reply to post by Southern Guardian
No, it is a response to the deflection that "if there was anything to the BC theory then Hilary would have found it and used it" argument. I know
that you are aware of such of thing.
I say no, the fact that her own past could be thrown back at her would have been more than enough to "buy" her silence on the issue.
However, even I have said that Obama was probably born in Hawaii. But that all the obfuscation surrounding the issue is suspect. Do you not agree? Do
you honestly think that the person that has control of the US Nuclear Arsenal and can order the US Military into action or to stand down to a
situation should not have a bit of minor scrutiny?
I mean, after all, if I see a person on the street that looks like a punk, I do look the guy over to see if there is any sort of apparent danger. Like
oh, reaching for a gun or other weapon, shouting to people that are not there... those sorts of things.
And frankly, I am rather shocked to find that you have zero problem with the question of Obama's background being repeatedly asked (in legitimate
calls of question such as this officer questioning the validity) and repeatedly denied any response or inquiry.
And quite frankly, if GW Bush was a chronic nose picker for example, the American public has the right to know. Especially if there was a chance of
them shaking his hand.
But more to the point. There are back room deals in Washington. You will also find that part of being a politician is projecting a persona. The hard
line Democrat and Ultra Conservative Republican that have shouting matches on Larry King and other venues, quite often calmly ask each other their
dinner plans or how their hotel accommodations are when the cameras are not on air.
Need proof on that? Then go back to the Primaries and listen to all the things that Biden said about Obama. Or Look at what GHW Bush said about Reagan
in the 1980 Primaries.
Ultimately what you have in Obama is a short time politician that rose in the ranks pretty fast, had a some coincidental luck along the way and took
the 2008 Election away from some very established long time insiders. Many of whom see the Presidency as the capstone of a long political career.
If you honestly think that their was no deals and collaboration within the Democratic Party for Obama to have the nod, I am, to say the least,
disappointed SG because I would have thought you to be more intelligent and observant than to fall for the "He was just that darn good" ideology.
Personally, I suspect that the Republicans played along. And used McCain as "no chance of victory" placeholder in the 2008 Election as there were
far better candidates out there that were not used. Even Rudy Giuliani spoke of nothing but the fact that 9/11 happened in NYC and he was there,
instead of focusing on his work of cleaning up the city with the adult shops, public and private prostitution rings, etc. when he was mayor. But I
think that a Powell-Giuliani ticket would have been hard to beat.