Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Who's the real enemy here?

The NY Times editorializes that Obama and Clinton now need to stop stabbing at each other over inconsequential matters and to debate the issues. Big news there, right? Well, that's just the means to the end. The piece vividly illustrates what's really at stake. As the title suggests, "It's About the White House." The lucky man or woman who gets to occupy that building for the next four to eight years can shift the balance of power back to where it should be; that is to say, in balance for the first time in eight years. We don't need more justices on the Supreme Court like Roberts and Alito. I love this quote about McCain's speech on Tuesday:
Since ... Roberts and Alito [joined], the Court has ordered Seattle and Louisville to scrap voluntary school integration, protected employers who illegally mistreat their workers, and constrained women’s right to choose and voters’ right to vote. Mr. McCain did not mention, of course, how the Roberts-led Court blithely overruled Congress by nullifying a key part of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. He did wax nostalgic about what “the basic right of property” has meant “since the founding of America.” (He did not mention that in 1789 many women could not own property and African-Americans were property, but he did criticize the idea that values evolve over time.) .

(Warning: slight tangent here) Not to mention the recent ruling that the three-drug "cocktail" used for lethal injection executions does not violate the Eight Amendment. You see, there were only a few people who may have experienced great pain during the process. If you're gonna execute people, then you have to allow for some of those bastards to feel pain. (OK, tangent over)

The real enemy in this presidential race is already crafting his national campaign while the eventual winner is caught in a petty contest about who has the bigger balls. According to one midwestern white guy, Clinton's got more "testicular fortitude." Whatever. Stop bickering at each other and set your sights on getting past the old fart and his ever-bending straight talk.

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