Will Obama and Clinton supporters grow up before the GE?
by bruh21, Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 06:12:34 PM EST
This will be a short diary. I am frankly over the primaries. Whoever wins, I will support.
What I do have a problem with going forward are the supporters. Do you think for one moment that you will not need each other in the general election? If you do, you are delusional. I don't care who you support. Clinton will need Obama. Obama will need Clinton. What we don't need is the immaturity that passes for commentary to spill over into the general.
Who wins if this vitriol spills over into the general? That's an easy one- John McCain and the Republican Party. Who loses? Again- an easy one- the Democrats and the American people.
You can still think your candidate is better for the general. Hell, I still believe Edwards is the best choice, and he's not in the race.
What you can't do, and what I find destructive, is to turn this into caged death match. I've asked this before- but I have to ask again, is this about progressive values for some of you or is it about a sporting event in which you are cheering for your favorite team?
If it's about the later, your behavior makes sense. If it's about the values, how are you serving them with your behavior? I know some of you believe Clinton is evil, but if you think she is worse than McCain, you need to put down the bong and take gander at the GOP race. Look at what Mr. 100 years war is saying. 2013 maybe bad, but it ain't 100 years. If you think Clinton is bad, look at the S Ct., if you can't see what a Democratic appointee means versus a Republican one- you again haven't been paying much attention. I can go on, but I want to flip this.
The same is true of the Clinton supporters. There is no way in hell, however green you think Obama is that he isn't 10 times better than John "Mr 100 Years" McCain. There is simply no way you could believe that and hold anything resembling progressive values. Again, if yo udon't then, this will fall on deaf ears.
Save the vitriol for McCain. He's the one who deserves it.