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February 05, 2007

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grumpy old man

What surprise, a mailing from one of my fav ladies. Thanks a zillion.

Will put a link to this at my place as I believe it needs saying LOUD AND CLEAR.

PeacechickMary

I understand one of the reasons he is hanging back is the personal safety of himself and his family. I don't blame him as these nuts who feel threatened by skin color are not just foolish, but dangerous. I understand Feingold who is Jewish had the same concerns. Sad, violent, bigoted country - actually the term applies to much of the world.

The Minstrel Boy

I have had a t-shirt made that says

"If you kill Obama we will blow shit up."

i don't think it will stop anybody but it makes me feel better for having warned them.

TB

I agree with you. But for all the reasons you mentioned, I don't believe Obama will ever get the nomination from his party. The Dem's know they need a rock solid candidate to win this one and I don't think they'll choose either Clinton or Obama because they are both too polarizing.
I'm more worried about this next presidential election than any in the last 20 years.

JimmyDean'sFuckedUpCousinClyde

Can one man make a difference?

I think that the power of the presidency is the ability of the executive to draw in and surround him/herself with the type of people who will ultimately define the president's legacy.

It certainly helps if the president is sane, and it really helps if they are lucky.

Past all that, a deaf/ dumb/ and blind microencephalic retarded person would be better than the fuckwit in office now. Not that there's a whole helluva lot of difference when it comes to raw brainpower.

I'll take someone who has a heart anyday over some of these legal bastards whose sense of conscience is defined by image.

Any one who opposes the militarists is prime candidate for assassination---as were the Kennedy brothers.

Will they kill Obama for the same reason? Yes, for just that reason, if he opposes the militarists. They don't want anyone taking their toys away or telling them they can't play their game when they feel like it.
They'll kill anyone who threatens them, and they'll make it look like an attack so they can play some more. We need a president who is so cleverly working behind at least a dozen body doubles that they can't get at him.
And we need term limits and gender parity amendments to the Constitution. One term in, and you're out a term. For every man in office, a woman counterpart.

The Fat Lady Sings

I’m just afraid someone will take a pot shot at the man. Despite all that - I still think he should run. This is the first time in more than 40 years America has been primed for a substantive discussion of race and class and hate – something I would dearly like to see happen. Obama has become a nexus. If he withdraws – all those horrible racist remarks assholes have made about him will just hang out there – never really being addressed. If he stays in the race – the white sheet crowd will find themselves increasingly marginalized. I don’t think America wants to be a racist nation. We fought a civil war to rid ourselves of that bullshit. Isn’t it about time that war was finished for good and all?

Sunny

IMHO, the press has no idea what to do with Barack, having anointed Hillary Clinton as the next Democratic candidate for Prez 2008...and that's what the media enjoys doing in our country-selecting the next President.

All the media can report on Barack is what the country MUST be thinking...‘halfrican’ or ‘half-minority’, ‘Osama Obama’....our country is very immature on two issues....racisim and sexuality....and these remarks about this intelligent candidate-the likes of who we have not witnessed in years-is evidence of such.

sbgypsy

I guess I'm not the only one who's noticed that only the liberals, only the really GOOD people who can maybe win and lead this nation to fulfill it's ideals are the ones that are assassinated.

I'm getting really pissed off at the idea that they are screwing up our govt and there's not a thing we can do to stop it.

annie

yes! you said it, sister.
i have SUCH great hopes for that human, despite the fact that sabotage, racism, and our screwed-up political machine may be his undoing.
it just feels right, to me.
thank you.

Lilo

It all really, really, really needs to be said.

How representative have our past 41 presidents been of the interests of black people, or most TV commentators, for that matter?

My brother says that men's tastes are broader than they're given credit for--that men don't just want what they're told to want. I fervently hope the same is true for all Americans and presidential candidates.

The Fat Lady Sings

I have yet to make a decision on who I would like to see the Democrats officially nominate. I am not a fan of Hillary - but were she the nominee I would vote for her - same goes for Obama; though I am quite unhappy with his stance on gay rights and abortion. My open letter was an attempt to kick-start a discussion on race and hate in America. Obama's candidacy has focused that hate, making it identifiable. Now that we can find it - maybe we can at least make a start towards eliminating it. At least that is my fervent prayer.

Lingual X

I think, in the end, it's probably going to be a Hillary/Obama ticket. I agree with you that Obama's courage to run is important. It feels like we're on the cusp of something significant here with a woman candidate and an African-American candidate. However, I, too, am very concerned about his stance on gay rights and abortion, which is why I'm in the Hillary camp right now. However, I'm very open to Obama's candidacy and his ideas. I think he has a lot to offer this country in terms of leadership towards eradicating racism. I think he's charismatic and has star power potential, something the Dems need desperately.

Mark

To be honest with you, I would welcome anyone who is new to politics to run for office. The primed, legacy, and well-oiled politicians of today are part of what is destroying this nation or rather making it into something less than a democratic republic.

amish451

racism is deeply entrenched in this country...I hope on hope you are right about conservatives' awakening to the bigotry rampant in their 'public voice', and that they will reject and revile those bigots.

Andi

I thought about this post this morning, FLS. Not so much racists coming out of the woodworks, but the existing racists (read: Rush & Glenn) are opening up their black hearts and letting us all see what racism really looks like in 2007.

so the last few days have certainly proved your point.

The Fat Lady Sings

I've been listening to all the hate, Andi - and it's terrible. It's like an epidemic. I hope Obama has good bodyguards - and that he wears body armor. People like Beck are trying to push somebody into taking that shot. I hope like hell that never happens - but if it does, I'm with Minstrel Boy from Harp and Sword: "You Kill Obama and WE WILL BURN SHIT DOWN!"

Therandomone

This is a great post and I would like to post it on my blog for my readers to peep over. I am in Canada but am campaigning to be Obama's press secretary (snicker). I haven't seen anyone as refreshing as Obama in the political areana since....eh I don't know. Please help me link this incredibly awesome post thank you.

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