The answer? No… as far as I know. Not that the Clinton campaign should be upset about this rumor. It’s not like there’s anything wrong with being a lesbian, right? We have a very open and understanding culture…
Ah, rumors. They’re so much fun. Like the Barack Obama is a muslim one that 10-15% of Americans believe. Because obviously the most important job in the United States (possibly the world depending on how egotistically Ameri-centric you are) should be granted to someone based on their ability to slander their opponent and spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt about them.
This article I think sums it up pretty well. Hillary is willing to completely destroy Obama for that 5% chance of becoming the president. She’s hurting the Democratic party, America, and herself but she won’t stop.
The mainstream media, and perhaps media in general, have been annoying me for years with their biases, blindness, fear mongering, and chasing after celebrity gossip at the expense of boring old fact-checking. Ostensibly, the media’s job is to watch the government and inform the people what the government is up to, to hold politicians to account, to check the facts of the issue and report them. They have not been doing that for a long time. The latest thing to cause me mental anguish has been their cynical reaction to Obama’s speech on Race. “Will this succeed in getting more voters for Obama?” they ask, “Was this enough to get people’s minds off the Reverend Wright scandal?” (Incidentally you can find a copy of the Reverend Wright’s sermon here. Not nearly as inflammatory in context isn’t it?) Once again, only the Daily Show with Jon Stewart got it right. “Today, at 11:00 on a Tuesday, a prominent politician spoke to Americans about race, as though they were adults.”
I can only imagine how frustrated I would be if I made a speech that personal, that honest, and that open only to have so many pundits treat it as a cynical ploy for more votes or worse. The carrion crows of political correctness circling and finding the one thing attackable: “Oh my god! He called his grandmother a ‘Typical White Woman’! He’s a racist!” Not only missing the point of the speech but going so far off the other end it falls into the realm of the ridiculous. It is stuff like this that really, really turns people off to politics. This is the reason that people are uninformed. This is the reason that people make up their minds based on looks and familiarity rather than substance. The mainstream media has replaced substance, fact, information, the lifeblood of democracy, with rampant speculation, innuendo, and the idiotic “analysis” of pundits who, in the interest of false objectiveness, have traded in their humanity for a lofty perch where they can pronounce unsubstantiated truths to us mere mortals.
See Transcript. — This speech that Barack Obama made today is quite simply the best treatise on race in America I think I have ever read. Do yourself a favor and read it. For a politician to give such an open and honest talk on the future of America’s race-relations gives me hope for America.
Given the spin by the Republicans that Obama is “The most liberal Senator in Congress,” some might wonder why I, a normally right-leaning centrist, would be supporting him. Aside from the fact that Republicans say that about every Democratic candidate, there is this: Obama favors reason over partisanship. This article, albeit written by a friend of Obama, shows why I think he is the best qualified to lead this country in the trying times ahead. The ability to listen to dissenting opinions with respect has been sorely lacking these past 8 years. Having a president who is grounded in reality, who is willing to listen to all viewpoints provided they are arguing based on reason, is precisely what we need right now. Obama, more than any other candidate running, seems to have that grounding, that ability, and that clearness of vision.
SeveralNewssites have finally pointed out what seemed obvious to me a while ago: Hillary Clinton will do anything she can to stop Barack Obama, even if it means that the Democrats lose the election. Pundits are calling Hillary’s method “Scorched Earth.” She has all but endorsed Senator John McCain for President if she herself is not the nominee. Normally I would be very happy if people from one party started praising people on the opposing side. It would be a very unifying thing for our nation, but watching Hillary do it is like watching someone eviscerated with a plowshare.
By stating that she and Senator McCain have experience while Senator Obama does not, a claim that is demonstrably false, she is effectively poisoning the well for Obama. Even if he becomes the nominee, he will have to fight off both McCain’s attacks on his experience and ideas and the clinging accusations of the same from a member of his own party. This is a harsh betrayal by Senator Clinton not just of Barack Obama, but of the entire Democratic party. What once looked like a shoe-in after 8 years of president Bush is now called in to doubt: can the Democratic party stop its incessant in-fighting in order to win the whitehouse? The more the Democrats try to be taken seriously the more things like this happen, shooting their own party in the foot. What are nation needs more than anything is balance. We’ had 6 years of complete right-leaning unbalance and the last two years with the Democrats in control of Congress has not changed a thing. That Hillary Clinton would put her own thirst for victory ahead of the good of her own party and the good of our nation should be proof to anyone and everyone in the democratic party that she is not fit to be their nominee.
Well the results in Texas and Ohio are in and I must say I am disappointed in America. Regardless of the rumors of Republican Shenanigans, the fact that so many people were able to cast their vote for Hillary Clinton astounds and saddens me. This is particularly due to something she said during her appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart the night before the primary. She said that Obama had won several races, but we should all wait to see the results of the “Big States.” Yes. For those who failed to catch it, let me explain why this bothers me so much. Hillary Clinton, in one vapid phrase, marginalized the majority of America. Hillary is not, it seems, running for the president of the United States of America, she is running to be president of the Big States of America. This is the exact equal inverse of what we have now with President Bush. Instead of a President of the Red States of America, if Hillary were elected we would have the President of the Blue States of America. And perhaps not even that. We would in all likelihood have a President of the Big, Blue States of America.
What we need now, perhaps more than at any other time in our nation’s history, is a president who can unite and lead. Hillary has not shown that she can do either. In fact, quite to the contrary she is showing more and more strongly as days go by that for her to conquer she needs to divide. Currently she is working to divide the Democrats between herself and Obama, divide the “Important” states from the rest of us small states, and ultimately, if she wins the nomination, her only hope of victory is to divide America and get her half to outvote the Republican’s half. We need a candidate with hope for the future, not just a cynical plan. We need a candidate who can lead even those who disagree with their politics. Obama’s speech on the night of the primary results shows us his ability to lead this nation to a place where we can again be proud to say “I am an American” if we travel outside our own borders.