Look, Oprah was selling the Secret last year. Part of the Secret is her religion, Course in Miracles. Look it up. Course in Miracles is a religion/cult/new age thing that sells this gibberish of. Now it sounds nice to progressives cause it's not Evangelical Christian. But the more I hear the Obama talk, I realize that this a great collaboration to use the "spiritual" hunger that people have, sanitize it, but still move away from reason.
I know this is why my reaction is visceral. This stuff is taking the pathetic need for salvation, packaging it into new ageism combined with Progressive lite politics, and bingo. Axelrod has figured out how to outmarket the right wing. Yeah, we may get some of the things we want, but it's still faith based politics. With a populace that is politically ignorant of what it will take to get health care, peace and environmental policies for our future. It's part of this whole idiocy of people like Lakoff with framing. What the hell ever happened with truth and honesty? Framing is a ploy ti win. It's not winning and it's not what this country needs right now.
I heard this excuse. This is a marketing campaign and the team that packages, Axelrod, has the lines.
All the inspiration boils down to
I'd like to buy the world a Coke/Obama and furnish it with love,
Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves.
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,
I'd like to buy the world a Coke/Obama and keep it company.
[Repeat the last two lines, and in the background:]
It's the real thing, Coke/Obama is what the world wants today.
Obama, who narrowly leads in the count of pledged, "non-super" delegates, has doled out more than $698,200 to superdelegates from his political action committee, Hope Fund, or campaign committee since 2005. Of the 82 elected officials who had announced as of Feb. 12 that their superdelegate votes would go to the Illinois senator, 35, or 43 percent of this group, have received campaign contributions from him in the 2006 or 2008 election cycles, totaling $232,200. In addition, Obama has been endorsed by 52 superdelegates who haven't held elected office recently and, therefore, didn't receive campaign contributions from him.
Clinton does not appear to have been as openhanded. Her PAC, HILLPAC, and campaign committee appear to have distributed $205,500 to superdelegates. Only 12 percent of her elected superdelegates, or 13 of 109 who have said they will back her, have received campaign contributions, totaling about $95,000 since 2005. An additional 128 unelected superdelegates support Clinton, according to a blog tracking superdelegates and their endorsements, 2008 Democratic Convention Watch.
Look, I really don't mind at all if Obama wins the nomination, and if he does I would hope he wins big too. What's tiring is the talk that he's different, especially the hyperbolic messianic crap that his supporters shamelessly use to hype Obama. The pretending that he's light and Clinton is dark while his votes are not any different than Clinton's; the pretending that he is a progressive leader in the Senate when he is not; the pretending that he's the oracle of change when he's merely mouthing words that David Axelrod recycled from Deval Patrick's winning MA gubernatorial campaign in 2006; and the pretending that he's some sort of vessel that shares your personal values which if its true means your soul succumbs to good marketing
Support the guy, vote for him, argue about his electability. Just don't try to fake others, whom don't support him currently, into believing that he exemplifies a transcendent change.
Can you let me post this on my forehead while I walk the streets of Obamaland?
Bravo...!! I guess some of us did not buy the Bush lies about the war and we don't buy the Obama lies about being transending, and transforming.
When will people wake up, this is not reform. They are using you to get power. Reform is for the masses, business as usual is for the power structure. Better the devil I know than the devil I don't. The only consolation if Obama wins, is that all the Blogs that supported him will become apologists and full time tools for the "man". In some ways I want him to win, so I can see the gutless "bloggers" have to defend the man they helped create.
Who will throw the first stone and have to face the mob with pitchforks?
Excuse me what do you know about HHH beyond the soundbite?
In 1948....Not 2008 when its stylish.
"The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states' rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights," winning support for a pro-civil-rights plank in the Party's platform.
Could people please not denegrate every Democratic leader in order to elevate the unknown christ child?