I got an interesting comment which i marked as spam from someone claiming to be named sarah, and I thought I would talk about it for a few minutes and tell exactly why. Some deceitful little asshat sent me this long winded, and for me to say that says something, nasty little turd of a comment about how Barack Obama and his campaign are trying to control the media, try to “dispirit you”. And “she” plays it like “she’s” an “Obama worker” In fact the piece is titled ”Confessions of an Obama Worker” and I have to tell you it is a weak piece of fiction, for a few reasons. I’ll post a few sections of it here for your enjoyment, some of it is laughable. Before Anything this person claims to have been an ex supporter of Hillary Clinton. Not Buying it. But I want to speak of other things now.
This first section is about the Obama campaign purposefully attempting to skew poll numbers through “media control”
It’s worked, although the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead. See, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, and become “sheeple.”
I have to tell you, it’s nice to see this person thinks I, and anyone else who got this spamlike comment, are stupid. How can the Obama campaign, or for that matter any campaign, really control a poll whe they cannot control the people who run the poll, pick the people polled, or make them give the answers they want given.
The extra touch of implying that anyone following a winner is a sheep is really nice. Does that mean I was a sheep when I was rooting for the Yankees when they won all those championships? Was I a sheep when I voted for Bill Clinton? Or Rudy Giuliani? Or Susan Molinari? Please…
The “13-15 point” margin thing is just silly, meant to plant in your head a thought that the Obama campaign is trying, and failing, to move the polls far beyond where they are. The comment mentions Real Clear Politics by name, and not once has Sen. Obama had a higher than a 7.9% lead overall. Planting the Image of Obama as Failure in your head. Devious little douchebags.
Next Up. Palin: THE REAL THREAT!
Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine.
One Word. BULLSHIT!!!
Next Up. Bill O’Reilly, That ole’ softy.
trust me, there were meetings with Fox news. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill O’reilly he has become much more diplomatic and “fair and balanced” and soft. It’s because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him a long and keeping him soft for an interview swap.
Ok this one is easy. Yes there were meetings with fox, a few months ago, and Obama and O’Reilly did an interview. As For Mr. O’Reilly being fair and Balanced, I dunno, I’ve watched the guy on occasion, and there is nothing fair and balanced there. He’s good if you’re a right wing conservative, but i would not call him fair and balanced, or soft, any more than I would call Keith Olbermann Fair and soft. Both are Biased, and neither is soft.
Oh, and Bill hasn’t been #1 in a while. Olbermann’s been whoopin his ass the last few weeks. Pass bullshit to idiots. Not me.
Next up. Weirdness.
Our goal is to continue to make you lose your moral. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all. There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm. The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
I especially like the world coming to an end bit. What a dick.
This makes it sound like the Obama campaign seeks some type of unwanted hegemony over the populous. That i do not see. There are a great many people who want to see what change this man can bring. There are also many who don’t, but those who do outnumber those who do not, at least where my eyes look and my ears hear.
Oh BTW, there was an E-mail addy attached to this comment. I did a search on the name in the e-mail and came up with several hits: gun brokers, Glock19 Vs. Ruger p-95, Guns network, Sarah Palin. Hmmmmmm… Doesn’t sound too democratic to me. and a comment from someone named paul in a washington post column bemoaning negative attention the Republicans have received recently, from the same person.
Seems Sarah’s real name is Paul, and is really a Republican. When you can’t beat’em, cheat’em, Eh Paulie?
I will post the comment in it’s entirety here on November 5th as a comment, with the E-mail address attached. I saved it just for that purpose.
A Viddy, A few Quotes and I am outta here.
University of Texas Professor of Government Daron Shaw. Where the GOP is losing:
That’s it for me. Later!
Today’s Nuggets, Via Wikiquote: At every step one has to wrestle for truth; one has to surrender for it almost everything to which the heart, to which our love, our trust in life, cling otherwise. That requires greatness of soul: the service of truth is the hardest service. What does it mean, after all, to have integrity in matters of the spirit? That one is severe against one’s heart…that one makes of every Yes and No a matter of conscience. Friedrich Nietzsche
If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things. Rene Descartes