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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:13 AM
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Playback: Terry McAuliffe on MTP 13 days ago. R:"Something catastrophic?" A:"Absolutely."
Edited on Sat May-24-08 09:19 AM by chascarrillo
Transcript from Meet The Press, 05.11.2008, with Tim Russert interviewing Clinton campaign chair Terry McAuliffe:

MR. RUSSERT: But, but you will admit that she cannot overtake Barack Obama with elected delegates.

MR. McAULIFFE: Very--highly unlikely.

MR. RUSSERT: That--impossible?

MR. McAULIFFE: Nothing's impossible. Look, tomorrow--something new could happen. Nothing's impossible. You are talking to Terry McAuliffe. I don't believe anything in life is impossible.

MR. RUSSERT: But you would need an act of God or for something catastrophic to happen to the Obama campaign.

MR. McAULIFFE: Sure, something big would have to happen, I will give you that, absolutely.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24564374/page/2/
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:15 AM
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1. Add shit-eating grin.
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marylanddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:16 AM
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2. This starts to smell like wishing. ugh.
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my3boyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:18 AM
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3. I will laugh my @ss off if Terry drops her when she tells him she is taking it to the convention
If you loses Terry McAwful she has lost everyone! LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:23 AM
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6. He ain't ditching his meal ticket
She could take it to the Galactic Convention on Neptune and he'll stay glued to her tailpipe.
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gorekerrydreamticket Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 05:50 PM
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19. Terry McCauliffe is a Clinton suppository....
he isn't going anywhere...
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godai Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:21 AM
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4. McAuliffe: "something big would have to happen"
It never crossed my mind that they were including the possibility of assassination.
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:22 AM
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5. sadly....
way too MANY of us have been able to read between the lines for months now
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:28 AM
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7. I Got Taken To Task That Sunday
Edited on Sat May-24-08 09:29 AM by Me.
For doing a thread on how egregious I thought his comments were. Especially that grin which I really took exception to..
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:43 AM
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8. I Remember This Vividly - And How Appalled I Was That He Said What.....
he said and that stupid grin on his face during his statement. I remember mentioning to my girlfriend right after he said this that - it was almost like he knew that something bad was going to happen to Obama or wishing something bad was going to happen to Obama. I thought then - how low can they go. I know there were some references to that interchange on MTP here on the DU board - but no real outrage. It took Hilliary to drive home that by herself yesterday.

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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:47 AM
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9. I had COMPLETELY forgotten about that...
Edited on Sat May-24-08 09:47 AM by AngryOldDem
...and I actually defended those comments on another fourm here.

Christ. I'm getting off the ride now before I lose my mind and my lunch.
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atufal1c Donating Member (171 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 09:49 AM
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10. I saw this, too. And thought it sounded ominous THEN...

At the time I thought he was *mostly* playing sly about some scandal being uncovered. Now I can't help but wonder if he was riffing on the assassination theme.

At least a little bit.

It was *very* "wink, wink".

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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 10:12 AM
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11. Kick ...
:kick:
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 10:14 AM
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12. k & r
Subtle undertone to the campaign for the last few weeks, and finally they were unmasked.
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 05:16 PM
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13. oh sh**, I forgot he said that.
here he is today:

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SoonerPride Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 05:17 PM
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14. I didn't. They've been hinting at this for months with winks and nudges.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 05:19 PM
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16. Yes, they have. It may just be their faith-based campaigning
but it reads differently to the reality-based community.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 05:18 PM
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15. it appears the 'possibility' has been discussed in the campaign
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graycem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 05:33 PM
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17. Every time he says that.. or any of them do
it would make me sick. Not because I ever thought they were implying he could be physically harmed, but THAT, that waiting for something to come out that would damage him beyond rebound is distasteful enough. As if they were behind the scenes, looking for something, and it has been reported they were doing just that. What a way to win, and she was so much more "electable."

I don't recall any Obama surrogates saying things like this about her, ever. I don't recall hearing rumors of them looking for something that would politically eliminate her. But then he's been held to a different standard all along.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 05:36 PM
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18. proof positive that this is a talking point for them
Edited on Sat May-24-08 05:52 PM by libnnc
how Clinton supporters can ignore this is sickening.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-24-08 06:13 PM
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20. I remember that, I watched it. I thought it was sleazy, but just standard Clinton sleazy.
Like, hoping that their oppo research might be able to come up with some big fat juicy scandal or something.

The thing is, once you've gotten to the point where you're admitting that your only chance of prevailing lies in the hope that the other candidate is somehow rendered unviable, does it really matter whether that unviability is metaphorical as opposed to literal?

They want the nomination dammit, and they don't care how they get it. You might say, "all options are on the table".

sw



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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 02:51 AM
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21. I'm bookmarking this
for future reference. THANKS for posting the transcript. :thumbsup:
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ruby slippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 02:53 AM
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22. I wonder if Russert will call him on it again THIS Sunday.....
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WA98296 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 02:54 AM
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23. I remember, and there was a woman on Larry King around the same time, making similar remarks
A "former" CBS anchor, although I don't remember ever seeing her before.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-26-08 03:36 AM
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32. Carole Simpson
former ABC anchor

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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 02:58 AM
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24. Oh, tell me HE DID NOT refer to himself in the THIRD PERSON!!!
MR. McAULIFFE: Nothing's impossible. Look, tomorrow--something new could happen. Nothing's impossible. You are talking to Terry McAuliffe. I don't believe anything in life is impossible.



This guy is a complete ass. And totally full of himself.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 03:59 AM
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25. Move over Tony Robbins, nothing's impossible with Terry McAuliffe!
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-26-08 02:17 AM
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30. Terry can move mountains of bullshit with his mind
He thinks it, therefore he can achieve it.
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arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 04:23 AM
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26. You can thank RUSSERT for "act of God" and "catastrophic".
McAuliffe is just too stoopid to finesse the point.

As is his boss.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 04:29 AM
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27. Hillary Rosen and Lisa Caputo have been engaging in the same rhetoric
on every program they've been on for the past week or so. It has clearly been a designated campaign talking point and is disgusting.
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Richard_C Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 05:03 PM
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28. McAuliffe and Assassination
It looks like the Clintons have a team working on the assassination of Senator Obama.
The spin team is preparing the country and setting up a "virtual alibi"...
They will say "See, we tried to warn him! If we were guilty, would we have tried to warn him?"

McAuliffe is part of the "spin team" not the "kill team".
The Clintons have not introduced the kill team, but if they did, it probably wouldn't change a single vote.

Hillary: Barack, this is Uri Deadmanow; he'll be shooting you in the head from very far away.
Barack: You people are murderers!
Hillary: Barack, that isn't helpful. We need to unite the party.
Clinton sycophants: Did you hear what he called her? It's outrageous!
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 06:10 PM
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29. Despicable...

but, then, this how the Clinton campaign self-destructs. Karma.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-26-08 02:27 AM
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31. kick
this will go down as the most disturbing primary in history

sickening
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-26-08 06:29 AM
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33. R:"Something catastrophic?" A:"Absolutely."
I saw MTP that Sunday. McAuliffe gave me the creeps.
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