When Will the Minutiae Stop?!

Watching coverage of Obama for the past couple of weeks has been as fun as pulling a brick out of a roaring fire with my bare hands and slamming it repeatedly over my head, neck, and shoulders.  Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve achieved that sense of enjoyment quite yet.

The AP’s healine reads: “Obama says McCain would be better than Bush”.

More context of the speech follows:

“You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain,” Obama said to cheers from a rowdy crowd in central Pennsylvania. Then he said: “And all three of us would be better than George Bush.”

My initial response was, “And?”  No, seriously, this is headline making news?  Obama showed McCain enough respect to suggest he wouldn’t be as bad as what many believe will be the worst presidency in history?  It’s not as though he suggested that McCain would serve as a better Commander in Chief than Hillary Clinton, right?  I mean, now that might be some breaking news.  That might actually be worth the time I’m wasting to write this silly blog post.

But he didn’t; he simply said that McCain could overcome a very, very low bar.  And unlike his Democratic challenger, he showed her the same grace she refused to show him a couple weeks ago.  But according to the AP this is a terrible error that undercuts the party’s efforts that McCain shouldn’t be made president.


Since Jeralyn’s making hay out of it, you know this must be true.  In fact, she suggests that Hillary should be, “able to drive a truck through this one.”

Now, look, I have been incredibly restrained over the past few weeks in regards to this primary because I hate seeing what it is doing to the blogosphere and ultimately our chances to win the White House in the fall.  But the hysterical blogging on behalf of some is driving me absolutely up the wall, and, well, I’m just having a hard time biting my tongue all the time.

Jeralyn, I ask you if this sounds familiar:

“I think that since we now know Sen. (John) McCain will be the nominee for the Republican Party, national security will be front and center in this election. We all know that. And I think it’s imperative that each of us be able to demonstrate we can cross the commander-in-chief threshold,” the New York senator told reporters crowded into an infant’s bedroom-sized hotel conference room in Washington.

“I believe that I’ve done that. Certainly, Sen. McCain has done that and you’ll have to ask Sen. Obama with respect to his candidacy,” she said.

Calling McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee a good friend and a “distinguished man with a great history of service to our country,” Clinton said, “Both of us will be on that stage having crossed that threshold. That is a critical criterion for the next Democratic nominee to deal with.”

This was a point that was hammered over and over again, in case anyone out there thinks she simply “misspoke.”  Indeed, Howard Wolfson made it unquestionably clear where the Clinton camp placed Obama as far as being a Commander in Chief when he said, “We do not believe that Senator Obama has passed that key commander in chief test.

Jeralyn, follow me on this.  Obama said that all three candidates would be better than arguably the worst president in history, and right before that said that the two Democrats would be better than the Republican candidate.  YOUR candidate made an effort with deep conviction to convince people that Obama would not be a better choice than John McCain, that the DEMOCRAT was not ready to be president where the REPUBLICAN was.

Is that really something you want to Mrs. Clinton to drive a truck through, because if it is, I’ll get sound, audio, we’ll have us a gay old time.  Jeralyn, you want to look at who has been undermining the party, look at your candidate first, and then yourself in the mirror.



I’m getting right good and sick of this crap.

More on this decidely non-story at Memeorandum:   Chicago Tribune, The Anonymous Liberal (Makes the point I didn’t make in that Obama complimenting McCain now and then is not a bad thing), Lance Mannion, The Confluence and Redstate

3 Responses to “When Will the Minutiae Stop?!”

  1. tas says:

    Jeralyn, you want to look at who has been undermining the party, look at your candidate first, and then yourself in the mirror.

    I wouldn’t hold your breath. These people would make a pact with the Devil to get HIllary elected.

  2. Cee says:

    What do you know about Joe Trippi? I saw him this morning seeming to gush over Hillary. Ugh.

  3. I think Joe’s been in the tank for Clinton for a while now, but I could be wrong.

    And, Tas, I think they’re pissed off at the devil right now because there are a shit ton of souls up for grabs and he ain’t showing.

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