Taking credit

Amidst all of the happy talk following the death of Usama bin Laden, there is a telling tale of the true nature of our dear President, Il Duce.  In his press conference Sunday night, he made a big show of highlighting his decisiveness and his role in the military action.

Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad Pakistan.

Uh, yeah…about that

The operation was at this time effectively unknown to President Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett and it remained that way until AFTER it had already been initiated. President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission. Upon his arrival there was a briefing held which included Bill Daley, John Brennan, and a high ranking member of the military. When Obama emerged from the briefing, he was described as looking “very confused and uncertain.” The president was then placed in the situation room where several of the players in this event had already been watching the operation unfold. Another interesting tidbit regarding this is that the Vice President was already “up to speed” on the operation. A source indicated they believe Hillary Clinton had personally made certain the Vice President was made aware of that day’s events before the president was. The now famous photo released shows the particulars of that of that room and its occupants. What that photo does not communicate directly is that the military personnel present in that room during the operation unfolding, deferred to either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates. The president’s role was minimal, including their acknowledging of his presence in the room.

At my direction? Uh-huh.

One need only take a look at the photograph of the situation room to know what Il Duce’s role in the event was. It’s standard meeting protocol; the people who are directly involved in decision making have a seat at the table, and everyone else grabs a chair where they can. Vice President Hairplugs and Succubus of State Clinton have a seat at the table; they are in on the decision making. Obama’s seat indicates spectator status.

As if we should be surprised…

Hilarious Hillary

She’s declaring the US is back in Asia. Er, Hills, the US never left Asia. The six-party talks come to mind.

But speaking of such, the great DemFem announces that she’ll be discussing North Korea… whilst at a Phuket resort.

Yep. Lot’s will come from that I’m sure. Thailand is certainly the goto place when one wants to solve the North Korean problem.

Here’s some news for you Hillary. North Korea won’t ever be ‘solved’ until its regime collapses or is destroyed.

The South Koreans are hard enough to deal with, let alone those extortionist bastards up North.

McCain’s Perfect Choice for a Running Mate: Governor Sarah Palin

While most of the pedantic, two-dimensional, inside-the-box-thinking, conservative political hacks are touting Tom Ridge for the slot (Not a bad guy, but…), David Freddoso notes a far superior choice has been proposed: The Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.

Not to mention the fact that, she’s a gorgeous woman who exudes mass quantities of charisma…


and has a super-solid family life.


Dibs on the eldest daughter! LOL!

This inspired choice would allow McCain to actually capitalize on his “maverick” persona, as Gov. Palin shook Alaska politics to the core: She’s a charming, charismatic woman, but she can also play with the big boys and kick ass.

What say ye?

UPDATE: Things are looking optimistic!

UPDATE II: Welcome to all 4500 8000 40,000 in the past few hours (so far!) people visiting us from Google. We’re a fairly opinionated right-wing blog, and you might like to take a look at our “About” page. You might also be interested in our other coverage of Sarah Palin and whether she becomes a prospective Vice President of the United States. You can find this coverage here and here. Personally, I hope she does, but you can feel free to debate the idea in comments below. All first comments are moderated, but unless you either insult or use severe profanity (and I mean severe by my standards, which generally only means the C U Next Tuesday word or the implication that someone has had a rather enjoyable erotic experience with someone who has borne a child), however if you come up with a new one, I may simply delete your comment. I, and all other contributors to this blog are more than fair in what we permit.

UPDATE III: Nayr Drahcir, don’t bother even trying. You will not be published.

UPDATE IV: A lot of people must like Palin.

UPDATE V: More coverage of Governor Sarah Palin and a theme song here.

UPDATE VI: Funniest observation on the announcement yet: “Put Obama and Palin on a basketball court one on one. Winner takes all!”

UPDATE VII: [spot_the_dog] No, we do not have any pictures of “Sarah Palin + Naked,” nor do we have any of “Sarah Palin + Swimsuit.” In the past 24 hours, there have been 157 separate searches on this site for “Sarah Palin Swimsuit,” and 161 separate searches for “Sarah Palin Naked.” I repeat, we have no bathing suit, swim suit, bikini, or naked pictures of Sarah Palin. What kind of people do you think we are, anyway? 😉

UPDATE VIIa: [spot_the_dog] Ace has noticed a similar search phenomenon on his blog and has a theory…

UPDATE VIII: A well-rounded view of the selection of Sarah Palin for the Vice President Nomination can be found here.

UPDATE IX:  We got it!  YES!  Nude photo of Sarah Palin right here!  (C’mon.  You know you want to click.)

UPDATE X: Feel free to visit our main page and read the latest posts we’ve written.

Change in Washington?

Obama said he was going to bring change to Washington. So talk me through this one Obi. How does having Clinton as Secretary of State, Biden as VP and Gates as Defense Secretary amount to ‘change’?

Was it those pesky CIA daily briefings?


Epic LOL! HillBuzz, a Pro-Hillary Site, HATES Obama!

Get a major load of HillBuzz. They really. really hate Obama over there, and they’re all a bunch of Democrat party members. It’s a WordPress blog, so you can share some love if you want.

Obama is in big trouble, but the DemSM and the pollsters they own are covering for him. It’s just so blatently obvious now.

Take a look at this post in particular, which was taken from their comments.

“Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow clinton supporters out.

I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over.

I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.

The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.

We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”

We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence.

We did this the whole primary and it worked.

Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out tv, news, websites, etc.

This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues.

Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.

People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”

Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.

We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.

see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”

The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.”

Highly anecdotal, but it fits the pattern, doesn’t it?

Via El Rushbo and reader Gramfan.


UPDATE: Another Obama campaigner spills her guts, to RedState this time?  Read it here or here.  (Via reader Gramfan)

Obama Not the Legitimate Democrat Party Nominee?

The Democrat formula for selecting presidential and vice presidential nominees was “reformed” after the fiasco of 1968, with the idea being to select the most electable candidate if the popular vote totals were tight. To do this, a class of super-delegates was created who could vote either way to break a near tie. Unfortunately, that combined with some states using caucuses has created a broken system that can be gamed. The accusation is that Obama gamed the system and that Hillary Clinton is the rightful nominee.

“[T]here are dozens of voter groups which claim outright that Barack Obama’s nomination was garnered illegitimately and with decidedly undemocratic methods. These are the PUMA people, the NoBama folks, the caucus-fraud investigators, and a whole lot of others who fervently believe that Barack Obama is not the legitimate nominee of the Democratic Party electorate, but the nominee of the party elite and caucus strong-arm tactics.”

And about those caucus states.

“One Democratic primary voter with a strong background in mathematics, Dr. Lynette Long, has launched a probe into the lopsided caucus victories of Barack Obama, which indeed garnered the nomination.

Her conclusion?

“I’ve spent the past two months immersed in data from the 2008 Democratic caucuses. After studying the procedures and results from all fourteen caucus states, interviewing dozens of witnesses, and reviewing hundreds of personal stories, my conclusion is that the Obama campaign willfully and intentionally defrauded the American public by systematically undermining the caucus process.””

Democrats have a big, big problem this election. I’m not particularly sanguine about McCain’s chances, but if he and Palin do end up winning this year – a year that should be a walk for the Democrats by all reasonable analyses – all of the blame will be squarely on the heads of the leftist elite of the Democrat party, and the race-baiting race peddlers who are their fellow travelers.

Unlike criticism that comes from the right, Democrats pointing fingers at each other will cause a stir. Think circular firing squad.

You should read the whole enchilada.

More Obama Afrosmurfing Astroturfing

Remember the Hillary 1984 ad – a rip-off of an old Apple ad that I dearly loved – that was hailed as the ne plus ultra of grassroots viral video? Astroturf.

More here.

“A couple of weeks ago a parody of Apple’s famous 1984 Super Bowl ad appeared on YouTube and other video sharing sites and, perhaps because of the mystery surrounding its’ origin, became something of an overnight internet phenomenon. Now we know the creator of the parody but a larger mystery is revealed and some serious questions are raised…

Andrea Mitchell and Alex Johnson at MSNBC reveal though that the creator of the “1984” parody ad is none other than Philip de Vellis of marketing firm Blue State Digital which specializes in advising Democratic candidates and liberal groups. Blue State Digital was also responsible for the design and implementation of Barack Obama’s official campagin website whose URL appears at the end of the Clinton smear ad and one of the founding members of the company, Joe Rospars, is employed as the Obama campaign’s Director of New Media.”

Read the whole sordid thing (Both links). Thanks to Jawa Report.

This is not the Smurf we’ve been waiting for (Thanks to Eggz for “Afrosmurf”). LULZ!!1!

Who is to Blame for the Credit Crisis? Democrats, Without Doubt

I’m a musician, not an economist, so this credit crisis has been an opportunity for me to educate myself a little about monetary and lending policies. What I wanted to know originally was not who to blame, but what policies were to blame.

Here’s the nutshell: Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac were saddled with mountains of bad mortgage loans because Democrat politicians tasked them to lend to people who could not otherwise get credit. Tis debt went bad when real estate prices fell.

1] Why couldn’t these people get credit? Because they were uncreditworthy according to their incomes and/or credit ratings.

2] Why would Democrat politicians order such a thing? Because these people were in their political base, and were overwhelmingly in Democrat controlled political districts.

3] What was the Democrat political rationale? They wanted to buy votes help people.

4] What was the Democrat financial rationale? As long as real estate prices continued to rise, there would be no financial repercussions.

5] So, how did this credit crisis happen? Like I said, real estate prices fell.

This crisis didn’t come without warning signs, however. Back in 2004 and 2005 the FM twins were beset by accounting scandals, and reform was proposed… by John McCain.

“[T]here is one little footnote to the story that’s worth keeping in mind while Democrats point fingers between now and Nov. 4: Senator John McCain was one of the three cosponsors of S.190, the bill that would have averted this mess.”

It probably goes without saying that the reform bill was defeated by Democrat politicians.

“What happened next was extraordinary. For the first time in history, a serious Fannie and Freddie reform bill was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. The bill gave a regulator power to crack down, and would have required the companies to eliminate their investments in risky assets…

If that bill had become law, then the world today would be different. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, a blizzard of terrible mortgage paper fluttered out of the Fannie and Freddie clouds, burying many of our oldest and most venerable institutions. Without their checkbooks keeping the market liquid and buying up excess supply, the market would likely have not existed.

But the bill didn’t become law, for a simple reason: Democrats opposed it on a party-line vote in the committee, signaling that this would be a partisan issue. Republicans, tied in knots by the tight Democratic opposition, couldn’t even get the Senate to vote on the matter.

That such a reckless political stand could have been taken by the Democrats was obscene even then. Wallison wrote at the time: ‘It is a classic case of socializing the risk while privatizing the profit. The Democrats and the few Republicans who oppose portfolio limitations could not possibly do so if their constituents understood what they were doing.'”

So, who were some of the most prominent Democrat politicians involved in derailing this reform legislation? Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Christopher Dodd (That would be the assmaggot shyster now trying to play the role of Knight in Shining Armor in this crisis).

“But we now know that many of the senators who protected Fannie and Freddie, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Christopher Dodd, have received mind-boggling levels of financial support from them over the years.

Throughout his political career, Obama has gotten more than $125,000 in campaign contributions from employees and political action committees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, second only to Dodd, the Senate Banking Committee chairman, who received more than $165,000.

Clinton, the 12th-ranked recipient of Fannie and Freddie PAC and employee contributions, has received more than $75,000 from the two enterprises and their employees. The private profit found its way back to the senators who killed the fix.

There has been a lot of talk about who is to blame for this crisis. A look back at the story of 2005 makes the answer pretty clear.”

Unfuckingbelieveable. You should read the whole article. If a musician can understand it, anyone can.

Anti-War Protesters Greet Convention Goers in Denver

Activists like Cindy Sheehan kicked off the event with more than two hours of speeches.

Cindy babe, has been hanging around Fidel and Hugho, to long. Guess when you look like her, you have to, huh?

“We’re out here to speak out about the. . .destruction of society and the impact on our own society as we have fewer and fewer resources,” Denver local Jane Cahn told FOXNews.com. She and her husband Eric said they have joined in on such rallies for 40 years.

Aren’t they emitting carbon?

This is small potatoes, compared to what the Republicans will face.

Fox News

Hillary Supporters: “She’s Not Dead Yet!”

I’m hoping the Democrat convention will be a fiasco, and if the die-hard supporters of the Wicked Witch of the East have anything to say about it, it will be.

“WASHINGTON — A massive e-mail and Internet campaign is under way aimed at derailing the nomination of Barack Obama and making Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party’s standard bearer next week at the national convention in Denver.

“It’s downright nasty,” said Memphis superdelegate and City Council member Myron Lowery, who has shared dozens of the messages he’s received with The Commercial Appeal.

“I think it’s divisive for the ‘Support Hillary’ campaign to continue at this time. She made the decision to fully support Mr. Obama,” said Lowery. “I don’t know why they’re not taking their cue from Hillary and falling in line.””

I hope this gets uglier than Hillary herself.

Fat Lady Forced to Finally Sing

Well, Hillary is out… or so they say. I don’t think anyone is safe until after the Denver convention, personally. She still used the word “suspend” to describe how she’s handling her campaign, and not “end” for instance.

What was interesting was how unenthusiastic the crowd was when she said her various riffs about getting Obama elected. The responses ranged from polite golf claps to even some boos. Many of her base will never vote for Obama, evidently.

I’m still wondering what Obama paid to buy her off in their secret meeting t’other night. VP, or a SCOTUS appointment? You know she got something.

Fat Lady Continues Clearing Her Throat

Hillary is “suspending” her campaign Friday, according to reports citing unnamed sources, such as this FOX news article. Oh sure, “the campaign” is mentioned, but no names are named.

She’ll drag it out just as long as she can without her thinking she’s starting to look desperately classless, in the hopes that some Deus ex Machina revelation about Barack or Michelle will appear and magically resurrect her campaign. She has no shame whatsoever.

Like I said, I’ll believe it when I see it.

Fat Lady Won’t Sing

Despite the fact that Barack has clinched the nomination, Shrillery wouldn’t concede defeat tonight, but did offer to be Obama’s running mate. See? Told ya so.

If Obama accepts her offer, it gives the impression that he’s not a strong enough candidate to win without her, and if he declines he appears to be an ingrate. Clintonian Machiavellianism at it’s best: She’s holding the entire city of Denver over Barack’s head and is giving him an ultimatum. What a shrewd bitch.

I’m a fucking brilliant prognosticator.


Personally, (Yea, I know…Who the Hell am I, huh?) This may back fire and rally the Dems. Tiz a “stick it your face” thing, Repubs. What say you?

It’s Not Over Until the Fat Lady Concedes

FOX News is reporting that Hillary will conced that Obama has the delegates to win.

I’ll believe it when I see it.

Clinton donors poised to back Obama

A leading fundraiser for ­Hillary Clinton says her supporters will back Barack Obama with donations once he finally wins the Democratic presidential nomination, and says Mr Obama could raise as much as $500m to spend on the election campaign.

Mr Obama has raised about $240m to date, thanks in part to an internet campaign that has attracted individual donations from more than 1.5m people.

Make no mistake Hussein Obama is going to be a tough candidate…on nothing more then mesmerized idiots, seeking “change”

In debates with McCain, Hussein will not focus on real issues…The strategy will be…make McCain look old and dodgy…with rapid fire nonsensical answers. Those “answers” would make AN Einstein confused…but the entranced by Hussein, will eat it up.

McCain…and other stuff (technical word for bullshit)

McCain Blasts the Messiah and Persia

Also you may see, something on Teddy “no brain as they removed whatever was, which wasn’t much” Kennedy. Additionally other horseshit, concerning the Left in this country.

Hillary claims… MARS??!?

I don’t visit the Daily Kos, and under normal circumstances I know I’d be risking my nuts linking to it here. But I posted a comment about Phoenix landing on the Red Planet on another website, and among the replies, someone left this:

Dateline: Kennedy Space Center, June 4, 2008:

Hillary Clinton announced that her campaign would continue “…until
every Martian voice is heard and respected.” Pointing out that, as of
yet, no Martian delegates had been selected, “No one can say they have
won the nomination until each and every state — red states, blue
states and little green states, have been heard from!”

There’s more, and it gets even stranger. Here.

Iowahawk: Pure Genius

Iowahawk’s being kind to Hillary, and he’s kindly given her a space to write down her key points of interest. It’s well worth a read.

BBC Interview with Gore Vidal.

Here. Worth listening to for a) the needling from interviewer Stephen Sackur, and b) the outrageous guff Vidal spouts.

For all his professed hatred of Imperial America Gore sounds quite imperious himself. Especially when discussing his own popularity. He also reminds me of a certain high-ranking Democrat physically too. Consider this…

Now add 20 years…

It’s not just my imagination, is it?

PS Is the internet slower than a wet weekend lately, or is that my imagination too?

Clinton compares the Florida and Michigan fight to civil rights movement




BOCA RATON, Fla. – Hillary Clinton compared her effort to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to epic American struggles, including those to free the slaves and win the right to vote for blacks and women.

The current stalemate over the two states’ primary votes threatens to replicate the disputed 2000 presidential election in Florida, she warned an elderly crowd in Palm Beach County – one of the jurisdictions where Democrats allege voters were disenfranchised in 2000.

The pointed speech marked the kick-off of a last-gasp effort by Clinton to prolong her Democratic presidential campaign by making the states count, which would cut into rival Barack Obama’s leads in popular votes and pledged delegates.

“In Florida, you learned the hard way what happens when your votes aren’t counted and the candidate with fewer votes is declared the winner,” she said. “The lesson of 2000 here in Florida is crystal clear: if any votes aren’t count, the will of the people isn’t realized and our democracy is diminished.”

Clinton, at times sounding like a modern history professor, praised the abolitionists, suffragettes and civil rights pioneers and talked about her own efforts to fight legislative redistricting and voter identification initiatives that she said dilute minority voting power.

“This work to extend the franchise to all of our citizens is a core mission of the modern Democratic party,” she said. “From signing the Voting Rights Act and fighting racial discrimination at the ballot box to lowering the voting age so those old enough to fight and die in war would have the right to choose their commander in chief, to fighting for multi-lingual ballots so you can make your voice heard no matter what language you speak.”

Presidental Election 2000/Wikipedia

Hillary in Bosnia – damn, she was telling the truth!

Just look at this dramatic footage – proof that Mrs C did indeed cop it from the snipers.

Misogyny I Won’t Miss (ummm, shouldn’t that be Ms.?)


As the Democratic nomination contest slouches toward a close, it’s time to take stock of what I will not miss.

I will not miss seeing advertisements for T-shirts that bear the slogan “Bros before Hos.” The shirts depict Barack Obama (the Bro) and Hillary Clinton (the Ho) and are widely sold on the Internet.

I will not miss walking past airport concessions selling the Hillary Nutcracker, a device in which a pantsuit-clad Clinton doll opens her legs to reveal stainless-steel thighs that, well, bust nuts. I won’t miss television and newspaper stories that make light of the novelty item.

I won’t miss episodes like the one in which liberal radio personality Randi Rhodes called Clinton a “big [expletive] whore” and said the same about former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. Rhodes was appearing at an event sponsored by a San Francisco radio station, before an audience of appreciative Obama supporters — one of whom had promoted the evening on the presumptive Democratic nominee’s official campaign Web site.

I won’t miss Citizens United Not Timid (no acronym, please), an anti-Clinton group founded by Republican guru Roger Stone.

Political discourse will at last be free of jokes like this one, told last week by magician Penn Jillette on MSNBC: “Obama did great in February, and that’s because that was Black History Month. And now Hillary’s doing much better ’cause it’s White Bitch Month, right?” Co-hosts Joe Scarboroughand Mika Brzezinski rebuked Jillette.

I won’t miss political commentators (including National Public Radiopolitical editor Ken Rudin and Andrew Sullivan, the columnist and blogger) who compare Clinton to the Glenn Close character in the movie “Fatal Attraction.” In the iconic 1987 film, Close played an independent New York woman who has an affair with a married man played by Michael Douglas. When the liaison ends, the jilted woman becomes a deranged, knife-wielding stalker who terrorizes the man’s blissful suburban family. Message: Psychopathic home-wrecker, begone.

The airwaves will at last be free of comments that liken Clinton to a “she-devil” (Chris Matthewson MSNBC, who helpfully supplied an on-screen mock-up of Clinton sprouting horns). Or those who offer that she’s “looking like everyone’s first wife standing outside a probate court” (Mike Barnicle, also on MSNBC).

But perhaps it is not wives who are so very problematic. Maybe it’s mothers. Because, after all, Clinton is more like “a scolding mother, talking down to a child” (Jack Cafferty on CNN).

When all other images fail, there is one other I will not miss. That is, the down-to-the-basics, simplest one: “White women are a problem, that’s — you know, we all live with that” (William Kristol of Fox News).

I won’t miss reading another treatise by a man or woman, of the left or right, who says that sexism has had not even a teeny-weeny bit of influence on the course of the Democratic campaign. To hint that sexism might possibly have had a minimal role is to play that risible “gender card.”

Most of all, I will not miss the silence.

I will not miss the deafening, depressing silence of Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean or other leading Democrats, who to my knowledge (with the exception of Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland) haven’t publicly uttered a word of outrage at the unrelenting, sex-based hate that has been hurled at a former first lady and two-term senator from New York. Among those holding their tongues are hundreds of Democrats for whom Clinton has campaigned and raised millions of dollars. Don Imus endured more public ire from the political class when he insulted the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.

Would the silence prevail if Obama’s likeness were put on a tap-dancing doll that was sold at airports? Would the media figures who dole out precious face time to these politicians be such pals if they’d compared Obama with a character in a blaxploitation film? And how would crude references to Obama’s sex organs play?

There are many reasons Clinton is losing the nomination contest, some having to do with her strategic mistakes, others with the groundswell for “change.” But for all Clinton’s political blemishes, the darker stain that has been exposed is the hatred of women that is accepted as a part of our culture.

Marie Cocco is syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. Her e-mail address is mariecocco@washpost.com.

Wonderful piece Marie (no, really…lol). All that writing then you toss (inadvertantly, I’m sure OR is it buried in the back of your mind, somewhere?)……a shot in, I’d say right here:

But for all Clinton’s political blemishes, the darker stain that has been exposed is the hatred of women that is accepted as a part of our culture.

“Stain”, would have been sufficent, wouldn’t you think?


Washington Post

Blow to Clinton as Edwards backs Obama

Didn’t this happen a few times, before? Great sense of humor Financial Times, but I don’t think Bill and Monica let you two watch.

Financial Times

Clinton Wins West Virginia Primary by Decisive Margin

Don’t screw with West “By God” Virginia, Obama.

Hillary Clinton, declaring “this race isn’t over yet,” beat Barack Obama by a decisive margin in the West Virginia Democratic primary Tuesday.

Early returns indicated Clinton was beating Obama by better than 2-to-1. She is capturing almost every demographic group, and doing particularly well among the large group of white, working-class voters in the state.

West Virginia offers just 28 pledged delegates, and so Clinton’s victory Tuesday, which was widely expected, will have little impact on the overall trajectory of the race. Obama, leading Clinton by a wide margin in total delegates, has already started turning his campaign toward the general election.

But the Clinton win prolongs the race and fuels the New York senator’s argument that she is able to carry groups that will be important to Democrats in November.

“We know from the Bible that faith can move mountains, and my friends, the faith of the Mountain State has moved me,” Clinton said at her primary rally in Charleston, W. Va. “I am more determined than ever to carry on this campaign until everyone has had a chance to make their voices heard … This continues to be a hard-fought race from one end of our country to the other.”

West Virginia returns showed Clinton with 65 percent and Obama with 27 percent, with 64 percent of precincts reporting.

Cheers of “It’s not over! It’s not over!” broke out at Clinton’s state headquarters in Charleston after the race was called.

Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told FOX News before polls closed that he doesn’t see it as inevitable that Obama will become the Democratic nominee.

“Hillary Clinton is in this to the end, she’ll win this nomination,” he said in the evening, before introducing Clinton to a raucous audience.

Exit polls highlighted the demographic divide between the coalitions of Clinton and Obama, but with little diversity in the state, Clinton also scored well among Obama’s traditional support groups.

Among her typical backers — white voters, women, seniors and non-college educated, Clinton polled above 65 percent in each group.

Obama campaigned lightly in West Virginia and repeatedly said Clinton would probably win both that state and Kentucky, which holds its primary next Tuesday.

“There is no question that Senator Clinton is going to win by huge margins in the upcoming primaries in West Virginia today and Kentucky next week,” the campaign said in a memo Tuesday.

It reminded voters that Obama won neighboring Virginia by double digits in February and that the Illinois senator has racked up nearly as many superdelegates in the past week as there are pledged delegates at stake in West Virginia.

As Clinton and her supporters gathered in Charleston Tuesday, Obama spoke at an economic town hall meeting in Missouri, without mentioning Clinton once during his prepared remarks. He mentioned President Bush eight times and John McCain five times.

“This is our moment to turn the page on the divisions and distractions that pass for politics in Washington,” Obama said.

Obama’s decision to spend Tuesday night in Missouri reflects the shift in focus the campaign has made toward November since one week ago, when he won the North Carolina primary by double digits and held Clinton to a narrow victory in Indiana.

Obama is now looking to Oregon, which votes May 20 along with Kentucky, to nudge him toward the finish line. Polls show him ahead in Oregon, and he campaigned there over the weekend.

Obama began Tuesday with 1,875.5 delegates, to 1,697 for Clinton. It takes 2,025 to win. Clinton had picked up 16 of the 28 delegates in West Virginia, compared to seven for Obama, with five outstanding.

Since his North Carolina win, nearly 30 superdelegates — party officials and insiders who are not obligated by election results to support any candidate — have swung to Obama.

Clinton took criticism last week for defending her presence in the race by raising her ability to attract white voters, during an interview with USA Today.

*But according to exit polls, one in five voters said race was an important factor in their decision.

McAuliffe said the final days of the Democratic race, though, are not about race. He said they are mostly about the economy and the Iraq war. Indeed, a majority of West Virginia voters surveyed in exit polls said the economy was the top issue.

* Who made it so, Obama? Your slick both sides of the net, campaign did…..Stick to tennis, young man…You are NOT Presidential material. Condi Rice is. Colin Powell is. You aren’t!.

Fox News

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