We laugh a Hillary Clinton style laugh every time. Our “cackle”, as the haters would have it, is a “cackle” that can lay several dozen Grade A eggs. Every time we read Hillary Clinton supporters are irrelevant, or Hillary Clinton supporters are now happy with treacherous boob Barack Obama, or that we here at Big Pink are “dead ender” Japanese soldiers fighting a war that has long been lost, or that we are irrelevant, or that the Democratic Party civil war of 2007/2008 is over and has been over – we laugh a laugh heard in Heaven above.
It’s a laugh only matched by our groan when we hear the whine of “Why oh why is Hillary saying nice things about Obama? Why oh why is Bill saying nice things about Obama? They’re dead to me for saying nice things about horrible Barack. Dead I tell you! Why oh why don’t they just shut up? Why? Why? Why?” We’ve answered these plaints before and we’re not going to beat this dead horse again. But consider – you don’t bait a trap with vinegar. You use honey, Honey.
A while back we promised a series of articles on Hillary and 2012 for September. We didn’t publish those articles, yet. We haven’t forgotten. We’ll explain some of why we haven’t published those articles, as much as we can, soon enough. For now, munch on this appetizer from the New York Times as you join with us in a good giggle (as you read ask yourself how irrelevant Hillary Clinton supporters are) “Obama Is Facing a Replay of ’08 Hurdles in ‘Hillary Country,’ Pa.“:
“I’m heavily Democratic,” Mr. Harrity said. “But if the right Republican came along, I would be open to voting for him.”
This is a common refrain here in what is still called “Hillary Country,” where Mrs. Clinton’s family roots run deep and 75 percent of Democratic primary voters backed her failed bid for the Democratic nomination in 2008.
It is also a sign of why recent polls show Mr. Obama in trouble here in northeast Pennsylvania and across the state. He is visiting here Wednesday, his first trip to Scranton since he became president.
The northeast is a swing, bellwether region in a state that suddenly seems in play. White, working-class voters, here and elsewhere, have been especially hard hit by the economic downturn. They have little loyalty to Mr. Obama and feel he has not lived up to his promise.
Polls show that fewer than half the voters in Pennsylvania view Mr. Obama favorably and that he is losing support among independents and union households. It is too early for such polls to have much meaning, particularly before there is even a Republican nominee. But Mr. Obama’s challenge in Pennsylvania, which has voted Democratic for president in the last five elections, is indicative of what he faces in states across the Rust Belt and could help determine the outcome of the presidential campaign.”
A great many rank and file Hillary voting Democrats voted for Obama in the 2008 general election. This leads many Republican idiots to conclude that chasing these voters is a waste of time. But those Hillary Democrats that put aside their common sense in 2008 and voted against McCain as a reaction against the Bush years and in fear of the financial collapse at the end of 2008 are in many ways listening and waiting for someone who will talk to them about how Obama, the treacherous boob, should and must be rejected in 2012. A lot of these Hillary Clinton Democrats are ready to reject their inherited party affiliation and throw the boob out because Obama made it worse:
“His flagging poll numbers suggest how much has changed from 2008. Mr. Obama won the state over Mr. McCain by 10 percentage points; here in Lackawanna County, where Scranton is the county seat, he beat Mr. McCain by 26 percentage points.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate for October was 8.1 percent, lower than the national average of 9 percent. But here, in this old coal mining region, the rate was 9.7 percent; the Scranton area has the highest unemployment in the state. The city is on the verge of losing 300 postal service jobs. The regional food bank served a record number of meals on Thanksgiving and has had a 25 percent increase in demand over the last year.
Local budgets are so squeezed that Mayor Christopher A. Doherty of Scranton, a Democrat and early Clinton supporter, has proposed raising property taxes by 29 percent. The county is proposing a tax increase of 38 percent.
“People are afraid,” Mr. Doherty said. “I remember when Ronald Reagan was president, unemployment was high and interest rates were through the roof. But we always thought things were going to get better. Today, we don’t think things will get better.” [snip]
“Four years ago it was about hope,” the mayor said. “Now it’s about his record.”
Yup, Obama’s record of making things worse. Obama race-baited Hillary Clinton supporters – both the black and the white, and attacked the White Working Class and small town America:
“Mr. Obama may have got off on the wrong foot with them when he suggested in 2008 that voters in small towns were bitter about the world passing them by and would “cling to guns or religion.” He lost this state’s white, working-class voters, those without a college degree, first to Mrs. Clinton in the primary and then to Mr. McCain.“
Treacherous Boob Barack Obama will be in Scranton, Pennsylvania today “at the high school — where Mrs. Clinton opened her primary campaign.” We know that is disgusting and so very obvious it makes us retch. Yet, we hope and expect that everyone at that publicity stunt is polite to the treacherous boob. While many would laugh out loud if bags of tomatoes and arugula were hurled at the treacherous boob we advise honey over vinegar. The vinegar should be kept in reserve for the election day 2012 celebration salad.
Did we mention the treacherous boob is not popular in Pennsylvania?:
“Although Pennsylvania has one million more registered Democrats than Republicans, the Republicans swept the state in the 2010 elections. They now hold the governor’s office, both houses of the legislature and two-thirds of the Congressional seats, and they control 54 of the 67 counties. This gives them an infrastructure they lacked in 2008.
“I’m feeling pretty good about where we sit,” Robert Gleason, chairman of the state Republican Party, said in an interview. [snip]
The Obama team is also planning to deploy Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has roots in Scranton. Where Mr. Obama may be restrained, Mr. Biden relishes playing to the bleachers and is likely to assume the traditional vice-presidential role of attack dog.
Any feistiness at all will be welcome here by voters like Brian Evans, 74, a retired bus driver.
“Obama doesn’t have the moxie to tell Congress to go to hell,” said Mr. Evans, originally a Clinton supporter. As for 2012, Mr. Evans said he was looking at Republicans.”
Joe Biden for the save? Joe wasn’t exactly much of a help in the 2010 elections when he and the Obama OAFs did everything they could to win – but lost. As we recall, there was only one Democrat that year who helped to elect an anti-Obama Democrat to Congress from Pennsylvania. That helpful Democrat’s name? His name is Clinton.
As we wrote years ago and confirmed in November 2010, the 2010 elections and redistricting will keep the Republicans in control of the House for at least ten years. And as we mentioned in November 2010, even The Hill newspaper confessed “Hillary Clinton voters deserted the party in droves.”
It’s not just Hillary Clinton supporters anymore. According to the polls, Obama is tanking with independents too.
After Scranton’s publicity stunt to tell the clinging lazy bitter Pennsylvania stage props some TOTUS nonsense, Barack Obama will head to Hillary Clinton’s former senate constituents. The goal in New York City is to get more money and presumably to laugh at the bitter clinging people of Pennsylvania and small town America. Donald Trump will not be giving money to the boob but rather poking the selfish treacherous boob:
You tell him Donald! Donald Trump continues to say what needs to be said as Republican wimps keep their mouths shut. We understand that the candidates running for the nomination might have their own “honey not vinegar” strategy. But why are Republican bloggers worried about what would happen if Obama won in 2012?
As we have written, if Obama won he would bow and scrape to the Republican House and Senate if only to get applause from them every time he signs their legislation. What the Obama coalition, which snubs the White Working Class, means is that Obama Dimocrats cannot govern because their coalition is designed only to help Obama not any core principle or party.
For those who having read this article but think we are blowing smoke, that we are irrelevant, that we are fighting a battle lost years ago – please note that we are not the ones who wrote today’s New York Times report. We are not the only ones who continue to note the lasting repercussions of the 2007/2008 election cycle and the Democratic Civil War. We are not the ones who snubbed the White Working Class. We are not the ones who made the economy worse.
We are also not the ones who are going to lose in 2012.