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This, from the old Minneapolis Star, shows what we yearn for -- still.
While the campaign rhetoric never changes and we think we have seen the worst it never is...or is it different this time?
In 1960, JFK was going to govern according to the Vatican...he didn't but now we are calling Obama a Muslim...crying out for Christian values in a most un-Christian manner, and voting based on lies...the worst coming from the SuperPac's and especially 501(c)(4)'s who answer to no one and don't even disclose who we are.
If you watched 60 Minutes last night and saw our two Senate 'leaders' we should be ashamed. Then we saw two who believe in compromise, Evan Bayh and Olympia Snowe, who did not run again because of the partisanship. This is the Congress we have allowed to happen.
The internet is truly a Pandora's box and it is frightening on so many levels now that we have opened it.
Thanks to the author for sharing that wonderful article. Now if people would just pay attention to it.
The lady opens by celebrating the fact that 40 years back (from 1960) women were able to vote nationally for the first time. And then she seems to be alledging a little later in the article that women would not run an election in this deplorable way, were they the candidates (re: the neighborhood sewing circle analogy). And finally she ends by referring exclusively to "he" and "men" when opining about the caliber of candidate she wants to see run for office.
It's a little sad that she couldn't make the leap from ladies running the election of a neighborhood sewing club president in an honorable fashion to a woman actually running for national elective office. It just never occurred to her that this was possible apparently.
I wonder what she would have thought of Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2008. It seems to me that Ms Clinton did her share of fear mongering about Obama. I seem to remember something about "would you want Obama to answer the White House phone at 3 in the morning?"
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