Thursday, March 27, 2008

Clinton is Right.....

Obama gave a GREAT speech this morning on the economy. The Clinton campaign responds with this memo, sent via e-mail to the media. Money quote:
“Presidents have to do more than announce principles," writes Clinton
policy director Neera Tanden in the statement.

I never thought I'd say this, but the Clinton campaign is absolutely right on this one. Presidents must do more than announce principles, they must HAVE principles as well.
So much for that shadowy "commander-in-chief" test they keep talking about. I would think that having principles would be a major question on such test. Come to think of it, honesty would be on there too....

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

On Carville and Judas

I must admit, when I first heard of the comment that James Carville made comparing Bill Richardson to Judas, I actually chuckled. I was not terribly shocked, given the particularly nasty venom which has been spewing forth from the Clinton campaign. However, upon further reflection I became slightly annoyed which then progressed to being outright offended.
I was not that offended by Carville's comparison of Richardson to Judas, no matter how ridiculous it may have been. But, I take much offense at the unspoken implication of it all. As what can only be labelled as a quasi-Christian, what struck me was the implicit casting of the Clintons as "Jesus" to Richardson's "Judas". What kind of person would cast the lying, scheming, conniving, manipulators otherwise known as the Clintons in the role of "Jesus"? Personally, I wouldn't cast the Clintons as lepers worthy of washing the toejam from Jesus' overworked feet. To be short, the Clinton's AIN'T nobody's Jesus - as my gramps would say.
Much ado has been made about how Obama's followers view him as some sort of "Messiah". For all it's worth, I think we have just shown just WHOSE supporters have a Messianic complex about their candidate - and it is not the Obama people. It is the Clinton cronies who are drinking the now proverbial Kool-Aid.....