Wednesday, January 16, 2008

KOmmie KOs Romney Wish Comes True

There is an old Chinese saying that goes: "Be careful what you wish for---you may get it." This was also a theme for a Twilight Zone episode in which a genie grants a wish to someone who wants to be absolute dictator of a nation. I won't give away here how that turned out but I'm sure you Twilight Zone fans know the answer to that from "The Man in the Bottle" episode. Namely that getting your wish comes with unforeseen consequences. In the case of KOmmie KOs he had his wish granted a couple of years ago when he was instrumental in defeating Joe Lieberman by supporting Ned Lamont in the Democrat primary. The unforeseen consequence was that Lieberman then ran as an independent and won the general election against Lamont. So now Lieberman is so independent of the Democrats that he has endorsed a Republican for president. Okay, so it is McCain but at least it is a start.

The most recent KOmmie KOs wish was to see that Mitt Romney would win the Michigan primary because it would supposedly mess up the Republicans to keep him as a candidate. When I first heard the KOmmie KOs plan as you can see in this KOmmie THREAD titled, "Let's have some fun in Michigan," I couldn't quite believe it. I thought he meant he wanted to help John McCain because, as Rush Limbaugh has stated, the nomination of McCain or Huckabee the Huckster would destroy the Republican party. Okay, this is my opinion but I think Romney is by far the strongest candidate the Republicans can field. And right now I am feeling an enormous debt of gratitude to KOmmie KOs for his dopey mischief making. In fact, if/when Romney wins in November, I will be sure to credit KOmmie KOs for his unwitting help. You had the chance to defeat the strongest Republican candidate in Michigan but instead you called on the KOmmies to HELP him. DUmb! So let us now visit the KOmmie KOs thread urging his fellow KOmmies to vote FOR Romney in Michigan in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, thinking that their must be a KOmmie in the Bottle who ends up helping Republicans, is in the [brackets]:


Let's have some fun in Michigan


[Let's have some fun in Connecticut. Hee! Hee!]


In 1972, Republican voters in Michigan decided to make a little mischief, crossing over to vote in the open Democratic primary and voting for segregationist Democrat George Wallace, seriously embarrassing the state's Democrats. In fact, a third of the voters (PDF) in the Democratic primary were Republican crossover votes. In 1988, Republican voters again crossed over, helping Jesse Jackson win the Democratic primary, helping rack up big margins for Jackson in Republican precincts. (Michigan Republicans can clearly be counted on to practice the worst of racial politics.) In 1998, Republicans helped Jack Kevorkian's lawyer -- quack Geoffrey Feiger -- win his Democratic primary, thus guaranteeing their hold on the governor's mansion that year.


[So let's pay back those devilish Republicans by SUPPORTING their strongest candidate. DUhhhhh!]


With a history of meddling in our primaries, why don't we try and return the favor. Next Tuesday, January 15th, Michigan will hold its primary. Michigan Democrats should vote for Mitt Romney, because if Mitt wins, Democrats win. How so?


[This was the part that I couldn't believe. When I heard of the KOmmie KOs plan, I thought it was misreported and that he was urging his followers to vote for McCain who actually would harm the Republican party if nominated.]


For Michigan Democrats, the Democratic primary is meaningless since the DNC stripped the state of all its delegates (at least temporarily) for violating party rules. Hillary Clinton is alone on the ballot.


[Just thinking out loud here but I wonder if the Democrat convention gets so deadlocked that Hillary will desperately claim those delegates that were officially stripped. Ah, a nice Democrat bloodbath is always FUn to watch.]


But on the GOP side, this primary will be fiercely contested. John McCain is currently enjoying the afterglow of media love since his New Hamsphire victory, while Iowa winner Mike Huckabee is poised to do well in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, poor Mitt Romney, who’s suffered back-to-back losses in the last week, desperately needs to win Michigan in order to keep his campaign afloat. Bottom line, if Romney loses Michigan, he's out. If he wins, he stays in.



[So let's all make sure the Republican candidate who has the best chance of beating us WINS.]


And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us. We want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan.


[KOmmie KOs outthinking himself once again.]


Two polls the last couple of days show a tight race: Strategic Vision (R) shows Romney within striking distance with 20 percent to McCain's 29 (Huckabee is third with 18), while Rossman Group shows Huckabee with the lead -- 23 percent to Romney's 22 and McCain's 18.


[Both polls completely wrong but don't let that stop you, KOs. You're on a roll.]


Now here's the thing -- without a real Democratic contest on the ballot, and a lack of party registration in Michigan, this is an open primary. Anyone can pick up a Republican ballot. So Michigan Democrats and independents who want to see the Republican battle royale continue should just take a few minutes on Tuesday, January 15th to cast a ballot for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary.


[When Romney wins in November, I'm going to love to see the HATE directed by the Left towards KOmmie KOs for enabling the Romney victory. Don't worry, KOs, I will give you FULL credit for this.]


If you know someone in Michigan, send them the email I've included below the fold. If you don't know someone in Michigan, send the email to your liberal friends and see if THEY have friends in Michigan. Get the word out, whether by blog, mailing list, MySpace or Facebook page, or whatever.


[Get the word out. Enable the STRONGEST Republican candidate!]


If we can help push Mitt over the line, not only do we help keep their field fragmented, but we also pollute Romney's victory. How "legitimate" will the Mittster's victory look if liberals provide the margin of victory? Think of the hilarity that will ensue. We'll simply be adding fuel to their civil war, never a bad thing from our vantage point.


[How STUPID will you look when Mitt wins in November?]


Michigan Democrats helped deliver their state to McCain in 2000 to spite their hated governor, John Engler, who had "guaranteed" his state to Bush. To prevent such future mischief, Michigan Republicans helped push through a unified tax-payer funded primary date to supposedly keep Democrats focused on their own race (prior to this year, party contests were funded by the parties). Let's make sure their meddling with the Democratic primary and their misuse of taxpayer funds backfires on them.


[It will backfire them into the White House.]


Michigan is Romney’s last stand. He has pulled all advertising from other states for a last-ditch effort there. It’s sink or swim time for Romney, and we’re going to throw him a lifesaver.


[A lifesaver that you will NEVER live down, KOmmie KOs. I'm going to enjoy the hate heading your way from the Left later this year due to your dopey idea. In fact, I predict this will go down as the STUPIDEST political proposal of 2008.]


So why are we doing this? Because we can. Because it'll be fun. And because we've suffered Republican meddling, stealing, and disenfranchisement in our elections for far too long.


[It'll be FUn to do something completely STUPID.]


So get the word out and get out the vote!. Email below the fold.


[Don't worry. I'll get the word out this November how your STUPID idea helped elect Romney. And now to hear from the other KOmmies...]



Are you kidding? Don't vote for Romney!!! That's right, Markos...tell Democratic voters in Michigan to keep the candidacy of a photogenic white guy with lots of money (and the ability to tap corporate interests for more) alive. That must be some good herb you're smoking up there in the Bay Area. Seriously, I think you're being too cute and you're offering a dangerous opponent help we shouldn't give.



[And right out of the starting gate this KOmmie WINS a Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity.]


Seriously, Kos - I know it's a man crush, but this is one of those moments that reminds me why I come here and have for years. One other benefit to whole floating the Mittster in MI bit that you didn't mention is how good it would make the rank and file look if we pulled it off-- I makes us look like the cool kids (in a good "Real Genius" way) pulling a merry-prankster trick on those hapless bumbling Republicans. It reinforces a the meme that Bush has already started, which is that Democrats are smart and Republicans are stupid...I just love this shit.


[It's a day after Romney's big win in Michigan and the media has given you NO credit for his victory. However, don't worry, I'll be sure to credit you with tossing him a life preserver later this year after Romney's November victory. Hee! Hee!]


This is a very cool stunt. People like cool stunts (and the reverse too perhaps) and it makes the best out of a crappy situation in the MI primary.


[Just like defeating Lieberman in the Democrat primary was a cool stunt. Hee! Hee!]


THIS IS CRAZY. Mitt is a terrible guy, but do not underestimate him. I would love to see Huckabee win this contest. Huckabee winning the nomination would be fantastic. Romney is very dangerous.


[Shhh! Don't discourage the KOmmies.]


It's not about trying to get the nomination for Romney, it's about continuing the fractured Republican field for as long as possible so they can beat up on each other and spend what little money they have.

[It's about fooling ourselves into supporting the strongest GOP candidate.]


Why would we want to add to the delegate total of the person who's already leading in the delegate totals?


[Please don't interfere with the KOmmie KOs "reasoning."]


What if Mitt Romney squeaks by next Tuesday, and eventually wins the nomination, thanks to Kossacks' votes. What if Mitt Romney spends hundreds of millions on TV spots that eventually results in a 0.25% win on election day. Wonder how funny that will be?


[Absolutely HILARIOUS!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!]


YES--Can we FINALLY play the DAMN GAME. instead of pansies saying "let's not act like Republicans" This is legitimate, lets' do it!!

[We can fool ourselves. Lets' do it!!]


Your idea is very interesting, and could work out just as you project. Who knows for sure? What I do know, is that none of us can predict what will happen and therefore how to play our cards.


[Your straight will be beaten by the Romney full house.]


If we're going to be treated like obstreperous teenagers by the establishment, let's have a little fun before we have to grow up. If the Rs don't like it, they can close their primary, as many state parties do already. I always thought that "open primary" was an oxymoron anyway.

[Let's have some teenage fun like that guy that set fire to an SUV and ended up setting himself on fire.]



This is a great buy also very funny strategy, which is a big plus. There is no way to reanimate Romney's campaign - and if there was, that might be worth doing anyway. But it won't happen. At worst, this could be a little bit of fun. At best, it might confuse the Republicans - and they only know how to do one thing when they're confused. ATTACK, ATTACK ATTACK!!!

[Your strategy is making us LAUGH, LAUGH LAUGH!!!]


I'm sick of being a loser. Politics is a blood sport. People who aren't willing to play the game lose to people who are.

[So play the game and lose your shirt, loser.]


well some of us don't think this scheme is going to hurt the GOP, may well backfire and embarass us more.


[I love that backfire embarass part.]


If he doesn't win Michigan--where he's been advertising heavily for a long, long time--he'll put out.


[So let's ensure that the strongest GOP candidate stays in the race by voting for him in Michigan. DUhhhhh.]


yeah - repugs got Liebershit elected. now you get Romney elected.you're smart - REAL smart.


[KOmmie KOs is shooting for the political dunce cap award.]


Something about this doesn't seem quite right to me. The GOP seems to be mucking things up on their own just fine. We've got the advantage right now, let's not screw it up playing silly games.

[No. No. Continue screwing it up by playing silly games.]


Too much chance to backfire. I'd beware of unintended consequences or some sort of weird butterfly effect. I don't think Romney would be that weak of a candidate if he did turn it around. He's got that young purty boy thing going for him.


[The KOmmie in the Bottle.]


It's clever. It's evil. It's fun. What's not to like?

[Try counterproductive.]

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anon 1:50 said...

Clueless.

That's all that can be said for these nitwits. Completely clueless.

Why they think the party is 'fractured' is beyond me. I am thoroughly enjoying the fine-tooth comb each of the candidates has been scraped with.

Remember Rudy? Peak, then wane. Huckabee? Same. McCain? I think the same will happen as his warts and scars are subjected to the harsh light.

Ron Paul? Er. Um... Ron Paul is the freak show in this circus. And that's about as kindly as I can put that.

I have patience and 10 months. I don't care what smoke and fluff the MSM or KOS or any other group is throwing around, I'll make my own decision, thanks.

And I may not make it until I'm driving to my polling place.

It's the process, see?

8:54 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

Oh yeah? We're the adhesive holding the country together. You wingnuts are the hydrocarbon polymer here. So everything you say just bounces off of us and sticks to you.

So there.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...

Uhm... trog?... If YOU are the adhesive and WE are the hydrocarbon polymer, I detect a serious flaw in the second part of your attempted affront.

Is your argument "You're rubber, we're glue... Everything bounces off you and sticks to... oh crap!"?

Brilliant!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Britt said...

Oh yeah? We're the adhesive holding the country together. You wingnuts are the hydrocarbon polymer here. So everything you say just bounces off of us and sticks to you.

So there.

....alrighty then.


"In 1988, Republican voters again crossed over, helping Jesse Jackson win the Democratic primary, helping rack up big margins for Jackson in Republican precincts. (Michigan Republicans can clearly be counted on to practice the worst of racial politics.)"

Wait, so voting for a black guy is now practicing the worst of racial politics?

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Ray said...

"Michigan Democrats helped deliver their state to McCain in 2000 to spite their hated governor, John Engler, who had "guaranteed" his state to Bush."

Really! And how did that work out for you?

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Basilisk said...

And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us.

In the meantime, we can watch the Democratic party further "unified" by playing a scintillating round of "Who Wants To Be a Victim?" You would think they'd want to quell the in-house noise, first.

It reinforces a the meme that Bush has already started, which is that Democrats are smart and Republicans are stupid...I just love this shit.

Not if it helps Romney, it won't. All it will do is re-enforce that Democrats are so "smart" that they keep making the same stupid mistakes ad nauseum.

Last time I checked, "smart" does not actually mean "resident of Cloud-Cuckoo-Land".

YES--Can we FINALLY play the DAMN GAME. instead of pansies saying "let's not act like Republicans"

What, actually debate the issues instead of using every logical fallacy in the DNC playbook with a special emphasis on ad hominems? Perish the thought.

But thanks for playing. We have some lurvely consolation prizes for you...

If we're going to be treated like obstreperous teenagers by the establishment, let's have a little fun before we have to grow up.

And the funny thing about this is that it would never occur to these "obstreperous teenagers" that the treatment they receive is a direct reflection on how they act. This may be the first time they've ever had to deal with the consequences of their temper tantrums.

I'm sick of being a loser.

Now would be a good time to re-evaluate those political leanings before you have to leave uni and have to join the real world.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Jerome Goolsby said...

Ignoring the fact that Troglaman not only responds to the real world by slamming his head up his ass he also lacks the intellect to to avoid behaving as anything other than an 8 year old in an adult's body, KOS has shown he's suffering from a terminal case of dumbass. Only a dumbass would conclude that it's brilliant to give a victory to a guy who has the vast wealth necessary to bankroll his own campaign (and will still have money to burn when it's all said and done).

Typical for the rank and file of the Socialist Demoratic Party of America and their brain dead maniacal minions.

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2008/01/libs_for_mccain.html

From The Hotline

January 15, 2008
Libs For McCain
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Despite urging from some activists like Markos Moulitsas that Michigan Democrats vote for Mitt Romney over John McCain, CNN exit polling indicates the Arizona Republican won the liberal vote.

McCain captured 41 percent of Democrats who voted in the Republican primary, 10 points more than Romney. Mike Huckabee meanwhile, only captured 14 percent of Democrats.

Though the Democratic primary race was rendered essentially meaningless after party sanctions, few Democrats decided to vote in the Republican primary — according to the exit polling, Democrats only constituted 7 percent of the vote in that contest.



Posted at 09:54 PM

12:06 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"Oh yeah? We're the adhesive holding the country together. You wingnuts are the hydrocarbon polymer here. So everything you say just bounces off of us and sticks to you. So there." Son of Troglaman

Go back to bed.

"In fact, if/when Romney wins in November, I will be sure to credit KOmmie KOs for his unwitting help." PJ

Any action goin' on here? Over-under? Point spread? Length of concession speech? If there is, I want in.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

I meant to say I'm going back to bed. Maybe if you wingnuts spent more time there you wouldn't be so dumb. Dumbasses.

12:30 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

troglaman, you really ought to have a professional look into those Delusions of Adequacy you have.

1:47 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"I meant to say I'm going back to bed. Maybe if you wingnuts spent more time there you wouldn't be so dumb. Dumbasses." Son of Troglaman

Cowardly Doppelganger.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

You're just jealous that I sound more like you than you do.

Dumbass.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous dubya said...

Couple good commentaries this morning about liberals' hypocrisy and "open mindedness."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120053277483496183.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120053277483496183.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Gunslinger said...

I've never understood the point of an open primary. It seems like an oxymoron.

If Republicans are choosing a Republican Party candidate, why in the world should Democrats be allowed a vote?

And vice versa.

I don't understand why any were ever set up that way.

It would just seem to encourage "insurgent enemy" voting, which doesn't seem healthy for what is supposed to be a straightforward and honest, and transparent democratic process.

10:26 PM  
Anonymous trog said...

"You're just jealous that I sound more like you than you do. Dumbass."
-Son of Troglaman

Hey, the more trogs the better. Whoever you are, you're starting to make sense for once.

1:30 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

Whoever you are, you're starting to make sense for once. -trog

Damn, I guess I need to try harder, then. Ahem.

You dumbasses won't even admit how much of a failure Iraq has been! The surge working? Don't make me laugh! All that news to the contrary is just the usual wingnuttia lies. I said so, so it's true. Dumbasses.

Better?

12:15 PM  
Anonymous trog said...

"Better?" Son of Troglaman

Nope. Two steps forward, one step back. It happens.

Tell me why the surge is working then tell me why it's worth it. Tell me why 66% of the rest of us don't agree. What is it we're missing? Make a case instead of being clever.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Basilisk said...

Pearls before swine, I'm sure, but may as well. And this is just within five minutes of a casual search. I could probably come up with even more if I blew the rest of my night digging this stuff up.

Chart of weekly Iraq attack trends up to November 2007

Sectarian deaths until November 2007

Original Wiki article (The author concludes that violence may be down due to a number of other factors, but the stated objective has indeed been accomplished)

Even key Democrats have been forced to admit that the objectives of the surge have been achieved

Apparently that blithely stated '66%' [Source?] doesn't include most Democrats, who have remained tellingly silent on the matter. In fact, the only ones still insisting 'the surge isn't working!' are the loonies floating around the blogosphere with their fingers in their proverbial ears and trying to wish the facts away.

Bonus link! Interview with SFC Thomas Nichols of JACK ARMY on the realities of being deployed in Iraq. Excellent analysis of military operations.

9:58 PM  

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