Sunday, January 27, 2008

South Carolina - The Aftermath

You know the drill. Winners and losers from South Carolina's Democrat primary.

Winners

- Barack Obama. In a word, OUCH! Obama ran away with the primary, getting 55% of the vote. Hillary? She managed to get 27%, but we'll talk about that later. The media chalked up Obama's victory to the large African-American turnout (which I will admit impacted the outcome), but there's more to it. Obama appeared to be above the fray while his opponents looked inept. In short, Obama looked Presidential.

- African-Americans. Democrats should be quick to note the turnout in South Carolina before they completely write off African-Americans as a voting bloc. Having watched the Clinton campaign in Nevada, I get the feeling they're willing to either take the black vote for granted or disregard it altogether in favor of the Hispanic vote. Bad move in either case if that's what they're doing. The turnout shows the politically astute that African-Americans are still viable and able to swing an election for one candidate or another.

- The Republicans. Yep, you read that right. The Republicans came out smelling like a rose because of the Democratic primaries. The Democrats found themselves embroiled in a discussion about race that they really didn't want or need at this point in their run for the White House, which gives Republicans a chance to set the record straight on their racial record. Also, Bill and Hillary Clinton's attacks on Barack Obama have backfired, which will give the GOP ammunition to use against Hillary should she become the nominee or a chance to appear to be race-neutral if Obama is the nominee and if the Republicans dont' even mention his race. And the nastiness of the Democratic race is making them look like children, which will only help the Republicans.

Losers

- Hillary Clinton. I know you guys wrote off South Carolina later in the campaign, but you should know better than to play the race card against Obama...in South Carolina...where there are a lot of African-American voters. And the African-American voters are not lining up behind you like you may have assumed they did. The race issue isn't going away, mostly because you're continuing to use it, and it will continue to burn you like it did in South Carolina.

- John Edwards. Remember when I said earlier that the Democrats looked like children in the South Carolina primary? You, Johnny Boy, looked the most childish of all. The debate where you whined about not getting to field as many questions as Obama and Clinton made you look immature and completely non-Presidential. The fact you didn't get to field the questions should be a sign for you to drop out. Plus, now you know how Dennis Kucinich felt.

- The Democrats. Like I said earlier, Democrats didn't want to have this discussion on race right now, and with good reason. When you look at the past 40-50 years with an honest and objective point of view, you'll see Democrats have co-opted the history of the civil rights movement and adopted it as part of its own history. But African-Americans are starting to see what Democrats have done (and not done) for them and are looking at their options. That should make Democrats very scared. And having the race issue brought up for the past month or so doesn't help the Democrats at all.

Coming soon, Florida and Super Tuesday!

4 comments:

FatTommyIsAFaggot said...

Peggy Noonan in the WSJ: "On the pundit civil wars, Rush Limbaugh declared on the radio this week, "I'm here to tell you, if either of these two guys [Mr. McCain or Mike Huckabee] get the nomination, it's going to destroy the Republican Party. It's going to change it forever, be the end of it!"

This is absurd. George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, immigration and other issues.

Were there other causes? Yes, of course. But there was an immediate and essential cause.

And this needs saying, because if you don't know what broke the elephant you can't put it together again. The party cannot re-find itself if it can't trace back the moment at which it became lost. It cannot heal an illness whose origin is kept obscure."

TLindaman said...

A Pathetic Cloner from the Podium said...
Peggy Noonan in the WSJ: "On the pundit civil wars, Rush Limbaugh declared on the radio this week, "I'm here to tell you, if either of these two guys [Mr. McCain or Mike Huckabee] get the nomination, it's going to destroy the Republican Party. It's going to change it forever, be the end of it!"

This is absurd. George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, immigration and other issues.

Were there other causes? Yes, of course. But there was an immediate and essential cause.

And this needs saying, because if you don't know what broke the elephant you can't put it together again. The party cannot re-find itself if it can't trace back the moment at which it became lost. It cannot heal an illness whose origin is kept obscure."

January 27, 2008 7:48:00 AM CST

And this has what to do with the Democratic primaries in South Carolina? LOL

And for the record, I think Noonan is wrong. The Republican Party is not broken to the point of being incapable of being fixed. Close, but not quite there yet.

On the other hand, Democrats are seeing the coalition that has held them in good standing for 30-40 years starting to disintegrate, all because rich white liberals don't want to give up the power they've "earned." And this election may be the final nail in the coffin of the Democratic Party as we know it.

Now, go back and start cloning Podium screennames since it's clear you lack the ability to intellectually discuss anything. :-)

FatTommyIsAFaggot said...

Final nail? ROFLMAO. Democrats are seeing record turnouts--beating Republican turnouts even in red states. You can dream about Democrats falling apart, but it's the Republicans who are scrambling, and the few intellectually honest among them admit it.

But please, let's get that book of yours published. I know you're a fat, lazy piece of shit, but please get that book or yours published. The world needs the humor. Maybe the humiliating failure of it will finally inspire you to get off your disgusting fat ass and finally do something with your pathetic excuse for a life.

In a couple years you will be a morbidly obese 40-year old virgin--and no one to blame for it but yourself.

TLindaman said...

A Friendless Piece of Monkey Crap said...
Final nail? ROFLMAO. Democrats are seeing record turnouts--beating Republican turnouts even in red states. You can dream about Democrats falling apart, but it's the Republicans who are scrambling, and the few intellectually honest among them admit it.


Yeah. They had the same thing happen in 2004, and who won the general election? LOL


But please, let's get that book of yours published. I know you're a fat, lazy piece of shit, but please get that book or yours published. The world needs the humor. Maybe the humiliating failure of it will finally inspire you to get off your disgusting fat ass and finally do something with your pathetic excuse for a life.


You mean like cloning people's screennames in the Podium and them using AIM to harass them? Oh yeah, you're one to talk about me needing to get a life.

Say, have you written anything except fake chatroom logs, boy? LOL


In a couple years you will be a morbidly obese 40-year old virgin--and no one to blame for it but yourself.

January 27, 2008 11:51:00 AM CST


If you knew me half as well as you think you do, you'd know you're wrong about a LOT of what you've said about me.

Then again, the truth doesn't really matter to you, does it Cloney Boy? :-)