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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:19 PM
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Bribing the Referee
This says it succinctly.

Bribing the Referee

Top Hillary fundraisers are (fucking blackmailing) exerting pressure on Howard Dean to (swing the election for their candidate) show more leadership and find a resolution to the Florida and Michigan (clusterfuck) clusterfuck.

However you view the situation, the implication couldnt be clearer: If you want the money to keep coming in, you had better do what we say. I guess they havent noticed all the money pooring in to the Obama campaign. Im also guessing Howard Dean, who knows a thing or two about grassroots organizing himself, probably has. If I was heading up the DNC, I would be more concerned with keeping the 1,000,000 Obama contributors happy than a handful of venture capitalists.

Maybe they can just hit Obama in the knee with a pipe instead.


You may not be willing to believe how the campaign to paint the referee as inadequate or unfair, or unworthy...is working. Do a blog search at Google. It is working quite well. The blogs are out in force to discredit the chairman.

Amazing how the politics of destruction work so well time after time.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:36 PM
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1. Tactics of ridicule....
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Bad Thoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:41 PM
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2. It will mean that the nominee will have to fund their own campaign
rather than rely on the party. Obama backers may refuse to support the DNC to reciprocate. Please, let's burn down the house.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:44 PM
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3. Whatever people choose to do....they choose to do.
And their choice determines the direction of the party at this time.

If an Obama supporter refuses to support the DNC at this time, it would not make sense. He is using the tools from the party, the voter files. Hillary is using private ones.

But whatever. :shrug:
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:46 PM
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4. I heard last nigh that a Florida do-over is dead in the water.
NPR hourly news said an announcement from the DNC is expected Monday. They also said some kind of formula to distribute MI and FL is now being worked out.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:52 PM
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7. Thurman has an announcement on Monday as well....and a court hearing in Atlanta.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:37 PM
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12. That must be the only announcement you heard.
I have been doing a search and can't find anything new on it...nothing about Monday. Was it a news announcement?

Karen Thurman will announce something Monday, and that lawsuit has the potential to screw everything up.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:49 PM
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5. This is up at HuffPo as well. Blackmail is always a nice tactic to use. Add to Hillary's immoral
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:51 PM
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6. Do you have the Huff Post link?
Is it the same blogger?
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:54 PM
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8. No, its just a link to the NY Times article, I think. Yeah, just
double checked. Its a headline on the front page that links to the Times.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:55 PM
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10. Thanks.
:hi:
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:55 PM
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9. Hillary, the DLC are both tools of the republican party
doing their best to hand congress back over to the republicans.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:58 PM
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11. Hillary is painting herself as a thug - she may have a few friends, but not enough
like you said, why not knee cap Obama?

She's behind in every way.
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