Friday, March 07, 2008

Monster?

Politics is in some ways a peculiar endeavor, you must not get caught telling a bald faced lie, but telling the truth can be a mistake, also. Candidates are allowed to exaggerate a little, well, a lot, but not in ways that can be directly refuted. Candidates can speak clearly and plainly as long as it involves somebody or something everybody is upset about. What you absolutely must not do is give vent to anger and frustration over another candidate's lies and misrepresentations and use of the opposition Party's junk. And call that person a monster.

Barack Obama has a problem, he's up against a political pro. The experience that Hillary has that amounts to something is having been a part of old school politics for a long, long time. He is trying to run a campaign that is different in a game that isn't, yet. Hillary will not take responsibility for any mistakes, hers or ones she was a part of and she will throw anything she can to see if it will stick; and not care if it harms the Democratic Party. Barack cannot and keep his mantle of politics with a difference. He cannot allow his surrogates to get into it. Despite some of the junk on comments on various sites, he's kept to that line. Samantha Power stepped right over that line. Facing Obama was the choice of trying to smooth the roiled waters and appear to play on the same level as Hillary or let Samantha go. Bye Samantha.

I know the problem unscripted moments can bring, I let myself get a bit wound up and that combined with a tooth ache and too many hours of too little sleep had campaign speech slip into calling the Republican Representative Greg Walden "a pinhead" in front of the press. Understandably they reported it. So the choice was wear egg on the face or make an omelet, so I wrote a letter to the editor of the paper and apologized to all pinheads everywhere. I could do that, I was running in 16" logging boots and a beard and plain talking. Barack is running as a nice guy who can unite us and that is not congruent with calling the opponent a "monster."

I don't work for Obama, I'm not a contributor, and I've been a frequent critic. Hillary is a monster, at least in the frame of the Democratic Party. She'd probably be right at home and quite admirable within the Republican Party with her behavior. I don't much mind politics of the rougher sort, but I do insist on truth and not playing to fear - ie terrorism. Hillary's version of politics has been played to death by Karl Rove and the rest of BushCo. One can hope that the fuss over "monster" will bring to the front of voters' minds the tactics of HillarCo. No, her head is not stitched on nor are there bolts sticking from her neck, that would make identification easy, paying attention is harder.

2 comments:

USpace said...

Great post. Obama’s aide was right. Hillary is a monster. Of course not the same kind of monster as Hitler, Mao or Stalin, but a monster nonetheless.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
claim to care for people

call yourself progressive
your policies hurt poor folk

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
elect women presidents

who cover for their husbands
who rape other women

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
vote for any woman

better than any man
none could make things any worse

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if you’re MAD
punish your country
VOTE for Hillary

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Chuck Butcher said...

While Hillary may have forgotten it, the devil is Republican.