Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Obama Train and Clinton

Well, the Obama train keeps a-moving, with the sanction of the media. WOW - just like 2000 all over again. I've decided that, given the way Obama has conducted himself, his arrogance, his so-called Uniter-but-Divider actions, his wife attacking Clinton, HIM attacking Clinton, his devious campiagn strategies (mailers, etc.), and the sheer hypocrisy of him attacking Clinton for being on the board of Wal-Mart YEARS ago while his wife was a PAID executrive the board of a pet food co. that makes pet food for - you got it - WAL-Mart, among other things*, that I cannot vote for him. It occurred to me this morning that I can WRITE IN Clinton's name. I do believe she is the BEST candidate, and once the Republicans get a hold of Obama, people are going to realize maybe they should have slowed down on the Kool-Aid.
* http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/05/13/wobama13.xml

I might add, the Obamamaniacs have really pushed this division, too. Paul Krugman had an EXCELLENT article on it in the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/11/opinion/11krugman.html?em&ex=1202965200&en=2dbd245441378ac1&ei=5087%0A

As far as I am concerned, we have gone through eight long years of a president whose arrogance was termed "charm" by the media, whose claims to be a Uniter have been blown out of the freakin' water unless you consider all of those Iraqis who have been united with their deceased loved ones, whose record was investigated only in the most superficial of ways, who has anger issues (his friends have commented on this, and he gets downright nasty should he LOSE a state - surely the Clintons must have STOLEN it from him!!), who engaged in underhanded attacks on his opponents, and the list goes on and on. I just cannot do it. Not to mention Obama isn't the greatest on lesbian/gay rights either, so add THAT to all of the other crapola and it just leaves me cold. I cannot vote for a Republican, that's for sure, so a write-in seems like a viable option (unless someone can convince me why it isn't, and I'll listen, I promise). It just seems like WAY too much of the same. And heck - he's gonna get all of these Independents and Republicans to vote for him anyway, so apparently, he doesn't need all of the Democrats to vote for him!

So, now the media is showing Obama in front of his adoring fans, and having his wife on CNN the night before the big primaries today. They show Clinton walking through a factory, but they do not go into what kind of factory it IS, and what her plans are for integrating green technology into the automobile industry. Those plans INCLUDE bringing back the plug-in electric cars that were yanked off the market when gas prices went up. Why bother mentioning that she actually has PLANS to deal with global warming and the environment when we can show young people screaming their heads off for Obama?? Exactly. And see, this really matters to ME - the environment and the increased destruction in Bush's reign. But when the hard questions are not asked, when the smart women is dismissed for having some ideas about how to make things better (you know, being "wonkish) in favor of the quarterback, well - how do we get the adults back in the room to look at the ISSUES and not vote on popularity??

And might I add one more time how sick and tired I am of the media dismissing WHO makes up the Clinton Supporters? As I understand it, people who support Obama are rich and well-educated, or college kids, or African Americans (and can I also say how quickly the Clintons were thrown under the bus by a constitutency for whom they have been working their entire adult lives?!?! All of that has been completely forgotten now. And, it has been forgotten in large part because of how the Obama comapign AND the media twisted what Bill Clinton said in SC. Look at the freakin' video to see what he REALLY said. Like Bill Maher the other night on Larry King saying when the media was claiming Bill was OUT OF CONTROL, raging at them, he couldn't wait to see the video! Clinton held up a finger to a reporter. Maher, who is NO Hillary supporter, I'll tell you, couldn't BELIEVE how the media was reporting it!). Well, I'm pretty well educated. My uncle has been a Greek and Latin professor at some of the finest institutions in the country, including Smith College, and HE supports Clinton. My cousin, a professor of Education in NY State supports Clinton. I could go on and on and on, but the point is clear - her supporters are lumped into ONE group, while there seems to be plenty of room for all kinds of people in Obama's camp, especially the smart people (that's DEFINITELY the implication). So much for Obama claiming he got his chops as being an organizer on the mean streets of Chicago! That being said, it is classist in many ways - an issue we do not deal well with here in the USA. ANd it is an effort to minimize her camp, and that speaks volumes all on its own. Not that it SHOULD, but it does. Just sayin'.

So we'll see what happens today. Gotta keep the faith!

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