It is a shame that Hilary Clinton picked a white running mate and think because he can speak Spanish Latinos would be happy with it. Clinton has simply showed her interest in the status quo of having white people at he helm of everything. She should have picked a minority whether it be Chinese, Latino, Black or other, because that would further the precedent that the progressive movement includes people in power representing a wider swath of the demographics in this country. But Clinton’s goal has always been to win by any means, and you see this playing out in her choice of Kaine as her running mate. His task is to help her win Virginia, and help her woo white Republican votes. Never mind this being seen as her throwing the ‘other’ constituents under the bus.
The mistake that she is making is to think that minorities, a majority of whom are Democrats, are going to follow her blindly anyway. It is about time that politicians realize that constituents are paying close attention to these elections and part of what they are looking for is substance, especially relative to change; and for Democrats, aside from the opportunity to realize a better way of life, its change on the scope of more minorities having more substantial roles within this country. Clinton had the opportunity of doing this by picking a veep that together with herself would better reflect the electoral demographics, but she chose to go back to the old way of doing things, which is keeping white people at the helm of everything.
Clinton has certainly pulled a whammy. With this pick she has made it clear that it may be another lifetime before America see another Barack Obama type at the helm of this country. She is no better than Donald Trump in picking ‘self’ over the future of the country.
On Monday, November 8, 2015 President Barack Obama’s plan to protect up to 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation was voted down in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court.
A ruling like this shows how far the GOP will go to try to protect their sovereignty. After Obama put forth these immigration changes, they swore they would prevent it from coming to fruition. So this is just the beginning of their attempt to roll back the process state by state. Still, this could potentially hinder their bid for the White house; for in order to win it they will need a substantial portion of Latino votes and they just showed them that they are not willing to work with them in this important capacity. Indeed, I fondly await their next move. Maybe they will try to “gerrymander” the Latino’s to get them to vote for them like they gerrymander a number of districts to try to hold a majority congress…forever? Fortunately, they can do neither of these things.
I take my hat off to Secretary Clinton for her amazing performance in spite of the RepuGNicants, who are doing nothing but take her down a partisan road to nowhere. Perhaps the Obama Administration should revise their decision not to bring Bush up on war crimes over the Iraq debacle. Furthermore, why was there no 911 special committee convened to find out why the Bush administration did not follow up on intelligence about an imminent threat to us by Al qaeda? It was because he dropped the ball that more than three thousand Americans lost their lives on our soil on September 11, 2001. Indeed, Bush dropped the ball but there was no 911 special committee to make sure he doesn’t get a second term as president or even to impeach him. Could it be that it was because the Democrats held the house majority at the time and at the time was more interested in unity for our country rather than divisiveness?
If the RepuGNicants think that this overreach and public spectacle, which they are making of themselves, over the Benghazi attacks is going to put it together for them to take back the white house in 2016, then they surely did not think things through. It is about time that they come to terms with the fact that the country is tired of them highlighting things that tend to divide, rather than unite us.