Friday, December 14, 2007

The take away…

A bitch simply must keep it real and address my take on the recent negative drama going down on the Democratic side of the 2008 campaign.

Cough.

This post in no way is an endorsement of one side over the other but is rather a bitch’s reaction to that drug use shit.

As you may already know, the co-chair of Senator Clinton’s New Hampshire campaign resigned over some comments made to the Washington Post.

Bill Shaheen said a lot of shit to the Washington Post, but a bitch is pretty sure the following is what forced the resignation…

Alec MacGillis the Washington Post 12/12/2007
Shaheen said Obama's candor on the subject would "open the door" to further questions. "It'll be, 'When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?'" Shaheen said. "There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It's hard to overcome."

Pause…sip water…continue.

Now this bitch would have been satisfied with Shaheen’s resignation if it weren’t for the background that political pundits are adding as they try to explain why the fuck Shaheen said it in the first place.

It seems that Clinton staffers have been frustrated with the lack of interest being paid to Obama’s teen drug use, which is insulting. If you don't have the dirt to bury him stop asking the press to speculate him off the stage.

And please tell Mark Penn that he ain't slick when he layers in words like cocaine while sorta-denying that his boss was trying to frame Senator Obama as a drug dealer.

That ig'nant shit just makes my Afro hot.

What I take away from this curious mixture of verbal malfunctions is that Clinton staffers are pissed off that a black man running for President is not being called a drug dealer by pundits and the press even though those same staffers have been working hard to get someone not connected to the campaign to call him a drug dealer and are beyond pissed off that the 'if he’s back he must have been dealing crack' stereotype hasn’t been applied to Senator Obama.

Why else would they be so frustrated?

Obama has been on the record with his teen drug use for over a decade…he has weathered political accusations related to it before…and the last thing Clinton 2008 wants pundits connecting is how often political experience leads to stereotype-based smear campaigns in American politics.

I see professional operatives frustrated by the lack of traction gained through subtle suggestion go to the tried and true vault of nastified allegations. Smear…then deny, apologize or take one for the cause and resign. It’s all good as long as the smear lingers like a stinky fart in a humid room and drives voters away.

Whether these efforts will result in a spike in the polls for Senator Clinton remains to be seen…Iowans aren’t fond of negative campaigns…but that dirty ass shit sure as hell got the press talking. I haven’t heard Senator Obama’s name mentioned without a reference to drugs in two news cycles.

Nice work.

Very Rovian with a hint of South Carolina 2000.

Y'all must be so fucking proud, but you've got this bitch is missing the hell out of change vs. more of the same...

8 comments:

Yankee T said...

Sing it, Shark-fu!

rikyrah said...

Well, you've read my posts over at Mirror on America. So, you know that I'm seriously feeling you. Seriously feeling you. I'm absolutely disgusted. And, people think I'm kidding when I say I'll NEVER vote for her..

Oh, rikyrah, you know if she's the nominee, you've vote for her.

Um, no I won't.

If Obama is her running mater = only way I'll vote for her. But, she doesn't have the humbleness to select him...so, hell no.

We must suffer through this mess when a Republican pulls it. But, a Democrat? Oh HELL NO.

cfrost said...

Well, I suppose harping on Obama's teenage drug use makes a little more sense than revealing the shocking news that he (you'd better sit down for this) revealed his grasping ambition in kindergarten with his power-obsessed "I Want to Become President" essay.

Jesus. I need some drugs. Where the fuck did I leave my stash?

Sarah said...

It's such a shame that all the collective ego's involved couldn't have put their "in the big picture...small" differences aside and shared the ticket Obama/Clinton, Clinton/Obama. I don't really care in what order but I certainly would like to see two sound minds, and a woman and person of color in the white house in my lifetime.
No, I'm sorry I do care. I admit, I have a prejudice. I would like to see Ms. Clinton's name first, not because she is smarter, better, has more experience, or anything that...I am not politically astute enough to make that determination (which is why I log on to my "sisterbitch's" site every day, and a few others, and try to decipher the paper and news.
No, it is because I truly in my heart believe that a woman, who has bourne children, nourished them with body and soul, raised and loved them, and tried to teach them right from wrong and the meaning of the constitution would not send them, or anyone else's children off to die in a frivolous war.

Sarah said...

Really, it makes me like him better.

Because he isn't covering it up with some bullshit like "I didn't inhale" or "I don't remember" or "I didn't do it between this date and this date."

I read Dreams from my Father and really admired his honesty in that book on all levels, and I think this whole thing may just backfire in the Clinton campaign's face.

At least, I hope so.

libhom said...

I've noticed how the Clinton campaign has worked to keep the story alive, with constant apologies, distancing, a resignation, more apologies, and more distancing.

rikyrah said...

ABB,

A little post about Bill Clinton on Charlie Rose.

Bill Clinton on Charlie Rose about Obama - ' Who does he think he is?'

Maybe I'm just too ' sensitive', but there was an undercurrent to the entire interview.

Lacey said...

I, also, would like to see a woman, and a person of color in the white house. Unfortunately, I believe that she, and by extension, her crew, will say and/or do ANYthing...and I mean ANYthing, to win the presidency. When she first ran for office, I had an immediate and intense dislike/distrust of her. After a few years, I started to mellow towards her. And I truly would love to see a woman in the white house. But not this woman. No. Sorry. I'd vote for McCain before I'd vote for her. Yup. I know. Shocking. That's how much I dislike/distrust everything about her....

Not that anyone asked...