March 14, 2008

Calling All Pennsylvania Republicans

It's time to change your affiliation to Democrat.

Yes, you heard right. The benefits of voting in the PA primary for SWMNBN are priceless. BullDogPundit explains why. And here's a nice long-term one I hadn't even thought of:

Say what you will about Obama but he just doesn’t have supporters - he has followers that think he is the second coming. He’s leading a movement. He’s also got a lot of new people, especially young ones, involved in politics, and perhaps for the first time the youth vote might actually show up to help him.

If these followers, especially the young ones, see that party bosses are the ones that give the nomination to Hillary they are going to be furious. Actually, “furious” might be too mild of a word. But whatever it is, many of them will be so steamed they will not vote for Hillary. They won’t vote for McCain either, but they weren’t going to anyway. They’ll just stay home.

Also, don’t discount the fact that the first political memory many of these people will have is that the Democrat party screwed them, and unlike Elliot Spitzer, didn’t even pay them for the privilege. That’s a wound that won’t heal soon, if at all. Of course, like many young people do, they will grow up, see what the real world is like, realize the folly of their ways, and become Republicans. But they will always have a visceral reaction to the Democrats. That’s good for the GOP in the long run.

Go read the other reasons here. Well thought-out stuff.

Posted by Gary at March 14, 2008 09:35 AM | TrackBack

Vote for Hillary? Why not just do this instead--it's just as dangerous, but at least you'd only suffer for nine days:

In those days, the amount of uranium necessary to start a chain reaction had been estimated theoretically, but could only be precisely determined through experimentation. Louis Slotkin, a Manhattan Project experimenter from Canada, took the task upon himself. He tinkered with two hemispheres of uranium, each less than critical mass, using screwdrivers to slide them back and forth across a rod. He watched the dial of a neutron counter, which told him when he was getting close to a chain reaction. The experiment was a screw-up waiting to happen.

No two histories agree on the exact date of the accident, but one day Slotkin's screwdriver slipped. The hemispheres came too close, and a chain reaction started inside the laboratory. Neutrons in the mass of uranium sprang out, smashing into other atoms, releasing tremendous amounts of energy. The lab was filled with the electric blue glare of Cerenkov radiation, as gamma rays slammed into air molecules, causing them to glow. The temperature rose several degrees in a fraction of a second. Radiation saturated everything in the room. Slotkin used his bare hand to pull the hemispheres apart, saving the lab and the town while forfeiting his own life.

He was hospitalized instantly, but it was too late. The hydrogen atoms in his body had taken the brunt of the radiation. Within an hour, Slotkin had lost his sense of touch. Gamma rays had penetrated his skin, and had destroyed his sensitive nerve cells first. This was an unexpected gift, because it spared Slotkin the horror of being conscious of his own death -- by the end of the day he had become delirious.

Over the nine days it took Slotkin to die, his hair fell out and the number of white corpuscles in his blood skyrocketed. His skin, both internally and externally, started coming off in layers. To put it simply, his cells lost their differences -- before long, there was no way to distinguish a liver cell from an intestinal cell from a blood cell. When he died, it was determined that the muscles of his heart were nothing but a mass of torn fibers.

Posted by: Pep at March 14, 2008 10:42 AM

I don't know, Gary. I'm all for having fun, but I'm beginning to worry that Barack might be falling apart a little too soon, and that if he continues to show he is mortal, and that his associates are fairly unsavory, the superdelegates might opt for Hillary after all.

I'm beginning to think that it might be almost time to prop up the Obamaessiah just until we make sure Hillary is cooked once and for all.

Either way, it's playing with fire.

Posted by: The Abbot at March 14, 2008 12:27 PM

And another reason:
Barack Obama chose a racist as his spiritual advisor. So much for ending divisiveness.

Posted by: rbj at March 14, 2008 01:55 PM