Well, dear readers (hi dad, hi Sandy, I think that’s everyone…), after a long dry spell, I have returned. I have had many thoughts that I wanted to get out there, but I’m both busy and a lazy bastard.
Last night I watched the Democratic National Convention (big surprise, I am a bit of a wonk wannabe). There were quite a few impressive speeches, one of my favorites being the speech by Gov Janet Napalitano of Arizona. I’ve been a big fan of hers for quite some time, and always enjoy how brassy and personable she is while grasping issues better then most people in the country. Tuesday also featured a very good keynote address by former Virginia Gov Mark Warner. You all know this already, and almost no one cares.
Why don’t they care? Why it’s because some obscure junior senator from New York gave a speech as well. Yes friends, the much anticipated address by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. I was a little doubtful, but I must say, she did very well. If she spoke like that during the campaign, I believe she would be speaking on the last night of the convention if you get my drift. She was empassioned, harsh against McCain, praising of Obama, and openly told her former (and current) supporters that the race was not about her, it was about getting a Democrat in the white house.
So I should be happy smiley David, right? Wrong. The press (who do love a scandal) are reporting about the die hard Hillary supporters who say after that speech that Obama must make Clinton his running mate. I have given a name to these supporters. I call them the “FUCK YOU Joe Biden” movement. Why do I say this? Could it be because Barack Obama already picked a running mate? I think it could be.
I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know everything about Joe Biden. Here’s what I do know. Based on his record, he is a strong supporter of womens rights, environmental rights, reproductive rights, education, health care, and while he at one point voted against gay marriage (11 years ago) has since said he supports civil unions and feels gay marriage is an inevitability. Not as ardent as I’d like, but he’s a politician, I’ll take it.
Still they say, “He needs Hillary to unite the country”. That can be read as, “FUCK YOU Joe!”
McCain claims to be the straight talk express, and claims to be the master of foreign policy. Joe Biden has spent years as the head of the foreign relations committee, and was invited by the government of Georgia to help sort out their mess. As for straight talk, Joe Biden is famous for saying exactly what his on his mind. He puts his foot in his mouth on a daily basis, he doesn’t mince words, he just says what he’s thinking. Honestly, I’ll take that over someone with just talking points.
The Hillary people say, we need her! Read as, “FUCK YOU Joe!”
What I say to these people as artfully and diplomatically as I can, FUCK YOU!
Hillary Clinton lost. She was not selected as the vice president. She specifically told Obama not to vet her unless she was guranteed the spot. Obama would have been a fool to consider only one person, he made the right move. Do these people really want to go and support Jon McCain out of some bitter need for revenge? What abou a womans right to choose? What about universal health coverage? What about an improved educational system? What about research into alternative energies?
Oh, you don’t care about these things…? Then what the hell were you doing voting for Hillary Clinton? Ovaries are no more reason to vote for someone then them being black, or white for that matter! Vote on issues, vote on character, and if your candidate is out, do what I did when I voted for John Kerry in 2004, vote for the person who has a chance of improving the country, or at least not running it into the ground.
Stop whining, grow up, and please for the love of all that is good in this country, just stop talking.