A confident Barack Obama raised an extraordinary $7.8 million Sunday at three California fundraisers, most of it in large checks to a Democratic Party committee.
“I will win. Don’t worry about that,” he said to the crowd of about 1,300 at his third event of the evening, according to the pool report.
He was warmly received by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called him “a leader that God has blessed us with at this time.”
Back in the day we progressives, liberals and Democrats used to vote against people who pulled this kind of crap. Those days are apparently over.
I never thought I’d ever be in a position where I’d actually hate the Democratic nominee for president, but here I am. I actively dislike Obama and want him to lose. It’s kind of strange. I’m used to hating Republicans and cheering for their loss.
I know, I know. A loss for the Democrats in November will cause hellfire to rain down on America. I don’t care. Maybe America needs some hellfire falling on it’s ass to snap it the hell out of this sickening obsession with religiosity on both sides of the political aisle.
One of the arguments for supporting the democratic nominee this fall is that a failure to put a democrat in office will result in the further erosion of reproductive freedom.
This argument annoys and angers me because 1) it’s fear-based and 2) democrats have been selling out women for years now. If there’s one thing Democrats have become quite consistent at it’s declaring the rights of women to be something “we” can afford to undermine.
The latest example is SB 776 in Michigan which was just passed 74-32 with 24 Democrats voting for it. It outlaws, on the state level, so-called “partial birth abortions”. There is no exemption for the health of the mother.
Yet, board after board, blog after blog, talking point after talking point insists that unless I vote Democrat this fall my rights as a woman will be eroded. That sound you just heard? That was me snorting at the preposterous idea that my rights as well as the rights/privileges of others will be protected by Democrats.
It’s become quite clear that when an election season rolls around, there isn’t any group/idea the Democrats won’t sell out in order to get/remain in power.
So until such time as the Democrats quit selling out women, gay people and a host of other groups/ideas – fuck them all. I will no longer be party too such a scam.