The Obama Nation: Increasingly DesperatePosted: September 21, 2008
I’m noticing a distinct tone change in the MSM and among many key Obama supporters. It’s that sound of desperation. It’s the sound of whining … PULEEZE vote for him! After all, the world will fall apart if we get another Republican in office. Today’s New York Times Op Ed page is full of the whine of the Obamanation.
Among the many issues voters need to consider in this campaign is this vital fact: The next president is likely to appoint several Supreme Court justices. Those choices will determine the future of the law, and of some of Americans’ most cherished rights.
John McCain and Barack Obama have made it clear that they would pick very different kinds of justices. The results could be particularly dramatic under Mr. McCain, who is likely to complete President Bush’s campaign to make the court an aggressive right-wing force
While that’s a really nice argument , we need to remember that it takes two to stack a supreme court. The President may appoint the justices, but remember, there is that advice, consent, and approval of the senate thing stuck right there in the constitution. If progressive Senators would’ve grown a pair (or borrowed them from Hillary), we wouldn’t be in this position now. Obama was going to happily vote for Roberts until an aide told him otherwise. Think Bork. He was stopped. Hell, Joe Biden could have prevented the appointment of Clarence “Uncle” Thomas had he acted like he had some sense and a pair! The head of the senate just needs to make sure that the president knows who will get through and who will experience nomination hell and then make it so! This is why it is important that some one like Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton holds leadership in the Senate. We will not see this kind of leadership from Senator Reid.
Also, overturned laws go back to the states. The bottom line is, if you want to live in a state that resembles the christian version of the taliban nation, move to nebraska. If you want rights and civil liberties, move to california, new york, or minnesota. I think you see what population patterns suggest here. You live in nebraska, you live among cows. You live in minnesota, you live among university attending people.
The next whine I’m hearing over and over as Obama’s numbers vacillate but never reach that 50% number is that we’re just not ready for a black president. This is despite the fact we have black governors, black mayors, black representatives, and black senators in places where there are indeed, white voters. Just ask me! ALL of my local government leaders and representatives are nonwhite. I’d never vote if I had an issue with black or minority candidates. Democrats think that only by gerrymandering the country and the primaries, we’ll finally get a black president because americans follow their lesser angels. I will grant you, there are some racist hold-outs all over the country, but they are not the majority.
A lot of these “They are RACIST!” whines come from folks that think they know places like the South and the midwest and then slime us with some outrageous caricature. Obama’s own characterization of us as bitter folks clinging to religion and guns shows exactly how unaware many folks are about the nature of the citizens of this country. With the exception of a few nasty people, most americans are willing to give just about any one a fair shake until you insult them and their intelligence. We all might not be Harvard-educated, but we have our own set of skills and sense by which we get by in life. Why can’t we just call it what it is. We’re rejecting Obama not on his race, but on his merit. He is pathetically short on merit. McCain may be a crusty old goat with a temper, but he’s a crusty old goat who put his time in the military and the senate and paid his dues. Americans like some one who shows stick-to-itness. The only long term commitments Obama has made are to his very irregular friends and associates. Folks that just about no one can imagine putting into their address books, let alone clinging to for years. Well, I don’t cling to a bible or a gun, and I sure don’t cling to a former weatherman who bombed the pentagon and is sorry he didn’t do more effective bombing. Nobody gets Obama because of his ‘not us’ element, none of us get Obama because he shows poor judgement in the selection of his friends and associates. If there’s one old slogan Americans do cling to it’s “Birds of a feather, flock together.” If you want to mistake that and intrepret it for racism, I’d suggest you develop some critical thinking skills. That old saying is far deeper than that.
Then there is the whine, you lost, just get over it and get on the bus! Pelosi is the head whiner on this one. She is also the one that ensured the roll call at the DNC broke every rule in the book. “Stop the Hate” Brazille has also taken this tact. She being one of the main instigators of the gerrymandered primary system that delivered one more weak and unsuitable candidate to us. Listen, I voted for Mondale, I voted for Kerry, and I even voted for Dukkakis! I’m way pass the fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me … I’m into some other zone here on being fooled that the DNC-delivered candidates will get elected outside of those solid blue states. The deal is, we didn’t lose, and that makes us not get over it. I didn’t even have a chance to get my voice heard before Iowa handed me John Kerry. I didn’t like it. I thought he’d lose. I did get on board, because the process delivered the outcome in a way with which I could not argue. It sucked but it was a process no one gamed. I also thought Kerry was capable of doing the job, even though I figured he wasn’t going to be a Truman, a Jefferson, or a Roosevelt. Obama was the result of gerrymandering and tricks AND he’s not capable of doing the job. Biden probably is … but if that’s the case, put Biden up there on top. What? He never garners any votes? Go figure! What is this? Win the presidency by putting a silver tongued puppet up there then let the VP run the show? Didn’t we get enough of that with Dubya and Cheney?
So, anyway, stop the whining! I’m still note voting for him!