Wednesday, June 4, 2008

An Obamanation !!

Okay, I know you expect me to respond to last night's political events. Heaven forbid that I would disappoint you.

My own personal observations and opinions are as follows:

Hillary Clinton 17,785,009
Barack Obama 17,479,990 (and he's the "presumptive" Democratic nominee? Hmmmm)

Did you see Wolf Blitzer?? He was like a school boy with a crush on BO. Where is professionalism in journalism??

Did you ever notice that when BO is giving a speech, he never looks at the camera and never looks at the audience? He always averts his eyes. Helloooo, teleprompter on both sides of his podium...he's reading his speech. He's good at reading.

From early morning yesterday just a the polls were opening (how convenient), the MSM continued to report rumors of Hillary conceding. Democratic leadership paraded in front of MSM cameras calling for closure. They wanted this day to be over. Even so, last night she won another state by double digits that they said she'd have no chance of winning. Now they are complaining that Senator Clinton didn't concede. They're mad that they can't "one-up" her no matter how hard they try. They did everything in their power to make her cry "uncle." But, while they were busy thinking they were so smart, she was busy BEING smart. Remember Kennedy? Does that name ring a bell? Ted Kennedy?? He conceded. Kennedy went to the 1980 convention 750 delegates behind a sitting Democratic president he challenged. He conceded there. And not before. Hillary has the same right and you never know what can happen between now and August.

Headline in the Politico this morning, "Obama's first test: Handling Hillary." Oh really? If Hillary is still present and a force to be reckoned with or "handled", it seems to me that Obama didn't really close the deal in the first place.

In his speech on January 20, 2008, BO quotes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Unity is the great need of the hour" is what King said. Unity is how we shall overcome." But, for all his rhetoric about "unity", the same Politico article reports ". . . Obama is not, one of his senior advisers assured me Tuesday night, going to spend a lot of time in the next few months wooing Clinton supporters whose feelings may be hurting." First of all, that is a condescending remark. I don't have "hurt feelings." I'm pissed off. Big difference. Second... oh yeah, that's right, why worry about 18 Million voters. Way to unite the party, BO. And, oh and by the way, nice leadership skills, too.

For months, I've read hateful, arrogant, dismissive comments about the people in states where BO lost to Hillary. "We don't need those people to win the Presidency," was pretty much the tone of the rhetoric. Apparently, if you speak with a southern drawl, come home with dirty hands and clothes from work, choose beer over wine, buy your morning coffee at the gas station, chose work in the trades rather than college, need dental work because you can't afford to visit a dentist every 6 months, and drive a truck as your primary vehicle, you are of no use to the BO campaign. That's not my idea of unity. But, last night Hillary Clinton said: "You know, I understand that a lot of people are asking, what does Hillary want? . . . I want the nearly 18 million Americans who voted for me to be respected, to be heard and no longer to be invisible." That's my idea of unity.

So, now Obamabots are already complaining on several sites this morning about the questions and comments being made on Media morning shows about their Anointed One! But, this is politics. They couldn't seriously think the love affair with BO and MSM would last forever?? It has only just begun, particularly if the rumors of a DVD of Michelle Obama are more than just rumors.

One can only hope.

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