Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Help Me Hillary

I can't believe how interested I am in the primaries. (Meaning: I have actually been clicking on the links when I seem them instead of the latest Britney flesh-bombs.) I suppose there hasn't been such an array of diversity, from political to cultural, since... never. I mean, even ole' Shaun Groves has found himself a candidate. And that is a miracle.

So with that being said, someone help me out here.

I just can't vote for Hillary.

I'm trying to figure out why. I've already gone through the obvious ones: Woman, Married to Bill, blah blah. And yes, those things invariably play some part in my decision process but overall, I am ashamed to say that I am hopelessly mediocre when it comes to knowing the issues and what each candidate really stands for. But don't give me that "You just wouldn't vote for a chick" line. I would soooo vote for a woman. I'd vote for my mom in a heartbeat. She's funny, intelligent, (always wins at scrabble and trivia pursuit) incomparably astute when it comes to knowing how the mind of man works, and she's not about to be run over but anyone, man or woman. If you knew my dad then you'd know that my mom could be no pushover. She'd kick royal rump as Mrs. Presidentella. (What are we going to call Hillary and Bill if she gets elected? Mrs. President and ... First Man? First Mate? First Dude? I prefer First Goofus.)

Anyways, that's why I am not ruling ole' Crock-tears-Jesus-helped-me-not-kill-Bill Hillary out altogether. I'm willing to give her a shot if anyone has some redeeming words to speak on her behalf.

In other news... I just found out that Obama's middle name is Hussein. It would be a twisted irony if the leader of the free world's middle name matching Saddam's last.

7 comments:

Seth Ward said...

She's growing on me. Just watched a few other videos.

Jeremy Mitchell said...

Seth,
I wouldn't vote for Hillary or Obama. Hillary is scary and Obama doesn't say the pledge of alliegence nor does he hold his hand over his heart while the National Anthem is playing. Search that on YouTube. I am voting for Ron Paul all the way. Research Ron Paul.

Check this out:
A little history lesson:



It's just a short one, only 6 questions. If you don't know the answer, make your best guess. You don't need paper or anything. Answer all the questions before looking at the answers.



Who said it?







1) 'We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.'

A. Karl Marx

B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. None of the above



2) 'It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...
and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.'

A. Lenin
B. Mussolini
C. Idi Amin
D. None of the Above



3) '(We)...can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.'

A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Josef Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. None of the above



4) 'We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own...in order to create this common ground.'

A. Mao Tse Dung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D. None of the above



5) 'I certainly think the free-market has failed.'

A. Karl Marx
B. Lenin
C. Molotov
D. None of the above



6) 'I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched.'

A. Pinochet
B. Milosevic
C. Saddam Hussein
D. None of the above




Answers:

(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004
(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005

Be afraid. Be very, very afraid

Seth Ward said...

Thanks Jeremy. That was actually helpful.

I am now officially afraid. Well done.

Chaotic Hammer said...

I was already officially very afraid of Hillary Clinton. I have this sort of sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that she is the media's Chosen and Ordained One.

The news came out within the last few days that she is now using Bill's "team" for her campaign. The Clintons are very well-connected and powerful, and have a money-generating machine that is likely to grind all others under foot by Super Tuesday.

I expect the novelty of the "first woman President" to help her a lot, and this smokescreen of female empowerment will add to the momentum of the movement. But real women, working hard to raise families and playing by the rules, will actually end up suffering. Hillary has nothing to do with female empowerment.

The image she has carefully crafted for public consumption seems fairly moderate, but make no mistake about it: she's a hardcore leftist through and through. Increased regulation, socialized medicine (which in case you haven't noticed, the media has been running sympathetic stories about this cause for at least a few years now to prepare the "demand" for it), increased taxes, the usual stuff.

But there's also a slightly sinister underlying element that really does bother me -- I think she will be looking for ways to be "revolutionary", and will be very one-world friendly, making many concessions to protocols and treaties that are malevolent in their intent and threaten U.S. sovereignty, though they masquerade as "environmental" or "fairness" or "peace" or whatever.

I hope I'm wrong about this stuff.

Susanne said...

All of the Democrat candidates and some of the Republican ones scare me SO much. I think my favorite two candidates as of right now are Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. If only Ron Paul could get enough people to vote for him...I think our country would be a much better place with MUCH LESS government interference. I'm just going to PRAY PRAY PRAY for this election and then vote for the most conservative candidate. I just can't say that I agree with a single thing that the Democrats stand for. I think voting for one of them would be voting for Communism (do I sound like a big Republican, or what?!).

Susanne said...

All of the Democrat candidates and some of the Republican ones scare me SO much. I think my favorite two candidates as of right now are Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. If only Ron Paul could get enough people to vote for him...I think our country would be a much better place with MUCH LESS government interference. I'm just going to PRAY PRAY PRAY for this election and then vote for the most conservative candidate. I just can't say that I agree with a single thing that the Democrats stand for. I think voting for one of them would be voting for Communism (do I sound like a big Republican, or what?!).

Mo said...

EMILY'S LIST is a huge and powerful PAC that has just shown up on my radar, thanks to a politically active girlfriend of mine who is not so oddly a pro-life democrat. EMILY'S whole mission is to elect pro-choice democratic women to public office. Their mission is clearly stated. I decided I should find out about "the competition", but there's just not much out there other than glowing endorsements of their secondary mission to promote women in government.