Tuesday, August 7, 2007

They Try'na Play Him, L'il Daddy...

Has anybody else noticed how the media has been trying to caricaturize everything Barack Obama says, to make him into a joke, instead of the truly potent presidential candidate that he is? And because he's a genuinely straightforward guy, one who doesn't have a lot of skeletons in his closet, they're digging up anything they can to sully his image. Republicans want you to believe that he's too inexperienced to be president, and look who's leading the pack in trying to get people to think this way, DEMOCRATIC candidate for president, Hillary Clinton.

For instance, remember a few months back when allegations arose that he was involved in some kind of insider trading scandal. It just so happened that his broker had bought stock in a company he was set to pass legislation on. The way this works is, you give your broker money and he invests it for you in the things he thinks will be good investments. So even though Obama had NO WAY of knowing that his broker would invest some money in a company he was passing legislation about, they tried to play this up to make him look bad.

And now, they're trying to "Howard Dean"* Big Homey once again, by attacking his ideas about meeting with our enemies.
Obama wants to have sit downs with Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-Il; to meet with these very influential, very powerful men, man-to-man and try to affect some real change in the world. And Hillary Clinton, whom i've lost a ton of respect for after these comments, wants to make that seem like the most ridiculous idea ever. She's just politics as usual, somebody who wants to maintain the status quo. Well, y'know, MAYBE if you actually sat down with these people and gave other countries the respect we always expect them to give us (even when we HAVEN'T earned it) they wouldn't want to fly fucking airplanes into our trade centers.

So, just so we're clear. We have a nuclear arsenal, but we refuse to talk to a man with plans of building his own. And we're so against Communism that we refuse to talk to Castro, but our biggest trade partner is China, the largest communist country in the world.

But that's cool.

Someone should remind her that Big Homey is a Harvard graduate, and if she keeps playing him like he's short, eventually he's going to really embarrass her silly ass. Plus, I don't know if she got the memo, but people are sick of this "business as usual" ish. After 9/11 I think a lot of people woke up and realized that we can't just IGNORE these people like they aren't there. So her trying to make him look ridiculous is inevitably going to backfire on her.

But Man I Been Sayin'...

*To "Howard Dean" someone is to make them look ridiculous because of something they've said or done, all the while distracting from the fact that they were, and remain very competent, possibly very credible leaders. Dean was a threat; that's why they made his "Yaaahhhh!!" into a joke. If people actually stopped letting others manipulate their thinking, they would've paid attention to the man's views, and not that stupid soundbite that became sketch comedy fodder for months. C'mon, let's be real, what is it about the man getting excited about the job that makes him a bad potential candidate. Hell, maybe that's what we need, someone who's excited about changing this shit.

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