Daily Archives: May 8, 2008

Comment From a White Working Class Voter

A comment to a Minneapolis Star Tribune article that I found rather apt to the current discourse:

i for one, am, sick and tired of hearing about hillary has the white working class vote in her corner. i am a white carpenter/cabinetmaker, who lives in northern minnesota, fifty eight years old, a former union member, who will never vote for hillary. obama speaks to me in words, that i have not heard in our political discourse for forty years, he makes me proud to be a democrat, and, i hope and pray that he will be our next president.


Clinton Backer Harvey Weinstein Turns to Threats, Tantrums and… Extortion?

Sources: Clinton supporter pressures Pelosi

Hillary Clinton supporter Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut off contributions to congressional Democrats unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embraced his plan to finance revotes in Florida and Michigan…

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton has promised that he will hold his breath until the superdelegates choose his wife as the nominee, and Chelsea Clinton has threatened to give the superdelegates the silent treatment if they don’t choose Hillary.

That would explain Bill’s red face during Hillary’s Indiana speech, at least…

But seriously, using threats of money, essentially reverse-bribery, to influence election decisions?  It doesn’t get much dirtier than that.  Extortion, anyone?