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  • A Flashback in History

    11/20/2020 3:35:56 PM PST · by CDR Kerchner
    The Post & Email ^ | 4 Nov 2013 | Sharon Rondeau
    (Nov. 4, 2013) — On Sunday, CDR Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. (Ret.) published a post on his blog entitled “A Constitutional Storm and Crisis is Coming — Congress Must Act!” after which The Post & Email contacted him to discover his thoughts and motivation for the title and the video. THE POST & EMAIL: What made you title your piece “A Constitutional Storm and Crisis…”? CDR KERCHNER: I see the country falling apart, and I think it’s on purpose. The Cloward-Piven Strategy is being played out. Obamacare is falling apart in front of our eyes, and it’s just going to...
  • Hillary Clinton's aides prepare to concede

    06/01/2008 2:30:36 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 91 replies · 517+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/1/08 | Toby Harnden
    Senior advisers to Senator Hillary Clinton have prepared the ground for her to abandon her presidential ambitions within days rather than disputing the Democratic nomination all the way to the party convention in August. Senator Barack Obama is expected to be able to declare himself the party's candidate against Senator John McCain as early as tomorrow, when South Dakota and Montana become the final states to hold their primaries. Howard Dean, the Democratic National Committee chairman, said the nomination would be decided this week: "We don't want to go to the convention, have a big fight at the convention, and...
  • Hillary Loses Nomination Dow 12,604 - Today Dow 7,343. (Hope & Change)

    02/20/2009 9:53:56 AM PST · by Frantzie · 26 replies · 918+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2-20-2009 | Frantzie
    Back when Sen. Hillary Clinton was just starting her campaign, top aides and advisers had a ready answer when asked if she could win the presidency.
  • The "crash" officially began when Obama won the Democratic Nomination

    02/17/2009 1:37:47 PM PST · by jay1949 · 13 replies · 1,224+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | Fbruary 17, 2009 | TWP
    Next time you hear a Democratic talking head spouting the usual blame on Bush regarding the current economic crisis, remember that the stock market crash started once Wall Street realized Obama could actually become President.
  • Bill Clinton: Why yes, the media did favor Obama over Hillary three years ago

    12/20/2011 6:49:21 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Fox News Insider, this clip shouldn’t be as gratifying as it is. Surely no one needs Bill Clinton to tell them that the press was neck-deep in the tank for The Unicorn Prince in 2008. But it is gratifying, partly because of the hint of lingering resentment in Clinton’s reaction and partly because of the extra little shadow of illegitimacy it casts on Obama’s victory. It’s no secret that BJ didn’t think much of O during the campaign — remember this infamous exchange he reportedly had with Ted Kennedy? — but to see him acknowledge this when we’re on...
  • Did Operation Chaos Elect Obama?

    12/12/2008 7:38:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies · 2,550+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12.12.08 @ 9:46AM | By Philip Klein
    Obama campaign manager David Plouffe reflects in an interview: "We went through as rigorous a primary as we've ever seen in our country's history, I think, and there's no doubt that made us a stronger general election candidate. A lot of our dirty laundry was aired, and we had practice in testing a campaign...because we had been through 54 primaries and caucuses, and run the gauntlet. McCain hadn't done that."
  • Clinton campaign continued after backing Obama

    11/24/2008 5:45:03 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 1,180+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 25 November 2008 | Jim McElhatton
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's team has told the Federal Election Commission that she continued her campaign even after endorsing Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama on June 7, a claim that lets her transfer millions of dollars from her presidential bid to her Senate campaign. The former first lady made the $6.4 million transfer from her White House campaign, which remains more than $7 million in debt, to Friends of Hillary on Aug. 28. That date would fall outside the legal deadline for making such a move if her campaign were to have ended June 7. Her campaign treasurer told federal...
  • Clinton Campaign Alleges Massive Fraud By Obama

    10/25/2008 2:14:27 PM PDT · by wistful · 74 replies · 2,231+ views
    The Huaria ^ | October 24, 2008 | The Husaria
    To: The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-001 Dear Chair Derby: I write on behalf of Hillary Clinton for President (”the Committee”) in regard to the January 19, 2008 Nevada Democ-ratic Caucus. The Committee is aware of a letter addressed to you today from the Obama for America campaign requesting an inquiry into the conduct of the caucuses. The Committee shares the Obama campaign’s concern that full participation in the democratic process may have been compromised by the substantial number of irregularities occurring at the caucuses, and we fully...
  • Did Obama's ACORN Steal Dem Nomination from Hillary?

    10/20/2008 5:27:05 PM PDT · by Newsvine Tom Bombadil · 62 replies · 1,542+ views
    Newsvine ^ | October 20, 2008 | Newsvine Tom Bombadil
    As new scandals erupt daily concerning the sleazy attempts of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to steal the upcoming Presidential election, it is worth looking to the not-so-distant past and investigate the role that ACORN played in the defeat of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic Party Caucuses and Primaries. Given ACORN's strong and undeniable ties to both Senator Barack Obama and his campaign, and their proven track record of aggressive deception, duplicity, fraud, and corruption, it is instructive to see if their present attempts at vote fraud reflect earlier efforts in the Democratic Caucuses and...
  • Superdelegates can switch

    06/05/2008 5:12:02 AM PDT · by Man50D · 29 replies · 94+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 04, 2008 | Patrick Casey
    According to the media, Barack Obama has won the Democratic Presidential nomination (Obama Clinches Nomination; First Black Candidate to Lead a Major Party Ticket). That's only true if you count the so-called superdelegates. Neither Barack Obama (1750) nor Hillary Clinton (1624.5) has won enough elected delegates from the popular vote in the actual primaries and caucuses to hit the delegate number needed (2118) to seal the nomination. That brings us to the one important thing that the major media (but not AT) aren't sharing with the public right now. Obama's nomination is secured only by the promised votes of the...
  • Hillary Clinton cannot let go of her dream

    04/03/2008 11:24:51 AM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies · 1,131+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 2 2008 | Sally Bedell Smith
    Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination are now anywhere from 5 per cent to 20 per cent. By rights she should be flat on her back, declared the loser by technical knockout. But not only is she standing; she is plunging ahead with a dogged ferocity. In spite of Barack Obama’s clear advantage in the popular vote and committed delegate tallies – a mathematical dominance unlikely to be reversed even if he loses most of the remaining primary contests – Mrs Clinton says she is being bullied by the “big boys” and vows to stay in the...
  • 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary Poll (HILLARY HAS LOST THE LEAD!!)

    04/23/2007 10:01:49 AM PDT · by John Cena · 101 replies · 2,303+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 23, 2007 | Scott Rasmussen
    April 23, 2007 For the fourth straight week, Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) has gained ground and he has finally caught New York Senator Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. It’s now Obama 32% Clinton 32% and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards holding steady at 17%. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is a distant fourth at 3%. Senators Chris Dodd and Joe Biden each attract 1% support. So does General Wesley Clark. Obama has been steadily gaining ground during April. Last week, Clinton had a two-point lead. Two weeks ago, it was Clinton by five....
  • FLASHBACK: Israel Planned to Kill Soleimani

    01/04/2020 10:27:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    President Donald Trump gave the order to kill Iran's Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani a few days ago following a Hazbollah mob's attacks on the United States' embassy in Baghdad. Now that Soleimani is dead, we're learning that this isn't the first opportunity a nation has had to kill the Iranian terrorist. According to a January 2018 report from the Israel newspaper Haaretz, leaders in Israel were prepared to kill Soleimani back in 2015 but the Obama administration put an end to the plan. Just as Israel was "on the verge" of killing Soleimani, the Obama administration alerted Iranian officials...
  • Pelosi pans superdelegate system

    03/03/2016 4:55:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/3/2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday amplified her criticism of the Democrats' presidential primary system, saying the states' pledged delegates — and not the superdelegates — should decide the winner. "I'm not a believer in the sway of superdelegates deciding who is going to be the nominee," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think we have a democratic process where people vote on both sides of the aisle … and that that should determine who the nominee is." Pelosi made waves by making similar comments amid the 2008 primary contest between then-Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary...
  • Dean, Pelosi, Reid set Friday deadline for superdelegates' choices... force end to Clinton bid

    06/04/2008 5:08:06 PM PDT · by Old Phone Man · 29 replies · 104+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 4, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    With the final primary concluded barely hours before, top Democratic Party leaders in Washington early this morning ratcheted up the pressure to force all remaining uncommitted superdelegates to make their choice of candidate known by Friday -- and thus end the now hopeless, onetime front-running campaign of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton. The joint statement was obviously pre-planned and timed for issue shortly after Clinton refused to concede the presidential nomination victory to Barack Obama, who's gained sufficient delegates to clinch the party's nomination. Howard Dean, right, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Dean, Pelosi, Reid set Friday deadline for superdelegates' choices,

    06/04/2008 5:18:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies · 45+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 4, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    With the final primary concluded barely hours before, top Democratic Party leaders in Washington early this morning ratcheted up the pressure to force all remaining uncommitted superdelegates to make their choice of candidate known by Friday The joint statement was obviously pre-planned and timed for issue shortly after Clinton refused to concede the presidential nomination's victory to Barack Obama, who's gained sufficient delegates to clinch the party's nomination. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Assn., issued the brief...
  • Pelosi firm on not allowing superdelegates to tip race

    03/27/2008 3:48:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 42 replies · 878+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/27/08 | Mike Soraghan
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has reaffirmed her position that superdelegates should not “overturn the will of the voters” in the face of criticism from top donors to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). “The Speaker believes it would do great harm to the Democratic Party if superdelegates are perceived to overturn the will of the voters,” Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said in a statement late Wednesday. “This has been her position throughout this primary season, regardless of who was ahead at any particular point in delegates or votes.” In a letter first reported Wednesday on talkingpointsmemo.com, 20 top Hillary fundraisers...
  • Clinton backers warn Pelosi on superdelegate rift

    03/26/2008 10:26:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 1,022+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:22pm EDT | John Whitesides, Political Correspondent
    By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of prominent Hillary Clinton donors sent a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asking her to retract her comments on superdelegates and stay out of the Democratic fight over their role in the presidential race. The 20 prominent Clinton supporters told Pelosi she should "clarify" recent statements to make it clear superdelegates -- nearly 800 party insiders and elected officials who are free to back any candidate -- could support the candidate they think would be the best nominee. Pelosi has not publicly endorsed either Clinton...
  • Clinton Donors Object to Pelosi Comment (On Drudge)

    03/26/2008 3:29:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 56 replies · 1,383+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/26/8 | NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
    Twenty top Democratic donors who are supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for saying superdelegates should support the presidential candidate with the most pledged delegates. No matter what the outcome of the 10 remaining contests, it will be nearly impossible for Clinton to overcome rival Barack Obama's lead in pledged delegates, because they are awarded proportionally based on the outcome. So it will be up to the nearly 800 superdelegates — party activists and elected officials who aren't bound by any vote — to put one of the two candidates over the mark of 2,024 delegates needed...
  • Pelosi's stance on Democratic convention delegates boosts Obama

    03/17/2008 3:40:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 265+ views
    KVOA News ^ | 3/15/2008
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking a stand on Democratic Party superdelegates that effectively gives a boost to Barack Obama. Without mentioning Obama or Hillary Clinton by name, Pelosi says it would be damaging to the party for its leaders to buck the will of convention delegates picked in primaries and caucuses. Pelosi's remarks seem to suggest she's prepared to cast her ballot at the Democratic convention in favor of the candidate who emerges from the primary season with the most pledged delegates. Barring a string of landslide victories by the former first lady in the remaining...