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!