Thursday, March 06, 2008

Hillary and Rove Sittin' in a Tree....

Amen to this. Must read:

MyDD :: Why Do We Reward Politicians Who Swift Boat, Throw the Kitchen Sink?:

"In America politics today, pundits and media reward politicians and say how smart they are when the politician uses Bully tactics and an 'assualt-like' mentality when they tear their opponents down by smear, distortions and lies --'swift boating', throwing the kitchen sink. The news media and pundits like to Praise the unscrupulous Politician up instead of disavowing them. The pundits like to say how Brilliant they are; What a Victory they say; what a Comeback Kid; and justify their use of Negative Ads and reward the worst in us -- this low and base behavior which should be outgrown as a humanitarian society. How many good and decent men have gone down because they were unfairly swiftboated by their opponents, mischaracaterized by those who have no morals or ethics. Something is wrong with that picture.

There is nothing brilliant about lies, distortions, peddling fear, swiftboating, and an assassination of one's character, it's not a physical killing but a killing just the same, an emotional theft and mental crime."

Here's Mrs. Swift-Sink:

Hillary pulled the classic Rovian switch-a-roo which in turn handed her Ohio.

Take your weakness (the fact that Hillary supported NAFTA which has stripped Ohio of many jobs) and make it you opponents weakness (claim that Obama, who opposes the current incarnation of NAFTA, has told the Canadian government not to worry that his opposition to NAFTA is only for the primarys... he doesn't really mean it).

Hillary will not be that much different that Bush.


Talking Points Memo | Tangled Friggin' Web:

"Seems the NAFTAgate leak started with -- surprise, surprise -- the Chief of Staff to Canada's conservative PM Stephen Harper. Only the first hint wasn't about stuff the Canadians had heard from the Obama camp. It was about reassurances the Canadians got from the Clinton campaign. According to a reporter who heard the original conversation, Brodie said 'someone from (Hillary) Clinton's campaign is telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt. . . That someone called us and told us not to worry.'"

CBC Exonerates Obama: A Post-Mortem:

"I think it's safe to say that the turmoil surrounding the so-called 'NAFTAgate' played into Hillary's strong performance tonight. On the heels of 'Super Tuesday II', CBC, Canada's Public Broadcaster, has done a piece on the NAFTA scandal.

The CBC piece details the involvement of the conservative Harper government in creating a sensationalized leak, which itself had almost no resemblance to the actual memo, which itself is now being disclaimed as perhaps not accurate at all. We peel off layers of deception, and there is nothing left at all, except a successful attempt to promote bloodletting among Democrats."

If Hillary wants to sling shite, then let's sling shite:

Has Hillary Clinton really been "vetted" as she so often claims?

Um, no.



Obama Camp Lays Ground For Negative Attacks


Hillary makes Daddy Need a Drink

Binge Drinking - Behavior - When People Drink Themselves Silly, and Why:

"The urge to binge mindlessly, though it can strike at any time, seems to stir in the collective unconscious during the last weeks of winter. Maybe it’s the television images from places like Fort Lauderdale and Cabo San Lucas, of communications majors’ face planting outside bars or on beaches."


ABAT said...

Love it. 'A recent study in New Zealand' showed our schoolgirls are a bunch of drunken sluts. I never head about that!

Binge drinking is being blamed for all sorts of social ills here in NZ, it's a crock of shit. Drunk people are just a more distilled reflection of their society. We've been taught for years now all about personal freedom, rights and liberties without any mention of personal responsibility and respect. What do they expect when people go out and get munted? Suddenly they'll get all responsible? Don't think so.

Getting hammered every weekend is such a Kiwi tradition that to suddenly tell people it's wrong just ain't working. Great to hear it's a global phenomenon. I'll (binge) drink to that.

Sadly lying, twisting bastard politicians are also a global problem that can only be solved by heavy drinking. D'you think if everybody just ignored them they'd go away?

We've got an election later this year too. As usual I'll be looking for the most lunatic fringe idiot to vote for. I love to fuck with their heads.
When they read the election results in the paper and only get 12 votes, they can account for 11 of them by family and friends but who the hell was that last vote from? Somebody actually agreed with them? Excellent.

AAW said...

Thought you might dig that one, ABAT.

People have been catching a buzz for eons now. Stupid to try to prevent it.


Ignoring them only emboldens them, ABAT. I thought you watched FAUX News?!

Is NZ under conservative or liberal rule?

ABAT said...

Liberal since 1999 (Labour Party), but with the way they've managed to alienate the country over the past couple of years with lies, arrogance and petty squabbling they will get voted out by the National Party (conservatives) come the election in November.
At this point the leader of the National party (John Key) could get caught screwing a sheep and still manage to get voted in (as long as he was using a condom).

Ironically the liberals here are the 'red' team and the conservatives are the 'blue' team - opposite to you guys.

The arrogance of the Labour party has turned a lot of people against them, even my lady who has been a lifetime supporter/voter. She's turning to the Green party and I'll be voting for the Maori party (who get way more than 12 votes). We have a MMP setup here in NZ now, meaning the two major parties have to cut a deal with smaller parties after the election in order to govern. This has lead to some pretty stupid match-ups over the past 10 years

From the NZ parliament website

Proportional representation electoral system

New Zealand’s House of Representatives is elected using the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) voting system. Each elector has two votes — one for a local member of Parliament and one for a preferred political party. Political parties are represented in Parliament in proportion to the share of votes each party won in the party vote in the general election.

AAW said...

ABAT, I digg the MMP. We're stuck with two parties.

Thanks for the NZ civics lesson!