Saturday, February 16, 2008

Just for fun

I do love this picture.

What this guy said...

I hadn't been able to quantify exactly why I've discovered a strong dislike for the Clintons (after loving them for years), but this blogger over at Daily Kos sums it up well - with his "27 Reasons I'm Divorcing the Clintons." Read the whole post, but here are his reasons - with which I agree! (and I bolded a few for my emphasis)

With the Clintons, it wasn't 3 straws and you're out. I tried to give them every benefit of the doubt, every excuse, every justification. However, now I'm done.

So why am I divorcing them? In some order it was:

1. "I" "I" "I" in virtually every Hillary speech ad nauseum.
2. Mark Penn. (The incompetent jackass who couldn't get 50% against Bob Dole and took the surest thing {Tony Blair's 3rd term} and turned it into a close race.
3. Terri McCauliffe and the establishment machine.
4. "turn up the heat."
5. Smearing Obama with a kindergarten essay
6. The Rezko hypocrisy.
7. The drug use smears.
8. The attempt to freeze out Iowa students.
9. The anti-choice smear of Obama in New Hampshire.
10. The cooked books and $5 million dollar loan.
11. Playing the race card in South Carolina and elsewhere.
12. Bill Clinton's fairy tale remark.
13. Attempts to prevent service workers from caucusing in Nevada.
14. The cactus tears in NH. (She attacked Obama dried eyed next sentence.)
15. The mischaracterications of present votes in the Illinois state legislature.
16. Her failure to apologize for her politically calculating vote on Iraq.
17. Her equally politically calculating vote on Kyl-Lieberman.
18. The vicious attempts to play the misogyny card when 99% of Obama voters don't have a sexist bone in their bodies.
19. HRC's Michigan shenanigans.
20. HRC's Florida shenanigans.
21. Bill Clinton's caucus v. primary comments.
22. The cheesy Wisconsin attack ad while she's in Texas.
23. Lanny Davis (yep the Lieberman jackass) echoing the Clintons elitist attitude about upper middle class voters "not counting."
24. Hillary Clinton saying that Patti Solis' decision to step down was Patti's decision when Hillary knows Patti was fired.
25. Mark Penn's significant states comment telling people in 22 states to go F off.
26. Hillary attacking Obama this week saying she gives solutions while he gives speeches. (During a speech of course.)

(and 27) That's 26 straws and there were many others. I can't put a quantitative value on each straw but they added up. And now HRC is unwilling to pledge that she will abide by the will of the voters and accept pledged delegates as the nominee. This is the final straw. In short, she's trying to pull a Scalia and is plotting and scheming to steal an election.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bobby


Bobby Kennedy was killed several years before I was born, but as a political junkie (and a Democrat from birth), I've always held him in high regard (even more so than JFK). The more I learned about Bobby Kennedy, the more I believed our country would be a different - and much better - place today if he had lived and been able to lead and inspire our nation.

As anyone who is paying attention knows, the Kennedy family has begun splitting their support between Clinton and Obama...now I see that even Bobby Kennedy's family is splitting their support. That must be making for interesting family phone calls!

This is from Rory Kennedy's op-ed yesterday in the San Fran Chronicle, about what her mom (who has also publicly endorsed Obama) says comparing Obama with her husband:


Ethel Kennedy said of Obama: "I think he feels it. He feels it just like Bobby did. He has the passion in his heart. He's not selling you. It's just him."


UPDATE: I posted this before I read the Outlook section of the Washington Post today...check out the photos they selected for their "Talking 'Bout Our Generations" story!