Cuntry Roads: She Who Must Not Be Named Wins West Virginia Primary

by Mike on May 13, 2008

in Election 2008,Media Bias,Politics

She Who Must Not Be Named won tonight’s West Virginia Democrat Primary by a landslide. Despite tonight’s lopsided result, little has changed in the race for the other party’s nomination. As was the case before tonight, the primary is essentially over. I mean, she was singing months ago. (I wonder if Barack Obama could name that tune?)

Tonight’s victory actually sheds more light on media bias than it does on the Democrat horse race. Just a few days ago, AFP “reported” on the “fractured” state of the Republican Party, citing primary results showing approximately 25% of Republicans voting for candidates other than McCain as evidence. But that actually begs the question doesn’t it.

If the presumptive Republican candidate winning primaries with 75% of the vote is evidence of a fractured GOP, what does it say about AFP’s favorite party if their presumptive nominee is actually losing primaries even though their race is over? And keep in mind that not only is the Empty Suit still losing primaries despite being the obvious nominee, as of this moment, he’s losing tonight’s primary by the slim margin of 37 points! Yet somehow the narrative is that the GOP is divided. Nice try AFP.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

goodtimepolitics May 14, 2008 at 2:25 am

Did you take this post out of context? I think Hillary is the better of the two and the one that can beat McCain! :)


Mike May 14, 2008 at 7:31 am

Nothing’s out of context. She is more electable, but it doesn’t matter. The primary is over, and the media is applying a different standard to the presumptive GOP nominee than to the presumptive Dem nominee who is still losing primaries.


Ryan May 14, 2008 at 4:05 pm

I agree with Mike’s take on the AFP having two standards.

Here’s my take on what’s been happening over the last six weeks:

SWMNBN has one 3 of 4 contests since Reverend Wright became known to the mainstream. While the party wants her to drop out ASAP, the PEOPLE of that party have declared their intention to voice their opinions through huge protest votes against Obama, thereby continuing this race.

A case of “the people versus the powerful,” I suppose. Where have I heard that one before? John Edwards maybe?


rightonoz May 15, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Hey Mike,

Been out of town and just back.

Just a tip on perhaps different meanings in different countries. Given your standards, I assume you would not have meant it, but in some parts of Australia, the cuntry is used in slang meaning female groups, clubs etc with referal to the obscene slang for female anatomy.

And we thought we spoke the same language!


Mike May 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Um. Oops?


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