Keep Telling Me I’m Wrong

And in November, when you wake up and go WTF?  don’t come crying to me.

“I’m tired of it,” Floridian Sharon Clark said yesterday. “I want to go and vote and know my vote is going to count.”

“The right thing to do is to seat all the delegates,” added delegate Beverly Battelle Weeks. “Anything less is not democratic.”

“I can be called white, but you can’t be called black,” Christian charged. “That’s not my America. It’s equality for all of us; it’s about time we all stood up for it.

“I’m no second-class citizen. And God damn the Democrats!”

“And they think we won’t turn and vote for McCain,” Christian added. She closed: “Well, I’ve got news for all of you: McCain will be the next President of the United States!”

While Obama may have hoped to gain votes by leaving his church, some supporters aren’t happy about it:

Again, I am not happy about his choice to leave Trinity, but Clinton supporters take note: there will be no threats of abandoning the Democratic Party and voting for McCain over my disappointment. A few curse words maybe, but that’s about it.

Hmmm.  I wonder.   The question isn’t really will Obama supporters vote for McCain, but rather will they decide to not vote at all? 

 

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9 thoughts on “Keep Telling Me I’m Wrong

  1. You know, as odd as it sounds, I find myself agreeing with Joe.My.God on this one, that the ravings of one freaky Clintonista who seems willing to slash and burn the entire country with a McCain vote because the process didn’t go like Clinton wanted does not an entire electorate make. I’m sure Christian isn’t the only one who actually will vote for McCain in November, but I don’t believe there are enough of them to matter.

    Here’s the thing, just because the system doesn’t decide in favor of your contender, doesn’t mean the system isn’t working and that’s what these fiery Clintonistas have to remember and make a decision about come November. What’s more important: Getting their way or ensuring the system continues to exist? What are they advocating? Clinton supporters should take up guns and march on Washington, threatening civil war if Clinton isn’t elected?

    Clinton’s fought a good race and has rightly used all the opportunities and pathways available to her, validating the health of the system. It’s easy to understand that now, as those pathways dribble down to nothing and final verdicts are in, people are disappointed that it didn’t got their way after all their hope and hard work. But frankly, people like Christian are never going to be satisfied and are just as bad as the Religious Right. I’m not sure the DNC kowtowing doesn’t set it up for a similar takeover by the radical Left and an eventual struggle for the direction of the party such as the Republicans are currently going through.

    Christian has the right to vote for who she wants, but if she honestly thinks droves of Clinton supporters will follow her, she’s sadly mistaken.

  2. Christian has the right to vote for who she wants, but if she honestly thinks droves of Clinton supporters will follow her, she’s sadly mistaken

    They seem to abound at Democratic Underground.

  3. No, of course not. Not solely. But unless it’s the same people over there that are commenting all over the place, then it’s certainly representative of the general tenor I’m reading. And reading. And reading . . .

  4. “And they think we won’t turn and vote for McCain,” Christian added. She closed: “Well, I’ve got news for all of you: McCain will be the next President of the United States!”

    Well if you kow anything about Rush Limbaugh’s Operation Chaos, where he sent people to vote for Clinton. Many of these are Republicans to begin with. The funny thing is the Republicans also stripped Fla delegates of half thier votes, for holding an early primary.

    QJs right that there are hurt feelings as there always are when these contests happen. Sure some won’t vote or will vote for the other guy. That’s the way it goes.

    If Clinton, with all her advantages, can’t close the deal, then there is something seriously wrong with her as a candidiate. McCain, may win. That’s fine. That’s th way it goes. But Clinton’s performance tells us she would has serious, perhaps overwhelming, competitive problems.

  5. I pay less attention to people like Limbaugh than I do people who show up to vote in primaries and caucuses.

    Who have voted for Obama in enough numbers that Clinton has gone from sure-thing to long-shot. Given that level of support, I can’t see a few outlying defectors as any major threat.

    I still believe those Clinton supporters who harbor such a deep resentment of Obama that they are willing to plunge the country into at least four years of McCrazy over hurt feelings are few and far between. Plus, how will they justify their actions in light of Clinton’s own comments that she will do whatever it takes to see a Democrat in the White House come 2009? In light of her expressed attitude, those supporters sound less like they truly believe in her and more like whiny babies who are throwing a temper tantrum because they didn’t get their way.

  6. I have no problem believing some people vote for someone in a primary and then support the other party’s candidate in the general. I am sure it happens every election.

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