Hillary Clinton Elected President of Pennsylvania or Texas Redux?

23 April 2008, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose, CA by Binx101

Pennsylvania Counties

In an unbelievable upset – Hillary Clinton … WAIT !!!  STOP !!!

  1. Didn’t the  primary end the way that it was predicted for the last week??
  2. Wasn’t Obama expected to lose by at least a 20% margin??
  3. Did I hear Terry McAuliffe praising Fox News for being fair and balanced??
  4. Doesn’t double digit refer to whole numbers, decimal points??
  5. This much excitement for a non-event??
  6. Did I just hear Terry McAuliffe praising Fox News for being fair and balanced??
  7. Did I just hear Karl Rove praising Hillary Clinton??
  8. Does your water taste funny??
  9. Did I just hear Terry McAuliffe praising Fox News for being fair and balanced ??
  10. Did Hillary just become the President of Pennsylvania??
  11. Who promotes the primary as an upset ??
  12. Did I just hear Terry McAuliffe praising Fox News for being fair and balanced??
  13. Aren’t net results likely not to change current stats by very much??
  14. Isn’t the apportionment of County results key to the real results and not available yet??
  15. Did I just hear Terry McAuliffe praising Fox News for being fair and balanced??
  16. How’s Rupert Murdoch doing with that FCC battle to control the NY Press?

Debate or Da’ Bait : ABC News Goes Springer

17 April 08, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose, CA; by Binx101

Wasted Opportunity – The Skipper and Little Buddy

Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, looking a lot like the main characters from a comedy sketch parody of an actual political debate, presided over the worst televised Presidential debate – ever.  While ABC may be patting themselves on the back for record viewership – their tabloid styled questions revealed their lust for ‘gotcha’ as they abandoned any pretense of being a legitimate News adjunct or a legitimate challenge of the potential nominees vision and policy principles.

The sense that the TV event was a debate was shattered in mere minutes as the subtle slap-fest began.  All anticipation of the general public learning the nuance of the potential nominees’ policy bent through reasoned argument was shattered from the first words the hosts uttered.

Towering Charles Gibson, with spectacles permanently perched on the tip of his nose, reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared to be delivering lines in a read-through of a new stage play.  Though he paid particular attention to enunciation and dramatic inflection, there was every sense that the questions were carefully designed (including untimely follow-ups and moderator interruptions) to evoke emotion rather than provide any probative value

George Stephanopoulos, highlighted his diminutive stature further by addressing Clinton and Obama from an unusual and peculiar-looking crouch; a body language that curiously projected tremendous discomfort and uneasiness.  His voice and demeanor, lacking their usual confidence and animation, seemed that of a reluctant interlocutor rather than a an interested interrogator.  His questions, not unlike Gibson’s followed suit, requiring a defensive posture by the candidates each time necessitating them to defend against media manufactured innuendo before expressing any policy ideas.

ABC News – Heck’ of a Job – Drive News Cycles and Profits

Indeed, there was clearly one objective in mind from the ABC News Bureau – to keep the pot boiling and create a buzz.  A lesson right from the Rupert Murdoch hand-book of journalism – it’s all about the money stupid !!

We’re terribly disappointed that the Disney owned ABC thinks so much of the American dollar and so little of the American electorate. A forensics team with the assistance of dazzling technology would surely fail to extract any other benefit from last night’s ABC “News” hosted debate other than re-igniting the Reverend Wright controversy, Hillary’s sniper gaffe, Obama’s inartful ‘bitter’ comment and Hillary’s poll declines in honesty.  All of which have had coverage ad nauseum in the corporate media yet appeared to represent the Network’s vested interests.

Economic policy and follow-up questions were relegated to the last moments of the debate even though they were preceded by a question to the potential nominees that was worthy of national dope slap.  That is, if they would follow suit and invite and regard the advice of the George Bush, should either one of them win the election.   This not only was a waste of the candidates time … but a waste of the viewers time and like most other questions of the less than dynamic duo of hosts – engineered to inspire gossip and late night talk show gags.  None of which was their charge.

We feel very strongly that Gibson, Stephanopoulos and ABC News were not simply derelict in their responsiblity but proved to be content with creating less clarity and more unuseful information instead of providing a the candidates an ample opportunity to discuss their differences in policy and vision.  The inclusion of silly man-on -the-street questions was almost as transparent as the uninspiring hosts’.

(The Almost Daily Binx apologizes for not including images in this article for visual esthetics, but after considerable discussion, we unanimously agreed that we didn’t want to have look at Gibson or Stephanopoulos for a while.)

Hillary Clinton: Endorsing McCain

Sen. Hillary McCain Clinton (R-lite, NY) Beating by Joining

“… talked about … sniper fire … over her combined 109 million dollar income …”

Hillary  McCain Clinton has hit a new desparate low in political tactics this week as she has again, favored Republican talking points in her effort to campaign for John McCain.  Ostensibly, it appears that Hillary McCain Clinton is campaigning on her own behalf; but, insiders close to the Hillary McCain campaign have shared that the Team Hillary McCain Clinton / McCain - Happy Together approach is to double-team Barack Obama when ever possible with long time good friend, John McCain.  This does not preclude McCain Clinton  from  completely manufacturing statements out of context or out-right factually misrepresenting her opponent.  Fact is, Senator  McCain Clinton and her campaign have already demonstrated a considerable yen for fictionalizing her experience and dramatizing her experiences.  This past week-end,  in a case of word-spinning of gyroscopic proportions, team McCain Clinton  and team McCain. described a two week old Barack Obama speech at a private fund-raiser in CA, as proof that Senator Obama is elitist.  Shortly thereafter, Sen. McCain returned to one of his eight homes with 3 lobbyists in tow; while Senator McCain Clinton threw back a shot of Canadian Whiskey (proving how in touch she is with working class Americans) with a beer and talked about her many experiences with sniper fire by the press over her combined 109 million dollar income over the last seven years.

Obama Counters with Plain Talk About Republican-Lite Hillary McCain Clinton

“… I want to see that picture of her out there in the duck blinds.”

Perhaps because she has thrown considerable support to Republican John McCain (the curmudgeonly continuously confused Senator from AZ) presidential hopeful Barack Obama launched into an unusually biting response to Hillary McCain Clinton’s absurd assertions that mirror the words of her own husband’s, when then Presidential contender Bill McCain Clinton in 1991 was quoted as saying, “the reason George (H. W.) Bush’s tactic works so well now is that you have all these economically insecure white people who are scared to death,” Apparently there is more to the kitchen sink attacks as the Pennsylvania Primary Polling data indicates that Barack Obama has made up considerable ground in what looked like the big State for Hillary McCain Clinton.

If the Team McCain Clinton assertions are correct, Hillary McCain Clinton in actuality, is not only attacking Barack Obama, but rather an expanded target that includes honest Democratic principled observation of domestic economic policy in America.  Considering that Hillary McCain Clinton felt comfortable sitting on the Wal-Mart board of directors as representative of her political and economic values we are not surprised.  However as Sen. Obama indicated, perhaps the fact-challenged Sen. McCain Clinton mis-spoke.

“She’s running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she values the Second Amendment, she’s talking like she’s Annie Oakley! Hillary Clinton’s out there like she’s on the duck blind every Sunday, she’s packin’ a six shooter! C’mon! She knows better. That’s some politics being played by Hillary Clinton. I want to see that picture of her out there in the duck blinds.”

We’ll leave the conclusion to you.