NANCY PELOSI: Proof Positive White Female Political Leadership Means Status Quo
By Thought Merchant
It was cause for celebration when Nancy Pelosi was to become the first female Speaker of the House during a war where thousands of soldiers had died. Democrats rallied together on a platform based on ending corruption and ending the war in Iraq. Ironically, it took first term Senator Barack Obama to bring forth the most sweeping ethics reform in the nations history since Richard Nixon. Yet it was left to Pelosi to marshall the troops to end a war which most thought was horrible and unnecessary. How did she respond? One of the first statements she made on the subject of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney was, “Impeachment is off the table.” Many Democrats in the Anti war movement were astonished at her casual dismissal of the requests of thousands of Americans to begin investigation into impeachment for the laundry list of offenses committed by the Bush Administration. Is this how the first White woman to be Speaker of the House takes comfort in denigrating a significant portion of Americans who call for impeachment of what many have called “the most criminal administration since Nixon?”
If this is the case, why should we expect any better with a White Female president named Clinton (filled with all the same benefits of white female privilege) to do anything but mantain status-quo politics (or worse). The same status-quo politics that are destroying this nation.
Hillary Clinton voted for the war and the Kyle-Leiberman Amendment, which would classify the Iranian Revolutionary guard as a terrorist organization and ratchet up unnecessary “SABER RATTLING” to strike up the band for us to enter another war: This time with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Nancy Pelosi has failed at any attempt to bring the troops home, or pass any other meaningful legislation. As Speaker of the House she has rolled over repeatedly for the vicious policies of the Bush Administration using tired excuses with no substance; So much for the benefits of White Female political leadership in America.
On the other hand, Hillary Clinton has no problem resorting to gender politics and showing her “vagina card” by fawning tears at a campaign event to gain white female sympathy translating into support to foster a victory in New Hampshire. She was aided in this effort by her ever-ready lap dog Bill Richardson. Richarson scrounged around New Hampshire enough to find every Latino he could muster to act as a firewall against Barack Obama’s clearly approaching victory. If this wasn’t done, Obama clearly would have gained the 4% that Richardson russeled up for the purposes of acting as Hillary’s Barack Obama “Firewall.”
What change does a White Female presidential candidate offer when she uses base ethnic and gender politics to win in the New Hampshire primary? Richardson, who prior to New Hampshire, stated he would fight all the way to Nevada, BOWED OUT as soon as Hillary obtained her Pyrrhic victory. This is the woman who wants to be an agent of change?? In American politics, if we are to supposed to believe there is value in the symbol of a White Female executive, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton show that such a symbol has no true value.
Hillary simply wants to put a lady’s pants suit on American Status-quo politics, while Obama is fighting for his right to change it all together. Obama must not give up hope.
FOR IF KING COULD DREAM, OBAMA CAN HOPE!