Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Obama v. Clinton drops into THIRD gear...

Wassup, Y'all!

Wow - the gloves are off. After watching last night's debate and seeing that high level of rancor develop between Smooth Barack and Hillary Clinton (all of which was instigated by Hillary), you know that all chances of that 'mythical Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama ticket' are all but gone. Not that it would have happened anyway as I'm sure neither would appreciate takin' a back seat to the other but it's clear now that old school politics, perfected by the Bushes and Clintons, is still the order of the day.

That Hillary was quick to drop into the mud and obscure the real issues with her divisive side tracks into Smooth's record rather than standing on her own record and accomplishments, speaks volumes of the type of Presidency she would perpetrate. It's gonna be the same old mess we've had served up for nearly 16 years. No attempt to unite parties or minds (which you need to get anything done), no attempt to broaden the Democratic base, just the same polarizing politics that have gotten us to where we are today...

Clearly old girl didn't listen to a word of Smooth's speech delivered at Atlanta's famed Ebenezer Baptist Church - home church of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In another stirring speech, Smooth said the following:

"So let us say that on this day of all days, each of us carries with us the task of changing our hearts and minds. The division, the stereotypes, the scape-goating, the ease with which we blame our plight on others - all of this distracts us from the common challenges we face - war and poverty; injustice and inequality. We can no longer afford to build ourselves up by tearing someone else down. We can no longer afford to traffic in lies or fear or hate. It is the poison that we must purge from our politics; the wall that we must tear down before the hour grows too late."

More and more the choice on the Democratic side is this:

Choice A: I can beat the Republicans in November
Choice B: I can unite the country (and by doing so beat the Republicans in November)

Is that really even a choice?

Man - Bill and Hillary are pretty much using up all the 'good will' reserve they had built up with me. I wonder if the southside nation is beginning to feel the same way?? I'm sure Bill's cat nap during Martin Luther King, III's remarks yesterday at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem can't help that cause...



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