It's official, I'm over this crazy notion that if you don't support Hillary Clinton becoming the nominee of the Democratic Party then you're a woman hating misanthrope. Clinton supporters both famous and not so famous say that you are betraying feminism by not supporting her.
Plain and simple bullshit.
I support Obama now that my two other choices, Kucinich and Edwards, have dropped out and just because I do so does not mean that I hate women and want to enslave them once again. On the contrary, I want women to have an even bigger say in all things and I'd like to see them truly equal to men in all respects, including monies earned for doing the same job. I am 100 percent behind equality for the sexes, for gay men and women, and transgendered people as well.
I'm just not for Hillary and here's why:
- To me she represents the past at a time when we need to be looking for a new direction in our national and international politics.
- We've seen what results we get when we go with an American political "dynasty." Not that Hillary would be as bad a Bush Jr, but I'm not ready to take that chance.
- When it comes down to it, how much more experienced is Hillary over Obama in the national political arena? She has one term longer than him in the US Senate. That's it.
- She sat on the board of this company for many many years:and the problem with that is it shows just how bad her judgement is. While Wal-Mart was growing it was killing locally owned businesses and driving manufactuirng to China and Mexico. It was also depressing wages and oppressing it's workers, and it still is. Did Hillary ever stop the predatory nature of the company on who's board she sat? Nope. She took a fat pay check and smiled as small and medium sized American towns bore the brunt of store and factory closures. She cashed those checks she got from Bentonville while many Americans were thrown out of work when Wal-Mart came to town.
- She caved to big pharma and the insurance industry on her health insurance plan after she met resistance the first time around.
- Her "3 AM" ad is alot like the ads and messages we've been getting for the past 8 years from Bush and his thugs.
- She is the candidate clearly favored by the majority of multi national corporations.
Now, please realize that if you support Hillary that's fine, it's your right to do so, this is the USA after all and you're still allowed to support the corporate approved candidate of your choice. I don't hate you if you support Hillary and if she gets the nomination she'll give McCain a damn good run for his money.
Is Obama much different from Hillary? Despite what the media would have you believe, there is not much difference in what they say they want to do if elected. The biggest difference between them then is the fact that Obama is not part of any political dynasty and he has no national baggage to bring to his fight for the White House. To me Obama represents a break from the past and a break from the corrupt broken system is just what we all need in my opinion.