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The corpse still won't lie down
The Washington Times ^ | 6-3-08 | Wes Pruden

Posted on 06/03/2008 11:25:19 AM PDT by JZelle

Barack Obama's loyal legion tried. The story the boys on the bus want is for Hillary to throw in her crying towel today, at last the last day of the primaries. The symmetry and poetry of it all would bring a tear to any scribe's eye. Everyone is eager to pop the corks on the bubbly.

Hillary can laugh last tonight even if, as expected, Democrats in South Dakota and Montana give their hearts, hands and votes to the man whose camp followers call Precious. (Some of them, to be even more respectful, call him Mr. Precious.) She has only to stay in the race, such as it has come to, to turn the poetry to doggerel, at least for one more day.

Even Bubba, who try as he might can't restrain himself when he finds an opportunity to talk about "Big Me," wandered off message with a mournful valedictory or maybe it was a benediction at a whistlestop somewhere out in the Badlands. Naturally it was all about him. "I want to say," he said, "that this may be the last day I'm ever involved in a campaign of this kind. I thought I was out of politics, till Hillary decided to run. But it has been one of the greatest honors of my life to go around and campaign for her for president." He stifled himself just before saying, "You won't have Bill Clinton to kick around anymore." Somewhere out in the graveyard at San Clemente a ghost, barely recognizable behind a fierce 5 o'clock shadow, chuckled with a little appreciation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; hillary; mt2008; obama; operationchaos; pruden; sd2008

1 posted on 06/03/2008 11:25:20 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: JZelle

Operation Chaos, Phase II: We must encourage Hillary to run as an Independent.


2 posted on 06/03/2008 11:31:23 AM PDT by Bobarian (Green: It's the new Red.)
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To: JZelle

Wasn’t Precious the name of the dog in Silence of the Lambs?


3 posted on 06/03/2008 11:33:44 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

It was also the name Smeagol gave to the one ring, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


4 posted on 06/03/2008 11:34:34 AM PDT by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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To: Bobarian

I wonder if Billary are so p*****ed off that they might think they don’t need the Democrat party, they can run on their own.

We’ll see. This campaign has really exposed feelings about the Clintons. This campaign has shown that the Clintons are not loved by big numbers of Democrats. When she was “inevitable”, people supported her because they expected she would be the nominee, and that nobody else would come along to change that.

I think a big part of the vote for Obama has been the ABC (Anybody But Clinton) vote among Democrat primary voters. When he emerged as the prime threat to Hillary, his support grew steadily.

Whereas some of those “hard working white voters” voted for Hillary ONLY because she was the last man standing against Obama, not because they just love Hillary that much.


5 posted on 06/03/2008 11:37:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 80 Square Miles

Vote Obama > No matter who gets elected 2009 and 2010 are going to be a disaster given the expected majorities the Dems will have in both houses. With McCain as President the Democrats with help from their media friends will be able to still blame Republicans as the liberal policies fail. With Obama the failure will hopfully result in the road back for Republicans.


6 posted on 06/03/2008 11:40:53 AM PDT by Wooly
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To: JZelle

7 posted on 06/03/2008 11:43:19 AM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: JZelle

Clinton vs. DNC

Popcorn ‘n adult beverages a’plenty!


8 posted on 06/03/2008 11:46:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: JZelle
He stifled himself just before saying, "You won't have Bill Clinton to kick around anymore."

I wish.

He's going to be Jimmy Carter part 2.

9 posted on 06/03/2008 11:47:11 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Wooly

“With Obama the failure will hopfully result in the road back for Republicans.”

This is wrongheaded, defeatist thinking. First of all, we the people literally can’t afford an Obama presidency. His economic policies are ridiculous, and coupled with the global warming agenda spell disaster on their own. Then there are the foreign and defense policy issues. Again, unacceptable and very possibly disastrous. Finally, don’t forget about the Supreme Court. The next President may nominate as many as three justices over the next four years.

Barack Hussein Obama must not be President, ever!

McCain ‘08! HE SUCKS LESS!


10 posted on 06/03/2008 11:47:34 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: JZelle
"You won't have Bill Clinton to kick around anymore." Somewhere out in the graveyard at San Clemente a ghost, barely recognizable behind a fierce 5 o'clock shadow, chuckled with a little appreciation.

Yup...

11 posted on 06/03/2008 11:48:52 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I'd love to, but I have that danged ole General Order #1 to deal with for a couple more months.

Essayons.

12 posted on 06/03/2008 11:53:28 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: Bobarian
We must encourage Hillary to run as an Independent.

It raises an interesting question: If Clinton makes an independent run for the White House, does that mean she's renouncing her Democrat party affiliation and becomes and Independent Senator (like Sanders and Lieberman), caucusing with the Democrats?

I can't see how she remains a Democrat Senator while opposing the Democrat candidate for President.

-PJ

13 posted on 06/03/2008 11:57:45 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Wooly

If it weren’t for supreme court nominees, I might agree with you, but the thought of Clinton or Obama replacing Stevens, Ginsburg and probably someone else with uber-liberals and having them serve on the bench for the next 30 years is enough to make me vote for McCain. Given the state of the senate, it’s unlikely that McCain will be able to get another Thomas or Scalia through confirmation, but even a Kennedy beats the hell out of a Stevens.


14 posted on 06/03/2008 12:10:04 PM PDT by elmer fudd (Fukoku kyohei)
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To: Bobarian

Yes, Hillary should run as an independent. McCain, too. Then maybe a conservative will show up to lead the Republicans.


15 posted on 06/03/2008 12:25:11 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Wipe the national hard drive and reinstall the Constitution.)
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To: Bobarian

Strange as it may seem, I’ve never heard that suggested before. It’s brilliant!


16 posted on 06/03/2008 12:40:55 PM PDT by Mr. Dough (I'm all in favor of multiculturalism, especially if it involves funny accents!)
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To: Bobarian; JZelle
Operation Chaos, Phase II: We must encourage Hillary to run as an Independent.

$20 says that right now MacCain's team is making overtures to Hillzilla.

17 posted on 06/03/2008 2:09:29 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Better to have your enemy before you than beside you or behind you.)
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To: PreciousLiberty; Wooly
Ann Coulter made this argument:
"If Hillary is elected president, we'll have a four-year disaster, with Republicans ferociously opposing her, followed by Republicans zooming back into power, as we did in 1980 and 1994, and 2000. (I also predict more Oval Office incidents with female interns.)

"If McCain is elected president, we'll have a four-year disaster, with the Republicans in Congress co-opted by "our" president, followed by 30 years of Democratic rule."

I think the same argument applies to Obamessiah as well, but I'm not convinced that Republicans will oppose him quite as ferociously.

The down-ballot races will be more important than ever before, that is certain.

18 posted on 06/03/2008 3:50:29 PM PDT by Bobarian (Green: It's the new Red.)
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To: JZelle

19 posted on 06/03/2008 7:09:51 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: PreciousLiberty

“McCain ‘08! HE SUCKS LESS!”

Gee, what a wonderful recommendation...


20 posted on 06/03/2008 7:37:35 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: JZelle
The corpse still won't lie down

barack doesn't know he's dead yet.

21 posted on 06/03/2008 7:41:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Obama's a front man. Who's behind him?)
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To: Wooly
With Obama the failure will hopfully result in the road back for Republicans.

with obama the failure will much more likely result in a mushroom cloud....

22 posted on 06/04/2008 3:51:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Old Student

“Gee, what a wonderful recommendation...”

No, it’s not, and that’s the point. McCain is tolerable, barely. I think he’ll move a bit to the right to solidify his base in the Republican Party. Still, voting for him is much more about voting for the (far) lesser of two evils, rather than voting for an ideal Republican candidate.

I think McCain should keep that fact well in mind - hence the slogan.


23 posted on 06/04/2008 9:23:45 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Bobarian; Wooly

“If Hillary is elected president, we’ll have a four-year disaster, with Republicans ferociously opposing her, followed by Republicans zooming back into power, as we did in 1980 and 1994, and 2000. (I also predict more Oval Office incidents with female interns.)

“If McCain is elected president, we’ll have a four-year disaster, with the Republicans in Congress co-opted by “our” president, followed by 30 years of Democratic rule.”

I think the same argument applies to Obamessiah as well, but I’m not convinced that Republicans will oppose him quite as ferociously.”

I don’t buy this at all. If McCain wins, we’ll have a split government that will not accomplish much - possibly the ideal outcome given the ideologies of the major players, and given the alternatives.

If Obama/Clinton wins, we’ll have a unified Dem government that could very well do as much damage in four years as would have been done in the average twenty years. ESPECIALLY including SCOTUS nominees.

So, as I said originally, it is just simply wrongheaded thinking to decide that it’s “OK” if the Dems win this time. It’s not!


24 posted on 06/04/2008 9:28:06 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: PreciousLiberty

Ooops, forgot on the last post...

McCain ‘08! HE SUCKS LESS!


25 posted on 06/04/2008 9:29:04 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: JZelle

From the title, I thought this was an article about Frank Lautenberg winning the Dem primary in NJ yesterday........


26 posted on 06/04/2008 9:31:35 AM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: PreciousLiberty
“I think McCain should keep that fact well in mind - hence the slogan.”

Personally, I think I'd rather vote for Cthulhu. As a tagline I've seen wandering around here says, “Why vote for the lesser of two evils?”

OTH, that would be Hillary, wouldn't it?

I do wish McCain would select and announce his VP. Maybe then I could quit dithering.

27 posted on 06/04/2008 10:24:21 AM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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