Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 20, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

Drought Adds to Syria’s Misery




The Divide


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
A/V Booth

‘A Proud Supporter of Barack Obama’

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Aug 26, 2008
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton brought down the Pepsi Center Tuesday night with a ringing endorsement of Barack Obama. If her supporters were waiting for her blessing to back the nominee, they got a mandate instead.

DNC:

A transcript can be found here.

Update: While Keith Olbermann thought Hillary’s performance was a “grand slam,” Maureen Dowd was less than impressed.

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By Paul V, August 28, 2008 at 10:52 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Barack Obama & Michelle Obama are the phoniest Candidate I have ever seen,

Proof Barack Obama is an Elitis,
He has no Agenda, he answers no hard question,, He got Biden to give him more credibility ,,, Obama Stole the Presidential Seal ,,to call his own, I guess he thought he is Hitler for a second,
Now as we are speaking Obama is changing the stage,,,at the convention center, to a ROMAN THEME,
Now Barack Obama THinks he is Julius Caesar or worst He think he is the 2nd Coming of Christ,,,
The Ego on Barack Obama is getting worst and worst,, and its Barack Obama who wont let this go…
Soon He going to have someone to try to knight him, Or go for a dictator ship, what is next with Barack Obama,
He does these things so much to screw up and come back with the same lame excuse.
When does it end with Barack
And where are all these big stars at his convention everyone talking about,
All I heard was alot of Earth wind & Fire old crap,, I thought this convention was for all American not just the Black Community,,

And Michelle Obama,, On monday was a joke she did not come out looking better at all, She actually Hurt Obama,Everyone thought she was Fake Before now she a Phoney Scripted Fake person,, what a joke, the best nights so far are the clintons, And they All they could by force,, for the Obama’s now it up to them..
No more blame, It was never up to the clintons anyway to give Obama Her delegates If Obama won, iTs Barack Obama who should be the one getting and uniting the Democratic Party,,, But Captian Pelosi forced to Clinton do it!!!!!!

Report this

By Liesure Suit Larry, August 28, 2008 at 4:54 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

I am amazed that all the news outlets from Fox to Huffington are glossing over what must be the worst Democratic convention ever. It is obvious (even with the gallons of white-wash) that the party has a loser-ticket… EVEN against a demented old codger who can barely keep his mind on the task of running for office. Hillary is concentrated on 2012, Barak is narcarcistic beyond belief, and Joe Biden is a tool. The candidate of “change” invented a ticket to placate even the most Republican banker. 

We hear about Hillary’s conciliation speech (it wasn’t) and Joe Biden’s “vicious” attack on John McCain (rather mild) and we’re told that the Clinton voters (18 million of them) are 99.9% backing Obama (I will wait for the November poll)

The media should be flaying the politicials (hey guys, that is media’s job) instead they are cuddling them.  This isn’t a “campaign” it’s the summer of luv II but many of us remember well how the first one ended…

Report this

By Mudbones, August 27, 2008 at 4:19 pm Link to this comment

What a class speech.  Funny Faux News was critical immediately afterwards of it but I found it warm, comforting and from the heart.  It really made me feel good about Hillary for a change.

Report this
Tony Wicher's avatar

By Tony Wicher, August 27, 2008 at 11:40 am Link to this comment

I think this was by far Hillary’s made a very fine speech. She is really a Democratic team player, really believes in universal health care and other issures, and has told her supporters that if they support her policies then then they should go all-out for Obama as she will do. I do not believe she is so petty as to put personal ambition ahead of party and country. Really. And I don’t think Bill will either. We shall see from his speech today.

Party unity is everything now, and it is time for the whole party to turn all phaser banks on McCain and fire at will.

Report this

By Eric L. Prentis, August 27, 2008 at 10:03 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Sen. Hillary Clinton gave a tour de force speech, on so many levels, at the DNC Tuesday night. Sen. Clinton’s performance was totally in sync with her audience, she elevated their excitement and her timing on the delivery was impeccable. Sen. Clinton’s speech was perfect, specific on Sen. McCain being the past, complementary towards Sen. Obama and she laid down a challenge to her supporters to continue the struggle to put a Democrat in the White House to roll back the failed Republican policies of the past eight years. Sen. Obama could not have asked for anything more from Sen. Clinton, she was gracious, tough, kind and forward looking.

Report this

By Paul V, August 27, 2008 at 9:45 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Barack Obama the Roman Elitis
Barack Elitis image is still lingering hard because barack Obama is an Elitis, First He feel like he don’t have to answering any Issues what so ever the Obama camp, Say’s if you don’t vote for Obama Than your not a Democrat, or most Obama supporter just down right call you a Racist for not voting for him,,, than Obama had to Make that Barack Obama SEAL,, that he stole from the Presidential SEAL,, but NO the Obama camp, Still say’s he not and Elitis,

Now at the Democratic Convention they are re-fitting the stage and adding a Roman Theme to it, Like he is
Julius Caesar controlling Rome or even worst,,He think He is the 2nd Coming of
Jesus Christ,, the new Democratic Savior, he Eagle is riding so his and He is so full of him self,, and Of Course Keith Oberman buy right into this and believe it including the rest of Msnbc and CNN

Report this

By Stephen Smoliar, August 27, 2008 at 9:37 am Link to this comment

Yes, there are any number of ways to read Hillary’s text as the opening salvo of her next campaign;  there are also ways to read it that recommend against her:

http://therehearsalstudio.blogspot.com/2008/08/haunted-by-his-own-punch-line.html

Report this

By GW=MCHammered, August 27, 2008 at 8:19 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

If Hillary Clinton ever runs for president again, I hope Michelle Obama whomps her.

Report this

By mackTN, August 27, 2008 at 7:10 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Actually, I thought it was a terrific speech and established a solid argument for voting for Obama. In fact, I was all set to go to her web site and donate funds to help retire her debt….

Then CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux found a black woman to whine endlessly about the sexism against Hillary and to complain about her gender discrimation problems.  I couldn’t believe that 1) of all the typical women in Hillary’s camp, 99.9% of them white, CNN found a black woman for whom gender was a worse problem than racism in her life; 2)a black woman who went on and on disparaging Obama for his inexperience ” would you vote for someone who had just graduated Harvard?”;3)who declared that she wasn’t going to vote at all, if she couldn’t vote for Hillary.  malveaux kept asking her questions, prompting more whining and weeping, although she would instantly compose herself to give an incredibly composed and articulate response—then return to whining and weeping. 

I could not believe this interview—it was like a John McCain ad and it smelled like a setup to me.  A common tactic in sensitive racial matters has always been to find a black person to bring another black person down “It’s not me who said it, it was one of his own people!”  Staged, or what?

the length of this floor interview was extraordinary and considering the source, the message was totally astonishing. Even the panel seemed stunned by this angry black woman for Hillary who claimed she just had “no connection” with Obama but adored Hillary for all she represented. “Experience counts!” she protested. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this woman on the next John McCain commercial.

CNN has some answering to do about this so-called “innocent” interview. After that, I kept my money in my pocket.

Report this
thebeerdoctor's avatar

By thebeerdoctor, August 27, 2008 at 6:52 am Link to this comment

Note: as usual, the NY Times link does not work. Go to the Huffington post, to find the complete text. Sorry.

Report this
thebeerdoctor's avatar

By thebeerdoctor, August 27, 2008 at 6:50 am Link to this comment

This was the first speech of the second phase of Senator Clinton’s campaign. Although claiming that she and Senator Obama are on the same team, it really was all about her. A self advertisement designed to prove she is the true democrat. If you read the text, the speech, which was excellent mainstream news theater, was choice rhetoric at fortifying the Hillary Clinton myth. “I haven’t spent the past 35 years in the trenches,” she intoned, invoking a political grunt infantry fighter, which lead to the sound bite: ” No way, no how, no McCain”.
Of course most of this was overblown nonsense, designed to blind you to the fact that just being first lady, does not mean you have any more experience or judgment to be POTUS than a constitutional law professor.
It was obvious: Hillary Clinton is still running for president, if not now, certainly later. Why do I say this? Because she is an American. And she said, Americans are not big on quiting.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/27/us/politics/27text.clinton.html

Report this
Newsletter

sign up to get updates


 
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.