If we hated on McCain half as much...
by JDF, Sat Apr 12, 2008 at 08:13:33 AM EDT
we would be in good shape and we would be a much more unified group here. I took a look at the recommended list this morning and saw three diaries, three(!!!), attacking Obama for the same exact thing. Ignoring, for a moment, the relevance of these attacks, don't worry I will get to that in a moment, why in the world do we need three diaries that say the same thing on the recommended list? I get it. Obama is bad. He is the worst. You'd rather have four more years of Bush. Thats fine, I get it. Did we need it three times? And three times yesterday? And four times the day before?
(I would normally take a moment here to bitch about the one diary attacking Clinton on the recommended list...but there is only one and while I don't particularly care for the tone of it it isn't filled with have as much bile as most of the anti-Obama diaries here. That being said. It sure would be nice if we could cut the crap, advocate for our chosen candidate and maybe look for a Republican to hit if we need to hit something that badly.)
Now, as to the relevance of what these diaries are saying. It goes to his statements regarding people in small town Pennsylvania being bitter and holding tight to their guns, religion, and distrust of those who are different. Guess what, I don't know how many of the diarists who are discussing this comment have been to small town PA but it might surprise them to hear that it is all true. And the people who live there know it is true. In fact, they will tell you themselves that it is true.
Now, maybe some of them are going to be insulted by it being pointed out by a Harvard Educated Black Man, but many of them are also just going to be thankful that someone is noticing and willing to talk about it. They will even be more thankful that someone might try and do something about it. Because after eight years of Clinton and seven years of Bush their situation has not gotten better. It has gotten a lot worse.
All of that aside, are any of you going to have half as much hatred or disgust for the good Senator from Arizona? I somehow doubt it. He is going to make his comments about bombing Iran, his comments about keeping troops in Iraq and you are going to ignore it is my guess; especially once Obama is the nominee.
Are you going to be disgusted when he talks about making the tax cuts permanent? Nope, you are just going to be thankful he doesn't talk about how bitter the working class in this country is, and has a right to be.
Are you going to write endless diaries about it when he calls his wife a cunt in public? Nope, he isn't Obama after all so why would you make a big deal about it.
What is the point of all of this? Why do you hate a fellow Democrat so much? Is it because he is beating Clinton and that just isn't allowed? Or is it something else?
I really hope that the diarists here turn their attention to McCain once we have a nominee... but I have the feeling they won't. Not with the energy or the disgust they have shown towards Obama... heck, if Obama is the nominee I won't be surprised at this point to see hitjobs, posted right here on MYDD, tearing him down right through Election Day. It is really pitiful if that is true, but nothing surprises me anymore.