Friday, December 14, 2007

Turning Toward Hope...as Hillary's Campaign Goes Off the Tracks


I don't know about anyone else but I have been really dismayed and kind of embarrassed by the Democratic Campaigning Tactics I have seen in the last month...by ONLY One Candidate. As a woman there is nothing worse than to see a woman act Catty, it is not even about good strategy. And to add to this dismal picture, have we had ANY MSM covering it responsibly ? No. It was like watching a goat fall in the Lion Pit at the Zoo, they have practically been handing her Campaign People Steak sauce and napkins for the frenzied Feast.

Apparently she feels it is Fine to Attack Childhood Dreams, and Childhood and Youthful Indiscretions. Barack as a child, may have wanted to be President, that should be embraced and shouted from the roofs. He wrote in his own book in an effort to educate young people TWELVE years ago about his own youth and Mistakes. And she has this BlowHard ROVIAN twit, Mark Bend out tooting her horn, and attacking a good man for being honest. Is she the kind of person that directs people to do this KIND of Thing ? She is damn lucky that No One has called her Racist....yet.... especially when Mark Bend started playing the Drug Card. She should be ashamed of herself. At the Debate yesterday , she now is starting to shrilly hype the "HARD WORK" agenda. Sadly we have been hearing " being President is Hard Work " from MrBush for 7 years, so that is not going to sooth any troubled waters. As a woman I am so sorry that she is behaving in this way, I had always looked forward to seeing a classy eloquent woman run for President. I guess I will wait for someone else to hit the trail in the decades ahead.

So here is the thing, the Internet and the Blogs are really sharing the Truth, the Hope...In the past 5 years we Bloggers have learned how to fight back....I fight back with HOPE....Always...Click the Title to see what the Media is NOT telling us..HOW a REAL Iowa Voter, an actual woman Feels watching all of the recent Antics and Attacks.

Keep Hope alive....we have a Country to Save.

*{Footnote: Our Little Household is supporting a Dual Ticket Edwards/Obama BOTH., 6-6 is very supportive of Obama, so I am letting him help his campaign..but we support a Campaign Focused on ISSUES and Humanity and the TRUTH.}*

10 comments:

enigma4ever said...

3:10pm Friday....


okay so this is soooo emabarrassing I did send this clip to MSNBC this am....kind of being snippy...and oooops this afternoon just now on MSNBC Norah Odonnell aired it....so I stand corrected....maybe there is HOPE that the MSM occasionally will air what a REAL woman Voter has to say.....

my apologies...

Gary said...

Interesting. Thanks. While I would love to see gender equity and a woman in the oval office, the most important thing is to elect someone with ethics and courage to do bold things - end a war, mend international relationships, bring social justice and fiscal intelligence to the USA... and act now on climate change and global human rights. Who is that? You who can vote (and blog) will decide.

Gryphen said...

From your lips to God's ears darling.

Edwards/Obama is the antidote for the poison that is slowly killing our country.

Yeah, yeah I know I am an atheist, but I just got carried away.

Hell if they run together and win I might even have to go church, well at least once.

Larry said...

Hillary is nothing better than a Lee Atwater in decline.

The slime her surrogates sling on her behalf will cost the Democrats the presidency, should she emerge to run.

Thomas said...

The prize is great
the race is too close to call
all are frenzied
all staff are in full attack mode
for all the folk on our side
No apologies for Her conduct re the dreams of a child named Barrack
as for the drug thing,
the staffer for Hillary has already been released
an she has made an apology stating it was a bad call
THis is one of the reasons I hate primaries we get to watch our side savage one another,
Obama and his folks have also made mistakes...
What is true here is that these folk want to save our democracy, Hillary would save it and take no prisoners on the way, and she knows TRULY knows how to fight back and how to win, but she has been burned horribly by the right wing media, and does not trust the people enough to show us how she really still is a liberal
Obama, with his stunning oratory and desire to bring us a nation together can lead us, I fear he may be a little like Jimmy Carter in naivete...but I wish him well..
(p.s. any one of our folk will fill the bill for a prez
none of theirs will......there will be LOTS more
pooo flung before this is over)
TOM

enigma4ever said...

Tom:
Hey there friend....I know that the primaries are rough...but this is different- esp. for women - we have waited our WHOLE lives for this moment- for a woman to run. to make us proud...and she has failed us miserabley. And I am so dissappointed that she does not recognize what she did, and because of the right wing smears that she endured with Bill, that is why we expect her to behave with compassion, and wisdom.....she already KNOWs what smear campaigns do....and true ONE Bad Egg has left the nest- but there are MORE. Mark Bend for one- he is a Bigot, and I do think he has some racial tendencies that are very very concerning- and she chose him to represent her on shows like Hardball- that was a HUGE mistake.( I don't know much about him, but his behavior this week was indeed Rovian). She should be focusing on the issues.

I really have not seen any of the candidates attack like what she is doing. And I am sorry, but I have not seen Obama or his people do anything like what she has been doing.

I also have to say as a woman and a nurse I wrote to all the DEM candidates early on, offering to volunteer to work on Policy issues- EV, Health,Poverty,and Civil rights issue and Children issues ( which is ALL that my nonprofit nursing work focused on) I offered research anything to help, Edwards and Obama and Dodd, and Kucinish all responded and were more than kind.......ONLY ONE never ever responded- and I wrote THREE times....it was concerning. Is she shutting out good women and people that are trying to help her...

( I also wrote to her, because her health careplan STINKS....it is republican in nature...and she is too cozy with Lobbyists, and the Healthcare Corporatocracy......49 million people that are in the lurch here....more people than the Entire Country of Canada- There is NO good excuse and NO , sorry but "tax credits" and "mandatory insurance " that is not going to help anyone....

So sadly the negative attacks that she has been perpetrating, well.....It creates a ruckus that is so not needed.....Distraction from the REAL issues, and I think the reason it really annoyed soooo many- we have had SEVEN very long years of Bush "Distractions"...and we all are tired....

And yes, I am rooting for Edwards because he has been saying what needs to be said, and so has Obama, so I am rooting for both at this point...and neither of them has engaged in PERSONAL attacks....it is one thing to debate the issues, or voting records, but to attack childhood dreams ....that went too far...

LARRY: and sadly that is what I am worried about, every every day.....she is not the Voice and Face of WHO I am ....or many many DEMS I know...and yes, she is causing damage.

Gryphen: oh hell....I will go with you....even though I am naughty....sure thing...I hope and pray for a miracle at this point...that this negative crap ends....and that we get the RIGHT ticket....the HOPE ticket...

GARY: well, I hope and pray that this time THIS TIME, my vote counts....I know 2000 I got tossed- a Caged Vote situation...I need to blog that here- it is a story I told over at Sirens...but I will retell it here this week...and 2004, I just don't know if it got counted or not...and here in 2006- I think this time it got counted ( I have now voted in 3 different states)....to be honest I have tried to use this blog to spread the Truth and Hope...and for my words to be a weapon of Change...Inspiration...but we will have to see what happens...

CHANGE is about telling the Truth...and being willing to fight for the Truth and Justice that have been stolen from this country these past 7 years....and to admit we are running out of time....and HOPE is about remembering WE THE PEOPLE....

clif said...

Mark Penn is a "consultant", which means he tells people how to achieve their desires for money.

Some of his past clients have been anti union business interests, and he advises then how to curtail the power of workers to collective bargaining, and even union breaking.

He is the style of slime, which will infect the democratic party if Shillery wins, and she triangulates like Billery did.

She is just another ex-mao-mart director who is willing to do "what ever is necessary" to win.

The corporate powers that be understand the reichwing republicans have over played their hands, so they are turning to the corporate DLC approved candidates to further the globalist two tiered world of the future, one tier for the small uber rich class, the second tier, a sub-minimum wage existence for the rich.

TomCat said...

Wouldn't it be magnificent, if we had a woman like Elizabeth Edwards running for president instead of Hillary?

Fran said...

Although Bill claims to have never inhaled, I think Hillary never exhaled!

In either case, this kind of personal attack leaves no one breathing easier.

I think it is just a matter of time before Hillary is no longer on the top of the mountain. (Can't say King of the Hill- Doh! I just got "the hill" Capitol Hill- but also she name--double pun myself!!!)

Worse she later said it was a campaign staffer who made the remark. Sure, blame it on the staffer.

In any case Hill is a trainwreck.

Anok said...

I watched David Gregory (Gregory David? what the hell is his name?) Absolutely smash Hillary on the Today Show this AM. He asked her two pointed questions, whether or not she thought her recent behavior on the campaign trail would damage her chances - and what damage, exactly, would occur if Obama took the presidency.

She tapped, and leaped, and sashed, to no avail - she finally got snippy at Gregory's persistence ("You didn't answer my question" "Are you denying that you said X,Y,Z this week?") and gave a half-assed answer that still skirted the question.

Me thinks she is in trouble....