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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-09-08 05:19 PM
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83. Being a lawyer is not a bad thing.. nor is being married to a lawyer...
Edited on Wed Jan-09-08 05:19 PM by althecat
I think sometimes in this Clinton vs Obama discussion something gets lost.

For people who support Obama it is not because Clinton is necessarily a bad candidate - and she is indisputably a more corporate one - but rather simply that Obama is a much better candidate. He is fresh. New. Young. Passionate. And can really really speak well. He is the best orator I have seen in the 21st century..

See below an alternative critique on Obama... also carried on Scoop.

We try to have a diverse range of opinion on Scoop. However submissions which expound Hillary's virtues are seldom if ever received. If you see any please suggest to the authors that they submit and as long as they meet basic standards we will probably publish them.

A real political debate is a wonderful thing...

And on that note I offer our new lead.... /

Barack, Hillary - Sinister Nothingness Of "Change"
Thursday, 10 January 2008, 8:07 am
Column: Black Agenda Report

Barack, Hillary, and the Sinister Nothingness of "Change"

Black Agenda Report
By BAR executive editor Glen Ford

"Although 'change' may come, it will be at the direction of the rich."

The scam of this still-new century enthralls and envelopes the nation, a narrowly-packaged farce in which political twins Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama pretend they are not joined at the hip on every public policy issue that has been allowed to enter the corporate media-vetted discourse: health care, Iraq, trade. Even these points of (non)contention disappear in the din of purely commercial marketing mantras with infinitely malleable meanings: "Change," "Hope," "Reform."

... it contains a interesting perspective on the hairy tale of new york.

The biggest fairy tale I've ever seen."

Ironically, it was Bill Clinton who, on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, exposed the bogus nature of the stage-set battle between his wife and Barack Obama:

"It is wrong that Senator Obama got to go through 15 debates trumpeting his superior judgment and how he had been against the war in every year, enumerating the years, and never got asked one time - not once, 'Well, how could you say that when you said in 2004 you didn't know how you would have voted on the resolution? You said in 2004 there was no difference between you and George Bush on the war. And you took that speech you're now running on off your Web site in 2004. And there's no difference in your voting record and Hillary's ever since. Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen."

When the Great Triangulator and Supreme Snake Oil Salesman tells you a scam is going on, take it from an expert, and believe.

The Real Story on Obama

Actually, Clinton got one of the dates wrong. We at Black Agenda Report know - because we have been closely scrutinizing Obama since his Illinois state senate days, and engaged him in a month-long interchange in June of 2003. Obama's October 2002 anti-war speech first disappeared from his U.S. Senate campaign site, not in 2004, but in 2003, when public perception of the war and occupation - with the exception of Black opinion - had dramatically shifted towards war. At the time, Bruce Dixon and the core Black Agenda Report crew, including myself, were housed at



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