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Liberals are Dumb: Bill Clinton, “Obamabots”

14 March 2011

Howdy howdy, today we’ve got a doubleshot of LaD for you, featuring idiotic Obama apologists and Slick Willy himself.  I’ve been struggling to figure out a good post just for the O-bots for a while, but when I saw a post about Clinton on Sunday, I couldn’t resist throwing him in as well.  Let’s take a loot at the Obama supporters first.

Leading up to the 2010 elections, many progressives and even some moderate Democrats had been taking Obama to task for what they saw as political miscalculations, or outright terrible policy decisions.  Things like the abandonment of the public option during the healthcare act debate (and the decision not to pursue single-payer at all), his embrace of Bush-era stances on civil liberties, and a total lack of backbone when it comes to negotiating with Republicans were among the reasons why Obama and the rest of the Democratic leadership, especially the Blue Dogs, were getting their feet held to the fire by these (rather small) groups of progressive.  Glenn Greenwald and Jane Hamsher in particular were quite vociferous in their disdain for Obama’s politics and policies.

“Good for them!” you might say, right?  No political party should swear fealty to their leadership, and they should feel free to open fire with both barrels on their own party should they see that leadership abandoning the party’s ideals.  Well, as always, the Democratic Party was quick to disappoint.  The 2010 elections came, and Democrats took a shellacking. Was the Democrats Party’s response to look back, analyze their positions, and figure out why their base had been so demoralized?  No, of course not.  They adopted the time honored tradition in American politics when something doesn’t go your way: find a Dirty Fucking Hippie, and punchem in the face.

All that is the backdrop for this incredibly terrible post, where Obama supporters warn people to the left of them that if they stay home in 2012, the new Republican government will be all their fault.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/03/10/liberals-its-time-to-stop-bitching-and-start-organizing-just-shut-up-and-get-to-work

I like comment number #374 quite a bit:

…anybody who makes the decision not to vote puts people like Rick Scott and Scott Walker in charge of making decisions. That does not hurt Obama ..it hurts US

Wisconsin Gubernatorial Election Results, 2010:

Walker , Scott   GOP   1,128,159   52%

Barrett , Tom   Dem   1,005,008  47%

Some folks want to blame the 123,152 people who didn’t turn out for Tom Barrett.  I think the bigger share of the blame should go to the 1,128,159 who voted for Scott Walker, but that’s just me.  The same argument was made in the 2000 presidential election, that liberal/leftist folks who voted for Nader were responsible for Gore “losing”.  Nader isn’t the reason why Bush won, Bush is.  But hey, let’s not let a little fact like that get in the way of Democrats throwing a hissy fit and punching hippies because they can’t figure out how to win elections.  If you want to engage in bandwagon politics, feel free, but fuck you for having the temerity to get mad at me because I don’t want to vote for this.

Oh yeah, I said something about Bill Clinton up there.  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51150.html

Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.

Forgive me the ad hominem, but you know what’s ridiculous, Bill?  NAFTA, DADT, and DOMA.  Shut the fuck up, you old fart.

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