Monday, June 23, 2008

"Get Over It !!"

You have to know I just cannot just give The Precious a free pass without acknowledging a few developments in recent days.

Let's see, first there was the new "logo"

The question bears asking: Do you know, Mr. Precious, that you are not the president yet? We know you want to be president really, really bad, but the people haven't voted yet.

And, then you played the race card again. No, Senator McCain has never uttered a word about your race or religion, but you, Our Dear Precious, wanted to make certain everyone knew just how clever and smart you really are because YOU already know how the Republicans are going to scare us into voting for McCain. At a Jacksonville, Florida fundraiser, you ,Our Precious One, warned:

“The choice is clear. Most of all we can choose between hope and fear. It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy. We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?"

I have never seen a more clever fellow than you. In one fell swoop, you insinuated that the only reason people won't vote for you is because they are racist. Nice work and thank you so much for saving us from our racist selves, because we thought we weren't going to vote for you because well, you know, you are not qualified to president. Besides, there are a few other things...

Like your 130 "present" votes on controversial issues while in the state legislature.

Like that little war issue. I know... you bravely spoke out against the war in Iraq in a speech in 2002, but then later on July 27, 2004, you did tell the Chicago Tribune: "There's not much of a difference between my position and George Bush's position at this stage." I hate to say it, Mr. Precious, but that's a bit of a problem, not considering ~ and I hate to bring this up ~ that you voted exactly the same as Senator Clinton on every Iraq war bill.

Or because of that FISA thing. You, Oh Precious One, caved on the bill just like the rest of the other spineless Democrats, but you reassured us by saying "I will work in the Senate to remove this provision so that we can seek full accountability for past offenses." But, last year you vowed to your good buddies at that you wouldn't just "work to remove" the provision, but you would "support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies." Now, has asked you to make good on that promise, but you have been remarkably silent. Perhaps you are communicating with them telepathically and all of us simpletons are unable to hear you. We're profoundly sorry for our inadequacies.

Then there is that campaign financing thing. I hate to bring this up, but you did say that if your opponent would agree to use only public funding for his campaign, you would do the same. I know, I understand. Promises are sooooo hard to keep when you have to choose between a paltry $80 Million, as opposed to what you can raise from your minions. Dear Precious, you actually said you were going to save us our measley tax dollars by not using federal campaign financing. Ahhemmm...Oh Precious One, you obviously don't file your own tax returns because there's a small problem with that reasoning. You see, campaign financing doesn't come from our income taxes. There are two little boxes at the top right hand side of a Form 1040 that say... well never mind. Let me just illustrate...

This is a copy of the top portion of a Form 1040. Just below where you would enter yours and Mrs. Precious' name and address is the section for the Presidential Election Campaign. The instructions ask the tax filer if you or your spouse want to contribute $3 to go to the campaign fund. You will notice on the right hand side under where the social security numbers go, there are two boxes for "you" and your "spouse". The instructions above that say..."Checking a box below will change your tax or refund." You see, Oh Precious One, you are not saving taxpayers at all. All of that money that is collected for that fund stays in that fund. However, we are ever so sorry for contradicting you.

So much has happened in the last week that I almost forgot about the meeting with the Black Caucus. You made a little boo-boo. Well, more than a little one. You, without meaning to I am sure, frankly pissed some people off when you told the members that Senator Clinton lost and they should "get over it." Rep. Diane Watson, from California and longtime Clinton supporter, did not like those last three words - "Get over it." She said she found them "dismissive and off-putting," and told you directly, "Don't use that terminology."

However, Precious, I personally prefer PUMA's response to your dismissive insult.

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