Tonight on cable, the California debate for the Democrats went well enough with the twosome (Obama Barack and Hillary Rodham-Clinton). Both did not poke each other like little roosters in heat and were rather civil. I would nominate Hillary as the next president of the United States with Obama as her running mate — a female and a black, a tribute to F. B.
Hillary, of course, represents the status quo and I didn’t like her approach to issues concerning health care and immigration and the Iraq war. First, I didn’t like the universal health care knowing that people like me simply cannot afford to pay the ridiculous, out-of-pocket payment of over $500.00 on monthly premiums for the best coverage.
What I would like is paying upon medical services rendered when in dire need, in any hospital nationwide and with a card where the system of processing paperwork is eliminated. I especially don’t want to pay monthly on a scam that drains my pocket for pills of unpronounceable ingredients being shoved down my throats by the bio-pharmaceutical industry.
Second, I would like any illegal immigrants who have truly lifted their fingers to work hard in America to receive entitlements (Social Security, health care and welfare). There is no need for these people to stand in line, learn how to speak ‘Ingrish’ and be processed like paper work. But I definitely agree to the filtering out of illegal criminals for punishment by both governments.
Undocumented workers being deported back home that may or may no longer be there for them — a place they once knew prior to coming to America for better opportunities, do not seem morally right. To me, Obama came across as someone who wouldn’t let any illegal down. They might already have children who rightfully deserve citizen status and benefits, too.
Third, I didn’t understand how she agreed to Bush’s ‘preemptive strike’ on Iraq. And by the looks of the war; it’s illegal without proof whatsoever of these alleged ‘weapons of mass destruction’. So she is really someone who doesn’t represent change; other than the fact she is female and that she has over two decades of working within the government.
If she does become president, that will send a clear message to the more fundamental Islamic states that women are as equal to men and not to be treated like animals, wrapped up from head to toe and literally hidden from the rest world where beauty of motherhood and sisterhood abound. If men can run a country this large, then I’m sure a woman can do just as well if not better.
Hillary will truly be a goddess in the making of the most democratic nation in the world. I wonder how the ‘Founding Fathers’ will like her running her platform based on their ideas of freedom and democracy. I’m sure she will indeed clean up after one Bush as did her husband for the former president of the same family.
As for Obama, well, he really tried to come across clearly as possible this time. He did, as usual, paused in between his thoughts several times during the debate. His ideas are somewhat in agreement with Hillary. I noticed he did seem slightly irritated at some issue, which I forgot.
Overall, he may not know as much as Hillary but he certainly does have the fighting spirit to get the country back into shape. Plus, Obama appeals to a wider range of Americans, especially the young voters who are definitely more open-minded. They have fresh ideas to contribute and improve this nation as a whole.
So, yeah, although I suggested a Republican as the next president to TPTB, I see good potential with both Obama and Hillary. Their teamwork would fulfill both the race and gender issue. Maybe next time we could have a gay president with either an atheist or agnostic background. That will really be a colorful event in the history of the United States. Ah, but that is wishful thinking, eh.
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