ALAMOBAMA

The ABC’s Tracey Bowden compares Hillary Clinton’s struggle against Barack Obama to … well, read for yourself:

It’s hard to resist references to the final stand at the Alamo in 1836, during the fight for Texan independence. It’s remembered as a heroic struggle against impossible odds.

What a very odd thing to say. Everybody knows that Obama is always the guy getting shot, not doing the shooting.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/28/2008 at 12:59 PM
    1. It’s hard to resist references to the final stand at the Alamo

      And we all know how that turned out.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 02 28 at 01:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Geez, Dave, if you’re going to make the best comment, at least save it for later on; now we’ve got nowhere to go.

      I laughed at this line from “Man [sic] Present at Clinton Rally”: “She’s a mother, she’s a sister, she’s a friend, so we need to vote for mamma not Obama.” Looks like the apron strings are tied to that fellow’s balls, with very little slack.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 28 at 01:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. …we need to vote for mamma not Obama…

      Is this a ‘Yo mama’ joke thread?

      Posted by Villeurbanne on 2008 02 28 at 01:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. But… wasn’t Santa Anna (Obama, I guess?) defeated by Sam Houston as a nearly direct result of that fight?  It gave Houston the time to collect his troops and information and win the Texas Revolution.  So… this person is saying that McCain is going to win, I guess.  These stupid metaphors are always so confusing.

      Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2008 02 28 at 02:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Everybody knows that Obama is always the guy getting shot, not doing the shooting.

      Well, this reference does get His Nibs™ tied to the Hispanics, whose ancestors massacared the Alamo defenders.  That’s worth a few votes, surely.

      However, Tracy Bowden needs to read up on her American history:  Santa Ann’s Mexican forces were pwned by the Texans in an 18 minute battle a few weeks after the Alamo.

      Analogies are funny things, y’know.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 02 28 at 02:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Heh!  I see that you and I were thinking the same way, Mike.  I was just tardy.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 02 28 at 02:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wait, Obama has a wooden leg?

      Posted by chunt31854 on 2008 02 28 at 03:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. At least they haven’t come out with some lame Waterloo reference.  Yet.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 28 at 04:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. This is my theory for the sudden drop in global temperatures.  I believe that global warming is caused by head titling.  The more head titlers, the more compassionate waves leak into the biospehere, the higher the temperature.

      From 2001-November of 2006, there was a world wide epidemic of head titling, due to the election and continued presidency of George Bush (aka, Chimpy McHalliburtonhitler).

      Head titling went into decline following Nancy Pelosi’s leadership begining in January of 2007.

      Then in late 2007, early 2008, head titling went into steep decline as Barack Obama looked to get elected president.  Now the head titlers were giving power fists and flying Che flags (it is a little known scientific fact that Che flags have the effect of pulling compssionate waves out of the air).

      This has reveresed global warming.

      So can we fix it?  YES, WE CAN!

      Posted by Room 237 on 2008 02 28 at 05:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. From lead pipe cinch to fighting impossible odds in just over six months. Truly, Hillary Clinton is a force to be reckoned with.

      Posted by charles austin on 2008 02 28 at 05:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tracy Bowden is obviously fantasizing about a Feminist Queendom in ol’ California.  Just imagine an Amazhornia.
      Anyone got names for the same in Texas?  I’m sure you can.  -say Galtex?

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 02 28 at 05:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. She flew all that way just to interview people. Couldn’t she have done that from here? Where’s the added value?

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 28 at 07:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. This is absolutely the dumbest comment I have heard. What a complete & total maroon. And they pay her for this drivel?

      Tracey is so lucky to live in the world of the 21st Century, with all the marvels of technology & society we’ve built…cuz she’d never survive a rougher world. Bint would be eaten by coyotes & buzzards in the first hour.

      Just goes to show that we’ve created a world where “Survival of the Fittest” no longer applies.

      Posted by KC on 2008 02 28 at 10:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Bint would be eaten by coyotes & buzzards in the first hour.

      I’m not so sure about that, KC.  Coyotes and buzzards have better taste than that.

      More like, she’d die of starvation, and become worm food.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 02 29 at 01:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. There’s an explanation. Tracy comes from a highly creative family. Her father, Don Bowden, was a visual arts genius and a regular performer on TV in Adelaide. He’d give powerful, motivational speeches encouraging viewers to avail themselves of transport devices of the highest quality, which only he could arrange. He’d don boxing gloves and allude to “knockout prices”.

      A background like that is sure to massage the imagination.

      Posted by Henry boy on 2008 02 29 at 02:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sensible Swim, that sounds much like ‘Cal Worthington and His Dog, Spot’ commercials in the Los Angeles viewing area (we got ‘em in San Diego AND long time ago when I lived in New Mexico). He also sold used cars. “Visually Creative” would just about cover it, thanks!

      Posted by KC on 2008 02 29 at 05:45 PM • permalink

 

  1. T_R_JS – you’re right…better taste AND useful in the grand scheme of things. Though also useful, worms eat what comes their way.

    Posted by KC on 2008 02 29 at 06:30 PM • permalink