Monday, August 11, 2008
CAN THE DNC ACT DEMOCRATICALLY?
"If there is no nomination process at the convention, this whole event is nothing short of an elaborate Coronation ceremony for the DNC’s very own Prince of Darkness, Barack Obama." -- from: http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/
Despite the Olympics and the fantastic show put on by China, the hazy, lazy daze of vacation takes precedence for most of the principal players in the Denver soap opera. Hillary Clinton is the exception as she just keeps on trucking; keeping the heat on McCain and stumping for Obama.
The mean stream media and blogger boyz are fractious. They have not been able to really find out what is going on in Dem World but it hasn’t stopped them from guessing. Even the juicy sexcapades of John Edwards has failed to titillate their appetites.
Just to keep their claws sharp and in their never ending search for scabs to pick, most of the pundocracy have given us the same tired old crap about the past, present and future sins of the Clintons.
It makes them crazy that despite years of chewing on this family, it continues to be greatly loved and admired by most of the people, not only in this country but abroad.
Pundits and reporters are restive for the leg-tingling oratory of their Precious one who is away on a week’s vacation. They are eager for him turn around the trend building against him.
Here are two of his supporters telling you why you should vote for him.
The polls continue to show a decline in support for the Obama brand. Articles, such as the one excerpted below [between asterisks], that are critical of him are beginning to appear more often now.
***Although Henry V contains more famous lines, and as with most of Shakespeare's lines, these are often quoted out of context, sometimes when the speaker is not even aware she or he is alluding to Shakespeare, the line with which I began this post...
“I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart: but the saying is true ‘The empty vessel makes the greatest sound’”
...fits well with the context of Senator Obama's remark about himself being an imperfect vessel.***
The media can no longer present The Denver Group as a lunatic fringe as more and more delegates demand fairness at the Convention. Unless Hillary Clinton’s name is placed in nomination [not just on a symbolic roll call], Democracy will be declared dead on arrival at the Democratic Convention.
What flummoxes the msm the most is not knowing who will be the Dem’s pick for Veep. It is possible that the choice has already been made. But it might be delayed until the whole Convention decides who their Standard Bearer will be and demands that whichever one wins, the other must be her/his running mate.
What a kick in the head for the msm which insists that it, not the voters decide who the Dem candidate for president and veep will be. What a great thing it would be for Democracy if the DNC decides to act Democratically and allow all the delegates to cast their vote.
Neither Hillary nor Barack have enough votes to win so the Superdelegates will determine the winner – not the media - IF Democracy prevails and the DNC’s own rules are followed.
· Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King Jr.
· Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. Martin Luther King, Jr.
· Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.
· I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King Jr.
· In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King Jr.
· Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. Martin Luther King Jr.
· A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. Mohandas Gandhi
· A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Mohandas Gandhi
· All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take. Mohandas Gandhi
· An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Mohandas Gandhi
· An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Mohandas Gandhi
· First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mohandas Gandhi
· Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. Mohandas Gandhi
· I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. Mohandas Gandhi
· Action expresses priorities. Mohandas Gandhi
· Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. Mohandas Gandhi
· Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort. Mohandas Gandhi
· Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mohandas Gandhi
· Truth never damages a cause that is just. Mohandas Gandhi
· Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
· You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
· Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't. Eleanor Roosevelt
· Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes. Eleanor Roosevelt
· Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do. Eleanor Roosevelt
· I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role. Eleanor Roosevelt
· The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it. Eleanor Roosevelt
· It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation. Eleanor Roosevelt http://heidilipotpourri.blogspot.com/2008/08/civility-as-route-to-justice-rising.html #
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