Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I'm Not the One Who's in America, But...

So, Indiana and North Carolina coming up, and She still ain't dead - far from it. Talk about 'testicular fortitude'... Lord but it's unedifying though, isn't it? She'll stop at nothing, having put the wind up whitey by n*ggerising Obama via the Rev Wright, wresting an unwise remark about God and guns out of context and turning it into a vote loser, stealing McCain's idea of a summer fuel tax holiday (as any fuel kno), U-turning over Florida and the other void primary where Barack didn't even stand - which she's now prepared to use to swing the arithmetic - and presenting herself as the friend of the little guy and the only hope of a fair and effective health service (this to voters with short memories, presumably). No wonder Obama has effectively been bludgeoned into a stunned silence. One can only hope the thing's over soon, and, for the sake of the Dems at least, that Obama comes out on top. Whatever the psephologists and backroom wonks say, Hill couldn't beat McCain. She's still Mr America's pain-in-the-ass first wife, and the more strident and unscrupulous and unlovable she gets, the more she is.


  1. We finally disagree, Nige - at least in part. Hillary is probably all you say, and I have no intention of voting for her myself ever, but ...
    Her new rapport with the mythical little guy comes in part from the fact that so much of her support has in fact come from blue-collar women, especially older women. I don't think that has been lost upon her.
    As for Obama, on one level he seems to me to be nothing but a warm voice that never says anything (caught off guard, he can be surprisingly inarticulate). But he sought out the Rev. Wright, called Wright his mentor, sat in his pews for two decades. He sought out Bill Ayers. In fact, in his highly touted autobiography he says he went out of his way to connect with radical thinkers and activists. As for his San Francisco remark, it was reported by the Huffington Post, which supports him. Why? Because they agreed with what he said and thought it displayed his wonderful compassion for the poor benighted hicks and rubes whose votes he had to pander for. She's transparently ambitious. He's a complete phony. She would also make the better president, though I hope it doesn't come to that.

  2. Judicious and fair as ever, Frank, though I do think (or hope) there's more to Obama, and fear that La Clinton could be even worse than I portray her. Anyway, by the time these two have fought to a standstill (with writs flying, no doubt) the poor old Dems won't be in much shape for winning an election.

  3. One other thing, Nige. Here is Madame Obama telling us what to expect from Lord Barack:
    "Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."
    Well, Michelle, I'm a citizen, not a subject, and I don't vote for people to tell me what to do, especially if they assume I'm uninvolved and uninformed.

  4. Personally, Nige, I will be happy with either Obama or Hillary in the White House. I don't warm to Hillary, but I'd never demonize her as you are doing. She really did her damnedest (with Bill) to get Americans some kind of national health care. And as someone who is ill right now but not going to the doctor -- b/c my husband and I have very lousy healthcare which we pay for ourselves and nothing is covered until you hit a deductible of $7,500 -- I'm all for anyone who can craft universal coverage.

    America is going to hell in a hand basket right now: Recession, lack of health care, war. Any change in leadership is going to be a good thing.

  5. Well get well soon, Susan - and whatever happens you'll soon have a change of leadership. Looks like we Brits will be lumbered with Brown for another two years...

  6. Well, went to the betting office today. £ 50 on Hillary to win.

    If the snake can't be scotched, at least she can pay for my Botox treatment - ha...!

    (Third time lucky? Tried to post this twice today. It won't take. I bet that Hillary has a hand in it!)


  7. I'm desperate for Hillary to loose. I put £25 back in October for Obama (as the democratic nominee) when he was still seen as a second choice. If he pulls through i'll get 150 quid.

  8. Nice work Chuck - and it's looking a better bet this morning.

  9. America is going to hell in a hand basket right now: Recession, lack of health care, war. Any change in leadership is going to be a good thing.

    Oh sure, that philosophy has never let us down.

    Hillary finally won my respect when she threatened Acmedonogood with nuclear obliteration. And she was believable, too. Somehow I can't see Obama ever making such a promise. Who would believe him anyhow, since he's so chummy with terrorists.

  10. I'm all for anyone who can craft universal coverage.

    And the good thing about it is that it will be totally free!