Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Liberal's Dilemma

So now that we in America have finally joined the 21st century when it comes to choosing leaders, we are faced with a hard choice: a Black man and a woman, both vying for the presidency. What to do, what to do? I think either one would make a fine president. The far right wing-nuts already have their knives sharpened, so it's going to be a really dirty campaign no matter which one will be running. Obama is the Manchurian candidate for the evil doers of Islam. Hillary is a bee-otch. He's all talk and no action, inexperienced. She's just going to be a front for Bill Clinton. I'm sure there is more venomous stuff lurking out there in Limbaughland.Maureen Dowd, who loathes Hillary is already writing snarky op-eds about her and I'm sure she has more ammo lined up.
In the meantime many of us are at the point of flipping a coin for next week's Ohio primary, which the media has pretty much awarded to Obama. I have had a problem with Hillary's vote for the Iraq war, knowing at the same time that Obama wasn't in the Senate at that time. I think people have forgotten how the Republicans condemned those who objected to anything Bush and his gang came up with. Tom Daschle paid the price for going against the juggernaut of both the Bush regime and public opinion after 9/11. There were a number of courageous folks in Congress, among them Dennis Kucinich, who is no longer in the race, who stood firm against the rush to war.

Well, I only have a few days to make up my mind. Actually I am really tired of the whole thing and rather dread the final campaign, knowing that millions of dollars will be spent that could do more good for more people than filling the air with blah, blah, blah. The important thing is for people to VOTE next fall and VOTE for Democrats, yellow dog style.


1 comment:

P.S. an after-thought said...

So often I run across "stuff" by "conservatives" who don't like something on the other side of the aisle, only to find there is less than a reasoned criticism, much less...in fact, mostly name calling, overgeneralizing, false arguments, etc. This happens in the realm of religious thought as well.

I really would like to read well written, well thought out criticism of candidates' viewpoints. It is sad that in this information age there is so much smoke and heat and so little light.