Sunday, March 30, 2008

WILL JOHN EDWARDS SELL OUT TO HILLARY CLINTON?

UP FRONT News March 20, 2008
Published by Tom Weiss
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By Tom Weiss
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During the Iowa caucuses Democratic campaign, in which voters were given the opportunity, in certain situations, to make second choices, presidential candidates Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards were reported as urging Democrats to pick Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. While Dennis Kucinich's urgings as regards the potentially pivotal Pennsylvania primary are likely to have marginal impact (no matter what for example his extremist backers such as Charlene Barker may fantasize) John Edwards's preference may make a big difference.

As far as I am aware, most Edwards supporters clearly prefer a Democrat like Barack Obama over a Republicrat such as Hillary Clinton.

Nonetheless, a commentator on the March 16 Chris Matthews show, in Matthews' "tell me something I don't know" section, said that he has it one good sources that John Edwards plans to endorse Hillary Clinton.

Should Edwards ignore the apparent views of many of his supporters, it will expose him as the type of opportunistic and hypocritical politician that I ultimately found him to be based on my very direct experience with him as a long time participant in the NYC Edwards meetups led by progressive activist Steven Gradman, now a quite intense Obama supporter.

Mr. Gradman, a political science professor and veteran of New York City liberal Democratic politics, for years ran the NYC Edwards meetups. For his considerable efforts and expense, however, other than chronic solicitations for more money for Edwards' presidential campaigns, Mr. Gradman got little help from Edwards.

Perhaps Mr. Edwards was less than pleased when Mr. Gradman, who long ago once told me that he didn't think Hillary Clinton was "so bad" (as I have correctly depicted her), decided to openly support my Democratic write-in campaign against Mrs. Clinton for the U.S. Senate and to serve as the volunteer Media Coordinator for my campaign.

Mr. Gradman also worked closely with me in attempting to generate some comments from the outwardly human rights-oriented Edwards with regard to the ongoing Chinese Communist Genocide in Tibet and the very related matter of rising opposition to the Beijing Olympics. Despite numerous calls, e-mails etc. and some direct contact between Mr. Edwards and myself, there was nothing but silence from Mr. edwards who thereby joins Hillary Clinton in the coverup of the Genocide in Tibet.

I remain hopeful that Mr. Obama, with whose wife Michelle I have discussed the Tibet issue (at which time I gave her several issues of UP FRONT News and some of my U.S. Senate campaign literature, which exposes Hillary Clinton as a total human rights-hostile unprincipled corporate fraud who makes threats against dissenters like myself in the spirit of another one of my adversaries, the currently "left" mega-fascist and very politically active convicted felon Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.) will speak out about the Chinese Communist oppression of Tibet.

At this point as far as I am aware, the only announced presidential candidate publicly on record, certainly with UP FRONT News, as supporting self-determination for Tibet, is the former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. And while UP FRONT News emphatically endorses Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, the general election is something else - although John McCain is presumably out of the question.

John Edwards had already seriously ethically compromised himself by his ridiculous decision, while campaigning as an anti-poverty populist, spending $400 to make himself appear even prettier than he already was. My only question is" was his hair stylist named Delilah?" It's possible, because from that point on his previously potentially potent candidacy began to lose strength.

The mansion-residing Edwards plummeted further when it was revealed that he sank a sub-stantial percentage of his huge accumulated wealth into a hedge fund known as the Fortress Group that has been involved in foreclosure activities in New Orleans.

The reality is that John Edwards' campaign had been parasitically compromised from the get-go by virtue of the high-level participation of divided-loyalty political operatives such as Peter Hatch and apparently the quite dangerous Howard Deaniac Tracy Denton. There is also a liberal former Nader guy named Charles Riggs, a high level NBC News employee now said to be an Obama supporter who is a critical cog in the NBC News censorship opera-tion, certainly as regards coverage of the Tibet Genocide coverup and the LaRouche infil-tration into presidential politics (via Lenora Fulani, the Green Party and Ralph Nader). Riggs is on record as making an internet attempt at sabotaging my political relationship with Mr. Edwards. Expect an UP FRONT News article on "Riggs-ing the Elections" at NBC News.

Peter Hatch is closely connected to a left-oriented organization known at the Working Families Party, run pretty much as a Liberal Party-style patronage operation under the iron control of Party boss Dan Cantor. As Steven Gradman can verify, when I ran for the Senate the WFP did not even give me the courtesy of an endorsement interview, although it did manage to see a LaRouche surrogate named Jonathan Tasini and ultimately endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Senate. It is reasonable to suggest that, if Edwards submits to the Clinton's perhaps Guantanamo-emulating arm-twisting, Peter Hatch will play a role.

Tracy Denton is nominally a Democrat but behaviorally a LaRouche-ite. In her work for the pathetic Tasini (one of whose top aides is a direct LaRouche-ite named Charles Lenchner, who also managed to work in the Edwards campaign) Denton once tried to have me arrested at the Senate endorsement meeting of Democracy for New York City, the local arm of How-ard Dean's Democracy for America. Denton should be thrown out of the Democratic Party and perhaps sign on with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if LaRouche turns her away as an embarassment.
Hillary Clinton has shown in her direct threats against me (by phone some years ago through her investigator "Mr. Zimmerman" and via a September 5, 2003 4:14 PM e-mail to my more easily intimidated brother Jim) and her sleazy recurrently racist and sexist corporation-fueled campaign that she will try anything.

John Edwards should not become Hillary Clinton's Eliot Spitzer.
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