February 07, 2008

Why solve problems when you can transcend them?

If only it were as easy as Obama wants to think it is. If only there weren't nasty, hateful people in the world (they're known as 'bloggers' and their lesser opposition 'Republican Consultants'). Maybe then we could transcend and take our politics to a higher level.

Or, then again, maybe we could tell the feel good shitheel to shut the fuck up and start talking like a US Senator, not Deepak Chopra. Since my preferred candidate has dropped out of the Presidential race, I'm left having to pick between Clinton and Obama. Neither thrill me but either are infinitely preferable to any of the fucktards on the R side.

I want to like Obama. I loved him in 2004. But this 'new kind of politics' is some of the most cynical bullshit I've ever heard. And people are buying it like discounted gasoline. Dionne nails it over at the WaPo...my favorite part

The larger difference between Clinton and Obama is in their respective theories of change. Implicit in the Clinton narrative, as she put it on the stump last weekend, is the idea that "making change is hard." Only someone with carefully laid plans and the toughness to go toe-to-toe with the Republicans in the daily and weekly Washington slog can hope to achieve reform.

Obama agrees to an extent. "I know how hard change is," he says. But he promises to transcend the old fights -- the liberation narrative again -- by building a "bottom-up" movement to create inexorable pressure for reform that would draw in even Republicans.

Uhm. Yeah. I totally see the people supporting Huckabee just clamoring to join your fight.

Posted by mcblogger at February 7, 2008 11:28 AM

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It is quite bizarre to find this type of "faith-based" politics in a Democratic primary. "Trust me, for I am the Messiah..."

Posted by: Kedron Touvell [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2008 02:22 PM

No joke... it all makes me wonder if maybe Sen Obama would continue unconstitutional 'faith based' initiatives.

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2008 08:12 PM

it's an alinsky tactic. "mass power strategy".. i think he can do it.. i'm gonna vote for him. gotv my a__ off for him, too. my fingers are crossed.

Posted by: crystalLFT [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 10, 2008 11:46 PM

Crystal... I love ya, doll... but I don't know where I'm gonna fall on this one.

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2008 08:18 PM

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