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Hey, birth certificate aficionados, maybe we found the reason we’ll never see that document.

or not.

But HE’s BAAACK! And he is in a forgiving mood:

Obama made ‘bad’ choice to distance self, but it’s ok

blares the Chicago Sun Times headline.

back from the undisclosed location the Obama campaign sent him to, he is ready to spew . The good news is that the woman hating statement of the day is not directed at Hillary.Other than that:

One object of contempt seemed to be Elisabeth Hasselbeck of ABC’s “The View,” whom — while not saying her name — Wright twice referred to as a “broad,” including once as “that dumb broad.”

And nice take on that first paragraph of the Obama bestest speech ever on race that no one mentions anymore because of the blatant hypocrisy

Wright said of Obama. “I can no more disown him than I can disown any other child of mine who makes [a] bad decision. He made a bad decision, but he’s still my child.”

Thanks for the reminder. I am sure that typical white grandmother  also remembered that opening no one mentions anymore till the day she died.

Other Wright pearls have been also collected by Cannonfire

Uh huh. Yep. The big event that occurred on December 7 was the bombing of Hiroshima — an act committed against a nation which had done nothing to us. Riiiight.


The McCain ad on Wright that never was

Hoping no one heard about the bankruptcy news, the Tribune  is snarking at the Obama virulent opponents

which it willfully misidentifies as

Those who spent most of the 1990s seething that Bill and Hillary Clinton were serial murderers and who devoted the entire 2008 campaign cycle to painting Obama as a mysterious radical aren’t relaxing during the transition.

You know how I know it’s not the same  people? Simple. If it were, the Tribune would join the pack today, like it did during the 1990s. They would spearhead the birth certificate stories just as they had reporters dispatched in Arkansas looking for dirt –  photos if possible – on Bill Clinton.

I think this is a shrewd attempt from a publication on its way out to revive the “liberal media” chestnut and try to paint itself as such, as this year, this may be ‘in”

So – let me correct that paragraph:

Those who spent most of the 1990s seething that Bill and Hillary Clinton were serial murderers, have been the cheerleaders for Obama in this election cycle, continuing the seething throughout the primaries and beyond

A nice feat of bait and switch – but some of us still keep track of events as they actually occurred.

The rest of the article is devoted to the birth certificate lawsuits – so, I’ll skip. The fun part – in the context, is the prediction

For four years, maybe eight, we’ll be hearing their shrill, tedious accusations, their daffy theories rooted in parsing and paranoia.

You may hear, but very likely in your new job, if not in the unemployment line.

The best part is the ending:

I wish we had the luxury to be amused.

I am glad you don’t. And the reason is, you’re going under. You know why?

because no one pays for  propaganda.


And the filing for bankruptcy is a fact

Tribune Co., the owner of the Los Angeles Times, KTLA Channel 5 and dozens of other daily newspapers and television stations across the country, filed Monday for bankruptcy protection from creditors

Steve Hildebrand, Obama’s “National Deputy Campaign Manager” is talking down to the B0bots:

This is not a time for the left wing of our Party to draw conclusions about the Cabinet and White House appointments that President-Elect Obama is making. Some believe the appointments generally aren’t progressive enough


After all, he was elected to be the president of all the people – not just those on the left.

quarter20horse.gif picture by Robbedvoter

Oh, noes! But, but – Hillary was DLC and Obama made a speech!

A quick troll the bowels of the Obamaland offered me this attempt at self parody – I think – one can no longer be sure these days. Also, I swear, I already had my title in place before finding this:


Some delightful thoughts such as:

His recent website changes indicate that he may be softening his stance on ponies.

Will Rahm give me a pony? Hillary?

It’s always with the Hillary over there. And from the responses:

Why would his dog outrank my pony?

Has he given up on us, to put his needs before ours?

I thought he cared about us?

Firedoglake, which has been flopping on the deck of credibility for some time now tries the right thing again. Jane Hamsher correctly – if belatedly sees the Jr.jr parallel

And after the past eight years, it’s a bit much to stomach someone saying “just shut up and trust me, because I know better.”

And here’s a new piece of interesting news:

There is a lot of speculation right now about what will happen with the 13 million member email list the Obama campaign built, and there is some talk of Hildebrand running an organization that manages it.

No kidding! His Huffpo bio says:

He is President of Hildebrand Tewes Consulting.

So, maybe more than some talk .

And then comes the belated huffing and puffing from people who have been had:

I wonder how long those membership numbers will hold up when any criticism of Obama is greeted with patronizing lectures and sneering condescension for its liberals?

Reminds me of a Robin Willliams routine about Ghadafi’s ever retreating  line in the sand….

“ok, this is the new line – if you cross this one….”


Now that Politico also has a piece on this, we get more amusing reactions. I especially loved the “why can’t we ever get ponies” from Chris Bowers

OpenLeft blogger Chris Bowers went so far as to issue this plaintive plea: “Isn’t there ever a point when we can get an actual Democratic administration?”

I also love Avrosis’ “I always knew there won’t be ponies” comment

“There don’t seem to be any liberals in Obama’s cabinet,” writes John Aravosis, the editor of “What does all of this mean for Obama’s policies, and just as important, Obama Supreme Court announcements?”

“Actually, it reminds me a bit of the campaign, at least the beginning and the middle, when the Obama campaign didn’t seem particularly interested in reaching out to progressives,”

And david Corn who seems to have moved from The nation to Mother Jones has a cute “just because I am not demanding my pony now, don’t think I won’t eventually” attitude

David Corn, Washington bureau chief of the liberal magazine Mother Jones, wrote in Sunday’s Washington Post that he is “not yet reaching for a pitchfork.”

But the headline of his op-ed sums up his point about Obama’s Cabinet appointments so far: “This Wasn’t Quite the Change We Envisioned.

Happy Hollidays, PUMAs! I said I won’t enjoy “I told you so”s when the news was bad.

So, I lied.


NY Times jumped into the fray adding a few delicious tidbits:

President-elect Barack Obama’s appointments have tilted so much to the political center that they have drawn praise from the likes of Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh.

Being NYT, they seem to emphasize the self-restraint effort from the left

as well as providing outs for Obama

Mr. Obama ran more on inspiration than ideology and has not always adopted the orthodoxy of the left.

presenting Obama’s post-primary flip flop as some feats of integrity

He has criticized the Bush counterterrorism policies but voted for a compromise surveillance bill.

NYT also gloats at the lowered expectations

Having lost out in most of the top-tier positions, liberals are pushing favorites for remaining jobs:

Why is NYT gloating? because they pull a fast one on the B0bots.

Not Your Sweetie

December 2008