Make a new
Though I urge my friends to no end to consider an option outside the crooked D and R box:)
Watch the video. Think. Where do you want this country to be on January 20?
As bad as the Republicans are, I don't recall them actually using force.
I don't believe bullies or thugs should be rewarded either.
A suggestion, don't assume because I am appalled at the primaries this year I am a suffering Clinton supporter. Aside from being condescending, it assumes much. What is painful is watching my Democratic party throw away many of the values I hold dear.
It always serves to focus on voter rights during an election. If anything we should demand our politicans are more honest, not give them a free pass. I am going to be more critical of the Democratic party simply because it's the party I've chosen to represent me. They have to earn my vote.
The SC nomination talking point doesn't fly. We have a Democratic Congress. They need to do their jobs. If we allow ourselves to be ruled by fear we get nowhere.
I think you are probably coming from a good place. I live in Hawaii, Obama will carry my state in record numbers (obviously). It affords me the luxury of taking the high road on this one, though I probably would feel the same way if I were in a swing state.
I'm not sure why the SC stuff don't fly. Is it untrue? How many nominees in the next 4 years? Over the next 8? 6 of those justices are over 65 years old, iirc.
We have had a fair amount of Dem lawmakers for awhile. Tho they need to do their jobs, they more than often don't. How many Dems bought every single piece of bs floated by dubya and the MSM '02-'06?
As they did so, did "your" Democratic party retain your values? Well... being from HI "your" Dem party probably did. I know it seems like I'm picking on you, but I'm not. I just think you're letting one nasty little aspect of politics grab your focus.
I wish I had the luxury of letting them earn my vote.
LOL... Oh, man, that would be great.
Truth is... I've got to give some fat cat rich person (and that aspect wouldn't change if Hill got the nomination) my vote and hope that they lead this nation in a relatively decent manner. And then I've got to work and get out votes to counter the astounding number of sheep that vote based on "family values" or "lapel pins" or whatever stupid tactic the right will trot out this time.
This would seem an elegant solution to concerns about attracting new voters and keeping the old guard.
Dems have put themselves on a path to perdition ever since they talked themselves into perpetually appeasing a fanatical minority that despises them regardless of effort, and how many Unity Ponies are "reaching across the aisle".
When has the far right ever reached across the aisle, in good faith, to Unite or Heal the Devision or whatever the hooey is for compliance and compromise?
When have they ever been asked to do so, by media, in every instance where invited to state a position on an issue?
Dems don't have to play this game or accept these rules but they always do and it drives me crazy.
Now to encApsulate the discussion. BOTH ford and obama are democrats. But based on how I have seen ford be treated by some of obama's most enthusiastic supporters i am convinced this plea for unity we are now hearing is a joke.
Please feel free to keep sucking on your formalities and continue to miss the main point.
Let the purge happen
I'm not so concerned about McCain because he will have a Democratic Congress to rein him in.
Maybe the supers will see the light and vote for Hillary at the convention. That is, if it's not cancelled since Obama and the DNC are trying to find a way to cancel it and have a quick coronation in Chicago instead.
And, if they don't remove Hillary's name from the ballot as they're trying to do. It worked for Obama in Chicago.
It must really bother them that Hillary won the People's Votes.
(The Reverend) "I'm voting Republican because woman should not control their own bodies. Never, ever, ever."
Of course, the Democratic nominee thinks all women should have to go talk to their pastors first before doing anything. And what's the difference again?
If the Dems had a different nominee, some of us might be inclined to care.
"...all women should have to go talk to their pastors first before doing anything."
Obama's words (my emphasis):
"I think that most Americans recognize that this is a profoundly difficult issue for the women and families who make these decisions. They don't make them casually. And I trust women to make these decisions in conjunction with their doctors and their families and their clergy."
Why such hostility towards religious women?
But the second he implied that women should consult with others, he lost me. I think women know if and when they would benefit from consulting others or if indeed, they are better off not telling anyone at all.
Sure, doctors ought to be in that group, but they may not be. Also, a poor girl who can barely scrape together enough for an abortion on short notice isn't likely to be interested in more delay and more expense. It's not like there are free, convenient medical clinics on every street corner.
Statistically, professional abortions are ALWAYS safer than nine months of pregnancy and childbirth. I'll be happy to recount my various problems if you like. They weren't as common as the eclampsia that killed Trina Bachtel, but they make up for it in gore and graphic detail.
Bill Clinton, e.g., wrote in one of his books that "Let women decide with their doctor and their God"
Puleeze, if Obama is to be criticized, let it be for something substantial, rather than using the language that almost all pro-choicers use.
And, let us not forgot: it is a medical procedure -- having a doctor's advice seems obviously prudent.
Besides, with all the frikkin' hoops that they make clinics and women jump through, it's unlikely that women are making decisions in ignorance. All I had to do to authorize the surgery that put me back together after my second pregnancy split me asunder was to sign one release and that surgery was way more invasive than an abortion.
(BTW - yeah, that's pretty much what happened The things they don't tell you in those pregnancy books... If you want to talk informed consent, perhaps we should tell women every potential risk and complication of child bearing.)
They all pander, they all triangulate. It's what they think -- or are told -- they have to do to get elected.
But, who needs integrity of discourse when you're still in post-run-off snit mode?
Maybe I should've said the indivuals behind the policy. That's more clarifying vis a vis present attitudes.
Will probably be more effective for Clinton Democrats thinking they'll vote for McCain. Republicans will laugh it off.
(I'm still in the "Not Voting" mode, personally. According to the media pundits, that means I'm in the anger phase of my "grieving process.")
Friends don't let friends, upset over ugly politics, vote Republican. Why wasn't that addressed in the video? Does it predate the selection of Obama as the Dem Nominee? Perhaps there was a fear of salting wounds, and that's understandable.
At any rate, it does illuminate a plethora of issues that are more important than protesting flawed processes.
(The Reverend) "I'm voting Republican because woman should not control their own bodies. Never, ever, ever."
(Gay person #1) "I"m voting Republican because I want to be told who I can love." (Gay person #2) "Honey, I tell you who to love." (#1) "No, I want the Government to tell me."
Personally, I think it needs better editing--it isn't snappy enough.
Yes, they are but, I am so sick of calling people stupid all the time. What does it get you? I think it plays good to the choir but will not convert. It's that oh so clever so hip we will get them to see they are stupid that annoys me. Frankly, it has a bit of that they cling to their you know what's tone.
I sure don't, it would cut into their sales/bottom line. They would rather sell you pills and use their equipment.
The patients on most of the popular cholesterol/HTN meds have expired and Big Pharm doesn't have a good profit margin on them (think generics). Cancer drugs, on the other hand = $$$$$.
I'm guessing the Reasons to Vote Repub sarcasm would be a little less effective if they threw Ford into the mix.
What was that, some kind of redirection? Is he still a Democrat?
Is he a democrat?
I dont see why that should be too much to ask.
It's just a Rally The Troops ad, GOTV kinda thing. If it was any good, it would have a subscript naming names. Which Republicans did all those heinous acts? Of course, the point isn't to name names, just paint with as broad a brush as possible.
On a scale of one to ten, I give it a four. One of those points is for decent production values. For content - a three.
It rings of the same sound as the day the news showed Clinton's speech (I think it was in NC) where she's addressing the issues, and immediately followed with Obama's stump speech "while my opponent is busy talking about me, and not addressing the issues".
One thing we have learned is to pay close attention to what the Obama campaign is pointing to with regard to the competition. Chances are it's to deflect those same faults in himself.
Pretty sad times when you can't even promote your own candidate on policies or issues other than "Hope" "Change" and "Good Judgement" (and we know how well that last one is working out)
Oh, wait, he did work on an ethics bill which now requires people to stand up during lunch.
Other than that, he pretty much voted along with everyone else and has done nothing to distinguish himself in the past 4 years of his senate term (two of which he's spent just campaigning).
He's a boring, long-winded speaker who repeats the same platitudes over and over again. I've yet to hear anything of substance from him. Speaking only for myself, of course.
"The United States Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision which I think is one of the worst decisions in the history of this country,"
"aweful" means full of awe.
my spelling is awful <- got it right there though, thanks :)
Why is it the Democrats are so out of touch with the rural voter? Is it that difficult to avoid the condescension that they obviously have for so many of us?
I can already see a response add:
I'm voting Democrat because I like to think that I am superior to those trashy Wal-Mart shoppers that live pay check to pay check...
This video has brought up several talking points that can be used against Democrats, the tone alone almost guarantees a response. There were several points here that Democrats in Congress are guilty of as well...
What do Democrats believe in now? It's hard to tell, just look at our congress... Now we have two more Senators getting scrutiny for the perks they got from Countrywide Financial...
There are times when I think we're being inundated with Ann C disciples posing as indignant ex-Dems. The oblivious, no-skin-off-my-nose attitude in regard to anything that's occured in the last 8 years fits the m.o pretty exactly also.
Hmm, how creative...