The Dillard Doctrine

Urban Conservative Commentary on Politics & Life

The Reality of the Situation

Ok, let’s face it: Barack Obama will be the democratic nominee for president. And, more than likely, he’ll be the next president as well.

And there’s not a damn thing that anyone can do about it.


A majority of America-66 percent!-is caught up in an anti-Bush wave. They are so desperate for something that isn’t Dubya that they aren’t willing to discuss the issues. For them, the democratic party has played right into their hands, labeling each of the Republican presidential candidates with the same broad “Bush!” stroke.

Including the ones who were, statistically speaking, beyond long shots. How did Tom Tancredo represent a third Bush term? Someone explain that.

But, no, it’s easier to run on a wave of hatred for Bush than to stand on your own platform, especially when that platform is somewhat shaky. That logic works for the primary season.

Last night, with his win in Oregon and some mathematical help from Kentucky, Obama took the lead in pledged delegates for the democratic nomination. Here’s some excerpts from his speech:

But this year’s Republican primary was a contest to see which candidate could out-Bush the other, and that’s a contest that John McCain won.

The Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans that once bothered John McCain’s conscience are now his only economic policy.

The Bush health care plan that only helps those who are already healthy and wealthy is now John McCain’s answer to the 47 million Americans without insurance and the millions more who can’t pay their medical bills.

The Bush Iraq policy that asks everything from our troops and nothing of Iraqi politicians is John McCain’s policy, too. And so is the fear of tough and aggressive diplomacy that has left this country more isolated and less secure than at any time in recent history.

The lobbyists who ruled George Bush’s Washington are now running John McCain’s campaign.

Bush. Bush. Bush. Bush. And in case you weren’t sure of who he was talking about: George Bush.

Um, Senator, where’s your platform? What are you going to do about the issues facing this country?

What makes you the better candidate to lead-and win!-the war on terror? How are you not only going to address the crisis of health care, but how are you going to fund work to reduce chronic/childhood diseases? Will you crack down on sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants?

If I have to live under-and more importantly, work in-your administration, please explain to me how you will benefit me.

Yes, that’s a selfish statement. But, damn it, it’s an important one.

Let’s establish something: the next president will represent a change from George Bush. If in no other way than not being him. That is not only change we can believe in, it’s change that’s inevitable.

So let’s talk issues now. Let’s not talk about racism and sexism. Let’s come away from the manufactured problems, and let’s deal with the things that are going to rip this country apart.

And when you’re ready to have that discussion, Senator Obama, I’ll be waiting.




Written by Coby Dillard

May 21, 2008 at 2:36 pm

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