My message is simple: WTFU. Translated — wake the you-know-what up, there is an earthquake. … I ask: What are you smoking? What are you drinking? What are you snorting or just what in the hell are you thinking? Look around the world — do you see any governments or incumbents winning any elections out there? – Carville: Wake up Democrats; you could lose
VOTING FOR A JAILBIRD instead of Pres. Obama, the AP is reporting 4 in 10 voters in West Virginia prefer a criminal white man over our African American president. America should be so proud. Makes you wonder if Sen. Joe Manchin will join his fellow West Virginians, because he’s already hinted he may not support Obama in November. Of course, there’s absolutely no indication Manchin is racist, however, the same cannot be said for many anti-Obama voters.
…A lawyer from Tennessee, John Wolfe, pulled nearly 18,000 votes in the Louisiana primary. In Alabama, 18 percent of Democratic voters chose “uncommitted” in the primary rather than vote for Obama.
Obama’s energy policies and the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of mining-related permits have incurred the wrath of West Virginia’s coal industry. With the state the nation’s second-biggest producer of this fossil fuel, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Sen. Joe Manchin -both Democrats have championed the industry – have declined to say whether they will support Obama in November.
So, Manchin’s dirty energy ties will keep him from voting for Pres. Obama? He’s a Democratic senator, so you have to wonder what good party affiliation is when you can’t even get your own Blue Dog Dems to vote for you.
When you’re voting for a criminal over a the first African American president the reason is obvious.
That Democrats assume they’ll win in November is understandable given how bad a politician Mitt Romney has proven to be, coupled with the crazy Republican primary die hards have watched over these past months. The problem is that Etch a Sketch politicians have been a staple of our country for a long time, so there’s no reason to believe that voters won’t choose one again.
People are discontented.
But voting for a jailbird?
What puts this all into perspective is that Pres. Obama and the Democratic party chose to have their convention in North Carolina, an anti-union right-to-work state that just passed Amendment One against marriage equality and even civil unions, where Obama will deliver his acceptance speech at Bank of American stadium.
Whatever the considerations in the choice, a lot about Charlotte goes unmentioned: double-digit unemployment, overflowing homeless shelters and North Carolina’s notorious restrictions on labor unions. [...] When the president takes to the podium at the field named for BofA, it ought to be “a moment of mild embarrassment” for his party, says U.S. Rep. Brad Miller, a Tar Heel Democrat. “There’ll probably be a night of wincing,” Miller says. “One of the Obama administration’s greatest vulnerabilities is that they have been seen, correctly, as too inclined to accommodate the banks.” – Huffington Post
The Democratic party simply isn’t what it used to be.
However, according to Gallup recently, Obama has a two-point advantage on voter enthusiasm in swing states right now. So, as much as I appreciate Carville’s partisan freak out, unless Mitt Romney can make a move on Hispanics, I’m just not seeing this the way Carville is. The race remains Pres. Obama’s to lose, though that’s very possible.
Oh, and about Amendment One passing in North Carolina, where the Democratic party is planting their convention flag. Pres. Obama is “disappointed” about the vote. Who exactly is that supposed to impress?
This column has been updated.