For all those Obama fans who chastised me during 2007-2008:
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The New York Times doesn’t even bother using a picture of the current inhabitant of the White House.
Except, I cried. A lot. Getting your heart stomped on by the people you thought were on your side will have that effect.
I found this via this story at RAWA News
Yes, Obama is Bush’s third term. We tried to warn ya, Michael. And while I agree with you, I can’t help but recall how much Koolaid you slurped. You backed the Magic Pony instead of the Work Horse. The offense you take at Obama is stunning. It was all there for you to see, but your CDS blinded you to it all.
I owe you a meaty post…at least, that’s how I feel, but a late night at the Dayton Dems Town Hall last night and a pretty rough week at work (and it’s only Wednesday), and there’s just not a long post in me.
Last night’s Town Hall was my first “toe dip” into Democratic Party anything since I went NP in June. I loved seeing my old friends, even the one who back then couldn’t understand my passion for Hillary, but who is now appalled at Obama’s claim of “sovereign immunity.” She didn’t want to hear what I had to say then. Do you think she might be willing to listen now? But, I think we’re sorta stuck now.
Regarding the evening, suffice it to say, Barbara Buckley needs to be our next Governor…and I mean in 2010. Jimbo, you are toast. If she chooses to run, I am so there.
Second, you need to know, we’ve got an incredibly dedicated and hard working legislature. It’s easy to stand on the outside and throw stones, but damn, given the decisions that they have to make and the dollars they have to work with, I don’t envy them at all.
Good news! It looks like the funds for the oncology unit at UMC will be restored and it will be re-opened. More details when I’ve got them, but that’s what I took away from my very explicit question to Speaker Buckley and the Democratic Legislative members last night. By the way, if you were a Lyon County resident and you blew off last night’s town hall, you Missed Out.
I guess I should be excited that KO is speaking out about Obama’s latest (even if he did crib it all from GG), but, gosh, gee…I just can’t seem to muster any kind of enthusiasm for him. As I said to my friend who breathlessly reported on KO’s segment with Jonathan Turley on last night’s Countdown:
I heard about Keith’s show via Glenn Greenwald. I am happy that he has seen the light on this one thing, but I wil NEVER forgive him for the shit he pulled during the primaries. I won’t watch. Sorry. KO can kiss my ass.
And after said friend asked me to have mercy on KO because he’d recently lost his mother:
I don’t know anything about KO’s mother passing away and he has my sympathy for that. However, I don’t see how that has anything to do with his actions toward Hillary. His was just another voice of hatred for her. One of the worst. He is a misogynistic pig (even before he started on HRC), so I will listen to saner voices instead of his. And yeah, while Turley’s been right about the constitutional stuff, he’s had a real blind spot when it comes to the Clintons…both of them. Again, I’ll read Greenwald and Somerby and pass on KO.
And just to finish it off: The worst music video….ever. Rock Me Tonite!
And yes, I have been drinking. Why do you ask?
It really does. If anyone has proven herself to be a team player, it is Hillary Clinton. She hasn’t even been officially nominated, much less spent one day at the State Department, and she’s already being labeled a backstabber.
But world leaders who are impressed at her high profile may also wonder whether she speaks for Obama, said one former Clinton foreign policy official, who spoke on condition of anonymity when assessing her aptitude for the diplomatic post.
The leaders may look at her and wonder: “If she’s a person with her own trajectory, how loyal can she be?” the official said.
I’ve heard others, at work and within in my own family even, assert that Hillary is some sort of power seeker and that she is apparently unable to share it (despite all evidence to the contrary). Regardless of what the bloviators of the MSM, Air America, the progressive blogosphere and right-wing talk may spew, Hillary is loyal and a dedicated public servant who has worked for 35 years to better the lives of Americans and people across the globe.
And, pray tell, who is this “anonymous” former Clinton foreign policy official? Why are these wankers so eager to dish dirt to the press and never willing to put their face to their assertions? When I read what these anonymous sources have to say about Hillary’s apparently ruthless ambition my first thought is always, “Projection!!” Hillary has always stood by her words. Anonymous apparently can’t stand by his. Why? He (or she) is covering his ass. He wants to stay in the circles of power, employed, and on the speed dial of every media hack in DC (or Chicago…in this case), ready to lob whatever grenade du jour the reporter needs.
That Hillary has had the nerve to actually insist on autonomy, the abilty to hire her own staff, and to request that those within Obama’s campaign who were the most disparaging of her not be inserted into the department she will be tapped to run, is declared “ruthlessness” by these obsequious syncophants is just so much bullshit.
The advisers who helped trash the former First Lady’s foreign policy credentials on the campaign trail are being brutally shunted aside, as the price of her accepting the job of being the public face of America to the world. In negotiations with Mr Obama this week before agreeing to take the job, she demanded and received assurances that she alone should appoint staff to the State Department. She also got assurances that she will have direct access to the President and will not have to go through his foreign policy advisers on the National Security Council, which is where many of her critics in the Obama team are expected to end up.
I’d call this pretty damned smart, and exactly what I’d expect from anyone tapped to serve in the cabinet. The individual jobs are hard enough without having to look over your shoulder all the time or run a gauntlet just to get to speak to your supervisor (the Pres). The cabinet is supposed to be the President’s circle of advisors, not a rubber stamp. Have we not see enough of that over the past eight years?
All this handwringing that Hillary will work to undermine Obama, rather than push forward for the betterment of the country and the world, has no basis in fact. Her tireless campaigning for Obama, much to the disappointment of many in the PUMA blogosphere, is a testament to her commitment to keeping her word and her loyalty. The selection of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State actually does give me hope, and not the Hopey-Changey crap of the campaign. It shows me that Obama may actually have the best interests of the country and the world at heart. Time will tell. But in this selection he’s chosen the person who has stood by her word, negotiated firmly, and is loyal. I can’t think of better qualities for SoS.
As I commented on another blog, who would you rather tap to be your SoS?
So, enough already.