Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barack Usain O'Bolt

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But I stand before you tonight because all across America something is stirring. What the naysayers don't understand is that this election has never been about me. It's been about you......
/.....You have shown what history teaches us -- that at defining moments like this one, the change we need doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington. Change happens because the American people demand it -- because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time.



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16 comments:

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde said...

Gaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!

All the air has been sucked out of the room by the damn Palin choice. I'm nervous, very nervous. Sure, she's inexperienced and pro-life, but I'm really really scared that a bunch of christian conservatives and women pro-lifers are now going to turn out in droves where they were previously going to stay home. Aaaaaagggggh.

Obama's speech was totally freaking awesome though. And I love the Usain comparison :)

drdrA said...

There are no kleenex left in my house. Thank god the convention is over.

As for Palin- well- its a long way from a two year tenure as the governor of Alaska to being second in command of the most powerful nation on the planet... and did I mention that the first in line is 70 something with a history of melanoma??? I hope she won't be enough.

Anonymoustache said...

Palin doesn't bother me. I don't think it will change the election. It is a desperate attempt by McLame to get disgruntled Hillary voters to vote for his ticket. But those who are pro-choice will not. And the GOP base will be pissed off --- Like those Hannity-Limbaugh-Oreilly-worshipping neandertal pieces of crap really want to see the possibility of a woman in charge. Or McCain for that matter--given his distinguished record of treating women as Barbie-oid sammich-fixers.
Also, now they can easily be exposed for the hypocrites that they are if they hammer Obama on the one thing they could've--lack of experience. They're trying to convince people that Obama isn't the safe choice for security while they want to hand over the button to some newbie governor of a bumfuck state, of like seventeen people, with historically dubious politics? What the fuck does Palin know about international diplomacy or national defense?
I can't wait to see the even-bigger flaming grease-fire that McC*n't's campaign is going to be. Oh yeah, I went there. You don't think I'd give him a pass on his calling his wife a c*nt just because he picked a woman as a running mate, did ya? Let's see if the 'liberal' media picks up on that piece of hypocrisy.

Anonymoustache said...

Oh, and I just read her bio---she appears to have basically lived in Alaska. Got her degree from Idaho so she spent a few years there I guess. That appears to be it. Well traveled and well experienced, she isn't. Yeah, let's potentially hand over the country to someone who hasn't spent any appreciable time outside of Alaska or Idaho. Are you fucking kidding me?
BTW, I can't wait for the "Let's Vandalize the White House" or "Let's Vandalize Washington" campaign. McLame's folks are stupid enough to do something like that.

Drugmonkey said...

Palin, Schmalin. She's a rightwing sop and a likely lightweight. I mean, not Quayle light but pretty inexperienced. She's going to be Kath Harris like fodder if she's not careful and keeping a rein on her huntin-n-shootin and culture warrior cred kinda defangs her.

Try to look on the bright side of the Repubs being forced to select a woman, chalk up a win on those grounds and quit worrying.

PhysioProf said...

Yeah, Obama said a lot of nice happy talk in his well-delivered speech. But what exactly makes any of you think that there is something "new" about his politics? I agree that he is not off-the-deep wackaloon delusional like McCain, but he is a regular old politician just like the rest.

drdrA said...

Anonymoustache-

Hilarious, you are!

Anonymoustache said...

DM,
About her cred--- her official bio sez she "has lived in Skagway, Eagle River and Wasilla". Eat your hearts out muthafuckas. Plus, she likes to kill creatures for fun and recreation. Much like our current veep.

drdra, thanks.

PP, agreed. But I think there's a good chance Obama (but not McCain) will end war-based money laundering into the religio-fascist complex. Thats good enough for me. For now.

Drugmonkey said...

PP why do you HATEZ America? Drink the O-ade, muppethugger!!!

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde said...

I am completely panicked. You all are looking at this like the numbnuts voters actually care that Palin probably can't tell apart Sunni and Shiite, either. But guess what? These voters can't tell them apart so they won't blame her.

Remember how laughable we all thought it was that a certain ex-failed-businessman turned nepotistic Texas governor was trying to be President? Hmmm?

Palin's not going to win any disaffected Hillaryites. But she's going to get a lot of conservative women to go to the polls who would otherwise have stayed home. I am shaking in my shoes. I think we're fucked.

PP, has someone hijacked your account? PhysioCat per chance??

drdrA said...

Palin is Cheney in a pantsuit...and Dr. J. so right- the republicans are NOT trying to woo disaffected Hilary voters- they are trying to get all those conservative christian moms who don't like McLame a reason to come to the polls.

I'm sorry to say I think that's going to work- if you guys don't live in the south or listen to Rush limbaugh- this is hard for you to fathom.

Anonymoustache said...

Dr.J, drdrA,
Those fundies would not have stayed at home anyway. The churches will start beating the drum about abortion and the supreme court like they always do and the sheeple will go out and vote Repub anyway. If the Dems turn out like they did in the primaries, Obama will crush McCain even if every fundie turns up to vote. No question. Heck, teh fundies turned out in droves in 2000 and in 04 and the chimperor barely (and dubiously) sneaked out 'victories' in both. So the key to the election is keeping the Dems energized and excited and getting them out on election day. Which means that Barack better rein in his fucking pandering. Despite the truths in driftglass' masterpiece on race, I still think that this will not be close when the votes are tallied. Barring a major PR disaster, Obama will win the popular vote by 6-8 points nationally---if the Dems turn out in force, and if Diebold doesn't steal the election. Fairly big ifs, but the point is that Palin ain't gonna matter any more than any other veep McCain would've picked.
If anything, young, smart and personable as she is, she is gonna make McCain look even more the senile old fart.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde said...

Seriously, I'm a loser who can't figure out permalinks. But--there may be an earthly paradise after all--oh I hope to FSM it's true.

Anonymoustache said...

Interesting, Dr. J. I can't find a scent of it anywhere else, so I'm very leery of that story. Even if it were true it is only consistent with the idea that she is a conservative whackjob. So, "no change".