Bush Latte: Obama, on Christian Broadcasting Network, says his supporters might not support Hillary if she's the nominee
Although Constitutional law professor Barack Obama declined to defend the Constitution today on the floor of the Senate due to "scheduling conflicts", he did take time out yesterday to sit down with the good folks at the Christian[ist] Broadcasting Network and send a mighty "Fuck you" to the loyal Democratic base by saying that if Democrats nominated Hillary instead of him, his supporters would take their balls and go home.
Pre-emptive sour grapes? Quote:
PROF. OBAMA: [After the nomination] I will get the people who voted for her. But will she get the people who voted for me?
Well, of course she will! Because you're going to personally urge them to, right, Professor? Not.
Seriously, most of the progressive blogosphere--leaving aside the "they're all the same" crowd--had a long sprawling conversation about what to do if our guy wasn't nominated, and the consensus judgment is in my sig: Any Democrat in the general. So, that trickling sound I hear is America's Favorite Baritone pissing all over the progressive blogosphere, its judgment, and its values. Yet again.
Worse, I remember being given a serious lecture--kisses, Booman, you know I love you, but--after Obama won Iowa, about sour grapes. So, I'll be expecting a post shortly on how Obama just issued a "Free Sour Grapes Card" to all his supporters.
Even worse, Obama's reinforcing the vicious and destructive (and profitable) right wing narrative of Hillary Hatred--just as the OFB already does. "Oh, she's so divisive!"*
Even worse than that, Obama's pissing on progressives, dogwhistling his supporters that the only Democrat they should vote for is him, reinforcing a vicious right wing frame, and all on the Christian[ist] Broadcasting Network, Pat Robertson's vehicle for turning the United States into a theocracy.
Well, now we know why Obama keeps asking Republicans to pick the Democratic candidate in the primaries, don't we? That's where the stone Hillary Haters--apparently, a key part of the "coalition" Obama's building--are to be found.
Some "coalition." Seems like it's all about Obama, doesn't it?
But then, perhaps it always was.
Does this mean I don't get a Unity Pony?
* NOTE Last I checked, upstate New York is not notably liberal. Hillary does just fine there.
NOTE Via FDL.