In the middle of a post about whiny-ass progressives complaining about Mr. One-derful, Alexander Bolton tells a little-known truth:
It’s hard to see how we avoid a Tea-Party recession if the president who has the biggest megaphone in the country is not willing to speak clearly on the issue,” Justin Ruben, executive director of MoveOn.org, told The Hill in a Saturday afternoon interview.
Liberal activists were instrumental to Obama beating Hillary Clinton in the caucus states — which require more opportunities for face-to-face persuasion than larger states — during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.
MoveOn.org endorsed Obama on Feb. 1, 2008, shortly before Super Tuesday, a crucial round of balloting.
Obama won the nomination by racking up wins — often by large margins — in smaller states with caucus systems, such as Iowa, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota and Nebraska. Clinton captured large states with primaries such as California, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Obama “won” the small caucus states, while Hillary won the large primary states. I say Obama “won” the small caucus states because that is the official result, but those liberal activists did more than a little face-to-face persuasion.
But leaving caucus fraud aside, Obama won the small states and Hillary won the big states. In addition to California, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas, Hillary won New Hampshire, Michigan, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona. Many of them she won by large margins. Most of the primaries Obama won were in red states like South Carolina and Georgia. Lots of those caucus states are red states too.
So why wasn’t Hillary the nominee?
This part here is funny:
MoveOn.org endorsed Obama on Feb. 1, 2008, shortly before Super Tuesday
The leadership of MoveOn decided to back an empty suit, and now they are whining because he isn’t the messiah they convinced themselves he was? Boo-fucking-hoo.
BTW – Ace of Spades is predicting that “Tea-Party recession” will be the hot new Democratic meme of the week. (Cause you know everything was going just peachy-keen until those damn Hobbits showed up.)
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