Monday, January 14, 2008

Stop the madness!

Obama says stop the silliness!
“I don’t want the campaign at this stage to degenerate into so much tit-for-tat, back-and-forth, that we lose sight of why all of us are doing this,” Mr. Obama told reporters at a news conference here. “We’ve got too much at stake at this time in our history to be engaging in this kind of silliness. I expect that other campaigns feel the same way.”

Clinton concurs.

"Our party and our nation is bigger than this. Our party has been on the front line of every civil rights movement, women's rights movement, workers' rights movement, and other movements for justice in America.

"We differ on a lot of things. And it is critical to have the right kind of discussion on where we stand. But when it comes to civil rights and our commitment to diversity, when it comes to our heroes - President John F. Kennedy and Dr. King - Senator Obama and I are on the same side.

Really now, people. It's gotten ridiculous. And is it too much to ask for the media to focus on the issues, and where these particular people stand on those issues, rather than on fanning the flames of sensationalism and destruction?

Yeah, I know.

Can we have an honest national conversation about the issues of racism (and sexism, for that matter) as it relates to policy? I'd love for both Hillary and Obama to BOTH use this opportunity talk about how the policies of the Bush administration over the last seven years have had a disproportionatly negative effect on the poor, on minorities, and on women. We can talk all day long about who slurred whom, but what's really important is what these candidates plan to DO about issues that involve racism and sexism that has real effects on real people, everyday.

Focus, people! Focus!


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