The Skunk and Tiger

"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."-Horace Mann

Monday, January 14, 2008

Hillary Gaffe Hunting

Big Media is trying to drive a wedge between Clinton and Obama camps by creating a circus over some statement that Hillary made about Martin Luther King. If her statement is offensive, which I do not believe it was, it was certainly not meant to be. And from what I can understand Hillary Clinton's statement was historically and philosophically accurate and does not take away from any off MLK's accomplishments.
“Dr King’s dream began to be realised when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It took a president to get it done.”

I think it is exciting that we have the possibility of the first African American or woman president, but I am sick of the television news media making Obama and Hillary's run for office nothing more than "He's black!, She's a woman!" I would like to think voters are smarter than this, but it is amazing how the most important events, such as elections, are dumbed down by our once responsible journalists and newscasters.

I hope both candidates rise above the mudslinging the infotainment industry salivates for, but I am prepared as always to be underwelmed and disappointed!

If you live in Michigan you can vote tomorrow, if you remember your ID.

Clinton, Obama issue calls for Democratic unity
From Raw Story
Mike Sheehan
Published: Monday January 14, 2008

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, in an attempt to ease tensions between their campaigns after several days of contentious bickering, are calling for Democrats to come together.

"Over this past week, there has been a lot of discussion and back and forth - much of which I know does not reflect what is in our hearts," Clinton said in a statement. "And at this moment, I believe we must seek common ground."

She continues, "Our party and our nation is bigger than this. Our party has been on the front line of every civil rights movement, women's rights movement, workers' rights movement, and other movements for justice in America.

"We differ on a lot of things. And it is critical to have the right kind of discussion on where we stand. But when it comes to civil rights and our commitment to diversity, when it comes to our heroes - President John F. Kennedy and Dr. King - Senator Obama and I are on the same side."


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