Update: We’ve posted some of Jared Loughner’s youtubes in the comments section.
Update: The likely shooter of Congresswoman Giffords has been identified as Jared Laughner or more likely Jared Loughner. A photograph of Loughner can be seen HERE. The photo was taken during Tucson’s Festival Of Books, where he volunteered.
Cheap and sleazy. We confess. Cheap and sleazy. It is a cheap and sleazy ploy on our behalf. We wanted an excuse to post a certain music video and we have found one. It’s a love ballad by Jimmy Ruffin (“It is a ballad, with lead singer Jimmy Ruffin recalling the pain that befalls the brokenhearted, and their struggle to overcome their sadness so that they can find happiness in the future of their lives.”):
“As I walk this land of broken dreams… I know I’ve got to find some kind of peace of mind.” Such sad lyrics….
How we weep for “the broken-hearted who had love that’s now departed“:
“The appointment of Bill Daley to the top staff job in the Obama White House has dealt the final blow to a dearly held fantasy of parts of the left: that a truly liberal president has been ill-served and misinterpreted by Rahm Emanuel and other center-right aides.
The sounds of hearts finally breaking come from key quadrants of the Democratic Party — labor, ethnic groups and the gay community — who had tried to convince themselves for two years that President Barack Obama was still the liberal crusader they had come to believe he was during the 2008 campaign; it was just that his West Wing staff wouldn’t let Obama be Obama.”
“First, when progressives were disappointed, they blamed it on Rahm. Then (interim chief of staff Pete) Rouse came in and they had the same problems,” said one senior labor official. “It’s going to be the same thing with Daley, but folks don’t see the point in trashing him, because it’s going to be the same pattern [of] decisions from the top.”
“There’s a sense of resignation and fatalism,” the official said.”
Oh what will they do with their broken-hearts? And Valentine’s Day is next month! Perhaps they will go on the Maury Povich Show and get DNA tests to force a shotgun wedding.
“Since Obama’s campaign for president, a debate has raged in progressive circles — as on the right — about who he really is. Elements of his biography and his style — his roots as a community organizer, his early romance with Chicago Mayor Harold Washington (an independent and a liberal), and above all his opposition to the Iraq war — made him easy to see as a man of the left, the heir of George McGovern, not Bill Clinton.
His Democratic primary rivals, led by former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, and some liberal bloggers, made the case in vain that Obama was clearly positioning himself as a conciliatory man of the center, not a hero of the left. But his core of support among left-leaning elements of the party — young people and African-Americans — cemented the perception in some circles that he was a liberal Democrat, and conservative commentators worked overtime to make the label stick.”
We don’t recall John Edwards ever leading any anti-Obama anything. John Edwards treated Barack Obama as if B.O. was Reille Hunter – a love on the down low. We recall Edwards campaign boss Joe Trippi going out to drink and cavort with Obama campaigners in Iowa. We recall Edwards repeatedly aligning himself with Barack Obama against Hillary Clinton. We recall Edwards being the attack dog for Barack Obama and accusing Hillary Clinton of representing the “status quo” because she told the truth about poor dear ol’ Barack. We recall Elizabeth Edwards saying Johnny “are you my daddy?” Edwards was the real “woman’s candidate” and creeps at NARAL agreeing with her. But Hell, that’s blood under the bridge.
What is important is that dumb black people and dumb white people chose to ignore reality and deluded themselves that Barack Obama was something he was not. This delusion was carefully crafted by Democratic Party leaders like Ted Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry along with many others and wantonly repeated by Big Media and Big Blog Boys.
Now the dummies who were betrayed by Big Blog Boys and the leadership of organizations that did know better are all weepy and broken-hearted:
“So, Obama has now again chosen a conciliatory, centrist tack, and chosen as his top aide a leading spokesman for the center-left, a man with an affinity for business, ties to Wall Street and no known interest in liberal priorities like gay rights. And the reality is sinking in.
“There’s a recognition that the president determines his agenda,” said Neera Tanden, the chief operating officer of the Center for American Progress, and until recently, a senior advisor for health reform inside the administration.
The statement of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Thursday captured the sense, particularly in labor circles, that there’s no longer any point in blaming Obama’s subordinates. Many of Trumka’s constituents loathe Daley for his role shepherding NAFTA in 1993, but the muted statement smacked of resignation, not anger.”
Resignation. Sigh. It’s the end of a love affair. Tears will be shed. They must not have seen the clues. He just wasn’t that into them. And now he’s gone. They don’t even have his new cell phone number.
Some of the former lovers are now “bitter”. Perhaps “clingy”. But definitely bitter:
“Other organizations — particularly those that define themselves on conflict with the center-left — openly blasted the Daley choice.
“The announcement that William Daley, who has close ties to the Big Banks and Big Business, will now lead the White House staff is troubling and sends the wrong message to the American people,” said MoveOn chief Justin Ruben.”
The dolts at Move-On must have missed that news item that Obama missed the vote about Move-On – he was never there for them and only now they realize they have been used. It’s hard to decide who is worthy of more derision.
As contemptible as Move-On is, Big Labor is even more pathetic:
“But some labor leaders warn that Obama has alienated some workers who could be swing voters in key states in 2012.
“President Obama will need an energized and mobilized base to win in 2012 — it is not to be taken for granted,” said Steve Rosenthal, a Democratic consultant who works with labor unions, in an e-mail. The “agenda over the next two years — and what the president is seen fighting for — will be critical. “
“‘Resignation’ is probably the right word for where people are right now,” he said. “The danger is if the ‘resignation’ slips into ‘disillusionment, anger and or frustration.’”
After two years of treachery all these clods can muster is “resignation”. Eventually they plan to move-on to “disillusionment” then “anger”, then “frustration” – maybe. For now the plan is to hang by the phone and wait for him to call.
Someday these whimpering simps will learn that the best way to get over a broken heart is to find someone new.