Monday, March 03, 2008

WHEN YOU VOTE REMEMBER THERE ARE LIVES HANGING IN THE BALANCE,REMEMBER THAT....


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" We are the Ones that we have been waiting for..." Hopi Prayer as Spoken by First Lady of California Maria Shriver.
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[ Originally posted 2.4.08 moved to ahead for every Primary.Please also scroll donw and read the HEALTHCARE post, it will help.]
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Since last summer we have been watching All the Candidates try to tell us what Our Nation needs....Today is one step in that process, with more primaries and caucuses.

We as a Nation are In Trouble, and the Whole World knows it and is watching What We Do....Indeed the World Depends on us Choosing the Right Person to Lead us Forward and Help Heal this Country, Our Country. When you Vote you also are casting a Vote for the Invisible. Who is Invisible ? The Military and their Families, and the VETS that have returned home to losing their homes,jobs, marriages, Health and a LIFE. The Single Moms that are not able to heat their homes or feed their children. The elderly eating Catfood so they can buy their meds. The Homeless that may even be a VET living on the street praying for a warm Underpass.The Iraqi families who are praying that The Occupation of Their Country ends soon. Do you have children ? Under this Administration Our Children face years of suffering ahead, because they are Invisible. Do you have neighbors that have Lost their Homes ? Or have been Sick without Insurance or Care ? Do you have neighbors that have lost their Homes due to Predatory Lenders ?All of these People,Our People are Invisible and have suffered under the Bush Regime. Are You One of the Invisible that I have Named ?

It is Time For Real Change, For Healing, Vote For a Real Leader that had the Strength and Vision to Say that the War was Wrong all the way back in 2002....He is Right Judgement is Important...but so is Courage. We need to be brave, so have Courage when you Vote tomorrow. And may you feel Hope burning in your soul again....and that OUR Country is holding you in our hearts. We are the Ones we have been waiting for. ...

43 comments:

enigma4ever said...

The Stories of the Photos....
The Marine was taken by an LATimes photographer...since the photo was taken....the young man has come home....he is battling PTSD, and has lost his relationships with many....and is jobless and homeless....

The Woman is " Migrant Mother", taken by Doreathea Lange in the 1930's In California...a mother who had gone west for work, with six small children...she had just sold her tent and tires for Food....so she would pick beans during the day....but she had to trade what she had for food...She was living in that car with her children and an improvised tent, made from blankets and bedding....

We have a huge Homeless Problem..we have people that have lost jobs..savings...Millions, and 3 million more due to lose their homes this spring...200,000 Homeless VETS alone...and many Homeless families...

We are a Country in Trouble....The Pundits argue that we are in a Recession...I worry we already are in a Depression....

We need Change, a Leader that is Realistic about the Pain of the People.....

Gryphen said...

Did you see Paul Krugman's article yet?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/04/opinion/04krugman.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

After you read it you will be pissed. But there are others who are taking him to task on it, like Daily Kos.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/2/4/24033/97081/188/449344

I just thought you would like a shot at this. I am pretty excited and apprehensive about tomorrow.

enigma4ever said...

G-man....
I did not see Paul Krugmans article yet....but I can guess....hmmm..I will read it over at Truthout later tonight...

The Dead Concert was too full to get on ;-(

So I have more reading time...and I am sick with a high fever ...so I will be reading alot tonight...

I bet you are excited...wow...so cool...I can wait to hear all about it tomorrow....I will be waiting to hear...actually if we can encoruage Everyone Come and share your Voting Experiences.....I want to hear about it....

Okay....back to sitting here Waiting ...Waiting For Change....

Lena said...

The Vets for Obama have really moved me after I did some research.

Besides that, amen sister enigma on your posts!

Sasha in MN

Anon-Paranoid said...

enigma...
Tomorrow we will see if change is possible. The absentee ballots already cast in California will more than likely favor Hillary.

Our hope is that the turnout for Obama will make up that difference and give him the majority of delegates.

Have a peaceful evening and ...

God Bless.

enigma4ever said...

Lena:
thank you...I too have been thinking about them..I did pet therapy with Iraqi VETS downtown CTown....( PTSD)...they loved my dog...but they were so damaged...and there they are living on the street, no love, no care, no medical treatment, no meals...that is not right...at all...John Edwards was right to bring this up...

AnonP: Hey you....let's keep the Hope alive....I believe...I really do...I belive that yes the Mail Votes will be for Hill- but I also beleive that this Surge, this Movement is Real...Namaste Friend...so good to see you again...

Fran said...

test.... my post disappeared,,, grrr

enigma4ever said...

Oh fran- that has been happening to me too....grrrr too....so sorry....

I hear you...

Fran said...

Good post E~ we have to wait it out for the tuesday voters to vote! Ugh! This is a grueling
process.

enigma4ever said...

Fran:
I am sorry that this is such a tedious long process...

today is the Anniversary for Powell...he went to the UN...and showed them cartoons and sugar in a vial and said we need to bomb....shall we celebrate? send him a thank you note ? no...we just hope that people remember THAT day when they Vote ;-)

enigma4ever said...

4am
Can't sleep- have a fever...and it is Stormy here...there is a Special on PBS....about Civil rights , Voting Rights for Blacks and the 1960's...powerful...never seen this one..( I have seen most of the MLK pieces and all of the Kennedy pieces..)

But my first thought watching this...IS OUR VOTING ANY SAFER ? BETTER?....hmmm..I really can not answer this....

Larry said...

Maria Shriver's speech when she endorsed Obama was netter than anything Hillary could ever muster.

enigma4ever said...

It truly was amazing...stunning...I rewatched it three times tonight....It was a "Moment"

Larry said...

Joan Baez has endorsed Obama as has Wille Nelson.

Christopher said...

Enigma,

The paleo-feminists have been reduced to asserting that if you don't support Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, you're a misogynist.

Of course, these are the same women who are trying to smear Obama's voting record on Choice.

Nevermind that Obama has a 100% perfect ranking from both NARAL and Planned Parenthood.

With friends like this, Hillary doesn't need any enemies!

an average patriot said...

I cast my vote for the future. I cast for Obama! Our kids and Grandchildren will be suffering under Bush's future debt regardless of who is elected. One of my sons called me last night and told me he volunteered to go back to Iraq for air support with another plane. Hopefully he will see his older brother who is also going back.
I have to hope but have to wonder what difference even a good man like Obama can make. Namaste!

enigma4ever said...

Hey Christopher...
In case you have not noticed- I have lost many of my Female Readers, esp. over 45.....I am kind of stunned that women can be so Narrowminded....Because it is about being able to Choose the Best Candidate....But Hillery has been hateful and Shrill on the Trail and attacking so it makes sense that HER mindset would pervade some of her Supporters- it is Unfortunate... and sad....

I did MY Own Research Monthes ago- I have been consistant in Believing that Obama and Edwards are the real Deal....and Obama is the Person to Lead us and Heal Us.He is strong and capable, and makes Good Decisions. He would and won't ever pander to Insurance Companies...and Big Biz....Because he NEVER has.

I knew about the Choice issues all along- but Hill's People ,just like Bill and Hill Distort Information.

This Vote is about Many People Voting with Conscience.....for REAL Change....Just keep Spreading the Truth.

libhom said...

One of the reasons why I voted for Obama is that I think it will be less difficult to stop the war with him in the White House.

enigma4ever said...

Lib:
thank you for your vote....and I hope and pray that we get him in the WH and that we end this war......

Christopher said...

Emigma,

I've booted a few women bloggers off my site and blogroll because they emerged as closet racists hiding behind Hillary's pantsuit.

You learn alot about people when politics are involved.

No said...

The pic of "The Migrant Mother" is really moving; hope you don't mind I put it on my blog today.

enigma4ever said...

NO:
The First comment at the top of this thread I explain about the"Migrant Mother" photo....it is one of the most haunting photos ever...Sadly I see this look again where I live...and I think other people are seeing this look ...these eyes....

enigma4ever said...

NO: I forgot to say- of course I don't mind., but thank you for asking...Dorothea Lange would be thrilled that her works were still appreciated 80 years later...

No said...

Thanks, Enigma; yes, I see this look as well...this photo captured it all...

enigma4ever said...

No ...thanks...please know I thought you shut your blog off- I would be happy to link to you...but I wanted to ask you first before I put you back on the blogroll.....

No said...

Absolutely...I'm back...you can certaintly add me to your blogroll...thank you.

enigma4ever said...

NO:
Please know it might take a day or 2 ,..I am having a Blogger trouble- I go see Geek help in next few days..

enigma4ever said...

9pm Primary Updates:
Obama projected winner 67% to 32% in Washington, and Nebraska 67% to 32% . And La. still being counted just closed polls at 8pm central time, and he did lead in Exit polls....

Anon-Paranoid said...

enigma...

It looks like a clean sweep for Barack. However, some one said Hillary won the Virgin Islands.

I had thought that I heard they vote, but wasn't sure. OOps just heard he won in the Virgin Islands and not Hillary.

Take care and ...

God Bless.

enigma4ever said...

thank you Anon...
What a night...
Oh to Maine tomorrow..and the Chesepeake States this week...

Christopher said...
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Christopher said...

Barack Obama swept caucuses in Nebraska, Washington state and the Virgin Islands, and the primary election in Louisiana on Saturday, boosting his delegate lead over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in their historic race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Illinois senator was winning two-thirds support in both caucus states and led by a 53-39 ratio in Louisiana with about a third of the precincts reporting. He was hoping to extend a string of Southern primary triumphs that already included South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia.

Obama also garnered all three delegates in the Virgin Islands caucuses, where he won nearly 90 percent of the vote.

enigma4ever said...

Christopher:
It is amazing isn't it ? and the Virgin Islands with 90%....these small islands where there are so many tourists are important too ...as so many foreigners are there also rooting for Change here...

( Also does anyone know what the Foriegn Votes are from other countries where America Lives ? Also VET and Military Vote ? I had a mom ask me about her Son's vote from Iraq and I did not know what to tell her...)

We'll see what happens tomorrow in Maine and also Chesepeake States....

Obama Richmond Speech on MSNBC again....right now at 11:51-

Static Brain said...

This country definitely needs to heal but unfortunately I do not envision it in my lifetime.

enigma4ever said...

Static brain:
believe me....Our Country has indeed been through hell...and I have seen horrible things these past 7years as have many of us....but as a nurse...a mother..I still have HOPE that we can heal....I have had it this WHOLE time....( not just because of Obama...I have been blogging it...) Beacause as Anne Frank said I basically believe that Most People are good at heart...( if you read my post above- you know that I have much that should have left me hopeless....)

Please please don't lose faith....we can change this country....Read the Audacity of Hope...hang out at a coffee shop with young people...and it feels like the Sixties again....

Namaste......

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an average patriot said...

Ohio and Texas are both pretty tight. Bill has learned to control himself and in Texas Limbaugh is encouraging Repugs to vote for Hillary to keep us bloody and divided. I hate the damn games.
I still have hope that Obama can win atleast 3 of the 4 and Hillary will get out of the way. Thanks for your efforts enigma!

D.K. Raed said...

I see you moved this post up! I just saw on the news about the BAD ICE STORMS expected across Ohio (even up into Vermont) for tomorrow (March 4). CNN is telling people to make plans to stay home, from work & school. This is awful for primary voters there! Power outages might close polls. The early voters may be the ones who decide Ohio.

Keep up the good work, you tireless volunteer for freedom and hope, Enigma! And be careful tomorrow at the polls. Freezing, slippery ice is nobody's friend.

LET'S TALK said...

enigma, I will say that I am so proud of what you are doing here.

It's hard to take a stand when almost all females are on the other side of this election.

I've been watching you speak your mind and stand up for whom you supported in the race.

I have heard how bad the weather is in Ohio, so I hope all goes well during the voting.

I am one of the odd ones in the bunch, as I will vote for whomever gets the nomination. I have no favorite in this rce.

Anon-Paranoid said...

enigma...
Please don't take this the wrong way, but could you change your settings for your posts to show day and date along with the time.

It would make it easier knowing what the dates are so as not to read most of the bottom ones to make sure that one knows how old the comment is.

Check out mine and you'll see what I mean.

Good luck tomorrow and I do hope Obama wins three of the four at least.

God Bless.

enigma4ever said...

ANonP:
I am sorry, but Blogger, changed my template- so actually I don't even KNOW what happened to the date- it vanished from the template- and has been hellish for the past month....and I keep moving the two posts to the top for the primary process ( I emailed you about it...sorry).

Let's :
thank you for what you said...Believe me I have heard it all and sadly yes, lost friends, and esp women friends over this ( not on my side- I don't have a problem- they decided that I am not worthy because of my support of Obama)...I personally have been astounded by how devisive Hill has been....

DK:
thanks...I hope and pray that folks are safe and able to vote tomorrow....this is a nail biter all the way...and thank you for what you said....we have amazing people here from all over working for Obama...it has been so inpsiring to watch...6-6 and I will never ever forget this time...and what we have seen and heard...

Mauigirl said...

I hope that if there are weather problems in Ohio that the ones who come out to vote are the young people who would favor Obama...

Fingers are crossed!

I saw Hillary on Jon Stewart last night. She looked tired. She was in her "I'm honored to be running with Barack" mode. We'll see what happens.

enigma4ever said...

Maui:
Thanks...and I saw her too...and I thought how sad that it has been such a battle...and how desperate she looked ....it was surreal......

Have a wonderful vacation....we will all wait and see what happens...