Dear Conservatives: Don’t Go There

(I found the cartoon above at Legal Insurrection.)

Dear Conservatives:

I am a liberal who is still a registered Democrat. I realize that you guys are stinging from this Todd Akin flap and the Democratic party’s “war on women” meme. I don’t believe that your party hates women.

In your desire to push back against the Democrats I see some of you bringing up Bill Clinton. I urge you for your own good – don’t go there.

I realize he’s not one of your favorite people but the last time you went after him it cost you two House Speakers and he ended up more popular than when you started. Bill and Hillary Clinton are currently the two most popular politicians in the country.

More importantly, the Clintons have a very loyal fan base that despises Barack Obama and the current Democratic leadership. (Most of us believe that Bill Clinton shares our feelings.) Many Clinton fans (like myself) voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin four years ago. Some of us will be supporting Mitt Romney this year.

If you start attacking the Big Dawg you run the risk of alienating these Clinton Democrats. There are plenty of sleazy Democrats you can go after instead, like Ted Kennedy, John Edwards and Anthony Weiner.

Keep your eyes on the prize and the best of luck this November.

The Klown

Captain Spaulding

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59 Responses to Dear Conservatives: Don’t Go There

  1. insanelysane says:

    It’s funny how that works.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    Ruh Roh! Major dogwhistle alert:

    “President Obama, bless his heart, has tried to substitute government for free people, and it has not worked.” – Mitt Romney

  3. DandyTiger says:

    They can’t help themselves. If they don’t fuck this up, they may win. But just like Obots, they do live in a bubble. Even so, I fully expect them to self destruct within two years after, if not before. Both parties are the same for that. It all goes to their head, and they think they do anything.

      • Was just seeing the new meme “rapeublicans” popping up on FB. This could stick.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Legitimate Rapeublicans? 🙂

          Seriously, what idiots. Though I think that like other derogatory versions of the R party name and the D party name tend to stick only within the tribe. People outside of those tribes look at that as childish, which it is.

        • angienc says:

          It will only stick with the morons who were going to vote or who were looking for an excuse to vote for Obama anyway.

          Because, ya know some obviously delusional moron in MO who probably will not even get his grandmother’s vote now totally eclipses all the sexist & misogynistic crap Obama pulled against Hillary & Palin.

    • freespirit says:

      Ain’t that the truth.

      I would only say that I don’t think the far Right considers women equal. They may respect women, as you said – but not in the way two equals respect each other. Evangelicals, especially, believe men are to be the head of everything – while the woman plays a supporting role. They’ll respect her big time, until she steps out of that stereotypical role.

      Great advice regarding Big Dawg. Plus, the Republicans can’t cast too many stones – there has been some inappropriate sexual conduct by members of their own party.

  4. cj says:

    Good advice. Even Hannity gets it. Sometimes he just can’t help himself & goes for the usual clichéd swipe, but lately he’s been using BC very effectively to go after the One.

  5. Lulu says:

    Jealousy rears its ugly head yet again. I used to say to Republicans ragging on Bill “Why are you so jealous of a poor boy from Arkansas? Could it be that he is smarter, more charming, works harder and women love him? Stop demeaning yourself. It is unbecoming.” It shuts them up every time.

  6. TorchWood says:

    What The Klown said!!!!

    We are still bitter, stilling clinging and definitely watching.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    I saw that cartoon earlier on L.I. and cringed before I thought about it as a good editorial cartoon makes you think. The DNC has been tooting it’s big Pro-Woman theme for their convention because they want us to know Republicans hate women and want to control their vaginas, right? Bill as keynote speaker is already upstaging Obama just by being the better, more charismatic person and former President. So doesn’t “keynote” set the theme? That’s when I chuckled, not that ya can’t keep that Big Dawg on the porch, but the hypocrisy that is Obama and the New Dems. Besides, the Obama 2008 team was a lot harder on the Clintons than the conservative side has been since.

    I wanted Cory Booker to speak, he’s Dem Party’s future and he was shut out. I joined a Draft Russ Feingold group to primary Obama in ’10 after the Republican massacre in the House. Then I wanted Booker as his VP. Both have been clinging to the rear axel under Obama’s bus ever since they became more likable than President Crankypants.

    I look forward to Bill’s speech, with hopes he’ll surprise us all …. and endorse Romney-Ryan 😀

  8. What they need to understand is… the folks who would like this cartoon are already going to vote GOP.

    Those who are turned off by it are still on the fence. (Except, of course, the ones who hate Bill and love Obie.)

  9. Fair. Though even picking on Bill wouldn’t sway me at this point. Thanks for the linky love! And glad I don’t have to brainstorm a post now.

    Been going since 6:00 this morning, and will go until 11:00 tonight. I’m tired. But I do have some very happy students. 🙂

  10. votermom says:


    • DandyTiger says:

      Should we start calling him Bendover Biden then?

      • DeniseVB says:

        Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but Biden was my first pick for 2008. I think it was the Cspan event covering his speech with a LGBT group, only 4 showed up, so he left his podium position to just sit with them and chatted for over an hour. Go Cspan 🙂 Goodness knows why this moth moved to the Edwards light. Man, that guy could talk an owl down from a tree (h/t Bill Clinton)

  11. Republicans, listen up, don’t make the Big Dawg look bad. We are vigilant and we will fight back. So will Bill and he’s got the prime TV spot coming up. Do. Not. Go. There.

  12. HELENK says:

    Bill CLinton is one of the smartest presidents we have ever had. The democratic party shafted him and Hillary. His thinking with the wrong head did a lot of damage to him and Hillary.
    I would still rather have him at the head of the democratic party then what is there now.
    He knew enough to work with others to get problems brought to the table and worked on.
    Believe it or not , I think the republicans have more respect for Bill Clinton than the democrats do.
    The democrats are still mad at the wasted oportunities of the smartest man in the room doing dumb things

  13. Karma says:

    Do you want to ask a question of Rep Jeff Denham? I’m on a townhall meeting/phone call and might be able to get the question to him. They were asking for questions.

  14. HELENK says:

    democratic child molester who at first said he would stay in race now says he will not continue to run for office

  15. JohnSmart says:

    This post is very very smart.

  16. angienc says:

    I love Bill despite his flaws, not because of them. For me, it was always a matter of his personal life (not my business) v. his professional life (very much my business). I have no problem separating the two.

    IMO, the problem with this cartoon is that it is using Bill’s personal life to try to point out the Dems’ hypocrisy of having him to deliver their “GOP War on Women” theme of the DNC convention when that isn’t the real hypocrisy. The real hypocrisy by the Dems is that in 2008 they all lined up, to a one, to trash Hillary because of Bill’s personal life so that they could pretend Obama was the “better choice.” Remember Chris Matthews “The only reason Hillary won her senate seat is because her husband cheated on her” line? Because I do and there are numerous other examples of the Obamacons dragging Bill’s personal life to the forefront in 2008 and now they are turning around and using him to give them cover in their b.s. “Republicans Hate Women” meme. They have no more respect for Bill Clinton and they have no more respect for women than anyone on the right does. And that’s why the Dems’ having Bill give the keynote address at this year’s convention is hypocritical of them. The cartoon completely misses that.

    • angienc says:

      PS — BTW, the opposition party ragging on the other party’s candidate is to be expected, IMO, so the GOP ragging on Bill isn’t that bothersome to me in the first place. It is the Dems’ ragging on Bill that *really* pisses me off. YMMV.

      • insanelysane says:

        A double honk! One for the thread leader and then another for:
        ((( It is the Dems’ ragging on Bill that *really* pisses me off. )))

        and I might add …ragging on Hillary in 08.
        I will never forgive them for it and cherish when the DEM callers ring me up for a donation/chat.
        Oh I give them a chat!

  17. HELENK says:

    from the smartest man in the room to this

  18. HELENK says:

    akin in Tampa meeting with the Counsel for National Policy. A group of conservatives and evangelicals

  19. Oswald says:

    Lab tech parties with escaped monkeys
    University employee found with pants down, monkeys roaming free

    Dandy Tiger better have an alibi

  20. BTW, Myiq, I’m having great fun tonight watching the progoshere react to the Like a Boss article. Wonkette says the author called Obama “gay” with the fallopian tubes comment and used the term “‘tarded” to describe the whole piece, while taking offense at the offensive put downs in it. Hilarious!

  21. Oswald says:

    Is “Chuck Thompson” a sockpuppet of Riverdaughter? Because I think she wrote a book:

    On the first page, the author wonders why the American electoral system must be “held hostage by a coalition of bought-and-paid-for political swamp scum from the most uneducated, morbidly obese, racist, morally indigent, xenophobic, socially stunted, and generally ass-backwards part of the country.” You expect him to let up, to turn the argument around, to look at the other side of question. But he never does. For more than 300 pages, Mr. Thompson travels through the South observing customs, outlooks and people and subjecting them to an unremitting stream of denunciations.

    “A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession,” says the subtitle. Although Mr. Thompson tries hard (often too hard) to be funny, he doesn’t seem to be joking about secession: He really does want the U.S. to be rid of the South.

    • angienc says:

      From AoS:

      But the best summary is from this review blurb on the Amazon page:

      “Thank you for the copy of Better Off Without ‘Em, but I’m afraid it’s New York and San Francisco that I think should secede.”

      – P.J. O’Rourke

    • DandyTiger says:

      Ah yes, geographic tribalism. Just like party tribalism, if you stay in your safe little bubble and only tune in the echo chamber of hating the other, and making the other out to be the boogieman, then this is the crap you get. So pathetic.

    • angienc says:

      Hey, Oswald — remember that “FBI investigates Rep. congressmen skinny dipping” story that we were wondering what illegal activity, exactly, they were investigating? Turns out they weren’t per the WSJ:

      FBI Wasn’t Investigating Skinny Dipping in Israel …

      Politico reported Monday that several lawmakers went swimming – including Rep. Kevin Yoder (R., Kan.), sans clothing — after a long night of drinking, and that the FBI investigated the matter, though it did not specify what exactly the agency had examined. …

      Numerous congressional ethics-law experts interviewed Monday said the FBI does not care if lawmakers swim naked and that the investigation must be a matter under the agency’s jurisdiction. ‘Last time I checked, skinny dipping anywhere, including a foreign country, is not a federal crime,’ said Jan Baran, head of the election law group at Wiley Rein LLP.

      The person familiar with the investigation said the FBI came across details of the swimming incident while examining the Israel trip and a trip Rep. Grimm made afterward to Cyprus, but that the swimming incident wasn’t relevant to the probe.

      Link to full story:

  22. DandyTiger says:

    No wonder Ecuador welcomes Assange. They don’t really care much about rape there. Kind of like Assange defenders and supporters here:

    Talking to reporters on Wednesday in Guayaquil, Correa noted with a disturbingly matter-of-fact air that the sexual assault two women in Sweden accuse Assange of committing against them in 2010 “would not be considered in any case a felony in Latin America.”

    They compare Latin America to pro-lifers like Akin who don’t consider rape real. I wonder if they couldn’t tie what the Ecuador leader said to a recent Republican problem like this, would they have run the story at all.

    • Pips says:

      To me the pro-Assange stance always came across as inseparably connected to an anti-USA sentiment. Ecuadorian government not excluded.

      From the very start it seemed that people didn’t/ couldn’t differentiate between WikiLeaks-the-hacker/leaker-organisation and Assange-the-man so seeing WikiLeaks as a ‘good’ thing – mainly because it exposed the US – they also saw Assange as a ‘good’ person. Neither could possibly be wrong. Ever. Period.

      And subsequently, just like Obama played succesfully into the ‘white liberal guilt’ using the race card, Assange has successfully played into the US-hate by using the victim card.

      And by the by wasn’t his recent balcony scene speech all about the US?

  23. Oswald says:


    Bad Arson Science Frees Mom After Serving 16 Years

    What a nightmare. In 1996, Kristin Bunch was 21, pregnant and living in a mobile home with her three year old. A sudden fire engulfed the trailer, killing her three year old. The police said it was arson and claimed she went into her son’s bedroom, doused it with a liquid accelerant like kerosene or diesel fuel and set it on fire. She was charged and convicted of felony murder and arson and sentenced to 60 years in prison. Arson investigators testified at her trial that burn patterns indicated the fire was arson.

    After 16 years in prison, she was released on bond today pending a retrial, and went home with her jubilant mother and now 16 year old son (whom she gave birth to in prison.) In March, the Indiana Court of Appeals set aside her conviction, finding it was based on invalid, outdated science and the prosecutor had withheld critical evidence at her trial.

  24. votermom says:

    I miss Bill to death but this made me LMAO

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