The left blogosphere is all atwitter today and heading for the fainting couch because Mitt kicked Obama’s ass last night. Did this meme come from the campaign-blogger meeting this morning? I’m guessing the last thing Obama’s campaign wants is for blue collar women to show up at the polls. I mean, isn’t what all of those “Romney is a bad dude who doesn’t care about you” exercises have been about all summer and into the fall? The Obama campaign seems fairly desperate to suppress the blue collar womens’ vote because those women want nothing more than…
… for someone to kick the shit out of Obama.
And last night gave them hope.
That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Those lady voters, and by this, oh best beloveds, he means the former Clintonistas who were royally screwed by Obama last time, they’re too genteel for all the aggressive behavior that Mitt displayed last night? Oh, my, I think they might have the vapors. They’re delicate, fragile flowers and unfit for such improprieties. It’s not decent! We shall whip them into a frenzy of condemnation. We shall use their more civilized nature to reign Romney in. He won’t be allowed to do that next time, nosiree.
Fuck that shit. No one cared about their feelings in 2008 when they were called every nasty thing in the book and Obama trolls stomped on their necks with big hobnailed boots while singing in the rain. Hell no, back then, the Clintonistas, educated and self-taught, professional and hourly employee, young and old, were tossed into the pile of stupid working class, menopausal, racist idiots. They were the dirt on Obama’s shoulder. He had 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one. His speech writers grasped breasts and stuck beer bottles up his opponent’s nose. They were locked out of caucus sites, harassed and screamed at and called names even I have a problem typing out. Their votes were trashed and they were told to get in line because they had nowhere else to go. Remember? Because WE do.
They wanted nothing more than to work Obama and his assholes over themselves. But you know, with it being all illegal and stuff, they were more than happy to see Mitt do it by proxy. Oh sure, some of them may get all dainty and regret that it looked brutal but secretly, they’re delighted. Maybe Mitt will govern like an asskicker, maybe he won’t. But as far as the ladies are concerned, he can’t do a whole lot worse than Obama has and if his goal was to motivate these women who Obama has all but written off, then I think it might have gotten their attention. Let’s face it, Obama had permanently alienated these women and was never going to get their votes. He just needs to prevent Romney from getting them. Suddenly, we’re relevant.
It doesn’t mean they’re all going to run out and vote for Mitt in November. Some of us haven’t let our anger get the better of our senses. But if Romney went after Obama last night aggressively, and from his body language, it looked more assertive than aggressive, then indignant moralizing about it today just looks like Obama can’t take it. Either that or he doesn’t like blue collar women voters any more than Republicans like African Americans in Philadelphia. One party tries to use the law to keep their undesirables from voting against them at the polls, the other uses social conditioning, psychological manipulation and group dynamics to keep their undesirables from going to the polls to vote against them.
But nobody’s fooled. Well, after this post, no one will be fooled.
Addendum: It just occurred to me that until this year, no one had ever really gone for Obama’s jugular in a debate. In 2008, moderators tiptoed around Obama and everyone went out of their way to self-censor everything they said lest they be accused of being racist. So, Obama might have gone into that debate expecting the same deference and Mitt blindsided him.
Oh well. He should have seen that coming.