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Obama Amateur Hour

Another member of Obama’s stellar foreign policy crew popped a gasket today. Last week we learned that his senior economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee, was dishing dirt to the Canadians, never thinking for a minute that the Canadians would report what he said. Today it is Samantha Power. Power is in Europe (I hope she takes photos to show her boss) and was being interviewed by The Scotsman. Ms. Power:

told The Scotsman Mrs Clinton was stopping at nothing to try to seize the lead from Mr Obama.

“We f***** up in Ohio,” she admitted. “In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win.

“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.

Isn’t that precious. Calls Senator Clinton and monster and then belatedly realizes that she is commenting on the record. Was she hammering some single malts? And she wants a do over. How cute! And to think that Barack Obama sought her out to be his top foreign policy advisor? Man, what other hidden gems are lurking out there waiting to show their true selves?

So, it is bad enough that Barack Obama does not visit Europe, does not hold a hearing on Afghanistan, and has one of his senior foreign policy advisors (Susan Rice) admits that he is not ready to answer a 3am phone call. He also is relying on a name calling airhead to head his foreign policy team. Great? I bet Iran’s Ahmadinejad cannot wait to sit down and open talks with this group of clowns.

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  • yttik

    I’ll defend Samantha Powers. She’s inexperienced with political campaigns and the press. She committed two major “crimes”, spoke the truth about Obama’s Iraq plan and tried to share her feelings with the press “off the record”. These are to honest to goodness mistakes anybody inexperienced would make.

    The fault lies entirely with Obama. It was his responsibility to make sure his advisors new the basic rules of politics.

    And may I just say that it is incredibly sexist to throw her under the bus while defending Austan Goolsbee who also put his foot in his mouth and harmed the campaign.

  • ChrisXP

    Larry and Susan: can we have an open thread? It’s the weekend!!

    Because it’s a good time to discuss what’s being planned for McInsane…

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080308/ap_on_el_pr/mccain_air_force_tankers

    Looks like our capital business supporter, is going to be STUNG by angry Killer Bees he flicked off earlier, especially when he’s putting purse strings ahead of Americans making a decent middle-class living.

    Got to think ahead folks, it’s fun to trade words over O-Bomba, but we have to win the election, and look ahead of the variables to use to our advantage. This one will cut deep into the only record McCain is consistent with in 20 years — helping business. This time he axed an American institution, and one in a downsized economy that supplies good paying jobs.

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  • http://www.despair.com/changewinds.html Smilin’ Jim

    The USA media is not serving the interests of the Republic and is, in the case of this primary, subverting it. This article bears witness to that fact by the fact that it was a UK paper, the backwoods fuckin Scotsman no less, that reported the story.

    The only reason that the democratic process is more efficient than totalitarian methods is that it is the result of an educated and informed electorate. We are screwing the pooch on both accounts. The media is foisting off on us an obviously unprepared and inexperienced leader which is a target for any regime wishing to advance its interests at the expense of ours, i.e. look for a wake-up call on Taiwan next year in February. I call that treason.

    “Treason doth never prosper: What’s the reason?
    Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”

    —————Ovid

    And/or if you are Time-Warner, Viacom, Newscorp or Disney.

  • Kathy

    From my perspective Hillary has been a mother hen the last couple of months. She always seemed to be protecting Obama from himself. Guess I was wrong. She is a monster.

  • http://nobloodforhubris.blogspot.com No Blood for Hubris

    Perhaps Obamist Powers thinks “monster” is Scottish for “bitch”?

  • kenoshaMarge

    Doesn’t it look as if that lack of experience is being showcased by the Obama camp themselves? For all the whining about how mean the Clinton Campaign is being to them, it seems like most of the damage is self-inflicted.

    And the Rezko hits just keep on a-coming. But that’s Senator Clinton’s fault too. She shouldn’t have mentioned it. Shhhh, remember not to bad mouth the ONE.

    And will Samantha Power now get the W.hat O.bama R.eally M.eant treatment? Or let’s just call it what it really is: overs.

  • fribbles

    I think the Obama group is illustrating–in a way no ad can do–why they’re not ready to answer the 3 a.m. call.

    The whole campaign must be melting down. Pretty soon they’ll be ratting each other out. I look forward to articles in a couple weeks detailing the chaos inside…oh wait. Those are only written for the Clinton camp.

  • JP

    Ditto! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    Cheers.

  • CognitiveDissonance

    I guess he won’t be firing her either, since he’s all hat and no cattle and all.

  • Mel

    A thought before a brainmeltdown….lol

    The DNP has pissed of Fla and Mich, and tonight Ms Powers insults Ohio!

    So that makes what 64 electorial votes gone to the Republicans now if Obama is the nominee, geez McCain is 1/4 the way into the Whitehouse without spending a nickle!

  • Patrick Henry

    God I Love Lobster..

    If they could jump…You would never get them in Boiling Water..

  • jimbo

    Was out hoopnetting lobsters a few nights ago, a fish jumped into my boat. It happens. Too bad no lobsters did.

    • TeakWoodKite

      How does one hoopnet lobsters?

  • Fleaflicker

    This really is funny, in that sad pathetic kind of way.

    The Apple Dumpling Gang rides again.

  • ChrisXP

    Did a little web crawling and discovered this little tidbit that might interest folks about Markos, and by extension, O-Bomba. Go down and read the last 1/3 of the article. See anything the same with a certain junior senator and Markos?

    http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2007/08/moulitsas-homophobic-stand-against-gays.html

    BTW, NIU is the same university that had the shootings.

    Can explain a lot about why Markos is so obsessed with O-Bomba. He feels connected with O-Bomba in more ways than one.

    Small world, v-e-r-y small world.

    P.S. – Yo, Larry, is Markos really working for the agency? Inquiring minds sure would love to know. :P hehehe

    • Rob Gard

      CHRISXP — I read the posting at that link, and it sure does explain the extreme weirdness and intolerance that is Markos Moulitsas, and why opposing points of view are not merely censored, but blasted to smithereens.

      • ChrisXP

        Here’s even worse.

        http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/04/kos_screwed_up.php

        I believe Markos really just hates women, especially if he can endorse that crap (looked over at at DK, and saw the same type of photochopping done with another blogger — some really sickos over there, and I mean s-i-c-k).

  • Kat

    Also, remember that race memo before SC primary? It was said that Obama was not happy about it, only his press aides did it, and “he was unhappy and that it shouldn’t have happened.”

    Did he fire those aides?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/17/obama-unhappy-with-aides-_n_81990.html

  • Patrick Henry

    I saw an Alligator jump in a Boat..

    • http://www.food4humanity.org HoosierHoops

      gawd I’m laughing..
      my fav. simpson quote ” The Internet? Is that thing still around?”

  • Dewar

    In the same article, Powers also said “You look at her and go: ugh” and how being so “deceitful” makes Clinton “unattractive,” so you know, between that and some Obama supporters calling Ohio voters Arcgie Bunker Democrats, turning out our voters isn’t going to be any kind of problem if he’s the nominee. His appeal entends far beyond the local university.

    • Simon

      In the same article, Powers also said “You look at her and go: ugh” and how being so “deceitful” makes Clinton “unattractive,” so you know, between that and some Obama supporters calling Ohio voters Arcgie Bunker Democrats

      Sometimes, the fish just jumps in the boat.

      • Andy

        Simon that good !! LOL

        • Simon

          Simon that good !! LOL

          Alas, stolen from the Simpsons.

          (Second favorite quote, from Homer: “I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my homosexuals flaming!” It’s SUCH a confusing world…)

  • Mel

    Replies to it from Camp Obama to ABC:

    UPDATE: Statement from Samantha Power: These comments do not reflect my feelings about Sen. Clinton, whose leadership and public service I have long admired. I should not have made these comments and I deeply regret them. It is wrong for anyone to pursue this campaign in such negative and personal terms. I apologize to Sen. Clinton and to Sen. Obama, who has made very clear that these kinds of expressions should have no place in American politics.

    Statement from Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton: Sen. Obama decries such characterizations, which have no place in this campaign.

    Read for yourself!

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/03/obama-foreign-p.html

    • Dewar

      Good to see this New Politics is sincere, I respect his stand in not issuing some mealy mouthed statement but firing her, as Clinton did with Shaheen.

      Oh, wait.

      Hey, Barack–if they have no place in yoir campaign, neither does Powers, right? Yeah, thought so. Well, I hear “Shameless Phony” is in this season.

    • Andy

      I am glad Obama’s coments finally reached ABC; although Samantha Powers statemnet is pure BS: she did the damage big time.
      I had just read an earlier piece from Jeralyn@TalkLeft
      (kind of funny)

      ————————–
      ” Obama “Decries” Samantha Power’s “Hillary is a Monster”
      By Jeralyn, Section Elections 2008
      Posted on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 10:19:02 PM EST

      As a follow-up to my earlier post about Samantha Power and surrogates
      gone wild, Drudge reports Barack Obama has renounced and rejected his
      senior foreign policy advisor’s remark to a Scottish newspaper that
      Hillary Clinton is a monster.

      According to Drudge (the only place right now this is appearing):

      Statement from Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton: Senator Obama
      decries such characterizations which have no place in this campaign… ”
      ———————-

      From Drudge??? I was wondering if Drudge is now Obama/ Burton’s media outlet….Which reminds me of….where did Obama’s photo came from…?

      Interesting…

  • Mostest

    First Rule, Never let them see you sweat.
    Obama’s campaign is imploding over 3 loses, albeit 2 big loses but still. They need to get a grip. Hill was being bashed, harder then usually, for damn near the whole month of February and she did not resort to personal attacks. She stayed calm and cool and collective. Now, she probably was really really pissed off but see above…never let them see you sweat.

    Remember back when Ted Kennedy endorsed Obama (and all the fanfare and breaking news and MSM reporting) on the same day as the SOTU speech. Obama and Kennedy knew Hill would be in the public eye that day. They wanted to humiliate her (I am sure Teddy told Obama it ain’t gonna work on her but you know how young people are..). DON’T WORK. She strolled into the senate and walked right over to Teddy and shook his hand,remember that, what a fine moment and what did Obama do, turned away. AMATEUR HOUR indeed.

  • Andy

    Has Obama just released his fundraising numbers for February (55M) to cover up this story?

    • Patrick Henry

      Looks Like they are hanging out the Laundry..

      • TeakWoodKite

        Must be trading Carbon Credits as well for all crap the put in the air.

        • Andy

          I know this question could be asked of anyone’s fundraising; but given the support of europeans
          (left-leaning people) for Obama; how do we
          track where the on-line contributions are really coming from? Who controls the legality (US resident/US citizen) of online $$ flowing in?

          Serious question here: anyone knows?

  • n

    we have to make it our job to make sure the media actually runs with it on tv and in print.

  • Andy

    Sorry to be off topic; but a new phase of POLITICAL WAR has now been declared by Obama&MSNBC against Clinton: have you seen this?? I am stunned….

    Clinton’s NAFTA-gate?
    Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008 3:37 PM by Domenico Montanaro
    Filed Under: 2008, Clinton, Obama

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

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

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

    “The news agency quoted that source as saying that Mr. Brodie said that someone from Ms. Clinton’s campaign called and was ‘telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt.’

    “The story was followed by CTV’s Washington bureau chief, Tom Clark, who reported that the Obama campaign, not the Clinton’s, had reassured Canadian diplomats.

    “Mr. Clark cited unnamed Canadian sources in his initial report. There was no explanation last night for why Mr. Brodie was said to have referred to the Clinton campaign but the news report was about the Obama campaign.”

    *** UPDATE *** The Clinton campaign responds: “Unlike the Obama campaign, we can and do flatly deny this report and urge the Canadian government to reveal the name of anyone they think they heard from. The Obama campaign has given a variety of misleading answers to the press and the public about its top economic adviser’s contacts with the Canadian government and should come clean about why they did so,” writes campaign spokespman Phil Singer.

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/03/06/738264.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage
    MAIN PAGE

    • Simon

      In this instance, I have to question whether or not Obama is lying, given Obama’s propensity to mimic Bush, and Rove, his political history, his gross associations, and the promise to play “Chicago politics.”

      This appears to be an amateur attempt to smear, a typical dirty trick, ala Rove.

      Perhaps we will next hear of Hillary Clinton’s black love child. Or maybe that was Bill. Or maybe that was Obama with a white woman, or with Larry Sinclair, and an adoption. Oh, wait, that was McCain, and his wife, adopting a black child.

      It gets so confusing.

      Or not.

      I’ll wait and see how Clinton handles it, and if she proves it’s false, Obama will look even more foolish, and desperate.

      I don’t care for spin, either.

      • apishapa

        When the Obama NAFTAgate came out so did the date of the meeting, the name of the aide, who he met with, who else was there, a memo describing the meeting sent out to Canadian officials and the name of the person who wrote the memo.

        All while Obama was denying that any such meeting took place. Obama’s NAFTAgate was clearly not an off the record phone call as he has claimed.

        I would ask Obama’s team to show us their cards if they are making this claim against Clinton. Clinton has stated she is not aware of any such meeting between her staff and Canada, but she urges anyone who did contact Canada to say so.

        This is all bluster on OBama’s part.

        • http://noquartersusa.net/blog/2008/03/06/obama-amateur-hour/#comment-153510 waldenpond

          I’m with you. You get the response from Obama supporters of…. she did too. The facts so far show who -Goolsbee met with Rioux, the meeting was documented by DeMora, what was discussed-Nafta, where – the Chicago Consulate. I’ll believe that Clinton did also when I see the evidence.

          Obama surrogate whining on CNN right now, that Clinton has no DOCUMENTS that prove her foreign policy experience.

  • Gloria

    I am increasingly worried that Obama is out to destroy the Democratic Party. It seems to be only about Obama, with no regard for the ramifications of their tone.
    Remember, this is the “unifier”–but he, his campaign, and his supporters are becoming extremely divisive. I thought I had seen it all as they brought up Whitewater , of all things. Really, who will muzzle this guy and his crazies??

    • hells kitchen

      This is something I don’t understand. His whole campaign is a more literate version of W – “I’m a uniter, not a divider.”

      People liked W’s easy ambling ways and fooled themselves into thinking he really was the guy he portrayed.

      Now along comes Obama with the same campaign meme, albeit well-spoken. What happened to “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

      • Patrick Henry

        What Happened to that Last Piece of Blackberry Pie and Ice Cream ..??

        • http://www.food4humanity.org HoosierHoops

          Whoops! sorry i ate it..( sheepish grin )
          Patrick: While you’re up..do mind putting on another pot of coffee?

    • Blue State Girl

      I am increasingly worried that Obama is out to destroy the Democratic Party. It seems to be only about Obama, with no regard for the ramifications of their tone.

      Obama doesn’t care about the Democratic Party. It is simply a means to an end for him.

  • http://questionbarackobama.blogspot.com Steven B.

    So, let me get this straight: Obama is not only a political novice, but his entire advisory staff?

    I think I’m going to have to donate THE MAX to Clinton’s campaign, because there is NO WAY Camp Obama/Axelrod should lead this country.

    Please Pennsylvania, SAVE US!

  • frankly0

    Don’t you love unforced errors by the other side?

    God sometimes hands you a gift, and you must simply be grateful.

    • Sha

      Amen!!

  • frankly0

    The reality is that Obama is damned if he fires her and damned if he doesn’t.

    If he doesn’t fire her, he looks like he’s countenancing her appallingly negative talk (and it won’t help with many voters that she’s quoted readily using four letter words).

    But if he does fire her, he looks like he’s put together an amateurish team to handle that 3 AM call. How does that reflect well on his judgment?

    • Simon

      If he doesn’t fire her, he looks like he’s countenancing her appallingly negative talk (and it won’t help with many voters that she’s quoted readily using four letter words). But if he does fire her, he looks like he’s put together an amateurish team to handle that 3 AM call. How does that reflect well on his judgment?

      This is a Bush move, this is where Bush keeps Gonzo on, for the very reasons you suggested, and the need to project an IMAGE of strength, a push back “I don’t care what you think.” It’s cultivated to make others feel helpless, also to reinforce the image of the Presidential CEO, old old school, “he don’t take no crap from no one,” ie, “admitting mistakes makes us look weak.” THAT is the amateur move, keeping someone on because you’re afraid to distance yourself, unable to handle the fall out,(where those critical reasoning skills come in) not disavowing untalented kids who have no place in American government, basic immaturity.

      “If I admit she messed up, I look bad.”

      Typical amateur narcissistic move, which gives greater insight into Obama’s campaign, and his head.

      Remember Sara Taylor?

    • Fleaflicker

      He doesn’t quit the church that he attends even when his minister praises and honors a racist: Louis Farrakhan.

      I do not expect that he will fire Samantha Power because doing so would be admitting that there was actually something wrong with what she said. By claiming to disagree with what she said and having her “apologize” in a manner that is clearly written by someone else it allows him to claim as if he is taking the high road while keeping the person that actually does harbor these feelings about Hillary. If he got rid of her his horde would rebel.

  • http://noquarterusa.net/ SusanUnPC

    ” (I hope she takes photos to show her boss) ”

    I’m giggling so hard. That’s so funny.

    • Patrick Henry

      SUSAN..

      Don’t Bust a Stitch..!!

      Chuckles might be better..

  • TeakWoodKite

    It’s sad to think that Senator Obama won’t fire Ms. Power and offer a public apology. What was she doing there in the first place? Doing a Goolsbee?

    I notice the “180″ spin is starting re; Senator ClintonCanada/Nafta
    This is troll chumming.

    Ok so one of them is across the pond, one in Canada and awhile back Mexico. Where else has Senator Obama’s campaign sent his flying monkeys along the Yellow Brick Road?

    …Along with Los Angeles Federation of Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo [also a national co-chair of Barack Obama's campaign] and Los Angeles Neighborhood Legal Services Executive Director Yvonne Maria Jimenez, [Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund] President and General Counsel John Trasvina was the only U.S.-based Latino organization lead to be asked to present to President Calderon during his visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday.

    http://lonewacko.com/blog/archives/007493.html

  • http://nobloodforhubris.blogspot.com No Blood for Hubris

    Lions and tigers and monsters, oh my!

    You’d think people would be all pissed off at Bubble Boy, but no-o-o-o!

  • Andy

    ABC.com “The Punch” picked it up…. They ask whether according to Obama’s stated standard she should be fired. The article says
    “In December, Obama said he had “been very clear to my campaign. I do not want to see research that is involved in trying to tear people down personally. If I find out that somebody is doing that, they will be fired. And I have been absolutely crystal clear about this, and I have been clear about this for a very long time.”

    Here is the link:

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/03/obama-foreign-p.html

    • Sha

      Well, I guess Ms. Powers will be gone by tomorrow AM…right?

    • Simon

      “In December, Obama said he had “been very clear to my campaign. I do not want to see research that is involved in trying to tear people down personally. If I find out that somebody is doing that, they will be fired. And I have been absolutely crystal clear about this, and I have been clear about this for a very long time.”

      Obama lies, lies lies.

      “Listen to what I say publically, don’t pay attention to what I do and say when I think no one is listening.”

      Oh, bama, someone is ALWAYS listening, especially when you involve yourself with men like Rezko, and Auchi.

      tsk tsk…

      • kenoshaMarge

        And didn’t most of Left Blogostan repeatedly call on George W. Bush to fire Karl Rove like he said he would do if “anyone” in his administration was caught outing a CIA Agent? (No I am not saying the offenses are the same. Just that both men said they would fire someone for doing something.)

        Obviously Mr. Bush was not a man of his word. (No surprise there.) Now it remains to be seen if Senator Obama is. Seeing as how “words” matter to Senator Obama.

    • Fleaflicker

      He will get out of this by saying that Ms. Power did not research trying to tear down Hillary, she just accidentally made a statement she really didn’t believe in. It must have been the booze. Or jetlag. Or maybe it was a just a joke.

  • frankly0

    Can anybody deny that these people truly are incapable of handling pressure?

    I mean, they feel the pressure of a major political event — the Mar 4 primary — and they just fall apart and lose all sense of proportion or perspective.

    Really, if you want an indication of how poorly equipped this whole team is to handle the 3 AM call, this would be it.

    If a primary makes them entirely lose their heads, what would a major foreign policy crisis do to them?

    And the worst thing is that these advisers are meant to be advisers for governance, not just politics. Where are the cooler heads, the experienced, calm hands?

  • Andy

    What on earth is Samantha Powers doing talking politics like that overseas? Is she out of her mind?

    I used to respect (though not always share) her thinking; but this is preposterous: how can she be a POTUS foreign policy advisor after this? I don’t know what she really screw up here…Wow.

    • Andy

      Sorry, erased half my my last sentence above.
      I meant “I don’t know what was she thinking but
      she really screw up here….Wow”

  • Mike Pridmore

    I don’t know what they are drinking in Obamaland. But I don’t want any. Samantha Power has been a well-respected voice on genocide issues. She even recently debated on Democracy Now against Jeremy Scahill, defending US actions in Kosovo.(link) The ones on his team that have good sense have at least temporarily lost it.

    • Patrick Henry

      MIKE..

      I’m Calling it KICKAPOO JOY JUICE..

      Its Kool Aid with a KICK..

  • Mel

    What happened to the Obama love campaign?

    Anyone think Ms. Powers will be relegated by Camp Obama to selling flowers at airports to raise campaign funds Hare Krishna style upon her return when this breaks out?

    • Andy

      Question is : will it?… Who will report it here?

      • Mel
        • Gloria

          But did Tapper actually report it on the evening news??? Internet blogging is still not the coverage that it should be getting if he didn’t have this report on the network….

          • Simon

            Internet blogging is still not the coverage that it should be getting if he didn’t have this report on the network….

            Depends who is reading…

  • Crusty Dem

    Pretty stupid comment by an advisor and it reflects poorly on Obama. Tempers are running high and advisors on both sides are saying stupid things (comparing Obama to Bush and Ken Starr??). I’m far more disappointed in Clinton personally endorsing McCain over Obama in terms of foreign policy experience. That’s a no-no for any democrat on any issue. Go ahead and say you’re better, but don’t praise McCain and hit Obama on the same issue, that’s a custom 30 second spot in October. And of course, it would be nice if the Clinton campaign would avoid criticizing the Obama campaign for things that they .

    • Nathan

      Read next time. Wolfson said the behavior of the Obama camp has been like Ken Starr (and it’s true). Clinton never “endorsed” McCain; she said that both her and McCain met the commander-in-chief threshold and people should ask Barack whether he has.

      Don’t project your own biases into their words.

      Oh, and this thread was about Samantha Power going all-out crazy on Clinton–and her Ohio voters (great GE strategy, Barack). If Obama’s whole appeal is bringing enlightenment to politics, he has failed horribly.

      • Simon

        I was impressed by Samantha Power’s article on Rwanda.

        I am sorry she has bought into the BS, or the BO, but Barry’s association with Auchi, and Auchi’s part in Saddam’s terrorism, makes Clinton and Rwanda look like a day in kindergarten.

        Maybe she could investigate Auchi, Saddam, Iraq and the genocide of the Kurds, and then explain why Obama accpeted money from this man.

        Some screwed up thinking, you know?

        Barry just seems to fill some temporary emptiness in the permanently empty, the flavor of the month.

        Very sad.

        And there are no screw ups, but I do question the use of the word “fucked” up, and comparing, calling, Ohioans “obsessed?’

        Over NAFTA?

        Just because they can’t pay for medical care for their families, there jobs are gone, as is the American dream, (temporarily), and the bamster, (like their former employers), is already plotting to betray them, LYING TO THEM, catering instead to the corporate world?

        Obama’s upper class group is just unconnected to the truths this country faces, and boy, they stink at politics.

        Imagine having to work around this crowd of loony toones?

        Shudder…

        • Simon

          their, sorry.

          You see how flawed Power’s judgement is, what’s she’s willing to ignore?

          How the hell can anyone this willfully biased, this unable to cut through the shit, functionally illiterate, operate in our government?

          Oh, wait…

          They can’t be serious, Rove ran a much better campaign for Bush.

          I guess they missed that part, about not insulting the voters…

          “Ohio must be racist, it voted for Clinton…”

          Aye…

  • Karen

    You wonder if this will even be mentioned in the mainstream press. This stories only seem to appear when it is about Hillary.

    • http://www.despair.com/changewinds.html Smilin’ Jim

      Today the glass is half full. There was a positive piece in the NYT op-ed on Clinton by Gail Collins. All of Irish-America (at least the Cincinnati lot) still hasn’t swallowed the kool-aid even if the limousine liberals and that West Brit did.

    • http://noquartersusa.net/blog/2008/03/06/obama-amateur-hour/#comments waldenpond

      It’s on CNN. She resigned. Note that she wasn’t fired.

  • Sgdogwalker

    The Obama cult is unravelling! I never bought into BO’s messianic BS anyway. I don’t know why a number of people did. Is it from utter desperation given the way things have been F’d up by George W? All the unfounded rumors about the Clintons will pale in comparison the minute the Media finally starts asking tough questions about Razko-gate, NAFTA-gate, Exelon-gate, etc! To crown BO as nominee is to hand over the gates of the White House to John McCain!

  • JoeySky

    Hillary always show respect to Obama as a person. They might disagree on polices but she never did name calling.

    This is very unprofessional from Obama camp. It’s very disgusting.

  • myiq2xu

    Obama sought her out to be his advisor in 2005 – the year he bacame a Senator.

    I guess he had big plans.

  • grtphoto

    I saw a bumper sticker today which said REPUBLICANS FOR OBAMA, are they serious? Is this like Reagan Democrats? Is this for real, will these people vote for Obama? I’m curious what the real MO is.

    • Simon

      I saw a bumper sticker today which said REPUBLICANS FOR OBAMA,

      I think it’s a joke, because he’s such a screw up, he’ll be easy to beat.

      Like “The CIA for Cheney.”

      • apishapa

        Except that I have heard Obama brag several times about all of the Obama Republicans out there. He has been actively courting Repupblicans to vote in open primaries and urging Republicans to change their party affiliation “for a day” in states where you have to be a democrat. So I’m sure there are some Obama Republicans out there. If fact that is one of the primary reasons I distrust him so much. They support him for a reason and it is not because they share Democratic ideals.

      • http://www.despair.com/changewinds.html Smilin’ Jim

        No joke, GI, just damned smart politics.

    • bob h

      I can see how Republicans would feel more comfortable with Obama, because he seems uninterested in making the case against them for their 8 years of negligence and criminality.

    • http://www.despair.com/changewinds.html Smilin’ Jim

      “I’m curious what the real MO is.”

      The RNC knows that Clinton will have a stronger showing against McCain.

      The strategically intelligent thing to do is to divert your vote from a certain Republican primary winner to the weakest Democrat candidate.

      I’ll beat this drum again.
      The Republican party has organized Texas for the last fifteen years into a possibly permanent Republican majority using breathtakingly brilliant tactics. On the ticket in the primary was a honey-trap for the conservative vote.

      John McCain
      A Jesus Freak
      A Conservative Favorite Son

      The Democratic vote was a couple million more than the Republican vote.

      I’d say that a hell of a lot of Republicans voted strategically. A cautious person would subtract the probable Republican strategic votes from the Obama tallies. I’d wager that Penn is doing just that. It would serve the Democrat hierarchy to do that as well unless they wish to be impaled on another McGovern moment.

      • ChrisXP

        I’d say that a hell of a lot of Republicans voted strategically. A cautious person would subtract the probable Republican strategic votes from the Obama tallies.

        They’re voting for both candidates. Each with a reason that A or B is the weaker one.

        But most, until a point-blank call from Rush et al. to vote for Hillary, voted for O-Bomba. They feel the country isn’t really ready for a Black candidate (why else would SC white males vote for O-Bomba [you know the Stars and Bars club]? Especially the most LIBERAL senator in recent memory?).

        The press doesn’t want to report the cross-overs other than a curiosity, but if you saw the Republican results in solid red states, you’ll see more voted for Dems this round — and those Bubbas aren’t going to switch because of the war, let alone knowing there’s a tax hike in the future.

        Hillary supporters will need to brace themselves for the TRUE vote count in November. Luckily, for Hillary most voted already for Obama, so big wins now toward the convention wouldn’t matter, as it’ll be a super-delegate nomination.

        Republicans are nervous, because McCain really isn’t much different than Hillary (why it was so easy for me to cross-over to vote for her. Why vote for a fake Dem, compared to the real McCoy anyway?).

  • OxyCon

    Let’s not forget Obama’s campaign lawyer, Bob Bauer, crashing the Clinton campaign’s press conference the other day.
    It just all adds up and demonstrates a clear lack of judgment and professionalism on the part of Obama and his campaign.

    • AF

      They’re losing it and lashing out. And the press says Hillary’s campaign has infighting. At least they hash it out internally. Yeesh.

  • http://thehorizontalworld.blogspot.com/ Mary Jo Kopechne

    Maybe Powers forgot about the global media and thought her slip would safely stay in Scotland.

    These people scare me. I don’t want a soft-headed child in the driver’s seat. I imagine that whatever terrorists are out there planning to attack us are thrilled that Obama could become president.

    I heard from an Obama-supporting friend today how disgusted she is that the Clinton supporters don’t respect Obama and the many strengths he has to bring to this country.

    I asked, seriously, “what strengths?” and she laughed.

    Ha Ha

    • Sha

      Can you believe she said this will on a foreign visit to a foreign press? What kind of impression does that create.

      Did she actually use the F word, too?

      Such class!
      Such brains!
      Such experience!

      • http://www.despair.com/changewinds.html Smilin’ Jim

        “Did she actually use the F word, too?”

        Fuckin-A right she did.

        Ah, the Celticly challenged.

        • Fred C. Dobbs

          In Scotland, Wales and, should you be unfortunate enough to find yourself there, Ireland, the word is pronounced, “fook.” Rhymes with, “kook.”

          MUCH more lyrical to the ear than the Anglo-Saxon pronunciation, isn’t it?

          The process largely remains the same, however.

          • http://www.despair.com/changewinds.html Smilin’ Jim

            “the word is pronounced, “fook.” Rhymes with, “kook.””

            As in fookin hoors.

            If we only had Father Ted in America.

    • Sha

      Oh, well, at least she was actually visiting a foreign country. Which is a lot more than you can say for his boss.

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    • Salo

      This is a pretty sad…

      She’s being hanged out to dry over teh IWR vote–as if she were McNamara or LBJ running the Vietnam war into the ground.

      The Obama Democrats have gone ABSOLUTELY insane over IWR and it’s beginning to show.

      Milosevic was no where near as bad as Saddam Hussein and you can see Power’s intellectual double standard about that particular pair of monsters, even if you yourself opposed the policy of invasion.