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Monday, May 26, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

John McCain in 2009…what terrorists crave

We have heard republicans saying that with a democrat in the White House, America is weaker.
It is actually the other way around. Terrorists gain more if John McCain and republicans wins the 2008 election. Islamic radicalism has grown and multiplied more under the Bush administration than any other administration. Bush, Cheney and Rice policies have done more to inflame the anti-American sentiment around the world than anything else we have done.
A John McCain administration will be just a third administration of George Bush and that's just what terrorists need and hope. An administration that gives them a reason to keep anti American sentiments high, so they can continue recruiting and fundraising.
A democratic administration will restore America's image around the world which will be a big blow to Osama Bin Laden and all others.
It is actually a John McCain administration what terrorists crave.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

It's time for Hillary to start closing shop.

It has been a great campaign and both candidates, Hillary and Obama has done a lot to motivate the democratic base, add republicans, new and undecided voters to the democratic rolls.

However all good things has to come to an end. Hillary needs to start thinking on her exit strategy and her lagacy and contribution to the democratic sweep of November 2008. This is her great opportunity to go in history as a pilar of victory.

Note to Hillary Advisers: Apply the Same Standards

It was funny seeing a Hillary campaign adviser (I think it was Lanny Davis) trying to spin the "unspinnable". He mentioned that funny argument of "Why Obama can't close the deal on Hillary?" Obama is ahead in the popular vote, pledge delegates and adding more super delegates everyday, so I think that Obama is closing the deal on Hillary pretty well. T the end of the process Obama will be the nominee.

But the real question is why Hillary cannot close the deal on Obama? It's funny that the Clinton campaign keeps repeating the big states she won, the governors that supports her, the x, y or z demographics and populations that supports her. So, my question to Hillary and her campaign is...why is not Hillary then winning? And the answer is because she cannot sell it. Hillary has won some and Obama has won some. But at the end when you add it all up Obama is the front runner and no spin from the Hillary campaign can change that.


There are times where losers are winners and winners are losers and tonight is one of those times. Nobody can deny that the big winner tonight was Barack Obama!

Hillary needed one of two things tonight to keep her hopes alive: win both states, North Carolina and Indiana or at least win one of them big time; she did none. Hillary's campaign is over and she knows it!

On the other side, what Tuesday May 6 showed is the character, skills and problem management ability of Barack Obama. Qualities that we need in our next President to be a great President.

It is time for the democratic party voters and superdelegates to start closing the loop, tie loose ends and rally behind the candidate that has proven over and over that can win even against all adversities. Obama has the support of democrats, will have the support of those who voted for Hillary and surely will kick John McCain's old ass to kingdom come.

Time to End the Drama and Vote for OBAMA!

As time goes on I see Hillary looking more and more like McCain. We may probably need to update our political equation from McCain=Bush to Hillary=McCain=Bush, as Hillary is proposing the same ideas as McCain, Hillary and her spouse worth hundreds of millions as McCain and his spouse, Hillary wants to obliterate Iran as McCain, Hillary proposed the same gimmick, shell game gas tax plan as McSame. It is well documented that Hillary is backed by the same special interests in Washington as McCain, Hillary even voted for the war in Iraq as McCain.
It is time to end this drama, rally behind Barack Obama, who is the stronger candidate, and get ready to take on McSame and the GOP. We need to break with old Washington politicians and start a new, fresh page in the American history with Barack Obama as the next President of the United States of America.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Clinton NOT listening to economists on gas tax holiday

Clinton is not listening to economists and that's why she is getting it all wrong. One of the things that Alan Greenspan admired of Bill Clinton was his economic discipline and vision for long term economic stability. It appears that Hillary does not share that vision and that's why she is looking everyday more like John McCain. First on war issues (voted for the Iraq war and want to obliterate Iran) and now, like John McCain ,she is proving the the economy is not her strength either. I wonder what will be left of her to offer the American people is she keeps embracing failed policies and ideas one after the other.

Hillary's looking very sad on the gas tax issue

What is sad is seen Hillary adopting "bushesque" attitudes in defending something that is clearly wrong. That's why she has the lowest level of trust among the candidates. She uses double talk, cheap political arguments (like she is winning the popular vote.) and simpleton sound bites and keeps repeating and repeating them until people gets hypnotized by repetition and hopefully end up believing it. That's a classical Bush/GOP strategy.

We do not need simpleton arguments like "struggling Americans people need a break now", and then propose the McCain/Hillary plan that gives people $30 break during the summer and billions in additional profits to oil companies. I think it is good to remember that as McCain, Hillary also serves the same special interests aka "masters" in Washington. This means that the same as with republican proposals we need to analyze further and more carefully what Hillary proposes, because sometimes it may have a corporate trojan horse built in.

Just some fun...but an underlying message

Saturday, May 3, 2008

CNN continues their very subtle campaign against Obama

As I have mentioned before, the media is in love with John McCain and decided a long time ago that he deserves to be president.

The media does not worry that much with Hillary Clinton as democratic candidate because they know the GOP is ready for Hillary and prefers her as the democratic nominee. Obama is a completely different story. The GOP is not ready for Obama and the media is not ready for Obama either. Obama is a real danger for John McCain's "destiny" of being president and must be destroyed.

First was the Howard Dean like strategy with the reverend Wright and the bitter comment issues. Reduce the issues to simple sound bites and keep repeating and repeating the same until people become disgusted and with some luck that negative perception would permeate Obama's image. They succeeded in part, after the stories finally lost steam, Obama's momentum in Pennsylvania stopped and Hillary won.

Now is part two of the strategy: minimize Obama's accomplishments and strengths; exaggerate Hillary's; rehash, squeeze and milk a little more the old issues that hurt Obama to see if more juice can be extracted; and for the grand finale throw in McCain as the one apart and separate from all that filth. McCain the different one from all that mud and distractions that those democrats have brought into the discourse.

Today I decided to take a look at CNN online to see the headlines and saw a pattern there.

1) Obama losing support. (strategy: minimize Obama's accomplishments)
2) Obama wins Guam caucuses by only 7 votes. (strategy: minimize Obama's accomplishments)
3) Hillary on the Offensive on the gas tax holiday. (strategy: exaggerate Hillary's)
4) Clinton gaining on Obama in North Carolina. (strategy: exaggerate Hillary's)
5) An "analysis" titled: The Wright effect on presidential race. (strategy: rehash, squeeze and milk a little more the old issues that hurt Obama to see if more juice can be extracted) (strategy: McCain surfacing as Mr. Clean getting the advantage)

1) Obama is losing support because according to a poll Hillary picked a couple of points. The problem here is that the few points Obama lost was after weeks of a brutal attack "Howard Dean style". Why CNN does not mention that it is remarkable that Obama is holding and still picking superdelegates after weeks of attacks. Actually that speaks about his character, leadership, political stamina and his conflict resolution skills. Precisely what we need in a president if we want to to put his nation back on the road if prosperity and worldwide respect.

2) Obama gain Guam by only 7 votes. A win is a win, but if Hillary would have won Guam by 1 vote the comments would have been like "Is this the beginning of the end for Obama?" "Has the implosion "Howard Dean style" finally started?"

3) Every person with an ounce of brain agrees that the summer tax holiday idea is a gimmick, a shell plan, a political game designed just to be a swan song. But Hillary is not on the defensive, she is in the offensive. If Hillary is in the offensive, then who is in the defensive? Certainly is not Obama as he has all the proof backing him up. It is Clinton and McCain the ones who need to explain to the American people why they dare to propose such an idea when they know it solves absolutely nothing and the relief to the people is marginal at the best. Not mentioning the additional billions of dollars this idea puts in the pockets of oil companies. Why they play this game with hopes of people in struggle, letting them believe that they are really proposing something of value, when indeed is only smoke, air...nothing? As time goes on I see Hillary looking more and more like McCain. We may probably need to update our political equation from McCain=Bush to Hillary=McCain=Bush, as Hillary is proposing the same ideas as McCain, Hillary and her spouse worth hundreds of millions as McCain and his spouse, Hillary wants to obliterate Iran as McCain, Hillary is backed by the same special interests in Washington as McCain, Hillary voted for the war in Iraq as McCain.

4) Clinton is gaining on Obama in NC because she is "only" 9 points in disadvantage. To me that is more like Obama holds steady in NC, and keep gaining more superdelegates than Hillary. To me it is more like Obama momentum has not been stopped by controversies and it is picking up again after been temporarily sidetracked.

5) They cannot let the issue of reverend Wright die because if not there is nothing else they can pick to Obama. On this "analysis" the big winner is John McCain. "Half of Americans think a John McCain presidency would bring different policies than the Bush administration." HAHAHA Can you believe that? Also according to the "analysis" blue-collar white voters won't vote for Obama after reverend Wright and Republicans are reassessing their strategy and thinking that it would better after all for John McCain to run against Obama. This is the same reverse psychology terrorists use when they say they prefer a democrat in the White House. Terrorists want to scare Americans so they vote for McCain, so the Bush policies continue, so the hate against America continue, so they (the terrorist) can continue with all the great recruiting and fundraising they have been having thanks to Bush, Cheney and Rice.

To all media: Reporting time is a scarce good, meaning is limited. Every minute spent on inconsequential issues is less time to educate the voters on the real issues and what candidates propose. Remember that reverend Wright is not the one running for office. Honestly, I don't care about reverend Wright's opinions because his opinions can't do jack to solve Iraq, healthcare, jobs, education, drugs, homeland security, immigration, crime, etc. On the other hand, Obama's, Clinton's and McCain proposals will have a big impact on my life and the life of my children. It is about these proposals that I need to watch, listen and read.

Stop the drama, VOTE for Obama!

I have decided to make public my support for Barack Obama. Why?

I have to admit that I started on the Hillary camp. However, as time went on and I listened to Obama, i found myself agreeing more with him than with Hillary. I do not necessarily agree with all his proposals, but I did not agreed either with all the ideas of Hillary Clinton.

There were two moments that for me, definitely changed the momentum towards Obama. First, was Bill Richardson's endorsement. I have the utmost respect for Richardson. Nobody can dispute that from all original candidates for president, Richardson's resume was the most impressive. When a man with those qualifications and ties with the Clintons goes ahead, break with the old bosses and endorses Barack Obama, it is definitely an eye opener. Second, Joe Andrews endorsement and words. All good things has to come to an end and if it is true that democrats has had a good ride with these primaries, energizing the base, adding new voters, etc.; it is time to end the primaries, rally behind one candidate and start working towards November elections. From the two candidates, why not rallying behind the one that has the most votes and has proven can attract independents, youngs and even republicans.

Barack Obama is definitely a stronger candidate than Hillary Clinton against John McShame and the Republican machine. With Hillary Clinton, the GOP has had the strategy ready for years. With Obama, they have to start from scratch, which gives us a logistical advantage since the beginning. What about the reverend issue and bitter comments? That's peanuts compared to all that republicans could and would throw against Hillary.

So, I agree that it is time to end this drama, rally behind Barack Obama, take on McSame and the GOP and start a new, fresh page in the American history with Barack Obama as the next President of the United States of America.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Media War Against Obama continues

The media decided long time ago that McShame deserves to be President. So, their objective is to destroy the only obstacle to a McPain presidency, Barack Obama. And Hillary? The media and republicans agree that from the two democratic candidates Hillary is the easiest for McSame to beat.

Now, the media is focusing a lot lately on those latest pools that shown Obama losing some support and they spin it like if the Obama campaign is going down on fire. They leave the other half of the story out on purpose. Obama is racking more support from super delegates than Hillary as each day pass. Obama is leading in popular vote and in pledge delegates. But the most important thing is that after weeks of a brutal assault using the reverend as a weapon of mass distraction, the only thing they can say is that Hillary may have gained one or two points. With less than that the campaign of Howard Dean was destroyed on 2004, which speaks of the strength and appeal of Barack Obama.

Another strange thing is how much support those polls show for McBush, even though the Bush presidency is perceived as the worst in history. The game is clear to me, give the impression that Hillary would do better aggainst McLame than Obama.

What we will see in the next few days and weeks is the media touting Hillary's comeback and parroting in how much trouble the Obama campaign is. Again, remember that the objective of the media is to get Obama out of the way and leave Hillary as the democratic candidate, because she is the person easiest to beat by republicans.

One more thing. Remember also that republicans have been preparing for a fight against Hillary for years. This means they have spent a lot of money and resources in that preparation. The GOP wasn't ready for Obama, and having to start from scratch, when they are having problems attracting support and cash compared to previous campaigns, is a big blow. So, at least for logistical purposes republicans will welcome Hillary as the democratic nominee as the only thing they would need to do is to dust off all the old talking points they have been preparing and saving for years.