Realities Created, Maintained and Destroyed, WHILE-U-WAIT!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

just so we don't forget

Hillery Clinton is far better than anybody running on the Republican side.

But she is still closer to a moderate Republican than anything else.

We don't need another Republican in office, not even a moderate one running on the Democratic ticket.

Don't get me wrong, if Clinton gets the nomination she's got my vote just because i don't want to see one of the Bush wanabes in office. but given my druthers I want someone who will be committed to bringing us back from the nightmare that is George Bush and get us back to being the leaders of the Free world rather than having the disdain of the free world.

No matter how she has changed her image to get the vote I always see her like this.





On the other hand, Obama has always been consistent in his message


6 comments:

John said...

Some interesting reading on Obama:

http://www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/2008/01/obamas-israel-shuffle.html

http://www.counterpunch.org/frank02042008.html

When it comes to the war and the future of America as a republic (as opposed to a doomed empire) Obama is to the left of Hillary, but only by about a foot or so.

The best we can hope is that he is lying to the powers that be in order to get into office. Otherwise we will just be seeing, as Neal Young put it, "a kinder, gentler, machine gun hand"

John

maria de feral said...

San Francisco, CA (AHN) - Veteran folk singer Joan Baez publicly announced her support for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. Her endorsement for Obama was announced via a letter the singer sent to the San Francisco Chronicle.

"I have attempted throughout my life to give a voice to the voiceless, hope to the hopeless, encouragement to the discouraged, and options to the cynical and complacent," wrote the singer.

"I have sung and marched, engaged in civil disobedience, visited war zones, and broken bread with those who had little bread to break," Baez wrote, as quoted by The Nation.

Stating that she had never endorsed any politician, Baez said that for this time, "changing that posture feels like the responsible thing to do."

The letter continued with her referring to Obama as the one to "navigate the contaminated waters of Washington, lift up the poor, and appeal to the rich to share their wealth."

Baez's endorsement, according to NME News, puts her beside other celebrities who have recently announced their support for the senator, such as Scarlett Johansson, Oprah Winfrey, Maria Shriver, and Caroline Kennedy.

Joan Baez was known as a Greenwich Village protest singer during the 1960's, producing song with music legends such as Bob Dylan.

B said...

Nice "re-envision" of the Mac commercial.

What has my shorts in a bunch is Huckabee and Norris. The fact that Huckabee is even considered a contender of any sort scares the life out of me.

I hope tomorrow morning (post Super Tuesday") won't become "Black Wednesday" for all who do not want to see the "Church-State" established.

maria de feral said...

UN-believable. . . Edwards is receiving a huge percentage of the California primary votes. . . Our absentee ballots were printed and mailed weeks ago. . . Edwards supporters are just going ahead and voting for him, skewing the results.

Janet said...

John- Thanks for that counterpunch article.
It articulates exactly why I can't get that excited about Obama. To paraphrase Mushtaq: he's got my vote if he gets the nomination.
But as they say, actions speak louder than words, and he's done nothing to convince me he's not just another company guy when it comes to war.

maria de feral said...

Obama gain more Tuesday delegates than Hillary Clinton, his campaign said this morning.

The delegate victory yesterday, assuming it holds, would represent a significant coup for Obama.


"Last night was an outstanding night for the Obama campaign," campaign manager David Plouffe told reporters in a conference call this morning.

According to Plouffe's tally, Obama won 847 pledged delegates yesterday to Clinton's 834, bringing his pledged delegate total to 910. Clinton's overall total, Plouffe said, is 882. But there's a long way to go: It takes more than 2,000 delegates to win the nomination.