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You don’t get more Establishment than an Ex-President.
Bill Clinton Throws His Support To Blanche Lincoln
In a boost to embattled Dem Senator Blanche Lincoln – and a bit of a blow to primary challenger Bill Halter – fellow Arkansan Bill Clinton is throwing his support to the incumbent Senator, his spokesman confirms to me.
Halter’s entry into the race had kicked off a round of speculation about who Clinton would endorse, given that he hails from the state and remains very popular with Dem primary voters. If Clinton had remained neutral it would have been a big boost to Halter.
Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna tells me, however, that the former President is supporting Lincoln.
“Senator Lincoln asked President Clinton several months ago to support her reelection,” McKenna says. “He said he would, and he does.”
Yes, the Democratic Establishment can kiss my DFH ass.
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Instead of working to support the current President against the Corporatist lies from the right what does Bill Clinton do? He throws his support behind one of President Obama’s chief roadblocks within his own party. Of course.
Witness this latest bit of establishment idiocy, courtesy of the DSCC.
Rodney Glassman Supported by Arizonans, Not DC Establishment
Despite Washington Democratic leaders desire for an establishment insider, Arizona Democratic activists and leaders are lining up behind potential U.S. Senate candidate Rodney Glassman.
“Recent comments by the DSCC only highlight the fact that, should I decide to run, I will not be an establishment candidate,” says Glassman in response to comments published today in the National Journal that Glassman may may not have sufficient Washington credentials. “Arizonans believe it’s time to send an Arizonan to Washington instead of letting Washingtonian insiders continue to represent us.”
Hat tip to Kossack Stranded Wind who posted this as an update yesterday in his Rec Listed diary Arizona’s Next Democratic Senator
Impeachment is off the table
Single Payer is off the table
The Public Option is
on off on off the table
War Crimes? We are going to “Look Forward”
Bank regulation? Pah!
The Stupak/Pitts C Street anti abortion for every one who isn’t rich Amendment? Still in.
And is Bart Stupak getting support from the Democratic Establishment for re-election? Yeah.
So is Blanche Lincoln and Ben Nelson and every other Dem incumbent no matter how corrupt, Corporatist or incompetent.
And thus, in following in the spirit of my diary from yesterday titled Screw respecting these CLOWNS! Talk to them like they’re frigging 4 yrs old regarding Republicans, I would like to extend this olive branch to the Democratic Establishment in the true D.C. spirit of bipartisanship as I say . . . .
The Democratic Establishment can kiss my Dirty Fucking Hippie Ass
Should the DSCC support a guaranteed loser like Senator Blanche Lincoln (Wallmart-AR) with hard earned money or a popular upstart like Rodney Glassman out in Arizona who has the support necessary to win in a Red state?
If you have an ounce of knowledge outside the beltway, if you have the slightest clue of how America works outside the corrupt Senate chamber you could answer that question correctly, but then you would not be qualified to work for the DSCC (Democrats who Support Conservative Corporatists)
This is an accurate example of the Democratic Establishment in my honest opinion . . . .
In my opinion, the Democratic Establishment embodied by the DLC, the DSCC and the DCCC among other groups is just as much an enemy of progress and change we can believe in as anyone else. These are the people who brought you NAFTA, these are the people who allowed the post Great Depression regulations of Wall St to be torn down, and these are the people who rolled over and played dead while President Cheney ran hog wild over the constitution. These are the people who keep trying to sell us lemons like Blanche Lincoln and Ben Nelson.
And yet there is one thing, one activity that the Democratic Establishment can agree on with the Conservative Establishment every time. You can bet on it.
And that is . . . .
PUNCH THE HIPPIES.
Because the hippies, the progressives, the liberals and left-leaning independents see right through the Establishments bipartisanship fetish and centrism and see it for what it is, a way of saying that Democrats should be more like Conservatives.
This is where you get your Blue Dogs and ConservaDems. From the belief that what America really wants is for Dems and reality adverse conservatives to just get along. As if politics is not a full contact sport and it would be really, really swell if Dems just kiss the fucking ring and be good vassals to our corporate masters.
You know, those loyal Blue Dogs and ConservaDems that try to sink Democratic legislation that can HELP people.
who are they loyal to? Money. Big Business. The wealthy and their “special interests”
Funny how you rarely ever hear Dem incumbents complain about special interests, isn’t it?
and yet when they aren’t busy punching hippies, ignoring Progressives and enjoying the dinner party circuit in D.C. the Democratic Establishment is working hard to re-elect . . . wait for it . . . .
Blanche freaking Lincoln and Bart C Street Stupak
So, on behalf of DFHers everywhere, I say to the Democratic Establishment.
KISS MY DIRTY FUCKING HIPPIE ASS.
I ordered the Change Delux with a side of HOPE, not the bipartisan shit sandwich and sausage soup special. Now take it back to the kitchen and fucking fix it quick, or you shouldn’t act surprised when I don’t refer my friends to your restaurant next November.
Special Note: I begin my new, groovy progressive job tomorrow. Wish me luck. I look forward to throwing political wedgies at Republicans and useless establishment Dems alike. I will be writing more about it tomorrow. I hope to catch you then.
Peace and DFH Love,
Also crossposted at ProgressiveElectorate.com