Saturday, June 14, 2008

The chickens are starting to come home to roost

Husseinmay be in more trouble than anyone thinks. While winning 95% of the black vote won the nomination, losing the blue collar vote may have been terminal. Simply put, the insults to them, the not-so veiled "you're a racist if you don't vote for Hussein," has gotten their attention.

Now they see William Ayers and Hussein as a pair, his "God Damn America" preacher as a fixture and Rezko turns him into just another politician. But it is the Ayers relationship that hurts most. It is the middle lower class that is fighting the terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a man that can chum around with an admitted terrorist is not likely to be accepted, or voted for.

He lost the state primary. Ten of the state's 17 superdelegates still haven't endorsed him. And to cap it all, a member of the (Tennessee)state Democratic executive committee has speculated publicly that Obama may be "terrorist connected."

They reported that on Fox News, that he has associates who are connected to terrorism," said Fred Hobbs, a state Democratic Party official from Eagleville. "It does throw up a red flag for me. … I certainly don't think he's a terrorist. I've just heard he has associates who might have those ties."

...Also caught up in the backlash is uncommitted superdelegate U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis, a conservative Democrat who represents mainly rural and suburban Tennessee counties that swung for Clinton, not Obama, in the primary. His silence only fueled speculation that Davis and other conservative Democrats were trying to distance themselves from a candidate who may be wildly unpopular in their Republican-leaning districts.

Hobbs, however, said there are plenty of other Tennessee Democrats who share his doubts and don't quite know what to make of their party's nominee.

"A whole lot of other people have concerns about him," Hobbs said. "It'd be nice to hear from him before the election about some of these things that were said on TV."

And people are starting to understand that Hussein can't come on TV and explain these things away because he did have the Preacher for 20 years. He did serve on boards with Ayers. Rezko was his neighbor and a major fund raiser.

Facts are those uncomfortable things that, sooner or later, count.

A good'un

My thanks to Jimmy M. This one truly is a "good un."

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

After discussing running Black Angus in the Flint Hills, the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a 'post turtle.'"

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle.'"

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain.

"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of a dumb ass put him up there to begin with."

Our weekend warrior

weeder gander has made an impassioned defense of Spacey and William Katz's comment re how these Left wing Gollywood types get appointed. See my 2:00AM post. (Below)

My response was a yawn. I thought it funny and well put and still do. And if anyone thinks that Spacey would be having these honors heaped upon him if he was conservative their head rattles when they shake it.

But just for fun, here is a a write up of the exploits of John Wayne by Burt Prelutsky.

I await dear weeder's agreement on the content.

Europe shows itself

One of the continual themes of the Hussein 57 campaign is that somehow he will be beloved by Europe and thus they, and other countries, will just do his bidding.

This, of course, is a variation of the old "bandwagon" theme beloved by propaganda spreaders everywhere.

It's also false. Countries do not have "friends," they have "interests."

At the base of this is also the claim that because Hussein 57 is black/multiracial (your pick) he is more acceptable to Europe because they are not racists, and they view American society as racist. Hussein's election is supposed to prove that we are like Europe.

That's also false. Europe has a long established racist streak that was utilized by Hitler, and though it, like the US, has improved, you would have to be a fool to think it has gone away. It hasn't.

The translation of the banner:

"Uncle Barack's Cabin"

So if you think that Europe will just fall down and do his bidding, don't. They respect one thing.


And Hussein hasn't demonstrated that or they wouldn't be making fun of him.

Funny and well said

William Katzcontinues to make Urgent Agenda one of the best blogs around. And he does have a way with words.

6:15 p.m. From AP: "LONDON -- Kevin Spacey already has two Academy Awards and heads London's Old Vic theater. Now he can add a new title _ Oxford University professor. The Hollywood star has been named Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theater at Oxford's St. Catherine's College, officials there announced Friday." Next, Britney Spears as distinguished visiting professor of music and culture.

I can only add... Rosie O'Donnell to head the metallurgical engineering department?