Obama wins!

The media didn’t get the drama they wanted (a floor battle, or at least some loud whining), but they got some drama nonetheless, as Hillary Clinton entered the hall to ask on behalf of the New York delegation, that Barack Obama be nominated by acclamation on a voice vote.  And surprise… he was.

I’m guessing it was pretty compelling TV.


  1. 1

    The Real Mark spews:

    The fix was in from the start. It was readily apparent when they took the voice vote and gave the “no” voters 3/10ths of a second before they declared the decision. They weren’t about to let ALL of the delegates representing Hillary’s 18 million votes have their say. Howard Dean and the DNC wanted their pre-packaged empty suit and his “off message man” father figure sidekick — and they got ‘em.

    Barack Obama: A Mile High, An Inch Deep

  2. 3

    Dave spews:

    With Hillary’s motion from the floor, the Soviet-styled “Republican” Politburo is–once again–exposed for the incompetent, wrong-headed, anti-American, totalitarian fools that they are.

    Unfortunately, I’m sure that won’t stop the B.S. “Republican” Politburo propaganda mill, designed to get the tinfoil-hat conspiracy-theory vote from the gullible.

  3. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 “The fix was in from the start.”

    I’m not sure how to break this to you, but we Democrats elected our nominee in caucuses and primaries held in all 50 states. This is called democracy. I know that’s an extremely difficult concept for Republicans to understand, but Barack Obama was chosen by the people, not by a handful of rich white guys meeting in a locked boardroom. There’s only one totalitarian party in this country, and it’s you guys.

  4. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I can’t understand why anyone except a rich white male elitist would vote Republican. Only 1% of the American population benefits from Republican policies. The rest are just cannon fodder. Only damn fools think voting Republican will get them anything. The elitists who run the Republican Party are dedicated to taking, not giving.

  5. 6

    Dave spews:

    In defiance of the Republican threat against freedom, liberty, and American principles, the Democratic delegation has risen-up together to once again confront subjugation by plutocracy–just as we all did over 230 years ago.

    We stand together in our opposition to the Republican threat against our country, rallying to the cry, Don’t Tread On Me!

    Thanks to people like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington, the ballot is our “weapon” today and not the musket.

    Go vote! Go vote! The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming!

  6. 7

    proud leftist spews:

    Real Mark @ 1
    I’m sure the Republicans will give due deference to the Ron Paul faction at the convention next week, won’t they?

  7. 9

    sparky spews:

    It was a very historic moment. I am very proud of the Dems right now.

    @1 if you had really been listening, Pelosi said that since more than 3/5 of the delegations had voted yes, the motion passed. She could have waited longer, but there would not have been enough nays to change the outcome.

    Sorry you are bummed about it.

  8. 10


    I’ve read reports that Obama not only believes in giving reparations to all African Americans ($350,000 per year for life), but also to all illegal aliens living in the U.S, as well as granting them all citizenship. Does anyone know anything more about this?

    I’ve also heard one of his first acts as President will be to pardon all African American and Muslim prisoners, because they were convicted, he says, in a racist and unjust system. I’m still researching this. If anyone has any more info on this, please let me know.

  9. 11

    proud leftist spews:

    I’d like to prescribe you some Viagra so you can go fuck yourself. If you are trying to be funny with your post, you fail miserably. If there is any seriousness to your post, you need professional help. You are pathetic.

  10. 12

    rhp6033 spews:

    Troll @ 10 provides an apt example of the point I made in a previous post:

    http://www.horsesass.org/?p=6261#comments (See comment # 14).

    He is either making up allegations which he pulls entirely from his nether regions and repeats them daily, or he is repeating allegations he hears in the “whispering campaign” which Karl Rove perfected in Texas and Alabama politics in the late 1980’s and 1990’s.

    However, he must not have been paying attention, because he’s not supposed to list them all at the same time. Doing so only makes the ridiculous nature of the allegations more apparant, even to the most ignorant Republican who want’s to believe in their merit. Troll should have trotted them out one at a time, and challenged us to defend against them (defending a negative, of course, is a logical impossibility).

    Go back to Karl Rove and tell him you need a refresher course, Troll.