Friday, September 05, 2008

Mavericks & Militant/Milquetoast

Progressives are picking Palin apart and finding nothing of importance to zoom in on. They claim the bridge to nowhere thanks but no thanks was a lie, but I think I would put that pork at Senator Ted Stevens feet. Progressives need to be careful trying to link the inexperienced newbie Palin to oldhand Stevens - it might cause folks to focus on Obama's long-time connections to the Chicago Machine.

As always in the carnival of presidential runs the issues have become brief sound bytes, and the focus heavy on personalities who promise to make you better off. Magically you will be given more money, education, healthcare, housing, and jobs - the American dream. All you have to do is get off the couch for a day and mark the ballot.

It's the Two Mavericks versus the Militant & Seasoned Milquetoast.

Progressives are playing the race card every chance they get - but it's a bridge stretched too far to believe. For example: an LA Times opinionator: "Elitist" is another word for "arrogant," which is another word for "uppity," that old calumny applied to blacks who stood up for themselves."

Or this from The Hill : "Democrats have charged that the Republican campaign to paint the Illinois senator as an “elitist” is racially charged, and accused them of using code words for “uppity” without using the word itself." Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) told reporters, “When I hear the word ‘elitist’ linked with Barack Obama, to me, that is a code word for 'uppity.' I find it extremely offensive and John McCain should know better.”

Oh please. Elitist is not code for "uppity." It's the word for belonging to a group that believes themselves superior in knowledge or taste. And if you listen objectively to Michelle and Barack they are at times speaking New Snobbish. Acquiring money and status often does that to folks. Remember Michelle's joking about buying a $600 pair of earrings with the stimulus check. Or Obama's dismay over the price of arugula. How many of their followers can pay $600 bucks for baubles; how many had to ask what's arugula?

Progressives are also playing the "theocracy" card, Palin says Iraq war is 'task from God'. Been there done that with GW Bush. Has society moved any closer to a theocratic state in the last 8 years? "Liberation theology" in goddamn America is okay though.

Progressives sneer about McCain's pick of VP as being the typical impulsive and erratic "going with the gut" decision of McCain. I thought progressives encouraged getting in touch with the inner self, trusting your instincts, etc., yet Obama picking DC insider Biden was calculated to "get under McCain's skin." Skin and gut politics.

One of my favorites stumbled on this week is this: " Max Blumenthal of The Nation reports last week, while the media focused almost obsessively on the DNC’s spectacle in Denver, the country’s most influential conservatives met quietly at a hotel in downtown Minneapolis to get to know Sarah Palin. The assembled were members of the Council for National Policy, an ultra-secretive cabal that networks wealthy right-wing donors together with top conservative operatives to plan long-term movement strategy."

Hahahaha, "ultra-secretive cabal." Sure, I don't know where their next meeting will be held but you can read previous speeches online from various evil-doing Christians, Mormons, Pentecostal, Catholics, etc. My god, look at that, novelist Tom Clancy is a cabalist at CNP.

Not to slight anyone, progressives also have a "secretive left-wing group" Tides: What makes the pairing with Tides troubling is that organization's secretive funneling of cash from private foundations -- such as Heinz, the Pew Charitable Trusts and many others -- to extreme left-wing activist groups whose interests include exclusion of humans from both public and private lands, anti-war protests, opposition to free trade, banning of firearms, abolition of the death penalty, unlimited abortion rights, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy, as well as and environmental extremism.

Progressives make us self-indulgent degenerates and conservatives keep us vulgarly poor, is that it?

Progressives are sooooo pee'ohd because Republicans trumped them. The old man maverick chose not only a young pol with more than enough charisma to match Obama - but a woman - surely Hillary grinds her bleached teeth at her own party's good ol' boy sexist snub. Hahaha - the feeble cries of sexism from Hillary supporters now claim there is nothing sexist about the jabs at Sarah Barracuda.

And no matter how hard progressives spin Obama's Indonesian/Hawaiian prep school, surrounded by educated role models and banking executive white granny - it will never reflect the typical Black childhood experience in America. And then the Republicans have the gall to give us a small town, basketball playin' hunter and fisherwoman, wife and working mother of 5 with an unwed pregnant teen daughter who we little folks are supposed to relate to. The nerve.

I dunno folks. It seems democrats/progressives had their brains sucked out and have been on their knees ever since Bill lied about those blowjobs. Republicans have made Democrats their bitch, is that it?


Anonymous said...

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Kate-A said...

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