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Obama Disses Trinity United Church

Posted by Ryan on May 31, 2008

OK, so there’s this bus that Obama has.  He occasionally throws his Pastor, old friends, and grandmother under it.  This time, he’s announced that he’s altogether leaving the Trinity United Church after sitting in the pews for 20 years… except for the time he got married there and had his kids baptized there as well!  It’s getting in the way of his political career so it has to go.

I think back to just March 18 of this year when Obama said in a well-received speech on religion:

“I can no more disown [Reverend Wright] than I can disown the black community.”

March was, like, ancient history to a Democrat, however. 

If his religious foundations, principles, and longtime friends can be tossed away so quickly, what will he do as President if things get uncomfortable there?  This further makes Obama look like a typical heartlessly shrewd politician willing to toss people away when things get uncomfortable, not a man who’s trying to be above the fray.

AP photo.

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Dems Meet to Discuss Michigan and Florida Today

Posted by Ryan on May 31, 2008

One simple question:  if this is how the Dems run their party, what’ll it be like when they run the country?

Of course, we know the answer to that question, so let’s try to prevent that shall we?  The party that picked on Bush and the Republicans for eight years about mysterious “missing votes” in Florida and humming the mantra “let every vote count” every election cycle this decade, is now going to decide their nominee in smoke-filled rooms based by majestically anointed “superdelegates” while allowing Florida and Michigan to go either voteless or minimized during their nomination process and by simply ignoring their popular vote tallies.  Those tallies would put She Who Must Not be Named over Obama. 

I think this chaos is poetic.  If the Dems are too mean to SWMNBN and her door to 2012 is closed, I’d love to see her run as a third-party candidate.  They are treating her very poorly lately: doesn’t she have the right to run until all the states have voted, especially this late in the game?  Shouldn’t she be afforded the respect of a candidate who has won 4 of the last 6 primaries after she was told that she should drop out?  I suggest a third-party run since her party has been so disrespectful — they’ve earned the headache.

Regardless, some decision on Michigan and Florida should be due out today.

UPDATE: Michigan and Florida are getting half their votes counted… based on what though?  50/50?  Based on popular vote?  Are they going to now include the popular vote totals to the national ones?  SWMNBN could take this decision to the Credentials Committee, which could ostensibly keep this going to the Convention.  The new magic number for the Dems is 2118.  Boy this is fun to watch!

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