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Obama and Hillary…I can’t get to that…

I read where Obama personally wrote Hillary Clinton a check for some $4,000 + dollars towards her senseless debt. 

As long as she was spending her own money on her own campaign…I do not see any reason why anyone should her bills for her.  She knew as she continued to pour more and more into that sink ship she called a campaign that she was going way overboard.  But nooo she didn’t care…because as much as she would like all of us to believe that she didn’t…she really could see the numbers for herself and she knew who was going to be the Party nominee.  And the numbers never once said to Hillary that it was going to be her.

So, why pour in all that money?

I said it before in a eariler blog of mines…she did it because she knew she was going to try to railroad Obama into paying her back her own money.  Thereby sabotaging him by trying to to deplete the funds that have been contributed to him to run his own campaign.

He should have just plain told her “no” and let that have been the end of it.

Lets face it do you really believe that Hillary Clinton wants Barack Obama to win?

She might be out on the campaign trail with him, but is her heart in it?

How could her heart possibly be into helping someone who at every twist and turn during the Democratic Primaries she tried to sabotage?

She was bitter down to the very end.  And continuously and tirelessly tried to ensure that Obama come November would not stand a running chance.  She was like a viper spewling out poison with vitriol.   And highly toxic she was.

Then how could you expect such a woman to turn around and suddenly become your ally?

It is out of sync.

When she finally came around somewhat and claimed she liked and respected Obama…that was nothing but pure jibarous.  Something she said because the Party forced her to.

Obama, after all, had stolen her glory, her undying legacy of forever being locked in the annals American History…he stole her thunder.  And he did it with grace, with ease, with style, with youthfulness, with zeal, without malace and without breaking a sweat. 

Whereas, Hillary sweated every primary, every debate, every question by the press…she sweated.  And when sweating couldn’t get it…she cried.

Hillary saw her stinging moment in history just breeze by her from day one when Idaho lead the way. 

Obama was like a gazelle…swift and graceful dashing to the end of the race from the word “go!”

“This election…this primary it should have been mines.”

“What is he doing?”

“Doesn’t he know who I am?”

“I’m Hillary Clinton the first woman President of the United States.  The first First Lady to ever emerge as a canidate for the Oval Office.  The first woman Commander and Chief.  That’s me.  Does’t…does’t he know…who I…I am…”

“…et tu, Brutus?”

The venom that Hillary spewed out can’t be withdrawn.  She planted her bitterness in the hearts of many of the people who supported her…and that was her intention.  It did not happen by error.  Her desire was that since it could not be her…she was going to do her best to throw the race to the White House for Obama…by insighting race, bigotry, hatred, ignorance and a little something she learned from George Bush…that always works. 

Fear. 

Hillary continuously yelled foul and cried out sexism.  She who had come from Corporate America before leaving Arkansas with Bill. 

What could be more racist and sexist than Corporate America? 

Though yes…I must say that Corporate America has made some in-roads over the years.  They certainly have far more minorities, Hispanic, African-American, Asian and women  etc. heading up large corporations today than ever before.  But yet those down the chain still face the trials and burdens of sexism and racism everyday…and some of those at the top, as well.

Hillary would call attention to things singling them out as being sexist or chuvinistic playing to the sentiments of women.  And they bought it line, hook and sinker.

And to some degree I believe Obama has bought into it, as well. 

My sentiment on the matter is this.

If Obama has gotten this far with Hillary pulling down on him…imagine just how much further he can go now that that albatross is from around his neck. 

FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT…

I have never understood the whoola over Hillary and the excitement of her being the first Woman President.

Perhaps, I just missed something.

But I never understood what Hillary being the first Woman President would do for me as a woman. 

I come from a family that taught if you want something you have to go out and work for it.  And you had to work harder and smarter than most people.  That is how we grew up.  Now, how is Hillary becoming President going to effect some kind of change for me?

Now, Obama…  I can right off tell you what his being voted into the White House would do for my son, for the boys in my neighborhood, for the young black men in prison.  What an up-lift after being on the under-belly for so long.

I saw what a great role model he was.  An educated mind who was not afraid to give back.  A politician with real genuineness…and where can you find that in politics?  Certainly not in Hillary.

I saw the pluses for America in him immediately. 

What other President had lived and went to school abroad in various countries?  He had had an opportunity to know and see how other people live, think and feel.  He is not colored by the one-way preception of our Western Culture and thinking.  This gives him a better and broader  prespective on the world and world issues that no other President has never had or been able to bring to the table before him.

There are just so many pluses with Obama as President that clearly just being woman…well, that alone could never quite be enough…not for me.

Though I must say, I would be the first to say don’t count women out.  There are some women who could run rings around Hillary. 

I liked Geraldine Ferraro and would have loved to have seen her go all the way when she ran.  I also loved Shirley Chisholm and Angela Davis when they ran for the White House.  I loved loved loved Ann Richards…she was fantasic…and I frankly can’t see how George W. Bush could have fairly have won anything from her.  In 2004 Carol Braun Moseley, also out of Chi-town, ran for the White House.  Maxine Walters and many of the other Black Women in Congress, I really not only love them but hold them with the highest regard and respect, and admire their relentlessness diligence in regards to doing their jobs well for their constituents.  Those women are some bad sisters.  And that lady governor in Michigan…that lady…she’s something.

But Hillary?????

Naw.

Gena Davis maybe.  I absolutely loved her in that show “Commander and Chief.”  She really was so Presidential…and at 6’2″ or something up there…lets just say she commands attention.

And if you want to see another show that shows a woman in leadership…you simply have to see this movie that ran for a few nights on PBS.  It was about a woman who managed a grocery story who somehow finds herself running for Minister of England.  She wins and she has the patience and grace, yet smarts and compassion, and no prior experience in politics but yet she manages to move a country in way that it had never moved before.  A definite must see for any woman aspiring to run for the top seat in the country. 

But Hillary???

Naw.

I have seen women…real women who commanded authority, walked with dignity, spoke with power and looked on with humility, knew how to gather up their  humility, sucked it up but never stopped, pushed when they were suppose to be too weak and crying,  showed strength when needed as others cowed down…sat in a seat when others walked to the back and stood up and never said a word as they lead her to jail.

Women who stood crying when they had no power because their families were being thrown apart.

Women who poked out their chin and held up their head and kept on walking.

Women who lead underground railroads, carried shot guns and weren’t afraid to use them.

Women who commanded attention delivering speeches speaking in broken Engish…but everyone understood when she cried…   “Now, ain’t I a woman?”

Women who scrubbed and cleaned and ironed clothes for a living and never asked anybody for a dime.

And Hillary is a millionaire…and how dare she intrude upon Obama’s sense of Party Unity to hit him up for even 50 cents to impart upon her for a debt she rode up knowing that she was not going to be responsible for paying back.  A leisure that most everyday people, whom she claimed to be so akin to, just couldn’t afford to do…not without having to go to jail.

They call it passing bad checks.

So, Hillary doesn’t deserve one penny from Obama.  He owes her nothing.  Yet he has never said one bad thing about her.  For that alone she should more than happy to support him.  For he has shown that saying in Bible where it states, “…Do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you…”

I’m suppose to be sleeping right now because by this time tomorrow night we will be on the road to Detroit.  And I am looking forward to it.  Going to a big church convention…an annual event.  And it is my first time going.  I look forward to sitting in on as many workshops and sessions I can possibly sit in on.  But I will not go to Detroit without stopping by Motown.  I cannot go to Detroit and not go to Motown…I just can’t.

I will be writing when I can…and I am sure that I will have a lot to say.  For as you can see…I’m pretty wordy.  Can’t help it…it comes with being highly opinionated.  Hopefully I am generating some thought though.

Well, hope you have a great 4th…  Thanks for reading my blog.  Remember I welcome your responses…so feel free.   And if you get out on the highway…please drive carefully.  I’m taking the laptop with me so I will be writing through the week and weekend.

It is 3:53 in the a.m. and I am due to have a long day tomorrow.  Oh, it’s already tomorrow…  God bless….  2008©

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