Some Political News

Have you ever come across something that you absolutely have to pass on to your circle of influence? Well, here are a few items that I want to pass on:

1. Hillary accuses Barack Obama of plagiarism. Well, take a look at what was on today’s Meet the Press (see netcast or transcript, page 5):

(Videotape, February 21, 2008)
SEN. CLINTON: You know, the hits I’ve taken in life are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country.
(End videotape)
(Videotape, February 18, 1992)
FMR. PRES. CLINTON: The hits that I took in this election are nothing compared to the hits that the people of this state and this country are taking every day of their lives.
(End videotape)
(Videotape, February 21, 2008)
SEN. CLINTON: Whatever happens, we’re going to be fine. You know, we have strong support from our families and our friends. I just hope that we’ll be able to say the same thing about the American people, and that’s what this election should be about.
(End videotape)
(Videotape, December 13, 2007)
FMR. SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: What’s not at stake are any of us. All of us are going to be just fine, no matter what happens in this election. But what’s at stake is whether America is going to be fine.
(End videotape)

Sounds similar, huh? Looks to me like Hillary was advocating the sort of change that you can Xerox, in the very same debate in which she was accusing Obama of doing precisely that. As I said in my comments on that debate, there is a strong chance that Hillary phrases her words out of political calculation, not what she truly feels. Is she a humble woman who doesn’t care about getting power? I wouldn’t bet my apartment on it!

2. The Kucinich campaign has this video on Obama: Omama . Do you think Obama cares about rising health care costs or companies ditching small towns and leaving people unemployed? Well, according to this video, Michelle Obama has actually contibuted to these very problems. I post this with great reluctance, since I consider Barack and Michelle Obama to be likable people. But I hope that they will offer an explanation for this when the general election comes.

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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6 Responses to Some Political News

  1. Bryan L says:

    Thanks for this James. Do you have any sort of link to the Meet the Press thing?

    Blessings,
    Bryan L

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  2. James Pate says:

    I’ll add it later. It requires typing a lot of random letters and numbers. But, if you want to see it, all you have to do is google “Meet the Press” and go to its web site. It has a transcript and a video.

    BTW, I’m sad to read you won’t be blogging as much. Your blog is one of my favorites.

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  3. James Pate says:

    Actually, it wasn’t as hard as I thought. Enjoy! It has a good Nader interview. Plus, Michelle Norris is nice to look at.

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  4. Bryan L says:

    Will do. And thanks for the encouragement. It means a lot.

    Blessings,
    Bryan

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Do any of them really care about the average American? Democrat, Republican, etc.? I’ve seen no evidence that they do, or have, for years. Very sad, that this is what is has all come down to…and we wonder why society seems to be on a downward spiral.

    JC

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  6. James Pate says:

    I’m not sure if I’d say that our leaders don’t care at all. But many of them do have other motives than our well-being, such as power, money, etc.

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