I Just Don't Get Why Some Hillary Supporters Don't Get It
by LawStudent, Sun May 04, 2008 at 01:11:04 PM EDT
The current recommended diary "I Just Don't Get It" makes the assertion that certain progressive supporters of Obama-namely Markos and Arianna Huffington-aren't really progressives at all. They're DINO's or some such nonsense.
Nevermind that Democratic candidates and politicians post to those sites on a regular basis because they know they will reach the widest audience of progressives on the internet (how many democratic politicians post regularly at MYDD, I wonder?).
Nevermind that DKOS and HUFFPO aren't the only progressives Hillary has lost. She's lost Olbermann, every jock on Air America AND MoveOn.org, which was originally named "Censure and Move On" and was established to gather support for Bill Clinton in the ridiculous impeachment proceedings.
Yes, conveniently overlook the fact that Hillary has lost ALL the big name progressive support. Instead, just focus on two big names and smear them.
Instead of smearing good progressives, why don't you look to the reasons WHY Hillary lost so much progressive support.
Could it be because she's run a campaign right out of Karl Rove's playbook?
* The 3am ad.
- The "Commander in Chief" test
- Playing up stupid right wing talking points like
* Hand over heart
* Not a muslim "as far as I know"
* Rev Wright
Yeah, the right wing will bring all of this up and has. But that DOES NOT excuse a Democrat doing it against a fellow Democrat. Not by a long shot.
How would you like it if the Obama campaign started saying, "How can we trust Hillary Clinton when she stayed married to a man who had an extramarital affair and then lied about it under oath."
Pretty disgusting, huh? But he doesn't go there. She does. And that is how she lost progressive support.
The sad thing is, Hillary doesn't seem to get it. And, obviously, neither do many of her supporters.