We must admit that we believed it possible that the Obomacons were right and we were wrong about The One, his character and his judgment. Even David Gergen, noting BO’s fall in the polls, advised the obvious.
“If he were to surprise the country — and the press — by naming Hillary Clinton as his running mate, he could turn the race upside down. Making the announcement in Springfield this Saturday, drawing from Lincoln’s experience in assembling a “team of rivals” (the glorious book by Doris Kearns Goodwin), would be transformative. No one else would so galvanize the Democrats, bring a fighter to his side, and send a clear message that an Obama administration would bring experience to solving problems both at home and abroad. Has anyone looked what happened to jobs and wages under Bush vs. Clinton? The comparison is startling. And remember that a quarter of Hillary’s voters still haven’t “come home” to the Democratic column.”
Now we have no doubts. Despite our hope, that he would be honest, intelligent and confident enough to choose as his running mate the woman who, if the rules had been followed, would have won the Democratic Primary instead of him, he followed his own craven image.
Brotherhood prevailed to once again shut a woman out from what she had earned. “This is all about the old white guys staying in power. They needed a front man -- enter the neophyte, incompetent Obama -- this is a new kind of politics? This is change we can believe in?” - Oft repeated blog comment
For surely if you compare the nasty things Biden has said of BO in the debates and TV interviews to what Hillary was and still is, roundly criticized for, Biden’s were definitely racist, more critical of BO’s judgment and experience; and they are on video.
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." – Joe Biden
Biden saying in debate that Barack isn't ready to be president, Biden saying in interview that McCain would be a good President and he would support him or serve with him as VP if asked.
Biden also voted for and supported the Iraqi war. Oh, and he dropped out early after getting around 25000 votes.
Hillary won the popular vote: (ABC news)
If the Rules Committee had not halved the votes in Florida and Michigan, Hillary would have netted 100 delegates from Florida and 73 from Michigan. If Obama had gotten none from Michigan (he took his name off the ballot to placate Iowa), and not given him delegates he had not earned, Hillary would have had 1725 delegates at the end of the primaries and Obama 1707. She would have won the pledged delegates. http://noquarterusa.net/blog/
“Thank you, Egalia for bringing up the Clarence Thomas hearings. I would highly recommend the book Strange Justice, written shortly after the hearings. Joe Biden was the ‘guy’ in charge of those hearings. He kept several other women witnesses sitting & waiting in a hotel room - women who would have testified to the same sort of behavior that Anita Hill - courageously - related to the committee. Those women were never questioned and Clarence Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court. -- Connie Graham
Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones “One true friend” Geeklove
Odd choices in Obama’s career by J. R. Dunn
Barack Obama will be defeated. Seriously and convincingly defeated. Not due to racism, not due to the forces of reaction, not even due to Karl Rove sending out mind rays over the national cable system. He will lose for one reason above all, one that has been overlooked in any analysis that I've yet seen. Barack Obama will lose because he is a flake.
I'm using the term in its generally accepted sense. A flake is not only a screwup, but someone who truly excels in making bizarre errors and creating incredibly convoluted disasters. A flake is a "fool with energy", as the Russian proverb puts it. ("A fool is a terrible thing to have around, but a fool with energy is a nightmare".)
Irony from Riverdaughter – concerning how women are expected to act:
“But most importantly, it is Hillary Clinton’s responsibility to put all of her policy experience, political expertise, energy and professionalism at Barack Obama’s disposal and allow all of her accomplishments to be relevant only in reference to him, in order to shore up his abysmally sinking poll numbers and save his ass in November. This is a task for which she is uniquely qualified since she would have been able to win the White House without much assistance at all. This makes her obligation to him even stronger since she has the mojo that he lacks. But it is her joy to become the plaster that holds his crumbling foundation in place. And when her task is finished, she will modestly step back in to the shadows while she privately beams with pride at her creation. It is what we all live for.
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