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Archive for February 3rd, 2008

California Primary This Tuesday. Why I Won’t Vote for Either A or B

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on February 3rd, 2008 9:54 am by HL

by HL
I got a lot of great comments to my last posting on the Debate that took place in Hollywood last week. A couple of people wanted me to explain my disdain for both of the Democratic candidates still in the race. I was going to reply back as a comment but this will make a good post all on it’s own.

OK in the general election I will probably vote for whichever democratic candidate is nominated. i suppose I would prefer Barack over Hillary, but really I don’t see much difference.
However this Tuesday my vote is still going to Dennis Kucinich. People who believe he is the best candidate should still vote for him because if he could pull a decent amount of delegates, he could use those delegates to help pull the party to the left. When the party platform is written/discussed at the convention, the more delegates a candidate had who is not the nominee, the more pull he will have with deciding the direction of the party.
The democrats have proven time and time again since they took control of congress two years ago that they are much more interested in helping Bush, then helping anyone else. I don’t see that changing IF they win the election. Which right not I would put at about 50-50.
As far as I can see they are still doing nothing about stopping voter fraud. Will this lead to them losing an election they really won for the 3rd consecutive cycle? We’ll have to wait and see.
Sorry if I am bumming people out in my contempt of the Democrats. The last straw for me came when I interviewed my congressman Henry Waxman, who is supposed to be such a fighter, but turned out to be just as much of a weasel as any of the other members of congress up there on the hill. In the past 4 or 5 congressional elections I have punched Waxman’s name without even thinking about it, but this time I may well have to vote against him, Even though his seat is the probably the safest seat in the entire congress. Henry is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and instead of doing something important like holding hearings on the Sibel Edmonds matter. He feels it is much more important to investigate Steroids in baseball.
It was after I interviewed Waxman that I figured out the goal of all politicians especially members of Congress.
“Make it look like you are doing something when Actually you are doing nothing.” Thats it, that is the code they live by. Recently I was watching a trailer for the movie “Charlie Wilson’s War” in it Julia Roberts who is playing a rich socialite who is trying to enact change asks Tom Hanks who plays a member of the house: “Why is Congress saying one thing, and doing nothing?” Hanks’ answer “Well, it’s tradition.” Yep, exactly.