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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Favorite Ad of the Moment

posted by on September 24 at 11:05 AM

This has nothing to do with politics, per se. I just love what a classic of the genre this ad is—the plant worker, the pack-a-day voice, the southern accent, the name (Lilly Ledbetter!), the anger, the smooth shiv slipping, and the not-very-subtle attempt to appeal to two key groups of voters (working class whites and working class women).

The same way the cooler air is putting me in a fall mood, this ad is putting me in election season mood:

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Yes. ITE,S. And it's the Bubba vote. And Bubba's spouse, Lilly Ledbetter.

I bet if you hung out with her sh'ed make a few arguably racist comments here and there. It's nice to see Slog coming around to the view that what we want is these people to vote for Obama instead of snootily deprecating them. With all the talk about mullet wearers, trailer trash, backwoods people, cries of alarm and shock (as if you didn't know that ohmygod there are racist people in the USA, all the focus on cultural issues instead of economics, etc. All the jokes about HRC voters are just racist idiots. All the jokes about sticking dynamite up her vagina, ha ha ha. Doesn't really get us to unity or victory, you know.

Gallup daily tracking is down to a 3 points lead. Clarence PAge agrees Obama needs to be six points up to win. Real clear, the site Slog referenced yeserday, shows MI slipping out of OBamaland into toss up.

It's razor thin or even steven by any measure.

It's been the oldest game in the book to separate the working class in the USA along racial lines. Let's stop doing it. Nice to see Slog coming around to the view that it's economics and focusing on white working class that will win this election, instead of creating division between coastal elites/AAs and wwc/rural/Archie Bunkers.

And here's another idea.

This economic meltdown is simply drowning out the whole election. It could have the effect of freezing teh current status of the race. A status in which OBama isn't clearly ahead! And Obama isn't really leading the charge on what to do about the economy.

The demand for an equity stake could be made by him. Even the fucking Swedish CONSERVATIVE PARTY got that when Sweden bought out failing banks in the 90's with 4 % of tis GDP. And our Democrats here settle for limits on pay, a review committe, etc., making it okay for us taxpayers to put in $700B and get no freaking upside?

What the holy fuck?

Obama's going to have to delay his program if he wins. But if we own the upside this could be a large profit center paying for everything.

Why can't our 'progressive' leaders like OBama be at least as smart as the Swedish conservative party was?

Unity y'all--

Posted by PC | September 24, 2008 11:17 AM

Ledbetter? Seriously? Ahahahah.

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | September 24, 2008 11:19 AM

I just shared an elevator with a couple who were in their golden years. Both were wearing buttons which had pictures of McCain and Palin and the man was wearing a much faded "Bush/Cheney 2000" t-shirt. It took a bit of restraint on my part to not ask them if they had been lobotomised. People in their age bracket are ususally quite concerned about social security and the cost of health care, yet here they are voting for the folks who have systematically screwed them on those issues. I just don't get it.

Posted by inkweary | September 24, 2008 11:23 AM

I love Lilly Ledbetter. Good reminder of how Bush has fucked up the Supreme Court.

Posted by Drew | September 24, 2008 11:24 AM

If you enjoyed what PC wrote @1, be sure to check out her blog.

Posted by elenchos | September 24, 2008 12:45 PM


The Republicans will do anything necessary to save those programs for those who are currently elderly, as most are loyal Republican voters. What you should do is ask them why they're so willing to fuck over their children and grandchildren for their own benefit.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 24, 2008 1:47 PM

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