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Clinton trounces Obama in W.Va.

May 14, 2008

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— Hillary Rodham Clinton coasted to a large but largely symbolic victory in working-class West Virginia on Tuesday, handing Barack Obama one of the worst defeats of the campaign yet scarcely slowing his march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.

"The White House is won in the swing states. And I am winning the swing states," Clinton told cheering supporters at a victory rally.

She coupled praise for Obama with a pledge to persevere in a campaign in which she has become the decided underdog. "This race isn't over yet," she said. "Neither of us has the total delegates it takes to win."

Obama looked ahead to the Oregon primary later in the month and to the general election campaign against Republican John McCain, but the West Virginia defeat underscored his weakness among blue collar voters who will be pivotal in the fall.

"This is our chance to build a new majority of Democrats and independents and Republicans who know that four more years of George Bush just won't do," Obama said in Missouri, which looms as a battleground state in November.

"This is our moment to turn the page on the divisions and distractions that pass for politics in Washington," added the man seeking to become the first black presidential nominee of a major party.

With votes from 69 percent of West Virginia's precincts counted, Clinton was winning 66 percent of the vote, to 27 percent for Obama.

Clinton's triumph approached the 70 percent of the vote she gained in Arkansas, her best state to date. It came courtesy of an overwhelmingly white electorate comprised of the kinds of voters who have favored her throughout the primaries. Nearly a quarter were 60 or older, and a similar number had no education beyond high school. More than half were in families with incomes of $50,000 or less, and the former first lady was winning a whopping 69 percent of their votes.

Clinton won at least 16 of the 28 delegates at stake in West Virginia, to seven for Obama, with 5 more to be allocated.

That left Obama with 1,882.5 delegates, to 1,713 for Clinton, out of 2,026 needed to clinch the nomination at the party convention in Denver this summer. The Democratic win on Tuesday in a Mississippi special election increased by one the number of delegates needed to win the nomination.

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 11 months ago

snap writes:grilfriend,that'sprettyboldwordsfromthe individualwithmoreinternethandlesthanalemurhasfleas.

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Marion Lynn 5 years, 11 months ago

beobachter (Anonymous) says: " We all know he's been banned twice, working on 3 now."Marion writes:Beobachter=Observer=ObservArPot meet kettle.oh waitthat would just be two of many personalities inside the same skull meeting each othernever mind

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

Unfortunately no, as long as he maintains his gigolo skills or she stops supporting his hobbies, no. Easy to get on with different e-mail address, ask Kevin, he's a pro at it.

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beatrice 5 years, 11 months ago

But is there a way it can be permanent?

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

bea, you're wasting your time. I called him on it last night and he just went away. We all know he's been banned twice, working on 3 now.

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beatrice 5 years, 11 months ago

lucky-man: "I'm not a racist and if you or any other far-left kook says it again, I'll contact LJW management. And if they can't handle it, I'll figure out a way. Got it? Don't say it again."lucky-man, you are a racist. There, I said it. Now, go contact LJWorld managment, tell them all about how we keep saying mean things about you, and don't forget to tell LJWorld managment how you were banned before for your racist comments when you were registered as "right-thinker". Knock yourself out with that one, racist. By the way, I've got a great life -- and you are busy issuing threats. Oh how funny it is to see you neocons squirming now.

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meggers 5 years, 11 months ago

lucky man says "What if ALL white people only voted for a white candidate:.oh yeah, racism!!"As preposterous as you seem to think it is, that has been the case in every general presidential election in the nation's history. Hysterical chicken little arguments won't get your guy to the WH this election cycle. Gobama.

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

seems that, as expected, all the non-obama supporters are resorting to typical fear tactics. Be afraid, very afraid of what he will do. Not a single one of these people can define what that fear is or what he will do that is so horrible. That why I think it is all based on racism. but hey, we've survived W, so we can deal with anything. Nothing can be as bad as last 7 years.

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Bossa_Nova 5 years, 11 months ago

lucky man,unfortunately you're dead on. if obama gets to the white house hopefully the not so radical democrats can keep him from ruining the country which would provoke those of us who have a tendancy towards the center, to move to the right.

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Finding_Uranus 5 years, 11 months ago

Some things seem to take a dive for Democrats, unexpectedly....http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/04/opinion/polls/main2330862.shtmlWill we see this sort of disaster again with them? Seems Democrats are selling the people a bill of goods.

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lucky_man 5 years, 11 months ago

It has nothing at all whatsoever to do with color. He is aligned with far-left radical America and Israel despising extremists. John Edwards is just as despicable. I do not care if Obama was white, red, yellow or purple----he is going to shut down DC----he is an imposter. He will get the clueless 18-24 vote. He will get, of course, all the black vote (racism?) and he will get the far-left kook votes obviously---a group that espouses anti-American views.The 18-24 yr olds respond well to the bumper stickers they see, but don't know enough about the issues to see Obama for what he is. The far-left kooks would vote for Chavez if they could.The black populace will vote at least 94-96% for Obama....maybe slightly more. Is that racism? What if ALL white people only voted for a white candidate....oh yeah, racism!!

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jonas 5 years, 11 months ago

The Daily Show's coverage of this last night was awesome.

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jonas 5 years, 11 months ago

"Again, Obama is selling out to the religious right by proclaiming that he will do the Lord's work."Kind of like in 2004 when Bush said that he thought his party's policy on homosexuals was perhaps maybe misguided. Welcome to election year politicking.

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

No I just compared your allegations of what he said to what W said.

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Godot 5 years, 11 months ago

beo concedes that Obama defers his decisions to God.

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

godot, what is the difference between this and W claiming god was talking to him?

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Godot 5 years, 11 months ago

Obama is marketing himself to the religious right in Kentucky by saying that he is ready to do the Lord's work. I repeat, Obama is marketing himself to the religious right in Kentucky, and beyond, by pronouncing that he is ready to do to the Lord's work.Again, Obama is selling out to the religious right by proclaiming that he will do the Lord's work.

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

gigolo, I'm not the one making threats. You are. You were booted before, twice to be precise for racist posts. You're now working on third time. Anad appar3ently any normal person could also consider this as a threat "Anytime, anyplace you far-left kook. Again, anytime anyplace.". gee, guess I need to go hide under my bed quaking with fear.

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lucky_man 5 years, 11 months ago

Show me the posts, BO. Tell me how you react badly to threats. Anytime, anyplace you far-left kook. Again, anytime anyplace.

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

gigolo, is that a threat? Your posts are racist and have been for quite some time. Funny thing is, I react very badly to threats, so carry on.

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lucky_man 5 years, 11 months ago

Sorry, not going to fall for your trap, BO. I'm not a racist and if you or any other far-left kook says it again, I'll contact LJW management. And if they can't handle it, I'll figure out a way. Got it? Don't say it again.

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

I`ll be back...gotta go network on inkednation and make the donuts 2 support the welfare junkies and homeless people!

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

Clintons have paid their dues...what have you people accomplished?...Get in there and make the diff......just don`t think Obama @sswipe is gonna bring change..and you all have seen the change we experienced since the G.O.P. took over....how many of you can afford the gas 2 get from A to Z....how many of you are 1 paycheck from losin yer home.....? I almost wanna say lets drop the bomb on ourselves so we can start all over !

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

obama is not a racist, you and your kind are.

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

gigolo, the biggest difference that those like you, parkay and godot is, he's not a racist.

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

They`re not fanatics ..get yer head outta yer @ss...

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

I guess no one wants 2 really admit that religion plays a huge part in politics....lets get down 2 the brass tacks of this convo. or how many of you cant take the heat? well see...lets gage it by how many of you disappear from the comments at this time......check the comment times!

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lucky_man 5 years, 11 months ago

They (Democratic Socialists) make little mistakes every once in awhile Godot. Barack Hussein Obama will be very inconvenienced though to mention god/religion/the lord etc etc if elected president. He'll make the Clintons look like religious fanatics.

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

And just where is this so called seperation of church and state?..or any other part of our gov`t!

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

Beobitch n monkeybutt munch.....I just bought a new pair a pointy toed boots...one for each of ya...line up and bend over...you will have 2 fight each other over...who wants the right...which gets the left?

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Godot 5 years, 11 months ago

How can the Dems reconcile their "separation of church and state" mantra with Obama telling the folks in Kentucky that he is ready to do the Lord's work, and publishing a flyer showing him at the pulpit with a cross behind him?

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lucky_man 5 years, 11 months ago

"Oh, how conservatives must hate their lives right about now."http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/conservatives_liberals/2008/05/13/95708.htmlNot s'much Bea!!Get a life Bea.

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beatrice 5 years, 11 months ago

Bow, Obama is winning the popular vote. But what do you care, you will be voting for the Republican anyway, even if it is a liberal environmentalist who supports amnesty for illegals like John McCain. Oh, how conservatives must hate their lives right about now.

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

Beo BITCH...yer such a punk! and a loser...watch the outcome D!psh!T !

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

hey mike, hillary is the one who described her wv supporters that way

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Bowhunter99 5 years, 11 months ago

she's going to win the popular vote and he's going to win the delegates...then watch the fireworks... all of the nonsense about Bush v. Gore but between two liberal camps. It'll be highly amusing to watch half of them argue PRO-established system and IGNORE the popular vote...then watch the mass exodus of liberals that refuse to vote for Obama...and the rest is history.

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

And NO...I am just a REALIST not a RACIST...I myself am a bigger minority than any other group in the world ..let alone the U.S. I have a face full of tattoos...by choice! So all you judgemental Pr!cks can kiss the darkest part of my Brownest eye!

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

Sorry to be the one that has 2 sing the truth...but know one else seems 2 have the sack 2 lay it out the way it is...fact o the matter is ...the blacks were indeed smart ..they would back off a few hundred years and let more healing take place...and Rev. Al and J.Jckson aint helpin their case any! They should take theyre sports cash(cuz they aint doin it on a scholarly level)and be happy ...but you know the ole sayin..and I aint atraid 2 bring it up...give em an inch and they wanna take a mile! Use yer own ebonic words and sit back and chill 4 your grandkids sake!

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oldvet 5 years, 11 months ago

Keep fighting, Hillary! And don't let them sell you that VP baloney... hang in there for the White House!

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

I will call it now...if Obama gets in office...you are gonna be glad Charlton protected our right 2 bare arms...cuz yer gonna need em...when the black man head swells bigger than the afros of the70s ..you will see what I mean...cuz next outta the hills and the woodworks yer gonna see a uprising of the skinhead types and the original BOYS IN THE HOOD ...come out and the party will be in full swing! And let the riots begin....Are yoooouuuu ready for a Rumble!

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Silence_Dogood 5 years, 11 months ago

It's sad to be reminded that W. Va. is full of uneducated, white male, racist yokels.F-- those who cry "snobbery" and "elitism." It's time this country start embracing those leaders who are educated and can think beyond the good/evil binary.Clinton is a feminine W.

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Agnostick 5 years, 11 months ago

Winning this one state is a sure sign that Hillary will seal the nomination. In much the same way that Mike Huckabee's win in the Kansas Republican Primary secured the Republican nomination for him.Agnostickagnostick@excite.comhttp://www.uscentrist.orghttp://www.americanplan.org

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

snivel rights movement...1-800-WAA- WAAA

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

And a quitter never wins..kinda makes ya wonder...what if RUDY gave up...(the movie Rudy..sean austin...not the lame bald coat tail ridin G.O.P.) We certainly dont need a 1/2 cottin pickin dumbo eared inexperienced ruckin fetard in control ! We need a WOMAN...ya know ..the strong kind..Man has screwed it up long enough,,We dont need 2 take 2 steps back on the evolutionary tree and vote in a redbone Idiot...using the sports and oprah money 2 steer us into a race war....we have greater issues 2 deal with 1st...like cleanin up the G.O.P. mess 1st! We are still an infant of a nation and as a nation we are not prepared 2 handle the snivel rights B.S. at this point and time ...wake the F%ck up you Idiots!

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tony88 5 years, 11 months ago

"I guess it's ok to make fun of poor white males."Isn't Clinton the one who basically said she appeals to poor white people?

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madmike 5 years, 11 months ago

Had Beo stated a low income, uneducated and black, you people would be all over her, calling her a bigot and racist. I guess it's ok to make fun of poor white males.

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Confrontation 5 years, 11 months ago

I don't know, beo, they did have a black man posing behind her during her victory speech. That must prove something, right? :)

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madmike 5 years, 11 months ago

Gee whiz Beo, a little snobbish aren't you?

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beobachter 5 years, 11 months ago

her type of voter, low income, uneducated and white.

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