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May 14, 2008

There Are Depths, Depths

It's been a rough few days in the comments to the political posts here as many place the blame for the generally downward trend of Republicans on a lack of ideological purity in our elected officials. I think a couple of events came together at just the right time to provoke the wailing and gnashing of teeth, but I have to admit that you guys are really depressing me.

So I went looking for something to cheer me up on the political front and hit paydirt with John Aravosis absolutely losing his shit over the Democratic nomination contest. No linky for Aravosis because he's, well, nameless, fatherless scum--a subcreature deserving of neither aid nor pity nor, for that matter, the traffic you bring. He's the fellow who, among other things, viciously attacked and mocked Mary Cheney when she was working with her father.

And I do so love to hear him cry in a Crockerian post entitled "Go away you horrible human being":

IT'S NOT CLOSE. YOU FREAKING LOST THE NOMINATION, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Good God. What is wrong with her? The Clintons and their campaign staff don't give a damn that they are now hurting our electoral chances in the fall against McCain and against the Republicans in Congress. Their campaign isn't happening in some vacuum, and they know it. Our candidates can't fundraise because of her. Obama can't focus on McCain because of her. Obama is wasting money on HER, rather than spending it on McCain, because of her. EMILY's List, and AFSCME, and the American Federation of Teachers and others are wasting their members' money on her now-failed race - money that they could be spending, should be spending, on other real races, races that haven't already lost. She can't win, the math says she lost the nomination, but she doesn't give a damn. She's going to stay in the race like some spoiled hateful egotistical brat.

Why is the media even covering her? The only stories that should be written about Hillary Clinton is how much damage she's causing our party. How she's hurting fundraising at the DNC - they even admitted it, they're not raising the money they need to fight John McCain because of this woman. Why don't you write some stories about how she is hurting our candidates who can't fundraise because of her? How she has forced EMILY's List and AFSCME and the AFT to waste their money because of her. How she has caused a civil war in the Netroots. Five months ago we all felt that we had 3 great candidates. Now, far too many of us loathe Hillary Clinton, and she has done her racist best to ensure that her supporters can't stand Barack Obama either.

Ahhh. Like soothing balm for my soul.


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posted by Gabriel Malor at 02:09 PM

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