I noticed your more, ah, political posts as well!
And then there's John Sidney McCain III's lack of understanding of the economy... and about almost every thing else! (He thinks Iraq and Pakistan have a common border?! Sheesh!) He's voted with W 95% of the time. And Goddess knows we don't need "Bush III"!
If Obama wins, and at this point, I sure hope so, given the choices, I'd love to see Al Gore as an energy czar, John Edwards as AG, and Hillary in the Cabinet. Secretary of State, perhaps? Or Health and Human Services? What do you think?
Oh Dear. Well. below is my response to her. Was it too much??
Are you sure you want to know what I think? If so, read on - and bear in mind that I could have GONE on with more examples, but am just trying to hit some of the high (or is that LOW?) lights. If you don't want to read it, well, okey dokey! That's certainly your prerogative! But it will help you to understand why I "Just Say No Deal" to Barack Obama.
I cannot bring myself to vote for Obama. I won't be voting for McCain, but Obama has been very sexist in this campaign season. He pays the women on his staff less than the men. He pats his wife on the ass in front of thousands of people. He said that progressives do not understand how difficult a choice it is for a woman to have an abortion, a page STRAIGHT out of the Right-Wing playbook. He said that women who are "feeling blue" shouldn't have an abortion, and that mental distress does not qualify as endangering the health of a woman. He voted "Present' on bills that dealt directly with choice, and rape. PRESENT rather than taking a stand. And NARAL endorsed THIS guy??? Not to mention Planned Parenthood, which, coincidentally did so the DAY AFTER he said this crap abt "feeling blue," etc. Makes me wonder who paid them off. I don't trust him to stand up for women's rights at ALL. He got to where he is by the MSM engaging in massive cheerleading for him, and blatant misogyny and sexism. He benefited from it, and never said WORD ONE about it. Don't believe me? Check out this video, "We've Come A Long Way." If you do watch this one, let me add a little footnote abt Rep. Cohen of TN - he was elected in no small part because of the support of Bill Clinton, who did fundraisers for him, and stumped for him. (And for a bonus one of all of the crap said abt her by MSM talking heads: "Mad As Hell/Bitch") There are many, many more, sadly...If the things that were said about her, and women in general, were racist statements about Obama in the same vein, people would have gone NUTS and rightly so. But women are very much fair game still, and Obama used that to his advantage (and oh, by the way - comparing McCain and borders, Obama thinks there are 58 states - I am not kidding you).
And he is HORRIBLE on gay rights. Surely you have heard about his close associates, like IL State Senator James Meeks, who isn't just homophobic, he is ACTIVELY anti-gay. He is also aligned with an organization to end separation of Church and State, which includes James Dobson's group. Oh, wait - didn't Obama say he wants to EXPAND the Faith-based Initiatives?!?! Something progressives railed abt with BUSH? But back to the GLBT thing - he brings along his "reformed " gay friend to SC, another one who preaches against gay people. He asked SF Mayor Gavin Newsome to host a fundraiser for him, but then would not allow him to have a photo taken with him because of Newsome's support of gay marriage, even though he isn't gay.
And, he has NO qualifications for president. He is far less qualified than BUSH was, and we ALL screamed abt how unprepared he was! Everything Obama has ever done has been embellished beyond recognition - even his "autobiography" is largely made up. He has no legislative accomplishments of his own to speak of (unless you count getting a post office named, and having some relief sent to Congo), he voted FOR the Bush/Cheney Energy Bill, he voted FOR FISA, and besides one speech he allegedly made back in 2002 (there was no documentation of it - they went and RECORDED it in a studio), he has voted to fund the war, said Bush was doing a good job, and that he doesn't know HOW he would have voted on the resolution (which had war as a LAST RESORT - if you ever read Clinton's statement on this, she makes it abundantly clear that she was not voting to go to war, but to empower the UN to return and do its work! She was quite eloquent abt it, but for some reason, ONLY HILLARY is held responsible for voting for it - not Edwards, not Kerry...). WHAT has he ever done? He has thrown just about everyone who has helped him along the way under the bus, including the woman who helped get him into politics in the first place, Alice Palmer. He had a bunch of attorneys and volunteers comb the petitions for signatures overnight before his first election, and had EVERYONE thrown off the ballot but himself - signatures that were written in cursive instead of printed were thrown out, and he did it the DAY before the election, so they didn't have time to challenge him. David Axelrod, or should I say, AxelROVE, got his real Republican candidate off the ballot for US Senate by exposing his SEALED divorce settlement, so they brought in Alan Keyes, who is BATSHIT crazy. My coffee table could beat Alan Keyes!! Every "accomplishment" Obama has has come on the backs of others - even when he was in the IL legislature - Emil Jones put his name on legislation on which HE had not worked, and others had, because Jones wanted to be a "Kingmaker." Even his speeches are ones taken from someone else (and his speechwriter is a 26 yr old white guy, just so you know).
And the way he treated Hillary during the election was reprehensible. Him flipping her the bird during a speech in NC, brushing off his shoulder, and his shoes in terms of her, playing a gangsta rap song abt "99 Problems But a Bitch Ain't One" as his Iowa victory song, are just a few things. Not only did he take all of her policies and claim them for his own, sometimes without even bothering to change any words (and since WHEN did we stop caring abt plagiarizing in this country??), but he attacked HER personally, being very sexist in his depictions of her, and charging her, and Bill, with being racists for stating FACTS. When Hillary said LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act into law, she was charged with being a RACIST for pointing that out. Apparently, he did not watch enough School House Rock on how a bill becomes a law. BOTH Bill and Hillary have worked TIRELESSLY for he AA community for their entire adult lives. It was just shocking, and that so many Dems bought into it as a way to disparage them both is also shocking. If he does win (and hey - Chuck Hagel, his new BFF is a co-owner of Diebold, so it is certainly possible!), I don't want Clinton anywhere NEAR his cabinet. Why should a far more qualfied, experienced woman have to answer to such an incredibly inexperienced empty suit?? That is the ULTIMATE insult, and one women have had to endure for far too long - being far more experienced, and having to work for the guy who gets brought in over them. Hell freakin' no.
I might add, Hillary did NOT attack him in her speeches - not only did I attend two of them, but I watched them online. She talked abt POLICY differences, not personal issues.
Finally, for an alleged Democratic nominee to praise the Republican president who was the worst thing for the country, and the African American community, as transformative, to use his words in Berlin; to say he wants to return to the foreign policy of George H.W. Bush, i.e. DONALD RUMSFELD'S policies without a murmur from the progressives is ASTONISHING!!! NOW, he wants to have a Republican woman, with whom the Dems fought constantly, as a possible VP?? Seriously?? And Democrats are okay with this? WHY?? HOW???
There is still time for the SDs to come to their senses and support the person who got the most votes of any candidate in HISTORY - that would be Hillary. Even though she was outspent in every state, she won all of the big states except IL, and many of the swing states. STILL, she beats McCain in a match-up nationwide. Obama? Not so much.
I cannot support a Party that has willfully engaged in voter disenfranchisement, voter fraud, and allowed voter intimidation. When a Party starts taking votes cast for one candidate and gives them to another who wasn't even on the ballot by his own CHOICE, that is simply criminal. It is certainly not democratic The Party sat by as documented report after report came in about how the caucuses were run, how Clinton supporters were being locked out, how the numbers were changed to support Obama that, if not favoring Clinton, were tied (50 - 50 to 80-20 after a power outage), how the Obama campaign stole the packets for the TX caucuses and got signatures on them during the day, etc., etc. They KNEW this, and did nothing. There is much, much more that went on in the caucuses, and that is the ONLY way Obama even got close. WA state - huge difference in caucus, only 2.6% difference in the VOTE; TX - Clinton wins VOTES, but Obama edges in Caucus (see above), NV - Clinton wins, Obama gets more delegates. if it happened FAIRLY, fine, but it didn't - this election has been rigged since the beginning - it is no accident that for the first time, the Convention was moved from JULY to AUGUST, culminating with the last day being on the 45th anniversay of MLK's "I Had A Dream" speech (and it is insulting beyond belief to compare OBAMA to JFK and MLK - he has done NOTHING to deserve that comparison - he has not had to work hard for where he is, he has not put his life on the line like BOTH JFK and MLK did, he has done NOTHING in his life to make such a comparison even valid).
Don't even get me started on Donna Brazile, whose BFF is KARL ROVE - no kidding. She said back in 2004 that sometimes you have to destroy a Party to make a Party, and that is just what she, and Howard Dean, have done. She said in June that the Party doesn't need working class people, Hispanics, old people, and a couple of other groups (can't remember now), because NOW it is the party of young, urban people. Oh, and she didn't want Gay people to be some of the DNC Civil Rights delegates to the Convention because it was an affront to Civil Rights. This is the new face of the DNC. No thank you.
Aren't you glad you asked what I think?!?! Assuming you are still reading this now...Neither one of them will get my vote. It's Hillary, or No One.
Truly, I hope this doesn't affect our relationship, but I do want you to know why I have taken the stand I have, and will continue to take.