Copacabana–From Hawaii to Havana

With apologies to Barry Manilow, who should himself apologize for so many reasons, I bring you the 2008 political version of the Copacabana, from Hawaii to Wisconsin to Havana.

Supporters of Hillary…

They yelled “You go, girl!”

Oh she of ever changing hair,

and not an ounce of flair…

She would meander…

and cackle “ha-ha!”

and while she tried to be a star

Obama came in from afar

He commanded a crowded floor

And Oprah added more

They were young, hip, and attractive

Who could ask for more?

It was pure Oprah…

and Obamamania…

From Hawaii to Wisconsin to Havana…

Obama reached out…

Hill hates republicans…

Barack inspired passion,

Hill was out of fashion…


Hill lost the love…

His name was Fidel…

He ruled an Island…

Decrepit in his chair

He saw Hillary standing there

When she finished…

He called her over…

2 socialists in love…

Until hubby Bill took off the gloves…

And then the punches flew…

Chairs were smashed in two…

One man collapsed from boredom upon the floor…

But who bored who?

Not Oprah…

Or Obama…

They were hot from Honolulu to Havana…


had swept Wisconsin

Barack brought more passion

Hill fell further out of fashion


She lost more love

Her name was Hillary…

They once screamed “You go, girl!”

But that was many years ago

When she and Bill ran the show

There is still dancing…

but not for Hillary

Fading like Fidel…

Her dreams have gone to hell…

She’s now even more unkind

She beats Bill till he’s blind

She lost her youth,

She lost the election,

Now she’s lost her mind

Because Oprah…

and Obama…

Are off to Texas and Ohio with momentum

They worry about John McCain…

and the General Election Campaign…

Heroism vs passion…

Both gave Hill a smashing…

Yet she learned nothing…

2012 with love…

Ok folks, I admit it. I have some serious screws loose.

I guess I am just giddy. First the New England Patriots lose.

Then Fidel Castro leaves not with a bang, but with a whimper, in the form of a note, most likely one spelled badly.

Anything truly is possible. I truly still believe Hillary will somehow find a way at the 11th hour to steal…

You know what? Never mind. I will declare today an optimism only zone.

Thank you Hawaii, Wisconsin and Havana. The world is three small steps closer to being a better place today than it was yesterday.

Despots do not go gently into that good night. They hang on by their fingernails, dragged from the world stage kicking and screaming.

Yet lord willing, get dragged away they will. Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton are not gone.

Yet slowly, ever so slowly, they might just might be on the verge of leaving.

Hillary is right that Obama is an empty suit, but it is a likable suit that looks nice. Unfortunately for her, she is an empty suit that is unlikable. She will hopefully soon be confined to wherever people keep leisure suits. Perhaps she can wear one while playing shuffleboard at some political retirement home, far away from Washington, DC.

The 2008 race for the democratic nomination and the right to get trounced by republican John McCain continues. He is one tough hombre. It would be fitting if the old war hero outlasts the Cuban cancer that bedeviled 10 previous U.S. Presidents.

(quick election update…with 8% in Hawaii, Obama led 77 to 23%. More importantly, Hillary had exactly 666 votes. I could not make that up if I tried)

The old warhorse will prosper, while Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton will get lost once and for all.

At the risk of plagiarizing Barack Obama, or perhaps Deval Patrick, on this issue…

I have hope.


13 Responses to “Copacabana–From Hawaii to Havana”

  1. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Dude, next time you write a parody, you gotta commit! :)

  2. micky says:

    Paradise is nice. No doubt its one of the most beautiful places on earth.
    But I’ve always complained about how backasswards things are done here.
    Basic infrastructure, commerce, government, etc. Its embaressing sometimes.
    But last night took the cake.
    After seeing how large voter turn outs have been during all the other primaries you would think these guys would of gotten the heads up, or even a clue.
    Instead we had thousands of people standing in line .

    Heres the local stations take on this mess.

    “HONOLULU (KHNL) – It was definitely a night of mixed reactions. While thousands voted in Tuesday night’s Democratic caucus, the long lines and confusion forced many others to turn around and head home.

    It can only be described as an event. Thousands across the state turning out in droves to vote for either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.

    At Manoa Elementary, a capacity crowd came out to share their presidential pick.

    It was definitely a chaotic night, but people who called our KHNL newsroom reported that things were even crazier at other precincts.

    In fact, we were told that in Heeia, a fist fight broke out amongst frustrated voters.

    And many other caucus sites reportedly ran out of materials for caucus goers.

    We had many people tell us they simply gave up, after waiting in line for hours.

    And at Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki it was the same story: a huge amount of people turned out and the line snaked around the school.

    Many Hawaii caucus goers definitely had their patience tested, as they waited for hours just to participate.

    Go to the link and see the pic.

    What they dont report in this story is that the voters had to use SCRATCH PAPER BALLOTS !!!

  3. deaconblue says:

    A fist fight at a Democrat’s polling place? Aren’t they supposed to be the party of peace, love, and non-violence? Too funny.

  4. micky says:

    Its O.K. deacon.
    It was for the greater good.

  5. deaconblue says:

    Ahhh, I see. It was a “heated discussion” about hope versus change. So who won? And will there be a rematch? Vegas odds?

  6. micky says:

    Whats really funny ( maybe scary) is that around 9:30 pm Hawaii time I looked at my screen and it showed the results at 10% of precincts in.
    It said Hillary 666
    Obama 2538

  7. ROTFLMAO! That was priceless.



  8. micky says:

    they both got locked up.

  9. deaconblue says:

    So, much like their candidates, no clear resolution then. What was Tip O’Niell’s adage? All politics is local politics?

    Someone should do a YouTube video where they boil down the entire Obama-Clinton race into this fist fight.

    Was it at least an entertaining fight?

  10. Jersey McJones says:

    I’m eagerly waiting for Eric to get on this new NYT/McCain story…


  11. Jersey McJones says:

    Yeah, ya’ know, I haven’t been able to wrap my head around it. Either there was some kind of illicit quid pro quo or there wasn’t. I don’t understand why they ran the story without having that figured out.

    I know it was looked into in the past, and no provable qiud pro quo was apparent then. The closest reference we have is the Keating Five scandal. The common take on this was that Keating went to McCain and John Glenn because they were up-and-coming new political stars in the Senate – and American heroes – to use them for the appearance of propriety. Both McCain and Glenn basically admitted to being innocent patsies, but their reputations still carry an understandable tarnish. It was a bipartisan scandal, and so my take has always been that they were all let off a little easy because the scandal involved was bigger than Lincoln S&L, touching so many people that it was quashed: It was a reputational M.A.D. scenario, so no one acted.

    So, I don’t know what to make of this, and I still don’t understand why they ran the story without the quid pro quo allegation, or something – anything! – of more substance. I don’t care about the sex angle. I just want to know if Mr Clean is really clean.


  12. micky says:

    Well, I think the Keating thing is separate from this thin and unsubstantiated sensationlism being driven by the times. The story was ready in Dec, But no one could really make anything definate of it , including the republic rag. It was a race of sorts. If it didnt get published there would of been heat from the left. If it did get published there would be heat from the right.
    I think the times pacified the left on this one. Just as McCain starts to get a lead, this happens.
    Things that make you go hmmm.

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