Pens/Wings Game 4

Suck. On. This.


Tie game. It’s still nice to see that the schoolyard beating of the first two games has evened out a bit.

Well Played

Obama’s campaign knew that they would have to cut ties with his controversial church sooner or later. Fair or no, the campaign clearly recognized that the antics at Trinity United were a gaping PR wound that wouldn’t heal as long as he didn’t make a clear break. Like Dunkin’ Donuts in the idiotic Rachel Ray controversy, the Obama campaign really wants to spend its finite resources talking about something else.

McCain handled the same problem by cutting his two embarrassing ties at the same time. That cut the number of embarrassing news cycles in half, but it still was THE story for at least a brief moment.

Obama did McCain one better. Most non-obsessive news readers only retain a couple of stories at a time. What do you think people will be talking about next week? What do you think the usually Wright-crazy Clintonites will be talking about?

Carpe diem.

To The Convention

Ickes just gave the signal- to the convention and the credentials committee. Apparently fair reflection means that North Korean style elections that give Clinton all the delegates are what democracy is all about in Camp Clinton.

I told you. She is not going to give up, she will not concede, and we will spend all summer with Clinton and McCain attacking Obama while Clinton and her crazed supporters scream “unelectable” and “we wuz robbed!”

I look forward to four years of McCain. Thanks, Clintons.

Good luck walking them back from the brink, Hillary

That video above should be the companion video to Geraldine Ferraro’s outburst the other day.

A Question

Why is Jim Gaffigan chairing the RBC meeting?

Consider this an open thread.

*** Update ***

At least the Clinton position is clear: “We have no problem taking every delegate from the state of Michigan, and fair reflection would suggest that not one single voter in the state of Michigan voted for or would have voted for Barack Obama. Plus, the Obama camp is a bunch of fools for believing the DNC.”

*** Update #2 ***

Lanny Davis’s long national emotional breakdown continues.

*** Update #3 ***

Ausman to Lanny Davis– Shut up.

Rules Committee

If Michigan tries this crap again in 2012, I suggest that not only are their delegates not seated, but we move to kick them from the United States. I would prefer if we just give Florida to Cuba.

Also, I would like to thank the Clinton campaign for their bullshit and duplicity in this whole affair.

*** Update ***

A preview of what we can expect from the Clinton protestors:

*** Update #2 ***

The only thing I disagree with regarding this HuffPo piece is that I don’t think it matters what happens at the RBC. Hillary Clinton is not quitting. She is pushing to the convention, and if she does not get the nomination, she is running again in 2012, and she will spend the remainder of the election cycle making her voters think she has been shafted, raising questions about Obama’s legitimacy, fomenting discontent, so that she makes sure her avenue to run in 2012 is clear.

This is all about the Clintons. This isn’t about anything else. Not sure why people have not figured that out yet.

*** Update #3 ***

It looks like Florida is a done deal at half a vote- this looked like theatre. Michigan will be the big fight.

*** Update #4 ***

Ickes is setting the stage to allow Clinton to beg/borrow/steal “uncommitted” delegates.

The election shouldn’t count. Period.

Thank The FLYING Spaghetti Monster

that Mondale/Ferraro lost:

As for Reagan Democrats, how Clinton was treated is not their issue. They are more concerned with how they have been treated. Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a statement I made about the influence of blacks on Obama’s historic campaign, people have been stopping me to express a common sentiment: If you’re white you can’t open your mouth without being accused of being racist. They see Obama’s playing the race card throughout the campaign and no one calling him for it as frightening. They’re not upset with Obama because he’s black; they’re upset because they don’t expect to be treated fairly because they’re white. It’s not racism that is driving them, it’s racial resentment. And that is enforced because they don’t believe he understands them and their problems. That when he said in South Carolina after his victory “Our Time Has Come” they believe he is telling them that their time has passed.

Whom he chooses for his vice president makes no difference to them. That he is pro-choice means little. Learning more about his bio doesn’t do it. They don’t identify with someone who has gone to Columbia and Harvard Law School and is married to a Princeton-Harvard Law graduate. His experience with an educated single mother and being raised by middle class grandparents is not something they can empathize with. They may lack a formal higher education, but they’re not stupid. What they’re waiting for is assurance that an Obama administration won’t leave them behind.

Go back to your cushy post at Fox news, you big victim, you.

I was only 14 at the time when she ran in 84- was she always this damned stupid?

National Defense Is His “Strong” Suit

I can’t wait for four more years of Bush:

Sen. John McCain has attacked Sen. Barack Obama for not traveling to Iraq to see the “facts on the ground.” But a recent statement by McCain about troop levels has his opponents raising questions about his own knowledge.

In comments to reporters on Thursday, McCain asserted that “I can tell you that it is succeeding. I can look you in the eye and tell you it’s succeeding. We have drawn down to pre-surge levels. Basra, Mosul and now Sadr City are quiet and it’s long and it’s hard and it’s tough and there will be setbacks.”

In fact, as the Obama campaign was quick to point out, the troop level in Iraq is at about 155,000 right now, well above the 130,000 that would mark a return to pre-surge levels.

So other than some tepid criticisms of the worst President ever, McCain has pretty much been wrong about everything for the last eight years. Why again do I have to keep pretending that he is “strong” on national defense?

*** Update ***

Check out this limp response from the kids at the Weekly Standard:

Does the Obama campaign really want to go there?

Team McCain just held a media conference call with the campaign’s foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann and Senator Jon Kyl, who conclude that no, Obama doesn’t want to go there. “It’s instructive that the Obama campaign, rather than deal with that real issue and Obama’s lack of experience, is trying to nitpick the verb or the tense of the verb about the surge troops being home,” said Kyl. Obama hasn’t been to Iraq since January 2006, and McCain has been five times since then.

Maybe he needs to make all those trips because he is a slow learner? I mean, five trips, and he still doesn’t know wtf he is talking about. So, yeah. Obama does want to “go there,” wingnuts.