Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dear Conservatives:

The lady who called out Obama is/was a supporter, and as far as I can tell is mad at him from the Left. Now, I get any anger at Obama is good anger at Obama from the perspective of the elections, but calling attention to this lady ain't gonna get you very far.

Sincerely,
FLG

PS. Yes, this is directed at you, Withywindle.

PPS. To the talk radio caller this afternoon who said that there are only three types of people who voted for Obama - those who don't understand America, those who hate America, and those who are insane - go fuck yourself.

FLG voted for Obama, and is none of those. FLG is sure he knows way more about your conception of real America, including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Federalist Papers, than you do. He certainly doesn't hate America. Perhaps the jury is out on crazy, but he doesn't spit venom on national radio. So, that makes FLG saner than you, fuckwad.

20 comments:

Alpheus said...

I thought Withywindle was just indulging an appreciation of musical theater. (How can I make that sound like less of a euphemism?)

Anonymous said...

Did the lady call out Obama? I don't think that is what I heard if I was one of the president's ad guys.

I heard the word 'exhausted'. I also heard that she's a government employee -so she's in the public sector. Very little chance of job loss plus she's got her government pension. He husband is in the public sector, I think, too. And her teenage daughters are in private school which could mean at much as 12 grand or more a year and soon to be in college.

The NYPost interviewed her afterward and this is the answer she gave them:

She complained that he didn't say whether these tough times are a "new reality" or just temporary.
"He didn't answer that," she said. "That was the heart of my question. Like most Americans, fear is starting to take hold, anxiety is taking hold.


No one needs call attention to this lady as most are already where she's at and honestly, she's in a better position than the 11 million who are currently in some form of foreclosure and the 17 million unemployed or underemployed.

Mrs. P

arethusa said...

I agree with Mrs. P. It's not so much she was criticizing him from the left - which doesn't mean his left, a la the Daily Kos, because she's clearly concerned about her family's well-being, which is the kind of thing that influences a vote - as that his response was really terrible and clueless. Voters aren't going to be thinking that she's from the left; they're going to be thinking that she represents their point of view, and that he seriously muffed up a chance to allay their fears with his answer.

Withywindle said...

Alpheus is so right. And this is why we are compadres. We are going to go on the road and bring our show to the masses: Withywindle & Alpheus!

[Alpheus: Alpheus & Withywindle! Withywindle, meaningfully: He had it coming...]

FLG, FLG, you must Google-search various phrases in that post.

Withywindle said...

Alpheus: Make it sound like more of a euphemism. This is what comments sections are for.

So, Withywindle, were you stretching that chorister's range?

Withywindle's fond of Guys and Dolls.

Withywindle's just terrible on opening night; he never knows whether to get into white tails or black tails.

Etc.

Anonymous said...

(Every blog is it's own special kind of shvitz.

(And sometimes, the alter kockers in the corner have to take the goyim in hand and explain the ropes.

(Just to keep things loose.

(Because as Plato, that great prophet unto the gentiles, put it, a pish un a fortz iz vi a khasene un a klezmer!)

Andrew Stevens said...

Withy, FLG's familiar with the musical. I remember his linking to a video of Razzle Dazzle.

Withywindle said...

And yet he didn't get the reference ...

Psst ... FLG ... the two leads in Chicago are Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart ...

FLG said...

Withy:

I've seen Chicago in New York and London. And seen the movie several times. I got the reference.

FLG said...

Ps. Our dog is even named Roxie.

Withywindle said...

Then why on earth did you write the post at all?

FLG said...

Well, the post wasn't actually directed at you. Mostly, it was at the talk radio hosts who don't seem to understand that the lady is mad at him from the Left.

They're like, she's mad at Obama, that's good. No, it's not you fucking idiots. She's mad at him because he's NOT DOING ENOUGH!

Withywindle said...

You did mention my name, and link to my post ... pure verbal whimsy, darnit! I don't care if she's Carlist; I just liked her name. Grumble, grumble.

Anonymous said...

"They're like, she's mad at Obama, that's good. No, it's not you fucking idiots. She's mad at him because he's NOT DOING ENOUGH!"

Okay, let's unpack this. What does it mean to *her* that he's not doing enough? What exactly was he supposed to do for her? Honestly - I don't get what he was supposed to do for her. Isn't she a CFO complete with pension and health care, husband is employed and two girls are in private school? What was she talking (metaphorically) about beans and hotdogs for? She didn't seem to be talking to him about foreign policy or illegal immigration. She seemed to be talking about her own financial situation/difficulties.

Mrs. P

arethusa said...

I hate to repeat myself, but the average voter seeing that clip of Obama, Velma Hart, and the terrible answer is not going to be analyzing the clip as deeply as you are, FLG. They aren't going to care that she's criticizing him from the left. They're just going to care that she echoes their feelings and that he gave a bad answer.

Andrew Stevens said...

She also wasn't criticizing him from the left; she was speaking purely in bread-and-butter economic terms, about as centrist as it could possibly be.

Anonymous said...

Andrew:

No, no, no. She is criticizing him from the Left because he has done enough for her. Even though she has two kids in private school, and almost certainly will be on the short side of the stick of any of Obama's policy.

Let me put it this way:

She defended Obama because she thought she was going to get Gov't Cheese. She's tried of defending him, and wants to know where her cheese is.

FLG said...

Andrew:

No, no, no. She is criticizing him from the Left because he hasn't done enough for her. Even though she has two kids in private school, and almost certainly will be on the short side of the stick of any of Obama's policy.

Let me put it this way:

She defended Obama because she thought she was going to get Gov't Cheese. She's tried of defending him, and wants to know where her cheese is.

Andrew Stevens said...

Actually, now that I've read an interview with her, I'm not sure she has any political opinions at all. I think she just thinks that Obama is some sort of superman with magical powers. There aren't any specific things she wants him to do; she just expects him to make everything perfect for everybody.

Anonymous said...

O did it again. Today he said his daughters couldn't get a quality education in the D.C. public schools so he has to send them a $31,000 (per child) per year private school.

While he let the D.C. voucher program expire.


Mrs. P

 
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