Sorry Gang, Alegre Just Can't Help Herself
by jdusek, Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 09:10:47 PM EDT
Alegre has a new diary up at Hillary's Bloggers criticizing Obama for moving the DNC operations to Chicago.
In just a few short paragraphs she manages to squeeze in some rather unflattering and unhelpful remarks about our presumptive nominee and the Democratic party:
- she refers to Obama as "Bam Bam"
- she says Obama is "not the nominee and hopefully won't be"
- she trash-talks the Democratic Party, calling it a "sorry-@ss party" in need of rescue.
A few days back there was a diary on MyDD praising Alegre for her hard work and dedication, but it seems quite clear now that Alegre's passion for her candidate has crossed over into antipathy towards the Democratic Party.
It's not just that she's ignoring the urgings of Senator Clinton to support Barack Obama, she's actually hoping that some tragedy befalls him that will prevent him from becoming our nominee. She recently wrote that she hopes Obama "self-destructs" before the convention. If that were to happen it would weaken the party and severely jeopardize our chances of winning in November.
Some people have been calling for a "cooling off" period in which die-hard Clinton supporters like Alegre are allowed to gradually warm up to the reality that Obama will be our nominee. I get that, and I think Clinton supports should take all the time they need, but in the meantime is it too much to ask that Democrats not wish for bad things to happen to other Democrats?