Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Obama's Pyrrhic Victory

"Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds." Henry Brooks Adams

Let's face it, Barack Obama didn't so much win as Hillary Clinton lost. Just as Obama will lose to McCain. That's (almost) all I have to say. I've said so much already, it's just air. Until it becomes reality.

I hope I'm wrong. But I fear that white people will, in the privacy of the voting booth, vote their personal prejudice, not our supposed national conscience. And I believe there are many, many women who will vote for McCain because they feel Hillary was robbed, and patronized in the bargain.

This is the 21st Century, this is America, how absurd to celebrate "the first Black presidential candidate." It shouldn't be an issue. Skin color and gender shouldn't matter. I hate that they still do. It degrades us as a people, and as a country.

In a way, singling the candidates out as "historic" is an insult not only to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but to all people of color and all women.

These two candidates stand out on their own, for their intelligence, education, abilities, public service and passionate commitment to rights and freedoms for all people. Not because of their color or gender.

Politically, we are the most backward country in the civilized world. And when we elect John McCain president next November we should hang our heads in shame.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daily Sally - I am not happy to have to vote for John McCain and may not depending on who he picks as his VP running mate. But the "Drive-By" media picked the Republican candidate. They trashed the conservatives and wanted McCain because they thought he would be the easiest for the Dems. to beat, and they may be correct. Yes he is pathetic but do you want this country and the free world to be governed by a racist/socialist?
Do you actually know anything about Obama? Can you name for me one piece of legislation he has championed during his time in the Senate? Do you think he will protect this country against terrorism or do you think we will not be hit again? Do you think you will not be paying way more taxes than you are now? And if I vote for McCain I must hang my head in shame? You are a liberal who is only looking at skin color and feminism. If I could vote for Dr.Thomas Sowell, Dr.Walter Williams or Clarence Thomas, I would do so in a heart beat. They are considered "uncle toms" within the Black community because they happen to be conservatives. But they are so very intelligent.
Laugh if you will but I would also vote for many women including the very bright Ann Coulter.
So...don't play the race or female card with me. You have no idea what damage B.Hussein Obama can and will do to this country if he is elected. You have no idea what you are talking about.

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