Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Randomness And Such...

I still hear things about how people on the Left who are disappointed with President Obama want to pit a more progressive candidate against him in a Democratic primary. But the only thing I've really seen in that vein lately, apart from the short-lived Draft Bernie Sanders movement, was this over at the Democratic Underground:

...Voters claim to like tough talk to a certain extent, but they also like their national leaders to at least SEEM like decent people. (Even a gargoyle like Nixon had to pretend to cry about how much he liked puppies on occasion.) Trump and Palin can't even talk about Obama without getting nasty, and both now have the highest negatives of anyone in the field. I suspect most Democrats and many Independents will feel the same way as I do--we may not always love Obama, but we would never want to do any favors for the type of people who absolutely despise him.


It was posted in late April, so it's a bit dated, but I'm in total agreement with its writer that primarying Obama next year would be a very bad move on the Dems' part. It would almost guarantee a Republican victory, something I don't want to see any time soon. But for some reason, that part doesn't seem to sink in with a number of well-intentioned progressives. I mean, we just had a really bad Republican administration for eight long, miserable years -- Obama may have disappointed us in a number of ways, but he isn't that bad. Not even close.

In fact, he's the best deal you're going to get this time around, if you're a Democrat, liberal, progressive, whatever. You may not like that, but you go with what you have to work with, not what you want to work with (sorry if that sounded too much like Donald Rumsfeld, but I don't know how else to phrase it). I've had two years plus change to see what this president can do, and, well...



BARACK OBAMA IN '12

(He'll do.)



That, and he beats the hell out of Bush...

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Man, this next video is so fucking terrible, I had to put it here. Skippy thinks the band Rush is god-awful; that's what I think of Ted Nugent, especially after seeing him perform "Cat Scratch Fever" on Mike Huckabee's Fox News show, with Huckabee on bass. The funny thing is, Huckabee's part is at least watchable. Not Ted's, though...


Has Nugent's stage presence always been that embarrassing to watch? He looks like he's just jerked off successfully for the first time in his life. Sweet Jesus, is he bad...

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Now, having shown that atrocity, I need to put up something good to balance things out. I'm gonna go with Earth, Wind & Fire...


Enjoy...

1 comment:

  1. Ted looks like he's a few bricks shy of a full load there. Like Jack Nicholson's character in The Shining. Almost expect him to start leering, "Heeeeere's JOHNNY!" and pull a *real* axe (vs. a stringed one) out of his back pocket.

    Mike Huckabee has found his true calling -- playing bass with a bad front-man. Someone sign the man to a record contract, anything to get him out of public life, yeeesh!

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