OK, I know that I promised to lay off writing about Clinton and her supporters, but a certain subset of Clinton supporters is way over the top.
From Hillaryis44‘s front page:
Obama’s attacks on Hillary were also attacks on her supporters. We were, and are, called “racists” and “Republicans” among other choice slanders by Obama’s campaign and supporters. Hillary is a great and gracious woman capable of forgiving those who have attacked her. We decide how we respond when we are called “racists” and “Republicans”. Our choice is not to vote for the race-baiting, gay-bashing, woman hating, not qualified to be president, Obama.
Where to start?
First, Obama was pretty easy on Clinton. He could have gone after Bill Clinton and his current and past scandals, but he didn’t. Obama was pretty cordial to Clinton, actually.
Second, well, Clinton supporters may have been called racist. Words sometimes get out of control in silly season. But most Clinton supporters are no more racist than most Obama supporters are sexist.Obama supporters have also had some mean names thrown at them. “Misogynists, cultists, elitists, latte-drinkers,” are the first ones that come to mind. There were many others.
Third, they choose not to support the race-baiting, gay-bashing, woman hating, not qualified to be president, Obama.
Project much? When did Obama ever race-bait? When did he ever gay bash? When did he show that he hates women?
Never, that’s when.
As for the not qualified to be president smear? Under the US constitution, he is qualified to be president as he was born in the US and is over 35. If you’re talking about resume qualifications, well, no, he hasn’t spent as much time in Washington as McCain. Abraham Lincoln was less qualified than Obama is if we use that standard. Obama’s experience might not be much like that of McCain – but it’s different. Obama’s experience is damn good for a new president in a transformative election cycle.
We will not vote nor ask anyone to vote for John McCain or any Republican because we care too much about the issues before the nation.
Hillary has been and is our candidate, role model, and inspiration. Hillary has never been our Messiah.
We will write in Hillary’s name in NOvember.
But I thought the issues were too important to vote for McCain? And how is voting for McCain different from voting for Nader or leaving your presidential ballot blank?
We also will not leave the Democratic? Party and we urge everyone to stay in the Party and fight to restore the great party of FDR to its former greatness. We will fight within the party, vote in the Democratic? Party primaries against those who helped the race-baiting, gay-bashing, woman-hating, not qualified to be president, Obama.
Ok, we get it. You hate Obama and his supporters. Thanks, We don’t hate you.
In my past presidential primaries, I worked really hard for candidates that lost. Jerry Brown and Howard Dean were the ones that I worked hardest for. In the heat of the primary battles, I said that I wouldn’t vote for Bill Clinton or Kerry ever. And I meant it.
But as time went on, the bitterness waned. I remembered that Clinton and Kerry represented my views far better than Bush I or Bush II ever would. So I plugged my nose and voted for those guys I disliked. It sucked, but I did the right thing.
So militant Clinton people –politics is all about heartbreak. Clinton’s defeat was tough for you. I know what that’s like. I really do.
But don’t sit out this election or vote for McCain simply because you are mad at the media, Obama, or Obama people.
The stakes are too great to allow a Democrat to lose this election simply to prove a point.