Jun 08

Sen. Barack Obama: Our Democratic Nominee

AP just went live with this most awesome headline that will only topped in Nov. when Obama wins the presidency:

AP tally: Obama effectively clinches nomination

Fuck yeah!

The tally was based on public declarations from delegates as well as from another 15 who have confirmed their intentions to the AP. It also included 11 delegates Obama was guaranteed as long as he gained 30 percent of the vote in South Dakota and Montana later in the day. It takes 2,118 delegates to clinch the nomination.

I can’t wait for tonight.

Apr 08

ABCNews Democratic Debate

There’s no recap. It sucked balls.

ABCNews needs to know how much they fucked up on this one. You can call (212) 456-7777 or email them.

It was, hands down, probably the worst excuse of a debate in all of debating history. It was through no fault of the candidates. It was purely Assclown Hijinks with Chuck Gibson and Georgie-boy. Absolutely NOTHING of substance was asked of the candidates. I came in late and was still subjected to 45 minutes of non-issue questions on Rev. Wright, bitterness and flag pins. Can you guess the bias? There was one guess on Clinton’s lying habits. She actually said something like, “People are just going to have get over my habitual lying.” Oh…that part may be an tiny exaggeration.

Okay…wanna know how bad it is? Jonah “Iraq is Going Great!” Goldberg thought it was bad. When you have me agreeing with something Goldberg writes you know it’s bad. (h/t to idredit)

I’m no leftwing blogger, but I can only imagine how furious they must be with the debate so far. Nothing on any issues. Just a lot of box-checking on how the candidates will respond to various Republican talking points come the fall. Now I think a lot of those Republican talking points are valid and legitimate. But if I were a “fighting Dem” who thinks all of these topics are despicable distractions from the “real issues,” I would find this debate to be nothing but Republican water-carrying.

The responses from viewers on ABCNews gives you a better idea of how bad it was:

Jesus Christ – are you kidding! This is the worst sham for an unbiased debate I have ever seen – FIRE STEPHANOPOLOUS and GIBSON… and by-the-way, NO multi-miliion dollar severance package – make them pay a fine for torturing americans with their insane questions
Posted by:
j50george 9:42 PM
Pathetic job, ABC. Very sad. You had a chance to cut through the crap, but you chose to wallow in it. Lapel pins? Wright? Bosnia? All that crap’s been hashed and rehashed. And millionaire Gibson whining about capital gains taxes. What a travesty.
Posted by:
Yucca333 10:15 PM
4130 4882 comments (so far) and most of them were like this. There was no real discussion on the economy. Charles Gibson somehow got into his pea brain that the debate included him and tried to debate Obama. There was a small question on gas prices which the candidate were given one minute to answer. They did the whole, “Would you be running mates?” thing and didn’t touch on th environment at all. Thankfully, Hillary didn’t get a chance to hijack the debate with her healthcare nonsense, but even that would have been better than her shameful, racist pandering on guns. Incidentally, she blew the same dog whistle on guns that her husband did back in ’92, e.g., white folks in the country…and who hunt should be able to have any gun they want, while those in the city (that would be the Black and Latinos, not the rich white people) need to get rid of their machine guns. Shameful. There was a stupid question on affirmative action that both candidates sucked at answering and that was about it. Oh…and it was only live on the East Coast. It won’t even air here for another 30 minutes. What a steaming load.

The only good thing about it was that Obama managed to rise above it all. The live feed had an audience reaction screen. During the intensely stupid first hour, Obama did a great job of explaining that those questions were exactly the sort of stupid questions people are tired off. Audience reaction skyrocketed to the high 90s (scale goes up to 100). Then Tracy Flick Clinton had to jump in and whenever she’d hit Obama or do a pathetic oppo dump, audience reaction dumped…when she jumped in on Wright, audience reaction went down to the high 20s.

Honestly, the only thing tonight’s debate proved was that there should be no more debates. It also reinforced the notion that Gibson and Stephanopolous are both useless tools.

Apr 08

I am so not bitter. Dammit.

LOL…One of my great laughs of the day has been watching Clinton’s new dead horse ad. If you haven’t seen it, you simply must see just how not bitter her “supporters” are:

See? Don’t just look like they shit rainbows and break into song at any moment?

“I find my faith uplifting.” GRRRRRRRRR


Luckily, there are people in Pennsylvania with a firm grasp on reality. They aren’t buying into Clinton’s distortion of Obama’s words. Twenty-one party leaders and elected officials in Pennsylvania sent out a letter today:

Dear Fellow Pennsylvanian,

We live in small towns and rural areas throughout Pennsylvania and we support Barack Obama for President.

A few days ago, Sen. Obama made some comments that his opponents are now using to make him appear as if he is something he is not. Instead of speaking to us honestly about how they intend to solve the problems we are facing, they are playing the same old Washington games that accomplish nothing.

What Sen. Obama said is that over the last 25-30 years, working class people in places like Pennsylvania have been falling behind, and that politicians in Washington haven’t been looking out for them. He also said that, as a result, many people have become frustrated, angry and even bitter about all the broken promises.

He was right.

The politicians who are now saying that we shouldn’t be frustrated are the ones who are out of touch.

People in the towns and communities we live in have seen their jobs shipped overseas. We’ve seen our pensions disappear. We’ve seen our health care costs skyrocket. We’ve seen everything from the cost of gasoline to a gallon of milk go through the roof.

As our families have struggled to make ends meet and our communities fought to stay intact, how has Washington responded? By giving tax breaks to the wealthy, rewarding corporations who ship jobs overseas, and turning the levers of power over to the lobbyists and special interests.

It’s easy to feel a little frustrated when you see these Washington politicians continue to ignore you. But it’s not the only emotion we feel. When someone comes along who is untainted by the system in Washington, who doesn’t take money from federal lobbyists or special interests and who promises that things can be different, we feel something else—hope.

That’s why we’re supporting Barack Obama. Others have come along and promised change, but failed to deliver. Sen. Obama is different than the rest. He doesn’t take money from the special interests, and he speaks honestly about the issues we are facing.

In addition to supporting his plans for jobs, health care and education, we believe that he can deliver on his promises to ensure economic opportunity for family farmers, to provide support for rural economic development, to promote renewable energy in rural America, to protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns for the purposes of hunting and target shooting, and to preserve open land for hunting and fishing.

Unlike his opponents who have been part of the Washington establishment for decades, Barack Obama understands the struggles we are going through. We welcomed him with open arms as he made his way through small towns and rural areas on his recent bus tour across the state. And we will work day and night from now until the primary on his behalf not only because he has heard our frustrations, but because he speaks to our hope that Washington can actually work for people like us.


Ted Alter, State College

Westmoreland County Commissioner Tom Bayla, Greensburg

Mayor John Brenner, York

Lloyd Casey, West Chester – President, Pennsylvania Forestry Association

Mayor John Fetterman, Braddock

Mayor Rick Gray, Lancaster

Scott Harrison, Warriors Mark

State Representative Bryan Lentz, Swarthmore

State Senator Sean Logan, Monroeville

Carl Majji, Claysville – Corporal, U.S. Army

Mayor Thomas McMahon, Reading

State Senator Bob Mellow – Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Leader

U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy, Doylestown – U.S. Congressman (PA-08)

Perry County Commissioner Steve Naylor, New Bloomfield

Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey O’Brien, Dunmore

Fran Rodriquez, Lancaster

State Representative Josh Shapiro, Abington – Deputy Speaker, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Major General Walter Stewart, Berks County – Former Commander, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard

State Representative Dan Surra, St. Marys

State Representative Thomas Tangretti, Greensburg

Lackawanna County Commissioner Michael Washo, Scranton

You can sign your name to this letter too on Barack Obama’s website (warning there’s a video that starts playing automatically)