Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A debate topic for Philly: "Screw 'em"

That's a quote from Hillary Clinton in 1995 about working class white southerners, "lunch-bucket Democrats," who were both leaning and voting conservative in the 1994 congressional elections. Her advice:
"Screw 'em," she told her husband. "You don't owe them a thing, Bill. They're doing nothing for you; you don't have to do anything for them."
Author Benjamin Barber witnessed and wrote about in his book, "The Truth of Power: Intellectual Affairs in the Clinton White House"

Read the whole article on HuffPo.

So, if the majority of the Democrats vote and have voted for someone else, and are therefore doing nothing for her, I'm thinking the same attitude is there. Screw 'em, they don't matter... and won't stand in her way of getting this thing by hook and crook, schmooze and booze, god and the devil, lies and more lies, lawyers, guns and money.


And just so as to not end this on a "bitter" note, Bruce Springsteen has just endorsed Obama on his website, so listen to Bruce below singing a song that Woody Guthrie wrote. It reminds me of why I care about this stuff.



Tags: - -

3 comments:

enigma4ever said...

good post.....I posted your question about the damned flag pin...thanks for your thoughts...hang in there...Obama will prevail...YES WE CAN....

The boss baby...he is Right....100%

enigma4ever said...

Pass the Word- see my top Post- 4.17.08 I am encouraging as many blogs as possible to Post the YES WE CAN Song- In solidarity. ( Obama Blog thread- people discussed it there- I think it is a great idea).

Laser said...

Of all the great armies of rock fans, few can match the devotion of Bruce Springsteen's. For them it's not just catching just one show-it's about catching them all. Anyone who has experienced Springsteen in concert will testify that the bond between audience and artist transcends the usual adulation. Something magical, almost mystical happens. Some might describe it as spiritual-most definitely it is life affirming. It is in trying to nail this phenomenon that the beautiful hardbound For You has arrived.
Edited by Lawrence Kirsch and replete with an amazing welter of outstanding photographs, it's a mind-blowing collection of thoughts and stories from fans of every age and many nations, each explaining why Springsteen occupies such an important place in their hearts. Covering all four decades of Springsteen's career it is possibly the ultimate fanzine for it is the fans who have made the journey and whose words tell us as much about them as they do about Springsteen. The warmth and humanity that flows from every page is truly moving and provides a beacon of hope from which we can all draw strength in these hard times. Not a book to be read at one sitting but rather to revisit and enjoy over time."