A Defining Moment - New York Times -- This is a great piece by David Brooks contrasting the old political order embodied in the Clintons with the new one emerging with Obama. Brooks talks about the defining moment as being November 10, 2007. Last night, in Ohio, we slid back into the Old Politics.
Our input from people at the polls was that the Ohio vote should not be misconstrued as a vote for Clinton; it was a racially biased vote against Obama, aided to a small degree by the hot-shot-too-clever-for-words Republican crossover vote espoused by our buddy Rush Limbaugh.
The Ohio vote was not about an America where everybody lives together and strives for common goals, or at least has parallel purpose. It was about fear, and racial bias, and being divided, and being at the mercy of the Old Politics.
I am ashamed of all of us.
pole down, lights out
2 months ago