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  •  And I love the Seattle story (1+ / 0-)
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    a wolf raised by boys

    Basically, the Clinton people, whoere in the minority, were pissed off that the Obama people wouldn't move to the side and give them the choice real estate next to the undecideds.  And from that we're supposed to infer that Obama's latte-drinking Washington supporters behaved "thuggishly."

    •  If they do here, and you know they do. Why (0+ / 0-)

      not do it everywhere.   I have no illusions about your Mr. "Uniter".   And soon no one will.   For example, this from the Chicago Tribune:

      Barack Obama showed his acumen for sharp-elbowed politics early on, according to a report in the Tribune. The 2008 hopeful, famous for his affable and earnest optimism, launched his career in an old-fashioned Chicagoan way, by pushing a former political mentor off a ballot, He won "not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it," the report says. • Alice Palmer, a South-Side Democrat, appointed Obama heir apparent to her state senate seat; when the two found themselves seeking the same nomination, Obama challenged her signatures, successfully purging her, and three other competitors, from the ballot. Remembering the incident, Obama is elegantly evasive: " If you can win, you should win and get to work doing the people's business."

      There's more.  Much more.  Just starting to roll in.  

    •  And BTW here is how Obama gets cross-overs (0+ / 0-)

      by promising them their primary vote for him will get rid of Hillary and will be "free" (no impact on the Republican result).   This from his campaign:

      Attention All Texas Republicans and Independents!!

      On March 4th, Texas Republicans and Independents will have an opportunity to end Hillary Clinton’s (and Bill’s) presidential ambitions once and for all!
      Since Texas has on open primary, Republicans and Independents should sign in at their polling place and request a Democratic ballot. They should then vote for Barack Obama. Even James Carville admits that if Hillary loses Texas, “she’s done!” Republicans can help make this a reality!!! Just think, no more Clintons in the White House!

      Voting Democratic this one time will have NO effect on your ability to vote in the next Republican primary or obviously on your vote in November. Since John McCain has the Republican nomination locked up, voting for McCain or Huckabee at this point will have no effect on the outcome on the Republican side.

      Nice tactics.

      •  Well (0+ / 0-)

        It's hard to argue with an unattributed comment.  To get back on topic, I fail to see how this is intimidating anyone at a caucus, even if true.  

        Look, the "caucus thugs" story was something the Clinton people came up with when they were trying to get their legs back under them after Iowa.  If anything, the Clinton campaign was responsible for more of the dirty tricks in Nevada.  

        Then it was an excuse for her failure to sweep the field on Super Tuesday.  After her series of crushing defeats in February primaries, they don't even bother with this illusory excuse anymore.

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