Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Power Tripping


I would like to extend a congratulations to Mr. Obama for winning the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. You had a hard fought campaign against a formidable foe and were able to hang on for the win. Those early election successes helped you tremendously.

However, I will NOT vote for you for President unless two things happen. You must first offer the position of Vice Presidency to Hillary Clinton AND pay off all of her campaign debts. She is by far the most qualified to run this country, but I will accept her as Vice President. Hopefully, as VP, she will eventually take the reigns as our commander in chief.

That's the condition of my vote. And I am sure that this is the exact position of many supporters of Hillary. Her strengths are your weaknesses and vice versa. I think together you would make a great team. Please choose VERY wisely. You have a fleeting chance right now to warm up Hillary supporters, but it totally depends on whether you make the right choices.

47 Comments:

Blogger Lacey said...

Wow. One of your stupider posts. (No offense)

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Brettcajun said...

It's called "Power Tripping" for a reason MOFO. Us Hillary supporters have some clout and we plan to use it! If this was a Chess Game, this would be the correct move Lacey Poo.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger TonkaManOR said...

Spoken like a true Republican.

Your candidate lost. Get over it and help heal the Democratic party.

June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Barack Obama said...

Thank you, Brett. I'll take your thoughts into consideration.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Lacey said...

MOFO? Who you callin MOFO you cantakerous old crawfish?

I'm telling. You said poo.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger cb said...

I totally think you should just go ahead and vote for McCain. It'll be so much more satisfying to watch the disintegration of America that way, don't you think?

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Brettcajun said...

Cantakerous Old Crawfish?

The nerve! You crotchety old bastard!!!

June 04, 2008  
Blogger jess said...

Great post!

Hillary / Obama 08

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Ryan Charisma said...

Yes & No.

Personally, I don't think Hillary will want the VP position (as she's overqualified). I do however, think that she'd make a great Supreme Court Justice.

As for Obama, I will unenthusiastically vote non-McCain.

And as I've said before, if Obama doesn't deliver (and fast) I blame his disciples.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger J.P. said...

Brilliant post!

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Lacey said...

don't MAKE me come down there mister. You'll be sorry if I have to wup yer hide, youngin'...not to mention the tongue lashin'...wait...did I say tongue? yeah, I got some tongue for you boi...

June 04, 2008  
Blogger LyleDAL said...

The Clintons' behavior through out this campaign was reprehensible. She does not deserve the VP spot, she as not earned the spot, and giving her the spot would be an unacceptable sign of weakness on the part of Obama.

Also, the longer she drags this out? The LESS she deserves any consideration come the fall.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger LyleDAL said...

An interesting read here BTW...

http://citizenchris.typepad.com/citizenchris/2008/06/raise-the-titan.html

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Lewis said...

what are you, crazy? there's one little problem....she hasn't given up her hope to be President yet. And, then, she hasn't be asked to even possibly be VP. And, oh yeah, then she actually has to accept it. I'm not so sure, BC. Maybe...but maybe not either. And, no, he doesn't owe it to her any more than if it were the other way around. You know I love you lots....but if I could get ahold of you right now I'd spank that tight little arse of yours.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Kyle said...

I'm totally with you on this one Brett Baby.. BUT.... what will you do, not vote? I think he would be crazy NOT to pick her. If he doe but if he does not, we have to support him. Its not my ideal, but it is reality, and the Supreme Court is what matters.
The AP is reporting that he has asked Caroline Kennedy to be one of the three people to help pick his vp? wtf..... hell, just make it Oprah and get it over with...pjwety

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Kyle said...

and OUCH: look at this//kylecrawford.blogspot.com/2008/06/sharper-than-serpents-tooth.html.. not good for our side

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Scott said...

I don't know Brett, I'm totally up for letting Obama fail to make all of the change he's promised. Seriously, do you think his supporters are going to be completely happy after one year? It takes that long just to get a government up and running. Hill will do better to wait her turn.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Steve-O said...

Us Hillary supporters have some clout and we plan to use it!

Meanwhile, back over in reality...

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Homer said...

Oh Brett, not going to happen. Why should be pay for Hillary's debt? She spent her own money, it is her problem. He won't pick her for VP- doing so would make him look like a wuss.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Mathias N Oz said...

Hillary wood make a good VP... but I am personally hoping for Kathleen Sebelius. Do you have any idea how long it has been since a kansan has been in the white house?
(I know, would, hoping to get CB's goat)

June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Honestly folks, do you really believe Obama is a better challenger to McCain?

If she accepts the V.P. for him, I'll lose all respect for her.

(And all you people referring to "The way she ran her campaign", are you on drugs or just not paying attention?)

June 04, 2008  
Blogger LyleDAL said...

Jeff... We paid CLOSE attention. Very close attention, thanks.

Hillary will not be offered the VP spot. Obama will buy her off by paying her campaign debt and offering her a cabinet position. I think she'll take the money, decline the job, and do a lackluster job of supporting the Democratic nominee because she wants Obama to fail. She's already eyeballing 2012 as her next chance to obtain the office to which she's certain she is entitled.

June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Dem in PHL said...

If writing this post makes you feel good (or less bad), that's great. But let's not repeat the same mistake of the Ralph Naderites -- that brave and principled (read: pigheaded) stand created 8 years with George Bush. I guess you can stomach more of the same -- I definitely hope like hell we aren't that dumb.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Homer said...

Jeff, all you have to do is watch the speech McCain gave last night. He looks like a complete old idiot. In contrast, Obama is youthful, energetic, speaks better, and so on.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Bryan said...

OK... I was just about to applaude your decision to be mature and magnanimous in accepting Obama as the winner of this bizarre and unfortunate debacle of a primary season. Then you had to quantify your support of said winner with the caveat of Hillary eventually becoming commander in thief. Eugh! Are going to vote for the better man only on the pre-condition of a hoped for unmentioneable event? OK, you have stooped to a new low.... one I could not even have imagined... even from you! Wow, you truly are THE mosty bizarre thing I have ever run across... and from the midst of our community...

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Keith said...

Here I was thinking that this election was all about removing a corrupt Republican administration that has wrecked the economy, sunk the country into deep debt, destroyed our foreign relations, shredded the Constitution, waged a cultural war against gays and lesbians, consolidated power through fear and division, and entrenched us in an endless war.

Now I learn that this election is really about getting Hillary into the White House at any cost.

I stand corrected. Thanks Brett.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Timmy said...

I'm still confused as to why he asked Caroline to help pick a running mate. Was this a deal he struck with her for the Kennedy clan endorsement?

I wasn't around for the 1960 election but from what I understand Kennedy knew that in order for him to win he had to take LBJ as a running mate and I understand that LBJ wasn't too thrilled about it. They both did it because they knew it would be a winning ticket...just barely as it turns out.

So...with JKF setting the precedent, will Caroline channel her dad's thoughts? Just saying.

Don't count Hillary out just yet.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Joe said...

wow...i was waiting for the craziness. you never fail to disappoint.

June 04, 2008  
Blogger Hotrod said...

McCain is going to win. And he's just as liberal as Obama and Clinton, so none of you should have anything to worry about. I wish Rudy Giuliani was still in the Republican race. at least he's not a complete pussy.

BTW research comments Obama has said about homosexuality...you might be surprised.

June 05, 2008  
Blogger Brettcajun said...

If they forget about Hillary Clinton and her supporters, they will suffer come election time. Mark my words! It's time to power share. Or else.

June 05, 2008  
Blogger Homer said...

Brett, when you lose a tennis game exactly what threats do you make to the winner? "Next match, the ball gets to bounce three times! Or else!"

Hillary lost. Obama won. Get used to it. He did it fair and square, he outsmarted her (she didn't bother campaigning in caucus states and he used that to his advantage). He doesn't owe her anything.

Hillary badly damaged her image by not conceding on Tuesday. It did not make her look strong or smart. It made her look petulant and a sore loser. It also completely ruined any chances of her becoming Obama's VP. If she had conceded and thrown her support behind Obama, then it would have been a different story.

I'm going to be mean for a moment and suggest that you think about what is important to you, Shrew, and your friends. Do you want John McCain running this country? If so, continue onwards as you have been. If not, then use your excess energy to help the Democrats take the White House.

June 05, 2008  
Blogger Hotrod said...

Why are you all Democrats?

June 05, 2008  
Blogger TonkaManOR said...

http://www.towleroad.com/2008/06/michelangelo-si.html


He seems to be talking about you!

And Hotrod, who said we're all Democrats?

June 05, 2008  
Blogger Joe said...

The simplest explanation for why I'm a Democrat: Republicans have ruined our country. There is a reason the majority of Americans are behind Democrats.

June 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WORD UP BC!!!!

DD

June 05, 2008  
Blogger "Just David!" said...

i'm embarassed to even be on your blogroll, delete me please!

June 05, 2008  
Anonymous Kevin M said...

Clinton has strengths that Obama does not - that much is true. However, those strengths (on both sides) play primarily to the Democratic base - which is going to vote for Obama anyway. Clinton brings NOTHING to a ticket that would attract a centrist Republican to vote Democratic, and in fact will probably do more to alienate the small percentage of conservative Democrats (especially here in Louisiana, a state with a 2-1 Democratic registration that has voted Republican pretty consistently for a long time).

As for Clinton's debts... she's proven that she can raise the money herself to pay them off - I'm sure she could invest in more pork belly futures or something and make another 10,000% percent profit in a month. After all, she did it once and she assured us it was totally aboveboard, so she must know what she's doing.

As for your conditions... well... haha. Good luck on getting them adopted. Face it: she didn't just lose because Obama had some early successes; she lost because her support in the party has always come with a measure of concern about her extensive liabilities and her reputation within the party for vindictiveness and ruthlessness. It didn't help that she assumed from the start that the nomination was hers by right, pissing off a lot of voters who were determined to show her that she doesn't get to decide the Democratic nominee all by herself.

June 05, 2008  
Blogger -Tony- said...

Hey - I'm with you on this one!

June 06, 2008  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

Well, I would have voted for Hillary even though I lost all respect for her since, at least, she's a Democrat - but I don't think she deserves the VP slot at all - she's acted like a spoiled hypocrite. No one "took" the nomination away from her - SHE LOST! She didn't plan for anything after Super Tuesday, and she was out campaigned and out fundraised - NOT qualities I want in a President - not to mention the lies and the hypocrisy of the last few months (sniper fire, anyone?). I LOVED Hillary before she sunk to so many new lows - and if you withhold your vote, and we get McCain, then you get what you deserve. The only problem is, the rest of us suffer, too...ALL DEMOCRATS suffer. If you are allowing yourself to be "used", allowing your vote to be blackmail fodder, then you don't deserve the right to vote at all! The era of the Clintons is OVER!

June 06, 2008  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

Oh, and by the by, Obama isn't allowed to pay off Hillary's campaign debt - he can help her fundraise, but that's it. Personally, I'd rather give my money to AIDS relief or something, given that Hil and Bill made $109 million in recent years. Crying for them I'm not. But, feel free to use YOUR MONEY to pay down her debt, Brett. I'm all for that.

June 06, 2008  
Blogger Adam said...

This isn't a tennis match Brett.

June 07, 2008  
Blogger Paul said...

Damn. You sure know how to write a post that generates comments. Why don't you write about tennis or something, so no one will harass you.

June 07, 2008  
Anonymous Same PHL Dem as before said...

Well, your gal DID think very carefully and she DID do the right thing, thereby re-earning my respect and giving herself a chance to try again for the prize she lost this time. Way to go Hill!

June 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb indeed.Withholding your vote is your perogative but way beyond stupid and callous.
And Hillary has no "clout"...she lost.

June 07, 2008  
Blogger Bryce said...

Brett, just know that in a poll released today - Monday, 9 June -- 48% of Hillary's supporters say they will cross party lines to vote for John McCain.

I'm one of the 48% ... why you may ask ... let me share why.

(1) I'm tired of hearing "she lost - get over it" ... Hillary commanded the popular vote - in fact, 18.6 million Americans voted for her in the general primaries across this nation. She didn't lose the popular vote - she lost the delegate count. There's a huge difference ... do yer math assholes.

(2) People say, " The Clintons' behavior through out this campaign was reprehensible" -- however, Mr. Obama's conduct was squeaky clean? Nevermind that Mr. Obama's campaign team/supporters completely trashed President Clinton and Senator Clinton on a day-by-day basis -- least of all calling them racists. President Clinton was/is one the greatest leaders the US has ever had -- and the Obamites forget that those eight years were the best in the modern-era for the US and the world. So, don't expect me to buy into the bullshit that the Obamites expect me to buy into.

(3) Mr. Obama has said consistently that experience doesn't matter ... well, I disagree. Experience matters across the board and I'm sorry, but I refuse to vote for someone who has little-to-no experience within the real world - let alone the political world make decisions on my behalf.

(4) Change is more than talk. Change is having past experiences to envision the future. What experience does Mr. Obama have in running anything or being a part of something bigger than his own ego?

As a moderate Democrat, I can live with a moderate Republican in the White House for another four years -- I've endured it for eight years, what's four more years?

Afterall, the current Democratic US Congress was elected in November 2005 and took office in January 2006 -- what, exactly, have they done to take care of me and the rest of the middle class? NOTHING.

Stick to yer convictions Brett! That's what FREEDOM OF SPEECH is all about!

NOBAMA IN NOVEMBER!

June 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more Sam Alito on the Supreme Court and you can kiss your gay lifestyle goodbye. Think about that when you pull the lever in Nov.

June 09, 2008  
Blogger Dennis said...

Oh please, Bryce.

1) Hillary did not win the popular vote. She only claimed to do so by a) counting all of the voters in Michigan and Florida who only get half a vote and b) ignoring the caucus states which she lost badly. If she cares so much about disenfranchisement then why was she so willing to ignore the caucus state when it suited her? And before you start complaining about Michigan and Florida only getting half a vote, please remember those states knew there would be a punishment for moving their primaries and that Hillary agreed to the party’s stance beforehand… until it was inconvenient for her.

2) I agree Obama isn’t squeaky clean but he won despite that. Obama’s campaign never called the Clintons racist (even though it should have). They said Bill’s remarks were unfortunate, which they were, but never went further.

Even though Clinton’s supporters criticize Obama’s supporters for deifying him, it’s nice to see that you guys aren’t any better. Your description of Bill Clinton easily ignores the controversies that occurred during his presidency and, in any case, his presidency has absolutely nothing to do with Senator Clinton’s qualifications for the office.

3) To say that Obama has no experience in the real world is beyond ridiculous. For all your touting of Clinton’s supposed experience, you fail to ask why she lost.

4) His presidential campaign to be the Democratic nominee, among other things. You know, the one that was successful. Let’s not talk about our respective candidate’s egos. It was Clinton’s ego that allowed her to believe she was the heir apparent to be the Democratic nominee, that caused her to run a faulty campaign, and that caused her to lose.

If you’re more than happy to have a continuation of Bush's policies, with more erosion of our civil liberties and rights including the FREEDOM OF SPEECH that you tout, with more anti-gay conservatives on the Supreme Court, then, by all means, vote for McCain. I, for one, think the choice is clear.

June 09, 2008  

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