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Herman Munster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:04 PM
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"Magic" Johnson joins former President Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary
http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=113243

Former NBA Legend to Campaign for Hillary in Waterloo and Davenport on Tuesday, December 18th

DES MOINES, IA - Iowans for Hillary announced today that former NBA Legend and Clinton supporter Earvin "Magic" Johnson will join former President Bill Clinton in Iowa on Tuesday to campaign for Hillary. They will attend events together in Waterloo and Davenport as part of Hillary's "Every County Counts Tour - Working for Change, Working for You," which she will kickoff in Council Bluffs on Sunday. This tour marks a five-day, 99-county campaign blitz through Iowa. Additional details will be announced on a closer date.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:06 PM
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1. He can only help...
...one thing about Magic, he has charisma. Not to imply that's the ONLY thing, though.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:13 PM
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7. I'm glad to see a Sports Hero who is a Democrat!
I agree about the style and charismatic power he brings. A definite positive presence who can even subdue Bill Clinton.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:06 PM
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2. Between Magic Johnson and Fabio, Hillary has too much star-power behind her to be stopped. n/t
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:09 PM
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4. ..
:rofl:
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:07 PM
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3. I'm a Magic fanatic
thats all.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:09 PM
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5. Iowa doesn't have an NBA franchise
and never had a rivalry with the Lakers. I wouldn't suggest bringing Magic to Texas, San Antonio or Houston. Memories are very long.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:13 PM
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6. How does Magic feel about his friends suggesting that the most talented black politician of our time
may have been a coke dealer?
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:14 PM
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9. He would laugh and flash that huge smile
like come'on.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:16 PM
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10. It's comin' on all right
Such a blunder...you have no idea, do you?
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:19 PM
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12. who called him a drug dealer?


you are twisting the truth friend.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:03 PM
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16. why do you keep lying about that? I see post after post
and it is a lie.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:05 PM
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18. So what was Billy Shaheen doing again?
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:13 PM
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20. Well, do you really need me to tell you. or are you just being silly
Because no where did CLINTON ever suggest that Obama was a drug dealer. No where, did Shaheen ever mention that Obama WAS a drug dealer.

Here is the scenario: the question of electability is constantly being thrown at Clinton by Obama. He is suggesting that her past is just too messy for her to be president. Well, wait a minute. The republicans COULD have fodder for attacks against Obama as well: for example he as ADMITTED to felonies: possession and consumption of cocaine. The republicans can certainly have days and days of fodder with that tidbit, for example...

stop your twisting and distorting.

Obama is not off limits. We are allowed to say OBAMA DID COCAINE. We are allowed to question the extent of it.

What you are doing, is hypocritical. You are twisting Clinton's employee's words as you attempt to suggest that Clinton is doing EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:15 PM
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21. Someone from the Experienced camp is being terribly naive
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:29 PM
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23. where is your outrage?
Or are you reserving your outrage for only certain candidate's actions? And if so--does that make you any better than what you profess to hate?


http://www.theleftcoaster.com/archives/011506.php

<edit>

That said, there are others who ought to resign or be fired as well - although I would guess that Chris Matthews and Joe Trippi* don't agree. For example (emphasis mine, throughout this post):

<Obama's> campaign staffers, too, have become frustrated by the focus of the medias attention, specifically that the press has not covered Clinton in the way they expected it would. During an interview this summer, Obamas friend Valerie Jarrett said to me, unbidden, He is a man who is devoted to his wife. There arent going to be any skeletons in his closet in terms of his personal life at all. Period. And at a campaign event in Iowa, one of Obamas aides plopped down next to me and spoke even more bluntly. He wanted to know when reporters would begin to look into Bill Clintons postpresidential sex life.

<edit>

Unlike the Clinton campaign, which has the bad habit of firing people or making people resign when they do things they should not be doing, another campaign had (has?) a different standard on smears:

Asked about the document <Hillary Clinton, D-Punjab>, Bill Burton, a spokesman for Mr. Obama, said: We did give reporters a series of comments she made on the record and other things that are publicly available to anyone who has access to the Internet. I dont see why anyone would take umbrage with that.

Asked why the Obama campaign had initially insisted that it not be connected to the document, Mr. Burton replied, Im going to leave my comment at that. ..

<edit>

And I didn't see any firings or resignations after this incident either:

In August, Obamas team scored a significant hit by helping to place a story in several newspapers revealing that Norman Hsu, a major Clinton donor, had skipped town after having pleaded no contest to a charge of grand theft 15 years earlier and still faced an outstanding warrant... (Hsu had also contributed to Obama.)

Well, I am gratified that Sen. Obama is "against" the "politics of personal destruction" and runs a campaign with complete accountability, unlike the Clinton campaign.



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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:13 PM
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8. Even Hillary's "star" power is stuck in the 90's
nt
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:18 PM
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11. Were you around in the 90's?
just curious.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:53 PM
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15. Nope, I'm seven years old.
What kind of question is that?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:51 PM
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14. Phooey!
He was more of a force in the 80's!!!!
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JackORoses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:27 PM
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13. ahahahahaha!
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:04 PM
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17. Awesome endorsement!
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Franc_Lee Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:11 PM
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19. Awesome endorsement? - Magic? - have you heard of Will Smiith? he's an awesome endorsement...
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:27 PM
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22. can't they both be?
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:42 PM
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26. Explain whats so "awesome!!!!" about a Magic Johnson endorsement
What pull does he still have?
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:35 PM
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24. How long until Barack pulls out Michael Jordan?
And if he does, can they arrange for Jordan to play Magic one-on-one at campaign stops? Wouldn't accomplish anything, but man that would be fun to watch.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:41 PM
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25. But, but, he's black. Shouldn't he be supporting...
Obama? :sarcasm:
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:49 PM
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27. You know what they both have in common...
Adultery.
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