What is one meant to imply when you make a statement claiming that her supporters ARE the party? It is logical to assume that you look down upon the other members of the party that did not support here.
I'd think you'd not insult NJ so much, since the establishment in NJ is all VERY MUCH behind Hillary. Jon Corzine and Robert Menendez have been some of her BIGGEST supporters.
But, I'll consider your tirade as somewhere between the 1st and 2nd stages of grief just as I said about Jerome's post the other day.
HER supporters ARE the party?
I'm a proud, working class WHITE American and I am a PROUD Democrat and I am NOT a supporter of HRC. Her supporters ARE NOT the party. They are part of the party. Barack Obama's too. As are John Edwards', Dennis Kucinich's, Bill Richardson's, Joe Biden's, Chris Dodd's, and even Mike Gravel's.
Your claim that HER supporters ARE the party is arrogance.
And if you and people like you ARE the party (as you claim), how could you EVER vote against the Democrat?
The people will vote, as they have every right to vote. I voted in the 2004 NJ Primary, held in June. I wrote in Howard Dean as he wasn't even on the ballot in NJ due to the late stage of the game. I voted for who I believed in.
HOWEVER, that doesn't mean the REALITY of the situation changed. John Kerry was the nominee. I didn't vote for him, I didn't support him in the primary, but he was the man we had to beat George W. Bush.
That is the case now. All of you can go vote for Hillary if you please. I am expecting HUGE wins in Kentucky and West Virginia. That doesn't change the reality that this is over. Obama will certainly get the 33 pledged delegates he needs to get the majority in that column. Obama needs a total of 160 delegates to get the nomination. He gained, by the AP count, 9 Super delegates yesterday. By the ABC and Politico count, he has taken the Super delegate lead. He's being called "the presumptive nominee" by a Clinton loyalist (Rahm). He's being treated like a rock star by Clinton backers during his contact with them (see his House visit as reference).
IT IS OVER.
The sooner we realize that, the sooner we can try and repair the party and the sooner we can beat McCain.
1. Denial and Isolation.
At first, we tend to deny the loss has taken place, and may withdraw from our usual social contacts. This stage may last a few moments, or longer.
The grieving person may then be furious at the person who inflicted the hurt (even if she's dead), or at the world, for letting it happen. He may be angry with himself for letting the event take place, even if, realistically, nothing could have stopped it.
Now the grieving person may make bargains with God, asking, "If I do this, will you take away the loss?"
The person feels numb, although anger and sadness may remain underneath.
This is when the anger, sadness and mourning have tapered off. The person simply accepts the reality of the loss.
I had to post that. Why?
Because Jerome, and MANY others, is definitely dealing with denial and anger at this point and time.