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Posted by Gman in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Dec 14th 2007, 02:06 PM
Who'da thunk? Politics makes for stranger and stranger bedfellows. And apparently the right wing nuts in the country as well as factions of the Democratic Party grassroots have joined forces on the "Stop Hillary Express".

It should be more obvious than a 30' tall pink elephant crammed in the room by now that the Republics want Obama nominated. The fact that Rush, Hannity and the other RW nuts are coddling and actually taking up for Obama and joining with the far left in trashing Hillary means that the Republics are very confident that Obama is the one they can beat in November. Obama really is the perfect storm for the Republics. There is so much they can do. He's Black, his middle name is Hussein, he's admitted to doing drugs. The hit piece commercial possibilities are absolutely endless. The first commercial that comes to my mind is the (I believe it was Jesse Helms or maybe Strom Thurmond) commercial with the white hand taking the layoff pink slip from the black hand. I think we can expect a barrage of that type thing if Obama is nominated. Then, by the time the Republic Party and the RW are through with Obama, he will appear to the vast majority of the country as this bumbling, pre-adolescent child who has no experience, who is a threat to the country, and to the really batshit nuts voters as well as those polite white voters that don't like to speak beyond hushed tones about such taudry things, they'll have stopped the spread of Black Islamofascism.

We know now that John Kerry was the candidate that the Republic Party wanted most to win the nomination in 04 because they saw him as easiest to beat. Although I don't remember the RW being anywhere near nice to him like they're being to Obama right now. Between swift-boating, and other outright lies whose refutations were lost in the cacophony of more lies, Kerry got overwhelmed and (Ohio notwithstanding) was defeated. The 04 scenario worked just as the Republic Party wanted.

I even went to lunch and let this sit before clicking "Post message" just so I could think a bit more about this issue, and that maybe I was being too harsh. So I go out to get a bite to eat and the first thing I hear is Rush playing wonderful Obama commercials (the one with the woman Democrat that wanted a woman president but now she's replacing her Hillary yard sign with an Obama sign) and talking about how evil Hillary is. The RW, like Rush are not the least bit stupid. They are well aware that millions of Democrats and liberals listen to Rush or Hannity because there is no Air America alternative in their area. The RW is well aware they can and will have an influence on the Democratic Party primaries. So Rush and Hannity talk about how wonderful Obama is, how fresh and new he is, and how mean and awful Hillary and how terrible it is that Hillary has officially authorized these terrible attacks by the Clinton "machine" on poor little Obama who never hurt anyone, in the same sentence. Because, they know Hillary can and will win in November and that is their worst nightmare.

So what happens is the far left innocently and with good intentions ends up carrying the water for the right wing because of idealism, the notion of the "need for change", or whatever honorable reason. Unfortunately, Obama cannot and will not win in November 08. It can't and won't happen. Supporting Obama only helps further the RW agenda because, just like supporting Nader, he can't win and will only lead to four more years of a continuation of the right wing revolution of 2000.
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