Thursday, May 08, 2008

Lazy-ass no-account porch monkeys for Obama

Hillary Clinton in an interview with USA Today (emphasis mine):

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on.”…As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

Oh, Hillary. I’m just not sure what you’re about anymore, except maybe making everyone kind of hate you. You made a big deal of your squeaker in Indiana, but you don’t really think you can justify staying in the race by winning a state that has voted for a Democrat exactly ONCE (Johnson over Goldwater in ’64) since 1936, do you?

Look, even in 1996, when every other non-retard-ruled state said hell to the no to Dole, Indiana stood out like an idiotic Republican dot surrounded by a sea of sensible Democratude.

Don't have a heart attack. This map is pre-2000 political affiliation color assignment.

Just look at that shit. People ask what’s the matter with Kansas, but I say what the fuck is in the fucking corn in Indiana, dude, that they so stubbornly refused to face the facts that their Midwestern neighbors already knew: the 90s are going well. Don’t fuck it up.

Now, Hillary has become the last guest at the party. The one that won’t take a hint, even when we put on our pajamas and start turning out the lights. But not only is she rummaging through our CD collection and wondering aloud why there’s no more beer left, she’s doing it while also making boorish, racially-charged comments designed to make one host wonder whether the other might get out of bed and shiv him in the middle of night.

I understand that if there is even the slightest chance remaining in Hillary’s mind that she and Bill might be able to pull a delegate coup, she will stay in the race. To her, it is worth it. What she has not considered, I think, is that to the majority of us, it is not worth it. In fact, it hurts. It hurts a lot. And if she were truly the woman she says she is, she would start thinking about that.


Larry Jones said...

Last guest at the party -- I love your analogy, even while not believing she is as clueless as *that* guest.

I haven't felt that the marathon Democratic primary was bad for the party's chances in November. Once a nominee is chosen it won't take that long to "reconcile" (i.e., make impossible promises to) the various factions. Three months, tops. But if Clinton drags some kind of Michigan/Florida count-all-the-votes bullshit to the convention, things will be a little spooky. That, coupled with either an attack on Iran or another al Queda bombing here could shake things up.

Any other scenario, McCain loses by ten points.

Splotchy said...

Nice post. But are you saying Red=Republican and Blue=Democrat is a color scheme only introduced in the 21st century?

sv said...

Maybe she's hoping the Supreme Court will be called in to review the DNC results.

Distributorcap said...

i will be a pest -- johnson beat goldwater in 1964, not 68

loved your analogy -- last guest.

i cannot believe she would (maybe i can) risk destroying the party and the dems chance by forcing the nuclear option -- super delegates overturning the will of the people and guaranteeing her loss in November.

i actually understand her staying but i dont think she really would go nuclea -- then again it is the clintons

i think she is more in a state of shock that a state of denial

Bubs said...

Never thought I'd see any Democrat, let alone Hilary Clinton, claim the proud mantle of "white" candidate.

Madam Z said...

I agree with you, 100%. You summed it up nicely: "To her, it is worth it. What she has not considered, I think, is that to the majority of us, it is not worth it. In fact, it hurts. It hurts a lot."

I would also like to join the other commenters in praising your "last guest at the party" analogy. I can just see her, "rummaging through our CD collection and wondering aloud why there’s no more beer left..." Hilarious!

kiki said...

from over here, it appears like hilary is just one big turd that won't flush...
and, boy, has she aged during the campaign

where's her party loyalty? the person benefiting most about this is McCain!

vikkitikkitavi said...

LJ: I don't think a prolonged competition is necessarily bad, but in this case, all the yammering about superdelegates and backstage maneuvering had just gone far enough in the press. They're obsessed with it, and it makes Democrats look bad.

Splotchy: I would never. I'm only saying the red=Repub and Blue=Dem was clearly not standardized until the 2000 travesty of an election.

SV: Jinx. Now I must spit and turn around three times. Thanks.

DC: Thanks. I corrected. I was just a kid in 64, but I do remember the 68 election. My hometown was a hotbed of Nixon support, of course, and I would take on the whole school bus by proclaiming that "my parents are voting for Humphrey!"

Bubs: I know. It sucks, right? I just can't believe that at this stage of the game, she is feeding the press these kind of destructive talking points. It's just super creepy.

Mme.Z: Then she started eating the crumbs out of the empty chip bowl...

Kiki: Well, you know, she really believes that she would be better for the country than Obama. I'm sure it just stuns her that the majority doesn't agree. And I have to disagree with you about her aging during the campaign. She came out of the White House in 2000 looking essentially this way. It was the previous 8 years that aged her.

GETkristiLOVE said...

If you use Boulder as a sample, someone should tell Hilary that there are Obama bumper stickers on every other car on my street. I haven't seen a single Clinton (or McCain).

I can't believe from my observations that Colorado will be a red state at this election, but I thought that the last time too.

vikkitikkitavi said...

GKL: The flaw in your sample is that it's taken from BOULDER.

Matt said...

Well I also agree with the spot analogy about the last guest. I find myself hoping that she is still in this because she needs to make the money back that she has loaned her campaign and if she drops out the donations will dry up.

I have to admit that I always believed that Hillary wouldn't drag this to the convention but Larry Jones makes an excellent point. Getting a nominee in June wouldn't be that bad for the general election but if she drags this to the convention it could make it very diffucult for a democrat to win.

Not to mention if she does drag it out then everyone will know that she doesn't have the best interest of the party at heart.

Thanks for your time.


deadspot said...

If Obama can't win it outright, Hillary should take it to the convention. I for one am tired of Democrats who want to give up before all the votes are counted. Remind me: how's that been working out for us so far?