The Healing Power of Hillary?

Unfortunately I missed Hillary’s speech last night — a dinner party took up the whole evening, and by the time I flipped on the tube it was already over. But from everything I’m reading, HRC is working hard to put the past behind her, and support the chosen Democratic candidate.

But for every one of her remaining supporters who plans to do what Hillary’s encouraging them to do — no way, no how, no McCain — there are those who apparently can’t get behind that sentiment. As revealed in this Washington Post article, there are holdouts who simply refuse to cast their vote for Obama, even though his policies are so similar to their would-be candidate.

The end of the article really got me in the gut: ““I hate Obama so much that I’m going to devote as much time to McCain as I did to Hillary,” said Adita Blanco, a Democrat from Edward, Okla., who has never voted for a Republican. “Obama has nothing. He has no experience. The Democratic Party doesn’t care about us. You couldn’t treat [Clinton] any worse.”

Perhaps the best example of the persistent divide in the Democratic Party came after Clinton’s speech Tuesday night. The lights went down in the Pepsi Center, and some influential Democrats left downtown for good. They planned to head for the airport and fly home, long before Obama accepts the nomination in a speech at Invesco Field on Thursday night.

Clinton will hold a private meeting with her top financial advisers Wednesday, and many donors plan to leave immediately afterward. Terence R. McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign chairman and the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also plans to leave before Obama’s speech. Many of the women from 18 Million Voices, Fiechter’s pro-Clinton group, booked tickets for Wednesday and Thursday because “we really are taking a position of being indifferent to Obama,” Fiechter said.”

To me, that indicates that Adita from Oklahoma and the others who feel like she does — would rather see victory go to someone who directly opposes many of their candidate’s policies, rather than someone who supports them.

Hillary’s whole speech is already online, so click here to watch if you haven’t seen it yet. I’ll be watching after my deadline today, and I’ll post my two cents in the comments later.

Did you watch Hillary’s speech last night, bellas and fellas? How did she do? And is there any hope for convincing those who were apparently unmoved by even their own candidate’s exhortations, or women like this, who are moved to tears at the prospect of voting for Barack?

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  1. Hillary gave a rousing speech full of promise for the road ahead. She was truly amazing in her delivery. Hillary supported Obama over, and over, and over again throughout the speech, and yet still some staunch HRC supporters refuse to support her EVEN AFTER she said, “I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or was it for the marine, etc.” I guess their answer is “yes… well, not really, I was in it for ME, Hill.” After her speech last night, IMHO, their refusal to back the candidate she supports is a slap in HER face.

    Plus, I anticipate Obama giving Hillary a position in his cabinet if he wins… so it would be a win-win for everyone if they could just pull it together. Sheesh.

  2. Dad and Mom says:

    Hilary is a class act and America is America. We really hope that Democrats look at the bigger picture and the common good and rally behind their chosen candidate, as eloquently and passionately pleaded by Mrs.Clinton. The whole world is watching.

  3. cosmicsistren says:

    I couldn’t stomach watching Hellary on tv. Yesterday I was at the gym and saw the new commercial for John McCain featuring H. Clinton. In it she praised McCain and bashed Obama. She was his harshest critic. Now she turns around and acts like she fully supports him? Not buying it. She sounds like a hypocrite. She is gving her lukewarm support but at a price. Noone has mentioned that Senator Obama has helped her with her campaign debt. On his website there is a link to hers but on her website there is nothing on Obama. I have lost all respect for her and her horny husband. I can’t believe I voted for that woman to become senator. I will never cast my vote for her EVER again.

  4. edessedesigns says:

    I agree with Shones. I have always liked Hillary. Say what you will about her but I really like her. The media and Obama supporters were/still are very unkind to her and some the remarks I read after she made her speech last night just reminded me that she is damned if she does or does not.

    If anything is going to hurt Obama’s chances with her supporters, it’s portion of his mean spirited and downright ignorant supporters who can’t hear or accept any ideas except the ones praising Obama. They will go all kinds of crazy if you happen to question what he actually stands for and all logic goes out the window.

    This whole election process has changed MANY of my views about myself and life in general. You have no idea Afrobella! I’m both thankful and scared, but I am a much better version of myself as a result. This also makes me a much better citizen as well. I need to step back from my doubts and realize that this is a historical election. We came from slavery to this. That is astounding.

  5. edessedesigns says:

    I have a question for you cosmicsistren:

    What about Biden? He was also a very harsh critic of Obama as well. In fact his comments about Obama very much sounded like Mrs. Ferraro–the one many of his supporters labeled as racist.

    And now he is Obama’s VP pick and Obama’s supporters are explaining away the comments and are open to putting Biden’s comments into context.

    It’s these little small things that make my stomach turn and make me question the logic of some of his supporters.

    As for Obama paying off the debt, well, that happens in a lot of elections and is seen as a gesture to represent a unified front. I pay of x and you send your supporters your way.

    I’m not asking this to pick a fight with you, but just to get some insight on how, as an Obama supporter you can feel this way about Hillary but (possibly, I’m not sure as you have not explicitly said it) not question Biden as well.

    As the days go by, I think my problem is not so much with Obama but with his supporters and again, i’m not saying you in particular.

    Will you please give me some insight?

  6. I’m with cosmicsistren on this one, HRC dealt some really low ice cold blows to Obama. I’m not sure how she thinks her speeches are going to unify the divide she created, where on one side there are people like Adita and the other side people like cosmicsistren and myself.
    Let this be a lesson to hard line campaigners of the future.

    As for the staunch HRC supporters who are crossing over to McCain or staying home, all I can say is now some white people have a taste of how some of us feel about being marginalized.

  7. edessedesigns says:

    eek! I mean…I pay for x and you send your supporters my way! Sorry!!!

  8. I would like CNN or some other major news outlet to do an in depth story on these Hillary supporters who hate Obama so much; and present them for who they really are. A group of hateful women who do not want to admit their sense of entitlement for Hillary’s candidacy is based on nothing other than privilege, charading as victims of sexism.

    Obama has done nothing but remain agentleman throughout Hill and Bill’s venomous attacks against him. I mean, to imply that she should be prez because Obama might even get shot?! Yet for someone to say they “hate Obama so much” says so much about this particular demographic that needs to be addressed. Basically, ain’t nobody trying to drive Miss Daisy no more and many of them are beside themselves with bitterness, and I will personally be mad as hell if this arrogance causes Obama the presidency. But I don’t think it will.

  9. @ Edesse, picking a VP for Obama to me seemed like a catch-22, all the 3 guys were Clinton supporters. I live in Indiana, so I can speak for Bayh when I say he is as shifty as they come. From publicly rallying for Clinton to crossing over to the Obama camp the next day after she lost. I was amazed.

    The other two, including Biden, I’m not familiar but from the little I’ve read they were also Clinton supporters. So to me, it seems like Obama really didn’t have much of a choice in the pickings. Clinton herself has expressly said there is no way in hell she was going to be VP.

  10. cosmicsistren says:

    @ edessedesigns – First off let me say I love your comments!!! To be honest with I am very torn about this whole thing. Initially I wasn’t for Obama. However, after hearing him and going on his website I like him. I can’t really answer your question about Joe Biden because I didn’t do any research on him. I don’t want to give an answer when I don’t know the facts. I feel that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was so nasty and negative there isn’t much she could do to change my opinion of her. Maybe I should have made myself watch her speech but I couldn’t do it. In real life I can’t take phony people. I have more respect for you when I know how you truly feel about me. Hope that answered your question.

    BTW, thanks for answering my question about Obama helping with Hillary’s campaign debt. I didn’t know that happens.

  11. Margaret Cooley says:

    I was pleased with HRC’s speech last night. She asked the right questions and gave the right answers.

    The bottom line is we are in a fight – a battle. The democrats MUST take the White House in November and she knows it.

    Politics makes strange bedfellows. It always has. I don’t know why people were surprised that she ran a tough race. That’s what it takes to win.

    And now she’s being a good democrat and working for the candidate. I don’t care if she likes him or not. That is really a personal issue between the two of them.

    All I know is we can’t afford to have McCain in the White House.

    People better do what they need to do and stop whining about personalities and hurt feelings. We don’t have time for that now!

    Margaret

  12. Stardust80 says:

    You know, I started this election cycle being very excited about Hillary and I was kind of on the fence about Barack. Before this election, I often said that I would quit my job and move if I could get a job just bringing Hillary water (I have a flair for the hyperbole). As the primary season progressed, however, I found myself being constantly disgusted, disappointed and appalled by some of Hillary’s actions. Her failure to quickly condemn some of the racist and fear-mongering by her surrogates, including her hubby Bill and Geraldine Ferraro, caused me to believe that she didn’t really care about the American people. She cared about winning, no matter what the costs.

    So now we have these so-called feminists refusing to vote for Barack, a pro-choice, pro-family, pro-WOMAN candidate whose policies are almost identical to Hillary’s. Instead they are choosing John McCain, an anti-choice conservative who left his sick first wife for a much younger, politically-connected beer heiress. I don’t understand how these women can call themselves feminists, while actively working against the empowement of women. That’s exactly what voting for John McCain is.

    I hear the frustration from a bunch of my Hillary-loving friends about how she got a raw deal and how it was “her time” and all this. My response is she lost. I know it sucks and you don’t like it, but she lost. When did being elected president become something you were entitled to? If you really care about Hillary, do you want her legacy to be that her supporters caused 4 more years of Republican rule? If you really care about Hillary, then you will stop complaining and get on board. When it’s all over, you don’t want people looking back saying “that’s why women can’t be president – they whine too much.”

    On a side note, Hillary looks great in tangerine :-)

  13. I hate to be the one that goes full force upon the COLOR train, but the only reason anyone would vote for someone that totally and completely opposes what you believe in this case would have to do with the color of his skin. I know some people will say that “some of the opposers are black” THAT DOESN’T CHANGE A THING. There are white people and black people that will not stand to have a black president.

    At the same time I know there are some that really don’t feel confident enough in Obama, I myself would love to hear a little more in depth what he’s going to REALLY DO. I’m still confused as to how I’m going to vote, SHOCKING!

  14. @Stardust80: You are right, she did look really pretty in tangerine. I saw on Good Morning America this morning that they tested several different colored suits in front of all of the blue of the Convention stage and thought that the tangerine “popped”. It was a smart choice fashion-wise.

    I also loved that Chelsea introduced her mother. The video they played at the beginning was a wonderful tribute to Hillary, and I have to admit that seeing the pics of Chelsea, Hillary, and Mrs. Rodham reminded me of me, my mother and grandmother. 3 generations is just an awesome thing to see.

    I was just “eh” about Hillary’s speech. The one thing that I picked up on last night that George Stephanopolous mentioned on GMA this morning was that she had all of these wonderful adjectives in speaking of Joe Biden, but didn’t lend any generous adjectives towards Obama except to tell her delegates & supporters to vote for him. Perhaps the Clinton camp would have thought it would have been even more unbelievable than parts of her speech?

    I agree with others who commented that the Clinton campaign spewed so much negativity that its hard to really believe that she wants to see Obama win. I believe her 100% when she says that we need to get a democrat in the Oval Office. I know in her heart of hearts she still MUST believe that democrat should have been her. I will find it very hard, as a New Yorker, to support her if she continues to be our Senator if Obama is elected. I doubt she would settle for anything less than Secretary of State. I also don’t think she is interested in really taking any part in his Cabinet, because that way, if his four years don’t go as well as people think it should have, the Clintons will be able to point a finger and say “See? We told you so.”

  15. I didn’t get a chance to hear the full speech but what I did hear was moving and inspiring. I don’t think it was enough though.

    I am not a fan of the Clintons. I give them credit for what they have done but overall and personally, I don’t trust them. As a woman I was pleased to see her run but she never convinced me that she was the right candidate, at this time.

    If there is one thing this Democratic race has done is to shed light on sexism and racism. And I do believe it is very alive and real. We can talk about politics, gas prices, health care, jobs or the lack thereof, but I truly believe choices have more to do with personal beliefs rather than personal politics.

  16. Markeysha Evans says:

    Sad to say but it seems too little to late. When she should have bowed out to save the party she did not and she went really nasty and negative. And the Hard Core Feminist and Closet Racist will do anything but vote for either another man and especially not a black man. The damage she has done to the party will linger on for years to come. She should be ashamed of her self the way she broke the party up. If he doesn’t win it’s partly her fault. For those who will vote for McCain He’s using you to bring upon us another 4-8 years of High Gas prices, Higher taxes for the middle class (do they still exist),and no end in sight war. How can you vote for some one who doesn’t carry the same values for their life, family as you do?

    Though her speach was moving the damage she has done can not be undone.

    I will Cast my Vote for Obama/Biden!

  17. Just another quick comment regarding campaign promises and this applies to all candidates regardless of the office. Promises are just that. What they want to do and feel they should do. I don’t think anyone really knows until they get into the office of what needs to be done.

    Most candidates have a hidden agenda. What’s best for their party or the lobbyists that support them and vice versa.

    My greatest hope is that Obama chooses a strong cabinet.

  18. The nomination should have been a slam dunk for HRC, and there is a very good reason why it wasn’t. And it leads to why she was never a good candidate. I have a friend who worked closely with the Clintons, spent hours with them. And she will tell you that Hillary and her daughter treated people very poorly.
    When you spit in enough people’s eyes, they’ll only let you get so far before they have the opportunity to smack you down. Once those people cleared the spit from their eyes, they saw her presidential nomination as their golden opportunity to sink her. Even as president she would not have been able to get a $5 bill passed, because so many people on the Hill (Dem and Rep) have so much venom towards her.
    This holdout mentality among her delegates for her is perpetuated by her lack of full endorsement. She only really advocates supporting Obama to put the presidency out of reach for McCain. And at this point offering her 100% support to Obama would seem ingenuous considering her negative campaign. She is stuck, but has chosen to stop short of a ringing endorsement.
    This “entitlement mentality” of the Hillary Holdouts is rooted in racism. Remember when Dr. Randal Pinkett won The Apprentice and Trump (and a good chunk of America) thought he should have shared the job? No other winner had been asked to share that job, but when it was the black man’s turn he’s supposed to be a sport and take a lesser role. Yet again, society wants the black man to accommodate and placate the white woman. Furthermore they are outraged that he hasn’t. In order to placate this woman and her outraged supporters, he must give her cabinet post. Why? So she can tear him down from the inside?
    Has it even occurred to these people that HRC might not want to be VP? She has already been thisclose to the presidency as First Lady, why would she want that role again?
    And by the way, Michigan and Florida’s delegates were fully restored although they held their primaries early against party rules (at Obama’s behest – another olive branch to HRC). HRC won those states. Were you aware there were some districts in Harlem that counted no votes for Obama? None. There was something amiss with the machines, but Hillary had so many votes (allegedly) that they figured it would not matter to count the votes. Oh, but Michigan and Florida can ignore rules, but the constituency that may have shown a dent in HRC’s support in the Black community doesn’t get that respect?

  19. flygyrl72 says:

    Z’maji. I agree with you about the race thing. No one’s talking about it, but I think Obama’s race has a lot to do with the level of hate that the PUMA’s can’t let go of.

    I agree with Ceecee. HRC’s speech wasn’t convincing at all. Lip service. She doesn’t mean it. She didn’t say anything really personal about Obama, she never came out & said that she feels he’s ready to lead, nada. She’s still mad. I can see it in her eyes. Bill’s too. And truth be told, if she had not of stirred up this whole pot & been so extremely divisive & destructive during the primaries, then this whole thing with her supporters wouldn’t even be jumping off like this. It’s because of her that the party is still reeling & trying to unify. Thanks Hil!

    I mean, seriously, from the way these folks are swinging off of the Clintons’ dick this morning, you’d think that Barack was the loser & she was the winner!

    Whether you’re leery of Barack still or not, you gotta admit, they are still insisting that this Black man, basically, the David to her Goliath, kiss her ass, & continue to beg, & wheedle & kowtow to get her approval & SOME of her supporters’ votes.

    First off, when they lost, they tried to MAKE the man take her on as VP! By force! They would NEVER, EVER in a million years ask a White candidate & presidential nominee to bend over backwards to this woman the way they’ve expected Barack to do. That’s the part that makes me so angry.

    And then, for all her supporters that are leaving without hearing him give his acceptance speech? What idiots, it’s going to be a historical moment, the first Black man to ever accept the nomination & you don’t even want to see it? Do peopele really think that this woman is honestly trying to unify her supporters around Barack? No, no, no. She still doesn’t want this man to have his moment.

    And Edesse, I get what you’re saying, Biden made dumb comments also. But he doesn’t even come close in the level of damage that this woman has inflicted on the Democratic party. I used to love Hilary & Bill Clinton. LOVE them. But when they just continually kept trying to paint Barack as the Black candidate, & talk about how White working-class voters would never vote for him, & Latinos would never vote for him, basically treating Black voters like we didn’t count anymore, that turned me off completely. Are you gonna tell me you never recognized that racial undertone in the primaries?

    And Barack can’t win on this either Edesse, cause if he attacks her or shuns her now, he’d be seen as the Angry Negro, & yet, when he sits still & stands for it, just trying to stay above the fray, people say that he’s weak or can’t fight back. So, it just depends on how you wanna look at it.

    To me, she had a chance to really redeem herself in the eyes of a lot of the Black community, a community that has been a rock for her & Bill all their political careers, but she failed to do that. She wasn’t that gracious at all.

    I’m just tired of White folks always trying to make us jump through hoops to even get a little damn credit. He won! Period. But they still trying to raise the damn bar.

  20. @flygirl72, I just want to wear what you wrote as a t-shirt all day everyday.

  21. I thought Hillary did what she needed to do and provided a good admonishment to the more bull-headed faction of her supporters (loved the “Were you in in just for me?” line). I am all for people’s freedom to dislike Barack Obama as a presidential candidate, but to pledge support for someone (McCain) whose values & vision are diametrically opposed to what you stand for is ridiculous. It’s the political equivalent of cutting off your nose to spite your face. I’m afraid if those kind of people get there way, there will be a Republican in the White House again, and they have no one to blame but themselves.

  22. Hillary’s speech was beautiful. She did an amazing job, especially considering how much she wanted to be chosen as a candidate. And it’s a travesty that people who would normally vote democrat would rather vote McCain than take a chance on Obama. Way to go, damn our country and economy even further to hell than it already is. Plus, I wish such people would just admit that they’d rather die than see a black man in office and come up off this “no experience” crap. He’s a senator for god’s sake. That counts for something! Geez. Ignorant, bigoted people like that need some prayer. Either that or they’ll have to learn the hard way.

  23. cosmicsistren says:

    @ flygirl22 – Well said!!! I agree completely.

    @ Jenene (TOTALLY OFF TOPIC) – My cousin worked at the hotel where Hillary Clinton and her secret service used to stay. He told me that she was mean and she made all the secret service wear suits all the time. He also told me that the secret service loved Bill Clinton because he was very down to earth and they could wear whatever they wanted.

  24. flygyrl72 says:

    Jenene- Just reading your post! Amen!

  25. OK I have to add my two cents…I really think people who supported HRC in the primaries need to let it go. The prelems are over and the real deal is here. The sugestion that a true Dem. would vote for a Rep. just to go against someone who they feel has no exp. is crazy. HRC is not that exp. herself. She was the wife of a Pres. and Gov. period. He didnt even make her Atty. General like JFK and Bobby. She is a member of Congress just like Barack. That video of the sister damn near in tears was just sad. She is not the strongest Dem. she knows becuz she would let go of her personal opinion and support the parties candidate. Imagine how John Edwards supports feel right now. They were let all the way down but I dont see them running around talking about not supporting a Dem. because they were disappointed with the standing candidate. As a black women I will have my black behind in that line supporting the candidate on the ballot whos positions on the American situation most closely matches my own. McCain is trying real hard to keep my baby brother in Iraq and I could never support that. He wants my openly gay cousin to take 2nd class citizen status in my eyes and I can not vote for that. He sends his wife to the hospital for Carpal Tunnel flair up and my mom is walking around with bone spurs in her foot I cannot and will not support that.Its madness and in the words of Bill Cosby’s granddaughter “COME ON PEOPLE”
    ok I’m done that was more like a DIME but oh well!

  26. I thought Hillary’s speech was good,but I didn’t expect anything less. Hillary’s polital future is closely tied to the success of Obama’s. Hillary had 18 million supporters,but so did Obama. If Hillary ever runs for any politcal office,she will need the support of some of those 18 Million PLUS Obama supporters.
    I can understand the disappointment her supporters have because she lost. but she did lose!!!Fair and Square.
    I agree that Obama’s race amongst some of these people is a problem. But I think the majority of these PUMA’s supported her simply because she is a woman.
    Any true Democrat that would vote for McBush,simply because their candidate didn’t is stupid.
    Hillary Women supporters that vote for McBUSH,obviously do not understand his positions are directly opposed to what Hillary stands for.
    IF Obama loses this election to the Old Man,then these ‘rabbit” PUMA’s will be blamed…That doesn’t bode well for Hillary trying again in 2012.
    Next time around if this happens,it will be Obama pleading with his 18 million plus supporters for party unity.
    If they (PUMA’S) couldn’t put her over the top in this election…What makes them think they can in 2012????? Truth of the matter is They Can’t!!!
    We need to unite this party NOW! Otherwise this “revenge” voting will keep Dems out of the WH for another 8 years! I can’t believe any Democrat wants that!

  27. 1 more thing. I don’t think its a job you can ever be prepared for. You never know what will happen and we need someone who will rise to the ocassion. Goddness know Bush still is clueless and is not even trying to pretend he is ging to trying and do better

  28. dawayne johnston says:

    I like a few other people are beginning to feel like there is some type of conspiracy that’s linking Obama to Biden that we don’t know of. The people has spoken I believe it will be in the best interest of the democratic party as a whole
    if Joe Biden did not except nomination for VP and passed it on to Hillary Clinton . We have been ignored by the republican party for eight years now we don’t need democrats to start out doing the same thing. WE DO NOT WANT BIDEN WE WANT CLINTON

  29. edessedesigns says:

    Thank you all for your responses!

    *cyber fist bump to flygirl72*

    Seriously, Jenene, you gave me much food for thought–I never even thought about the Randall Pickett situation and I’m glad you highlighted it. I think you are really on to something there.

  30. edessedesigns says:

    on a side note–I must tell you, republicans are scared. I am friends with a staunch republican who works at my local print shop. I asked him today who he thought would win, and he said “I don’t know anymore,” That is an interesting response from him because he was always sure McCain would win.

    Say what you want about Hillary but her speech was useful and I really think her staunch supporters will vote for Obama.

    But, Obama needs to step up his game and commit to something. At this point he’s a whole bunch of “hee and haw” and needs to be waaay more concrete. I don’t care what is on his website, hell, I have a bunch of stuff on my website that was true….three years ago!

  31. I don’t really trust the whole Obama thing. I just hope the whoever wins fixes things. Obama, like McCain and Clinton, is a politician, and a lawyer. His approach is to ultimately be elected, but what will he actually do once he is in office? Who truly knows? I still don’t know who I’m voting for. I am pro-Black, but not so much so that I am not cautiously optimistic.

  32. And he is way too agreeable with… everything and everyone. Not to say that I would do a better job, but I don’t know if he would be THE choice. To me, everyone is flawed and there is no clear choice. You have to be more than just a half-breed African-America Ivy Leaguer to impress me.

  33. Swillary on releasing her delegates “I am not telling you what to do. You’ve come here from so many different places having made this journey and feeling in your heart what is right for you to do.”
    WTF? I’m not telling you what to do? Why not tell them what to do! They came all the way there to support you so they can do that by supporting OBAMA! The more she speaks the more Mc Cain her good friend of many years has a reason to smile.

  34. I enjoyed Hillary’s speech and firmly believe that if that was the Hillary we saw earlier in the year, she would be VP.

    To her supporters that would rather vote for McCain than Obama, as Tim Wise said, “Your whiteness is showing.” Because there is not logically excuse to vote for McCain over Obama. Any self respecting woman shouldn’t vote for McCain, it’s a giant step backwards for women’s rights.

  35. What Hillary’s supporters fail to understand is why their rhetoric failed to attract more votes from Independents, young voters, women of color, and swing voters. During Super Tuesday, Hillary’s main arguments for why someone should vote for her reeked of entitlement and the continued disrespect and ungraciousness of her supporters is a reflection of this privileged belief.
    The only thing that makes me more angry is that the Democratic Party insists on coddling these women insted of illustrating how childish and irrational their behavior really is. Obama has brought an unprecidented amount of new voters to the Democrates but no one at this convention seems willing to acknowledge that for fear of insulting the Clintons.

  36. At tlady03,
    that “half breed” statement was hateful and not necessary. It’s one thing to state your opinion, but could we please leave rascist phrases like that out of it. I’m sure the many biracial readers of this blog would appreciate it.

  37. Ignorance is really bliss… As a FORMER Hillary supporter, it makes my blood boil to hear her supporters talk about voting for McCain. That is like cutting off your nose to spite your face. I love Obama, but I thought Hillary was a better choice (for reasons that will take up way too much space on this blog), but she lost. So as a die-hard Democract, it is my duty to vote for the member that is the most aligned to my party. To even come out my mouth in defense of McCain is blasphemy. Republicans are never dumb enough to split their party over something so petty and that is how they were able to win the White House for 2 elections straight, despite the train wreck Bush caused. True Democrats better wake up. For those so-called Democrats that are anti-Obama my words to you are: ” You may get what you want, but you won’t want what you get”.

  38. flygyrl72 says:

    Yeah, I’m with you Ki – tlady03, they’re not called half-breeds, that sounded horrible. The term is bi-racial, I think anyway. Any multi-racial folks wanna correct me?

    Whatever, mulatto, bi-racial, mixed, however you wanna call it, in this country, looking how he looks, Barack is still perceived as a Black man first & foremost. No matter what color his mama was…

    I prefer to go by the “one drop” rule myself…LOL…

    And Lala, well said!

  39. flygyrl72 says:

    Hey, I watched Bill’s speech this evening, I have to say, he really came thru. I was impressed. I really didn’t expect to like it. In my opinion, he put Hil’s speech to shame. But of course, he always has to upstage her…LOL…

    Did any of ya’ll catch it? Thoughts?

  40. I saw it. I’m glad that he came out and said that Obama was ready to lead this country. Almost makes up for Hillary’s 3am commercial.
    Kerry killed it. He should have been that straightforward during his own campaign and he may have been our president.
    Biden brought it too. He focused on the real issues which people have a tendency to avoid.

  41. Hey tlady03, I must agree with some of the previous posters. “Half breed” is offensive, outdated, and inappropriate. Biracial, bicultural, and mixed are better.

    Lightskinneded girl did an interesting post about appropriate labels, that’s worth reading.

    When watching tonight, my husband declared “that’s a first lady dress!” when Michelle came on the screen. She is just so effortlessly gorgeous. I loved Bill Clinton’s speech. And I thought Joe Biden was awesome — I’d have cut back on the “same” chanting, but mama Biden more than made up for that. I love mama Biden!

    I thought tonight was a good night. What did you guys think?

  42. flygyrl72 says:

    Yes, Ki – Kerry did bring it. I have seen the exact sentiments that you expressed (about him being that straightforward 4 yrs. ago & things might’ve been different) on so many blogs this evening. I liked his speech a lot.

    Bella, I liked Biden’s speech also, specially when he talked about how his mom sent him back out to “bloody” the boys’ noses. That’s real talk…LOL.

    I’m so excited about tomorrow ya’ll(Barack’s official acceptance). I can’t settle down. I’ve been jittery all week.

    And I know he’s not the Messiah, or the second coming or any of that.

    But this is a historical moment, did any of us really expect to see this day come?! I mean, for real?! I know I didn’t…Lordy…

  43. Really enjoyed Bill’s speech. He put some strength behind his words (whether he was sincere or not).

    Joe Biden (and Mama Biden) are too funny! His “Freudian slip” mixing up George and John in his speech was very well timed! And Mama Biden saying “That’s true” about the bloody noses bit. But on the serious side, Biden really tried to distinguish Obama from McCain and highlight that McCain can only promise more of the Bush agenda. His son did a wonderful job introducing his dad, asking Democrats to be there for his dad when he can’t. I hadn’t known that Biden’s son would be doing a tour in Iraq this fall.

  44. Here, here, Jenene. I agree with what you said. I think Hillary is admirable to a certain extent, but the only party she would have united is the Republican party. We keep hearing about these 18 million votes, but no one ever mentions how the ranks of democrats have swelled because of the number of people inspired to register to vote by Obama. A lot of us can relate to him and where he comes from. I imagine that the excitement that I feel about voting for him is the same excitement SOME people felt about voting for Kennedy. The nation has fond memories of Kennedy now, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t struggle to prove that he was ready for the job as a ‘young’ man. Either way, you can’t please everyone all the time. I can only speak for myself when I say that I’m inspired to go that extra mile in my own career by reading about Obama and the career he’s already had.

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