I have been trying not to write about the upcoming presidential race; mainly because I have no say right now. Maybe once it gets closer to November (assuming we aren’t in a state of emergency) I will start to get more into it, but right now I really don’t care. When Hilary spread rumors about Obama being a Muslim, I rolled my eyes at the stupidity of our country, which gave her the ability to spread such a rumor. When she used the fear tactic by talking about the 3am phone call, I had the same reaction. I know she is a wolf in sheep’s clothing; a Republican who just happens to have a D after her name. However, when I saw her press conference the other day and heard what she said, it taught me that – despite the fact that I know about her disguise – she still has the ability to disgust and anger me at the same time. She said that if she is elected she will bring a lifetime of experience to the White House, which is fine; she is running on experience (like it’s automatically a good thing, forgetting that Bush has experience, Hitler had experience…) so that is what she’s using. The next two sentences out of her mouth are what did it; in sentence one she claimed that Senator McCain would also bring a lifetime of experience to the White House. That got my blood boiling a little bit, mostly because I feel that being a prisoner of war (while I probably wouldn’t survive it) does not equal experience; the homeless guy on the corner was probably also a POW. The final sentence, the nail in the coffin, the revealer, was “Senator Obama brings a speech he gave in 2004.” Did she really say that? Is she really supporting the other parties’ nomination for president over a progressive candidate from her own party? Is she really dirty enough to ignore Obama’s years of organizing work, time in the Illinois State Senate, time in the US Senate, and vote against the war? Does she think that her experience – or, even worse, McCain’s experience – outweighs that? Does she think that a tinier, grayer George Bush who wants to keep troops in Iraq for 100 years and “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” is a better choice for President than someone who supposedly shares her beliefs in almost everything? Are there actually people in this country who call themselves progressives, liberals, or Democrats who say they want change, who claim to be against the war, that can truly support this woman? While I am hoping for some kind of revolution that saves us from these choices (because while I believe Obama is better than Clinton and McCain combined, I still think he’s part of the status quo), right now, while faced with the reality of Obama vs Clinton, I will be putting all my powers and free time behind Mr. Obama.


5 thoughts on “Hillary has done it again

  1. Do the following sound like the words of someone who does not have a sufficient grasp of foreign affairs or an insight as to what could well be the result of a preemptive invasion of an oil rich Arab country which did not attack us and was no danger to us?


    “But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.

    I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.

    I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars.”


  2. How can so many people have their heads in the sand? I’m glad you don’t think these people are a threat.I praise Bush for stopping them from screwing with us.Don’t you all remember how many of our planes were hijacked in the 70″s and 80″s and we did nothhing,then they came to our soil -hence 9/11. Thats why we won’t ever be a great nation again-too many stupid,uneducated opinions-get the facts-then throw stones

  3. Your question is a good one; how can so many people have their heads in the sand indeed. Bush is the biggest threat to this country today; we have more enemies at this time than we have had in our history, our economy is in the shitter, the dollar is worth almost nothing, but hey- we haven’t been “attacked” again. So what if it has cost over a million lives?
    You tell me to get facts, but you use none in your comment. How about this one; the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, yet relations with them have never been better. What is the connection between Iraq and 9/11? Where is Bin Laden? Do you think, maybe, possibly, that the reason we were attacked (assuming we were attacked by the people you think we were attacked by) is because we have been attacked and killing innocent people for years. Maybe it’s because we provide arms to oppressive dictators in that part of the world. Maybe it’s because the ‘sanctions’ we put on places like N Korea, Iraq, and Iran actually hurt the everyday civilians more than the government. Nah, I’m sure it’s because they hate our freedom.

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