Leave it to the Democrats to lose an election. This is exactly what will happen if Hillary becomes our nominee. The GOP is splintered and cracking up. Rush Limbaugh, after all, is going apeshit about how liberal their frontrunner, McCain, will be as president. And evangelicals are dissatisfied with McCain too—he’s ‚”shaky” on abortion, taxes, and immigration in their view— while Romney is, well, he’s just too Mormony for the “family values” crowd. Come November, much of the GOP will likely stay home.
The ONLY thing that can prevent the GOP from imploding is Hillary Clinton. The GOP loathes the Clintons and they will show up in unprecedented numbers to keep her out of office. She will unite them. Jerry Falwell was a loathsome lunatic, but he was 100% correct when he noted Hillary’s power to mobilize the GOP: “I certainly hope that Hillary is the candidate,” said Falwell, “Because nothing will energize my [constituency] like Hillary Clinton… If Lucifer ran, he wouldn’t.”
And let’s not forget that’s she’s been as hawkish as almost anyone in the Senate. Hillary supported the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and voted to give Bush the authority to preemptively invade. This is unforgivable. Thousands of Americans have died and close to 100,000 civilians have been killed. She claims that she didn’t know that Bush would see the vote as a greenlight to invade, despite the fact that the rest of us knew he would. She’s either lying or an idiot. Did anyone really doubt that Bush would invade Iraq after this vote was cast? Hillary knowingly gave Bush, Rummy and the rest of the neocons the authority to preemptively attack Iraq. Period.
Further, she hasn’t learned from her mistake. Late last year Hillary signed a bill sponsored by Joe Lieberman that identified Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. In doing so, she again is helping the administration to build a case for preemptive war.
And who can forget the dirty campaign that she’s run? She’s taken more money from lobbyists than anyone else and will undoubtedly cater to their interests, not yours, if elected. Currently, she’s defying the DNC and breaking her oath by trying to obtain delegates in Florida and Michigan. And today, she’s in Connecticut feigning tears to secure the sympathy vote. It worked in New Hampshire. Clearly, Hillary would run over her grandmother to make it to the oval office.
DailyKos has a great list of Why Hillary will Lose to McCain. We encourage you to check it out. Michael Chabon also has a great article on the Obama candidacy.
Yes this is an endorsement. We don’t need dynasty, we need change. VOTE OBAMA.
Update: Hillary resorts to scummy GOP-esque fear tactics. Her “red phone” experience is a silly media myth. And is she ever going to release her tax returns?
Archive for February, 2008
The Self Divider has translated and posted a great interview with FREEwilliamsburg favorite, Haruki Murakami. It’s special because the elusive writer rarely speaks to the press. By the way, where can we find Haruki Murakami’s Whiskey Pilgrimage of Europe? Here’s the interview: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4