“It’s too debonaire; it’s too Fred Astaire; it’s too Kumbaya.”
He waspissed, right, deeply, viscerally angered that Obama wasn’t more of a man, more aggressive, angrier maybe? I don’t know, it wasn’t totally coherent, which shouldn’t surprise us, between Tweety twittering and Brokaw slurring it was like watching two bears have a slapfight while falling down a hill. It’s like it offended him personally, what he kept describing as Obama’s “inability to close the deal.” Howard Fineman was kind of trying to hold it off, but he, too, displayed a sort of childlike disappointment, like he’d expected, what? Obama to come out with six-shooters? I do not understand this bullshit.
Fineman particularly was buying into the Republican spin about how Democrats needed to HEAL their retarded party and get back together and how in the general all these Democrats who voted for Democrats would vote Republican, in Pennsylvania. I don’t live in Pennsylvania, but are all y’all like that, really? I seem to remember Kerry, that windsurfing wuss, took PA pretty hard like he meant it and handled it like a champ. It’s not that I’m not sick of the primary campaign; oh, I so am. But I really do question this thing that’s coming up, that’s nothing more than Republican spin, that all of this is good for John McCain and the Democrats are doomed and OMG.
I was thinking about this last night; after like nineteen billion hours of MSNBC shitheads spewing nonsense you start to get Stockholmed into thinking maybe they’re right, and look. Sure. Maybe the ongoing Dem primary campaign is good for McCain right now. But once there’s a nominee, the game changes. In between the shitheadery overtaking the airwaves was the DNC ad on McCain and the economy. It’s devastating. He looks old, tired, out of touch, past his prime, and fucking confused. Recall, mind, that that’s just the first ad. Recall, also, that most people a) don’t watch the cable chatter and b) have the attention span of gnats.
Plus, and this is the biggie, the ongoing Dem primary campaign does not seem to be depressing turnout in these primaries.*PA turnout:
Election officials projected turnout among Pennsylvania’s 8.3 million registered voters at 40 percent to 50 percent for the presidential primary, double that of the state’s primary four years ago.
Secretary of State Pedro Cortes said Tuesday that for the 2004 primary 21 percent of Democrats, Republicans, independents and other registered voters turned out. In 2000 the primary turnout was just 18 percent.
If people truly were all “fuck this primary, Obama’s a Muslim and Hillary’s Hitlery and I’m voting for the old dude what can’t remember the flavor of his pudding,” you’d see that by now. So while we, the junkies, may be tired, and the cable news dickheads may be tired, looks like America’s not fucking tired. Balls to the walls, eh?
ps. Tweety’s other finest moment? Calling Hillary Clinton, repeatedly, a “local girl.” Stay classy, MSNBC.
*To be fair, in 2004 and 2000 the primaries were basically over by the time PA rolled around, so maybe it’s not a big surprise turnout’s up, but still. You get half of anybody to do anything, it’s a pretty good day.