~~By Grail Guardian
It’s 44 days until the General Election as I write this and after a long and hard fought primary season the Democratic Party, and the Obama campaign specifically, are still unable to get over their terminal case of CDS. I can’t help but ask “Why”? For the uninitiated, CDS stands for Clinton Derangement Syndrome, usually defined as the uncontrollable impulse to rail against all things Clinton (Hillary, Bill, Chelsea, Hillary’s supporters, and basically anything connected to centrist positions).
Team Obama not only masterminded the overthrow of the Democratic Party to form the “New Democrats” (remember the May 31, 2008 coup when all semblance of the rules were overthrown at a behind-closed-doors meeting of the Rules and Bylaws Committee), they literally declared the nomination belonged to Obama despite the fact that:
- Hillary Clinton won more of the popular vote than Obama (when the Florida and Michigan primaries are included as originally voted)
- Automatic (also called Super) Delegates are unable to actually cast a vote until the national Convention
- Obama did not actually have enough Super Delegates “locked in” to declare himself the winner when he did
- Hillary Clinton didn’t contest the illegal theft of earned delegates in Michigan, despite her legal right to do so
Clinton suspended her own campaign, as she had promised during the primaries she began to campaign for Obama, she asked her fundraisers to jump to Team Obama, and eventually Clinton herself served as the conduit to end her historic campaign by interrupting a roll call vote at the convention to ask for Obama’s nomination by acclaim. Yet still the Oborg continues to harass Clinton supporters. Team O bloggers continue to infiltrate web sites that had been pro-Clinton. Commenters continue to compare John McCain and Sarah Plain to Clinton, who they now conveniently claim as one of their own. Web sites continue to be hijacked and crashed. The Main Stream Media continues to fawn over Obama as messiah, ignore every negative story posted about him on the Internet, and call anyone disagreeing with their views a racist. And Middle Class voters continue to be insulted, marginalized, and discounted.
So at this late juncture, one must ask why it is that so many of the Oborg continue to fight dirty against the moderate, centrist voters that refuse to support Obama, rather than to sensibly go after them? After all, Obama went after the right wing and evangelical voters with his votes on FISA and promises to continue funding George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, so why not court the center? It only makes good political sense that once the cries of “you have no where else to go” and “you’ll fall in line eventually” were obviously falling on deaf ears that the next move would be to go after this significant voting bloc with gusto and speed. But with just over 6 weeks left, the taunting and harassment continues unabated.
So let’s look at the possibilities:
1. They’re just idiots
While this statement is absolutely true on so many levels, we have to admit it: no matter how reprehensible we may believe their tactics, someone on Team Obama had enough brains to game the system and get him this far. No ordinary political strategist could so arrogantly ignore the rules and manipulate the media and 17 million voters into supporting an empty suit with nothing but dubious associations with the likes of Nadhmi Auchi (nefarious Iraqi billionaire that funded Rezko and others while evading jail), Antoin “Tony” Rezko (convicted for his participation in the infamous “Pay to Play” scam in Chicago), Jeremiah Wright (“God Damn AmeriKKKa”), Michael Pfleger (“Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger”), Penny Pritzker (part owner of the first bank to fall in the Sub Prime Mortgage fiasco in 2001), Franklin Raines (former Fannie Mae head that scored millions while the lender tanked), Frank Marshall Davis (Marxist/Socialist who admitted that he and his wife had sex with a 13 year old girl), and so many more.
This has prompted some to believe that former Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile’s ties to Karl Rove may indicate an even more sinister plot for the mastermind behind George W. Bush’s election to influence this year’s race in even stranger ways than he has in the past. After all, they posit, if politics is really just the ultimate chess game to Rove, what would be more masterful than to engineer a win for the “other side” when everyone least suspects it (and with a man who should by no traditional measures have even been a serious contender for President).
2. They can win without the center
At one point in the race, this was actually Obama’s mantra. But any serious student of politics can easily tell you that the likes of John Kerry, George McGovern, and even Al Gore could not pull off a victory without the votes of that irritating group formerly known as FDR or Reagan Democrats (now Clinton Democrats), and even a few centrist Republicans and Independents. Obama’s campaign has seen his lead the polls shrink, evaporate, and even turn in favor of his opponent since he was declared the Democratic candidate. There is no way that even the Kool-Aid addicted such as Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid would presume at this point that the election could be won without the support of virtually all Democrats and most Independents. Still they agitate women and people in the so-called “fly over” states and spew sexist sound bites like cornered rattlers spit venom.
3. Obama suffers from severe Narcissistic Personality Disorder
While I’ll leave you to check out the specifics of this legitimate condition, suffice it to say that those who’ve researched it are fairly well convinced that Barack Obama suffers from NPD. Yet despite his obsession with himself and his own American Idol style popularity, we have to concede that his handlers should be stepping in at this point and saving him from himself if this is the only problem. So while I agree that Obama suffers from some degree of NPD, there are too many people among his 300+ advisors that could keep him more in check if they wanted to (not the least of which is his wife Michelle), and by now they should definitely want to reel him in.
4. We really do deserve it
To be fair, we must examine the possibility that Hillary Clinton supporters and other centrists against Barack Obama may actually be responsible for the fury that has rained down on us in the past year. After all, we do staunchly refuse to follow party lines, and we give back just as hard as we get when attacked. So can the return fire and irreverent refusal to do as the pundits declare possibly serve as justification for the continued barrage of snark, sexist attacks, and hostile actions? I will admit that probably to a small degree we have earned some of the derision; I myself have done battle with many a troll and Obama supporting bloggers in a less than dignified manner. Although I personally try to keep the profanity to a minimum, I do get carried away with some of the more extreme cases. Yet I still cannot see how this would benefit the Obama campaign in any way. When Hillary Clinton was still in the race, I frequently put on my polite persuasion hat to try to reel in a potential moderate Republican or undecided poster. I knew the value of kindness in drawing in support, so if I could see it I must presume that Senator Obama’s staff and supporters would be capable of noting it as well.
5. They’re too sexist to accommodate women’s demands
Now this point will ring true to many of the victims of the Oborg attacks. After all, they pilloried Hillary, she-wolfed Sarah, and fornicated Ferraro – why not go after the female population as a whole? Ok, many would argue (myself among them) successfully that this actually is happening right now. But the crude remarks from Barack and Michelle Obama, the MSM, and online supporters, while probably deeply felt and true, are still not a viable political strategy. At best, they might be overlooked if just one ardent supporter went off the deep end, but for a supposedly civilized country to turn on over one half the population in an effort to win a contest is absurd. If this were the sole reason, we would have to assume that Hillary Clinton could never have secured the most votes of any national candidate in the nation’s history. So there are 18 million reasons to disbelieve the concept that America has reverted to the 1950’s en masse.
6. They know how this is going to end
Now we come closer to reality in my view. I have reviewed this conundrum for quite a while (bouncing ideas off of friends, relatives, and other bloggers), and this is the only conclusion I can reach within the grasp of reason. There is no other possibility I can conceive of that would account for the brash, mindless, and seemingly self-defeating actions taken by Barack Obama and company this far into the General Election season. They act with the self-assurance and bravado of one who knows in advance how things will turn out. There is no hesitation in their attacks, no fear of losing, no room allowed for the possibility of change. They act like a teenager who is adept at video games trying to fly through the lower levels by rote so they can get to the ultimate confrontation at the highest level, one that they are sure they have determined the strategy to win this time.
So this leads to another question, namely does Team Obama actually have reason to believe they know the election results due to subterfuge and illicit ties deep within the electoral system (corporate sponsors, foreign powers, collusion with Karl Rove et al, rigging Diebold voting machines), or do they know that Obama will lose (ineligibility due to citizenship issues, or some other game-ender that has yet to be released) and use the opportunity to attack with impunity because their solitary goal all along has been to destroy either the Democratic Party or the American electoral system (or both)?
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