Friday, May 16, 2008

Issues, we want issues

their latest stands on Iraq:
Clinton: begin in 60 days
Obama: finish in 16 months
McCain: finishe in 4 years
All agree that no one knows what will happen. which is the smartest approach and why?
Pin them down: what is their stance on private militias? what are we doing with the just-built enormous embassy in Iraq? Our "war will be over" but there will be 10,000 private mercenaries accountable to no law there?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What would I do?

I have been grappling ... thry to consider the possibility of entering the voting booth and voting for "the Democrat" whomever that may be - but I find that I cannot go there. I am apart from the "logic" that has come from the Media and the DNC. I stand with people who stand for ideas and principles and the rule of law, not for person or "party". We were Democrats because we thought that meant standing for the rule of law and equality under law by all. Turns out, "Democrats" is just a lable. Ideas, principles and the rule of law are our guides. Hillary's heart and mind illumine justice and the rule of law, the good fight, endurance, belief, faith, fortitude: We vote principles, not "party." It does not matter if the Democratic Party loses. It only matters if the principles lose.

Tom wrote in the " ... the Islamic terrorists will fear Hillary far more than they would McCain. Why are they so ruthless in their repression of women? Feminists know ... Hillary would be their worst nightmare: a woman unveiled, with not only the power, but the will, to bring about their destruction." I agree with Tom's key insight.

We do not know for sure that Obama would be a weakling in the world - we only know that thus far he has played that role. He rode the crest of an organized and orchestrated and paid media support + youth + new voter wave. It is possible that Obama could turn out to be something besides an action figure, but we don't know. Thus far, if you "genderize" them like a Sociologist, Hillary is the-guy-with-the-hormones and Barack is the gal-with-the-smile-and-the-desire-not-to-fight. However, there is one thing he will never be, and that is a real woman.

A woman is the way in to the heart of the Middle East. Oppression BEGINS with the oppression of women or the oppression of man to man because of women. A woman is the wedge into the mystery that is the horror of what goes on in the Middle East. Freedom is much more attractive to the oppressed woman than it is to the oppressing man. Only a woman can bridge this gap. Hillary is the bridge.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A political party committing suicide

Superdelegates are bitten by sound bites. They are consuming themselves, eating their own sound bites. The question will not be "Are you leaving the Democratic party?" The question will be "Did you notice the Democratic Party just committed suicide?" There will be no Democratic party if they nominate the straw man. A Superdelegate for for Obama is a vote for McCain.

Our job is intervention: the party does not know it is killing itself. Talk with "Kansas" - i.e., with Dems who don't scour the internet and rely on TV. They are "dealing with" what they now feel is their inevitable Dem nominee and obligatory vote in Nov. They sense & fear "their neighbors" won't vote for the Dem nominee ... they're trying to convince themselves Obama is ok ... So, just tell them one thing about Obama that the media hasn't told them yet will media feed them over the course of the Summer. Their voting hand turns right (McCain) or off (stay home). They will not vote Dem in Nov as they learn more truth.

Our job as interventionists is to
1.) tell the Democratic party that is is committing suicide and
2.) tell the Democratic voters everywhere - who Support Hillary but might be wounded today by sound bites. Call your sisters and mothers and friends don't live in KY or OR or WV; they know people who do. Remind people how Hillary was even getting compliments from Republicans all last week. Clinton is endearing to people who allow themselves to see her in action; her heart galvanizes our public heart. She even made O'Reilly agree he'd pay higher taxes. She's a genius.

There is going to be nothing new from Obama. We have seen what he has to offer. His stump speech is growing thin and by July-August will be entirely transparent. HOPE will become NOPE - the tragic signs are all over. Superdelegates have forgotten this is a man whose entire campaign is 1000s speeches about a 30 second 2002 speech in Chicago. Eating your own sound bites is unhealthy. He is Icarus and his wax will melt and coat the moribund Democratic Party. But that tragedy hasn't happened yet. You, too, can help prevent it.

Democrats awake: Clinton is radiant and ready - equpped to lead us into the Millenium with clarity, wit, and love: a mix of head, heart, and vigor the likes of which we have never seen - maybe the best since Lincoln. That's where we are in America: on the brink of an enormous fissure. Clinton will unite all of America and restore the standards of excellence and leadership in love. She is the only one of the 3 candidates whom all of America will love, the only one who has stated the basic truth of our mission: "I want to be known as the President who champions all the children." That is our fulcrum. That must be our calling. She is the Captain of the real ship. Obama is but a dream. He loses the G.E. Clinton wins. It's not too late: We can have her!