The sweeties just never give up. The little darlings are evolving. First, they thought they could soften us up by appealing to our feminine side, until they found out that most of us are cold-blooded pragmatists and some of us aren’t female and wouldn’t give a damn anyway.
Then they tried reasoning with us. It was, “We’re adults here, we can discuss this calmly and rationally and you will come to see that you are all a bunch of F^*(ing idiots.” (Ok, they didn’t actually write the last part but the condescension was fairly obvious.)
No matter, we see through the sweeties. They fairly drip with treacly flattery but *we* know that they’re really sitting at their keyboards wondering if we unsophisticated hicks are really worth all of the time they spend on us. To them, we have the mental capacity of carrots. There is a stereotypical view of us that we are uncultured, bigoted and simple minded. For example, myiq2xu found this at Balloon Juice from one of the sweeties who was hanging out here last night:
the scary thing is just how much this endless stream of bs is in fact poisoning the well. i was over perusing a pro-clinton site and i tried to make the point that um, hello hillary signed the dnc agreement and that camp clinton pretty much wrote the rule book on this, and they were not hearing any of it. i wasn’t raising my virtual voice or anything and they booted me! hillary and bill have manged to convince these yahoos that the election is getting stolen from them and there is no convincing them otherwise. scar, scary stuff
Yeah, we’re real scary. As if the promise to not campaign in Florida or Michigan has any real meaning when 2.3 Million people show up for their primaries. As if that promise has anything at all to do with keeping your name on the ballot. Whatever. We now know that “lola” thinks we’re yahoos after she made such a big deal about wanting to “debate” us. It hardly seems worthy of her effort.
Many have the misperception that we’re all going to vote for McCain. This is not true. Some people will but friends don’t let friends vote Republican. It’s just that at this point in time, we’d rather saw off our right arms than vote for Obama and the miserable shrunken party that is trying to shove him down our throats.
In any case, the sweeties have met with little progress. They’re easily identified, usually within the first couple of sentences of their comments. Once they start insisting on a debate, they are destined for the spam filter. Do they really believe that if we really listen to their dissent that they are going to present some fascinating or new detail that hasn’t already occured to us? Is this because they think us incapable of our own critical thought? They must spoon feed it to us?
Here’s the deal, sweeties: we are sick of losing and we don’t like Obama or his stupid strategy of writing off half of our party while expecting us to vote for him anyway. And despite the fact that I am in the creative class, I consider myself working class. In fact, we are *all* working class if we earn less than several million a year. Do you understand what I am saying, sweeties? There is nothing special about you to the people who have the money and the power. You are flattering yourself. The only way you have any influence in the world is if you stand in solidarity with the rest of us. That you choose not to do. So. we’re not interested in your dissent.
But that won’t stop them. The new low is that they claim to be former Hillary voters but they now see that her chances are zilch and it is time to face the music and work for Obama. Like they can’t wait another week to see how the primaries play out. We must all jump aboard the Obama express before the party gets ripped in half and Obama loses in the fall.
Too late for that sweeties. But thanks for playing. Enjoy the filter. Last time I looked, you had lots of company. Er, unless you are like lola, who is really caroline. In that case, enjoy talking to yourself.
One more thing: Don’t forget that there is a protest in Washington on Saturday, May 31. I’m thinking of taking the train. For you other mass transit afficianados, here’s my best guesstimate for how to get there by train: take Amtrak regional or Acela express to Union Station in Washington. Then, hop on the Metro Red Line towards Shady Grove. Get off at the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Station. The protest site is about .12 miles from the metro station. I calculated a round trip on the Amtrak regional for me is about $116. Given the cost of gas, I probably couldn’t do it more cheaply than that. According to the train schedule, the trip time is about 2 hours one way. I could do the whole thing in one day and have the BFF and Brook go to the Smithsonian while I’m “carrying signs and chanting slogans”.
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