Today during the debate Barack Obama tuned his back on the endorsement of a senior black leader – Louis Farrakhan – and he did not have the guts to acknowledge and thank Louis Farrakhan for the political endorsement.
Then I saw this diary at the Daily Kos that called my attention:
Tim Russert, you horrible divisive sickening scumbag
By: Volvo Liberal - Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 09:12:34 PM
When I saw this diary I realized the diary is completely out of line in every sense of the word, and here is why:
Tim Russert asked Barack Obama a very valid and relevant question that Barack Obama answered by turning his back and rejecting one of the major black leaders in the US in the last 50 years.
If you ask most Americans to make a list of the 10 most influential black leaders in the United States in the last 50 years – Louis Farrakhan’s name would be in that list with Martin Luther King, Malcom X, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Colin Powell.
For all practical purposes Louis Farrakhan is recognized to be one of the major black American leaders in the last half century.
Today when I was reading the enclosed article on The New York Times I realized that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the Democratic Party after all.
As Geraldine Ferraro mentioned on her article: "the superdelegates were created to lead, not to follow. They were, and are, expected to determine what is best for our party and best for the country."
If that is the case then, the superdelegates have the power to draft Al Gore to be the Democratic Party nominee for the November 2008 presidential election.
Again, if the purpose of the superdelegates were, and are, expected to determine what is best for our party and best for the country.
After reading Mrs. Ferraro’s article it became clear to me that: "If that is the case, we could end up with a nominee who has been actively supported by, at most, 15 percent of registered Democrats. That’s hardly a grassroots mandate."
At the end of the day this is what the Democratic Party primary has accomplished: "we could end up with a nominee who has been actively supported by, at most, 15 percent of registered Democrats. That’s hardly a grassroots mandate."
Now that the Democratic Party race is in complete disarray regarding the 2008 presidential election – it is not hard to see another party winning the election in November 2008.
- The Democratic Party disenfranchise Florida and Michigan of their voting rights.
- The Democratic Party experiment about gender vs. color of skin will result on a fight that it will go all the way to the convention floor - to be decided.
- The resulting split of democrats along the line of gender and color of skin – is opening a big crack for 3rd party candidates to also run for president in November of 2008.
- Ralph Nader is the first one to realize the opportunity that is available in 2008 for a 3rd party candidate, and I guess Michael Bloomberg can’t be far behind before he also announces that he is running for president.
- The Republican Party also is in trouble in 2008 – making it even more desirable for other 3rd party candidates to enter the race.
Here is why the Democratic Party is going to lose the November 2008 election if they continue in the same path - and it does not matter what kind of spin the Democratic Party bosses try at this late stages of the game for their losing proposition.
When the Democratic Party debates started it did not take a long time before the US mainstream media framed the race as the possibility of having the first woman, or the first black man as the nominee of a major political party for a US presidential election.
We have been beaten over the head a thousand times over in the last year about that – the Democratic Party primaries has been defined by the mainstream media as a race between gender (the first woman) and color of the skin (the first black man) – and the Democratic Party bosses went along with this script.
Now that the gender vs. color of skin gimmick worked so well and basically has split the Democratic Party along these lines – and the damage has been done, I will not be surprised if the fight will be taken all the way to the Democratic Party convention.
As of 2/20/08 Snapshot of the Democratic Party presidential race
Obama = 1,168
Hillary = 1,018
Hillary = 73
Hillary = 105
Obama = 67
Note: They should count the results of Florida and Michigan primaries.
If the Democratic Party does not recognize the result of the Florida and Michigan primaries, they are just going to confirm one more time that the election process in the United States is not any better than in any other "Banana Republic."
We already have the elections of 2000, and 2004 as examples of very questionable election results – if 2008 follows the same path then we are in deep trouble when we realize that Pakistan has an election system more honest than the United States.
Counting Florida and Michigan
Obama = 1,235
Hillary = 1,196
It is very obvious to me that the Democratic Party has passed the point of no return; there is a big crack dividing the Democratic Party electorate.
The people already chose their sides between Hillary and Obama, and whomever survive the battle and becomes the Democratic Party nominee – that person is doomed in the November 2008 election – enough people will be pissed that his/her candidate lost and they are going to boycott the election or they are going to vote for the Republican Party nominee, or for a the 3dr party candidate.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out, but again the Democratic Party is becoming an expert organization on how to lose major elections.
In the other hand John McCain and the Republican Party must be feeling very good that the Democratic Party is going to hand them the election in November of 2008. Divide and Conquer – and the Republicans win another election. What a piece of cake.
For The New York Times to run this story on the front page that means that the problem has already reached a crisis mode and the division has passed the point of no return.
The question that is in the pipeline in case Barack Obama becomes the first black American president: Can Barack Obama use the same formula and choose mostly black members for his cabinet as the other white presidents usually did in the past adding only a quota of the usual minorities to their cabinets, a black person, a Spanish person, and a woman?
It would be interesting to see an Obama Cabinet made mostly of black members with the usual minority – this time around the white man.
There are many interesting questions that will rise if the United States finally elects the first black man as its president.
How many black members he will be allowed to have on his cabinet?
Here is a list of potential cabinet members if Barack Obama becomes the president of the United States in November 2008.
Time is running out and it is time for Hillary Clinton to throw a Hail Mary pass and hope for the best.
What would be Hillary Clinton’s Hail Mary play?
She should announce as soon as possible that if she becomes the Democratic Party nominee she will add Bill Clinton as her running mate for a Democratic ticket Clinton / Clinton for the November 2008 election.
I am sure that millions of Americans would vote for such a ticket if Bill Clinton becomes her vice presidential running mate, and Bill Clinton might help her win the actual election in November 2008.
The stage has been set for the Democratic Party to lose the 2008 presidential election.
As a matter of fact you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out, but today the Democratic Party is in fantasy land, and it is more interested in nominating the first woman or first black man as their candidate to represent the Democratic Party in November 2008 than winning the actual election.
I understand why this is happening - Americans have been in La La Land for a long time – anyway first we had the George W. Bush re-election fiasco. The rest of the world have been asking what kind people re-elect someone with the track record of George W. Bush.
Now it is the Democratic Party’s turn to make a gigantic mistake, basically because Americans are in denial and most Americans don’t have a clue of what is coming in the pipeline in terms of the biggest international monetary crisis that the world has ever seen. And the United States it will be at the center of this massive international monetary meltdown.
It is nice to think in terms of dreams, of Camelot, and Fairy Tales, but when the realities of the current world includes many wars, globalization, a potential international monetary crisis as never seen before, even a possible global depression – then we have to be a realist and separate the men from the boys and we should elect Al Gore as the next United States president in November 2008.
Here is a foreign perspective which could be just a snap shot of what millions of people from around the world are thinking about the 2008 US presidential race:
Divide and Conquer is the Ultimate Strategy.
Divide and Conquer Theory
Divide and conquer was a successful military strategy long before it became an algorithm design paradigm. Generals observed that it was easier to defeat one army of 50,000 men, followed by another army of 50,000 men than it was to beat a single 100,000 men army. Thus the wise general would attack so as to divide the enemy army into two forces and then mop up one after the other.
Many people on this forum still have not grasped that the Democratic Party constituency have been divided into at least 2 groups – the women who are coming to Hillary’s rescue, and a large number of black voters who are siding with Obama – and many of these people are moving one way or another in a very divisive way that will leave deep scars behind, and the injury that has been inflicted it will not be able to heal in time for the November 2008 presidential election.
Here is why:
Even before this primary season had started the mainstream media already had framed the Democratic Party primaries as the new frontier in American politics by the possibility of nominating the first woman or the first black man to be the candidate of a major party in a presidential election - then the mainstream media went to work and they reinforced that idea and new concept over and over again - and since the primaries started we have been in the middle of a gender versus color of skin contest.
In the meantime the Democratic Party has divided its constituency among the lines of gender and color of skin. And in the process they also made the other democrat candidates running for the nomination completely irrelevant including John Edwards.
Here we are in January 31, 2008, and for all practical purposes a half dozen of mostly irrelevant states in terms of economic power, and number of people – have already decided for the rest of the 95 percent of the United States population who the two candidates are going to be representing the 2 major political parties in the November 2008 presidential election.