So that’s Senate Candidate Alvin Greene on Olbermann the other night. Wow. Ooookay.
Let’s get a few things straight. Yes, he’s obviously unprepared. One could argue he’s mentally disabled, I guess. So how did he get to be candidate for Senate in South Carolina?
First, let’s go thru the conspiracy theory that he’s a Republican plant.
Let’s assume he’s a plant. So, the GOP put this guy out there, hoping he’d get the nomination. Did the Republicans send him any money? No. Did they vote for him? No. Do the moronic Republicans even seem capable of pulling something like this off? No. The theory just doesn’t wash on any level at all.
The far more plausible theory is, is that democrat voters are mindless robots. His name was top on the ballot, given that there was no incumbent on the Democrat side. Lazy voters just picked the first name they saw and went with it. That is far more plausible than a Republican plant (and it’s not even the first time it has happened). It’s something Democrats obviously don’t want to hear – but that’s normal for them . Coming to terms with reality has never been their strong point.
So, in that light, let’s think about Clyburn’s call for an investigation into the vote. The exact same people who voted for Greene voted for Clyburn – especially in the primary. So are both results questionable, or is just Greene’s? Are Democrats in SC simply not capable of voting properly? If so, should Clyburn’s election also be put into doubt?
Let’s take it even further. What’s so bad about Greene? He says he’s a lifelong Democrat. One would presume he’d be a reliable vote for anything he’s told to vote for. Seems to me, he’s exactly what Democrats want up there. How is he different than, say, John Kerry? Or Al Franken? His voting record would probably be near identical to theirs. He’s a perfect fit into the caucus. Just another nameless/faceless automaton in the Senate – voting for whatever he’s told to vote for. He’s the perfect distillation of what the Democrats want – mindless, obedient, reliable, no ambition. How is he any different than, say, Cynthia McKinney? Or Maxine Waters?
Really, does it scare them that the logical conclusion of their beliefs is people like Alvin Greene? Or is it that they just don’t want him to the face of it? Why do they tolerate people like Maxine Waters? or Cynthia McKinney?
Final thought on the Olbermann interview. Did Greene really say anything more stupid than what Olbermann says on a nightly basis? Or Maddow? Or Leg Thrill Matthews?