The Once got what amounts to a political spanking (x2) last night when he lost 40+% of the Democratic primary vote in Kentucky and Arkansas. Fresh on the heels of West Virginia’s stinging rebuke of just two weeks ago, we’re sure to see the chattering classes use their buzzwords today. You’ll see “poor whites,” “rural whites,” “The South,” and of course, “racist.” You’ll see Dems, who just three years ago were all abuzz about a “50 state strategy” actively write off these states as states they were never going to win anyway.

Here at Crawdad Hole Headquarters, though, we like to focus on the truth, and the truth is that Obama has been facing primary problems throughout the country. Just look at the results of primary schedule so far. Some salient features for your talking points:

  • 18% of New Hampshire Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 12% of Missouri Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 11% of Michigan Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 43% of Oklahoma Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 11% of Massachusetts Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 11% of Tennessee Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 19% of Alabama Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 23% of Louisiana Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 12% of Maryland Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 17% of Rhode Island Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 21% of North Carolina Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 41% of West Virginia Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 5% of Oregon Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 41% of Arkansas Democrats declined to vote for Obama.
  • 42% of Kentucky Democrats declined to vote for Obama.

(Open primaries are indicated by bolding.)

That’s 15 out 35 primaries so far. What’s more, according to the Primary Schedule Wiki for this election year, “Uncommitted” currently has 72 delegates. Listed in all 50 states, “Uncommitted” has thus far garnered over 400,000 votes, probably more as some states clearly aren’t counting protests votes.

My, how far the mighty have fallen off those high horses. Take a moment to savor this. It might not last. I hope it does, but you never know in this environment. The press is doing it’s very best to disrupt the avalanche of unhappy news that continues to befall The Once, but the truth is slipping out here and there, and even his friends are feeling emboldened to challenge Obama openly.

Meanwhile, Biden has his surrogates out in force trying to nix any idea that Obama might swap him for Hillary Clinton in order to win. He’s ‘s even recently come out saying that he would like to team up with Hillary in 2016. As if. If he thinks we’re putting him in line BEFORE Madam Secretary, he’s got another think coming.

But I digress. The point is that it’s looking like Nobama has all the momentum. That doesn’t mean Mitt wins, but clearly Americans are fed up with the current occupant of the White House and they are making it known. It’s way early, so keep your powder dry, but this thing is taking on juggernaut proportions. We’ll see if Obama gets flattened, or if the press can reinvent him as Sisyphus and help him roll another boulder up the hill.

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82 Responses to Nomentum

  1. votermom says:

    You’ll see Dems, who just three years ago were all abuzz about a “50 state strategy” actively write off these states as states they were never going to win anyway.

    Imma gonna call it #Obama57StateStrategery

  2. myiq2xu says:

    4 out of 10 Democrats in Arkansas and Kentucky are racists

  3. OldCoastie says:

    I think he’s going to lose… I just do. And I think it’s going to be a humiliating defeat.

    He should step down at the convention.

  4. myiq2xu says:

    Buffoon Juice wastes no time in playing the race card:

    Last night, Barack Obama won the Arkansas primary by a 58/42 margin, beating a nobody, with 162K votes cast. He beat “uncommitted” in Kentucky by 58/42 with 206K votes cast. In 2008, he lost to Hillary Clinton in Arkansas by 70/26, with 314K votes cast, and he also lost to her in Kentucky by a 65/30 margin, with 700K votes cast.

    In other words, turnout was 1/2 or less than 1/3 of what it was in 2008, in states where Obama didn’t do well in 2008 among Democrats. I don’t know exactly what this tells us, but it’s pretty consistent with the 2008 facts that Southern states aren’t enamored with Obama for reasons mainly having to do with race.

  5. myiq2xu says:


    Wendell Goler: The President has voiced support for the Occupy folks in the past, or at least their goals, did their actions in Chicago sour his support?

    Jay Carney: Well I think you’re making broad comparisons between uh uh different groups, what the President has said in the past is uh he has understood uh the frustrations Americans have about ((pause)) the ((pause)) failure in particular of Wall Street in some cases to uh uh, (pause) well obviously Wall Street’s role in the financial crisis that precipitated the worst recession since the Great Depression.

  6. votermom says:

    I like freaking establishment types out

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Well, we saw this video coming, Romney’s primary opponents attacking him about Bain.

  8. OldCoastie says:

    Just checked the front pages of the LA Times and the NY Times… I can’t find ANY mention of the primary results in either paper…

    How very curious!

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Obama sacrifices so you don’t have to:

    “The only other thing I’ll say about this is, thank you to everybody who endured the traffic situation. Obviously, Chicago residents who had difficulties getting home or getting to work or what have you, you know, that’s — what can I tell you? That’s part of the price of being a world city,” President Obama said at a news conference at the NATO summit in Chicago.

    “But this was a great showcase. And if it makes those folks feel any better, despite being 15 minutes away from my house, nobody would let me go home. I was thinking I would be able to sleep in my own bed tonight. They said I would cause even worse traffic so I ended up staying at a hotel, which contributes to the Chicago economy,” Obama said on Monday afternoon.

    • votermom says:

      I remember seeing that and tweeting that it’s too bad that Obama didn’t stay in a Holiday Inn Express because he still knows zilch about the economy.

    • DeniseVB says:

      But WE paid for that hotel room !

    • cj says:

      I don’t know which is funnier, the idea that Preezy gives a hoot about causing traffic jams, or that he’s suddenly nostalgic for his old Chicago home.

      I don’t recall the Obama family spending a single night in that house since they moved to DC, and I highly doubt they’re planning to move back when they’re evacuated from the WH.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      His bed is the WH.Hopefully after November it will be back in Chicago. 🙂

  10. catarina says:

    Quote of the Day || May 23, 2012

    by Keith Koffler on May 23, 2012, 12:34 am

    “No, really, I broke my kneecap skiing. I mean, playing volleyball.”

    – Newark Mayor Cory Booker

  11. HELENK says:

    new political ad

  12. HELENK says:

    another political ad

  13. HELENK says:

    If romney and the republicans keep putting out ads like these backtrack will be hurting in more states.
    no personal attacks, just facts on the economy and backtrack’s record and using backtrack’s own words against him

  14. votermom says:

  15. yttik says:

    I think Washington had 12.50% uncommitted. That’s significant because we canceled our primary and just held caucuses. So in order to get “uncommitted” votes, Dems would have had to go out and actively advocate against Obama in their caucus.

    • jjmtacoma says:

      I’m glad they cancelled the primary vote – it never counted for anything and just cost money.

      I would prefer replacing caucuses with ballots in Washington.

  16. Ha! New term: “Region of Doom.” Also “Upland” or “Upper South.” You know, them mountain hillbillies. And of course it’s about race. But wait! The worst is over! No more primaries in the region of doom. Wonder if those borders will expand as we finish out the primaries?

  17. wmcb says:

    The RNC is out quick with some helpful buttons for Democrats:

  18. wmcb says:

    Disgusting. Hustler magazine does a “fake” pic of conservative commentator S.E.Cupp. I expect crickets from the media. If they’d done this to Whoopi or Joy or Mika, though, it would be an outrage. But hey, S.E. is a conservative, not an actual woman.

  19. DandyTiger says:

    Obama will do better in those 7 new states he created.

  20. wmcb says:

    LMAO! Many on Twitter are starting to refer to the rash of Dems coming out making comments critical of Obama’s lame private equity attacks as…..
    The Bain Mutiny.

  21. angienc says:

    Speaking of dressage (OK, I know we weren’t but you guys have to see this & I didn’t want it to get lost in the previous thread) take a minute & watch this:

  22. votermom says:

    Sarah tweets on the Nikki Haley pinata bash

    This story about the South Carolina AFL-CIO President Donna DeWitt beating a piñata with Governor Nikki Haley’s face on it is disgusting. It’s a perfect example of union boss thuggery. To all the good South Carolina cops and teachers and other good union members out there: this is your union dues at work. Are you comfortable with this? Please, good South Carolina union brothers and sisters, demand your union dues be returned to you; demand an apology; quit your disrespectful union if you believe actions like this don’t represent who you really are. Stiffen your spine because you’re better than this. Respectful union members across this great nation: will you condemn or condone this union “leadership” as they give you one helluva name?

    – Sarah Palin

    • DeniseVB says:

      Sarah is so classy. Notice how she didn’t broadbrush smear union members in general, but gave them the power to denounce the behavior. Like we keep begging NOW to do.

      • votermom says:

        Super classy, specially considering that Nikki Haley was deafeningly silent back when the media was calling Sarah a murderer (Tucson).

  23. wmcb says:

    Trouble in Obotland:

  24. wmcb says:

    Let’s call this what it is: weaponized misogyny.

    Like all conservative women, S.E. Cupp is a gender-traitor who needs to be taught a lesson by being sexually degraded and humiliated against her will. It’s a form of rape fantasy, not unlike Playboy’s article that gave conservative women like Michelle Malkin and Laura Ingraham “hate f*ck” ratings.

    And of course, liberalism is an absolute defense against indefensible filth of this kind.

    Sexually objectify a woman because you disagree with her politics? No sweat. You’re a liberal; you’re immune to accusations of sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry. Just ask David Letterman, Bill Maher, and all the other card-carrying liberals forgiven and even applauded by the feminist Left for their dehumanization and sexualization of conservative women. Or ask Hillary Clinton, who discovered during her presidential campaign that even progressive women who get in the way are fair game for liberal-approved sexism.

    Conservatives on Twitter are outraged, and are using the #IStandWithSECupp hashtag to tweet words of support:

  25. wmcb says:

    This is the primary reason why demonizing Romney as the mean scary scary HORROR won’t work:

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