“You are directed to come in to the party headquarters and explain your comments…”

Nice big tent, Colorado Dems. From Channel 7.

“I think that one of the reasons I got this letter was to intimidate me,” said Millstone. “It sounded very totalitarian. I thought it sounded undemocratic and I was completely shocked.”

Let’s see… Socialized medicine, a civil defense force as large as the Defense Department, “windfall taxes” on industries…

Oh yeah – and THIS!

Can’t wait to see a stadium of people making the same gesture.  Great imagery.

At least it’s a gesture that is perhaps the greatest comic target since, oh, Jimmy Carter.

Does any of this creep you out?

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  1. cologeek says:

    It’s the sign of the donut!

  2. Yokel says:

    Millstone added, “You can’t get unity by telling people to shut up.”

    Yes We Can.

    The Cult of Obama would be hilarious, if it weren’t so creepy.  I, for one, hope someone really tries the Sieg Obama salute on me.  I’ve got a reply that’s quite similar telling him or her exactly what I think of His Royal Highness.

  3. Go Blue says:

    What I find even more creepy, is you three calling Millions of Americans Nazi’s. Something is very wrong with you.  

    • parsingreality says:

      Wow, what an imagination.  I recall a lot of this type of “thinking” from you during the primary, Go Blue. Your imagination is quite vivid.

      Actually, it HAS crossed my mind that the adulation for Obama is probably very similar to the adulation for Hitler.  I’m not saying Obama is Hitler, or evil like Hitler, but the reactions of the masses is surely similar. Non-critical adoration.  Critical of anyone who doesn’t see the light.

      • Go Blue says:

        of a “Sieg Obama” is what exactly?

        Sorry parse, but I don’t care who’s implying it I’m going to call them out on it. Implying that we’re some type Neo-Nazi, blind cult like followers for supporting a candidate is utter bullshit and it’s an insult to millions of Americans.  

        • Yokel says:

          About says it all about Obama supporters.  Don’t shoot the messenger for pointing out it’s not unlike other popular foci of non-critical adoration.  That only further proves said messenger’s point.

          “And ze people love that!” -That Talking SpokeBug.

          • RedGreen says:

            redstate beat me to it, but are you referring to the 25 percent still enthralled with George W. Bush?  

            • Yokel says:

              You won’t find a one of them wholly uncritical of President Bush.  I strongly doubt the same can be said of those call those who are critical of Obama into the Party Headquarters to give them an offer they can’t refuse.

              • RedGreen says:

                You obviously don’t remember the Bush cult of personality from late 2001 until, oh, three years ago this month, when it all started going off the rails. For close to four years, the man could do no wrong. If you can find a more wholly uncritical body in modern American history than the Republican-controlled Congress from 2001-2005, then point it out. Blind adoration.

                • parsingreality says:

                  Candidate 1, (almost) uncritical adoration. Very little political experience.  (Sorry, governor of Texas is not a heavy duty position.  Their constitution keeps it that way.)

                  Candidate 2, uncritical adoration.  Very little political experience.  Two years in the Senate is not depth.

                  At least Candidate 2 has some brains.  Without a doubt, Mensa.

        • parsingreality says:

          Wow, this is the theater of the absurd.

          You may think it’s utter bullshit, but then, you are “one of them” and couldn’t see objectively no matter what.

          As to insulting millions of Americans, if the shoe fits…

          You are the poster child for the Cult of Obama.  And in a different place and time, for another politician receiving adulation beyond logic.  

        • Laughing Boy says:

          Don’t blame me for a completely inappropriate show of ‘unity’.

          Tell me, policy-wise why you like Obama so much.  Maybe I’ll vote for him.

          Don’t tell me what he’s not, and be specific.  I have a particular interest in the war on terror.  He’s pledged to go ‘get’ Bin Laden in Pakistan. How does he plan to do this?

  4. redstateblues says:

    that you are criticizing Obama’s supporters for aesthetic things when, policy-wise, the Bush administration has done more to try to turn this country into a police state than was thought possible.

    However I can’t blame you for the Nazi comparisons–the left already played that card with Bush years ago. It’s fair game now.

    • Yokel says:

      If you’re not careful, the SS will be at your door any minute now…  

      Just like the O-SS was at Ms. Millstone’s.

      • redstateblues says:

        She was a pledged Obama delegate. If she changed he rmind and “didn’t think” she could vote for Obama anymore, then someone else would gladly take her place on the floor of the convention. How did she get elected as a DNC delegate if she was so enthralled with Clinton? Hillary was still in the race at both the Congressional District Conventions and the Stte Convention, so that lady could have tried to have been a Clinton delegate if she wanted to. I have no sympathy for her.

    • parsingreality says:

      …is not how bad the Bush administration is.  

      Stick to the issue.  

  5. Whiskey Lima Juliet says:

    As a matter of fact, she is very much in Hillary’s camp and is very hurt by the process.

    I get it. But her anger is misplaced.  Obama himself has never treated Hillary with any disrespect.  The Clinton’s crossed every line imaginable – but that is over and done with, we have all moved on.

    It is unfortunate that her conversation with another delegate went to the party and it is unfortunate that she chose to elevate it to the press and make their response public.  Once again stating that somehow Barack Obama made this call – he did not.

    However, the team plan (for any team) is to support the team if you want to wear the team uniform.  If you don’t like the team, join the other team – it is pretty simple. I can’t play for the Lakers, tell everyone they suck and that I like the Celtics better and not expect to get called on it.

    Pretty basic.

    • Laughing Boy says:

      If you don’t like the team, join the other team – it is pretty simple.

      Whatever happened to the big tent?

      • cdsmith says:

        they let a lawyer write an email when they should have let a public relations person write it, and then have the lawyer check it.  Aside from that, there’s really no story here.  Someone filed a complaint, which appears to have had no merit; but instead of responding, Millstone chose to try to make a story out of it by going to the media.  And the media, eager to find stories to run about the fractured Democratic party, ate it up.

        The response is quite telling: they wanted to talk to her and had no reason to suspect they would even need to involve the rules committee.  But despite being out peddling her story to the media, she didn’t have time to talk to anybody from the party itself.  Waak clearly points out that the party only sent her a private email, which she then passed along to press, putting it into the public domain.  But Millstone’s claim that this was a message to all Clinton delegates somehow gets reported uncritically… as if it made any sense at all.

        Yeah, there’s something fishy going on here, all right.  It’s, by all appearances, a classic case of publicity trolling and a faux victim complex.

        • Laughing Boy says:

          faux victim complex

          Did you just unintentionally define a large portion of the Democrat party?

          I say “Democrat” instead of “Democratic” only because of the card check bill.  As soon as they renounce (and resemble it), I’ll go back to using Democratic.

  6. rocco says:

    Nope. The word for the remaining 21% is enthralled. It’s the demographic that listens to Caplis, Newman and Caldera, Limbaugh, levin, and Savage.

    Always snarky, sneering and accepting of the red party line.

    Mean instead of intellectually curious. 3 word slogans. Constant straw talking points.

    The mere idea of somebody like Obama offering a different approach, a thinking, pragmatic, realistic, real life, real time look at what’s going on is the antithesis of the ask no questions, don’t doubt “w”‘s “strategery” mindset that got us in this mess in the first place.


    • Laughing Boy says:

      that embodies stadiums full of people saluting someone they love but can’t tell you why?

      No thanks, I’m not really fond of that type of politics.

      What is Obama’s specific proposal to go ‘get’ Bin Laden?  He said he’d do it, what is ‘it’?

      How exactly does Obama expect to justify a windfall profits tax on the energy industry, but not on other industries that make much more marginally?

      Why, if it’s a new kind of politics does he keep changing his stances on some very important issues?

      I think you seem to be embodying the person you’re describing in your post.  I might be wrong, though, so please be more specific in terms of why you like Senator Obama so much.

    • Yokel says:

      Like “Yes We Can?”

      Count yourself Enthralled.

  7. rocco says:

     I’ll play. But one at a time.  

    Get Bin Laden. I’d say the wrong side of the aisle is asking that one. 7 years? At worst, a new administration could only tie that dismal record.

    One option probably not to be used….Hitting another country, a sovereign nation that had nothing to do with Bin Laden. In that it ties our military up, squanders our soldiers and our treasure, and prevents us from credibly calling the Russians “bullies” (oh wait, “w” did that any way) that mistake won’t be made again.

    At any rate, it’s unlikely any strategy (no longer “strategery” after January) will not be given to you for your approval before implemented. But the odds of actually capturing or killing Bin Laden will improve once a new, competent administration not red takes over. First of all, a new administration will not need him as a boogeyman. Secondly, allies alienated by “the decider” will work with us again.

    Any way, there’s a little something for you. I know you’re probably thrilled and enthralled by corsi’s book right now, so answer when you get a chance.  

    • Laughing Boy says:

      I hope his book works, but I have no respect for “truthers”.

      I noticed you whined about Bush but didn’t answer the question about Obama “getting” Bin Laden.  He said it, not me.  What’s his plan?

      • redstateblues says:

        He already told you. Shift the focus from Iraq back to Afghanistan, use the military to strike Al-Qaeda even if it’s over the border with Pakistan. He may or may not “catch” Bin Laden, but he’s sure to try harder than the Bush admin.

        • Laughing Boy says:

          Invade a sovereign nation?  With nukes?

          • Yokel says:

            But we’ll ignore the whole “Pakistan has nukes” thing.

            Osama is worthless.  The centralized command and control structure he had in 2001 is obliterated.  With victory in Iraq destroying the last major al Qaeda operational capability, the war on Islamist terrorism is moving to regional fronts.

            I’d argue that the regional commanders of al Qaeda in the Maghreb and Jemaah Islamiyah are greater threats to US security than Osama bin Laden.

            That’s not to say the Taliban’s not a target to be taken seriously.  It is a significant threat to Afghan and Pakisani security, and must be deal with.  But their local allies in al Qaeda are no longer globally significant, just regionally so.

            • Laughing Boy says:

              I just think it’s the most transparently ridiculous thing Obama’s said.  Total horseshit.  To think that he’s going to do anything that would actually aid the war on terror is pretty ridiculous, and he deserves to be called on it.

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