What Will Happen If Obama Loses?
by Otaku Saru, Wed Jun 11, 2008 at 08:36:03 PM EDT
As I travel around the feminists and pro-Hillary sites (odd union, considering that Hillary has never been much of a feminist) I am confronted with a lot of "Obama won't win unless" articles, discussions, and arguments.
However, I wonder why feminists and the pro-Hillary die hards aren't writing articles, or having discussions, about what will happen if Obama doesn't win and, conversely, If McCain becomes President?
If Obama doesn't win, I think it would be safe to say that the Democratic Party would be finished, and it would take decades for another progressive party to rise from its ashes. A third Democratic defeat, coupled with the Republicans some how managing to avoid suffering the consequences of the public's dissatisfaction with the Iraq war, would prove (once and for and all) that the Democrats can never get anything done, and its fragile coalition would be shattered irreconcilably. The African Americans, the gay rights crowd, the women's rights crowd, the college educated liberals, and the near socialistic thinkers would, after a third Democratic failure (and six out of the last eight), go in separate directions, forming their own caucuses, or aligning with the party in power; the Republicans. Can you really imagine African Americans (who are increasingly become more socially conservative) voting in 2012 for the party that failed them so miserably in 2008? Why would they not find common ground with the party that ran Lynn Swann and Ken Blackwell in 2006? Like wise for the college educated liberals, who are not going to sit around with their thumbs up their ass for four years, they are going to work with the party in power (just like they did with Reagan and Bush in the 80s).
That would leave us with the socialistic thinkers, the radical feminists, and the homosexual community. Does anyone ever think that is going to be a winning coalition?
I could list off all of the reasons why feminists, gays, and socialistic thinkers desperately need an Obama victory in 2008, but why go to all that trouble?
If you all want to sabotage Obama's campaign for the White House, get to it, you all have that right, but in the end it won't do you all any good at all.
Personally I am honor bound to follow the orders of whoever is Commander in Chief, which I am hoping will be President Obama.
But I am going to end this diary with a personal question that I hope the Hillary die-hards will spend some time thinking about. How much do you hate being aligned with black people in a common future goal? If your hatred of Obama is so strong, then I fear that a progressive/feminist movement in America is doomed to failure.