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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 12:50 AM
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Clinton's creating a 40-member team
Hillary Clinton is creating a whip team to make sure convention supporters don't assail Barack Obama during her nomination floor vote, officials say.


The 40-member team will be charged with blocking any demonstration that might take away from Democratic unity during the Denver convention,...

Continues...http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/08/21/Clinton_whip_team_to_help_unify_Dems/UPI-55511219333255/
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maddiejoan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 12:55 AM
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1. When will she finally do something
that demonstrates she supports Obama??

WHEN????
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snake in the grass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 02:34 AM
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13. Never!
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 02:36 AM by snake in the grass
She is just simply evil, even worse than Bush, Hitler, the Borg, and Satan all rolled into one. Of all the politicians who have ever run for office in the history of the U.S. there was and is nobody half as bad, as calculating, as unlikeable, as conniving, as cold, as heartless, as treasonous, as shrill, as vain, as selfish, as whiny, as non-fashion conscious, as two-faced, as self-promoting, as power hungry, as backstabbing, as untrustworthy, as racist, as right-wing, as untruthful, as vile, as murderous, as insane, and as dangerous as Hillary Rodham Clinton.

We all know that she has two plans: either sabotage Obama's chances this year opening the door for her in 2012 or get elected VP and then do to Obama what she did to Vince Foster. It must be true; I heard it on the Randi Rhodes Show.

The Clintons have always been a plight for the Democratic Party; the veritable stain on our otherwise clean vest.

When will it end?
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 02:40 AM
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14. oops wrong spot Disregard
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 02:40 AM by Egnever


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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:59 AM
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28. "snake in the grass"???
That sounds about right! I was looking for some indication that the above was an elaborate "put on", but I saw none.


pnorman
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snake in the grass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 10:11 AM
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37. Welcome,
my friend, to the reality based community!
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quickesst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 06:05 AM
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30. Desperate Clinton hater.......
....mimicing Rush Limpballs. Thanks.
quickesst
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snake in the grass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 06:39 AM
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31. How fortunate for you...
that you understand irony.
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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:28 AM
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17. Yeah,
this simply is not good enough. It's a ruse. She's gonna steal the nom!
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:04 AM
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2. Awesome!
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:05 AM
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3. Watch this thread be roundly ignored. nt
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:07 AM
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5. Naw...they will layer some evil intent over this one just like they have the others.
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:44 AM
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18. Yeah I know. First they think they can blast a post apart and it evaporates.
Then when they find out the OP is not playing their division game they run along in defeat to kick some other Clinton thread.


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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:06 AM
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4. Charged With Blocking Any Demonstration That Might Take Away From Democratic Unity......
sounds ominous to me. Blocking? Could we see some drama at the convention - where a floor demonstration ensues and this Whip Team - creates a commotion that the MSM picks up and rams down our throat. This could work both ways for Hillary. Hmmmmmm!!!

I'm sorry - after 8 years of *CO - I'm just suspicious of anything and everything.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 10:18 AM
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39. Is this your first campaign?
Years ago, during Clinton's first campaign, I was volunteering at an Al Gore appearance. We had a crowd of fetus people there, complete with enormous pictures of mutilated fetuses. My assignment was to use my sign to block their fetus pics.

It was actually kind of fun.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:09 AM
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6. So now someone will see this as a plot to steal the convention.
"Oh noes, teh Clintons are going to have whips and they will use them to force delegates to vote for Hillary!!11"
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:10 AM
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7. thanks for posting
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:27 AM
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8. so now if the convention goes off without a hitch...
it will be to Hillary's credit.

:eyes:

go away, lady, just go away.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 03:57 AM
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16. Pipe down. Why are you so against an Obama victory?
Are you one of those who just loves being a on the losing side.


Ah - the pain. The self righteousness...

Please start helping Obama win.We need him to win.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:27 AM
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9. Thanks.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:28 AM
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10. Good someone needs to keep on lid on them nt
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:32 AM
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11. They're going to carry whips!
In fact, they're calling them whips!

It's goona bee kewl! I'm series!!11!1!

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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 06:32 AM
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46. Cat o' nine tails? A little S&M to spark interest?
Nah, Hillary will whip them into shape.

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 01:33 AM
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12. Good!
:thumbsup:

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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 02:41 AM
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15. This actually bothers me.
I certainly don't want to see Hillary dead enders acting the fool at the convention. The free speech zones of the last election bothered me a lot though and this smells a little like that to me.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:53 AM
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19. I heard that, and believe me I've been defending Clinton a lot lately....
...even though I'm sick of primary talk, and sick of clinton VP talk. :)
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:54 AM
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20. Will they be armed with tasers?
And only 40? I hope they can take on 2 each.
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:56 AM
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21. Good for her!
Hopefully, that should shut up some of the anti-Hillary zealots.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 10:27 AM
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42. Ain't gonna happen, my friend.
It is seemingly much more important to bash Hillary than to win this election.
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 06:13 AM
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43. Point
There's a fair few "supporters" of both Obama and Hillary who just really, really hate the other one.

Random thought: I have never understood why the party enforcers are referred to as "whips". Always makes me picture them as the slavemasters on Roman galleys...
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:10 AM
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22. How 'bout she just get Bill to stfu.
(irt praising McCain's climate change record)
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:14 AM
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23. Yay for Hillary! This is why I feel so badly for Hillary because she's doing her best
but it's so hard to rehabilitate her image now and it's not really her fault anymore. Yes, the primaries were really awful and at one point, I felt like I couldn't forgive her but now, it's kinda obvious that it wasn't her but the MSM. It just kinda sucks that she had to take this precaution in the first place.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:25 AM
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24. Right. The MSM threw her kitchen sink for her!
They probably even faked all the footage of her lying about sniper fire in Bosnia. Those bastards.

The reason she has to take this precaution is because she is the one that opened Pandora's box to begin with.
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:28 AM
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25. True, she did pull a lot of BS but she's finally gotten back to reality. It just sucks that
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 05:29 AM by eshfemme
she can't pull a lot of her supporters back down to earth. So at least she's kinda acknowledged that. I'll never go back to respecting her the way I did before the primaries but I'm willing to accept her as part of the Democratic party and I'm willing to see her go on to do great things, just not as President.

Yeah, she should have avoided making the moves that she did but it does look like she regrets them so I forgive her. Plus, the MSM hasn't stopped their habit of stirring up shit so I'd rather not play into their hands by continuing to resent her for something she's obviously already acknowledged. The only problems now are the PUMAs, Republicans and the MSM.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 06:00 AM
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29. I just don't see the regret.
Just as she didn't regret for her war vote.

She's a wicked smart politician. I see her giving just enough support at the last minute, secure in the fact that short term memory is a well documented public affliction. After she went so far as to endorse the republican candidate over a rival in her own party, it is obvious she has switched to 2012 mode.

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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:41 AM
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26. You have to give her full respect as great team player and supporter of a 08 victory.
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:53 AM
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27. I'll bet they'll be wearing jack boots and 'PUMA' on the back of their uniforms. n/t
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 06:44 AM
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32. knr! for the disbelievers.
This will be a great and historic Convention!
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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:34 AM
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33. It's a shame that Hillary has to take such extreme measures...
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 07:34 AM by skypuddle
In order to rein in the more rabid, die-hard, faux-Democratic Hillarites.

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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:38 AM
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34. Don't be fooled! This is all a part of her insidious plot to defeat Obama
She either wants to steal the nomination or sabotage his chances in November so that she can run in four years! James Carville DLC aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhgggggggggggggggg!
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:39 AM
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35. Is she giving them actual whips?
Because that would be fucking awesome!

PUMA: "BARACK OBAMA IS AN UNFIT BLACK MA*crack*"

WHIP: "WHY DON'T YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP?"
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:59 AM
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36. She's much too good for her PUMA asshole 'supporters.' n/t
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 06:37 AM
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48. yah
You got that right.

I hate loosing respect for my fellow Democrats, really, but anyone who'd vote against Obama is just a dirty pig earth-raper to me.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 10:14 AM
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38. Quick--put some anti-Clinton spin in this thread!
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 10:15 AM by QC
Otherwise it will be ignored!
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 10:22 AM
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41. Too late
8
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SurfingAtWork Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 10:18 AM
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40. Will they carry real whips?
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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 06:34 AM
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47. Of course, cat o' nine tails. Hope you're not serious.
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 06:17 AM
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44. she's gonna need MORE than 40...
just sayin...;)
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 06:19 AM
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45. They will be called "Clinton's Commandos" n/t
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