April, 2008

Yep, Louis Farrakhan sure is a great man

By · Monday, April 28th, 2008 · 24 Comments »

So the Rev. Wright is all over the place now, explaining himself, defending his beliefs, proving conclusively that, why yes, he is a fucking moron. What interests me in particular is the way the press is covering this trainwreck. Wright’s insistence that Louis Farrakhan is a great man — “one of the most important voices […]

Hillary Clinton: the only Democrat still in the race

By · Sunday, April 27th, 2008 · 17 Comments »

I propose a Clockwork Orange-style intervention for all those deluded Obama supporters who still think Barry gives a rat’s ass about any Democratic values. A chair, some restraints, whatever those things are that keep the eyelids propped up, saline drops so the eyeballs won’t dry out. And we’ll force them to read this. Think it’ll […]

It’s not white working-class voters who won’t vote for Obama

By · Sunday, April 27th, 2008 · 9 Comments »

It’s non-black working-class voters. Big difference. Obama has not had any difficulty pulling white voters, per se. Where he can’t crack the nut is with the working class, whether they’re white, Latino/Latina, or something else — anything but African-American. The reason AAs are the exception is obvious: Obama has tremendous support from the entire African-American […]

Why is Obama still the front-runner?

By · Friday, April 25th, 2008 · 47 Comments »

One of the first political facts I learned was this: winning the California primary in June 1968 meant Robert Kennedy had a serious shot at taking the nomination, even though he’d entered the race late and was behind in delegates. But of course Bobby was murdered a few hours later, so that was the end […]

Hillary now leads in the popular vote

By · Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 · 22 Comments »

Holy fucking shit. I gotta go to bed, but — holy fucking shit. This can’t last. Somehow the Boyz will find a way to make it disappear. I took a goddamn picture of it for posterity: Full size version

Does it drive them nuts that she’s so classy and gracious?

By · Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 · 12 Comments »

The Obamabots I mean. The Hillary haters. I wish I had a full transcript of Hillary’s victory speech tonight. It was wonderful. Pure Hillary: smart, down to earth, classy. The most moving part of the speech was when — and I wish I had the transcript — she talked about how this Presidential race is […]

Backwards and in high heels

By · Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 · 11 Comments »

I’ve been watching politics since 1972. And this is the first campaign I’ve ever seen where winning wasn’t enough. I’m using, of course, the quaintly old-fashioned definition of winning, which means “getting more votes than your opponent.” The new-fashioned definition of winning, as applied exclusively to Hillary Clinton, means something like “getting n more votes […]

The seeds of the new progressive blogosphere

By · Monday, April 21st, 2008 · 54 Comments »

A list is taking shape of those political bloggers who are either pro-Hillary or at least fair in their coverage of the candidates — in other words, bloggers who aren’t raving Clinton-hating Obamabots. Versions of this emerging blogroll are popping up here and there; the one below is cobbled together from lists at Tennessee Guerilla […]

No wonder they like to pretend they’re the high-information creative class

By · Saturday, April 19th, 2008 · 5 Comments »

It’s better than being an emotionally-arrested under-educated Cheeto-stained dweeb. Via Corrente, here’s one Obamabot’s reaction to Our Lord’s gesturally enhanced speech the other day: Dude, I nearly swooned — SWOONED, I tell you — when I saw that. That’s one of my fave Jay-Z joints of all time. HUGE SWIRLING VORTEX OF LOVE. I could […]

From the Department of Unintentional Hilarity, Obamabot Division

By · Friday, April 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments »

So, you know how Obama got creamed in the debate the other night? How everybody from the focus groups to the media called it for Hillary? How the press coverage included lines like “there’s no way Obama could have fared worse”? Yeah, well, Walter Shapiro knows better! He just squeezed his eyes shut, clicked his […]