DDUmmies Wrighting Off Barack O'Bama
The Rise and Fall of Barack Obama
[But no matter how far Obama falls, he is still going to have the majority of the Democrat delegates. Hee! Hee!]
The skinny kid with the funny name from Hawaii had a great run. By forcing all four other candidates off the ballot, including the woman who had reached out to help him, he maneuvered his way into the Illinois State Legislature. There, he found a found an extortionist and money launderer who channeled hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions his way, while helping land a plum real estate deal. Then, in spite of an undistinguished career in the state legislature where he repeatedly pushed the wrong button on votes, he found another backer in the Illinois Senate who funneled dozens of bills his way to sponsor -- even though others had done the groundwork for years and were thus robbed of the recognition they deserved -- thus padding Obama's credentials for a national Senate run, in exchange for Obama later pushing through $300 million of earmarks in return.
[My political nose is detecting the talking points scent of Icky Harold Ickes behind all this. It's all true but notice the timing on this?]
Once in the Senate, he found a couple of other prominent supporters who were anxious to tear down the Clintons and, lo and behold, the first term Senator was running for president, in spite of earlier promising he would complete his first term and admitting he was too inexperienced to seek national office.
[The Ickes scent is even stronger here.]
And, the funny thing is, he came so close. Riding on his oratorical skills and the backing of one of the wealthiest media magnates in the world, he put together a coalition of African Americans and and upper-income voters. Despite receiving a minority of votes cast by whites, Latinos, and Asians, and losing 7 of the largest 8 states in the nation (all except his home state of Illinois), his big margins in some Southern States and midwestern caucus states gave him a decent lead in delegates over Hillary Clinton. By stalling efforts at a revote in Florida, he looked like he had a good chance of keeping his lead in delegates and popular votes into the Democratic convention, where he and his supporters could extortion votes from remaining Super Delegates by threatening not to support Hillary Clinton if nominated.
[The FUn fireworks from Camp Democrat are very entertaining to watch!]
Though potential road blocks emerged, particularly with the start of the Rezko trial, the media continued to treat Obama with kid gloves at the same time that it pilloried Hillary Clinton. All that started to change though as the race drew to an end, with Obama having emerged as the frontrunner. In the end, it was the controversy over his pastor and spiritual advisor, Jeremiah Wright, that brought Obama down. A series of videos emerged -- sold and promoted by Wright's church itself -- which showed Wright angrily denouncing "the United States of White America" and "USKKKA", which he said, purposely introduced AIDS into the Black community and brought the Sept. 11 attacks on itself. Wright also said that Hillary Clinton was not deserving of the presidency because "she's never been called a nigger," and proclaimed "God Damn America" as an alternative to God bless America. The repeated broadcast of Wright angrily making these pronouncements becamed seared in the nation's consciousness.
[So, Barack, how does it feel to be the prime target of the Hillary War Room under Generalissimo Ickes?]
Obama attempted to rescue himself by criticizing Wright's remarks, dropping Wright from the campaign's African American religious committee, and implying that he was not aware of these stands until recently. However, given that Obama had attended Wright's church for 20 years, been married by him, had his children baptized by him, donated tens of thousands of dollars per year to his church, and lauded him in his book, Audacity of Hope (appropriately named for one of Wright's slogans), the public wasn't buying it. Obama's popularity among every group but African Americans sank like a stone.
[Too late to Wright Barack's epitah. He's got the most delegates.]
The first bad news came on April 22 in Pennsylvania, a state that the Obama campaign itself projected to lose by only 5 points. In the end, Obama lost by 20, getting barely a quarter of the white vote. Guam tilted for Clinton as well, and then the crushing blow came on May 6, when Obama narrowly lost two sizeable states he had projected to win, Indiana and North Carolina. Not unexpectedly, West Virginia and Kentucky went by huge margins for Clinton, who then squeezed out a win in Oregon as well. Clinton picked up dozens of delegates in a big Puerto Rico win, and won a narrow victory in the Michigan revote as well. The Montana and South Dakota primaries were close, but by that time the result was foretold.
[Huh? What are you? Some kind of time traveler, Harold?]
Clinton's string of victories had pulled her close to Obama in both the delegates and popular vote, with Obama's margin in both dependent on exclusion of Florida. Obama had fallen far behind in the national polls, both directly against Clinton and in comparison with Clinton in match-ups with McCain. His string of defeats, including in states he had been expected to win, and his low level of approval among whites, Hispanics, and Asians, indicated that he didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the national election. Every day, more and more super delegates were announcing their support for Hillary. Her nomination was secured. The only question that remained was whether Obama would maintain enough support from pledged and super delegates to force Hillary to accept him as her VP. If so, he still had a chance to redeem himself and survive to run again another day.
[Okay, now that we've seen this Clintonian fantasy of the near future, let us hear from the other DDUmmies...]
well, it was fun while it lasted, but his critical mistake was to confuse a bunch of upper-income white liberals and the black population for a coalition. coalitions are groups of people who have each others' backs.
[Good news! John Kerry has your back!]
Then the Dems may end up having no candidate at all. Because after JEREMIAH no one's going to want to touch Obama with a barge pole. Talk about political suicide. 'You voted for HIM??' Hey.
[What if they had a convention and no one was nominated?]
Great Diary...it was fun...but I think Obama's finally blown it with Wright...here's a story that will be difficult to give him a pass on. This story has been out there forever..but thanks to Fox News..(I never thought I would say this) it is being covered 24-7. There's no way he would win in the GE now...so I hope his followers do what's right for America and support the other Dem candidate. Or else they will be responsible for Mac.
[I think you should thank Icky Harold Ickes.]
Hillary beleives in this country, and wants to make it once again the shining light on the hill. She knows we need change but she will do the right kind of change..to rebuild this country for the good of the people. She won't bring it down, and divide it like Obama is doing with his race baiting politics.
[Is that you, Harold Ickes?]
I know you Hill people sometime have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality. but here's a quick clue if your dog is talking to you and telling you about Hillary's road to victory-- its probably a hallucination.
[Or Harold Ickes poisoning the Obama Kool Aid.]
Obama played the race card all through this campaign..while saying he's a Unifier. This is not what we need in the White House.
[Is that you, Hillary?]
I hope that the SDs are rethinking their votes for this nomination, I also hope that Obama loses badly in Pennsylvania. I wish Nancy Pelosi would just shut up already. The thing she should have done was not take impeachment of the current occupant in the WH off the table, where her opinion was the most important opinion there is, but in this nomination process she has exactly one vote, just like any other SD. Now she wants to insert herself where she has no authority and makes no sense because how do you determine the will of the people and at what time are you determining the will of the people. Before the Wright mess and Rezko trial or after it. The only people who are now for Obama are the coolaid drinkers, the other people who were not yet on board the Obama gravy train will now not get onboard due to this dust up about these tawdry matters with Obama. These revelations make Obama basically unelectable. If the democratic party insists on putting him as our nominee, he will lose the Nov election. That would be so tragic because we could win with Hillary, even if they force her to put Obama on the ticket, which would be at this time a detriment but the AA community may not be happy unless he is. However surely the Obama supporters must see if they can look at this thing dispassionately that he has become a liability because of this ugly hate speech from his pastor and mentor. Unacceptable.
[The divisive Democrat convention is going to be the BEST entertainment in years!]
What's it called when schadenfreude is based in delusion?
Wright laced into America's establishment, blaming the "white arrogance" of America's Caucasian majority for the woes of the world, especially the oppression suffered by blacks. To underscore the point he refers to the country as the "United States of White America." Many in the congregation, including Obama, nodded in apparent agreement as these statements were made.
[Maybe he was just nodding off to sleep.]
There's no way Obama survives this. Either he can get destroyed in the general election or not get the nomination. I don't know if things are going to play out the way you are saying but he definitely is done. There's no way he'll make it to the WH with a twenty year association with a hate filled racist church.
[A win/win situation for EVIL Republicans.]
The Clintons really don't need the Democratic Party. Not any more. The Democratic Party needs them now, if it is to survive beyond the hopelessly Wright-tained Obama come the fall.
[A Touch of Ego.]
He is a devout Christian who either does not know what his pastor preaches or is not inflenced by his pastor and spritual adviser.
Obama is the reason the democratic party is divided, not Hillary.
[St. Hillary: Pure as the driven slush.]