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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Night Fun

Don’t forget to vote!

As a celebration of Obama’s victory tonight, we’re going to have some fun destroying our favorite right-wing blogger, Thomas Lindaman of The Bottom Line Blog.

This is Thomas Lindaman’s last blog posting before election night:

As a commentator,

AKA a guy that learned how to use a blog.

For a while, I considered voting for Barack Obama. From listening to an audiobook version of The Audacity of Hope, I believed he was the kind of Democrat I'd been waiting for for a long time. He was smart, articulate, wanted to bridge the partisan gap, and maybe, just maybe, make the country better.

Then, the wheels fell off my Obama support wagon. Why? Here's but a few reasons that you should keep in mind if you're still not sure who to vote for on Tuesday.

Concern troll is concerned! Just ignore the fact that he’s been supporting every fuckup with the Bush administration for the past eight years! He honestly was considering voting for Obama! The fact that he’s been repeatedly proven to be a liar is irrelevant!

1) He and many his supporters have gotten cocky about how allegedly intellectually and morally superior they are because they're voting for Obama. That's a good way to turn off voters.

Thomas Lindaman doesn’t back this up with any citations, as usual.

Sarah Palin certainly had no problem referring to the Republican redneck base as the “Real Americans”. But that doesn’t count, right?

Republicans have absolutely no problems pretending like they’re morally superior. After all, they pretend like they care about your fake god and your blessed blastocyst!

Thomas Lindaman, if you vote Republican, you’re ignorant. Stupid people, by and large, vote Republican. Republicans have less education, believe in ghosts, and have lower IQ’s. And stating those proven facts isn’t cocky.

2) Obama has played the race card and has lied about what Republicans would say about him. McCain and Palin haven't mentioned race once, and McCain has even defended Obama on the stump. But Obama still plays the race card against them.

Uh, citation please? Where and when did Obama say McCain and Palin would use Obama’s race against him? Let’s see him playing the race card. Go ahead, prove it!

3) You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps. William Ayers, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, and a multitude of other questionable connections say a lot about Obama, and none of it good.

Ah, here he goes again. He can’t find anything wrong with the man himself, so he has to try guilt by association.

1. For the last time before election night, retard: Ayers and Obama are not friends.

2. So, are you going to not vote for McCain… since he’s buddies with G. Gordon Liddy? Of course you’re going to vote for McCain. Liddy’s a Nazi sympathizer… and what Republican wouldn’t support that? Same for Palin and her traitor secessionist husband.

4) He does not have a grasp on the war on terrorism, given that he dismissed the threat Iran poses to us because "it's a tiny little country." Let me remind you, Senator, that al Qaeda struck us without having any country whatsoever.

Lindaman really doesn’t do research. Or (more likely) he’s just lying. Thomas Lindaman is parroting the McCain TV ads. The fact is that Obama never said the threat from Iran was “tiny” or “insignificant,” only that the threat was tiny in comparison to the threat once posed by the Soviet Union. In fact, Obama has repeatedly called Iran a grave threat.

5) Much has been made of Obama's educational background, but not much is known about it. What we do know of it, such as his "professorship" at the University of Chicago, has been distorted by his campaign and his supporters. For people who have bashed George W. Bush's intelligence to follow someone with such shaky educational accomplishments says a lot.

Nice try. The University of Chicago Law School states Obama was indeed considered a professor:

“From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School's Senior Lecturers has high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.”

And the reason George W. Bush’s intelligence is “bashed” isn’t because of his titles or educational background. It’s because George W. Bush is as dumb as a fucking stump. Obama, by contrast, doesn’t have a Magna at Harvard Law School for nothing.

6) The choice of Joe Biden as Vice President because of his alleged foreign policy experience (like the much maligned "three state Iraq" idea) shows that Obama really doesn't understand foreign policy at all.

“Alleged”?? Biden has been lauded for his knowledge of foreign policy, and for serving on many distinguished committees, like the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Judiciary Committee. He is credited for playing a large part in Congress's involvement in the 1999 conflict in Kosovo.

And his three region idea was hardly “maligned.” Funny, the three-region idea had bipartisan support.

Biden’s idea WORKED in Kosovo. Where is a considered analysis of his idea? Every member of the UN security council has given support to this idea. Biden has also broached this idea to world leaders, including the French, receiving support wherever he went. Seventy five of our Senators think it's good idea.

But, we’re dealing with people that just want ALL the “brown people” dead. They’re all alike to them. They don’t understand terms like “Sunni” besides an orange drink.

But back to the point: Lindaman says he’s not voting for Obama because Biden doesn’t have enough foreign policy experience. Sarah Palin (a person Thomas Lindaman falls all over himself to defend) was mayor of a suburban bedroom community of 7200. She was undistinguished in that role. She won an election in Alaska 20 months ago. So I guess that’s enough for him to vote for McCain. But hey, McCain thinks Palin has plenty of foreign policy experience. So I guess that argument’s over!

7) After watching his campaign speeches and performance at the debates, it's clear Obama doesn't think well off the cuff. As President, not everything can be loaded into a teleprompter and read. He will have to make decisions with little to no prep time, and I have no confidence in his ability to do that.

Lindaman is trying another right-wing talking point that Obama doesn’t work well without a Teleprompter. It’s bullshit just like every other Republican whisper campaign talking point, parroting people like Dean Barrett. Obama rarely uses Teleprompters. One NH resident who’s seen Obama give several speeches had this to say: “Only once did he have a teleprompter, and on that occasion, the damn thing fell apart when they were setting it up. At the Oprah rally at Verizon Wireless Arena, there was no teleprompter; at his UNH-Manchester event, there was no teleprompter; at his Manchester town hall meeting right before the primary, there was no teleprompter.”

Regardless, all the major speeches use note cards and teleprompters. That’s nothing new. And Obama does great with or without them. That’s partly how he managed to win every debate, or are you still in denial about that, too?

8) "Hope" and "change" are not reasons to vote for someone. The Democrats ran on change in 2006 to win control of Congress, and things did change...for the worst.

Lindaman backs this up with absolutely nothing, of course.

So you think the Republican party is crumbling to dust because people do NOT want a change from the past 8 years?

9) Obama's tax plan makes no sense. He says 95% of Americans will get a tax cut in one form or another, but that already includes 40% of Americans who don't pay any taxes whatsoever, while maintaining or, most likely, increasing the taxes of the top 5%. That's not a good way to do business.

Unbelievable. Apparently Lindaman didn’t know that in order to get a tax cut, you must first pay taxes. Obama has REPEATEDLY stated that 95% of American FAMILIES will get the tax cut. And even the Americans who are able to break even with their taxes (aka “don’t pay taxes”) will get a tax CREDIT. Even a kindergartner could figure this out.

10) ACORN has been found guilty of voter fraud in the past and have been caught trying to commit voter fraud in this election. And who gave them $800,000? Obama/Biden.

The Obama campaign gave ACORN $800,000 because ACORN registers new voters. What has McCain done to encourage more Americans to vote? Or does John McCain not want there to be any new voters so that senior citizens can dominate the election?

There has been no evidence linking the Obama campaign to “voter fraud”. From all of the reports from the “raids”, the only “fraud” was some low-paid individuals looking to reach their voter REGISTRATION quota bonuses by filling out bogus registrations.

On the issue of allegations are that ACORN submitted allegedly false or duplicate voter registration applications, two very important statements needs to be made: 1) that the statutes of most of those states require third parties registering prospective voters to submit all registration forms they receive; and 2) that actual instances of illegal votes being cast as a result of registration fraud are extremely rare.

And the fact that McCain was a keynote speaker at ACORN seems to be irrelevant, of course.

11) Obama/Biden and the supporters of the ticket

This is “AND HIS SUPPORTERS” tactic is a common trick Lindaman tries to do. If someone is voting for Obama, anything they do is also what Obama does. Especially if Obama doesn’t directly say anything about it.

Hey, Lindaman! The overwhelming majority of child molesters are conservative Republicans (that’s a fact). The majority of conservative Republicans are McCain supporters. Therefore, McCain is a child molester. And so are you.

Obama/Biden and the supporters of the ticket have an unhealthy disdain for average Americans. Just look at what they've done to try to malign Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber by digging into their histories for anything that could be used for political fodder.

And of course, Lindaman provides absolutely no citations to back up what the fuck he’s even talking about. Sarah Palin is not an “average American”. She’s a proven idiot running for Vice President. But leave it to right-wingers like Lindaman to support a woman who didn't know Africa was a continent.

We use facts, McCain’s supporters LIE.

You, Lindaman, had no problem supporting the Swift Boaters, even though everything they said WAS PROVEN LIES, that includes Kerry’s doctor statements, which you cling to desperately.

And I'm not talking about the usual digging either. What Obama has allowed to happen with silent sanction is nothing short of an invasion of privacy, all because Palin and Joe aren't on his side.

Joe The Republican Plumber’s income, and the fact that he owes taxes, and lying about his profession, are legitimate issues. Joe thrust himself into the public spotlight without realizing that the media might actually look into his lies about himself and his situation, and then acted all butthurt when they did. That plus the content of every interview he's given so far. McCain’s campaign had no problems putting him in the spotlight.

Joe tried to call a presidential candidate out on camera using a LIE. His point could have been made without it, and more effectively. Joe laughably said he wanted to be left alone during an interview with a national television reporter. Very shortly after that he contacted an agent, because that's what people who prize their privacy do. And he admitted in public that he was behind on his taxes. And the fact that Joe was so STUPID (like a typical Republican) he can't understand the difference between gross and net income.

EVERYTHING stated about Joe and Palin has been FACT. Your dirty whisper campaigns about Obama being a secret muslim, being buddies with terrorists, ACORN, etc, has all been bullshit. That’s the difference, Lindaman.

And finally...

12) For all of the questions that have arisen about Obama, he hasn't provided many answers. Maybe it's me, but I don't think that's a good way to make people trust that you're ready for leadership.

What questions? You’re providing NO citations for ANYTHING you say. But then, you NEVER do. Vagueness is all you have to go on.

Nothing but bullshit, from beginning to end.

Election night. This is going to be a great night. A GREAT night.

I’m going to post this direct quote from Lindaman, several times, just to make damn sure everyone reads it before the vote results come in:

”Barack Obama will lose in November” – Thomas Lindaman

”Barack Obama will lose in November” – Thomas Lindaman

”Barack Obama will lose in November” – Thomas Lindaman

”Barack Obama will lose in November” – Thomas Lindaman

No amount of side-stepping and squirming will get you out of that quote.

Repeatedly proving Lindaman is a liar is fun enough (albeit easy), but proving he’s wrong is even more fun (and also easy).

Every single passive-aggressive smiley Lindaman posted in chatrooms and blog posts as a pathetic response to his getting his ass repeatedly kicked by proven facts, is going to pay off tonight.

Republicans have worked tirelessly to destroy this country for years. Encouraging ignorance and cheap labor. Starting tonight, the nightmare will be over.

And Thomas Lindaman’s pain, and the pain of all the Republicans, Conservatives, “Libertarians” that vote Republican, and “Independents” that vote Republican… will be a delightful bonus.

Oh, and one last thing to keep in mind:

Obama’s going to win. The Democrats will have a majority. And all the passive-aggressive smileys in the world from Lindaman’s anonymous keyboard can’t stop it.

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