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Monday, February 11, 2008

Political Beauty Contest in Texas (Part 1)

Which option, between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama, closely favors your own?

By Eddie Griffin

Monday, February 11, 2008

We do not need a political beauty contest in Texas. Both Democratic candidates have spoken their positions and platforms, extensively. Another debate between Senator Obama and Senator Clinton would be redundant and useless, because it would then turn into who’s the “prettiest” on television. Both candidates vying for the US Presidency in this history-making national election are coming down to the wire. They are on their way to Texas.

Television now becomes a primary medium. The mass media will focus upon “beauty ideation”, instead of substance of their platforms.

The mass media shows its ignorance of the candidates by rehearsing “trick” questions for “quick” sound-bite answers without substance or time for explanation and clarification. Texans have low IQ for issues. It’s the mass media’s fault for not providing “political education” rather than “propaganda”.

Here stated are The Record Positions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, upon which I, as a politically Independent Representative of the poor, would favor.


• Which option, between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama, closely favors your own?

What specific actions will you take regarding equal opportunity programs?

CLINTON: I believe in affirmative action… I will reverse the staffing cuts to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) and strengthen the employment section of the Civil Rights Division… I will direct my Justice Department to help local school districts pursue voluntary integration and racial equality in their schools.

OBAMA: When there is strong evidence of prolonged and systematic discrimination by organizations, affirmative action may be the only “meaningful remedy” available… Open up opportunities otherwise closed to qualified minorities… without having adverse impact on the opportunities for whites… broaden the pool of talent.

We shouldn’t that race continues to matter: To suggest that our racial attitudes play no part in the socio-economic disparities… turns a blind eye to both our history and our experience… the responsibility to MAKE THINGS RIGHT.

I will rid the Department of Justice of ideologues and political cronies, and for the first time in eight years, the Civil Rights Division will actually be staffed with civil rights lawyers who prosecute civil rights violations, and employment discrimination, and hate crimes.

[source: NAACP August 2007 Questionnaire Response]

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