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The Lady Vanishes

By Anne E. Kornblut
After a year and a half directly in the spotlight, where has Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton gone?

"They're currently taking some time off as a family," said one spokesperson.

"Sorry Charlie, she's enjoying some well-deserved R & R," said another adviser, Philippe Reines.

Clues suggest Clinton has been at home in Washington and Chappaqua, speaking by phone to superdelegates -- but not yet going back to her office in the Senate. There is nothing on her official calendar of appearances, and her husband does not begin hitting the public circuit again until next Tuesday, with a speech at Radio City Music Hall (the former president was supposed to give a graduation speech in California this Friday, but had to cancel due to a campus labor dispute that threatened to put him in the position of crossing picket lines).

Most of Clinton's campaign aides have followed her example, lying low after a rough-and-tumble primary season that only ended last Saturday. Several remain officially on staff, wrapping up loose ends. The earliest Clinton is expected to return to public view is next week.

One of the few to resurface in a new capacity since the campaign shuttered is Phil Singer, the former deputy communications director, who appeared at a symposium sponsored by Google and National Journal magazine on Wednesday. Singer blamed the web site the Drudge Report for skewing coverage of the primary, according to an account in the Huffington Post. Singer, who has started his own consulting firm since the primary ended, said Drudge "bastardizes the process" of the news cycle by accelerating competition between news outlets, Huff Po reported.

By Web Politics Editor  |  June 11, 2008; 10:34 PM ET
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After reading some of these posts I have to say I am disgusted with how some people think. If Hillary was right for this country then she would have been the nominee, it is as simple as that. I am a black man who is not voting for Obama because he is black but because we need change in America. We don't need 10 more years or more of this multi billion dollar war. This country is headed to hell in a handbasket, if we don't get some change now. If Oboma gets elected I know the country will not change the day after, but it will be headed in the right direction. I would like everyone to stop thinking of reasons not to vote for Obama and start looking at what you want for the future of your conntry. (Not Saying he has all the answers because no one does)

Posted by: SHAWN | June 24, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

I might have voted for Hillary, but I can't stand the idea of Bill being back in the White House. I think she could do the job, but I'm sure she'll be back in four years since she's hoping for Obama to lose in November.

Posted by: nate | June 17, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Where is Hillary? Probably in some hot, sweaty back room, ironing shirts! LOL.

Posted by: WheresHillary | June 14, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton has banged more black women then Obama has.

Posted by: Hilldebeast | June 13, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

There are no "Clinton Democrats for McCain". What we have are confused human beings.......some are just plain confused, some are closet racists, some are just plain ignorant. I challenge any of the so called HillaryDemocratsforMcCain to listen to Hillary whom they claim they supported. It is very simple,I do not believe they were ever Hillary supporters, they just hid behind Hillary until Hillary blew their cover....then their true faces and colors came out !!!!!......they make me sick.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Wonder who has the bigger dong, Obama or Hillary?

Posted by: InquiringMinds | June 13, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

The Washington Post reported this:

Nancy Pelosi Pulled Iran Bill On Request of Israel

http://www.youtube.com/v/iWLBhgTQ46o&hl=en

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Darrel | June 13, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Like a Moslem undertaking the Hajj, the once in a lifetime trip to Mecca, or a Catholic chancing to see the Pope speak from his Vatican window, presidential candidates seemingly long to trudge to the annual AIPAC conference to pay fealty to Israel and its Lobby.

This year we were fortunate enough to witness John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton taking turns losing their dignity before the AIPAC crowd. At one point in his parody on The Daily Show , Jon Stewart spoke of John McCain taking with him Senator Joe Lieberman on a visit to Israel, advising McCain that when you visit Israel "you don't need to bring your own Jew."

www.counterpunch.org/abourezk06102008.html

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 5:43 AM | Report abuse

"To the Washington Post, I would be interested in reading a story about how common hateful comments like the ones written above are. What are journalists and people to do? I absolutely appreciate the democracy of comment space, but the antisemetism is crazy."

Katherine Meyer Graham, Owner of Washington Post Company-jew

I'm sure the Post will tell you what you want to hear.


Now instead let the former democratic president, Jimmie Carter, emphasize what I posted. Apparently he is scary too for telling the truth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F583p_KZyGU

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 5:20 AM | Report abuse

"So I'm completely freaked out by the antisemetic comments posted above. They actually scare me."

Now that is perfect mindless thinking that got us where we are now!

YOU should be afraid of the truth, not that someone has told it with such clarity.

Anti-Semitism is nothing but the antagonistic attitude produced in the non-Jew by the Jewish group.

The Jewish group has thrived on oppression and on the antagonism it has forever met in the world...

the root cause is their use of enemies they create in order to keep solidarity...
--- Albert Einstein, quoted in Collier's Magazine, November 26, 1938

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 5:01 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it funny during the primary season the media couldn't wait to have her out of the race, and now they are wondering where she is? Hillary -- a woman you can't live with, you can't live without.

Posted by: William | June 13, 2008 3:40 AM | Report abuse

Until the American people as a whole finally wake up to the reality that both major parties are running scams for the rich-powerful, it will continue on it's path to destruction. Follow the money distribution, examine if the nation is more or less free than the 1950's, and ask why the Democrats fail to impeach obvious treason & do the will of people regarding Iraq. Two sides of the same counterfeit coin.

Posted by: Too Late to Wake? | June 13, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

"Um, because this is a year ANY Dem should win in a landslide, so if BO loses, it would be reasonable (and not require a parallel universe machine) to figure that the loss was HIS, and HRC would have won.

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 9:30 PM"

If Obama loses, that means Clinton probably would have lost too. Clinton has stronger negatives than Barack Obama.
Bill and Hillary are among the most polarizing figures in politics. If you want proof of that, look no further than the primary. Her candidacy divided the democratic party's base. She would energize the right to come out and vote against her. That's not necessarily completely her fault (although the Jesse Jackson and RFK comments didn't help), but that's reality.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Another Clinton Democrat for McCain here

thats an oxymoron moron

Posted by: kempy76 | June 13, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Another Clinton Democrat for McCain here.

Posted by: rob | June 13, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Thanks to Hillary for making such a great effort to become our president. She truly was the best candidate for the job, but the system worked against her. I hope the Democratic Party revises the delegate system to allow reasonable representation from the states that really have the most influence in the electoral college. Had such a system been in place, Hillary would be our president.

Posted by: bjbprice | June 12, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Hi All,
So I'm completely freaked out by the antisemetic comments posted above. They actually scare me. To the Washington Post, I would be interested in reading a story about how common hateful comments like the ones written above are. What are journalists and people to do? I absolutely appreciate the democracy of comment space, but the antisemetism is crazy.

Posted by: Mary O. | June 12, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the jews straw man:


Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it. - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama is not that bright and far too radically to the left. Clinton is a moderate democrat just as McCain is a moderate republican. Obama will destroy this nation. Clinton or McCain are the only safe vote. Nobama!

Posted by: Lucy | June 12, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Do you want to know where the "secret meeting" between Obama and Hillary was held? In the D.C. home of the jew Dianne Feinstein. That is where the marthing orders were given.

Do I have to put this together again for you people?

The jews formed the NAACP then one year later the Urban League. Since then they have used the blacks to leverage their position in America.

George Soros', the convicted jewish criminal supplied Obama with +$200 million dollars for his(their) run at the white house. Obama is the jews straw man.

This is the year the jews kill the Czar in America, the same as they did in Russia when they started the Bolshevik Revolution folks.

We will continue fighting the jews war in the mid east as they will have the presidency and congress!! Don't think this is the master(race) plan???

Did you hear Obamas speech last week at AIPAC!!

The democrats and republicans are run by the same jewish money folks!! Don't you get it?

Think again!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

As an ardent Hillary supporter, I hope she lies low - that is, I hope she allows Noobama to stew in his own juices...like this vetting business and many more to come. There is absolutely NO reason for Hillary to help Noobama, though I now know she has turned over her mailing list to him.

I just got a solicitation from Obama. OMG!
I plan to return it with, "Take me off your list. Thanks."

BTW - we have not had the convention yet, folks. Two months to go...

Noobama. Noway. Nohow. Never.
Alternative? Dems for McCain...here I come.

Posted by: Lesley | June 12, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how she 'vanishes' just after she & Barrack were summoned by the Bilderberg group to the meeting in Virginia. Word around Washington is that they were choosing his running mate. Also interesting that his adviser who was supposed to be doing this job steps down the next day. In other words, "you are not needed since the choice has been made for you."

Posted by: Veriseeker | June 12, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

It's really a shame that the level of discourse is so low. There's just no need for so comments to be so mean and rude. If your mother would be disappointed by the tone of your comments, you should re-word your thoughts to make your comments more civil. Then, other people might actually be influenced by what you say.

Posted by: s | June 12, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

hil can't get far enough away for me. maybe she and willy are off on some romantic beach, wind through their hair, the wet pants suit clinging to her very white thighs. or maybe she is out doing shots and hunting. we can all figure what willie is up to.

Posted by: calisurfergurl | June 12, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Plastic surgery?

Posted by: dr.banks | June 12, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Slim...exactly what do you want Obama to "change" about our country? I hear so many people chant the mantra of "change" but they never say what exactly it IS that they want to "change"...

Posted by: burgblogger | June 12, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Bruce, well then if freedom and money don't mean much to you maybe you're in the wrong country. :)

(I'd pass you an upchuck bag but I need them for when I watch CNN).

Posted by: Jill | June 12, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

My country is hurting and much of the blame lays at the feet of the Clintons and their ilk. I want Obama to change our nation and put the Clintons into the dark ages of history just like other notable Machiavellian monsters.

Posted by: Slim | June 12, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

With any topic including Hillary there appears an inordinate number of people who confess that they lost the White House in 2000. Listen, I was in D.C. the year before last and it's still at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Really. And it still belongs to us, though the occupants are leaving in November.

Posted by: gary | June 12, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Hi monkeybiz, thanks for the civil reply. Much appreciated! I chalk Obama's # of states error to campaign fatigue/brain lock on states & possessions or something, but it's not fatal in my view. Harvard Law Review President... cleans the Clintons' clock without breaking a sweat... on the verge of being Prez at 47.... I think it's pretty clear he's got the smarts. And I'm all for changing one's mind as many times as it takes to get something right. He doesn't strike me as someone who will press a mistake forever just to appear steadfast or avoid being painted as a dreaded flip-flopper. Bush 43 is resolute...and look where that's gotten us. Barack and Roll...

Posted by: Stormin Norman in AZ | June 12, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Dear Bruce,
just an fyi 4 u...vomited is spelled with just one "t"

Posted by: voter | June 12, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

My first introduction to Barack Obama was almost 4 years ago at the Democratic Convention. I recall listening to his speach and being impressed with his public speaking skills (although I vehemently disagreed with the substance as a general rule). Now that I have gotten to "know" the current Democratic Presidential Nominee, I wonder what on earth I ever saw in him. Although I am tickled pink that Hitlary was knocked off her perch, I am secretly afraid that the millions of uneducated voters in this country will actually put Obama in office. (By "uneducated" I am not in any way referencing scholastic education, but instead referencing people that do not educate themselves on the policies of any given candidate for public office). Now I am thinking to myself..."what were we thinking?" when we de-railed Hitlary's quest for the White House. She would have ranked up there as one of the most ineffectual Presidents of all time.

I am truly frightened by what could happen to the country that I so love if Obama is elected, and has a House and Senate in his corner. "The Shining" doesn't even scare me as much as that thought does. Well, at least we will only have a few years of suffering before we are pulled out of the depths of hell by electing him and his band of fellow Dems right out of office next go round.

Either way this election turns out, I predict that this will be a single-term Presidency. Here's to electing a Libertarian that isn't soft of the War on Terror in 2012!!!

Posted by: burgblogger | June 12, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Jill,

"It sure doesn't make them a freedom loving capitalist either."

I think I just vomitted in my mouth.

Posted by: Bruce | June 12, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

To many comments, who reads all of these?
Hillary is a republican, none of these candidates will close the borders.
She served on the Walmart Board, and her husband passed NAFTA and most favored nation treaty with COMMUNIST CHINA and that is where all the good paying middle class jobs have gone. Now China is competing with us for oil. Thank God she did not get the nomination.
Right now her husband has opened offices in Columbia to take advantage of the upcoming trade treaty down there.

Posted by: lyn | June 12, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

stormin, he might have brains, like we all do. but smarts - sorry there aren't 58 states, he's too liberal and naive, and he changes his mind too often. He himself has said his strongest area is foreign politics and yet he lacks experience in this area (less than me actually) and has minimally traveled (less than me again). I'd prefer a DNC nominee who has more experience than most mid-level college graduates.

Posted by: monkeybiz | June 12, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Plain and simple, Hillary had the better solutions. Hillary had well-thought out plans. Her mistake was thinking the race would be decided based on preparedness, throughness, experience, qualifications and traditional values that most Americans share. Hill's campaign was unprepared for his Hollywood-blogger style rallies, and insinuations that her campaign supporters are racist. His Oprah steamroller outspent her 4:1 in many states, and playing the delegate-count politics. Of course, all candidates signed a pledge that money would not determine the nominee, but the DNC waives the rules and policies the way they please. Ron Paul over Obama any day of the week!!!

Posted by: Tellyv | June 12, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

What am I reading here --- obnoxious trolls or authentic albeit despicable posts? Could you be ANY uglier?

This 50-year old white male and former Hillary supporter/contributor says, Vote for the smart guy: Obama all the way.

To the skeptics and cranks I say, read "Audacity of Hope" to get a clue about Obama. This guy's got MAJOR brains and he's our best hope. Really. Quit trying to invent reasons to say no to BO.

Posted by: Stormin Norman in AZ | June 12, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Hillary could have won the nomination if she had moved more to the right of center. She was still perceived as a leftist, not that much different politically from Obama at all. It's all style with the Democrats, never substance. There will be tons of stupid people who vote for Obama simply because he's black. They won't look at his lack of experience or his friendships with leftists or his church attendance at a "church" where the pastor screamed "God d- America" from the pulpit. He's black and that makes them feel good, so they'll vote for him. Sad, really.

Posted by: Susan | June 12, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Hillary should stay gone. She ran a horrendous campaign and deserved to lose. She should also not be anywhere near Obama. Noonan was right when she said she would poison Obama's tea. So, Obama should keep her away as far as possible.

Posted by: preet | June 12, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

So this is where the Clinton supporters go to cry.......and hopefully DIE

Posted by: JN | June 12, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Bruce wrote:

>>Letting Bushes tax cuts expire doesn't make someone a socialist.

It sure doesn't make them a freedom loving capitalist either.

Posted by: Jill | June 12, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm no Democrat, but IMHO, Hillary would be wise to stay as far away from BO as she can.

When he gets slammed in November, she can sit back, smile, and say "I told you so..."

Posted by: Bob | June 12, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Obama are boring. Especially Obama. Can't we just get Hillary back? At least she made everything interesting.

Posted by: John | June 12, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Correction - make that 1988

Posted by: Jim | June 12, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Those who think she's gone need only wait three years. Whether it's Obama or McCain, she'll run in 2012...with even foundation.

Posted by: gmundenat | June 12, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm having a vision... It's 1990 all over again; Bush vs Dukakis - with BO starring in the role of Dukakis.

McCain will trounce this looney come November with 60-70% of the electoral votes.

Carve it in stone. It's already over!

Posted by: Jim | June 12, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Amount of certified losers living in America
= Amount of dreamers that voted for the Obscure Prophet

Posted by: Pythagoras | June 12, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

heh Heh HEH!

Posted by: NeferiousRepublican | June 12, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Considering all the dead bodies that littered Clinton's rein, Obama, you had better watch your back side. She still wants to be President - - - - - -

Posted by: Concerned American | June 12, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

voter,

Do u even know what socialist is? Letting Bushes tax cuts expire doesn't make someone a socialist.

Posted by: Bruce | June 12, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Don't count Hillary out yet. The Democrat convention is going to be very interesting.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

The democrats are going to find out that white americans are not going to elect a black candidate so get over it.

The majority of people are white and we want someone with an average intelligence higher than the change in a dollar leading us.

Someone with a lower I.Q. does not even realize and is incapable of realizing how a higher intelligent person thinks.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bd/IQ-4races-rotate-highres.png/401px-IQ-4races-rotate-highres.png

Blacks can debate this all they want but it has been proven time and again.

Who do we want running the U.S. A race that has created all of the great civilizations of the world or a race that still stretches their lips and demonizes and kills whites where ever they reside! The whites don't have a death wish!

www.newnation.org/NNN-Black-on-White.htm

Posted by: jack black | June 12, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

the drudge report cannot bastardize the news media..too late they already are.

Posted by: floydhoward | June 12, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama surely isn't relying on 13% of the population to vote him into office. He truly is vying for the broadest mandate since Reagan. I know this sounds corny, but we are Humans first, Americans second... most of this fight is about whether we are our race or gender third... but it's truly small potatoes...

70,000 years ago, there were only 2,000 humans on this planet... if we mess up the next decade, or two we might very well be on our way back to those kinds of numbers...

Posted by: pretty please | June 12, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

obama is a liberal, if not a socialist. this is a fact. while i'm aware that most people who run for president want to win the office solely for the power and prestige, i am fairly sure that mccain will be less harmful to our country than obama

Posted by: voter | June 12, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Dave, after I posted I saw your post and felt like posting again. Here's my post.

Again, gen doesn't strike me as a "mad white person." But you, Dave, certainly strike me as an angry, silly, self-righteous black person, whose convictions are a tad misplaced.

Gen just seems like a person who isn't afraid to iterate what many, many people must be thinking. I have to agree with some of the points gen made.

Personally, I think the Democrat party is in deep crap with Obama as their nominee. This guy is so shallow, so inexperienced, so unqualified, so lost in any substantive debate, so sissy-ish and whiny, so narcissistic, so obviously racist, and he carries so much horrendous baggage (that will be spilled out so all of us can see the gory details, in spite of the protection and coddling by the mainstream media) -- in short, he's not going to play well with the general public. I expect that he will be lucky to get even around 200 electoral votes. But we'll see.

Posted by: Johnny ! is here again | June 12, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

please don't s**t on the Clinton legacy by being a bunch of callow simps. I truly love Hillary, truly, but she doomed her campaign in 2003 by failing to read the NIE. I fell in love with her all over again in the Pennsylvania debate, but her Medvedev comments were worrisome. And then it just got worse from there. Please don't let her dabbling in the worst kind of politics be her most lasting legacy. Because that's what a McCain election would be. Her obituary would read, then in 2008 Clinton supporters helped vote in John McCain, and then WWIII broke out, wire hanger abortions made a come back, and Washington was boughtby a consortium of interests from Dubai, China, and Iran.

Posted by: please | June 12, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey, CT, gen is just calling a spade a spade, if you will pardon the expression.

I read the post, and nothing in it suggests "trailer park vitriol."

Gen is merely stating some of the bald facts of life. If politically correct Obama-swooners such as yourself don't like hearing some home truths spelled out, that's really just too freaking bad.

I realize they hit a nerve, but.... No need to take it so darned *personal.*

There, there.

Posted by: Johnny ! | June 12, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is satan. Obama is a moron.

Posted by: fred | June 12, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Gen:

You definitely are a mad white person! Mad cause your girlfriend didn't get the nomination over Obama. Oh well that's how it is. I myself am not a Obama fan (I also am black) however it is apparent that your neck is red as the fires of hell itself. Your comment: "They have produced enough welfare babies that are of age now to vote and get them elected without the white vote at all." is very bigoted! It is obvious you are ignorant enough to believe the media's depiction that ALL black people are on welfare while at the same time bypassing the reality that there are a good number of whites drinking from the public trough which is the welfare system.

Gen you are the usual run of the mill ignorant white person who thinks your stinking behind weighs a ton. You poor ignorant soul!

Posted by: Dave | June 12, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

If "After a year and a half directly in the spotlight, where has Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton gone?" Perhaps it is time for her to show up to do the work she has been getting paid for and not doing? I seem to recall she is supposed to be a US Senator? Not that she has done anything for the people who elected her.

Posted by: D-B | June 12, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

www.bankrupthillary.org

just quit giving her money to waste is all it takes.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Wow, gen, that's some brilliant redneck vitriol you just posted. Do you get WiFi in the trailer park?

Posted by: CT | June 12, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

To DAR... You wrote "MICHELLE OBAMA IS REALLY UGLY."

Hey... let's keep the conversation clean. Granted that Michelle is challenged in the looks department, there is really no need to state it. As they say, if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything. At the very least, acknowledge that she is tall.

Posted by: vvv | June 12, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

She's on a vacation break after a long campaign. I don't like the Clintons either but everyone please, get a life.

Posted by: maxfli | June 12, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed when the Republicans are in trouble with the country, the Democrats somehow manage to run candidates no one wants. Its hold your nose and vote all around. I don't want a Republican and I don't want someone, like Clinton, we know nothing about. Would Clinton have been elected if the people had known about his forms of "recreation"? So its take a pig in a poke or try someone we know virtually nothing about. Whoever calls the tune in these elections sure wants Republicans to stay in office. Oil speculators? ANWR investors wanting to drill the north slope?

Posted by: Alikospah Wayakn | June 12, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Can someone make sure she stays gone? And can someone tell her to take Obama with her?

Posted by: DemsRCommies | June 12, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

A day without Billary is a day of and in the sunshine. Let us hope both retire into oblivion.

Posted by: DrWilly | June 12, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I think that since the black democrats across this country held the party hostage and threatened them with their very existance if they didn't give their boy the nomination, the dems are going to loose their party. There will be no unity in this party. The pundits and the desperates of the party, to save face for this farce, are all hoping and saying that there will be unity, but believe me when I say that there will be no unity within the democratic party and there is going to be a huge split among long time democrats and their party. It could ruin the democratic party for all time. There are men and women across this country that absolutely will not vote for a democrat this time, no matter what is said or done by the nominee to try to persuade them otherwise. Most democrats don't even know what the party stands for anymore. Why would they even want to vote for someone who has virtually no experience and no background to qualify him for such a huge job? A good speech does not make a good president! No democrat in history was ever elected with just the black vote in this country. Since there is now a huge move across this country to sign up every black voter to show up for Obama in the fall, the Obama team and Obama himself believe that they won't need women or working class white men to get elected. They are arrogant enough to believe that they don't need hispanics or jews either. They have produced enough welfare babies that are of age now to vote and get them elected without the white vote at all. Obama is an arrogant victim type of personality, what a president he would make! Worse, who will he owe for this? Perhaps the mob? They keep comparing him to Kennedy, although I don't know why? There is no comparison except for the mob. What else? Who really is Obama?

Posted by: gen | June 12, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

When those "feeding off the public trough,
doing the people's business" want to run for POTUS, they should have to RESIGN FROM
THEIR CURRENT POSITION. They are elected to fill a position by the people, and are being paid by the people, so when they ARE NOT IN THAT OFFICE FOR OVER 15? MONTHS, WHY
ARE STILL ON THE PEOPLE'S PAYROLL?

It should NOT be, as they were sent to do THAT job, and if not, and they want to seek
ANOTHER POSITION, RESIGN, THEN RUN, INSTEAD OF FOOLING THE PEOPLE INTO THINKING
YOU WILL REMAIN IN THE POST ELECTED TO IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT SHOULD GO FOR "ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS"

...WANT TO RUN?
..RESIGN FIRST

Posted by: JO | June 12, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

HILLARY LOCATED: She's packing up her Citroen at Big Lots for the trek north with Susan Saranwrap and Cindy Shiite.

Posted by: Alexi Ballsless | June 12, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

MICHELLE OBAMA IS REALLY UGLY.

Posted by: DAR | June 12, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see at least half the Democrats finally coming to the same conclusion as most independents and practically all Republicans came to years ago that Hillary Rodham Clinton is unworthy of ever serving as President of the United States.

If Obama and the mainstream media have their way, Hillary and her silly rube of a husband oval office quest has essentially come to an abrupt end. And that is good news for America.

Posted by: VOR | June 12, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

True Americans don't hold dual citizenship passports.

Since you are from Miami I'm guessing you do too!

Posted by: jack black | June 12, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

1. She lost. Get over it and focus on the main race.

2. New horrifying decision: Obama or McCain?

3. McCain is mean and Obama is green (not in the environmental sense).

4. Congress won't let Obama's big ideas pass and the people won't stand for McCain's loose-cannon shenanigans (read: both of their promises and platforms are completely useless).

5. Where is Al Gore when you need him?

Posted by: Reason | June 12, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

To elainekramer... To be fair, Obama, despite being a freshman senator, has missed more votes than Hillary. It is not even close. Should Obama resign his seat? Well... For precedent, on June 11, 1996 (almost 12 years ago), Dole resigned his seat to focus on the presidential campaign. Given that Obama has just started his first term as a senator and he already missed so many votes, I don't think anybody will miss him in the Senate.

Posted by: CP Cook | June 12, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

I am still surprised by the amount of racist comments that i see on these blogs. Some of you need to grow up and start acting like true AMERICANS.

Posted by: miami mike | June 12, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

It is too bad that sexism is alive and well in this country. Hillary
is proof of this and so is some of these blog statements.People that
vote for Obama get what they deserve. I hope the Obamians
will be happy when his halo falls off!

Posted by: brussell | June 12, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Wheres Elmo? I mean - Wheres Hillary?

In hiding trying to reorganize because NOBODY, not even Voters, will defeat her God given, Radical Feminist chances for victory.

She and Will are plotting some more Vince Fosters to clear the path.

Watch the body count.

Posted by: DaveC | June 12, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Blaming Matt for former President Blozo? Too funny.

Posted by: QUESTION HILLARY | June 12, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

While she isn't working as a Senator, she still gets paid, righty? She's on the phone begging for money so she can repay herself.

Posted by: Richard | June 12, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Because of Bush, the natural tendency for Dems is swing way far left. Maybe this is the reason why Obama won the nomination. Speaking of VPs, I hope Obama considers Kucinich - I think they will be compatible. In addition, Kucinich is from Ohio, a big, swing state.

For McCain, I think Romney is the best choice. I must admit that I like Huckabee too. Anyway, either one would be decent choices.

For November, I see McCain winning (or maybe I am just hoping that he wins). To my mind, Obama is more like Bush, except for party affiliations. McCain may not be the best choice, but he is the best option right now.

Posted by: CP Cook | June 12, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

If Obama had lost to Hillary.... cars would be tipped over and on fire in every major city in America. Since Obama won, every single Obama blogger has been less than gracious, still slinging the verbal abuse. You know what, when Hillary lost I just let it go. I supported my candidate and she didn't win, that happens in life.Good luck to the remaining candidates, but don't ever try to tell me that I have to support a hatemonger.

Posted by: What would have happened? | June 12, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

It is my opinion that if Obama is NOT elected president that there will be black riots all over America and this time the whites will not stand for it.

Also, if the blacks riot the jews better make sure they have their dual citizenship papers in order because the majority whites are also aware they are using the blacks to push the jewish agenda.

Anyone who has a different opinion?

Posted by: jack black | June 12, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I tried calling the Washington office of Hillary Clinton today and she sure isn't there. After all, she and a lot of other folks who won't be President used their salaries from the public but aren't doing the job the public elected them to do. They should all have to reimburse those same taxpayers for the number of days they were nowhere near their Washington offices.

Sorry, if you are at home calling delegates, Hillary, you need get back in your office and onto the Senate.

Or, you could resign your seat!

Posted by: elainekramer | June 12, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Even in rejection and defeat they STILL don't get it...

WE HATE DINASAUR CLASS, OPAQUE, PANDERING, LYING, INSIDE-THE-BELTWAY POLITICS AS USUAL!

...Blaming drudge is a j-o-k-e!

Posted by: JBE | June 12, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

"Singer...said Drudge "bastardizes the process" of the news cycle by accelerating competition between news outlets"


Congrats, Mr Singer. You win Lamest Excuse of the Day Award.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Rodham Clinton is scouring the countryside trying to find something on this Barrack Hussein O'Bama character. Would love for both of them to disappear, vote McCain (gulp) as the lesser of two evils. I pray McCain picks a strong republican as VP, it will make it more tolerable. O'Bama is a socialist who hangs around racist and terrorist.

Posted by: Backtoreality | June 12, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

While I am an Obama supporter, I know that if he had lost the primary, I would have been very upset - as many Hillary supporters are now. I would like to think that we can put ourselves in each others place and try to understand how it feels to have your candidate of choice lose, or win. How many Hillary supporters would have shown empathy toward Obama supporters had he lost? How many Obama supporters are being sensitive to the incredibly close race this was and how difficult a loss it is for her supporters? I believe we all deserve respect becasue WE started the change. The candiadates can talk change all they want, but without the people signing on for that, there is nothing. Kudos to Hillary supporters and I genuinely am sorry for the loss while I also celebrate and have high hopes for the nominee. Still, I would have bee terribly dissapointed if Obama had lost and so I do get how it feels. And finally, I respect Mrs. Clinton and am grateful to her for having forwarded womens issues and concerns; It is about time. Thanks.

Posted by: valle | June 12, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with a racial bigot, muslim, inexperienced, america hating marxist for president?

Posted by: chris edwards | June 12, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Hillary, I'll be waiting to cast a vote for you in 2012. As for this election, I'm voting for McCain.

Posted by: jose | June 12, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

wdqdwqdwq

Posted by: dc | June 12, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Let us hope she got lost in the woods and can't find her way out...

Posted by: Taxpayor | June 12, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

RPhilips wrote:

"I don't think a lot of conservatives will fully realize their folly in directly or indirectly assisting Obama's success in the nomination fight only after Obama becomes President."

I agree. It was pretty obvious that a lot of right wingers were trashing Hillary because they figured Obama would be an easier opponent in the general election. I hope they'll still find the humor when Obama is taking the Oath of Office.

Posted by: J.D. Lees | June 12, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

How will they sneak a female draft pass the Americans

judicial-inc.biz/Draft_Girls.htm

Israel wants the USA to fight Iran next and they are planning a massive 'False Flag' to draw the US into a war. World Jewry's plan is to have a female draft get quietly passed in Congress and be ready for Bush's signature. When the Israelis force a war between the US and Iran - Rumfeld will declare a military shortage and Bush will sign the bill.

Posted by: sandy soils | June 12, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh...I could read that headline over and over all day.

Posted by: stevei | June 12, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"Where is Hillary?
Probably out scouting for a grassy knoll.
Posted by: Bobarian | June 12, 2008 2:09 PM"

LOL!! [There is probably more truth in that than we would like to believe.] [Shudder.]

Posted by: Hoharian | June 12, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

What do you mean, "Obama will not release his birth certificate"?? Does Obama have a Social Security Number?! Then *somebody* has his birth certifiate. Soon, anyway, the Fusion Centers springing up across America will have EVERYONE's EVERY-RECORD, and it'll all be up for grabs. If you want to see his B.C., you can--for a price.

Posted by: HUH? | June 12, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

cecimor,

Your racism is soooo transparent. Your hate mongering even worse. Compared to the mortgage crisis we have now 16% interest seems like a vaccation!

Dude, can't afford to get t your key board fixed? You sound like a total goon.

Posted by: surya | June 12, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

It would be nice if she, not to mention Obama and McCain, went back to doing their jobs as senators. It is not right that they have abandoned their posts for so long with no signs of doing any work, just to campaign. They should do their work in the congress, first, and then campaign in their free time. The amount of time all of the sitting politicians (senators and congressman) have spent away from their elected positions in this election has been and is discraceful.

Posted by: Taxpayer | June 12, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Dems are communists and socialists they never believe we are in trouble they still do not admit that mcarthy was right.Clinton pulled a majority of our intelligence agents from over seas 911 might not of happened if we had our ears on the ground over there thanks Clintons.Did they do any thing to get Bin ladin when they had THOSE chances. It is another right wing conspiresy .I DID NOT HAVE SIGHTS ON THAT BIN LADIN,I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT WOMAN,MY HUSBAN DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THOSE WOMAN.

Posted by: Super view | June 12, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

To Don't Be Fooled,

All the resentment felt by Hillary supporters, is in fact a ruse by those nefarious Republicans is it? Have you got any proof, or is that simply what you HOPE is the case?

I'm a Democrat, I supported Hillary and I am GENUINELY pissed off at how many Obama supporters are so graceless in victory. So utterly spiteful and gloating.

I have been reading vicious, bile filled anti-Clinton comments by Obamabots on various forums for many months now, and it is absurd in the extreme to suggest that this is something that has suddenly appeared and is being orchestrated and fanned by closet Republicans.

If you want Obama to win in November, then you dismiss this problem at your peril.

Posted by: You're the fool. | June 12, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Democrat Hillary (not Rodham) Clinton lost the nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America to fellow Democrat Barack Obama because voters on both sides of the political aisle recognize and know her for what she is - dishonest, immoral, unethical, without principles or values, standards or beliefs.

Thank you for your time.

http://theoutlander.blogstream.com

Posted by: The Outlander | June 12, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

**NEWSFLASH: There is no Hillary "RODHAM" Clinton! It's "Hillary Clinton" period.! she's married, and, wether or not she likes it that's her name.

Posted by: aj | June 12, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

If she gets the VP spot, look for scabs on her knees and a pronounced limp. This will be the next scandal from the Clintons, Hillary gettin' deep, deep into the Jungle.

Then maybe it will be Bill and Michelle, "Billchelle." Maybe a little Arkansas action could make her proud of her country...

Posted by: Watuss | June 12, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Kornblut has made her career rubbishing Clinton. Now she does get her daily fix and puts out a wail. What a hypocrite. Why does Clinton have to tell this gasbag where she is. You won't have Clinton as a useful target any longer. She will campaign for Obama. Then you will get your chance to engage in vapid journalism once more.

Posted by: bitterpill81 | June 12, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

RPhillips,

You have it backwards -- Limbaugh urged Republicans to vote for HILLARY.

Posted by: tanarg | June 12, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

For all of you rejoicing at the elevation of Obama be careful what you wish for. We have created a climate in this country where everyone feels entitled to the good life, whether they earn it or not. Obama is playing to that sentiment. When we (and we are perilously close) reach the point that the productive segment of the population feels put upon and stops performing who will then pay the bills. Government programs don't work. The crime that is the rape of the Social Security trust fund is testiment to that. And Obama wants to raise those taxes also. Most people have little clue as to the real tax burden they are paying. We are headed for a socialist state and we're going there with our eyes wide shut!!!

Posted by: MLT | June 12, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

JFJ,

Indeed, and it appears many are beginning to waken from their hypnotic trance. I think it's actually a good thing that the campaign is as long as it is -- gives time for people to come to their senses.

Posted by: tanarg | June 12, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I am a real conservative, not a "fiscal conservative", not a "social conservative", but a conservative.

Idon't think a lot of conservatives will fully realize their folly in directly or indorectly assisting Obama's success in the nomination fight only after Obama becomes President.

Only then will they realze the disaster they created by helping deny Hillary Clinton the democratic nomination. "Conservative" talk radio will then get its comeuppance.

Posted by: RPhillips | June 12, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Drudge "bastardizes the press"?? Oh, please. Give me a break. The BIGGEST reason Hillary's campaign got beat is _arrogance,_ pure and simple.

Bill Richardson put it right when he said that Hillary acts like she's entitled to be president.

Hey, Super View: I agree with you 1000% except that Bill's the pansy in that relationship, not Hillary.

Hillary and her lover, Huma Abedin are probably in bed together drinking themselves silly.

Posted by: Thomas | June 12, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Come on HRC supporters let's move to the other side and show the empty suite that it takes more than a scripted speech to run the USA and that women still count.

Posted by: Marbles | June 12, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

To ACTUAL Dems reading these postings--please keep in mind that a lot of the worst anti-Hillary and anti-Obama postings are actually written by Republicans hoping to fan the flames of any animosity that naturally arose from a hard-fought primary campaign. I have no intention of dignifying any of these guys with a response. That just revs them up to keep doing it because they know they're hitting a nerve. It's chapter one in the Textbook of Republican Political Tactics authored by the Nixon dirty tricks crowd and edited by the Rove crowd.

Posted by: Don't Be Fooled | June 12, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

These Marxist stooges think they can just bluster their way to the White House. What disappointment awaits your little barry. His supporters are the type that stood on line for 24 hours waiting for that $600 i-phone last year, only to be upset when it went on sale for $400 a month later. Remember how they cried that they should get a 200 rebate from the company? Crybaby whiners are this new loser generation. A muslim for President? Are R on drugs?????NEVER

Posted by: stillforhill | June 12, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Who the hell cares????
She's GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
FINALLY!
And I am ENJOYING THE TIME!

Posted by: siri | June 12, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

All these people that making commends about Clinton supporters to be a sore losers or cry baby and so on.... You must be 18 years old with no idea about politics because if you had any idea you will not use these stupid sport comments in elections. Who is loser and how is winner, this is not football game people. People that they say Clinton lost they have no idea that 18000,000 democrats voted for her and she should and they should have say in this election.
And what kind of democrat are you that keep insulting Hillary Clinton, the people that say Clinton's time is over, trust me she will be around much longer in politics that will effects our life than Obama.
So let's get real lets not make Obama a rock star we need a president that can fix all these problems we have in our country I think Obama can deliver I will vote for him but lets not do it in expense of Clinton.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

To think any one could be so stupid in this great country to vote for the impeached discraceful Clintions is sick.They disscraced our country worse than Bush ever could.

Posted by: Super view | June 12, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Where is Hillary?
Probably out scouting for a grassy knoll.

Posted by: Bobarian | June 12, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Oh, what a socialist!
Bet that you didn't know that change meant more taxes
And that change is all that you will have left in your pocket
Money taken as taxes from the small business owner and from the sale of your home
All on a false promise that the government will use the money to make things better

The government can not fix your problems.
The government can only get out of our way so that we can fix it ourselves.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

She's vanished because the house fell on her ...

Posted by: ChikaBoom | June 12, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

"I hate Obama- He will bring discourse in America."
--------------------------------------
Posted by: Dwayne Whitman | June 12, 2008 12:53 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......

Oh man, out of the mouths of (mental) babes....

I welcome the discourse Obama will bring. We could all use a little more reasoned discourse, and a little less knee-jerk reactionary flailing I think.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

John,

Why do you persist in fostering a lie? The direct quote is below:
"Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." [Page 260-261]

Posted by: Rosalind | June 12, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Papa Reed, Get some sense...Stop drinking the free kool-aid you bedwetter...You are just jealous...Maybe we should send you to Gitmo you old coot...

Posted by: Boo | June 12, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Moldy
Cranky
Crazy
Ancient
Inebriated
Nosy

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

FBO.

Posted by: RRR | June 12, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Conservative though I be, I think I'm going to visit family in Denver around convention time. Something tells me Hillary will make a stink that'll make this convention the best one since Chicago 1968!

What does it say on your birth certificate, Barry? That you aren't really Black, or Christian, or American, or all three?!!!

Posted by: Reed | June 12, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Open
Brilliant
Amazing
Magical
Articulate

Cowardly
Lunatic
Idiot
Nasty
Traitor
Obstinate
Negative

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

All you bedwetters Obama will win-Get over it!!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I see a lot of posts from supposedly Obama supporters bashing Mrs Clinton. I would bet anything that these are right wingers trying to start a fight and cause division: ala divide and conquer: Do not fall for it. These dogs have no life nor spine.

Gobama!

Posted by: SkeptiOfBogusProObamers | June 12, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I see a lot of post from supposedly Obama supporters bashing Mrs Clinton. I would bet anything that these are right wingers trying to start a fight and cause division: ala divide and conquer: Do not fall for it. These dogs have no life nor spine.

Gobama!

Posted by: SkeptiOfBogusProObamers | June 12, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"You have to be joking. What candidate is their right mind would even concider putting the Clinton circus and their dramas on the ticket.
No one has time to babysit them and make sure they are not up to something.
Besides, the Clintons are not relevant anymore. Their era is over and it's on to the new."

Yeh, Yeh, go ahead and bash her some more Obama-freaks. You don't need us HRC supporters at all. You can attract republicans and independents.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Finally, I hope she goes away. I am sick and tired of hearing from her supporters who are sore losers. She lost! What can't you understand about that. And don't threaten defection. Regardless of your vote, Obama wins in a landslide. Cry babies!

Posted by: Gobama | June 12, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Let's all call Hillary's office and demand she pay back her salary that she earned while not showing up for work. How about that for all the Senators who aren't coming to work? Sounds fair to me. The Bam Boozler, and McCain, Dodd, Biden, , all of them.
Like they would listen to us stupid commonors. !!

Posted by: Nell Stewart | June 12, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Now that Hillary is out, you can get your NObama bumper stickers here. I just placed my order.

www.nobama.com

Posted by: mtnjak | June 12, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

If I was Hillary I would stay low for a while as well. Not to mention, as much as I have been a focal critic of the Clinton campaign and it's practices I can understand the need to rest after a grueling non-stop two year campaign. It must have taken a toll.

www.avocadojungle.com

Posted by: David | June 12, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign has set up a website to fight back against the lies. Join so you can spread the word http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/fightthesmearshome

Posted by: Debbie | June 12, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama is very smart. That will be a nice change over what we've endured over the last 8 years. Clinton is a liar like her husband. I would've still voted for her over McCain(a political fossil), but she is a liar. Go Obama!!!!!!

Posted by: sidsux | June 12, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey "JOHN"
Your "quote" from Barack's book is one of those inaccurate SMEARS.

SMEAR EMAIL

'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

FACT

FULL QUOTE From Audacity of Hope:

"Whenever I appear before immigrant audiences, I can count on some good-natured ribbing from my staff after my speech; according to them, my remarks always follow a three-part structure: "I am your friend," "[Fill in the home country] has been a cradle of civilization," and "You embody the American dream." They're right, my message is simple, for what I've come to understand is that my mere presence before these newly minted Americans serves notice that they matter, that they are voters critical to my success and full-fledged citizens deserving of respect.

"Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Posted by: Sue K | June 12, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Frankly the "racist" remarks tell you why Obama will not win in November.

Most white people are tired of being accused of racism by the press while the real racists get a pass. We all know percentage wise who are the criminals and who are the productive people.

Want proof the media won't show you? SEE, now I'm a racists white for pointing this out!

www.newnation.org/NNN-Black-on-White.html

Posted by: mary right | June 12, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

to: Mary Right, you are wrong.

It does make a difference who wins this election this fall.

Now maybe you'd like other choices, but that isn't reality.

On one hand John McCain, who is not inspiring, but relative to his opponent, John is a Conservative...

On the other hand you have a Liberal Communist / Socialist O'bama who isn't Irish, and his agenda is:

Let Bush tax cuts expire (tax increase)
Increase income taxes beyond that
Increase cap gains taxes
punish oil companies

And worst of all, universal health care.

Now, lets look at medicare, social security and FEMA. All bankrupt and FEMA can do many things EXCEPT provide emergency assistance.

Do you want some bureaucrat fooling with the health care system?

My question to the not-Irish O'bama is why not fix your socialist programs that are in place TODAY and prove that they can be made to work before nationalizing the entire health industry.

Yes, the entire health industry would have to be nationalized, and then the rationing would begin.

The government cannot deliver universal health care any better than it can deliver social security, medicare, and FEMA.

It makes a difference, and I'd suggest that Mc Cain, whilst not my first choice, is the FAR BETTER choice.

Posted by: gxb | June 12, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

She's still superdelegate scheming for the convention...just watch.

Obama can't rest easy, nor has he won the nomination, until the convention has actually voted.

Don't let your guard down...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I hate Obama- He will bring discourse in America.

Hillary was such a better choice. Perhaps even McCain is a better choice. Anyway get ready for the blacks who now dominate music, TV and City, state and federal Governments- now the presidency- revolting is the IQ of America.

They elected a retarded man twice now an unknown to take over the sinking American ship.

Posted by: Dwayne Whitman | June 12, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

to say that Drudge "bastardizes the process" of the news cycle by accelerating competition between news outlets is complete BS. the news process already travels at light-speed due to the internet. if you want to blame someone for accelerating the news beyond your capacity to handle it - blame the internet... the same internet that keeps you employed!

Posted by: henk | June 12, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

She being a government employee has USED UP her time off on the campaign trail... & then some (& benefits including healthcare, accruing pension, etc.). One can only hope "herself" has vanished for a good long time.... & that she pays back salary she took while not at work (yeah right). BTW that applies to all the politicians on the government payroll who have been out on the trail instead of in DC at their jobs.

Posted by: stormygace | June 12, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse


This is for all you Barack voters. From Barack's book,
Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the
political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

HE DID NOT SAY *STAND WITH AMERICANS*!!!!!

Posted by: John | June 12, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

""You can rationalize any way you want- there were proposals before the FL and MI legislatures in March/April to have revotes done. In MI donors were found to supplement the cost of the voting. Obama advocates blocked the revote""

Yes, because people who voted in the Republican priary because the Democratic primary wasn't supposed to count would have been excluded from participating in the revote, and it would have been hopelessly tainted before it even took place.

Obama was protecting those voters.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

She being a Government employee has certainly accrued some vacation days.

She's been going at it for 1 1/2 years probably 12-16 hours per day, had this enormous letdown and now wants to take some time off.

What's the big deal? Politicians are human too you know.

Posted by: JR | June 12, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Folks it really doesn't matter who wins, if you haven't looked out for yourself and your family you are going to be in a world of hurt and those in Washington could give a damn:

Wall Street, corporate America, our media, the Federal Reserve and our government tells us the worst is over. This is only the beginning of the beginning. Stocks and bonds are falling and markets in municipals, corporate bonds, CDOs, SIVs and ABSs are virtually frozen. Wall Street profits are falling by two-thirds and we are just getting underway. Over the next few years at least 300 of American banks will fail, along with millions of businesses. Unemployment now at 14% will rise to 35%. Yes, it is going to be that bad. Housing will continue to collapse, as will commercial real estate, which is already virtually frozen. What does it tell you when government has to bring 35 bank bankruptcy specialists out of retirement, some of whom are in the 80s, to sort out the coming banking collapse?

Posted by: mary right | June 12, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Any one have a cigar?

Posted by: Monica | June 12, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Papa Damion, Are you drinking the free kool-aid too? Ask for help...You obviously need some time to detox and smell the roses...Oh, my! 6589

Posted by: Damion | June 12, 2008 12:30 PM

Posted by: Boo | June 12, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

".....terrorists getting the right to a criminal trial in U.S. criminal courts."

Posted by: Lou from Colorado | June 12, 2008 12:21 PM
-------------------------------------------
Lou, it's pretty well known that the vast majority of detainees at Guantanamo are not terrorists. They are human beings, many with families like yourself. Most have commited no crimes. Many have been radicalized if not before then most likely now.

My view is in order to be successful at combating terrorism, a country must have moral high-ground. It is more a war of ideas, rather than military might. If these detainees are convicted in a military court with no rights, then their convictions will be viewed as being unjust. Once you start holding trials in a court of justice, then you can hold the moral high-ground.

Remember, this is a country of laws and in this country we presume someone to be innocent until proven guilty.

Posted by: JR | June 12, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey Papa Lou from CO, You are assuming they are terrorists...what proof do you have? That is why you have a trial...innocent until proven guilty. Maybe we can them in Gitmo forever...Maybe we should put you in Gitmo next because you are obviously smoking crack...You need to stop drinking the free kool-aid and get back to reality after you detox...Ask for help you need it real bad Papa Lou...2458

"Just what we need...a Marxist for president. He would appoint more liberals to the Supreme Court and we would get more decisions like the one we got today..terrorists getting the right to a criminal trial in U.S. criminal courts."

Posted by: Lou from Colorado | June 12, 2008 12:21 PM

Posted by: Boo | June 12, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

it's amazing to me that these filthy uneducated remarks are allowed in here.

wish i could fast-forward through the next five months of hate-filled internet impotence.

everybody take a breath. you'll get your chance to vote in november, and you can choose between obama, mccain, or bob barr.

in the meantime, think about what's important to you and your family and think about which candidate represents your interests. that's what it's about.

Posted by: JJ | June 12, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

The ignorance and mindless hate on display in this thread, on both sides, is apalling.

The primary race is over. Get over it.
And believe this, regardless of who won or would have / could have / should have won, the current democratic candidate is leagues better than McCain insofar as being the kind of leader we need right now. And had Hillary won, she too would have been leagues better than McCain.

If all you care about is spoiling an election out of spite and feeding your own petty little egos, then by all means, vote McCain.

But if you genuinely care about the issue we all claim to hold dear, then vote Democratic. And if it is *really* that important to you, there's always 2016. Eight years will pass faster than you think.

And to the Obama supporters slagging on Hillary, stop it. It's shameful and sickening. She fought a hard race, using every trick she knew, *all* of which were allowable under the crazy rules of politics. She's a credit to women, and to democrats, everywhere. She advanced the cause of womens rights more than any single woman in our lifetimes. She's a genuine hero. Treat the lady with respect.

Sheesh.

Posted by: Damion | June 12, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about the Clinton's. Do we really want to visit all the trash from the past. I don't.

Posted by: tk | June 12, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

speaking by phone to superdelegates ??? She still has not figured out that she is NOT the one.....how pathic

Posted by: jc | June 12, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Just what we need...a Marxist for president. He would appoint more liberals to the Supreme Court and we would get more decisions like the one we got today..terrorists getting the right to a criminal trial in U.S. criminal courts.

Posted by: Lou from Colorado | June 12, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

She's giving me a much-needed blow-job even as I write

Posted by: hank3213@carter.net | June 12, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"I think that Obama should make a quick decision and get Hillary on board as his V.P and this dream ticket is the best bet ..."

You have to be joking. What candidate is their right mind would even concider putting the Clinton circus and their dramas on the ticket.
No one has time to babysit them and make sure they are not up to something.
Besides, the Clintons are not relevant anymore. Their era is over and it's on to the new.
who wants a continuation of the same old polarizing politics and dramas that clintons take with them.
No candidate wants to be saddled with them.

Posted by: vwcat | June 12, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

What is this supposed to mean?


Do you know that Obama will not release his birth certificate???
Does he have something to hide...???
No wonder she only 'suspended' her campaign!!!>>

Posted by: JoJo | June 12, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about Hillary other then the media that is practically addicted to talking about the Clintons.
What the media doesn't understand is that the Clinton era is over. They are not relevant and it's a new era.
It's over.
the media needs a 12 step program to help them with their addiction to talking about and watching the Clinton circus.

Posted by: vwcat | June 12, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Hillary can not even unite her own family Bill does everyone.Find a normal woman to run if we are going to vote for a woman.

Posted by: Super view | June 12, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Uh, what? Why would Obama supporters be spiteful? Democratic Obama supporters preferred Obama, but would have supported Hillary had she won. We're just glad the primaries are over so we can concentrate our energies to defeating John McCain.

I have a hard time believing any Hillary supporters would call Obama supporters spiteful. Sounds like a Republican plant to me.

Posted by: Eric | June 12, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

It's about time. We've had nothing but images of her and her shrill voice being stuffed down our throats by the media for the last 2 years!

Posted by: schratboy | June 12, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Ah! Blessed Silence! Its been almost a week now since we've heard the last phony anecdote about someone Hillary 'bumped into' who had a problem that exactly matched a Clinton talking point. The airwaves are silent after sixteen years of these egomaniacs braying like the conceited donkeys that they are about how much they care about everything that the polls say they should care about. The Harpo Marxist ex-president has gone back to stalking young babes and molesting the truth in his soon-to-be-discount-priced speeches. The legacy is a smoking ruin. The sock-puppets are all pointing fingers of blame at each other. The whole sorry mess recedes farther into the past with each passing day. Good riddance!

Posted by: skep41 | June 12, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

You "Obamatized" fools have cost our country so much! Hillary better be on the ticket or millions of us sit on our hands or worse yet, defect to McCain.

Posted by: Jason | June 12, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

"The spiteful, vindictive Obama supporters are just continuing to drive Clinton voters away from the Democratic nominee.

Keep it up, graceless winners. Watch as we sit out the election."

I agree. I also unsubscribed from the DNC mailing list when I started getting stuff from David Pfloume. Man I can't stand that guy.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Woman only want to vote for Hillary because she is a girl if you want to call her that.Some standards these woman have .She is a wimpy girl who can not even stand up to her husband.She will do anything for votes.She knows Bill sleeps with everyone for years but tries to blame others for her failures.

Posted by: Super view | June 12, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

What are they still talking to superdelegates, still trying to get them to switch? That explains why she hasn't released her pledged delegates. And this is what they call "doing everything to get Obama elected?"

Posted by: bud | June 12, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

The spiteful, vindictive Obama supporters are just continuing to drive Clinton voters away from the Democratic nominee.

Keep it up, graceless winners. Watch as we sit out the election.

Posted by: James Wagner | June 12, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Dadddyio Padio is right we in new york are stupid fools Hillary is a liar.Mcain should pick Bloomberg and take New York so New York will have some pull after they win in the ELECTION.

Posted by: Super view | June 12, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Like a monkey has intellect

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi | June 12, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

And, this is news? The idiot press, unable to cover real issues, dying to keep this drama queen in the spotlight; and, for some reason unwilling to pay any attention to Obama - who deserves it, is scrambling to make news out of no news.

Any idiot could figure out - this is the first time she's had to get a new face lift. I"ll bet you anything she returns looking like she got stuck in a wind tunnel.

But, why anyone cares is beyond me.

Posted by: aehtorod | June 12, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

And, this is news? The idiot press, unable to cover real issues, dying to keep this drama queen in the spotlight; and, for some reason unwilling to pay any attention to Obama - who deserves it, is scrambling to make news out of no news.

Any idiot could figure out - this is the first time she's had to get a new face lift. I"ll bet you anything she returns looking like she got stuck in a wind tunnel.

But, why anyone cares is beyond me.

Posted by: aehtorod | June 12, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I hope Hillary is going to pay her campaign debts. Lots of people in the local area are owed money.

Here is the story:

http://tinyurl.com/5v5f2q

or

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_4hillary.6452345jun11,0,4725512.story

Posted by: EdwardATeller | June 12, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Hillary has finally shown some apropos behavior... ditching the spotlight. I hope she's looking for ways to be a better senator to New York.

Posted by: Ratgurl | June 12, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Bushes policies are fianally working USA should stick it out in Iraq.We always wimp out and the world thinks we do not have the staying power when it comes to war.Dems always want to run they are partly run by cummunists everyone knows that.

Posted by: Super view | June 12, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is so arrogant and full of herself, she cannot understand why anyone would ever vote for anyone but her. We don't need her in the White House - ever. Bad enough the folks in NY are so stupid to vote for her in the first place - twice!!

Posted by: Daddio on the Paddio | June 12, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Hey Patrick,
Look what Pelosi and Reid have done to the country in the last two years. Earmarks out the wazoo because they don't keep their 2006 campaign promises. Gas prices out the wazoo because they can't produce an energy bill. Continued illegal immigration because they can't pass an immigration bill. Attempting to mess with the trade status of an American success story in Colombia. Trying to complicate our relationship with Turkey by suddenly supporting a 100 year old Armenian grudge. Attemptiong to load up a GI Bill with stuff that will break the military. Attempting to add taxes to gas so the price will increase even more. Trying to stop the Bush tax cuts so our economy will suffer even more. How about the Congressional policy that attempted to make more poor people homeowners by encouraging lending companies to loosen their lending requirements.
Hey Nancy, whatever happened to the 40 hour congressional work week? Then there is Harry who is deperately trying to lose the war in Iraq.
Yeah. Let's focus in on that Democrat Revolution of 2006.

Posted by: Rick | June 12, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Someone mentioned that Hillary failed to connect with the American people. Mathmatically, she connected with at least half of the Democrat voters. Obama people beware, you are about to nominate the next John Kerry (loser). The majority of Americans want a president they can say "Now he (or she) is an American! Barack H. Obama, President? I don't think so...

Posted by: starzzguitar | June 12, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I guess I'll take some "well deserved time off". I'll tell my employer to talk to Senator Clinton if they have any problem about that.

The only issue I have with that, is that she is being paid with MY tax dollars... as far as I know, she is not paying my salary.

Anyone see anything wrong here?

Posted by: A concerned citizen | June 12, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Obama will win by a landslide. Bank on it.

Posted by: dem in chicago | June 12, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Osama Hussein Obama wont win the white house..lmao at you lunatics that think he will.

Posted by: jan | June 12, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

"Prokat"- How much schooling do you have?

Posted by: Buddy | June 12, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

What everyone fails to notice is Obama's connection to the corruption in the Chicago/Illinois Mayor/Governor in his home state. The governor has been implicated in the conviction of a fund raiser, and the speaker of the house has mentioned impeachment. Obama comes from the same background, corrupt Chicago/Illinois politics. His socialist ideology will be his down fall, and he's gonna get beat like a run-a-way slave. He also is now endorsed by Hamas, and Castro. Go figure. He just spoke to the american jewish pac, saying Jerselum should remain the undivided capitol of iseral, but 3 days later told a palastinian group that dividing jereslum is something that must be negotiated. There goes the jewish vote. He's TOAST!

Posted by: Dago Red | June 12, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

She's at Disneyland in the "Magic Kingdom" getting some much deserved R&R. Let's all leave her alone for a while and give her a break.

Posted by: Deborah | June 12, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

The problem with you Clintoniates is you never take responsibility for your Candidate's big time failures to connect with the American People.

Posted by: Daniel | June 12, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

"Hey Hillary bloggers-
Do you know that Obama will not release his birth certificate???
Does he have something to hide...???
No wonder she only 'suspended' her campaign!!!"

Posted by: Prokat | June 12, 2008 11:16 AM

Are you nuts?!?! I guess Hawaii is not a part of the United States?
McCain was born in Panama! I'm pretty sure Panama is not a part of the US.

Posted by: Walt | June 12, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Vince4 10:22 a.m.:

Not only do you not have to be a member of the bar in DC in order to be on the Supreme Court (few are), but you don't even need to be a lawyer. There is no Constitutional requirement that a member of the Supreme Court be a lawyer. Until the late 19th Century, most lawyers simple "read law" and did not attend law school. The last sitting judge not to have a law degree was Stanley Reed, who left the court in 1957.

Posted by: Donald | June 12, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I think that Obama should make a quick decision and get Hillary on board as his V.P and this dream ticket is the best bet to beat McCain no matter what some political punidits and politicians say.

Posted by: nazirmo | June 12, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

"From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs."

Posted by: Karl Marx | June 12, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Obama....neighborhood activist....Illinois
State senator ran in safe district...Illinois U.S senator won electoion mainly due to the republican candidate backing out afer a scandal a monthe before the election.It's been a tough political life for the future President of change

Posted by: rlejsek | June 12, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

A real intellect would realize that the "right to choose" equals the death of western civilization. Maybe it is you, Patrick, who needs to elevate your education level.

Posted by: CJ | June 12, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Obama's head person for vetting VP (just resigned) is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations...and as entrenched in the establishment as it gets! Hopefully, you aren't all too busy attempting to quell the rumors on Obama's new website, to take the time to fully understand the nefarious nature of the CFR.

There is nothing new about Obama. Same establishment puppet as Bush.

Posted by: TC | June 12, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

So, Congress has no work requirements to show up, produce a minimum percentage of votes, etc?

If we all had the same standards that they had, nobody would want to employ Americans at all.

Congress... if anybody on their staffs are listening... how about leading by example for a change?

The funny thing is that most people in business, even if they donate to their respective parties realize what a bunch of clowns we are supporting. Very few companies would hire an ex politician as anything other than a lobbyist or perhaps a board member for the same purpose of cajoling dollars out of the federal government.

Posted by: A concerned citizen | June 12, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Hey Hillary bloggers-
Do you know that Obama will not release his birth certificate???
Does he have something to hide...???
No wonder she only 'suspended' her campaign!!!

Posted by: Prokat | June 12, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

She will probably get some much needed R&R like all the others involved in such an endless marathon.

Posted by: majorteddy | June 12, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Papas, At least there is still freedom of speech even if it is viewed as racist, sexist, etc...Keep posting!

Posted by: Boo | June 12, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

McCain's speaches look like something out of an AARP convention. Do you really want that WAR MONGER leading the free world? MY GOD PEOPLE. Why do Americans go for blind patriotism, passing up intellect. It's embarassing.

Posted by: Patrick | June 12, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

These posts are hilarious. Hillary dreamers..it's OVER. It's time to unite. Look at what the Republican party has done to this country in just 8 years. Do you really want another 4? The latest poll was VERY encouraging for Senator Obama. The poll was also taken partly before Hillary suspended her campaign. Look for Obama to be up 10% heading into the convention. And to those women who will vote McCain "supposedly." Good to know you don't care about your right to choose. Your education level is showing itself.

Posted by: Patrick | June 12, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

The following article really needs wider exposure. Please excuse me from varying from the topic:

http://www.rense.com/general82/exxp.htm

Posted by: Mark Franks | June 12, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I think I know where she may be. I think it dawned on her that having Wild Bill is a boat anchor to her ambitions. What does he bring to her message of breaking the glass ceiling and all the rest of the gryps of the sisterhood. he will then be free to use the name Rodham and show the world she can stand on her own. She also needs to come to grips that Obama probably got many votes due to the number voting against her. Lastly, she can get out from under the distress the party had in standing behind Clinton during impeachment and the payback she is getting for that deed.

Posted by: Vince4 | June 12, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Hillary takes "some time off" while the people in upstate New York can fend for themselves.
It's all about poor Hillary.

Posted by: jamie | June 12, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Hillary campaigned hard and came up short. Obama is going to pleasantly surprise evrybody by making a good President. McCain comes off as almost senile. The pressure of that gig is not for the mentally or physically infirm. All that crap about not being able to speak without the teleprompter will evaporate the first time they meet one on one.

Posted by: Bob R | June 12, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Look at all the silly trolls...
Repugnicans are shaking in their boots & trying to keep the Hillary crap alive in order to divide Democraps. The problem for them is, Obama's support runs across all spectrums. Indys like myself see right through the crap. McCain is toast!!!

Posted by: Chapman | June 12, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Papa Todd, The Clintons have class...you have got to be kidding...thanks for the laugh...Obama will win and you will still be a loser...Many thanks!

Posted by: Boo | June 12, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I don't care for socialist Obama in the least, but I love Matt Drudge.

Thanks Matt, for once again sinking the Clintons. You've secured McCain's place at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


Here's to Matt Drudge, a true patriot.

Posted by: Cade | June 12, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Why doesn't she get her a$$ back to work in the Senate. She's been on the taxpayer's dole long enough!!

Posted by: Jim George | June 12, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

It is time to move on...

Posted by: Boo | June 12, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Hey Ceci:

Now you know how I feel about having a draft dodger beat two heroic veterans in successive campaigns. Meanwhile, please keep the racist blab within your Klan group.

Posted by: Vince4 | June 12, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I think she should go back to work. Isn't she in the government's payroll? The fact that she was a candidate running for office should not be an excuse for her to be playing hookie. Get back to work, lady!

Posted by: Arctic Lion | June 12, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Good news - an idiot with no experience was beaten in the primary.
Bad news - a elite communist with no experience won the primary.
Good news - Obama is unelectable and nearly retarded when not speaking from a script. With a little luck he'll agree to many open discussions with McCain and expose himself as the scary idealogue presently in disguise.

Posted by: TC | June 12, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Hillary gets another chance in 2012? LMAO! I don't think so! Face the facts, Hellary fans, Obama will be in the White House UNTIL 2016 and by then Hellary will be WAY TOO OLD to consider another run. It is time this witch takes her final bow. Maybe she'll get around to doing something for the state of New York like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
GO OBAMA!!!!!!!

Posted by: jase | June 12, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

GREAT WHAT WE NEED IS BO-1 AND MICHELLE FOR VP, WHAT A GREAT TEAM. THEY NEED TO TEACH INSTILL IN ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE GREAT BLACK EXPERIENCE. THEY AND OPRAH,ARE MORE EXPERIENCE THAN ANYONE ELSE, ON HOW TO MOTIVATE, OUR YOUNG CHILDREN, TO TAKE HANDOUTS FROM THE GOVT. WE NEED A NEW EXCITING WELFARE STATE, WITH LESS SECRUITY. WE NEED A CARTER CLONE ADMINISTRATION. WE NEED GAS LINES, AND 16%MORTGAGE RATES. WE NEED THE 70'S AGAIN. THAT WAS FUN. UNLESS ONE LIVES THROUGH THOSE YEARS, YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW HOW GREAT JIMMY THE DIMMIE" REALLY WAS. THANKS AMERICA FOR SUPPORTING BO,AND COMPANY...THEN WE CAN ALL GO AROUND GIVING EACH OTHER THE GHETTO BLACK PANTHER KNUCKLE BUMP, I CAN HARDLY WAIT.

Posted by: cecimor | June 12, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Beto | June 12, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I knew that headline was too good to be true

Posted by: Mike | June 12, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Beto | June 12, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I believe the constitution lets the parties decide how to handle their nominations. The dummos decided to "punish" both Florida and Michigan for moving up their primaries. BOTH Obama the Her Majesty were aware of that fact. Both agreed not to campaign in those states with Obama not even putting his name on the Michigan ballot. Her Majesty just happened to have a few visits to Florida to chat with all the misplaced New Yorkers whom whe represented and kept her name on the Michigan ballot. Those are the FACTS. Now then, how again was she denied anything or had anything taken away from her?

Posted by: Vince4 | June 12, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

It ia amazing how all this garbage about the already done primary is still going on. While this so called Election is distracting all you sheeple, the Arabs, Italians and Chinese are buying up America in a big way and not one of you have the common sense to see that this election has put you to sleep while our country disappears. Forget this petty jealously about HRC and BHO and start raising cane about our land and buildings and companies being sold out to the hostile foreign interests that are bound to see our destruction and enslave the American people. Wake up you idiots!!!!!

Posted by: Pat | June 12, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is a government employee. Just keep that in mind. You cannot dissapear just because "you want to" barring emergency events under the family and medical leave act.

Those who enable that including her staff, are aiding and abetting fraud on the government with respect to payroll regulations.

I would like this type of behavior to be stopped by the justice department.

Posted by: A concerned citizen | June 12, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Please, Please someone tell me that these people understand that Florida was being punished for moving their primary up and Hillary Clinton's people agreed to it? Don't they understand that? Rules are rules! They were made for everyone. If Obama would have won, it wouldn't have counted either. Everyone agreed to it! Give us a break already! Enough is enough.

Posted by: Craig | June 12, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Obama will continue to "misspeak" and make outrageously arrogant statements and generally make a fool of himself getting bla bla wah wah lost when the teleprompter misfunctions; finally an October Surprise(some colossal illegal act or anti-America pronouncement from the past) will hit the airwaves, causing him to withdraw "so I can spend more time with my family," and he will also say that he is getting death threats sent by the Republicans and he has to withdraw so he can "protect his family. " Then HILLARY will return!!!! And they can BLAME THE REPUBLICANS!!!!

Posted by: Jerry Cox | June 12, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

"Good" Don't you know what polls are? The opinion of the ones that has NONE, the followers, the idiots.- Don't know why I'm wasting my time answering you, Hillary got Florida and they took those votes away from her, such a dirty trick...and journalist telling her to go back to the kitchen and make coffee, how about telling Obama to go and shine some shoes for a change?But attacks on Hillary based on her genre are ok...yeah we had come a long way!

Posted by: Villaret | June 12, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

New Yorkers deserve an absentee Senator. I hope Clinton drops the ball here in a big way. The democratic voters should have known that she became the Senator in NY solely to get to the White House again. Now she has no use for NY and couldn't care less about what happens here.

Idiots.

Posted by: NY'er | June 12, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

The fewer lawyers we have in government, the better it will be.

Does anyone realize that nearly all members of the executive, legislature and judiciary are members of the same TRADE ASSOCIATION?

The American Bar Association is a TRADE ASSOCIATION and as such is primarily dedicated to the financial well being of it's members, period.

Talk about the oil industry dominating government. That's noting compared to the strangle hold of the ABA.

From the inception of this country to about the 1920s most judges weren't even lawyers let alone senior staffers at every level of business and government.

Let Hillary, Obama and all the other wannabes chase ambulances for a living.

Posted by: Charlie | June 12, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Hillary on the supreme court? Don't you have to be a member of the DC Bar to be considered? I believe she failed the DC Bar exam. Let me see, the GOP could not get a strict constructionist like Bork but some here feel that a devious, dishonest, my way or the highway person would be great for the highest court in the land? Might was well nominate Putin, at least we will have his 24YO gymnast wife to ogle.

Posted by: Vince4 | June 12, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

To you old geezer may i say that the Clintons have Class unlike your acid-tongue which is worst than being a janitor. You bugger should go back to school and acquire some wisdom, so next time you decide to critique good people like the Clintons you might want to think it twice. You moron.

Posted by: todd | June 12, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Here we go again! Disenchanted members of the Clinton campaign start blaming the media for their campaign shortcomings. It was Hillary and her campaign's message as well as her high negative ratings that finally did Hillary end. Hillary needs to vanish and let Obama have the spotlight. Hilllary needs to fall in line behind the new leader of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama!

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | June 12, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Huff Po? Amazing how things git shortened by someone to lazy to say or type Huffington Post. But really if we want to shorten it to someting understandable lets call it Huff Blow. I mean she is a cock sucker right?

Posted by: Buzz | June 12, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

So, the Clintonistas are blaming Drudge and not the far-left media--MS(Most Slanted)NBC, HuffPo, Kos, etc.--for their defeat. It was part of some vast right-wing conspiracy again?
-Wm Tate,
http://www.atimelikethis.us/

Posted by: Wm Tate | June 12, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

In response to USMC who wrote:

"NOW HILLARY IS GONE WERE LEFT WITH A COON AND ONE OLD FOX WERE IN A WORLD OF HURT"

Yes, we are in a world of hurt-- and must heal ourselves-- this racist crap I keep reading here is exactly WHY we are in a world of hurt, because we were so afraid of people who aren't like us that we gave our illiterate president the power to go to war without a plan or reason-- and now here we are one trillion dollars in the hole with thousands of lives lost and no way out. And while this distraction has been in place, corporate thugs have robbed us blind.

Wise up my friends--

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

What would you expect? Hillary lost, Hillary leaves - do you think she'd stay around for a love fest with Obama?

She may not even vote for obama -- why should she?

If the better candidate wins in November, then she'll have a shot at 2012. That would be her last possibility, and she will most likely be working that angle until the 2012 DNC Convention.

Hillary is at least honest -- she is in it for the history books and the corruption that goes along with being a Democrat.

Why should she help her enemy?

Posted by: gxb | June 12, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Once again, is there any work requirement for Hillary or the Senate? How many days are they allowed to take off for personal reasons?

Posted by: A concerned citizen | June 12, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

What HuffPo means by saying Drudge accelerates news competition, is that Drudge refuses to regurgitate the monochromatic liberal propaganda that used to pass for "the news," and insists upon exposing the unreported omissions that don't fit the leftist agenda. For example, when Obama says something stupid, the liberal media tries to ignore it, but the very popular right media reports it, as does Drudge, and the left media is then obligated to report it also (or look like the propagandists, they are.)

But rather than apologize for fifty years of gatekeeping the news, the left is now attacking today's long overdue media diversity; for example, Obama insists that Michelle's CAMPAIGN TRAIL speeches are exempt from national discussion and HuffPo blames Drudge for "accelerating news competition." Do I see that familiar, unintelligible liberal propagandist pattern that can't defend it's policies (because today's liberal-run racist, socialist welfare state is indefensible as means to liberty and equality) and so must deceitfully silence objection, because it can't refute it. Yes, I do.

Posted by: JRRRR | June 12, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

She is spending the time passing out tidbits to Murdock to place in his media empire to discredit Obama. Do you think that info about Johnson came out of nowhere? No, Johnson worked for Fannie Mae during the clinton years and the info about his finances was known to those who put him in his quasi G job. The next tidbit will be some ridicules allegation that Obama is not eligible to run, not natural born. That was published in an obscure blog site yesterday and will make the rounds soon. Cannot wait to hear Hannity bring it up on his show. Remember, these two are the exception that breaks the rule: Don't get mad, get even. They do both and relish in it.

Posted by: vince4 | June 12, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

The candidate with the most money won. An awfully expensive job to apply for to get a four year job.

Posted by: Steve | June 12, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

We do NOT need a woman (or an old man) running this country!!! Good riddance!
GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: jase | June 12, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Such invective. I guess this is what liberals do when they get tired of beating up on POTUS. This is the modern day equivalent of cannibalism. Next thing you know Singer will be blaming Drudge for increasing the discord by linking to these articles.
Don't worry. HRC will be back. The soap opera MUST GO ON!

Posted by: Rick | June 12, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

All you stupid detractors of Hillary Clinton, I say shut up. If you've got nothing good to say about her just zip up. We know she was ripped of the nomination. You can laugh now but you Obama supporters will cry comes November. Mccain will trounced him in the poll. We'll have the last laugh you fool.

Posted by: jonjon | June 12, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

With apologies to those Clinton supporters who feel insulted by those who criticize the Clintons--

I am sorry you feel insulted. It seems to me that an honest conversation about the future of the democratic party and what we consider success is a necessary part of working together. No one is above criticism-- certainly not any political candidate running for public office.

Let us not ever become so blinded by our own admiration for a candidate that we are unable to have an honest conversation.

We are the ones who must hold these candidates accountable-- if we become too enamored to do so, g*d help us.

Posted by: mel | June 12, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Hillary on The Supreme Court - Every time I hear that I laugh my a** off. I have no a** left. I would take off work for a week to watch those confirmation hearings. I would just love to hear all about FBI filegate, Vince Foster, Travelgate (all had Hillary's personal involvement) and then there's Whitewater, Bimbo Patrol, Cattlegate, Monica, Paula. Bring it all back on.

"If we want Hillary to have some meaningful involvement in the governance of this country, we must realize that she will get it in an Obama administration. She may not be VP, but have you thought about what she could do as a Supreme Court Justice ? That is a lifelong appt. She would be in a prime position to support and protect women's rights. It is not about you and me; it is not only about Obama and McCain; it is about our country and protecting it from the Republicans. I implore all of you to move on. Lets support Obama. Lets get him elected and lets rally for Hillary for the Supreme Court. Chances are that she will not get anything if you Hillary supporters vote for McCain out of spite. Hillary lost, Obama won and he is her best chance to get a meaningful position in his cabinet or on Supreme Court. If he loses, she can just go back to the senate."

Posted by: Joe | June 12, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Is it possible to file a complaint against a public employee like Hillary that is refusing to show up for work?

As far as I know, she is accepting our tax dollars in salary, and is receiving benefits attendent to beging a senior government employee. Should she not show up?

Posted by: A concerned citizen | June 12, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

DON'T BET ON THE CLINTON'S DROPPING OUT OF SIGHT. THEY WANT BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO TAKE A JOB AS JANITORS.
MONEY GRUBBING AND LIVING OFF THE TAXPAYERS IS THE ONLY LIFE THEY KNOW.

Posted by: OLD GEEZER | June 12, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Drudge is the Master of All Media, but Drudge did NOT:

1. Say Hillary is the favorite of WHITE voters in West Virginia, the only state with a US Sentaor who was in the KKK

2. Actually state on the record that she would continue her mathematically hopeless campaign in May because Robert Kennedy was ASSASSINATED in June.

If Drudge is "bastardizing" the process, Hillary has managed to "b-itchify" the process by herself.

Posted by: JaxMax | June 12, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Hate to throw poison in the punch bowl but you had all better check out who is booked into the National Press Club
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor - Washington, DC 20045

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

3:00 PM

Lisagor Room

Posted by: mary right | June 12, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I don't like or respect Hillary Clinton yet she has believed for years that she would be the first woman president and has planned her life with that in mind. She needs to unwind, grieve, and make new plans. One can only pretend to be upbeat when one is devastated for only so long, she needs time to regroup. Obama is now the nominee and should be the visible one.

Posted by: james | June 12, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

In response to Andy who wrote "You dumb as*'s. Our country was never in better shape then when a Clinton was in office. Our debt was almost gone, the economy was great, gas was down, jobs were high, ...ect. And you all bash the Clintons."

Yes, things "appeared" better in the 1990's, but what you didn't see was that Clinton was as responsible as Reagan or Bush for laying the foundation for our current economic woes. He too, supported Allen Greenspan who deregulated industry, including the banks-- leading to, uh-oh, the mortgage crisis, and other corporate fiascoes we keep being asked to bail out.

Clinton also was the one to usher in NAFTA which has had devastating effects on jobs in this country & an even worse impact on workers & the environment south of the border.

And he was responsible for keeping sanctions in place while hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children died because Iraqis could not get the parts needed to repair the water treatments systems the US damaged in their bombing.

What else, Welfare Reform?

He balanced the budget that is true. I give him credit for that.

But look at how miserably Hillary Clinton managed the funds for her campaign. She has the biggest campaign debt in history. I guess your conception of money changes when lobbyists are paying you millions of dollars in speaking fees as a former president.

Posted by: mel | June 12, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

You know, I didn't support Senator Clinton and never would, largely because I believe the Clinton scandals begat George W. Bush's election.

However, there is no reason to say anything nasty about Senator Clinton. She is a very talented individual and has the capacity to to be a major contributor in the Senate. I have to wonder why folks are posting venom; and I have to strongly suspect that the most biting comments are from GOP moles who are hoping to keep open the wounds of Senator Clinton's fervent and hard-working supporters who are still healing from being disappointed that their candidate wasn't able to ultimately prevail in the nominating process (which, I should add, is a fair feeling).

Don't be fooled by foolish posts. They are likely posted by trouble-makers who have agendas that are at odds with Senator Clinton's wishes.

Posted by: scot032 | June 12, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Hillary and Bill are taking a breather, just polishing the silver and china they stole from the White House. You'll soon see it on ebay. They need to retire some debt.

If Hillary and Bill are talking (whining) and nobody is listenting to them, do they really matter? They should use this respite for family counseling and saying "I'm sorry" to all those folks she was planning to pardon.

Defeat happens.

Posted by: John H. | June 12, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

ITS A VAST RIGHT WING,... ER, LEFT WING, .... YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN - ITS THERE FAULT!

Posted by: BooBooBear | June 12, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Hillary supporters can and are uniting by the thousands. Hell hath no fury like women scorned

http://pumapac.org/

http://clintondems.org

Posted by: Irene | June 12, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

to George in Dallas,

Absolutely a great post! lmao

Posted by: RufusVonDufus | June 12, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

I'm not sure whether or not to be insulted as a clinton Democrat and if I should even take any of these comments seriously. The press bash her to the point that they literally hand the nomination to Obama. Obama supporters bash her because it's the only way they can get through a day without looking at the faults of their candidate. I'm just sick of it.

Way to go Obama supporters. Keep on bashing the Clintons and see where that leaves your candidate come the fall.

Unfortunately, the quest to unite the party is in your hands and amazingly enough you continue to employ a disgusting amount of negativity and ungraciousness that is unbecoming of the Democratic party and your candidate.

For all of the screaming you have done, stating that you don't like her, that you hate her, that you hate President Bill Clinton and how negative they are and how cunning they are...maybe you all should take a mirror and take a good look at yourself and possibly keep your mouth shut.

Very disappointing. Shame on you for forgetting all of the good the Clintons have done. If you want to thank anyone for making Obama a better, stronger candidate, you had better get on your hands and knees and thank Hillary Clinton. She vetted a weak candidate through the nomination process and made him into someone that MIGHT possibly beat the republicans. If you want to thank anyone for setting the stage for the first African American candidate to possibly take the white house, you better get on your hands and knees and thank Bill Clinton for showing the way.

It is disgusting the short term memory all of you have.

Posted by: Vasilios Birlidis | June 12, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse


Vallaret

Too bad about you!

The brand new polls show women

have already gone to Obama. Only the bitter
screamers are stll on line threatening to take their stupid votes elsewhere. And they'd be on line bitter about something else if not this.

It's also reassuring that "women" in this nation are not in the state they sometimes appeared to be, but are rational, beautiful, go on creatures.

Posted by: good | June 12, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

First - If Hil and Bill disappeared together then you know they are plotting, because, get it, they don't live together and haven't for years. But, she will never divorce him because a)she will lose her cover and beard and b)he might be pressured by one of his many women to become serious. As for Chelsea, go back to your no-show job and shut up. No WH wedding for you.

Posted by: Helen | June 12, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

On the one hand I hope Hillary and the impeached ex-boyfriend of Monica stays "vanished" forever. But on the other hand I hope Obama deigns to pick her to run as VP. The absolute hate that 50% or more of this country have for her will make it a very, very interesting election and the result will be a Republican President. Hurray!!

Posted by: Joe | June 12, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

This is the second time in two days moral midget Anne Kornblut has described Sen Clinton as "lying low", an expression with a criminal genesis and connotation. Of course, this is perfectly typical of Miss Kornblut's lack of professionalism throughout the campaign. Never accepted by the popular girls, Anne isn't satisfied with just tripping one, she's got to keep kicking her once she's stumbled.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse


We could hope she's taking off a little weight...maybe some fat surgery with the face surgery.

She was unsightly. And there's only so much botox in the world.

Posted by: female | June 12, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is just taking a well deserved vacation, she'll be back better and stronger. Many things can happen between today and the Democratic Convention...If Obama is the candidate we are lost, he's the Manchurian Candidate and my vote will go to no one because just looking at McCain makes me sick.. sorry for our once magnificent Country now gone to hell, the press is just toilet paper and treated Hillary in a very shameful way.
RIP USA

Posted by: Villaret | June 12, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

You dumb as*'s. Our country was never in better shape then when a Clinton was in office. Our debt was almost gone, the economy was great, gas was down, jobs were high, ...ect. And you all bash the Clintons. I would like to see just one of you go through what Hillary went through and have the strength to get up and try to become the first women president. Not to mention the fact we live in a time where Islamic Terrerosit would do anything to get us... An ex Islamic running for office who's father was an extremist Islamic. yeah thats better than a women who's husband did great things for the country and would stand behind her... You all are idiots.

Posted by: Andy | June 12, 2008 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Arent Senators supposed to actually be working?

WTF?

Posted by: mikedee | June 12, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

The Media can't leave Hillary alone. They are still using her to to draw readers and listeners. The media and the good ole boys in Washington who hated her so much performed their witch hunt. She endured the worst of nasty vile remarks and insults and still earned 18 million votes. As far as uniting behind Obama, dear readers it AINT going to happen. I have changed my voter affiliation and will support McCain. Proud to be 1 in 18 million

Posted by: Sable | June 12, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

These days sans Clinton have been extremely enjoyable. Don't miss her one bit. Her loss is the brightest moment of 2008 so far. I hope they both vanish forever!

Posted by: RufusVonDufus, USA | June 12, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse


WHEREVER, WHENEVER, she's money
grubbing.

The Clintons are always money grubbing.
The Clintons are money grubbers.

And she's planning the downfall,in whatever way, of our nominee.

Hasn't anyone heard her say: "Never give up, never give up never never ever give up. And then get up and never get up."

She hasn't. Count on it. "calling delegates is just the beginning"...

Posted by: Nadia | June 12, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

To me she vanished as soon as it was clear she wasn't going to win the nomination.

In April.

Silence has been music to my ears. The Dems need to focus on the general, not this stupid in-fighting. The party does this every 4 years. The Republicans sit back and laugh every time - just waiting for thier windfall votes.

Posted by: Sandy | June 12, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Hillary never had much of a chance to win the nomination. George Soros backed Kerry the last time around, this time he gave Obama +$200 million to jump start the process.

Ever since the jews started the NAACP and one year later the Urban Legue they have been leveraging their race via the blacks while remaining in the background.

This is the coming out for full rule for them by getting an unknown,Obama, into the White House!
Watch the hate law agenda come out along with disarming any opposion to their mid east war on terror.

Drudge got his marching orders from the Southern Command Center of the jewish race where he has made his home, Miami!

Hillary used up all her reserve when she had Bill release the 6 convicted jewish terrorists in New York just before her election there.

Posted by: mary right | June 12, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

out of sight
out of mind

Posted by: m | June 12, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

No secret here, the botox wore off and her face fell off. Major repair in progress, she has gone to Michael Jacksons plastic surgeon and you will see a new hillary arise.

Posted by: Albino Alligator | June 12, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

gee, has annes readership dropped off? there is absolutely no reason to publish this piece at this time other that to garner attention.

strange isn't it? couric came out with her piece last night... is this an attempt to keep the clintons in the news?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/media/


we, the people have moved on.

Posted by: marianne | June 12, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Wonder if Hillary will go on a prolonged bender and let her beard grow out, like Al Gore did when he lost the general election?

Posted by: Charles Miller | June 12, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse


OH, please,
Don't tease/use us. Is it really true?

Now, what's the trick to making the screaching wtch stay gone? Out of sight, quiet.

Or is she just dodging more bullets in
Bosina, wherever?

Planning revenge (that she doesn't hve the power to provide, acc the recent polls)?

Posted by: Hammy | June 12, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Wait, someone writing on the Huffington Post bashed Drudge? Shocking, that's like the Washington Post saying something bad about Republicans.

Regardless, Hillary lost, it's over and the world is now a better place because of it.

Posted by: Dave F | June 12, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is out getting measured for some new pants suits. I would like to believe the Clintons are gone and will no longer manipulate the American people. However, I'm sure they are holding meetings with select ad visors to see what Hillary could do to steal the nomination at the convention. I don't trust them and Obama would be wise to not hire any of her "people" and to keep her at arms length until he wins in November. Hillary is probably one of the biggest threats to Democracy in this country today. She clearly intends to try and take the whitehouse.

Posted by: Jimbo | June 12, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

the rednecks are getting restless and worried

Posted by: dread pirate | June 12, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

You gotta love a libs definition of news as implied by "Drudge... accelerating competition between news outlets"... translation... "typical liberal news outlets don't have time to 'edit out' the truth". Thank GOD for Drudge and Fox.

Posted by: Frankly | June 12, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Operation Chaos Baby! Keep the dems divided so they will fight like Crabs in a Bucket.

Posted by: Elrushbo | June 12, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

"Sorta like OJ looking for the real killer."

LOL!

Posted by: Junkman | June 12, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Wow.
I am surprise by the language used for these posts. These are Washington Post readers?

Posted by: Trust | June 12, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Ditto's
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Posted by: Elrushbo | June 12, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Hillary, laying low? Not for long as she promised she would "work my heart out" for Obama. Sorta like OJ looking for the real killer.

Posted by: George in Dallas | June 12, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

I agree with the posters that say Hillary (and Bill) should just go away. It would be much better for the country.

BUT I don't think that will happen and I am not ruling her out until after the general election. The Clintons are capable of ANYTHING. Her bid for presidency is not over. She suspended her campaign which means she still has all the delegates.

What if something happens to Obama? Hillary would be the nominee.

And I wonder what they're REALLY doing right now...

Posted by: Worked for DOD Under Bill | June 12, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

NOW HILLARY IS GONE WERE LEFT WITH A COON AND ONE OLD FOX WERE IN A WORLD OF HURT

Posted by: USMC51 | June 12, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Senator Obama went to the Virgin Islands right after the Rev. Wright expose to get away from the press. Senator Clinton has every right to go on a vacation after 16 or 17 months of campaigning. This is just more Hillary bashing and bias which the press showed from day one. What a sleazy business journalism has become.

Posted by: Dev | June 12, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

"They would have had more than enough money generated to win the White House. AND would have been able to have arranged the news to benefit from the dumbed down public like he did."

Funny, Obama voters as a whole were better educated and more affluent. Just another example of lies from the HRC camp.

Posted by: Junkman | June 12, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Now blaming DRUDGE?? These people are ridiculous.

Posted by: Wayne | June 12, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

LOL you people are classic

Hillary is "ugly" -- you poor saps

Posted by: dread pirate | June 12, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

OK, Hillary

The race is over,

How about doing the work that the people of New York stupidly gave you.

Get back to Washington and do the work of the people of NY!!!!!

or else,

get the f out of here

Posted by: naragonl | June 12, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

It would be great if all the Clintonistas would permanently disappear.

Posted by: Jay Tee | June 12, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

"Drudge Report for skewing coverage of the primary, according to an account in the Huffington Post."

Yeah, right! One of the few blogs that actually presents the facts and at the same time linking to the rest of the media that doesn't.

"Singer, who has started his own consulting firm since the primary ended, said Drudge "bastardizes the process" of the news cycle by accelerating competition between news outlets, Huff Po reported."

Oh, what whiney liberals abound, many in the Puff Ho! Puh-lease!

Posted by: Al Cabal | June 12, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

There is going to be hell to pay. With 1640 pledged delegates, and still over 250 superdelegates, HRC can and will wreak havok over the Convention in August. Updating the latest draft of the enemies list is only the first step. HRC worked too hard and too long just to stand by and watch Obambi run the show. The only chance for a peaceful outcome is for HRC to be on the ticket as VP. Otherwise, Ft. Marcy park will be very, very busy.

Posted by: Vince | June 12, 2008 8:49 AM
*******************************************

Vince: Either you are a GOP troll or a true Hillary supporter. How can I tell? Threats, nastiness, ultimatums, and being a sore loser.

Right now, Hillary Clinton needs Obama more than he needs her. She has massive debt to offset and will campaign her heart out to regain her precious cash. No campaigning, no help with debt. Nothing in life is free - unless you're a Clinton.

Posted by: Susan | June 12, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Does this mean that you are going to follow Hillary Clinton around like the press follows Britney Spears? Who cares where she is. Let the poor woman have some rest and peaceful downtime with her family. Whatever they are doing to rest and relax as a family is their business and no one else's.

Posted by: Long Tall Texan | June 12, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Frankly they should have had Larry Silverstein as their campaign leader.

They would have had more than enough money generated to win the White House. AND would have been able to have arranged the news to benefit from the dumbed down public like he did.

Posted by: Mark Franks | June 12, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

HRC has 18 million voters. Ask all 18 million to contribute $3.00 and that should take care of her debt and them some. HRC just go away.

Posted by: Marie | June 12, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

616,000 people have signed a petition for our non-performing politicians to BEGIN to work towards energy independence. Obama, McCain, Hillary, none of them cares one little bit to get us independence from foreign oil.

http://www.americansolutions.com/
to join in urging politiciains to get off thier dead butts and do something usefull for a change,

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

If Drudge has that much power, I'd say both the Dems and the Reps chose the wrong person to run for president. Drudge in 08.

Posted by: Rick | June 12, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Hey Hillary....got free time now? Need something to do ??

Well dearie, for only a $1.99 you can learn something about sex with your husband!! Get the full load at the Paula Jones website!!

Too Bad you are a LOSER...NOT!!!

Posted by: ChrisMeihass | June 12, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Lady vanishes:

My sources report that the family went to Jamaica as they did in 2005...private jet provided by Vin Gupta...who else?


Posted by: dan | June 12, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

This lying pig b#### needs to keep her ugly face out of the cameras and take her pile of garbage "husband" with her. The Klowntoons are the scum of the earth. Good riddance!

Posted by: Catfish | June 12, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

It does seem Obama will have a hard time getting the bitter, post-menopausal, philogynist demographic. Why does HRC breed so much hate among her supporters? The Democratic Party will be much better off after the Clinton era is finally over.

Posted by: Junkman | June 12, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

There is going to be hell to pay. With 1640 pledged delegates, and still over 250 superdelegates, HRC can and will wreak havok over the Convention in August. Updating the latest draft of the enemies list is only the first step. HRC worked too hard and too long just to stand by and watch Obambi run the show. The only chance for a peaceful outcome is for HRC to be on the ticket as VP. Otherwise, Ft. Marcy park will be very, very busy.

Posted by: Vince | June 12, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Just Say No to Obama Nation

"Unifying" behind Obama is to accept the following:

- New Liberal Fascist brownshirts on the internet and in the MSM dictating to what remains of the old Democratic Party what to do and what to think, no questions or dissent allowed. If you don't do what they say they will spread all manner of lies to destroy you, as they did to the Clintons. The New Rovian Storm Troopers, courtesy of Obama Nation.

- The death of Clinton-led centrism in the Democratic Party. Obama Nation pushes the party to New Liberal Fascism, in the manner of MoveOn.org, Michael Moore, Rev. Wright, et al. Obama Nation -- and only Obama Nation -- speaks The Truth. It is not a "Big Tent" Democratic Party anymore. Obama Nation killed that.

- The Democratic Party becomes hostage to the Black Vote, with 98% bloc voting for Black candidates. Not just in this primary, but in all elections, local, state and national. A gun pointed at the head of all Democratic officials at all levels.

The only way to prevent this from happening is for Obama to lose the general in November. It's your choice. It's your vote. Don't be railroaded. McCain will have at most a single term and the House and Senate will be dominated by Democrats.

He won't even be able to go to the bathroom without the Democrats' approval.

The country will survive a McCain presidency. But don't give the Democratic Party away to Obama Nation. It will die.

Posted by: red_gti2000 | June 12, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

The only thing I have to say about the Clintons is basically I don't trust either of them, in part nor in whole. Hillary is not "resting". Don't you know by now what she is really doing? She is getting some book deal! They are all about their bank accounts, same as any other corrupt and greedy organization. They lie all the time, that's why most people hate them, or, vote for Hillary because those woman hate men to begin with, full circle back to Bill's problems. Look, while he was messing with Monica, al-Qaida was ramping up their plans to attack us. If Bill was focusing on his job, 9/11 may have been prevented. If I was President Bill Clinton back when the first World Trade Center was bombed, I would have made it my ultimate duty to track this organization down 24/7.
I would issue a warrant to kill them before they attack again. Now let's not forget in 1998 the dual bombings in Kenya an the other country I can't spell!

Anyway, do we really want a new 9/11 to happen? If no, then have the Clintons go home, make money speeches ($100K and above for each event) plus all expenses paid at a 5 star hotel.

If 9/11 did not wake you up by now, and don't realize that the US is under attack still, then I really can't deal with people who circumvent the true issues we face, and start talking about sexism, white/black issues. STAY ON TRACK WITH CURRENT EVENTS. Get real and pick somebody who will protect this country, you, your family and your future. Let the Clintons be together and rot themselves into a divorce. That is what is next, I guarantee you this will happen. Already they are 48/52 (Bill and Hillary) in equity. Their accountants already have the financials in place.

Posted by: Tony | June 12, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Just pay your bills an go away, but be sure to take Bubba with you.

JD Houston

Posted by: JD Houston | June 12, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Cap & Trade, Tax big Oil more, Fairness Doctrine.... Democrats Support Terrorism.

Start Drilling NOW.

Only country in the world not drilling good job Dems.

Posted by: JilsyChicago | June 12, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

The liberals cant put the genie back into the bottle. They controlled the media for 50 years.....now with Matt Drudge, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and more the truth is seeing the light of day!!!

Hillary.....WOB (wife of Bill)
Qualifications: Lawyer for Rose Law Firm, Wife of President, NY One Term Senator- Yea fighting for american people for 40 years - RIGHT

Thanks to OBAMA for Killing the Wicked Witch....

Obama Dropped the House on Hillary!!!

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead!!!!

Posted by: Tim | June 12, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Hillary... PAY YOUR BILLS!!! You have owed thousands of dollars to my friends event planning business for over 4 months now. She is now joining forces with other local vendors in her area that you also still owe thousands of dollars too in order to try and collect her money. This is one of those small business women who completely supported you until she spent months being dodged by your staff about the bills you racked up with her. A candidate who can't even pay their bills. I think it is quite obvious why you did not win the nomination. Your campaign organization was lacking severely and your own aids were racking up bills at posh restaurants and hotels because they thought the money would just be rolling in, and that your coronation was inevitable. Obama ran his ship tighter, and was smarter with his money. All those Clinton whiners need to just eat their crow and get on with your lives. Her bid for president is OVER. Oh, and now she blames Drudge Report... A single website for skewing the news cycles... Good god, is their anyone this campaign will not point the finger at besides themselves for losing. It's like watching Bush and his inability to take responsibility for anything he does wrong. Thank god you will not be in the white house. I would hate to have four more years of a president who is incapable of taking responsibility for anything they have done wrong. Good riddance. Lets hope Obama puts you in a place where you can't screw to much up, and then blame it on everyone else around you.

Posted by: Marc | June 12, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Dear I hate sows,

Your comment shows the lack of literacy among the far left commie Democrats.
Learn how to spell before you spew.

The only people that you will be sticking it to, will be yourselves. If McCain wins, let's see how fast you 'geniuses' come crying after you can't abort anymore BASTURD spawn? I'm waiting to hear you howl about saoring gas prices, and the rising kill rate of American soldiers; as McCain keeps us in Iraq. Then, after govt. services cuts under the REPS, you idiot sows will be babbling about why didn't we support BHK. Screw you ugly sea hags.

Posted by: I hate sows | June 12, 2008 8:32 AM

Posted by: Ronald R | June 12, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Hill tried. May be now she will go back to the Senate and vote on the important issues of the day. We elected her to represent the people of N.Y....Let's see you on TV blasting the opponents of the Unemployment extension. Let's hear you call for leave for the soldiers after 12 mos. of service in Iraq. Yell about the poor home owners who are now in apartments or on the street. You go girl. Your not over. You've only just begun.

Posted by: Shannon | June 12, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Work for Obama so HRC will get a job in his administration? Give me a break. Hillary--President in 2012. Go McCain 2008!!! Obama can join Kerry back in the Senate and maybe build that record of bipartisanship he so craves.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Work for Obama so HRC will get a job in his administration? Give me a break. Hillary--President in 2012. Go McCain 2008!!! Obama can join Kerry back in the Senate and maybe build that record of bipartisanship he so craves.

Posted by: chad3337 | June 12, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Let's only hope it's true. May the vile cooze stay gone FOREVER!!!

Posted by: Abner | June 12, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

You said: "Good for Hillary...she probably needs the break...but her supporters are out here in full force...doing everything they can to make sure Obama LOSES the election. HillaryVoters4McCain is on our hearts and minds...we will stick it to the DNC and media by voting for McCain."

Posted by: Nikki | June 12, 2008 8:27 AM

The only people that you will be sticking it to, will be yourselves. If McCain wins, let's see how fast you 'geniuses' come crying after you can't abort anymore BASTURD spawn? I'm waiting to hear you howl about saoring gas prices, and the rising kill rate of American soldiers; as McCain keeps us in Iraq. Then, after govt. services cuts under the REPS, you idiot sows will be babbling about why didn't we support BHK. Screw you ugly sea hags.

Posted by: I hate sows | June 12, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Ditto " Darrel "

Hillary, PICK UP your damn checkbook and pay your bills.

While you're resting with your millions, remember we're struggling to compensate for your failure to pay us for services rendered.

Ready to run the country into debt on day 1. Good riddance.

I wll second that, pay the bills of the little people you STIFFED, YOU HORRENDOUS SUBHUMAN BEAST.

Posted by: Robert | June 12, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Bill is the big looser in all this.

Hillary is going to be around the house more. This is going to make it difficult for him to have a relationship with the El Salvadorian maid.

Posted by: Ed in RI | June 12, 2008 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Hillary, PICK UP your damn checkbook and pay your bills.

While you're resting with your millions, remember we're struggling to compensate for your failure to pay us for services rendered.

Ready to run the country into debt on day 1. Good riddance.

I wll second that, pay the bills of the little people you STIFFED, YOU HORRENDOUS SUBHUMAN BEAST.

Posted by: Darrel | June 12, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Funny how the dems always try to restrict freedom of speech when they don't like what someone is saying... Rush, Hannity, Drudge, etc... But they are all for freedom of speech when they are spewing their diatribes...Singer

Posted by: KMac59 | June 12, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Good for Hillary...she probably needs the break...but her supporters are out here in full force...doing everything they can to make sure Obama LOSES the election. HillaryVoters4McCain is on our hearts and minds...we will stick it to the DNC and media by voting for McCain.

Posted by: Nikki | June 12, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton said today, "I am embarassed by my loss to an unknown Negro. This is a travesty, when some uppity Negro is allowed to take the Presidential Nomination away from a HARD WORKING WHITE WOMAN. What has America become? Are we in a time warp, living in 1871 and undergoing the recontruction. Carpetbaggers have allowed this uppity Negra to steal from a WHITE WOMAN." Her husband, former president Bill Clinton was heard to remark, "You tell 'em, baby. I never cared much for Negras, 'ceptin' when they was a votin' for me. Why has my WHITE America allowed this college 'coon clown to disrespect my woman? If'n this was 1858, instead of 2008, I'd see that that uppity colored 'coon was whupped, and whupped good."

Posted by: US Grant | June 12, 2008 8:26 AM | Report abuse

"They're currently taking some time off as a family,"

Bwahhhhh hahahahahahha!!!!!!!!!!

As a family!!! Bwahhhh hhaaaaahahaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Darrel | June 12, 2008 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Funny. I love how the only bullet left in the Clinton's arsenal is to blame Drudge. She lost because people are tired of the same old partisan politics and polarization that Clinton is famous for. I could even hear it over all the sniper fire.

Posted by: Todd | June 12, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Many Hillary supporters here assume that the obnoxious remarks are from Obama supporters? Why? It is much more likely that they are from Republicans who want to cause division.

Hillary supporters: remember that the people who gain the most by Democratic discord are the Republicans. Don't you think it is most likely it is them who are writing the nasty posts?

Posted by: Woman | June 12, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Hillary? Hillary who?

Posted by: J D Rockefeller | June 12, 2008 8:14 AM | Report abuse

...and keep Bill in the closet with you.

Posted by: cheekyfumes | June 12, 2008 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Do us all a favor Hillary and stay out of sight for a long, long time.

Posted by: cheekyfumes | June 12, 2008 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Thanks so much for writing about the former first lady. It is always fun to catch up on what people have been doing since leaving the public eye. Keep up the good work - without stories like these, we would forget about these folks altogether!

Posted by: jim | June 12, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

It was a mistake to select Senator Obama because he cannot accomplish any of what he promises. He is already back peddling on NAFTA...just as he promised Canada in the back room. He doesn't have the slightest idea how to reduce the oil crisis. Wait until you get your home oil heating bill this fall. The price of gasoline is not the only effect of the oil crises. What is he planning for heating your homes -- buy another coat??? Does he really believe a $1000 tax credit will provide you with enough money to for health insurance? It won't even cover your co-pays.

He just wanted the presidency at all costs and made it impossible for any of the other experienced and capable prospective candidates to have a chance i.e. Biden, Edwards, Dodd, Clinton. His campaign knew from their research that he would have a hold on the African American vote. Senator Obama has done the Democratic Party and our Country a great disservice by trying to be an historical legend.

Posted by: Louise | June 12, 2008 6:48 AM | Report abuse

This column, about Hillary, got many times the postings of other columns about Obama's campaign.

The only thing worse than having people say something about you is NOT having people say something about you.

This is very important- it appears that the "buzz" about the very concept of Obama as nominee "who transcends race" is dying rapidly. And since he is so vague in his speeches and positions as reflected in his past votes and light resume', without buzz, Obama may as well be running for dogcatcher.

Obama needed Hillary to run against. Now, nobody cares much about this thing anymore.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | June 12, 2008 5:17 AM | Report abuse

If we want Hillary to have some meaningful involvement in the governance of this country, we must realize that she will get it in an Obama administration. She may not be VP, but have you thought about what she could do as a Supreme Court Justice ? That is a lifelong appt. She would be in a prime position to support and protect women's rights. It is not about you and me; it is not only about Obama and McCain; it is about our country and protecting it from the Republicans. I implore all of you to move on. Lets support Obama. Lets get him elected and lets rally for Hillary for the Supreme Court. Chances are that she will not get anything if you Hillary supporters vote for McCain out of spite. Hillary lost, Obama won and he is her best chance to get a meaningful position in his cabinet or on Supreme Court. If he loses, she can just go back to the senate.

Posted by: Joan W | June 12, 2008 3:58 AM | Report abuse

"Singer blamed the web site the Drudge Report for skewing coverage of the primary, according to an account in the Huffington Post. Singer, who has started his own consulting firm since the primary ended, said Drudge 'bastardizes the process" of the news cycle by accelerating competition between news outlets, Huff Po reported.'"

Always somebody else's fault.

Posted by: Helena Montana | June 12, 2008 3:57 AM | Report abuse

NB: Behind the scenes Hillary and Bill are busy pressuring people (Edwards, Strickland) to remove themselves from the VP list, to give Hillary a better chance at VP.

Posted by: emily | June 12, 2008 3:46 AM | Report abuse

Rest til November. But if you get the chance, Hillary, PICK UP your damn checkbook and pay your bills.

While you're resting with your millions, remember we're struggling to compensate for your failure to pay us for services rendered.

Ready to run the country into debt on day 1. Good riddance.

Posted by: RJII | June 12, 2008 3:43 AM | Report abuse

Threats like yours are very hollow with your candidate in such a precarious financial situation. She'll support his candidacy without a doubt.

here's ignorance at it's finest, such eloquent stupidity, thosev 18 mil haven't jumped the good ship Hill you ignorant toady, they are abiding their time waiting for the man of hope to elucidate why they should join his wandering circus of hope.


lest we foreget the large donors that


Obama desperatly needs to fund the state house and senate seats, why it must be the Hilliary donor's that were talking about, hmmm when learning to think with mouth flapping, stop and listen to how ignorant you sound, otherwise tis axiom applies,

Obama is not entitled to Hillarys voters, they are earned.

nuff said?

Posted by: nightslider | June 12, 2008 3:31 AM | Report abuse

Where is Senator Clinton?

Does it really matter? Please, Let her relax, get some sleep, and make plans for her future in peace. It's been a l-o-n-g campaign and I'm sure it will take some time to come to grips with the loss. She deserves her space ... Let's just let her have it.

Next ... The "Sexism" argument:

Senator Clinton did not lose because of overt/covert sexism.

She cried in NH ... She got a pass.

(What m-a-l-e politician would be able to cry in public and still be considered ... e-q-u-a-l? Howard Dean "Yelled" and saw his campaign Blow Up.)

She e-n-d-o-r-s-e-d Senator McCain b-e-f-o-r-e she endorsed Senator Obama ... She got a pass

(What male Democrat could state that he and his Republican opposition were qualified but his Democratic rival was not?)

S-h-e employed the "Kitchen Sink" Stratergy ... and ... She got a pass.

(She literally handed the Republicans - Who are n-o-w running ads featuring Senator Clinton - Attack ads ... but she did not want to get called on it ... Because she's a woman? Get Real!)

S-h-e ran on her H-u-s-b-a-n-d-s record ... and ... She got a pass.

(Universal Health Care - Which She Headed - was a F-a-i-l-u-r-e. A Democratic President and Congress and N-O Universal Health Care. What other policy was she directly responsible for can you name? Most every other f-e-m-a-l-e Governor, Mayor, Congresswoman, and Senator w-o-r-k-e-d to e-a-r-n their positions. They did not leave the White House and move to a State they had N-e-v-e-r lived in to run for the Senate on Name Recogination Alone.)

She was "For it, Before She Was A-g-a-i-n-s-t It" ... and ... She got a pass.

(No less that 9 Clinton Staffers -Including her Campaign Manager- Voted to N-o-t allow Florida and Michigan Primaries to count. Senator Clinton a-g-r-e-e-d and then went b-a-c-k on her word. Most news outlets never mentioned that 9 of the hypocrites on the Rules committee were Clinton Insiders who were directly responsible for banning the Michigan & Florida Vote.)

She l-i-e-d about Bosnia ... and ... W-a-n-t-e-d a pass.

(Why not call her out when she got caught in a lie? Because she's a woman? Yea Right!)

She started with E-v-e-r-y Advantage. Over $100,000,000.00 before the first vote was ever cast. Somehow Senator Clinton turned that into 30-40M in Debt ... and ... you guessed it ... She wants a pass.

(I don't see Mitt Rommney running around expecting the RNC or the McCain Campaign to help h-i-m pay off debt. Matter of fact: Mitt Rommney G-a-v-e his money to his campaign. He didn't L-o-a-n it. So when he dropped out of the race ... He t-o-o-k the Loss. So if all candidates are to be considered equal ... Why should Obama and the DNC be expected to help Senator Clinton pay off her debt? She's an Independent Woman ... Right? Her Campaign m-a-d-e the d-e-b-t. She should Pay all the Small Businesses from Sea to Shining Sea whom S-h-e owes ... B-e-f-o-r-e She Pays Herself or Her Lobbist Campaign Manager.)

Senator Clinton i-s a Great Example of What the Feminist Movement is "R-e-a-l-l-y" all about:

The Feminist Movement was started by "White Women" who wanted to be recognized and respected for being equal with "White M-e-n".

Considering the history of Clintons' (we know about) it's understandable that Senator Clinton (after everything she's been through with President Clinton) would want to prove to the world that she could become President ... Just Like H-i-m.

It's no wonder that "White, Working Class, Women" would be Senator Clintons largest voting block. They understand the years of dis-respect from "White Men".

Now ... after all this time of waiting ... Here comes this BLACK Man and H-e gets the opportunity to possibly be President b-e-f-o-r-e a "White W-o-m-a-n"? (I can see why so many of her supporters are angry).

After All ... Man or Woman (for many of her supporters) ... It's not right ... unless it's W-h-i-t-e.

Posted by: T David | June 12, 2008 3:07 AM | Report abuse

GEEEEEZ, people. Wouldn't you take a few days off? Especially a stay-at-home vacation after being on the road for the past year? Oh, I forgot--everything that happens here must have a sinister ulterior motive.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 3:04 AM | Report abuse

Leon. she lost the black vote, that 18 million includes blacks from super tuesday, and all the people that voted for her prior to when she went negative, anyway that 18 million is not worth the erther you propelled it into.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | June 12, 2008 2:57 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | June 12, 2008 2:54 AM | Report abuse

why? why? why? are we STILL talking about the clintons?


is it too quiet out there for the msm?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 1:44 AM | Report abuse

She suspended her campaign, but she didn't release her delegates. Her spokesman Terry McAuliffe is quoted in an article about an enemies' list the Clintons are keeping of who crossed them. Within hours, two of her supporters (Ted Strickland and Dan Boren) very publicly declare that they aren't interested in being part of Obama's administration or endorsing him.

Exactly WHY is she on the phone with superdelegates?

It sure sounds to me like she's got plans to fight this out at the convention.

Posted by: Kate Toblin | June 12, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

And this particular "journalist" has to get her head out of Ms. Clinton's behind. If I read one more sympatico piece from her I'll puke in my mouth!

Posted by: Tia | June 12, 2008 1:16 AM | Report abuse

OK, I've been respectful. But now I have to say that I've heard...for two decades now....about all of the people on the Clinton's "bad list". I am so sick of this!!! Senator Clinton LOST!
She's now being a sore loser. Sexism??? NO! I supported that NOW very angry Ferraro when she was on the VP ticket. I would have voted for Hillary because she was the best PERSON for the job! The Clintons have to stop their whining, be gracious losers and FINALLY stop trying to intimidate the way they did before. Surely they can now see that it will not get them anywhere. But if she does not stop the freaking pity party - she'll set us women back three decades or more! She Lost/It's Over!!!!! Be a gracious PERSON and buck up!

Posted by: barbara miller | June 12, 2008 1:05 AM | Report abuse

Leon--

Had Hillary been in Obama's situation, she would have blocked the FL and MI revote. Even if Obama would have approved of it, the cost alone would have killed the revote. The DNC couldn't afford it and neither could the states. Judging by Hillary's campaign finances, she was in no position to finance it either.

I'm sorry you feel slighted, but I think it is short-sighted to blame Obama for Hillary's woes. Don't hate the player...

Posted by: Nia | June 12, 2008 12:54 AM | Report abuse

Susan- beg to differ again-
HRC yields quite a bit of power at this point- anyone who gets 18 million voters to come out for them does- don't be mistaken. If she has to "swallow" the debt the campaign owes to her- I think the Clinton's will manage it- as they get paid huge sums for speeches and residuals for books (as Obama does as well)- and the rest of the campaign debt can be transfered to her Senate campaign funding- which will allow her to continue to raise money to pay it off (as well as use any money already in the coffers)- the Clintons will be fine monetarily

Many Democrats and Independents like HRC- the Clintons have a history and policies that appeal to many people- including people who are far to the left, as I am, who are disturbed by a candidate who essentially ran on rhetoric and did not ellucidate most of his positions. Her positions seemed both more ambitious and more practical at the same time to people like me. Additionally, the Clintons are all we have to show as a party for the last 40 years, so we better embrace something. I intend to vote for Barak- and even work for him now- but make no mistakes- it is important to me that her future roles are considered carefully, since she is more representative of my vote- and it is important that she is given respect. The treatment she gets from the Media and the Obama crowd makes it much harder for people like me to feel comfortable with Barak. Additionally, stereotyping me as uneducated (and there is plenty that you don't learn from formal education) or racist because I consider her the better candidate doesn't help either.

Leon

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Susan- again look at the facts, Obama's people very much stopped the revotes from occurring in both FL and MI- I accept mistakes and missteps from my candidate- I never said she was immaculate- if you all are really as "progressive" or democratic as you claim to be than you should aknowledge that he is also a political animal- the media would have hung her out to dry for doing the political trickery with Canada and NAFTA- for god's sake we spent 3 weeks on an embellished story about Bosnia that amounted to nothing about policy whereas the NAFTA thing was a big deal about international relations, trade and honesty.

He did some pretty undemocratic things to claim victory in this election. Now is time to forgive (maybe not forget) and move on- I can't see another right wing administration. However, if there is no reform come 2009- I am done with the Dems- I will find some nice obscure leftist party so atleast I can feel good about my meaningless vote.

Leon

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Where has she gone? Who knows? Who cares? She's probably in a psychiatric treatment program or in an intensive treatment program for women with acute menopause. Let's all just hope she stays gone.

Posted by: David S. Robins | June 12, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Hillary more than anyone else, cost herself the 2008 nomination. So, what went wrong? By 1997-98, people from all walks were sick to death of the Clintons. In 2007-08, Hillary played Dick Nixon incarnate, wearing a pantsuit. She was a fringe candidate at best. The Clintons only real forte, besides the politics of personal destruction: politics of gender & ethnicity. I'm always amazed by the speed and alacrity with which Hillary Clinton propagated this last, and the speed at which it came back to bite her. Hers was an ill-conceived candidacy, made worse by poor planning. And, after the Clintons played the race card, the gender card was sure to follow. A vote for Barack Obama was both racist & sexist. Far from uniting the DNC's two left wings, the black widow's venom would quickly find its way from the VP's slot; Hillary is out of the question. In addition to promoting vacuous, self-serving political agendas, Hillary might easily have make allies, where she made enemies instead. Although without a compliant media, Hillary could have gotten exactly nowhere. The paradox for small-town Pennsylvanians, West Virginians, and Kentuckians is that Hillary spent her political life "privileging one race over another." The irony here is akin to chickens voting for Colonel Sanders. Of course, umpteen books will explain Hillary's loss; and with the Clintons it's never really over - but what's important is, she did lose: http://theseedsof9-11.com

Posted by: Peggy McGilligan | June 12, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

One thing to remember is that it doesn't matters what Barack's supporters say. He can't control what they post on blogs. But he has made positive comments about Hillary. So to not vote for Obama or to vote for McCain just because of something an Obama supporter said is irrational. If you are a Democrat then you should vote Democrat in this election period or in 8 years gas prices will be $8/gal, the economy will be worse, and our troops will still be in Iraq dying for nothing

Posted by: SmartGuy | June 12, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Hillary has worked hard and deserves a rest. The MSM and HRC haters don't know what to do with themselves in the downtime!

The last thing HRC should do is join the losing BO ticket. She should take her rest and then campaign for him vigorously but in selected markets like NY and CA. If he wins, she's part of the team and the 2nd most important Democrat leader in the party, having campaigned in 50 states and won nearly 18 milion votes. If he loses as I predict, she's once again the leader of the party, and perfectly placed to run again in 2012 should she choose to do so.

This lifelong Dem is voting McCain so I can sleep better at night. Our country is in deep yoghurt and we need experience answering those 3 am phone calls. Not another JFK wannabe. Remember JFK met with Khruschev in Berlin and got eaten for lunch. Then we go the Berlin wall and Bay of Pigs. "Bright ideas" and rhetoric don't cut it. Tough talk, backbone and proven diplomatic techniques make the foreign policy world go round.

Not to mention the damage BO would do to our economy with his proposed tax hikes and ignorance of the role small business plays in creating jobs. Nope. My money and my vote goes to the devil I know and trust more, John McCain, since I can't have the best person who ran for President, Hillary, Clinton!

Posted by: Mondegreenie | June 12, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Susan- beg to differ again-
HRC yields quite a bit of power at this point- anyone who gets 18 million voters to come out for them does- don't be mistaken. If she has to "swallow" the debt the campaign owes to her- I think the Clinton's will manage it- as they get paid huge sums for speeches and residuals for books (as Obama does as well)- and the rest of the campaign debt can be transfered to her Senate campaign funding- which will allow her to continue to raise money to pay it off (as well as use any money already in the coffers)- the Clintons will be fine monetarily

Many Democrats and Independents like HRC- the Clintons have a history and policies that appeal to many people- including people who are far to the left, as I am, who are disturbed by a candidate who essentially ran on rhetoric and did not ellucidate most of his positions. Her positions seemed both more ambitious and more practical at the same time to people like me. Additionally, the Clintons are all we have to show as a party for the last 40 years, so we better embrace something. I intend to vote for Barak- and even work for him now- but make no mistakes- it is important to me that her future roles are considered carefully, since she is more representative of my vote- and it is important that she is given respect. The treatment she gets from the Media and the Obama crowd makes it much harder for people like me to feel comfortable with Barak. Additionally, stereotyping me as uneducated (and there is plenty that you don't learn from formal education) or racist because I consider her the better candidate doesn't help either.

Leon

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

@ Hillary supporters: don't let the fools on here who post in anonymity get you down, or unduly color your opinion of Obama and his supporters. Internet forums breed jerks at an astonishing pace, and be sure that they are also filled with right-wing provocateurs who have nothing better to do than follow Rush Limbaugh and drive a wedge between Dem. supporters.

@ Hillary bashers: as someone pointed out already, she lost, Obama won, Hillary stepped aside and threw her support behind Obama. Honestly what more do you want at this point? She and her family need some much-deserved rest now, let it go.

@ sexism in the primary: yes, it is alive and well unfortunately, although it is hard to accurately determine how much of the bile is born directly out of misogynistic tendencies, since Hillary is admittedly a polarizing figure and brings plenty of baggage with her. In other words, how much smack about her comes from her simply being a woman, and how much comes from her being Hillary Clinton?

Posted by: Piter | June 12, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Wow, are the Hillary-haters Democrats or just Republican trolls?
RE: the 18 million Obama voters - he already has you, okay. And he'll get an awful lot of Hillary's supporters (including me), as I take Hillary at her word, spoken so eloquently last Saturday.
But it's not in the bag, guys. McCain was given up for dead last summer and look where he is. Hillary was the front runner, and sorry to say, she narrowly lost.
"I know I'll get her voters", said Barry earlier in the campaign. The only thing he knows is that he'll get his voters and he better hope that what I said about the majority of Hillary's voters will choose to follow her lead.

Posted by: mkevin | June 11, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Caught this from the Trail on the Huffington Post:
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/06/11/the_lady_vanishes.html
"Clues suggest Clinton has been at home in Washington and Chappaqua, speaking by phone to superdelegates -- but not yet going back to her office in the Senate."
Why is she phoning superdelegates? Is she still trying to get them to change their votes at the convention?

Posted by: P. Coombs | June 11, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

For those of you that are thinking about voting for McCain because Hillary lost in the primary consider this. If Hillary is not selected as BO's running mate she will still most likely be on the Senate floor or on the Cabinet. So if you vote for McCain and he's elected you must not be a true Democrat because you will be hurting Hillary and the democratic party. No changes will be made. The republicans will have more power and he may do as Bush does and veto bills that could end up helping the American people. On the other hand if you vote Democrat, remember this HILLARY AND BARACK ARE BOTH DEMOCRATS AND THEY AGREE ON MOST ISSUES. THE WILL WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS AMERICA BETTER FOR US ALL, UNLIKE MCCAIN WHO PLANS ON KEEPING OR SONS, DAUGHTERS, BROTHERS, IN IRAQ FOR AS LONG AS HE LIKES WHETHER THERES PROGRESS OR NOT.

Posted by: SmartDude | June 11, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Hillary supporter here who thinks the last thing she should do is join this loser ticket. Obama has less of a chance of winning than Poland in 1939. The fact that he shows marginally ahead in some polls (but not even now in the electoral vote) is small comfort to him- Kerry, Gore, Dukakis, all were ahead at this point, and by more than Obama appears to be.

The Obama morons will just blame her for the inevitable loss if she's on the ticket, and Obama really has earned the right to be destroyed on his own in November.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | June 11, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

So the balkanizer no longer walks among us. Who cares where she is, so long as she's gone. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Posted by: gmundenat | June 11, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

No, it was the Clinton pressure, they are ruthless and not to be crossed. I am sure you have heard about their enemies list.

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Please, can you think a little first before taking up space with stupid posts?

She ran unopposed BECAUSE SHE IS SO FREAKIN' POPULAR IN NY THAT THEY KNEW SHE'D ROLL RIGHT OVER ANY COMPETITION. That's actually proof of my argument. If she were a bad senator, they would have lined up for the chance to run against her. Duh.

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Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

lively for this time of night, must be the west coast and Hawaii checking in.
but it's east coast here, so I'm gonna take my 18 million votes and go home...
continue the fun!
and I truly do enjoy all the opinions except for the hateful and obviously ignorant posts.

Posted by: easyenough | June 11, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Please, can you think a little first before taking up space with stupid posts?

She ran unopposed BECAUSE SHE IS SO FREAKIN' POPULAR IN NY THAT THEY KNEW SHE'D ROLL RIGHT OVER ANY COMPETITION. That's actually proof of my argument. If she were a bad senator, they would have lined up for the chance to run against her. Duh.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

to noname....no I haven't read those posts because I stop reading those posts...I'm sick as any at all the hate spewing...

Posted by: easyenough | June 11, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Geez, folks. Give someone (and your venom) a break.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | June 11, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

To all of you who want her to go away maybe she should do just that, go back to the senate, not campaign, give speeches or any support for Bama at all, just be silent

And you obama supporters if that occurs, who do you think her supporters will vote for???
Can you say McCain?

Posted by: dem52 | June 11, 2008 10:47 PM

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Dem: If you think she wields so much power, you are disillusioned. She has been out of the race less than one week and already many have turned their support to Obama.

Frankly, she needs him now more than he ever needed her. She has a huge, huge debt to recover before the convention and she REALLY needs his help to offset it.

Unless, of course, all those "18 Million" supporters chip in $5 and pay off her mismanagement expenses.

Threats like yours are very hollow with your candidate in such a precarious financial situation. She'll support his candidacy without a doubt.

Posted by: Susan | June 11, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

You can rationalize any way you want- there were proposals before the FL and MI legislatures in March/April to have revotes done. In MI donors were found to supplement the cost of the voting. Obama advocates blocked the revote- don't recreate history when it doesn't suit your narrative---she made plenty of mistakes in the campaign- this particular act by him was purely undemocratic and a self-serving power grab- it also likely cost the Dems MI in the upcoming election.

Leon

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Easyenough -


nobody's demonizing her....and I will recognize your 18 million votes when you recognize that 18 million also voted for Obama...
ps: if you can't tell, I along with others are getting a little sick of the 18 million who ignore the rest of us 18 million.
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Have you not read the posts just in this one place calling her a witch, telling her to go away, disappear, she will "do anything to win", she is only a senator because of being married to Bill, etc, etc?
There's PLENTY of hate here, almost all directed at the woman candidate. As for the hate out in the political world in general, you'd have to be dead to be unaware of it. Are you dead?

What makes you think we don't acknowledge Barak's votes? He WON, for goodness sakes. What more do you want? In what way are you being ignored? Your arguments are ridiculous.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Ua---she ran unopposed second term and would never have gotten elected in the first place if Rudy had not gotten cancer

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Gee, Michael and Ellie,

I dunno where YOU live, but in NY Hillary is a very, VERY popular and effective Senator. In her second term, as it happens, so it seems the people of NY liked her enough to send her back to the Senate.

And then there's STILL those 18 million votes this year. A little ...inconvenient... for your arguments?

Why do you have to try to diminish her accomplishments? She lost, she graciously conceded, she has gone away. You've still got to demonize her? What's wrong with you?

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 10:40 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

To Hank
Twice as ugly? Typical male sexism. Does anyone say that about male candidates

Guess it would be your opinion that the female cardiologist that was doing your heart surgery better be hot, or you will get someone else to perform the procedure

Thank you Hank, thank you very much, you proved that the sexism is alive and well.

Posted by: dem52 | June 11, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Not even that, because Rudy got cancer. Otherwise she would have gotten beat in a landslide and been history news.

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WHO THE HELL IS HILLARY CLINTON?

Former first lady into her second term as a senator she became purely because she was a former first lady, who ran in a primary campaign and lost. End of story.

WHO THE HELL IS HILLARY CLINTON?

Posted by: Michael | June 11, 2008 10:25 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Well, bajagirl and all the "others"....

as my girlfriend frequently reminds after another night out spent with her girlfriends, at which it seems a "spat" about something always breaks out.....

"Ya know Easy, woman's logic is an oxymoron".

Posted by: easyenough | June 11, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

He doesn't want her money. He is doing her a favor. It allows her supporters to funnel money through his campaign back to her to pay off he debts. He is doing her a huge favor.

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SO MANY OF YOU ARE STATING UNTRUTHS; ARE ANY OF YOU ACTIVE IN THE PROCESS... THE PROCESS IS COMPLETELY FLAWED; IT NEED TO BE
CORRECTED.. NOW... BOTH OBAMA AND HRC NED TO WORK TOGETHER FOR NOVEMBE... WHY IS IT THAT HE WANTS HER MONEY PEOPLE, BUT NOT HER...THE MEDIA -- BROADCAST AND PRINT CRUCIFIED HER FROM DAY ONE... DID YU READ ANY COMMENTS ABOUT HIS CLOTHS... SEXIST, YES.. AGEISM.. YES... RACIST. NO...
WILL HE WIN..NO.. NOT WITHOUT HER...MAYBE YOU ALL NEED TO LEARN RESPECT.. AFTER ALL,
YOU MIGHT BE INT THE PUBLIC VIEW YOURSELF!

Posted by: teacher | June 11, 2008 10:20 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

The comments by a few about Senator Clinton's eighteen million voters being reluctant to vote for Barack are quite silly. Some of these, a small minority, were conservative Democrats, independents or Republicans who will not vote for an African-American for president. Some of her hard-core loyalists probably will not vote, but those who truly supported Senator Clinton because of her moderately liberal positions on most domestic issues are hardly likely to vote for a moderately conservative Republican, who many believe will get this country involved in a war against Iran.

The rest of those who voted for Senator Clinton will vote for Barack, as loyal Democrats or who believe he is an acceptable candidate or because they are opposed to a virtual third Bush term.

Posted by: Independent | June 11, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: willjolley | June 11, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

To all of you who want her to go away maybe she should do just that, go back to the senate, not campaign, give speeches or any support for Bama at all, just be silent

And you obama supporters if that occurs, who do you think her supporters will vote for???
Can you say McCain?

Posted by: dem52 | June 11, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

You like polls Todays WSJ polls

Latest NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll: Obama Leads McCain Nationally by 6 Points
Posted 6/11/2008 6:44 PM CDT
Although it's still very early in the campaign, the latest NBC/WSJ poll has Obama leading McCain 47 to 41. I believe this is the bump that we all expected after the primary wars finally finished. The last poll was in April, which had Obama 46-43, within the margin of error for the poll. What's really interesting, though, are the ethnic and voter group breakdowns: Obama leads with African Americans 83-7 (7? - geez), Hispanics 62-28, women 52-33, Catholics 47-40, independents 41-36, all women 52-33, and blue collars 47-42. Among Hillary supporters, Obama leads 61-19. Among white men, as you can imagine, McCain leads 55-35 as he does with soccer moms at 44-38. Among the respondents, 54 to 30 say that they believe Obama will win the election.

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The fact that you have to misinterpret my comments is a good indication of whose argument is stronger.

Last week,at the end of a process that dragged on for months, the more the voters saw of Hillary the stronger her support. And, the more they saw of Barak, the weaker the support. Just look at the results of the final contests, which she won handily.

So, last week, the polls had Hillary beating McCain and McCain beating Barak. That's what I was talking about.

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 10:13 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

bajagirl....
nobody's demonizing her....and I will recognize your 18 million votes when you recognize that 18 million also voted for Obama...
ps: if you can't tell, I along with others are getting a little sick of the 18 million who ignore the rest of us 18 million.

Posted by: easyenough | June 11, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

To Ellie
I wish she was my senator

Posted by: dem52 | June 11, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Gee, Michael and Ellie,

I dunno where YOU live, but in NY Hillary is a very, VERY popular and effective Senator. In her second term, as it happens, so it seems the people of NY liked her enough to send her back to the Senate.

And then there's STILL those 18 million votes this year. A little ...inconvenient... for your arguments?

Why do you have to try to diminish her accomplishments? She lost, she graciously conceded, she has gone away. You've still got to demonize her? What's wrong with you?

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Look we are now ONE Demacratic party.Why hash over old news. It's dead and gone! What she does now is up to her , not any of you! Obama is well ahead in the polls, and he has enough money to work all states for Nov.Mccain can't go a day with out a memory problem or verbal mistakes in front of the press. I was unhappy with the type of campagne Hillary ran, but that is over and dead now. It's time to put her aside. She is no longer news untill she begins stumping for Obama as she promised she would. Hillary had no worse press than the obama's -Flag pin and bitter words for god sake. it got rough and dirty. but it's over and a new day has dawned now. So let's move on. There is other meanful news than this! Let's discuss Mccain's and Obama's issue's and how they differ. it's one of these that will be President, not H.C. Repubican trolls go home to your Mccain blog and get the heck out of here.

Posted by: alberta treaddway | June 11, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

LOL! Red

Posted by: easyenough | June 11, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

My oh my, the press got what it wanted by picking, critisizing, bashing tearing the lady apart, what are you GUYS to do now, no strong women to bash now.

The spouses of the candidates are just what women are suppose to be, one wearing her pearls and the other with her nails just so, my the press must be happy now!!!

Posted by: dem52 | June 11, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

""so we must assume the rest of your argument is as false as the above claim.""

You can pretty much make that assumption in any "argument" in which Obama's name gets corrupted in trollish fashion.

Posted by: Chris | June 11, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

I hope she stays on vacation until November. This week has been like a vacation for us all.

Thank you, Hillary.

Posted by: Red Vespa | June 11, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

intcamd1...

actually bush ran as a moderate. it was only after he came into office that he began to besmirch the country with the very ironic term "compassionate conservativism".
so we must assume the rest of your argument is as false as the above claim.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Too embarrassed to even show her face in the Senate? I'm glad she isn't my Senator.

Posted by: ellie | June 11, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

The truth is, of the last 3, NObama is the closest to Bush. NObama nuts will hate to hear that, but that is the truth.

NObama got more support than his rival, becuase people "like" him, and think he is the the one they like to hang out with. Ditto Bush. Neither got votes because they have better policy positions, or more experience.

Both are winning by promising some change, or something new. Bush promised a new kind of conservatism, called "compassionate conservatism", NObama is promising a new kind of politics altogether.

Both of their supporter bases are mostly made up of thoughtless, droooling, mindless dolts. Bush's was made up of the religious kind; NObama's is made of the Bush rejects, or the Bush burnouts.

Both won their nominations by defeating more experienced rivals with better policy positions, on the strength of empty sloganeering.

Both are disasters, or will turn out to be disasters. Bush, we know. NObama, well, at least of the Dem party knew.

Posted by: intcamd1 | June 11, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

WHO THE HELL IS HILLARY CLINTON?

Former first lady into her second term as a senator she became purely because she was a former first lady, who ran in a primary campaign and lost. End of story.

WHO THE HELL IS HILLARY CLINTON?

Posted by: Michael | June 11, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Susie....
What about the 18 million that voted for Obama...don't they count as well?

Posted by: easyenough | June 11, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

""THE MEDIA -- BROADCAST AND PRINT CRUCIFIED HER FROM DAY ONE""

Actually, no.

For the entirity of 2007, the media was repeating, in a positive manner, the inevitability of Hillary Clinton mantra ad nauseum.

Nice try, though.

Posted by: Donald | June 11, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

SO MANY OF YOU ARE STATING UNTRUTHS; ARE ANY OF YOU ACTIVE IN THE PROCESS... THE PROCESS IS COMPLETELY FLAWED; IT NEED TO BE
CORRECTED.. NOW... BOTH OBAMA AND HRC NED TO WORK TOGETHER FOR NOVEMBE... WHY IS IT THAT HE WANTS HER MONEY PEOPLE, BUT NOT HER...THE MEDIA -- BROADCAST AND PRINT CRUCIFIED HER FROM DAY ONE... DID YU READ ANY COMMENTS ABOUT HIS CLOTHS... SEXIST, YES.. AGEISM.. YES... RACIST. NO...
WILL HE WIN..NO.. NOT WITHOUT HER...MAYBE YOU ALL NEED TO LEARN RESPECT.. AFTER ALL,
YOU MIGHT BE INT THE PUBLIC VIEW YOURSELF!

Posted by: teacher | June 11, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Hello Hillary:

18 millions are watching you. Get up and fight for us. The race is over, yet your legacy won't be--never.

Sincerely, Susie.

Posted by: Susie | June 11, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

bajagirl...

despite the polls, who won the nomination and who conceded?
seems a campaign runs more than the last two months.

as i've said, this is old news. come up with some new news or go home.

Posted by: easyenough | June 11, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

The fact that you have to misinterpret my comments is a good indication of whose argument is stronger.

Last week,at the end of a process that dragged on for months, the more the voters saw of Hillary the stronger her support. And, the more they saw of Barak, the weaker the support. Just look at the results of the final contests, which she won handily.

So, last week, the polls had Hillary beating McCain and McCain beating Barak. That's what I was talking about.

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

good golly!! will the whining ever stop!
it is so yesterday people. get on with life!!

Posted by: easyenough | June 11, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

So you are saying with Obama already leading Mccain and they haven't even started. Adding Hillary to a ticket that is probably already a winning ticket will make him lose if she was on the ticket?

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Indeed...the NBC/WSJ poll that came out tonight already has Obama healing the wounds less than a week after Hillary conceded. He leads McCain by 19 points among white women, by 34 among hispanics, by 7 among catholics, by 5 among blue collar voters and by a whopping 42 points among those 18 million people who voted for Clinton in the primaries.

Posted by: Randy | June 11, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

So you are saying with Obama already leading Mccain and they haven't even started. Adding Hillary to a ticket that is probably already a winning ticket will make him lose if she was on the ticket?

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No - no! We don't want her on his ticket! He's gonna lose to McCain and we don't want her with him when he fails.

The idea that a candidate prefers one vote over another is so ridiculous that it says volumes about that Obama supporter. Push the button - you think there's a test for how deep your support runs?

There are some VERY silly people on this conversation...

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 9:59 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

No - no! We don't want her on his ticket! He's gonna lose to McCain and we don't want her with him when he fails.

The idea that a candidate prefers one vote over another is so ridiculous that it says volumes about that Obama supporter. Push the button - you think there's a test for how deep your support runs?

There are some VERY silly people on this conversation...

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I guess you won't be voting for him then. Thats why they have elections.

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Obama is an out and out fraud. You make me sick. I will bring you a notice from a new group that is a collection of many, many bloggers and web sites that are against Obama. We think he is the worst nominee in the history of the U. S. gw.

You make me sick.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | June 11, 2008 9:46 PM

Posted by: | June 11, 2008 9:53 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Where is Clinton? Such dumb questions from the media. She is resting, so would Obama be resting if he were not the nominee. She has been sleeping

Posted by: Shirlynn | June 11, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

More then that. In MI they were going to split it 50/50 and it was Obama who said to do a proportional split. Can anyone in their wildest imagination see Hillary doing that?

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It's ridiculous that the Rules committee reinstated even half their votes, when all parties, even Hillary Clinton, consented to that sanction at the time, but Obama allowed the Rules committee to be generous.

Posted by: Bill | June 11, 2008 9:40 PM
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Obama is an out and out fraud. You make me sick. I will bring you a notice from a new group that is a collection of many, many bloggers and web sites that are against Obama. We think he is the worst nominee in the history of the U. S. gw.

You make me sick.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | June 11, 2008 9:46 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Just to repeat the old news about these Comments. People who pretend to be Obama supporters and say terrible, sexist things -- and people who pretend to be Clinton supporters and say racist or otherwise offensive things -- are fakes. They are Republican trolls or simply mischiefmakers.
Don't draw conclusions about the Obama or former Clinton campaign from their fake postings and don't scold the real Obama or former Clinton supporters for having a bad attitude. We don't.

In particular, when you see someone supposedly named "Latisha" writing that they hate all white people, or you see somebody saying they hate all women and are glad Hillary lost, these are NOT OBAMA SUPPORTERS. They are trolls -- fakes.

I'm not sure if they are doing this out of malice and spite, believing they are helping Senator McCain (even though he obviously would despise what they are doing, because he is a man of character), or if they are simply paid for by some third party organization equivalent to the Swift-Boaters. But they are not real. Do not fall for this.

Posted by: Fairfax Voter | June 11, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Leon:

Yes, you're right. Hillary put all her eggs in one basket and didn't see what was unfolding before her very eyes. She was never in it for the long haul, underestimating all of the other candidates because she was so positive she was going to win. Super Tuesday kicked her butt and she had no plan to go forward.

This was one big reason I never supported her candidacy.

Posted by: Susan | June 11, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

He doesn't need her. He will win and you will benefit even though you are to bitter to support your candidates beliefs. I have to be honest, if you are only supporting a candidate and not their issues and beliefs you should not be getting involved in politics. You insult your candidate by what you say.

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Hillary, I don't blame you if you stay home or on vacation until Barack offers you the VP position. You deserve it. I will vote for him if, and only if you share the ticket.

Posted by: thecandypoem | June 11, 2008 9:41 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that nobody is at all perturbed by the FACT that Obama's people prevented a revote in MI and FL when the options were on the table? We will always hear some excuse about Clinton knowing the rules- but that is not the point- a revote to allow people to be counted was possible and was shut down- why is this ok?

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Leon: It was the legislatures of both states that shot down the revotes - not Obama's people.

It is true they objected to Hillary supporters paying for it (nothing like buying votes), but the two states had major logistical problems to overcome and time had run out for them to hold legal elections.

Hillary supporters blame her loss on everyone but her and her horrible campaign management. It's just not right.

Posted by: Susan | June 11, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

It's ridiculous that the Rules committee reinstated even half their votes, when all parties, even Hillary Clinton, consented to that sanction at the time, but Obama allowed the Rules committee to be generous.

Posted by: Bill | June 11, 2008 9:40 PM
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Obama is an out and out fraud. You make me sick. I will bring you a notice from a new group that is a collection of many, many bloggers and web sites that are against Obama. We think he is the worst nominee in the history of the U. S. gw.

You make me sick.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | June 11, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

""Hillary, I don't blame you if you stay home or on vacation until Barack offers you the VP position. You deserve it. I will vote for him if, and only if you share the ticket.""

And I will vote for him if and only if she isn't on the ticket.

So let's see...I'm a loyal, long time Obama supporter (who contributed to his campaign), and you're a Clinton supporter trying to blackmail Obama for your vote.

Now...I wonder...which of our two votes would he rather have?

Posted by: Marty | June 11, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

LIghten up all.
There were many strong candidates on the Democratic side this year, nearly a half dozen truly viable candidates. There were two outstanding candidates, and only one moves ahead. Just look at what the Republicans have come up with -- McCranky.

Posted by: Myra Gulch | June 11, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Maybe because it didn't happen. It was never going to happen, ever. Why do believe Obama had those powers to stop it while Hillary didn't to make it happen? Because it was never going to happen period.

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""Why is it that nobody is at all perturbed by the FACT that Obama's people prevented a revote in MI and FL when the options were on the table?""


Posted by: Bill | June 11, 2008 9:40 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Hillary, I don't blame you if you stay home or on vacation until Barack offers you the VP position. You deserve it. I will vote for him if, and only if you share the ticket.

Posted by: thecandypoem | June 11, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

au contraire, Susan,

The caucuses were a big reason HRC stumbled in Feb- her campaign spent 20 million in Iowa and had no cash on hand to go into Feb caucuses- caucuses reflect only ability to get people who have the resources to get out to come out- strictly undemocratic. So although her planning should have been better- the Obama campaign used the caucuses to rack up delegates without having to worry much about popular vote- even their popular vote totals are skewed by the caucuses, where not everyone could vote (due to difficulties, not by deliberate effort)

Lets abolish this archaic system!

Leon

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Hillary was pushed out, you are right.

She was pushed out because she wouldn't go. She was losing in every category, out of money and with massive debt, and making a fool of herself. If she wasn't pushed out when she was, her entire political career would have been ruined with her behavior.

Be happy. Maybe now she can salvage her Senate career at the next midterm election.

Posted by: Red Vespa | June 11, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

""Why is it that nobody is at all perturbed by the FACT that Obama's people prevented a revote in MI and FL when the options were on the table?""

One MAJOR reason is that people who, because the Democratic primary wasn't supposed to count, voted in the Republican primary instead, presumably to block a candidate.

In a revote, these people would not have been allowed to participate. As a result, you would [1] have a revote that was already as tainted as the first vote, and [2] enrage the people who don;t get to vote the second time in an election that counts.

There was no satisfactory solution, so the safest thing to do is to stick to the rules, since they were agreed to by all parties at the time.

It's ridiculous that the Rules committee reinstated even half their votes, when all parties, even Hillary Clinton, consented to that sanction at the time, but Obama allowed the Rules committee to be generous.

Posted by: Bill | June 11, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

No Florida vote or MI vote was ever going to take place that is just a myth. It was never going to happen. Obama has no super powers to prevent it, no more the Hillary had to have made happen. They were both just candidates.

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Bajagirl-

Exactly- and it is worse than that; some very rich states use caucuses also- unexplicably. Why would wealthy Washington State, Minnesota and Texas use these systems? Why in particular does Texas allow people with time and resources to vote again to caucus after voting?
If we are choosing a party nominnee, why are there open primaries/caucuses in some states- if we want everyone to choose the top 2-3 candidates than abolish the party system and we can all vote on one day- it is unfair that some Bushee in Iowa has more influence over who my candidate is than I do in NY- even if I have been party faithful since I was 13, worked for the party, gave money to the party and accepted the heartbreak as they chose the wrong candidate time and time again.

Why is it that nobody is at all perturbed by the FACT that Obama's people prevented a revote in MI and FL when the options were on the table? We will always hear some excuse about Clinton knowing the rules- but that is not the point- a revote to allow people to be counted was possible and was shut down- why is this ok?

We all know what happens in the generals- now we can see how bad the primaries are too...This is democracy???

Leon

Posted by: | June 11, 2008 9:30 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

I am a NYer- we are not sick of HRC- she is a great senator- she even attended about 1/3 of the votes while she was running in her 7th year in office- unlike another candidate who attended around 1/6 ov the votes while he ran in his 3rd year in the senate.

Look- let's stop talking about the HRC/BHO comparison- it is just fueling anger and you all need all the votes you can get.

Leon

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

"And how many Hillary votes were surpressed in those stupid caucus states, where the people who are the BASE of the Democratic party were shut out because they can't show up and hang around for 3 hours to vote? They had a second job, or kids without childcare to get to. We should be ashamed to run a process like that."
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Bajagirl: Caucuses are a part of the election cycle and have been for many years. All of the candidates knew and agreed to the process prior to the beginning of the campaigns.

To whine about it now is not productive. Do something about it for the next cycle.

Hillary lost for a lot of reasons, but the caucuses are not one of them. Stop making excuses and move on, please.

Posted by: Susan | June 11, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

It is estimated that if the votes were taken today it would be about 15 million to 21 million Obama. She got a ton of votes in the beginning just from name recognition alone. People now know Obama and she offended more then a few who had already voted for her. That 18 million is an illusion. Many are already for Obama before it was even over. I know at least a dozen who all say that. They would now vote different.

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Hillary worshipers ,she got 18 million votes,how many from Rush Limbaugh followers? Becareful with the popular vote propaganda. If you decide to vote republican,please stay there.I think they need a gift like you,from the Democratic Party,ignorant and emotional just what they like.

Posted by: Cali | June 11, 2008 8:55 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

who cares where she is it sure
has been a pleasant week without her. one week to the day that
senator o got the nomination. i am
stil so very very happy

Posted by: MIRANDA HARRIS | June 11, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Bajagirl-

Exactly- and it is worse than that; some very rich states use caucuses also- unexplicably. Why would wealthy Washington State, Minnesota and Texas use these systems? Why in particular does Texas allow people with time and resources to vote again to caucus after voting?
If we are choosing a party nominnee, why are there open primaries/caucuses in some states- if we want everyone to choose the top 2-3 candidates than abolish the party system and we can all vote on one day- it is unfair that some Bushee in Iowa has more influence over who my candidate is than I do in NY- even if I have been party faithful since I was 13, worked for the party, gave money to the party and accepted the heartbreak as they chose the wrong candidate time and time again.

Why is it that nobody is at all perturbed by the FACT that Obama's people prevented a revote in MI and FL when the options were on the table? We will always hear some excuse about Clinton knowing the rules- but that is not the point- a revote to allow people to be counted was possible and was shut down- why is this ok?

We all know what happens in the generals- now we can see how bad the primaries are too...This is democracy???

Leon

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Um, because this is a year ANY Dem should win in a landslide, so if BO loses, it would be reasonable (and not require a parallel universe machine) to figure that the loss was HIS, and HRC would have won.

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

I read a lot of BS posts but I think you really being honest believe what you are saying. You have a few months to makeup your mind, now is not the time anyway. Just don't vote against what is in your best interest just for spite. That would just be plain stupid. I have more faith in you then that.

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Hillary will be back and she will do fine. Obama is the guy who needs to be wary. Many people are not pleased with his presumptive nominee status and aren't going to just accept it laying down. We also won't vote for him in November. Howard Dean is delusional if he thinks the way Obama was forced on many voters without taking it to the convention can be forgotten. While I have always been a Democrat, I have never been treated this way before and don't think I can waste a vote on this type of behavior. Hillary was basically pushed out.

Posted by: Lynn E | June 11, 2008 8:34 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

""I believe that the Democrats will learn that they have made a mistake in choosing BHK over HRC.""

How?

Even if Obama loses (highly doubtful), there won't be any way to prove that Hillary would've won had she been nominated, unless you have a parallel universe machine.

Posted by: Jack | June 11, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

When party hacks in the states whine to the DNC that primaries are "too expensive", they get to arrange caucuses instead. If this means that poor people then can't vote, well duh, that is a form of vote surpression.

It's not that different from Republicans sending fewer and older voting machines to minority districts. If people have to wait too long to vote, they give up, have to leave and go to work. Simple (and despicable).

I thought as Democrats we were about making it possible for as many people as possible to vote. Apparently you think not.

Honestly, there should be a civics test here before people get to post.

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

What a sorry a$$ed site!

Posted by: jcbama | June 11, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

I think the Clintons will help Barack, but probably only up to about the minimum expected of them by the party establishment.
Barack wins and they will try again to get back to the White House, the Clintons perceive to be their entitlement, in eight years. McCain wins and they will try in four years.

Posted by: Independent | June 11, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

I think she is just gonna have Patti Doyle do all of her public appearances now. Because Patti said..'when I am speaking...Hillary is speaking' LOL

Posted by: Tom | June 11, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

If you choose not to caucus because it's inconvenient for you, that hardly means your vote was "suppressed."

Posted by: Webster | June 11, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

And how many Hillary votes were surpressed in those stupid caucus states, where the people who are the BASE of the Democratic party were shut out because they can't show up and hang around for 3 hours to vote? They had a second job, or kids without childcare to get to. We should be ashamed to run a process like that.

College kids, and affluent people can afford to get counted that way - think the Democratic party can win with them and African Americans? I guess we'll see.

(Hint: the college kids don't actually show up to vote...whereas I, a woman of a certain age, like millions of other women, have been voting since I was 18, and am, so far, determined to sit this one out. Especially if the Hillary-bashing continues.)

Posted by: Bajagirl | June 11, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Hillary worshipers ,she got 18 million votes,how many from Rush Limbaugh followers? Becareful with the popular vote propaganda. If you decide to vote republican,please stay there.I think they need a gift like you,from the Democratic Party,ignorant and emotional just what they like.

Posted by: Cali | June 11, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

The Clinton's are coming to the Vineyard!

Posted by: wwtpd | June 11, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

So someone's known Hillary for 15 years? That's 15 years too many. I've known her for 12, and she is an absolute fraud. Her ego and narcissism are sickening.

Posted by: Give me a break | June 11, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Get the HILL outta here!!!! Even her negative energy continues to permeate our politics. Where's the sage when you need it?

Posted by: Good riddance | June 11, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton will do as little as possible as she can for Obama now because she truly does not care to help him.
She will do just as little as she can get away with to satisfy her follow senators. Can't say that I blame her in a normal situation but since the last 3 months have been a monster that bows at the feet of her ego I think she owes him, and the American people, more than she will wind up giving back.

Posted by: Deanna | June 11, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Hillary worshipers ,she got 18 million votes,how many from Rush Limbaugh followers? Becareful with the popular vote propaganda. If you decide to vote republican,please stay there.I think they need a gift like you,from the Democratic Party,ignorant and emotional just what they like.

Posted by: Cali | June 11, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Hillary ran a dirty campaign and lost. It is time to move on and move away from the politics of attack and inuendo. Hillary once again proved that she will say and do anything to win. This is not the kind of president I want. She has no courage of her convictions. History will further reveal how power crazed she was.

Posted by: chhabili | June 11, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

You have five months to do a little research on your own. You will find out she didn't care one thing about you. Remember her remark from a few years ago "Screw them" referring to the voters? You have been the victim of a con, someone who was just using you. You don't remember the waitress who was trying to talk to her about some issues and Hillary ignored her and walked away because the cameras were gone and they didn't even leave a tip? Do some research, you have been duped, conned, made a fool of, by an expert.
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Gee, is there no end to the stupidity in these comments?

Hillary didn't leave a tip - that's supposed to tell me some larger truth about her, confirming how horrible she is? Give me a break! Do you see her carrying a purse on the campaign trail? Clearly a staff person should have taken care of this and missed it. THIS is important? Even your own post doesn't say anything about her walking away from the woman. This is ridiculous.

I've known Hillary Clinton for fifteen years, and never met a kinder, more generous, loyal, thoughtful, brilliant person. I don't need your condescending remarks about doing research - I've seen her work her heart out to make people's lives better. Something like 18 million people just agreed with me - what's YOUR problem with a strong woman? Too threatened? Oh, too bad...

You should be ashamed of the mindless hate and sexism in these posts.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Stay quiet, Hillary. Don't offer another word of support for that empty suit. You did your duty by the DNC. Now let them try to sort out the mess they've made of the nomination.

Posted by: Lynn | June 11, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Hillary will be back and she will do fine. Obama is the guy who needs to be wary. Many people are not pleased with his presumptive nominee status and aren't going to just accept it laying down. We also won't vote for him in November. Howard Dean is delusional if he thinks the way Obama was forced on many voters without taking it to the convention can be forgotten. While I have always been a Democrat, I have never been treated this way before and don't think I can waste a vote on this type of behavior. Hillary was basically pushed out.

Posted by: Lynn E | June 11, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

With all these childish responses, Obama will lose if you idiots don't stop this absolute useless nonsense.

People like this shouldn't be allowed to vote - they're not mature enough.

Pitiful.

My last time on this site - that's for sure

Posted by: Lynne | June 11, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Sooooooo,

How long does it take to get a much needed Face-Lift? ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | June 11, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

The media hacks and Obamabots and MoveOn.org'ers have been kicking Hillary around for 16 months. She gracefully stepped aside on Saturday and saluted Obama's win, and you people can't leave her be. You're all as obssessed with Clinton-watching as you all claim the Clintons are with elective office. You're all beginning to look like the press hounds in that Paris tunnel after Diana's accident. You wanted Obama to win and he did. Move on already!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

(sigh) Still later on after she leaves the scene, and for the Obama cultists it's still all about Hillary hatred, and nothing specific that they can say that's positive about their excuse for a candidate. What an intellectually vacant campaign.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | June 11, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Clinton lost. Get over it and let her be. But show some respect. You don't have to like her or agree with her, but this negativity is ugly to all of us, unless you're a Republican. This isn't fair to Clinton or her supporters, and it sure as hell isn't what Obama wants you to be doing. Show some class, folks.

Posted by: raider99 | June 11, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Hillary and the waitress

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NPR's David Greene reports about what happens when real people find their stories folded into the candidates' campaign rhetoric. One single mother, a waitress at Maid-Rite, famous for its meat sandwiches, chatted with Hillary Clinton during a recent campaign stop about her struggles to make ends meet. Her story wound up in HRC's stump speech, Greene reports. The waitress, meanwhile, was left wondering why the former first lady didn't leave a tip.

Here's the start of Greene's posting on NPR's site:

November 8, 2007 · Covering a presidential campaign can feel like this: Stop in one town, watch a candidate talk and shake a few hands, then move along to the town up the road.

There went Toledo, Iowa.

So that was Independence, Iowa?

The crowd back in Cedar Rapids sure was big.

It can be easy to see these scenes as photographs passed in a gallery or a set of props neatly arranged for a candidate to make a pitch.

The reality is, these scenes are full of people with a story to tell -- not only of whom they may vote for, but of what drew them to a political event or how a candidate may have touched them in a fleeting conversation.

On a recent trip to Iowa, I came across two women who clearly had stories to tell. One had a chance encounter with Hillary Clinton. The other sought out Barack Obama.

A Chance Encounter with Clinton

I followed Clinton during a recent bus tour across Iowa, when she and her entourage pulled into a Maid-Rite, a greasy spoon famous for its loose-meat sandwich. Clinton settled into a red stool at the counter, ate a sandwich, chatted with her waitress and then was on her way.

The scene gave Clinton perfect fodder for her next few stump speeches. Turns out her waitress was a single, working mom -- just the kind of voter Democrats are courting aggressively this year.

Clinton recalled the meeting for an audience up the road in Boone. "The woman waiting on us -- it was her first day," she said, adding, "She was a little nervous. Single mom, raised two boys, works at a nursing home and always has a second job."

If she's elected president, Clinton promised, people like her waitress will have it better.

The way Clinton eased the waitress into her rhetoric is something repeated day after day, by all the campaigns. But in the process, people like the waitress don't always have their stories told.

Read Greene's follow, 'Nobody Got Left a Tip,' after the jump.
'Nobody Got Left a Tip'

"I wished I would have been asked first," the waitress, Anita Esterday, said of Clinton's decision to insert her in a speech, adding, "I wish she would have asked if she could talk about me later. I didn't like it when someone called me up and said Hillary Clinton is talking about you. It's like, what'd I do now? What's she saying?"

When I returned to the Maid-Rite a few weeks later, Esterday said the senator had caught her off guard. But once they got talking, she was honest with Clinton about her need to work two to three jobs.

"I've been doing it all my life. Why should it change now that I'm old?" Esterday said.

Esterday does not think Clinton got it. "I don't think she understood at all what I was saying," Esterday said, adding, "I mean, nobody got left a tip that day."

Clinton may have decided not to tip. She was also never given a bill -- her meal was on the house. Still, Esterday said Clinton might have left her something: "Maybe they don't carry money, I don't know."

Turns out the visit hurt Esterday in another way. The local paper ran photos of her with Clinton. She said her supervisor at the nursing home isn't a big Hillary Clinton fan, and she thinks that may be related to why her hours were almost totally cut.

Now, Esterday is looking for a different second job. Still, she said she's not upset that Clinton visited the restaurant.

"I got my 15 minutes of fame out of the world," Esterday said. "There you go. I got her autograph. That's something I'll treasure forever."

But as far as the attention she's received? "It hasn't helped me. It's made things worse."

Still, Esterday doesn't blame Clinton; she says she may even vote for the former first lady. She's also considering voting for Barack Obama.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

You have five months to do a little research on your own. You will find out she didn't care one thing about you. Remember her remark from a few years ago "Screw them" referring to the voters? You have been the victim of a con, someone who was just using you. You don't remember the waitress who was trying to talk to her about some issues and Hillary ignored her and walked away because the cameras were gone and they didn't even leave a tip? Do some research, you have been duped, conned, made a fool of, by an expert.

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Oh yeah, a brilliant, experienced, engaged woman who has given her life to public service and won 18million votes - why would we want to hear from HER?

It's ignorant and hateful remarks like these that confirm my determination to withhold my vote for President in Nov. My party thinks women of a certain age are not important? You bozos think you can spew out your mindless venom without consequences? OK, let's just see how you do without us.

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Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

A little political reality, Hillary will have to do some major a@@ kissing the next few months. I also believe the people in NY are so fed up with here she will be very lucky she even keeps her senate seat. We may actually have finally seen the end of these two. I can't wait for the books to come out. A few of her campaign insiders already have deals. I bet they are out before November.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, a brilliant, experienced, engaged woman who has given her life to public service and won 18million votes - why would we want to hear from HER?

It's ignorant and hateful remarks like these that confirm my determination to withhold my vote for President in Nov. My party thinks women of a certain age are not important? You bozos think you can spew out your mindless venom without consequences? OK, let's just see how you do without us.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse


At one of the debates Obama should have just thrown some water on her

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Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

This was my first visit to your blogs. It will be the last. You have hysterical racist creeps all over it. And sexist creeps (and I certainly didn't vote for Clinton). And utter fools.

Posted by: Sally Schwartz | June 11, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Dong Dong, the Witch is dead.
Which witch?
The Wicked Witch of the Senate...

apologies to the Wizard of Oz

Posted by: Daddio on the Paddio | June 11, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

And what will that mistake be?

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I believe that the Democrats will learn that they have made a mistake in choosing BHK over HRC.

Posted by: JFJ | June 11, 2008 7:38 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Phil Singer blames the skewing of the primary on the Drudge Report? Last I checked, Matt Drudge is not God. Mr. Singer, a little reflection would do you a world of good: Senator Clinton with her ne'er-do-well advisors (Bill Clinton and Mark Penn deserve special honor in this category) ran a poor campaign with no contingency plan beyond 5 February 2008. If you read the nytimes.com article on Mark Penn's role on the campaign (nothing but an overpriced hack), it's a wonder that Senator Clinton won any states at all! So please stop the blame game and look at the situation for what it really is. That way you can take some responsibility for the campaign's failures.

Posted by: Black and Bitter like Coffee | June 11, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

I second that. I remember now why we lost the white house in 2000 after those two despicable people were on the national stage. I have never understood what women were seeing in her this time around. She was hated back then by women as she was little more then a doormat for her husband and took it because of here own ambition. Remember how she made fun of women who were stay at home moms or homemakers? These women must have no memory at all, she was a disgrace to women everywhere.

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Good riddance to bad rubbish. Women, ugh!

Posted by: | June 11, 2008 7:24 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

I believe that the Democrats will learn that they have made a mistake in choosing BHK over HRC.

Posted by: JFJ | June 11, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Chelsea took down her facebook?

ROFL.

She's as phony as her mother and twice as ugly.

Posted by: Hank | June 11, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Women, ugh!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

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