Archive for August, 2008

If Obama wants to win West Virginia

August 31, 2008

…and he can, if he tries…

He needs to show up a bunch.

He needs to get Bill and Hillary to show up a bunch.

Hillary needs to tell her supporters “You voted for me, and I thank you. But I didn’t win. Now you have to choose between Obama and McCain.

“Do I agree with everything Obama wants? No. You heard that in the primaries.

“Do I agree with ANYTHING McCain wants? HELL NO.

“Do I think Sarah Palin is a substitute for me in the next administration? YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING!

“I want you to vote with me for the Democratic candidate that I’m supporting.”

And it would go over best is Obama is there to receive her ringing endorsement.

It can happen, if they don;t write us off.

McCain’s desperation move

August 31, 2008

It’s becoming more obvious by the minute that John McCain’s VP pick is a desperate attempt at appealing to various groups that he’s having trouble with, even if those groups don’t match up.

  • The women who voted for Hillary Clinton, even though Sarah Palin’s politics don’t come close.
  • The religious right, anti-gay, anti-abortion crowd, even though Palin’s veto of a bill resulted in gay state employees receiving married couple benefits.
  • The pro-drilling crowd, although she also enacted a tax increase on oil companies.
  • The blue-collar crowd, although she is in favor of an oil pipeline through Alaska, shipping jobs over the border.

Don’t take my word for it, read
What is McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Perspective.

Red State Syndrome

August 11, 2008

A sad article in today’s Gazette indicates that both McCain and Obama have decided West Virginia is a solid red state in the General Election, so neither of them needs to bother with us. The comments that follow below the article are pretty depressing, too.

WV Democrats voted solidly for Hillary. OK, it’s obvious that Obama has the nomination locked up. But West Virginians can’t seem to get over the fact that the superdelegates decided to throw their weight behind Obama, as if their half a dozen votes would change the events at the upcoming convention. Obama has it locked up, get over it. The only thing the superdelegates can do now is throw their support behind the presumptive candidate and try to get some voice in the VP slot, or maybe convince Obama that WV is not a McCain lock, and get him to get his ass into West Virginia so the voters can see and touch him.

If West Virginians are such racists, I wonder what the black population in McDowell County thinks about Obama staying clear of West Virginia? But I digress.

Even McCain is taking WV for granted, which I find insulting, and I’m a Dem! I’m insulted that either of these guys think they can count on WV to vote the way they think. I’m insulted that neither one thinks we’re worth their effort. I only hope that Obama’s lack of interest doesn’t make WV Democrats vote Republican yet again.

I propose that WV Democrats, if they get pissed off enough at Obama’s disinterest, just not vote at all in the Presidential race. Oh, definitely go to the polls and vote for the other races, but if WV is going to be a Red State, don’t give them your vote to count. Just don’t check either McCain or Obama. Imagine if, after the votes are counted, it’s noted that there were ten thousand fewer votes cast in the Presidential race than in the others. That might just make a statement.

Has anyone noticed the similarity?

August 11, 2008

Todays Comic

Has Scott Adams been visiting Culture and History?