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and here. we. go . . .

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The streets of new york are exuberant tonight. tears. joy. laughter. relief. hope.

get ready, folks. the Restoration has just begun. The long fight still lies ahead.

Congratulations, President-Elect Barack Obama.

Disappointment (FISA)

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. While unshaken in my support because he is doing a lot of things right, i have to lay down the obama gear and hold the donations for a few months after he decided to back the new FISA bill. I know there has to be some angle in this, but i don’t see it. The dude taught constitutional law, he’s got to know this FISA bill is poo-poo on a stick.

Anyway, at least a few brave souls have stood up and intend to block this puppy . . . wow, did i just call Reid a brave soul? oh man.

Maybe the angle is he does this to look “strong” on national defense to the general population and rest assured knowing his fellow dems are going to make sure this doesn’t pass. Hmm . . . after thinking about that, I really don’t like that angle. It’s out of character and a bit too shady for the politics of hope. Also, this looking strong business ends up making him look stupid.

regardless, i’m at a double loss since pelosi is actually represents my district. ooph. so both my candidate and my rep have screwed the american people. i need to go make some phone calls.

Substance

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Given the day after his “More Perfect Union” speech, this one kinda got lost.

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/2233432/7049351

so much for being all hat and no cattle.

Media Bias?

Friday, March 21st, 2008

I don’t know if you can call it bias when after a speech like this:

You see headlines like this:
“Obama: Constitution stained by ‘sin of slavery'” (CNN)
“Obama: Racial anger is real” (MSNBC)

oh, for the days of “diamonds or pearls?”

Celebrity Plug

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

In case you haven’t seen it:

Hi res version available at dipdive

Chills. Tears. Change. Hope.

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Since i’m quasi officially working for his campaign, doing my duty to spread the word:

Obama took South Carolina tonight in a big way. Here’s his victory speech. It gave me chills. I made carmen cry, and she’s pulling for another candidate.

Full text can be found here.

SPOILERS: I’m having difficulty picking out my favorite quote, but here are a few front runners:

And what we’ve seen in these last weeks is that we’re also up against forces that are not the fault of any one campaign, but feed the habits that prevent us from being who we want to be as a nation. It’s the politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon. A politics that tells us that we have to think, act, and even vote within the confines of the categories that supposedly define us. The assumption that young people are apathetic. The assumption that Republicans won’t cross over. The assumption that the wealthy care nothing for the poor, and that the poor don’t vote. The assumption that African-Americans can’t support the white candidate; whites can’t support the African-American candidate; blacks and Latinos can’t come together.

But we are here tonight to say that this is not the America we believe in. I did not travel around this state over the last year and see a white South Carolina or a black South Carolina. I saw South Carolina. I saw crumbling schools that are stealing the future of black children and white children. I saw shuttered mills and homes for sale that once belonged to Americans from all walks of life, and men and women of every color and creed who serve together, and fight together, and bleed together under the same proud flag. I saw what America is, and I believe in what this country can be.

The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders. It’s not about rich versus poor; young versus old; and it is not about black versus white.

It’s about the past versus the future.

And as we leave this state with a new wind at our backs, and take this journey across the country we love with the message we’ve carried from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire; from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast; the same message we had when we were up and when we were down – that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope; and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people in three simple words:

Yes. We. Can.

He just said “Bamboozled”

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

It’s like he speaks to my soul or something. 1:31 in.