Political Debates

Democratic Debates

Were I, a Democrat, I’d vote for Bill Richardson and were I, a Republican, I’d vote for Mike Huckabee, but since I’m neither and neither of them are still in the race…I think I’ll vote for Obama.

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Author: Ify Okoye

Muslim woman, RN, & rebel with a cause.

12 thoughts on “Political Debates”

  1. i love Bill Richardson too ๐Ÿ™‚ He is smart and tough and knows the world scene from being a really powerful and effective negotiator for many years. And he has real governing experience.

    Ya Haqq!

  2. I think Bill Richardson would make a great president. I find so many of the other candidates to be uninspiring and vapid. I’ve been fond of him since his days as Energy Secretary and US Ambassador to the UN, and now as the governor of New Mexico.

    It’s a shame that experience and competence don’t actually mean that much in presidential politics.

  3. As salaamu alaykum Ify,

    Wow! Aaron’s still doing his strip? That’s great! While I’m not nearly as political as I used to be back in college (as an Afro-American Studies major/activist/Angela Davis wanna-be), it is refreshing that voices such as Aaron’s still exist.

  4. You ARE planning on voting, I hope. I mean that. None of this ‘one vote doesn’t count’ bushwa.

    I like Richardson, too. If I were picking purely on ability, he’s be one of the two Democrats I’d look seriously at. I can’t find any Republican to excite or delight me. Well, there IS one… but he’s a bit of a radical fruitcake.

    Vote!

  5. Bill, you don’t have to worry, I always vote, even in the boring local elections. I’m just registered as a blank or independent. Which, Republican is “a bit of a radical fruitcake”?

    Asalamu alaykum Ummu Rahmah, I think the Boondocks is a great strip and the only one I read along with Doonesbury. I don’t follow politics as closely as I used to but I identify with your experience in your college days (my dad is an African and African-American history professor).

  6. hands down, my humble opinion is that the UMMAH in the US should unite and vote for the republican RON PAUL. His views are unbelievably fair and islam-friendly. I am not a political buff, but in this case, I must speak out for this candidate ron paul. Read the email by my friend:
    _______________________________________________________________________________

    I hope this email reaches you in the Best of Health. Please read this email carefully because it has to do with your future in this country. I know that politics is for some a very controversial issue and for others a very Non-Issue. After all, all politicians are corrupt liars anyways, right?

    Alhmadullilah, By The Grace of Allah, there is an exception to this rule. There is 1 man running for President in 2008 who is not only a hope for America, but a hope for Muslims in America in this critical 2008 election.

    Presenting Dr. Ron Paul, originally a Medical Doctor who has delivered 4000 Babies and served for over 20 years in Congress for the State of Texas.

    1) He is a Champion of Civil Liberties for all Americans and AGAINST Secret Prisons and The Patriot Act
    2) He Voted Against the Iraq War from the beginning and wants to bring the troops home immediately
    3) He is man of principle, integrity, and against corruption so much so that he doesn’t even participate in a Pension/Retirement plan that is given to the Congressman because he believes that the money belongs to the Treasury
    4) His average donation is around $40, yet he managed to raise $5 Million in the last quarter
    5) The mainstream media hates him
    6) His growth over the past summer has been exponential
    7) Despite what people might say that “he has no chance,” he has as a good a chance of any of the Republican Front-Runners (Guiliani, Thomspson, Romney)
    8) He has never “FlipFlopped” like others

    So what can you do?
    A) Donate money to his campaign. In this game, money talks. Even if it is $10, $50, up to a Max of $2,300 donate whatever you can. Every dollar adds up. https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/
    B) Talk to other people you know and ask them to donate money to his campaign.
    C) Pray to Allah that this man becomes the next President of the U.S.A.
    D) Vote in the Republican Primary in your state of residence for him.
    This is the one man that you should all support to be the President next year. I know what right now you’re thinking, “No way am I going to support another Republican after Bush screwed us over.”

    Actually, that’s a very faulty premise. The truth of the matter is that you must Vote for the Person, NOT the Party. Both parties are essentially a subset of a larger “Leviathan” party.

    At the end of the day, I’m not asking you to blindly believe a word a say about him. Read about him and learn about his positions and watch his videos:

    http://www.ronpaul2008.com/
    http://www.dailypaul.com/

    Wasalam,

    Ahsen

  7. Good. I may not, probably won’t, agree with you about how you vote, but unlike some folks, I think that even people I don’t agree with should vote. So, cool.

    Now, let me instruct you on HOW you should vote..(g) Though after last night (the event I mentioned in my blog), I’m not too sure about that…

  8. Amir: In sha Allah I’ll have to read up on Ron Paul, thanks for pointing him out.

    Amatullah:
    Come on, fifth column? From the dictionary:

    Noun:
    a group within a country at war who are sympathetic to or working for its enemies.

    Origin: The term dates from the Spanish Civil War, when General Mola, leading four columns of troops toward Madrid, declared that he had a fifth column inside the city.

    I even had a post awhile back called: Muslims, A Fifth Column?

  9. Oh ok that makes sense…i’m not into politics, I got a C on my American Government mid-term last week. alhamdulillah ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Seriously I wouldn’t call Ron Paul Saviour for anyone Unless you happen to be a rich white Guy.

    1) Ron Paul has a history of making racist comments. I’ll give you a few. If you read the Entire article You realize that I haven’t taken it out of context.

    “our country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists — and they can be identified by the color of their skin.”

    “only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions”

    “I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”

    You can find the whole article here

    2) He’s endorsed By StormFront a Neo-nazi organization. ( I particularly have a grudge about this group after they spread lies about my race and culture. Aboriginal Australian if anyone cares)

    3) he doesn’t believe in a religious freedom. He wants a Christian state.

    ech, I’m not even American I don’t like Ron paul.

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