Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hillary dines with George Clooney at Fundraising Dinner in California. Id' rather eat lunch meat with Bernie Sanders

Yeah and I'll have something to brag about
Yeah, something to brag about in you

Something to Brag About 
Lyrics by Bobby Braddock

An email from the Bernie campaign alerted me to Hillary's upcoming fundraising dinner in San Francisco. George Clooney will be the star attraction at a dinner that will cost up to $350,000 a plate!

Funny I wasn't invited. I'm sure it was just an oversight. Or maybe George is still sore because we didn't invite him to the last Knights of Columbus fish fry at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

This kind of event tells us all we need to know about Hillary Clinton, the racketeer politician who wears frumpy pantsuits and makes speeches to bankers at a quarter million dollars a pop. And she won't release the text of those speeches, even though her sycophantic friend, the New York Times, timidly suggested that she do so.

No, Hillary thinks she is going to be President because she is entitled to it, and it is simply beneath her to even respond to queries about her fundraising activities. She's cozied up to all the right people, gotten money from the likes of Goldman Sachs, and promised the insiders that they'll be taken care of if she takes over the Oval Office. 

Do the Democrats in New Hampshire or Maine want her? The Democrats in Utah? The Democrats in Oklahoma, Kansas, or Nebraska? In Michigan, Alaska, Hawaii or Washington State? No, they don't; and Hillary doesn't give a damn.

Because the only  people Hillary answers to are arrogant rich oligarchs like George Soros, who donated $8 million to Hillary's Super Pac.

As for me, I am proud to have cast my vote for Bernie Sanders, and I'm still making modest contributions to his campaign. I would rather eat a baloney sandwich from a paper bag with Bernie than dine on caviar and filet mignon with Hillary Clinton and George Clooney.

And whether Bernie ultimately wins or loses, when this election is over, those of us who voted for him can take pride in the fact that we cast our ballots for decency. As George Jones and Tammy Wynette might have put it, "We'll have somethin' to brag about" on inauguration day even if Hillary becomes our next President.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Catholic Democrats must vote for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primaries: It is important for decency to prevail

 The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?
 Dorothy Day

If the present trajectory continues, American will be faced with two options when they cast their vote for President in November:  They can vote for a greedy, self-serving power monger; or they can vote for Donald Trump.

Both alternatives are unacceptable to me as a Catholic American. I cannot vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, has endorsed Bernie Sanders, regardless of whether a vote for Bernie is practical.

"I you can't vote your conscience in the primaries," Reich said in a television interview, "then when can you?"

I believe Bernie Sanders is the only decent candidate running for President. I voted for him in the Louisiana primary; and as they say in Oklahoma, I will continue to support him "until the last dog dies."

Catholics must vote for Bernie in the Midwestern primaries, including the Michigan primary election being held today.  It is true he is pro-choice; but so are Hillary and Donald Trump. I am opposed to abortion on demand, but I see now that politicians on both sides of the abortion issue have distracted Americans for years while both Democratic and Republicans office holders conspired to destroy the middle class and make life easy for the oligarchy.

We must let abortion go and vote for the only decent man who has a shot at becoming President. I look to Dorothy Day as my guiding star as to how we should live in this secular, postmodern age. Dorothy would vote for Bernie, I feel certain.  Let's all do likewise.

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