As we wrote yesterday, there will be tough times ahead for Hillary Clinton supporters. The tough times will come because in order to do what is best for the country and to resurrect the now dead Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary Clinton we will have to assist in the destruction of the Obama Dimocratic Party.
Lifelong Democrats will find the purposeful destruction of a party disguised as the Democratic Party a difficult decision to make. We saw that in the Brown versus Coakley race in Massachusetts. Good people, even in our comments section, advocated for Martha Coakley. Good people, advocated for Martha Coakley on the grounds that she was a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter and deserved our support in her hour of need. Good people, also advocated for Martha Coakley on the grounds that she is a woman and we need more women in positions of power. Good people, also advocated for Martha Coakley on the grounds that she was closer to our issues positions than the male Republican candidate, Scott Brown. We found those arguments insufficient because the election in Massachusetts became a referendum on Barack Obama and his many scams, particularly the health scam which is a mass transfer of wealth to Big Insurance and Big PhaRma.
We supported Martha Coakley in the primary because she was a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter and the establishment power represented by the Kennedys and Nancy Pelousy opposed her. Also, in the primary, Martha Coakley made a strong argument against the Obama health scam and distanced herself from the entrenched Kennedy power that has proved so detrimental to the people of Massachusetts and the people of the United States. We recall how “green” Ted opposed energy projects because they would ruin his great views from the Hyannis Port Kennedy compound. We also recall how the Massachusetts establishment played fast and loose with the the law of senatorial appointment – “for” a special election and against gubernatorial appointment when it was convenient in 2004 and yet flip-flopping for a gubernatorial appointment when it was convenient in 2008. This was not respect for the rule of law but for the manipulation of law to convenience the establishment.
In November the Martha Coakley choice will be multiplied a hundredfold in elections for every house seat and in many gubernatorial and senate seats, not to mention myriad local elections. What are Hillary Clinton supporters to do? We still believe that in order to bring sanity to the process we must make sure that the Obama Dimocratic Party suffers devastating defeat in election after election after election.
Recently the FDL website was under attack when they saw the wisdom of a united front with Republicans to defeat the Obama health scam. FDL was denounced by Obama websites. Now some of the very “creative class” clueless see the wisdom of that strategy. Even that petty Lenninist Obama supporter at Nothing Left had this to say:
If Bernanke is defeated, it will be because around ten progressive Senators joined with most Republicans. Such Progressive – Republican alliances are pretty rare, but successfully forging one would be big news. [snip]
Over the summer, we tried this Progressive Block strategy to get a public option in the health care bill. When the moment of truth came, and the public option was stripped from the bill, the strategy collapsed.
Even the Obama enablers now see the sheer stupidity of their approach – Obama love. We saw this stupidity before Obama became the nominee in Denver. Obama had emitted a great many words against FISA but when it came time to vote Obama voted for FISA (Hillary Clinton voted against FISA). That July 2008 we wrote:
Hillary Clinton voted AGAINST FISA.
Obama supporters do not care about the issues. If Obama supporters cared about the issues they would vote for Hillary.
Obama and his supporters did not care about the issues. It was all about the election of their precious Obama. Now their precious Obama has proven to be fools gold.
The day after our FISA article, Jesse Jackson had crude but honest things to say:
Yesterday, an angry Jesse Jackson threatened to slice off Obama’s testicles. Jesse Jackson apparently does not realize that Obama has no “nuts” to cut off.
Obama is a political eunuch who will never stand his ground. Rather, Obama will cower across the aisle and submit to Republican demands.
It’s a day like yesterday that we at Big Pink know beyond dispute that we are right and the incense burners are wrong. Democrats want a Democratic President who will fight for Democratic values.
It is not only Obama who lacks testicular/ovarian fortitude. It is Obama supporters who are getting the leader they deserve. Obama supporters deluded themselves with a creature of their own creation. Now, Obama supporters lack the fortitude to do what needs to be done to rid us of this Chicago flip-flop-flim-flam contortionist.
We have known all along that:
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
Those 5 simple sentences are now beyond dispute. Without meaningful rejection, Obama incense burners will prove themselves to be political eunuchs too.
As long as Obama “supporters” persist in supporting the unqualified, flip-flop-flim-flam Obama, any threat, even a Jesse Jackson type colorful threat will be empty.
We ended our Jeremiad with:
A New York Times commentor reminded us of Benjamin Franklin’s warning to a young nation: “Those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither security nor liberty.”
Those who persist in supporting Obama now have no excuse. They can no longer claim they did not know. They can no longer say they have not been listening to Obama. We have warned them enough.
Now the treacheries foreshadowed by Barack Obama’s entire career come home to roost and the Obama enablers whine and scheme against the very “One” they so clamored, and so protected. The Nutroots and the establishment Dimocrats in power share the blame. We cannot support these creatures.
To these Obama enablers, issues became a “red flag” not a conviction. They waved that red flag to try to get Hillary supporters to go against reason and support the flim-flam scam man from Chicago. We rejected that “issues” red flag argument:
After trashing the FDR coalition in favor of His “new” Democratic? Party Obama is now trying to bamboozle voters he is finally realizing determine elections. But the “red” flag campaign will not work this time because we’ve been fooled once too often. Women’s rights and respect do not begin and end with the usual Democratic? red flags.
We quoted some wise words:
The point I’m trying to make is that if women really care about their reproductive rights, then they’ll start demanding more from Congress then simple appeasement. By going into the voting booth every four years and pulling the lever for a Democrat out of habit, then you aren’t doing anything more than agreeing to let the Male dominated legislature control your sex organs for another four years. If you don’t start demanding something more for your vote, if you simply give in again because the Dems are dangling that damn abortion carrot as a threat, if you don’t demand that they do something to protect your rights other than paying lip service every four years, then this cycle will continue to play out from now until eternity. But at least you can still watch Oprah.
We believe the United States needs a fully functioning Democratic Party, a fully functioning Republican Party, as well as third party efforts which seek to move both major parties. Right now, we are devoid of a Democratic Party. What we have is a mockery posing as the once great Democratic Party.
The strategy we proposed in 2008 began with Massachusetts:
A bigger than expected vote for Ed O’Reilly in Massachusetts will send terror sweats throughout the unDemocratic Party. The election is this Tuesday, September 16. Hillary Clinton won the Massachusetts primary despite Kennedy, Kerry and Patrick. Let’s make some noise in Massachusetts this Tuesday as the first step to reviving the FDR coalition truly Democratic Party.
We utterly failed with Ed O’Reilly, but Scott Brown, showed the wisdom of our strategy. We distilled our strategy for the general election in our article called Voting For Hillary Clinton Or Voting “Present”
This election cycle is about the character of the Democratic Party as well as about its core principles. [snip]
Mothers are wise. Perhaps you have heard a parent say, or you yourself have said “If your friends jump off a cliff, (or out a window) will you jump too?” All our respect for Hillary guarantees is that when Hillary speaks, we listen. But we are not lemmings, we are not automatons, we do not live in dens filled with Hopium. We make up our own minds on who gets our votes.
If there was a mechanism whereby Hillary supporters could support the eventually nominee, whether that is Hillary or Obama or anyone else, and yet also have a way to remove those who stoked the race-baiting, gay-bashing and woman-hating of the primaries; a way to reject the ugly New Democratic Party Obama wants to create – perhaps then an argument could be made for voting for the Democratic nominee no matter who she or he is.
But that mechanism does NOT exist.
Dean/Obama/Brazille/Pelosi believe they have Hillary supporters by the ovaries. Dean/Obama/Brazille/Pelosi think there is no where else to go – that women and all Democrats will have to vote Democratic, that Democrats will have no choice but to support the Democratic nominee no matter what ugly deeds, however much cowardice, however many insults and injuries they authored.
McCain was swamped when George W. Bush became a focus of national attention during the financial crisis just before the November elections in 2008. So scared and fearful were American voters that they put aside their qualms about Obama and decided to take a leap of faith, fingers crossed. They jumped from the frying pan and into the fire.
We still think our strategy is correct. But some good people question our “devastating defeat” strategy:
I know that many disaffected Democrats want to punish the party for its gutless congressional behavior over the past three years, for its kowtowing to Wall Street and the health insurance industry, and for its death-grip embrace of a cult of personality centered around a Chicago huckster. But in our zeal to punish, are we going to abandon principle?
The obvious riposte is “what principle?” How does a vote for a Dimocrat who mouths the words we like help? It’s not about “bitter, clingy” punishment as an end, it’s about punishment as a strategy.
The example cited against the “devastating defeat” strategy is that of Barbara Boxer. Barbara Boxer we are told “married into Hillary’s family.” But we remember the Barbara Boxer who announced she would support the winner of the California primary (who many believed would be Barack Obama) but when Hillary Clinton won overwhelmingly, Barbara Boxer was silent. Silent. Boxer, along with the Dimocratic establishment wanted Hillary Clinton out and Barack Obama in. How can we reward such a creature?
The argument is we must support Dimocrats who stabbed us in the back. Where does that get us? Where has that argument gotten the Nutroots?
Issues? We supposedly have overwhelming majorities of “our” people in congress and one of “our” people in the White House. What has that gotten us? Must we repeat “Obama is the Third Bush Term”? What have “our” overwhelming majorities produced? What has “our” Dimocrat in the White House produced?
Hundreds of military careers have been destroyed on his watch for no valid reason. The country has been deprived of the talents of these service members and has wasted millions of dollars on their training.
Many wonder when their president will show the same kind of concern for the constitutional rights of gay American service members as he has for enemy combatants held at Guantanamo Bay. Many wonder what the administration’s willingness to treat gay Americans as second-class citizens says to Uganda and other countries that are considering laws that would subject gays to imprisonment and even death.
Gay Americans have been among the president’s most ardent supporters. Their enthusiasm, and that of their families and friends, could be crucial in this year’s elections. The president’s action—or inaction—on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will be noticed.
What has voting for “ours” produced? Bailouts for the nefarious schemers of Wall Street, attempted massive transfers of wealth for Big Insurance, death to real universal health care reform with secret deals with Big PhaRma, election year slush funds for Dimocratic elected officials, FISA, Guantanamo, higher war budgets, triumphant Big Media Obama enablers gliding into Obama jobs, debt and more debt, a not so secret war against “mediocre” Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Fox News as truly “fair and balanced” and Big Media an Obama protection mob, a never ending campaign of fakery, Bush “terrorist” policies joined to weakness, unemployment, threats to Social Security, not socialism not capitalism but opportunism, gut cuts to Medicare, Red state Massachusetts, fake deficit cuts, shrinking incomes, TelePromTer “leadership”, publicity stunts, shifting sand “deadlines” on Iran, unqualified “heckofajob Brownies”, tax cheats, a back door away from the cameras for anti-Democratic base lobbyists, vacations for the sleeveless, parties and gardens and playhouses for the Rezko financed, scams, scams and more scams, – that is what “ours” have produced.
We’ll let a bamboozled independent explain:
I am a registered Independent. I voted for Barack Obama. And for that, I am sorry.
I’m not sorry for you. I’m sorry for me. Because I voted for Obama for me, not for you. I voted for hope and change and all the intangibles that Obama was peddling in the wake of the financial crisis, Sarah Palin, Sept. 11 and all the other ills that shook our country in the last decade. I wanted something new. Something different. What I got was, I suppose, exactly what I voted for – a spin doctor. And not a very good one at that. [snip]
He is smart enough to seek counsel. I’m just outraged at the counsel he’s seeking these days. Key financial leaders who are tax cheats come immediately to mind, but as the recent terror attack made clear to me, the idea that a president of the most powerful nation in the world could think it was OK to have a Homeland Security chief with such a loose grasp of what terrorism is and how it works is troubling.
I was right there laughing when George W. Bush struggled with the names of countries around the world early in his tenure. And while my knowledge of foreign policy is limited, I thought Bush’s was lousy, too. But after Sept. 11, I saw a man with no charisma step up and fight for this country, its citizens and its freedom. Bush became a leader.
Seven years later, I am ashamed to say that I was blinded by charisma. Obama was so convincing that I stopped caring about what he knew and started getting caught up in the euphoria. Imagine having a president who came from a broken home, who had money troubles, who did grass-roots community service? A young father. The first black president. It pains me to admit I got caught up in the hoopla.
Where were “our” Dimocrats – enabling Obama.
But I believed that Obama would try to level the playing field between big business and small, between thieves and honest business people, between greed and moderation. Instead, he bailed out the most wicked and left the rest of us fail.
I watched with horror as Obama followed Bush’s lead in bailing out banks, auto makers, insurance companies, all of those companies deemed “too big to fail.” What does that mean? My small company got thrown under the bus and my savings were ravaged – perhaps Wall Street is using them for bonuses this year.
Not to mention President Obama is recklessly spending our country’s future into oblivion.
It was clear after just 90 days what a mistake I’d made. My taxes have gone up and my quality of life has gone down. Hope has given way to disgust and I see now that change is simply a euphemism for “big government.”
Where was Boxer? – and Reid, and Kerry, and Dodd, and Pelousy, and Schumer, and Feingold, and every one of “ours”? In bed with Obama looting the economy and enjoying the perks of power while hiding from and deriding “teabaggers” who expressed with vivid force the anger “we” felt. Who is on whose side?
Hence the spectacular rise of the “tea-party” movement, an alliance of ordinary people who are spooked by the huge amount of debt that is being racked up on Mr Obama’s watch. For Democrats to deride such people as “tea-baggers”, a term referring to a sexual practice involving testicles, is political stupidity of a high order.
Support these “ours”? No. “Ours” must be punished with the only currency Americans, Democrats, have left in the Obama economy -votes.
We’ll have to be very judicious, but the default position must be “devastating defeat”.
There will be tough times ahead for Hillary supporters because we will have to, once again, do what is right. We’ll have to choose sides that are as confused as Borgia Italy. We’ll have to choose sides and strategies to resurrect the Democratic Party and to benefit the nation. We’ll have to choose sides with cold, clear logic, not red flag emotion.
Whose side will you be on?