Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jumping the Shark


I imagine most are familiar with the term Jumping the Shark. That is the episode in a favourite and admired TV Series where it all starts to go downhill.

I'm getting a strong whiff of this from the Obama campaign.

He had the gall (on top of his "sweetie" remarks to a female reporter a month ago) to tell HRC supporters this:

"According to Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Obama then said, "However, I need to make a decision in the next few months as to how I manage that since I'm running against John McCain, which takes a lot of time. If women take a moment to realize that on every issue important to women, John McCain is not in their corner, that would help them get over it."


And get this: from Barack Obama's blog, posted by one of his supporters on how to handle HRC and not taken down by the blog administrator.

Just slit her throat, lock her in a car boot, and drive the car into a river in West Virginia.

Ain’t gonna let no whore screw with the man


Pro HRC comments are removed from his blog whereas the above and many more of a similar sickening vein remain.

And just in case anyone has forgotten, BO steamed into town with the following declaration:



This is not looking good for the world.

Oh yeah, and he voted to let the telecommunication companies implicit in unauthorized spying on private citizens off the hook, and continue surveillance without cause.

Are any of the Obamabots coming out of their coma of CHANGE?

10 comments:

  1. Well, www, you know how suspicious I am of politicians. Much as I would like to think Obama is going to be a breath of fresh air and a fearless radical, it's so routine for politicians to backslide as soon as they get into power and get leaned on by all the usual vested interests, I'm not too optimistic. Certainly the things you mention there ring a few loud alarm bells.

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  2. Plus as well, Nick, the murky beginnings of his political aspirations/encouragements in the Chicago crime scene.
    I think the only "Change" we're going to be seeing is the same old same old at the White House with a different face.
    XO
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  3. voting for president, in my mind is always picking the lesser of two evils.

    i have never understood the passionate support people feel for their candidate--people who run for president are driven by ambition and a need for power. you have to have that in a president. but those characteristics also make me extremely wary.

    every time.

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  4. This makes my blood run cold, WWW.

    I've had a bad feeling about O. right from the beginning, and I didn't know quite why. It's becoming clearer with each day's news.

    Any of the other original 8 Dem candidates would have been a much much better choice than O, and any of the African Americans in Congress would have been preferable too. It'd be so good to have a black president of the USA, but why, oh why, did it have to be him? Well - it might not be - there's still a long way to go and more pages of the story still to be told. :-)

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  5. Laurie:
    The old adage of power corrupting, and the need for power being obsessional from Day 1.
    Absolutely.
    I have to admit to being very alarmed by the last week's happenings.
    XO
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  6. T:
    Me too, as you know. A very bad vibe off the man.
    Like he's a pre-programmed puppet down to the MLK phrasing and cadences of speech.
    Time will tell.
    My only concern is do we have much of it left?
    XO
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  7. You're bursting my bubble, I wanted to be naive just a little bit longer.

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  8. We can never be naive when it comes to politics, Nora.
    I think the Obamabots are going to have a helluva shock if he is elected!
    XO
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  9. There's a line of thought here, in England, that Obama's appeal is like Princess Diana's - with all the detachment from fundamental reality this implies. I don't know if this thought will have any meaning your side. But, I guess, in a short campaign, style can win over substance - hence ten years of Tony Blair here. But the presidential campaign lasts months - and that gives you the time to verify the true substance, if there is any, in Obama.

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  10. I agree, OF, I've seen some of the articles.
    I found the Diana worship very creepy and had huge disagreements with my partner of the time about her.
    I found her extraordinarily shallow and I'm afraid I feel the same about Obama.
    XO
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