Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Yeah, so in the wake of yet another painful political loss I'm seriously considering formally endorsing Grumpy McSame for President of the United States. Not that he'd care one bit about my endorsing him of course; and not that I'd ever donate a cent to him; or that I'd ever campaign one minute for him. But still...

See, here's the deal: I'm like the best Democrat ever to pick losers and, as you might be aware, in our party that's no small feat.

Give me an intelligent, thoughtful, well connected politician who has seemingly everything going for her or him, let me throw in my support, and BOOOM! Humiliating disaster will strike with near 100 % certainty.

I've got years of empirical evidence to back it up. For instance I enthusiastically supported Bill Bradley in 2000. That is a particularly good example as Bradley's losing streak was impressive even for a candidate supported by me. So needless to say I soon shifted my invaluable support (invaluable to the opponent that is) to Al Gore. The rest, as they say, is history.

The year 2004 proved at first to be a really odd experience as my candidate actually won the primary. (Yep, I was for Kerry before Iowa.) Fate naturally couldn't stand it. Soon enough the iron rule behind this exception asserted itself in a forceful way as some creative individuals decided to air a low quality TV ad belying Kerry's military career on his swift boat.

Now in 2008 I'm back to normal again; apparently by my sheer enthusiastic support alone delivering ignominious defeat to an excellent and downright brilliant candidate. To make matters worse she's my very own US Senator too.

And all this is what has got me thinking about formally endorsing John McCain. I will naturally do what little I can to get the Democratic candidate elected in the fall - but supporting and endorsing him? Nooo. God, the Democratic Party and Barack Obama (not necessarily in that order) forbid! Apparently my support is like a deadly poison to a political candidate. No matter how bright the outlook - I somehow possess the magical power to end any and all campaigns in utter defeat just by supporting it.

I would obviously rather have it the other way around you know, so that my support would be tantamount to victory. But, hey, we've got to play the hand we were dealt.

So hear ye, hear ye: I hereby proudly endorse John McCain for POTUS.

...And if that isn't enough to guarantee a landslide victory for Barack Obama in November - I don't know what will.

Tags: Electoral defeat, John McCain (all tags)

Comments

124 Comments

Tips for the ignominious defeat of John McCain n/t

by DemAC 2008-06-04 07:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Tips for the ignominious defeat of John McCain

Proudly rec'd, with the hope on passing on the heart  attack I had when I saw this on the rec list. :D

I'm that way with my baseball team. Every time I go to cheer, they lose.

by Falsehood 2008-06-04 08:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Tips for the ignominious defeat of John McCain

Ok, not on the rec list...

Yet.

by Falsehood 2008-06-04 08:29PM | 0 recs
I am

a Mariners fan....

this year... nuff said.

by kevin22262 2008-06-04 08:37PM | 0 recs
TV shows for me...

Firefly, specifically.

Grrr. Argh.

by LoosCanN 2008-06-04 09:09PM | 0 recs
Re: TV shows for me...

that show kicked butt.  when i think of freepers i think of reevers, like when jane says it

by KLRinLA 2008-06-04 10:29PM | 0 recs
Joss Whedon for VP!

by batgirl71 2008-06-04 10:39PM | 0 recs
Simon for Surgeon General; River for SecDef n/t

by Falsehood 2008-06-05 10:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Simon for Surgeon General; River for SecDef n/

Jane for Chief-of-Staff.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-05 01:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Simon for Surgeon General; River for SecDef n/

Oh, I forgot about him. How about him for SecDef, and we make River Double-o-seven?

by Falsehood 2008-06-05 09:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Simon for Surgeon General; River for SecDef n/

I don't know, vain, dumb, poignant and brutal?  Seems a natural fit as chief-of-staff.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-05 09:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Simon for Surgeon General; River for SecDef n/

Going to visit the speaker, pistol in tow...

by Falsehood 2008-06-09 05:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Simon for Surgeon General; River for SecDef n/

Exactly.  Heart of a lion, instincts of a weasel.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-09 06:01PM | 0 recs
What a coincidence

Every time I watch the Cubs, they go into extra-innings.

by UrbanRedneck 2008-06-05 06:06AM | 0 recs
Re: What a coincidence

me, too....and sorry, i watched just a bit of last night's game...ugh...

by jentwisl 2008-06-05 09:10AM | 0 recs
Re: Tips for the ignominious defeat of John McCain

In all seriousness, you supported Bradley in 2000 and Hillary this year?

by Steve M 2008-06-04 09:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Tips for the ignominious defeat of John McCain

I sure know how to pick'em, don't you think?

I'm more to the left than most Clintonistas are I believe, and I was not a particularly stalwart supporter of Bill in the 90's (thus he could actually win elections!) and my unfailing judgment told me it would be nice with a new approach in 2000 instead of "continuing" with Gore. Oh boy...

Hillary I've always admired though, so when she decided to run it was an easy decision to support her.

by DemAC 2008-06-04 09:55PM | 0 recs
Re: Tips for the ignominious defeat of John McCain

I have just never met another human being who shared that combination of candidates.  Every last Bradley supporter seemed to be in the Obama camp.

by Steve M 2008-06-04 11:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Tips for the ignominious defeat of John McCain

That's because Bradley was nominally the anti-establishment candidate, just as Obama was.  In reality, Bradley and HRC have a lot of similar positions (just as Obama and HRC do).  FWIW I know plenty of Bradley supporters who supported Edwards initially.

by edparrot 2008-06-05 09:26AM | 0 recs
Great diary!

Mojo to you and everyone on this thread who had something nice to say (it's nice and refreshing).  Two HR's to abusive trolls:  you should be ashamed of yourselves--try winning with GRACE and DIGNITY--don't be mean, nasty, and condescending.  Got it?  Peace and love to everyone else!

by aurelius 2008-06-04 09:39PM | 0 recs
It's easy to believe

that we have some magic touch that influences the universe, but it's not true.  It's not your fault that your splendid candidates lost, and we are going to do something amazing: We're going to make Barack Obama our president.

by Beltway Dem 2008-06-05 02:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Tips for the ignominious defeat of John McCain

Heh - good stuff :-)

As someone that hasn't had all that great of luck myself (I originally backed Harkin in 1992 - though I was an enthusiastic Clinton supporter after Harkin petered out, I backed Bradley in 2000, and of course, Dean in 2004).

Perhaps we should raise our hands together in a dual endorsement of McSame!

by zonk 2008-06-05 04:47AM | 0 recs
LOL

I'm so glad that I actually clicked on your diary and read it vs. just taking your title at face value and wondering if the primary battle was really that bad.

And you know, I really liked Bill Bradley too.  

by vbdietz 2008-06-05 05:01AM | 0 recs
thanks for your support!

given your history, I mean it.

Have add, though, I haven't supported a winner since  Al Gore 2000.

by ksh 2008-06-05 07:28AM | 0 recs
My track record

is about as bad as yours. Maybe I should endorse him too.

by georgiapeach 2008-06-05 08:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

That's hilarious.  I know how you feel - in sports, politics, and women, I have the same problem.
But hey, I finally got the woman part right - D'backs are looking good, and I think Barack can overcome even our support.

So jump in!  

by haremoor 2008-06-04 07:55PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

I'm not sure I'm willing to risk him having my support... At least not my official support. This election is somehow too important for the country... ;-)

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:05PM | 0 recs
Great diary

I just hope that this isn't the year you are wrong in your losing streak, also I love the Maverick link you throw in at the end.

Recced.

by Student Guy 2008-06-04 07:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Great diary

Thanx!

Oh no, I'm not wrong. I've got the primary to prove it!

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:02PM | 0 recs
Hey Can I submit this

in your honor to the Grumpy McSame McBlogger mothership, I bet they'd get a kick out of reading a  complete slam on their candidate.

The link to the mothership is here if you want the honor of making a McSame staffer spend 2 minutes reading this:

http://www.johnmccain.com/ActionCenter/B logInteract/BlogInteract.aspx

Tell them about the success you got here from endorsing Abe McSame.

by Student Guy 2008-06-04 08:25PM | 0 recs
I have the same problem with lanes on the freeway

I pick a lane and suddenly it just stops.  Not that my issue is as emotional as yours.

by nklein 2008-06-04 07:59PM | 0 recs
Same.

Changing lanes usually works out poorly for me. And when I'm in the store, I always manage to pick the wrong register. I can pick the shortest line and still have to stand there forever (usually because the cashier is being trained, has a broken register, or can't figure out the price of one or more items).

And of course, my candidates always seem to lose, too.

by sricki 2008-06-04 08:05PM | 0 recs
I'm a wiz...

...at grocery lines. But freeway lanes, forget about it.

Kid in the backseat: Why haven't we moved in the last 10 minutes?

Me: Because I changed to this lane.

Candidates? Great Ghu. Carter '76 and Bill; my only winners.

by LoosCanN 2008-06-04 09:17PM | 0 recs
Re: I have the same problem with lanes on the free

Damn red lights!  I always pick the lane with the person on the cell phone who chats through the green light and hits the gas just as the yellow fades to red....

by igottheblues 2008-06-04 09:22PM | 0 recs
Re: I have the same problem with lanes on the free

I'm kind of like that, too.

Every time I mug someone, they have like $3 in their wallets.

And don't even get me started on the ransom kidnappings.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-06-05 07:02AM | 0 recs
Sounds like you've started on them already :)

by edparrot 2008-06-05 09:29AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

You're worthless. Do you really think your vote makes a difference. We'll see you at the BO victory party in Nov.

by comingawakening 2008-06-04 07:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Did you read the diary?

by haremoor 2008-06-04 08:01PM | 0 recs
Dude read the diary again

and look at what the Maverick link is too, it is a very good link on the Maverick

by Student Guy 2008-06-04 08:01PM | 0 recs
Read title. Skip diary. Make angry comment.

Extract foot from mouth?  

by Sun Dog 2008-06-04 08:06PM | 0 recs
Classy.

You just can't stand to be civil for five seconds, can you? And it doesn't even have anything to do with misreading the diary. This comment isn't terribly different from your others. You've always been a rude, abrasive person who can't refrain from cluttering up the hide bin.

by sricki 2008-06-04 08:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Read the diary - you've only hurt yourself here.

by Falsehood 2008-06-04 08:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Well said.  McGovern, Brown, Hart, Bradley, Dean; I've doomed them all.  This time has been a little different, believe me it's a relief.  The future ain't what it used to be.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-04 08:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

You supported a winner? gasp That cannot bode well for the general... But perhaps you're not as totally jinxed as I am.

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

It's scary, I must admit, and he hasn't won yet, to be sure, but there are literally millions of us this time actively invited to participate.  From the Obama side of the hill the experience has been exhilarating, to say the least.  I'm an expatriate and get daily emails from other Americans abroad who are engaged in the process.  I've never seen anything like it, a full order of magnitude higher on the Richter scale than the Dean campaign in 2004.

This may even be fun.  It's been a honk so far.  Plenty of room for more.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-04 08:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Well, it hasn't been equally fun from this side of the hill though. It has already been repeated into a cliché of sorts - but they both truly are amazing candidates, and so for me it truly hurts and it is heartbreaking to have Hillary lose this.

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

I can fully understand, and sympathise.  I'm actually having some difficulty coping with apparent success, myself, and wonder if there is still time for this to end badly.  But somehow I doubt it, it just feels completely different this time.

But if your signature line is any indication you may find some relief sooner or later.  I reckon Hillary has a lot to contribute and is going to be around for a long time to come.  In the meantime the kind of good-will and puckish humour evident in your diary does a lot to lighten the mood around here and suggests to me your discomfort may be more short-lived than otherwise.  Thanks for the diary, anyhow, it was timely and appropriate and expressed a feeling I think a lot of progressives have no trouble in sharing with you.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-04 08:28PM | 0 recs
Dude....

the shines every once in awhile on a dogs ass. Stick with us.;)

by IowaMike 2008-06-04 08:02PM | 0 recs
Hello, I'm Barack Obama

And I don't want YOUR support!  Included with this letter is a McCain bumper sticker.  Thank you...for staying away!

Hey, we all know the hard kick of failure in elections.  This is a Democratic site.  And I've been a Cubs fan for 40 years.  That's not even half of the time it's been since they last won a national championship.  My grandpa never got to see it.  I'm really hoping my dad lasts that long.  

But dammit they've got a deadly lineup, solid pitching and real chemistry.  They're currently the best team in baseball.  What could possibly go wrong?  Hell, any team can have a bad century.  

Ok, the Cubs?  Not so much.  But Barack Obama?  Did you see him last night?  Did you see John McShame?   Do you remember who is right on every issue that matters to most people and who is wrong?  Do you remember whose party is pariah for being a bunch of war-starting, economy tanking assholes?  

Let's just win one.  Your losing streak doesn't look very intimidating to a Cubs fan.  Losing faith after only one generation in your family has a lifelong losing streak?  Please.  

Ask a Boston fan if streaks can be broken.  

Let's just go and change the world already.  ;)

by Sun Dog 2008-06-04 08:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Hello, I'm Barack Obama

Yeah, I sure would like to experience the feeling of winning. However, it was not meant to be this time either. I'll try to lose some grumpiness over the summer though and maybe, just maybe, I'll dare (wholly unofficially of course) support our nominee.

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Hello, I'm Barack Obama

For what it's worth, thanks for sitting out 2006. We needed that one.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-06-05 07:04AM | 0 recs
Damn straight from this Red Sox fan

I stopped watching baseball after 1986, but I still cried when they finally won it.  I don't feel quite the same way about Obama, but I sense some of the similarity.

by edparrot 2008-06-05 09:32AM | 0 recs
I got a feeling....

A candidate I like is finally going to win the Presidency and my Vikes are going to the Super Bowl.

Actually, I'd better just hope for the former.  If both of those things happened it would be just too much joy for my underwired brain to process.

by emptythreatsfarm 2008-06-04 08:05PM | 0 recs
Awesome diary.

You really had me going for a second there!

by sricki 2008-06-04 08:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Awesome diary.

Thank you! :-)

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

I love this diary. Heck, I love any diary that makes me laugh at myself. I know the feeling of "my support is the kiss of death." Lol. I'm thinking of carrying a sign that says, "Global warming is your friend."

by catilinus 2008-06-04 08:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

hey, Hillary did not go down to ignominious defeat. she got a lot further than my original guy (Edwards) did.

think if you'd have supported Mike Gravel? He's not even a Democrat any more.

by 2501 2008-06-04 08:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

I appreciate your point, and I can only imagine what this primary must have been like for Edwards many supporters. However, just because it has been going on for so long, and we've all invested so much in it, time, energy, emotions, money - this one feels much "more" and feels much "stronger" than any other campaign I can remember. I will recharge over the summer (all the while proudly endorsing Grumpy McSame natch) and then we will all hopefully experience a great political fall!

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:24PM | 0 recs
Excellent, funny diary! Rec'd! n/t

by bobswern 2008-06-04 08:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Excellent, funny diary! Rec'd! n/t

Thank you bobswern!

by DemAC 2008-06-04 09:10PM | 0 recs
I know the feeling

Since I live in a safe state, I'm threatening to vote for McCain just to doom his chances.

by thezzyzx 2008-06-04 08:17PM | 0 recs
no one I've ever voted for has won.

Except Sen Salazar but that's hardly something to brag about.

maybe I should vote for McCain for the good of the nation?

by DawnG 2008-06-04 08:18PM | 0 recs
Re: no one I've ever voted for has won.
I hear you! Do note however that it is the support that does the trick. The vote is, I believe, of lesser importance...
;-)
by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:26PM | 0 recs
Re: no one I've ever voted for has won.

Hmmm....only person I ever "supported" was Howard Dean.

You can see where that went.

eh...I don't think I have the intestinal fortitude to "support" McCain.  

by DawnG 2008-06-04 08:54PM | 0 recs
Re: no one I've ever voted for has won.

Try barfing on Bob Barr. Every little bit helps!

by RickWn 2008-06-05 02:22AM | 0 recs
Re: no one I've ever voted for has won.

Boy, did I push for Mike Miles!  Alas... guess I am in the same boat, my support seems to be the kiss of death.  I was originally for Richardson...  But, went to Edwards, then, and very proudly, Obama.

by igottheblues 2008-06-04 09:13PM | 0 recs
I can top this...

I am a Cleveland Browns Fan.

Yeah, thats right.  I am the champion.

by CAchemist 2008-06-04 08:21PM | 0 recs
Re: I can top this...

By the way I almost went berserk when I saw the diary title pop up on the list.

Luckily I read before I write.

by CAchemist 2008-06-04 08:27PM | 0 recs
Re: I can top this...

Yeah, you win.

by haremoor 2008-06-04 09:23PM | 0 recs
Atlanta Falcon fan here...

I slump in sympathy with you.

by Liberal Monk 2008-06-05 06:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Kudos for your most excellent humor!  

Maybe you could become a reverse double agent McBlogerer!

Think of the possibilities.

by Purple with Green Stipes and Pink Polka Dots Dem 2008-06-04 08:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Be not afraid.  The times they are a changin.  But then again, I have some inside info that BSG fans will appreciate and that may make all of the difference in the election.  

"The Twelfth Cylon Revealed"
http://msa4.wordpress.com/

by Mitchell A 2008-06-04 08:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Not the right place for this, but hello from a student from UCD.  Greetings, sir!

by igottheblues 2008-06-04 09:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

BSG fan checking in to say: lame. Suggested revision: delete all text, preserve pictures, retitle it "There are many copies."

by Mobar 2008-06-05 08:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

I'm wondering if I should do the same:

1984 - Primary - Hart; General - Mondale
1988 - Primary - Gore; General - Dukakis
1992 - Primary - Tsongas; General - Clinton
1996 - Primary (pass); General - Nader
2000 - Primary (pass); General - Gore
2004 - Primary - Dean; General - Kerry
2008 - Primary - Edwards

I'm almost afraid to support Obama in the general.

by Khun David 2008-06-04 08:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

I must say you sound like a true fellow McSame endorser to me ;-)

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:35PM | 0 recs
Recc'd for sure...

as well as the ability to answer the "Is this snark?" question before it is even asked.  Well, for most of us anyway, judging by a few comments.  Bravo!

by Seeking Cincinnatus 2008-06-04 08:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Recc'd for sure...

Thank you!

by DemAC 2008-06-04 08:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Although your record is impressive (?) in your ability to vote for the losing candidate, I still say go with Obama.  You can't be a jinx forever.  Even in Vegas the tables eventually turn.  

Hmm...Of course that is how many gambling addicts have lost everything so maybe you shouldn't listen to me. :)

by Jenai 2008-06-04 08:38PM | 0 recs
Shock and Awe!!

No one on this site is gonna want to hear this. But I was over at Hillary's site reading all her supporter's blogs.

A bunch of them moved over to McCain's website!!!

What's really funny is there are more Clinton supporters on McCain's website, then McCain Supporters!!!!

The blogs are all "welcome clinton supporters!!"..

unbelievable

by nikkid 2008-06-04 08:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Shock and Awe!!

Not concerned at all.

by Democrat in Chicago 2008-06-04 09:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

This is my first time, I missed the voting cutoff by half a year in 2004, so I'm thinking that seeing my favored candidate actually pull off an upset is going to spoil me on election years for the rest of my life. I can't imagine another one living up to this. Thanks, Obama!

by terra 2008-06-04 09:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Oh please. Don't flatter yourself.  You can't stop Obama from winning in Nov.  He's going to win easily in November whether you like it or not.  Speaking of liking things, I don't like you!  Go join some pig right-wing blog. This blog is for progressives.

by Democrat in Chicago 2008-06-04 09:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Try reading the diary.  Like, reading.

by haremoor 2008-06-04 09:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

He rejects your reality and substitutes his own.

by TCQuad 2008-06-04 09:19PM | 0 recs
Now THAT sounds like a McCain bumper sticker /nt

by Liberal Monk 2008-06-05 07:02AM | 0 recs
Oh, that's embarrassing n/t

by BrighidG 2008-06-04 09:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Read twice, post once.  

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-04 09:29PM | 0 recs
Can't Tell You

how many times I've wished I followed that advice since I discovered blogging! And really glad I read all the way through before commenting on this one - that title was like a club to the head...

by RNinNC 2008-06-04 10:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Can't Tell You

An old hand passed that on to me after one of my early embarrassments here and it has been my mantra ever since.  The diary is delightfully sneaky, isn't it, just the thing to calm frayed nerves.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-04 10:52PM | 0 recs
As A Newbie at dKos

I made a stupid, snarky remark in a photo diary about how the Republican activist was SOOO much younger and cuter than the old Democratic one. Of course, the Democrat in the pics was the diarist himself.

SIGH...

by RNinNC 2008-06-04 11:05PM | 0 recs
Re: As A Newbie at dKos

Ouch.  Hard to avoid that kind of gotcha' but it's got to hurt.  It is a constant challenge maintaining cordiality in the swirling anonymity of cybersociety but it's certainly worth trying.  The freedom it offers is tempting sometimes, and I often wince at things I have posted in the wee hours after a big night out but other times I get mojoed for them.  Sigh, indeed.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-04 11:26PM | 0 recs
Re: As A Newbie at dKos

Agreed - I've self-censored several times. And when I haven't. I've regretted it.

by Falsehood 2008-06-05 10:32AM | 0 recs
Re: As A Newbie at dKos

Agreed - I've self-censored several times. And when I haven't. I've regretted it.

by Falsehood 2008-06-05 10:32AM | 0 recs
Is this sn... oh, thank God, it's snark.

I was trying to take a "This Troll Supports John McCain" button image and transform it into a "This Democrat Supports John McCain In An Ironic Fashion" button. However, it was too much work and I couldn't find the original image. Go inertia! Great diary.

by Exhausted Pennsylvanian 2008-06-04 09:28PM | 0 recs
This should be cross-posted at DKos!

Go for it! (If you don't have an account there, don't want to create an account there, or don't have time to post it there, I'll do it for you.)

It'll shoot right to the top of the Rec List!

by bobswern 2008-06-04 09:47PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Why didn't you do that in the primaries?

by rfahey22 2008-06-04 10:16PM | 0 recs
Better idea.

John McCain/DemAC 2008

The losing ticket!

by psychodrew 2008-06-04 10:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Hi DemAC,

Everytime I go to a MET game in NY to chear for them, the METs lost.

Sometimes we all have bad streaks.

Maybe, by telling everyone you endorse McCain, you can jinx him and Obama will win. (smile)

There is not much difference in Obama and Hillary's policy, some hearts broken, but we all mend fast.

I hope you get onboard the Obama train and you break your streaak.

Good luck.

by benjaminsp 2008-06-05 12:32AM | 0 recs
Why don't you post this on Red State?

This is a Democratic web site and we support the Dem nominee who will be Barack Obama.

If you support the Republican than you should start going to right wing websites and stay there.

Democrats who want to unite will be staying here.

by puma 2008-06-05 01:31AM | 0 recs
Re: Why don't you post this on Red State?

Read it again. He is basically saying that he is supporting McCain because his support is a jinx; his support of McCain will guarantee an Obama victory.

He's a good guy here.

by PSUdan 2008-06-05 03:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Why don't you post this on Red State?

Reading. Is. Fundamental.

by JBShakes 2008-06-05 05:58AM | 0 recs
my Diary about switchers to McCain was banned
my yesterday's Diary about
"Clinton supporters switching to McCain"
was banned and I was warned and somebody with administrative privileges called me a "linkwhore" right inside warning message.
This site will be overrun soon (or is it already?) by dkos types. I am not blogging on dkos for ages.
I have a similar history: Gore, Dean, now Hillary.
I guess I can follow you, but my reasoning is different.
Good luck to you with your magical power.
by engels 2008-06-05 02:22AM | 0 recs
Re: my Diary about switchers to McCain was banned

Ow.  'linkwhore?'  Really?

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-05 05:18AM | 0 recs
Re: my Diary about switchers to McCain was banned

i am not sure what it means, but i just copy/pasted it

by engels 2008-06-05 05:24AM | 0 recs
Re: my Diary about switchers to McCain was banned

It's not good.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-06-05 05:27AM | 0 recs
Re: my Diary about switchers to McCain was banned

Well, this isn't the right forum to go against the Democratic candidate. Please follow your candidate's lead - the only reason all this nonsense came up is becaue they agreed on so much.

by Falsehood 2008-06-05 10:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Thank god that was satire.

by lsapadin 2008-06-05 02:55AM | 0 recs
Welcome to being a Democrat!

From an Obama supporter, I can say -- what the heck is this strange sensation?  The corners of my mouth are upturned and you can see my teeth.  It kind of hurts.  Is this what they call winning? I could get used to this.

I backed a winner in 2000 too, but somehow even then my guy didn't get into the White House.

by Pragmatic Left 2008-06-05 03:17AM | 0 recs
We have the same issue with lawn signs...

...and we've made a commitment to not put any candidate signs on our lawn this year.

by grannyhelen 2008-06-05 04:41AM | 0 recs
Bravo!

I, too, nearly blew a vessel when I saw the diary title. But I, too, have let my fingers move faster than my brain a couple times in the past so I don't usually post before I think anymore...

Usually, that is. :p

by Purplepeople 2008-06-05 04:43AM | 0 recs
Phantom Rec for A+ Snark!

:~)

Maybe there is a McCain group to be formed out of this: "Failed Gamblers for McCain" or something like that...

-cheers!

-chris

by chrisblask 2008-06-05 04:52AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

http://clintondems.com/sign-our-petition /

by darwinism 2008-06-05 05:48AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

AH...the old "reverse jinx" ploy.  Very sneaky, sis.  

by JBShakes 2008-06-05 05:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

P U M A
Party Unity My Ass
by Nobama 2008-06-05 06:20AM | 0 recs
Not a losing streak

Just wanted to point something out to ya.  Your losing streak isn't as bad as you describe.

Al gore actually won in 2000.  So, really, you aren't doing too bad.

by maddogg 2008-06-05 06:57AM | 0 recs
Best. Diary. Ever!

Thanks for the laugh.

by SpanishFly 2008-06-05 07:09AM | 0 recs
Ha!

Finally, a good snark diary about the elections in the rec list.

I am looking forward to lightening up a bit.

by Al Depansu 2008-06-05 07:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Wow, and here I thought I was the only one. Here's my sparkling record:

1976 - Jerry Ford (G)
1980 - Ted Kennedy (P), Jimmy Carter (G)
1984 - Gary Hart (P), Walter Mondale (G)
1988 - Paul Simon (P), Mike Dukakis (G)
1992 - Paul Tsongas (P), Bill Clinton (G)
1996 - Ralph Nader (G)
2000 - Bill Bradley (P), Al Gore (G)
2004 - John Kerry (P)
, John Kerry (G)
2008 - Barack Obama (P)

=candidate won. But I'm only 3-for-12, so should I endorse McSame, too?

by wolff109 2008-06-05 09:23AM | 0 recs
Heh

So basically you believe in karma? That's too funny.

by soyousay 2008-06-05 10:18AM | 0 recs
My bad....

Not really Karma; you're superstitious. :D

I'm a realist. It has nothing to do with superstition or karma. When the system creates tear one and tear two candidates, caucasus, and superdelegates, plus 24/7 media coverage/propaganda that's extremely opinionated, the American people really don't have too much say. In the end, the decision came down to the supers.

by soyousay 2008-06-05 10:36AM | 0 recs
Missing poll option:

DemAC should root for gravity.

I want my hover-car. And if the automotive industry can't make one due to the "theory of gravity", I want DemAC to revoke that theory.

McCain/Gravity '08!

by TCQuad 2008-06-05 10:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Proudly endorsing John McCain for President

Whatever you do, don't cheer for my beloved Dolphins. They are already a danger to themselves as it is! :)

by tessellated 2008-06-05 10:31AM | 0 recs
No, You Aren't the Worst Luck

I supporterd RFK (68), Humphrey (72), Brown (76), Carter (80)-Ok he won but he also lost the general, Hart (84), Hart then Simon (88), Kerrey (92), Clinton (96)- My only win, Bradley then Gore (00), Dean (04), then Clinton (08).

In terms of professional sports. In championship games and series the team located where I live (from what I know) is 0-12. They have lost 9 Superbowls, 1 World Series, 1 Soccer Bowl, and 1 Stanley Cup final. Moreover, three cities where I lived won championships (2 World Series and 1 WNBA championship) within one year after I moved out of the city.

by Zzyzzy 2008-06-05 11:59AM | 0 recs

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