Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Defending Hillary

I never thought I’d be defending Hillary, but here goes.  During the recent debates, Hillary made the much criticized statement, “It took a president to get it done.”  She was referring to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Regarding the Civil Right Act, she was absolutely correct.  It’s not the complete story.  You can get more detail in my articles about Affirmative Action.


President Johnson made it his goal to pass this legislation as a promise to the Kennedy’s after JFK’s assassination.  The problem was that he could not get the support of his own party.  One of his outspoken opponents was Al Gore Sr. It took the support of the Republicans to pass the act and President Johnson praised the Republicans for their “overwhelming majority.


It was a President who took up the banner of the Civil Rights Act and work with the Republican party to push the votes beyond the 2/3rd majority needed to pass this Constitutional amendment.


Anyways, I still love watching Democrats take a sentence and label someone as racist or racially insensitive.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Democratic Mud Slinging - Tactic #1: Blow anything said about race out of proportion.

I love primary season.  I get to watch Democrats drag each other through the mud, just to become President.  Sadly when the primaries are over, they use the same tactics they used on each other and then sling it at Republicans and then complain that they run the virtuous campaign.

Don’t believe me?  Let’s go back in time when Al Gore and Bill Bradley where running for the Democratic nomination.  Al Gore sent his attack dogs, Chris Lehane and Mark Fabiani, after Bill Bradley and they were merciless on him.  Bradley took the high road and would not use dirty tactics to get elected and Bradley lost.  After Gore won the nomination, where was Bradley?  He was nowhere.  I believe he was livid at the Gore campaign, Bradley refused to campaign for Gore.  And the rest is history.

It’s 2008 and now we see Clinton and Obama going at it.

You’ve probably heard about the Dr. King debacle.  Sen. Clinton, attempting to respond to Obama comparing himself to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said, “Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964…It took a president to get it done.”  Not the smartest statement but hardly racist. 

Obama then attacks Clinton for denigrating the accomplishments of civil rights activist.  Can you imagine if George Bush had made that statement?  We’d be talking about the racist Republicans.  The fact is that the Obama camp took one sentence out of context and has blown it out of proportion.

I’m not a Hillary supporter by any means.  I’m just pointing out the tactics Democrats are using on each other, just so you can see them use it in the Presidential campaign.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The TV Season So Far

Just in case, I’m wrongly accused of siding with the Producers in the strike, here’s an article on the good moves that WGA is making.  In December, the WGA made a deal with World Wide Pants (David Letterman’s production company) which allowed writers to go back to work on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson.

The LA times is reporting on another deal by the WGA to work with United Artists to allow writers to go back to work writing movies for this famous movie studio.

Again, the WGA is doing as I’ve been suggesting and striking individual deals.  This allows the WGA to define specifically with produces as what they want in their deal.  For examples, they have successfully negotiated internet issues and another company is allowed to resume business as normal.  Keep going WGA.

If you want to read some interesting dialogue about the strike, go over to the Huffington Post.  I love seeing liberals attack each other.  Read the posts between Alec Baldwin and Robert J. Elisberg. These guys hate each other.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Battle of the Sexes

Well, now we're into a new season of reality television. I'm a passive viewer of 1 vs. 100 and this week they had the battle of the sexes. 1 woman vs. 100 men and 1 man vs. 100 women.

Now anyone who knows me, knows I'm not sexist, even though I love the ladies. I just find these few facts about the show interesting:
  • The woman was intelligent, but she lost the game on a math question. Hmm.
  • I never thought I'd see anyone ever beat 100 people on this show. The man was the first person to ever win a million dollars and it was against all women.

No, I'm not saying men are smarter than women. I just find this episode interesting.

Celebrity Apprentice is awesome. Omarosa is going to be interesting to watch. She's definitely not there to make friends and she's the only one there who has two faces.