Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Country Divided Will Fall; Clinton "Will Win." Hillary: "I'm taking it to the floor of the Convention!" Pt1 copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. Some pundits say it is over. The Democrats are ready to come together as one. The primary results came in late on Tuesday May 6, 2008. Before the tally was final, Barack Obama took the stage. He congratulated Senator Clinton; Presidential hopeful Obama was conciliatory. Hillary Clinton offered an overture. "This has been an extraordinary experience." Political experts muse, thank goodness. The Party needs to heal. The North Carolina and Indiana primaries were decisive. The campaign has been too divisive, disruptive. Distractions aplenty were destructive. If the Democratic Presidential contenders continue to battle, most believe these diversion will be no less damaging. Countless, citizens and columnist say, Hillary Clinton cannot survive. After the polls closed, and ballots were counted in "The Old North state," and in "Hoosier" country banner headlines screamed a long awaited message. The New York Times printed, Support for Clinton Wanes as Obama Sees Finish Line. The left-leaning Village Voice harshly, decreed, Burying, Not Praising Hillary Clinton in the Indiana and North Carolina Primaries. Perhaps, that was wishful thinking, wistful at best. The Democratic race to the nomination has been long and hard. However, other periodicals were less decisive. Perchance, these publications predicted what would ultimately be the Democratic Party's and the nations truth. Post Primary Election Day, The Chicago Sun Times cautiously announced, Clinton declares victory in Indiana, Obama wins N.C. In Indiana, the Star reported, Clinton squeaks by Obama in Indiana. The Los Angeles Times, vigilantly reported, Obama takes North Carolina; Clinton wins Indiana. However, a day later the periodical broadcast, Hillary Clinton's campaign is doomed, media commentators say. Readers could not be certain why the Times turned. Perchance they followed the lead of the Washington Posts...
US Policy; Attack Adversaries. Appease Americans. No Diplomacy Don't Bomb Iran copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. Days ago, United States Commander-In-Chief, George W. Bush reminded us of the need to remain vigilant. He admonished anyone who might think to talk with those who politically, philosophically, or perhaps physically have the potential to oppose "us." The President of the world's superpower 'wisely' proclaimed ""Some seem to believe we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along." America's leader addressed Israeli lawmakers and said, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history." As a protective parent might alert an easily frighten child, the Mister Bush forewarns his citizens. "Do not speak to strangers." US policy under Bush is to attack or alienate. The Administration insists we will not appease or engage in diplomacy with what we identify as rogue nations. Persons classified as terrorists are to be threatened, and possibly killed. The President of the United States wishes to ensure he protects the public. Punitive measures multiply in a nation once defined as democratic. Citizens in a country founded on the principles of equalitarianism no longer practice as they preach. Americans or the Administration ignore what is too often real; statistically, evidence shows those we know may be more dangerous. Close associates can harm "us." Those we have yet to encounter in our daily lives are not scary; they are unfamiliar. Hence, frequently, much to our own chagrin, people follow the lead of penal persons,...

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