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Clinton cries foul in Texas; Obama lawyer hijacks call
The Hill ^ | 4 March 08 | Sam Youngman

Posted on 03/04/2008 6:35:52 PM PST by SkyPilot

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) campaign charged rival Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) campaign with breaking several rules in the Texas caucuses.

The Clinton campaign called an “emergency” conference call with reporters that was interrupted by Obama’s chief counsel Bob Bauer, who called in and said the Clinton campaign only criticized the caucus process when it was losing.

With Clinton facing what many consider must-win scenarios in both Ohio and Texas and both races too-close-to-call, the Clinton campaign charged that the Obama campaign had shut the doors on Clinton supporters at some of the caucuses, among other things.

The campaign also said the Obama camp had hijacked some of the caucus packets at certain precincts, adding that in others Obama supporters were calling in caucus results before the polls had closed.

Ace Smith, Clinton’s Texas campaign director, said the state party’s election hotline was jammed, and the Clinton campaign was receiving “hundreds of complaints.”

“This is just truly outrageous behavior,” Smith said. “It’s really disturbing, and it’s really undemocratic what’s going on.”

Clinton’s attorney said on the call that “all options are open at this point” when asked about the possibility of seeking a legal remedy to the campaign’s concerns.

Bauer’s presence on the call came as a surprise as he and Howard Wolfson, Clinton’s communications director, went round and round. Wolfson repeatedly asked Bauer and the Obama campaign to ensure that all votes in Texas are counted as Bauer impugned the Clinton campaign’s “attacking the caucus process.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clintons2008; fraud; hillary; howtostealanelection; obama; obama2008; texas2008; tx2008; voterfraud
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This just continues..............
1 posted on 03/04/2008 6:35:52 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

This could be the best news of the night. I’m enjoying this.


2 posted on 03/04/2008 6:36:36 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("Don't give up your ideals, don't compromise, don't turn to expediency..."Ronald Reagan, 1976)
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To: Petronski

ping.


3 posted on 03/04/2008 6:37:32 PM PST by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: SkyPilot

What goes around comes around.


4 posted on 03/04/2008 6:37:57 PM PST by Misschuck
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I could caption this photo, but I won't.

5 posted on 03/04/2008 6:38:03 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

What are they doing in the picture? A Smell test?


6 posted on 03/04/2008 6:38:18 PM PST by shiva
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I never thought I would say this, I think Hillary may be the BEST candidate this year (yes better than Mccain)


7 posted on 03/04/2008 6:38:36 PM PST by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: SkyPilot

Inevitable they’d get pi$$y about the procedures. Clinton’s aren’t gracious losers. Or winners.


8 posted on 03/04/2008 6:38:48 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: SkyPilot

They’re really spanking her on msnbc. Fineman talking about the inside chaos of Clinton campaign, and some defection he won’t specify. Blame all around, but he says Hillary is most at fault.


9 posted on 03/04/2008 6:40:33 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: SkyPilot

LOL LOL LOL
These bogus claims are crafted to provide Hillary cover when she starts insisting on Florida and Michigan being seated


10 posted on 03/04/2008 6:40:50 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<||>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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To: SkyPilot

Where are the obligatory pop corn pics?


11 posted on 03/04/2008 6:41:47 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: shiva

They are both trying to pull this election out of their a$$es...


12 posted on 03/04/2008 6:41:54 PM PST by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Is there enough popcorn for what’s ahead?


13 posted on 03/04/2008 6:42:36 PM PST by sarasota
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To: SkyPilot

Obama was selected not elected! Count every vote!


14 posted on 03/04/2008 6:42:39 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: Billg64

That’s Ann’s opinion too and if anyone influences me...it’s Ann. :D


15 posted on 03/04/2008 6:43:13 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("Don't give up your ideals, don't compromise, don't turn to expediency..."Ronald Reagan, 1976)
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To: SkyPilot

16 posted on 03/04/2008 6:43:29 PM PST by michigander (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

It’s just unbelievable how people have taken sides and are taking off the gloves. And the beat goes on.


17 posted on 03/04/2008 6:43:53 PM PST by sarasota
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To: sarasota

It can only get dirtier from here. The only downside is I hate to see McCain benefit period.


18 posted on 03/04/2008 6:44:11 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("Don't give up your ideals, don't compromise, don't turn to expediency..."Ronald Reagan, 1976)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

19 posted on 03/04/2008 6:44:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dware
Actually, I was going to suggest that the Dyke was getting a knife and Osama was getting a flower to give to the Dyke as a peace offering.
20 posted on 03/04/2008 6:44:39 PM PST by Rca2000 (I am VERY fearful for the future of this nation......)
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To: michigander

LOL! Great gif.


21 posted on 03/04/2008 6:44:40 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I fart in your general direction !

22 posted on 03/04/2008 6:44:50 PM PST by Jambe
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To: SkyPilot

"My pile's the biggest."

"No, mine is."

"Wait, I'll show you."

"You just look for yourself. I have the largest."

They're both carbuncles on the backside of America.

23 posted on 03/04/2008 6:45:21 PM PST by Jemian ("I hate the media." ~~ Kayak)
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To: Lazamataz

ping


24 posted on 03/04/2008 6:45:36 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Hildabeasts’ history is crying foul, decrying a fiction on the part of her opponent, all the while engaging in the nefarious actions herself. This is the sine-quinon of all of her husbands, and her campaigns. These people are despicable. She will slip up on obama and perform a perfect ‘commando incision’ on him, all the while saying how it has been an honor running against him. What a bitch.


25 posted on 03/04/2008 6:45:39 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: SkyPilot

Fineman says she’s essentially tied with Obama, after all this. But there’s no joy in the party.
In fact, Obama is slightly ahead in delegates and votes. If she can’t take that away from him, he isn’t going to hand it to her!
Yet here’s Rendell saying Obama is a great candidate BUT. She will be stronger in the general and not far behind Obama going into the convention, so the super delegates would have to get her through.


26 posted on 03/04/2008 6:45:48 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: jdm

27 posted on 03/04/2008 6:46:06 PM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: SkyPilot

But, but, but...I thought only Republicans were capable of voter fraud and suppression. This just can’t be!


28 posted on 03/04/2008 6:46:29 PM PST by bushinohio
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To: SkyPilot

I have hear this crap from disgusted Democrat college friends over the past 8 weeks: intimidation and cheating by ObamaNazis at every caucus. Blacks browbeat whites, counts are handed in early, folks are ignored, dirty trick abound. They tell me they will vote for Nader or McCain if Obama wins the nomination.


29 posted on 03/04/2008 6:47:20 PM PST by montag813
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To: SkyPilot

Wolfson vs. Baur steel cage match-—.


30 posted on 03/04/2008 6:47:22 PM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: SkyPilot

Texas precincts reported so far show Obama ahead.

http://www.politico.com/


31 posted on 03/04/2008 6:47:23 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been)
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To: SkyPilot

Man, that body language says it all. LOL

32 posted on 03/04/2008 6:48:21 PM PST by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Fast Eddie is a Clintanoid. So watch for mega-fraud in PA.


33 posted on 03/04/2008 6:49:04 PM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: SkyPilot

Someone did this a few years ago on FR - I don’t recall the candidate, or who called in. Many of us were listening in and there was even a thread - one of FRs FUNNIEST Moments !!! Who made that call ???


34 posted on 03/04/2008 6:49:24 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
"This could be the best news of the night. I’m enjoying this."

Don't forget about Ohio - she's kicking butt here. I wonder how much of it is due to Republicans who switched parties to vote for her?

This is going to a brokered convention, and the rats are going to have a civil war!

35 posted on 03/04/2008 6:49:56 PM PST by Slump Tester (Only CINOs and democRATs knowingly and willingly vote for RINOs!)
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To: SkyPilot
"My panties are in a bunch", "so are mine"
36 posted on 03/04/2008 6:50:57 PM PST by BOBWADE
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To: SkyPilot

There are no rules in a knife fight!


37 posted on 03/04/2008 6:51:04 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: SkyPilot
The Clinton campaign called an “emergency” conference call with reporters that was interrupted by Obama’s chief counsel Bob Bauer

I give the obamans credit for playing tough against the clinton gang...tougher than any repubs have.

38 posted on 03/04/2008 6:51:11 PM PST by NewLand (Only one poll counts...our votes!)
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To: SkyPilot
“It’s really disturbing, and it’s really undemocratic what’s going on.”

Hell, most everything the RATS do is undemoncratic. What's so unusual about this?

39 posted on 03/04/2008 6:51:40 PM PST by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: SkyPilot

Poop Check


40 posted on 03/04/2008 6:51:52 PM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: SkyPilot

If I didn’t care about the future of my country, I would find this particularly entertaining. And ironic.

Still, I will find pleasure in watching the civil war among the hypocritical left, should it reach that level. One can hope.


41 posted on 03/04/2008 6:51:54 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Slump Tester

Yep..and now Rush can reclaim his mantle of relevancy...;)


42 posted on 03/04/2008 6:51:56 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("Don't give up your ideals, don't compromise, don't turn to expediency..."Ronald Reagan, 1976)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
Popcorn anyone?



43 posted on 03/04/2008 6:51:58 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: SkyPilot

Cheating is a Democrat’s birthright. She can’t hog it all.


44 posted on 03/04/2008 6:52:06 PM PST by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: sarasota
Is there enough popcorn for what’s ahead?

Eat all you like.
We'll make more.

45 posted on 03/04/2008 6:52:19 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Billg64

I haven’t heard her say anything about closing Gitmo, bringing the nice folks there into our civil courts, or abolishing waterboarding like RINO McCain has said.


46 posted on 03/04/2008 6:52:35 PM PST by Slump Tester (Only CINOs and democRATs knowingly and willingly vote for RINOs!)
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To: SkyPilot
"I could caption this photo, but I won't."

Hillary: "Pull my finger"

47 posted on 03/04/2008 6:52:41 PM PST by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Always Right

It wasn’t me.


48 posted on 03/04/2008 6:53:06 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Billg64

mccain still makes me puke, I can’t listen to him.


49 posted on 03/04/2008 6:53:21 PM PST by libbylu
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To: SkyPilot

Two dyslexics trying to figure out the meaning of quid pro quo (back scratching?)


50 posted on 03/04/2008 6:53:43 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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