Posts tagged ‘Senator Hilary Clinton’

May 2, 2008

Northwestern University Pulls Honorary Doctorate Degree Plan for Jeremiah Wright Off of the Table

by MullOverThis

I can’t say that I fully comprehend why Northwestern University has withdrawn its offer to issue Obama’s former pastor an honorary doctorate in Sacred Theology.  Mere controversy should not be enough reason to trump a man’s entire life’s work as a spiritual leader if Wright was honorary-doctorate-worthy prior to Obama’s campaign.    Wright’s recent behavior is considerably akin to that which he has always displayed–that of a captivating orator who does not query with militant truth telling, according to his perspective and experience.  So, Northwestern University may not have done its homework in fully investigating Wright and the manner in which he has contributed his body of work to religion. 

The university’s withdrawal of the degree says a mouth-full about the import of honorary doctorate degrees in the first place.   It also speaks to the resultant public disdain from the current trend of religious leaders who talk too much in the press.  It must be difficult to eat one’s own foot in the mouth.  The reality is, if the public no longer respects a leader , the public will not receive that leader, or respect too much of what the leader has to say.  Although the weight of an honorary doctorate is overblown, had Wright been silent or at least put his public scathing on the back burner, he might have still gained the honorary degree and Obama might be doing better in the public eye.

Hopefully, our Pastors and leaders will focus on living the great life we have been called to live.  Pastor Wright would do well to spend less time in front of the cameras, as this is not a MLK moment for him to mobilize a disenfranchised people who just don’t “get it” when it comes to America.  All of the pedagogy in the world will not convince anyone.  What comes out of our mouths and actions speak volumes and will live in the minds of the public.  The last thing we need to see is Wright take his 15 minutes of fame and make it an hour long goof.

 

 

 

http://news.aol.com/elections/story/_a/university-cancels-wrights-degree/20080501162809990001

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May 1, 2008

What Will Happen With McCain, Hilary, Obama and Wright

by MullOverThis

Reputedly, McCain’s campaign has counted Hilary Clinton out.  What a demonstration of pompousity to its height.  Or, maybe this is just the type of touting we can expect from two men who appear to be quite frustrated with having to take Hilary as a serious contender in the first place.  The Pennsylvania win and current edge Clinton has against McCain in some of the latest polls is not enough for McCain to consider.  But the latest AP poll showing Hilary has a nine point lead over McCain as the most likely President should not fall on deaf McCain ears.  Seems like the old boys network is tightening its ranks to squeeze Hilary out of the race, as momentum builds for her candidacy.  So the defection of a former DNC chairman super-delegate to endorse Obama is not a surprise.  The subtle impression these moves would try to give the public is that Hilary can’t beat McCain so why even pay attention.  But the reality is, she can beat McCain, and probably would fare better against him than Obama.  So to those who don’t have earplugs in while crossing a busy street against a red stoplight and the warning hand sign, don’t fall for the hype.  The boys feel the pulse of too much happening for Hilary that just may put her in the White House.

One thing we do know, either Hilary or Barack will have to bow out within the next few weeks.  The DNC Chairman has put up the flag and one of the hopefuls must quit to foster unity within party ranks to beat McCain.  I really don’t think this will be quite difficult, because once press coverage narrows to the Democratic candidate versus McCain, McCain own words will push voters to make sure we don’t have a borderline Alzheimers patient in office.  Even his honorable military service can’t justify the concept of 100 more years in Iraq.  Forget McCain’s temperament.  Something must be wrong upstairs to think that Americans will tolerate another term in Iraq, more or less another century, if necessary.  Hopefully, Americans will put someone in office who will have the wherewithal and  ability to get us out much sooner.

Hilary just needs to keep campaigning and focus on her agenda.  She does not need to capitalize on any Obama or McCain mishaps or blunders.  These gentlemen are about to box it out with one another.  Obama needs to focus on his campaign and issues that will repair the breach his comments have made against the working class.  There is no advantage, whatsoever, to dwell in  Pastor Wrightville and attempt to disassociate or denounce any of Wright’s statements or actions.  Obama, in my opinion, slaughters his own credibility by acting as if his former Pastor’s commentary and mentality is a news flash to him.  Again, no real-life church member sits and is an active part of a church for 20 years and does not know the heart and sentiments of the pastor. 

If any one thing can be credited with reversing Obamamania,  Pastor Wright holds the winning ticket.  Pastor Wright feels the need to be as arrogant as he possibly can in providing pedantic context to his messages which he claims was discolored by biased repeated airings of sound bytes and edited clips.  This mission of Pastor Wright’s, of course, since he can’t even make himself appear to be humble, cannot wait until the criticism dies down so that Obama can begin to recover from public scrutiny for sitting under a man who can justify cussing from the pulpit.  And, Wright’s weak-kneed current attempts to cloak his inappropriate editorializations in the guise of the prophetic tradition of the black church is aggregious. 

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Although I may be young, I have been in the black church for almost 40 years.  This pulpiteering may have existed at Obama’s church, amongst others, but is by no means a tradition of the black church.  Here we have another decrepid use of the race card.  Most importantly, authentic prophets don’t take the time to keep explaining why they had to obey God and speak what they were ordered to speak, when it is real prophecy, particularly to an audience that has absolutely no ability to comprehend such an explanation.  So Wright needs to SIT DOWN and enjoy his retirement because this explanation is not cutting the mustard.

If Obama is to recover, he simply needs to keep campaigning and ignore Wright.

 

 

For more on this topic, peruse the articles below:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DEMOCRATS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-05-01-16-59-04

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/01/us/politics/01poll.html?nl=pol&emc=pola1

http://news.aol.com/elections/story/_a/new-poll-points-to-problems-for-obama/20080501092209990001

http://news.aol.com/elections/story/_a/obama-fights-perception-he-is-elitist/n20080501152409990029?cid=435

February 4, 2008

WHERE’S THE BEEF BARACK?

by MullOverThis

I JUST VISITED BARACK OBAMA’S OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN WEBSITE.  NOTICEABLY ABSENT FROM WHERE HE STANDS ON THE ISSUES IS ABORTION, GUN CONTROL AND LGBT AGENDA.  THE SITE HAS A WELCOME FEEL, IS EASY TO TUNNEL THROUGH, AND MARKETS OBAMA WELL.  THE QUESTION REMAINS,

 

“WHERE IS THE BEEF, BARACK?” 

 

HIS ECONOMIC PLAN IS INCREDULOUS IN LIGHT OF THE ERA OF CHANGE WE ARE TO ANTICIPATE.  HELEN KELLER KNOWS WE NEED TAX CUTS, MORTGAGE INDUSTRY FRAUD REGULATED, INCREASED EMPLOYMENT RATES, AND SO FORTH.   TO BRING CLARITY, EVERY ISSUE OUTLINED IS NON-SPECIFIC AND ATYPICAL OF A GLORIFIED COLLEGIATE ASSIGNMENT ON HOW TO IMPROVE OUR NATION’S (INSERT AN ISSUE HERE).   

 

“WHAT HAS BARACK OBAMA DONE TO BRING CHANGE SO FAR?”

 

“WHAT IS BARACK OBAMA GOING TO DO TO RESTORE THE ECONOMY, END THE WAR AND MAINTAIN SECURITY WITHIN OUR BORDERS, BRING THIS NATION BACK TO GOD, FIGHT THE SPREAD OF AIDS, DEAL WITH DRUG TRAFFICKING, AND THE LIST GOES ON?”

 

OBAMA’S CLAIM TO HAVE BEEN INNOVATIVE IN CONGRESS THUS FAR TO CREATE BI-PARTISAN UNITY IS ALSO A JOKE.  MAYBE HE WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS WHEN HE HAS THE HIGH SEAT, BUT HIS CLAIM AND HISTORY OF DOING SO IS QUESTIONABLE.  JUST REVIEW HIS SUPPORT AND CONVENTIONAL DEALINGS WITH JOHN KERRY. 

WHATEVER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN THE NEXT PRESIDENT, UNDERSTAND THAT THIS CHANGE FLUFF IS A DIVERSIONARY MARKETING STRATEGY FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE NOTHING DISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE NORMAL POLITICAL MACHINE THAT HE IS VERY WELL A PART OF.  DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTIANITY TODAY MAGAZINE, WHEN ASKED IF HE WAS FOR ABORTION, OBAMA REPLIED, “I DON’T KNOW ANYONE WHO IS FOR ABORTION.”  HE PROCEEDED TO REVEAL THAT ABORTIONS RATES SHOULD DECLINE AND DID THE VERY DOUBLE-TALKING THAT HE SAYS HE WANTS TO CHANGE.  OBAMA DOES NOT KNOW ANYONE WHO IS FOR ABORTION.  THE NEXT POTENTIAL PRESIDENT IS UNAWARE OF MILLIONS OF PRO-LIFERS AND ABORTION RIGHTS ACTIVISTS.  OBAMA DID NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION.  OBAMA DID NOT WANT TO ALIENATE A CHRISTIAN AUDIENCE, WHICH IS LARGELY AGAINST ABORTION.  IS THIS POLITICIAN’S RIGAMAROLE ANY DIFFERENT THAN ANYONE ELSE’S?

 

IF WE ARE SO CAUGHT UP WITH THE AGENT OF CHANGE AND NEVER GET CONCRETE VISION FROM THE NEXT POTENTIAL PRESIDENT, WE WILL HAVE NOTHING  TO WHICH WE MAY  HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE.

 

January 10, 2008

CRY US A RIVER, HILARY!

by MullOverThis

                                                              http://www.eicb.org/events.php

I am trying so hard, but obviously not doing a good job at it, to be objective in my public opinions regarding the  Presidential ’08 candidates.   But when there are so many headlines associating Senator Hilary Clinton’s tears with femininity, emotionalism and weakness, with pinches of  buffoonish reasoning that such a display of tears makes her ineligible for such a tough job, I’ve got to ask for help on this one (rhetorical question folks). 

Women who have successfully surpassed the glass ceiling and sit amongst the ranks of men in traditionally male professions or jobs are all to familiar with having to refrain from, or manage their image from doing the exact things men do, which read as weakness and incompetency for women, but a badge of honor for men.  A woman shoots down an disloyal staffer, she is too harsh and possibly insecure.  A man does it, it is a wise preemptive move.  This is the same inconsistency we are dealing with here folks.  Want to see a real display of emotionalism in politics by a man strong enough to lead this nation, click below:

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2701169

Now that is what I call a tear jerk-er.  And this was former President George Bush Sr. crying to the point of needing consolation while reflecting upon his son, Jeb Bush’s, election defeat.   His pain and display of emotionalism was for his son.  So the nation witnessed a father’s moment on the congressional floor.  What John Edwards would have to say about this after he takes his foot out of his mouth, I’d like to know.  Let Hilary have a mother’s moment at a wedding party and the tickers will spin that. By now Hilary must know, cause girlfriend has been in the game long enough, her quest to be Mrs. President is still a man’s world. No trendsetting trailblazing woman will ever fare well with the quacks that heckle “iron my shirt” or the men behind the podiums at the Presidential debates who really think the same thing.  Archie Bunker, the funny, neigborhood ignoramus, has a way of rearing his head, even in ’08 Presidential candidates.

President Ronald Reagan got shot and one of the most reputable news anchormen had a complete brouhaha breakdown LIVE, and this was not emotionalism.  This was just atypical of a real patriotic American. The same Hilary that was weak for staying with her husband and fighting for her marriage is the same Hilary that was strong for staying with her husband and fighting for her marriage.  In other words, everyone will have an opinion ranging from the archaic-barbaric to  traditional family values to everything goes. 

 200801071643099900131.gifOur current President boo-hoos. “I’ve got God’s shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot,” Bush says in Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush, “I do a lot of crying in this job. I’ll bet I’ve shed more tears than you can count, as president. I’ll shed some tomorrow.”  Look at the proof in the pudding as a solitary tear lingers down he left eye of President Bush while honoring a marine at a Congressional Medal of Honor presentation.  So to all of Hilary’s opponents who took her crying episode as a moment to make a political dig, YOU might have dug a hole for yourself by demonstrating that you are not be qualified to fill the shoes that so many of your predecessors have filled, with boatloads of tears.  Cry on, Hilary, you are in good company. Cry us a river!

For articles on this topic, click links below:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/01/rival-reacts-to.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/09/opinion/08dowd.html

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/story.html?id=f0a24bf0-74bf-4087-b6d3-d85e795b5d04&k=47354