Skip to comments.Obama Manager Accuses Clintons of Widespread Dirty Politics-(Democrat Civil War Update!)
Posted on 01/20/2008 9:17:38 AM PST by tcrlaf
David Plouffe, in a succinct statement appended to a released quotation from his boss, Barack Obama, said the Obama campaign was investigating more than 200 reporters of irregularities in Nevada.
We currently have reports of over 200 separate incidents of trouble at caucus sites, including doors being closed up to thirty minutes early, registration forms running out so people were turned away, and ID being requested and checked in a non-uniform fashion.
This is in addition to the Clinton campaigns efforts to confuse voters and call into question the at-large caucus sites which clearly had an affect on turnout at these locations.
These kinds of Clinton campaign tactics were part of an entire weeks worth of false, divisive, attacks designed to mislead caucus-goers and discredit the caucus itself."
Plouffe asks Nevadans to call a toll-free number, (866) 675-2008, and report any other problems.
Obama, for his part, said he "ran an honest, uplifting campaign in Nevada that focused on the real problems Americans are facing, a campaign that appealed to peoples hopes instead of their fears."
(Excerpt) Read more at marcambinder.theatlantic.com ...
Between the Super-Delegates, and the Clinton Shadow Party Apparatus, many are finally realizing how they have been played by folks with an agenda FAR different than thier own.
They bought into the "Stolen Election" lies, and now they see it in plain sight, from thier own Democratic Party heros!
Democrat Uncivil War on the horizon.
One Obama precinct captain wrote this:
After being a part of this campaign, doing this work, and seeing this level of viciousness from a supposedly Democratic candidate, it will be a cold day in hell before I do any work for anyone in any way associated with Hillary Clinton. At this point, even my general election vote is in question. I am furious almost to the point of nausea. There are so many young, idealistic activists here who are absolutely crushed--not because we lost here, but because of the way we "lost." Disillusionment is running extremely high--and I doubt very much of many of them will be back in 2008, or ever again. Illegal and immoral campaign tactics like this aren't just reprehensible: they also come at a cost to the party in the long run.
Leaving behind the triangulating, DLC politics of the Clintons, this crap leaves me with just one question: with Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?
How about this quote?:
Jill Derby, Chair of the Nevada State Party, also spoke out on delegates as the results came in.
She emphasized that national delegate counts are based upon an assumption that delegate preferences will remain the same, when in fact they could change at the convention. Derby added a disconcerting line to hammer the point home: We look forward to our county and state conventions where we will choose the delegates for the nominee that Nevadans support.
Translation: If this thing is close, we party insiders will choose for the rest of the state.
Go get her ‘Boma! No mercy for the Hilde-beast. Kick her when she’s down, she’ll do the same to you
Anyone who doesn’t know that the Clintons engage in dirty politics isn’t paying attention.
I would love for the left to implode. heh heh
Welcome to the party gang, a lot of us figured this out long back....but go ahead a pull up a seat.
Re: the above headline.
Paging Claude Rains.
Stay on the plantation, Obama.
What??? The Clintons engage in dirty politics??? I'm shocked!
Doncha’ just love this “Not-Racist” Democrat Racism???
The Clinton’s now succsessfully painted OBAMA as “the Black Candidate”, and that is a kiss of death...
Somebody needs to post this on DU and watch the feeding frenzy begin.
Isn't asking for ID disriminatory? ;)
Let's see. Democrats have waged a 130-year-long battle against the 14th Amendment. Democrats federalized segregation under Woodrow Wilson. Democrats opposed anti-lynching legislation put forth by Republicans in the 1930's. Democrats were still excluding blacks from membership three years after the end of WWII. Democrats opposed a number of Civil Rights Acts put forth by Republicans in the 1950s. Democrats led the longest filibuster in Senate history against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Democrats chose a Klansman as their Senate Majority Leader in 1977. And today, Democrats continue to support the racial ideals of Margaret Sanger's abortion mills, which ensure that for every two black children that are born today, a third is killed.
Yet you jumoed on board anyway. Perhaps it is time to ask yourself why you did such a thing.
Here are some of the details from a KOS posting:
Here are just a few of the irregularities from the Clinton campaign that have come to my ears, before I tell my own story. Word on the ground is that we have video of some of these shenanigans as well.
UPDATE: The wording of the actual Party rules are unclear. At this point, it appears that the Hillary campaign may simply have interpreted the rules differently, rather than deliberately engaging in voter suppression.
Regardless, however, the State Party interpreted the rules in our favor. No less than foureight Obama captains (including myself) have reported that Clinton operatives tried to close the doors at 11:30—a full thirty minutes before the doors were supposed to close. In some cases I am hearing they actually succeeded, and voters were turned away before mo
re knowledgeable people could get there to reopen them. The Clinton campaign had obviously told their people to be there by 11:30—and they knew that the higher the turnout, the worse for them.
At least two reports of Clinton operatives telling the uncommitteds and Edwards supporters, once their numbers were deemed not viable, that they had to leave. Whether these tactics succeeded or not, I do not know. Obviously, the Clinton campaign knew that voters not already in her camp were unlikely to join her camp (I know from my own experience that I convinced many more undecideds than my opponent Hillary operative), so they attempted to suppress their vote.
At least one report of Clinton operatives telling Obama supporters with viable numbers that they were not viable, and had to leave. From what I hear, some of those voters did in fact leave.
At least two reports (including my own) of disabled voters being coerced into the Clinton camp against their will, or even having their voter card filled out for them against their will.
A few reports of probable out-of-state Clinton operatives being counted among the voters—though since checking ID is illegal, and other Hillary operatives from in-state would vouch for them, it’s impossible to say.
At least one report of two large men standing outside the door checking voters for whom they would support, and telling all Obama people they were at the wrong location.
At least one other report of Hillary operatives doing the check-in, and telling all Obama supporters that they were not on the list, could not register at the location (not true), and that they could not caucus.
At least one report of ballots being filled out in advance for Hillary in mass.
At least one report of Hillary supporters saying that the caucus location was just the Hillary room—and that Obama supporters had to go to a faraway location.
At least one report of a voter registration list only in Spanish, and only with Hillary supporters on it. Obama supporters later found the registration list with the rest of the people—in the garbage can of the ladies restroom.
Several reports of Hillary signs on the registration table, and Hillary supporters in Hillary shirts doing registration.
My hope is to face Hitlery in the general after a scorched-earth Dem. nomination.
She is well on her way to becoming even more polarizing if that is even possible. Last I saw 50% of America already stated they would never vote for her.
The young voters who are often unreliable, in addition to the disillusioned Black voters will sit it out if she pisses them off enough.