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The Turd on Obama's Bumper
Sunday, 31 August 2008 07:13
by Jimmy Montague

Election 2008 is over. Barack Obama lost. John McCain is now the president-elect.

Fascist media did their level best to prepare America for what should have been the long-shot, upset victory of the new century — and of the old, for that matter. Voters watched and listened for weeks, while news anchors told them that McCain's machismo, savvy and gravitas together were working to dim Obama's flash and dissolve the double-digit lead that pollsters earlier awarded him.

All of it was lies, of course. The overwhelming majority of Americans did not vote this year because they knew that McCain is a doddering, senile, reactionary crank who — it now appears — cannot find his own way home (If he doesn't know how many houses he owns, he doesn't know where he lives, does he?) and Obama is nothing but a crocodile grin.

For a while there, it looked as though the farce might actually play in Peoria. Voters nationally were sickened by the elitist, tyrannical Bush administration and the corruption of which it perpetually reeks. Obama was initially popular and he does indeed have a stellar presence. Had he used those assets to push a program of radical systemic reform — the modern equivalent of Roosevelt's New Deal — he could have won handily. Instead he put on the old moth-eaten Donkey suit and started sucking up to the consultants who sank Al Gore and John Kerry.

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Thus Obama's loss to McCain was an act of political suicide. Obama himself struck the killing blow on Aug. 23, when he fingered Delaware Senator Joseph Biden as his running mate. After keeping the nation in suspense for weeks over who he would choose, Obama finally chose a man who is arguably the worst old-line hack in the Democratic party. At that point, all hope of serious reform was dead and, of the millions who would otherwise have voted for Obama, many simply walked away.

One of the hot-rodders I used to know impoverished himself building flashy cars. When it came time to buy a house, he could afford only a shack. His new wife, terrified of living in a neighborhood filled with gangs and drug crime, insisted that he should somehow make the place secure. So he spent a lot of money on the strongest, best-looking door in the world he could find. He installed lights and an alarm system and in other ways did his best to make sure nobody could break into his flaky old shack. Surveying the place when he finished, he suddenly started to laugh. When we asked him why, he said: "Looks like somebody put a chrome bumper on a turd."

By picking Joe Biden for his running mate, Barack Obama did exactly the opposite.
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