Friday, March 24, 2006

People in Class Houses

A couple of days ago Yellow Dog Democrat published a post at Illinoize boldly entitled Cegelis Still Has Chance to Show Class.

Sage Observer, a self-described Duckworth supporter, has already addressed how YDD deliberately misused elipses to mischaracterize Christine's concession message. So all I'm going to do is demostrate the proper degree of respect that 6th District Democrats -- or anyone for that matter -- should grant YDD's pronouncements on the subject of "Showing Class." And to do so, I invite you to play this fun game:

See if you can pinpoint the exact moment in Yellow Dog Democrat's 5:15, February 28 posting when he rendered his opinion on all things 6th District and "class" utterly valueless in the eyes of this particular Cegelis supporter.

Did you guess:
S-CAM, you've sunk from mere flakking for your candidate to bald-faced hypocrisy.
Nope. Y'all know it takes more than mere insults and name-calling to get under my skin.

Did you guess it was his bizarre accusation that Cegelis supporters are tools of the GOP:
And you know the Cegelis campaign is desperate when they are quoting the National Republican Committee. *** Republicans are scared of Duckworth, and they've got S-CAM and the whole Cegelis crew out there doing their dirty work for them.
Nah. The idea that the relative weaknesses of the Democratic candidates were not apparent to the Republican party and that Tammy Duckworth would suddenly become invincible if only Cegelis supporters would go away is just too absurd to get bent out of shape over.

So, did you guess that it was when he laid the ground work for his blame-Cegelis theme with this line:
You know Cegelis can't win this March, but in order to make your point, you're doing everything you can to help Roskam in November, all in the hopes that on Election Day in November, you'll be able to say "I told you so."
Not there either. That sentence is based on waaaaaay too many false premises to be taken seriously by anyone with an interest in the fate of the 6th District.

Instead, I withheld judgement on YDD's "classiness" until the last paragraph of his post. It was only then that this 6th District Democrat lost all respect for YDD's opinions on "showing class":
The jokes on you though, S-CAM. If you think the DCCC is going to back Cegelis in 2008 if Roskam wins, you're crazier than Roskam. The DCCC just needs to pick up seats - they don't care if the seat is in Illinois or New Jersey or New Mexico. You'll be stuck with Roskam for a couple decades, and you'll deserve every minute of it.
So, friends and neighbors, I guess you'll have to pardon me if I don't think Yellow Dog Democrat is in any position to lecture Christine Cegelis on how to be "show class".

4 comments:

Jonathan Kelley said...

honestly, between Baar and YDD, I have no idea why you're giving Illinoize your time and/or energy. SCHMUCKS!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jakester. You should post over at SbC. That's the up and comming Illinois blog. And you wouldn't have to put up with YDD and Bill and Rich pontificating on why you and all the rest of the unwashed massed are an idiot all the time.

Amy Allen said...

The idea that the relative weaknesses of the Democratic candidates were not apparent to the Republican party and that Tammy Duckworth would suddenly become invincible if only Cegelis supporters would go away is just too absurd to get bent out of shape over.
No one thinks that. But, what in her recent refusal to endorse Duckworth leads you to believe that your candidate has class? (Even in her concession statement, Cegelis said, "I..wish[ed] her good luck, because she's going to need it.) She's within her rights to be unhappy, but this snit is taking it too far.

So-Called Austin Mayor said...

Amy,

I am not suggesting that Christine either should or should not endorse the Duckworth campaign. I am merely attempting to demonstrate that Yellow Dog Democrat is in no position to judge anyone on issues of classy behavior.

Sorry about the confusion.

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