Laugh out-loud quote of the day – and other Campaign 2008 news
Via the NYT’s Caucus blog:
“Stop trying to divide us into these groups, Paul.”
— Donna Brazile to fellow Democrat strategist Paul Begala during Tuesday night’s election coverage on CNN. They were arguing about Obama’s problem appealing to working class white voters. Two days later, Clinton essentially says the same thing, about how she appeals to a broad base of voters, including working class whites – a comment which she’s being blasted for in the liberal blogosphere, as Matt Yglesias notes here.
Memo to Ms. Brazile: Isn’t it a bit late in the game for you or any other Democrat to be “concerned” about “dividing” the Dem party into groups? You guys patented the divide and conquer act when you started treating specific groups like “victims” – black people, gays, women, the elderly, etc, and now that it’s coming back to bite you in the a** you don’t like it? Get real, lady.
In other Campaign 2008 news:
—— Barry O. took his campaign to an unusual place today – to the floor of the US House. Amidst Republican grumbles, he denied he was campaigning, but the fact that he was schmoozing mainly with superdelegates (committed and uncommitted) kinda puts that claim out to pasture with the rest of the manure he routinely shovels.
—– As far as Hillary and the superdelegates go, the push is on.
—– And speaking of superdelegates, one of them has their vote up for sale …. for $20 mil.
—— Even though Senator Clinton has refused to drop out of the race and vows to press on, former DNC Chair and current Clinton campaign manager Terry McAuliffe suggested that the battle will not go all the way to the convention, hinting at …. ?
—— The National Journal writes about how one anonymous blogger got his Tuesday night primary predictions right “using a statistical model driven mostly by demographic and past vote data.” Very interesting read.
—— Obama tries to declare another topic off limits:
“This is offensive, and I think it’s disappointing” Obama told Blitzer, when asked his thoughts about McCain’s comments that the terrorist organization Hamas wants Obama to be president. “Because John McCain always says â€˜I am not going to run that kind of politics,’ and to engage in that kind of smear is unfortunate, particularly because my policy toward Hamas has been no different than his.
“I’ve said it’s a terrorist organization and we should not negotiate with them unless they recognize Israel, renounce violence, and unless they are willing to abide by previous accords between the Palestinians and the Israelis. So for him to toss out comments like that I think is an example of him losing his bearings as he pursues this nomination. We don’t need name calling in this debate.”
Too bad for Senator Obama that McCain’s comment is 100% true. Then again, truth never has exactly been Obama’s strong point, has it?
The McCain campaign took offense to Obama’s “losing his bearings” remark, and believe it was a slick way for Barry O. to try and attack McCain based on his age. It’s certainly plausible, as he’s done it before. Make sure to read the McCain campaign memo in full as it skewers Obama for trying once again to take a legitimate issue off the table.
—– I see the far left is still busily trying to come up with a “pastor problem” for McCain in referencing, among other things, “controversial remarks” Pastor Rod Parsley has made about Islam. This is the latest attempt at a moral equation between McCain endorsers Hagee and Parsley (both pastors) and Rev. Wright. Don’t these people ever learn? (Update: More here and here)
—– About that proposed Michigan delegate plan I blogged about in my prior post? The Clinton campaign opposes it.
—– Last but not least, the debate continues: Did Rush Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos” really help Hillary Clinton win IN?