Roger Nowosielski, a proponent of Ms. Clinton, sent me this very “informative” email.
Take what this able bodied urchin who lives on government subsistence [with little or no personal integrity] has to say, with a good healthy grain of salt.
It’s been a long time but my computer has been infected – a noxious Win32.SkyNet virus – thanks to the “Obama team” infiltrating Hillary’s Texas headquarters [aledgedly]. Believe it or not, I had also contracted a bad case of flu, thus having to fight two infections at once. I’m over it now and $300.00 in arrears to Symantec. By the way, I wholeheartedly recommend their Norton 360 virus protection software, along with their tech support service. It’s great. If you don’t already have it, it would be money well spent.
To bring you up to date. Texas and Ohio are in the win column. Pennsylvania is next. The re-doing of the Michigan and Florida primaries is next to a sure thing, and Hillary is bound to prevail as she had the first time around. By the time this hoopla is over, both Democratic candidates will be in a virtual tie.
I’ve already expressed my misgivings concerning Mr. Obama in my “Letter to Hillary,” so I’m not going to rehash it. Suffice to say, he’s an unknown quantify and we shouldn’t be choosing our next president in these precarious times – not in the least on the basis of a
mass hysteria or any cult following.
Oddly enough, things are surfacing now, as it were, which only exacerbate the need for caution and which seem to confirm my initial impressions. Take, for instance, Mr. Obama’s membership in the radical Trinity Church headed by his presumptive mentor and spiritual guru, a certain Rev. Jeremiah Wright (see reference below), which seems to fly in the face of Mr. Obama’s presumed message as a “uniter” and a “fusion” candidate. Apart from the fact that it speaks from the uniquely African-American experience, it is a message of hate, racism in reverse, and “Jihad on America.” We haven’t exactly been blameless, but the occupants of the World Trade Center Towers at the time of 9/11 didn’t exactly deserve their fate. You decide.
Or take the black community’s response to Ms Geraldine Ferraro’s recent comments apropos Mr. Obama benefiting from the present climate by being black. In case you haven’t heard it, Ms Ferraro had stated that Mr. Obama would not be in the position he is right now (i.e. as a viable candidate mounting a challenge to Hillary) if it weren’t for the fact that he was black. For reasons unbeknown, it had generated a great deal of uproar for being a racist remark. I disagree with Sen. Clinton for having apologized for the obvious fact (look at the Mississippi primary results with 90 of the black electorate having voted for Obama), but I understand, I guess, the need to thread softly lest you offend anyone. To borrow from Marylin Monroe’s line in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, women don’t necessarily marry wealthy men because they’re rich, but it helps. The same, I suppose, applies to Senator Clinton herself. No question she, too, is benefiting from the white-women vote, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Understandably, both groups are equally enthused about having their candidate a good run the nomination, and neither is either a racist or a sexist for the fact. So why can’t we face facts squarely and do away with the absurd notion of political correctness? One way or another, the glass ceiling has been broken for either a woman or a black man, and it’s a great thing regardless of who gets elected or when. (What is sexist, however, is the male anti-Hillary vote – whether black or white. In the latter case, I suspect many whites tend to vote for Obama as if to prove to themselves they have transcended the color barrier and become color-blind, whereas in fact it’s an anti-woman vote; and with respect to many African-American male voters, strong sexist sentiments prevail. A black woman has been traditionally the mainstay of the black family – the male being on the somewhat irresponsible side. Naturally,it leads to feelings of resentment and inadequacy; but what a black male can and will take from his female counterpart is intolerable with respect to a strong white female such as Hillary. His entire manhood and sense of self-worth are on the line and he can’t take it.) Anyhow, for the Marilyn Monroe line I’m grateful to Mr. Karel, a KGO talk-show host,10PM-1AM. I highly recommend that you tune in sometimes for a clear, no-nonsense appraisal of the political spectacle before us (along with that provided by Christine Craft of SF Chronicle who hosts in between). Perhaps you have to be a gay. like Mr. Karel is, in order to be able to see thing clearly and objectively, with the least possible bias.
Lastly, I’d like to refer you to the recent (forced) resignation by Admiral William “Fox” Fallon -until now the the head of United States Central Command in the Middle East and responsible only to George W. Bush – and the Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates‘s, vehement denial it had nothing to do with Admiral Fallon’s vocal disagreement with the president concerning the possibility of starting hostilities with Iran. (Fallon went on record in his interview for the Esquire magazine, March 2008 issue.) The likelihood of the administration starting something with Iran on the eve of the presidential election – anything to help the Republicans maintain their hold on power – is not to be discounted. The times are indeed critical.
I’ll keep you abreast of future developments along with the commentary. Again, if you want to be excluded from this mailing, please let me know.