Here comes the Washington Post today, claiming that the reason Obama “could” lose the election is racism.
I want to tell you a story about what it was like working in a consulting firm here in Chicago. We had a very nasty VP at the firm who was the old school, screaming and yelling type; the guy was a real ogre. The firm would pitch to about three big clients a month…in deals that would be 100 million+ and would typically take several months of research to put together all the proposals and materials to make a successful bid for the job. There was a lot of lobbying involved regarding the decision-makers across the table who would decide if our firm would land the deal or not. In a lot of ways, it was like a political campaign because we were one candidate out of a handful who wanted to be hired for these jobs.
I could always tell if we were going to land an account by how crazy that one VP would be in the lead up to the final meeting that would determine whether the firm was hired or not. If he felt the account slipping away, that VP would resort to all sorts of nastiness in the last few weeks to try whatever he could to not so much make the case for our firm…but to kind of scorch the Earth and make weird threats if we didn’t get our way. There was general nastiness in the office, screaming and yelling, open hostility amongst the “big bosses”, and tons of excuse-making so that the angry VP wouldn’t take any of the blame for the failure (though, to be honest, I think we lost a lot of these deals just because people didn’t want to have to work with this ogre for the next several years).
When I look at the corrupt, vintage media I actually have a sense of deja vu: the way they behave towards Obama and this election is very much like how that VP would act when he knew we were losing an account. I think dragging out “racism” as the reason people don’t support Obama is only 20% about trying to motivate the most low-information of black voters to turnout on election day “to stop the racists from preventing Obama’s second term”; 80% of the reason the Washington Post is trotting out this old canard is because they are laying the groundwork to excuse away an Obama loss. This is not something they’d be doing if they really expected him to win. What would be the point?
If Obama was really cruising to a victory the news would look a lot like the interoffice memos from when my old firm would know it was close to sealing a very big deal. There is no joy in the corrupt media these days. There is nothing like the 2008 campaign days when the newscasters were all euphoric and waxing about “Hope” and “Change” and singing high hosannas to Obama on the air. That’s all been replaced by a brittle ugliness on the part of the people delivering “the news” that is laced with accusations of racism before-the-fact to explain away the loss that’s coming for “The One”.
I hope you can see this…and can pick up on the fact that despite all their bluster, the Obama acolytes in the corrupt, vintage media are very much behaving like people who expect Obama to lose…though they very much want him to win. They’re desperately trying to salvage his bid for reelection by throwing everything they’ve got at us. It’s going to get so crazy and nasty, folks. I got out of the consulting business here in Chicago because I just couldn’t take the emotional terrorism of working in a firm where every losing bid for a project was accompanied by several weeks’ of open hostility and excuses-making or blame-shifting.
This is what we are going to see on the national stage for the next five weeks. It is going to be brutal.
Yesterday, my friend Penny Arcade visited Chicago for something and Justin and I got to spend some time with her out and about around town. We decided to wear our matching Romney shirts — the ones that Justin designed and Penny had made through that OOshirts.com site. It’s just a simple shirt with no text and a pic of Romney/Ryan together on the front. Justin and I met Penny at the Chicago Red Line stop, which just happens to be in front of a McDonald’s where a lot of angry, crazy people tend to hang out and mutter things. It had been a while since I’d been down to that particular Red Line station so I completely forgot about the congregation of mutterers and lunatics that assemble there. In retrospect it was not the best place to meet someone who had just flown in from California…but it was the closest spot to the Chick-Fil-A that’s downtown (which is where we wanted to have lunch…to support a local business that is being harassed by an Alderman here in Chicago who needs to score points with gay voters and lefties who think it’s appropriate for an Alderman to wage jihad against small businesses).
I wouldn’t say I particularly go LOOKING for trouble in life but I’m just not all that scared of finding it. Justin felt uncomfortable waiting for Penny to emerge from the subway station because he and I had on our Romney/Ryan shirts and the majority of the mutterers in front of that McDonalds were black…and he thought they’d start shouting things at us or would try to physically harm us because we were not supporting Obama. I’ve actually been wearing these Romney/Ryan shirts everywhere I go for the last few weeks now and I have not had a single bad thing said to me about it. This is night and day opposite of what happened in 2008…where I couldn’t get more than 30 feet out my front door before someone in my neighborhood would shout something nasty at me for supporting McCain/Palin. Whatever psychotic zeal people had for Obama four years ago is completely gone and even in Chicago his advocates and acolytes just can’t muster the same old passion to “get in the faces” of those who don’t belong to his cult.
Well, no one said a damn word to us even in the heart of Chicago, in a mob of squabbling derelicts and street people who’d sporadically shout at one another about something or another. While we were waiting for Penny, we saw a few disagreements break out amongst the street people for one thing or another…mostly turf battles for spots on the sidewalk to panhandle…but not a single nasty remark to Justin or me regarding our shirts. When Penny joined us, I half-expected there to be shouting as we were leaving, because this is classic for Obama supporters (to wait until you are leaving and your back is turned and they feel more emboldened). But, no, not a peep.
I know people clearly SAW the shirts because they are hard to miss. Justin did notice people staring every now and again and he’d say they were obviously trying to process what they were seeing: Romney/Ryan supporters walking around in downtown Chicago. Since there were three of us together, it looked like we were on our way to some event, or possibly just had an event. Some of the gawkers thought it was odd to see us out on the streets of Chicago but not a single person screamed or yelled or even took a nasty jab.
Penny wanted to see Boystown so after lunch we took her up north and showed her around and we didn’t get a single nasty remark or even so much as a cross look up there. This is 100% different from 2008 where I’d routinely be pushed and shoved and spat-at for openly supporting McCain/Palin.
This is something that the Eeyores and Tokyo Roses out there in conservative ranks aren’t factoring in when they write about how “the tee-vee says Obama is winning!’…that win in 2008 came on the back of a relentless and almost religious zeal for “electing the first black president”. Anyone who tried to stand in the way of that just had to be destroyed. Not stopped, but DESTROYED. Those were the marching orders for Obama supporters just four years ago. Here in 2012, these same people can’t even muster a cross word for people openly supporting Romney/Ryan. They just don’t have the enthusiasm they did before.
There is no way this will not translate to the ballot box in November. A great many Obama voters from four years ago just don’t care anymore. While they won’t be voting Republican…I have a feeling a lot of these people just won’t be voting, period. The Obama cult is rooted in Chicago and if those most likely to be cultists aren’t in seek and destroy mode on his behalf this close to the election, then he’s just not going to deliver anywhere near the numbers he brought to the polls in 2008.
Please remember Eeyores and Tokyo Roses: all of the polls the corrupt, vintage media cites showing Obama leads assume he will have even greater voter turnout on his behalf this year than he did when he was elected the first time. What I am seeing on the ground and hearing about in other states just doesn’t support that line of thinking anecdotally.
I think the biggest problem a lot of people have when it comes to politics is that they assume the tee-vee knows so much more than they do. You can learn more about what’s going on in the world just by getting off the couch and walking around your city and interacting with people. The ones reporting “the news” on the tee-vee rarely leave their studios or cushy offices; they have no idea what regular people are thinking, saying, or doing on the ground.
I’m sure I’d be ripped to shreds if I walked into MSNBC headquarters in my Romney/Ryan gear…but I wouldn’t hear a bad thing said to me from anyone I passed on the street if I walked all the way from downtown Chicago to Manhattan to get there. So, it looks to me like the last Obama zealots are working in the corrupt vintage media and are not reflective of what actual people on the ground feel about the man.
Are you having similar experiences?
About Obama and his golfing.
I want to highlight today an article that’s up at Ace of Spade: “Why Doesn’t Obama Take More of an Interest in Golf?”
This is just hilarious to me, because it’s an example of straight people being as blind as bats.
So, in the article, the writer (a straight conservative male) wonders why Obama doesn’t talk about golf more, show an interest in the Ryder Cup, or generally act like someone who plays golf as much as he does. The thinking is that this is abnormal, since the last president to play golf as often as Obama (Bill Clinton) would go on about the game to no end…but Obama seems to know little about golf despite playing it much more than Clinton.
The reason for this is simple: he’s not really playing golf, folks. ”Golf” is a cover for him getting out of the White House and heading to private clubs with three guys he likes and getting up to all sorts of other things.
I most often hear that Obama’s doing drugs when he’s supposedly “golfing”…and this is happening either in the locker room or in private rooms that the clubs would make available to him. Once he’s outside of camera range on the links, he could be doing drugs openly int he golf cart too. What a great place for him to do this, with a few male “friends”, and have some privacy outside of the White House.
I also think he’s probably engaging in sexual acts in the steam room and sauna at those country clubs. Those locker rooms are plush and very posh, so they might even have the big jacuzzi tubs that fit a half dozen naked guys. Obama has a few regular “golfing buddies” that appear to be an odd cast of characters for a sitting US President to be golfing so much with. Some of them are very young white guys who work in the press office…and others like Bobby Titcombe are men Obama’s age who have been arrested for soliciting sex from male prostitutes. None of these people are the equivalent of a Vernon Jordan — the Washington power broker who’d often golf with President Clinton. Back in the Clinton days, the presidential golfing foursomes would include governors, Senators, royalty, and Cabinet members.
With Obama, it’s twenty-something males and guys who have been busted for soliciting male prostitutes. This is very, very strange and most conservatives are scared to talk about any of it. The corrupt, vintage media is loathe to talk about any of it.
But there are a great many sexcapades that happen in exclusive, expensive, private clubs and golf course locker rooms. Obama used to engage in this sort of behavior when he was a member of the East Bank Club here in Chicago before he became president. This is behavior he engaged in when he was a state senator in Illinois and still had a low enough profile to go to bathhouses like Man’s Country for sex. Just because Obama is now too famous to ever go to a low-rent bathhouse again does not mean he still doesn’t enjoy that sort of sexual experience.
He’s just getting his kicks in a new way…by going “golfing” so much.
The action for him is just not on the links…but with whatever kink he gets up to in the wet steam and sauna area or wherever he and his “golfing buddies” can do drugs together.
For whatever reason, there are a lot of straight people out there who have trouble accepting the reality that the current President of the United States is a gay man who regularly does drugs and engages in sex with other men since in the past bad behavior like this was limited to guys like Kennedy who’d be womanizing while they were drugging. Newsweek didn’t tell you the half of it when they declared Obama the “first gay president”.
All the clues are there if you care to piece them together. You don’t need my help in doing that.
Even that writer at Ace of Spades thought Obama’s “golfing behavior” was odd…but he just didn’t put the pieces together to explain WHY it was so odd. Well, just ask yourself WHO Obama keeps going out golfing with…how long is he gone for…how does he look en route to the golfing and how does he look afterwards (hint: they NEVER, ever show him or let him speak anywhere near a camera AFTER the golfing trips)…and what a lot of married supposedly “straight” men actually get up to in locker rooms of very pricy clubs when they say they’re just “spending some time with the guys”.
This is classic down low club behavior.
It’s just hilarious that straight male conservatives are oblivious to it in many cases.
This is an Open Thread…so what’s on your mind today?
What are people talking about in your part of the country?
How will your city and state vote in the upcoming election?
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