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I, For One, Am Outraged On Barack Obama’s Behalf!

Evidently, allocating time for Hillary Clinton to speak at the Democratic Convention in Denver is evidence of “white privilege” in action, at least according to Jo Ann Bowman at Blue Oregon:

Since I have been old enough to vote, the primary winner was the winner period. Of course normally the presidential primary winner was a white, male millionaire.

They were not expected to give airtime to the looser. [sic] They were not expected to have their caucus votes counted on the floor. Why have the rules changed since an African American Man has won the nomination?

It appears that Ms. Bowman, in her fit of sputtering outrage, seems to have forgotten Barack Obama’s keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention — even though he wasn’t even a candidate at the time. Why, it’s almost like they give special privileges to prominent members of the Party! Oh, the injustice of it all!

(All of which is not to mention, as Kari Chisholm does in the comments section to Bowman’s post, that primary losers often have prominent speaking roles at conventions.)

  1. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Ha ha, oh my god. Bill, that was ridiculous.

  2. Sakaki says:

    That’s actually an idea.


  3. WWB says:

    Ian, I thought after Schmierbach we resolved never to take all of Spew from a single page ever again. Not that it wasn’t insanely funny.

  4. Ian says:

    As hilariously uninformed as the original post is, the comment section is a fucking goldmine. There’s an entire issue’s worth of Spew to be found on that page.

  5. Vincent says:

    He does seem like a pretty stand-up sort of fellow, I agree. I’m sure he’d be fun to have a few drinks with.

  6. WWB says:

    And I might as well add, I assume that I disagree with most of his political opinions, but Kari is a solid guy. Glad you mentioned his comment.

  7. WWB says:

    “They were not expected to give airtime to the looser.”

    Unfortunately, this reminds me of the most memorable headline from the conventions thus far:

    “With DNC in Mind, City Bans Carrying Urine, Feces”

  8. Sakaki says:

    Jo Ann Bowman is a failure of a Oregon politician. So, taking a word from her is like taking words from Mike Erickson: They mean nothing.

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