Posts Tagged ‘Hillary Clinton’

American Women! This is your last chance…

August 29, 2008

Following John McCain’s inspired choice of Governor Sarah Palin as his choice for Vice-President, Thee women of America have one last chance in this election to make real history by electing a woman into the White House. The Democrats rejected the credentials of Hillary Clinton, a woman with a packed political resumé, in favour of the usual Washington insider and old boy, Joe Biden.

Barack Obama’s supporters have already dismissed Palin as unsuitable seeing as, in their words, she is only a ‘heartbeat away’ from being President, when McCain becomes President. Inadvertently, they are providing another reason for Hillary supporters to support McCain – Palin will be in an elected position as close to the Presidency as any female has ever been. The experience of being VP will certainly mean she will be a frontrunner for future campaigns.

America has the chance to elect a woman who could go all the way to the top, Thatcher-like, and, in doing so, transform American and world politics forever.

Great pick, McCain!

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Blah, Blah, Blah! More Nonsense From Obama/Clinton Camps

April 8, 2008

“My considered conclusion is that a considerable and increasing proportion of politicians… do know they are talking nonsense, but they go on doing so because they are ashamed to stop after so long, because it gives them something to say, and because, as everyone is talking the same nonsense, they feel quite safe.” (Enoch Powell, 1978 )

The late Enoch Powell, renowned and respected British Conservative politican, described perfectly the general trend of politicians to spout absolute drivel for much of the time. What is more, his astute observation that many politicians not only speak nonsense, but that they also are fully aware of this, is more appropriate today on the left side of the American political scene than at any time in modern history.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have felt ‘safe’ in this world of self-perpetuating story-telling, precisely because they both have employed the same strategy and they have enjoyed, for the most part, gentle coverage in the media. They, too, have no doubt felt ‘ashamed to stop’, and yet, stop is exactly what the Clinton machine did – or, more accurately, came to a grinding halt – when the whole Bullets Over Bosnia Walter Mitty escapade was revealed to be a tale of dishonesty.

Nonsense is the only way to describe Clinton’s fairytale.

Obama has certainly revelled in a smooth ride from most of the media thus far. Poppycock was one of the words that sprung to mind when he claimed not to have been ‘in the congregation’ during Jeremiah Wright’s bigotted rantings. Shortly after that fraudulant claim, Obama had to flip-flop and confess he had in fact been aware of many of the racist and inflammatory comments that Wright had uttered over the years.

Obama persisted in the nonsense realm, however, by not ‘throwing the pastor under the bus’, as the media might say. Instead, he reserved a seat for this extremist at the front of the bus, while Obama’s grandmother was tossed beneath the wheels.

Obama still feels ‘safe.’ After all, he is competing against the Clintons.

McCain’s Principled Stand For Democracy Leads to Endorsement By Kasparov

March 7, 2008

John McCain heavily criticized the farcical ‘elections’ in Russia this week, while his Democrat opponents, Clinton and Obama, only felt disappointment at the vote because it was not fully fair in their opinion. How spineless of the Democrats!

Obama has openly admitted he wants Americans to be able to travel the world and state with pride that they are American. Most Americans living outside of the liberal bubble do feel proud to be American even if there are some countries around the world where the US has a ‘bad’ reputation. Obama wants everybody to love America. How will he achieve this? He will wave the white flag of surrender in the war on terror, he will only express disappointment when democracy is savagely violated by aggressive dictators, he will have tea with the enemies of freedom, and he will put at risk everything America and its allies have fought so hard for since the Second World War.

I have news for Obama, Clinton and the rest of those people living in the bubble… mere popularity is not an ideal towards which any great and noble country should strive. Great leaders make difficult decisions based on guiding principles and beneficial outcomes – they do not change opinions with the winds of popularity nor do they follow the whims of the voters. The Presidency, or the leadership of any influential country, is not part of some American Idol-style competition where one has to choose a popular song/message in order to be a successful leader. Who cares if Americans are not popular in some parts of the world right now because of their noble stand in the war on terror? Do most Americans? I doubt it. Americans (and its allies, eg the Brits) are not popular with those who cannot see the long-term consequences of inaction – we can be proud of the fact that we are trying to protect the future for generations to come.

John McCain understands that fact. He has no qualms about criticizing Putin and wiould never retreat in any situation just to appease those Europeans who are anti-American. Freedom is much more important than being liked by everybody. Obama probably strived to be a ‘popular’ at school. You know the type of person I’m referring to… the person who never criticized anybody, who always agreed with whatever was the opinion à la mode, and who invited everyone to his birthday party.

In world terms, Obama’s attempts to appease all and to ‘make’ Americans popular would besmirch the country’s noble history and go some way towards turning it into a giant Switzerland. We know how tarnished the Swiss nation is as a result of its attempts to be popular with all sides in WW2.

Garry Kasparov represents the real world that Obama and the Democrats seem to ignore. He is courageously fighting tyranny and wanting assurances from the Presidential candidates that they will support the Russian people in their efforts to head back towards democracy. He stated in the Wall Street Journal …

“John McCain has been outspoken on behalf of democratic rights abroad, including Russia. Regardless of the doubts about Mr. McCain’s conservative credentials at home, the thought of him in the White House strikes fear into authoritarian leaders everywhere.”

Kasparov cannot repeat this belief for the Democratic candidates, fearing instead that, “The Russian ruling elite is rooting for Hillary Clinton,” while Obama is “largely, an unknown quantity.”

Kasparov knows the game is at a dangerous point. If America elected Clinton or Obama, the risk is that they would be mere pawns in Putin’s gambit to hold onto power and remove any chance for freedom for the Russian people. McCain, on the other hand, would battle for control of the board and in doing so would provide Kasparov with the opportunity of helping Russian democracy back on its feet – it would be Kasparov’s greatest move.