One thing that I have learned about Hillary Clinton throughout this election season is that she is not the most liberal Senator in the Senate and that she actually possesses some Conservative qualities. She is actually rated 17.2% Conservative by National Journal. I still don't like her, but I have learned to respect her, a little. I do realise that she is still a Clinton and a Democrat and still carries all of the baggage associated thereof. I liked her speech until she inserted her Leftist leanings into it (universal health care, compulsory public education, global warming) and of course when she was throwing her "support" to Barack Obama. Michelle Obama's reactions to Hillary's speech were interesting. Unless Hillary was singing the praises of BHO, MO had a scowl on her face. Chelsea Clinton has inherited her mother's "Evil Death Stare". Hillary's speech sounded more like a stump speech for herself than a support speech or rallying speech for Obama. I'm sure that was all part of Hillary's "Evil Plan". Rush's "Operation Chaos" may still be in full effect -- the Dems may be playing the game and not even realising it. Here is my analysis of Hillary's speech Tuesday night at the DNC:
"I am honored to be here tonight. A proud mother. A proud Democrat. A proud American. And a proud supporter of Barack Obama."
Whatever. She's definitely a proud Democrat. The other sources of pride are yet to be seen.
"My friends, it is time to take back the country we love."
Yes it is. It is time to take back the country and elect John McCain.
"I haven't spent the past 35 years in the trenches advocating for children, campaigning for universal health care, helping parents balance work and family, and fighting for women's rights at home and around the world ... to see another Republican in the White House squander the promise of our country and the hopes of our people."
No, you've spent 35 years (OK, maybe 30, her Goldwater years must count for something) advocating Socialism and trying to usher in the New World Order.
"No way. No how. No McCain."
No way. No how. NObama.
"Barack Obama is my candidate. And he must be our president."
No, Hillary Clinton is your candidate. And she must be your president. John McCain is my candidate and he must be our president.
"I will always be grateful to everyone from all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the territories, who joined our campaign on behalf of all those people left out and left behind by the Bush Administration."
At least SHE remembers that we have 50 states.
"To my supporters, my champions — my sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits — from the bottom of my heart: Thank you."
That quote was priceless. I laughed hysterically. I never knew Hillary had a sense of humour. It made her speech more endurable.
"Along the way, America lost two great Democratic champions who would have been here with us tonight. One of our finest young leaders, Arkansas Democratic Party Chair, Bill Gwatney, who believed with all his heart that America and the South could be and should be Democratic from top to bottom.
And Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a dear friend to many of us, a loving mother and courageous leader who never gave up her quest to make America fairer and smarter, stronger and better. Steadfast in her beliefs, a fighter of uncommon grace, she was an inspiration to me and to us all.
Our heart goes out to Stephanie's son, Mervyn, Jr., and Bill's wife, Rebecca, who traveled to Denver to join us at our convention."
I hate to talk about the emotional side, but this was really touching. When Hillary was talking about Rep. Tubbs Jones, the camera panned to where Bill Clinton, Mervyn Jr. and Mrs. Gwatney were sitting and Bill put his hand on Mervyn's back like a father. Bill seemed genuinely proud of Hillary's speech the whole time. He looked like he had tears in his eyes through most of the speech. I think deep down he really loves his wife, he just needs a pad lock on his zipper and Hillary needs to wear the key around her neck.
"Jobs lost, houses gone, falling wages, rising prices. The Supreme Court in a right-wing headlock and our government in partisan gridlock. The biggest deficit in our nation's history. Money borrowed from the Chinese to buy oil from the Saudis.
Putin and Georgia, Iraq and Iran."
You can't blame Bush for all of this. She is right about partisan gridlock. It's her Dem friends that are the major contributors. We have a Democrat Congress hell-bent on vetoing any and all legislation proposed by a Republican. We have Nancy Pelosi mandating a five week vacation so that Republicans cannot hold an up or down vote on a comprehensive energy policy. The economy started floundering while Clinton was still in office. Bush inherited a mess. I don't agree with all of George W. Bush's policies, but he is not the only one in the government. We have three dysfunctional branches of government. We have a Leftist Supreme Court that would rather legislate from the bench than examine already existing legislation for its Constitutionality.
"I ran for president to renew the promise of America. To rebuild the middle class and sustain the American Dream, to provide the opportunity to work hard and have that work rewarded, to save for college, a home and retirement, to afford the gas and groceries and still have a little left over each month."
She is still running on that platform. She wants to achieve that on the backs of "the rich", but is smart enough not to say it directly. This paragraph sounds more like a Republican platform than a Democrat one. This must be one example of Hillary's "conservatism".
To promote a clean energy economy that will create millions of green collar jobs.
"Green collar"??? How cute.
"To create a health care system that is universal, high quality, and affordable so that parents no longer have to choose between care for themselves or their children or be stuck in dead end jobs simply to keep their insurance."
For as much as Hillary criticises BHO's lofty plans and the absence of any proposed method of paying for them (and rightly so), she needs to explain how we are going to pay for "Hillary Care". Her health care plan is nothing more than socialised medicine and it will not work. We do need to fix the health care system in this country, but socialised medicine IS NOT the answer.
"To create a world class education system and make college affordable again."
The first step in creating a world-class education is to get rid of the teacher unions and stop indoctrinating our children and start educating them again. Parental involvement needs to be welcomed, not feared. Parents need to have the right to choose which school their children attend or if they will attend school. Homeschooling needs to be embraced as a viable option. The federal financial aid system needs to be fixed (i.e. once you live on your own and your parents no longer support you, your parents' income need not apply).
"To fight for an America defined by deep and meaningful equality — from civil rights to labor rights, from women's rights to gay rights, from ending discrimination to promoting unionization to providing help for the most important job there is: caring for our families. To help every child live up to his or her God-given potential."
Equal pay for equal work sounds great as long as it's not just based on gender or race, but based on ability and qualifications. There should not be a need for special rights for fringe minority groups if ability and qualifications are the only standard. Unionisation is not the answer. Unionisation = Socialism. We have passed the time when unions were needed. From the mid 19th to the early 20th centuries corporations took advantage of their workers and unions were needed to make sure workers were treated fairly and had a safe work environment. Now unions are nothing more than power-brokers and lobbying arms of the Democrat party.
"To make America once again a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws."
That means kicking out illegals and stop providing them with shelter (San Francisco and the other so-called "shelter cities"), welfare benefits, food stamps, Medicaid, and free college educations. That means respecting U.S. immigration law and tightening our borders. That means you too, John McCain.
"To bring fiscal sanity back to Washington and make our government an instrument of the public good, not of private plunder."
That means kicking out of Congress all tax-and-spend politicians. I think she got it mixed-up. I think it was supposed to read "making our government an instrument of private good, not of public plunder" Oh wait, that would make her a Republican.
"To restore America's standing in the world, to end the war in Iraq, bring our troops home and honor their service by caring for our veterans."
Restoring our standing as a super-power sound better. As far as ending the war in Iraq, that may become moot no matter who is in the White House. Iraq's PM al-Maliki is talking about forcing us to withdraw all of our troops fairly soon (not sure of exact date). She is right about caring for our veterans, and DoD and the VA are working hard to improve care for our veterans.
"And to join with our allies to confront our shared challenges, from poverty and genocide to terrorism and global warming."
We can join our allies so long as they want to join us. When it comes to NATO, it may as well be the US military and a few NATO soldiers for color. We are the most generous country in the world. We send more aid (military and humanitarian) to more places and send more money than any other "rich" country on the planet. We do not need a $2,500 per capita tax to prove it. Our allies need to get in gear and help us fight poverty and terrorism. They need to stop being so risk-averse. Global warming is a farce. John McCain needs to recognise that as much as the Democrats do.
"Most of all, I ran to stand up for all those who have been invisible to their government for eight long years."
Who's been invisible??? The moonbats, maybe -- as they should be. BHO will make the "normal" Americans invisible and only cater to "Latte Liberals" and left-wing fringe crazies (moonbats).
"Those are the reasons I ran for president. Those are the reasons I support Barack Obama. And those are the reasons you should too."
BHO has not one Conservative bone in his body, therefore he does not support everything that Hillary supports nor does he support everything she laid out in her speech. Who does she think she's fooling??? Besides, no one should support BHO because he is a Leftist moonbat in bed with terrorists and hell-bent on killing babies from conception to birth.
" I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?
My question to Hillary is: Were you in this campaign just for yourself? I think the answer is "yes". And to answer her question: For most people, unless they or someone close to them is in a dire situation, they're in it for you and themselves. People support candidates because of what they think that candidate will do for them. JFK's "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" makes a great speech, but goes against human nature.
"We need leaders once again who can tap into that special blend of American confidence and optimism that has enabled generations before us to meet our toughest challenges. Leaders who can help us show ourselves and the world that with our ingenuity, creativity, and innovative spirit, there are no limits to what is possible in America."
Barack Hussein Obama IS NOT one of those leaders. John McCain is.
"This won't be easy. Progress never is. But it will be impossible if we don't fight to put a Democrat in the White House."
Of course it won't be easy for the Dems to win. They're nominating an empty suit to run against a man of substance. Besides, if enough Hillary supporters are pissed off enough after the DNC and come Nov. 5th, it will be impoissible to put BHO in the White House.
"We need to elect Barack Obama because we need a President who understands that America can't compete in a global economy by padding the pockets of energy speculators, while ignoring the workers whose jobs have been shipped overseas. We need a president who understands that we can't solve the problems of global warming by giving windfall profits to the oil companies while ignoring opportunities to invest in new technologies that will build a green economy."
No, we need to elect John McCain. Energy speculators are not just an American problem, they are a global problem. Speculators exist on the global market, not just here in America. Energy speculation is not the only factor on oil prices. Inflation and old-fashioned supply-and-demand play bigger roles. Oil is denominated in dollars. As a result, when inflation goes up, so does oil and any other commodity denominated in dollars. Also, more and more countries are using more and more oil. When demand goes up, so does price. When demand goes up, so does supply. Outsourcing is damaging America's economy, but GWB is not to blame. Blame all of those big-government loving, business-hating, tax-and-spend politicians (mostly Democrats) who created the taxes and regulations that made outsourcing overseas more attractive to American companies. A windfall profits tax will stifle innovation. It is obscene, on the surface, that while consumers are paying record prices at the pump, oil companies are raking in record profits. But it is also obscene that state and federal governments are making beaucoup bucks from the taxes on that gasoline. Shell Oil is investing in alternative energy -- with its profits. If you want energy innovation, you must let companies keep their profits so they can re-invest them.
"Barack Obama began his career fighting for workers displaced by the global economy. He built his campaign on a fundamental belief that change in this country must start from the ground up, not the top down. He knows government must be about 'We the people' not 'We the favored few.'
No. Barack Obama began his career as part of the corrupt Chicago political machine. Get it right. If change must start from the ground up, why is it so vital to elect BHO??? Isn't he supposed to be the top guy?? I guess the people matter more. In BHO's mind government is only about 'We the favoured few", that's how he became part of the Chicago political machine.
"And when Barack Obama is in the White House, he'll revitalize our economy, defend the working people of America, and meet the global challenges of our time. Democrats know how to do this. As I recall, President Clinton and the Democrats did it before. And President Obama and the Democrats will do it again."
No. If BHO becomes president, he will socialise the economy, tax the working people of America, and roll over in the face of the global challenges of our time. Democrats are great at it and Bill Clinton did do it -- just not as Hillary said it. Hillary's version sounds more like Ronald Reagan than Bill Clinton.
"He'll transform our energy agenda by creating millions of green jobs and building a new, clean energy future. He'll make sure that middle class families get the tax relief they deserve. And I can't wait to watch Barack Obama sign a health care plan into law that covers every single American."
Again, socialism at its finest.
"Barack Obama will end the war in Iraq responsibly and bring our troops home -- a first step to repairing our alliances around the world."
Not if the Iraqi government makes us do it first.
"And he will have with him a terrific partner in Michelle Obama. Anyone who saw Michelle's speech last night knows she will be a great first lady for America."
Terrific??? That woman is more of a tyrant than Hillary. Did Hillary hear the same speech I did??? Read my analysis here.
"Americans are also fortunate that Joe Biden will be at Barack Obama's side. He is a strong leader and a good man. He understands both the economic stresses here at home and the strategic challenges abroad. He is pragmatic, tough, and wise. And, of course, Joe will be supported by his wonderful wife, Jill."
America is fortunate BHO picked a Washington insider as a running mate. This way he almost guaranteed to lose. Joe Biden has a lot of time in Washington, but he has not done much that is meaningful. He is best known for sticking his foot in his mouth, being a Senator, and running for President -- just like Barack Obama. They're a perfect fit.
"Now, John McCain is my colleague and my friend.
He has served our country with honor and courage.
But we don't need four more years ... of the last eight years.
More economic stagnation ... and less affordable health care.
More high gas prices ... and less alternative energy.
More jobs getting shipped overseas ... and fewer jobs created here.
More skyrocketing debt ... home foreclosures ... and mounting bills that are crushing our middle class families.
More war ... less diplomacy.
More of a government where the privileged come first ... and everyone else comes last."
I think Hillary's arguments describe BHO much better than they do John McCain, except for the first two lines. BHO would not know honor or courage if they knocked him on the head.
"John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn't think that 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis. John McCain wants to privatize Social Security. And in 2008, he still thinks it's OK when women don't earn equal pay for equal work."
The economy is sound -- it has not collapsed. It's weakened, but it is still sound. John McCain does not think that government needs to solve America's healthcare crisis. John McCain does not support socialised medicine. John McCain thinks the private sector can solve the healthcare crisis -- and the Social Security crisis. John McCain does not believe in special rights for certain groups. He believes that a person should be paid based on their abilities and qualifications, not just on their gender or minority status.
"With an agenda like that, it makes sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities. Because these days they're awfully hard to tell apart."
No. John McCain and GWB are bothe Republicans. That's why they will both be at the Republican National Convention.
"But remember, before we can keep going, we have to get going by electing Barack Obama president."
If we want to continue to slide toward the New World Order, then we should elect Barack Obama. If we want to step far away from socialism, then we need to elect John McCain.
"We don't have a moment to lose or a vote to spare."
No, we Republicans don't.
"Nothing less than the fate of our nation and the future of our children hang in the balance.
I want you to think about your children and grandchildren come election day. And think about the choices your parents and grandparents made that had such a big impact on your life and on the life of our nation.
We've got to ensure that the choice we make in this election honors the sacrifices of all who came before us, and will fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope."
That is reason enough not to vote BHO into the White House.
"That is our duty, to build that bright future, and to teach our children that in America there is no chasm too deep, no barrier too great — and no ceiling too high — for all who work hard, never back down, always keep going, have faith in God, in our country, and in each other."
From all of those fluffy statements about barriers, it seems to me that Democrats should vote for BHO based solely on the color of his skin, not on the content of his character. Since he has no character, he should not get any votes, either. Faith in God is very important. I don't think moonbats understand that concept.
"Thank you so much. God bless America and Godspeed to you all."
I hope she meant that.