Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

The mainstream media love showmanship more than they love anything except low corporate taxes, so it isn't much of a surprise that the networks and old media outlets like the Washington Post are on exactly the same page as the unprincipled showman Barack Obama.

Forget about those "FISA Follies," says the Washington Post. Don't worry about what the Senator Chris Dodd called "abandonment of the rule of law" in a great speech announcing his filibuster of the FISA bill.

"Mr. Obama nailed it the other day when he explained his new position -- "that the issue of the phone companies per se is not one that overrides the security interests of the American people," says the Washington Post. And why is Mr. Obama so right about the FISA bill?

Because "no one can claim with certainty that his or her communications were monitored," says the Washington Post.

Harharharhar!!! Those fascist clowns at the Washington Post are incredibly funny! Don't worry about burning the Fourth Amendment and abrogating your right to privacy, because the whole operation is so secret you won't ever know it happened!

So the mainstream media are disappearing the destruction of the Bill of Rights and Google News couldn't even find enough news about it to make the Top 50 stories this morning, but Barack Obama's plan to turn the Democratic National Convention into a political Super Bowl was all over the networks.

Only hours after Obama announced he would make his speech at the 76,000-seat Invesco Field at Mile High instead of the Pepsi Center, executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News Channel held a conference call to discuss how it affects their carefully considered plans to pool camera coverage of the event.

There it is! The absolute essence of corporate news in America! Forget about the destruction of the Bill of Rights and get those cameras ready for the humongous spectacle of the coronation of Brack Obama!

But however much Mr. Obama may have already won the nomination in his own mind, it all depends on non-binding expressions of preference by super-delegates, and it isn't absolutely impossible that those same super-delegates might suddenly discover a vestige of reverence for the Bill of Rights in their miserable souls, and insist on nominating a Democrat with real principles like Chris Dodd, instead of Barack Obama, no matter how much all the Obamabots in the peanut gallery may scream when the ring-master of their little circus is passed over.

Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Of Rights, FISA, Fourth Amendment (all tags)

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28 Comments

YAAAAAAAAAAWN n/t

by spacemanspiff 2008-07-08 06:13AM | 0 recs
Re: YAAAAAAAAAAWN n/t

What drives me the most nuts about Jacob Freeze is that after he writes this garbage, he doesn't even bother to read or respond to the comments on his own stories. He is so obviously a Republican troll, I can't understand how he still has an account.

by not Brit 2008-07-08 07:11AM | 0 recs
Try something different

If you leave the taunting of the diarist aside and actually read between the lines. He is a Hillary supporter who is having and I dare say like many, a hard time letting go of his candidate.

We can mock it and make fun of it. But while doing so we only add fuel to that fire. I would suggest you speak to him on an eye level with maturity or else its just status quo.

It's not him whom you think you are getting one over by mocking him. It's the others who are silent readers and on the fence who look at the comments and only solidify the attitudes of Obama supporters. The burden is on us to keep trying to reach out to them Hillary voters. And keep trying and keep trying.

Lastly and I'll go out on limb perhaps but the Obama camp needs to not put out these news articles where we see him with his own seal or talking about how he will change the decor in the Lincoln bedroom or add a basketball court in the Whitehouse. It does come off as a bit cocky.  

by roxfoxy 2008-07-08 07:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Try something different

I appreciate the sentiment, but Jacob's not magical.
I would assume that most Clinton supporters here and elsewhere are still disappointed and upset. Yet somehow, they don't all post constant poopy-diaper diaries that contain nothing but negativity and attacks against the nominee. It belittles the efforts all the other Clinton supporters have made if we're supposed to kowtow to the ones exhibiting the worst behavior.

And the bottom line is that this isn't group therapy. This is a site for electing Democrats, and that's not intended to be subjective. It's only because of the admins' lack of attention to the site's mission that people like Jacob are so prevalent.

Of course you can criticize Obama--there's barely any among us who isn't aggravated by his FISA stance. But when all you've EVER done is criticize Obama, then there's a point where it's just a lost cause. No one has the time to do the Good Will Hunting "It's Not Your Fault" forced-hug routine on every malcontent on the boards.

I would guess that the majority of Clinton supporters here were equally  loyal and committed

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-07-08 08:10AM | 0 recs
Re: Try something different

well, minus the last sentence fragment that I thought was edited out. Clip 'n' save!

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-07-08 08:11AM | 0 recs
Re: Try something different

But he's not a serious diarist.

Take this one - it's a classic: http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/6/25/8573 4/2916.  The subject is how a friend from Barack Obama's youth contacted him, and how while Obama got him in touch with mental health clinics, HE WOULDN'T GIVE THE GUY ANY MONEY.  So the friend contacted the press, and Jacob Freeze writes an article about how Barack Obama is "a pathetic excuse for a human being".  This being a diary that begins "I keep trying to like Barack Obama..."

Then there's this: http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/6/8/17173 /84472
Entitled "Barack Obama literally strongarms Lieberman", it's a riff on the theme of "Obama is a scary thug" that Jacob uses elsewhere.  Here he takes a press report of an animated conversation between Obama and Lieberman and portrays it in the language of a mugging.

On this last one, the mask slips:  http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/6/5/2022/ 70022

It begins with "Some people doubt that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama could peacefully cohabit the Presidency and Vice-Presidency, but a little thought suffices to chase away those shadows!

Begin with the delightful picture of Wild Bill canoodling interns and peeking at top secret memos in the Oval Office. Who else could balance Barry's android persona with all the messy fleshiness of human nature at its most human?"  
No comment necessary.

This is just a cursory review - more diaries reveal more attacks on Democrats of the same sort - Bill is a sex addict, Barack wants to mug you, the Democrats are unfairly playing "gotcha" with John McCain, and so on.  Anyway I don't believe he's a Hillary supporter, nobody on this site believes it, and he doesn't claim to be one.

by MeganLocke 2008-07-08 08:11AM | 0 recs
Re: Try something different

Well Ms. Megan, Girl Power!

You have articulated the diarist position and stance better than what mockery could have achieved.

You should cut and paste that above every time you see him post. It goes far in relating the diarist's past stances and motives over just adding mockery to his diaries.

Thank you.

by roxfoxy 2008-07-08 08:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Try something different

Thing is, everybody who's been here any length of time knows that Freeze is a sick, stupid joke.

I'm glad she was able to document it, but for most here such documentation is superfluous.  We already know.

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-07-08 08:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Try something different

He never mentions Hillary. In fact, in every article he mentions Dodd.

by not Brit 2008-07-08 12:31PM | 0 recs
This just in:

Jacob Freeze is very concerned with something Barack Obama is doing.

What, is smearing Tim Russert too boring now that he's buried and his memorial service is over?

by Dracomicron 2008-07-08 06:21AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

Ohmygod!  What Obama said is so shocking I now hope McCain gets elected.  The Republicans are much more respectful of civil liberties!

by IncognitoErgoSum 2008-07-08 06:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

your so WRIGHT about everything Jacob Freeze, except one thing the superdelegates are going to come to there senses and elect HILLARY CLINTON the president of the united states, not chris dodd.  Barack Obama just wants to listen in on my phone sexes like George Bush, so im gonna vote for McCain because mccain is too old to care about that

by OMG LOLZZ 2008-07-08 06:28AM | 0 recs
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"But however much Mr. Obama may have already won the nomination in his own mind"

I guess when your closest opponent concedes and endorses you, you would think you had won. I guess I'm delusional too, as well as Hillary and pretty much everyone else on earth. We should stop, breathe, and listen to you idiot dead enders.

by Dog Chains 2008-07-08 06:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

Look out.  I think I hear it coming.  It's a

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by Reaper0Bot0 2008-07-08 06:48AM | 0 recs
You're right Jacob.

It's time for the Superdelegates to turn the tables and elect a REAL Democrat who wants those damn kids Hillary and Obama off his lawn--MIKE GRAVEL. Gravel is the people's choice!

Just remember--there will be a GRAVELANCHE IN DENVER.

by zcflint05 2008-07-08 06:33AM | 0 recs
Re: You're right Jacob.

How fun would that be, do you think the party would ever recover. i wonder what would annoy PUMA more too, Obama or Gravel?

by Dog Chains 2008-07-08 06:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

How is OP not banned yet?  He does nothing but attack our nominee.

by Bobby Obama 2008-07-08 06:42AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

Would it even matter? He'd show up 5 minutes later with Jacob Freeze2.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-07-08 08:12AM | 0 recs
Regressive - the new mainstream

by PD1769 2008-07-08 06:47AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

It's unfortunate that, day in and day out, your idiotic diaries get more posts than any number of substantive diaries (which your pos's help bump off the righthand side).

by rfahey22 2008-07-08 06:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

Larry Jacob, do you get tired of posting on your own site and feel you need to come here to get attention?

by MS01 Indie 2008-07-08 07:08AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

Mr. Obama may have already won the nomination in his own mind

Into the wayback machine, Sherman - we've got a primary to win!

by spunkmeyer 2008-07-08 07:22AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

I suggest you write the superdelegates and tell them why they should overturn the elected delegates.

Be sure to include the part about "miserable souls".

by MeganLocke 2008-07-08 07:29AM | 0 recs
STREEEETTCCHHHHH!!!!

Burp, fart, scratch testicles... WHATEVAH!!

by LtWorf 2008-07-08 08:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

A warm start to the day, but storms are predicted for later in the afternoon. Should clear up overnight.

by BobzCat 2008-07-08 08:09AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

You know what?  Some day, we'll all pay.  He'll show us all.  We won't be laughing then.

by MeganLocke 2008-07-08 08:13AM | 0 recs
Please

Will someone kindly ban this ignorant motherfucker?

by ihaveseenenough 2008-07-08 08:29AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Fiddles While the Constitution Burns

Jacob's post From Commom Dreams

"It's just weird that some people still expect the unprincipled showman Barack Obama to suddenly acquire real principles, even while he cooperates with the destruction of the Fourth Amendment and concentrates all his political showmanship on plans for a humongous nomination ceremony in Mile High Stadium."

No dem here...

by Mae Scott 2008-07-08 01:26PM | 0 recs

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