Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Man. Barack is really kicking Hillary's ass all of a sudden. At this rate, First Gentleman candidate Bill is gonna have to suggest that Obama was actually Stokely Carmichael's roommate in college, and he advocated "smackin' up white bitches when they get uppity."

Or maybe he'll just sit back and let the so-called super-delegates anoint Hillary as candidate notwithstanding the people's choice.

Either way, I think Obama needs to decisively defeat Hillary in Texas & Ohio next month in order to really sew this thing up. And even then he'll need body guards to prevent the character assassination that'll follow.

Which'll be nothing compared to what follows from the GOPers if he actually gets the nomination.

No matter what, this whole thing is gonna be uglier than Dick Cheney before it's all over. The way the American people respond to all the "subtle" racism we'll be exposed to over the next 9 months will speak volumes about us.



Blogger Comandante Agí said...

Man, I wish it was December already. I really don't want to live through this. And as for your fears...Huckabee will most likely be McCain's VP choice. It's the only way for the GOP to get out the bible-thumping, Walmart-addicted, evolution denying fundie demographic.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

So what's the bad news?

9:10 AM  
Blogger steves said...

I can't find it now, but there was a good article on the breakdown of the religious right. It was quick to point out that Evangelicals were still a large group, but that they were becoming increasingly frustrated with the Republican party and that many of them didn't care about issues like civil unions.

As someone that belongs to a church that can be classified as 'evangelical', I would have to agree. The worst parts of the GOP have nothing to do with a basis in Christianity*. These include things like torture, the war in Iraq, and ignoring the environment. The GOP has been sucking up to the religious for several decades now. I think they (the religious) would be better served by expanding their political horizons and looking at candidates from other parties.

The good news is that I see a lot of people among evangelicals that are willing to discuss the issues rationally and vote for someone without an 'R' after their name. I think there are a large number that are willing to listen to something different. Unfortunately, calling all of them bible-thumping fundies does little to encourage intelligent debate and discussion.

*Some pundits may say otherwise, but they are full of BS.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Rickey seconds comandanta agi's sentiments... listening to Obama and McCain go at it for the summer and fall is going to be tiring, to say the least.

Obama's going to get slammed hard for his perceived "lack of experience" but at least he isn't Hillary. People would crawl across broken glass to vote against her. The reality is that in thus country, there are far more sexists than racists.

11:01 AM  
Blogger George said...

And Hillary is not just a woman, she's a Clinton.

I still wish Edwards had done better--not only was he the most progressive of the big 3, but then we wouldn't have to learn if America is more hateful of women or people of color. But that's the Dems for you, always trying to be the test case. (Anybody remember Geraldine Ferraro? Exactly.)

12:24 PM  
Anonymous wfta said...

The conventional wisdom was that the GOP would prefer to campaign against Hillary than any other Democrat. I used to agree with conventional wisdom. I still think that she is the candidate who will energize the far right, the middle right and the left right to turn out. I am convinced that they hate her far worse than they hated Bill. Also a lot of us on the left are at best Luke warm towards her.

What has become worrisome for me is that if Hillary were the candidate, given the eight years of disgust most of us have invested in Bush & Co., everybody who considers himself even remotely affiliated with the Democrats would, nose held if necessary, vote for her.

It occurs to me that for a lot of Americans voting to make a black man the candidate MIGHT be considerably easier than voting to make a black man the president. The troubling thing about that is no one is going to admit it to a pollster. We won’t know what kind of racial baggage folks are taking into the voting booth until the morning after.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Edwardo said...

Don't worry about Ohio and Texas, (well one should always worry about Texas, but that's another subject) Obama has been anointed. The fix is in for him, and The Clinton's, ghastly little back water grifters that they are, are finally on their way out for good. They are in quicksand of their own making, and the more they struggle, in this case struggle amounts to further attempts at character assassination and not so subtle racially tinged attacks, the more they will be sucked down.

Much of the profoundly intelligence challenged Democrat voting cohort seems captivated by Obama and his particularly mellifluous brand of vacuous oratory, entirely peppered as it is with rhetorical flourishes containing the words change and hope, as in, "America wants change", or "Where there is hope, change is possible" and whatever permutations are possible when those two words are used in conjunction with one another.

I still see BO whipping McCain like the proverbial red headed step child, but he will likely have to come up with a tad more, at least rhetorically, to pull off the major ass whipping of the last man left in government from The Keating Five.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

no one is going to admit it to a pollster. We won’t know what kind of racial baggage folks are taking into the voting booth until the morning after.

This'll definitely add a bit more suspense on election day than we've been used to.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Edwardo said...

This strategy will suffice to see McCain get obliterated versus Obama. After all, look what it did for Billary.

1:03 PM  

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