Re: Clinton's Cyber-Shotgun Wedding
- From: charles q <q.charles132@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 01:20:23 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 5, 7:05 pm, Ray <R...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:27:32 -0400, trudogg <independ...@xxxxxxxxx>
Tuesday night I understood, first hand, what Michelle Obama meant a
few months ago when she said that, for the first time in a long time
she was proud of her country. Last night, for the first time in years
I was unconditionally proud of my country.
Thinking God Dam America.
This morning the world woke up to learn that one of America's two
parties had nominated a person of color -- a little black, a little
white, a little brown a little like the world itself.
For the first time in a dozen years I didn't have to blush that the
world awaking to learn that my President had been caught in the Oval
Office with his trousers around his knees, or that my President had
authorized torture, or that my president had launched an illegal
imperialist war against a country thousands away that was, while
annoying as hell, no real threat to the US.
It was a very nice, though albeit unfamiliar, feeling. I want more
that. A lot more. It was like someone had just applied a soothing
ointment to a long festering wound.
Then a fly plopped into my ointment.
As I watched Hillary Clinton begin her speech last night I wondered
why she had chosen such an unlikely place, a university basement,
three floors underground. It was the kind of public venue I'd expect
Dick Cheney to select.
Then it became clear. Way down there, under all that concrete and
soil, cell phones could not pick up a signal, Blackberries could not
receive email down there and there were no TV monitors. All of which
meant that the crowd of Hillary supporters, who had assembled hours
earlier, did not know and could not learn that Barack Obama had
already won the Democratic Party's nomination. And that Hillary had
That information blackout insured a lively, rather than subdued,
reception for Hillary's speech. It wasn't that I was surprised that
the Clintons were, as usual, calculating right down to the smallest
detail. I was surprised instead that, even after losing, they were
still at it.
That can mean only one thing; that the Clintons are wired that way.
They could no more change their conniving, calculating, triangulating
ways than a couple of brown bears could learn do their business in a
toilet rather than in the woods.
Hillary refused to concede the obvious last night, or to congratulate
Obama for his win. Because Bill and Hillary don't see concessions as
the honorable or human thing, but rather as just another political
asset to leverage, a payoff to barter, sell or use as a negotiating
To Hillary, only suckers are magnanimous.
Then this morning I learned that Clintonite, Lanny Davis, launched a
website petition for women who want to demand that Obama chose Hillary
as his vice president. Never mind that Lanny Davis is a guy, his web
site is called "Women For Fair Politics,"
He wants women to flock to his web site and sign the petition
demanding that Obama pick Hillary for his VP. He can call it a online
petition drive, but what it really is an attempt to engineer the
world's first cyber-shotgun political wedding. Davis claims that
Hillary has nothing to do with the petition drive, but if you believe
I don't know who Obama will eventually chose for his veep, but it must
not be Hillary Clinton... for all the reasons I listed earlier HERE.
I have my favorite. Senator Jim Webb (D-Virginia). Webb, more so than
any other so far named, fits the vision Obama has expressed through
out this campaign. Webb is bi-partisan, having been a Republican, and
having served as Navy Secretary in the Reagan administration,. But
Webb saw the damage Bush/Cheney Neocons were causing and switched to
become a Democrat, ran for the senate and won.
Like Obama, Webb is new to the US Senate. Traditionalists will claim
two freshmen Senators on the same ticket would be a mistake. On the
contrary. Americans are sick of same-old, same-old. If we wanted that
Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic nominee this morning, rather
Neither Obama or Webb have been in Washington long enough to be
thoroughly corrupted by the place. They're staff's don't maintain long
lists of favors owed for back room deals cut years ago.
Both Obama and Webb speak our language, rather than DC-speak. That
means both men often say things so clearly true and in such an
unvarnished way that it startles us. We're not used that. Instead,
years of Orwellian DC-speak has caused most of us to automatically
tune out when ever a politician starts pontificating and boviating The
sing-song sloganism, the same old buzz words, the same old sentimental
ticklers... we've heard it all.. and don't want to hear it again.
Jim Webb also knows all that's needed to know about things military.
As a decorated combat Marine and former Navy Secretary, he's been
there, done that.
Webb won my admiration when, just after being elected Senator
President Bush came up to him at a White House reception and tried to
make small talk. As usual, Bush, clueless as ever, chose the wrong
subject. Webb's son, also a Marine, had just been deployed to Iraq.
Bush asked, "How's your boy doing?"
Webb's response was along the lines of, "None of your business, Mr.
President. That's between me and my son." and walked off.
Rude? Hell no. How else would a real person, a real father, a real
patriot, respond to such a question uttered by the very man who
started the illegal war to which he then sent son, where he could be
maimed or killed? Webb responded exactly the way I would have, and the
way millions of ordinary Americans would have as well, if they'd had
the same opportunity.
That's what I'm talking about. Speaking truth to power. And speaking
truth to us, even when we don't want to hear it, even when telling the
truth can be politically dangerous.
Obama congratulated Hillary Clinton last night. Hillary did not return
the favor. Instead she locked her supporters into a deep bunker of
ignorance, just so she could harvest the last drips of personal glory
out of her moribund campaign.
Remember that in the days and weeks ahead as the Clintons angle for
the VP slot. As Chris Matthews noted this morning, the Clintons are
treating the vice presidency as if it's the silver metal in a race,
that should automatically go to the second-place candidate. It is not
second prize. It is not a consolation prize.
Maureen Dowd said it best, "Whoever said that after denial comes
acceptance hadn’t met the Clintons."
Obama was right when, at the beginning of this campaign he said that
the time had come to close the book on the Bush's and Clinton's. It's
long past time we moved on from all that. It's time to turn the page
Mind over matter, if you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
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Very strange that she hated the U.S. until some nut cases in the
democratic party decided to nominate her hubby for office then her
tune changed 360 degree's. You cannot teach an old dog new tricks
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