Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hillary Delivers Concession Speech, Gives Support to Obama

Before a wildly supportive and enthusiastic crowd of campaign faithful, Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded her race for the nomination and threw her support behind Barack Hussein Obama for the Party's 2008 Democratic Presidential race in November. In what promisses to be a rough road ahead for Obama the sound of booing piercing the cheers of others in the audience can be heard on the tape. Toward the end of the segment, when Hillary says "And I ask all of you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me." the boos are so overwhelming and disruptive that she has to stop and pause before continuing with her obligatory endoresment of the man from Hyde Park.

LGF detects A Distinct Lack of Enthusiasm by the Hill faithfull for changing horses in mid-stream.

The most striking thing about Hillary Clinton’s “concession” speech was the reaction of the crowd. Most of the speech was actually about Hillary, not Obama — but every time she used her catchphrase “We must elect Barack Obama,” the crowd’s reaction was less and less enthusiastic, and a lot of people were booing.

The last time she said it, there was almost no applause. People sitting behind her podium gave it a perfunctory golf clap.

Hillary is 44 acknowledges The Party's Over and notes:

Sixty percent of her Democratic supporters would vote for Obama, 17 percent would vote for McCain, and 22 percent say they would stay at home in November and not vote for anyone.

And a few words of advice to Hillary: If you lie down with dogs you wake up with fleas.

Michelle Malkin points to a Boston Globe article bemoaning the negative reaction of the Clinton faithful to the very thought of supporting Obamessiah.

Hundreds of women have logged onto Clinton's campaign website, with many insisting they will not vote for "that man" - Obama - and urging Clinton to run as an independent or challenge Obama's nomination at the August convention in Denver. Many on the website pledged to vote for Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive GOP nominee.

A new 527 called the PUMA (Party Unity My Ass) PAC has formed to fight the party and the media for the shameful way Mrs. Clinton was treated by her own party and former media fans.

In Thank You, Hillary Clinton. We'll take it from here.

The PUMAs give a synopsis of how their candidate was treated by the DNC bosses and their media jackals.

Hillary was baited by false accusations of racism. She was called a monster for competing with all her strength. She was depicted using the most humiliating and sexist sorts of stereotypes — as a castrater, a witch, a madwoman, a harpie, a shrew, a bitch, inhuman and insane. These twisted depictions did not come from the public, from voters or citizens who did not support her. If they had, it would be unfortunate, but not unconscionable. But they did not. The majority of Americans admired and continue to admire Hillary Clinton, even after all these months of insulting and demeaning onslaught by the media and her own political party. No, the personal and humiliating attacks on Hillary Clinton, the rhetorical violence used to undermine her legitimacy, her very existence, came from the institutions of American life that we rely on every single day — for guidance, for information, for leadership, for truth. By shirking that responsibility for guidance; by throwing principles to the wind and engaging in a witch-hunt; by using technicalities instead of inspiration to win — they have let us all down. This is truly a shameful day for them.

But our new work is just beginning. We now have a duty to ourselves, our candidate, our party, and our country to make those institutions accountable for their actions. Pumas, this is not the end for us — it is only the beginning.



We want it back.

They're mad as Hell and they're not going to take it anymore!

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