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...a sweatshop of moxie

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Not only is Senator Clinton down to one superdelegate lead over Senator Obama, some reporting she's even lost the lead, but today, President Clinton had a public meltdown. He faced a heckler and took the bait.

An ex-President of the United States shouting at a woman in public, preceeded by a withering "What" and ending by blaming Robert Dole and the Republicans for blackmail (regarding the national healthcare debate in 1993-4), both of which are not seen in this one clip.

I'm not sure he gets it.

His wife has lost the contest for the nomination. Getting feisty now is the last thing the Democratic Party needs. This merely adds to the bloodletting their Party is getting due to this protracted battle. What's worse, is that he's done it repeatedly before.

The worst thing about the Reverend Wright fiasco, is that suddenly everyone is legitimised to act and react by shouting, posturing, and playing to the crowds in the most bizarre way. But President Clinton is a seasoned pol, not a vicious race-baiter.

Is he out of his mind, or just out of control?

At this point, our best hope is it's the latter. And that pretty much sums up the Clinton legacy.

UPDATE: SNL twisting the screws on Hillary.

"My Supporters are Racist"

They have a lot in common with the other side.

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  • Yow! and what happens if Obama promises the moon and just gives us stinky cheese?

    Bill will make a great game show host someday...

    By Blogger Ron, at Sat May 10, 10:54:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Bill will make a great game show host someday...

    LOL! What a prescient comment that may turn out to be, Ron. I think that may be his only option to stay in the limelight, in future.

    Back during the Monica fiasco, when I was still in the UK, Americans at my Uni were debating that "this" will all fade away in time, never to be remembered.

    I replied, "Oh yeah sure, in ten years time someone will be saying, 'I'll take Monica Lewinsky for the block'."

    I'm still waiting. ;)

    Although I think Linda Tripp would make the better Paul Lynde impersonation.


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat May 10, 11:05:00 pm GMT-4  

  • The thing is, the First Rapist was totally right on this one.

    Did you see the story on how Michelle Obama hates Hillary?

    By Blogger JSU, at Sat May 10, 11:24:00 pm GMT-4  

  • JSU, you're bad. ;)

    Yes, I did see that in large part because Althouse covered it with an interesting blogpiece.



    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat May 10, 11:34:00 pm GMT-4  

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    By Blogger Ron, at Sun May 11, 01:02:00 am GMT-4  

  • Although I think Linda Tripp would make the better Paul Lynde impersonation.

    Wouldn't that be James Carvelle?

    Bill? First Rapist? Well, JFK didn't have sex with Marilyn in the Oval Orifice (ahem!) but he did give her to Bobby as sloppy seconds! Dat's cold, brutha!

    By Blogger Ron, at Sun May 11, 01:03:00 am GMT-4  

  • I didn't think what he said was that bad. The woman did interrupt his speech, which was mean.

    MEANwhile, there is new news concerning Obama:


    In Dreams from my Father, and in his other books Obama talks about a man with whom he had a kind of father son relationship. The man was Frank Marshall Davis, who hated Christianity, and was a member of the Communist Party of the USA.

    I first saw this link at Ron Silliman's blog.

    There are a few books by this Frank Marshall Davis gentleman at Amazon.com. He appears to be getting rediscovered and is considered to be in the same league as Maya Angelou and a few others of that ilk.

    Frank Marshall Davis!

    Google him. It's amazing what's coming out of the woodwork on Obama.

    By Blogger Kirby Olson, at Sun May 11, 04:58:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Hey Kirby! Nice to see you here.

    Google him. It's amazing what's coming out of the woodwork on Obama.

    I'll try to be fair to Obama regarding his past.

    The fact of the matter is is that I think he's not like his mentors are: he may have been tortured by his bi-racial heritage, as he admits in the book you cite, but I don't gleen for him the same addlepated, nakedly racist viewpoints the older men around him had.

    Even if you bring out the fact that his father was a Marxist, or inclined that way in the vein of 60s-70s academia, one can't pin that on him either since his father deserted his family, providing no breeding ground for his son to grow up in.

    No, instead one has to ask oneself why a man who is not from the counterculture generation has to socialise with the Bill Ayers of this world, be preached to by Reverend Wrights, be mentored by Frank Marshall Davises?

    Simple, because in that millieu, you do not have a choice if you're an ambitious black man.

    You either become an outcast to her race like Condi Rice is (of whom one editorial once shouted, "Just where did she grow up to be so removed from her race's experiences??"), or Michael Steele of Maryland, who Steve Gilliard portrayed as an Uncle Tom...or you can rise through through a structured bureaucracy like Colin Powell did.

    Clearly, if you want to play the game in black America, you can't be too choosy.

    I read Dreams of my Father a while back. I genuinely thought this guy was different, somehow. That he had escaped all that.

    But he's knee-deep in it, starting off by his wife.


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun May 11, 06:36:00 pm GMT-4  

  • It would be great to have Condi for president, and Colin for VP, just to turn everyone's mind upside down and inside out. Plus, I think they would do a great job.

    How did you like the Godel book you mentioned?

    I struggle with mathematics, but I do try to read up on it. I'm reading A Beautiful Math: John Nash and Game Theory, by Tom Siegfried, just now (well, not RIGHT now).

    By Blogger Kirby Olson, at Tue May 13, 03:53:00 pm GMT-4  

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