Thursday, February 14, 2008

One Way To Fix It...

That is, the frequent claims that Obama is all fluff and no substance. He took to Wisconsin yesterday, touting his economic policies of millions of Green Jobs and Infratructure Banking, among other things. The only problem with his "new" economic policies? They're CLINTON'S policies, which she laid out MONTHS ago!! The articles I have seen have a one or two line mention that Clinton says these are hers, then go along to tout how wonderful Obama is, and how he has silenced the critics.

His supporters, too, say, what's the big deal (on the blogs I have seen)? Who cares who came out with it first?? Oh, I don't know - because it's PLAGARISM?? UNETHICAL? This is so, so, so typical - again, it's like the person in the office who steals the smart person's idea, then gets all the credit for it. It was so blatant in fact, that the McCain people had something to say about it: "Obama's (economic) plan. is the most shameless piece of potential plagiarism that I have ever seen. He basically took Clinton's words and Clinton's policies and called them his own. If I were a professor I'd give him an F and try to get him kicked out of school," said Kevin Hassett, Sen. John McCain's economic advisor and the Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. ( Holy Toledo - couldn't have said it better myself!

As for where the FREAK have these reporters been when HILLARY was talking about these policies? Oh, wait - I know that one, too. They just chalked it up to her being "wonkish" and all about policy, and didn't pay any attention to what she actually said. Those of us who have attended her rallies KNOW she said them because we heard them with our own ears! "Oh, but that's just that Wonkish Hillary going on about some policy or another - who really cares?"

And now that Obama is parroting HER, nay, STEALING her material, he's BRILLIANT!! What GREAT ideas!!! This happens so often, it makes me nuts. The person who actually DID the work gets very little, or no credit, for it. The person who steals it gets lauded and elevated. We are truly living in upside-down world. I guess long gone are the days when to plagarize someone was considered BAD, and a stain upon one's reputation, the comments from the McCain camp notwithstanding.

Wow - do people really not care that this man didn't even create his OWN policies he's touting?!?! Shame on them, then. And SHAME on Obama for stealing her material and claiming it for his own. And SHAME on the media for allowing him to get away with it instead of labeling it the plagarism it is. SHAME!!!

Oh, and then there is the NY Times article claiming Clinton is running a "negative" ad regarding Obama's unwillingness to debate her in Wisconsin. Even many of the Obama supporters had to admit that it wasn't negative, and they didn't understand why the Times would phrase it that way. Once again, I know why - because it is Clinton, and she is damned if she does, damned if she doesn't. If she doesn't challenge him, she is weak. If she does challenge him, she's being "negative" (which in women-speak means BAD). Heck - when the OBAMA supporters are starting to blog at the Times (in a number of places, actually) that Clinton sure seems to get a lot of bad press and very little positive coverage, you KNOW it's bad!

Something sure has to change. And fast. Or Clinton's chances will be dashed, not by her or her policies, but by the incredibly skewed coverage she has gotten and continues to get.

One caveat to that - there was an article by Dean Reynolds of CBS talking about Clinton's rallies. It was a bit of a fluff piece, and a bit sexist. But he did say that Clinton and her supporters clearly have a connection, and that we love her. And that there are lots of us at these rallies (nice for someone to finally notice). Her supporters cheer for her just as louldy, but since her crowds are primarily women, it is not the same ROAR that Obama gets at his (I am not making this up, people). So, a real back-handed compliment, but that is about all for which Clinton can hope with the media THESE days, I'm afraid. Anyway, here's the link:

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