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Promises, Promises: Why PUMAs Don’t Trust Barack Obama

One of the things I often hear when I say I won’t vote for Barack Obama is:

“But-but-but he and Hillary are identical on the issues!”

This mistaken belief, I feel, is one of the reasons people who ARE voting for Obama feel comfortable doing so. Maybe they didn’t get their first choice – or maybe they did – but either way, Clinton and Obama are both Democrats, right? And they both say the same things on most issues, right?

Right?

Well, here’s the rub. Hillary Clinton is credible when she says things like, “I believe in health care for every American.” Barack Obama, sadly, is not. Continue reading

To Barack Obama: If You Won It, Win It!

All right, Barack, you’ve got your tiara and you’re prancing down winners’ row like Miss America. We get it, you’re happy. Sadly for you, the rest of us are damned pissed off and you’re the target of our rage.

You see, our girl, Miss Universe came “second” to you. Yeah, I know Miss Universe is superior to Miss America, but I consider that analogous to the popular vote and the delegate totals, respectively. She won with the people of the country she would like to represent, but you scored big with the judges. Here in pageant country, Texas, we call that an upset. In simple words: we’re just not that into you. Continue reading