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Brazile: Howard Dean And Other Party Leaders Should Be Prepared To Step In (More Popcorn please..)
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Posted on 03/05/2008 7:02:54 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Brazile: Howard Dean And Other Party Leaders Should Be Prepared To Step In By Greg Sargent - March 5, 2008, 9:22AM

Despite Hillary's big wins in Ohio and Texas last night, some super-delegates are already suggesting that a continued contest risks damaging the party and are calling on Howard Dean and other party leaders to be ready to intervene should the race get dirtier:

"Despite Obama's impressive victories in February, Clinton's comeback is based on sowing political seeds of doubt," said Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist and one of nearly 800 party leaders known as superdelegates for their ability to determine the nomination. "In order to clinch the nomination, he must anticipate the worst attacks ever."...

Some superdelegates are bracing themselves to intervene on Obama's behalf if necessary.

"If these attacks are contrasts based on policy differences, there is no need to stop the race or halt the debate," Brazile said. "But, if this is more division, more diversion from the issues and more of the same politics of personal destruction, chairman Dean and other should be on standby."

Consider that a harbinger of what we're likely to hear from other super-delegates if the race gets uglier without significantly altering the underlying pledged-delegate imbalance between the two candidates.

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1 posted on 03/05/2008 7:02:56 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Pass the popcorn. This is exactly the purpose to keep Hilly in.


2 posted on 03/05/2008 7:04:47 AM PST by GOP_Proud (Disgruntled about it all. None of the above.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The last thing the Democrat Party power structure wants is a colored person in any real position of power. Expect some cigar smoke-filled room, white-sheeted dirty politics that’s gonna screw B. Hussein Obama.


3 posted on 03/05/2008 7:05:22 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: Sub-Driver

Ironic that Donna (I have my own gravitational pull) Brazile would attack the candidacy of the very people who made her what she is.

The beast and pervert have to be going completely nuts over the turncoats they made household names stabbing them in the back.


4 posted on 03/05/2008 7:06:27 AM PST by Anonymous Rex ( For Rent)
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To: Sub-Driver

So the Deaniac is going to stop two moving trains?


5 posted on 03/05/2008 7:06:38 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is that every time I see Donna Brazile on TV, I have to stop to make sure it is not Teddy Kennedy in drag & heavy stage makeup.


6 posted on 03/05/2008 7:07:49 AM PST by heywoodubuzzoff (:-))
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To: GOP_Proud

For the moment, we have the makings of the perfect storm. Who knows how this will play out. Stand by.


9 posted on 03/05/2008 7:09:49 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Sub-Driver

The Clintons using the politics of personal destruction!??? and called on it by Donna Brazile!

This is rich.


11 posted on 03/05/2008 7:10:47 AM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t think this race will go all the way to the convention. If Hillary wins Pennsylvania by the same margin she wins Ohio (and the demographics of PA are very similar to OH) then I think the party leaders will step in and the superdelegates will anoint Hillary as the nominee with Obama as the VP. And that will be an extremely tough ticket to beat.


12 posted on 03/05/2008 7:10:53 AM PST by IndyTiger
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To: JackRyanCIA
In fact Hillary Clinton won Ohio via the RACIST VOTE. 20% of voters in Ohio said that race was an important factor in their vote, among those 80% went for the White woman. 80% of 20% correspond to 16% point margin in the total vote, Hillary Clinton win Ohio by 10%. Without the RACIST VOTE she would have lost Ohio or may be won it by 2% points.
13 posted on 03/05/2008 7:13:50 AM PST by jveritas (Rush Limbaugh for President (extreme sarcasm))
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To: Sub-Driver

“Clinton’s comeback is based on sowing political seeds of doubt”

That’s just a weird thing to say. Isn’t that what all campaigning is about, sowing seeds of doubt about your opponent?


15 posted on 03/05/2008 7:20:20 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: IndyTiger

“Hillary as the nominee with Obama as the VP. And that will be an extremely tough ticket to beat.”

I disagree. I think it’s the best case for the Republicans. Hillary! has high negatives. Barack-star has high negatives. They aren’t the same negatives. I think a Clinton-Obama ticket has something for everyone to dislike.


16 posted on 03/05/2008 7:22:11 AM PST by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, step in, please: continue to show the voters how you don’t trust the people with their votes. Let them see the party’s “Leadership Committee” overtly choosing the nominee. Enough of this “behind the scenes” arrangement. Get the corruption out in the open.


17 posted on 03/05/2008 7:23:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver
....more of the same politics of personal destruction,....

So, she admits that is what the KKKlintoons have been doing all these years!.....................

18 posted on 03/05/2008 7:23:56 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: MuttTheHoople
And if you REALLY want to know the truth, those back-room Dems don’t want a WOMAN, either, so they are screwed whichever way they go. Pass the popcorn pleas... but stay out of Denver during the Dem convention.
19 posted on 03/05/2008 7:24:52 AM PST by societygirl
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To: GOP_Proud

It is insanity to keep Hillary in. We (conservative Republicans) should do everything in our power right now to knock her out of contention.

After all, if Hillary wins .... all she has to do is select Obama as VP.... and all the in-fighting... all the Democratic bickering between blacks and whites, or feminists and civil rightists, will be 99% forgotten.

A Clinton/Obama ticket will be hard to beat, considering the new younger enthusiasm and the additional urban black voters who will be registering and voting in record numbers.

On the other hand, if Obama were to win, he has MUCH less to gain by selecting Hillary as VP —— if Hillary would even accept such a “demotion”, which I don’t think she will.

This morning, on Fox & Friends, Hillary told Rush Limbaugh “be careful what you wish for” in urging Republicans to cross over and support Hillary.

Hillary is exactly right.


20 posted on 03/05/2008 7:25:57 AM PST by Edit35
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To: Sub-Driver

And she is winning these races while not putting out anything of any importance to America-— no issues, no vision, no plan (other than the obvious, well known socialism) — nothing for America. And the kool-aid drinkers just keep voting for these criminal pols.


21 posted on 03/05/2008 7:26:03 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Morgana

I have made more popcorn while on FR than any other time in my life. Especially the last month.


22 posted on 03/05/2008 7:26:31 AM PST by CaliGirl-R (I miss my Hunter "pings")
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To: Sub-Driver
"Despite Obama's impressive victories in February, Clinton's comeback is based on sowing political seeds of doubt," said Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist and one of nearly 800 party leaders known as superdelegates for their ability to determine the nomination. "In order to clinch the nomination, he must anticipate the worst attacks ever."...

Rush, you magnificent bastard!

23 posted on 03/05/2008 7:27:03 AM PST by TADSLOS ( McCain-Feingold: "Good for thee but not for me"- John McCain)
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To: Morgana
All this talk of popcorn in the last 48 hours has had me craving popcorn like crazy!!!!!

LOL! I too have had that desire. I had some in the kitchen I had forgotten about so I popped it Monday evening.

24 posted on 03/05/2008 7:29:04 AM PST by shiva
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To: GOP_Proud
Pass the popcorn. This is exactly the purpose to keep Hilly in.

Enjoy your entertainment while you can.

25 posted on 03/05/2008 7:29:42 AM PST by Rudder (Klinton-Kool-Aid FReepers prefer spectacle over victory.)
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To: IndyTiger

Hillary would NEVER allow obama on a ticket with her...she will never forgive and forget.


26 posted on 03/05/2008 7:30:06 AM PST by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: TADSLOS


heh heh heh!
27 posted on 03/05/2008 7:30:12 AM PST by texas_mrs
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To: smalltownslick

I think the point was that they don’t want those seeds planted in another Democrat’s yard. Hence the comments about policy differences vs. personal attacks.


28 posted on 03/05/2008 7:30:40 AM PST by HeadOn (Maybe letting the Republican party die is the only way out...)
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To: brownsfan; IndyTiger

I agree totally. There are Dems who won’t vote for a woman (well at least not Hillary), and Dems who won’t vote for a black man. All those stay at homes means Republican advantage. Assuming of course, more than 75 of us show up to vote for McQueeg...


29 posted on 03/05/2008 7:33:14 AM PST by HeadOn (Maybe letting the Republican party die is the only way out...)
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To: Sub-Driver

I want to see what Obama’s going to bring to this fight. Has he got any stones? Or is he going to wither up and die when she unleashes hell on him?


30 posted on 03/05/2008 7:33:16 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: societygirl

I think it’s interesting to consider Dem leaders like Durbin, Kennedys (Teddy and Caroline) as well as Kerry, Richardson, ... who have endorsed and supported Obama.

These turkeys have to be sweating in their boots because if Hillary is nominated and/or elected, with her 900 FBI files on them, their political lives are over! She won’t EVER forget what they did.


31 posted on 03/05/2008 7:33:55 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: MuttTheHoople
The last thing the Democrat Party power structure wants is a colored person in any real position of power.

Correct. Which is why conservative Republicans should be pushing Obama, not Hillary.

Hillary can and WILL heal the wounds INSTANTLY between her faction and the Obama faction by selecting him for VP.

Limbaugh and other talk show hosts will be sorry they didn't help stop Hillary when they had the chance.

McCain doesn't have the stones to do what will be absolutely necessary to defeat a Hillary/Obama ticket.

I am even more depressed today than I was the day Romney dropped out, and McCain became the defacto GOP presidential nominee.

I wish I could go into a trance for the next eight months so I wouldn't have to watch this slow train wreck of the GOP.

Especially when it could have been prevented by some logical, pragmatic thinking on the part of conservative Republicans.

32 posted on 03/05/2008 7:34:11 AM PST by Edit35
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To: tioga
Hillary would NEVER allow obama on a ticket with her...

Time will tell, but I have to disagree with you. JFK took LBJ on the ticket even after Johnson's people brought up JFK's Addison's disease at the convention. As JFK said at the time after he got the nomination, "VP means nothing."

Taking Obama on the ticket will unify the party and she will steamroll McCain in November. The Dem party base is energized and voting and contributing in record numbers.

33 posted on 03/05/2008 7:35:44 AM PST by IndyTiger
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To: GOP_Proud
The downside is that the Dems will be the only game in town and McCain will get very little coverage. The Dems divided will have huge momentum going into their convention....and coming out of it.

They _will_ be united despite what everybody thinks.

And... their momentum will squish McCain like an ant.

34 posted on 03/05/2008 7:35:57 AM PST by moondoggie
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To: Anonymous Rex

Yeah, how would you like to be one of the Clinton Ship Jumpers this morning?

Heh..bet there are a few nerves ends twitching.


35 posted on 03/05/2008 7:37:01 AM PST by alarm rider ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -)
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To: IndyTiger

then we need to get BUSY ruining their friendship....


36 posted on 03/05/2008 7:38:50 AM PST by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: heywoodubuzzoff

Donna Brazile is one of the more reasonable spokespersons on the Democrat side!


37 posted on 03/05/2008 7:39:50 AM PST by moondoggie
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
“For the moment, we have the makings of the perfect storm. Who knows how this will play out. Stand by.”

Coward Dean is going to have to deal with the MI and FLA primaries mess.

Hildabeast is going to demand that they be counted now more than ever and Osama Hussein Obama is going to demand a do-over.

How can they possibly have another primary and not let everyone vote again? Michigan is an open primary state and a do-over would have massive crossover, likely giving Osama Obama the win.
That would drive Hildabeast nuts because she won both states.
Now if they only let those that didn’t vote on a Republican ballot vote, Hildabeast would win again because a whole bunch of the Detroit RATS crossed over last time and voted for Mutt Romney!

Those RATS would be furious if they didn’t get to vote again when they were told the first vote wouldn’t count!

Whatever they do now the RATs are going to tear themselves to pieces!

The perfect storm is brewing and the RATS are going to drown.

38 posted on 03/05/2008 7:39:50 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: eCSMaster
The only reason these LW nitwits are endorsing Obama is that the ALL HATE HILLARY PERSONALLY. She is known to treat people like dirt, even other Dem Senators. Also the Clintons are a “dynasty” as are the Kennedys. I don’t think the Kennedys are thrilled with a group of inbred white trash trying to knock out THEIR “dynasty,” lol. “Dynasty, vs. Dynasty.” You gotta love it. While the REAL dynasty, the Bushes are readying more superior candidates for future races, Ya gotta love those Dems.
39 posted on 03/05/2008 7:40:33 AM PST by societygirl
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To: IndyTiger
the party leaders will step in and the superdelegates will anoint Hillary as the nominee with Obama as the VP. And that will be an extremely tough ticket to beat.

EXACTLY!

Why in the freakin' world doesn't Limbaugh and other cross-over proponents see this.

Limbaugh thinks the Democrats will continue to fight each other all the way to November.

That will never happen.

All Hillary has to do is swallow her pride, and select Obama as VP ..... and all is forgiven.

The Obama supporters will secretly hope that Hillary gets ousted or impeached, so the "hope and change" candidate Obama can take over the Presidency.

This cross over stuff is nuts... with a capital "N".

Limbaugh will rue the day he urged conservatives to keep Hillary alive.

She should have been destroyed when we had the chance.

40 posted on 03/05/2008 7:41:10 AM PST by Edit35
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To: Rock&RollRepublican
Hillary won’t heal ANY wounds. You are dealing with LW BLACKS, here. Try floor fights, and rioting in the streets of Denver, during the Dem Convention. They will probably sell DVDs of the riot, and make a nice profit on it.
41 posted on 03/05/2008 7:42:28 AM PST by societygirl
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To: IndyTiger

And that will be an extremely tough ticket to beat.
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Tough, but not insurmountable.


42 posted on 03/05/2008 7:42:55 AM PST by Tulane
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To: alarm rider

I have little doubt that her run last night resulted in a few soiled diapers.


43 posted on 03/05/2008 7:43:44 AM PST by Anonymous Rex ( For Rent)
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To: moondoggie

Just like Ford’s momentum (after a prolonged primary fight) squished Carter? Just like Carter’s momentum (after a prolonged primary fight) squished Reagan? Just like Bush’s momentum (after a prolonged primary fight) squished Clinton?


44 posted on 03/05/2008 7:46:38 AM PST by Tulane
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To: brownsfan
I think a Clinton-Obama ticket has something for everyone to dislike.

You're thinking like a rational conservative.

A Clinton-Obama ticket will re-unite the Democratic party with enthusiasm and energy that they could not accomplish as singles.

We should have destroyed Hillary yesterday when we had the chance.

Limbaugh and the cross-overs are in for a big surprise, I fear.

Now, if the GOP had a good energetic supportable candidate (instead of McCain), your theory might work.

But McCain doesn't have the balls to fight.

Hillary will become the Democratic hero again when she selects Obama as VP... and conservatives will be crying for the next four years, and possibly eight.

45 posted on 03/05/2008 7:46:53 AM PST by Edit35
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To: Rock&RollRepublican
Hillary can and WILL heal the wounds INSTANTLY between her faction and the Obama faction by selecting him for VP...

I can't believe all this talk about a Clinton/Obama ticket. Why would Obama agree to be her VP?

46 posted on 03/05/2008 7:47:45 AM PST by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops by accusing them of war crimes.)
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To: Rock&RollRepublican

“Hillary will become the Democratic hero again when she selects Obama as VP... and conservatives will be crying for the next four years, and possibly eight.”

If a Clinton-Obama ticket is elected in November, it will be 16 years into the abyss, and most likely, never a return. I’m 100% serious on this. If the Dems can sell, and Americans buy a Clinton-Obama ticket, that is a mandate for socialism. By the end of President Obama’s 2nd term, America will be just another 2nd tier socialist nation... very well aligned with the likes of France.
I know there tends to be a lot of hyperbole here, I use it myself, but I firmly believe that would be the result of electing a Clinton-Obama ticket. I’m also firmly convinced that almost 1/2 of America is ready for, and would embrace socialism, and ultimately communism.


47 posted on 03/05/2008 7:55:24 AM PST by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: Anonymous Rex
Ironic that Donna (I have my own gravitational pull) Brazile would attack the candidacy of the very people who made her what she is.

Who better knows Hillary's true character.

48 posted on 03/05/2008 7:57:12 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: IndyTiger

That’s a pretty plausible prediction - I tend to agree.


49 posted on 03/05/2008 7:59:03 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s also a tacit admission that the party faithful - the voters - can’t be trusted with the decision to pick a credible candidate. Interesting.


50 posted on 03/05/2008 8:00:13 AM PST by cvq3842
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