I know it's premature, but the handwringing, bedwetting, angry mobs showing up at McCain/Palin rallies are exactly the same people who in 2000, proudly had yardsigns, bumperstickers, T-shirts, baseball caps, campaign buttons, etc., that looked something like this:
At least, I would bet they are the same people. Now they are pissed off that they are not getting their way. Call the WHHAAAAAAAAAmbulance.
"No, I'm not mad, I'm pissed," said Joan Schmitz, who owns a plumbing company here. She said she was frustrated with polls showing Obama surging, McCain's performance in a Tuesday night debate, Obama himself, the media, and the liberal group ACORN, which she said was registering voters fraudulently.
Noting Obama's connections with Ayers, she said that "if it was a Republican, it would be nonstop," referring to what she said was the media ignoring the controversial acquaintance.
"I can't stand to look at him, I don't trust him. I don't like the circle of friends he keeps, I don't like his policies," Schmitz said of Obama. "I'm pissed off by it. I'm beyond mad. How is he climbing up in the polls?"
Hmmmmm, how could Obama possibly be beating a candidate supported by people like you?
It's just not fair, is it? Your plans to dominate the country, and impose your views on everyone else by force (Note that I do not use the phrase "by rule of law"), just haven't worked as promised. Ah, the heady days when the U.S. was ripe for the picking, remember?
How could it possibly have changed? It must be voter fraud! It must be the LIBRUL MEDIA!
On the way into the event, the Republican Party of Wisconsin handed out fliers reading "Your Vote Is Being Stolen," an anti-ACORN leaflet that concluded, "Why is vote fraud allowed? Vote fraud is allowed since it benefits Democrats."
The crowd showed equal disdain for the media, fueled by comments from Palin, who encouraged the Republican supporters to take the campaign's message around the media. . . . Mike Payne, who traveled from Madison, Wis., for the rally, rejected the idea that McCain's supporters are angry, preferring to use the word "frustrated."
"It might have something to do with you guys," he told a reporter.
"It's not anger at all. It's frustration. There's millions of people around the country that think like we do. You guys refuse to acknowledge that, and you insult our intelligence by misreporting the information. You are treating [Obama] like he's Britney Spears and covering him like he's Paris Hilton, instead of the next president of the United States, potentially."
It couldn't possibly be that people are tired of your bullshit, "Divided We Conquer" tactics, your anti-"anybody-who-isn't-a-white-Southern-Baptist-member-of-God's-Own-Party-is-a-traitor/terrorist/sc ary fag/n****r/raghead/gook/wetback" view of who the righteous inheritor's of God's Grace are, or your failed economic "We are the party of fiscal responsibility and historic deficits" doltery, or any of the rest of the toxic crap that you spew, it couldn't be that people are finally ready to move on from that, could it? It couldn't possibly be that your arrogant, conceited, sense of self-righteousness and self-importance have alienated millions and millions over the course of the last eight years, by denigrating anyone who disagreed with you, like this?
Get over it. Grow the fuck up. You are not entitled to tell me how to live my life. I'm tired of you telling me that the women I know who have had abortions (some because they were raped, others in dire circumstances, both economic and otherwise) are murderers. I'm tired of being told that I can't speak my mind, and that disagreement with your totalitarian view of the world is un-American. You don't like what America has become, you don't like what it is? Let me give you some free advice: "America, Love It Or Leave It!" You want to live in a theocracy, move to Iran.
Are ya feeling me now? Huh? Where's all the swagger? Come on, let's see you strut your stuff now. So your down in the polls, big fuckin' deal. Make your case to the voters. Make your case to the American people. Oh, that's right; this is your case:
"It is absolutely vital that you take it to Obama, that you hit him where it hits, there's a soft spot," said James T. Harris, a local radio talk show host, who urged the Republican nominee to use Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., and others against him.
"We have the good Reverend Wright. We have [the Rev. Michael L.] Pfleger. We have all of these shady characters that have surrounded him," Harris bellowed. "We have corruption here in Wisconsin and voting across the nation. I am begging you, sir. I am begging you. Take it to him."
The crowd of thousands roared its approval. . . .
"I'm mad! I'm really mad!" another man said, taking the microphone and refusing to surrender it easily, even when McCain tried to agree with him.
"I'm not done. Lemme finish, please," he said after a standing ovation. "When you have Obama, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and the rest of the hooligans up there going to run the country, we have to have our head examined.
"It's time that you two represent the rest of us. So go get 'em."
Yeah. Come get us. As your venerated strategery-ist-in-chief (in)famously said "Bring It On!"
Kos is right. Bury the fuckers. Crush them. Break their spirits, make them weep, rend their garments, wail their sorrow to God, dress up in sack cloth and ashes. Pack their fudge so tight they'll need this:
Less than a month to go people. Success is the best revenge. And you know the old Klingon proverb, don't you? If not, here's a reminder: