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16 years ago, when Clinton made the entitled elites mad by wrestling the power from them, the Vast Right Wing Coalition was born as a response.It was a curious hodge podge of people where KKK figures from Arkansas found themselves joining forces with billionaires like Scaiffe or snobs like Sally Queen and Maureen Dowd.

The same crew that engineered and cheered on the impeachment went on to dump on Gore and enable the Bush coups in 2000 and 2004. The pundit class of VRWC gave Bush a free pass for the past 8 years. In fact, for the first 4 years they tried to blame everything on Clinton (the surplus, the loss of surplus, 9.11 and W’s lack of popularity.

Tim Russert, Chris Mathews and other original VRWC members went on to dump on Kerry in 2004 enabling Bush’s second theft.

It was little surprise that the old crew would be back to attack Hillary – joined by other old VRWC-ers such as Arianna, Paglia, Noonan plus fresh blood as ex GOP-ers Moulitzas and Avrosis and Keith Olberman.

I also was not surprised to see that they were hiding their Clinton Derangement Syndrome (CDS) behind a love for the new guy – it just seemed more legitimate.

I am just wondering – is this holding pattern of Bushie like adoration just making sure no surprises happen to Denver? Will then the media go back to their old master?

Because if not, one has to wonder why Bush’s cheerleaders are now Obama’s.

Who is holding their leash on this one?

if there’s one thing I learned in the past 16 years – if the media is behind someone,

it’s never for the good guys.

The euphemism is “moving to the center” – yeah, wiretapping was always a “center value)

and according to this article ain’t working so well for B0.

McCain is calling him spineless

In a press conference call this morning, John McCain surrogate Sam Brownback (R-KS) pointed at Barack Obama and essentially called him a spineless panderer — and welcomed it, saying he expected Obama to cave in on Iraq withdrawal next.

Pssst! Brownback! he already caved – looky here!

Unlike K0, the author finds this cave in beyond the spinable:

In other words, it’s OK to be inconsistent at times — but if we don’t act from our essential “nature” — if we triangulate and poll-watch and pander — then those tacks, those zigzags, don’t blend into a true line. They just wander all over, in search of votes instead of truth.

On the FISA legislation, Obama is coming very close to failing both the expediency and principle tests.

And then comes the million dollar question – what’s in it for him? Is there a pragmatic gain from this? Apparently not

But even if Obama loses some energy on the Democratic side, will his embrace of a Bush-endorsed FISA amendment help him reach across the aisle to Republicans? I’m not so sure. If there’s one thing that Obamacons and Reagan Democrats admire, it’s principle. They don’t mind someone who disagrees with them on specifics; but they despise someone who lacks a sense of right and wrong and the spine to stand up for what he believes is right.

Obama spent 18 months earning the respect of those folks. But now? Now, he hasn’t even voted for FISA yet — and already the Republicans are laughing at him.

Oh, gees, maybe they were those “2 forms” republicans
“We give them two forms – one to change their registration now for the primary and one so they can switch back later,”BO volunteer
I remember Dean (B0 .01) announcing before voting even started “in GE I will of course move to the center”. Luckily we were spared that time. Question is – what’s this mythical center – and why move there?

This was inspired by Riverdaughter’s righteous rant

God! What insensitive, stupid, selfish, racist idiots we are. We have *their* votes. They have to get their votes from US. Like they have time for this. If only we could see how important this is to them we wouldn’t be so ignorant and self-centered. Why am I not more reasonable with my vote? Sitting right under my old, stupid, racist, fat ass.

Indeed there’s been lots of “wooing” of this sort – not even W seemed to feel THAT entitled to our votes (maybe because he knew he’d correct it in the “tabulation” phase)

Just like that sign I saw at a war protest:


The “strategy” of shaming us into submission is never letting up.

Why only recently, Nina Tottemberg said

3 million mostly older women being discussed as never voting for Obama (i.e., PUMA) say that they are responding to sexism, but she thinks it is about race. Nina said it is not about Hillary (partially correct I believe ) but it is really a cover to a racist response to Obama.

Of course. The laws of the universe say he must be obeyed. Only evildoers break that law.
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(so stop saying that)

I don’t know then why some B0bots lovingly made a gif of this proud moment

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the speech is at you tube, hailed by the Oborg

and the song that alludes to

and at his rallies they were playing “99 problems but the bitch ain’t one”
99 problems but the bitch aint one
If you’re havin’ girl problems i feel bad for you son
I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one
Hit me

and then Marie Cocco made this list

But I do wonder why a candidate praised for his rhetorical gifts talks about women in the way that he does. During the primary campaign, he said Hillary Clinton launched political attacks on him “periodically, when she’s feeling down.” He called a Detroit reporter “sweetie” when she was trying to ask him about job creation. Now he has incorporated a myth created by the right — that women who seek late-term abortions should not be allowed to do so if they are “feeling blue” — into his own lexicon. And this is enough to make me see red.

and since some (like Dean) missed even the sexism in the media – here’s a sample


Obama has been sexist towards Sarah Palin as well

Update as ofOctober 19, 2010

Obama has 99 problems now!


Tonight, at 8pm eastern, Will Bower, the Co-Founder and Spokesperson for both PUMA and Just Say No Deal will be interviewed on the show.

Not Your Sweetie

June 2008