Clinton Campaign Tactics: Right Out of Stalin’s Playbook

Hillary MurdochThe Trail Blazers Blog of the Dallas Morning News has this piece as of this morning:

Hillary Clinton and her campaign is pushing for precinct captains for Texas’ 8,000 Democratic polling places. They need to train folks to lead the caucus sessions that will determine more than 60 delegates after the primary voting is over.

In training materials being handed out by the Clinton campaign, it is clear that they want to control those caucus sessions.

The materials say in part, DO NOT allow the supporter of another candidate to serve in leadership roles.”

It goes on to say, “If our supporters are outnumbered, ask the Temporary Chair if one of our supporters can serves as the Secretary, in the interest of fairness.”

The control of the sign-in sheets and the announcement of the delegates allotted to each candidate are the critical functions of the Chair and Secretary. This is why it is so important that Hillary supporters hold these positions.”

This from Sadbastards:

It’s right out of Stalin’s playbook. “It’s not who votes; it’s who counts the votes.”

And I couldn’t agree more. Clinton’s campaign is looking more and more like it’s a dictatorship movement who’s willing to throw her dissenters in jail. Let’s not forget the fiasco with the Clinton KOA in Clark County, Nevada. As we’ve seen the dirt and slime out of the Bush Administration, Clinton’s actions like this only means we’ll be seeing more Bush Style of politics while she’s in Office.

Why can’t the Clinton Campaign play fair?! Because they’d lose if they didn’t.

Why does Rush Limbaugh say he’ll hold fund-raisers for Hillary? Why is he encouraging people to vote for Clinton tonight? Why is Ann Coulter running around calling herself a “Hillary Girl!”? Why does Rupert Murdoch not only support Hillary, but gives her cash to run her campaign?!

Because Clinton is their patsy, that’s why. It’s the perfect win-win for the GOP. If Hillary Clinton wins the Dem ticket, they create a “Lesser of Two Evils” to the American public. The GOP gets to rally their troops and get McCain in. But, if Hillary wins, they already have her in their pocket anyway.FruitFly 6

But if Obama is the Dem – the game’s over with. Out with all of the gunk in Washington DC and in with everything new.

Trinket Jewelry Proves Patriotism

GOP White GuysMy husband life partner were watching Real Time with Bill Mahr with Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) desperately trying to sound like a buffoon. During the show, Kingston questions Barack Obama’s patriotism because he doesn’t wear a US Flag lapel pin on his jacket. The audience moans in utter disbelief, and yet both of us spotted that Kingston wasn’t wearing a lapel pin either!


Yesterday, Congressman Kingston shows up on MSNBC’s Live with Dan Abrams who’s segment is a focus on the right-wing smear machine. “Home Skillet” immediately ponders the patriotism of someone who doesn’t wear such a lapel pin on his outer jacket, he thinks there’s cause to question one’s patriotism. This time, Dan Abrams catches him at it and points out to the Congressman that he’s not wearing one himself! Watch the sputtering here.

It might be pedantic of me to point out that in 1992, when Congressman “Home Skillet” ran for US House of Representatives in the 1st Congressional District of Georgia; he ran on the platform saying:Black Garbage Flywsd2

“I have a Democrat’s heart and a Republican’s brain. You have to have a heart, but a brain, too, to solve problems,”

These Republicans: Sometimes you want to shove your thumbs into their eyeballs and smack them upside their empty little heads. Enter DailyKos, Crooks and Liars and TPM and the rest of them to do just that: