Sunday, October 14, 2012


Via a reader of TPM:

Did they miss the racist emails, the snide Teleprompter jokes, the smug certainty among so many on the right that this administration is an accident, and that a black man isn’t REALLY president, just some sort of uncrowned caretaker? Do these folks really want their bigoted in-laws and racist YouTube commenters to have the satisfaction of having been right all along? Because that’s what they’ll take away from this. The amount of bedwetting panic on the left is pathetic. The president has approval and favorability ratings at or higher than 50%, the economy is growing, jobs are being created, and they’re going to write off the election because of one awful debate performance? It is mind-boggling.
Of course, I sort of see this every weekday morning in the comment threads at FDL, not the racism, but the anger and frustration that Obama doesn't agree with you enough. Therefore you stomp your feet, call him a miserable failure (or a purposeful one) and say you'll vote for Jill Stein or something.


StonyPillow said...

I wonder sometimes how many of the Purity Ponies are Republican trolls at your other early morning gig. Some mornings it seems like a 50-50 split betweeen Aut-Obots and Decepti-Cons.

If they're advocating skipping the election or voting for Rmoney to hasten the arrival of the Millenium, they're More Than Meets The Eye, for sure.

We're all grownups here. There are actually 50 separate elections. The dynamics are different in each one. A protest vote for Jill Stein may make sense for progressives in absolutely blue states, like New York, California, and Illinois, just like a protest vote for Gary Johnson makes sense for a teabagger in solidly red states like Wyoming and Utah.

But Obama or Rmoney will be the next President of the United States. That's reality. Anyone voting for Stein in a state where the election is in any doubt is helping Rmoney, just like the Nader protest vote in Florida in 2000 got W in office.

Gotta choose wisely.

pansypoo said...

the far left has been projecting since 2008.

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