Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Obama Is Killing The Clinton Cash Cow

Obama had better be the real deal: he'd better be able to spend the next four years on 3-4 hours of sleep each night; he'd better be able to raise an additional $100 million for congressional candidates and crisscross the nation campaigning for downticket candidates, while simultaneously fighting off the likes of Gingrich, Boehner, Limbaugh & Co. 24/7; and he'd better be ready to face the wrath of his own party if everyone doesn't get the exact pony on his/her personal wish list.

'Cause that's what the Clintons have done for the party and for the country.
2006: Ms. (Tracey) Schmitt took a jab at Democrats, criticizing them as relying on the assistance of a politician no longer in office. "Given the current lineup of Democratic leaders in Washington," she said, "it's no surprise that many Democrats would turn to Bill Clinton for help."

Mr. Clinton's advisers say he is entirely motivated by his desire to resurrect his party's political fortunes.

"President Clinton's goal here is helping Democrats win in 2006 to put Congress in the hands of the party that will get the country back on the right track," said Jay Carson, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton.

And we all know how the 2006 election turned out, don't we?

As for Hillary Clinton's fundraising ability...

That said, Mrs. Clinton is a fund-raising machine in her own right, and her efforts on behalf of the Democratic Party have made her a popular headliner among Democrats nationwide. She has helped the party and its candidates raise about $55 million since taking office in 2001.

And I hope those superdelegates (both elected officials and party members raising money for cash-strapped candidates) who've endorsed Obama have thought about the cash cow drying up.

You can't vilify the Clinton name now, then expect that name... the one you've viciously tarnished... to help you later. It doesn't work that way.

Here's the list of "I don't need your help" Dems. Remember it:

DNC John Davies (AK)
Rep. Artur Davis (AL)
Del. Eni FH Faleomavaga (AS)
Theresa Hunkin (AS)
Gov. Janet Napolitano (AZ)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ)
Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA)
Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA)
Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)
Rep. Adam Schiff (CA)
Rep. George Miller (CA)
Rep Zoe Lofgren (CA)
Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA)
DNC Hon. Eric Garcetti (CA)
DNC Norma Torres (CA)
DNC Jeremy Bernard (CA)
DNC Mary Ellen Early (CA)
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO)
DNC Dan Slater (CO)
Debbie Marquez (CO)
DNC JW Postal (CO)
Rep. Chris Murphy (CT)
Rep. John Larson (CT)
DNC Stephen Fontana (CT)
DNC Martin Dunleavy (CT)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT)
Anthony Avallone (CT)
Toby Condliffe (DA)*
DNC Liv Gibbons (DA)*
DNC Brent O'Leary (DA)*
DNC Connie Borde (DA)*
Mayor Adrian Fenty (DC)
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
DNC Dr. James Zogby (DC)
DNC Arrington Dixon (DC)
DNC Jeffrey Richardson (DC)
DNC Anna Burger (DC)
Mike Panetta (DC)#
Rep. Robert Wexler (FL)
DNC Allan Katz (FL)
DNC Joyce Cusack (FL)
Rep. Kathy Castor (FL)
Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA)
Rep. Hank Johnson (GA)
Rep. David Scott (GA)
Rep. Neil Abercrombie (HI)
DNC Hon. Gail Bray (ID)
DNC Grant Burgoyne (ID)
DNC Jeanne Buell (ID)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich (IL)
Sen. Barack Obama (IL)
Sen. Dick Durbin (IL)
Rep. Melissa Bean (IL)
Rep. Jerry Costello (IL)
Rep. Danny Davis (IL)
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL)
Rep. Phil Hare (IL)
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (IL)
Rep. Bobby Rush (IL)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL)
DNC Constance Howard (IL)
DNC Margaret Blackshere (IL)
DNC Hon. Emil Jones Jr. (IL)
DNC Hon. Iris Martinez (IL)
DNC Tom Hynes (IL)
DNC Willie Barrow (IL)
DNC Michael Madigan (IL)
DNC John Rednour (IL)
DNC Cordelia Lewis Burks (IN)
Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA)
Gov. Chet Culver (IA)
DNC Michael Fitzgerald (IA)
DNC Sarah Swisher (IA)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS)
DNC E. Lee Kinch (KS)
DNC Randy Roy (KS)
Rep. John Yarmuth (KY)
John Knutson (ME)
Rep. Albert Wynn (MD)
Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD)
DNC Karren Pope-Onwukwe (MD)
Gov. Deval Patrick (MA)
Sen. John Kerry (MA)
Sen. Ted Kennedy (MA)
Rep. William Delahunt (MA)
Rep. Michael Capuano (MA)
DNC John Walsh (MA)
DNC Paul Kirk (MA)
DNC Margaret Xifaras (MA)
DNC Raymond Jordan (MA)
DNC David O'Brien (MA)
DNC Alan Solomont (MA)
Rep. John Conyers (MI)
Rep. Jim Oberstar (MN)
Rep. Keith Ellison (MN)
Rep. Tim Walz (MN)
Rep. Betty McCollum (MN)
Hon. Mee Moua (MN)
Ken Foxworth (MN)
Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS)
DNC Johnnie Patton (MS)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO)
Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO)
DNC Ed Tinsley (MT)
Rep. Lacy Clay (MO)
Mark Bryant (MO)
Sen. Ben Nelson (NE)
Vince Powers (NE)
DNC Frank LaMere (NE)
DNC Kathleen Fahey (NE)
Rep. Steve Rothman (NJ)
DNC Christine "Roz" Samuels (NJ)
DNC Donald Norcross (NJ)
DNC Dana Redd (NJ)
DNC Steven Horsford (NV)
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH)
Rep. Paul Hodes (NH)
DNC Hon. Martha Fuller Clark (NH)
Fmr DNC Chair Fred Harris (NM)
DNC Marianne Spraggins (NY)
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC)
DNC Everett Ward (NC)
DNC Dannie Montgomery (NC)
Sen. Kent Conrad (ND)
Rep. Earl Pomeroy (ND)
DNC Jim Maxson (ND)
DNC Mary Wakefield (ND)
DNC David Wilhelm (OH)
DNC Sonni Nardi (OH)
DNC Mark Mallory (OH)
DNC Kitti Asbury - (OK)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR)
Rep. Patrick Murphy (PA)
Rep. Chaka Fattah (PA)
DNC Carol Ann Campbell (PA)
DNC Leon Lynch (PA)
Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (PR)
Dr. Celita Arroyo de Roques (PR)
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (RI)
DNC Patrick Lynch (RI)
DNC Waring Howe Jr. (SC)
Sen. Tim Johnson (SD)
Fmr Sen. Tom Daschle (SD)
DNC Jack Billion (SD)
DNC Sharon Stroschein (SD)
DNC Nicholas Nemec (SD)
Rep. Jim Cooper (TN)
Rep. Steve Cohen (TN)
DNC Lois DeBerry (TN)
DNC Will Cheek (TN)
DNC (Rep.) Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
Rep. Chet Edwards (TX)
Rep. Al Green (TX)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX)
Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (TX)
DNC Moses Mercado (TX)
DNC Bill Orton (UT)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT)
Rep. Peter Welch (VT)
DNC Ian Carleton (VT)
Gov. Tim Kaine (VA)
Rep. Bobby Scott (VA)
Rep. Jim Moran (VA)
Rick Boucher (VA)
Gov. John P. deJongh, Jr. (VI)
Cecil Benjamin (VI)
Judy Bevans (VT)
DNC Chuck Ross Jr. (VT)
Rep. Adam Smith (WA)
Rep. Brian Baird (WA)
DNC Pat Notter (WA)
Gov. Christine Gregoire (WA)
Gov. Jim Doyle (WI)
Sen. Russ Feingold (WI)
Rep. Gwen Moore (WI)
Rep. David Obey (WI)
Rep. Ron Kind (WI)
Rep. Steve Kagen (WI)
DNC Stan Gruszynski (WI)
DNC Jason Rae (WI)
DNC Peter Jorgenson (WY)
DNC John Millin (W)

Here's hoping Obama can do it all for you.

'Cause you've helped Obama kill the Clinton cash cow, and Republicans salute you.

Truly heavy sigh.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

He better be the real deal.

This is the only blog I've been reading, and I just want to thank you for still being here.

Hope this finds you and your daughter well,


2:38 AM  
Blogger Unfuckablewith Capitaine said...

I don't see why the Clinton camp won't be able to raise money, like they always have, for their party if Clinton doesn't win the nomination. It's not like she was President in 2006, was she?

Anyway, by this principle, these same people would be screwed if the Repubs won the White House against Hillary, anyway, which is much more likely than the Repubs beating Obama, don't you think?

Nice concept, though. Interesting talking point.

10:27 AM  

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