Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot???

Politico has a story chock full o Obambi worship of the worst kind.
I make a lot of fun of Obambi. That's because he is such a worthy target of any thinking person's derision and scorn, but apparently, I am part of a very small minority who realizes this.

Seriously, would any other person be considered a viable candidate for POTUS if they were to receive glowing endorsements from Hamas, Ahamadinnerjacket,and Syria? HELL NO! If any other candidate hobnobbed with unrepentant domestic terrorists, spent twenty years in a church where racism blatantly flowed from the pulpit, and had a spouse who never felt proud of this country until their candidacy, we'd send them packing, right?

But because he's black, and gives a good speech, he is anointed as the Second Coming. Unfortunately, he is fooling people who might otherwise be qualified to see right through him, and have more reason then most to do so. Case in point:

Black lawmakers emotional about Obama's success
By: Josephine Hearn
June 5, 2008 01:04 PM EST

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was about to enter his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday afternoon when a tourist from Miami rushed up to him.

"Damn, missed it by that much."

“I was watching Barack last night, and I just kept thinking, ‘What would Dr. King think?’” the tourist, Larry Ellery, told Lewis expectantly.

That Obambi is a tool who will set race relations back a quarter century if elected?

As the only living person to have spoken at the lectern the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, Lewis was perhaps the best person to answer a question that occupied the minds of many Americans.

Waiving the bloody shirt, civil rights style.

Lewis touched Ellery’s arm and paused.

"Connecting" with the voters, no doubt.

“He would have been very, very pleased,” Lewis said. “He probably would have said, ‘Hallelujah!’”

Yes, because the race HAS to trump quality and experience.

On Capitol Hill, as across the country Wednesday, African-Americans reflected on Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama’s historic rise as the first black presidential nominee to lead a major political party. They noted that only a few decades ago, African-Americans were fighting across large swaths of the South for basic human rights, hardly pondering the possibility that one of them might soon lead the country.

And I think that many of those brave individuals would be asking anyone who would listen "Who's the empty suit?"

Many black lawmakers said they were elated at Obama’s victory.

You expected otherwise?

Many said they never thought such a day would come.

Many cried.

I did too. I suspect it was not for the same reasons.

“If someone had told me this would be happening now, I would have told them they were crazy, out of their mind, they didn’t know what they were talking about,” said Lewis, who was president of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee when he stood with King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. “I just wish the others were around to see this day. ... To the people who were beaten, put in jail, were asked questions they could never answer to register to vote, it’s amazing.”

And all so they could get a viable candidate in a junior senator with no experience spouting Marxist ideals and throwing old friends under the bus for political expedience. They should be so proud!

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), who grew up in segregated South Carolina and rose to the majority whip position last year, said he was so overcome with emotion Tuesday night that he left a victory party and had to watch Obama’s speech alone.

I was so overcome with emotion that I had to turn it off before I started throwing things at the visage of the sanctimonious so-in-so.

“I thought this day would come, but I didn’t think I’d live to see it,” Clyburn said. “I got home, and I was so emotional I couldn’t feel myself. I was numb.”

He poured himself a Jack Daniels and Diet Coke and watched Obama speak.

I also needed a drink, but if I started, I might not stop.

Clyburn said he was disappointed that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) didn’t concede but then added: “Nobody can dampen this for me.”

Obama will formally accept the Democratic nomination on Aug. 28, exactly 45 years to the day after King’s speech and 55 years to the day after 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi in a brutal act of violence that spurred the modern civil rights movement.

And if we repeat it enough, it will somehow gain significance.

Throughout the day Wednesday, African-Americans offered up historical yardsticks to measure what is happening now: 40 years since King’s assassination; 43 years since the passage of the Voting Rights Act; 60 years since the late Sen. Strom Thurmond left the Democratic Party over the issue of race, which began the Democrats’ transformation from the party of Jim Crow to the party of Barack Obama.

Fighting for something to be able to vote for nothing. You've come a long way, baby!

At least five African-Americans before Obama have mounted serious campaigns for president. The first was then-Rep. Shirley Chisholm in 1972. The most successful was the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who won 30 percent of the delegate votes at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. The Rev. Al Sharpton made a notable run in 2004, as did former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun. Republican Alan Keyes campaigned in 1996 and 2000.

And all had FAIL! in common. But now they have Obambi. Now with no substance and scary friends!

But only Obama, because of either ability or timing, has succeeded in clinching a major party nomination.

Well, we can count ability out. How about "Shiny Happy Vacuousness"?

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), son of the one-time presidential contender, said Obama’s victory overwhelmed him.

That IS a surprise.

“I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years,” he said. “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. ... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”

Hubris much? I have a feeling we may cry a lot longer than 4 years.

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) couldn’t stop laughing Wednesday morning, conceding that he was giddy over Obama’s victory.

Because Airheads in the Oval Office are teh funni!

“It’s a good day in America,” he proclaimed.

If you are a Marxist bent on the nation's destruction.

Clay recalled turning to his father at the breakfast table several months ago and asking whether the elder Clay, himself a former congressman, had ever thought he would see the day when an African-American received the nomination of a major political party.

Showing just how absurd electoral politics have gotten in this country.

“He just straight-out said no,” Clay said, surmising that the same conversation must now be playing out at breakfast tables across the country.

"Dad? Do you think Americans will completely lose their minds and elect a candidate endorsed by our enemies?"

Despite Obama’s singular position in American political history, his backers said his race would not be a focus in his campaign. He will stick to economic matters, foreign policy and other topics with broad appeal. Obama rarely describes himself as an African-American candidate. He will not start now, backers said.

In other words, he will pontificate on subjects he knows nothing about.

“It should be downplayed in the campaign. ... We’ll have to leave that to the historians to consider, because we have an election to win,” said Jackson. “I hope the least historical thing about Barack Obama is his being black and the most historical is that he solved our health care problems, ended the war in Iraq and made life better for Americans.”

Good sentiment, but considering ha can't possibly succeed at those goals, perhaps you should play up the history angle.

Martin Kady II contributed to this story.
He wanted his name on it? Unbelievable.