Tag Archives: Democratic Party

A Letter to Those Clinton Supporters Who are Threatening to Vote McCain

Your Whiteness is Showing:
An Open Letter to Certain White Women Who are Threatening to Withhold Support From Barack Obama in November

While I’m not as quick to blame it on racism, Tim Wise makes a very strong and eloquent case for why it’s insane for Clinton supporters to threaten to vote McCain, and because of this insanity, why it’s hard to blame it on anything other than racism.

And now for a third question, and this is the biggie, so please take your time with it: How is it that you have managed to hold your nose all these years, just like a lot of us on the left, and vote for Democrats who we knew were horribly inadequate–Kerry, Gore, Clinton, Dukakis, right on down the uninspiring line–and yet, apparently can’t bring yourself to vote for Barack Obama? A man who, for all of his shortcomings (and there are several, as with all candidates put up by either of the two major corporate parties) is surely more progressive than any of those just mentioned. And how are we to understand that refusal–this sudden line in the proverbial sand–other than as a racist slap at a black man? You will vote for white men year after year after year–and are threatening to vote for another one just to make a point–but can’t bring yourself to vote for a black man, whose political views come much closer to your own, in all likelihood, than do the views of any of the white men you’ve supported before. How, other than as an act of racism, or perhaps as evidence of political insanity, is one to interpret such a thing?

He raises a lot of good points, even outside of the racism discussion.

Cheers,
Charlie

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How Would the Republicans Have Treated Hillary if She Were the Nominee?

Okay, really quick:  If you think the Democratic Primaries were sexist, just think how the Republican’s would have been if Hillary did get the nomination.  Does anyone remember how the Republicans treated Hillary in the past?  Please think of that before you jettison the Democratic Party for their supposed sexism.  And I don’t think I need to mention all the issues in which the Republicans stand on the wrong side of equality.

Please think about this before you try to convince yourself that McCain is an independent.  He’s not. 

Hopefully, that’ll be the last I’ll say on the issue (although I highly, highly doubt it).

Cheers,
Charlie

Obama’s Victory Speech in St. Paul, MN (Video)

Cheers,
Charlie

Obama ’08

Image from Startribune.com.

And a glass of Midleton Very Rare to toast the occassion.

Cheers,
Charlie

Maybe Clinton Will Appeal After All

Looks like I might have spoken too soon when I said that the unanimous vote would likely quell any possibility of a Clinton appeal: “Harold Ickes said, ‘Mrs. Clinton has instructed me to reserve her rights to take this to the Credentials Committee.'”

And a comment from the DemConWatch I linked to in my last post, from Galois: “Michigan looks like a foregone conclusion 69-59 pledged, unpledged restored, but all have 1/2 votes. Ickes and Clinton aren’t happy, but Don Fowler is supporting it.”

CORRECTION: The vote on Florida was unanimous.  The Michigan split was 19-8.

Cheers,
Charlie

RBC Result for Florida: All Delegates Will Be Seated With a Half Vote Each

http://demconwatch.blogspot.com/2008/05/welcome-back.html

The vote was apparently unanimous.  It’s wrong that any delegates from Florida will be seated, and it’s very unfair to Obama, his supporters, and the rest of the country.  But since it almost undoubtedly won’t change the outcome, it had to be done to calm the complainers.  The unanimous vote will likely quell any possibility of a Clinton appeal, at least.

Still waiting on results from the RBC in regards to Michigan.  The reasonable guess is probably the 69-59 split.

Will update the Magic Number when possible.

Cheers,
Charlie

Clinton’s Change in Stance On Michigan and Florida

An NPR story: How Clinton Shifted on Michigan, Florida Delegates.  It speaks for itself.  Break the rules to benefit yourself, Clinton.  Yeah, we want our president to have that attitude.  I’m still baffled how anyone can still support her, let alone think the Florida and Michigan argument is the result of rational thinking.  But, then again, to still believe Clinton deserves the nomination even after she has lost fairly is irrational in itself.

Cheers,
Charlie