As expected, the Obama Cult does not like to read any questioning of their Dear Leader. They demand we all STFU.***
What I can not understand is the ridiculous Cult of Obama who believes that not a negative or questioning word should be said about Obama ever. Oh sure, they’ll say “wait till he is President.” But then they’ll say “wait till he finishes his first year.” And after that, “wait for the mid terms.” And then “wait until after reelection.” In short, members of a cult can never have the leader of the cult criticized. That is how the Republicans have done it, and no one is as zealous as a convert.
Not to worry, they’ll be singing the “SYFP” song for the next 8 years and we’ll keep ignoring them. For some of us, it is the issues, not the pol.
GET OFF ON YOUR BAD SELF, YOU PARAGON OF PRINCIPLE, YOU!
With Democrats like this, who needs Red State? If there was anyone who was more tedious during this last election cycle than Armando, aka Big Tent Democrat, let me know. Besides turning one of my favorite sites, TalkLeft, into a pseudo-Puma cess-pool during the primaries (But he supports Obama, dont’cha know- speaking for him only!), BTD’s bigger sin was dispensing bad advice to the Obama campaign on an almost daily basis. If concern trolling was an art form, BTD would be Michelangelo and the 2008 Democratic primary his Sistine Chapel.
Because I am short on patience, and, at heart, a compassionate person, I am not going to go through the TalkLeft archives and dig up where BTD gravely intones that Obama can not win the white vote, can not win the Jewish vote, can not win the Hispanic vote, and on and on. I will not dig up all the stupid god damned advice he gave to the Obama campaign (which they, thank GOD, ignored). I will not look up the umpteen posts where the left’s own pompous village idiot warned that Obama could not win without Hillary on the ticket. I will not dig up the polling data that he consistently misread and always curiously interpreted as showing a need for Hillary on the ticket. I will let you do that for yourself, and you can enjoy your own historical retrospective into BTD’s idiocy. Yes, I voted for Bush twice, but I proudly state I am not as stupid as BTD. Period.
Instead, I will give you this:
It’s almost certain that the handoff of the White House from President George W. Bush to President-elect Barack Obama will pass more smoothly than the greeting that Bush’s new crew faced in 2001.
The Ws were removed from the keyboards in the Executive Office Building by departing Clinton administration staff members.
And it’s unquestionable that the transition from a Bush White House to an Obama White House will pass more quickly than the misstep-plagued passing of the baton from Herbert Hoover to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Four months of public disputes ensued in the midst of the Great Depression.
When Bush and Obama and their wives meet Monday afternoon at the White House, the departing president already will have set in motion a transition that he hopes to make part of his legacy for its orderliness. And the incoming leader already will have declared that the 43rd president will serve out his term without interference from the 44th, who will be sworn into office Jan. 20.
Any guesses why this is the case (and btw, the “w” keys incident is bullshit)? I am betting it is not because the Bush administration suddenly became competent, but because one side, the one that ran the smoothest, most drama free campaign in history, is making it this way. Up next, Al Giordano, who has credibility in places where BTD does not even have places:
Here are some additional points I gleaned from the question and answer session:
Obama won’t attend the G-20 Economic Summit: “We only have one president at a time,” said Podesta. “The president-elect will not be meeting with leaders who are coming to Washington. He will be in Chicago.” In some cases, top aides will meet with foreign leaders while they are in DC.
Don’t Expect Any Cabinet Nominations Until December: “No president other than George Herbert Walker Bush has named a cabinet member before December, going back to the Kennedy administration.” Obama himself will make those announcements, mostly from Chicago. Special early attention is being given to “the economic team and the national security team.” There is extensive vetting going on (no doubt Podesta remembers how President Clinton’s first and second nominations for Attorney General – Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – crashed upon the discovery that each had hired undocumented workers, which also served to mire that administration in media turmoil at the precise moment when it had wanted to hit the ground running on policy). Obama will meet with each of his cabinet secretaries in person before approving them. Podesta made a joke about the press doing “stakeouts” to try and find out with whom he is meeting.
Expect more than one token Republican: President-elect Obama “wants to see people who are not just Democrats in office, to reach out and have Republicans and Independents not just on a token level,” and that will extend to sub-cabinet posts as well.
No Quid Pro Quo on Colombian Trade Deal: Podesta pushed back at press reports that President Bush had suggested exchanging his support for an economic recovery package for the US-Colombia trade agreement, which, Podesta iterated, “should be dealt with on its own merits.”
Economic Recovery-Stimulus Package Will Be First Order of Business: If the previous Congress hasn’t passed one already.
Every Executive Order by Bush is Under Review: Those that Obama promised during the campaign to rescind, will be eliminated immediately.
He Intends to Close the Facility at Guantanamo: In those words.
Withdrawing from Iraq: The policy “will be consistent with what he said in the campaign.”
In sum, the approach is extremely deliberative and organized to adhere exactly to promises made during the campaign. There won’t likely be any “Trojan Horse” attempts to spring unannounced initiatives in the early days of the administration. No real surprise there, to anyone that has been studying Obama carefully for clues as to how he will govern.
Next up, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s long-term friend and advisor, who (and I know I am going out on a limb here, basing my judgment on fact, and not, as BigTentDemocrat would want, his GINORMOUS FUCKING EGO and inflated sense of self-importance) has the following to say:
Valerie Jarrett, transition co-chairman for President-elect Barack Obama, told an organization of black columnists today to be wary of published reports and speculation about Cabinet appointments.
“There isn’t a single name on that list that you’ve heard from President-elect Obama,” Jarrett told the Trotter Group in an hour-long interview session in Washington. “There’s not a single name on that list that you’ve heard from me, or from John Podesta or from Pete Rouse,” referring to the three co-chairs of Obama’s transition.
“Or, now from Rahm Emanuel. So the five people who actually do know the names on the list, you haven’t spoken to,” Jarratt said. “So what I think you see in the newspaper is what everybody speculates. … My guess is they’re speculating on the people who are most commonly thought of.”
In other words, there is a lot of bullshit floating around out there. No one knows what is going on, no decisions have been made. The press is in a vacuum, publishing rumor and innuendo, and you have no clue what Obama’s opinion on torture, Gitmo, or anything else is beyond what he has publicly stated repeatedly and campaigned upon, and for you, working from a profound position of ignorance (your normal state, I might add) to state that Obama all of a sudden supports torture but “merely wants greater oversight,” deserves nothing other than a firm round of South Park, the Musical ( link is totally NSFW, totally immature, and totally encapsulates my firm feelings about the biggest bloviating moron writing for a left-wing blog). I know you are still fondly dreaming of a Hillary 2012 challenge, but could you base the need for this on something other than speculation in the WSJ a mere week after the election (and two months before he is inaugurated)? Was the Corner busy? You couldn’t get any inside scoop from Michael Goldfarb at the Weekly Standard?
And before I close, let me finish with this. I left the right because they were such assholes I could not stand it anymore. You left good graces with the left because you were too much of an asshole, and they troll-rated you into oblivion. I may have been wrong about a lot of things in the past, and will be in the future, but I left the GOP because it was a cult. I was the one who was suspicious about Obama in the beginning. I think I have a solid eye for bullshit. And for the record, if you want to see what a “cult” looks like, you might want to check your own comment policy. We allow dissent here, and appreciate it. You are so dimwitted and thin-skinned you delete anything that deviates from your own bizarre dogma. Keep that in mind when I say this:
Yes, right now the “Cult of Obama” wants you to STFU. At least until he, you know, actually does something that deserves your derision. And if and when he does, we will join you. Until then, amuse yourself writing diaries for No Quarter, and while you are at it, do us a favor and ask Larry about the “Whitey” tape. Wanker.