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Does Obama's Handkerchief = An Elvis Scarf?

Shane-O's picture

Please see infra...

Alright, I admit, this is beyond too much...

It scares me that we might go from a president that claims he has done nothing wrong to one who people think can do no wrong.

And, honestly, what's the difference?

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Submitted by Stellaaa on

I share your fear. If he wins the whole presidency will be focused on sustaining the idolatry, goodbye to the core issues: health care, peace, environment, human rights....the list goes on.

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Submitted by cenobite on

I fear the best we're going to do on health care in an Obama adminstration is status quo.

Which will suit the "murder by spreadsheet" crowd just fine.

Mission accomplished!

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Submitted by BDBlue on

He's due a big media crash, it's being sustained right now by Clinton hatred, but what will sustain if he puts Clinton away. The only thing worse is President Obama, idol, is President McCain.

I feel like a fever has overtaken the Democratic party right now and no one is thinking or seeing clearly. That the fever breaks in the next two weeks is Clinton's and our only hope. It's the only chance she has got, IMO. But even if it's not enough for her to win, I'd still feel a lot better about the entire thing. It's not so much people are voting for Obama but why so many say they are. It often doesn't sound rational and so I don't trust it. I don't trust that they are making a decision they won't regret or that will hold in November. If the fever breaks and people still choose Obama, then I'd feel much more comfortable with him as the nominee.

As it stand right now, however, I can't help worrying about what happens when the bubble bursts and the effects in November.

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Submitted by Joe Bourgeois on

Tried making a comment last night and it didn't go through.

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Submitted by Shane-O on

I hadn't yet read your post From the Department of What's Next.

No intent to poach. And redundency has certainly worked for the Rovians...

The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority. . . . it is the one guaranty of human freedom to the American people. - Frank Irving Cobb

Submitted by lambert on

You're getting the hits, and you've got the video.

And you know what this proves, too? What I keep harping on:

The importance of good headlines.

Mine didn't really give people a reason to read my post; yours did. Well done!

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by dmd76 on

I'll explain to you what's happening in this video: Obama is at a rally of supporters, he has to pause to blow his nose, and his supporters take advantage of the lull in his speech by cheering him. This blog is turning into a congregation of concern trolls. It used to be voter apathy that was ruining America; now it's that people are too excited about politics: "What ever will become of the Democratic party if the candidate I like doesn't get chosen? I fear I've lost hope in the sanity of my fellow Dems; can't they see the revealed truth I so clearly see, that if we don't elect Hillary, the progressive cause is DOOMED!!1!!!!"

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Submitted by Shane-O on

I see E-Bay in the future for that snot-filled shmata...

On the same page as tortillas and pancakes miraculously bearing his image perhaps?

The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority. . . . it is the one guaranty of human freedom to the American people. - Frank Irving Cobb

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Submitted by Shane-O on

And I agree that we should back the Democratic nominee - no matter which candidate it is.

The concern I have, given the video, is not with Obama the man rather the fan(atic)s who follow him.

Don't lose hope (interesting choice of words) in your fellow Dems - see the comments here.

The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority. . . . it is the one guaranty of human freedom to the American people. - Frank Irving Cobb

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Submitted by dmd76 on

It's the notion that Obama supporters are fanatics that's infuriating. There is nothing wrong with supporting a candidate! Painting your ideological brethren as idolaters or sick (fevered, even) or in the clutches of a personality cult just because they've chosen to support someone you don't is demeaning and juvenile. There are lots of good reasons to support Obama, mine being he is better than any of my other candidates on the issue of Iraq. Notice I did not say he is absolutely correct on Iraq, far from it. You want me to vote for Sen. Clinton? Convince me, don't tell me I'm sick.

Submitted by lambert on

And never, not once, have I ever seen anybody applauded for blowing their nose.

Fortunately for all of us, it's the word "fanatic" that offends, and not the reality of, er, collective applauds for a nasal expectoration.

So what would be the right word to assuage the delicate sensibilities of the Obama _____ that also captures that reality?

If a "racist," "liar," "dishonest," "shill", "ignorant", "wrong" person such as myself may be permitted to venture such a question....

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by dmd76 on

If you can extricate yourself from the grips of that horrible persecution complex for just a minute, Lambert, you'll see that being called a "fanatic" is about the gentlest charge being thrown at Obama supporters, in just this thread. Stellaaa thinks we're idolaters. BDBlue thinks we've got a fever (and the only prescription is... more Clinton!). In other posts, people are losing hope in the Democratic party, America, humanity, etc., just because Obama is the likely Democratic nominee (I know, I know, nothing's certain).

By the way, I've been to lots of public events, too, and crowds often express their enthusiasm in silly and awkward ways (you've never heard the stupid shit that draws cheers at a rock concert?) You are, of course, welcome to think that cheering while Obama blows his nose gives you a window into the psyche of thousands of people. I just find that a bit silly (not to mention pretentious and dismissive).

Just so everyone's clear, I have never called Lambert any of those horrible things. Other people have, and, being an Obama supporter, I am to blame...or something.

CORRECTION: I did call you "wrong" a few posts ago, but only because you were.

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Submitted by Shane-O on

Yes, that word has many negative connotations. But consider the definition:

[One] marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion.

To me, the term seems to fit.

And it's not the enthusiasm that I'm afraid of, it's the uncritical devotion part.

The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority. . . . it is the one guaranty of human freedom to the American people. - Frank Irving Cobb

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Submitted by Sima on

in this context makes me think of this song:

The Fanatic, by Felony

Yes, it's 25-26 years old and I don't think I've thought of it since then, until now. Oh my gods, I am SO OLD. And I was a goth punk girl back then and so cool because I went to all the night clubs and was yes, a fanatic.

I still have a bunch of used snotrags from my recent bouts with the flu we could sell as indulgences, if things get too out of hand...