GenderGappers 2008 - 007
AN ET TU, BRUTE? MOMENT
The very definition of class, “grace under pressure”, was exhibited by candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, at the State of the Union speech. At the same time, her main opponent, Barack Obama, exhibited the opposite, and then denied it despite the pictorial proof that showed him ducking away from the handshake of a fellow senator.
This action follows his history in the Illinois senate of avoiding taking a stand by voting “present”; claiming he made a mistake when he voted so he could vote again thus voting on both sides, and the way he has formerly ducked questions at the debates. Barack’s behavior was similar to the way Bush treats people he fears or does not like by avoiding, ignoring and bad mouthing them.
In this pictorial tableau, we saw the character of these two candidates writ large. And a media that would have crucified Hillary for such an action just treated it like a joke – but many of the voting public did not.
With a sincere smile Hillary leaned in to shake the hand of Teddy Kennedy who had, hours before stabbed her in the back. But Obama, unable to face her, turned away, possibly ashamed of his cowardice. He was standing right beside Kennedy who had to extend his arm in front of Barack to shake Clinton’s hand.
The reaction of many voters to that childish action of Obama caused his campaign to call a halt to his nastier attacks on Clinton in his speeches. It eagerly agreed to Clinton’s proposal that they stop being puppets jerked around by the media circus. This resulted in a great debate, giving Barack a chance to rehabilitate himself from his former snub and we all got a better idea of what they stand for.
But at the end of the day, Barack is not a person we can trust to make correct decision, or perhaps even make decisions, under pressure, under fire. Avoidance is historically his method of action when challenged.
The elderly Teddy Kennedy, a long time DC insider, admitted that he was angry and wanted to get back at Bill Clinton so he endorsed a man that had slandered him in the past.
The real outside-Washington Kennedys endorsed Hillary Clinton. For anyone who did not see this endorsement for Hillary by three children of Robert Kennedy int the LA Times, we have copied the first part and an URL where you may go to read the rest of it. Naturally, the mean-stream media ignored it as they only focus on things that are detrimental to Hillary. Our media promotes Barack constantly and is a dependable fund raiser for him.
Kennedys for Clinton – LATimes
By Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Kerry Kennedy January 29, 2008
While talk of unity and compromise are inspiring to a nation wary of divisiveness, America stands at a historic crossroads where real issues divide our political landscapes. Democrats believe that America should not be torturing people, eavesdropping on our citizens or imprisoning them without habeas corpus or other constitutional rights. We should not be an imperial power. We need healthcare for all and a clean, safe environment. The loftiest poetry will not solve these issues. We need a president willing to engage in a fistfight to safeguard and restore our national virtues. We have worked with Hillary Clinton for 15 years (and in Kathleen's case, 25 years) and witnessed the power and depth of her convictions firsthand. We've seen her formidable work ethic, courage in the face of adversity and her dignity and clear head in crisis. We've also seen her two-fisted willingness to enter the brawl when America's principles are challenged. Her measured rhetoric, political savvy and pragmatism shield the heart of our nation's most determined and most democratic warrior.[More of this endorsement may be found at:
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