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I have been saying this election was a fix time and time again.

Some of us smelled it since the time Dean had a phone conference and Pelosi told impeachment protesters that it would be more productive to concentrate on taking the White House. The quid pro quo between the so called two parties was in place. Cheney was unelectable, so his cousin, Jr.jr was the deal.

Now, after the fact, the proof is  more obvious. This is going to be a list of evidence

No charges for interrogators..

Barack Obama‘s incoming administration is unlikely to bring criminal charges against government officials who authorized or engaged in harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists during the George W. Bush presidency. Obama, who has criticized the use of torture, is being urged by some constitutional scholars and human rights groups to investigate possible war crimes by the Bush administration.

via Insight Analytical – the unrecognized foreign policy that will help Obama (Bush’s)

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (IPS) – While much of the world and many of his U.S. supporters are expecting a sharp break with his predecessor’s foreign policy after President-elect Barack Obama takes office Jan. 20, they may be surprised by the degree of continuity between the two administrations.

and more

And then there was the economy – via Riverdaughter

Senator Abstract Painting finally told us what he really represents.  In short, banks and financial institutions get all the money in the Treasury; little people losing their houses?  Ehhh, not so much:

President-elect Barack Obama said in an interview on the CBS program “60 Minutes” on Sunday that one of his top priorities will be to “restore a sense of balance” to the regulation of financial markets, but rejected the idea of a so-called “new New Deal” for America.

And that’s why Hillary needed to be stopped.

I know, it’s little consolation, but I take what I can get. Like this Politico headline:

Cabinet post for Clinton roils Obamaland

Roiling that was long overdue…Of course, that means that  the lighting rod effect goes in use before she is even in. The most amusing part of the article is the talk of the “progressive supporters” being “roiled”.

You know, the ones who stayed silent when Obama voted FISA (and Hillary voted against). The ones who didn’t make a peep when Obama praised Blackwater . (Which Hillary wanted investigated). Those “progressives”. Like this guy:

“The specific policy area at issue seems to be one in which the two of them aren’t all that well-aligned,” wrote the liberal blogger Matthew Yglesias.

True. She wanted to end the war in Iraq – Obama – not so much. Posted Image

But the most interesting .art is the revelation of how Obama’s campaign directed the Clinton hatred. Not a revelation to me, but the first time in print

During the primary, top aides like David Plouffe and Robert Gibbs developed a particular distaste for all things Clinton, one that filtered down through the campaign. So the transition from viewing Hillary Clinton

And by “filtered down” read “was given as a task” to the B0bots.

Like the phony accusations of racism, we do know a lot of ugliness filtered down.

And while this article is written ambivalently,

we know there are heads exploding in the blogosphere. And no, I won’t go look for the debris. here’s the typical reaction from the article:

“I can’t stand her – but I think she’s a great choice,” said another Obama insider.

B0bots, bless their little dark hearts, are as easy to confuse as Kirk’s androids:

Me? before the Clintons get blamed for all the shit that goes on in the world (mark Biden’s words), I’ll watch this real life version of I Mudd.

Not Your Sweetie

November 2008