Obama Endorsed by Obama, Japan v. Clinton, Karl Rove, Limbaugh and FOX

-5 Mar 08, San Jose, CA The Almost Daily Binx, by Binx101

Obama, Japan Sounds-off – No Word from Aston Clinton

Nice story indeed. Obama, Japan residents have begun a distant support system rooting for Barack Obama -encouraged by his letter of thanks, representatives of the town have adopted the far-off political race as an item of unifying distinction – because of the popular candidates name.

No word from the residents Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England – on whether or not they are endorsing Hillary Clinton. In addition to its 13th Century architecture and the 19th Century gift of Anthony Hall by Lady de Rothschild Aston Clinton is known for Gravity Hill; a delightful optical illusion that gives one the impression that they are actually rolling backwards up hill. The sensation is experienced best by beginning from a dead stop and releasing the parking brake while one’s vehicle is in neutral. So not only is there a nominal similarity with the ‘Clinton’ campaign and Aston Clinton but perhaps a strategic similarity to illusion of Gravity Hill.

Rove Begins the Broadcast Day by Lying

No surprise that Fox News would have one of the world’s most recognized distorter of facts as a political analyst. During the morning broadcast of a news/talk program that seems more Mad TV spoof than ‘newsish’, he (Rove) began the day by misrepresenting Barack Obama’s words, just seconds after they were spoken. It was obvious that by either pre-agreement or natural selection – Karl Rove was not invited to speak directly to Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton during the interview.

Hillary Clinton and Her Fox Friends -or- Captain Queeg Goes To Mount Gushmore

It’s was very clear from the moment the interview began that this was going to be slightly challenging to get through without visions of the Democratic Party being the Fox and Republican pinata by the time a Democratic nominee is selected. It was a love-fest including the note that Karl Rove handed to one of the spokesmodels, punctuated with a “Thank you Karl” from Sen. Hillary Clinton. At this point the interview seemed to have transformed from Mad TV spoof to a an episode of the ‘Twilight Zone.’

Body language experts were consulted and Fox announced that their expert had determined that Hillary Clinton was in fact exuberant over her hat-trick wins last night. While still scraping egg off our face from our faulty predictions yesterday- we’re quite confident that Helen Keller could have determined that Hillary was exuberant.

Not to be left out of the mix – Rush Limbaugh’s recommendations to Republican voters that they vote for Hillary where possible, in the primary got some more cutesy soft-balls and a cheerful “Watch out what you wish for, Rush!” from Sen. Clinton.

Big Questions for Democrats

The big question is, will the Clinton machine preside over the destruction of the new developing Democratic party by continuing to leverage an enormous partnership with the party elite and ol’e boy network of favor brokers? Or, will they yield to the turbo-charged upstart from Illinois as he tries to wrangle the party reins into a unifying authority and support an enthusiastic movement that has attracted a significant ‘Under 30’ portion of the electorate? And how the Democratic leadership deal swith Florida and Michigan will play as big a part of many Democratic voters.

Election Results – Okay – But the Commentary Doesn’t Make Any Sense

binx101-1282.jpgWhat are they talking about ?? I’m actually still sitting watching some of the primary results from our comfortable home in Northern California, yet I’m whisked away into a rabbit hole as I listen to the commentary. Chris Matthews: “It seems that the debates impact the trend lines ?” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is spinning in his grave as if on a rotisserie, rebuking his creation Sherlock Holmes, as the cosmos is filled with the myth shattering frankness of Matthews’ observation. And this is only an hors d’eouvre. The main course is a work of fiction without a plot. Only two voices in the entire broadcast speak with some meaningful observation – Rachel Maddow and Tom Brokaw. The only two that don’t seem as though they are auditioning for an announcer spot at the Kentucky Derby. The only two that spoke about strategy and weren’t interested in the polling numbers versus the actual primary results or projected winners. The only two that didn’t look like they were measuring each word based on stage directions.

Then there’s ‘apparent projected winner’ – versus – ‘projected winner.’ This, obviously drummed up by the legal team at Rockefeller Center. Wait there’s more. Matthews: “Senator McCaskill, what does it mean to you that Senator Obama is the ‘Projected,’ sorry, ‘Apparent Projected Winner’ in Missouri. <uncomfortable pause> McCaskill: “Er … ah … it means that Senator Obama is doing as we expected <uncomfortable shifting on heels>. Keith Olbermann: “Senator, is their any apparent reason, any question, any concern that Senator Obama is ready for the job of President of the United States on day one?” Clinton campaign associate director also sharing the interview jumps in and says “Hillary is ready day one. ” I’m checking to make sure that I haven’t nodded off and dreamed some of this dialog. No such luck. McCaskill works hard to not scratch her head and responds with anything that would prevent her from looking at the camera while shaking her head in amazement.

I’m not sure what they are talking about. Super-duper-Tuesday, now a television event seems to be the only driving force.

Hold it, Chuck Todd, NBC political director actually shows a little math and rationale about the delegate count. Now at least this is a little bit encouraging, since this is all about the Super Delegates if the race is split in the manner it seems on the Democratic side. Never mind – Howard Fineman is now on the screen speculating and it’s having the effect of a sedative. Just more silly words like the one’s I’m writing now. What happened to Todd, he was making sense.
From the looks of things, Matthews’ has been exorcised by the NBC brass and isn’t spitting all over the microphone, but he does seem to be playing Lou Costello to Olbermann’s Bud Abbott.

I don’t know – Third Base.

Hold the phone – CNN – they are actually showing the results and what it means in terms of delegates and what it could mean at the convention. Uh-oh, Larry King is chiming in … that’s okay … they have Larry, we have crazy Uncle Nunzio. At least Larry wears pants.

Fox – well … now at least they sound like fiction. It’s apparent they’re just talking. The clue was using the term – ‘McCain’s surge’. That’s just wrong for so many reasons. I need to go to bed. Apologies tomorrow.