Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Stop and Smell the Roses!


Ridicule me all you want, but I have a good pulse on the feelings of voters. Where is Obama's bounce in the polls? It's non-existent. Many voters, like me, are not thrilled at all with what has happened. Without Hillary, many of us will sit home come election time. And it's totally Obama's fault for not kissing the ass of 17 million who voted for Hillary in the primaries.

Sure, call me a stubborn jack ass. I have still not gotten over the fact that Hillary won six out of the last nine primaries and was done from the Presidential race simply because time ran out. Momentum was clearly on Hillary's side, but the primary race does not reward momentum does it?

Can you feel the sheer political boredom in the air now that Hillary is out the race? I sure can. It is with much dread that our choices have dwindled down to Obama and McCain. ZZZzzzz....

I say Hillary Clinton should now run as an Independent. She can win in a three way race much like her husband did in 1992. Remember that election with Ross Perot and George H.W. Bush? I sure do.

And before some screaming queen says, "She lost. She can't rewrite the rules simply because she couldn't win by them." I say, "FUCK YOU." Obama has done nothing yet to respect Hillary's power. Obama deserves the price he is paying for ignoring Hillary Clinton.

The clout of so many supporters is worth a hefty sum. I encourage Hillary Clinton to make the next move in the Chess game. It's time to shake things up! If they don't respect you by offering the VP position, then surely they'll respect the nuclear option of your independent candidacy. The End Justifies the Means. Make them pay dearly for their indifference!

31 Comments:

Blogger cb said...

Look at it this way- if Barak wins the election, then the South will have a new cause to rally around so they can try to secede from the union again.

June 17, 2008  
Blogger Ryan Charisma said...

I'm with you, but I won't bite off my nose to spite my face. You know? I don't support Obama, not an inch. Why? because I have zero belief in him and his 'hollow words'. But hell, I'd sooner have someone I don't believe in rather than someone who I think will do a shitty job. right?

so when I vote (and I will) I will vote anti-McCain not pro-Obama. Big difference. I'm not voting for who I want in the office, I'm voting for who I don't want in it.

Does this make sense? Don't ruin what little hope there is, because unlike Obama's slogan "HOPE" - I have very little. But I fear McCain.

So really, hiding in your room and refusing to come out until the election is over isn't helping anyone, is it? It's actually part of the problem. Because I promise you - the fundamentalists will be out voting. And it won't be for Obama either.

RETHINK not voting - it's absolutely unAmerican.

June 17, 2008  
Blogger Homer said...

As far as I know, Obama doesn't read your blog and so I doubt he sees your very persuasive argument.

Obama will pick the person he views as 1). most qualified to be VP and 2). someone from a swing state (e.g., Webb from VA, Richardson from NM, or Sebellius from KA).

June 17, 2008  
Blogger LyleDAL said...

Hillary lost.

Get over it.

And for chirst sake quit whining about it.

June 17, 2008  
Blogger mikeinbama said...

Where was all this passion in January and Februaury when the race was decided? Oh yeah, you guys thought you had the democratic nomination locked up in December.

Why do Clinton supporters not recognize the mistakes her campaign made. If things played out as planned, she wouldn't be in the position begging for the VP nomination?

I've tried to reach out to Clinton supporters but they still can't believe that they lost the nomination to Barack. They act shell shocked.

At this point I really don't give a shit about the bitter, godless, glassy eyed Clintonista's.

Stay at home and sit it out but just be prepared to deal with the 3rd Bush term if McCain wins.

Please, just stop with the threats if she's not on the ticket.

June 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a Washington Post article on Jun 15th by Dihlia Lithwick:
"(The Supreme)court counts as much as almost every other issue facing the voters in November. Assuming that you work, worship, vote, parent, own property the government might covet or occasionally have sex, the high court will intimately affect your life. This is particularly true now that the average justice is older than Mount Rushmore and the next president may well have two or three new court picks in the space of a few years."

You just don't get it dude. This may be the most important election of your life. And no turning back in my lifetime if we get it wrong.

Look at the big picture and vote with your head, not your emotions.

June 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill doesn´t want to be THIRD / FOURTH fiddle. VP? I sincerely doubt. Think "blame," if that IS a correct word in this issue is BILL. Staying awway from the polls is, sadly, silly! Sorry, fellow! (When will the Clinton´s divorce, once and for all?)

June 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is anything more than a weak attempt to be controversial or provocative to generate comments then I feel sorry for you and hope you don't represent the typical attitudes of Hillary's crew. anything more than a

June 17, 2008  
Anonymous Kevin M said...

Actually, in the grand scheme of things, Brett's vote will matter very little. Louisiana typically goes very strongly for conservative candidates in statewide elections, and a large percentage of people here don't think there's anything wrong with the Bush presidency. (No, I'm not one of them, please don't attack me for pointing out the facts on the ground here.)

Chances are that McCain will carry Louisiana by a decent margin, whether or not Brett votes for Obama or not. So he can sit home and throw his hissy fits all he wants without affecting anything.

Except, of course, for the many other races he'll also be skipping, where the outcome isn't so certain. But then he never has expressed much interest in any political situation other than a presidential race in the 15+ years I've known him, so I'm guessing he thinks those other races don't matter.

June 17, 2008  
Blogger Moby said...

Ya know Brett, you've definitely done some silly things over the years but this one ranks right up there.

1) Ridiculing anyone who would disagree and making baseless accusations does nothing to raise respect for you in anyone's eyes.

2) The fact you would cut off your nose to spite your face by not voting is probably the most disturbing of all. I could probably overlook the anger fit however, to even think of not voting hurts our entire cause.

I applaud you for standing behind your candidate of choice. Nothing wrong there. But, your candidate lost and she has now endorsed Obama. If she can admit defeat for the better cause, maybe you could too.

If not, you have no one to blame but yourself.

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Brettcajun said...

You guys are totally missing my point. If Hillary chose to run as an Independent, she might very well WIN. (like her husband did in 1992 in his three-way race)

Momentum is on HER side... not McCain or Obama. I know it. You know it. They know it.

June 18, 2008  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Am I the only one that votes for the candidate, not the party? And don't Obama's cult-like supporters realize how they come off assailing Clinton supporters? I for one have been deeply hurt by actions of the "pass the Kool-Aid" crowd.

(I hope Senator Clinton will not lower herself for the V.P. position.)

June 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your three-way race logic is absurd. Gore was in a three-way race too, if you recall, and that’s one of the reasons we have Bush. It will take the support of the entire Democratic Party to defeat McCain. Fracturing it in two would be a Republican dream come true. As for Bill’s election, Perot took most of his votes from Pappy Bush, not Bill. The Republicans certainly were hurt by him. That would not be the case with your scenario.

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Lacey said...

So much for that saying "with age comes wisdom".

Crochety old queen...(come on baby...show me what ya got)

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Brettcajun said...

Hillary would win the three way race. She is the most qualified and palatable candidate. If they ran all the primaries on ONE day last month, she would have won hands down. Obama eeked out a win from winning early on when nobody was looking under the hood of his "Change" message.

June 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought of many "catty" comments to make concerning your inability to get over being a sore loser, however, your entitled to your opinion as erroneous as it may be.

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Homer said...

If Clinton thought she could win as an independent, don't you think she would have already announced she was running as one?

I'm at a loss to figure how Clinton is so much more palatable than Obama and McCain when a large portion of the American public hates her (and mostly for stupid reasons). If she were to run as an independent she would come in third and we would be looking at pictures of John McCain in government buildings.


And Jeff, if you are going to whine about how mean Obama supporters are to the Clinton supporters, you should lay off saying things like "cult-like followers" to describe us.

June 18, 2008  
Blogger The Neighbors Will Hear said...

I'm afraid you've gone off the deep end here. Clinton could not win a three-way race, and if she tried, most of the people who voted for her in the primaries, including me, would no longer support her.

June 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homer- You always have lots to say and all of it is Ridiculous. Your the epitome of an uninformed liberal who truley believes in the lies fed to him by the liberal media. Do yourself and us all a favor and pick up a book and formulate your own opinion as I simply can't bear to hear another piece of crap condescending comment from you. Thanks a bunch!!

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Homer said...

Lol, Anonymous is too chicken shit to tell us who he or she is. If you can't stand the heat, get the fuck out of the kitchen.

Sure, I'm a liberal, but a very, very well-read liberal. Calling me uninformed show that you are the uninformed person.

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Kyle said...

Stick to your guns Brett! You are a so very right about all the excitement going out of the race, but that could just be because McCain is so darn boring. I am still holding out hope for the VP position.

June 18, 2008  
Blogger mikeinbama said...

This is the first time Sen. Obama has led in all three states. No one has been elected President since 1960 without taking two of these three largest swing states in the Electoral College. Results from the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University polls show:

* Florida: Obama edges McCain 47 - 43 percent;
* Ohio: Obama tops McCain 48 - 42 percent;
* Pennsylvania: Obama leads McCain 52 - 40 percent.

In the three states, Obama leads McCain 10 to 23 percentage points among women, while men are too close to call. The Democrat trails among white voters in Florida and Ohio, but gets more than 90 percent of black voters in each state. He also has double-digit leads among young voters in each state.

June 18, 2008 09:00 AM

June 18, 2008  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Homer, thanks for making my point.

(And if not "cult-like", how would describe YOUR behavior?)

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Matt said...

Bottom line: VOTE. Wherever your conscience leads you. I have very strong feelings about who to vote for, but this blog and thread seems to be the perfect place to just butt heads and brick walls, so that's obviously not the issue here.

Anyone who does not (or declared he/she WILL not) vote is not giving their word in this democracy and has no place to bitch and moan. It's your blog, but grow up. Fight the fight you believe in - but if you're going to stay home and pout, you deserve everything that's gonna bite you in the ass. And baby, the vote you're talking about is gonna bite us all for a loooong time.

June 18, 2008  
Anonymous alnhouston said...

stir the pot, baby.
mikeinbama...let 'em have it!!!!

June 18, 2008  
Blogger evilganome said...

As a Hillary supporter, who plans to hold his nose and vote Democrat in November all I have to say is, if you don't vote, you don't get to bitch afterwards.

I don't want Hillary as VP. I want her on the Supreme Court. There she could make a very real contribution and leave a truly great legacy and Obama, if he wins will be appointing new justices.

I would rather have 4 years of meaningless rhetoric about hope, than to hand the reins of power over to some senile nutjob who is bent on further embroiling us in an illegal war, despoiling our coastlines for the sake of the oil interests and putting a rock on top of our sinking economy to make sure it never surfaces again.

If you really are such a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, then you will take her endorsement of Obama and head to the polling station in November and vote for the Democratic nominee.

June 20, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMHO, the issue of Supreme Court nominees means McCain is the better of the two choices. Personally, I do not believe the Supreme Court should legislate from the bench, as it has here in Ca.

The Bill of rights is something that should be jealously protected. I don't know for sure that Barack would make wise choices (?) Outnumbered here, I am sure, but that is my take.

June 20, 2008  
Anonymous DC Chris said...

I am Clinton supporter who is voting for McCain. I am sure that Sen. Obama is a nice man but he is extremely inexperienced and I cannot in good faith trust him to keep this nation safe. I live 6blocks from the white house!

Also,his words are often hollow or an outright lie. He is really keeping the money out of politics by forgoing public funding and bilking the low dollar donors out of more money. They should save or you know buy food or gas with that money.

Also...McCain is not bad on taxes or spending, I agree with his position on Iraq (we have to leave it better than we found it!), and no better or worse than Obama on gay marriage!

I know I am supposed to hate McCain as a gay lifelong democrat but I don't! In fact I trust him more to keep us safe!

June 20, 2008  
Blogger Carl said...

Hillary could only have won if Bill died on the campaign trail. Seriously, she got into bed with all the wrong people, and basically did a 180 from how she ran as senator. Had she run for the candidacy with the same effort and package as her senatorial runs, she would have had it in the bag. Her campaign staff drama was worthy of a daytime soap. I voted for her in our primary but I lost my patience just before it, and hoped she'd get back to business. Instead she just started sounding like she was owed something, like we all owed her the presidency because she martyred herself for staying with Bill.

dc chris: You'd better call BOEE right now because DC doesn't have more than a few dozen Republican ballots on hand at any polling place, as Republicans are less common in DC than mold at the Clorox factory. Besides, DC would never go for that side. DC voted for Mondale in 84, for god's sake... As for McCain's "experience" if you actually looked through his career you'd find a lot of things to hold your nose at. he's pulled more pork barrel BS for AZ than anyone except Byrd and the AK sens.

June 20, 2008  
Blogger Keith said...

OK. This rant is so stupid it's embarrassing.
First, you should keep up with news - Obama has opened a 15-point lead on McCain according to the latest Newsweek poll. I'd call that a bounce.
Second, you clearly don't understand the way presidential elections unfold. Following the primary season, the campaigns and candidates lay low for much of the summer, building cash and setting up their final campaign organizations. Things don't really heat up again until the conventions. Hillary would be doing the same thing if she were the nominee.
Third, independent presidential candidates NEVER EVER win. They only derail the candidacy of their former party rival and clear a winning path for a less popular candidate from the other party. That's exactly what happened in 1992, when incumbent President Bush lost because of Perot's campaign as a secondary Republican candidate. Bill Clinton benefited from a split Republican vote, just as McCain would benefit this go around from a split Democratic vote. Don't you get it?
Please, please, please tell me all of your posts about this stuff is some kind of joke.
If not, please stop. You're giving the rest of us Cajuns who actually have a bit of sense a bad name.

June 22, 2008  
Blogger Brettcajun said...

Keith:

The point I made was very valid and was on the minds of many Hillary supporters. I caught the spirit of their thinking in that post. THAT is why the post generated so many comments... NOT because it was a joke.

I'd like to think I get people thinking and talking. This is more of a living and breathing blog... not a stale and dusty one. ;)

June 22, 2008  

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