Yes, the spinning, Fllying, Fickle Finger of Fate has stopped, pointing at two co-winners of the dreaded/coveted "Finger" (represented by a statuette of an INDEX finger pointing, being a reprise of the old "Laugh In" award) this week.
The winners this week are certainly deserving, even though you might suspect they are being chosen for their entrie body of work, rather than this week's particular outrage alone. The "Finger" is never completely wrong when it points, alothough you might often quibble whether the particular outrage pointed at by "the Finger" is really the most outrageous in any particular week.
The winners this week were pointed out for "honor" because of related outrages.
Nancy Pelosi: Can you get any more ARROGANT than to assert that YOU will make sure that the Democratic Party choooses a nominee in June. That is what Pelosi did this week, confirming the idea that she wants Obama to be the nominee. However, she also confirmed the idea that she is an arrogant, San Francisco elitist who is interested in power rather than democracy.
In case yoiu had not noticed, the Democratic Conventions is in AUGUST. What "right" does Nacy Pelosi, or anyone else have to demand that superdelegates (and the Party as a whole) "choose" a nominee in JUNE. Neither Obama nor Clinton will have a majority of PLEDGED (elected) delegates going into the convention. Superdelegates do NOT vote until the convention in August. What they say before then is merely INTENT (or opinion), and the media survey of their sentiments is a mere POLL. They CAN CHANGE THEIR MINDS. There is no real reason for Hillary Clinton not to stay in this race until the superdelegates actually VOTE. Barack Obama is shooting himself in the foot almost every day, and Democrats might finally turn against him (not because of principle, but because POWER is what they primarily believe in).
How can Nacny Pelosi say that she will "force" a decision in June, when those sacred RULES say that the superdelegates do not VOTE until August, and the convention? She can't. The fact that Hillary Clinton herself often seems to endorse the incorrect idea that the race is OVER when a POLL of superdelegates indicates it is over does not change the ARROGANCE of Nancy Pelosi saying that SHE will make sure the Democrats choose a nominee is JUNE.
Yes, the media gettnig this award includes FOX NEWS (which is getting more and more annoying, as it becomes ever more a part of the mainstream media PROBLEM rather than part of the SOLUTION).
What has the entrie mainstream media, including Fox News, been doing for a solid month? They hafve been LYING. Yes, I am not exaggerating this at all. They have been telling LIES (an extension of the lies they routinely tell about opinion polls and exit polls, which are NOT "news", or facts). You doubt me (oh, you really are a fool!!!)?
You know all of those stories about how Barack Obama was 40, or 50, delegates (superdelegates and pledged delegates combined) from CLINCHING the nomination? Weill, those stories hafe been PROVENT to be LIES today, as sthe Democratic Party Rules Committee voted to count HALF of Florida and Michigan votes. It was always OBVIOUS that Florida and Michigan would be COUNTED in some way, and yet the mainsteream meia has IGNORED that in their count of the delegates needed to win They have continually said that Obama "wins": the nomination if the MEDIA count of his dlelegates, including this poll of superdelegates, reached 2026. That was a LIE, and the media KNEW it was a LIE (at the very least, Florida and Michingan were up in the air, and therefore the media had NO IDEA what number of delegates would be required to "win" the nomiation. That did not stop them from stating, WITH CERTAINTY, that Obama was a certain number of delegates from clinching the nomination (sometimes mentioning Florida and Michigan, only to dismiss them--adopting the Obama line as correct). These were OUTRIGHT LIES. You can't be kind here. These people are LYING to you (as distinguished, for exampler, from this blog, which has consistently told you the real situation).
It is, in fact, a Big Lie (as stated above) that Obama "wins" the nomination when his MEDIA DLEGATE COUNT, or PELOSI DELEGATE COUNT, or HOWARD DEAN DELEGATE COUNT reaches the number needed for the nomination. This may trun out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, because Hillary Clinton herself has not taken my advice and stated this obvious truth. Therefore, it is entirely possible that she will drop out once the MEDIA declares Barack Obama the WINNER.
That does NOT change the fact that it is a LIE to say that Barack Obama has "won" the nomination once the MEDIA COUNT of superdelegate INTENTION puts himover the number needed to win. That number DOES NOT COUNT (as opinon polls DO NOT COUNT). It is ONLY the superdelegate VOTE in August that COUNTS. Even Michigan or Florida could change at the convention, although it may be likely that the Rules Committee compromise will stand.
Did the media even achknowledge that they LIED about the number of votes needed to win. Not that I saw. Fox merely noted that the number had CHANGED, without noting how STUPID the media use of the previous number was.
Nope. Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media deserve thiis award.
Virtual ceremony (without video--use imagination):
Imagine Dick Martin assertively THRUSTING "the Finger" at the camera and saying: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media, this award is for YOU. You DESERVE it.