Time for a Quickie
I’m back and have to get some ranting done, because ooohhh doggie am I pissed. I’ve only got time for a quickie, though.
First of all, fuck you right in the ear Bill Kristol. You are a hypocritical, self-righteous, smarmy, condescending, sexist sack of shit. “It’s the tears. She pretended to cry, the women felt sorry for her, and she won.” He also said that “the women like that” and so they voted for her. I don’t know about you, but I always vote with my tear ducts. And my vagina. Sen. Clinton has both, so she has my vote! (BTW, exactly who are The Women?) Again, Fuck. You.
This one is for mi amigo en Panama, Kelso, and all of his naysayers when he (rightly) expresses his opinion that Sen. Obama is not about change, not about new ideas, and not about substance. During the Nevada debate, Brian Williams asked Sen. Obama to respond to the ridiculous rumors circulating on the internet about him being Muslim, not pledging allegiance to the American flag, and being sworn in on the Koran. He answered with
“Let’s make clear what the facts are: I am a Christian, I have been sworn in with a Bible, I pledge allegiance and lead the pledge of allegiance sometimes in the United States Senate when I’ve presided… The American people are, I think, smarter than folks give them credit for.”
Okay, so you’ve defended yourself against what are disgusting and racist lies by asserting that you are none of those things. But he completely ignores the opportunity to really do something “audacious” and state that it does not matter if he is Muslim, if he does refuse to say the pledge of allegiance, or if he had been sworn into office with the Koran! Where exactly is the Change in this answer? All he did was assure White America that he’s a good Christian patriot. My name may be Barack Hussein Obama, but don’t worry because I’m a Christian and I love the American flag and the Bible. Why did he not use that widely admired charisma and passion to make the point that being Muslim does not mean being a terrorist. That there is no religious test for public office. That the pledge of allegiance is not required by law and actually is a violation of our civil rights. But no. Obama plays it safe, because he has to be careful not to offend White America, who lives in constant fear of Islam and suicide bombers. This really exemplifies the reason why I can’t support Obama. He talks a lot, but there’s nothing behind it.I believe he’s a nice guy. I believe he’s an intelligent guy. I believe he thinks he has vision and wants change. But I also know that he hems and haws, flounders, listens to bad advice rather than following his own judgment, and is not willing to go out on a limb or take risks to create or inspire change. He is politics as usual. He does not really have the substance or the guts I’m looking for. That’s all I got for now.