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June 20, 2008

Obama Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Is Obama an alternative to the usual thing or just more of the same?

* Randall Parker wonders how big a spender Obama will prove to be -- and will be able to be.



posted by Michael at June 20, 2008


I find this ( Obama link delightful. If mega-churches can borrow from modern marketing, why not mega-campaigns borrowing from old religion?

Its a pretty interesting polito-cultural observation / thesis. I think they put together some interesting evidence (don't miss the video on page two of people singing Obama's name in hymn) -- this certainly is a new and different way for a candidate to be received. Religion, politics, and PR sure make an interesting nexus don't they.

Posted by: FreeMealsInThePryanteum on June 20, 2008 4:20 AM

obama sucks. i voted for ron paul in the virginia primary and will probably vote for the libertarian guy even though that party nominated a former neo-con nutbag who's sinned so much i could never vote for him if he had a chance of winning but i'm only voting for him to vote against obama/mccain.

Posted by: t. j. on June 20, 2008 8:56 AM

Obama's candidacy is producting a difference, but not in terms of any concrete policy.

Obama has been forced to abandon the race hustlers and Mau-Mauers he cultivated as a political base. Michelle has had to remake herself as a happy, upbeat wife, instead of a bitching quota queen.

As cynical as I am, I see something positive happening here. A message is going out to blacks: "You've got the goods. Stop bitching, threatening and posturing."

This could be a good thing. For several decades now the message has been: "We're bending over backwards to kiss you ass. Please kick us in the nuts, too."

If Obama is elected, I foresee a general tempering of the rhetoric, arm-twisting and Mau-Mauing from the black community.

In terms of policy... well, Obama is the McGovern, Dukakis, Carter left. Completely unrealistic, drowning in identity politics, etc. Obama's politics is sanctimony.

I'm past the point in my career that it really matters, but the main focus of an Obama administration is going to be hellish enforcement of racial and sexual quotas. If you are young, white, male and hetero, your ass will be grass.

You will also see the establishment of human rights tribunals like the ones in Canada that are staging heresy trials, like the one Mark Steyn is facing. Any non-PC statement in public will be punished ruthlessly.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on June 20, 2008 9:00 AM

If Obama loses there will be rioting.

If Obama wins there will be rioting.

Watch and learn.

Posted by: ricpic on June 20, 2008 12:04 PM

If the media manage to enforce the edict that any criticism of Obama or his wife is "racist"--and I mean really enforce it, really punish people who dare to say anything negative about the Messiah--then November will be the biggest blowout in American electoral history.

Obama won't win a state.

Posted by: PatrickH on June 20, 2008 2:26 PM

"Is Obama an alternative to the usual thing or just more of the same?"

Oooh! Oooh! I'll bet I know!!!!!

Posted by: tschafer on June 21, 2008 12:19 AM

Obama is flawed. I am seeing more and more evidence of that. Nonetheless, John McCain in charge is a highly unpleasant thought.

Just make it a vote between Cindy and Michelle if that helps.

Posted by: Sister Wolf on June 21, 2008 4:41 PM

It is hard to believe that this is our choice for president. I don't know why, but I feel a third choice with an actual chance will enter the race. Perhaps, McCain is going to drop out for health reasons (the health of the country).

Posted by: sN on June 21, 2008 9:34 PM

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