Archive for June 9th, 2010

Gibbs tries to apologize for Rahm Emanuel, sounds like a dick too.

Jun 09, 2010 in Disappointing Dems

I say Rahm Emanuel because he is almost certainly the “anonymous WH official” who decided to insult the Democrats in Arkansas for daring to have a primary against Blanche Lincoln for killing the public option. So, Rahm, go fuck yourself, because even if you didn’t say it, you agree with it.

The public option mattered, and its exclusion will only hurt HCR in the long run. Barack Obama ran on it and won partly because of it (a public option was assumed in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, a condition of even being able to enter the debate).
Losing it was a steep price for something fundamental liberals wanted, a government plan committed to getting as many people covered as possible.

So, yeah, White House, try not to kick sand in our goddamned faces after the fact, okay? We may have to occasionally support Democratic candidates to keep godawful Republican candidates from winning, but don’t disparage our right to vote in primaries to put people who actually represent us in office.

-hw

She knows what the people want.

Jun 09, 2010 in Clueless Conservatives

It’s only insulting to call a woman a Barbie doll piece of ass with no brains if that doesn’t actually describe her. I suppose I’m supposed to fill up with some “Real American” pride that capitalism allowed Sarah Palin to get plastic surgery to look more like the porn actress who portrayed her in the withering satire Who’s Naylin’ Paylin. But I don’t.

It’s virtually a truism that Sarah Palin’s looks are a huge part of her appeal, since she’s rarely ever said anything of value that wasn’t written for her. Just because the GOP can produce endless volumes of defense mechanism whining if you call one of their stupid candidates stupid doesn’t mean they aren’t still really, undeniably, incurably stupid. “Call me…”??? Really? Why on earth would Obama call Sarah Palin, other than to learn how to quit his job and cash in? Maybe get some tips on how to accumulate a critical mass of ethics violations?

-hw