You’ve accomplished a great deal with your life since that August 19 in 1946 when you were born. Thanks for all you have done for us Americans and the entire world. Some Chicago idiots might find the peace and prosperity you worked so hard to attain for Americans a problem they want to run away from. But for us you were not only the “man from Hope” you also were and are the man of action and actual accomplishment.
Again, Bill, thanks for everything.
Bill, a lot of us at this Big Pink website are getting kinda antsy. You know we don’t like Hillary Held Hostage. We don’t like it and we hurt for her. Did you see how Hillary put on her armor and tolerated being in the presence of Richardson yesterday? How does she do it? What inner reserve, what inner strength drives her? She’s amazing.
What about you Big Guy? You must be hurting too. The both of you, for whatever reasons and whatever purpose are having to say nice things about Obama.
You should know we do understand the weird situation we are all in. The fact is that the stronger the opposition to Obama from us the freer you are to do what you feel/think you have to do. In other words, the stronger the NObama, NOvember movement becomes, the easier it is for you and Hillary to say nice things about you-know-who without the fear of this stumblebum actually getting elected and harming the country, and the more room to maneuver you and Hillary have to accomplish your strategic goals.
We understand that all Bill.
Our gift therefore, to you and Hillary and Chelsea (say “hi” to Chels’ will you?) is to give you all the room to maneuver you want. We won’t complain. We’ll bite our tongues, we’ll dig our nails into our own flesh, we’ll put tape over our mouths, we’ll put blinders on – we won’t complain. We’ll think of Guadalcanal and the need for sacrifice under fire for the greater good. We promise we won’t complain (though we might become violently ill).
So you and Hillary and Chels’ do what you have to do, we’ll suffer in quiet. That’s our gift to you on this your birthday Bill. But we are still not voting for
Voldemort that guy who is not qualified.
Now that you have our gift Bill, we can talk.
Did you see that mess at Saddleback? Unbelievable wasn’t it? The guy that’s supposed to be the old guy was full of energy and the young guy did a “lude”. If it wasn’t the effects of a Qualude, B.O. should audition for the role of “Sleepy” in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
No wonder the Democrats that masterminded this Obama disaster as well as rational Democrats are getting worried. But it is not only the rational Democrats that are getting worried, the nutroots are getting worried too.
When Josh exhibits this kind of frustration publicly, we take notice. Josh is one of the cooler heads in the blogosphere. He’s not as prone to fits of temper as, well, I might be. And he has a solid background in journalism that gives him a certain gravitas that the corporate media respects. So when Josh starts to blow a gasket, even in his typically subdued way, it means something.
Joe and I know a lot of people in politics. A lot of them are very smart. They’re not the people you hate, the Cokie Roberts’ and the Mrs. Greenspan’s of the world. They’re the kind of people you like and you trust. And those people are now telling us that they fear we’re going to lose the election. What Josh said today, and what Josh has written between the lines of a lot of posts on his blog of late, is something we’re hearing a lot of from a lot of people. There is an incredible discontent out there with the way this campaign is being run. The fact that the discontent isn’t being recognized, isn’t being assuaged, is disturbing. People aren’t worried about the election, they’re becoming despondent about it. They’re not motivated to work twice as hard, they instead feel as if they’ve had the wind knocked out of them. This is far beyond a healthy skepticism as to whether Obama can win. [snip]
People need to see that Barack Obama has as big of balls as John McCain and, well, Hillary Clinton. [snip]
Just to be clear, this isn’t the kind of post we want to be writing right now. We’d much rather be beating the crap out of John McCain’s hypocrisy and rebutting the Karl Rove attacks on Obama. Anyone who read this blog during the primaries knows how strongly we felt about nominating Obama. Our commitment can’t be questioned. We really, really, really want a Democratic president. But, we’re not getting much to work with from the Obama campaign, hence this post. As John wrote, this feeling is pervasive. For some reason, Obama’s top advisers seem to be living in their own bubble and this campaign, which we all thought would be different, is starting to feel like Democratic campaigns of the past.
Don’t you love it Bill? They know Hillary has a bigger pair than weak sister Obama. We can’t stop laughing.
Also, it is finally penetrating these geniuses from the “Creative Class” that Obama is a flim-flam artist who flim-flamed them into believing this was a “new politics” campaign. They are still resisting the reality that Obama is just a cheap pol from Chicago who “played” them. At some point these nutroots will wake up and realize, just like Michelle, that Obama is “stinky“.
Over at The Atlantic they’re writing dialogs about the Democratic jitters too:
But what worries me is that, in this environment allegedly so favorable to the Democrats, the dream candidate of the party looks as if the wind’s been knocked out of him. [snip]
Michael Dukakis was up 17 points before the convention. And I heard this from the mouths of senior Obama campaign operatives. They assumed that he would be doing better by this point.. and did not roll their eyes at talk of a solid lead. True, it was ridiculous for McCain to try and lower expectations and insist that they’d be down 15 points.. but Obama hasn’t cracked 50. He wasn’t able to crack 50 even when the more weakly partisan Republicans weren’t behind McCain. [snip]
Maybe the right analogy is that Obama survived the Democratic primaries; he didn’t win them. He had an early lead, and he survived until the end; his lead was big enough to overcome Hillary Clinton’s comeback. Remember, in almost every state, the undecideds broke for her at the last minute. [snip]
If you ask: why isn’t Obama doing better in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, that’s a legitimate question. [snip]
… well, in all of those states, Obama has lost ground to McCain over the past few months.[snip]
In at least six major states, Obama’s been on the air for weeks with harsh contrast ads against McCain, and the numbers haven’t moved. I forgot to mention: McCain hasn’t been on the air at all in many of those states, like North Carolina. [snip]
Already, the signals we’re getting suggest that convention speakers this year will be ordered to go positive and not make contrasts with McCain. The last time that happened, Republicans wound up fronting Zell Miller and Bush got twice the convention bounce that Kerry did. People are angry.. and if they’re not angry, they’re anxious. They want to know where Obama would take the country and why McCain can’t take the country there. And Obama’s campaign seems to be obsessed with proving that he’s a regular guy….well, he’s not. Not because of his name or his ethnicity or anything like that. Because he’s a half a term U.S. senator who is suddenly on the public scene. [snip]
… conservatives no longer have a problem with McCain. His support among the Republican base has shot up this summer. [snip]
Then why doesn’t Obama act like he’s fighting? Why does he tell fundraisers that he’s going to win? Why is he too cool for school? [snip]
On a higher level, I think that he came back from Europe determined to be the post-partisan Obama of 2004, the guy who brings everyone together, the guy who bridges differences. He thinks that that’s what the American people want. [snip]
Democrats always think like that. And then Republicans outmaneuver them. It always happens that way. Democrats are scared to be Democrats, and Republicans try to scare everyone about Democrats. I thought the party leaned from these mistakes.
He won’t fight, Bill. He’s a loser. A big lurchy loser. Dean/Brazile/Pelosi thought this was a big Democratic year and that anyone could win – even a loser like Obama. Now they are finding out that even in a big Democratic year they can’t get the loser elected.
Did you see the new polls Bill? Even New York is tightening up.
Do you think the Democrats will wake up in time, Bill?
Anyway, have a Happy Birthday Bill. Our love to Hillary and Chelsea.
Do you think the Democrats will wake up in time, Bill?