Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Clinton Desperation

Glad to see I am not the only one outraged at Hillary's repeated references to RFK's assassination. The longer the campaign goes on, the more the Clintons reveal who they really are. Is it possible this country would actually put these desperate, conniving, malevolent people back in the White House? Oh, that's right, we re-elected Clinton once before and the Bushes three times. Will we ever learn?

Friday, May 23, 2008

A thought on Hillary as Barack's VP

If Barack Obama selects Hillary Clinton as his running mate, he will need full body armor and two tasters, one for his food and another for his beverages.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

and, there are other indications

Jack Bass writes in the N.Y. Times that even in the South blacks and whites are cooperating--witness the congressional seats in Louisana and Mississippi that had been Republican for 30 years that were recently taken by Democrats.

...and furthermore

Hillary Clinton's overt appeal to racists that they should vote for her, is exploding in her face. Now the public officials who are superdelegates are rushing to support Obama so as not to be identified with Hillary's racist entreaties.

When this campaign is over and Obama has the nomination and does not select Hillary as his V-P, I will feel sorry for her. But not until then.

Besides, I have to agree with Chris Rock...does Hillary really want to occupy the same office where Bill got his blow jobs?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The American Way of Racism is Fading

An article in The Washington Post yesterday reports that Obama campaign workers have encountered racism. Is anybody surprised at this?

This report is certainly disturbing, but also not at all surprising. What I am surprised by is that there hasn't been more of this kind of thing. When economic times are tough as they are now, people become angry and frustrated. It has been the custom to take out this frustration on "others," that is the people who are "different" from them.

Obama represents not only the black "others" who have been this country's traditional scapegoats, but his Muslim name also makes him a "representative" of our new enemies, the Muslim "others."

I understand why Obama doesn't want this stuff publicized because that could set up a mob contagion and create an atmosphere where this kind of behavior is considered acceptable.

Having volunteered in the Obama campaign in my home state of Indiana, I have been pleasantly shocked by the overwhelming numbers of people who support him in this state that is not known for being particularly enlightened or well-educated.

The American way of racism is fading, and when Obama becomes president I believe his popularity will increase among those who are currently unable to see past his color.

Of course, there will also be those who will cling to their anger and resentment because that's what defines who they are.