politics

"Palin Derangement Syndrome" and Partisan Fearmongering

  • Posted on: 14 September 2008
  • By: mokshalom

As I've expressed recently here on my blog, I have been horrified at the personal attacks against Sarah Palin and her children. One of the worst recently came from a Huffington Post writer, who claimed he wanted to have sex with Palin on Barack Obama bedsheets while his wife looked on and read the Constitution. (The last I checked, the Constitution did not support the rape of an opposing party's political candidate.)

In observing this election, I have noticed that what is usually "my side" (i.e. Democrats) have turned into the vicious, swiftboating negative haters that the Republicans were in the 1990s. This sort of left-wing swiftboating started during the primaries against Hillary and it's being used against Palin right now. The hysteria against Palin has reached epic levels. In fact, it's now got a name. It's called "Palin Derangement Syndrome" or PDS.

Why Obama Will Fail

  • Posted on: 23 April 2008
  • By: mokshalom

Pardon me while I get political here again, but I'm finding the Democratic race to be fascinating on the energetic perspective.

Obama lost last night to Clinton in the Pennsylvania primary. Considering that he was the "front runner," he had oodles of money to spend, and the math will make it hard for Hillary to beat him, why didn't he easily take Pennsylvania?

Some vocal, angry Obama fans have put this down to a single, ugly word: racism. A post on Daily Kos about Obama's loss was filled with insulting, negative comments about people who voted for Clinton. Besides being "racist," these voters were labeled as uneducated, ignorant, and buying into the mainstream media (even though Obama has actually gotten more favorable press all along, except for the past few weeks due to his own screw-ups).

Why I Like Hillary Clinton

  • Posted on: 31 January 2008
  • By: mokshalom

I have a white male friend who is all agog over Obama. He has no logical reason for this other than the fact that Obama is "inspiring" to him. Funny, I have yet to meet a left-wing man who is similarly agog over Hillary Clinton.

I'm not anti-Obama at all, but I'm getting tired of the Obama love-fest. Why? Because, while Obama speaks a lot of pretty words during his speeches, I don't really have a sense as to his underlying intelligence or character.

I'm also getting tired of hearing that women are only voting for Hillary "because of" her gender.

Let me explain something. Hillary's gender is more than just a "I need to vote for a women" thing for me. For the first time in my lifetime, there's actually a presidential candidate that I can relate to. I can relate to Hillary. Not just because she's a woman and I'm a woman. That's a given.