Change Seems Imperative...

NOVEMBER 4, 2007

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Up to this point, I've kept my political heart set aside for dear Mr Gore, in the event he'd decide to run. And until I'm absolutely and positively sure that he's not going to enter the race, I'm not throwing my definite support on anyone. But if Al decided that he was most definitely not going to run? I think I would be focusing in on Obama. Although my memories of the Clinton years are golden, I just don't think Hillary is capable of standing firm against the pressures of the right. She's a woman I'd be thrilled if a woman were in power. I'm just not convinced she'd be the right woman. But if it's between her and Giuliani as the media types say? Well... I'm sure you know how I'd be voting. ;)

Obama's a bit of a wild card. Although he doesn't always stand as firm as I figured he would, he is a hell of an intelligent man and can rhetorically communicate his ideas and dreams in a way that's reminiscent of JFK. He says things even if they're not always popular to say. And damnit, I like that. It's refreshing to get some straight talk instead of the same blah blah blah from all the other candidates. I came across this article and it was written well about the times we are in and the times we might be about to enter...

Obama’s candidacy in this sense is a potentially transformational one. Unlike any of the other candidates, he could take America—finally—past the debilitating, self-perpetuating family quarrel of the Baby Boom generation that has long engulfed all of us. So much has happened in America in the past seven years, let alone the past 40, that we can be forgiven for focusing on the present and the immediate future. But it is only when you take several large steps back into the long past that the full logic of an Obama presidency stares directly—and uncomfortably—at you.

At its best, the Obama candidacy is about ending a war—not so much the war in Iraq, which now has a mo­mentum that will propel the occupation into the next decade—but the war within America that has prevailed since Vietnam and that shows dangerous signs of intensifying, a nonviolent civil war that has crippled America at the very time the world needs it most. It is a war about war—and about culture and about religion and about race. And in that war, Obama—and Obama alone—offers the possibility of a truce.

filed in Politics | by Christine at 10:32 PM on 2007-11-04 | permalink | comment

Feel Good Inc.

JULY 20, 2007

Cheney's rap makes this all worth it. Can't say it makes me feel good at all, though.

filed in Politics | by Christine at 9:52 AM on 2007-07-20 | permalink | comment

Do as I say, not as I do

JUNE 24, 2007
What a hypocritical hack:

John McCain, who made his name attacking special interests, has more lobbyists working on his staff or as advisers than any of his competitors, Republican or Democrat.

A Huffington Post examination of the campaigns of the top three presidential candidates in each party shows that lobbyists are playing key roles in both Democratic and Republican bids --although they are far more prevalent on the GOP side. But, all the campaigns pale in comparison to McCain's, whose rhetoric stands in sharp contrast to his conduct.

"Too often the special interest lobbyists with the fattest wallets and best access carry the day when issues of public policy are being decided," McCain asserts on his web site, declaring that he "has fought the 'revolving door' by which lawmakers and other influential officials leave their posts and become lobbyists for the special interests they have aided."

....Not to say I'm surprised. Remember how vehement he was about Bush's negative and ugly campaigning against him? Now he's practically Georgie's best buddy. His actions definitely speak louder than his words.

I find myself feeling terribly un-moved by any of the candidates in the arena so far. I guess I'm still holding out for Mr Gore to decide to run. But, a President McCain or President Giuliani would not please me one bit. They're such phonies.

filed in Politics | by Christine at 7:48 PM on 2007-06-24 | permalink | comment

Damn the man

JUNE 1, 2007
White supremacy, anyone?

O’REILLY: But do you understand what the New York Times wants, and the far-left want? They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure, which you’re a part, and so am I, and they want to bring in millions of foreign nationals to basically break down the structure that we have. In that regard, Pat Buchanan is right. So I say you’ve got to cap with a number.

MCCAIN: In America today we’ve got a very strong economy and low unemployment, so we need addition farm workers, including by the way agriculture, but there may come a time where we have an economic downturn, and we don’t need so many.

O’REILLY: But in this bill, you guys have got to cap it. Because estimation is 12 million, there may be 20 [million]. You don’t know, I don’t know. We’ve got to cap it.

MCCAIN: We do, we do. I agree with you.

I just get a kick out of how many "old white men" are getting their panties in a twist over the thought that they might not be always be "kings of the hill", so to speak. And so they blame others. Yeah, the New York Times newspaper are salivating the thought of destroying anything white, male & christian. Yeahhhh-no. I'm not even wishing for that (okay, maybe I am a little bit). But I'm more concerned with immigration & human rights being violated to keep the racism white male power structure alive.

At one point a few years ago, I remember saying I wouldn't have minded McCain being president. I retract that. He's become one of them.

filed in Politics | by Christine at 8:21 AM on 2007-06-01 | permalink | comment

Why Mr. Gore, how you tease us so

FEBRUARY 26, 2007

Did any of you catch Al Gore's tease at the Oscars last night? Gah! (If you missed it, you can catch it here.) God, now that's an Oscar-worthy performance. My heart breaks a little each time he doesn't say he's running.

Glad An Inconvenient Truth won best documentary though. Hurray Mr Gore!

filed in Politics | by Christine at 11:13 AM on 2007-02-26 | permalink | comment

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