August 26, 2008
Jesus fucking christ:
The media is using superlatives to describe Hillary Clinton’s speech tonight.
The Republicans are saying she didn’t do anything to dispel the idea that Obama lacks the experience to lead the country.
I think it’s a great night for Democrats, but what will the final effect be?
Did Obama made the biggest mistake of his campaign by not choosing Hillary for his VP candidate? How many Democrats will sit the election out?
And yes, watching Joe Biden made me cringe.
Get over your fucking self. Hillary has, hop on the Obama train, it’s ok. Idiot.
August 23, 2008
I noted over at Balloon Juice your concern about Obama’s VP pick. I’m sure you have the very best of the Democratic Party in mind when you puke all over your Cheetos stained keyboard and this comes out.
Thank you Mr. Kristol for your concern and for your transparent attempt to stir up shit with the PUMAs. Of course they are all of about ten people strong, and while I’m sure they will be a reliable McCain voting bloc, I don’t know that they will be tipping any elections anytime soon.
Might I also share with you my concern about McCain and the GOP?
I’m concerned that McCain’s VP might not be strong enough to pull McCain’s head out of his ass. It’s jammed in there past the shoulders. While I’m sure checking for colon cancer at his age, is a good thing, it’s hard to answer the red phone at 3am, when you can’t move your arms.
I’m also concerned that the eventual VP pick might be a fag, an adulterer or someone with a wet suit and dildo fetish. Any of these will be very unsavory with the base of your party. You have to admit, the modern GOP is known for it’s lewd conduct. Please tell John to be careful in his pick.
I’m very, very concerned that Mr. McCain will look at his Naval experience as enough. What he really needs to pick is another Naval vet or trucker to help him. See both are very adept at tying and untying knots. It’s going to take at least two skilled knotsmiths and a lot of time and patience to unfuck this country. I fear that Mr. McCain may not have the patience or the time left on this earth to unfuck this country in a proper manner.
Thank you for your concern, and I hope you note mine.
August 23, 2008
Biden starts of as the Obama attack dog in fine form:
Biden says that while, “at kitchen tables like mine,” Americans worry about their shrinking incomes, “that’s not a worry [McCain] has to worry about.”
“You have to think about which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at,” Biden says, going on to quote McCain’s praise of Bush.
Perfect. Quotable, sharp to the point. The exact type of thing that the Obama camp needs. Calling out McCain for giving into the right-wing, swift-boat, style politics was excellent as well.
I missed this the first time around…Biden going straight after McCain’s military service as a qualification to be President:
These times call for a total change in Washington’s world view. These times call for more than a good soldier, they require a wise leader.
Very, very nice.
August 23, 2008
Aside from the Ron Fournier hatchet piece, the media both traditional and new, seem pleased with the pick of Biden. I am too. I think (and I’ve mentioned it several times in this blog) that the strongest contribution Biden will make to the campaign will be as attack dog.
Obama doesn’t seem to do attack dog very well, as evidenced over the last couple of weeks. When Obama did start hitting back, ever so slightly, the traditional media and others start howling that Obama is going negative. Abandoning his “new politics”. It’s been a Catch-22 for the Obama campaign and an obvious point of weakness. One that McCain seems to have been adept at exploiting. Biden changes the calculus. Obama gains a running mate who can and is good at attacking, and leave Obama above the fray to do what he does best. Inspire and pimp his policies.
August 22, 2008
I’ve seen people at Kos and Balloon Juice pissed at Obama that they didn’t get their text message and instead found out about Biden via the traditional media. If someone from Obama’s camp leaked then, yes they have legitiment reason to be pissed.
However as it stands, it is rumored to be either a “high level Democrat” (likely) or a Secret Service Agent (unlikely). Either of those, would not be Obama’s fault. Thus anger is misplaced.
I have seen people feeling they were being screwed, and promising to withhold support for Obama. Something along the lines of broken promises, or as I just listened to Lynn Sweet on MSNBC say…a “broken social contract”. Really?
Look, this is transparently simple. The text messaging thing was a way for Obama to get your cell phone number to add to his ground game. Nothing more. If you are really that bummed out or surprised that the pick leaked before the text went out then you don’t know politics. If the leak pissed you off to the point that you are going to vote against, or withhold support from Obama, then you need to seriously check yourself and remind yourself of the disaster of the last seven and a half years.
And, if the leak did come from the Obama camp (which I HIGHLY doubt, they’ve been way too disciplined), then that’s a major gaff and they’ve shot themselves in the foot needlessly. Thankfully it was on a Friday night, and won’t hit the RADAR between Biden and the Dem convention starting Monday.
August 22, 2008
Great choice. Not only will he be an awesome “bad cop” to Obama’s good cop, but he foreign policy chops are well known, and well, he’s not Hillary.
The run up to the pick was also well played. Although as I heard it called on Gene Burns show on KGO, he asked if anyone had received their texts. Answer was no, seems someone in the Dem camp may have leaked it early. Whoops!
August 21, 2008
Who cares. Yeah I know what Obama’s doing he’s trying to reflect the “eliteism” charge on to McCain. Yes McCain couldn’t tell you how many houses he and Cindy own. Yes, by the current standards McCain is more “elite” (I will give props to Obama on the quick turn around).
However “elite” is what we should be aiming for in a president, and the problem is the whole definition of elite has been twisted so much we’re giving Webster an aneurism. Athletes aspire to be elite, better, stronger, faster than their competitors. Politicians should too, they should be smarter, more knowledgeable and agile than their opponents. In a perfect world, I suppose, they would be and would be elected for their skills.
I believe we’re entering what Obama once termed the “silly season”. When the candidates and media are arguing over who’s more “elite” (read: is more well off) and who’s the bigger patriot. It’s stupid, unproductive, uninformative and how Bush got elected, which got us into this mess in the first place.
If you’re voting based on who has the least amount of houses, or what their salad choices are you’re an idiot and should have your right to vote revoked. The media that pimps this garbage, well…that’s a whole other story. I’d appreciate it if we could stick to the issues, but apparently that’s too much to ask.