Oprah Winfrey For President 2008
I'm passionate about this choice! Let's start a grassroots movement now!
The Democrats really have nobody to go up against such Republican candidates as iconic Rudy Giuliani. The Democrats have abandoned their liberal base. They've allowed "liberal" to become a dirty word rather than a symbol for open-mindedness and caring. As unpopular as it might be for me to say so, I believe we were sold out by Bill Clinton due to his fervently ambitious embrace of the "middle." Examples include welfare "reform," the total botch of the healthcare issue and the resulting grotesquery called "managed care," and finally the total weakening of his presidency when he couldn't keep it in his pants. Hillary Clinton will never be elected. Her candidacy would prove to be divisive, and she really has also been rushing to the ineffectual middle. The closest the Democrats have come to uncovering a leader has been John McCain, a conservative Republican.
Unlike other potential "candidates,"
1. Oprah can win!
2. She actually does things for people.
3. Oprah is willing to speak out.
4. She also can be diplomatic.
5. She has the financial resources.
6. She has the media.
7 . She would get the vast majority of the women's' vote, the ethnic vote, and a surprising percentage of the total vote.
8. Oprah is not a Washington insider.
9. In my opinion, the only real thing that needs to be done is to CONVINCE OPRAH TO RUN.
If every one of the several hundred readers of this blog were to begin getting out the word to five or more people, the grassroots groundswell would begin to be felt and would soon get back to Oprah Winfrey and the press.
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Guess what? As I was completing this post, I actually found an Oprah For President Website! Check it out. Ooops! It was up and running yesterday, but the website currently is down. Keep trying. I will too.
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What is the best way for Americans to contribute to the general well being, national defense, and preparedness in 2005 and the years to come?
Let's pay more taxes. Now, please don't tune me out. I'll keep this as short and to the point as possible.
Since the Reagan years, something called "Supply Side Economics" has prevailed. Here is a working definition:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Supply-side economics is a school of macroeconomic thought which emphasizes the importance of tax cuts and business incentives in encouraging economic growth, in the belief that businesses and individuals will use their tax savings to create new businesses and expand old businesses, which in turn will increase productivity, employment, and general well-being. While all macroeconomics involves both supply and demand, supply-side economics emphasizes the importance of encouraging increases in supply.
Ok, ok. I admit there is a bit of a seductive quality to this. We don't pay as much out of our pockets. On the other hand, our schools have deteriorated; we're paying hundreds of billions of dollars for a war in Iraq; the earliest true projection of the non-construction cost of Hurricane Katrina in $150 Billion; first responders in U.S. cities are not receiving adequate funding; the poor are getting poorer; health care coverage would be a joke were it not a nightmare, etc.
The nation increasingly will be in debt to such wonderful creditors as China. The deficit is going through the roof...of Saturn! Doesn't it therefore appear that, if it wasn't previously, America is now in a Demand Side situation. America needs to pay its debt. Americans need to pay for their services. Once we resume doing so, we may grow just a bit more critical of the way in which our money is being used to support Industry rather than People and Services.
I could offer a lot more here, but I promised to be brief, and I want to elicit your comments regarding the perceived need to at least take a critical look at what the major economists were referring to as "Voodoo Economics" during the early 1980's.
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When Trees Tarnish
When trees tarnish
the green (let us call it silver)
tans white in the sun
beneath a cloudless sea
that is a sky
Nothing is what we’ve been told.
Why would we believe
trees are green
leaves turn brown
sky is blue
sky is sky?
What if the broccoli of scrub oaks were
a sauté-toasted garlic-rich
side dish for birds?
The blueness of sea sky
effulgent with mackerel
netted by fisherman
silent as hawks.
June is the month for
spooning and spawning
August the hunting
the harvest the catch.
With my dog named Lady,
her blackness is vital
her mouth and her eyes
blaze forth with a smile.
She knows not of August
but lies like a puddle,
they say there’s no color
for dogs or the sky.