obama throws hillary a lifeline

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The jaw dropping news broke yesterday of the President-Elect’s “secret” meeting with Her Royal Highness, the Queen of Triangulation, Hillary Clinton, about the biggest plum he has to offer-appointment as Secretary of State.¬† He also reportedly met with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who dropped out early and endorsed Obama in a dramatic gesture long before Obama clenched the Democratic nomination.¬† The corporate media dutifully reported the “Team of Rivals” concept advanced by Doris Kearns Goodwin in her book about Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet.

I’m not buying it.

I have no choice but to take seriously this trial balloon on Hillary’s behalf by the Obama team.¬† Hopefully, something I say will deflate this travesty before a colossal misstep occurs.¬† I have no idea what “turning the page” on the past is supposed to mean if the Clinton’s are magnanimously appointed to a sinecure in the new Administration.¬† What happened to “No Drama Obama?”¬† If the Clinton’s are known for anything, it’s drama.¬† I thought this new regime had limits on carry on baggage. The Clintons will bring enough to crash Air Force One.¬† I don’t mean no harm, as we say, but I’m tired of these people.¬† The only time I want to hear from Hillary Clinton is from the Senate floor, not from Foggy Bottom.

Once she and Bubba dipped a toe and then submerged the primary battle into the well of racial resentment and xenophobia, that should have killed any talk of a cabinet appointment in its crib.   Hillary can kiss my hind part, no offense.  During the heat of the primary battle, Hillary Clinton sighted a USA Today poll in Indiana and North Carolina:

I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on…Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.

Her performance at the convention and campaign trail was admirable, but it doesn’t make up for appealing to the unjustified fears of white voters skittish about a brotha occupying the Oval Office.¬† There are some lines you don’t cross and a penalty must be paid.¬† After reading an assortment of PUMA slights on various blogs, my opinions have hardened on this score.

For all we know, the President-Elect coulda told her in June that he would consider her for Secretary of State and that bought her cooperation.¬† We won’t know for sometime.¬†¬† Hillary lost and Barack won.¬† Its time he acted like it.¬† I’d appreciate it if he ripped out a page rather than just turning it.¬†¬† John Kerry, Bill Richardson and¬† Susan Rice are far more deserving.

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Another exercise in futility

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These “Debates” and I use that term loosely, are colossal wastes of time.¬† Did you really learn anything? Did they really say anything of import?¬† What we really have here a two establishment politicians engaged in an obligatory battle in a long war that is all but over.¬† John McCain has lost the biggest prize in American politics to a Negro, an establishment Negro, but a Negro nonetheless.¬† He’s obviously having trouble coping with that.¬† Ignoring the humiliating finality of his impending defeat, he launches into the long telegraphed salvo of Ayers and ACORN.

AYERS

William¬†Ayers, 63, the 60’s radical who blew some s*it up to stop the Vietnam War and in solidarity with his oppressed Negro brethren-harmed nobody,¬† and was allowed to re-enter society without doing any jail time and become a part of the Chicago establishment as a member of the faculty of the University of Illinois.

Victims of COINTELPRO,¬†Ayers and his wife¬†got off on a technicality when they were able to prove prosecutorial misconduct.¬†¬† Ayers and Obama met up later when Barack was an adult and they served on two community boards. One board¬†distributed grants given by Ambassador Walter Annenberg, a Reagan era Republican, to Chicago schools.¬†¬† Ayers later contributed $250 bucks to one of Barack’s legislative campaigns.¬†¬† That’s it.¬† There is nothing more.

Ayers is this year’s boogie man, a latter day Willie Horton in whiteface.¬† Never before has a white¬†senior citizen¬†been used to make a young black man seem dangerous.¬†¬†It is absolutely ridiculous.¬† Running with the terrorist meme, they have managed to whip the white party’s adherents into a frenzy over this lame bit of deliberate, racist character assassination.¬†

Delegate Jeff Fredrick, the Chair of the Virginia GOP, a wingnut I have personally campaigned against, made the absurd assertion that both Obama and Osama Bin Laden had friends who had bombed the pentagon.¬†¬†The lynch mobs that double for McCain-Palin campaign rallies have gotten carried away calling Obama an “Arab,”¬†a¬†“terrorist,” or my personal favorite, “Kill him.”¬†¬†¬† Frederick now claims to have been kidding and McCain made a big show of being offended by being called on the carpet by John Lewis for their calculated attempts to stir up white resentment against Obama.

ACORN

The ACORN allegations are straight outta¬†of the Fox News playbook of red herrings recycled from 2004.¬† McCain’s attempt to link Obama to this group’s sometimes sloppy voter registration methods are both laughable and pathetic.¬† Lazy people’s attempts to pad their paychecks by submitting bogus voter registration forms do not constitute a conspiracy to commit voter fraud.¬† Voter fraud is when you deliberately purge 57,000 people from the voting rolls,¬†88% of whom are black, ¬†for the “crime” of having names similar to those of convicted felons in state and out of state with no other identifying data.

For those of you who are slow, Republican, or both, I am referencing Florida in 2000.     Finally, voter fraud is when you deliberately screw up elections administration so that Democrats of color have to wait in the rain for 4, 6, 8, or 10 hours on Election Day to cast a ballot like they did in Ohio in 2004.

Nobody pushing the Acorn meme should be taken seriously-especially John McCain.  

This is all McCain had against Obama and its why he is losing.