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Booman Writes a Stupid Post

He waves his tiny fists and wails.  Like we care.

If you supported Obama during the primaries, you know who you are and this does not necessarily apply to you. For the rest of you, you spent the primaries either shilling for Clinton and telling us our guy was all talk and no show, or you spent them bitching that David Plouffe wouldn’t respond to and obey your emailed wisdom. As soon as he won the presidency, you started bitching about his appointments. As soon as he became president, you started bitching about his messaging, his framing, his agenda, and his lack of deference to your opinion. I want to know where the point was in this process when Obama was supposed to conclude that you were his allies and that you were responsible for his victory. When was he supposed to conclude that he owed you something, or that you had any respect for him, or that you credited his good intentions, or that you understood the myriad responsibilities of the job might mean that your pet issues might have to wait six months, a year, or two years to get to the top of his agenda.

You call him a warmonger, but he gets the Nobel Peace Prize. He ends torture and allows his Attorney General to investigate it, and you call him a torturer. He tries to enact health care reform with a robust public option and you accuse him of seeking every opportunity to sell-out to the insurance industry. He bails out the cratering financial services industry and prevents a second Great Depression, and you accuse him of selling his soul to corporate CEO’s. I’m not saying that all of these criticisms lack validity. I’m not saying that people shouldn’t advocate for the things they care about passionately. I just want to know where you get the fucking idea that an anonymous White House staffer who gets asked about all this criticism would feel obligated to show you deference and respect.

Gosh, it’s hard to know where to start.  How about defining who we are, because clearly, as Clinton shills, Booman is addressing his temper tantrum to us. Let me clear up some misconceptions for him.  We are not Tea Partiers.  We are not Birthers.  We are not Republicans.  And despite what the people who are closest to us politically continue to think, we are not racists.  That word continues to be flung around by people who should know better.  We know our own hearts and shouldn’t have to keep defending ourselves.  But whatever.  The evidence should speak for itself.  As a scientist, I don’t believe in hiding data and evidence.  I haven’t changed a word of what I have written on this site.  So, I challenge anyone who doubts my honesty on the issue of race to comb through our archives and find the smoking gun.  You won’t find one.

Ok, now that we’ve cleared that up, what are we?  Well, we are Democrats and former Democrats.  We are liberal to moderate (check our credo).  We supported Clinton because as we so accurately pointed out last year (again, check our archives), Obama was not ready for the big leagues.  We thought he would be a weak president.  We thought that whoever was backing him would like him that way- vulnerable and dependent.  We thought that government would be so broken after Bush left that it would take a person who had intimate knowledge of how the White House and government was run to hold things together.  We thought Hillary Clinton fit the bill.

Now, the $#%^ is hitting the fan for Obama, who by the way, did not come to the White House without leaving a trail of destruction in his own party in his wake, but I’ll get to that in a minute.  Over and over again in the past month, I have heard the following excuse offered by his defenders: “He inherited all of these problems from his predecessor.”  No $#@%, Sherlock.  That’s why we wanted the other Democratic candidate for President.  But you guys were so intent on having your little hissy fit and throwing your macho act around that you completely lost your minds and weren’t paying attention to the signs that you had picked the wrong horse.  So, instead of getting a break after eight long excruciating years of George W Bush, you saddled us with a guy who is so over his head that the best he can do is continue the Bush-Cheney agenda.  In everthing.  You name it: Finance, health care, the wars.  He’s there.  And the reason he’s there is because he was a product who got to the top by shmoozing and NOT by believing in core Democratic principles.  He isn’t for equality or saving the middle class or not screwing the poor or anything like that.  He is for Obama.  I’m not saying he’s a bad guy or a good guy.  I’m saying he’s an amoral guy.  It’s all about him.

So, that’s where we are.  Did Obama deserve a Nobel Prize for having good intentions?  No, I think the Swedes were very wise to step away from the Peace Prize and leave it in the hands of some smelly lutefisk eaters in Norway who think they are doing America a favor by giving us another teachable moment on race while completely ignoring the fact that this guy never has to actually do anything before accolades and prizes and the office of the most powerful person on the face of the earth is awarded to him.  But I digress.

My point, and I do have one, is that Booman is completely clueless about the nature of the president’s power.  The President derives it from the people who vote for him.  If he doesn’t have enough votes, he has to vacate his office.  So, now his henchmen are complaining that the left isn’t onboard with his agenda.  We aren’t supporting him.  We aren’t sufficiently cheerful.  According to them, we sit around in our pajamas all day and blog.  No, actually most of us have real jobs in the real world.  Or we have no jobs in the real world.  Or we are about to lose our jobs in the real world.  We are scientists and psychologists, economists and clowns.  We are overeducated, working class and both at the same time.  We are creative class and laborers and stay at home moms.

And *OBAMA* is supposed to be the president for *ALL*  of us.  Not his select few.  Not his Whole Foods Nation pep rally support crew.  Everyone.  Unfortunately, it is people like Booman who failed to make that clear to Obama last year when they allowed him to get away with political murder in the primaries.  He threw group after group under the bus.  People who were lifelong Democrats suddenly found their votes either taken for granted or unneeded.  Those voters were sometimes explicitly disenfranchised by the machinations of the party itself.  In all that time, Obama did not protest, did not protect those voters’ rights, did not show them any respect.  We’re not going to get over that anytime soon.  We are watching him and if he doesn’t deliver, he will not get our votes in any future elections.

This is the point that Booman fails to get.  It is OUR right to withhold our support from Obama until he starts addressing our concerns.  If the president doesn’t like how the electoral dynamics are playing out, it is up to him to change his behavior.

It’s called discipline and we are enforcing it.

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114 Responses

  1. Couldn’t have said it better, myself. Thanks, RD, great post!

  2. Beautiful! Indeed, power is not a privilege they bestow on their favorites, but a function of representing us. And on this note, I read that South Carolina is now being punished for being the state of that terrorist, Joe Wilson. No presidential visit for them!
    and I got some tabloids on the NYC mayoral debate too – as I am trying to let New Yorkers know of the second candidate, the non-Bloomberg one

  3. What is Booman complaining about? Shouldn’t he be oh so happy? It’s been 10 months of a BO presidency — isn’t he basking in the prosperity, universal healthcare, the end of torture, the closing of Gitmo? Doesn’t he just love listening to that choir of celestial angels every time he wakes up?

    • Exactly. And the fact that all of us are a “fringe” anyway – albeit, a lefty one, for a change.
      But I think Nichols article about the whiner in chief at the Nation, covers this one nicely too.

    • He’s just like his hero, whining about every slight. If Obama is not unconditionally worshiped, they are bitchy.

    • . Frankly, I stopped reading at “robust public option”, Booman has lost it. Supporting a robust public option evidently means providing commentary that basically says that you are more than willing to pass a health bill without any public option. Go figure. If that’s what support is I have to wonder what non support looks like.

  4. Wonder if Booman took off his PJ’s and left the basement before writing that. I thought the President was the leader of the United States, not just the Koolaid Kingdom. Afganistan is the big tell, will he listen to the Generals as he said he would over and over in the debates? The list of Bush policies that he is carrrying on. The treasury give-away. Now we are told that governing is harder than they thought. All the promises may not be possible – his plate is full. Thanks to Obama, the Democratic brand is gonna be destroyed by the next election cycle. Frankly, its hard to tell the difference in the 2 parties.

  5. well said, RD.

    BTW, I have been lurking on here since the primaries of 2008. Learning alot about your politics…didn’t like what had happened during the election circles. But yeah Obama-bots deserve what’s coming to them. And no doubt there’ll be more disappointments to come from his admin. May God help USA by the time he finishes 3+.

    An observer from S.E. Asia.

  6. Some character over on Group News Blog opined that “Obama did deserve (the NPP) for eliciting the worldwide reaction of relief and trajectory change”.

    Oh, so now all you have to do to win the NPP is to make people feel good?

    In that case, all ganja growers and dealers, and all whores (the literal kind, not the political kind) should receive NPPs. :mrgreen:

    • Ivory: “In that case, all ganja growers and dealers, and all whores (the literal kind, not the political kind) should receive NPPs. ”

      Ganja???? Are you from where I am IvorY???

      • If you mean Jamaica, no, mon; I and I have never even visited Jamaica. 🙂

    • I just want everyone to know that every night I pray for world peace. Just in case anyone wants to nominate me for a Nobel Prize. I mean as long as intentions are what they are going on I figure I have the same track record as Obama at the point he got his and I haven’t even escalated wars or discussed carpet bombing a mid east region.

      • I just read over at No Quarter that backtrack was only in office for 12 days when the nominations were made for the prize.

        I have high expectations of winning the lottery so I feel that someone should give me a Rolls Royce and a house in Pacific Grove Ca and an unlimited credit card and they pay the bill until I win the lottery. Also a private train and straight green signals when I travel the country . Works for me. I see no problem with it.



        • The nominations for the NPP were due on February 1, 2009. Just days after BO took the oath of office.

          I have seen many comments that, for all intents and purposes, he nominated himself (although strictly you are not suppose to be able to self nominate – but that does not stop others from stuffing the ballot box on your behalf).

          At this point the actual person(s) who did submit nominations are considered confidential. However, I believe that that is only up to 60 days after the prize is announced.

          As to the Swedes – having seen some of the political commentary and cartoons from Sweden – they are having a field day poking at their neighbors.

          I have come across multiple lists of people who, based on the criteria of thinking good thoughts, would have been better choices including your average 4 year old. My own would be to add in the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

          • It’s all over the web that it’s 50 years, not 60 days. Does anyone know which is true?

          • Adrienne, it is 50 years according to nobelprize.org

            Has X been nominated as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, or where do I find a list of Nobel Prize nominees?

            According to the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation, information about the nominations is not to be disclosed, publicly or privately, for a period of fifty years. The restriction not only concerns the nominees and nominators, but also investigations and opinions in the awarding of a prize. Nomination information older than fifty years is public. At this web site the Nomination Databases for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1901-1951 and for the Nobel Peace Prize, 1901-1955 are now available. Nomination Databases for the other prize categories will follow.

            But haven’t lists been released for who was nominated?


          • all those of us who clapped to keep tinkerbell alive.

    • “Oh, so now all you have to do to win the NPP is to make people feel good?”

      Well, he got the presidency that way, so why not a Nobel?

      • I would laugh if this wasn’t so frickin true! WE are in the upside down world if it feels good then it must be true!

  7. “waves his tiny fists and wails” LOL

    Please forward this to every member of the Democratic party. It’s an APB of what went wrong. You’ve said it all.

    • And said it so well!

      “He isn’t for equality or saving the middle class or not screwing the poor or anything like that. He is for Obama. I’m not saying he’s a bad guy or a good guy. I’m saying he’s an amoral guy. It’s all about him.”

  8. Spammy seems to dislike something I said. 😦

  9. RD, OT question. I have the flu right now (probably h1n1, untested) and I got my period — more pain. I’m trying to figure out if it’s ok to take my favorite pain reliever, which is Pycnogenol. When I google “pycnogenol h1n1” I get junk but when I google “pycnogenol cytokines” I get a bunch of studies.
    I am too sick to make sense of them.

  10. I’ve read the Booman piece a couple of times and I’m not quite sure what his point is. The final sentence is “I think the White House is willing to listen to criticism from their allies. From you? Not so much.” so I guess this is what he was trying to get across. It’s amazing how Rovian the Democrats have become. First it was: “it’s unpatriotic to oppose Obama” then it was, “you’re a terrorist if you oppose Obama” now it’s “why should we care what our non-supporters think. You’re either with us or you’re against us”. I wonder what’s next? Fighter planes landing on aircraft carriers? Politically motivated increases in the terror alerts?

    • “I think the White House is willing to listen to criticism from their allies. From you? Not so much.”

      If we’re so *not worth* listening to, why are we so *worth* writing about?

      I don’t expect Obama or his administration to listen to “us.” Only those who have ears to hear…..

      • Wonder if they will be listening when they’re asking for our money and votes?

        • I can’t remember. Did they the last time?

          • Don’t you remember BO to Ed Rendell in 2008: “We don’t need the people. We just need the checks.”

          • Nah. No listening to voters for the DNC. They just listen to the money. And it gets them what they want….. a bed with big pharma. And an office in the White House.

      • How deluded is Booman? Why would this admin care what their allies say? They know they will never lose their votes – no matter how low AxelRham goes. Dudes, brace yourselves and face the truth: it was a one-night stand. He’s just not that into you.

        • Lol Yeah, nothing says leverage like “you own my vote! There is nothing you can do to make me not support you!” The difference between Bush and Obama is that Bush and his twenty-seven percenters were on the same side, and he wanted what they wanted. Obama feels nothing but contempt for anyone stupid and pathetic enough to vote for him and takes pleasure in screwing them and watching them crawl back for more.

    • It’s so true–that’s why I have the same revulsion to this brand of “Dems.” They remind me of the Rove/Bush crowd with their hypocrisy and manipulation in the name of democracy.

      I don’t even know who Booman is, and now I know I shouldn’t bother to care. He immediately lost me when he revealed that he is completely uninformed about Obama’s relationships with the insurance and banking industries, and how those alliances wrote the lousy financial and health care policies that were forced on us. He’s just another Obama Groupie who will rationalize anything he does. Talk to the hand (and don’t expect my vote next time either).

    • Heh,

      Evidently Olympia Snowe is his “ally” despite her unwillingness to jettison the opposition party label. Booman would be humorous if he weren’t so darned pathetic. There are holes in his logic that anyone with even a modicum of logic could drive a mack truck through.

    • I don’t think he is aware he is supposed to have a point. I think he, like his role model, just likes to blather.

      Fluffing your pom poms is much easier than admitting to yourself that perhaps the problem isn’t that the minority that didn’t like Obama STILL doesn’t like him but that a portion of the majority that did lend him their votes and support are starting to wake up and realize that Obama isn’t the bill of goods they thought he was. It’s all about projecting Obama’s failures unto them because everyone knows it’s never Obama’s fault. Just like it was never Bush’s fault.

    • Love the syllogism.

      Not criticizing Obama = ally = gets listened to
      Criticizing Obama = non-ally = doesn’t get listened to


      Not criticizing Obama = getting listened to, and
      Criticizing Obama getting listened to

      I wonder if this guy ever took algebra….

      • That should be a “does not equal” sign for the last line.

        Criticizing Obama DOES NOT EQUAL getting listened to.

        • Yeah that’s working out real well for the progressive caucus on health care right? I mean look how many times President Obama has invited them over to hear their thoughts and opinions on health care…….oh wait…..it’s the folks that “oppose” the “robust public option” that Obama “supports” that have gotten the invites. Like I said, you could drive a mack truck through all the contradictions in Booman’s post. I wonder if he realizes how close he sounds to the Bush apologist cabal?

    • booman fancies himself super liberal. He is still under the misconception that Obama was the real liberal in the primaries.

  11. what’s that saying…it’s like if you can’t the heat, get out of the kitchen? A lot of folks need to get out of Washington with Obama leading them out.

  12. some beauty for the soul in the middle of the insanity.


    Also I am a very proud rebel with a brain and I expect a whole lot more from a president then this country is getting.
    I do not watch American Idol and do not understand how the mentality of of the white house has been so lowered.
    I will always speak out as this is my right and my duty and if obots do not understand that who is the patriot?

    these are not just words



  13. Helen! I missed around here you lately.

    OT – I just got this from my brother.
    On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment, courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn which would require all Members of Congress and their staff members to enroll in any new government-run health plan.

    Congressman John Fleming has proposed an amendment that would require Congressmen and Senators to take the same health care plan that they would force on us. (Under the burrently proposed legislation they are exempt.)

    Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go to his Website and sign his petition. The process is very simple. I have done just that at:


    Senator Coburn and Congressman Fleming are both physicians.
    Regardless of your political beliefs, it sure seems reasonable that Congress should have exactly the same medical coverage that they impose on the rest of us.
    Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

    • I would worry about anything that comes out of Coburn’s office… he’s rather a kook.

      • Stopped clock right twice a day yada yada yada. I actually signed it because I believe they DO belong on the same health care plan as everyone else as long as it is being paid for by the taxpayers dime.

      • Fleming is the one with the petition page.

    • Isn’t Congress’ health care plan already government run and paid for by our taxes? I’d be more impressed if it was a petition demandind that Congress have to enroll in the same private insurance health care nightmare we’ll have to deal with if the current proposals pass.

    • tried to go to Fleming’s page to sign the petition a bunch of times and it’s down

  14. Booman has yet to step away from the Kool-ade, and join his friends in the Obama twelve step.

    Too bad for him.


  15. Same old scam. He ‘needs’ your money/votes/approval before he can ‘deliver’ on what you want. Of course, he isn’t making any promises to deliver. It’s a more of a pay-and-pray scheme.

    You pay, then you pray that he does the right thing with your money.

    At least real con-men selling non-existent goods are entertaining.

    • Exactly. Booman can try to dress it up any way he likes, but the punch line is the same: If you want Tinkerbell to live, just clap harder.

  16. joanelle

    I just tried to access the webpage and got a message that too many people are accessing it now.
    That is a good thing and I will try again later



  17. Wow! Dynamite post. Riverdaughter rocks!

  18. Thank you! You always say what has to be said better than anyone else I know.

  19. Fantastic post. Thanks. Sounds like the Obots and their brainless mouthpieces are still completely clueless. Actually more sad and pathetic than I was even assuming.

    I think the ones we’re hearing this stuff from now will continue to be Obama supporters no matter what, just like that 25% that still thinks Dubya was the greatest president ever. Nothing you can do with that group, and nothing you can do with this group.

  20. Great post, RD! I can’t believe I ever thought Booman was even half-way intelligent or a decent writer. I think he should close up his blog and get a real job. He’s useless.

    • As long as there is a market to fool Obots for their donations and ad hits then Booman has a “job” as an Obama shill and blogger. It has nothing to do with intelligence or writing talent. All you need is a zombie mentality and the desire to believe Obama is the best president evah despite all evidence pointing to the contrary.

      Good post, Riverdaughter.

  21. I post on a forum run by the local news paper company, the number of Obama defenders is dropping on a daily basis as they realize what he isn’t.
    A Democrat.

  22. There is a method to this madness though. “WE” are not the problem for them. I don’t think they “THINK” we are the problem.

    Slowly but surely Obot thralls are waking up, but rather than risking waking still more Ozombies by acknowledging that or challenging them or reKool-Aidizing them (taking liberties with the language, apologies), what do they do? They blame Hillary Clinton (and her supporters).

    When the Health Care Tea-Parties were going strong this summer I gave the Obots the best piece of advice they could ever get, right here on The Confluence. They did not take it. What I said was, “It’s The Sh!tty Plan Stupid!”

    If they are having a rough time with their erstwhile supporters they should revisited that idea, with this slight revision. “It’s The Sh!tty Performance Stupid!”

    • Yep, Booman is throwing a temper tantrum because some of the majority that helped Obama win are now realizing they made a mistake. Booman wants to project the responsibility of what does and doesn’t get done unto them. Even though most of us know that Congress is ignoring the will of the majority on issues like health care and you have Mr. “Transparent President meeting behind closed doors with pharma. It’s all our faults though. Heh.

      • we should just wear t-shirts that say “Obama sucks — Don’t blame the messenger!”

        • “don’t blame me I voted for Hillary” or

          “don’t blame me I only vote for women”

  23. Well done, riverdaughter!

  24. …”We thought that government would be so broken after Bush left that it would take a person who had intimate knowledge of how the White House and government was run to hold things together. We thought Hillary Clinton fit the bill…”

    This says it all for me. Great post.

    These were very interesting videos from the advertising end — on the logo design and the designer.

    I think that politicians need to be aware in the future how a logo can impact their runs? The designers explain this in the above. The logo functioned almost like a “part-object” — for the populace — and it
    was a first in American politics.

    One of the things his campaign used were animations in their front page newspaper web ads — the animations gave the ads a different feel than the static campaigns the others ran at the time.

    Why I wanted Hillary (besides that glass ceiling thing) was because we would be getting “two” for one. It seemed to me that we needed that post-Bush. Not just here, but around the world as well.

    When she just announced she had no plans to run again it made me sad. Very sad. She is one of the bravest, truest Dems I’ve ever seen, and she looks exhausted right now.

    As for McCain — he seemed closer to a Dem in a way — or at least he understood what was going on with the economy across the country and what to do about the war…

    For me it was a matter of their track records — we just needed a calm transition out of the last eight years. Have we got that now?
    When you watch the news? No. It seems worse. That Nobel is only the first of what will be many double binds I’m sure.

    That’s one of the things about advertising. The product has to live up to its promises. Only, there were different promises to each specific demographic.

    Worldwide. This time.

  25. Thank you so much for writing this RD!

    Must be so hard for the likes of Booman when the cheap chrome plating starts to wear of…

  26. off

  27. Right on RD. Thanks for a great post.

  28. Thank you, Riverdaughter! bho has no core principles in person or in politics. As disgusted as I am with much of his behavior during the primaries and beyond, I am now focusing on his malevolent backers who seek to destroy America. The more info your site and others give us ordinary citizens, the more we can speak up. That U.S.A. Constitution and Bill of Rights are still damned important to We the People. Looks like we have to fight for our country all over again in the 21st Century.

  29. Oh, man. Booman writes like he’s pulling down $100,000 grand to shill in such a sad fashion, and god knows I hope he is, because that kind of debasement deserves remuneration. And the possibility that he’s not getting paid is too pathetic to contemplate.

    Either way, thanks to him again for pointing out why we’re so screwed as a party. The idea that the President of the United States has no obligation to anyone except hagiographers and big donors and that it’s “entitled” to think otherwise might play on the arugala aisle, but not much of anywhere else. And too bad Boo didn’t have this epiphany when he was, apparently, spewing his entitled demands on to Bush, who he may not have voted for.

  30. Thanks much RD. Sanity for another day.

  31. Thanks so much RD for reposting our concerns.

    This is the year when effectively the world turned upside down with BHO as its leader. We are seeing the shyster’s way of doing things — when saying what you’ll do instead of doing it became reason #1 for a never ending flow of accolades. At least that’s how I see it after growing up around hardworking blue and pink collar adults, and am now one myself. [I LOVE how you prefaced this — we all come from solid middle class backgrounds no matter what we do for a living now, and this commonality is what links us Conflucans together.]

    Aside from the Dem Party becoming a mere shell of itself, a Democratic Congress losing its cajones and bowing down to the Republican interest (again!) AND changing the nature of the healthcare debate from universal coverage – to competition – to a mere check on the health insurance industry (and the splitting of the evil double headed profit seekers Hydra into one single enemy, Insurance cos, while making slick backroom deals with the other head, Big Pharma), AND a Liberal majority losing its political mandate for real reform in this country AND the antiwar movement being effectively silenced by the so-called most Liberal President evah,

    We are constantly told by the Obapologists that Obama owes us nothing when HE OWES US EVERYTHING. He IS supposed to be the MOST LIBERAL PRESIDENT EVAH, right? AND then some Norwegians with huge liberal guilt complexes lecture us that WE are showing patronism to Obama (code word for racism) because we see absolutely no evidence of him doing anything (aside from making speeches) that would earn the Nobel Peace Prize, especially in light of those real peace fighters that he “beat.”

    What I’ve been seeing that is distressing me the most is the whole of Liberal Ideals being bastardized by some egomaniacal freak, and those with other agendas LAUGHING AT US — the real people who need real reform now.

    {sorry I’m way too verbose and if I seem confusing, I’m just so pissed at the world right now, and with mostly those *leaders* who call themselves Democrats, and are supposed to be representing me and my family }

  32. http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/10/14/democrats-rue-the-obama-halloween-surprise/

    This is the biggest threat to backtrack and the bunch, the morning after hangover. what happens when they all become teetotalers and he can not sell a glass of koolaid for the non thinking?



  33. Everything you said, RD.

    After all, the POTUS is supposed to work for us, according to the Constitution.

  34. Greenwald today is also priceless.

  35. I see, he supported Obama but we shilled for Hillary. Is there something about blogging that makes some males particularly socially retarded?

  36. I don’t know this guy, and don’t know why his opinion of me or other Hillary supporters should matter, therefore, it doesn’t.

    • That’s what I was thinking: who the hell is Booman, and who cares what he has to say?

      But I DO love it when RD gets in the zone and rips Obots a new one. 🙂

  37. By the end of January ’08, I had completely dismissed BHO has a possibility. Nevermind all of the other baggage he had in tow, I just listened to his words. And, oh, they were sited as “pretty”, “intoxicating”. But, if one really listened, it was all rhetoric and nothing of substance.

  38. RD, you’re a terrific writer. Have you thought about writing a book?

    (The others who write for this blog should also consider the idea.)

  39. And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn – I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too.

    –Barack Obama, on election night

    Or do words not matter?

    • Yes and wasn’t the one thing Zero supposedly had going for him the magical ability to bring us all together in love? Good for Boo for admitting that was just a bunch of electoral season bamboozling, I guess, but what with the whole needing to attract votes in order to win thing, as a strategy “we’re vindictive pandering liars” needs work.

    • recurring theme:

      ………I need your help………….

      Why can’t you just help, help Obama?

      From newsweek Nov 5, 2008 http://www.newsweek.com/id/167582

      Barack Obama had a gift, and he knew it. He had a way of making very smart, very accomplished people feel virtuous just by wanting to help Barack Obama.

  40. Thanks, Riverdaughter. The country will realize what they missed in being sold the corporate candidate with zero qualifications who, even worse, participated in a fraudulent primary to kill off the heroic candidate. The revulsion I feel that the fraud was perpetrated extends to the shills in the Democratic Party.

    After his role in the White House is over, even actors playing presidents will be more convincing.

    What do you think of your “gift from god” now, Nancy P.?

  41. RD, you state, ” We know our own hearts and shouldn’t have to keep defending ourselves. But whatever. The evidence should speak for itself”.

    “Nuff” sdaid, The vidence does speak for itself!

    In my opinion, neither this blog, the bloggers, nor the commenters owe anyone an apology, nor explanation, regarding anything that has, or does, appear here.

    Any blog on the web would do well to emulate TC. regarding honesty fairness, content, and certainly civil discourse, even when there is a conflct of opinion.

    I am proud to be aloyal lurker, and sometime commenter. Do not change a thing, and please stop defending that which needs no defense.

  42. Booman’s noise is just a re-hash of Bush’s “if ur not with us, ur against us”…

  43. Leave Norway out of this, the nbpp is assigned by a small group of politicians, this class of people is notorius for getting it wong. Notice Ghandi never won it. But it does give Norge a chance to have an American president visit. And it does represent global sentiment, thank god bush is gone. Not really Bare bra, but bra. And don’t stereotype Norway as a lutefisk eating country, stereotype them as blue eyed Arabs with a penchant for reindeer meat on christmas day. Mmmm mmm god
    vi ses!

    • I was only teasing about Norway. I have a fondness for Norway, love the folk music, literature (think Sigurd Undset) and movies (Kitchen Stories is a hoot! Well, at least it’s set in Norway).
      But I do think that some Europeans paint all Americans as ignorant rednecks because slightly more than half of us voted for Bush- twice. Actually, he didn’t win the first time. And I never voted for him, ever.
      What they see is a country half empty instead of half full. Also, many of them have no idea what really happened during the primaries. If they had truly understood the level of skullduggery and unethical behavior, they might not be cheering so loudly. After all, most Americans use voting machines, not hand counted ballots. Our primary system almost invites abuse. It takes a person with a high degree of integrity to resist the temptation to game the system. Unfortunately, that person, who stood up for every voter in the primaries, was stabbed in the back by her own party.
      So, Obama went to Berlin and he made a speech. He went to Israel and stuck a campaign prayer in the Wailing Wall. THAT’S why he got a peace prize? It’s inexplicable except that it is peculiar to the people who give our the NPP to occasionally get bedazzled and to submit to the sentimentality of the times instead of awarding by merit.
      Norway is just a stand in for all of the Europeans who are still infatuated with Obama. I sincerely hope they get over it soon before they make him Grand Dictator and President for Life of the World.

      • Pssst! Bush didn’t win the second time either. look into Ohio, Florida, NM and a few other states where the Diebold results flipped the exit polls…Pass it on.

  44. Lousy writers, these O-holes. The tortured syntax suggests deeply repressed remorse.

  45. Absolutely right as usual RD. It seems there are alot of stupid boomans still out there. I’m gonna start calling them the “27 per-centers” in honor of the unrepentent Bush lovers.

  46. Obama is so in your heads.

    If I wasn’t banned, I’d rip all of this to shreds, but real analysis isn’t welcome around these parts.

    Screws up the echo chamber.

    Remember way back when PUMAs were going to beat Obama in both the primaries and the general election.

    I see that the delusion continues.

    • Once again, you’re a day late and a dollar short.

      Why don’t you tell us some more about how Obama is the most popular President-elect ever? Those were some lol good times.

    • HBG,

      Do not think of three white horses.


    • Rip what to shreds, the part about how Obama is POTUS, not Chairman of Whole Foods Nation? That will take some amazing analysis, maybe you should call on your female sockpuppet for help.

  47. Amen woman!

    Where the heck have you been Riverdaughter??????

    Please post more often, I missed your voice.

  48. Just found in Bobotland a very recommended discussion of this article – most of them loved it to bits. A few dared to say it reflects an arrogant, autocratic attitude and were attacked. But one can see that the old B0botic resentments from the primaries against anyone not them are alive and well – a lasting damage

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