Friday, December 28, 2007

Hot For Hillary

I have had many inner debates during this last election on who I should support, and I'm sure that these debates will continue because of how important this election is to me and my fellow LGBT voters. There are very serious issues at stake with who we choose to be our next Democratic candidate, and I admit it is very difficult to choose one out of the very qualified candidates we have been given. So who is it going to be? Biden, Hillary, Obama, Kucinich, Gravel, Richardson, Edwards, or Dodd? What issues are most important? LGBT issues, the war, health care, poverty, taxes, or abortion? All these things must be taken seriously, but which candidate has all the answers to all the questions? I think we all know the answer to that. There is no person with all the answers, and as unfortunate as it is none of these people will end all suffering in the world. This should not deter people from participating or "practicing" politics. Every issue that has come to a triumphant conclusion has not happened over night, but has taken years of baby steps. So here again we arrive at our problem, who shall inherit this diverse and divided nation (and world)?
Well maybe we should start with an easier question. Who should not inherit this nation and world? I think most of us agree that it should not be Giuliani, Paul, Thompson, Huckabee, Romney, McCain, Hunter, or Tancredo. I also believe that we must support someone who can win. I'm sure all LGBT people would love for someone like Kucinich to be President; however, as much as we hate to say it, there are other factors in choosing a candidate. I believe one of those factors, unfortunately, is popularity. I believe that it is in fact late enough to see that our next Democratic nominee will be either Hillary, Obama, or Edwards.
So here we have them, our candidates from which we may choose! (Applause is welcome)

This is where things become more tedious. All three of these candidates are very similar on the issues with some exceptions. So lets begin with John Edwards. Edwards says that he is the strongest advocate of eliminating the threat of poverty, which is a major positive factor, but I'm not sure how much I trust Edwards. Also, I believe Edwards is the most uncomfortable with LGBT issues out of all Democratic candidates, and gives me reason to not support him. So now we Obama and Hillary. Both of these candidates would be firsts for the United States. First African-American or first woman.
Before I continue, I would also like to ensure that I believe that any of the Democratic candidates would be a much improved situation and most or all are over qualified to run this country. With that being said, I will support whoever the nominee is for the Democratic Party; but for delegation purposes I must choose a Democratic candidate to support and I have chosen Hillary.
Some may disagree, but I feel that Hillary will be the strongest of the democratic candidates and will be not only the strongest advocate for LGBT persons but also the person who will actually get things done regarding my closest to heart issues.
Some will argue that her husband's record on LGBT issues is poor, and it was; however, I believe Hillary will come through with her openness to LGBT people even with support from Bill. Also, she has repetitively spoken to the HRC, and is close friends with Joe Solmonese.

Here are some quotes from Hillary:

"Are you ready for a government that treats all Americans with dignity, and equality no matter who you are, or who you love?"

"I'm proud to stand by your side. I want you to know that just as you have always had an open door to my senate office, you will always have an open door to the White House, and together we will continue our struggle against hatred and our stand for equality." (To the Human Rights Campaign)

Through all the videos and sound bytes that I have seen of all the candidates, Hillary has shown me that she will be the best candidate for LGBT people. And because my blog concerns LGBT politics I will leave my other issues out of this conversation.





5 comments:

Brandon said...

I enjoy this blog Nick. I think it's pretty well informed :)

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Anonymous said...

FELLOW AMERICANS! Educate Yourselves! Know Who You’re Voting For!

WE ARE NOT PART OF ANY CAMPAIGN. WE ARE NOT PROMOTING ANY CANDIDATE. WE ARE NOT TELLING YOU WHO TO VOTE FOR.
BUT YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS:

#1-- Did you know that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted many many women, including an alleged brutal rape and got away with it through Hillary's divisive Clinton Attack Machine Tactics of intimidation and silencing people?
#2-- Did you know the Clintons are criminals? Thieves who habitually lie and scheme to get what they want? And who have covered up a multitude of financial, criminal and political security scandals?
#3-- Did you know they are called "The Ruthless Political Tagteam" by those who know them? And feel they are above the law? And that they do not have to abide by the rules as we do? And that the past Clinton Administration was one of the most corrupt in history with Hillary directing scandal cover-ups & blatant misuse of power?
#4-- Did you know that the Clinton's extreme egos and desire for power has driven them to plan, for years, to take over the Whitehouse and govern America together with a form of absolute power? And that they wear “masks” to fool the American people to achieve their agenda?
#5-- Did you know that they have ways of manipulating the media and muzzling people who oppose them? Through bribery, blackmail & destroying innocent peoples’ careers? And there is lots more.....

EDUCATE YOURSELF & READ THESE BOOKS ON
HILLARY & THE CLINTON MACHINE BEFORE YOU VOTE:
"Takeover" by Charles Savage (Pulitzer Prize Winning Book)
"Target" by Kathleen Willey (One of the Victims of Bill Clinton)
“The Truth About Hillary" by Edward Klein
"Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside The Clinton Whitehouse"
by Gary Aldrich (New York Times Bestseller)
"Hillary's Scheme" by Carl Limbacher (New York Times Best Seller)
"Hell To Pay" by Barbara Olsen (now deceased... New York Times Best Seller)
"Can She Be Stopped?" by John Podhoretz (Best Selling Author)
"Whitewash" by L.Brent Bozell III
"The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton" by Bay Buchanan

and / or
GOOGLE THESE NAMES:
Juanita Broaddrick
Kathleen Willey
Ed Willey
Elizabeth Ward Gracn
Gennifer Flowers
Paula Corbin Jones
Vince Foster
Mark Rich
James Riady
Slick Willie (Bill Clinton)
ALSO:
Travelgate
Filegate
Chinagate
Nannygate
Sexgate
Whitewater
Raft of IRS Audits Launched Against Political Opponents and others...
Monica Lewinsky was scared for her life.
As was Linda Tripp, who has since moved away and changed her identity.

WE DO NOT WANT THE SAME CORRUPT STATUS QUO RUNNING THE WHITEHOUSE, THAT ALREADY DESPERATELY NEEDS CLEANING UP!

WE WANT TO MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD!!!

THE CLINTONS ARE NOT WHO YOU THINK THEY ARE.
PLEASE VOTE FOR ANYBODY ---ANYBODY--- BUT THE CLINTONS!

FEMINISTS 4 OBAMA! said...

Are you insane? HILLARY? So the Clintons got you drinkin' their Jim Jones Cool-Aid too? I would NEVER vote Hillary into the Whitehouse and I'm a FEMINIST! She's been completely dependent on her husband to get where she's got, like the Paris Hilton of politics.

She was wrong about her healthcare plan that failed back when Bill-- who introduced us to NAFTA, outsourcing all our jobs --was president. She was wrong about the war. She votes for bills she hopes don't pass. And the Republicans have so much dirt on her & have been planning for so long to destroy her that they'll slaughter BOTH the Clintons. Anybody remember Whitewater?

And what is this "35 years of experience" bull crap? She was in COLLEGE 35 years ago!! Then she was marroed to Bill. Then 1st lady. And HILLARY CLINTON'S FIRST ELECTED OFFICE JOB WAS IN 2001 WHEN SHE BECAME A SENATOR BECAUSE HER HUSBAND PRACTICALLY PUT HER THERE! How many years is that? SEVEN! 7 years! How many years has Obama been a senator? TEN years. 7 years state and 3 U.S. and he didn't get there by getting a handout from his spiouse, he got there on his own! THAT'S "experience".

And who CARES about experience if you have bad judgment? (Hillary) Who cares about being the ex-presidents wife if you have the highest amount of negatives & factual stats prove you have the greatest chance of losing to the Republicans who already hate you? (Hillary) Who cares if your husband runs your race for you to get back into the Whitehouse again for a 3rd & 4th term, which is unconstitutional, if you'll never get any bills past in congress because nobody likes you & everybody still hates you for stealing the election from the man who deserved it?

Who cares about anything the Clintons say when all they've proven to be is dishonest divisive ruthless self-serving amoral liars? Their character is deplorable and THIS is what we want our children and future generations and young women to want to model themselves after? Not to mention that their whole relationship is basically a fraud cover for a cold partnership of sheer ambition sprinkled with the thick dust of adultery and infidelity. The Clintons are trash, BOTH of them, and a vote for them is a vote for the shady status quo and just proves to the Republicans how stupid the Democrats really are.

Barack Obama is the only shot we have at changing this country. And he's the best shot we have at winning the general election. The Republicans are lost on how to beat him, because half of them like him, half of them agree with him and all of them are confounded on what strategy they could possibally use to take him out, because he is a new variable they never calculated into the equation.

Based on strategy, the Clintons are the worst choice.
Based on ethics/character, the Clintons are the worst choice.
Based on vision, wisdom & judgment, the Clintons are the worst choice.

If we vote Obama in, this entire nation and the entire globe will greatly benefit from it. All of us.

If we vote the Clintons back into the Whitehouse, we're going to hell in a handbasket.

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