Sunday, March 02, 2014

The New Normal

Here's a short but good article by Leonard Pitts Jr. on the changes that are sweeping America.
President Clinton?
Maybe, if Democratic voters have their way. While the Republican faithful are divided among a number of contenders and not particularly enthusiastic about any of them, a new poll finds Democrats overwhelmingly united behind a Hillary Clinton candidacy for 2016. A commanding 82 percent of the party, according to the CBS News/New York Times poll, wants to see her run.
It is, of course, way too early to be taking polls seriously. But perhaps an observer can nevertheless be forgiven for being heartened at the prospect of a Clinton campaign, much less a Clinton victory. Either would send a much-needed message to those who are still waiting for America to get back to normal.
You know the definition of “normal,” right? A world wherein straight, white Christian men still call all the shots. That world has been under assault for the last 50 years, and the pressure has only increased in the last 10 as gay people roll back restrictions of their human rights, as a black man with an exotic name makes an improbable ascent to the presidency, as a woman positions herself to make the same climb.
The political right has responded with apoplexy, a temper tantrum of epic proportions:
Check out the rest here.

For the record, I am lukewarm on the idea of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Not because I don't respect the job she did as Secretary of State or anything like that, but because I don't like the idea of a 32 year period in America during which we had 24 years of either a Bush (George H.W, and George W.) or a Clinton (Bill and Hillary) in the White House. That shouldn't happen in America.

I will support Hillary if she's the nominee. Unless the Democrats start murdering puppies, I doubt I'll ever support a Republican again. But I would much prefer Sen. Elizabeth Warren and would be thrilled to support her.

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