Thursday, March 13, 2008

Racism or Sexism; Geraldine Ferraro Speaks Geraldine Ferraro - If Obama Was A White Man... copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. The days grow increasingly darker as Hillary Clinton supporters and staff members continue to deride Barack Obama. No longer is it enough to question his experience, which is arguably equal to the candidate's husband, Bill Clinton's, before he entered the Oval Office. The former Vice Presidential contender and Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro has gone farther. In 2008, the Twenty-First Century, an era when people think themselves tolerant, Geraldine Ferraro claims she did not demean or dismiss Barack Obama. She merely stated that his skin color was the only reason for his success. She declared . . . If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position,” she said, according to an article published in the Daily Breeze. “And if he was a woman of any color he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.” Presidential aspirant Clinton proclaims she does not agree with her friend and member of her Finance Committee and she wishes to distance herself from the remarks; yet, candidate Clinton does not wish to do more than express disappointment. “I do not agree with that,” she said. “It is regrettable that any of our supporters on both sides, because we’ve both had that experience, say things that kind of veer off into the personal. “We ought to keep this on the issues,” Mrs. Clinton said. “There are differences between us. There are differences between our approaches on health care, on energy, on our experience, on our results that we’ve produced for people. That’s what this campaign should be about.” Clinton herself highlights the distinctions. She also engages in a...
Exit Iraq; Public Opinion Changed. Support for War Sustained Where Have All The Flowers Gone? - Peter, Paul and Mary copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 They say life is cyclical. Peace prospers in a era. Epochs are filled with tales of war. Currently, in the United States, this is the political season. Issues are the topic of import. While at times, it seems rumors rule during the ritual run for the presidency, mostly, people want to speak of what affects their everyday life. Some say, "It is the economy, stu***." Others declare military defense and homeland security are the subjects we must speak about. A few say, we must secure our boarders. This theme ties the two aforementioned together. Jobs and terrorism are the greatest concern. Then there are those who inquire, "What happened to talk of the Iraq war?" Well you may recall months ago, in a...

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