Monday, April 21, 2008

A free peek into the future

By Carl

Courtesy of
lil' ol' Actor212 and Reuters news service:

Barack Obama's efforts to woo white voters in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary have been hurt by his comments on small town bitterness and his association with an outspoken pastor, some residents of Muncy Valley say.

Local people called the Illinois senator arrogant, unpatriotic and un-Christian after his remarks that residents of small towns in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are bitter because of job losses, and so have turned to traditions like guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiment.

"He is saying people are weak, dumb and naive, and they are seeking religion as a way of getting through," said Darwin Whitmoyer, 54, a white truck driver, at the gas station in this town of about 100 people 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Philadelphia. "He didn't help himself."

Now, much of Blogtopia has handed me hell over the past few weeks for pointing out what should be painfully obvious to anyone who's given even a moment's reflection to the election process.

Obama is very seriously in danger of losing the general election, should Democrats be assholic enough to select him as the nominee.

There's this huge echo chamber going on, starting with the Great Orange Satan, Daily Kos, through Atrios, and trickling on down to other, B- and C-list blogs. This echo chamber has banged a drum slowly until all you can hear is the drum beat for Obama.

And yet, Hillary keeps hanging in there and Obama has had three distinct shots to put her away and has failed miserably each time: New Hampshire, Texas, and now, Pennsylvania. He's even had to warp the elective process, denying the voters of Florida and Michigan their due process by opposing any revotes.

But he still can't put her away. If the election was held in Blogtopia, though, Hillary would have folded up her tents after Iowa.

Which tells you what, precisely?

It should tell you there is a significantly more conservative America out there that votes than the morons who believe Obama is the Second Coming of either John Edwards or John Kennedy, depending on whom you talk to.

But hey, I've only been saying this since Obama started in talking about Hillary's periods...

(Cross-posted to
Simply Left Behind.)

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  • And that significantly more conservative America would sooner slit their wrists (or vote for John McCain) than vote for Hillary. Barack Obama might lose to McCain, but there has never been a question that Hillary would and badly. Bill has even succeeded in getting his own negative ratings higher than his positives among Democrats. Look on the bright side though: He'll be able to go back to making all his dirty money with his shady friends around the world without having to worry about those pesky conflicts of interest. You can always start working on Chelsea in 2016 now if you like.

    By Blogger Edward Copeland, at 1:35 PM  

  • So, seeing as I support Obama, I am an "ass" and a "moron." Thanks for elevating the conversation, Carl.

    By Blogger creature, at 8:35 PM  

  • Carl, I love you but you are so wrong. I keep hearing from the avid Hillary supporters that Obama CAN'T win the general but I never heard any particularly specific reason why.

    If Hillary is so much farookin better than him, how come SHe hasn't put him away decisively? She can't beat him solidly among Dems, so how does that make her more electable in the general?

    And I'm asking that as a serious Q.

    By Blogger Libby Spencer, at 9:32 AM  

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