Say, if a store's employees treat you like crap, do you keep shopping at that store?
by observer5, Wed May 14, 2008 at 06:52:48 AM EDT
I must have seen a thousand posts telling Hillary supporters to shut up and vote for Obama in spite of all the hatred and fascistic abuse hurled at them throughout the course of this primary.
A common theme is that Hillary supporters are in a losing camp, ergo Hillary supporters are losers.
BUT Obama supporters are lightning quick to point out that their insults are dirty but the Obama campaign iself (i.e. the great leader) is pure.
How is this different from saying that just because you're treated like crap by a store's employees, it doesn't mean you shouldn't go back - for more abuse?
The problem here is not management or style. It's cultural. The schism is wide and deep between the "true believers" - the core Obama groupies, their early adopters/patrons and their declared superdelegates - and everyone else.
There will be many soothing words in the near future from the Obama camp, offering mercy and refuge to their vanquished foes. Hillary supporters are deluded if they think they're worth more than their votes.