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So, if you live in Pennsylvania, can you do me a favor? Will you please cast my vote — and yours — on Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?
I haven’t spoken publicly ’til now as to who I would vote for, primarily for two reasons: 1) Who cares?; and 2) I (and most people I know) don’t give a rat’s ass whose name is on the ballot in November, as long as there’s a picture of JFK and FDR riding a donkey at the top of the ballot, and the word “Democratic” next to the candidate’s name.
Seriously, I know so many people who don’t care if the name under the Big “D” is Dancer, Prancer, Clinton or Blitzen. It can be Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Barry Obama or the Dalai Lama.
Well, that sounded good last year, but over the past two months, the actions and words of Hillary Clinton have gone from being merely disappointing to downright disgusting. I guess the debate last week was the final straw. I’ve watched Senator Clinton and her husband play this game of appealing to the worst side of white people, but last Wednesday, when she hurled the name “Farrakhan” out of nowhere, well that’s when the silly season came to an early end for me. She said the “F” word to scare white people, pure and simple. Of course, Obama has no connection to Farrakhan. But, according to Senator Clinton, Obama’s pastor does — AND the “church bulletin” once included a Los Angeles Times op-ed from some guy with Hamas! No, not the church bulletin!
This sleazy attempt to smear Obama was brilliantly explained the following night by Stephen Colbert. He pointed out that if Obama is supported by Ted Kennedy, who is Catholic, and the Catholic Church is led by a Pope who was in the Hitler Youth, that can mean only one thing: OBAMA LOVES HITLER!
Yes, Senator Clinton, that’s how you sounded. Like you were nuts. Like you were a bigot stoking the fires of stupidity. How sad that I would ever have to write those words about you. You have devoted your life to good causes and good deeds. And now to throw it all away for an office you can’t win unless you smear the black man so much that the superdelegates cry “Uncle (Tom)” and give it all to you.
I wanted to feature some of the comments I come across on the net in support of Obama. 🙂
“Let’s go Barack Obama! My wife has always supported the Clintons in the past, and she is voting for Obama. I’m a Republican and I am now voting for Obama. My mother in law is 87 years old, lives in Florida, she now has voted for Obama. For the first time EVER my family has found some common ground politically. I didn’t think it could ever happen. With Obama I think this common ground would be found in our Country. This is what we need.”
“He is just a leader. If you watch them side by side he has presence about him that none of the other candidates had. Believe that he can lead the whole country, not half of it. As a conservative independent I will support him because of his willingness to reach out & heal not divide.”
“A measure of the power of inspiration. Let’s not forget that JFK was seen as an inexperienced nobody when he ran, against the wishes of the Democratic establishment. But, his words still galvanize us today. Our nation desperately needs someone who can inspire and unite us. I think Obama is that person – consider a crowd of 15,000 in Republican Idaho, where Clinton can’t get more that 5,000 to show for a rally in LA.
Remember, one great phrase – “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” – has moved us to accomplish a thousand times more as a people than all the Clintonian incrementalism combined.”
“Everyday I run into people who believe Hillary is promising free health care for all Americans. “Universal healthcare” sounds pretty but the ugly truth is the health insurance promised is not free. Isn’t she being intentionally deceptive by claiming that the “mandate” makes her plan “universal?” Hillary’s plan makes it mandatory for 15 million people to buy health insurance that they can not afford. Without a guarantee of “universal” coverage – once again: she’s not leveling with the voting public. On the one issue that is supposed to represent the soul of her poltical will and capability, a real willingless to level with the public is missing.
Shame. Turn the page.”
“As a Californian, this result is not surprising.
Before the South Carolina primary, all of my friends with one exception were supporting Hillary Clinton (mostly based on the reasoning of the NYT endorsement of Hillary).
But something changed with Bill Clinton’s irresponsible attacks on Obama and with Hillary’s failure to see that even if democrats do not support Obama because of experience, we are all very proud of what his candidacy represents. He is a vision of hope and an indication that America may be improving as a society.
Hillary and Bill’s attacks on Obama have shown us that she cares more about attaining political office than what is really great about America and what is potentially great about the democratic party. She has also show great weakness and pettiness in the sudden rise in popularity of a political rival.
Shame on, you, Hillary.
Now, all my friends with one exception are supporting Obama. I will most likely vote for Obama on Tuesday. The one person support Hillary is wavering.
Hillary, if you want my vote, please apologize for your treatment of Obama and let the nation know that your candidacy is about hope, respect, and the great possibilities of the future. And please don’t play the race card. In this “political race,” it should not be an issue.
“As a minority who was raised in a ghetto in Brooklyn- Obama inspires me to do so many Right things