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[I&A] 【整理】2008-03-27:'隐忧!民主党内拉锯战'

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Richmond is a laid-back kind of town. Its politics are anything but. The recrimination of recent weeks has turned democrat against democrat. They voted here in record numbers in February's primaries, but the recent bitterness is turning them off.

 

Vaughn Garland is an artist, a political junky and a democrat who started this campaign full of enthusiasm.

 

"At first it was fantastic, at first it was wonderful and it seems to be getting worse and worse. "

 

Vaughn's art is inspired by what he calls "the catastrophe of the last eight years". He hopes not to see a democratic catastrophe this year.

 

"I'm just tired of it. I'm just very much to the point where for artists to solve all the problems we've had in the past eight years. We, for me we have to get past these little things, the big grin "

 

(Hillary Clinton) "He would not have been my pastor."

 

(Barack Obama) "...Our Senator Clinton has tried to use my position.."

 

(Hillary Clinton) "You have a choice when it comes to our pastors"

 

(Barack Obama) "Who do you trust to end a war, someone who..."

 

(Hillary Clinton) "I'm urging him to match those words"

 

(Barack Obama)" that she has taken the same position in the past"

 

(Hillary Clinton) " So shame on you Barack Obama"

 

(debating chaos)

 

There is a feeling among democrats that they really should win this election because of Bush at the war, even because of the economy. But there is also a growing fear that with this protracted nomination battle, the party is on the verge of committing political suicide. And the democrats will pay the price for this fight not just in November but for a generation to come.

 

"How are you doing? I'm Pastor Jones."

 

In the middle class Richmond suburb, the Reverend Dwight Jones dispenses his politial wisdom with his pastoral comfort. He is a stalwart of the African-American community, a delegate for Virginia and a supporter of Barack Obama.

 

"If he is not nominated fairly, if he loses fairly then I think that will be the better for the persons who will in the process. But if there is any chance, or any possibility that this was a deal, or that the democratic hierarchy was not playing fairly, I think it's going to have repercussions for many years to come."

 

Could you support Hillary Clinton whole-heartedly?

 

"I'm not sure. I'm really not sure. I'm really not sure."

 

Richmond has changed a lot since the days a hundred years ago when Tobacco Giant fought to dominate the area's lucrative business. Today the tobacco warehouses give shelter to art studios and Latte bars. It is classic Obama territory and it is his supporters who might risk cannot turning out if he is not the nominee. Not just African-Americans, but young people too.

 

Obamamania got Richmond's students to the primaries in unprecedented numbers. But Sarah Potter is clear. If super delegates override the popular vote which favors her candidate, the party will lose.

 

"I think that that's going to anger a lot of young people. Coz it's not every vote counts, it is every supper delegate vote counts. I think that that will be a lot like someone killing Santa Claus on Christmas morning. I think that people will be really upset that their candidate---you know people are coming out for Barack and if he doesn't get the nomination---you know, they are not gonna turn out at the general election."

 

What about local Clinton's supporters? Are they equally dispirited at the prospect of an Obama /

 

victory? Leignton Powell voted for Senator Clinton. She is more pragmatic.

 

"I would hope that if Obama is not the nominee, that he would rally the young people the same way hes rallied them to his, you know, for his support right now, he will do the same thing for her. And I would expect that of him. I mean I think that one of the things we realized in the last few years is that democratic party has got to stay together. And this kind of thing is going to happen, its part of the process, but it doesnt have to tear us apart.

 

Down by the James river where time moves slowly, we found John Gipson whaling fishing and pondering politics. He is another local democrat, one who finds himself thinking about John McCain.

 

"He probably like this action. I guess he loves it. You know, If I weren't on the side I would too ,you know, the longer it turns one another down, the better his chance in all he runs in the poll."

 

There is still a long 8 months before the actual election, plenty of time for democrats to rally behind a nominee. But there is no virtue for either candidate in this fight, and the longer it continues, the more disheartened their followers will become.T


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Richmond is a laid-back kind of town. Its politics are anything but. The recrimination of recent weeks has turned democrat against democrat. They voted here in record numbers in February's primaries, but the recent bitterness is turning them off.

 

Vaughn Garland is an artist, a political junky and a democrat who started this campaign full of enthusiasm.

 

"At first it was fantastic, at first it was wonderful and it seems to be getting worse and worse. "

 

Vaughn's art is inspired by what he calls "the catastrophe of the last eight years". He hopes not to see a democratic catastrophe this year.

 

"I'm just tired of it. I'm just very much to the point where for artists to solve all the problems we've had in the past eight years. We, for me we have to get past these little things, the big grin "

 

(Hillary Clinton) "He would not have been my pastor."

 

(Barack Obama) "...Our Senator Clinton has tried to use my position.."

 

(Hillary Clinton) "You have a choice when it comes to our pastors"

 

(Barack Obama) "Who do you trust to end a war, someone who..."

 

(Hillary Clinton) "I'm urging him to match those words"

 

(Barack Obama)" that she has taken the same position in the past"

 

(Hillary Clinton) " So shame on you Barack Obama"

 

(debating chaos)

 

There is a feeling among democrats that they really should win this election because of Bush at the war, even because of the economy. But there is also a growing fear that with this protracted nomination battle, the party is on the verge of committing political suicide. And the democrats will pay the price for this fight not just in November but for a generation to come.

 

"How are you doing? I'm Pastor Jones."

 

In the middle class Richmond suburb, the Reverend Dwight Jones dispenses his politial wisdom with his pastoral comfort. He is a stalwart of the African-American community, a delegate for Virginia and a supporter of Barack Obama.

 

"If he is not nominated fairly, if he loses fairly then I think that will be the better for the persons who are in the process. But if there is any chance, or any possibility that this was a deal, or that the democratic hierarchy was not playing fairly, I think it's going to have repercussions for many years to come."

 

Could you support Hillary Clinton whole-heartedly?

 

"I'm not sure. I'm really not sure. I'm really not sure."

 

Richmond has changed a lot since the days a hundred years ago when Tobacco Giants fought to dominate the area's lucrative business. Today the tobacco warehouses give shelter to art studios and Latte bars. It is classic Obama territory and it is his supporters who might risk cannot turning out if he is not the nominee. Not just African-Americans, but young people too.

 

Obamamania got Richmond's students to the primaries in unprecedented numbers. But Sarah Potter is clear. If super delegates override the popular vote which favors her candidate, the party will lose.

 

"I think that that's going to anger a lot of young people. Coz it's not every vote counts, it is every supper delegate vote counts. I think that that will be a lot like someone killing Santa Claus on Christmas morning. I think that people will be really upset that their candidate---you know people are coming out for Barack and if he doesn't get the nomination---you know, they are not gonna turn out at the general election."

 

What about local Clinton's supporters? Are they equally dispirited at the prospect of an Obama victory? Leignton Powell voted for Senator Clinton. She is more pragmatic.

 

"I would hope that if Obama is not the nominee, that he would rally the young people the same way hes rallied them to his, you know, for his support right now, he will do the same thing for her. And I would expect that of him. I mean I think that one of the things we realized in the last few years is that democratic party has got to stay together. And this kind of thing is going to happen, its part of the process, but it doesnt have to tear us apart.

 

Down by the James river where time moves slowly, we found John Gipson whaling fish and pondering politics. He is another local democrat, one who finds himself thinking about John McCain.

 

"He probably like this action. I guess he loves it. You know, If I were on the side I would too ,you know, the longer it turns one another down, the better his chance in all he runs in the poll."

 

There is still a long 8 months before the actual election, plenty of time for democrats to rally behind a nominee. But there is no virtue for either candidate in this fight, and the longer it continues, the more disheartened their followers will become.

 

laid-back

 (of a person or his behaviour) calm and relaxed 指人或人的行为安详的, 轻松的: She always seems so laid-back. 她总是显得那麽优哉游哉

 

recrimination  反责

 

turn off

slang To disgust, bore, or repel (someone) by being intellectually, emotionally, socially, or sexually unattractive. I won't date Linda Bell anymore  she just turns me off.

 

junky

someone who likes something so much that they seem to be dependent on it - used humorously

 

dispense

If someone dispenses something that they own or control, they give or provide it to a number of people. (FORMAL)

 

pastoral

relatingto or portraying country life, the countryside or shepherds, esp in an idealized way 乡村生活的, 田园风光的, 牧人的, 田园式的尤指理想化描述的:

 

stalwart

A stalwart is a loyal worker or supporter of an organization, especially a political party.

 

hierarchy

system with grades of authority or status from the lowest to the highest 等级制度

 

repercussion

indirect effect or result (esp unpleasant) of an event, etc; consequence 间接的影响尤指不良的; 後果

 

『Obamamania』代表对欧巴马狂热支持的现象﹔. 『Obamafied』就是被「欧巴马化」。 『Obamazon』是欧巴马的狂热女性支持者

 

dispirited

If you are dispirited, you have lost your enthusiasm and excitement.

 

disheartened

If you are disheartened, you feel disappointed about something and have less confidence or less hope about it than you did before.

ponder
think about (sth) carefully and for a long time, esp in trying to reach a decision; consider (长时间地仔细)考虑(某事物)(尤指以便作出决定); 深思


[ 本帖最后由 goanna 于 2008-4-5 01:17 编辑 ]
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Richmond is a laid-back kind of town. Its politics are anything but. The recrimination of recent weeks has turned democrat against democrat. They voted here in record numbers in February's primaries, but the recent bitterness is turning them off.

 

Vaughn Garland is an artist, a political junky and a democrat who started this campaign full of enthusiasm.

 

"At first it was fantastic, at first it was wonderful and it seems to be getting worse and worse. "

 

Vaughn's art is inspired by what he calls "the catastrophe of the last eight years". He hopes not to see a democratic catastrophe this year.

 

"I'm just tired of it. I'm just very much to the point where for us to solve all the problems we've had in the past eight years. We, for me we have to get past these little things to big win "

 

(Hillary Clinton) "He would not have been my pastor."

 

(Barack Obama) "...Our Senator Clinton has tried to use my position.."

 

(Hillary Clinton) "You have a choice when it comes to our pastors"

 

(Barack Obama) "Who do you trust to end a war, someone who..."

 

(Hillary Clinton) "I'm urging him to match those words"

 

(Barack Obama)" that she has taken the same position in the past"

 

(Hillary Clinton) " So shame on you Barack Obama"

 

(debating chaos)

 

There is a feeling among democrats that they really should win this election because of Bush ,/  the war, even because of the economy. But there is also a growing fear that with this protracted nomination battle, the party is on the verge of committing political suicide,and that democrats will pay the price for this fight not just in November but for a generation to come.

 

"How are you doing? I'm Pastor Jones."

 

In the middle class Richmond suburb, the Reverend Dwight Jones dispenses his politial wisdom with his pastoral comfort. He is a stalwart of the African-American community, a delegate for Virginia and a supporter of Barack Obama.

 

"If he is not nominated fairly, if he loses fairly then I think that will be the better for the persons who are in the process. But if there is any chance, or any possibility that this was a deal, or that the democratic hierarchy was not playing fairly, I think it's going to have repercussions for many years to come."

 

Could you support Hillary Clinton whole-heartedly?

 

"I'm not sure. I'm really not sure. I'm really not sure."

 

Richmond has changed a lot since the days a hundred years ago when Tobacco Giants fought to dominate the area's lucrative business. Today the tobacco warehouses give shelter to art studios and Latte bars. It is classic Obama territory and it is his supporters who might risk not turning out if he is not the nominee. Not just African-Americans, but young people too.

 

Obamamania got Richmond's students to the primaries in unprecedented numbers. But Sarah Potter is clear. If super delegates override the popular vote which favors her candidate, the party will lose.

 

"I think that that's going to anger a lot of young people,because it's not every vote counts, it is every supper delegate vote counts. And I think that that would be a lot like someone killing Santa Claus on Christmas morning. I think that people will be really upset that their candidate---you know people are coming out for Barack and if he doesn't get the nomination---you know, they are not gonna turn out at the general election."

 

What about local Clinton's supporters? Are they equally dispirited at the prospect of an Obama victory? Leignton Powell voted for Senator Clinton. She is more pragmatic.

 

"I would hope that if Obama is not the nominee, that he would rally the young people the same way he’s rallied them to his, you know, for his support right now, he will do the same thing for her. And I would expect that of him. I mean I think that one of the things we realized in the last few years is that democratic party has got to stay together. And this kind of thing is gonna happen, it’s part of the process, but it doesn’t have to tear us apart.

 

Down by the James river where time moves slowly, we found John Gipson wheeling fish and pondering politics. He is another local democrat, one who finds himself thinking about John McCain.

 

"He probably like this action. I guess he loves it. You know, If I were on the side I would too ,you know, the longer it turns one another down, the better his chance in all he runs in the poll."

 

There is still a long 8 months before the actual election, plenty of time for democrats to rally behind a nominee. But there is no virtue for either candidate in this fight, and the longer it continues, the more disheartened their followers will become.

 

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