Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Morning After - Some Thoughts

This is based on reading in the comments section from the JJP readers. You all are terrific, even when I disagree with you, and I definitely appreciate them.

Hillary Clinton won through race-baiting, fear-mongering, smears and lies. That's who she is. She has no character, and she showed her true self, and the true self of those that she surrounds herself with. She claimed MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA in her speech last night. Michigan - where she was the only one on the ballot, and Florida - where no one competed. Well, if you can't win fairly, then I guess you lie and cheat and try and change the rules in the 4th Quarter of a 4 Quarter game. Thus is Hillary Clinton. THIS IS WHO SHE IS - FACE IT.

Fact is, SHE was leading in both Texas and Ohio by 20 points less than 2 weeks ago, and Obama WON Texas.

So, now, we venture on. She'll gain, maybe 10 delegates in total from the entire process yesterday, which means she's still trailing in PLEDGED DELEGATES.

I believe her ego is such that she just can't remotely believe that she's in this fight, so her camp, once again, is floating the Obama as VP.

Get that...this heifer is the one trailing in delegates, but OBAMA has to be the VP?

It's the only thing they have left.

Make no mistake Barack Obama doesn't need her as HIS VP - he has a stable of folks that he can turn to that would be great matchups for him.

But, she can't win without him.

Period.

A reader points out that:
So I see Clinton's floating the Obama as VP thing again to garner more votes for herself.

I agree with this too, because of the BS meme of her ' more experience', and those on the fence saying, ' well, maybe Obama needs more experience', and would vote for her, thinking that they would get him too. I say once again, that's utter BS, she can't win this on her own.

Another update: just got this from DailyKos:
Asked on CBS's "The Early Show" whether she and Obama should be on the same ticket, Clinton said:

"That may be where this is headed, but of course we have to decide who is on the top of ticket. I think the people of Ohio very clearly said that it should be me."


The people of Ohio? GMAFB.


She already goes into this with HALF THE COUNTRY SAYING THAT THEY WILL NEVER VOTE FOR HER.

HALF THE COUNTRY.


And, she's been working on adding Democrats to that pile too, like my family. There are 12 of us in my immedate family.

Only 2 will vote for Hillary.

The rest of us haven't figured out what we're going to do, but we do know this much:

WE WILL NEVER EVER VOTE FOR HER.

They just assume that Black folks will come around and be Good Darkies and vote for Miss Hillary, because where else will we go? Isn't that what Harold Ickes said last week?

Well, maybe my family's atypical, but maybe not. Maybe the ancestors fought and died for us to be able to make this stand. But, I'm clear. I'm never voting for her, because if I did, I will become complicit in setting the blueprint for how to take out any future Black Politician with aspirations higher than a gerrymandered Congressional Seat. I won't be a party to that.

4 comments:

The Angry Independent said...

Yeah....

I heard that VP story on the radio just a few minutes ago...

Lord Please Have Mercy!

They are really messing with my sanity now.

We have to go to war with Clinton. (Oh.. for the U.S.S.S., I mean that in a political sense).

I'm trying to figure out if the "Afrosphere" wants to do something....

I have a headache so big right now...I can't think straight.

Andre said...

I'm interested to see if Hill takes the nomination, how she'll be able to rally black support in lue of all the underhanded tactics she's used up to this point. I suspect that she'll put Maxine Waters in front of few podiums singing Hill's praise. At this point, I wouldn't even be suprised if Waters' name isn't tossed out there as a potential VP (to entice both the black and the female vote). Right now, I'm not putting anything passed HRC.

As for me and my house; if Hill wins the bid, she'll never get my vote. I'll roll with Cynthia McKinney loooooong before I'll ever get down with the Clinton camp.

The Angry Independent said...

If I were Obama... I would walk away once they begin their attempt to talk him out of the nomination.

As I have been saying... the Hillary Coronation is still on.

Unless she has a major stumble (and there is plenty of ammo that Obama could use to help her fall) she has a good chance of being chosen by the superdelegates.... because she is the White "establishment" candidate. Whites feel that she is entitled to it.

Watching this race reminds me of why I hate being Black. (part of the reason anyway).

No matter how smart we become.... no matter how hard we work, we will always be treated like d**b n*****s who aren't quite good enough....people who cannot be trusted with this job or that job. And with Whites already looking for a reason not to vote for Obama (because of his race), all Clinton has to do is plant or encourage seeds of doubt (even exaggerated seeds of doubt) in the minds of White voters...and she wins. It is a built in advantage...but she gets to that advantage by playing dirty...by race baiting, etc.

I don't recall George W. getting all of this scrutiny about knowledge of the World and about experience before he came to office. But since we have a Black candidate... the bar is raised extremely high. Not only that.... but his White opponent is at the same time, allowed to embellish her resume....and no one in the corporate media says a damn thing.

Every race tinged, xenophobic, and "experience" attack on Obama (oh he's just a dumb n****r) is a personal attack on me....that's how I see it. It's personally offensive. Because I have seen the same kind of racism. Perhaps i'm the only brown skinned person who sees the political race in those terms.... but that's just how I see it.

Andre said...

AI/Rikyrah,

After watching this clip:

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=ec27f22f-abba-4dd7-9c80-f870786da9b4

I think I owe you two an apology. I might have to denounce all of the conspiracy theory comments I made earlier.

Denounce or reject? Hill's got me confused on which is more emphatic.