by Ignored and Disgusted, Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 06:05:46 AM EDT
After hearing of Rep. Clyburn's expected endorsement of
Obama, I was looking at The Hill's list of uncommitted congressional superdelegates, many of whom are vulnerable in their bids for reelection. These include Mary Landrieu, Nancy Boyda, Nick Lampson, Tim Mahoney, (possibly) Lincoln Davis, etc. My question is who will these members of congress endorse? I would guess that most members of the democratic caucus in the south will endorse Senator Clinton, as will those in Florida. However, uncommittted supers like Jon Tester, Herb Kohl (NOT Russ Feingold), Frank Lautenberg, etc. are harder to predict.
I'm interested in hearing anybody else's predictions on who these uncommitted congressional supers will ultimately endorse.
by Manic Lawyer, Fri May 02, 2008 at 01:26:38 PM EDT
Back in March, I and other members of the Afrosphere Action Coalition (AAC) (which participated in organizing the 30,000-participant Jena Six March) circulated a "Concede Now, Hillary!" petition which says, for the most part, the same things that the present Color of Change petition says. The AAC petition says:
(1) The Democratic Party base has spoken. The delegate count shows that Senator Hillary Clinton cannot win the nomination on the strength of earned delegates, based on the will of the voters.
(2) Mrs. Clinton's political attacks upon Senator Barack Obama have increasingly appealed to and sought to increase resentment against others based on the color of their skin.
(3) This divisiveness is regrettable because, via the presidential candidacy of Senator Obama, the vast majority of African-Americans stand united with millions of white Americans and Americans of all colors, genders, ethnicities and religious backgrounds, erasing divisions to implement a program of Democratic change. AOL News; Senator Hillary Clinton Must Concede Defeat and Support the Democratic Presidential Ticket
So, when I received the petition from Color of Change today, I immediately sent it to all of the members of the AfroSpear family of blogs, as well as BlackNetAction, and to my contacts at the same national newspapers that contacted us to write about the Jena Six March.
When the Washington post contacted me for comment on Billary's color-aroused politics today, I said,
Bill Clinton has bombed his bridges to the Black community. He thinks he doesn't need us and he'd better hope he's right, because we wouldn't save his wife even if her hair were on fire. If her candidacy depends on Black votes, then it's dead in the water.
by grayglow, Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 08:55:03 AM EDT
Reverend Wright has proclaimed a massive gap of misunderstanding between the Christian cultures of America and called for unification and reparation. Clearly stated by the Reverend Wright were the differing views of God and how our perceptions of the Almighty differ based on the position of our view?
Within our finite existence our view of God cannot be completely understood nor comprehended in such a way to create a meaningful unification if the basis of our belief is primarily the object of our view. God is so much more that what we can perceive and any attempts at unification based on our limited sight will surely fail. Unification is a process of acceptance of who we are as individuals and as children of God and has little or nothing to do with what we think God is.
The Reverend Wright called for America to work towards reparations and hoped that our government would apologize for past deeds. However heinous those crimes of the past the Christian message is to forgive those who have trespassed against us and not demand repentance of those who have done wrong. He has called for America, white America to fall to their knees in humble supplication and ask black America to negotiate that forgiveness, but he has forgotten the basis of Christianity, forgiveness comes from within; it is not forced nor mandated.
The solution to the racial divide is for those who have been wronged to first forgive and love those who wronged. The Christian way is very simple and plain and has no place for forced reparations. God forgives whom He will forgive...but for man we are commanded to forgive all.
Reverend Wright has it backwards. He has forgotten the principle of peace that motivates man toward forgiveness. White America, in the past did wrong; there is no denying the facts of history. But that white America does not exist in today's multi-cultural society. There are racist individuals but we are not a racist country. America is the most tolerant, free and forgiving culture of all time and its time for Reverend Wright to open his eyes and look to God for guidance.
by ilovebillnot, Thu Apr 24, 2008 at 11:55:09 PM EDT
The leader of the Clintonistas may actually have achieved a new low water mark, making himself the worst former president in history -- at least in the modern era. Thank god he's one of yours, the lunatic left, and doesn't belong to the rest of us.
The presidency is the most powerful office in the world. The men who occupy it define the era in which they live. We speak of the "Reagan years", the "Bush years", and, regretably, the "Clintonista years." That's why when your term ends, your time is OVER!!! Every other president has understood this. But not him.
His attempt to recapture some of his old glory by helping Rodham-Clinton -- an abomination in her own right -- move back into the White House, necessarily will fail.
But how is it that even you lunatic lefties can't detect the leech-like qualities in the Clinton clan? You actually believe, in a nation of 300 million, one family should enjoy MORE than 8 years at the pinacle of power?
And keep in mind how they got there in the first place. Bill defeated a weakened George Bush the elder, who told us to read his lips and then pulled a Clintonista -- and lied about raising taxes. Ross Perot, who could have been elected, instead flaked out, first dropping out of the race, and then re-entering it hoping no one would notice. Well, we noticed. The leader of the Clintonistas won because he was the last man standing.
He was reelected by defeating Bob Dole, who had trouble speaking in complete sentences as a candidate. That hardly represents the triumph of a great inspirational leader.
And yet you lefties give him a pass. What is wrong with you people?
by Mdm Prz 08, Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 02:19:04 PM EDT
Obama has once again revealed his elitist disdain for Reagan/lunch-bucket Democrats, and Midwesterners. While speaking at one of his San Francisco fundraisers he had this to say about small-town PA and the midwest in general:
"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion, or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
In one fell swoop Obama basically characterized small-town PA and the Midwest as racist, xenophobic, gun toting, fanatically religious, Archie Bunkers. And why are they like this all-knowing Obama? Well it's because they don't have jobs.
So, gun owners only own guns because they are bitter over job loss, not because they believe in their Second Amendment rights, are seeking to protect themselves, or perhaps enjoy a good hunting excursion? People turn to religion due to bitterness over job loss, not because they feel a spiritual connection and moral conviction to some higher power? And every body in small-town PA and the Midwest is a racist, xenophobe?
Obama clearly does not understand nor connect with the individuals who make up the backbone of America: working class, small town people. These are the people who need a president who will be a steward of the economy, who offers policy specifics, who will provide affordable and universal health care. Wealthy elites can afford to buy into empty rhetoric, platitudes and vague promises; working class people can't. Hope isn't going to put food on the table. Hope isn't going to pay the hospital bills. Hope won't fill up the gas tank.
When these people hear his vague message of "change", they think he's talking about nickels and dimes. These individuals Obama chose to slur, like so many of us, are the ones who need a president who will look out for them the most...and he wonders why he will not be getting their vote.
Update [2008-4-11 19:7:1 by Mdm Prz 08]:Hillary gets it:
"It's being reported that my opponent said that the people of Pennsylvania who face hard times are bitter," Clinton said during a campaign event in Philadelphia. "Well that's not my experience. As I travel around Pennsylvania. I meet people who are resilient, optimist positive who are rolling up their sleeves.""Pennsylvanians don't need a president who looks down on them," she said. "They need a president who stands up for them, who fights hard for your future, your jobs, your families."