For a given value of thought. On an unrelated note, zero is a value.
Albin Sadar, American Daydreamer:
The Big Switch
Conservatives have trouble enough with analysis. Trying to recognize a thing that is happening and actually process it on a real and meaningful level without massive amounts of projection and fantasy is a skillset far beyond their grasp.
So when a conservative skips that and goes straight into speculation, you know you are in for a treat. And Albin Sadar does not disappoint.
Now that the 2008 idea to “make history by voting for the first African-American president” is yesterday’s news, what will be done to spice up the current election season?
Cause that’s what it was, right? A transparent cynical attempt to capitalize on a minority like our failed ploy of Palin, right? Please say yes, my fragile mind just can’t take the truth.
Also, did you know that elections are only held to entertain us?
Two more white guys running on the Republican side? Not a chance.
Can’t even pretend your side will have any diversity, can ya?
But a woman as a running mate for the Democrats? Now, that could do it. And not just any woman, but the woman who was left high and dry the last time around. The woman currently ranked more popular than Oprah. Yes, a “reluctant,” hope-we-can-convince-her Hillary Clinton.
Wait, what now? Uh…short of criminal allegations they don’t really replace the vice-president nominee for the re-election campaign*. So how do you plan to-
And, best of all, having Hillary replace Joe Biden on the ticket would be the perfect way for a do-over, a way for voters to atone, to collectively tell Hillary: “We’re sorry!” Many are regretting that Hillary didn’t get the nod for the top spot four years back. Now they’ll be perfectly willing to enhance their race-oriented vote of 2008 with a gender-targeted one in 2012, even if it does mean resigning Mrs. Clinton to second chair.
Did we misread the whole 2008 primary and assume that PUMAs were a real thing and that hordes of women were stewing in anger willing to betray all their principles in order to stab Obama in the back over “sleighting” Clinton?
Well, let’s repeat that folly, louder and more incoherent than ever!
On Bill O’Reilly’s show a few nights back, a couple of pundits were arguing that replacing Joe Biden on the ticket would be tantamount to the Democrats admitting that the Obama/Biden ticket is in trouble. Although true, these pundits failed to realize that the yellow-stream media would spin a Biden jettison in a positive way. He’s graciously taking one for the team, they’d say, and, pointing to his long and noble years of public service, they’d tout his well-deserved, well-earned retirement.
Wait, rewind. This wasn’t just a fever dream on the part of a lowly wingnut? People were paid, probably more money than I’ll ever make in my life to come on television and debate things that would never happen in a “serious” manner.
Fuck, I was apparently wasting my time getting a Master’s degree in Biology.
These same O’Reilly analysts also asked, “Why would Hillary want to leave her current role as secretary of state? It’s a terrific position of power and influence.” But what is the truest desire of both Hillary and Bill Clinton? The historic First Female President trophy. As Obama’s vice president, in four years, Hillary could quite easily slip right into the presidency.
Why, it’s almost as if the question was inane and revealed the pundits as the overpaid hacks that they were. But luckily brilliant analysts like Albin are here to make sense of the nonsensical!
We need to admit it: Hillary on the ticket would truly be a brilliant move. It would reinvigorate the dreary Dems and certainly give the wall-sitting independents a reason to jump back on board the history-making bandwagon.
We’re really betting the farm that the only reason people would vote for a black man was a one-off token president, because otherwise, our strategy of exploiting racism for electoral votes from scared white folks is going to look mighty short-sighted mighty fast.
And the timing for the big switch will be incredibly well-orchestrated. Most likely it will come this summer in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention. We can expect a very big tuh-do with lots of hugs and hype and maybe even Joe Biden himself, in a “terribly gracious” speech, introducing his replacement.
Yeah, yeah, we will never know how you were able to predict this, blah blah blah.
On the positive note, we’ve apparently just ID’d one of Sadly No’s most “famous” trolls.
However, if you see the ticket remaining Obama/Biden as the convention comes and goes, do not rule out a September — or even a traditional October — surprise. The liberals and progressives cannot and will not let the transformation of America be stunted. The Obama presidency may be their last best hope. Look for some sort of tricky ailment (heart problems? stroke-like symptoms, perhaps?) that will force Joe to very reluctantly step aside. Then who could blame the Democrats for pulling the last-minute switcheroo?
Would you say that if reality doesn’t take the crazy train to Cuckoo Valley, it would have been “central to your point”?
And nice of you to get the ass covering out nice and early. Saves writing a whole new post when the inevitable happens.
So what can be done to minimize the effect of a Clinton vice presidential bid?
The Republicans have to do something they haven’t been able to do in a long time — beat the Dems at their own game. They have to get way out in front of the Big Switch.
In fact, just by letting Americans know loudly and clearly that this sort of game plan may be in the works, the Republicans can knock the steam right out of the Democratic engine. If and when the switch is finally announced, then at least the result will be a fizzled thrill-factor. The best result: voters would see that they’re being distracted from the abysmal Obama/Biden record — and manipulated into a knee-jerk voting response to boot.
Yes, please devote all your attack ads to attacking the Clintons some more. Hell, buy some TV ads to do so. It will really show us libs when we do that ninja voodoo shit we are known to do.
It’s been said over and over again, here at American Thinker and in many other places, that this nation will simply not survive four more years of Barack Obama. If that is true (and it certainly is), what, then, will America be like after four — or even eight — additional years of Hillary Clinton?
Wouldn’t it be shorter to just write “Boo, now be scared”?
Bonus comment mango:
Is this speculation or is there some inside info being leaked ? It sounds plausible and the Democrats are certainly going to use every legal and illegal maneuver to retain the White House. Given the fact that so many dunderheads were too busy watching American Idol to bother doing any research into Mr.Obama’s murky past before they cast their vote, putting Hillary on the ticket would give these voters another excuse to cast vote before engaging brain. The problem we face is an electorate too ignorant, too lazy, and too dependent upon the government for their day to day existence.
Aww, that’s so cute. He still believes that wingnut facts come from a place other than the writer’s ass. I bet he still believes in Santa Claus and Market Forces.
I don’t have the heart to tell him otherwise.
*I meant “don’t tend” rather than “don’t ever” as it’s very rare for an otherwise clean vice president to be replaced on a ticket (but not impossible as many pointed out). But since I didn’t say that and you got me on what I did say, let’s just leave this up as a monument to my ignorance.