Hillary Clinton won the majority of Democrat votes in Pennsylvania yesterday, besting Barack Obama by almost ten percentage points. Operation Chaos is working.
Obama dove from Prince to Poobah by the time his San Francisco (“Crackerquiddick“) remarks (“bitter, Bibles, gun-toting” Americans) but it was the Jeremiah Wright damnation snarls that began the sink of what credibility Obama may otherwise have maintained outside his most enamored fainters and the like. Obama has been mostly unknown to Americans and his spring upon the Presidency (so it appeared) left many people willing to believe but wondering what to believe and who he was that they should believe.
Thus, Wright’s unappealing regurgitations, combined with other dubious relationships from Obama’s life that have recently become news and Obama’s latest dull and dooming speaking appearances (San Francisco’s Crackerquiddick and the Pennsylvania debate) have thrown serious water on whatever smoldering appeal may have existed otherwise.
His wife’s monstrous criticisms and petty spoilage in her various remarks has certainly, also, contributed to his sinkage, and in my estimation, well deserve to sink him and be sunk along with him — Michelle Obama is a snarly, self-centered, certainly selfish, person (she’s never been proud of her country until recently, after receiving a far-above-average lifetime of education from this country and far more).
So, Hillary deserved this win in Pennsylvania. In comparison with Barack and Michelle, Hill and Bill, well, the options, at this point, I trail off…
Though I don’t plan to vote for Hillary, I congratulate her on her win and her advance in delegate count, and, I have to say, her speech yesterday from Pennsylvania after the annoncement of her win there was stirring. That she remains focused on real problems in our real world and addresses them in real terms is commendable and it is moving, even to me, to hear. If this is only another “Clinton act” of theatre, at this point, it’s good theatre, it’s emotionally engaging and moving, so, congratulations, Hillary.
More dismal, Obama’s speech last night after the Pennsylvania vote results were determined was towering (in a University-of-Texas-I-Think-I-Have-A-Brain-Tumor-Lone-Gunman way), glowering, non-specific in any realistic terms, floating (in a are-you-going-to-throw-that-out sorta’ way), lofty in a l-Am-Impractical way and was generally a man captured being too annoyed to contain himself in a I-Might-Be-A-Juvenile-Delinquent way. In other words, he whined.
UPDATE (09/16/08: Liberals don’t get the joke of the “arrugula” misspelling in this cartoon of mine (displayed at the top of this post) – and a very nasty Leftwinger sent me a cursing email (with forged address, as if that’s a surprise); they curse what they don’t understand (no surprise there, either) (the misspelling is intentional and is the entire point of the ‘cartoon’):