(an email from my younger brother)
What I love about Clinton’s speech is how he basically took on the right-wing propaganda machine and made them look like the lying morons they are. The almost glee in how he attacked the right wing’s spurious lies and bullshit, without an ounce of fear, was brilliant. He literally has zero political capital to lose, and he knows the right wing has already shot its wad smearing him, so what purpose would any further smears serve?
It’s obvious to all that Obama lack’s Clinton’s keen political acumen and flexible morals. Obama’s rigidity and gutless capitulation in the face of criticism is all too clear to every liberal in this country. Both Clinton’s are not true friends to liberalism due to their immense egos and personal ambition, but as master politicians they are second to none. Hillary only lost to Obama in 2008 because liberals never forgave her for supporting the Iraq War when she didn’t have to. Hillary SHOULD be President, and she would have made a great one, but payback is a motherfucker.
Clinton put Democrats on the offensive for the first time in three years. The convention has been brilliantly run, and just looking at the diverse faces in the crowd is enough to prove the two parties are NOT the same, nor are they governed by the same principles. We all know Obama sold his liberal soul to Big Money and the military-industrial complex; there is no denying that. I feel betrayed in large amounts. But McCain would have been an unmitigated nightmare.
And Mitt Romney? That soulless Mormon scumbag? Mormons are evil in my opinion. They are gangsters masquerading as a religion, basically. The press has been too kind on this. They are sneaky, conniving, and incredibly dangerous people, ruthless like Sicilian Mafioso but with fair hair and sparkling smiles.
Clinton eviscerated Romney and Paul Ryan with the laser-like acumen that made him one of the great political campaigners we’ve ever seen. He owned the audience in the hall and watching on TV. It was one of the greatest game-changing political moments in our lifetimes. All Obama has to do is speak clearly and honestly, and let Clinton’s brilliant attack take hold in the minds of working people. The GOP looked like fanatics and country club snobs in the mold of Caddyshack.
We all know the racist redneck working class and Jesus freaks will not vote for Obama, but he’ll win because he’s got 70% of women, 100% blacks, 75% Latino, and 100% of liberals on his side. Electorally he’s in control.
I swallow a lot of liberal pride supporting Obama. But I’m not ready to sell my soul and let the Republicans win either.