Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Meltdown Scenario Resurfaces

I don't belong to an organized political party. I'm a Democrat.
Will Rogers

Nothing can screw up the Democrats like a Democrat. The White House has been laid at their feet on a silver platter, and the odds that they will blow it just tripled. Occasionally, like the last election in Arizona's CD-8 and LD-26, we see the GOP turn nut job and lose seats they had held for years. Yesterday's results, as the reader knows, are terrible for the Democratic party.

Vermont
Obama --- 91,829 votes 59% 9 delegates
Clinton - 59,854 votes 39% 6 delegates

Rhode Island
Clinton - 106,471 votes 58% 6 delegates
Obama --- 73,609 votes 40% 6 delegates

Ohio
Clinton - 1,207,806 votes 54% 74 delegates
Obama --- 979,025 votes 44% 64 delegates

Texas
Clinton - 1,453,139 votes 51% 78 delegates
Obama --- 1,354,672 votes 48% 70 delegates

Barack Obama is holding his own in delegate count, and last night's results have bifurcated the party between young/new (Obama) and the old establishment (Clinton). I understand the new wanting the flush the toilet. The old are afraid of change. We have the ancient, ultra-establishment McCain, representing the about to die oldest candidate in the history of the country, against an also lifelong politician with "35 years of experience" as the wife of a politician. In fact Mrs. Experience has only ONE term of elected office over her young, truly fresh thinking opponent.

The Democrats were handed millions of young and excited new entrants rallying around an inspiring candidate. They squander this energy to pay homage to an inferior insider with a smaller chance of winning in the general election. Pathetic.

A race between Obama and McCain is a cakewalk and sets up the blue tsunami scenario that crucifies the GOP. A race between Clinton and McCain is a horse race between ugly horses, two candidates that keep us in the war and do nothing for 350 million Americans and everything for a few fat pigs. McCain openly declares he isn't going to change a thing. Clinton claims she will but it's nonsense. Obama is a change agent intimidating the status quo. Who is the status quo? Exceptions exist, but all you have to do is look at their age. Over 50, Hillary. Under 50, Obama. Rich and established, Hillary. Clueless and gullible, Hillary. Intelligent and educated, Obama.

Eggplant endorsed John McCain today. Wow, that's a real booster shot for the geezer crowd. Let's fire up the draft, bomb Iran, and take over the world.

A Clinton presidency will be no less divisive than Eggplant's. At least she's smarter than Eggplant. Then again, the average garbage disposal and most slices of cheese are smarter than Eggplant. I'm depressed. The idiots will now drag this nomination out at huge cost and bloodletting and forward a wounded survivor against an opponent they could have trounced without breaking a sweat. What a disappointment.

10 Comments:

Blogger Liza said...

My sentiments exactly, X4mr. I am as disappointed as you are.

The concept of having an African American president was fragile enough to begin with. Yet, Obama, because of his intelligence and magnificent oratory skills rose above the race barrier and communicated a message of change and hope to millions of Americans.

Hillary knew this was her big obstacle, just the simple fact that Obama is a more appealing candidate. So, she has relentlessly trashed him and now is reaping the rewards.

I am amazed that anyone would vote for a shrew like Clinton at this point, unless I think about it within the context of how fragile Obama's position is to begin with. Every day that she is allowed to shriek her hatred for this man makes him that much less electable. And, yes, it is hatred.

I will hold this against the Democratic party for the rest of my life.

3/05/2008 12:13 PM  
Anonymous the doctor said...

In the advertisements the Clinton campaign ran about Obama not calling a meeting of some committee, they used image software to darken his skin several shades from the original images.

3/05/2008 2:16 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Doctor,
I saw that. The same thing was done to O.J. Simpson after he was charged with murder.

It was an ugly trick played against Obama, wasn't it?

Ohio exit polls confirm that race was an issue that went both ways but benefitted Hillary by an estimated 8 out of 10 voters.

I suspect that some slimebag on her team of slimebags understood that in rural Ohio it would take very little to tip the scale in her favor if a person is struggling with whether or not to vote for an African American. There is also the "Muslim connection", don't forget, that the conservative gasbags are already making hay with.

3/05/2008 2:34 PM  
Blogger Tony GOPrano said...

OJ is a dem isn't he? As a Conservative Republican, I am loving this. Give Hillary & Obama enough rope, they will hang themselves. Can You say President John McCain! Yahoo!!!!

3/05/2008 6:14 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

Tony,

The GOP did pick the only candidate that stands a chance. Huckabee or Romney would have been a circus.

Still, your guy is pro-war and incurs massive losses among Independents. That point alone has him trailing both Clinton and Obama in a general match. Some polls do show him just barely ahead of her. ALL polls show McCain losing to Obama.

Last night is not a reversal giving her the nod. It is an expensive and bloody set back to party unity. Now Obama has to go negative, and she will come unglued. The GOP has cause to smile.

She needs to win with 20+ margins from here on out to catch his delegate count. She is not going to get 20+ margins, and he is going to win some more states.

They go to the convention with him in front. Maybe only a little in front, but he will have more delegates. If they change the rules about Florida and Michigan, or if the SG's create the impression that the votes of the primary voters don't matter, they create the image of rigging the game. Rigging the game to anoint the insider IS the meltdown scenario.

The scenario destroys the party.

3/05/2008 8:40 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

SD's (Alzheimer's).

3/05/2008 8:42 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Tony,
I think that responsibility for the hanging, if there is one, rests squarely on the shoulders of Hillary Clinton.

3/05/2008 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the possibility of the two of them going into the convention with close numbers and simply working out one as president and the other as VP?

Hillary has spoken of being open to their running together. X4mr wrote awhile back that the ticket would be unstoppable.

3/05/2008 9:24 PM  
Blogger cigar friend said...

I don't belong to any organized political party, I am a democrat.
Will Rogers not Roy Rogers

3/06/2008 8:34 AM  
Blogger Liza said...

anonymous,
Hillary apparently seems to think that is okay as long as she is the president. In the meantime, she will continue whipping Obama into shape.

For me, the Clinton/Obama duo has little credibility after her relentless trashing. However, numerous people have pointed out to me that most voters will think it's just fine.

I wish we were talking about Obama/Edwards or Edwards/Obama.

3/06/2008 9:42 AM  

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