DNC Winter Meeting: Hillary’s Resistance is Futile tour

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On yet another stop in her Resistance is Futile tour, Hillary Clinton,  the Borq Queen that reigns supreme as the Democratic front-runner, addressed the DNC Winter Meeting in her imperial style claiming to be entering into a conversation with the American people.  She gave a brief peroration to “Middle Class” America and lectured the assemblage about the practical realities of navigating a political system rigged to benefit wealth, privilege, and the fascist corporate interests to which every pretender to the presidential throne must pledge allegiance.

She used that reality as an excuse to support one of the toothless non-binding Iraq War resolutions.  She claimed to “want to go further” and cap troop levels.  She threatened the Iraqi government with sanctions for not shaping up and made the extraordinarily unbelievable claim that had she been President in 2002, “I would not have started this war” and further that if not ended by 2009, she would end the war in Iraq immediately as President.  Very interesting, considering the comments she made the night before to  AIPAC  regarding the so-called Iranian nuclear threat by saying ”We need to use every tool at our disposal, including diplomatic and economic in addition to the threat and use of military force.”

The Borg Queen is good.  She executed a perfect fascist pirouette by assuring the American people that she would swiftly end the war in Iraq if elected President and covertly start another in Iran on behalf of the same neocons who dreamed up the current quagmire.  She did it without raising a fuss and starting a media firestorm because the corporate media does not serve the public interest. 

Perfect in her political pitch, she smoothed over the hurt feelings of Howard Dean caused by her minion James Carville and thanked Dean and the DNC for their efforts to win back both houses of Congress.  She tipped her hat towards Nancy Pelosi, universal health care, ending genocide in Darfur, and castigated No-Child-Left-Behind.  She mentioned “fighting for” children, women, families and New York on 9/11.  

She spoke of the “fatalism” in political discourse about combating global climate change, “If we try to deal with global climate change we’ll wreck the economy-I reject that,” in a transparent sop to Al Gore to keep him out of this race. She then underscored her electability and told the DNC that “I know a thing or two about winning campaigns.”  She pledged to “fight back” and defeat the enemy because “I know how they think and how they act.”

Of course she does, because in reality, she is the enemy she claims to be fighting.

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DNC Winter Meeting: Obama

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Callling on people to “Hope” whatever that means, and to leave behind the politics of “smallness,” whatever that means, Barack Obamawas met with a resounding welcome at the DNC Winter Meeting yesterday despite his campaign’s apparent lack of understanding that he needed to make a big showing in front of the nation’s most highpowered group of democratic activists and politicians.   Unlike other candidates like the Borg Queen and John Edwards, Obama’s operation looked raggedy.  They had too much going on accross the potomac at George Mason University in Virginia at a massive rally that could have been held another day.

The Borq Queen and John Edwards had their happy partisans in place with t-shirts and signs.  Even a longshot like Chris Dodd had people in place.   The Borq Queen and John Edwards even have video up on their websites and Chris Dodd has photos.  The safe Negro has nothin’ posted that I can see. 

A thought occurred to me that with all of his “earnest”musing about “Hope” and “Smallness” that Barack Obama is the political equivalent of John Coffey in The Green Milea magical Negro that everyone seeks to touch to be healed of their afflictions.  The crowd visibly strained closer to Obama as he alighted from the dias to work the front.  In the movie, John Coffey says “I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head all the time,”Obama evokes the same divinely inspired feelings when he exhorts us end the “smallness” of our political culture.

Too bad that what he offers up is focus grouped pablum that leaves the status quo undisturbed.  The ablity to repackage and inspire people into believing in the same racist status quo is really a magical power I hope brotha Obama looses.