Tuesday, April 15, 2008

DEAR HILLARY, WHY ARE WE NOT ALLOWED TO BE BITTER, FIRST YOU STOLE OUR HOPE, NOW WE CAN'T BE BITTER?

originally post 4.12.08

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Read Ghandi's sobering words on Bitterness, and What it means,
"I have learned through Bitter Experience, the one supreme lesson, to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so Our Anger can be transmitted into a Power that Can Move the World. " Ghandi.

"Forgiving does not erase the Bitter Past. A healed memory is not a Deleted Memory.Instead Forgiving What we can not forget creates a New Way to Remember.We Change the Memory of Our past Into a Hope of Our Future". Lewis B.Smedes.

So Now Hillary wants to take away OUR Feelings, even if they are True, that we as Middle America, the Downtrodden do Feel Bitter and yes, we do hold the Past and Present Administrations Responsible. Why shouldn't we ? We are not millionaires, we did not Profit from the NAFTA debacles, we did Not Hire a Union Busters to break Our Spirits , we are merely Working Class Americans attempting to make a living and raise our Children, and while we were all working hard OUR Government Sold us down the River. Yet we are not to have Knowledge of that Inconvenient Truth ? We are to NOT speak of it to an Entitled Woman that is running on the Legacy of her husband and His Name ? Does she take all of us for Mere Fools to soak up her Delusional Lies ( Bosnia Sniper Fire and Ireland Peace Talks non withstanding, and her Campaign Manager meeting with Columbian Officials).

So this week Obama mentioned in a Fundraiser Speech that People in Middle America ( Pennsylvania and Ohio etc.) MIGHT be" Bitter" after having survived the Past Dynasties of Bush and Clinton and Bush of the past 20 years. That people might have suffered a Loss of Quality Life, Quality Dreams and Quality Hope, and that maybe, just maybe Have Found themselves Bitter.I know I have found myself Bitter....as have my friends and neighbors, it is merely a Simple Truth. I say that with Pride, Not Shame. Does it make Us Un-Patriotic to be Bitter ? Is it another false membership Test like the Flag Pin ?

But here is the Forgotten Lesson, People that are Bitter, Fight Harder for a Better Future, and Understand the Hardship of The Truth Self Evident, and are not spoon fed Lies Anymore.We have Suffered, but even an Entitled Millionaire in a Prada Pansuit can not take away Our Wisdom, Our Hard Earned American Perspective.
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Click the Title "Which Side are you On" An old Union Song from 1931.....sung by Natalie Merchant, because Hillary has been in DC too long, she has no idea WHOSE side she is on....but not mine. She has not cried tears of a single mom struggling to pay bills at 3am, or at the grocery store putting back meat, to buy Milk. Shame on her.

32 comments:

enigma4ever said...

Photo from the 1930's- "Ruby" - migrant mother, taken by Dorthea Lange.....I have seen that look- that angst, that fatigue...every day around me. Does she look worried ? bitter ?.......maybe......

So ?

Hillary has alot of nerve....taking away our Hopes, Dreams....now even our Past...and our Worries, and our Angst....Guess What Hill ? the 90's sucked for alot of folks....good hardworking folks....yeah that NAFTA thing hurt ALOT of People Hill- and People don't forget....and yeah, sometimes- they are bitter.......

Doesn't mean that they accept lies easier...or that they forget WHAT and WHO matters...and does not mean that they don't embrace Hope....and Change....or that they don't get Exactly WHO and WHAT you are....

okay that is my messege for Hill- like she hears what ANY Americans say or feel....

Anita said...

You know, I supported Hillary and even voted for her in the New York primary. But I have reached a point where my loyalty just doesn't have any more give. I think this last episode with Obama's "bitter" comment was so completely off the wall I had to scream. Obama was stating the obvious. Maybe he's annoyed a few evangelicals here and there, a gun owner or two, but time will show, I believe, that while Obama is somewhat of an elitist (what Ivy League grad isn't?) but Hillary is actually the worst kind of elitist ... she's a "downhomegirl" only when it suits her purposes. She should take her husband and her $109M dollars and go home to Chappaqua and knit a sweater.

enigma4ever said...

I completely forgot there was a "Compassion Forum " on CNN, and that Hillary was speaking ALL that she knows about Compassion tonight...( McBush could not be there- I guess he was busy)...and Hill went first- and then Obama...I think Obama did great- even spoke about Torture issues- I think Campbell trying to equate "Compassion with Faith" with Better Voting is a reach....( I think she just wanted a way to dredge up and exploit the Wright Controversy Just one more time....she should work for FOX)....and Obama was fine, eloquent, and spoke about American People and what they have been through...

Hill sounded like a Hallmark Commercial- and some of what she spewed is the same crap she spewed on the 700 CLub- good she memorized it....Why doesn't she just run as the Repug and be done with it ?

Anyways I am sorry I did not blog this forum- I just was not in the Mood....My Compassion is abundant- but my patience with this Election Cycle and Hillary's Fake Drama Moments is past threadbare at this point...

My apologies...for a Bad Attitude...

enigma4ever said...

Anita:
you made me laugh...I don't think Hill knows how to knit ? But thank you for admitting that she has crossed the Line...and I think alot of people feel that way...and can't believe WHO she is now- it really is like we never really knew her?

I certainly thought I knew the Clintons from the 90's- I think that I didn't...Not Now...Not ever....not really....

the whole thing is sad...

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Is Obama an elitist ? I don't think so- I have watched him talk to people and listen and I have heard him when he speaks- he talks about thing that are real- also he did a bus tour in Penn....and I bet he really heard HOW bitter those folks are....it is bowling allies and diners that you really hear the pain....and he does listen...and care...

thanks again...

LET'S TALK said...

I've lost a lot of regular visitors to my site because I said that Hillary should step aside.

I never knew that those who support Hillary could be so childish.

Christopher said...

The rotten bitch is now trying to market herself as "just regular folks" to rural Pennsylvanians.

Nevermind that she and Billary have three homes: one in Chappaqua, a townhouse in Georgetown and a condo in Florida. Nevermind that she and Billary are worth $111 million dollars. Nevermind that she attended an Ivy League school.

Now she's a champion of the Second Amendment and tots her love of guns and killing and the Bible. I am so sick and tired of her visage and her curiously monotone voice that I have to change the channel when she comes on the TV.

Hillary Clinton is a filthy hypocrite and if she manages to steal the nomination, I will not vote for her under any circumstances.

enigma4ever said...

Christopher:
She has really reached a new low in recent weeks- why doesn't she just run as a Repug?
wouldn't she feel more loved ?

( I did not know she also has a condo in florida? really? )

Let's talk:
I too have lost visitors- and I know that- kind of makes me sad- that Our Unity is really been shredded by her- she is very very devisive- I guess Mark Penn really has taught her well....How can she sit there in a $400 dollar Prada pantsuit making millions and milking her Husband's Foundation....and tonight she is sitting on CNN at the Compassion Forum explaining what a Good Christian she is....I am sick of it...her lies, the pandering ALL of it...I have tried to be patience- but I am out...

LET'S TALK said...

Well I have a surprise for you at Let's Talk About It that might cheer you up!

thepoetryman said...

I am one that believes in bitterness, not as a way of life, but as a truth that can be seen if one opens the eyes and heart and realizes that this country is not filled with flower petals and puppy dogs every day of the week. The reality is that Obama did indeed speak the truth and several Pennsylvanians that aren't mired in the politics of this have said so. Since when did the truth become something reserved for bitter contention? For that matter, since when did bitter contention become something deserved for those who utter the truth?

enigma4ever said...

PeotryMan:
I have no answer....I believe that the truth must be viewed with Open Eyes, and that sometimes those Same Eyes cry bitterly....

and that Wisdom comes from Pain....is hardearned...but won with an honest heart...it gives one Clarity and a sense of What Needs Healing...

But first she took our "Hope".....and the ability to Dream...and NOW we are not even allowed to be bitter after slogging through Hell all these years....

Shame on her.....
A rich Millionaire milking the dalylights out of her husbands Title, Position, and History, and I would bet good money that HIS foundation has helped fund her Campaign..( I KNOW she used the Clinton Foundation EMAIL lists)....Shame...

enigma4ever said...

NOW Bill-foot-in-mouth- Clinton has entered the Fray on this- AND said that People spoke to Him ( yeah right) and that they are PROUD- NOT BITTER...yeah, really ? I want names....cuz I think that is a load...and BTW is this Whole "Bitter" argument sounding more and more like a Karl Rover Talking Point ? CNN aired the footage of Bill's Bitter Mispeaking Moment over and over tonight....

Christopher said...

She's running for president of the NRA.

enigma4ever said...

or McShame's running mate?

Angie said...

Excelllent post! I've been bitter since around 1980. Obama needs to keep speaking the truth. The truth has been silenced for too long in this country!

D.K. Raed said...

Hillary is a "downhome girl" in the same way Bush is "a guy you'd want to have a drink with". Both are phoney in their homeyness.

Bitter? Hell, yeah. Who wouldn't be? Obama should be commended for NOTICING the bitterness. Instead, it gets rewritten that he was somehow attacking people's faith & values. Hillary certainly never noticed the bitterness. This is typical Karl Rove tactics which Hillary has apparently learned so well.

ps, when I first heard Obama's remark, I thought he said "they turn to religion and NUNS". I went around the whole day trying to figure that one out!

an average patriot said...

enigma
I posted on this today because Hillary's and McCain's childish word twisting and games are not working this time.
Since, Obama has gotten more Super Delegates and been endorse by PA. newspapers and the people have reaffirmed that they are disenfranchised and bitter.

DivaJood said...

First, Barak Obama has a long history in Chicago of listening to the people - really listening - and he became known as a coalition builder because of his ability to listen. He's neither liberal nor conservative, he's a populist who pays attention and has compassion. He's got my vote, for that reason.

Next, Mrs. Clinton has always been an opportunist. She was a Goldwater Gal in the 1960's. She flip-flops constantly. And she has really bad hair. No, that's not why I won't vote for her. I won't vote for her because she does not speak the truth nor does she listen.

Early in the campaign, Karl Rove sent an open letter to Time Magazine outlining what Mrs. Clinton needed to do to win the nomination - taking a cue from D.K. Raed, I wonder if she's hired Rove as her main strategist?

enigma4ever said...

Diva:
Good to see you- and really good questions now that Penn has been "demoted" has Rove climbed on board...years from now I think it would shock none of us to learn that!!! Really wonderful of you to share some inside Chi-town scoop on him...thank you for that.....My first thought when I saw him bowl so bad- this is someone who sit at the alley and listen- he didn't even try to make himself look better- he was there for them- the people- not the game. I saw Casey interviewed about the Bus Tour, and he did say that the Tour was mostly a Listening Tour....and if people are Bitter- yes, they need Someone to listen....

Patriot:
His words really were twisted, yet he spoke the truth...( they even bashed it on the View- I know I should not watch that- but I could not help myself, and Whoopie and Joy GOT IT....phew.....the show has good numbers in PA- so women watch it)....and the Idea that McShame and Hillary are calling him "our of touch" that is just absurd....

DK:
( don't give Hill any ammo- now she will go to the NUN vote).....Well, I can tell you right now - No One I know wants to sit and have a Beer with her...and then she says that she shoots guns and will protect that right ( so NOW she wants to NRA vote ??)

Angie:
Hmm, I don't even know how long I have been bitter....LONG enough...Sadly the first Prez I ever voted for that won was yes, Bill, and that was a HUGE dissappointment...and yes the 90's sucked....just slightly less than this....Time for Change...I certainly don't want ANOTHER liar in the White House...( Ironically Hill is making fun of Obama telling the truth...and you are Soooo right the truth has been silenced for TOooooo long)

Christopher said...

The debate Wednesday night promises to be a knock-down, drag-out, old school donnybrook.

I fully and completely anticipate Barack to go Southside on the Borg Queen and put an end to her once and for all!

In Solidarity,

Christopher, publisher, From the Left
- a proud, bitter, Gay man

enigma4ever said...

Christopher....
I am proud to share my bitterness with you..I am proud to be bitter- it just means I have a Reality eh?....( hell, I really don't know Anyone that is not bitter....) I dread another debate- I am soooooo tired of these debates...( frankly I did not even know there was ANOTHER one...

Weaseldog said...

I'd cling to my guns too, but I pawned them to buy food for my Sister-inlaw's kids.

And I'm losing my religion...

Yeah, I feel the bitterness.

enigma4ever said...

Ohhhhhh weasel....I hear you...so we lose good people ( money and teasure) to an Illegal War...lose our standing in the world ?.....Lose Jobs to other places thanks to Corporate Pigs here....lose health insurance to 50 million...lose our dignity and hope thanks to Bushco....BUT god forbid that we TALK about it ......

losing my religion here too...hopefullyu not my mind...( but I don;t count- because I am not "Christian " enough.....atleast for Hill, or FOX, or CNN)

Christopher said...

Enigma,

Bitter = tight, cool, excellent.

The Borg Queen don't own the meaning cuz we've stolen it from her and made it our own!

enigma4ever said...

right on MrChristopher....

alright....

the Ice Queen does not know the meaning of COOL eh?....ahhhhh the Irony....

( She got Heckled badly today when she TRIED to bring up the Bitter Issue at the Manafacturing Conference )

JackB said...

There's good news here (http://www.hcdi.net/News/PressRelease.cfm?ID=228), in that the polling shows that even the majority of Republicans, after hearing Obama explain the bitterness, do NOT think "elitism" is involved.

Americans aren't stupid; we have a media that refuses to grant any of the original nuance to the lines that it just takes out of context anyway.

Weaseldog said...

Sure Enigma, blogroll me. I added you long ago. :)

enigma4ever said...

Weasel I will be happy to add you - Blogger willing and cooperative- if you know what I mean...

JackB:
thank you for adding that....yeah, Elitism Accusations by a Millionaire- laughable ? insane ? absurd ?

Dr. Know said...

Hillary is a coin operated tool - Neocon light if you will. I can count the politicians on one hand that I do not believe are stooges for the socialized rich. I am so goddamned mad at the lot of this crap, I can barely keep from grabbing a pitchfork and.. well... you get the idea.

As for Ms. Merchant, I sat on stage with her in 1987 at the Cotton club in Atlanta, GA when she was with 10,000 Maniacs. I had just barely escaped being imprisoned for 10 years due to the corruption within Cobb County. (That redneck, white trash backwater that places the anti-evolution stickers in school books, and the home of such luminaries ad J.B. Stoner and Newt Gingrich.) We talked about people, poetry, and music for a bit.

Little did I know that at the same time my name was apparently being bandied about the legal and political circles of Georgia as being "crazy" (protecting a son of priviledge), and that many of my detractors and their friends would use their Rovian and BushCo influences to garner positions within high levels of this putrid excuse for a government. After threats and moving and threats and more moving, I finally gouged out the entire story - 2 years ago.

The cover provided to these thieves and liars from newspapers, judges, lawyers, US Navy personel, Senators, and two-faced aquaintances was extensive - it is absolutely amazing what people will do for a buck. Then you have this YFZ cult thing - with all of its attendent Government (taxpayer) funding.

Now I'm really pissed off.
Loyalty before Honor - i.e. Pure Scum.

Do you really think that Blackwater, et al. exists for any reason other than to protect these traitorous maggots in case of civil insurrection? Hah!

Go to places like Westport, Connecticut and look at all of the sunglasses wearing clones of Agent Smith and Jones in their mansions and $120,000 Porches. This is your tax dollars being pilfered by war profiteers. These are the people who are being served by your "elected officials". You are not even a minor afterthought - other than having Duracell stamped on your forehead as fuel for the money machine. Why do you really think JFK caught a bullet in the head?

enigma4ever said...

DrKnow:
Thank you for sharing.....I hate to say this but your story is heartwrenching and yet....familiar- please understand that the way it is meant...So many people with so many stories of Govt Run-a-Muck in this country, and the agony that follows.......it is distressing...and I am so sorry for all that you went through...there is no excuse....none...I am convinced most people just want Someone to Listen, but also admit How Bad it is Here....and that it is Real......and that Someone cares...

I think Obama does care, he is Empathy in Motion, it is real...I really do...I believe that with all my heart, and that he has Good people working for him....

( When I went canvassing for him here in the Heartland I was overwhelmed at the stories I heard here....many people are hurting in this country.....too many)

enigma4ever said...

So Let me get this straight- Hill talks about giving guns to children and drinks on film and the media is saying her numbers WILL now go up...( MSNBC am shows- )

WHO do you think is Out of Touch ?

Dr. Know said...

Actually, I'm going after payback - screw the touchy feely stuff. ;-)
You should have seen the local Bar Scum squirm when I posted the story on UseNet last year. Senators, lawyers, Judges, ex-speakers of the house - I don't give a rat's ass. A crook is a crook. Revenge is a dish best served any way you can get it.

And that is what amazes me the most - I'm a drop in the bucket. And yet no one wants to hear it or believe it. These folks are so insulated and are propped up so high by legions of sychophants that are almost untouchable. Getting a grip in their slimy asses is tough. The good thing is that when you DO get hold, they tumble easily due to their sheer weight. So shed no tears for me - only for a system that is totally disfunctional.

enigma4ever said...

DrKnow....
I shed no tears...not anymore...but I do feel for other people- I have been determined to come through this Hellish Journey of Our Darkest Times here with My Soul and My Empathy Intact- the sycophants have taken enough ....But I do want to see the Administration Investigated for War Crimes...and Crimes against Humanity. No, Impeachment is not good enough for these Heartless Greedy Thugs, They are indeed Worse Than Nixon....