Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Clinton's "Rules" And Other's Rules

Update below

She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything

-Obama aid, Samantha Power to The Scotsman

With deep regret, I am resigning from my role as an advisor [to] the Obama campaign effective today. Last Monday, I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Senator Clinton and from the spirit, tenor, and purpose of the Obama campaign. And I extend my deepest apologies to Senator Clinton, Senator Obama, and the remarkable team I have worked with over these long 14 months

-Samantha Power resigns

If Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race

-Geraldine Ferraro, April 15, 1988 Washington Post (by Howard Kurtz)

If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept

-Geraldine Ferraro, Clinton Campaign fundraiser and advisor

I do not agree with that, and later added, It's regrettable that any of our supporters _ on both sides, because we both have this experience _ say things that kind of veer off into the personal.
We ought to keep this on the issues. there are differences between us

Hillary Clinton

Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world, you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up, Ferraro said. Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white. How's that?

-Geraldine Ferraro

Ferraro is still working for Clinton...

The difference between the two? One is a political novice. She left out of decency. One is a seasoned politician. She's still there. Just how the "game" is played? No, it's about decency and integrity. Who's got integrity? I think you know my answer.

What the Clinton campaign is revealing is the ugly underbelly of many politician's thinking. The high and mighty attitude of many is crumbling once the reality that a black man is reaching, and gaining, the highest office in the land. It's as if some are not truly progressive at all. Once the reality hits them in the face and they see they can no longer play the role of the enlightened politician, their political rhetoric is exposed as just simply a tool to use for polictical purposes and nothing more. They have been exposed as the unscrupolous, two-faced politicians they are. This is same pattern the Clinton's show with regard to the Gay community. The chance that the door to true equality is cracked just a bit more, truly frightens some, it seems.

Oh, lord. The American Spectator says pretty much the same thing (except the gay part). Shoot me now!

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