To begin with it’s necessary to consider the venue and the composition of the audience since skilled insider politicians craft their approach to such as to be well received.
So some part of the equation is Hillary did just that with her speech at AIPAC, but a part of this equation is also revelatory in that Clinton has returned to her roots in a display that brings into question her attempted emergence as an agent of change in this election cycle, a “progressive” and “reformer”.
When push comes to shove Hillary is more than willing to kick Obama to the curb disassociating herself from his policies while alternately praising them and accusing her opponent Sanders as being anti Obama.
Most notably in the midst of claiming not to be a friend of, or beholden to corporate sponsors while announcing that Obama had been the recipient of more super pac money than any candidate in history, and now this.
Clinton reminds me of a homing pigeon, she may soar through the atmospheric nuances of Orwell’s Newspeak but where she abides and the fact that she will return to the roost is a given.
It’s reasonable to argue that no requirement exists that a candidate seeking the office of their predecessor needs to be a clone, and I would agree with that premise, but the alternating game of an Obama love fest and a one eighty turn has become more than opportunistic and increasingly obvious.
There are two possible realities – Clinton challenged Obama for the presidency because she either didn’t believe he was “ the one” and stood at odds with his perception of where the nation should go, or her sense of entitlement was such she believed the presidency was her due.
This sense of entitlement has emerged again and Obama might be well advised to watch his back as Clinton plays her game of political musical chairs.
Consistency is or should be a consideration when ballots are cast – Sander’s has been consistent in his stand against inequity throughout his entire career from the local to national level – it behooves the voter to take a look at Clinton’s record of consistency or lack of it and make an intelligent choice when casting their ballot …… that is unless they believe as she apparently does that the presidency is her due.
The second link is about Sanders’ commonsense approach to the issues that exist between Israel and Palestine – short of another war it is the only workable solution and speaks once again to equity and the political “revolution” that needs to take place in this country.
It can no more be about Israel right or wrong or Palestine right or wrong than it can be America right or wrong if peace in the Middle East is to be something more than a pipe dream.
As an indigenous person I am pro sovereignty and believe that both the Israelis and Palestinians have a right to a secure and sovereign homeland.