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John Edwards Boldly Endorses Obama

Posted by Mike on May 14, 2008

Not that we needed any more proof that the race for the Democrat Party nomination is over, but if this doesn’t scare She Who Must Not Be Named’s death eaters into thinking that she can’t win this year, then nothing will. For months now, Democrats have wondered which candidate John Edwards would endorse despite the fact the answer was obvious. He was waiting for the race to be over in name only, so he could endorse whoever won; and now he has.

Reuters photo

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Cuntry Roads: She Who Must Not Be Named Wins West Virginia Primary

Posted by Mike on May 13, 2008

She Who Must Not Be Named won tonight’s West Virginia Democrat Primary by a landslide. Despite tonight’s lopsided result, little has changed in the race for the other party’s nomination. As was the case before tonight, the primary is essentially over. I mean, she was singing months ago. (I wonder if Barack Obama could name that tune?)

Tonight’s victory actually sheds more light on media bias than it does on the Democrat horse race. Just a few days ago, AFP “reported” on the “fractured” state of the Republican Party, citing primary results showing approximately 25% of Republicans voting for candidates other than McCain as evidence. But that actually begs the question doesn’t it.

If the presumptive Republican candidate winning primaries with 75% of the vote is evidence of a fractured GOP, what does it say about AFP’s favorite party if their presumptive nominee is actually losing primaries even though their race is over? And keep in mind that not only is the Empty Suit still losing primaries despite being the obvious nominee, as of this moment, he’s losing tonight’s primary by the slim margin of 37 points! Yet somehow the narrative is that the GOP is divided. Nice try AFP.

Reuters photo

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SNL Makes The Case For She Who Must Not Be Named

Posted by Mike on May 11, 2008

I think it’s a sad day for She Who Must Not Be Named when two of the three SNL spoof’s arguments for her to stay in the race are accurate. It’s a funny day for us however.

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Use The Farce

Posted by Mike on May 3, 2008

I’m not one of those people who laugh at every video invoking Star Wars, but this one is pretty good.  Obama might not be Luke, but Operation Chaos/Uncivil War fans will probably like it.  Enjoy.

Hat tip:  Ace of Spades

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She Who Must Not Be Named Wins Pennsylvania Primary

Posted by Mike on April 22, 2008

We don’t know her margin of victory; we don’t know how many delegates she will win; but we do know that She Who Must Not Be Named has won the Pennsylvania primary. The Democrat primary will continue and Operation Chaos continues.

Many conservatives are happy about tonight’s result precisely because of the chaos it is causing. I understand this point of view because I’m also enjoying it. However, we need to remember the big picture. Every day Operation Chaos continues is another day SWMNBN’s political career survives. Not only that, the closer this primary becomes, the stronger her case for 2012 becomes.

Let’s face it, Barack Obama has an uphill climb in November, and 2012 is the witch’s last shot. Keeping her in the game now keeps her in the game for 2012. Let’s be careful what we wish for.

Reuters photo

UPDATE (10:19 P.M.) At this point, she is up by 8 points. The worst she can do tonight is to win Pennsylvania, comfortably.

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Staying In “As Long as [She] Wants”

Posted by Ryan on March 30, 2008

I have thought for a while now that if She Who Must Not Be Named cannot be the Democrat nominee, then Barack Obama cannot be President.  I had a similar thought about how the Clinton’s handled Kerry in 2004 — he couldn’t win either in order to pave the way for her historic run in 2008.

SWMNBN has to know that her continued presence in this race is having a detrimental effect on her party’s chances in the Fall given all the bad blood that is in the air which may not be reconciled by August.  I also believe that she’s taking the advice of her husband by staying in: either she can persuade enough superdelegates to join her through a series of late and impressive victories while still screeching about Michigan and Florida, or she waits until a Reverend Wright-type scandal knocks Obama out of the running prematurely where she can pick up the nomination by default and thereby save the party.

As for Obama, he’s encouraging the Shrill One to stay in the race as he continues to fill in the typical populist empty suit mold that continues to persuade a number of short-sighted idealists to follow him.  Michael Barone, however, gives SWMNBN a little hope in this article, arguing a hypothetical way in which Bill’s wife can win this.  Barone is generally considered to be the foremost expert on micro-politics within individual Congressional districts nationwide.  While admitting his idea is hypothetical, he also adds to this notion that SWMNBN should not drop out and continue to fight until the end, which she has recently pledged she’d do.

Good for her.  Let the Democrat Uncivil War continue!

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The Uncivil War Begins to Mount Casualties

Posted by Ryan on March 26, 2008

This report from the Gallup organization has to have McCain feeling pretty good today, and also shows how the Uncivil War is doing potentially lasting damage to the Democrats.  According to the article, 19% of Obama supporters would desert and vote for McCain if She Who Must Not be Named were nominated, while 28% of SWMNBN supporters would likewise vote for McCain instead of the Empty Suit.

While it’s still too early to put a lot of importance behind these kinds of polls in regards to the Fall Campaign, it does indicate a lack of tolerance building between the Lying-Shrill One and the Empty Suit amongst different factions in the Democrat Party.  I don’t think that 28% of any Democrat’s supporters are going to flock to McCain in the Fall, but staying home or throwing one’s vote away on Nader would still do the trick in some important states.

AP photo (I wonder if he’s thinking “Read between the lines” or something).

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No Water for The Witch as Some Republicans Play With Fire

Posted by Mike on March 4, 2008

Earlier tonight, I had a discussion with Salinger in which he informed me that a conservative we both (and many of you) know and respect actually cast a ballot for She Who Must Not Be Named. I know Rush Limbaugh and other influential conservative suggested that Republicans do just that, and I know that the Democrat infighting that a close race provides will be crazy delicious. But good God people, this is SWMNBN!

In our discussion, Salinger wondered how it is even physically possible for a good conservative to pull the lever, punch the hole, or complete the arrow next to her name without vomiting on the spot. I still haven’t haven’t figured out the answer to that one.

My first thought upon hearing this was regret. Tonight was the night we could have stood by and watched as Obama poured water on the witch and it now it looks like she will live to fight another day. If SWMNBN comes from behind, wins the nomination and then the White House, those good conservatives who voted for her today are going to feel awfully guilty when they realize the price of their short-term schadenfreude.At this point, SWMNBN has won Rhode Island (the Riddle Family Graveyard of American Politics) and Ohio. She has also been gaining all night in Texas.

Don’t get me wrong, Obama still has the inside track and I will enjoy the Uncivil War as much any conservative. However, we had better hope that SWMNBN ultimately loses this thing because I don’t want to hear a never-ending Lazarus narrative until November. In fact, I don’t want to hear her period.

If you don’t think this scenario is possible, take note of Rush Limbaugh’s latest Pearl of Wisdom regarding a certain family (the first line says it all).

Reuters photo

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