Baseless in Obamaland

Original article by Eric Patton, sub-headed From Chad Ocho Cinco to Sarah Palin, via counterpunch.com:

It’s official.  Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson is now Chad Ocho Cinco.  What in God’s name does this have to do with the left?

Eric goes over the strange tale of how Chad Johnson became Chad Ocho Cinco.  He explains how Mike Brown, owner of the Cincinnati Bengals, may well be the worst owner in sports.  And he explains that the results are because of a clash of personalities between Chad Ocho Cinco and Mike Brown.  Eric is a Steelers fan, so he’s enjoying the spectacle.

What does this have to do with the left, as Chad asks?

How will this affect the Bengals?  Quite simply, get ready for the return of the Bungles.  Chad’s action will destroy what little chemistry the team still had.  Chad has killed the team’s chances of winning squat this year.  And I, for one, love it.  Why?  Because Mike Brown is a fuckhead, and he deserves what he’s about to get.

So what in the blue hell does all this have to do with the left?  Well, you know that old expression “What goes around…”?  How about “You reap what you sow?”  Just like Mike Brown is about to get what’s coming to him, so too are the Democrats.  

Ah…there must have been a reason for going on about Mike Brown.  In this case, the Democratic establishment, which has trampled it’s base, is Mike Brown.  Pretty apt, eh?

The Democrats and Barack Obama spent the last year shitting and pissing all over their rank-and-file supporters.  The details need not be reviewed here.  We shouldn’t even be talking about the Republicans right now, except to ask whether it’s going to be a burial or a cremation.  But the mealy-mouthed, spineless, corporate-grubbing, and base-screwing-over Democrats are now getting their asses handed to them by one formerly-little-known-Governor-turned-rock-star Sarah Palin.  The Democrats deserve it.  And I’ve got to tell you, I’m laughing my ass off watching it.

And Barack ‘The surge has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams’ Obama is the ‘leader’, for the time being, of the Democratic establishment.  He’s an establishment candidate.  He’s pretty much taken the establishment line right down the middle.  And the Democratic establishment doesn’t much like it’s base.

I watched a little of McCain and Palin on the stump this evening – or should I say, I watched John McCain gravy-training on the next Vice President.  McCain is so obviously just a spectator during his own damn presidential campaign.  He should be on his knees every night thanking Palin’s parents for conceiving her.  McCain should change his name to American Tourister, because Palin is carrying him like a cheap piece of luggage.

One problem the Dems face is the power of ‘one of our own.’  Not for women, but for the end-timer evangelicals.  She’s ‘one of their own.’  She’s their anti-gay marriage amendment this year.  Let’s face it:  McCain’s choosing her was a f’n brilliant move.

And there’s not a damn thing the Democrats can do about it.

They can only hope for an indictment of some sort.  Joe’ll come off as an ogre at the debate.  If McCain can even half-hang with Barack, the Dems are in for some real problems in November.

Obama left the Republicans the opening when he fucked his base over.  Radical lefties tried to tell Obama, but he wouldn’t listen.  Now he’s getting exactly what his arrogance deserves:  a one-way ticket to the same mausoleum where the political corpses of Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, and Kerry are interred.  

Maybe he can turn things around.  Let’s face it…if he’s within a million votes of McCain (on the winning side), the Repugs will find a way to steal the election again.  Then again, if he’s anywhere close to only winning against McCain and the Repugs this time around he actually sucks as a politician.

So long, Barry.  It was nice knowing ya.  Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out…

The downside to Barack losing is McCain winning.  Since I don’t think there’s that big a difference on the overall picture between the two, I don’t really care.   I’m not sure I’d go as far as Patton does in writing off Obama, but I’m not sure he’s not right in doing so.

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  1. … with this essay.

    First, to say there’s no difference between McCain and Obama is a conversation stopper.

    Second, the “radical left” (whatever the hell he means by that) is not what I’d call the Democratic base (of which I am a member).

    Reads to me only like spitefulness and a really idiotic way to bite off your nose to spite your face.

    Frankly the post sounds like a cheering section for Palin, which makes me question both the author’s intelligence and maturity.

    This nonsense isn’t even good enough to be inflammatory, imo.

    Yawn.

  2. Since I don’t think there’s that big a difference on the overall picture between the two, I don’t really care

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    Isn’t that what folks said about Bush/Gore?

    How’d that work out rj?

    I’m not wild about Obama by any means, but if you think there is a big difference, you need to pull your head out of …..the sand.

    How are they the same, if you want to have the debate?

    • RiaD on September 6, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    with much of what you’ve said & quoted…

    but i’ll defend your right to free speech.

    i don’t much like essays that are mostly quotes from somebody else with little fillers between. i’d like to hear YOUR opinion…not in broad sweeping generalities, but more… they say this, i dis/agree because i think…..

    this essay tells me more about the article than YOUR views…and how/why you arrived at them.

    but that’s just me….

    ♥~

  3. This is funny:

    McCain is so obviously just a spectator during his own damn presidential campaign.  He should be on his knees every night thanking Palin’s parents for conceiving her.  McCain should change his name to American Tourister, because Palin is carrying him like a cheap piece of luggage.

    McCain clearly has absolutely no control over his own campaign.  He gave that up when he sold his soul to the oil companies in Houston.

    But I wouldn’t call what he’s doing as ‘spectating’, because that implies conscious thought.  More like is McCain sleepwalking through this campaign like some creaky POWbot on an Ambien binge.

  4. Just more of the typical tripe we get from this user.

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