GET POLITICAL w/VIC LIVINGSTON - Hillary's Trojan Horse Roll-Call Anything But 'Symbolic'
The mainstream media has spoken: the New York Times and the Washington Post, in news articles and in commentary, already have labeled as "symbolic" Hillary Clinton's well-played gambit to have her name placed in nomination at the Democratic convention in Denver (despite her feigned opposition to the "Hillary Roll Call" trojan-horse strategy).
"Purely symbolic"? Just "emblematic" of a historic but failed campaign, as another MSM outlet declared?
Let's place a gentleman's bet. Get Political says Hillary's got the 200 or so defections she needs to ensure that Obama is not nominated on the first ballot.
If there is an attempt to make "her" roll call purely symbolic, and not binding, such a move would reek of sexism, and probably would be discriminatory and illegal to boot. If Obama tries to invalidate Hillary's vote tally, perhaps Hillary would elect to take the DNC and his campaign to federal court.
"PU-MA! PU-MA!" (That's the grassroots pro-Hillarian group, "Party Unity My Ass," for Hillaryworld uninitiates).
No, here we are wagering that Obama had no other choice but to cave on the Hillary roll call. And we're going out on the limb to say that Obama may even know that he's been checkmated. If he doesn't win on the first ballot, he is officially declared a political eunuch. And then Hillary can pledge her delegates to a third candidate, such as Al Gore, who would go on to win the nomination and then promptly name Obama as his veepee in a swift and effective unification move.
And the hostile takeover of the DNC is reversed in a cunningly executed "coup de parte." The Clintons know how to fight and win, unlike the compromising, combat-averse Obama. His hubris is unearned.
In fact, this script already may have been written, and signed off on, by Obama; perhaps that's why he didn't cut short his vacation so he could look more "presidential" and in command during a critical news week. Maybe he knows something the pundits have yet to figure out.
McCain clearly won the week by showing up, looking very much like the candidate who's ready to lead -- and next week's tracking polls will tell the tale.
What has been characterized by Obama apologists as a "magnanimous" gesture, we would call back-to-the-wall capitulation. Remember, Obama didn't want to do this. Just a week or so ago, he rejected the "catharsis" of a Hillary roll call. But then he realized that he would be perceived as anti-democratic -- Obamanistic, you might say -- if he fought the vote.
Let's repeat the prognostication once again: Obama will not get the presidential nomination because the supers know full well that he cannot win the general. Look at those battleground state polls over at RealClearPolitics.com. It's dead-even at a time when the Democrat should be pulling away.
If the Dem superdelegates let Obama get the nomination, they are ceding the general election to the GOP. They cannot do it. And Obama's issue vacillations and his unwillingness to fully engage demonstrate why he does not deserve the nomination.
But Obama can unify the party -- and get his shot at the top job in 2016 -- if he's a good soldier and accepts the probable deal he's been offered by the Clintons, with Al Gore and John Kerry as their friendly enforcers: Take the vice presidency, Barack, and live to fight for POTUS another day.
To quote again from my favorite poet du jour, the unknown Larry Eisenberg, whose Ode to Obamanistic Capitulation I discovered while reading a "comments" section on the New York Times web site:
Barack Obama, to appease,
May soon find he’s shorn of fleece,
Bought Ms. Hill’ry’s pig-in-poke,
Put his neck right in her yoke!
BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER? Not when government-supported "vigilante injustice" squads are targeting American citizens outside of the bounds of the law: