Monday, September 22, 2008

"Are You Threatened BY Me?"

Today was the day that Senator Hillary Clinton and Governor Sarah Palin were to speak at the Anti-Iran Rally at the UN. As everyone knows by now, Senator Clinton decided not to speak once she learned Gov. Palin was going to be there, and then Gov. Palin was unceremoniously UN-invited to speak. Wowie zowie. In the midst of all of this came an article by, "Sources: Intense Pressure Led TO Palin UN Snub." I am SO surprised to hear that, especially given the above-board manner (hahahaha) by which the Democrats have been acting this year - surely they would not force the Jewish groups holding this rally to rescind their invitation! Oh, but yes they would. Below is the text of the article, but if you want to see a very good video on it, click the link above and there is one in the story:
Hillary Clinton won't be speaking at Monday's anti-Iran rally at the United Nations -- and neither will Republican Sarah Palin or any other politicians for that matter.

The reason? A heated behind the scenes tug-of-war.

Sources tell CBS 2 HD that a decision to disinvite Palin from the high profile rally after Clinton pulled out in a huff came as the result of intense pressure from Democrats.

"This is insulting. This is embarrassing, especially to Gov. Palin, to me and I think it should be to every single New Yorker," Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, told CBS 2 HD.

Sources say the axes were out for Palin as soon as Sen. Clinton pulled out because she did not want to attend the same event as the Republican vice presidential candidate.

"I have never seen such raw emotion -- on both sides," said someone close to the situation.

The groups sponsoring the rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the UN were reportedly told, "it could jeopardize their tax exempt status" if they had Palin and not Clinton or Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden on hand.

So all politicians were disinvited, most prominently, Palin.

"It's an absolute shame that this has happened," Hikind said. "To threaten organizations … to threaten the Conference of Presidents that if you don't withdraw the invitation to Gov. Palin we're going to look into your tax exempt status … that's McCarthyism."

Another Jewish group tried to step into the breach by inviting Palin to a different protest a day earlier.

"I'm absolutely appalled at the behavior of the Democrats," said Bob Kunst of "I'm a Democrat and for the first time in my life I'm going to vote Republican. I can't take it anymore."

As for Sen. Clinton, she brushed right past CBS 2 HD's Lou Young when he tried to ask her about the issue on Thursday night.

Lou Young: "Were the organizers of Monday's rally right to depoliticize it?"

Clinton walked past Young, said "Thank you all very much" and started hugging people.

Clinton's people tell CBS 2 HD she intends to make some statement of support for the protestors. She is also expected to attack Ahmadinejad's pro-nuke, anti-Israel stance.

Since Gov. Palin was uninvited, she made her remarks available to the New York Sun, if you care to read her remarks.

Here is the LINK to Senator Clinton's letter to the organizers of the Anti-Iran Rally (damn, I miss hearing this woman, and how I wish she had spoken at this event regardless of Gov. Palin being there. That is just SO Un-Hillary-like. Gee, what are the chances that SHE got the hard-sell, too? I'm gonna bet 100%. Any takers?)

I don't know when this became the DNC. I really don't. This, along with all of the other immoral, unethical actions by the DNC this campaign season(previously listed about a gazillion times), along with the news about the source of the Palin rumors, now documented to be an orchestrated event (and covered by Easten McNeal at No Quarter), and one well connected to Obama and the DNC, just boggles the mind. Now, I realize I may have been very naive about the DNC and how it REALLY operates - I know I was shocked to learn that two people in Chuck Schumer's office created a false credit report as a way to discredit Michael Steele (former Lt. Gov. of MD) just two years ago. But how could it get to this place?

Well, here we are, and where we are is a political party that strong-arms private groups to do its bidding. Great. Never mind that it was a GOOD CAUSE, one about which both Senator Clinton and Governor Palin feel strongly. Never mind that it would have given more POSITIVE coverage to those groups and their issue - the potential problems with Iran in terms of Israel. Now, the "disinvite" is being seen for what it is - and what it is ain't pretty. Way to go, DNC - winning the hearts and minds of anyone who thinks bullying is the answer. And who is threatened by having two powerful women anywhere in the same vicinity of each other (oh my gosh - a CATfight could break out!! Or, NOT - and that would be WORSE, right?!?). Or is it that the DNC knows people will look at these two women, and know that HILLARY should be on the top of the ticket and not Obama? That SHE is the one who would have made the selection of Gov. Palin a non-starter? Yeah, that sounds about right to me. How about you?


Mary Ellen said...

This whole story about how Clinton refused to speak on the same platform as Palin is just insane! Hillary Clinton has been working with members of the Republican party throughout her career. She's teamed up with John McCain on many issues. Since when can't she speak with Sarah Palin on such an important issue? Not to sound sexist, but her behavior sounds so "catty". Like I said, not like her at all! Yet....I don't hear anything from her or Bill saying it isn't true. What's with that?

Something just is not right about this. There is something very fishy going on. The only thing I can think of is that Hillary was promised something big...powerful, by Obama if he wins and she is working hard to make sure he wins so she will get this prize, whatever it is. But doesn't that mean that she is just like the rest of them? Power before country? Party before country?

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, Divine -

I'm with you - something is really, really wrong here. She has CONSISTENTLY worked across the aisle, and has been acknowledged for that by Republicans, too. So, yes - something seems fishy to me, too. I think the DNC is just so, so, so adamant that Hillary cannot be in the same place as Sarah because of the INEVITABLE comparisons between the two - because they KNOW Barack wil come up short in that comparison.

I don't know, wow - I hate, hate, hate to think that Hillary would put party first, but you know, people have been commenting that Hillary said she would FIGHT for us, but as we know, she suspended, then allowed Obama to never have her surpass him in the roll call. What was up with THAT?? (Never mind how incredibly FRAGILE and delicate his ego is that they HAD to do it that way - good GRIEF!)

Sigh. This is depressing...(Did you get a chance to watch the video? It does not bode well for the DNC that they did this.)

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

ME - I should add that I am certain that Hillary is getting (and GOT) TREMENDOUS pressure put on her, and I imagine they threatened her with things like not letting her legislation see the light of day and all of that. So, I don't really blame her - I blame the Thugs that have taken over the DNC. No freakin' telling what they did to her.

PLEASE tell me they have not always been like this, and I was just too naive to notice!

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Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Thanks, Texas!

Mary Ellen said...

Amy- I agree, Hillary is under a lot of pressure. I imagine that her career in politics can only be protected if she does support Obama. That said...I don't think it was always this way in the DNC, at least not as open as it is now. Maybe we have been scammed all these years. I don't know myself anymore and I'm not sure if I want to continue on as a Democrat and fight to bring the party back, or just chuck it away and re-register as an Independent.

I think right now I'm going to see how this election ends. If Obama wins (ugh), I'll chuck the Dem party and split. If we succeed in getting Obama's bony ass kicked to the curb, that might be enough to shake up the DNC and kick out the slime buckets who (against party rules) nominated the wrong candidate.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, ME -

Thank goodness - I was starting to fear that it had been this bad for a while, and I just had blinders on. It seems like they have taken the most despicable actions of the RNC over the past 15 years and incorporated them, you know? Meanwhile, the RNC seems to have cleaned up its act some.

Remember when the two parties would work together to do what was right for everyone?? It's been a while, but people used to meet in the middle more to really work things out. Those days seem long gone, and I cannot see Obama bringing them back. Hillary or John could, though...

Well, I guess we'll know in 42 days! At the very least, SOMETHING has to change with the DNC, unless Donna Brazille's new DNC is here to stay. Then we can create the REAL Democratic Party - how abt, "Party of the People"?? Hillary can be our leader.