How Far She's Come

31 May

When Hillary Clinton began her quest for the Presidency, she was despised by a good half of the electorate-at-large.

Now? In late May 2008? She’s despised by a good half of the Democratic Party, too. Not because she’s a woman. Not because she’s a Clinton. Not because she’s from New York. Not because she’s opinionated and strong.

She’s despised because she’s a sore loser, and she’s playing the feminist victim card in a way that cheapens both words.

Any suggestion that her loss in the primaries has to do with sexism or unfair media treatment is patently false, and truly pathetic. If that’s the message she wants to send to her supporters, so be it. She lost fair and square partly because of the mismanagement of her own campaign. I hope all of this nonsense is somehow worth it for her.

5 Responses to “How Far She's Come”

  1. Chris Smith June 1, 2008 at 12:06 am #

    If Obama recovers from this to win the Presidency, it will be a fucking miracle. Clinton gets exactly what she wanted, a split party that makes it exceptionally difficult for Obama to win the general and she can sit her ass on the sidelines for four years saying “I Told You So” and run again in 2012. The Clintons will not let this die, it appears they will appeal the decision to the credentials committee and take the fight to the floor of the convention.

    Insert Mike Hudson mad ramblings about Clinton being the awesomest, Obama being a loser, Al-Jazeera, White Guilt, Chris and Alan being dilettantes, and other such nonsense which will lead to us arguing the periphery and not who actually won the nomination.

  2. indabuff June 1, 2008 at 1:17 am #

    It is my hope this whole mess ends up on the convention floor. It would make for incredible political drama and the MSM would have an orgasm or 8 over the whole situation. I support neither Clinton, Obama or McCain.

    What a sham the Dem party is…

  3. Eez June 1, 2008 at 9:43 am #

    Agree 100%, indabuff. I am neither a dem or republican, so watching this has been pure theater. The party certainly knows how to “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” as someone (I think it was Paul Begala) on CNN said last night.

  4. Prodigal Son June 1, 2008 at 5:48 pm #

    The Dems could have nominated a bowl of strawberries, and if it had been an easy, straight forward nomination process, they would have beaten any Republican put forward. Instead, they have made a mess of it.

    I am a McCain supporter, though more independent than a “traditional” Republican. The Democratic Party itself, as an institution, makes the current administration look like an enlightened, non-ideological, well-oiled machine. Only the Democratic party could complain about the Florida recount mess in 2000, and then create a similar, but bigger (and totally self-imposed) problem for themselves with Michigan and Florida this year. Only the Democratic Party could stand for women’s rights, and minority rights, and then pull the race card and gender card on eachother when convenient (or when their power was threatened).

    I think its worth pointing out that if either Democrat wins, they bring their campaign staff and party bosses on into the administration, in cabinet positions, head of FEMA and the like. Do you really want these people running your government? Scary.

  5. hank June 2, 2008 at 9:03 am #


    The two oxen goring each other will continue. Republicans love the drama.

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