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Friday, February 29, 2008

Brunch with Madam Secretary

One of the target of Tuesday's Bill Cunningham insult-a-thon is coming to town Sunday to stump for Hillary Clinton.


Madeleine Albright, secretary of state in the administration of Bill Clinton, will join local Clinton supporters for brunch at the Parkside Cafe (formerly a Frisch's Big Boy) on E. Millian near Victory Parkway in Walnut Hills. (A few brief scenes from one of Clinton's early Ohio TV ads was shot at the Parkside).


Hamilton County commissioner David Pepper and former congressman Tom Luken are hosting the event, which begins at 10:30 a.m. It's free and open to all, although if you want food, you can order up. The Clinton campaign is asking for RSVPs at swohio4hillary@gmail.com.


15 Comments:

at 5:03 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Albright deserves the insult-a-thon.... What a useless bag of skin she is, was, and will always be.

 
at 5:03 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

When considering the exit polls in Wisconsin, the more Clinton convinces voters that Obama or the media is attacking her unfairly, the better she will do in the elections on March 4th. Her current rallying cry for feminists might work out for her. There are differences in how the media treats race and gender. They are not better nor worse, just different. This country has a historical instinct to protect white women, such as the Cult of True Womanhood. It can be a burden at times, but it's still there. Clinton gets her feelings hurt and voters rush to her aide. At the same time, this nation has a historic instinct to fear black men. It would be interesting to see the press give Obama as much room to be a stereotypical black man as they give Clinton to be a stereotypical woman. The moment he shows any aggression whatsoever, is the second the press sees him as the �angry black man.� What would happen if he raised his voice to Clinton a white woman? Clinton conveniently plays off her gender oppression by allowing herself to be seen as a victim without recognizing the white privilege that often comes with it. To be sure, Clinton faces a lot of obstacles through sexism. Yet there are moments where she benefits as well. There are times where she has the luxury to portray herself as the victim to garner sympathy from voters and the media. She can slip end and out of the victimization. Clinton gets to embrace her �girl power� in ways Obama could never embrace his �black male power�� such as when he said he gave some pretty good speeches and a T.V. pundit thought he was being a little cocky. Moreover, if Obama had said at the end of the debate that he wanted to make history and that he thought that being the first African-American President would be good to change the way things are done, he would have been hung out to dry.

To be sure, sexism must be fought as vigorously racism, and a better job must be done on both fronts. But I also believe that there are many white women who would never trade places with any black woman or man. Those same white women would clutch their pockets and call the police when they saw a black man in their neighborhood after dark. Racism and sexism is more complicated than the media is prepared to address. The media should point out double standards regarding women, but it should not ignore that Obama is also walking a racial tightrope. Obama has had to run his campaign under the interrogation of white approval which has had a tendency to regard what ever he has accomplish as not good enough. � He organized and managed a campaign of 700 paid workers and thousands of volunteers� not good enough. He raised millions of dollars� not good enough. He won eleven straight states by an average of 33%� still not good enough. He expanded the Democratic Party by bringing in Independents, cross-over Republicans and up to 70% first-time voters in several states� not good enough. He has draw crowds of 20,000� still not good enough. Now he has to win all four primaries on March 4th and so on.

Furthermore, Obama knows he could not do or say certain thing because he can not take the chance of making white people feel uncomfortable, especially when running against a white woman.
Obama came under a lot of criticism for saying, Clinton �you�re likeable, enough� because people did not like the tone of his voice. He was demonized for what was seen as a �snub�. Yet, the media does not persistently take her to task for her disrespectful behavior towards him� such as her not publically acknowledging his victories; her mocking his message; she scolding his supporters; she calling him an empty suit; she calling his words cheap, and his hope false. Her bad behavior should not be written off because there is a gender double standards in our society The media has actually given Clinton fair press for her tantrums and poor manners, and feminists have not been vigilant in their criticism of Clinton using gender oppression so that she can be viewed as a victim and attract female voters. This sends out the wrong message, women should operate from a point of strength rather than weakness. But then, if the message is to win at all cost, it doesn�t matter if you set feminism back and fuel racist sentiment. Voters should not blame her electoral losses on gender inequality. Both Obama and Clinton have been subjected to unfair treatment brought on by sexism and racism in this campaign season.

 
at 10:04 AM, March 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:03...I'll try reading your post sometime when I have insomnia.
And what insult did Cunningham hurl at Hillary? That she was married to a disgraced impeached ex-president? oh that's over the top and mean...but call Bush 'Hitler" and get applause and laughs...the double standard is beyond hypocrisy...it's chilling.

 
at 10:21 AM, March 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Black's new TV commercial reflects his willingness to say anything or make any allegation to defeat Victoria Wulsin in Tuesday's Democratic primary. He now states as fact that she somehow collaborated on Dr. Heimlich's questionable tests on AIDS patients. Dr. Wulsin has explained that Heimlich fired her after she drafted a report warning that the tests raised serious ethical questions. Yet Black, who has had to finance the smear campign with his own money since he has received little outside support for his candidacy, continues to recycle this and other political allegations from 2006. In his desperation to win, he seems to have lost all perspective on fair play or the damage that his discredited allegations will do to the Democratic primary winner's chances against Rep. Jean Schmidt in November. But considering that Black announced as a Democrat only after years of supporting and voting for Republicans, he isn't likely to lose any sleep over undermining his newly adopted party.

 
at 3:38 AM, March 02, 2008 Blogger John said...

If experience, wisdom and judgment may be relied upon to judge a presidential candidate's abilities to solve problems, then let's look at the records of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton......

In the Illinois legislature, Barack Obama secured bipartisan support for health-care reform and passage of low-income tax credits and child care subsidies......

In 2002, Barack Obama cautioned that without clear rationale an invasion of Iraq would encourage the worst impluses of the Arab world and strengthen the recruitment arm of Al Qaeda......

In the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama promoted a restoration of balance between work and wealth, criticized special interests for distorting U.S. tax codes and fought in a bipartisan effort to establish independent oversight of Senate ethics......

When did Hillary Clinton demonstrate her economic wisdom and foresight while Alan Greenspan was warning of irrational exuberance as the subprime housing loans were created and pandered during her husband's administration and her husband supported China's entry into the World Trade Organization without any conditions such as protecting the environment or labor and property rights to levels that are comparable to western standards?.....

Today China is not only a leading contributor to environmental pollution and global warming (thank you very much Mr. Nobel Laureate, Al Gore), it's also pushing up oil and other commodity prices, taking our jobs and stealing our intellectual property......

When did Hillary Clinton deliver health-care reform? In Hillary Clinton's eight (8) years in the Senate, the Congressional Record (www.thomas.gov) shows she "sponsored" only two (2) pieces of legislation that were presented to the president for signature. The first piece of legislation (S. 1241) was to establish a historic site in New York state, the second (S. 3613) was to name a U.S. Postal Service building......

At 3:00 AM who is Hillary Clinton gonna call in a national crisis?..... GHOSTBUSTERS?.....

Without any attachment to a position and no leadership qualities or principles to guide her in a time of national crisis, Hillary Clinton like her husband, would need to first conduct a poll to determine what is in her political interest before committing to any national decision......

It's refreshingly nice to see the better angels of America's character prevailing as voters reject the racial, religious and ethnic slurs being spewed by the divisive Clinton, Limbaugh and Hannity supporters......

As a Republican-leaning independent, I will vote for Barack Obama if he is the Democratic nominee running against John McCain but I will not vote for Hillary Clinton.

 
at 6:34 AM, March 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is dingy Tom Luken endorsing Billary ? his late brothe Jim must be spinning in his grave, what with the Clinton NAFTA/ anti-union agenda.

 
at 9:55 AM, March 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can all of you Repug-Bots on here do me a favor and google "Don Siegelman" and "60 Minutes?"

If you still want to defend Bush after reading any one of those news stories, you seriosuly need to have your head examined.

Karl Rove used the U.S. Attorneys in Alabama to create a trumped-up prosecution of a Democratic former Governor for no toerh reason than he could. He used low-level operatives, no doubt wowed by the White House's calling them to help their party, to dig dirt on Siegelman, then disavowed having anything to do with it. He used political hack judges to lock up this guy for no other crime than GWD- Governing While Democrat.

Disgusting. Another Repug trampling on the Constitution.

I am sure that either Clinton or Obama will follow the Constitution, but I hope they use the same level of respect for the Constitution when investigating the Repugnicants that the Repugs had for it when they were in control.

Question: how do we repatriate or Constitution? Do we hold some kind of ceremony, hold a re-vote of the Constitution and all its Amendments (watching the Repugs squirm on National TV and pretend to support it will be hilarious)? Do we have a national celebration on the Mall? Do we need to involve the Supreme Court somehow?

We will be making history, that's for sure.

 
at 12:17 PM, March 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Words and Change We Can Count On!

Incase you missed it........................
During the Feb 19th debates in Ohio Senator Obama who also serves as Chair of the subcommittee that has oversight over NATO admitted he has not held one single substantive hearing to figure out what the U.S can do to have a stronger presence with Nato in Afghanistan.

Obama admitted it was true stating it was because his responsibilities as chair began at the same time he started running for President. So while hundreds of thousand of our young men and women are at great risk and being killed in Afghanistan Obama’s admission that he was too busy running for president clearly proves he is not only NOT ready to be president, but someone should question his qualifications to be a senator as well.

The day after Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee noted that Senator Clinton has introduced more legislation to address the problems facing wounded service members than any other Senator, including The Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act (accomplished while running her presidential race).

I agree with Cher who stated on YouTube....for me it's a no brainer... it's Hillary!

 
at 2:42 PM, March 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Commenter 6:34am....Jim Luken has been gone about thirty years now...he probably no longer has any interest in what is going on down here anymore, and has moved on. A more topical question would be: why hasn't former Cong. Tom Luken made a statement re the Iraq war, either one way or the other....there was a big deal a few years' back when he "marched in a candlelight vigil" against capital punishment. Seems like marching against the war in Iraq makes more sense. (Or maybe local pols both current and former look favorably on any event which will keep the folks busy in town building those GE aircraft engines.) Anyway, the living Lukens have covered their bases since Charlie is a O'Bama supporter

 
at 6:08 PM, March 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cher (as in Sonny &..)? That's an even better endorsement than Barbra Streisand, SNL & her own Mother and Daughter.
I'm convinced.

 
at 8:06 PM, March 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sec. Albright made a nice speech and stayed around to chat and sign things. She was a class act. I was never a supporter of her or her politics, but she is a classy gal.

 
at 9:20 PM, March 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incredibly short sighted of you for choosing to comment on the reference to Cher ( a bigger rock star than Obama - you obviously you missed that point) and not the rest of the article:
--------------------------
"Words and Change We Can Count On!

Incase you missed it........................
During the Feb 19th debates in Ohio Senator Obama who also serves as Chair of the subcommittee that has oversight over NATO admitted he has not held one single substantive hearing to figure out what the U.S can do to have a stronger presence with Nato in Afghanistan.

Obama admitted it was true stating it was because his responsibilities as chair began at the same time he started running for President. So while hundreds of thousand of our young men and women are at great risk and being killed in Afghanistan Obama’s admission that he was too busy running for president clearly proves he is not only NOT ready to be president, but someone should question his qualifications to be a senator as well.

The day after Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee noted that Senator Clinton has introduced more legislation to address the problems facing wounded service members than any other Senator, including The Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act (accomplished while running her presidential race).

 
at 9:22 PM, March 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

NAFTA Backfires on Obama.

Obama campaign mum on NAFTA contact with Canada
Updated Fri. Feb. 29 2008 12:32 PM ET

Despite repeated requests, Barack Obama's campaign is still neither verifying nor denying a CTV report that a senior member of the team made contact with the Canadian government -- via the Chicago consulate general -- regarding comments Obama made about NAFTA.

Allegations of double talk on the North American Free Trade Agreement from both the Obama and Clinton campaigns dominated the U.S. political landscape on Thursday.

On Wednesday, CTV reported that a senior member of Obama's campaign called the Canadian government within the last month -- saying that when Senator Obama talks about opting out of the free trade deal, the Canadian government shouldn't worry. The operative said it was just campaign rhetoric not to be taken seriously.

Entire article:
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080228/turkey_Gates_080228/20080229?hub=TopStories

 
at 12:36 PM, March 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parkside Cafe can't be much to write home about: Secretary Albright was seen eating at downtown's First Watch that morning.

 
at 5:07 PM, March 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barrack Hussein Obama.

Uh-oh, here come the democRAT thought police to take me away to a re-education camp...

 
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