Calling Out All PUMAs and Their Sympathizers
by xynz, Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 04:04:29 AM EDT
I'm not as interested in Obama the politician, as I am interested in the movement that is forming around him. He's a politician who has astutely tapped into a tremendous amount of political discontent. He's done a lot of things that I'm not happy about. But, I see his candidacy as just another stepping stone towards a resurgent 50 state Democratic Party. That renaissance is bigger than any one candidate.
The people who are bitter about Hillary's loss and talk about "Obamabots"....these people who are still withholding their support from a national Democratic movement, well they're just shortsighted idiots who can't see beyond the candidates they love or hate. Anybody who claims that they are supporting Hillary, by resisting "the Obamabots": they're simply projecting their own enmeshment in a cult of personality.
This election and what it means for the Democratic Party, what it means for the American people and the world at large, is much more important than any single candidate or their proposed policies. If you can't see that, then I don't see any point in "reaching out to you".
I don't care about "being nice" to you.
I'm not here to court you.
I'm not here to woo you.
I shouldn't have to do any of that. You're supposed to be an adult. You're supposed to be someone who is capable of putting more important considerations ahead of your own feelings.
If you can't, or if you won't, put the welfare of the nation ahead of your hurt feelings, then you deserve nothing more than my scorn and derision. Dressing up your pettiness in "sincere doubts" about Obama is nothing more than self-serving bullshit. If you've ever wondered how people could delude themselves into believing that George W Bush is a good President, then you need look no further than your own "justifications" for helping McCain win. No matter how bad Obama might be, McCain will be worse. If the decades long history of Republican misgovernance hasn't taught you that, then you're no better than a Bush supporter.
I don't care if you don't love Obama. I don't care if you don't like Obama. Hell, right now, I'm not too crazy about him myself. But if you aren't dedicated to putting an end to Republican misgovernance, then fuck off and don't let the door hit you in the ass.