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Paging Miss Cleo!

I see an empty suit . . .

I see an empty suit . . . taking an oath

So I’m reading this post by a sane Correntian and I follow a link to find this from the NYT:

THE time has come, Senator Barack Obama says, for the baby boomers to get over themselves.

In taking the first steps toward a presidential candidacy last week, Mr. Obama, who was born in 1961 and considers himself a member of the post-boomer generation, said Americans hungered for “a different kind of politics,” one that moved beyond the tired ideological battles of the 1960s.

[…]

While the Obama-Clinton generational dynamic will mostly play out in the primaries, Republican voters will be weighing the candidacy of one of the oldest men ever to seek the presidency, John McCain, 70, the only member of the likely field born before the baby boom’s unofficial start in 1943.

 That Obamafluffer article was published on January 21, 2007 by John M. Broder.  Let’s review:

As of that date, Barack Obama had written two “memoirs, given one nationally televised speech, appeared on Oprah, cake-walked into the Senate when his main competition in both the primary and general election had dropped out, had not chaired any subcommittee meetings or authored any important legislation.  He also had not won a single caucus or primary, been endorsed by any super delegates, nor reported any campaign donations.  There were several Democratic “heavyweights” besides Hillary Clinton that were expected to run, including Al Gore, John Edwards, Chris Dodd and Joe Biden.

Yet somehow Mr. Broder correctly predicted that the primary campaign would be a contest between Obama and Hillary.  Even though the dynamic turned out to be genderational (penis vs. vagina) rather than generational, this guy should be on the Psychic Friends Network.

Either that or he should be indicted for insider trading.

Call 1-800-BIG-FAKE

Call 1-800-BIG-FAKE

33 Responses

  1. First? – You’re right Myiq he should be telling fortunes instead of stealing them.

  2. Myiq I really liked your other picture better – this one has that deranged look about it. 😯

  3. Joanelle:

    Doncha hate it when you’re looking a picture of yourself that you think looks terrible and someone says “Wow, that came out good!?”

  4. 😯

  5. :0
    That one is the good one?
    😮

  6. What does the crystal ball say about McCain meeting with Obama on Monday?

    Is it a possible cabinet offer? A PR stunt? Another opportunity to promote Obama’s book club selection: “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin?

  7. Shocks I give up on the 😯 over your good photo…with the smilies.

  8. Nell, excellent article you posted on last thread. A printout of that is going in my “Handouts for the Blind-to-Misogyny” file.

  9. I could never understand why any babyboomer could vote for BO. It was so much against their own best interest.

    However if anyone relived the sixties it was Obama.
    from Broder’s article:

    Mr. Obama says he recognizes that the flashpoints of the 60s — war, racism, inequality, the relations between the sexes — still animate American politics and society and remain largely unresolved.

    These were the fault lines he exploited – I will never forgive the use made of JFK’s assassination.

    ps Amazing insider article!

  10. What I can’t understand is anyone considering Obama a contender in January 2007

    A rising star, okay. VP pick, sure.

    Top tier candidate for 2008, NFW

  11. Seems the fix was in with the media from the git-go. BTW, anyone know truth about his Grandmother’s finances?

    Seems she has been painted on the blogs as old and poor but was really well-to-do and a vice president of bank in Hawaii.

    So the money for his high priced education could have come from her?

  12. Thought-provoking post and blog. Relevant to your comments is the fact that many experts have argued these days that Obama is a member of Generation Jones…the heretofore lost generation between the Boomers and GenX, now 42-54 years old.

    I’ve noticed quite a bit of buzz about GenJones in the context of this election; I saw several discussions on national TV about Obama being a Joneser, as well as about GenJones voters being a key swing vote.

    You may find this link interesting, my friends and I have been linking people to this page because we think it matters: it has a bunch of print excerpts and videos of big time publications (e.g. The New York Times, Newsweek, etc.) and pundits (e.g. David Brooks, Clarence Page, etc.) all talking about Obama’s identity as part of Generation Jones: http://www.generationjones.com/2008election.html

  13. Nostradumbass , as I prefer to call him, has had history rewritten about him.he has tome upon tome penned regarding ” what he really meant” in those obscure “quatrains”
    People regurgitate his prophecies as if they were of divine origin . They conveniently overlook the reality of his life history , which includes facts such as, he peddled a fake cure for the plague to peasants , and made himself a considerable living by that means.

    He took up prophecy because he was such a terrible astrologer / astronomer that the astrologer / astronomers of his day made fun of him . They had good reason , some of his “charts” would have necessitated the existence of two suns to render his calculations correct.

    But on and on they go , ignoring the reality and citing his quatrains as if they were guidebooks to heaven itself.
    He wrote a cookbook that was much more famous and sold better than his prophecies when he was alive .
    I am waiting for the one that predicted bo … any day now it will appear ……… for sale lol That is MY prediction ( and if I had no scuples I would do it my self to make a quick buck at the expense of the gullible )

    this site is hoot and a half
    http://www.nostradamus-repository.org/

    and this page from that site

    http://www.nostradamus-repository.org/myths1.html
    Q. At least he was a superb astrologer, though, wasn’t he?

    A. No, in fact he was a positively awful astrologer, as the
    contemporary professionals constantly pointed out and his surviving
    horoscopes still reveal. He was prone to put planets in the wrong
    signs and the sun in two different parts of the sky at once, and never
    did get the hang of interpolating between the figures given in the
    published tables. That is why the astrologers of the day so despised
    him, and why he in turn dissociated himself from them, and claimed
    instead to be a simple ‘astrophile’ (‘star-lover’) who was directly or
    indirectly inspired by God Himself!

    Remind you of anyone??

  14. twandx:

    Obama’s grandparents weren’t poor but I doubt they were wealthy either.

    But Obama never seemed concerned about paying off any debt – he took supposedly low paying jobs after graduating.

  15. GenJones —- nooooo effing way. That’s my generation (or non-generation, really, no one has ever obsessed over our every fart and sniffle like the media and advertisers have over boomers and X), and I want no part of Obama in my generation.

    Either the boomers can claim him or the Xers and Y/millenials can claim him as an honorary member.

    A really perceptive woman I work with pointed out several years ago that the primary management style of most boomers is very laissez-faire. It’s non-management management, where things are just supposed to sort of do themselves, no need for actual decisionmaking. If you just announce what happy goals you have, they will just happen on their own. THAT’S how Obama manages.

  16. It was out then, in Jan 2007. Insiders knew it. Were the Clintons sleeping on the job????

  17. BARRY IS A BOOMER-BABY TOO!

    WISH HE WOULD GET OVER HIMSELF.

  18. Heh,

    It will be another long eight years for you. The boomer leader was George.

    Well done, boomers. Still as selfish as always.

  19. “Gen Jones?” Oh, please. NFW.

    Besides, that would put him in with me. And I REFUSE to take him.
    (Excuse the yelling ; ) )

  20. Good article on Madelyn Dunham:

    http://tinyurl.com/3kelmg

    “Madelyn Dunham, Obama’s grandmother, blazed a feminist trail in Hawaii banking circles in the late 1960s and early 1970s and rose to become one of the Bank of Hawaii’s first female vice presidents.”

  21. BZero’s going to have his big 5-Oh when he’s in office. Heheheh.

  22. Bigot cleanup at aisle 2:57.

  23. PumainSeattle:

    Not a bigot, just a big dummy

  24. Same article as at 2.58 again on Madelyn Dunham:

    Several current and former Bank of Hawaii executives remember her as a tough boss with a soft side for those willing to work hard.

    “The first day I met her, I was totally scared,” Ching said. “She was the Grande Dame of escrow who started the local escrow association. I was just a trainee who didn’t know anything about escrow whatsoever. But she gave me a file and said, ‘You’re a college grad. Here, close this.’ You don’t know how to swim, and she throws you in, and you either sink or swim.”</blockquote

  25. myiq – I think it is the second answer: insider trading. Soros probably got drunk one night and told a bunch of buddies (who then told another bunch of buddies and so on) that he was going to make himself a President this time around, since he failed miserably last time.

    Oh, btw, I’m supposed to tell you to be nice to angie since she won’t be here today (ticking box that says ‘do your duty’).

  26. RE: “Laurie, on November 15th, 2008 at 2:52 pm Said:

    It was out then, in Jan 2007. Insiders knew it. Were the Clintons sleeping on the job????”

    Laurie, the Dean and insiders of the Un-Democratic Party knew it in 2004 OR EARLIER!

    Why do you think they hand-picked Obama to give the key note speech at the Democratic Convention in 2004?

  27. Talking about Hawaii and the insider “machine”, I found this on a BBC blog last May:

    I ran for office in Hawaii and won the Democratic Primary in 2004. Having done so, I learned a lot about Hawaiian politics and I met Obama in Waikiki in 2006. He appeared incredibly immature from what I saw when he though nobody was watching. I met people who demonstrated to me how “things are planned out years in advance” and he acted in a way that he knew what was to happen.

    The USA press and, to a slighter degree, the World Press is incredibly biased in favor of Obama, even the BBC writer here. The “machine” owns the press and is
    heavily behind Obama. Could this be because Clinton truly wants to bring Universal Healthcare to he USA and they know, if elected, she will have a mandate to do so ? Especially considering that is the reason the machine went after her husband’s Presidency starting back in 1993/4 , when he put her in charge of doing exactly this, that is bringing Universal Healthcare to America !!!

  28. Gosh, Laurie, what a sad state of affairs that would be, if the real reason behind Barack’s “support” was not wanting to give the American people UHC. How terribly sad.

  29. You’ve got it Laurie. You’ve hit the nail on the head – with a sledge hammer.

    VESTED INTERESTS do not want Universal Health Care. It would deprive them of trillions and trillions of their now oh-so-easily gotten profits. Exxon has nothing on them when it comes to excess profits – imho.

  30. myiq, that is a very, very good point re: that Jan 2007 article. Hm, would be interesting to have a conversation with John M. Broder.

    (Also, speaking only for my Gen X self, I don’t want Barry either.)

  31. This is the first time I’ve ever heard anyone trying to remove a chunk of the baby boom – to not be a part of the baby boom.

    I guess they grabbed a couple years of GenX for this one too. Hmmm…

    Oh, but I still would identify myself with GenX, since that was the going description until “the one” and I think we have enough revisionist history already.

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