Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Hillary the Hypocrite and Obama Wins Mississippi as well as Texas Caucuses.
Barack Obama won big in Mississippi with 61% to 37% picking up 17 more delegates to increase his lead in delegates and in the popular vote. It turns out as well that Obama has officially won the Texas caucus giving him an additional 38 of the Lone Star state's delegates.
But the top story today is the disgusting comments of Geraldine Ferraro who is on the Clinton campaign's financial committee that Obama wouldn't be in the lead of this Democratic primary contest if he wasn't black (The following italicized sentences are sarcasm) This is so true, it is so easy for a black man to win higher office in this country. There have been so many black presidents and governors. There are so many black CEO's. Black men are so privileged in our white, protestant society, it's the poor white people who get screwed. These are the kind of politics that Obama is talking about changing.
Despite being on Clinton's financial committee these comments are especially disturbing as Ferraro was the first woman to be selected as a vice-presidential candidate in 1984. She has faced discrimination herself and so for her to make these vile, divisive, race bating comments particularly ugly. So far all that Hillary has said about these gutter ball comments is that she "disagrees" with them, which makes her a hypocrite. Why? Because during one of the last debates she jumped on controversial figure Louis Farrakhan's statement that he supported Barack Obama.
She said in that debate that it wasn't enough that Obama rejected those comments but that he needed to denounce them too, Obama rightly did so. Hillary made a big deal of this despite that fact that Farrakhan wasn't apart of his campaign and that all he said was that he supported Obama. Barack Obama doesn't have control over who supports him but he immediately distanced himself from Farrakhan anyway. Yet now you have these race baiting comments from a major player in Clinton's campaign and she not only doesn't fire her but doesn't reject AND denounce her comments as she pushed Obama to do.
Then there was the Obama campaign staffer who called Hillary a "monster" and Obama rightly fired her immediately. Hillary the hypocrite rides again!! And of course all the media is talking about is the Elliot Spitzer story. It is a story about the governor of New York and while that is a powerful position, the president of the country is a bigger story in my mind. We're talking about who will be the next PRESIDENT, not who is going to be the next governor of New York. Not to mention the news not covering the primary win that Obama scored yesterday.
But I want to switch her comments around, suppose someone in Obama's campaign said that the only reason Hillary got so far in the presidential race was because she was a woman--the Clinton campaign and supporters would go ballistic, and rightly so!! There is a double standard here it seems to me but that is par for the course by now with Hillary. Why people still support her campaign and continue to vote for her after all her shifty, disgusting tactics is beyond understanding for me. She has no shame and she doesn't give a shit what people think about that--remind you of a certain President with a "W" in his name? I hope that Hillary moves quickly to let Ferraro go from her campaign but I'm not holding my breath given the Clinton campaign's former actions.
If Hillary somehow wins this nomination I don't think I can vote for her in good conscious and I will most likely vote Green. Besides, I would rather sacrifice this election than elect her and have to listen to 4-8 years of ugliness between the Clinton's and Republicans. I had enough of that childish back and forth in the 90's thank-you very much. Besides that though, I don't want to watch her bully people around and force her agenda down everyone's throat. I just refuse to reward her kind of campaigning. I'm not a Democrat after all anyway, I'm an Independent liberal and I'm not one of these people who can hold their nose and vote for the "lesser of two evils." I'm tired of having to do that. The days of voting party line are over for me. I refuse to be enslaved to the Democratic party.
UPDATE: Ferraro just resigned from the Clinton financial committee. That was the right thing to do, she was becoming too much of a distraction for Hillary.
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