Liberal Bloggers Accuse Obama of Trying to Win Election

The Borowitz Report

Nominee Called Traitor to Democrats’ Losing Tradition

The liberal blogosphere was aflame today with new accusations that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) is trying to win the 2008 presidential election.

Suspicions about Sen. Obama’s true motives have been building over the past few weeks, but not until today have the bloggers called him out for betraying the Democratic Party’s losing tradition.

“Barack Obama seems to be making a very calculated attempt to win over 270 electoral votes,” wrote liberal blogger Carol Foyler at, a blog read by a half-dozen other liberal bloggers. “He must be stopped.”

But those comments were not nearly as strident as those of Tracy Klugian, whose blog has backed unsuccessful Democratic candidates since 2000.

“Increasingly, Barack Obama’s message is becoming more accessible, appealing, and yes, potentially successful,” he wrote. “Any Democrat who voted for Dukakis, Mondale or Kerry should regard this as a betrayal.”

Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said that he was “sympathetic” to the concerns of bloggers who worry that their nominee seems stubbornly bent on winning the election, but he warned them that the DNC’s “hands are tied.”

“If Sen. Obama is really determined to win, I don’t think any of us can talk him out of it,” Mr. Dean said.

Liberal bloggers said that they would be watching Sen. Obama’s vice-presidential selection process “very closely” for signs that he is plotting to win the election.

“Barack Obama still has a chance to pick someone disastrous as a sign that he wants to lose this thing,” Ms. Foyler wrote. “If not, he should brace himself for some really mean blog posts.”

This is SATIRE..

6 thoughts on “Liberal Bloggers Accuse Obama of Trying to Win Election

  1. And funny!

    We’ll see if the reichwing can throw enough shit on the walls to make any of it stick, or if they’re just going to have Rove come and lick it clean.

  2. “Increasingly, Barack Obama’s message is becoming more accessible, appealing, and yes, potentially successful,”

    FISA Bill support, gun control, waffling about Iraq now that the “talking point” is that the surge is working…

    … which of these is more appealing?

    And as far as “successful” is concerned, just how well did this “move to the center to attract the midcdle of the road voters” work for Gore and Kerry?

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