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Friday: Happy Birthday, Katiebird!

Today is Kbird’s 20+ some_multiple birthday. Let’s give a round of applause to a wonderfully subversive blogger who has reached that magical age where she is now a threat to the dominant paradigm.

In the meantime, Anglachel comments on Paul Krugman’s latest column on why it is that Obama has “Every freakin’ advantage a candidate could hope for and the guy cannot win”. It takes me back to a post that Lambert made several months ago that was noted by Paul Krugman (I think we can all see that Paul Krugman is at the heart of this conspiracy now. And I live only 9 miles from Princeton. Coincidence? Cue the Theremin music.)

But seriously, as long as Obama remains a soft and amorphous candidate, some people are going to find him appealing as a Tofu Candidate. You can pour any sauce you like on him and he will take on that flavor. But pin him down and mold him into a real Democrat and poof!, he’s just another ground beef patty. There goes all of his appeal as a transformative figure. I think that’s what is about to happen. Voters are going to start asking him some hard questions and he’s going to have to declare and when THAT happens, he’s not going to be so cool with some constituency.

Well, whatever works.

In other news, we have a winner, Dems, so saith the Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henninger in Wonder Land. It’s Obama. I know, you’re surprised, right? This little bit of wishful thinking in Rupert Murdoch’s newest rag is referenced in the numero uno rec diaries at the Big Orange Cheeto. It’s the power of positive thinking: if they wish it, they can make it happen. By golly, it’s amazing. So amazing that Obama probably doesn’t need any more money to win by losing. In fact, he doesn’t even have to campaign in Indiana at all and he’ll *still* win by losing -14 points (or is it -16 at this point?) We can call off the rest of the primary season and prevent Hillary from hurting herself by tilting at any more windmills. If only we could muzzle those inconvenient voters… But, nevermind, Obama is our nominee. The primary season is over. He can go home now and finish planning his coronation in August.

Ohh, that’s right, we don’t pay any attention to the Wall Street Journal. Well, what do you expect from stupid old women?

Eriposte at TheLeftCoaster has another post that suggests that in order to wrap it up, Obama has to reach out to the working class and sweet talk them, which will totally zap the cool from him in the eyes of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models with PhDs in Architecture.

Katiebird finds more evidence of shape shifting in Media Jumps Ship From Obama. I don’t know how long it will last and some Neanderthal Networks (MSBBC) refuse to evolve, but every little bit helps.

16 Responses

  1. (blushing fiercely) Thank you riverdaughter!

    It’s funny thinking about that transformational stuff today. Last weekend we watched a re-run of Mad TV. And there was a CRAZY skit – a fake music video. A split screen with someone singing and people in tight tee-shirts on the otherside doing I-don’t-know-what.

    It went on for a while before I realized that it was a parody of one of those Obama videos (I think there was one with Cameron Diaz?) last winter.

    But, things have moved so far PAST that, it didn’t connect at all.

  2. Kbird: I am also 20 times something…..ahhh the suposed wisdom that comes with our “youth” ….

    Krugman is pure evil…. You like? I like.

  3. Upstate, Is it evil if you’re using it for good? 🙂

  4. Happy birthday!

  5. [officially] Happy Birthday Mme. Katie!!! 🙂

  6. Happy Birthday, Katiebird!!!! Many, many more to come!!

  7. Happy Birthday Katiebird! You magnificent Taurus, you!

    Paul Krugman speaks for me. Early on in this race, I remember when I thought I was the only one who was discomfited by Obama’s kumbaya schtick and his “Hey, I’m a cool product. Watch Oprah sell me!” approach to campaigning.

    Then, I’d read the latest Krugman column, and think, “Whew! Thank goodness I’m not alone.”

    And thank goodness for the Confluence, TalkLeft, No QuarterUSA and all the other HRC-friendly sites where the Silent Majority can find refuge from an Obama-obsessed, Hillary-Hatin’ world. Keep up the great work, everyone!

  8. Congrats KatieBird,

    Eat lots of cake. BTW, didn’t IN just challenge the dem candidates to another debate?! Oh, I so want another debate with such quotable phrases as: “Umm”, “errr”, “well”, and never to be outdone “I agree with Senator Clinton.” Sounds so good.

  9. (peeking in from work) Thank you for all the Birthday wishes, it’s a typical April day here in KC (storming) but it’s sort of soothing.

    Did everyone see this:

    Media Jump Ship From Obama

  10. Happy Day, katiebird! Live long and prosper, and whatever you do, don’t hang out at sci-fi conventions.

  11. Happy B’day Kbird!! Enjoy your day!

  12. Hey, Boo! — Thanks!

    (I practiced the accent for a couple minutes before I typed that, can you tell?)

  13. RonK — I completely missed your comment! I’m very sorry….

    Thank you very much! I am having fun.

  14. Happy Birthday, katiebird!!

  15. Happy Birthday, Katiebird!!!

    Sorry I’m so late. I had to work most of the day today–helping students with their papers. I’m glad that’s over for the day. It sounds like you had a nice day here, and I’m sorry I missed all the fun.

  16. Hi, Destardi } I’m so glad to see you both! It’s been a great day.

    BB, have you seen that Chelsea video. The girl’s a genius. Truly amazing.

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