From around the blogosphere, disturbing accounts are starting to trickle into the public awareness. Is The Chicago Way infiltrating the Party Formerly Known As Democratic (PFKD)?
Let’s take a look at the evidence, shall we?
The PFKD Moves to Chicago
The DNC merged with Obama and moved its headquarters to Chicago. This was unprecedented in every way; the scale, the speed, and the fact that it was done BEFORE Obama had won the nomination at the Convention.
I think that one speaks for itself.
If there’s one thing that we can agree on from the eensy sample of Hillary’s campaign emails that was leaked to the Atlantic Monthly, it’s that Hillary refused Mark Penn’s advice to go full-out against Obama, painting him as un-American and too radical. Hillary did this because she doesn’t believe in Dem-on-Dem violence, and she did not want to destroy his career completely.
Not so the Obama campaign. It went after Senator Clinton and President Clinton with the nastiest, dirtiest tricks I’ve ever seen from a Democratic campaign. Race-baiting, smearing Bill’s economic record, attacking Hillary’s supporters with the BitterCling remarks, constantly impugning her principles and her judgment, exploiting and creating misogynist narratives like “She didn’t cry during Katrina” – well, this was the ugliest spectacle I’ve ever witnessed. As Mark Penn wrote in one of the famous memos:
It is a vast right and left wing conspiracy. Listening to Brit Hume say that Obama is surging while Hillary failed to do X is almost comical and certainly transparent. The right knows Obama is unelectable except perhaps against Attila the Hun, and a third party would come in then anyway.
There is a documentary in the works called “The Audacity of Democracy,” which will detail what really happened in those red-state caucuses that gave Obama his insurmountable delegate lead (after Florida and Michigan were discounted, of course). Sorry, Obamans, it wasn’t a “superior organization” or a better campaign strategy. It was fraud. And we are just two weeks away from rewarding Obama’s fraud with the nomination for the most powerful position in the world. Are we scared yet?
Threats and Intimidation of Hillary’s Delegates.
Obama certainly wants the opposition to be scared – or eliminated. First, there was Mayor Michael Nutter, during the primaries. Then, there was Debra Bartoshevich. Today, there’s Sacha Millstone and Ed Rendell. If Obama is so obviously, totally and completely the nominee, then what would be the problem with having Hillary’s name in nomination and letting her delegates vote for her? He has enough support to win, right?
Threats and Intimidation of Hillary’s Supporters.
Oh my goodness, where do I even start with this one? Well, let’s just say that as a Hillary supporter, I personally was driven out of all my favorite “progressive” haunts on the blogsophere because of the disgusting bile being published about Hillary. I felt like the “reality-based community” had just dropped acid. What happened to being excited about a Democratic President this year? Turned out they could only be excited if it was NOT HILLARY. Millions of others had a similar experience, and some established HDS-free havens of their own, like Alegre and Riverdaughter, which experienced an immediate explosion in hits and popularity.
As for what other supporters have experienced, Joseph Cannon has an excellent summary at his place. It’s not a pretty picture and definitely not safe for work. Brace yourself before clicking.
Can Obama be held responsible for the behavior of his supporters? Absolutely. That type of attitude comes from the top, and the hatred and bile were prevalent, continuous and widespread for several months at all the A-list prog blogs. Why did Obama never tell his followers to stop alienating potential voters? Why did he play “99 Problems (And a Bitch Ain’t One)” at one of his events? Why did Michelle Obama say Hillary’s tone was a problem and that she would have to think about it before voting for her? Why did Obama say that he’d get Hillary’s voters, but that she wouldn’t get his?
Remember, it’s on purpose.
Conclusion: Hello, Chicago!
I’m not a scientist, but I think that enough data points have been found to make this series of events qualify as a trend.
This isn’t the Party of FDR. It isn’t even the Party of Jimmy Carter. It’s the Party of Al Capone.
And I just say, No Deal. Should the PFKD succeed in foisting their corrupt, unelectable candidate on us, the top of my ticket is remaining blank. I will not sanction this fraud with my precious vote.