HillBuzz has two things to say about this:
(1) This is the single worst rendition of the national anthem we have ever heard. Seriously. And that includes Roseanne Barr’s.
(2) This video alone would cost Obama Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, the South, and, basically, any state with high percentages of families whose sons and daughters are serving overseas. We at HillBuzz have friends in uniform: it physically hurts to see him standing there, so casual, adrift in his own thoughts, while everyone around him pays their respects.
It’s shameful. Truly shameful.
Why doesn’t Barack Obama put his hand on his heart while the national anthem is played?
The presidency is not a prize to be won or lost, but a sacred trust burdened with awesome responsibility. The President of the United States is more than the person sitting behind the Resolute Desk in that Oval Office — it is bigger than anyone in this race. The President of the United States is a symbol, worldwide, of all that is good and great about this country.
Say what you want about George W. Bush. Heck, HillBuzz says things all the time! But, we’ll give Dubya this: he might not be the sharpest president we’ve ever had; he might not be the best president we’ve ever had; he might not rank much higher than Harding or Harrison in the end; BUT, Dubya gets one important thing…even George W. Bush knows the importance of American symbols.
He honors them. He knows what they mean to people.
And, most importantly of all, George W. Bush knows the presidency is larger than himself. He knows he is a temp employee in a government job, and he does in fact respect that office.
HillBuzz can’t think of another presidential candidate, in history, who didn’t honor the flag, the national anthem, and the other symbols of this nation.
Hillary Clinton is asked about Barack Obama’s spiritual advisor, Jeremiah Wright.
She very correctly asks the question the MSM (mainstream media) fails to ask: Why, exactly, didn’t a sitting US Senator, Barack Obama, get up and leave a church that preached hate?
Remember: this is a pastor who accused the United States government of engineering and weaponizing AIDS. And Barack Obama stayed in the church. Why?
HillBuzz thinks this young man, Jallen, hits it right on the head.
Jallen is not alone.
There are a lot of Jallens out there — in Pennsylvania for starters.
Wait for it…wait for it…at 1:08…”she’ll make a liiiiiiiiiiiii-ar tell the truth”…do, do, do do, do do, do do.
HillBuzz has watched this about 45 times already. Because, honestly, Hillary Clinton really is Wonder Woman. 50 years from now, all of us at Buzzquarters know we’ll be telling people on the street, in their snazzy silver space suits, we’re sure, that we helped elect this wonderful woman President of the United States. All the hard work we put into this is worth it — because SHE’S WORTH IT!
There. We’ve said it. Chelsea Clinton is hot. She’s also wicked smart, and one of the nicest people HillBuzz has ever met. All of us here at Buzzquarters are around Chelsea’s age, give or take (some of us more take than give, sadly). We have no idea what it’s like to be her, but we do know what it’s like to meet her.
She’s all at once a page in American history, a whole lot of nostalgia for better days, and all the very best of both her parents. Bill’s sparkle. Hillary’s laugh. And all of their smarts.
When you hear her speak, when you see her in person campaigning for her mom, it makes you work that much harder for Hillary. Chelsea’s mom’s running for President!
And Chelsea says to you, simply, “If we work hard, we will win.” She makes a point to meet as many people as possible, staying long after other surrogates and speakers have left the room. She cares that you’ve come out to support her mom.
The love the Clintons have for each other is palpable. The pride President and Senator Clinton have for their daughter is obvious. Even their harshest critics, the most partisan Republicans, have to give them this: they raised a pretty fantastic daughter.
So, join us on April 6th at Bijan’s Bistro. Come hear Chelsea speak about her mother’s historic candidacy.
It’s a chance to meet the most impressive First Daughter any of us can think of.
So good that HillBuzz had to post this ourselves. Get it while it’s hot.
We love this song even more now.
Thanks Double Jointed Fingers and Sophie B. Hawkins.
Al Sharpton sees nothing wrong with Barack Obama’s spiritual advisor, Jeremiah Wright, telling his congregation the US Government created AIDS.
Why did Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, and Al Sharpton All Condemn Don Imus, But Said Nothing About Jeremiah Wright For Twenty Years?
The MSM (mainstream media) has not asked this question yet, but it keeps us up late at night here at Buzzquarters.
Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, and Al Sharpton all dropped what they were doing and rushed onto the media circuit to condemn Don Imus for his remark, made during a single radio broadcast, but said nothing about the anti-American hate speech spewed by Jeremiah Wright for twenty years at Trinity United Church of Christ.
Obama made his remarks against Imus from inside a Senate building, taking time away from his work on behalf of the people of Illinois to condemn one remark made by a radio host on a morning shock jock broadcast.
Not to say Imus was right to say what he said. HillBuzz thinks it was a stupid thing to say.
But, surely, Jackson-Obama-Sharpton could have found time in their busy schedules to call Jeremiah Wright out for saying, among other things, that the United States government engineered AIDS to murder black people. Not only is this outrageously anti-American, but it’s extremely irresponsible.
Spreading ignorance about a communicable disease is criminal. Calling someone a nappy-headed anything is indeed ignorant, but it doesn’t put anyone at increased risk for catching a chronic illness. Misinformation about AIDS, delivered from a pulpit does.
What are Jackson-Obama-Shapton’s priorities?
“He would not have been my pastor,” Clinton said. “You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.”
We at HillBuzz believe Hillary Clinton makes better choices in spiritual advisors.