Obama's campaign having made yet another misstep at such a critical junction leads to the question - does he have what it takes? Although each campaign will have its problems; when the chips are down and everything is on the line, who is getting the job done? Whose campaign is stepping up? Who is getting their message out? The answer is Sen Clinton. Sen Obama is spinning his wheels, playing defense and cleaning up messes that were of his own making (NAFTA memo, Rezko and now the monster comment). Sen Clinton has what it takes to win this election and lead our country!!! Her determination and leadership are what we need to get us out of Iraq, and get our economy back on track!

Posted by: leslie_ebert | March 7, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

The vehemence of Obama supporters against Hillary Clinton is disgusting. I never thought that highly placed academicians will stoop to such low levels in describing a former first lady. I thought that Harward university faculty are esteemed people who would not participate in demonizing a candidate against another candidate simply because the latter is an alumnus of the Harward University. Every comment coming from these academicians including their TV ad in support of Obama should be considered tainted. If I wee Obama, I will keep Harward out of his campaign so that a decent academic institution does not become a political tool. Did it ever occur to these people that there is a dignity associated with their revered status in society that bars them from indecent comments about politicians they don't support? If such hyperactivity continues in Obama camp, their hope for nomination will evaporate in the next few primaries.

Posted by: vaidyatk | March 7, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

It's true!!

She shouldn't have resigned.

Samantha Power is an awesome woman. I love to hear her discuss world politics on Charlie Rose.

Posted by: alarico | March 7, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Hillary IS a monster! Samantha Power just let the truth slip out instead of being politically correct. I am a lifelong Democrat, and have been a voting adult for 39 years. Believe me, I have called Mrs. Clinton far worse names than "monster". If she steals the nomination, I will switch to Independent and not vote in the general election.

Posted by: Arjuna9 | March 7, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Well said Ms. Power. It makes me wonder what kind of back room politics have gone on between Clinton and McCain to get her to tear the Party to shreds. NAFTAgate originated with the Clinton campaign who were the ones to give Canada the wink and a nod regarding not changing NAFTA then had the audacity to lie to the American people about it. Makes me wonder what other lies she's puting out there. Hillary you're turning into a real class act!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: lgvalliere | March 7, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Hillary play dirty politic and a hypocrite. She want to win at all cost.

Obama should supporting her anyway.

Samantha Power - thank you for being honest.

Scottish newspaper is self promoting right now.

Posted by: plugin29 | March 7, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

We have reached the point where the media should demand that Saint Hillary terminate the services of Bill for the racist and divisive comments he made during the South Carolina primary. But then again, it will be more fun to watch the voters reject Team Hillary and Bill.

Posted by: NewEra | March 7, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

svreader - you change your point every time you post a comment. Make up your mind on how you feel about this nomination battle, then maybe post a comment that actually makes sense or means something.

A few weeks ago you were talking about how the only hope for the Democratic Party was for it to be Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama on the ticket. You said that would be ideal for America.

Now you're a bit confused as to how you feel. I suppose you probably think Obama is a terrorist or something, now. Or is he a Russian spy? Make up your mind which slime attack you'll go for and then let me know. Thanks.

Posted by: thecrisis | March 7, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Katie11-LOL! That Joke sure Backfired on McCain!

Chelsea has turned out to possibly be the ONLY thing the Clintons ever did right!

I could even go for:

RAT/ Chelsea '12(or sooner!) ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 7, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Read the article. She was on the record. Only after she made the comment she said it was off the record. that's always too late.

Posted by: kabindra1 | March 7, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

why would you ask this woman to resign for speaking the truth.many of us can say much worse if it was possible to be printed on this blog.my opinion on hillary is she's "GUTTER" that's the nicest i can be in order to express my opinion.to the obama campaign assist this lady in obtaining another job with equal pay.many of your staff has the same opinion as she.

Posted by: ronaldtennillegeorgia1 | March 7, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain must be getting a chuckle out of all of this (hmm, McCain; do you suppose the journalist playing gotcha is a relative?). Reminds me of the McCarthy/Kennedy feud back ín 1968. The big battle will come in the Fall. The sniping between the Obama and Clinton camps must give heart to the Republicans. Despite the war and the economy, do not count McCain out. He could win (sad to say).

Posted by: Sutter | March 7, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

She's monster, a carpetbagger, a bitter cynical politician. She's experienced (except when it comes to naming Russian President's), she's insightful (except when voting on AUMF's). She's a panderer, she's a scandal. She's not my President either.

Posted by: AngryLiberal | March 7, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

thecrisis, she's a representative (high ranking at that) of the Obama campaign and in politics that means you're always on the record even if you're "off the record." It was a stupid thing to say and she realizes that. The circumstances surrounding the comment are not relevant unless it was taken out of context -- it wasn't.

Posted by: srajpaluva | March 7, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Iam an independent. For you Obama lovers that thinks that he can walk in walter. You are going to have a rude awakening. Speeches and words don't mean anything to me.

Posted by: jose.ivan.rivera | March 7, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno, someone wrote. I'm OK with that. I will vote McCain (being myself a Democrat) if Hilary is the candidate and that is what's going to happen : Hilary will scare moderates (as she's so divisive) and McCain will be President. Forget about ending the War and Universal Health. Will not be this time because of the Clintons.

Posted by: wontok | March 7, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

What is happening to the Obama campaign? First there is the Austin Powers imitation on trade. Then Susan Rice acknowledges that Obama is not ready for the 3 AM call. BTW Dr. Rice also blew it in the Austin Powers matter when she flat out denied that a meeting had even taken place.

Now actually other parts of Samantha Powers's comments are much more damaging to Obama than the monster remark. She denigrated Ohio voters, evidently (since she says a remarks are from Monday) even before they had voted, with particular disdain for the worse off people. Here are quotes that reinforce the elitism of the Obama campaign:

"In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio's the only place they can win. " "But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective."

Posted by: kabindra1 | March 7, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

They could have spun it better, monster is not that bad, they should have said it just means big and tough like monster truck or monster hurricane or monster headache. Its not even sexist under any analysis I can figure, which is pretty tough if you give most words a thorough feminist goingsover.

Posted by: AttyMom | March 7, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

So, the Obama campaign is not as clean-cut, polite, and desirous of a new political tone as we were led to believe. It's all style no content. Obama is appearing increasingly out of his depth.

Posted by: dhayjones | March 7, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Let's be clear; Hillary is no monster. She is however, a liar. She claims to have 35 years experience in Government, working for the people.

Nothing could be further from the truth. She has experience at being a Governor's wife. She has eight years experience as a President's wife, and seven years as a Senator, who really hasn't accomplished anything of note.

Bottom line; she lies about it, and no one seems to care.

Posted by: bill711 | March 7, 2008 12:34 PM


*** It appears that you are the one that does not see so clearly. When Hillary says she has 35 years of experience perhaps you might read about her history which has been one of working with the under privileged, working in the political arena for political, social programs, womens issues etc - ever since she left college. I don't know about you but I'd like to think that she gained a lot of knowledge in dealing with the type of human, political, social and world issues that is required of a president.

Now, would you like to talke about Mr. Obama's experience?

Posted by: Kathy5 | March 7, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

It's simply amazing.

Obama's supporters will let him get away with anything including using hard drugs, lying during the debates about his relationship with Slumlord Rezko, and having done a lousy job for the people he represented in Chicago when he was a State Senator.

They really are a cult.

Posted by: svreader | March 7, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad that Ms. Powers -- right as she was to call Hillary out on the outrageous, dishonest and dirty tactics her campaign uses every day -- had to martyr herself for the rest of us out here who wish we could've said the same thing to Hillary's own person. Forget the newspaper middleman.

Whereas I began this campaign with a positive view of the Clintons (even though I am a longtime Obama supporter), their conduct has pushed me to the point where -- if she steals this nomination (and even if she strongarms Obama into taking the VP position) -- I will vote Nader.

We survived eight years of W. We'll survive four years of McCain ... but I refuse to endorse HRC's supremely selfish, short-sighted and self-serving tactics. Yuck.

Posted by: renee2 | March 7, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Power was telling the truth about Billary. Here goes again. Timid Obama accepts her resignation.

Really, as an Obama supporter, I'm wondering whether he is tough enough for US president, as keeping the high-road craps whatever as usual, though Billary keeps kicking his butt out.

Unless Obama changes his tactics, I think Billary would win the game, unfortunately.

Posted by: sukkee | March 7, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

What was good for one is good for another. If not, then he is just as much a liar and fraud as she is.

For the record, I cannot stand Hillary, but the press has given Obama a free ride for to long. If he cannot stand the heat, or the scrunity, then he does not need to be the President. Especially a Senator from the esteemed state of Daileyville, er Illinois.

Posted by: zendrell | March 7, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

She was misquoted. She said Hillary had monster hips, thighs and cankles with which she stoops to anything to win.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 7, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

The voters have spoken and it is now time for Hussein to withdraw and end his divisive campaign. It has been fun watching the antics of his frat-boy and girls-gone-wild supporters, but it is now time to take the presidential contest seriously. The last thing the Dems need is another gas bag loser like Kerry that can only spout hollow platitudes.

Responsible Dems must focus on the fact that Tony's Rezko's partner-in-crime cannot win the presidency by winning in states like Vermont, Iowa, Idaho and North Dakota. To win the presidency, it will take winning the Hillary states of California, Ohio, New York, Michigan, Texas and Florida.

The Hope-Change, Change-Hope, Hope-able Change and Change-able Hope BS and assorted plagiarisms of Hussein (along with his theft of most of John Edwards' ideas) has been a delightful distraction from reality. Now the intellectually mature Democrats must get serious and work to elect a capable president.

Posted by: ImpeachNOW | March 7, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

A "monster?!?!?!?!?' THAT'S an attack?!?!?!? Oh, please, let's all grow up! Full disclosure: I am not a Hillery or Obama or McCain supporter - simply a citizen who thinks they are all jerks - and I approve this ad.

Posted by: markdino | March 7, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

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Fresh from victories in the big states of Ohio and Texas, and with polls having shown her holding the lead here, even if it has dwindled, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton starts her campaign in Pennsylvania as the favorite to win the April 22 primary.

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Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Samatha Power for bringing this characterization of Hillary out in the open...many people are thinking what you said.

Though honestly, don't you think you were a little too kind?

Posted by: BGreat_in2008 | March 7, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Not to worry everyone, I just won a bid on EBAY for thousands of pillows to distribute to Obama and his fellow loyal yet over the top crazy say anything followers.

Posted by: tmcinroy | March 7, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Too bad she resigned for telling the truth. Actually, she only told part of it. She left out the fact that eeach Clinton is classless, and has no ethics, no integrity and no morals. They are pond scum, nothing better.

Posted by: LarryG621 | March 7, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Looking for one single GOOD reason TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE for Senator Clinton?

Check out this video: The real reason she voted for the Iraq WAR.
http://www.afsc.org/cost/

Posted by: Bizarre123 | March 7, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Bravo to this woman. She boldly spoke the truth. Hillary is an unelectable monster. Enjoy the disintegration of your party dems at the feet of your witch.

Posted by: maricopajoe | March 7, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TennGurl | March 7, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

It sounds as though some of you need a heavy dose of Zanax.

Pull in those poisonous fingers, stop writing such "crap", and get a life.

Posted by: pvlar1 | March 7, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Things need to be called by their REAL name...Clinton is backing a dirty SMEAR Campaign (kitchen sink stile) against Obama trying to misslead with the "Renzo" issue forgeting one of her donors IS IN JAIL actually in California. That Clinton is a "Monster" that she is a "Moral Monster" should not scare anyone, if said,who sait it is free to speak and is the True. Be aware I'm a Clintonian and do not like the way she's attacking Obama who deserves respect as she or any other might . Attack on Ideas please but do not descend sow low (Clinton and Obama camps) please !

Posted by: wontok | March 7, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

For the life of me I don't understand calling HRCs ad with the 3:00 phone call slimy - SLIMY - hey folks - guess what - SHES TRYING TO GET ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - what is wrong with her reassuring us that she can also handle a security crisis? What's wrong with that????? As a voter, I want to know - I'm still looking at both candidates - not their personalities, not their color, not their gender - I want to know just how they are going to get our country back on the right track. Those of you having already decided on Obama just can't take the heat! Learning is a GOOD thing, acting as a sheep and blindly following is not so good.

Posted by: Kathy5 | March 7, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama Maniacs..

Blind followers of a man we know abolutely nothing about..not much different from the Bush supporters I may add

Go Hillary..beat the crap out of Obama-Osama and McSame

Go Hillary 08!!

Posted by: ARabiFan | March 7, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is no more a monster than Obama.

Obama is involved in Rezko corruption to the max. $157,000 in contributions from Rezko to Obama. Rezko even helped finance Obama's house, where's the media on this one?

Obama is involved in corrupt Chicago politics to the max. Blago & Daley and Durbin, the whole corrupt Chicago gang is behind him.

They took over the great state of Illinois and now run it from city hall.

Now they want corrupt Chicago politics to run the whole nation. This is what is really monsterous.

The media should cover important news like the Obama-Rezko-Chicago connection the same way they do the non-story "monster" comment.

Posted by: chicago77 | March 7, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

BaROCK ... what a man. I saw him interviewed on ABC yesterday after his losses on Tuesday and he is just as calm, cool, collected and as steady as a ROCK as ever. Totally centered. Authentic to the bone. It shines through. What an opportunity he represents to show what is good and strong and steady and sure about America.

Posted by: ac11 | March 7, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Clinton should be clintoned, like monstered are clinctoned.

Posted by: wrock76taolcom | March 7, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Calling Hillary a monster is too good. I have a lot of names I have called her but I cannot publish it on this blog. Hillary McCain is a bipolar Republican. The Democratic party leaders may be scared of the Clinton Machine but the voters are not.
She loves John McCain so much why don't they get a room?

Posted by: bvrlyjackson | March 7, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

What a sad loss to the Barack Obama Campaign, Samantha Power is such a professional lady and has done so much good work.

Samantha did though what was right for Barack at this important time.

I only wish the both Hilary and senior members of her campaign team had the same high moral standards and showed respect.

People forget the World is watching and we are often the first to criticize other countries and the way they handle there politics.

Posted by: jaybs1 | March 7, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

On Wednesday a guest on NPR's 'News and Notes' commented that "Clinton needs to be knocked in the head' and then went on to elaborate. Some of the other guests laughed and one asked 'is that what black men do to women?"
Certainly a rather tasteless and maybe alarming remark.

Posted by: readlife | March 7, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

The Scotsman web site gets dozens of ill-informed comments from US readers everyday.

Scotsman readers know how to treat them!

Posted by: silvershred | March 7, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Recently, I have been unable to shake this feeling that the media is unable to focus on more than one issue at a time. When the Clinton campaign complained that the media was taking it easy on Sen. Obama, the media turned its focus to him completely ignoring what the Clinton campaign was doing and saying.

Rightfully, Samantha Power stepped down and the Obama campaign distanced itself from these comments. The media has been all over this. Why is the media not ALSO focusing on the recent Canadian NAFTA story (it seems that at the least, the Clinton campaign used information they new wasn't accurate to smear Obama in OH)? Why is the media not making more of an issue regarding the Clinton's tax returns? If she fails to release them around Apr. 15th, will the media take her to task over it? Unlikely! I have doubts about them releasing them seven days before the next primary they have declared as "major". Why has the media bought the notion that the next primary that "counts" is PA not WY and MS in the coming days? If Obama lengthens his delegate lead, doesn't that matter? Sen. Clinton is correct that the media needs to focus on Obama but it should not be to the exclusion of looking at the Clinton campaign as well.

I have looked at cnn.com, nytimes.com, the WaPo and MSNBC today and cannot find one mention of this new NAFTA story. As this process moves forward, I must question why the media can only focus on one candidate at a time and ask insightful questions.

Posted by: dtsb | March 7, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Calling Hillary a monster gives the rest of us monsters a bad name.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 7, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

The Post :readership has deteriorated in recent time by reading few remarks in this blog.
Some comments and their logic reminded me of Junior High intelligence or possibly on line PhD holders....

Posted by: aed08 | March 7, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

There are different ways that it could have been expressed:
She looks like a monster.
She acts like a monster.
Her ideas are monstruos.
no but, this was...
She IS a monster! but what was missing...
...a white horrible Moby Dick blowing her spout on the horizon!

Posted by: xira | March 7, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Another bad day for Obama-bots or Obama-nuts. Just reading your comments convinces me that should Hillary lose the nomination, I will have no problems voting for McCain.

Posted by: tmcinroy | March 7, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

....it all depends what your definition of monster is ....

Posted by: jimjim2331 | March 7, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Powers must be either very young or blessed with a very short memory. Senator Clinton may be looking at the mud, perhaps picking up a piece or two, but she's hardly wallowing in it the way George Bush's campaign did during the 2000 South Carolina Primary against John McCain.

As a Barack fan, I see Hillary as the tough trainer who is getting the talented upstart ready for the title bout. We don't fight with our trainer or call her names. We save all that energy for the real opponent, that old warrior who is already strutting around the ring.

Posted by: mhitchons | March 7, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

So when are we going to hear Hillary condemn McCain (who she can't seem to stop praising these days) for telling the joke:

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno"

I remember Hillary pillorying David Schuster for saying that she is pimping Chelsea. So why is she not doing the same with McCain? Why is she praising him?

Posted by: katie11 | March 7, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Oh, give me a friggen break. Why the hell did she resign? I haven't wavered or worried about the Obama Campaign until right now. Hey, she was stressed, she was angry, and she said something she probably shouldn't have (but something 80 million Americans probably agree with!). Big deal. Apologize. Move On. Don't give these little creeps the satisfaction.

Posted by: Jaxxon | March 7, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

It is sad Washington Post is becoming a graffiti slate for all these childish gibberish posted as commentaries and discussions. Well what can you expect if a so called Harvard prof, Samantha Power, is their role model for these unruly scribblers. God save us from these barbarians!

Posted by: ere591 | March 7, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Is she not a monster indeed? We have heard,"shame on you,Obama is a muslim,Obama is using drug and crack".we have seen Clinton using the most shameful tactics in this election.
I whole agree with Power that Mrs Clinton will do anything-fair or unfair- to win this election.She is more or less a monster.

Posted by: jmsgerald | March 7, 2008 12:20 PM

*** A perfect example of how people supporting one candidate hearing from the other what they want to hear instead of what the candidate has said. Tell me did you just ONCE actually hear those words coming from HRC? NO you did not - but because they "came out" you automatically want to believe that it was her. That's BS and if any of you think that HRC wants to be president any more than Obama your just nuts! They both want it equally and both will stoop to anything to win as will McCain. My God get a grip - tell me why you like Obama, and why you don't like Hillary but please, do it with the facts instead of making up you own!

And no more name calling or I may be forced to call you an idiot - for now, I'll assume that you are merely acting like one but keep it up . . . . . ..

Posted by: Kathy5 | March 7, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

....it all depends what your definition of monster is ....

Posted by: jimjim2331 | March 7, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Boy, have things changed. This is everywhere. What's happening to the MSM. SNL mocking them must have made them watch their previous shows and made them realize how biased they were. The Obamanites have been this negative from day one. Vicious. The snakes belly always follows the head. Remember the MSNBC debate. Obama "Hillary, you will say anything to get elected". Remember. I do, vividly. Thats when I left Edwards, skipped over Obama, and chose Hillary. Fight, Hillary, Fight. I'll help.

Posted by: bnw173 | March 7, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Link to original Scotsman piece:
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/latestnews/Inside-US-poll-battle-as.3854371.jp
for anyone who wants to leave a comment there.

btw - note how they made her sound like an official spokesperson:
"...Samantha Power, Mr Obama's key foreign policy aide, let slip the camp's true feelings about the former first lady."

Posted by: TomJx | March 7, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, folks: Who's the bigger fool? Seed of Change, or those of use who choose to be offended by him/her/it?

Do we really want the Post censoring this material?

Let's talk about how influential the press are. Then again, would they be so influential if we didn't hang on their every word?

Posted by: mplark | March 7, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Ms. Powers for saying something that millions of us already believe: Hillary will do anything to win this election.

Posted by: the964kid | March 7, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

WashPost.com: Why do you bother with rules regarding the posting of comments if you refuse to enforce those rules? While I realize that you can't screen out the comments that are just plain stupid and/or misinformed (though other users do a good job of knocking them down) I can't understand why some are allowed to spew religious intolerance (and that's putting it kindly), racism and sexism.

Posted by: makriese | March 7, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama did a lousy job for the people he represented in Chicago. During the debates, Obama LIED about his relationship with Slumlord Rezko. Why should anyone believe anything he says?

Anyone who still supports Obama should look at this.

This video is from a chicago TV station covering the story.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related

Posted by: svreader | March 7, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

- Feb 14th 2008 Quinnipiac poll Clinton leads 55-34 point***

- Feb 15. Rasmussen Reports released polling data showing Clinton 54% of the vote in Texas while Obama earns 38%

- March 4th election results:
OH Clinton 54% Obama 44% * difference -1 % Clinton + 10% Obama
TX Clinton 51% Obama 47% * difference - 3 % Clinton + 9% Obama

**Ohio started off with 55-34%; Texas started off with 54-38 %; both polls were in February 2008, in two weeks Clinton loss ground in voters. This could say the negative attacks didn't work as successfully as many believe it did.

- Clinton claims she has experience in national security & foreign diplomatic matters, from her six years in the Senate and eight years as First Lady. While it's understandable that a husband & wife do have conversations about their job/responsibilities, but as First Lady she would not have the security clearance to attend any briefings on national security matters. Of course as POTUS her husband could wave that, but that would be in writing. But if the logic is their shared conversations as a could should count as experience on the resume, should that apply to everyone who has a spouse in a significant position, and the other spouse had a lifelong interest in that field (i.e. a Banker, CEO, Captain of a ship, etc). How many spouses that work outside the home can claim on a resume they have experience home managerial skills but virtue of living with their spouse under the same roof and being told what it takes to successfully run a house hold? For that matter how many at home spouse would accept that logic?

Posted by: Mas1 | March 7, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Seed of Change: Why don't you move to Topeka. There's a church there that's looking for a few good members. It's called Westboro Baptist Church. It's run (and genetically exclusive to) a guy named Fred Phelps. Heck: you might even get laid.

Check them out: www.godhatesfags.com

Posted by: mplark | March 7, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I am so sick of the media support of a small, but vocal group of Clinton Haters. I figure maybe 10-15% of the population based on Bill's 1996 election landslide victory in the middle of an orchestrated scandal when Republicans got hold of the awesome power of Congressional inquiry. Remember all these recycled accusations were/are false and the best they could do is get their political operative (Monica) to throw herself at Bill.
Media continues to call Clinton negative and polarizing when Obama, (starting with his campaign slogan suggesting we can not believe Hillary), gave the cue for a campaign based on Hilary haters and character assassination; what used to be politics of personal destruction. Look at what Obama maniacs continue to argue here on the blogs, it rarely is issues.
Hurting the Party? In addition to attacking a fellow Democrats personal integrity, it was Obama himself that suggested Hillary voters would come over to him while his supporters may not reciprocate.
- It looks like the media is making excuses and shirking responsibility
I think if Hillary is disposed of the issue of qualification, competence and experience will result in another republican victory.
Does the media bear no responsibility?
Many do not have the excuse of youth in believing their polls suggesting Obama had the better chance against McCain. We should all know the most pressing concern come November will be who is best qualified to be commander in chief and McCain is already staking claim to that moniker.
. News people certainly knew this issue will decide the election and Barak would be weak there. They never followed it up because they knew it helped Clinton. A lie by omission; so to speak. Probably more than that; if you count the phony outrage and indignation when Bill tried to put it out there. The media took it upon themselves to "leash" Bill Clinton and voters did not factor this critical information/issue into their decision. Suggesting Bill was a racist for for questioning Barak;s qualifications reinforced the white guilt that has put Barak in contention for and may well give him the most powerful position on earth. Who is responsible for an informed electorate if not media?
If we had elected based on competency we could have had Al Gore instead of Bush. We would have inspectors instead of war in Iraq and our full might in Afghanistan. The 4th Estate pooh-poohed Bush's lack of foreign policy expertise, some said incompetence, saying we were not at war. What is the excuse today?
________________________________________
We can not afford he that hesitates - Hillary Lite will not do - Barak will only talk

Posted by: CliffinWA | March 7, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Tom.lx

By "looser" I think you mean "more erudite".

Posted by: silvershred | March 7, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I imagine Samatha and Gloria S will have a drink together soon.

Posted by: ca67klein | March 7, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Forget about Samanthat Powers - - she is definitely appreciated for her volunteerism for the Obama campaign. I said all along that Barack would do what he thought best - - "use good judgement" - - in addressing that situation.

Now what is most important is that you guys - - Peter and Perry - - as the authors of this article make the correction of the remarks that you have erroneously contributed to Susan Rice. Come on guys, that is so sloppy that you would misquote her in that manner. You are better than that. As you see at this point in the campaign "the silly season" as Barack has so astutely described, the Clinton campaign will use anything, particularly usage out of context excerpts to diminish quality insight. It is unacceptable that you would misquote anyone. Get it right. Have a standard that you respect your profession.

Posted by: ddraper81 | March 7, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

What experience does Hillary have? Married? So should Laura bush run for president now? Give me a break! Hillary is good candidate as is Barack but I don't think she is more experienced.

Posted by: parisadon | March 7, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm confused. She had to step down because she stated the obvious? An apology for calling Clinton a monster was in order but no more than that.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 7, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Samantha had to say HRC: YOUR MAJESTY

Posted by: Gandra | March 7, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

First, anyone familiar with the European media knows they're much 'looser' in the language they normally use.

Second, 'monster' is hardly the most vicious term I can imagine. Samantha Power wasn't making some planned speech about Clinton, she just got frustrated over the Clinton double-standard rules.

Third, this had more to do with Samantha Power being born in Ireland, and The Scotsman being in Scotland. Lots of animosity. The Scotsman set out to goad her into saying something 'shocking' they could then print. I expect 'the red mist descended' when she said she thought Obama and Gordon Brown would get along 'like a house afire' - the last thing that journalist wanted to hear!

btw - I note Wolfson, Ickes and Penn are still working for Hillary. Evan after Ickes's appalling comments on Charlie Rose last Monday, he's still employed. Not that I'm surprised....

Posted by: TomJx | March 7, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

But she is a monster.

WTF?

Imagine a Clinton staffer saying that about Obmam? That person would get handed another kitchen sink to throw at a fellow democract.

What the hell is she going to throw at McCain? Hopefully we'll never know.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | March 7, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

To thecrisis -

I couldn't agree with your post more. I whole-heartedly agree that, as a woman, I have never encountered the type of prejudice that so many minorities encounter everyday. During the past few weeks, I've been revolted by the blatantly racist smear campaign that the Clinton campaign has been waging. Even more depressing is the fact that there are obviously many people out there who are lapping it up. You're right, I haven't seen any criticism of Obama that didn't have something to do with his middle name or the fact that he was African American. I can't believe how sad that is.

Posted by: bchem | March 7, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

I certainly have to go with Ms. Samantha Power on this one. hrc is truly a monster, and quite a few other things that don't need to be said as many of you already know them. We do not need the clintons back in the White House. We do not need that way-too-old warmonger in the White House. And I do not trust the way-too-smooth BO. So, once again, I have no one to vote "FOR"!!!!! Since I became of voting age in 1962 I have felt that we should have a choice to pull the lever that says "None of the above candidates are acceptable to me". Oh well, it is fun to dream. Ken

Posted by: kentigereyes | March 7, 2008 12:49 PM

***A MONSTER - good God man where the hell do you get that? Please I don't understand what your idea of a monster is but how you can relate that to HRC is beyond me. I got that you don't like her and that is your option - but a MONSTER! Now I've just got to believe you just aren't very reasonable. OBTY, do you know her personally and that is why you think it okay for you to call her names?

Posted by: Kathy5 | March 7, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

HILLARY, WHAT A TANGLED WEB YOU WEAVE, WHEN YOU CONTINUE TO DECEIVE ...

Clinton Again Raises Running With Obama

Mar 7 01:27 PM US/Eastern
By SARA KUGLER
Associated Press Writer

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday again raised the possibility that she might run with rival Sen. Barack Obama on the same Democratic presidential ticket.

Speaking to voters in Mississippi, where Sen. Barack Obama is expected to do well in next week's primary, Clinton said, "I've had people say, 'Well I wish I could vote for both of you. Well, that might be possible some day. But first I need your vote on Tuesday."

It is the second time this week that she has hinted at a joint ticket with the Illinois senator; he has not ruled it out but says it is premature to be having those discussions.

-----------------------------------------

COMMENT:

First Hillary maintains that only her and Republican John McCain are ready for the heavy responsibilities of the presidency, including stewardship of national security.

Then she suggests that, in the unlikely chance she is the Democratic nominee, she would consider Barack Obama to be her vice presidential running mate.

The vice president is a heartbeat away from being president.

So either Hillary is making up the claim that Obama is not ready to lead, or she is putting the country at risk by suggesting she would pick him.

The first choice would make her a liar, the second, that she is very cavalier in her attitude about national security.

Or may both are true.

Either way ... just another reason to support Barack Obama for president (and Sen. Jim Webb for vice).

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand these supposedly well-educated campaign insiders making these childish comments like "Hillary's a monster" or sending stupid childish emails like on the Clinton's team did. I'm glad they are caught and I am glad they have had to resign. I'm still of the belief that we have two extremely great choices for President on the Democratic ticket.

Posted by: tmcinroy | March 7, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Newagent99, ALL POLITICIANS LIE about one thing or another. Bill lied, George LIES ALL THE TIME! Hillary lies, dude, if you want the truth, don't watch politics. Obama is the best candidate out there, Hillary is good also but YOU should be worried about a republican in office but I guess missed meal cramps and unemployment checks are cool with ya! Welcome to the republican party! wooohoo!!

Posted by: gabbamonkey | March 7, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

As president, Bill Clinton pardoned Viktor Bout's partner Marc Rich before he left the office.

Will Hillary Clinton "reject" any pardon request for the merchant of death Viktor Bout if she becomes president?

Posted by: jonura_smith | March 7, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Canada's officials have now released that it was Clinton's folks that called about NAFTA not Baracks.... fishy now huh???

Posted by: parisadon | March 7, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

In my opinion, "Bitter Monster" is a more accurate name for Hillary Clinton. Her negative campaigning and false sense of entitlement more than made up my mind that she is not the person to get my vote.

Posted by: Its_the_Truth_Anyhow | March 7, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Well done The Scotsman.

How the heck do you get to be a US Pulitzer Prrize-winning journalist when you don't understand the rules of "of the record"?

Students on Scottish high school newspapers understand how it works. If that's the standard of Obama's advisers, thank heavens she has now wrecked any lingering chance he had of being your next President.

Time for the world to salute The Scotsman.

Yours, in sisterhood, from Edinburgh.

Posted by: silvershred | March 7, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

You don't think Hillary is a Monster? When she was interviewed over Whitewater she kept the FBI waiting for 2 hours and her first comment when entering the room was 'Where did you get those suits - KMart?'.

How many abused White House staffers from the Clinton Presidency do you need to hear from. She treats people that are not part of her inner circle in a truly frightful way.

Oh! and don't forget the FBI files that mysteriously disappeared from the White House and the ones that will not be unveiled in the Clinton presidential library. This is one mean-minded lady who thinks we should give her the Presidency because her husband screwed around.

She can't get people to work with her (Healthcare) even when Bill's kicking people into line!

Posted by: Ian.Thompson | March 7, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Can't you hear the laughter from the Republican side of the aisle?

Posted by: swvr | March 7, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Are the Obama supporters who comment on this post D/democrats? I support Hillary because I think she is more experienced and, as it's becoming apparent from these latest episodes, better equipped to deal with adversity (a crucial presidential trait) than Obama, but I will gladly support Obama if he is the nominee. I cannot believe that a true D/democratic supporter of Obama would not do the same if Hillary prevails but I'm beginning to worry that I'm mistaken.

Posted by: TommyBarban | March 7, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Samantha Power -- will you marry me?

Posted by: Chagrin1 | March 7, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Last year I educated my sons on the importance of this election and of exercising their right to vote, but after watching candidate get ugly with each other only to stand side by side in the end as if they love each other is SICKENING. That along with the money involved, the 2 elections, primary and general, the superdelegate BS, AND the fact the they can change the rules in the middle of it all to allow do over is just too much BS and stuff to keep up with. Until they simplify the process even more, I could give a sh*t if they never vote again in their lifetime.

Posted by: Keedrowe | March 7, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Great move by the Obama's Team. Consistent with their position on transparency and zero tolerance for mud throwing.

Good stuff!

Posted by: PCM011 | March 7, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Hillary said to Obama: Shame on you.
Samantha said to Hillary: Monster and she dropped out.
Now Hillary you should drop out of the race by calling ' Shame on You Obama'
Media pay attention to this...HRC camp pay attention to this before attacking Samantha. P.

Posted by: aed08 | March 7, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

An unpaid adviser on a book tour; An off the record comment; don't trust the Euros. She resigned. What's the big brouhaha about this?

Posted by: bchengwa | March 7, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a good person. Good guys don't win in a fierce battle. You have to get BAD. I'm loving it.

First - McCain has one of his minions say something derogatory and he then denounxces it. But, it's already been said.

Second - Hillary has her bunch say and do things and she refuse to comment.

Third - One of Obama's allies(female) calls Hillary a monster then resigns.

The man knows how to fight a woman, put another bad woman on her. I'm loving it. I am liking this guy more and more.

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 7, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Why should Power have to resign for stating the obvious?

GObama!

Posted by: john.westerman | March 7, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

For the record, I support Obama and can't stand Hillary, but I need to clarify something:
You can't say "that's off the record" after you said something. You have to ask to have something off the record first and the reporter has to agree to it. I'm a former reporter and I can't tell you how many times someone has said something inflammatory in an interview or even in a public meeting (!!) and then looks at the reporter and says "that's off the record!" Uh, no, it's not, it's a public meeting and it's very much on the record. Same with interviews, unless the reporter agrees to off-the-record ahead of time.

Posted by: mpadgett | March 7, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Hllary is definitely not a monster, but she could possibly be an android - like Ash in the movie Alien.

Posted by: hamishdad | March 7, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Maybe, like Rumsfeld, she will still work behind the scenes, out of sight. What she said was really not all that far off-the-mark, really. At least she didn't say the "C" word.

Posted by: Sapa | March 7, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone played chess? why is there so much surprise that a pawn is sent out to die for the king? It's realpolitik folks. She resigned as they all knew she would have to do but her caricature of Hillary as a monster is out there. All in all, it was probably a stupid use of a pawn. Stong women, smart women,women who dare to claim equality have always been denounced as monsters and witches and yes, by other women who are self-loathing. If anything, such a misplay helps Clinton.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | March 7, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

let us not forget that Obama said one thing to the voters about Nafta, and then told the Canadian govt "he didn't mean it". he supports Nafta.

Obama, his fans don't like to see Obama for the liar he is

Posted by: newagent99 | March 7, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Something is fishy here.

The word monster isn't that bad.

This doesn't make sense. Hillary's compaign called him Kenneth Star, and that's not that bad either, but nobody is quitting.

This is illogical.


Obama, take off the gloves. You can EASILY beat her at her own game.

Attack.

Posted by: michaelfairbanks | March 7, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

" Meet me in Cleveland, shame on you ", Hillary said in front of big rally in Columbus Ohio.
In Cleveland debate, she was smiling and tried hard to be presidential.
Shame on you verses Monster: analyse this, which word is more demeaning?!!!
New York Giants defence-Monstrous-New England offence shameful...

Posted by: aed08 | March 7, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I think there's an art/science of sorts you should seek to use when applying the old political pottymouth. Time and place for everything. A person's actions might be monstrous, as in, 'I really disapprove fairly vehemently of the way you're trying to go about that action you seem to be planning, and I'm speaking against it, so here's mud in your eye, lady', that kind of thing, strive to be diplomatic even though your opponent be as wrong as...well, use your imagination, there.

Further, this was an aide to Obama. Shut the blank UP, and let the Candidate speak, etc. You're just a helper....

Posted by: walkerbert | March 7, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Samantha Power was foolish in what she said. She appears to be something of a loose cannon. Just because you say, "That's off the record" doesn't mean that it is. If you want to keep a remark "off the record," the best practice is not to make the remark at all. If you really want to tell a reporter something off the record, then you have to arrange in advance with the reporter an agreement to keep what you say off the record. Just saying "that's off the record" means nothing. In speaking with a reporter without any prior agreement otherwise, you should always assume that anything you say is on the record and can and will be reported.

As for whether Hillary is a "monster," that is silly hyperbole. She is a skilled leader who doesn't give up just because she has opposition. Barack is also a skilled and talented leader. Both are candidates of high character. What separates them in my mind is not character. I think Hillary has the most experience and wisdom, and she has the most concrete plans for addressing the nation's problems. I think she is the better choice of these two fine candidates. I voted for her in Ohio on Tuesday. I think Barack Obama would be a better choice than John McCain, with whom I disagree on many issues. I will vote in the general election for the Democrat, whether the nominee is Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

Posted by: alivo | March 7, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

At the start of the political process for the upcoming election, I was all for anything other than Republicans. But given all the politics that amount to nothing in addressing the issues, I'm thinking seriously about voting for anything but Democrats. If this election could get any less substantive, I would be surprised.

Posted by: mprk | March 7, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Awww,

Barack Insane's O'Bombing! ;~)


sniff, sob.

Posted by: rat-the | March 7, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Clinton camp backpedals from Ken Starr-Obama tie
by Rick Pearson

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- In the aftermath of the resignation of Samantha Powers, a top foreign affairs advisor to Sen. Barack Obama, for calling Sen. Hillary Clinton a "monster," the Clinton team may also have tripped themselves up.

During a conference call with reporters, Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson tried to explain his Thursday accusation that Obama's campaign was using Ken Starr-like tactics against the New York senator was not comparable to Powers' comments.

"Ours was a reaction to the Obama campaign's attacks on Sen. Clinton post their losses in Ohio and Texas," Wolfson said. "I did not refer, I did not say, that Sen. Obama was like Ken Starr and I think there is a difference between engaging in the kind of ad hominem personal attack on someone's character that Samantha Power did and talking about the kind of campaign that Team Obama has been running since Ohio and Texas."

But here is what Wolfson told reporters on the conference call yesterday:

"I for one do not believe that imitating Ken Starr is the way to win a Democratic primary election for president," Wolfson said

Wolfson's comments have revealed an interesting strategy by the Clinton campaign to try to use him to criticize Obama without the candidate having to accept any responsibility for his words. For example, when Clinton was asked yesterday about Wolfson's use of Starr to characterize her rival's campaign, she succinctly said: "I'm not going to respond to that."

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 7, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I am a supporter of the Obama campaign. That said, to allow Clinton to effectively dictate terms of conduct cedes her the initiative and suggests that Obama is, perhaps, not in fact tough enough.
It is, I think, time to get real -- or to let Clinton simply have her way.

Posted by: a.p.k | March 7, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Is this a Christian only contest? Anyone can run for president? If so I didn't know that. Why is the land of the free to speak, pray to whom ever you want and the land of the free press so concerned about his religion? I am a Christian and I believe in Jesus but I can't force everyone to think like me.

Oh, my bad Bush is a lovely Christian who supports Christ like ways and wants all to have peace by blowing them up and taking from the poor. I thought Christianity was about giving and giving more not judging and taking. Thus, who cares if Barack is a Muslim, Christian or Hebrew or whatever? As long as he knows there is a god and he can do the job of president. Can Muslims, Jewish folk, Christians and monks be teachers, doctors, nurses, construction workers, lawyers, child care providers, government workers? Yes they can! And thus can Barack be president? YES WE CAN!

Posted by: parisadon | March 7, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Last I checked the constitution prohibits religious tests. I'd like seedofchange and georgetowner to read something other than the bible for a change. It might be great for running your "moral" life but it ain't no blueprint for mine.

If we used your test, the body politic would have ended after the Crusades.

Posted by: mty917 | March 7, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

seedofchange,
I have to agree with all the other posters regarding you. Based upon your juvenile post, you are a hateful liar. I can only assume you are a troubled 10 years old. Your "addition" to this discussion is about 3 steps below an elementary school child's pathetic attempt to attack someone by changing their name. Stay in school and study hard and maybe someday you can graduate at the top of the class of Harvard Law School too.

Posted by: DROSE1 | March 7, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Seed of change should wake up. He is none of those and what his mother did has nothing to do with Mr. Obama. As much as you would like it to it means nothing. See, it's people like you who take misinformation and run with it. So Sad. He will win the general election and go on the be the next president of the United States. Something tells me that would bother you. How unfortunate. As far as Hillary is concerned, she is nothing but a wining little brat who is showing her true colors. Bill wants to be back in the white house and it's looking like that's not going to happen so what do they do? Spin lies and mistruths for people like you to fester on. I truley feel sorry for you for that.

Posted by: gabbamonkey | March 7, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

In politics the most determined person gets the top job - and Ms Clinton is really desperate. Last week, with commendable honesty, Hillary Clinton's campaign announced that in a frantic push to save their candidate from defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, they were going to throw everything including the "kitchen sink" at him.

Does Hillary Clinton want the job more?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=1845

.

Posted by: jeffboste | March 7, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I certainly have to go with Ms. Samantha Power on this one. hrc is truly a monster, and quite a few other things that don't need to be said as many of you already know them. We do not need the clintons back in the White House. We do not need that way-too-old warmonger in the White House. And I do not trust the way-too-smooth BO. So, once again, I have no one to vote "FOR"!!!!! Since I became of voting age in 1962 I have felt that we should have a choice to pull the lever that says "None of the above candidates are acceptable to me". Oh well, it is fun to dream. Ken

Posted by: kentigereyes | March 7, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

The "off the record" claims are garbage. She agreed to an "on the record" interview. In the middle of that interview she blurted out something she later thought better of and said "that part is off the record". You think an elitist Harvard professor would know better.

I guess so much for "we do not demonize our opponents".

If I'm Clinton, I work a new line of attack that Obama says one thing to get votes, while his advisors run to foreign governments and media and directly contradict him.

Posted by: ghokee | March 7, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

OK, now that Hillary had been avenged, will the WaPo PLEASE start reporting on the NAFTA GATE scandal that is all over the front pages of the Canadian papers today?

No? Why not? Are you afraid that Bill CLinton will call you up and threaten you if you do? Worried that Wolfson will be all over you for a retraction? Might you have to resign, just like Powers?

What a bunch of gutless wonders our press corps is, it makes me think they really don't need any of those Constitutional protections they get so excited about...these "journalists" are just entertainers, like Limbaugh.

Posted by: smeesq | March 7, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

For argument's sake, assume Obama is a sincere Christian and that Hillary sincerely wants to serve the country instead of her own ego. With that assumption, I still think they both show undesirable traits for a Commander in Chief through the way their campaigns are being run, both from the people they have chosen to work for them (able advisors to any President are key for decision making)and their responses when there is a PR crisis (PR responses are a big part of foreign policy these days when dealing with lying rogue countries).

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | March 7, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Lets face it she is a monster. If Obama is afraid to say it I will. She is trying to destroy all hope for this country by operating a campaign that is focused on her own ego. Half of the country doesn't like her or her husband, so the characterization of her being a monster is correct. Let' not forget how Bill put disgrace on the office of President by chasing women and then lying about it. And, When he got caught he looked like an idiot, and took the attention of government from real issues like terroism.

Posted by: stegam5 | March 7, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I am Ortodox Christian
But I know that many Christian were killers. Presidents of meny countrys also.
USA fought on side Bosnian muslims, and Kosovo muslim also, against Christians. STOP USA double standards. What then is wrong because (wrote SeedofChange)

"Obama's muslim mother and father:

1. Mother married a muslim man who already had multiple wives in Kenya
2. Mother married a second muslim man to help bring up her "only child" after first husband left her
3. Mother moved her "only child" to Indonesia to provide a muslim environment and life style for her only child. Indonesia is the largest muslim country in the world and site of "Bali bombing". Indonesia is a terrorist hot bed.
4. Obama has no record of participating in Christian church activities in his early age
5. Obama has no record of participating in Christian church during college years.
6. Obama has no record of church activities after his graduation
7. Obama started church activities after he decided to run for public office and started participating in voter sign up activities. His church leader is friend with Farrahkhan
8. Obama's relation with Farrahkhan is unknown at this time

Obama can not win a general election."


GO OBAMA YOU CAN CHANGE AMERICA and produce friends all around the world. Stop USA produce enemays.

Posted by: Gandra | March 7, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Powers should have resigned for her remarks. I am curious however why this story does not include the most current information available regarding the discussions about NAFTA comments with the Canadians; those that include the fact that the CLINTON campaign actually had those discussions with the Canadians, not the Obama campaign. In fact, the Canadians reached out to the Obama campaign AFTER the CLINTON campaign had made their contact with the Canadians.
This campaign is getting pretty serious and the CLINTON campaign is dialing up the negative side pretty well so I think it is important that every story contain the absolute latest facts so as not to slant the issue unfairly.

Posted by: michaellapier | March 7, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

@ goldie2,Jeremiah3 and Martinedwinandersen

I thought that Ken Starr was a positive character for you Hillary-Haters, so why should Wolfson resign for comparing Obama to one of your great champions?

Posted by: flosstoss | March 7, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

GAME OVER.

The Obamarama is so OVER.

Obama failed to close the deal, he's unelectable.

Hillary Clinton has proven she can win the big states that are the must wins for the Dems in November.

Obama outspent Hillary by 3 to 1 in Ohio yet won only 5 out of 88 counties in Ohio. Ouch! The five counties Obama won are where the high black voting blocks reside, the only group of voters that Obama won.

It't time for Obama to exit the race before he ruins the Dems chances for victory in November.

Hillary should choose a white male with strong national security credentials for her VP, that would be the strongest ticket.

Posted by: TAH1 | March 7, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable double standard from the Clinton campaign. The more garbage I see from them, the more sick it makes me. These people will do and say anything to get elected. Actually, Ms. Powers got it all wrong. Shrillary is not a Monster. She and her supporters are just a bunch of stupid bunts.

Mr. Smoke-Too-Much

Posted by: VeloStrummer | March 7, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

The ignorance and vindictiveness being displayed here is really astounding. If you disagree with Senator Clinton's public policy positions fine, but the way some of you personalize this stuff is really childish.

Besides, I always thought that a person who stuck in their marriage despite some rough times, who worked hard, who took care of their parents, who kept to their faith, and who raised a responsible child was to be admired. I guess some of you just have different values than most Americans. That's a pity.

Posted by: SouthernerInDC | March 7, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

This it for Sen Hussien SANJAYA

Sen SANJAYA, TIME is UP
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Posted by: ermias.kifle | March 7, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

It is unfortunate that S.P off the record remarks cost her position, but she showed courage to step down. The media and all know that she will do anything to win...
Her remark is pale compares to Wrangle, Andrew Young,J. Jhonson and Bill Clinton and others; they are still stumping for Hillary. It is a double standard , it shows hypocrisy on the part of media.

Posted by: aed08 | March 7, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Can something be done about Seed of Change and the multiple posts saying the same thing. It seems to be in conflict with the following rules of the site:

You may not post content that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification.

And in any case it wastes space, appears after every Obama mention, and is boring.

Posted by: irishjazz | March 7, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

at the risk of giving our racist "friend" precisely what he wants (attention), I can't help but respond:

Even if what you posted were true (and it isn't), SO WHAT? Senator Obama is not a member of the Islamic faith, but even if he were, why would that be noteworthy (apart from reflecting on his credibility, since he has professed his Christianity publicly)? Contrary to bigots' standard "wisdom," the Koran is NOT a terrorism "how-to" manual, but rather the central scripture of one of the world's oldest and largest religions. Islam shares much of its moral teachings with the Judeo-Christian tradition, and its believers are overwhelmingly peaceful members of their societies.

However odious and reprehensible the misdeeds of a tiny minority of Moslem believers may be, their acts do not mean that Islam itself advocates or even condones violence. To presume otherwise is not only bigoted but logically fallacious (sorry for the polysyllabic words, "SeedofChange" -- to translate to your level of thinking, they mean "it don't make no sense"). If you really believe that the violent lunatic fringe defines the group as a whole, logically you must also believe that all Christians are terrorists, in light of the domestic terrorism of extreme Christian Fundamentalists who assault women seeking abortions, bomb clinics, and murder doctors who perform abortions.

Of course, all of this is irrelevant to the article in question and Senator Obama in general, but I can't help but counter hatred and ignorance with truth and tolerance.

Posted by: pooler | March 7, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

t's funny, time and again we see The Obama supporters and the Obama camp seem to take the morally correct road / high road but I do not get that sense from "some" of the Clinton supporters and definitely not from the Clinton Camp. As Democrats don't we want the moral lines that separate us from the Rove Conservatives to be obvious and apparent? If I mentioned some of the tactics we have seen in this election between our 2 Democratic camps but did not mention the names of the Candidates you may well think it was a Democrat running against a Republican. I do not like that personally... This maybe why a lot of Obama supporters may fall away from the party if their candidate does not win. Not sure if I can fully agree with this stance but I am starting to understand it.

Posted by: wastecan | March 7, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

You wanna see what kind of flawed logic bigoted morons christian churches churn out?

Check out the top comment.

Yeah. It's that bad.

Let's face it ... being a christian is neither a pre-requisite to being a good president, nor is it necessarily a good qaulity as you can plainly see. Sometimes it just makes you an ass.

Posted by: markblackwell1 | March 7, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Power has learned a hard lesson: Telling the truth will get you nowhere.

Posted by: rampart90 | March 7, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton is the ultimate scum queen. A lying hate filled witch that practices the politics of personal destruction.
Her supporters are no better.

Posted by: eco-pharm | March 7, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Samantha Power didn't just speak to The Scotsman that day. The reporter didn't play "gotcha" journalism. She was interviewed by several important European newspapers and magazines at the same time or one after another. She was quoted using swear words in several interviews and seemed very agitated. This resulted in her losing control and getting into trouble. Clinton did not do it, Samantha Power did. I believe in many things she fights for in human rights but she doesn't lack the temperment and the ability to do the things she wants to do well. If a goverentment policy wonk listened to her, they could easily get into more difficulties and quagmires. No one wants genocide to happen, but to run around thinking you can easily stop everything is getting yourself into trouble. Running into Iraq to end the dictatorship has killed many more people than the dictator ever did. People have to have clear heads and be cautious, especially when entering other countries. Samantha Power isn't willing to wait that long. She also shows her temper and inability to calm herself down before she speaks. She eventually would have been a liability for Obama down the road. It's good she's gone now.

Posted by: lynnellingw | March 7, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Wow, talk about integrity. She made some comments in a moment of frustrated emotion, and she is willing to step aside as a consequence of lapse of discipline. She is The Woman. Who on the Clinton campaign would have the guts and integrity to step down--and apologize to the opponent too?

That's why I like Obama. If Ms. Power is indicative of the people on the team, then more Power to 'em. Honor and integrity is important, no matter what the game is like.

I had begun to think that Obama should get dirty like the opposition, but now I'm starting to feel that the right thing might be to stay on the way and be defeated with his honor and integrity intact.

Clinton will destroy her own campaign in the general election. I don't agree with a lot of McCain's policies, but he's way above Clinton in terms of keeping his honor. If she wins the nomination like she's been going, I'll support McCain.

Posted by: OwainOzymandiasBuck | March 7, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Beyond questions of name-calling, let's talk about the issues.

There are allegations that Barack Obama is heavily supported by the nuclear power industry (particularly the Exelon corporation):
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bal-bz.hancock25jan25,0,4656523.column

Do we really want to build new nuclear power plants and have to worry about meltdowns, terrorist attacks on these plants and hazardous waste that lasts literally *billions* of years?

I think we all need to educate ourselves about where the candidates stand on energy issues...Let's support wind, solar, wave and geothermal, not nuclear!

Posted by: aaronmidnight | March 7, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

"The Scotsman was employing loathsome "gotcha" tabloid journalism with this story and it's unfortunate that she has to resign over comments she made off-the-record that were NOT on behalf of the Obama campaign.

Posted by: thecrisis

You of course are welcome to your own opinion. But it really irks the h*ll out me when Obama supporters make statements like this and NEVER give any qualified link so that they can be considered as actually trying to pass on valuable insight to the rest of us.

The rest of these post such as "Monster" etc. are a worthless way to use our valuable news media to disenfranchise people who actually are trying to get information they can depend on.

One angel makes a mistake and falls from the choir booth. It does not relate to the candidate in any way so why be defensive about? Perhaps an in depth look at those advisors in the campaign will help illuminate things. For the most part all the campaigns have the same "from Washington" advisors on their staffs. To think this election is about anything above board and pristine is a farce by any politician. Make no mistake Barack Obama is first and foremost a politician. I can remember how they all start out with the same old "change" mantra. None of them deliver because they are not allowed to.

"http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/14/AR2007041401491.html"

Posted by: RetCombatVet | March 7, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

Clinton's Experience On WorldStage: "Scant Evidence"

Chicago Tribune
March 7, 2008 10:46 AM

... Pressed in a CNN interview this week for specific examples of foreign policy experience that has prepared her for an international crisis, Clinton claimed that she "helped to bring peace" to Northern Ireland and negotiated with Macedonia to open up its border to refugees from Kosovo. She also cited "standing up" to the Chinese government on women's rights and a one-day visit she made to Bosnia following the Dayton peace accords.
Earlier in the campaign, she and her husband claimed that she had advocated on behalf of a U.S. military intervention in Rwanda to stop the genocide there.

But her involvement in the Northern Ireland peace process was primarily to encourage activism among women's groups there, a contribution that the lead U.S. negotiator described as "helpful" but that an Irish historian who has written extensively about the conflict dismissed as "ancillary" to the peace process.

The Macedonian government opened its border to refugees the day before Clinton arrived to meet with government leaders. And her mission to Bosnia was a one-day visit in which she was accompanied by performers Sheryl Crow and Sinbad, as well as her daughter, Chelsea, according to the commanding general who hosted her.

Whatever her private conversations with the president may have been, key foreign policy officials say that a U.S. military intervention in Rwanda was never considered in the Clinton administration's policy deliberations. Despite lengthy memoirs by both Clintons and former Secretary of State and UN Ambassador Madeleine Albright, any advice she gave on Rwanda had not been mentioned until her presidential campaign. ...


Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

"Ohio Elections Official Questions Obama Tactics
Ohio elections officials received complaints this morning from official poll workers about efforts by supporters of Democrat Barack Obama to serve as "legal poll monitors" who would be allowed to camp inside the voting stations..."

Obama and his supporters are no different. His tactics are the same..erroneous mailing pieces, sexist terms "whining etc used..All Obama has is the beautifully delivered rhetoric (that was lifted from MLK, JFK and Deval Patrick..)Peel that away and there is not much meat..Power's comments are part of the Obama melt down.

Posted by: laurenr1 | March 7, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Why do you Clinton supporters think it is funny or clever to use Barack's middle name in your attempts to smear his campaign?

A person's middle name has zero/zip/nothing to do with their character. How you idiots cannot understand this is beyond me.

I assume that those who hate Obama for unfounded reasons simply cannot find anything substantive to say about him, so they take the lowest possible road - taking a coincidental middle name and using it to try and harm him.

This is infinitely worse than anything done to Romney for his religion, McCain for his lobbyist flip-flopping, Hillary for her shrillness or Huckabee for his Elmer Fuddness.

People often ask, is racism worse than sexism?

In this case, yes, it most definitely is. Women have never in American history had it as bad as blacks. There is more fear of Middle-Eastern sounding names than there ever was fear of female names (if there even ever was fear of them). Racism has tainted the name of America for multiple generations as a result of the murdering and violence that has been committed against African Americans.

Women have never been lynched for getting a job or for looking at someone of another race. That's just a fact.

Inciting racism against Obama for his name, his skin color or his personal background, which has been Christian since he was old enough to make a choice, is despicable and should be banished from forums such as this. I'm continually shocked that Washington Post refuses to take down libelous remarks made by its members. This is disgraceful and shines sad, negative light on the WaPo comments section.

Posted by: thecrisis | March 7, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

"Susan Rice, who served in the State Department in the Clinton administration but now advises Obama on foreign policy, spoke yesterday of an ad in which Clinton touts her ability to handle a crisis at 3 a.m. by saying "they're both not ready to have that 3 a.m. phone call.""

This is disgustingly out of context. She also said that John Mccain, and for that matter anyone who hasn't been president cannot claim to be "ready" as Senator Clinton characterizes it.

I would ask that you amend that part of the post.

Also, can The Trail actually report on something significant, like a piece in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper yesterday saying:
"The news agency quoted that source as saying that Mr. Brodie said that someone from Ms. Clinton's campaign called and was "telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080306.NAFTA06/TPStory/National

Posted by: fox_qajgev | March 7, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Let's be clear; Hillary is no monster. She is however, a liar. She claims to have 35 years experience in Government, working for the people.

Nothing could be further from the truth. She has experience at being a Governor's wife. She has eight years experience as a President's wife, and seven years as a Senator, who really hasn't accomplished anything of note.

Bottom line; she lies about it, and no one seems to care.

Posted by: bill711 | March 7, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

truthtoyou666 - You are obviously not a Christian and obviously not educated.

Your lack of common sense and disrespect for others bothers me deeply.

Posted by: NOLAJD | March 7, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

MONSTER:

(1) any creature so ugly or monstrous as to frighten people. (For example, "It's 3 AM...)

(2)any animal or human grotesquely deviating from the normal shape, behavior, or character. (Like those "35 years of experience?")

(3)a person who excites horror by wickedness, cruelty, etc. (Need I say more,,,?)

I was always taught that the TRUTH is an absolute defense.

Posted by: valskeet | March 7, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I don't think its fair to brand Seeds of Change as either a Clinton or a McCain supporter, or at least as representative of those. The comments posted by Seeds of Change are those of an uneducated, low IQ, Xenophobic racist. I have no idea what candidate is being supported by uneducated, low IQ, xenophobic racists, but it is likely to be some fringe candidate that most of us have never heard of and who will draw something significantly less than 100,000 votes in the General Election.

The Clinton Campaign certainly has shown sharp elbows, but to equate them with Seeds of Change is just wrong.

I prefer Obama for the nomination, but if Clinton gets the nomination, I will certainly hold my nose and vote for Clinton.

Posted by: dcraven925 | March 7, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama just hopes. Hillary goes get it.

Posted by: hgogo | March 7, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Comrade Obama to Comrade Powers: You are fired!
We have seen this script before, Comrades. Once the comrades take over, they start to outcomrade each other.

Posted by: ankara1 | March 7, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

"Off the record" must be said before the statement is made. That did not happen in this case. "Off the record" was said after she called Hillary a monster.

Posted by: nboukus | March 7, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I cannot believe The Washington Post permits such off-topic garbage as is posted in this comments section to appear on its pages. There is no excuse for giving a forum to unvetted, unreasonable, irrational, half-truths, non-truths, and hatred. Please moderate these comments or cease and desist from posting them. They make the Post look extremely irresponsible and "tabloid".

Posted by: choralsociety | March 7, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Ed Randell being Jew and free mason : is this disqualified him to be a Governor of PA, he won the race with wide margin.
We look the person and his character rather his religious background and his/her ancestry.

Posted by: aed08 | March 7, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Samantha. You said what most of us are thinking. The anti-Clinton backlash will be so strong after this that she will either lose the election or be hated throughout her reign, if it should come to pass.

We didn't want to go negative, but I guess that's what the dirty game of politics is all about. Still,we have to fight the good fight or we will have the biggest block of disenfranchised people since the first revolution. That can only bring harm to this country--far from Obama's goal.

Yes, you did the right thing to step down, but thank you for saying what so many of us feel.

Posted by: justme49 | March 7, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Samantha Power, is an acute and incisive analyst of international issues. Her book on the genocide in Rwanda, "Problem from Hell" is an important analysis of a critical concern in this complex world. The fact that she was an unpaid adviser to Obama says alot about the intellectual strength of the team he is assembling around him.
It is sad that she is withdrawing from her position for stating the obvious truth about Senator Clinton. But it is also in keeping with the fresh and above-board style of the Obama campaign that Power has resigned.
How striking and unsettling it is that the architects of the Clinton campaign's scurrilous and dirty "kitchen sink" approach to negative attacks all remain in their positions close to Clinton. She is Hillary Clinton and she approves their slimy messages.

Posted by: dee5 | March 7, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

In an interview for an article you can't say off the record after you've said it! The interview is on the record. She said it, and then she tried to backtrack.

Posted by: barry | March 7, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

When I read all news today morning and when I was watching CNN yesterday I am just confused...Is the only HRC allowed to spit and complain and use dirty tactics against other candidate? Is he has to stay quiet and wait when HRC is 50 points leading because of all her dirty games? Just yesterday evening MSNBC came with new scenario about NAFTA and HRC. In reality it was her talking to Canadians, long time before Obama's so called NAFTA-GATE appeared. She talked to Canadians in advance and assured them to stay calm because it was just her rhetoric for voters to negotiate NAFTA, nothing else. Now comes new part into it because accordance of the liberals Canadians would like to negotiate NAFTA too, they have the same problems with it as we have.So hurray Clintons you really did great job with NAFTA.Nobody likes it. Even in Mexico exist opposition against NAFTA.

Posted by: Jarda1 | March 7, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Now it is Hillary spokesperson Howard Wolfson's turn to resign for comparing Barack Obama to Ken Starr.

Fair is fair.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Bwaaahhhhh Poor Hillary gets called a "mean" name and her campaign gets all "outraged" for their "tough-as-nails fighter".

Please. Enough with this stupidity.

Posted by: marSF | March 7, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Uh, doesn't this seem to apply to EVERY Obasama supporter?

Oops. My Bad! I should not make Epithets of Barack Hussein's Name like that!

Sooooooooooooo Sorry! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 7, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

SeedofChange:

You're the reason people are turned off by the Clinton campaign. Way to fallaciously state things that cannot be proven, and, even if they could, would prove non-sequitors anyway. I probably would've voted for Hillary at the outset, but because of crap like this, idiots like yourself, and the depths to which her campaign has stooped, I will be hard pressed to vote for her if she wins the nomination.

Rabid Clinton Lovers- "preying on your worst fears and doing anything to get elected since 1992."

Posted by: naz_101 | March 7, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

SpeedofChange:
We a tracking your IP posts.
We are watching.

Posted by: neondog | March 7, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Thankyou to Samantha Power for your contribution to the Obama campaign. And honestly, you only expressed what a lot of Obama fans are feeling right now. It is sad what the Clinton campaign is doing to the democratic party. Nonetheless, we will continue on to the Obama victory and we will rebuild this country. We'll just have to rebuild the democratic party before we rebuild the country.

And thankyou to Samantha Powers for having the courage to step aside.

Posted by: kallen1 | March 7, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't Howard Wolfson also resign for his Ken Starr remark? There's a blatant double standard on ethics in this campaign.

Posted by: Jeremiah3 | March 7, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Wednesday morning there were plenty of headlines that read SHE LIVES. hello, thats Frankenstein, people. You know, the MONSTER. another mountain out of a nothing.

Posted by: webbrats | March 7, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Is she not a monster indeed? We have heard,"shame on you,Obama is a muslim,Obama is using drug and crack".we have seen Clinton using the most shameful tactics in this election.
I whole agree with Power that Mrs Clinton will do anything-fair or unfair- to win this election.She is more or less a monster.

Posted by: jmsgerald | March 7, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

thecrisis pointed out an important part of this story. The Scotsman printed something that Power said was "off the record."

Here's the excerpt from the article in The Scotsman:

Ms Power told The Scotsman Mrs Clinton was stopping at nothing to try to seize the lead from Mr Obama.

"We f***** up in Ohio," she admitted. "In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio's the only place they can win.

"She is a monster, too - that is off the record - she is stooping to anything," Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.

"Interestingly, the people in her innermost circle seem to not mind her; I think they really love her."

But she added: "There is this middle circle - they are really on the warpath. But the truth is she has proved herself really willing to stoop."

In recent TV appearances Mrs Clinton had looked desperate and on the back foot.

Ms Power agreed, and said: "Here, it looks like desperation. I hope it looks like desperation there too.

"You just look at her and think: ergh. But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive."

Posted by: ericp331 | March 7, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

so much for the comment boards...

Posted by: robertell | March 7, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign, based on integrity and ethics, took responsibility for a mistake.

Here is an example of how the Clintons do not ...

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

Archivists block release of Clinton papers

By Peter Eisler, USA TODAY
LITTLE ROCK -- Federal archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library are blocking the release of hundreds of pages of White House papers on pardons that the former president approved, including clemency for fugitive commodities trader Marc Rich.

The archivists' decision, based on guidance provided by Bill Clinton that restricts the disclosure of advice he received from aides, prevents public scrutiny of documents that would shed light on how he decided which pardons to approve from among hundreds of requests...

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 7, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

So why does telling the truth require Samantha Power to resign? We ALL know Madam Chairwoman Hillary is a kitchen sink throwing monster.

Posted by: CvilleBoy | March 7, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

So will Wolfson resign for calling Obama just like Ken Starr when all Obama did was ask Clinton to release her tax returns? No, Clinton won't hold her staff accountable. She would run the White House the same way. She would be a terrible commander in chief because she can't even run her campaign well with the same dignity that Obama has.

Posted by: goldie2 | March 7, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Seed of Idiocy -

Do you do nothing but lurk around these sites looking for virgin comments sections that you can impregnate with your fear-mongering, racism and hatred?

People like you should be banned from these sites. You contribute nothing but hate and lies and this is unacceptable.

Posted by: thecrisis | March 7, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Not a monster. A paranoid, childish, win-at-all-costs jerk who wants us to ignore the soap-opera weirdness of her husband's Presidency, perhaps, and her own dependence on said husband--but not a monster. A math-challenged baby, who would rather destroy the Party than see Obama win--sure. She is above all SPECIAL.

Posted by: rusty3 | March 7, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

When is Clinton going to kick out her staffers that did the NAFTAgate memo with the Canadian government?

That is FAR worse than calling Hillary a monster.

Hillary IS a monster anyway. She's a neolib DLC corporate fascist.

Posted by: TomIII | March 7, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

But, was she wearing sack cloth and covered with ashes?

Posted by: PhilTR | March 7, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Actually, xenophobic would sum it up the best.

Posted by: ComfortablyDumb | March 7, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

The Scotsman was employing loathsome "gotcha" tabloid journalism with this story and it's unfortunate that she has to resign over comments she made off-the-record that were NOT on behalf of the Obama campaign. Any attempt to make this look as if these comments were on behalf of the Obama campaign is a clear attempt by the pundits to spin the story beyond recognition.

This woman was justifiably frustrated with Clinton's campaign tactics and she was simply blowing off steam in a few lines that she said were off the record.

The interview was about a book that she wrote. It wasn't supposed to be about the race at all, though the interviewer clearly wanted to redirect the questions toward the race and not about Ms. Powers' book. Her comments about Clinton were not about the book and were not official statements by Obama.

On the other hand, many of Clinton's advisers who made terribly derogatory comments about Obama's past drug use and his Christian faith have never been fired or even scolded for their fear-mongering and slimy negative campaigning.

Posted by: thecrisis | March 7, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from her slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise


She did the mash
She did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
She did the mash
It caught on in a flash
She did the mash
She did the monster mash

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The Clintons all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

They did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
It caught on in a flash
They did the mash
They did the monster mash

The Clintons were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son

The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"


They played the mash
They played the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They played the mash
It caught on in a flash
They played the mash
They played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Obama's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
He opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist?"

It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash
The monster mash
And it's a graveyard smash
It's now the mash
It's caught on in a flash
It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash

Now everything's cool, Bill's a part of the band
And my monster mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Hillary sent you

Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash
The monster mash
And do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash
You'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash

Posted by: flarrfan | March 7, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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