It may not be getting the same press as Mitt Romney's battle for the GOP nomination, but Barack Obama's got a primary of his own to win.
I don't know what it is, but Barack Obama must have done something to Oklahoma at some point that they found really offensive. Like, successfully campaign to become president.
You know, something really offensive…
With 98 percent of [Oklahoma] precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 57 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 43 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist and Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry who received 18 percent of the vote.
According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Terry beat Obama in 12 counties, mostly in western Oklahoma. Terry acknowledges he can't win the presidency but says he hopes to cause Obama's defeat in the fall.
Oh, man! I just just know this is going to end up being a brokered Democratic convention. If that happens, it'll be a tough time for the party. But it seems to me the only smart thing to do is throw our support behind boot-headed performance artist Vermin Supreme. He really represents a lot of what the Democratic Party stands for.
Speaking of which, I'll bet Dennis Kucinich might just be available.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Primaries, Randall Terry, Vermin Supreme
Right-Wing Anti-Abortion Activists Plan to "Burn, Hang or Beat" Sen. Lindsey Graham for "Fun" "Comedy"
It's Randall Terry — founder of the conservative anti-abortion group Operation Rescue — and he is hopping mad at South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham for voting in favor of vehement baby killer Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.
How hopping mad is he? This hopping mad…
First of all, I think it's important to commend Mr. Terry on his decision to stand directly in front of the Chicken Man while delivering his heartfelt plea to be taken seriously on this serious issue. ("Okay, Mr. Terry, where should we set up? We literally have an infinite number of camera positions to choose from… Oh, right here? That is exactly what I was going to suggest.")
Second of all…
“We are either going to burn, hang or beat Senator Lindsey Graham in effigy. And we're going to make comedy out of it, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
Oh, so they're going to "make comedy" out of a make-believe public murdering of a U.S. politician? Why, that does sound like "a lot of fun"! Yay! Although his assurances concerning the jocularity of the fantasy hate crime does seem a tad unnecessary. When have you ever been to a pretend brutal execution that wasn't uproariously hilarious family entertainment? Yippee!!!
Hey, if you're going to this "fun" "comedy" event, make sure to pack a picnic basket and bring the kids! And get ready for a nooseful of laffs!
Update: Some photos from today's burning/hanging/beating have already popped up. Wheeeeeeeeeee!!!!
Tags: Abortion, Elena Kagan, Lindsey Graham, Randall Terry, Senate, South Carolina, Supreme Court
The other day I falsely reported that the person most responsible for recent acts of extreme right-wing terrorism is Charles Darwin. That was a regrettable mistake, and I apologize for my shoddy journalism.
Obviously, the person responsible is Barack Obama, as anti-abortion activist Randall Terry was kind enough to point out…
In response to a follow up question from The Washington Independent's Dave Weigel about the correlation between violent right wing extremism and Democratic administrations, Terry recalled a quote, which he believed to have originated with either Robert or John F. Kennedy:
"When you make peaceful protest impossible, you make violent protest inevitable," adding, "I can promise you this — there is visceral contempt for this administration," in the pro-life community.
Terry also predicted that all the jackals who write for the Internet — like me — would use all of our powers of obfuscations to somehow draw a link between a guy who murdered a doctor and a guy who murdered a security guard…
"Let me preempt all the bloggers in the world, OK. Here's where the bloggers are going to head… The white supremacists and the pro-lifers really are terrorists. Just like that paper from Homeland Security said. They're going to try to lump pro-lifers with this lunatic man who walked in and killed this fine security guard… The bloggers are gonna make–trust me — I'll bet my last dollar. I'll give you a thousand-to-one odds on a dollar bet.
Obviously, those two incidents were completely different. One is an example of a killing in the name of a strongly-held belief that runs in opposition to the law, and the other is a killing in the name of something Randall Terry believes.
Apples and oranges.
Tags: Abortion, James von Brunn, Racism, Randall Terry, Scott Roeder, Terrorism