I believe that if she were really interested in what the American people want and need then she would have bowed out and backed Obama some time ago. In the beginning of the race it was quite obvious to everyone except Clinton that Obama was the preferred candidate and what he has to offer was what Americans needed. The only problem was that it wasn't what Bill and Hillary wanted.
Obama offered a fresh start, free of the politics which have been destroying our country for the last several decades and free from the corporate buy out of our political system which has all but eliminated the chance of future generations becoming a part of the middle class American dream. It's been obvious that one of the largest errors in our political system, aside from our electoral process has been the acceptance of corporate terrorism in the free market, the forming of a one world order led by the banking and financial institutions and most of all, the escalation of lobbyism as the norm in motivating and promoting corporate welfare and bailouts of big business CEO's who have dragged their own companies down the toilet through mismanagement and outrageous greed which would neither be tolerated or assisted for small business or private individuals.
Although Obama admits to his own past transgressions and recognizes the folly of the present system and promises change, Hillary still holds absolute the theory that lobbyism is crucial to the relationship between government and big business, which is to say that without motivational gifts, pledges and contributions from the corporations who can most afford it , government officials cannot decide in a fair and prudent manner who deserves government contracts and corporate bailouts, not to mention which acts of congress regulating trade and big business should or should not be passed.
Granted, we don't really know that much about Obama but he would have to be an extremely accomplished liar to even come close to Clinton politics whereas we already know where Clinton politics lie and that the propensity for the truth is not something that coincides with the Clinton name.
Furthermore, if the interest of the advancement of our society were truly an issue with the Clintons then they would prove their motives by practicing the kind of politics America is bleeding for. Rather than tearing down the preferential candidate and casting doubt and innuendo around his unknowns they would have recognized the need for a new leadership, the uniting factor of a black man in the presidency whose interests lie in building a stronger and more secure working class among all races and they would have joined forces to quell those doubts and aim in the same direction, to serve the needs of the forgotten Americans, those who work the hardest and receive the least in compensation to the greed of CEO's and government officials who find it easier to just sit back and skim the cream off the top.
From the very beginning I never felt any honest, deep desire from either Obama or Clinton. I voted for, as I did in the 04 election, John Edwards, as I have always felt that he had his fingers on the pulse of America and has recognized the one most important change needed was to begin the repairs to our system and our flawed policies at home and abroad. He realized that to focus on all of the symptoms of the problem and only proselytize on immigration, health care, the war and so on was to keep focus on the symptoms only and draw attention from the main problems which needed to be addressed before any of the other could be managed, those main problems being fixing the government itself. Putting an absolute end to lobbyism, restructuring our banking and tax systems and revamping our electoral process.
If the Democratic party really wanted to demonstrate their recognition of the source of our problems and their desire to address them then they would have rallied behind Edwards and pushed him on to the nomination. This in itself was a demonstration of the democrats complicity in maintaining the status quo while pretending to be interested in actual change. They no more want change than do the republicans, they're nothing more than under rock dwelling republicans vying for the votes of very confused American democrats who have been deceived for so long by so many they've come to judge their leaders in whisky chugging contests and bowling matches.
If Hillary has her way we will for sure be running under the same establishment regime who took this country in a stranglehold by means of coup in 2000. That's the fact. The only unknown at this point is Barack Obama. We don't know for sure that he'll stand up to all of his promises but at least he doesn't already guarantee us more of the same. I don't believe he's any John Edwards but I'm pretty sure that he's not George Bush. His demeanor and reactions alone to the type of campaign which Hilary has engaged demonstrate his dislike for the negativity and divisiveness which she incorporates in her tactics. It's obvious that he would rather be addressing the real issues, or at least what he recognizes as the issues rather than spending time casting aspersions against his opponent.
All Clinton sees is her win, even though a joint effort, at this point in this race, is obviously what would be needed to mend party divides and bring an assured win for democrats in November. Hillary is willing to chance it all, lose the race to the republicans and subject the citizens of this country to another four years of "W" politics, four more years of a dictatorship regime and a deeper hold on our society and political systems and a tougher fight in 2012 to regain our country or what's left of it. Can the world withstand another four years of the policies spawned by greed and corruption with no regards or compassion for the people whose lives are taken or destroyed from here and abroad. Can our nation survive in a world where our most valuable allies turn their backs on us as we demonstrate our total disregard for the world environment and human health and well being, even right here in our own country?
What can we do? Vote?
I hope that we've all been doing that already, for what it seems to be worth. I hope at this stage of the game we are all aware of the option of absentee voting. It's legal and can be done on-line without leaving the house.
You can register online, this is one site to help you get started; http://www.credomobile.com/registertovote/?KNC-GGL&ATT=def
There's no excuse not to vote. It's all too simple now. One other choice. E-mail Senator Clinton; http://clinton.senate.gov/contact/webform.cfm?subj=issue and urge her to drop out of the race and join Barack Obama in his run for president. Her show of unity and joint efforts at this point will turn the entire race in favor of the democrats. Show the country that democrats really do care more about the people than their own personal agenda's. Maybe she can listen to reason, Bill may be another story though we have nothing to lose by trying.
For every day that this race and the media circus which follows progresses we are losing votes to the republicans who, just by the lack of candidates who appear competent enough to run for office, give the illusion of unity. The focus, for now, is off of John McCain who, given a mike long enough will demonstrate the effects of age on a strained republican mind, ( Nixon, Reagan, Bush1, Bush2 ) but as long as democrats keep pointing out to the nation how pathetically flawed they themselves really are, by their own actions, McCain sits back quietly amassing disillusioned democrat votes. Like shooting donkey's in a barrel.
We showed our asses in 2000 and let bush literally steal the office, we did it again in 2004 and nominated a born loser who handed the office to bush. ( I've always wondered how much it took for kerry to lie down) We managed to elect a democratic Congress who proved what I've been suspecting for a long time, that dem's are serving the Establishment under the table, not as secretly as I had first suspected as it's becoming more obvious at every blunder. We have a democratic speaker of the House who may as well be a republican.
Could any group of people be so hopelessly flawed and continually excused by so many?
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