Thanks for the Nomination, Suckers!
You know, if people would have just listened to me and taken my word for it from the get-go, we could have avoided a lot of disappointment and bullshit from this new version of Barack "say anything" Obama.
You see, Obama is rapidly trying to out-pander Hillary Clinton now that he's cinched the Democratic nomination.
First, he got behind our disappointing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her pet chihuahua Steny Hoyer and voted to let AT&T and other telecommunications giants off the civil suit hook for their participation in illegally spying on average Americans.
Now he's talking about wanting to emulate George W. Bush's phony "Faith Based Initiative" program. What fucking gall.
See, he wants to kill two birds with one stone here.
1. He wants to appeal to right-wingnut evangelical Christian voters by pretending to give a shit about what they have to say.
2. He wants to make sure everyone knows he's not only a Christian, but a bat-shit extremist Christian who's willing to manipulate language in order to give the secret message that by "faith-based" he means Christian based.
Frankly, I don't give a shit that his naive little whippersnapper Gen X, Y and Z fans are being more disappointed by the day with his pandering. They never bothered to look beyond the cool, skinny guy who promised a lot of ch-ch-ch-changes, so they deserve no sympathy.
But I do feel sorry for my contemporaries, whose wisdom and political savvy was temporarily blinded by Obama's shiny promises of a brighter day a comin'.
Obama's magnificent team of advisers who helped propel him to victory have apparently been replaced by the same old crusty political junkies who are telling him that he's got ta- got ta- got ta start changing his liberal stripes so the fossils in the middle and right will vote for him. As if!
Nope, by pandering to the crusties, what he's doing is sending his base back to their dorms where they'll return to playing Guitar Hero, texting their BFFs and not voting.
He thinks he can screw his early supporters without suffering any penalties, while at the same time trying to shine the shoes of voters who'd rather die than vote for a Black Democrat.
Yep, he's actually trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
I said it before and I'll say it again. Hillary could have won the presidency because she appealed to both sides. We all knew from the start she was hiding her innate liberal side in order to appeal to the middle and right. Her record reflects her liberal side, and so does her husband's presidential record.
But nooooooooo, too many Democrats threw the dice and bet on the cool, skinny guy--just assuming he'd stay true to his base and do the right thing.
I'm still voting for him because ANY Democrat would be better than McCain't. But I've never had illusions about Obama being any different from the average flip-flopping, pandering politician.
If he wins, I hope he enjoys his one term. Then we can vote for Hillary and get this fucking show back on the road.