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The Widdershins has a great post about who is NOT a B0bot and how this should influence our attitude. I pretty much agree that we need to look for a common ground rather than needless “I told you so”s.

Recently, a gardener in my community garden who until recent was giving me the Obama News (“Did you watch the Greek Orthodox priest who compared him to Alexander the Great?”) told us “I am starting to agree with you on Obama” (we had told him of war, FISA & torture). We simply smiled and said nothing – to my knowledge, this guy was simply a fan.

Now, from a true Bobot who was bombarding my e-mail with trash throughout the year on behalf of Citizens for Legitimate Government is editorializing her torture article clip like this

*Mollycoddle your torturers: **Obama Urges C.I.A. Not to Be Discouraged by
Torture Memos

and then adds at the end of the quote

“Don’t be discouraged by what’s happened in the last few
weeks,” the president said. “Don’t be discouraged that we have to
acknowledge potentially *we’ve made some mistakes*. That’s how we
learn.” [*Yeah,
and the only *bigger* mistake we made was allowing Obama to trick us into
voting for him
.*]

Now, this one I took less kindly. Sure the media tricked a lot of the unsuspecting into believing this was someone worthy. But this particular B0bot was scouring the internet for alternate media and complete materials since 2001. Anyone who knew the truth about the 2000 election and kept informed since has no standing to claim they were “tricked”

Manipulated, maybe. But not tricked. And they used the Clinton hatred the right wing fostered to manipulate more. “They all hate her” was the excuse.

It’s funny to take B0’s (the 2 legged) defense, but he left plenty of clues to who he was.

His first speech in the senate (real, not mythical) was almost identical with the torture statement – only it had to do with the…Iraq war – “future, not past, who cares how we got there, etc”. The Reagan worship, the “Blackwater got a bad rap” remark, the FISA vote – all pretty big clues. But you got tricked anyway. All righty then.

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Update

My mail updates from the aforementioned B0bot stopped coming in my mailbox. Yeay! – and who knew I had the audience?

Things look bright for the future of the gay marriage in NY with a new poll showing a majority favoring it. The Daly News may be formulating its headline in a question – but it’s quite significant

Has gay marriage reached a tipping point in New York?

A Siena College poll released Monday found that by 53% to 39% margin, those surveyed say the state Senate should pass legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, virtually ensuring it would become law.

What is fantastic news is that those numbers don’t even change with the political parties:

Democrats strongly support it by a 59% to 35% margin while Republicans oppose it by virtually the same tally, 59% to 31%.

although some funny 100% on the dems side..

All the poll had to do was take civil unions from the mix – as pollsters usually did it.

And where’s harmony, who else should appear but his Honor of perpetual ridicule, Rudi Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani, the thrice-married former New York City mayor, has come out strongly against Democratic Gov. David Paterson’s proposed gay marriage bill.

Giuliani’s opposition, articulated in an interview with The New York Post published Monday, was widely interpreted as an attempt by the moderate Republican to position himself for a possible run for the party’s 2010 New York gubernatorial nomination.

yeah, Rudy, you have about as much chance to be governor as you did to be POTUS

I think however gay rights activists as well as Governor Paterson should be glad for the gift they are getting.

Especially in the light of the poll numbers for the Republicans (who are sparse in NY as it is). Let Rudy make this

hot-button 2010 issue both in New York and nationally,

In NY at least, it will be the issue  to keep Paterson in office.

here’s a sample od Rudy’s unerring political instinct:

Giuliani predicted that the push for gay marriage will spark “a grass-roots” backlash. “This is the kind of issue that, in many ways, is somewhat beyond politics.”

Yeah, I bet you’d like to ride such a wave. Only you’re in the wrong city for it..

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