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John Cole:

I don’t care much for Wes Clark, and I am not going to bother trying to explain why, because every time I do it just pisses off those people who like Wes Clark more, but he is getting boned right now by the media. I am watching MSNBC right now and Andrea Mitchell is crapping all over him, and the Obama campaign denounced his remark (for a campaign that promised to fight back, they sure are turning into a bunch of wimps. Pretty pathetic.), but all the guy did was respond to a question from Bob Schieffer:

SCHIEFFER: Can I just interrupt you? I have to say, Barack Obama hasn’t had any of these experiences either, nor has he ridden in a fighter plane and gotten shot down.

CLARK: I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.

It looks like Obama is gun-shy after sticking by Jeremiah Wright. Now, he can't move quickly enough to denounce his own allies. So he's cross at Wes Clark, and he's mighty cross at MoveOn as well! Who else will he be cross with as he kicks off "Operation Piss Off the People Supporting and Bankrolling His Campaign In Order To Prove He Hates the Dirty Fucking Hippies". Now that the primary is over, he can turn his back on the people that brought him.

I was going to max out to him today, given I haven't given Obama a dime yet (focusing on congressional candidates). But I changed my mind. He wants to send the message that he doesn't need us, all the power to him. Message received. I'll spend that $2,300 somewhere else.

Update: I'm curious as to why people think that me saying I won't give Obama my $2,300 somehow means I'm undermining him. When he gives me a reason to open up my wallet, I will. But I also refuse to reward bad behavior.

When Republicans lost Congress in 2006, Rush Limbaugh bleated that he was happy, that he no longer needed to "carry water" for the GOP. Me, I'll never carry water for our team. I'll reward good behavior, and trash bad behavior.

If you want sycophancy, this isn't your place.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 06:55 PM PDT.

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