Sunday, June 1, 2008

Meet The World's Dumbest Democrats

Some supporters of Hillary Clinton's campaign have become so rabid in their pursuit of the nomination, that they have checked their brains at the door.

As members of the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws panel voted in favor of the measures, some supporters of Hillary Clinton's White House bid rose from their seats and began to shout “Don’t steal my vote!” and “Let’s go, McCain!”
These primaries have certainly strained unity within the Democratic Party. But anyone who would consider voting Republican if Hillary fails to secure the nomination is beyond stupid. What could their rationale possibly be? Do they intend to fight against perceived misogyny by voting for an old conservative white guy? Are they so blind in their ambition that they would rather see four more years of Republican rule than support Barack Obama? These are the kind of people that neither campaign needs - the kind of people who allow spite to triumph over reason.


Anonymous said...

They'll probably settle down. I know when Dion won the leadership race I was angry, couldn't believe and felt cheated by that stupid move by Kennedy.

I settled down and I think they will too. It's been a long exhausting race.

Red Canuck said...

Anon - It's true that protracted races can cause tempers to flare. But I doubt that you, or anyone else who was disappointed by Dion's leadership win, would have openly shouted support for Stephen Harper and the Conservatives out of spite. The reaction of some of these Clintonites seeems a tad over the top. But I hope you are right and that they will "see the light" come general election time.

MD said...

There are a lot of crazy things being said in the democratic race, partly becasue of the usual clash of ambitions, but also because race and gender politics always adds fuel to the fire. The craziest Hillary supporters I've seen interviewed seem to equate the struggle to get the Florida and Michigan delegates seated at full strength with the struggle to emancipate the slaves. They wouldn't take defeat lightly.

But I think once everyone has cooled down, almost all active democrats will support Obama. Its the broader public I'm not so sure about. The Republican character assasination and fearmongering about Obama hasn't started in earnest'll be interesting (though possibly painful) to watch what happens.