a girl with gun much easier on the eyes than the Hildebeest
As the nutroots has coalesced around Obama, its become easier and easier to reconcile with Hillary, and feel fellow feeling for her as they bash her and defame her in the same way they have bashed Republicans for years. The enemy of my enemy and all that.
It has made me wonder if there is a collateral feeling on the part of Hillary defenders: since McCain rarely, if ever, attacks her these days, less even than she does him lately, I wonder does it follow that Hillary defenders are seeing Obama as more the enemy, and since McCain attacks him, the enemy of their enemy is…
It has some interesting ramifications for the general. Besides which, I think the rank and file working class Dem detests the nutroots and the far left. This internecine warfare is pretty satisfying to the right, and especially since the far leftwingnuts have gotten saddled with such a lemon of a candidate.
And its been luscious seeing them twist in the wind defending the indefensible, as they squirm, like WORMS as Joe Tobacco frames it (What Obama Really Meant s) when they know this latest gaffe is extremely damaging, maybe a Messiah killer.
The fact that Obama is becoming the darling of these despicable assholes on the loony left is helping to unite regular people against Obama, and that’s a good thing. Most of the apologists for Obama’s “bitter” gaffe take the line that he was right, and everyone knows it.
Well, lefty elitists think they know it, but the rest of the country disagrees, as they will find out to their sorrow in the coming months as Obama tanks in the polls. In their hearts, many of the leftwingnuts do know it, since they are political junkies, and they know what will and what will not fly. That’s why they are spinning like dervishes.
He is so damaged I feel he will fall below the magic “45%”, under which no major party candidate ever seems to fall, as there is a solid 90% of the country that votes one way or the other reflexively every 4 years.
However, I did get a laugh from this: Who knew? Hillary is a gun nut!
VALPARAISO, Indiana (CNN) — Hillary Clinton appealed to Second Amendment supporters on Saturday by hinting that she has some experience of her own pulling triggers.
“I disagree with Sen. Obama’s assertion that people in our country cling to guns and have certain attitudes about trade and immigration simply out of frustration,” she began, referring to the Obama comments on small-town Americans that set off a political tumult on Friday.
She then introduced a fond memory from her youth.
“You know, my dad took me out behind the cottage that my grandfather built on a little lake called Lake Winola outside of Scranton and taught me how to shoot when I was a little girl,” she said.
“You know, some people now continue to teach their children and their grandchildren. It’s part of culture. It’s part of a way of life. People enjoy hunting and shooting because it’s an important part of who they are. Not because they are bitter.”
Minutes later, in a slightly awkward moment, Clinton faced a question from a woman in the audience whose son had been paralyzed by a gunshot. The woman asked Clinton what she would do about gun control as president.
Clinton touted her husband’s record on gun control during his administration, and said “there is not a contradiction between protecting Second Amendment rights” and the effort to reduce crime.
Noting that many hunters and gun collectors want to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals, Clinton referred to her positive childhood experiences with firearms.
“As I told you, my dad taught me how to shoot behind our cottage,” she said. “I have gone hunting. I am not a hunter. But I have gone hunting.”
Clinton said she has hunted ducks.
She should make a hunting date with Vice President “Shot Gun” Cheney!