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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 02:59 AM
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22. I understand that this is the it works.....
I really just didn't realize how deep it goes, and the fact that money exchanges hands openly and such.

But yes, you are right....I'll get over it...I'm sure! I'll accept that this is how politics is played out. I will feed the machine.....I will accept the realities of politics......

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  -Clinton, Obama and Edwards - They ALL PAY to PLAY! FrenchieCat  Feb-18-07 12:54 AM   #0 
  - In 6 months, the 'important' people will change. Forget about it.  babylonsister   Feb-18-07 12:59 AM   #1 
  - This is scary to me.....that money buys votes in this really transparent way!  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 01:01 AM   #2 
     - Be real.....  WCGreen   Feb-18-07 02:16 AM   #14 
        - I understand that this is the it works.....  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 02:59 AM   #22 
  - That's pretty much par for the course. And wait till you see the GOP dough.  MADem   Feb-18-07 01:03 AM   #3 
  - Wow.....and then faking like someone's endorsing you cause they like you.....  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 01:04 AM   #4 
  - Money always talks. The guy wasn't choosing between a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Whig and a  MADem   Feb-18-07 01:18 AM   #6 
  - Got it!  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 01:25 AM   #8 
  - I don't know anyone who admits to endorsing the practice. They all sigh and call it a necessary  MADem   Feb-18-07 02:21 AM   #15 
  - but if he is a state senator, and he is selling his endorsement to the highest  robinlynne   Feb-18-07 02:35 PM   #61 
     - Problem for the this is evil crowd is that he is not selling his vote to highest offer - AP says  papau   Feb-19-07 06:36 PM   #99 
  - Hi Frenchie!  Leilani   Feb-18-07 03:38 AM   #25 
  - The two greatest obstacles to democracy:  malikstein   Feb-18-07 06:14 AM   #27 
  - I just read that Hillary hired H. Reid's son as Harry is neutral and won't endorse her.  illinoisprogressive   Feb-18-07 01:18 AM   #5 
  - He won't endorse ANYONE. Politicians who have senior leadership roles are well advised to  MADem   Feb-18-07 01:22 AM   #7 
     - Maybe Reid's son like his father likes all of the candidates.....  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 01:27 AM   #9 
        - That's exactly right. And I'll bet it's a respectable salary, too. The average schmo doesn't have  MADem   Feb-18-07 02:11 AM   #13 
  - God I wish Hillary would go away.  Ninja Jordan   Feb-18-07 01:30 AM   #10 
  - Hillary should not get all the heat on this  WesDem   Feb-18-07 10:48 AM   #45 
  - OK, I'm just thinking now.....since it appears that there is a lot more  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 01:53 AM   #11 
  - Hillary/Bayh ticket has wide appeal  fuzzyball   Feb-18-07 02:22 AM   #16 
  - ROFL!  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 11:23 AM   #49 
  - No Dem is going to win any state that was once run by the KKK  skipos   Feb-18-07 04:26 PM   #69 
  - Either they got a little money and are sitting on it, or they got almost nothing and their prospects  MADem   Feb-18-07 02:36 AM   #17 
     - Interesting....thanks!  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 02:47 AM   #20 
  - It's interesting that Edwards was turned down  Clarkie1   Feb-18-07 02:07 AM   #12 
  - Yes....but move along........ nothing to see here.....  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 02:41 AM   #18 
  - Well, here's the sad fact. Not enough Americans give a shit. That's the real deal.  MADem   Feb-18-07 02:49 AM   #21 
     - I am not angry...I am surprised and shocked how easily this is all  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 03:07 AM   #23 
        - This is old, but it describes 'bundling' very well. That's the ticket, you see  MADem   Feb-18-07 03:36 AM   #24 
        - Frenchie, this is just getting tiresome. Now you're shocked there's gambling in Casablanca.  chimpymustgo   Feb-18-07 08:34 AM   #35 
           - And you need to face the reality that Edwards is a consumate  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 11:26 AM   #50 
              - Why do you sling this shit so easily?  chimpymustgo   Feb-18-07 11:38 AM   #54 
                 - Defend Edwards if that is your goal  Pithy Cherub   Feb-18-07 12:11 PM   #56 
                 - I will defend ALL Democrats against the smears and assaults being hurled  chimpymustgo   Feb-18-07 12:25 PM   #60 
                    - Actually, I rarely sling shit at all.  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 06:45 PM   #84 
                 - You know - there are other people to vote for besides Dems  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 06:42 PM   #82 
  - It depends on the state, and the circumstances, but you might expect them to do these sorts of  MADem   Feb-18-07 02:41 AM   #19 
  - Nice Try FC  benny05   Feb-18-07 04:57 AM   #26 
  - This is a non-story...unless you want be 'shocked, shocked I tell you'  venable   Feb-18-07 07:11 AM   #28 
  - Edwards should demand a retraction  WesDem   Feb-18-07 10:54 AM   #46 
  - LOL - As the AP noted - 5 candidates were trying to both hire Jackson & get endorsement n/t  papau   Feb-19-07 06:38 PM   #100 
     - Yes and it's disgusting  WesDem   Feb-19-07 06:47 PM   #101 
        - true - my error in reading a different tone than what was meant - sorry. n/t  papau   Feb-19-07 07:18 PM   #102 
           - No prob  WesDem   Feb-19-07 07:21 PM   #103 
  - I think it IS the media choosing  jen4clark   Feb-18-07 09:43 PM   #95 
  - It is ok for some Dems, right?  dogman   Feb-18-07 07:35 AM   #31 
     - sorry, maybe I'm a little dense this morning, but I don't understand  venable   Feb-18-07 08:05 AM   #32 
     - Read what the poster writes here.  dogman   Feb-18-07 08:29 AM   #34 
        - why the nasty tone, brother  venable   Feb-18-07 09:53 AM   #40 
           - What's nasty?  dogman   Feb-18-07 10:36 AM   #43 
              - 'blind', 'can't help you', this is nasty  venable   Feb-18-07 11:55 AM   #55 
                 - The linked article clearly states Edwards' involvement.  dogman   Feb-18-07 12:24 PM   #59 
                    - I don't think pay to play is a strength  venable   Feb-18-07 03:14 PM   #63 
     - I'm game  benny05   Feb-18-07 09:55 AM   #41 
        - When was your pension cut?  dogman   Feb-18-07 10:47 AM   #44 
           - I hear what you are saying  benny05   Feb-18-07 11:12 AM   #48 
  - I'm an orignal Clarkie on DU, too, FC. But I have the honesty to admit..  wyldwolf   Feb-18-07 07:16 AM   #29 
  - There's something to that, I agree  WesDem   Feb-18-07 08:20 AM   #33 
  - you may be right about that  wyldwolf   Feb-18-07 09:07 AM   #39 
  - totally agree  venable   Feb-18-07 09:58 AM   #42 
  - You mean he isn't a money whore.  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 11:31 AM   #51 
     - No, I mean he isn't a player.  wyldwolf   Feb-18-07 03:51 PM   #64 
        - I don't believe in elves  WesDem   Feb-18-07 04:14 PM   #67 
        - Apparently Clark2008 does. How else to explain that large sum of money...  wyldwolf   Feb-18-07 04:58 PM   #75 
           - Heh  WesDem   Feb-18-07 05:18 PM   #77 
           - oops!  wyldwolf   Feb-18-07 05:29 PM   #78 
           - No - you just missed my point.  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 06:52 PM   #87 
        - I meant he didn't pay people to endorse him.  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 06:49 PM   #85 
           - and you know this how?  wyldwolf   Feb-18-07 06:53 PM   #88 
              - I worked for his campaign.  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 06:58 PM   #91 
                 - WOW! So did I...  wyldwolf   Feb-18-07 07:55 PM   #92 
  - What's funny about this  JNelson6563   Feb-18-07 07:17 AM   #30 
  - Not necessarily.  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 11:33 AM   #52 
  - presumably these emails were provided by Obama  Cocoa   Feb-18-07 08:37 AM   #36 
  - Or given by Jackson to the Clinton campaign  WesDem   Feb-18-07 09:03 AM   #38 
  - Good for whoever leaked  sandnsea   Feb-18-07 04:43 PM   #72 
  - "enough to make a Negro turn black"  Cocoa   Feb-18-07 08:53 AM   #37 
  - Stay tuned... the denouement continues as this  Pithy Cherub   Feb-18-07 10:59 AM   #47 
  - its a cuththroat game and they have the courage to play...unlike some. nt.  k_jerome   Feb-18-07 11:36 AM   #53 
  - For cryin' out loud. You'd think Wes Clark was the 2nd coming.  mnhtnbb   Feb-18-07 12:17 PM   #57 
  - Wrong. Donors provide the money and how each candidate  Pithy Cherub   Feb-18-07 12:21 PM   #58 
  - You said this about Clark, I didn't.  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 04:58 PM   #76 
     - ROFLMAO. Me, unbiased? Meow, Frenchie Cat!  mnhtnbb   Feb-18-07 06:40 PM   #81 
  - Well, I 'm learning more and more everyday....and now understand  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 02:52 PM   #62 
  - Martyrdom not a good look for you  JNelson6563   Feb-18-07 03:58 PM   #65 
     - Julie - what you said! nt  chimpymustgo   Feb-18-07 04:02 PM   #66 
     - Ditto for you......attack me by jumping on to someone elses silly post denounce me... why don't you!  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 04:49 PM   #73 
     - Hypotheticals on how I would respond is a silly way of justifying  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 04:40 PM   #70 
     - How is this a Faux News style attack?  dogman   Feb-18-07 04:50 PM   #74 
     - Supercilious sanctimony is not a good look for you.  Pithy Cherub   Feb-18-07 06:10 PM   #80 
     - LOL. I love seeing folks call her out.  mnhtnbb   Feb-18-07 06:42 PM   #83 
        - Which is all that you can do, is love that.....meanwhile John Edwards and the others are the  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 06:51 PM   #86 
     - You conveniently didn't read what I said to you, either..  Clark2008   Feb-18-07 06:57 PM   #90 
        - You've forgotten one of the cardinal rules at DU again  Jai4WKC08   Feb-19-07 12:27 AM   #97 
  - It's really a damn shame that the SCOTUS ruled spending caps unconstitutional  Hippo_Tron   Feb-18-07 04:20 PM   #68 
  - SC will be a huge battle: Obama, Hillary, and Edwards are all seemingly popular there.  Ninja Jordan   Feb-18-07 04:43 PM   #71 
  - This is a corrupt practice more suitable for a whore house than the White House  IndianaGreen   Feb-18-07 05:47 PM   #79 
  - A sensible statement  Donna Zen   Feb-18-07 09:21 PM   #94 
  - The ugly and very influential side of politics...  Earth_First   Feb-18-07 06:54 PM   #89 
  - I have a feeling this endorsement declined in value  ripple   Feb-18-07 08:17 PM   #93 
  - Sounds like it according to this article.....  FrenchieCat   Feb-18-07 10:35 PM   #96 
     - I wonder if Jackson was among those Black pastors opposed to marriage rights for LGBTs  IndianaGreen   Feb-19-07 12:42 AM   #98 
        - I'm curious as to jackson's position on gay marriage - but record shows strong gay support in past  papau   Feb-19-07 07:24 PM   #104 
  - Frenchie...I have a hard time thinking a "General" will solve our  KoKo01   Feb-19-07 09:06 PM   #105 
  - I think the bulk of everyone's anger and scorn should be directed towards Darrell Jackson & his ilk.  Tatiana   Feb-20-07 12:26 AM   #106 
     - More than enough scorn-worthy players here  WesDem   Feb-20-07 08:55 AM   #107 

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