Still mad

August 5, 2008

There are a lot of Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton who are still so upset about their candidate’s loss that they can barely contain themselves:

And what will the Puma members do after the Convention? Murphy concedes, “We’re realists. … We know the DNC is committed to the path of nominating their chosen candidate.” In November she explains, “We are protesting the election.” Members will sit home, write in Hillary’s name or vote for John McCain. She explains, “That up to them. That’s part of our whole philosophy.”

I don’t think there are as many of these disgruntled Democrats as there are conservatives who don’t think they have a candidate they can vote for, but they’re definitely out there. I was talking to one of them one afternoon last week — she worked for The Journal Gazette until she retired, and she still comes in to write something for them occasionally. She doesn’t trust McCain (or any other Republican, for that matter), but she just can’t make herself like Obama, and she sounds almost like a Republican when she talks about him. She honestly doesn’t know what she’s going to do come November.

I get the impression in talking to her — she didn’t say this directly — that she beleives something along the lines of: This was the women’s turn, finally, and Obama cut it line.


One Response to “Still mad”

  1. Harl Delos Says:

    This was the women’s turn, finally, and Obama cut it line.

    Many women Democrats believe that politics is about taking turns, and sharing your toys nicely. Can’t blame them for the first part; Republicans for the past few decades have been all about falling in line, and about taking turns.

    The Obama primary campaign, on the other hand, took a look at the rules, and said, “So it’s the most delegates, huh? Just like the general election is about the electoral college. OK, we’ll work with that.”

    It’s not just the women that miss that part, though. Gore still hasn’t figured that. He claims to have won the 2000 election. Not the one that mattered, he didn’t. And he didn’t get a majority of the popular vote, either.

    That part about sharing your toys, though, I’m not sure where they got that; probably their mothers. I’d bet if you asked them, they’d tell you that Lincoln freed the slaves. In fact, nobody can free anyone else; you have to free yourselves. If they’d understood that much, they might have gotten ERA passed. Instead, they kept waiting for someone else to give it to them.

    What do you call someone who keeps doing the same thing over and over again, expecting the results to change? Isn’t that a working definition of insanity?

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