Why Obama Doesn’t Want Clinton Democrats

~~By Grail Guardian

It’s 44 days until the General Election as I write this and after a long and hard fought primary season the Democratic Party, and the Obama campaign specifically, are still unable to get over their terminal case of CDS. I can’t help but ask “Why”? For the uninitiated, CDS stands for Clinton Derangement Syndrome, usually defined as the uncontrollable impulse to rail against all things Clinton (Hillary, Bill, Chelsea, Hillary’s supporters, and basically anything connected to centrist positions).

Team Obama not only masterminded the overthrow of the Democratic Party to form the “New Democrats” (remember the May 31, 2008 coup when all semblance of the rules were overthrown at a behind-closed-doors meeting of the Rules and Bylaws Committee), they literally declared the nomination belonged to Obama despite the fact that:

Clinton suspended her own campaign, as she had promised during the primaries she began to campaign for Obama, she asked her fundraisers to jump to Team Obama, and eventually Clinton herself served as the conduit to end her historic campaign by interrupting a roll call vote at the convention to ask for Obama’s nomination by acclaim. Yet still the Oborg continues to harass Clinton supporters. Team O bloggers continue to infiltrate web sites that had been pro-Clinton. Commenters continue to compare John McCain and Sarah Plain to Clinton, who they now conveniently claim as one of their own. Web sites continue to be hijacked and crashed. The Main Stream Media continues to fawn over Obama as messiah, ignore every negative story posted about him on the Internet, and call anyone disagreeing with their views a racist. And Middle Class voters continue to be insulted, marginalized, and discounted.

So at this late juncture, one must ask why it is that so many of the Oborg continue to fight dirty against the moderate, centrist voters that refuse to support Obama, rather than to sensibly go after them? After all, Obama went after the right wing and evangelical voters with his votes on FISA and promises to continue funding George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, so why not court the center? It only makes good political sense that once the cries of “you have no where else to go” and “you’ll fall in line eventually” were obviously falling on deaf ears that the next move would be to go after this significant voting bloc with gusto and speed. But with just over 6 weeks left, the taunting and harassment continues unabated.

So let’s look at the possibilities:

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Pooped on by the Party (Fall in Line? I Ain’t Gonna Do That…)

~~Posted by kenosha Marge

Being so consistently pooped on by my party has now made me a dedicated Party Pooper.

I know that now that I have acknowledged that I am a deadender, a racist, a low-information voter and that worst of slurs, an old woman, admitting to being a Party Pooper seems almost admirable. Isn’t it fun being an older woman? They get to hit you with a twofer. A. You are old=ageism and B. You are a woman= sexism. Black women can get hit with a threefer. Aren’t they the lucky ones?

I know it is my duty as a Democrat to sit down, shut up and show up to vote for whatever candidate the powers that be want me to choose. Being a Party Pooper, I ain’t gonna do that.

I know it is my duty as a Democrat to ignore the bad behavior of my party and go into total outrage mode at the very thought of bad behavior by the Republican Party. Being a Party Pooper, I ain’t gonna do that.

I know it shouldn’t upset me that the party has chosen Joe Biden to be VP. I’m just supposed to forget, as so many women appear to have done, his despicable behavior vis-a-vis the Clarence Thomas hearings and Anita Hill. Being a Party Pooper, I ain’t gonna do that.

Being a good, loyal Democrat now seems to mean that you turn off your ethical standards in order to support the party. Being a person who finds it difficult to turn off my ethical standards for anyone and a Party Pooper, I ain’t gonna do that.

I have been a good, loyal, stupid Democrat for over 40 years. I supported every dunderhead that came down the pike with my vote and with money when I could afford to do so. Looking back at those years I want to slap myself upside the head and say, “What the hell were you thinking woman? Did you not know, somewhere deep inside, that a crappy Democrat was no better than a crappy Republican?”

I read on a blog somewhere that Independents are fickle. That seems to presuppose that we as voters owe some kind of loyalty to any dimwit that our party leadership, in their infinite stupidity, try to shove down our throat. It appears more to me that Independents are using something other than a letter following a name to make their decisions. Are they all making super-duper wonderful decisions? Course not. We are talking about a diverse group of people. Just like the rest of the public they are made up of the good, the bad, and the pinheads.

One good thing about being an Independent is that you can vote as you like without friends and relatives treating you as if you were Benedict Arnold. One bad thing is that friends and relatives all think they can persuade you to their way of thinking. File that under fat chance.

I call myself an Independent these days but somewhere deep inside I am still a Democrat. I believe in all the things I believed in as a Democrat all those years. It’s just that this Democratic Party doesn’t seem to believe in them any more. And so while I am still a Democrat I will vote like a PUMA Party Pooper for whoever I damn well please.

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Stuff I Found While Looking Up Other Stuff

It’s No Longer Just About Hillary
By Froma Harrop
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/08/its_no_longer_just_about_hilla
.html

How The Election of 1968 Reshaped The Democratic Partyhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB121944770970665183.html?mod=opinion_main_comment
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The Next President will Disappoint You
By Andrew J. Bacevich
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-bacevich24-2008aug24,0,16
85703.story?track=rss

Tensions boil between Obama-Clinton camps
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12782.html

Poll: More than half of Clinton backers still not sold on Obama
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-24-campaignpoll_N.htm

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Note from InsightAnalytical:  This post expresses exactly how I feel, too!