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"Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got… 
14th-Mar-2008 06:45 am
"Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things...every one! So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, 'Liberal,' as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won't work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor."

-- Matt Santos, The West Wing
14th-Mar-2008 11:46 am (UTC)
How telling is it that it's a TV character who has the balls to say this out loud? I don't hear sound bytes like this coming out of anyone's campaign.
14th-Mar-2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Actually Edwards was saying similar things early on, but then it faded to the background. Plus he wasn't saying it to that intensity.

14th-Mar-2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
I dunno if you ever check out Creative Loafing Atlanta's blog, but a few weeks ago they posted this article which pointed over to this vid at Slate that lays out why life seems to be imitating art.

As I said in this post in my own LJ, my brain kept telling me that I'd seen this campaign before. And fuck if I hadn't. :-}}}}
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15th-Mar-2008 02:23 am (UTC)
I can't say as I'm totally Thrilled Down To My Toes with Obama, but the more and more Hill-n-Bill descend into a Scorched Earth Policy for gaining the nomination - and especially after Bill's shenanigans in South Carolina - the more problems I have with the thought of a Clinton nomination.

I've heard them both say that they were sorry if or that folks were offended by Bill's words. What I've never heard them say they were sorry for were for Bill's words themselves. There's a huge world of difference between "I'm sorry you were hurt" and "I'm sorry I hurt you". I've heard lots of the former, and none of the latter.
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15th-Mar-2008 02:41 am (UTC)
You mean this denunciation and rejection by Obama himself of his pastor's claims and words, where he states categorically In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue.?

And When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments.?

And All of the statements that have been the subject of controversy are ones that I vehemently condemn. They in no way reflect my attitudes and directly contradict my profound love for this country.?
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15th-Mar-2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Nope, just wanted to provide examples of where Obama himself has come out against his own pastor. Sorry you discount anything that doesn't come from the Clinton camp. I suspected from your first reply that you were a Hillbot. I'm sorry to see that confirmed.
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