You know, the next well-intentioned whussy of a Democrat who has the balls to say something to the effect of: “America is never going to elect a black man” or “Do you know anyone outside of New York and California?” with regards to my enthusiastic confidence that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States is going to get punched in the side of their non-attention paying head.
Senator Obama just opened a double-digit lead over Hillary the Dinosaur in New Hampshire. I would say this nomination is almost in the bag. On Wednesday morning, after the Democratic Establishment rank and file flock to his candidacy… after the South Carolina and Nevada Primaries later this month in which black voters are expected to surge the polls and unionized hospitality industry workers are expected to endorse heavily… he’ll be an unstoppable freight train.
Now, I understand where doubt comes from… we’ve watched our leaders bow before Bush and his Republican thugocracy for too damn long. We’ve watched them whistle a melody while he appointed super-right wing Justices to the Supreme Court. We’ve watched them cow as Bush eviscerated Habeas Corpus, the Bill of Rights and the sanctity of the Geneva Conventions. And we’ve all choked down enough bile as scandal after scandal erupts then fades due to the timidity of a Democratic Congress unwilling to end the war, impeach the scumbags who deserve it, or bring swift action against the myriad of wrongdoings, law-breakings and shit-wipings they’ve foisted upon a staggered, beleaguered nation.
But if you’re not paying attention to what Barack Obama is doing… if you’re not aware that he just won the Iowa Caucuses with a turnout that favored Democrats almost 3-1 as opposed to Republicans… if you’re not conscious of the fact that young people actually showed up to vote this time out… if you’re not paying attention to the fact that both Iowa and New Hampshire (two of the whitest states in the country) have both independents and republicans showing up to cast inspired ballots for the great, Democratic hope…
You just might be a lost cause.
Get on the bandwagon, people. To naysay is to be mocked at this point so far as I’m concerned… to be laughed at heartily because you’re on the wrong side of the sea change sweeping this pissed-off, yet yearning country.
Don’t be a statistic.