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Monday- Lookahead

Light posting today from me. I have a lot of catching up to do at work today. My voicemail box appears to be full and I don’t even want to discuss my email. But I love my job and it’s great to be back.

In the meantime, here are some things to peruse and ponder:

  • In If the System Made Sense, Clinton Would Be Far Ahead, Sean Wilentz at Salon discusses how the Democratic party’s primary system is less than democratic. People like Kos would like to obscure these truths with petty rules and cackles of inevitability and insurmountatudiness (is that a word? It is now). But what Obamaphiles conveniently ignore is that the reason we had a SuperDOOPER Tuesday this year is because states like CA, NY and NJ always felt left out of the nominating process by having their primaries so late in the season. So they moved them up to have impact. And Clinton carried most of the 800 lb gorilla states on Feb.5. Do the Obamaphiles really think that now that we’ve gone out of our way to have our say that we are going to defer to Wyoming? Nagahappen.
  • Anglachel hits another one out of the park in Reality Bites. It’s time for the Obama supporters to get a grip. Meteor Blades, bless his heart, wrote a diary yesterday asking Clinton to unite behind Obama for the good of the party. I just have to include a critique of Meteor Blade’s diary by Conflucian Lori. It’s priceless:

    Over at Talk Left, the adorable BTD linked to the most pathetic diary from Meteor Blades I’ve ever read on Kos. To quote Bill Murray, the man has no dick. Seriously.It’s this whole self-important Kleenex weight meander about how he’s met Bill, but he’s never met Hillary but he wants her to know that he went to see her speak in LA and she was wonderful although he disagreed with her on some things. But now, sadly, he has to tell her the horrible, horrible truth. Not that he’s a misogynist or anything like that, but he needs you to know, that it’s his unfortunate duty to join the 12,592 other diariests at Kos and PLEAD with her that she must drop out. because, well, obama can’t do it. Oh yes. Oh, the pity of it. He wants to be honest – he has endorsed Obama, but that has nothing to do with this – so don’t go there. He confesses he hasn’t been as diligent in protesting the muck as he should have been and he apologizes for that. But for the sake of the children – YES, THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN – including Chelsea and his own daughter Tiffany Vanilla Cherry Dawn Hot Cross Buns (who are just a year a part, don’t ya know), Hillary must step aside. It’s her duty. Oh, it’s true he likes much of her platform but she’s weak on foreign policy stuff – and Obama, he’s just sooooooo dreamy. Now, if the situ was reversed and obama didn’t have even a 30/70 chance (as Clinton doesn’t now) of winning, he would be calling on him to drop out. Even though he endorsed Obama. And you know what, if Hillary would just leave the contest, EVERYONE COULD UNITE BEHIND OBAMA! Wow! Wow! Wow! And every day Clinton stays in is ANOTHER DAY FOR MCCAIN!!!
    Here’s the end:
    And where we are is caught in an unresolved contest whose ultimate results – four weeks or four months from now – are all but inevitable. As a fellow blogger by the name of Kid Oakland wrote in a most excellent essay a few days ago, Senator, right now is a Clinton moment. Right now you can have an instantaneously positive impact on the coming general election that will never again be as powerful. You can seize the moment, today, tomorrow, early next week, and give the Democratic nominee an edge in November. Or you can hang in there and hamstring us. Please. Acknowledge what you know to be so. Every day you wait is a day for John McCain.

    It’s an entire diary of public masturbation – porn for Obamaphiles. All this flailing, groping around and there is no place for him to go with it. It’s not rooted in anything genuine. Just in this self-serving, anxiety ridden, obviously having no fun, masturbation – honestly, I have no idea what to call it.. I did not know we had so many pathetically scared Democrats in this party. I don’t know what to say about it. And if this post isn’t acceptable, please feel free to delete. I’m just absolutely mystified as to how an adult could ever publish anything so flaccid.

    Oh, remember, Meteor Blades has no dick. That’s one thing that i can say with certainty.

    Lori, that is the comment du jour. But getting back to asking Clinton to sacrifice herself for the Tofu Candidate- please. Are you kidding me?! For one thing, Obama hasn’t won anything yet. He and Clinton are still roughly tied and the nomination will be decided by Superdelegates. (Not a coup, Kos. SDs are part of the nominating mechanism in cases like this) But in the unlikely scenario where he wins via the DNC’s 48 State Strategy, Obama and his supporters are going to have to do some major ass kissing to win us back. Let me make this perfectly clear: it is not OUR responsibility to embrace this cypher of a senator with no voting record, this amorphous change agent who shapeshifts for his various target demographic groups. It is the responsibility of his supporters to urge him to win legitimately by waiving the RULZ, NOW!, to seat the Florida and Michigan delegations as is because he wouldn’t cooperate in a revote. And if that means he takes a temporary and perhaps insurmountable hit in delegates, so be it. Don’t dump this guilt trip on US.

  • I’m going to PA this weekend to help out. It’s spring in PA and the trees are in bloom (bring your Allerest). The race is tightening, guys, and Obama can be expected to spend mega bucks trying to win this one. Hillary has to win by mucho votes so if you’ve got the time, come to PA for the next couple of weekends and take in the rolling green hills of Central PA, the diverse ethnic neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, the historic landmarks of Philadelphia and make a little history yourself. You can volunteer through this link or contact one of the PA offices found here.
  • One more thing:  Nobody outside of the netroots knows who Mark Penn is and those who might have seen him on Hardball, for example, will have noticed greasy haired Joe Trippi and rat faced David Axelrod in the same frame.  You know, that Joe Trippi who ran Edwards’ campaign into the ground by putting all of his eggs in the internet basket and casually spreading rumors?  And that David Axelrod who came up with the race baiting strategy?  Great company.

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  1. After reading yet another OFB article that overflowed out of the site that shall not be named, I came up with a new slogan for Hillary:

    “Annoy the Boiz – Vote for the Girl”

    Yeah, it’s kinda childish, but so are they.

  2. For the good of the party. For the sake of the children. It’s time for Barack Obama to drop out of the race for nominee.

    Incidentally, I am glad there are people out there in the fire retardant wardrobe who will make a trip to the Site that Must Not Be Named on my behalf. I wouldn’t follow a link there to save Markos’s life.

  3. DCDemocrat,
    I agree with you about not visiting it, but sadly I have to admit I miss the community series, and some of the non political posters. I loved frugal Fridays, eddies’ photos, and always had fun reading the gardening ideas on Saturdays, even though I think weeds are just smaller flowers. It is a stinking shame that he allowed a great site to be ruined.
    Thanks goodness riverdaughter didn’t just give up .

    Funny line though …’ I wouldn’t follow a link there to save Markos’s life.’

  4. “I did not know we had so many pathetically scared Democrats in this party. I don’t know what to say about it. And if this post isn’t acceptable, please feel free to delete. I’m just absolutely mystified as to how an adult could ever publish anything so flaccid.”

    I’ve know that for a long time. Most of them have been elected to Congress, too. (Re: their successes with the Worst and Most Unpopular President In The History Of Creation). What few Dems with Dicks (now that sounds like a movement!) there are have all appeared in the Clinton camp. There are a few O’Supporters who actually have some good reasons but they are far outnumbered by the wimps and the rude,crude bullies whose erections only come when they are in a gang– like what happens are certain websites. (And caucuses, evidently)

  5. “Funny line though …’ I wouldn’t follow a link there to save Markos’s life.”

    I agree, I guess a lot of people are feeling this way.

    And Anglachel nailed her analysis of MB, and the rest of the ko$ crew: weak, deluded, dickless types, picking on girls because they perceive women as weak, easy to beat, the bloggerboyz full of self hate.

    IMO.

  6. Add me to the “not following a link to Kos” crowd, although I am dying to know if Markos has accused the sun of racism yet since said star has clearly darkened Obama’s skin during his recent tropical holiday.

    Stay tuned.

  7. A MUST SEE clip about the MSM and their treatment of Hillary – spread it far and wide…

  8. We will continue sending boxes of goodies to Harrisburgh. This is week is box number three -one per week so far-and should include some chocolate (son is chocoholic, but willing to sacrifice).

    Thanks to those of you who are volunteering.

  9. you know the cowards are trying to blame Hillary when they lose the GE. They will blame us, the “un-educated” democrats, for abandoning obo. I could not care less. It appears that the party cowards are trying to get Hillary to convince her supporters. Aint gonna happen.

  10. I would love Confucian Lori’s post even if it did not refer to my favorite exchange from “Ghostbusters”:

    Dr Ray Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
    Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
    Mayor: Is this true?
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Yes it’s true.
    [pause]
    Dr. Peter Venkman: This man has no dick.

  11. grace: thanks for the video.

  12. Whoa! Lori is da woman. To think, I used to hold Meteor Blades in high esteem. Good lord, are they ALL going to Guyana next?

  13. tucsonlynn: If you build a garden series here, you will have followers.

    riverdaughter: “rat faced David Axelrod” lol
    I love when rat face faces off with Wolfson on the tee vee. Howard eats his lunch, and does so with the most delightful fu cheshire grin on his face.

  14. Thanks VERY much, Grace — I posted it to the front page.

  15. Lori rocks. As for the Obamocans, Meteor Blades and his pals are in for a surprise.

    The Boyz think that they have doomsday weapons that will bring us back into the fold:

    1)The magical power of “liberal guilt”

    2) “Abortion/SupremeCourt” dog whistle

    Won’t work. We are not afraid of your haka.

    I have found my people!

  16. Another more funny caucus story:

    So the fab GF and another longtime Democrat activist were sitting behind the Clinton table talking. A friend of the activist walked by and started gabbing about Val Stevens, who is a soldily nutbar blame-the-queers local pol.

    The Democrat who is going run against her is a guy named Fred Walser, who ain’t so clean neither.

    So they’re talking about this local stuff, when an Obama supporter wandered by, just in time to hear the activist’s pal say, “Oh, that guy. I’ll never vote for him.”

    The eavesdropper then turned and said, “Typical Clinton supporters—you’ll take your bat and ball and go home if you don’t win.”

    There was more lecturing/hectoring/bs, but the best part was the activist said, “She wasn’t talking about HIM. She was talking about Fred what’s-his-name.”

    She didn’t even mention Barack Obama.

    Hahahaha.

    Asshat.

  17. It’s a lie. We’re just as concerned, no, more concerned, about winning in November.

    I also love the Hillary would make a great…series. how about Governor of New York? Supreme Court Justice? Majority leader?

    It’s all so sexist.

  18. And you know who has no dick.

  19. I wrote this at TALKLEFT yesterday, but let me repeat.

    I am not an American, but I seem to recall that not the Civil War, nor the First World War, nor the Second World War, nor the unrest of the 60’s stopped American elections from going forward. None of them. And the country survived just fine.

    So wimps like Pat Leahy who think, oh, we can’t handle this, owe their fellow Americans an apology and out to be ashamed of themselves.

  20. […] Lori at Riverdaughter’s: Over at Talk Left, the adorable BTD linked to the most pathetic diary from Meteor Blades I’ve ever read on Kos. To quote Bill Murray, the man has no dick. Seriously. It’s this whole self-important Kleenex weight meander about how he’s met Bill, but he’s never met Hillary but he wants her to know that he went to see her speak in LA and she was wonderful although he disagreed with her on some things. But now, sadly, he has to tell her the horrible, horrible truth. Not that he’s a misogynist or anything like that, but he needs you to know, that it’s his unfortunate duty to join the 12,592 other diarists at Kos and PLEAD with her that she must drop out. because, well, obama can’t do it. Oh yes. Oh, the pity of it. He wants to be honest – he has endorsed Obama, but that has nothing to do with this – so don’t go there. He confesses he hasn’t been as diligent in protesting the muck as he should have been and he apologizes for that. But for the sake of the children – YES, THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN – including Chelsea and his own daughter Tiffany Vanilla Cherry Dawn Hot Cross Buns (who are just a year a part, don’t ya know), Hillary must step aside. It’s her duty. Oh, it’s true he likes much of her platform but she’s weak on foreign policy stuff – and Obama, he’s just sooooooo dreamy. Now, if the situ was reversed and obama didn’t have even a 30/70 chance (as Clinton doesn’t now) of winning, he would be calling on him to drop out. Even though he endorsed Obama. And you know what, if Hillary would just leave the contest, EVERYONE COULD UNITE BEHIND OBAMA! Wow! Wow! Wow! And every day Clinton stays in is ANOTHER DAY FOR MCCAIN!!! […]

  21. Wilentz is right. Good for him.

  22. I love you guys!

  23. Going to Kentucky soon. Will let y’all know what I hear about the ground op there…my guess is western Kentucky may need help…

  24. We have to LOUDLY CHEER:

    H-I-L-L-A-R-Y!

    She is better than the guy!

  25. lol – a ‘Clinton moment’, and this dude thinks that means quitting. he obviously doesn’t know what a Clinton moment is. or that she’s a sticker.

  26. […] now for the video as suggested by Grace […]

  27. “Senator, right now is a Clinton moment. Right now you can have an instantaneously positive impact on the coming general election that will never again be as powerful. You can seize the moment, today, tomorrow, early next week, and give the Democratic nominee an edge in November.”

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  28. Obama and his supporters are going to have to do some major ass kissing to win us back.

    And they won’t be able to force themselves to do it.

    It’ll be four months worth of SUCK MY DICK YOU CUNTASS FUCKING SLUT DYKE BITCH YER FUCKING BITCHASS WHORE LOST!!!!!!!! and that will quite nicely put paid to the Unity Pony ever seeing the interior of the White House. 🙂

    Clinton or McCain. There’s your choice, boys. I’m fucking THROUGH with this shit.

  29. “Senator, right now is a Clinton moment. Right now you can have an instantaneously positive impact on the coming general election that will never again be as powerful.”

    Yep. And she’s had it. She’s stayed in and will force the Dems to include all 50 states or else overplay their hand as even more corrupt and filthy than the Repubs.

    God, I love that woman.

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