Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The O Factor

I've been watching too much TV punditry. Here's my reflexive, nasty rant for the day:

Will the Republicans who continue to drone on about how Obama lacks substance just please shut the fuck up? You know damn well you're the same Republicans who waved flip flops in the air and wore purple heart shaped band-aids and talked incessantly about Nascar and John Edwards' haircut in an effort to remove all substance from the 2004 election. You're the same Republicans who slimed Gore about the internet and Love Story and for being boring in 2000. And now you're concerned about substance... really? Really???

I wish like hell that some of you -- any of you -- had been so insistent on substance when your guy was winning the national popularity contest. Surely we'd have ended up with someone -- anyone -- other than the retarded motherfucker we've had to endure in office for the past seven years. In truth, both Al Gore and John Kerry were smarter and more experienced than Bush the Lesser. In truth, your guy won because the buffoons who voted for him thought he'd be more fun to have a beer with. So please... give it a rest. Ya'll wouldn't know substance if it came up and bit you in the ass.

But here is someone who has it, that natural charisma, and knows how to use it. He may be as smart as Kerry and Gore but he's not going to fall into the wonk trap... too much intellectual muscle flexing and half of the country (I think we know which half, don't we?) will call him snooty, arrogant, elite, and out of touch. Like he's falling for that shit? Mmmyeah... I don't think so. Let him limit his policy pontification to white papers and debate venues, where the people who actually care about such things can find them. Everyone else can just sit back and soak up the O Factor.

I'm loving every minute of it.

P.S. Jealous a little?
Barack Obama didn't just beat Hillary in Virginia. He didn't just get more votes than John McCain. In "red" Virginia, Obama got 142,000 more votes than all the Republicans put together. And that was with Hillary Clinton taking 100,000 more votes than John McCain.

He kicked butt, took names, and did it with both hands tied behind his back.

Oh, and in Maryland, with 40% of the vote in, Hillary is beating all Republicans put together while losing by 27%. You could probably limit Democrats to only left-handed voters, or red-haired voters, or left-handed red-haired voters whose names start with 'Q,' and the Republicans would still be in trouble.

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