Donkey Punch

March 6, 2008

What’s good for the goose…. (Updated)(And Again)

Filed under: Barack Obama, Democrats, Fail, Hillary Clinton, Politics — t4toby @ 9:20 am


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The Democrats are at it again. We have a historic chance to completely destroy the Republican brand and what are we doing? Fighting amongst ourselves.

Hillary and Barack are raising a combined $70 million a month, and for what? To blow it fighting each other. When there is not that much difference between the two.

Meanwhile, Old Man McCain gets much needed rest while the Dems ‘Go Negative’ on each other, alienating anyone who isn’t fanatical about their choice.

Last night I heard on NPR that if Hillary gets the nomination, 10% of Obama’s supporters have said they would vote for John McCain. If Obama gets the nod, 25% of the Hillary supporters are thinking of putting John McCrankpants in office.

WTF?

This is the same bullshit that has hampered any real progressive changes in this country. Ego. What is it with liberals and their precious egos? Is it that hard to figure out that if one of the major Dem candidates voluntarily accepted the VP position, we could turn our guns toward our actual enemies? But this isn’t about what is best for the country. This is about one of these opportunist politicians winning. Period.

The anger directed at me by many Dems because I had the temerity to vote for Ralph Nader in 2000 is just a glimpse of the bad blood that is brewing between the two factions of the Democratic party. The well is being poisoned by the leaders we are looking to for guidance.

$70 million a month. That’s over $400 million by election time that could be used to trounce the Republicans. $400 million to try to set this country back on track. $400 million that they’d rather piss away in this vanity contest.

President McCain. Get used to the sound. Four more years of Bush League Bullshit. Because unless someone starts acting like an adult, that is the natural end of this circular firing squad we call a party.

Until last night, I was getting comfortable with accepting Obama as my choice. Now I think he has a unique historical opportunity to put his money where his mouth is:

Concede victory to Hillary, Barack. Show us that you really are a visionary thinker by thinking twenty years ahead, not seven months. Hillary’s getting old, let her have her shot. You can make a lot of huge changes by starting out as VP. Prove to the country that you are above all the petty politics. There is plenty of time to do what’s right.

Update:

So a couple of commenters have pointed out that the nomination is his. I agree. That is why it would be such a powerful statement to put the needs of the country ahead of personal ambition. And it would virtually guarantee that he would be elected president at a future date.

I repeat – The coming internecine war only serves to boost the Rethuglicans. Between the already in-place voter fraud machine and this infighting, McCain has a real chance. I can hear you laughing, but I’m serious.

Double Update:

Clinton raised $36 million, and Obama raised $55 million in February.

So now were in excess of $500 million that is about to be pissed away.

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12 Comments »

  1. oh no you di’int…

    Comment by grindchopblend — March 6, 2008 @ 11:03 am

  2. We need to get serious about the future of this country. Not some stupid-ass popularity contest. Who cares? We have much bigger fish to fry.

    Comment by t4toby — March 6, 2008 @ 11:30 am

  3. Why would Barack concede when he’s the one winning? He has more delegates — the math is straight up on this issue. The DNC is asking for Hillary to step down. What’s your desire to go against the party?

    Comment by Erin — March 6, 2008 @ 11:31 am

  4. Yep…. too early to talk about Obama conceding. If Hillary gave a shit, she’d be the one to volunteer for second fiddle.

    Comment by dogdreams — March 6, 2008 @ 11:48 am

  5. you’re giving me a headache dude. i sort of see where you’re coming from but seriously. Hillary can be McCain’s VP or vice versa.

    Comment by grindchopblend — March 6, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

  6. Why is it that Obama has to be president now??? How awesome would it be to follow 8 (more) years of President Clinton with 8 years of President Obama? The other way around isn’t a possibility.

    I know I just pissed away all the DFH credits you gave me the other day, but that’s how I feel.

    Hillary can be McCain’s VP or vice versa

    Come on, one of the candidates you’ve named has pledged to bring the troops home, the other wants to stay in Iraq for 1000 years. They’re not the same.

    Comment by Cangrejero — March 6, 2008 @ 1:43 pm

  7. Man, I come over here ’cause of the comment you left me and I find you breaking your toys and peeing in the corner? Young man, you’re angling for a paddling.

    There is no reason, NONE, for Barack Obama to step down. He’s won more states, more delegates, more endorsements and more dollars. He’s everything the people are thirsty, nay, STARVING for. He’s honest, strong, calm and reasonable. He believes in the things WE believe in. Ok, to a great extent she does too, but she’s got that corporatist streak that in pre-bush administrations was tolerable, but now is simply infuriating.

    She’s mathematically eliminated. If she chooses to stay in, any damage done will be because she was stubborn and desperate, not because he was.

    And frankly? By the time the fall comes around the 24 hour news cycle will have them shouting and drooling over so many new, meaningless events and unfortunate phrases that all of this will be completely forgotten. And if you say you were going to vote for clinton and because Obama gets the nomination you actually vote for mccain? Sorry, you were never actually going to vote for clinton in the general anyway.

    Oh. And thanks for the nice note.

    Stand by. I’ve mostly got my life steered back downwind and I’ll get back to it soon, Promise…

    mikey

    Comment by mikey — March 6, 2008 @ 4:02 pm

  8. what would Dennis say T4? Really!! You have gone too far….. a group paddling is in order here.

    Comment by grindchopblend — March 6, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

  9. God Forbid a politician would want to claim actual moral high ground!

    Comment by t4toby — March 6, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

  10. Barry Obama was HOT!!!!

    Comment by grindchopblend — March 6, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

  11. This is the dumbest blog I have read yet.. Hows your boy Barry doing now?

    Comment by Dumbass Blog — July 17, 2010 @ 7:27 pm


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