Saturday, February 09, 2008

So...Where Do We Stand Now?

In basketball, when one speaks of having an advantage, one often says "the possession arrow is in his favor." Barack Obama has EVERY possession arrow in his favor at this moment.

Super Tuesday was a fiasco for the Rodham-Clinton forces. Her huge national lead has shrunk to near zero, Obama ended up in a tie -- if not with a small advantage -- in delegates and all of the momentum is on his side.

He's piling up the endorsements, he's raking in the money (Hillary had to "lend" her campaign five million dollars and her staff has had to go without pay) and the next few primaries and caucuses all favor Obama in one way or another, giving him another week or more run in the media as the man on the rise.

Ms. Rodham-Clinton's one remaining advantage -- the Super Delegates (the Democrats' way of pretending to be a party of the people while reserving real power for their overlords) -- is not an advantage at all anymore. After all, most signed on with Rodham-Clinton when she was "inevitable," often selling their souls for access to power. Now that she is losing, those delegates are not only not bound to her, but, one-by-one will be picked off by Obama and his handlers.

Worst of all for Rodham-Clinton, should we see a brokered convention, there is simply no way that the calculating powers-that-be who signed on with Clinton when they thought SHE would be their path to greater personal wealth and power would allow themselves to be seen as "stealing" the election from the black candidate. Could you imagine the "outrage" of the race profiteers if it was seen as Democrats' backroom dealing thwarting their dream of a half-black president?

Thus Obama, who is already winning, has to do is come close to Rodham-Clinton, something that is almost guaranteed given the election scheme by which delegates are doled out on a "proportional" basis.

What Democrat power-monger is going to risk alienating the one group that, until now, was most likely to march in lockstep with the Democrat Party? A brokered convention is an Obama convention.

On the Republican side we now have a presumptive nominee. It is hard not to recognize the differences between a man with his incredible story of heroism, strength and accomplishment versus the two one-term, pampered leftists who have accomplished absolutely nothing in their years of "service" mostly to themselves in the guise of "the people." It's going to come down -- as it almost always does these days -- to the adults versus the children.

The problem is that, thanks to the forty years of leftist control of the public school and media, there are a great many voters who are, in fact, children. They want their bills paid by mommmy and daddy (or the "nanny state" as it is generally recognized to be), without any more concern about how it will be paid for than the child has about how his Christmas presents were paid for. Their "thinking" isn't very deep (has any one of them asked what happens AFTER the Democrats surrender to the terrorists in the Middle East?) and meaningless sloganeering combined with leftist demoguogery is enough to see them sign on to nonsense.

In fact, it was Ms. Rodham-Clinton who made exactly this pitch in her "holiday" ad where she was mommy putting things like good health and good education under the tree for the children to unwrap, willing to believe in the Santa Claus that is the Democrat Party.

At some point Obama is going to have to say more than "hope" and "fear" (two "emotions" being sold to children who thrive on emotionalism and not facts). When he does, imagine the conversation between the grown-up and the adult.

Although I didn't support McCain in the primaries, I do recognize that in every way, he is better than the leftists because he IS an adult. Does that mean I agree with every policy of the adult? Of course not. But I do know that when I need someone to operate complex and heavy machinery, I'd still prefer to have someone experienced and accomplished over inexperienced children who, in one case, hasn't even finished his freshman term and in the other, with only slightly more "experience" than that.

I think, in the end, so will the American people.

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There are some other lessons to be learned at this point and in each of them the leftists were, of course, wrong. Remember when the leftists were screaming about a "vast right-wing conspiracy" out to get the Clintons. Now it turns out the Clintons really were as disgusting as the rest of us recognized them to be. Who says so? The Democrats, of course.

Meanwhile, America was supposed to be so evil that "racism lurk(ed) in every dark shadow in America" according to Joe Biden, but Obama not only won lily white Iowa, but he won a majority of whites in California.

Remember how in evil, horrible America, the person with the most money always wins? Ooops, Mitt Romney had the most money and he's sitting on the sidelines now along with the well-funded campaigns of so many others. Who are the two candidates left standing on the right? The low-budget efforts of a previously little known Governor and John McCain who was so broke at one point that, those on his campaign staff who weren't fired were working without pay.

There's a lot more to go and a lot more to be learned. I hope people will watch, listen and learn.

36 comments:

Varant Majarian said...

Evan Sayet -


As always , your blog is great and always makes sense --

Kirk said...

If Hillary is successful obtaining the forbidden delegates, she's kicking Obama's butt. Six of one, if ya ask me.

elitegal said...

Great stuff, Sayet...you've brought joy to the shrivelled, little hearts of your three or four inane parishioners and laughter to the liberals who've found this goofball backwater. It's kind of like a favorite fishing hole...always a lunker of a freak show to be found. I especially liked this typically idiotic non sequitur...Meanwhile, America was supposed to be so evil that "racism lurk(ed) in every dark shadow in America" according to Joe Biden, but Obama not only won lily white Iowa, but he won a majority of whites in California. That's a majority in the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, numbskull...as we know, the bigots are holing up in the "conservative" party. There's so much other idiocy in there that it will provide kicks for quite a while. I'm sure somebody will have fun with those in due time.

e-gal said...

If Hillary is successful obtaining the forbidden delegates, she's kicking Obama's butt. Six of one, if ya ask me.

Not quite...Hillary is a whore for war...so, be happy;if she wins, at least you'll get more of your favorite pastime...muslim killing. If McCain wins, that'll happen also...so your odds are pretty good. Otherwise, we'll be quite happy with McCain...he sees a lot of things our way and will show it even more when he doesn't have to stroke wingos to win.

Evan Sayet said...

Yep, the "racists" are on the right. That's why it's the DEMOCRATS who wonder if Barack Obama is "black enough" because, you know, all blacks look and think alike.

It's the DEMOCRAT Joe Biden who was shocked to find a black man who is "clean."

It's Bill and Hillary Rodham-Clinton who played the race card the first chance they got and why race profiteers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrahkan reside in the Democrat Party.

Funny how all the leftist talk is about Obama's race and Hillary's gender, yet not once in the Republican campaign was Romney's Mormonism brought up in the campaign (yes, by the leftists who divide everyone according to some bigoted notion of what "women" are and what "blacks" are and what "hispanics" are...but not from the right.

Neither was it spun by anyone on the right that McCain is "too old." Nope, Republicans don't stoop that low. Democrats do. In fact it is ALL they do (read the leftists' response to my article -- never a thoughtful reply, just insults and childish attacks).

Yep, Hillary's a "whore for war" because, disagree with a leftist, protect America, stand up against Islamic fascists and that MAKES you a whore. The only way NOT to be a whore is to surrender to the terrorists and every and any other enemy of freedom.

It is not a coincidence that the same people who spat upon our soldiers and worked to help the Viet Cong win in Vietnam are now slandering our troops in Berkeley, Toldeo, Ohio and anywhere else the Democrats hold sway.

Democrats hate America, and, if someone dares to stand up for America at all, they go from being beloved (Ms. Rodham-Clinton, Vice Presidential nominee Joe Lieberman) to HATED.

Democrats are filled with hate...and it's hate for America.

e-gal said...

Evan Sayet said...
Yep, the "racists" are on the right. That's why it's the DEMOCRATS who wonder if Barack Obama is "black enough" because, you know, all blacks look and think alike.

It's the DEMOCRAT Joe Biden who was shocked to find a black man who is "clean."

It's Bill and Hillary Rodham-Clinton who played the race card the first chance they got and why race profiteers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrahkan reside in the Democrat Party.


Haha...watch this goofball tie himself up in knots...race is not an issue, he says...then tells us about all the racists in the Dem party. Just full of them, but still the black dood is winning...in the Democratic party...not the white male bigots party. Does he even know what he believes? Poor, hagridden nutcase.

e-gal said...

Yep, Hillary's a "whore for war" because, disagree with a leftist, protect America, stand up against Islamic fascists and that MAKES you a whore.

Republicans hate America, and if someone proves themselves to be a ho' fo woe, they go from being hated (Ms. Rodham-Clinton, Vice Presidential nominee Joe Lieberman) to LOVED.

Oh, and what's with that Rodham-Clinton thing...does the addled screwball think that means something?

Huge-O Chavez said...

...and Bill Clinton is no longer an honorary black man... this primary sure has been an eye opener!

Huge-O Chavez said...

Hillary pimps out her Chelsea to her campaign and some MSNBC reporter gets suspended for saying it.

I guess the press double standard is back in place. The liberal press can call for a water boarding of the Bush twins, but should anyone make a demeaning reference to one of the Clintoons... SUSPEND him, wreck THAT man's career.

The liberals are the political proscibers par excellance. They make Joe McCarthy look like Jesus Christ by comparison.

Manny slips tells truth said...

In a confidential memo, a long-time Republican operative who has served in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad for the past year says the State Department's efforts in Iraq are so poorly managed they "would be considered willfully negligent if not criminal" if done in the private sector.

"We have brought to Iraq the worst of America -- our bureaucrats," writes Manuel Miranda in the memo, which was addressed to U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and cc'd to "ALCON" or "all concerned" at the State Department.

"You are doing a job for which you are not prepared as a bureaucracy or as leaders," Miranda writes. "The American and Iraqi people deserve better."

Miranda previously held senior Republican leadership positions on Capitol Hill.

hosplitter said...

Yeah, but the Bush twins are drunken service dodging twits. See the difference?

laffter in the dark said...

So, is everyone laughing about Sayet's (third) endorsement?

wow...class act! said...

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."
-- Sen. John McCain, speaking to a Republican dinner, June 1998.

Not only is McCain's hideous attempt at humor about 10 times more tastelessl than what Shuster said (as the David Corn article notes, newspapers that reported on the joke wouldn't even print it), but while the newsman's ill-conceived comment was at least spontaneous, McCain's joke was a prepared remark to a public audience.

So now Shuster is suspended and, who knows, maybe his career is in jeopardy, while the other guy is nearly halfway to becoming the next president of United States. Is this a great country or what?

local 69 of the carpetlickers union said...

...the DC public schools weren't good enough for Chelsea. What a spoiled little princess. Shouldn't she be in the Peace Corp or something instead of whoring for the GLBT political candidate? The least that little bitch should do for her country is be to be taken hostage by some Marxist revolutionary group in the jungles of Africa and be pimped and exploited for the liberal revolutionary cause of the day.

slumming said...

Check out the calibre of Sayet's fans...and apparently his last one...what more do you need to see:

The least that little bitch (Chelsea) should do for her country is be to be taken hostage by some Marxist revolutionary group in the jungles of Africa and be pimped and exploited for the liberal revolutionary cause of the day.

slumdumbdrubbing said...

Democrats are much classier...

Evan is a boil on the ass of society said...

They want their bills paid by mommmy and daddy (or the "nanny state" as it is generally recognized to be), without any more concern about how it will be paid for than the child has about how his Christmas presents were paid for.

How the fuck does a right-wing water carrier say this shit with a straight face? The Bush Administration has racked up the biggest budget deficit in history, following the surpluses of the Clinton years. Our grandchildren will be paying for it, if they're not wholly owned subsidiaries of China by then. And somehow, this idiot tries to make the case that it's the Democrats who think nothing of spending beyond this country's means. Incredible.

Graphic representation of typical Republican fiscal policy.

Anonymous said...

These nutcases have been the party of borrow and spend since Raygun, and the dumb fucks act like they don't even know it...sick pack of freaks with serious defects in their tiny brains.

Farmer John said...

At some point Obama is going to have to say more than "hope" and "fear" (two "emotions" being sold to children who thrive on emotionalism and not facts). When he does, imagine the conversation between the grown-up and the adult.

That's where I disagree with you, Evan. Every step America takes towards socialism and expanding a "Mommy Government" (aka -compassionate conservativism) that provides all things to all people reduces the Citizen voter's mental capacity to the status of political "child".

Jowett summary of Plato's "Gorgias"

'What is the art of Rhetoric?' says Polus. Not an art at all, replies Socrates, but a thing which in your book you affirm to have created art. Polus asks, 'What thing?' and Socrates answers, An experience or routine of making a sort of delight or gratification. 'But is not rhetoric a fine thing?' I have not yet told you what rhetoric is. Will you ask me another question--What is cookery? 'What is cookery?' An experience or routine of making a sort of delight or gratification. Then they are the same, or rather fall under the same class, and rhetoric has still to be distinguished from cookery. 'What is rhetoric?' asks Polus once more. A part of a not very creditable whole, which may be termed flattery, is the reply. 'But what part?' A shadow of a part of politics. This, as might be expected, is wholly unintelligible, both to Gorgias and Polus; and, in order to explain his meaning to them, Socrates draws a distinction between shadows or appearances and realities; e.g. there is real health of body or soul, and the appearance of them; real arts and sciences, and the simulations of them. Now the soul and body have two arts waiting upon them, first the art of politics, which attends on the soul, having a legislative part and a judicial part; and another art attending on the body, which has no generic name, but may also be described as having two divisions, one of which is medicine and the other gymnastic. Corresponding with these four arts or sciences there are four shams or simulations of them, mere experiences, as they may be termed, because they give no reason of their own existence. The art of dressing up (attiring) is the sham or simulation of gymnastic, the art of cookery, of medicine; rhetoric is the simulation of justice, and sophistic of legislation. They may be summed up in an arithmetical formula:--

Attiring : gymnastic :: cookery : medicine :: sophistic : legislation.

And,

Cookery : medicine :: rhetoric : the art of justice.


from the actual translation...

SOCRATES: And now I will endeavour to explain to you more clearly what I mean: The soul and body being two, have two arts corresponding to them: there is the art of politics attending on the soul; and another art attending on the body, of which I know no single name, but which may be described as having two divisions, one of them gymnastic, and the other medicine. And in politics there is a legislative part, which answers to gymnastic, as justice does to medicine; and the two parts run into one another, justice having to do with the same subject as legislation, and medicine with the same subject as gymnastic, but with a difference. Now, seeing that there are these four arts, two attending on the body and two on the soul for their highest good; flattery knowing, or rather guessing their natures, has distributed herself into four shams or simulations of them; she puts on the likeness of some one or other of them, and pretends to be that which she simulates, and having no regard for men's highest interests, is ever making pleasure the bait of the unwary, and deceiving them into the belief that she is of the highest value to them. Cookery simulates the disguise of medicine, and pretends to know what food is the best for the body; and if the physician and the cook had to enter into a competition in which children were the judges, or men who had no more sense than children, as to which of them best understands the goodness or badness of food, the physician would be starved to death. A flattery I deem this to be and of an ignoble sort, Polus, for to you I am now addressing myself, because it aims at pleasure without any thought of the best. An art I do not call it, but only an experience, because it is unable to explain or to give a reason of the nature of its own applications. And I do not call any irrational thing an art; but if you dispute my words, I am prepared to argue in
defence of them.

Farmer John said...

4th Estate: "Obama"

Democrat: "Tastes Great!"

Republican: "Less Nutritious!"

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4th Estate: "McCain"

Democrat: "Less Filling!"

Republican: "More Nutritious!"

Nobody cares about the nutritional content of the product except a nutrition expert.

pennypincher said...

The only political party that give's a crap about fiscal restraint is the party that's OUT of power. And with the House & Senate already in Democratic hands, can anybody say "Free healthcare for everyone!"

Earth to Democrats... "Your ego's writing checks your body can't cash!"

Evan is a boil on the ass of society said...

The only political party that give's a crap about fiscal restraint is the party that's OUT of power. And with the House & Senate already in Democratic hands, can anybody say "Free healthcare for everyone!"

The Republicans have been giving free lunches to their big business cronies for years, and now that the Democrats are poised to take the White House back, you're worried that they're going to enact a program to divert that money away from the rich and well-connected to ordinary people for something they actually need? If this is the best the Republican Party can do for spokespeople, mindless Party apparatchiks like Evan and you, expect to be out of power for a long time.

candyland player said...

LOL! Where do you think the money comes from, Katrina victims?

You want to chase jobs out of this country, then go ahead... raise taxes. Your "Cuban" doctor will, I am sure, be very capable of prescribing an aspirin for whatever headache THAT may cause you.

Evan is a boil on the ass of society said...

And yet, you seem completely unconcerned about who's paying for the war in Iraq.

candyland player said...

So what were Exxon-Mobil's taxes on last year's $40B profit and $300B in sales?

Does that answer your question, asswipe?

ugetwhatupay4 said...

According to Exxon-Mobil, they paid $29B+ in taxes last year. Sounds like the oil companies are finally collecting some return on all the money they poured into the West for all these decades.

Evan is a boil on the ass of society said...

So what were Exxon-Mobil's taxes on last year's $40B profit and $300B in sales?

Does that answer your question, asswipe?


Actually, it very clearly does not. I'll go ahead and answer it for you - the people who will pay for the war in Iraq exist in the future. Because neither you, nor I, nor anyone alive right now is currently paying for it. Record deficits, borrowing money from China, an exponentially-expanded national debt, and you're worried about the tax burden on a company that is recording record profits? You people have divorced yourselves from reality.

simes said...

Just checked in ...FJ babbling again about shit nobody cares about...and Psychet's only defender...some lowlife, little freak with a new name for every moron post. This place is getting even more pathetic. I've got a feeling Sayet's about at the end of the line...divorced, failed career, his cause in the toilet...expect to hear about an OD soon.

somepeoplewantmorethanwhattheypay4 said...

- the people who will pay for the war in Iraq exist in the future.

yeah...Exxon-Mobil and not some Katrina victim that you want to take out more debt and give more benefits to...

boil on evans ass said...

dora & thomas... get a life!

Stalking other people's personal blogs is just soooo sad.

Hood said...

Rush Limbaugh said it best. When Hillary Clinton had her enormous lead, and was the candidate of “inevitability”, they had yet to factor in the fact, that at some point, she was actually going to have to campaign. And when she did, the grown ups (yes there are some) in the Democratic Party realized that her and Bill would not stand a chance in the general election.

I must say, it will be nice to see the era of Bush / Clinton finally come to an end.

moana charen said...

There is a strutting self-righteousness about McCain that goes hand in hand with a nitroglycerin temper. He flatters himself that his colleagues in the Senate dislike him because he stands up for principle whereas they sell their souls for pork. Not exactly. He is disliked because on many, many occasions, he has been disrespectful, belligerent and vulgar to those who differ with him.

Anonymous said...

This place smells of failure...

Evan is a boil on the ass of society said...

That is the most compelling statement yet.

monkey poop said...

Must be coming from the Democratic primary race...

EL PASO, Texas (CNN) – For the second election night in a row, Hillary Clinton failed to acknowledge or congratulate Barack Obama after he won the day in dominating fashion.

Anonymous said...

To be a Republican you need to believe:


1. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.


2. Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's Daddy made war on him , a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Bush needed a 'we can't find Bin Laden' diversion.


3. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Viet Nam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.


4. The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq .


5. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational drug corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.


6. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.


7. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.


8. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our longtime allies, then demand their cooperation and money.


9. Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism. HMO's and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.


10. Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.


11. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which tens of thousands die is solid defense policy.


12. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet .


13. Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.


14. You support 'Executive Privilege' for every Republican ever born, who will be born or who might be born (in perpetuity.)


15. Support hunters who shoot their friends and blame them for wearing orange vests similar to those worn by quail.


If you do or don't send this to at least 10 other people, we're likely to be stuck with more Republicans in '08.


Friends don't let friends vote Republican.