Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Major Lost Opportunity

Wow

Just Wow

Holy Fuck, Wow

I had heard that the media needed to “get over it.” Who is it that will not let it die?

Hillary did a phenomenal job last night. It was, by far, the most brilliant speech that I have ever seen her give. She was awesome. I cried and when it was over, I felt unified.

There was the opportunity today to take her lead and the energy that she offered us - all of us Democrats - to move forward and to win this election. She gave us all a mandate to "keep going" and to not look back. She told us what was important and she reiterated that this is not about the primaries, not about her and not about Obama.

And it is certainly not about people's ego based necessity to be right and to spew "I told you so"s all over the Nets.

This is politics goddammit...there will be disappointment and hurt feelings and anger, but all of those feelings do not outweigh the feelings that come as a result of the policies enacted by the politicians once we get them into office.

My principles and my hurt feelings and all of that crap will not help me when the banks fold and the mortgage forecloses and gas is $10.00 a gallon. A McCain presidency will ensure all of that horrible crap and worse. I am worried about those feelings...the ones that I would have to experience under a McCain presidency.

Whatever happened in the primaries, whatever injustices occurred, or personality crap that people want to continue to replay will not save my kid from the draft that McCain will have to enact for his "more wars." My fight is to make sure that I never feel that; not re-hashing anything experienced over these last many months.

Hillary was awesome last night. Lovely. It is a new chapter in this process; we are now in the General Election. It is time to turn the page, take every opportunity afforded us and recognize the chance that we have right now to stop the insanity of the Republicans. No matter what we wanted or who we wanted for our Nominee, Obama is what we've got.

It's General Election time now. I really don’t care who was “right” last week, last month, last year or yesterday. I care about what is right now, and what is right now is to elect a Democrat as President, a Democratic majority in the Congress and a Democratic majority in the State Legislatures. The census and redistricting are coming and we have an opportunity for Democratic majorities for a long time to come.

There is a whole lot of shit to fix in this country. We don’t have time to replay this crap. We have huge opportunities to really get some fantastic Progressive legislation enacted. John McCain is the antithesis of everything that I believe in; to allow some old resentment, that Hillary herself seems to have gotten over, to get in the way of saving our Country is short sighted and selfish.

Let’s not waste anymore opportunities.

15 comments:

iamcoyote said...

Amen.

Seven of Six said...

You'll excuse me while I continue with my healthy hissy fit... naw, just kidding.

You always put it so eloquently Anjha.

snark said...

Oh. Right.

Go Barack!

We love you!

You the man!

How's that?

[vomits in own mouth]

Seven of Six said...

He just landed in Denver!!

snark said...

I think I just creamed myself!

iamcoyote said...

Hollandaise, or au jus?

Seven of Six said...

I'm really pissed now.

UPDATE: Obama edited Kucinich's speech last night... Come on Obama, that would have been the best line of the night!

"They're asking for another four years -- in a just world, they'd get 10 to 20."

iamcoyote said...

Where'd you hear that? And does Obama have that power?

Seven of Six said...

I got it from TPM and Think Progress had it.

Meanwhile in New Orleans, residents are preparing for Hurricane Gustav, which is barreling toward the Gulf Coast. The storm is expected to reach New Orleans on Monday, the same day President Bush is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention and just in time for the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

I would hate for a natural disaster be used for political gain... but...

Seven of Six said...

I have the link below the Kucinich post.

iamcoyote said...

Found it, thanks! I just tuned into PBS, and they were talking about Gustav, and that it'll raise oil prices up to $180 a barrel. C'mon, the gulf has had hurricanes for centuries, and only in the past 8 years a cat 3 suddenly has an impact on oil prices? Riiiight.

Seven of Six said...

Always something for these oil scumbags.

It would MV shudder but we should nationalize those fuckers.

Seven of Six said...

Should read: It would make MV shudder but we should nationalize those fuckers.

iamcoyote said...

Heh. Sure would, but hey, I'd love it, too.

idiosynchronic said...

So what'd I miss?

What?