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Amanda the daughter of a slave

And this is why I want to beat up undecideds. I hope Obama’s grandmother gets a chance to vote by Tuesday.

Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has voted early for the country’s first black presidential nominee.

I saw a McCain rally yesterday where “Joe the Plumber” (Who was introduced by John McCain as “his hero and a great American) stepped up to the podium and said he’s voting “for a real American, John McCain.” I wonder if Amanda, upon whose free labor back this country was built, or Barack Obama’s grandmother who had to work while her husband was liberating Europe from the Nazis, would have a thought or two for Joe the Plumber about what being a real American means?
And a further note to, sadly, the large number of women I’ve seen who said they supported Hillary Clinton for President and now they’re voting for McCain because she’s not on the Democratic ticket. Look, I didn’t vote for Hillary because she was a woman, I voted for her because she was the best person running for President in February 2008. She is no longer running for President. Now, the best person running for President is Barack Obama. The McCain/Palin ticket doesn’t come close to Obama, but frankly they don’t even come close to Hillary, and like I said, she’s not even running anymore. These people don’t care about you, Hillary voters. They don’t care about any of the issues you must care about if you ever supported the woman that they demonized for eight years as a feminazi and a carpet bagger. Sure, McCain “picked a woman,” but you didn’t just want a woman (Especially not one who referred to herself as Caribou Barbie on national television), you wanted Hillary. McCain didn’t pick her. He didn’t even pick Joe Lieberman, who he wanted, no he opportunistically pandered to your anger and disappointment and picked a woman who didn’t even bother to run for President herself 18 months ago when Obama and Hillary did. But a McCain/Palin win won’t heal the wounds of the failed Hillary campaign. And trust me, I feel you, the press was horrible to her, but don’t punish this nation with the McCain/Palin nightmare to punish the press. If anything, the press would be rewarded with four years of disaster news coverage. That’s what they live for! Instead, let’s give them the steady leadership of No drama Obama. Furthermore, a McCain/Palin win, especially in this climate, would — probably– be the final nail in the coffin for any hope of a Democrat, a real bona-fide, stuff we believe in, DEMOCRAT. Please don’t let anyone think that we are so easily duped that we’d trade a serious thinker like Clinton, who spent 150,000 dollars on her education for Caribou Barbie who spends a 150,000 dollars on her wardrobe for a month.
Amanda the daughter of the slave owner doesn’t have many elections left. Make this one count for her. If not now, when?
96 hours! Let’s do this thing!

16 Responses to “Amanda the daughter of a slave”

  1. Karol Says:

    I wonder if Amanda, upon whose free labor back this country was built

    Didn’t you say she was the daughter of a slave and not a slave herself? Our country wasn’t built on her back at all, liar!

    Make this one count for her. If not now, when?

    Eh, some other time.

  2. Pearatty Says:

    Do you seriously know any Hillary supporters who are voting for McCain? Who are these people?

    I could see staying home out of pique. The Obama campaign, not just the press, handled Hillary and her supporters poorly after she conceded. We were not invited to play in their reindeer games. This, in spite of the gracious way in which Hillary conceded and encouraged her staff and supporters, both privately and publicly, to cast their lot with Obama.

    For myself, that is the reason I have only donated my money and time to local elections since the primary. I will vote for Obama, but I will not give him my time or money, as he quite clearly doesn’t need it, and hasn’t asked for it.

    But vote McCain? What a slap in the face to everything Hillary stands for.

  3. chsw Says:

    Why not just say it – what it really comes down to is that blood is thicker than water.


  4. Dawn Summers Says:

    while i’m pretty sure that’s true, what does it have to do with the election? None of my blood is even allowed to run for President…I will be the first eligible though, if I manage to live to see 35.

  5. Ugarles Says:

    Oh yeah? Lemme see your birth certificate!

  6. Ari Says:

    if I manage to live to see 35

    What? I totally thought you were like 41 already.

  7. Dawn Summers Says:

    I know you are, but what am !? 33!

  8. Dawn Summers Says:

    Okay, okay, you got me Ugarles, Malcolm X is my father too. Barack Hussein X and I are half brothers. When will the gotcha media leave my family alone?

  9. Gib Says:

    If you’re a Hillary supporter, a vote for McCain is a vote to bring Hillary Clinton back with a vengeance in 2012 with the “I TOLD YOU SO!” campaign.

    Or you could vote for Obama and just watch her become the next Chuck Schumer.

  10. Dawn Summers Says:

    Nah, Hillary 2010. She’s the next Cuomo. The good one.

  11. Karol Says:

    I’m pretty sure Cuomo is the next Cuomo. And they both suck.

  12. Eric Says:

    So… she’s been voting for Democrats for seventy years? Seventy years ago was 1938, back when the Democratic party was the party of, you know, Jim Crow and segregation and such. I can see she’s sure put a lot of thought into politics over the years.

  13. Karol Says:

    Eric is awesome.

  14. atf Says:

    Yeah and obama spent how many MILLIONS for commercials on TV networks again?

    Cos if you think Dumbocrats are any more prudent with their spending than the Republicans (who are crap also, but just can’t think of a spiffy nickname for em, and no, “Rethuglicans” is ****ing stupid) you are so, so wrong. In fact, I would say thriftiness hasn’t been the strong point of ALL of the Dumbocrat presidents in the last 50 years (especially that embarrasment Jimmy Carter), although they have been slightly more intelligent than the Republicans. Except Reagan, who was a God.

  15. Consigliere Says:

    Just wanted to say that Karol ROCKS!

  16. Consigliere Says:

    Comment moderation?

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