In anticipation of tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day article (Hint: it will be about Hillary) we thought we would briefly post bits of feel good news from the past few days. For those of you traveling today, be careful, be safe.
The first wonderful bit of news is that Oprah will soon be campaigning for Obama.
Readers of our article A Gay Ol’ Time In South Carolina will recall we began by asking “What will Oprah say?” in regards to Obama’s gay bashing tour in South Carolina. We also noted in Obama’s Sad Day that Obama met gay basher McClurkin at Oprah’s big fundraiser in her mansion in Santa Barbara. We had additional questions for Oprah in Barack Obama’s Mob, Part II.
We are very happy that Oprah will now have to opportunity to answer all those questions. We can’t wait to hear her comments in regards to McClurkin and Obama’s gay bashing tour. We are sure Oprah will be careful with her answers. After her fundraiser for Obama, Oprah’s favorable/unfavorable ratings went – south. Be careful Op, don’t want to lose your fan base.
Another bit of good news, much like the Oprah news, is the new copy-cat Obama web page – Fact Check -which is supposed to answer questions about Obama. We are sure Obama will take the opportunity to finally answer all those pesky questions he and his supporters prefer to ignore.
Good news also comes to us from the pollster Charlie Cook· Cook and his team at the Cook Political Report estimate that Democrats will “score a net gain of between three and six Senate seats next November” and that “Democrats will pick up between two and eight House seats next year.” Cook also gives “Hillary Clinton an 85 percent chance of winning the Democratic nomination, and Democrats a 60 percent chance of capturing the White House.”
We are also pleased to report that hardy New Hampshire students obtained much needed rest thanks to Obama’s always reliable soporific speechifying:
In Alton, N.H. Democratic candidate Barack Obama faced a tough – and groggy – crowd of high school students who proved that inspiring young voters is as hard as they say it is.
While Obama declared, “I want young people involved in government, I want to make government cool again,” some members of the audience from Prospect Mountain High School seemed less than impressed.
In fact, some were sleeping. Watch the video HERE.
At least six students were dead asleep, one completely laid out on her side in an open area of the bleachers. Numerous others had their head down on their laps, or leaned back to back against each other, only slightly paying attention.
Obama, near the end of his speech, like a teacher nearing the end of class commented, “Everyone’s getting restless, everyone’s starting to rustle.”
Obama continued for six more minutes.
Then, class was dismissed.
Thank you Barack for the excellent sleeping pill substitute. We don’t want our students doing drugs when your speeches are sufficient to knock out whole herds of cattle.
We end our good news today by taking note of our wonderful Hillary. This report was published in The New Republic:
The first question at the Clinton event in Vinton yesterday came from a teenage girl who asked what Hillary would do about pollution and deforestation. The way she asked the question sounded a little robotic, almost as though she were reading or had committed it to memory. And it set up a slightly saccharine but basically winning response about how “forests our like our lungs… our breathing mechanism.” Which is to say, it made me wonder if we had another plant on our hands. Could the Clinton campaign be so brazen?
After the event I approached the girl and asked what had motivated her question. She said she was a die-hard environmentalist and was especially concerned about endangered species. “I’m obsessed with saving tigers,” she told me. It was immediately obvious that she was earnest. I also noticed that she spoke to me in basically the same uninflected tone she’d asked her question in.
A few minutes later, as I was getting ready to leave, her mother came up and introduced herself. We chatted amiably for a bit, then she told me her daughter was autistic. She said they were strong Hillary supporters dating back to 1995, when she’d written Hillary a letter about her daughter’s condition and the hardships it imposed. (In a nutshell, the family had health insurance, but the insurance didn’t cover key aspects of the daughter’s treatment, which as a result was completely unaffordable. They eventually won a Medicaid waiver that entitled them to some additional aid.) Hillary had replied with a long and rather personal letter. Ever since, the woman felt Hillary was someone who understood the problems of people in her situation. The woman said all this, to borrow a line from Barack Obama, without a trace of self-pity.
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