December 30, 2008

Shock: Obama Still Grubbing Money From Brain-Dead Cultists
— Ace

An email, letting me know how precious I am to the Obama team:

Barack Obama will be sworn in as President of the United States of America on January 20th, 2009.

It will be an unprecedented event in the history of our country, and hundreds of thousands of people will come together in Washington, D.C. to share the moment.

Supporters like you made this happen. You know that real change comes from the bottom up, not from the top down, and Barack and Joe want you to join them on this historic day. They want to start off this administration with the people who worked so hard and will continue to fight for change with them.

Between now and January 8th, 10 supporters and their guests will be selected to join the Inaugural activities.

If you make a donation -- in any amount -- to make the Inauguration a success, you and a guest could be flown to Washington, D.C., put up in a hotel, and be there as Barack is sworn in as the 44th President.

Make a donation of $5 or more right now. You and a guest could receive your ticket to history.

They're auctioning off ten (10!) tickets total (yes, with hotel and airfare, which is no big shakes, really), while soliciting donations from millions.

Do we on the right need to be more childish about all this?

Here's what I mean. Regarding Obama playing golf as war breaks out continues apace as usual between Hamas and Israel. Remember how George W. Bush was castigated by Michael Moore and the left for playing golf under identical circumstances?

The American media rises above such pettiness, of course, content instead to admire the uber-coolness of his shorts.

...

It’s a further gloss on the boss’s point about how workout regimens magically shift from “creepy” to “disciplined” when it’s Obama doing the push-ups instead of Bush: When Dubya plays a round while bombs fall in the Middle East, he’s lazy and callous, but when The One does it, he’s taking a much-needed break from the rigors of planning to run the free world. Like Geraghty, I don’t begrudge him the respite — after two years of campaigning and with tough times to come, he needs it...

Now the trouble is, I have a problem with rising to the very high bar of petulant pettiness the left has established this past eight years. I sorta want to freak out about this, like the left did, but I'm... you know, an adult and everything, and have trouble shrieking over such minor nonsense.

But is the right's sense of proportion -- not to mention our sense of embarrassment about acting like jackasses -- a hurdle for us? Would it be better to shriek endlessly about stuff like this?

I don't know. I suspect it didn't work a lot for the left, but the constant sniping and carping about everyfuckingthing must have had some impact.

So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?


Posted by: Ace at 11:05 AM | Comments (109)
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1 Do I get a soap on a rope?

Posted by: nondescript chinaman at December 30, 2008 11:07 AM (PD1tk)

2 Now that's change you can bank on.

Posted by: The Obvious at December 30, 2008 11:10 AM (1g+FW)

3 Wow it's almost like a lottery. What devious mind could contemplate such a thing? Ace you idiot, time to get over it, we lost, such is life. Move on morons.

Posted by: DavidX at December 30, 2008 11:11 AM (OMV1G)

4 David Axelrod, you magnificent bastard!

Posted by: railwriter at December 30, 2008 11:12 AM (XcsD4)

5 It's a pay-to-play ponzi scheme on a massive scale.

It's the Chicago way.

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 30, 2008 11:12 AM (H6Jyg)

6 What could they possibly be raising money for?  What is the organization? 

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2008 11:12 AM (vnJkO)

7 Barack the Magic Negro Lives in Rezko’s house The press knew all about it but they were quieter than a mouse Little Pinch’s paper loved that Obama And brought Him things like angel’s wings and questions made of fluff. Barack the Magic Negro investigates himself and frolics with the Media as they slobber on themselves Barack the Magic Negro Lived in Chicago But He doesn’t sweat cos’ He’s never met a Governor Blago Together they would travel Obama and His Press Sometimes you’d swear they wouldn’t care if He showed up in a dress Noble kings and reporters Would bow whenever He came, Even inmates in Guantanamo have been known to chant His name! Oh! Barack the Magic Negro Lives in Razko’s house The press knew all about it but they were quieter than a mouse Little Pinch’s paper loved that Obama And brought Him things like angel’s wings and questions made of fluff. Gummint programs live forever but not so the New York Times Cos’ what’s the point of stinkin’ up the joint just to read the Party Line? Then one day it happened The Times filed for bankruptcy For Barack the Magic Negro No more stenography! Barack the Magic Negro was sad as He could be He had lost His bestest friends for cheerleading incessantly Then one day it hit Him like a ton of Oprah Winfrey “Pinch must need a bailout–I’ll call the Treasury!” Now Barack and His reporters are happy all the time and the best part is when they pull your leg, they’ll do it on your dime!

Posted by: Noel at December 30, 2008 11:13 AM (4gHqM)

8 This is pretty standard stuff, isn't it? Don't all "Inaugaration Committees" or whatever they call them, solicit money from supporters to stage the event?  Seems like I recall getting something similar from the Bush inaugural committee.

Posted by: Fred at December 30, 2008 11:14 AM (fcfPV)

9 I thought stuff like this was illegal.  I'm fairly certain it is in some states.  Of course with The One we're past all those petty "the president isn't above the law" pronouncements.


Posted by: cameo at December 30, 2008 11:14 AM (JGIp7)

10

If you make a donation -- in any amount -- to make the Inauguration a success, you and a guest could be flown to Washington, D.C., put up in a hotel, and be there as Barack is sworn in as the 44th President.

You fail 9th grade English.  Try again!

Posted by: Eleven at December 30, 2008 11:14 AM (7DB+a)

11 Supporters like you made this happen. Is there something you want to tell us about? Hmmm?

Posted by: harrison at December 30, 2008 11:16 AM (Gv4O0)

12

Hold off on the freakout:

 

Because donations to an inaugural committee are not contributions under the law, there is no statutory limit on them and no source prohibition, except that foreign nationals are prohibited from donating to inaugural committees," said Bob Biersack, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission.

 

 

 

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2008 11:18 AM (vnJkO)

13 They did this exact same thing for the Denver convention.  It apparently violated Minnesota law (as it was considered to be a lottery).

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 30, 2008 11:18 AM (PVpTQ)

14 That from the Boston Glob too tedious to link anymore. 

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2008 11:18 AM (vnJkO)

15 >>>This is pretty standard stuff, isn't it? Don't all "Inaugaration Committees" or whatever they call them, solicit money from supporters to stage the event? Seems like I recall getting something similar from the Bush inaugural committee. yeah, see the additional bit I wrote about rising to the level of the left's childishness.

Posted by: ace at December 30, 2008 11:19 AM (XDxgu)

16

It helped the left that they had a remora-like appendage with big sucking pads on it like CNN, MSNBC to spew bullshit agitprop lies about Bush.

That drilled that shit into the soft little minds of countless voters.

Kudos to those fuckheads.

Even the ones with the big tits who hate being noticed for their mammoth jugs and nice asses.

Posted by: Sen. Gov. E. Buzz Miller, PhD at December 30, 2008 11:20 AM (Q7vwE)

17 The very least they could have done would be to have offered a supporter of Ace's stature the Lincoln Bedroom.

Posted by: CB at December 30, 2008 11:21 AM (9Wv2j)

18

Would it be better to shriek endlessly about stuff like this?

It's much easier to make it work if you have a compliant media that hides that you're batshit insane (Mother Sheehan for instance).

Posted by: Veeshir at December 30, 2008 11:22 AM (ThMnZ)

19

So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

Without a whiteknuckle deathgrip on the legacy media?

Nope. What's the point? All the caterwauling in the world won't matter, because the press is going to stick its fingers in its... er... ears, wipe its chin, and move on.

Posted by: jdub at December 30, 2008 11:23 AM (t9pKb)

20 Dammmit, I guess tha'ts why you're both a Senator and a Governor there Buzz, you're faster than a speeding  Veeshir.

Posted by: Veeshir at December 30, 2008 11:23 AM (ThMnZ)

21 I went to Walgreen's yesterday (to make sure the display of LenoHead Choad Massagers met spec), and they had massive, refugee-camp-style bins of OBAMA hats and shirts for sale.

That's way more fucked up than Reverend Moob fleecing his flock a little extra.

Posted by: LenoHead Choad Massagers, Inc. at December 30, 2008 11:23 AM (EVXuq)

22

And jdub comes in third.

Yay!!! I placed!!!

Posted by: Veeshir at December 30, 2008 11:24 AM (ThMnZ)

23 It's a good thing I have to run a soccer practice on the 20th, and will be able to miss everything.

Isn't Barak Hussein really a nothing now?  Not a president, not a senator.  Just a dad on vacation.

Posted by: CUS at December 30, 2008 11:24 AM (wOGfT)

24  Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

Maybe, it might be cool to say "Hey, I'm a caterwauling cretinous Cassandra!".
It makes you sound intelligent like Caroline Kennedy.

Posted by: Rocks at December 30, 2008 11:25 AM (Q1lie)

25 but the constant sniping and carping about everyfuckingthing must have had some impact.

Yeah, well, I think that  constant sniping etc. is what got Boy Wonder elected President.

Posted by: shibumi at December 30, 2008 11:25 AM (tZB/c)

26 What's the URL for the Senate seat raffle?

Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2008 11:25 AM (3Bqev)

27

Ten balls.  I seem to recall outrage from the usual suspects in 2005 when Bush had nine.

The MSM, if it were a ship, it would be listing to port so far that you could see the starborad propeller.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 30, 2008 11:26 AM (B+qrE)

28 Ace, how come you get all the really good emails?

Posted by: mikeyslaw at December 30, 2008 11:28 AM (QMGr1)

29

I am quite sure that the constant wash of negative comments about everything Bush eroded support.  That he refused to put up a defense let it cause the permanent damage.

1   We shouldn't want permanent damage for everything Barack - yeah, I know that's what they do - but good, principled opposition over what he does wrong. 

2.  Barack's team has the continuous campaign and war room thing down from the Clintons.  They will defend and push back and trash critics.  It goes both ways.  Plus they've got the MSM on defense, too. 

I will always consider Bush's biggest failure to be his unwillingness to defend himself or his policies, even ndermining those who would do so for him.  The "new tone" thing was honorable but the Democrats showed early on they were having none of it, and once the Left realied there would never be a defense, no offense was spared.  A wise man once said weakness is provocative. 

Posted by: blaster at December 30, 2008 11:32 AM (vnJkO)

30

The American media rises above such pettiness, of course, content instead to admire the uber-coolness of his shorts.

uber?  That is soooooooooo 1991.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at December 30, 2008 11:35 AM (CiVat)

31 So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

Yes, We Shall!

Look, Ace, in keeping with my personal philosophy of "Fuck Them," I would be doing this anyway.  And you have this all wrong - we're calling Jesus X and the MSM on every last scrap of their bullshit, but not like the left did.  We're doing it our way - every criticism backed up with fact.  We're not talking about becoming fucking unhinged, screaming "Obama Lied,"  and marching around with giant paper maiche puppet heads. 

We're just talking about not letting A. Single. Fucking. Slipup. go unpunished.  There is going to be a cornucopia of loose shit coming from the next administration, and I'm going to play in the blood of all these lefty fucktards who wailed about Bush shredding the constitution, concentration camps and how dissent was somehow = patriotism.

Well, if that's so, then fire up my tickertape parade, motherfuckers, because I'm fixin' to get ALL patriotic on your ass.

Because fuck them.


Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 30, 2008 11:35 AM (bu0Ek)

32 I like the "silent majority" strategy.  Millions and millions of people nodding their head to the crazy left, agreeing that we are being led by a genius, and then vote his ass out in 12.  That drives them more crazy.  When they think everthing is going their way and the rug gets pulled out from underneath them.  Never lose your class, even if it shows some short time payoff.  That is what the left doesn't understand.

Posted by: Judd at December 30, 2008 11:37 AM (Vu/kE)

33 Who has the time or energy to act like the nutroots all the time?  Other than meth-heads, of course.

Posted by: Sobek at December 30, 2008 11:38 AM (UefZl)

34

It worked. It sets a tone. It sneaks into your head.


I was at first amused, then annoyed, then horrified by repeated posts on message boards, talking, for instance, about how someone had some such problem with a particular business not delivering a package on time, saying, "They act like our failed President, George Bush, which I found troubling." and crap like that.

 

AtS

Posted by: Andy the Squirrel at December 30, 2008 11:42 AM (xDozT)

35 Ace, you need to take it easy on him. Do you know the energy it takes to give the appearance that your not an incompetant, inexperienced asshole, when you really are? It's hard work for Narcissist elect to fake it 24 hrs a day, despite having the MSM cover as much as they can. Even they can't hide his inadequacies and lack of substance 24 hours a day.

Posted by: bullshit at December 30, 2008 11:42 AM (lFi0+)

36

Because fuck them.

Thanks Empire.  That is my new favorite phrase.  I'll be using it a lot.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at December 30, 2008 11:43 AM (CiVat)

37 The problem about being a conservative or Republican is that we all have lives away from politics. We work for a living. We have families. Our friends aren't based on whether or not they vote a certain way. Our morality isn't based on whatever nonsense our political party tells us from one day to the next. Our lives are better because *WE* make them better, not because some jackass gives us a handout. Our lives aren't ruined because someone from the other party got elected. Even political junkies like the morons on this blog don't make it the center of their lives. To reach the level of childish petulance established by the leftards over the last eight years requires way too much work and hatchet-headed single mindedness. Think about it. Think about your favorite leftard. Do you have the insane obsessiveness to turn every fucking conversation to a hit on Obambi. Sports: "Yeah, the Cowboys sure sucked the other night. Just like Obama (snort). What a frikkin failure! (laughter at this bon mot)" Food: "This salmon is delicious. Too bad there won't be anymore salmon due to global warming since Obama didn't ban all coal. (giggle at your brilliant witticism) Unless you like boiled salmon! (snicker) Obama! (belly laugh) and so on. Who wants to live like that? But, yeah, payback would be sweet. I'm thinking simple ridicule of the leftards Obagasms when they're betrayed over and over again. Or when they lose their jobs to Obama's retarded economic plans. Or when their savings are devastated by stagflation. Yeah, let them bring up the politics then make fun of them.

Posted by: rinseandspit at December 30, 2008 11:43 AM (ao5cQ)

38 Obama is trying to be like Bill Clinton in another aspect.  Him or his shills have advised the press that he carried a 16 handicap.  If what I saw of Obama golfing , he is closer to a 36 handicap and I would bet a large chunk of money he couldn't break 100 on his best day.

Posted by: polynikes at December 30, 2008 11:44 AM (m2CN7)

39 I've got to admit; Citizen Obama has a pretty nice rack of he-tits, but those ubershorts reveal some dangerously sharp knees...

...I'm convinced that only a desperate, blood-starved Klingon would hit that.

Posted by: Carping Cassandra at December 30, 2008 11:44 AM (3Bqev)

40 Fuck the inauguration, I want one of those commemorative plates.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at December 30, 2008 11:45 AM (TXp3z)

41 Oh yeah I'm still on his mailing list, I get begging emails every few days (as opposed to several a day when the election was on). They're the most blatant pandering and cheaply manipulative tripe, but when you send out fifty million, you probably get results that way. You started something special, you made this happen, we couldn't have done it without you, you're amazing and your power glows from space!

Posted by: CHristopher Taylor at December 30, 2008 11:45 AM (PQY7w)

42 I agree with blaster @29. We have more important work to do than playing right-wing moonbat.

Posted by: lmg at December 30, 2008 11:49 AM (A/vgC)

43

And jdub comes in third.

Yay!!! I placed!!!

Only on account of villainy. You treacherous foreign devil.

Posted by: jdub at December 30, 2008 11:51 AM (t9pKb)

44

It seems to me the post-election trolls are pretty pissed off that we're not having ODS conniptions over here.  It bugs the shit out of them.  Heh.

 

Posted by: Eleven at December 30, 2008 11:52 AM (7DB+a)

45 36

Because fuck them.

Thanks Empire.  That is my new favorite phrase.  I'll be using it a lot.


I know.  I need to work on my nuance.  It's on my list of New Year's resolutions, okay?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 30, 2008 11:53 AM (bu0Ek)

46 It's not a bad deal. You might not get the Inaugural tickets, but you will get your mortgage paid and free gasoline.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2008 11:54 AM (A0fZ7)

47 I see only one thing wrong with your plan, Empire of Jeff. Without the giant papier machet puppet heads how do you propose to establish your credibility? No one in Turtle Bay or Belgium or any respected journalism organization will listen to your concerns if you can't even be bothered to make giant puppet heads. (I'll grant that fabricating just one of Obama's ears for such a caricature would entail thousands of man hours but aren't you committed?) I will submit that if the moonbats have it right and "dissent" is the highest form of patriotism, then your unwillingness to create pointless and irritating street theater reveals you to be merely a sunshine patriot.

Posted by: Deety at December 30, 2008 11:55 AM (1jglO)

48 > So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

If you don't mind being called "Excitable Ace," go right ahead.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at December 30, 2008 11:56 AM (j02xJ)

49

It seems to me the post-election trolls are pretty pissed off that we're not having ODS conniptions over here.  It bugs the shit out of them.  Heh.

Oh, I'm having them. Just not bothering you guys with 'em. I've decided to channel the hatred into other forms. Like, say, low-grade, anonymous cruelty to coworkers. Stealing things from their desks. Loosening the lugnuts on their tires. Locking myself in the third-floor bathroom and lathering myself into twenty-minute long paroxysms of self-abuse.

Ok, that last one I was doing already.

 

Posted by: jdub at December 30, 2008 11:56 AM (t9pKb)

50

Poly,

I saw his swing on the news last night, and he would get 4 a side against Charles Barkley.  People play golf the way they live life, if you count all your strokes and are honest about your score, you are way more likely to be that way in your life.

Posted by: Judd at December 30, 2008 11:57 AM (Vu/kE)

51

I saw his swing on the news last night, and he would get 4 a side against Charles Barkley.

I will incoporate that in my list of top golf put downs.

Posted by: polynikes at December 30, 2008 12:00 PM (m2CN7)

52 No. Yes. No. No.

Posted by: dr kill at December 30, 2008 12:00 PM (JWAjn)

53 @ 47 - Well played, sir.  You have successfully goaded me into committing to doing something really stupid. 

Keep an eye on New Orleans.  Watch for my signal.

You'll know it when you see it.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 30, 2008 12:01 PM (bu0Ek)

54 16

It helped the left that they had a remora-like appendage with big sucking pads on it like CNN, MSNBC to spew bullshit agitprop lies about Bush.

That drilled that shit into the soft little minds of countless voters.

Kudos to those fuckheads.

Even the ones with the big tits who hate being noticed for their mammoth jugs and nice asses.

Posted by: Sen. Gov. E. Buzz Miller, PhD at December 30, 2008 04:20 PM (Q7vwE)

It also helped that Bush never called the fuckers out as the treasonous vermin they are, and we didn't curb-stomp the motherfuckers into oblivion while we controlled the White House and both houses of Congress. Had I been in charge, a good number of "journalists" would be rotting in prison for sedition right now, ACORN would have been broken up under RICO, funding for leftist academia would be fucking gone, and the constant accusations the 'Rats made would have never gone unanswered. They bitched time after time about "those evil right-wingers questioning our patriotism". Unfortunately no such thing ever happened, but it should have happened. Bush should have called them unpatriotic every fucking day, and provided examples (the supply is unlimited) to prove it.

Posted by: ol-dirty-/b/tard at December 30, 2008 12:01 PM (IoUF1)

55

Sounds like he has the ole "five piece swing".

Dude broke 35 bowling though, so there's that.

Posted by: Eleven at December 30, 2008 12:03 PM (7DB+a)

56 I am absolutely in the Empire of Jeff camp. that being said, since our side does not control the media, there is nothing we can do to get the message out the way the other side did... the constant, maddening drumbeat.. we just don't have the ability to produce it. My biggest challenge will be to remember that everything you say on the internet is permanent, and even if you're just venting, it's best to keep the over the top comments to myself.

Posted by: Terry at December 30, 2008 12:05 PM (GAQ/Q)

57 Mockery, not outrage, is the attitude I intend to take

Posted by: toby928 at December 30, 2008 12:07 PM (PD1tk)

58 > So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves? Yes. We have a rich mine of 8 years of examples of anti-Bush stuff to mine and haul out whenever the MSM celebrate Obama doing something when Bush was criticized for the same thing. It won't be covered as much but there will be some effect. Maybe get a few voters converted. It's the difference between fighting and rolling over. FIGHT!

Posted by: Arthur at December 30, 2008 12:08 PM (bHYGF)

59

So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

I vote no.  That kind of crap worms its way into your head.  The left used to be merely misguided (in our opinion of course).  8 years of hysteria has left them either insane or in the position of defending insanity.  The country's not going to be salvaged by both parties going looney toons.

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at December 30, 2008 12:11 PM (ltwze)

60 Count me in, Empire of Jeff.  Fact-based derision and honest healthy contempt. 

Because fuck them.

Posted by: CB at December 30, 2008 12:12 PM (9Wv2j)

61 "...I'm convinced that only a desperate, blood-starved Klingon would hit that."

Her name is "Michelle" you RACIST!11!

Posted by: Kensington at December 30, 2008 12:20 PM (fhJCy)

62 "Had I been in charge, a good number of "journalists" would be rotting in prison for sedition right now"

Yes!  One of the biggest failures of the last eight years has been the fact that half of the NY Times staff isn't serving time for aiding and abetting.

Posted by: Kensington at December 30, 2008 12:22 PM (fhJCy)

63 So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves? No, but we should point out Dems obvious inconsistencies like you just did and there's a lot of people on the right who need to stop going out of their way to let Dems off the hook. There's lots of pundits on the right who just don't seem to have the backbone to go after Dems. Dems have been winning for two reasons - 1) they quit playing nice and started fighting back and 2) they quit being Republican light and and appealed to their liberal base. Republicans need to re-learn those lessons, fight back and don't be the Democrat light party.

Posted by: koopy at December 30, 2008 12:23 PM (a58Oa)

64
Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

That's completely and hyperbolically  rhetorical, isn't it? Vengeance would be nice, but not at the sacrifice of our souls.

Posted by: geoff at December 30, 2008 12:23 PM (tOmgn)

65 Righty Moonbat Progress Update:

I have settled on the nom de guerre of Sgt. Rock Hardstone, Leader of the Army of Dissent.

Why would a sergeant be the leader of an army?  Because we love our troops when they shoot their officers, remember?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 30, 2008 12:23 PM (bu0Ek)

66 Cassandras?

Doomed to know the future but unable to change it? No thanks.

Posted by: mojo at December 30, 2008 12:24 PM (g1cNf)

67 I have settled on the nom de guerre of Sgt. Rock Hardstone, Leader of the Army of Dissent.

Why would a sergeant be the leader of an army?  Because we love our troops when they shoot their officers, remember?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 30, 2008 05:23 PM (bu0Ek)

I'm Cpl. Punishment.  Now we need a Pvt. Parts, and a Major Pain to be our leader.

Posted by: ol-dirty-/b/tard at December 30, 2008 12:28 PM (IoUF1)

68 C. Thomas Howell's character in Red Dawn shall be our moral compass:

Lt. Col. Andrew Tanner, watching Robert Morris carve notches into the buttstock of his shotgun:  "All that hate's gonna burn you up, kid."

Robert Morris: "It keeps me warm."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 30, 2008 12:31 PM (bu0Ek)

69 Major Pain carries the Flamethrower of Truth™

Posted by: toby928 at December 30, 2008 12:31 PM (PD1tk)

70

Point to consider: the sinestrosphere is not really the analog of the dextrosphere.  All those manly f-bombs aside, they are more like the lefty version of the religious right.

Highly motivated base - check

Major fund raisers - check

Convinced that all victories come through them, not through appeals to the middle - check

When talking in their vernacular, they tend to creep out the rest of us - check

Get kicked to the curb after the election has been won - sure starting to look like a check.

 

Posted by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate at December 30, 2008 12:45 PM (Hj9yW)

71 Oh yeah I'm still on his mailing list, I get begging emails every few days (as opposed to several a day when the election was on). They're the most blatant pandering and cheaply manipulative tripe, but when you send out fifty million, you probably get results that way. You started something special, you made this happen, we couldn't have done it without you, you're amazing and your power glows from space!

Posted by: CHristopher Taylor at December 30, 2008 04:45 PM (PQY7w)

Dear Mr. Taylor:

I just sent you $1,000 and about half a bar of Obama soap on a rope.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 

Yours in Blind Unthinking Obediance,

Average Obamaton

PS I like going in chin side up. 

 

Posted by: Obamaton at December 30, 2008 12:51 PM (RWzXM)

72

"Convinced that all victories come through them, not through appeals to the middle - check"

Yeah, that "appeal to the middle" worked out brilliantly for McCain, didn't it?

"When talking in their vernacular, they tend to creep out the rest of us - check"

Yeah, well I'm creeped out by people who have to bring their religious bigotry into entirely unrelated threads.

Moron...

Posted by: Kensington at December 30, 2008 12:57 PM (fhJCy)

73 ...We're not talking about becoming fucking unhinged, screaming "Obama Lied,"  and marching around with giant paper maiche puppet heads.

But like, DUDE -- those giant, ginormaus papier maiche puppetheads are SO FREAKIN' AWESOME, MAN!!!!

Posted by: Stupid Leftard Hippie at December 30, 2008 01:04 PM (WQqt3)

74 >>So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves? Short Answer: No Long Answer: ah, No.

Posted by: Immolate at December 30, 2008 01:20 PM (SIF6s)

75 >>An email, letting me know how precious I am to the Obama team It's gonna be a long month. This is an excerpt of an email I got today from the University of Chicago: elebrate Chicago at the 2009 Inauguration On January 20th, Barack Obama, who some have described as a 'University of Chicago Democrat,' will become the 44th President of the United States. Around the globe, University of Chicago faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are preparing to mark this historic moment. Members of the University community who plan to be in Washington, D.C., to witness the inauguration are invited to take part in the following special events: *GAG*

Posted by: Y-not at December 30, 2008 01:50 PM (MeYi5)

76 >>So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

Nope.  The only way it helped the left was because the media would parrot what they were shrieking but in a more diplomatic and calm way.  If we shriek the media will distort and amplify what we say to make us look unhinged and nuts.  Look at what happened during the presidential election (you know with all us racist and angry and violent conservatives showing up at Palin rallies).

Posted by: Bald Ninja at December 30, 2008 01:53 PM (4pdbX)

77

Kennsington,

In case you failed to notice, Obama won the middle.

Posted by: The Obvious at December 30, 2008 02:00 PM (Hj9yW)

78

Kennsington,

Also, it's exactly on point, if the question is: should the right side of the intertubes start to act like the left has for the past year?  My answer - no.  Reason - the right side of the internet has a different role than the left.

Posted by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate at December 30, 2008 02:03 PM (Hj9yW)

79 Haha #75, my brother is an alum there, I'll ask if he's getting the same stuff. I think he'd rather cut off his legs then go to an event. When he was a senator, they had nothing but Marxist nicknames for the man.

Posted by: Scandi Dirt at December 30, 2008 02:03 PM (DlMoL)

80

When talking in their vernacular, they tend to creep out the rest of us - check

Kennsington (final point) - To be honest, that was more inflammatory than I intended.  Change that to "can make those outside the faith unconfortable" and it's closer to what I intended.

ZBBM

Posted by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate at December 30, 2008 02:08 PM (Hj9yW)

81

We have a few fine men joining the ranks against the dread enemy of politically correct lesbians and pantywaist douchebags.

Col. Chezz Foote-Tonne, Chief Total Psyops Corps, Camp Lejune Battalion Division

SSG Trench Combsteel, Chief Adjutant, Serial Comm Corps, CounterAttack Squad Codename "Megaforce"

Cdr Ace Mounds, CASE Operator, 2nd Bat., SaAS Corps

FM Sir Henry Killtenny, Lead Commander, Desert Wind Squadron, Fifth IC

Lt Cdr Ted "Squarechin" Banchin, Chief Attack CDR-OPS, Tenth Psyops Mountain Battalion

Posted by: Senator, Advisor Rev. Dr. E. Buzz Miller at December 30, 2008 02:10 PM (gbI5Z)

82 Just to clarify my YES vote on the caterwauling Cassandras question. We don't have to make stuff up - just point it out* when he screws up or the MSM demonstrates their bias. *mercilessly, endlessly.

Posted by: Arthur at December 30, 2008 02:16 PM (bHYGF)

83 79 Haha #75, my brother is an alum there, I'll ask if he's getting the same stuff. I'd send them a nasty email, but I'm not a big enough donor to matter, unfortunately.

Posted by: Y-not at December 30, 2008 02:34 PM (MeYi5)

84

Also, it's exactly on point, if the question is: should the right side of the intertubes start to act like the left has for the past year?  My answer - no.  Reason - the right side of the internet has a different role than the left.

Posted by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate at December 30, 2008 07:03 PM (Hj9yW)

Being on teh 'tubes offering commentary only goes so far anyway. All our "alternative media" (internet/ talk radio) really does is offer commentary, do fact-checking, and provide a central location for news gathered by others (predominantly the MSM pseudo-humans). We need "boots on the ground" (reporter types) to win the war. I know it's expensive, but maybe if AOS, FR, Hot Air, PJTV, NRO, and other like-minded types could pool resources and create something to compete with AP/Reuters we could get it done. The medium could still be web-based, which would be cheaper than broadcast or print. Perhaps a deal could be made with Craig's List or eBay to feature their listings for revenue.

Posted by: ol-dirty-/b/tard at December 30, 2008 02:48 PM (Yf3BU)

85 Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

Maybe we should just break into teams.

Posted by: VRWC Agent at December 30, 2008 03:03 PM (gjy1/)

86 Ref the Caterwauling. Here's an example of the kind of stuff we have to pound Obama and the MSM on. http://tinyurl.com/7rplgx I don't begrudge Obama a golf game or two during his twelve days in Hawaii. But I just note that Bush's lengthy vacations in Crawford, Texas, were considered ipso facto evidence of his laziness and irresponsibility, even though he did the same thing Obama was doing now — working part of the day and staying in touch with officials and world leaders by phone.

Posted by: Arthur at December 30, 2008 03:09 PM (bHYGF)

87

But is the right's sense of proportion -- not to mention our sense of embarrassment about acting like jackasses -- a hurdle for us? Would it be better to shriek endlessly about stuff like this?I don't know. I suspect it didn't work a lot for the left, but the constant sniping and carping about everyfuckingthing must have had some impact. <BR><BR>


Actually, our sense of perspective hurts us alot. Sure, the left's constant whining made people think they were ridiculous in the short term. But in the long term people begin to believe there must be *something* to this constant barrage of complaints. <BR><BR>

Of course the MSM helps the whiners on the Left alot, since they basically parrot the leftwing line, but politically it would be better for us on the Right if we start chipping away at The One's political fascade now. And he does seem to have quite the glass jaw to aim at too.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 30, 2008 03:18 PM (odYmd)

88

I vote no.  That kind of crap worms its way into your head.  The left used to be merely misguided (in our opinion of course).  8 years of hysteria has left them either insane or in the position of defending insanity.  The country's not going to be salvaged by both parties going looney toons.

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at December 30, 2008 05:11 PM (ltwze)


A question for you. Why didn't the Germans use chemical weapons in WWII?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 30, 2008 03:23 PM (odYmd)

89 I don't know. I suspect it didn't work a lot for the left, but the constant sniping and carping about everyfuckingthing must have had some impact.

It had a HUGE impact.  Through the MSM, it "taught" people who aren't really that much into politics just how horrible conservatives are, in each and every possible way, over every last little thing.

I have friends I simply can't talk even a little politics to anymore, because they start from the premise that everything they have heard - about everything, including Palin's obviously stupid and laughable - from the MSM is the God's truth.

These little things matter, and they add up.

Now, given that we have more principles on our side, and a greater regard for the truth, I think it's important to point out every single thing that is wrong, and stop worrying about "being like them."

We have hearts and minds to win over, and we're up against virtually the entire media structure.  Of course, a number of people can come to conclusions on their own that this nickleing and dimeing is unseemly and ridiculous, but it doesn't hurt for us to provide the framework of why, and to do that for every crass thing Obama and his camp do (not to mention the dangerous things).

Frankly, I don't give a damn what people think of me, but maybe that's because I'm old enough not to.  But the main thing is I can easily imagine that, as they take liberty away from us little piece by little piece, we look at each little piece and say, "No, I don't want to be petty, and I want to be BETTER than they are, so I'm going to let this go by."

Until it has ALL gone by, and then it's too late.

Posted by: Alana at December 30, 2008 03:49 PM (JE2zV)

90 I thought stuff like this was illegal.  I'm fairly certain it is in some states.  Of course with The One we're past all those petty "the president isn't above the law" pronouncements.

The illegal part, as I understand it, is doing all this under a .gov domain.

Apparently the Obama team started some time before he was elected to have this domain, and have the rules not apply to him.

So - the ones in charge of it at the government decided he could have it, and use it for these purposes, and that the rules didn't apply to him.

Posted by: Alana at December 30, 2008 03:54 PM (JE2zV)

91 54, you and me both.

Me, I think I'm going to play this one like the O/C's at JRTC.

I'm going to sit back with a notepad. When they do something fucked, I'll just shrug, say "It's a technique", and make notes.

Those notes will be AAR comments, and ammo to use when it comes time to argue for retiring his ass back to Chi-town in '12. And of course the Enemies List if the Shit Comes Down.

Posted by: SGT Dan at December 30, 2008 04:00 PM (jWvfJ)

92 You  notice how BHO asks for $5.00 or $10.00 dollars? Could it be the people who voted him in are use to using those types of numbers in their drug dealings/buyings?

just saying/

Posted by: Lisa at December 30, 2008 04:06 PM (2MRQo)

93 Senator @ 81, you bring teh awsum.  When you did that list on the Joe Biden helicopter adventure,  I was laughing so hard it took three tries to pull the crossbow bolt out of the hobo I had just taken.

Lt. Col. Chest Crackington - fucking comedy gold, brudda.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 30, 2008 04:22 PM (bu0Ek)

94 STOP OBAMA'S WAR! Of course he's still raising money. It's the only political act he knows how to perform...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at December 30, 2008 05:21 PM (pEXyx)

95

Thank you, Dear Chap, most splendid, if I say so myself.

No how about a round of golf before brunch, mmm kay?

It's kinda funny how Barry is now acting like the white elite acts, golfing and shit, and that bitch wife buying all kinds of expensive shit.

Oh, but he understands poor ass blacks...sure he fucking does!

Unbelieveable the manufactured consent created for this cocksucker.

Where is Norm Clompsky!

Where is he! Where is he to bitch about media created politicians!

He is nowhere to be found...go figure...go fucking figure.

Posted by: Senator, Advisor Rev. Dr. E. Buzz Miller at December 30, 2008 05:34 PM (gbI5Z)

96 I wonder if the AVS (address verification system) is still disabled?

Posted by: LouisianaLightning at December 30, 2008 06:18 PM (HUzZt)

97 This is going to worse than Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: Paul Phillips at December 30, 2008 06:42 PM (BqEj3)

98 "So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?"

In the words of the immortal Captain and Tennille "I will, I will, I will, I will, I wiiiiiiiiilll!"  And, I'm gonna have fun doing it to my lib friends, from whom I heard such caterwauling these past 8 years. 

Posted by: THeREsaD at December 30, 2008 07:49 PM (MO2LE)

99

I think we can annoy them more by remaining calm and rational.  Our motto should be, "When they calm down, we'll still be right and they'll still be wrong."  Don't let anything slip by, but don't attack on anything that doesn't have legs, either.  Remember, the MSM will paint Obama's critics as a bunch of unhinged kooks if they can, and at the end of the day they can't take your self-respect unless you give it to them.  We're better than the Left, and we'd better damn well act like it.

Posted by: Calix at December 30, 2008 10:53 PM (8d3U/)

100

So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

Sure.  Why not?  Should be fun.  Besides, with us doing the caterwauling now about the Chicago Jesus, we'd be right more times than wrong.  Barry's such low hanging fruit from the shallow end of the gene pool.  (If the Left can bastardize the English language with their screaming, so should we.  They'd understand what we are saying.  They wouldn't like it, but they'd understand it, which will piss them off, which is always a good thing.)

I am Cassandra, caterwauling predictor of doom.

Yep, with the Magic Negro, should be easy -- and fun.  At least it should be fun until Obambi's screwups get so bad that we are all suffering from his enlightenment.  I'll start off by screaming Obama was a foreign aid affirmative-action student at Columbia and Hahvud.  Prove me wrong.  Release the college transcripts and records!  (What, you don't think these elite universities wouldn't cover for one of their own?  Both Barry and Michelle joined the club.  And make no mistake, these universities will use 'the alumnus who became President' as a selling point in their freshman recruiting drives.  And they can raise the tuition!  [Based upon the increased value such an edumacation would confer.])

By us all being Cassandras, we'll provide some sober balance to the veneration we'll see for the next four years coming from our journaljism betters and lapped up by the Obamabots like the water at Lourdes.

Posted by: RickZ at December 30, 2008 11:53 PM (7yEV+)

101 I refuse to hang effigies, march and scream inanities, but I will be sure to push back against lies. I was really disappointed that Bush didn't defend himself, I know he says he just doesn't believe in doing that, but it did hurt him, and the other Repubs. A whole new voting block of young people believe the b.s. they've had shoved at them these last 8 yrs. I have two kids, 18 and 20. So, this was their first voting adventure. Now, 8 yrs ago, they were just babies. It is easy to form their little minds into full-blown wackos when they are innundated. Thankfully, I raised my kids to have their own brains, but most people don't even think about it, even if they are Repubs, or Indep. You have to start early with the kiddos.

Posted by: di butler at December 31, 2008 01:15 AM (qPIRP)

102 Was I the only one that thought that Noel at #7 committed an act of genius? Even if he was just quoting someone else, he's smarter than me just for finding the thing. Well done, sir!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at December 31, 2008 06:00 AM (kKgTD)

103 >>...I'm convinced that only a desperate, blood-starved Klingon would hit that. That about describes Michelle. As for hitting back in any sense, I certainly wouldn't condone any facsimile of insane rantings the Leftards upchucked for the last 8 years; however, it is imperative that the we push back with knowledge and facts. Not Bush-style "let's rise about it crap." Screw that. That got us a whole lot of nothing on 11/4. I've said it before and will say it repeatedly until things change (yeah, right), but the MSM needs to be held accountable and brought to justice for their blatant bias. Only then can people start to think for themselves. I am not holding my breath. It's the drumbeat from the media that is to blame and until that changes, nothing will change. It will only get worse as we, as a nation, are further and further dumbed down.

Posted by: Twinks at December 31, 2008 06:26 AM (KGbOi)

104 102 Was I the only one that thought that Noel at #7 committed an act of genius? Even if he was just quoting someone else, he's smarter than me just for finding the thing. Well done, sir!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at December 31, 2008 11:00 AM (kKgTD)

If it's the same Noel I'm thinking about, then yes, he is a genius.  Back in 2003, when I invented blogging, there was a guy named Noel who wrote a blog called Sharp Knife who was a daily read.  That post certainly looks like his style.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 31, 2008 06:37 AM (nchur)

105 The first thing that came to mind is the Golden tickets from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Obama does remind me of Willy Wonka.

Posted by: darkbhudda at December 31, 2008 03:15 PM (kie3z)

106

Your question is important - do we attack and carp just like the left?  Did that in fact help the left?

The answers are 'yes, but not all of us' and 'yes, a lot.'

In any negotiation, one side says "100!" the other says "0!" and they compromise on 50.

With the left, theyt say 150!.  To appear sane and polite, the right say "Um, 50?"  And so the result is totally with the left.  So-called moderate leftists say "We'd love to compromise, but we can't ignore MoveOn, Kos et al."

To only solution is for a strong contingent to be as crazy and unrelenting as the left always has been.  Then "moderate" conservatives can smile and hold the line against the real damage Obama threatens.

Not just tax hikes; those can be repealed fast enough.  The real risk is that conservatives are too sane and polite to stop entrenchment of new entitlements, however small at first.  That's like being too sane and polite to stop a "little cancer."

Posted by: Robert Arvanitis at January 01, 2009 03:51 AM (Fq/X/)

107 Probably, yes. Because we are going to be accused of it no matter what we actually say. I believe Obama to be a Chicago crook, one who is lazy and a person who will not do well under pressure.
Should evidence appear that supports my beliefs with respect to Obama, the media will try to ignore it but will eventually have to mention/cover it. The blame for any Obama shortcoming will fall on those criticizing him, at least until even the ultra-left media types have to realize they were duped.
We know so little about Obama and there is so much of his past that remains dark. If he does well, most of us will be glad. If he does poorly (as I believe he will) some folks will dig out material that, in effect, says "I told you so." That's what we'll be blamed for.

Posted by: MartyA at January 01, 2009 06:10 AM (hN4Lz)

108 It doesn't matter if you are right or wrong if you lose. The reason the GOP is dead, beside the fact that it is run by warmongering elitists and has no relationship with real American citizens, is that it refuses to do what it takes to win.

80% of Americans are either dumber than a box of rocks or they are too brain-numbed from watching TV to know or care. But they do react to time-proven propaganda techniques that the liberal fascists have mastered.

Liberal fascists will do whatever it takes to win. If conservatives do not do more than that , they will lose.

You cannot be reactive.  It hurts you , it does not help you, to point out that two years ago Michael Moore castigated Bush for playing golf. You have to initiate the attack first .  Playing golf is now a dead issue.  The lib-fascists got there first.

This means that conservatives will have to buy media production capacity and push their own anti-liberal-fascist propaganda.

I think freedom is worth doing whatever it takes to utterly destroy liberal fascism.  The GOP does not, and that is why I will never again vote for a Republican, because the party needs to be destroyed and replaced with one that will fight for the rights of European-Americans without apology, and that will annihilate liberal fascism.

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