now, the statue of limitations on all of our semi-rational exuberance over the symbolism of the current presidency has not yet run out. i figure, based on my friends and family, that it has somewhere between three and nine months left. so i’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this right now. once the memories of the election-night street parties are a little bit more faded, though, it’ll be useful to have these pieces of information ready to hand.
With the media so far trying to paint it as if Clinton is the main Democratic candidate for Jews, who would have thought I’d be excited to see a Gallup Poll coming out showing how far off the mark that commentary has been. Check out the rest of the poll which shows the outcomes for [...]
Clinton, who’s in second place, is offering Obama the VP ticket, while he’s in the lead!?!?! The audacity! Yes, everyone, this is what entitlement looks like. Damn…american studies, women’s and ethnic studies, government professors and more couldn’t pay for this kind of material!!! Seriously. And remember the little girl in Clinton’s 3:00 am telephone attack [...]
On Democracy Now this morning: A coalition of human rights groups say the humanitarian situation in Gaza is now the worst since 1967. Amnesty International, Save the Children, Care International and Christian Aid have joined together to criticize Israel’s blockade on Gaza as illegal collective punishment which fails to deliver security. More than 1.1 million [...]
For those of you who are also watching the Republican side of this election spectacle, this just in on Talkleft: John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign. “I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,” Romney prepared to tell [...]
The JTA Election Blog has an interesting quote today from J.J. Goldberg, Editor of The Forward on the paper’s clarification of an editorial they wrote on the Obama “smear” campaign. Many readers considered the editorial as lending credence to the “smear” campaign. What’s sad is that one of Goldberg’s main points wasn’t getting through, which [...]
Super Tuesday–have you gotten your fix yet? Well have no fear if you haven’t, I’m sure tomorrow will be filled with delightful commentary. We know this is a big day for Jews, since almost two-thirds of Jews in the U.S. will be voting tomorrow. Reading through the Jewish papers Presidential Primary commentary on the Democratic [...]
crossposted from Huffington Post As a bi-racial, Ivy-League educated, thirty-something feminist who campaigned for Bill Clinton, the election has me squarely on the fence. I love Barack’s vision and know intimately the mosaic of ideas and experiences that helped shape it. I also feel a profound loyalty to Hillary who, after much sacrifice, has the [...]