has suddenly found its feminist side. The following appears as a front-paged diary:
In a flurry of activity on Sunday in advance of the special election for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, one of the uglier stories was an audible shout from the audience at a Scott Brown rally in West Springfield. As Brown was working his way through his stump speech, a voice in the crowd can be heard shouting "Stick a curling iron up her butt!"
Late Sunday night, a video of the encounter popped up, and Scott Brown's response is worth examining:
A video follows. I have not watched it. I don't care.
There is no question that Brown hears the remark, and there is little doubt as to whether or not he smiled at the mark.
His lack of a response to the rhetoric put on display in that incident (beyond, perhaps, smirking at it) is the kind of thing that female voters, in particular, are unlikely to appreciate.
You know how people on the internet write LOL even though they aren't really laughing out loud? In this case, I really am.
You know what would have been worse than that "curling iron" remark? If Brown had played "I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one" at his rallies. That
would have been worse.
Of course, Kossacks know all about the kinds of things that female voters are likely to appreciate. All throughout 2008, I published post after post quoting Kossacks who thought that they knew how to charm women. Let the following few remarks stand for thousands (literally thousands
) of others published by the pro-O blogs, including and especially Kos:
Just slit her throat, lock her in a car boot, and drive the car into river in West Virginia. Ain’t gonna let no whore screw with the man
The heinous Hillary hag with a bullseye on her forehead is reason enough to vote for Obama
And a Drive-By Won't Be Out of the Question. What goes around, comes around. The stupid fucking bitch !!
Talk About WHITE TRASH that bitch better keep looking over her shoulder.
if hillary is elected we're gonna be stuck with whomever she picks as a running mate for the remainder of the term after she gets assasinated.
A number of those calls for Hillary's murder appeared on Daily Kos
. And as you know, there were many, many, many
comments that were just as (or almost as) odious.
Markos Moulitsas is 100% responsible for those remarks, since he carefully censored out any pro-Hillary commentary. Moulitsas and his minions never said a word against the incessant, year-long ugliness on DK and on other Obot sites.
Did anyone on Kos criticize Keith Olbermann for his explicit, undeniable and inexcusable on-air call for Hillary Clinton's murder? That crack should have netted him jail time.
I will not allow anyone to pretend that the horrors of 2008 were committed by "some" Obots. These vicious remarks came daily, hourly, by the minute. I received them in my own comments inbox, every hour, like a machine. A few of them included death threats directed against yours truly.
I will not allow anyone to pretend that there were wrongs committed on both sides. The Obot sites were 100% at fault and the pro-Clinton sites were 100% innocent. Yes, it really was that simple. They
were the victimizers, we
were the offended party. We must never shrink from stating the truth of what occurred, baldly and forcefully -- and we must never allow the guilty, evil bastards to rewrite the history of their own sins.
(And I don't want to hear from any bots -- I'm looking at you
, Gary -- who say that they are not personally guilty of writing violent, ugly things about Hillary Clinton in 2008. Did you, "in real time," criticize forcefully fellow bots who did
write such things? If not, then you are just as guilty as they are of participating in the mob mentality.)
Coakley will probably lose. If she does, it will be because the Kossacks and other Obots mounted a hate campaign which alienated many Democrats and boosted a Republican-in-disguise into the White House. Massachusetts was a liberal, pro-Hillary state, and there is no reason why those voters -- after having been shat upon for years by the so-called "progressives" -- should listen to anyone at Kos, TPM, D.U. and allied sites.
A lot of those disgusted Hillary voters are going to vote for Brown out of protest. There is nothing that the Obots can do about that. If bots possessed sufficient emotional maturity, they would learn an important tactical lesson from this situation: Don't run a smear campaign in a primary, because you could alienate voters whom you will later need.
But they won't take away that lesson. Progs are too damned arrogant to confess that they have anything to learn. In their world, the fault always lies somewhere else -- never with them.
That's why the bots will, in the post-election period, spend a lot of time insulting the "turncoat Dems" of MA. Obots always think that they can persuade people by insulting them. And that's just what they will do the morning after. Watch it happen.From the Department of they-just-don't-get it: Riverdaughter at the Confluence
received an emergency email from the NJ Democratic party, calling for Coakley donations. The email told her to send money to -- get this -- my.barackobama.com.
WHAT AN IDIOT! Talk about tossing gas on the fire...!
Ok, here’s the problem with this appeal. First of all, it makes it look like the entire Democratic party is owned by myBarackObama. It is not. Massachusetts and New Jersey did not vote for Obama in the primary of 2008. He was rammed down our throats until we choked on him and only Massachusetts was actually allowed to cast some of their delegate votes for Hillary at the convention. If you want our support, putting the Unity Pony’s name on the URL was a baaaad move.
In my view, riverdaughter is being too kind here. When I saw yet another reminder that the Dem leadership now considers Obama to be the party and the party to be Obama -- well, in that instant, I morphed from being a Coakley well-wisher to a Brown supporter.Of course
Brown is a Republican jerk who stands for all sorts of detestable things. I don't care. The Obots wronged me and I want vengeance and that's that
Secondly, and this is tied to the first problem, no one likes the health care reform bills proposed by the House or the Senate with Obama’s blessing. We’re not just talking about Republicans and people who watch Fox News. They’re going to vote for Brown anyway. No, we’re talking about Democrats. Democrats do not like this bill. In fact, many of them hate this bill. HATE IT.
Coakley's loss will be the fault of the Barack Obama and the "new" Democratic party -- the one that kicked out old school Dems like me. Throughout 2008, the bots said they didn't need us. Now they do. Now they are going to lose. How do you like them