A bitch is beyond rested up!
Well shit, this bitch had to get my sleep on to prepare for the Caucus followed by Primary followed by Primary based election coverage.
As a Midwestern bitch, I'm a wee bit pleased that Iowans are poised to make a race of this. The lack of a clear front runner on the Democratic side may force an exploration of the candidates and their positions.
Mmmmhmmm, and a bitch is all for that shit!
There's nothing like a tight race to bring out the true character of the competitors...to show how they handle challenge...and to give them a chance to show what they reach for first, their policy positions or globs of mud.
But a quick word to the press, if I may be so bold (wink). A statistical three way tie (why does that sound kinky?) is a statistical three way tie. Y'all need to calm the fuck down! A novice to the political game may actually think those two and three point changes day to day mean something...when you press folks know damn well what a 4.5% margin of error equals in a poll.
Anyhoo, after the frenzified political drama of Iowa comes New Hampshire. My beloved sister C-Money will be campaigning up there (go on, girl...and wear layers!!). I'm hoping she'll do a couple of guest posts (hint followed by hint and another hint).
Then we'll have South Carolina and the first real test of the Democratic candidates in a state with a large black population. Represent, y'all! Represent!
Once again the will of the people is at play and this election is beyond important..so very important on local, statewide and national levels.
In 2007 I witnessed the people of occupied Burma take to the streets to protest despite the reality of brutal retaliation...an amazing woman lose her life to an assassin sent to silence her and to silence dissent in Pakistan...and recent riots in Kenya as the people there protest a controversial election.
In a few hours it will be 2008 and I wonder at my fellow Americans who can't be bothered to vote when so many gave their lives and risked their lives so that we can put ballot in hand and get our vote on.
The vote is power gained through struggle and when we fail to vote we are allowing some other potential asshole to speak for us (shudder).
Yes, change is painful and often messy...yes, the will of the majority is often frustrating as hell (Lawd)...but yes, democracy is indeed the best revenge.
Happy 2008, y'all!
Let's go change the world...