Archive for ‘Presidential Election 2008’

October 14, 2008

WHO IS SARAH PALIN?

by MullOverThis

Amazingly, Bill O’Reilly and many others can’t see the code language of this Presidential Election.  Marc Lamont Hill appeared on Bill’s show last week.  MarC took issue with certain code language,  the repeated use of which obviously sends an implicit message to a specific consitutency.  Or, at the very least, certainly excludes a specific constituency.  Although Bill was not a ravenous bull with Marc, he did not agree.  He could not comprehend how Marc could put such an onous on mere words.

Really?  Now, that’s incredible. 

Palin can reach out to the “hockey mom”, “six pack Joe”, and “redneck”.  Who is Sarah Palin’s fishnet designed to reach?  Amazingly, Oprah reaches the same crowd with simply being herself, a woman who grew up as a young nappy headed black girl from the South who was molested by her family member, became promiscuous, lost a baby as a young teenager, and got back on track and never went back.  Today, she is an entertainment mogul and leading voice of influence (which Mulloverthis does not advocate) to people all over the world.  Sarah Palin can’t put her batteries in her brain and get behind a podium and think that most African Americans will relate to her.  Regardless of which economic classification, cultural affinity, or upbringing, African Americans are not rednecks and overwhelmingly, are not hockey moms.  The hockey rinks all over this great land the RNC platform and attendance during the convention reflect this obvious gap and mismatch.

Roland Martin, a CNN contributor, also tagged this issue this past weekend.  However, an African-American female analyst would not be boxed in, because she played soccer, so her mother was a soccer mom.  She could relate to Sarah Palin.  This kind of relatedness explains why so many African-Americans do overwhelmingly relate to the Republican party platform on values and moral isssues, yet choose to register and vote Democrat.  Somehow, the Democratic code language tends to be more endearing to the masses of diverse African-Americans.  Maybe that is attributable to the use of language that is not automatically exlusionary.  Imagine the array of Obama supporters if his public addresses were laden with remarks like “I’m just an average brother“.  Bill O’Reilly would put his thinking cap on and recognize that Obama wasn’t “reaching” out to him, or men like him, at all.

So Palin has won the attention of women who can relate to raising children, professional women who juggle family and career, and conservate Christian women because we can relate to her.  However, those who she can relate to, puts us in another ballpark.  Her language and words indicate that she is reaching for the sixpack Joe and the mothers of the overwhelmingly White hockey players.

Mulloverthis.

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October 9, 2008

Ivoronics Palin-style

by MullOverThis

Ebony.

Ivory.

If ebonics is the English vernacular generally spoken by African-Americans, then there must be ivoronics.  And, ivoronics has a face and a name in quaint red-neck representation, folks.  Sarah Palin highlights the use of slang that is commonplace by many Joe six-pack, trailer park, ivories.  Although it is generally understood that ebonics is not acceptable in certain settings, such as  job interviews, professional work environments, and certain social settings, apparently ivoronics is acceptable wherever Palin decides to use it.

Let’s review some Palin ivoronics:

1.  darn-is often preceded with “gosh”;  a kind substitute for a common choice expletive “d*mn”.

2.  sure up/ shore up/shur up-to bring to balance; measure up; resolve; akin to ebonic slang “handle up”.

3.  ya-you; often precedes and used along with “betcha”.

4.  betcha-that is right/correct; yes; to place a wager.

5.  nu-kala/nook-ala-lipstick hockey mom’s way of pronouncing the word “nuclear” (often butchered by a self-proclaimed leading energy expert).

6.  palling-doing business with; associated with; having had common associations; akin to common ebonics words “chillin” or “hangin”.

7.  gotcha-surprise encounter; caught; when Palin can’t answer a question past her Alaskan world-view substantiated with intense GOP information sessions; akin to ebonics phrase “caught out there”.

Well, although I am not an ivoronics user, more or less expert, based upon the social codes for the use of ebonics, I’d dare to say that Palin has some sort of privilege that Black people do not.  Somehow, none of our African-American politicians can sit down and converse with the media or, through public presentation, regardless of dialect,  REPEATEDLY botch the English language.  When Black folks simply don’t enunciate words, such lack of proper speech denotes lack of education and readiness. When Palin does it, sprinkled with gross misstatements of fact, people can relate with Palin because she is “down to earth”.

Well, I gots plenty of peeps who are copacetic and hang with top dawgs that can hook you up.  These peeps could be trippin cuz they got it like that, but they, just like Palin,  do their thang during the day, and are down just like everybody else fo real.  But, they ain’t tryin to deal with no hot mess sit-u-hatians on the regular, so they just play it the way they need to, to be down and if you want to get wit it, can put you down too.

Finally, I am quite aware that EVERYTHING is more important than Palin’s language patterns for the upcoming election.  This fact has not stopped Palin from “pallin” with McCain supporters and grossly misguiding them with a distortion of facts and using the NYT to validate her speculative commentary.  Palin recently promulgated Obama’s association with a terrorist and forgot to mention that Obama met  William Ayers  when  Ayers was a professor, years past his so-called terrorist associations.  More significantly, one of McCain’s top advisors was also sitting on the same board with Obama and Ayers.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200810090009

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/08/mccains-trumpets-endorsem_n_132954.html

October 8, 2008

THE DEBATE WINNER

by MullOverThis

If I had to choose a debate winner, it would have to be McCain.  This resolve wouldn’t be based upon any substantive edge for McCain.  Both senators were superb, polished, and well-spoken at sticking hard to their campaign positions on the economy, foreign policy, the War on Iraq, taxes, and energy issues.  Both presidential candidates did not present anything new, or stir up the debate by issuing a challenge to their opponent.  McCain tried to throw out a life-line for Americans by suggesting that the government should consider buying out, or subsidizing homeowner mortgages to help alleviate the mortgage crisis and save some families from losing their homes.  Obama, on the other hand, acted like the moderator was there to simply manage the questions because he ultimately controlled the timing, rebuttal, and the like.  Obama isn’t even president, yet everyone must oblige him.  This was beyond confidence, it was simply arrogant and rude.

BUT, I don’t have to choose. 

McCain nullified his edge from simply trying to get the extra credit points by being himself.  America got to see the real McCoy when he referred to Senator Obama as “that guy” or “that one”. Whatever McCain’s exact verbiage was, I could not believe he pointed to Obama and referenced his opponent in such a deragatory manner.   Words have context and had McCain even looked at Obama during the first debate, or acted like he was in a debate last night against Senator Obama, the words might have had a different “read”.  Clearly, McCain was condescending and is such an unpersonable human being that he could not even go through a debate without showing his true colors.  Pun intended and unintended.

As Obama hammered the theme of reviving the middle class, McCain didn’t miss one opportunity to point out that Obama isn’t as experienced as he is.  What McCain failed to realize is that Americans are no longer concerned about inexperience, at least to the point where it matters.  Obama didn’t make it this far because most Americans find him too inexperienced.  And for those of us who would feel more comfortable with a more seasoned statesman, McCain’s Pebbles (the Flinstones) Palin appointment as the Republican Vice Presidential nominee completely undermined any real belief that McCain believes experience should be weighted.  So, McCain’s assertion that “we don’t have time for on the job training” instantaneously  boomeranged to the Repubs camp cutting off McCain’s own neck for picking Bam Bam’s dream girl, the betcha gotcha redneck loving maverick promoting Palin, who conveniently quoted the New York Times to incite pandamonium against Obama for terrorist associations, this past week.  Yet, and please pause while digesting this irony, this same woman who has not found time for intense preparation on how to use the language of dignitaries–which a US potential President and Vice President should practice–because there’s such favorite “darn” words that a non-Washington insider should just be able to say at a Presidential level only when she is a cute redneck white woman, has constantly berated the media and blamed her ignoramus-ness during the Couric interview on another “gotcha” moment with the media.  Why cite and trust the integrity of the media, which Palin claims she was once a part of, when it is convenient to discredit Obama, but when the same journalists pose questions to Palin that make her uncomfortable, the media are “gotcha” captains?  Well, Palin needs minimal basic comprehension here:  there will be “gotcha” moments all the time during her potential Vice-Presidency with real questions for real issues that are only “gotcha” because they are above Palin’s head.  McCain’s comment landed Mulloverthis right on top of his own political suicide and poor judgment in appointing Palin.  Although Pat Buchanan and others credit Palin with bolstering McCain’s ticket, once the fan mail is opened in a few weeks, this country will find that most people put their ultimate trust and invested their hopes in voting for the other side. 

Most immediate polls show Obama as the winner.  Obama’s lead in the debate probably corresponds with the overall lead Obama has over McCain in the latest presidential pick polls.  It is time for voters to make final decisions.  History has proven that politicians make a boat-load of promises that they often do not keep.  So now is the time for Americans to mullover the history, judgment, personality, accomplishments, and ideals of McCain and Obama to choose the next President.

October 3, 2008

PALIN POOPED

by MullOverThis

 

IF PALIN RE-INVIGORATED THE TICKET,  that means the Republican ticket represents appealing to the average Joe without DEALING WITH THE ISSUES HEAD ON.

PALIN looked wonderful.  Impeccable wardrobing, make-up, and the hair stylist really worked the Palin hair-do and gave her a sharp crisp yet feminine look.   Her demeanor, disposition and entire presentation was great.  AGAIN, Palin did well with what she can do well with.  After three days of intense preparation, she did well with the androidian campaign strategy and image she was chosen to represent mixed with every day sensibilities.  However, Palin cannot erase her prior interview performances.  She did not have three days of national, not simply Alaskan,  politics school before Katie Couric.  How much credit does Palin get for dodging questions, crash courses, and uh, NOT KNOWING JOHN MCCAIN’S RECORD?  Or, has she been perceived to be better than she actually was because she was engaging and did not flop again? 

Joe Biden answered every question.  Period.  Point Blank.  Senate experience prepared him to ANSWER any question Gwen could muster.  Somehow over two decades of NATIONAL politics affecting millions of Americans made him the better candidate.  Somehow, I think most Americans just feel more comfortable with someone who does not check his podium notes every other second. Biden knew all the issues, Obama’s, McCain’s and his own RECORD on the issues.  Biden was a gentleman, well-spoken, warm and for those who minimize congressional expertise, watch the debate again and again.  I am glad that Biden capitalized on his vulnerability to the present concerns most Americans experience, just like any woman does.  He balanced Palin’s mush card with depicting the real pain hard and fast politicians feel when dealing with the same issues that lipstick pit bull women and beer gut rednecks deal with each day.   

Palin debated Biden and played slick dodgeball.  Girlfriend is good and masking the duh factor.  I’m too tired to even go through the entire debate.  Sarah Palin used her energy expertise, her comfort zone, to deflect dealing with questions that she obviously knew nothing about, or chose not to tackle.  Her smile, coy disposition, Washington outsider, middle-class status and maverick foolishness was like listening to a broken record.  While she constantly scolded Biden for looking at the past, UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,  Palin prefaced her non-Washington insider status with constantly referring to the past:  what people are sick of, the corruption, greed and congressional performance.  The Bush administration and the corruption on Wall Street and all part of the past.  Palin is quite arbitrary about what past should be referred to, and what past is not relevant.  Apparantly, Palin recognizes the past only when she does not want to beat up the Bush Administration to the degree that she would alienate hard and fast Repubs, while attempting to make everyone else but the Maverick John McCain, responsible for much of what the nation has seen through a poor administration.

Tonight’s debate has helped many to finally draw the line.  Biden certainly won this debate in my opinion.  I have more confidence that if there was an unscheduled dialogue with no warning, we would find the Katie Couric Palin again.  And, ladies and gentlemen, we can’t afford to hire potential Vice President Palin a tutor for real Vice Presidency fulfillment and performance.

Finally, the greatest poop tonight was from Palin’s disingenius re-categorization of her ignorance when she asked what the vice-president does.  Of course, now, that was a joke.  Yet, her commentary tonight clearly demonstrated she is not aware of the Vice President’s constitutional leadership authority over the Congress. Lord, have mercy. 

Finito.

http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/10/03/vp-debate-those-pesky-facts/

http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/sarah_palin

October 1, 2008

MEMO TO OPRAH ON PALIN

by MullOverThis

Memo To:   O

Re:              Palin on your couch

This Palin appointment to the Republican ticket as Vice President of the United States of America has invoked furor from many angles.  Some Hilary Clinton supporters are insulted that some strategists might have actually thought that Palin would be a Clinton substitute simply because she is a woman.  SNL immediately answered with a dingbat versus brainer spoof to illustrate the insanity of that tactic. 

 Many feminists or progressive women are appalled that Palin–an arch enemy to murdering babies (commonly known as abortion)–might be the Vice President or if need be, President of the United States of America.  Palin is highly unfavorable to those concerned about protecting Roe v. Wade, the strides of sex education, and women’s rights in general.  Having made rape victims pay for their own rape kits because it burdened the taxpayer too much makes Palin seem a bit anti-woman or entirely too withdrawn from reality for quite a bit of American women.  But the brouhaha doesn’t stop there.  High powered Republican party women were in-sensed by an increasing public challenge to Palin’s credibility, competence and judgment to be suitable for such an appointment.  They felt the need to back of all attacks on the basis of sex, throwing a blanket of “don’t touch Palin or you’re sexist” on the tough self-described pit bull.  Of course, Elizabeth from The View is so irate with Palin attacks that she can hardly keep her cool.  Lizzie’s party loyalty is humorous and frightening at the same time.  A potent Palin defender like Elizabeth believes that Palin is ready to be the President of the United States.  I guess she bonds with Palin on the athletic-got-some-babies thing, and we are white, so we can do anything note. 

This Palin is acceptable, in large part, because she is  White is a reasonable conclusion.   We all know that if Palin’s name was Sharweka Jones, who took six years to graduate from four different colleges, described her husband as a good old black derogatory neighborhood term of endearment “my nigga”, bragged about her ability to hunt down animals as recreation from planes partially funded by government funds, had one Down’s Syndrome baby on her broad hips, while hugging her teenage daughter who is pregnant out of wedlock, with her baby’s daddy dressed in hard sole shoes and a tie standing by the Jones’ side, there would be no need for this memo.  White people and even Black folks would tell Sharweka Jones to take NWA (N-word with an attitude) off of her hips, with a name inspired by one of her favorite rap groups, and finish parenting her children, TouchDown, Foul, Safe, and Yaga2bkiddinme, all of whose names were inspired by the love of football.   Sharweka wouldn’t even surpass ridiculousness to cause the average voter to have to dig deeper into her performance to know that she was a joke.  All of the other questionable issues, such as motivations for firings in her office, or having hired an administrator to completely subsidize her own responsibilities as the small town mayor wouldn’t even get attention.  As a black woman, O, you know how the same foolishness that is clearly visible on black folks somehow becomes glistening qualities when white people want it to be right.  For your own reference, Tim Wise couldn’t have captured this concept better.  Take a moment and peruse This Is Your Nation On White Privilege, one of Wise’s latest articles posted on Red Room.

http://www.timwise.org/

So now we come to how you become relevant in all of this.   We pretty much figured out that you thought you were an insular entity when it came to white maintstream women.  You’ve been telling the entire world, and they have been gleefully on-board, what to wear, what not to do, what to buy, what to read, what to watch, what to think, how to be hip, when to move on, and the whole nine yards.  An appearance on Oprah’s day-time talk show pretty much makes or breaks a situation because of your influence.  At least this holds true for the idiots who can’t think for themselves and realize that with all of your brilliance, you have been and will continue to be wrong from time to time simply because you are human and don’t always espouse the same values.  And, for those who are Christians and believe in demons, we certainly cannot give you too much regard when you invite guests to summons demons to appear, and hopefully will have the power to re-summons Abraham’s spirit to appear on another episode of your show.  Some of us realize that you are a person who has a right to think what you want to, even if you are an ardent supporter of Obama who has thrown your weight of influence, star-power, and mullah to help Obama win the election.  You are a citizen and have a right to want to see your candidate of choice make it to the White House. 

Just in case you were unaware, a number of white women don’t care about your personal or professional standards in not permitting Palin to be interviewed on your show.  They want to see Palin hit your couch with the cameras rolling.  They have a right, at least in their minds, to see their girl get the Oprah exposure.  Never mind your even-handed policy which has stated that during the campaign, you would not have any of the candidates on your show.  That is not enough, because it doesn’t give Palin supporters what they want.  What they want is to see her in a setting that they are familiar with:  your set and you.  So, here’s a compromise for you to consider.  Ship your couch to Ellen, Martha Stewart, or Bonnie and let’s see how much influence they can muster-up to help appease the pain you’ve inflicted on the moms and housewives who can identify with Palin.  Maybe Rosie will even come out of retirement to put her status signature on Palin.

The other alternative will have to include waiting for these up-risers to calm-down, or to live with their threats to never watch your show again.  In either case, you will still be O and have millions of viewers all over the world.  Somehow, I think you’ll more than survive.

September 29, 2008

IN DEFENSE OF MC CAIN

by MullOverThis

Folks need to stop fussing about Republican John McCain and his recent campaign decisions.  With all sparring aside, no one can really blame McCain for attempting to “suspend” his campaign in order to dodge last week’s presidential debate at Ol Miss.  McCain knows he does not have the presence to appear before the public against Obama.  While Obama poignantly referred to “John” over and over again, John kept talking to the moderator, and barely ever looked over at Obama.  John’s body language spoke volumes:  “I know you don’t think I should even be listening to you, junior senator.”  Senator McCain’s shut-down demeanor towards Obama didn’t move Obama at all.  Obama’s smug incredulous look wreaked of his superior arrogance bred out of intellectual superiority.

Although there was clearly no winner, per se, McCain and Obama did hold their own.  In other words, should most people just read the transcript, content-wise, no one prevailed against the other.  Voters just have to decide who will represent their best interests in leading this nation.  However, too  many people are moved by the “swagger” of Obama or the subtle I-know-so-much-more-than-Hussein-does by McCain’s  constant “see, what Obama does not understand is…” editorialization.  McCain was passionate about the foreign policy exchange and tried to convince the masses that we should relish his expertise as opposed to Obama’s in dealing with foreign affairs and nations.

My favorite part of the debate was when Obama, obviously tired of John McCain’s story-telling drama, made reference to his bracelet from a mother of an Iraq soldier. 

Obama ought not attempt to counter-lullaby the people.  That’s McCain’s card, which he pulled from the deck of tricks within the first 2 minutes of his speech.  The entire debate began in the context of Senator Ted Kennedy’s condition.  That was a genius move to show how compassionate McCain really is, unlike the reality of his image born through complete cuss-outs and intemperate behavior. 

The recent polls may show Obama had an edge in the debates, but these results really reflect the greater approval Obama has right now.  Most people know who they preferred before the first question was asked. As long as the favorite did not flop, the favorite won.  Now, McCain has to figure out what his next super-hero stunt will be to defray Obama’s lead and momentum on the campaign trail.  Each major crisis–from Galveston to the Lehman crash–warrants McCain’s country-first postponement, or suspension of regular campaign and party activities.  This approach would have been nice for Condi and President Bush to take when Katrina hit.  Condeleeza’s shoe shopping trip could have certainly been delayed, but who could care about New Orleans when in the heart of the NYC Fifth Avenue shoe mecca?  Clearly, McCain is a prioritizer who needs to focus, focus, focus while Obama is a multi-tasker. 

 

Friends, you will have to decide which leader has the sensitivity to muddle through near-chaos and STILL get the job done.  McCain’s debate performance has proven that he can campaign beyond the hook of his POW Vietnam experience and address the real issues, one by one.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-poll29-2008sep29,0,57477.story

September 29, 2008

A Pleasant Blast From the Past

by MullOverThis

Recently, I was tickled pink to encounter the concept of six degrees of separation, also known as it’s a small world after all, during a recent trip to New York City.  Alexandra Ditrolio, a producer for a SIRIUS radio network show Blog Bunker on Channel 110, contacted me to be a guest.  Of course, I was delighted to take an afternoon and talk about Obama, Palin, McCain and the issues of the day. 

The show was scheduled on the day the Lehman Bros/Merrill/AIG news dropped, so of course anticipated that we would have minimal discussion regarding the economy and an appropriate response to thwart another Great Depression.  I saw a barage of news teams from around the world on the way to the radio show right outside of the Lehman building.  Visualizing the immediate news presence drove home the reality of how serious the entire financial market  hit was by Lehman’s pending bankruptcy.  

So, I get to the radio station and meet Alexandra who was most gracious.  I assured Alexandra that I was quite familiar with radio, albeit non-political commentary, so I was not nervous or the like.  As I walked into the Blog Bunker’s studio, I stared amazingly at the host, Joe Salzone’s face.  I kept thinking, “you know this face from somewhere.”  Immediately, Joe and I spent a few seconds on a blast from the past to my first days on radio, when we were both on different programs at a much smaller local station.  Needless to say, I could not get over the fact that some Mulloverthis blog posts would cause Joe and I to re-unite for a few seconds on a historic day. 

So, do Mulloverthis a favor and tune into Joe’s show.  Check out the link below for more information.

 

 

 

http://www.sirius.com/indietalk

September 13, 2008

The Sarah Palin Juice

by MullOverThis

 

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I must admit, I almost began to drink the Sarah Palin juice.  

After watching the interview that GOP VEEP Governor Sarah Palin had with Charlie Gibson of ABC News, I am really beginning to respect her.  Governor Palin has more guts than the pork barrels she has acquired for her Alaskan constituents.  She is rare and bold to sit on a chair in front of the entire world and answer the questions like a programmed android.  Here’s Governor Palin’s response to the Bush Doctrine question:

The fact that Palin is a Republican, or concerned American, might indicate that she should at least know what the incumbent President’s so-called fundamental reasoning and justification was in declaring war against Iraq in the first place.  With a GOP VEEP who believes energy is the “foundation” of foreign policy–and that she is an energy expert–our country is in for a delightful four years if McCain/Palin is inaugurated in January 2009.  Sometimes as one passes the threshold of danger, while on the continuum of threat to catastrophe, the next step is utter laughter to quell the realities of shock and impending harm because of ill-prepared leadership.  Rather than panic, we need to remain calm, cool and collected should Palin be POTUS before her time.  

Palin definitely has the makings of a great Presidential leader–one day.  With her confidence and audacity to declare her readiness without “blinking”, she already has the requisite choo choo train “yes, I can, I know I can” determination to get the job done.  If only that were enough. Palin needs to know what was broken in order to repair and bring reform to our government.  Touting generalizations about President Bush and our current administration’s mistakes is part of the battle.  To remedy and revive our country’s domestic concerns and international presence and respect, we need someone with knowledge of so much more than energy.

Nonetheless, Palin refused to appear frazzled.  She thrived and came back with circular jaron and rhetoric to emphasize her point.  If this is not one of most valuable tools that establishment politicians use, I don’t know what is.  A+ for pendantic calisthenics while refusing to answer the question, Palin.

September 11, 2008

Obama and Planned Parenthood

by MullOverThis

To those who don’t believe abortion has any real significance in this election, or to our “real” political issues, take a look at Obama, who is not aware of any Americans that are pro-abortion:

 

Now, if there are any men who realize that they are “helped” by Planned Parenthood, please post a comment with your experience.

September 11, 2008

MORE ON Philip BERG

by MullOverThis

For an analysis of Philip Berg’s claims against Obama, please check out the website below:

http://www.whatsyourevidence.com/.

Philip Berg is the attorney who filed suit against Barack Hussein Obama, the DNC, and Federal Election Commission challenging the authenticity of Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Hussein Obama’s requisite citizenship status for the US President.  The Herald Times reported, “In the past decade, Berg challenged the results of the 2000 presidential election, sued the Bush administration in 2004 for alleged complicity in the Sept. 11 attacks and filed a suit recently claiming that Sen. Barack Obama is not really a U.S. citizen.” 

Interesting.  Although many Americans were outraged by what many considered to be Al Gore’s ambush and  loss of a stolen presidency through fraudulent voting processes, we eventually settled for the Supreme Court decision and went with the flow.  We accepted the US Presidency of George Bush.  As our awareness of the alleged US involvement in the 9/11 attacks increased, many asked why weren’t there any challenges to this cover-up.  Some even demanded our incumbent President be impeached.  Berg was involved in filing suits to get answers and accountability.  Now that he dare to question Obama, critics have the nerve to say his actions should be dismissed and overlooked.  Obamamania should automatically prevail. Where is the allegiance to principle?  Do we dismiss it because we like this guy and it is too late? Where was this same remedy when the Gore/Bush countdown was a reality.  The Supreme Court settled it. 

On a day like today, when the calendar marks 9/11, for anyone who was cognizant during the terrorist attacks in 2001, we see how vulnerable we really are, in an instance of moment, when we are not prepared or aware.  Today, we know that intelligence reports were overlooked, discounted or simply tabled.  Today, we know that principle was compromised in many respects, not just because of mistakes or lapses in judgment.  To those who we look to uphold principles, we needed answers. 

Some things will never be fully disclosed in complete truth.  That is why we have the ability to seek justice.  Although Berg may not prevail in his case against Obama, he has the right to demand accountability when there are serious questions.  Principle and adherence to it, is what we need and expect.  Our expectation should not change when we might not like the outcome.  This is not an attack against a man because he is Black.  This is an attack against a man because this may be a literal loophole in his eligibility to satisfy the requirements to serve as POTUS.  Principle and adherence to the governing law should prevail, not our own political affinities or preferences.  The satisfaction of all constitutional requirements are not  just for pro-Hilary bloggers, but anyone who wants to know if a presidential candidate fits the bill according to the US Constitution.

See the Herald Times article on this lawsuit:

http://www.zwire.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=20109071&BRD=1672&PAG=461&dept_id=635536&rfi=8

Mulloverthis:  If I am against drunk driving and outraged by it when no one in my backyard is harmed, I should still maintain the same principle, when I am committed to being morally consistent, it my own son is a habitual drunk driver and murders someone.  My views about the ills of drunk drivers don’t change because my son is on the dartboard.  I may have compassion and help him as much as possible and can even hope for leniency.  However, if it doesn’t happen, then when I’m upset, my feelings shouldn’t be directed towards anyone who asserted their rights to receive justice.