Monday, January 21, 2008

Barack O'Cheesy

Just now went to the Barack Obama website to find out more. Here's what's on the front page:

'The Great Need of the Hour'

Barack spoke today at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. His full remarks as prepared for delivery follow ... The Scripture tells us that when Joshua and the Israelites arrived at the gates of Jericho, they could not enter. The walls of the city were too steep for any one person to climb; too strong to be taken down with brute force. And so they sat for days, unable to pass on through. But God had a plan for his…

Yeah, yeah. I'm sure Republican Evangelist Mike Huckabee's site might say the same thing. This is cheesy as hell.

Obama has no record. He's been a US Senator for exactly 2 years now. He's not earned his keep yet. It pisses me off that he, just because he's black, is acting like he's been a civil rights activist for years, which he hasn't been. As Hillary Clinton said in a recent debate, she's been working for "change" for 35 years, which she indeed has been.

How DARE Obama even suggest that his opponent, Clinton, is either anti-black or anti-change? Hillary's paid her dues for a long time now, since the Nixon '70s, when there was no pay-off for being true to your beliefs.


Mike said...

Hillary is going to win. Want to bet she doesn't?

Beth Austin said...

As I write this on Friday the 22nd, after the recent debacles in Wisconsin and the Potomac primaries/caucuses...I kind of have to indeed bet that she doesn't. :(

She's still ahead by around 10 points in the upcoming Ohio primary, on March 4. But in the Texas primary, held the same day, her former lead of 15 or so has shrunk to a virtual tie. My dad, of all sexist people, says he's going to vote for her! And my mom, for Obama.

What I hate is how MSNBC in particular has already counted her out. She and Obama, after all of his recent string of wins, are still within 100 delegates of each other. The drumbeat of media negativity, though, does indeed influence people in their votes. MSNBC has virtually proclaimed Obama the Democratic nominee, though the contest is still decidedly UNdecided.