Obama Wins Vermont Election, Thanks To Influential Jay-Z Endorsement

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  • Jay-Z's robocall on behalf of Barack Obama: ""Hey, this is Jay-Z. It's time for change, it's time for Barack Obama," Then, "with a slight sigh," he explains the specifics of, you know, how to actually go vote and all that. Obama will win because he's on the side of Jay Hova. [HipHop4Prez]
  • Hillary will win because Obama has been big pimpin' with white sluts, according to an eminent black clergyman. [Wonkette]
  • Obama will win because white sluts think of him as their secret lover. [Salon]
  • Hillary will win because reporters have started asking Obama tough questions. [Wash Post]
  • Obama will win because Hillary makes reporters file stories from the men's bathroom behind the urinals. [Wonkette]
  • Hillary will win because Obama looks like "Curious George." [Drudge Retort]
  • Obama will win because Hillary looks like Daffy Duck. [Slate]
  • Obama will win because he's left-handed. [The Star]
  • Hillary will win because right-wingers are supporting her with "motives both pure and sinister." [Cleveland.com]
  • Obama will win because he has a vast emergency cache of Superdelegates poised to fly out at any minute. [Time]
  • Hillary will win because working out at the gym makes you ugly. [Daily Mail]
  • Obama will win because some idiots will start acting all jubilant and inebriated after being served too much tonic water. [NY Times]
  • Hillary will win because women aren't funny. [Slate]

DISCUSSION

@cheerupsylvia: Cheerup, as Marin said, NO ONE here, Hillary or Obama supporters, would support racism in any form. (Although I do think white people saying they're voting for Obama because having a black president is important—and there are A LOT OF THEM WHO SAY THIS—are annoying in a pumping Jay-Z-ish way.)

You gotta not go over the edge on what a tiny proportion of an already splintered-out 20% of the electorate said on a strangely phrased question on an exit poll.

You also, as Matthew Yglesias did, are conveniently inserting one number as "putting her over the top". You could just as easily say that the 63% of people voting for her health care plan "put her over the top".