Introducing our national nightmare

by twit

Via Maureen Dowd, writing for the New York Times on June 29, 2008:

Afterward, Carmella got her idol to autograph her sign, telling the smiling Hillary, “You’re going to be the next president.”

She told The Times that she and her friends were all voting for John McCain and that Hillary was just doing what she had to do.

“But I have a gut feeling,” she said with macabre faith, “that something’s going to happen so that she becomes the nominee.”

[emphasis added]

Somebody PLEASE get the Secret Service and the FBI on this… it is her certainty that really seems to qualify her as the kind of psychopath to keep an eye on.

The op-ed’s introduction of this lady was chilling enough:

Carmella Lewis, with her Hillary T-shirt and Hillary placard, came all the way from Denver to make sure there would be plenty of ambiguity, duality and ferocity in Unity.

Just as Hillary was testing out the unfamiliar familiarity “Barack and me” Friday and talking about “his grace and his grit,” Carmella began loudly booing and waving her sign.

“We want Hillary!” screamed the 57-year-old retired ad saleswoman and Clinton delegate.

… Carmella and her friends continued to cry, “Nobama!” “We love you, Hillary!” and “We need Hillary!” as Barack Obama sat onstage …

… When it was Obama’s turn to speak, Carmella announced loudly, “I wish I had ear plugs.” Then, as Obama tried to ingratiate himself with the Hillary partisans in the crowd by saying that because of the New York senator, his daughters “can take for granted that women can do anything that the boys can do and do it better and do it in heels,” Carmella put her fingers in her ears.

As Obama tried to curry favor with Hillary, looking over at her sensible, sturdy shoes and marveling, “I still don’t know how she does it in heels,” Carmella tore up a tissue and stuffed it in her ears.

When Obama pandered with a line about how he wouldn’t “perpetuate a system in which women are paid less for the same work as men,” she put her hands over her tissue-stuffed ears.

The twit isn’t impressed with Obama’s comments about us gals and those heels we wear, but sees the comments as pathetic attempts to cater to a hostile audience that is determined to be swayed by nothing he could possibly say.

It seems a testament to the aggressively divisive campaign run by Hillary Clinton that her most rabid supporters now speak in vague terms of how they believe Hillary could still claim the Democratic nomination.

The Clinton campaign created a monster out of the rhetoric of victimhood, one that has apparently turned into something of a bloodlust for the destruction of our democratic process and a rabid anticipation of the kind of brutality enjoyed only by the most vicious of dictatorships.

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10 Responses to Introducing our national nightmare

  1. nearlynormalized says:

    Not this time–the culture of truth and many colors will win, get on the train or vote for McCain—no big thing. We are old, whit woman in this crew and we are voting for Obama!!!!!

  2. nearlynormalized says:

    Sorry about the spelling–white–women…fast unarthritic fingers…

  3. no doubt, nearlynormalized, and thank you for commenting.

    I know I’d do my best to block and jump in front of anyone trying to harm Obama, although I suppose I should wear heels, since I’m so short…

  4. moniqueth3intern says:

    What are they going to do, stay home during elections day and whine? You have to get over this. I am tired of people doing nothing. What happen to the American I know that is govern by the people? What they want for one man to be running the whole country like the last seven and half years?

  5. civ4freak says:

    Hillary has gone into rehab, I read it in my local tabloid.

  6. michelle2005 says:

    I had been a stauch Rebublican for three decades…but no more. We support Senator Obama. One thing that’s amazing to me, is the notion that I cannot possibily be a “real” Christian and vote for Senator Obama. I’ve been told this numerous times.

    My career was as a Humanitarian Aid Relief Coordinator & Educator for First Responders…this put me into many nations and across four continents. Of course, I was able to come home on furlough for short periods of time. However, when I returned home this last time (permanently)…I hardly recognized my own nation. Then someone told me that VP Cheney said he was not part of the Executive Branch of Gov’t. I thought he was joking. Imagine my surprise when I found out that, he, indeed, said that.

    It appears “no one’s been minding the store”…and those in power have been “fiddling while Rome burns”.

    Michelle
    http://michelle2005.wordpress.com

  7. csmccann says:

    Psychotic feminists unite!!!

  8. michelle2005 says:

    camccann
    You said, “Psychotic feminists unite!!!

    ———
    I not sure if you meant this for me or not. I’m hoping you didn’t yet If you did, that would indicate a severe lack of knowledge. No one could be a “psychotic feminist” and have my career that’s been for these past three decades. One thing that I, personally, find a bit disturbing is the name calling…no matter which side it comes from.

    When I was a child, one of my teachers let us know that when anyone begins name calling or cursing, it’s due to the fact they can think of nothing rational to say.

    Michelle
    http://michelle2005.wordpress.com

  9. michelle2005, thank you for your comments. my theory is that csmccann is just a troll, one that walks right up to the line of making a threat against Obama as an attempt at a joke. so I agree with your point that csmccann clearly didn’t have anything rational to say and was only trying to insult and offend to see if there would be a reaction.

    Previously, comments on this site that make actual threats against elected officials have been deleted, including one that was against Hillary. Given the potential illegal nature of such comments, there isn’t any other option. However, with a troll like csmccann who doesn’t make an actual threat, especially since they are a wordpress blogger, it seems helpful to leave the comment up so readers can decide for themselves about whether they ever want to visit a troll’s site.

    But to address the far more interesting part of this discussion, I find your first comment fascinating. I’ve been thinking that in the same way that there were ‘Reagan Democrats,’ this election looks like it will create a sizable group of ‘Obama Republicans,’ particularly because of the fiscal responsibility Obama expresses in his opposition to wars without end, as well as his focus on concentrating on stabilizing Afghanistan instead of escalating into war with Iran.

    The Republican party has swung to such an extreme since the 1990’s, and it does look like the staunch supporters such as yourself have had enough and are going to try to swing the party back towards the center by supporting Obama instead of McCain. McCain has campaigned as the candidate to expand and continue war in the Middle East and has put forth no discernible vision about how to put this country back onto a fiscally responsible course. So when people tell you that you “cannot possibly be a “real” Christian and vote for Senator Obama,” it does sound completely ridiculous in the context of the actual facts of this campaign and the candidates.

    After what has happened to this country over the past seven or so years under the Bush Administration, we arrive at a historical moment where we have the opportunity to decide whether we continue on like this in a McCain administration or whether it is time for the new direction offered by Obama.
    In some ways it seems like a fight for the soul of the Republican party, and whether it will return to its roots when the dust settles after the election.

    I expect that the Republican Party would do a fair amount of introspection if McCain loses the upcoming election and that voters like yourself, clearly aware of how the world operates and the consequences of policies like the ones expressed by McCain, are going to lead that discussion with newfound authority.

    Generally, I celebrate the rowdy nature of our political system and its cycles and shifts. It is from that kind of mess that our national identity emerges. There is so much more at stake in this upcoming election, though. So comments like yours give me hope that we have a real chance at changing the destructive course this country is on. It is clear that your loyalty is to this country, and I think that is the key to the fate of this nation.

    When people take the time to examine the facts for themselves and refuse to let others make their decisions for them, that is where I find my hope.

  10. michelle2005 says:

    twitterpaters,

    Your response was appreciated. I hadn’t though about the term “Obama Republicans”…you know, you’re right!

    When I moved back to the USA and saw the condition of our nation, to say I was shocked is an understatment of vast proportions. Then when the primaries were beginning, Senator Obama was an amazing person to be seeking the nomination. I remembered reading the speech he’d given at the during the 2004 DNC convention.

    While talking to a group of fellow ministers, one of them brought up the coming election. I said, “This is the first time in years I feel proud of our political process”. You’d have thought I committed murder. Several began talking at the same time…each one telling me what a horrible thing I’d just said. Truthfully, their outrage was a bit unsettling…and definitely unexpected.

    Since, I don’t hide under the shadow of someone else’s opinion, I didn’t feel I had to say anything to “defend” myself. That’s exactly the way I feel…and the truth needs no defending.

    Michelle

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