Posts Tagged "democrat"

Regarding this Florida & Michigan Brouhaha

What a mess and I definitely see both sides. I think the people, from each state, who decided to hold the primaries so early should be punished in some way. They were the ones who made the call to put their respective state’s votes in jeopardy, so they need to be held responsible for their actions.

The voters are right. They did nothing wrong and it would be unfortunate for their votes to not count. But at the same time, rules are rules. They’re created for a reason. If, at the end of the day, they are no longer valid, then why establish them in the first place?

And aside from the whole rules issue, the situation is unfair to Obama in Michigan. His freakin’ name was even on the ballot! Like most, when they learn of rules, he figured it would stand, so had his name removed. So, how is this fai to him when his supporters didn’t get to voice their opinions? It’s being reported that they voted “uncommitted”, but really, how many of them probably didn’t bother going out at all? Think about it.

Then there’s Clinton doing her best John “Flip-Flop” Kerry impression. I got the following quote from an Associated Press article:

Clinton won the Michigan primary Jan. 15 and the Florida vote two weeks later after all the candidates agreed not to campaign in either state.

At the time, she said the vote did not matter. But once she fell behind Obama in the delegate competition, her position shifted.

Ya don’t say!

So, like I said, what a mess. It won’t matter much come Tuesday night because Obama will likely have accumulated all th delegates the needs in order to win the nomination anyway.

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Is Hillary Clinton Serious?

I don’t delve into politics much, especially not on here. But after watching the news today, I have to vent.

I’ve been reserving judgement on the Democratic candidate race until I hear all I need to. There have been some things about Hillary that I’ve liked and certain traits Obama posesses that I like as well.

But I have to say something about this and a similar report on the NBC Nightly News.

I don’t know if this angle is Bill’s doing thus exhibiting more of his poor judgement, but to claim and complain that Hillary’s gender is stopping voters from supporting her at the polls ludicrous. (Note the correct spelling, kiddos. Ludacris is a rapper) To claim that people aren’t voting for her because she is a woman and Obama a man, is laughable.

I don’t know if she’s noticed, but Obama is black. He isn’t going around complaining that he’s lost on the white vote because he’s black. Hillary continues to be the sole beneficiary of that voter pool. Some may say that the campaign was neutralized by these two factors, but I wouldn’t go that far. If you ask me, Hillary being female (but white) is still an advantage compared to Obama, who is black (but a man).

As someone who is both a woman and black, there is no contest. As Chris Rock says “if it’s white, it’s all right!”

So Hillary — and indirectly Bill — STFU.

ETA: Everyone read the comments from story. These people are with me on my stance. I still can’t believe Hillary — and her female supporters — claim sexism is so prevelant, but not racism. She’s always so quick to thank her “hard working Americans” AKA “white voters”. Whatevs, Hill. If she doesn’t drop this “woe is me, sexism is holding me back” stance soon, I can see myself becoming a solid Obama supporter in the next couple of weeks.

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