As President Lincoln once said, 'You can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all the time but you can never fool all of the people all of the time'.
The art of politics is the ability to say one thing and mean another. There has never been an honest politician. If anyone ever needs proof of this, just take Lincoln for example. When Lincoln was elected, nothing in his rhetoric said anything about emancipation yet this has been taught in schools that he was the Great Emancipator.
I believe that the emancipation was one of the worst things that could ever have happened to black people in the United States. Imagine being freed from the chains of bondage, only to have to wait another 100 years to have the US Congress have to pass something like the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Lincoln forcing the southern states to end slavery is akin to what our government is doing today, usurping the rights and powers of the states to make decisions on what is best for their own people.
Don't take these words to mean that I support slavery, but slavery, like communism has its shelf life of working. Communism in Russia only lasted 80 years and it collapsed. What has grown in its place is a hybrid of socialism and capitalism, much like the direction our own country is making these days.
Race is a very sensitive subject, speak on it one way or the other and you will immediately be branded a racist by one race or the other.
You've got the entire drama of Obama/Wright and Clinton and her "First Black President" husband, Bill. Neither one of these duos have their act together. Wright wants to make it about race and Obama wants to turn our country into a socialist wasteland that is subjugated to the whims of creatures like Ahmedinijad (sp?) and Chavez. Clinton would love to take profits of companies and put them into a fund to research alternative forms of energy.
If Clinton wins the primaries by a slim lead, Obama and the blacks will believe that the nomination was stolen, If Obama wins the nomination, Clinton will do everything in her power to wrest the nomination away from him, either way, this will be a most interesting thing to watch on TV.
There is actually a group called "Recreate '68", which will probably turn Denver into a wasteland through riots and what-not.
Anyone who says this election isn't about race has their head screwed firmly up "where the sun doesn't shine". The first viable white woman and the first viable black man, both with an equal chance at taking the nomination. If you look closely at the numbers, there isn't a clear choice. In the Democrat party, (even without OpChaos in action) there isn't a clear choice. People are either voting against one or for the other. Women voting for Clinton and blacks and impressionable young people voting for Obama.
Obama talks and talks about Hope and Change, it's nice to hope but what exactly is he hoping to change? The President of the United States is largely a figurehead, without the power of the Congress behind him or her, the President can't and won't be able to do a damned thing, sad but true.
I think Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has more power than the President does, people actually respect her. If the President does not have the respect of the people or the Congress, he won't have the power to get anything accomplished.
It's fine if you get elected through race relations or treachery but if your party doesn't control Congress, you're what they call a "lame duck", certainly an apropos name for either of our Democrat candidates, don't you think?