Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Party disloyalty

Zell Miller. Joseph Lieberman. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

How the hell did she ever get herself appended to that list? Does she even realize she has done it?

Jeff Farias had Dr. Justin ‘Bush on the Couch’ Frank on at the beginning of the Friday program. Frank said the behaviors of Clinton and Obama supporters were very childish, and he’s right in regards to the infantile threats to vote for John McCain or Ralph Nader or stay home if the preferred candidate doesn’t get the nomination. But he also said that Hillary Clinton was having this sort of problem, though to a lesser degree. Frank also had some speculations about the psychodynamics, presenting two or three theories, but that doesn’t matter here; what does matter is that the psychiatrist confirms my own evaluations.

What I think also is this: That between Obama and Clinton the responsibility all lies with Clinton; indeed, the frequent opinion out there (that includes you, Dr. Rachel Maddow) that this fight is a two-person responsibility is part of the desired effect of negative campaigning, but it is an illusion that Obama has any responsibility. He’s simply suffering the desired effects of this gutter campaigning.

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Gary Hart: ‘She has essentially said that the Democratic party deserves to lose unless it nominates her.... For her now to claim that Senator Obama is not qualified to answer the crisis phone is the height of irony if not chutzpah, and calls into question whether her primary loyalty is to the Democratic party and the nation or to her own ambition.’

* * * ‘But in branding Republican nominee John McCain as the gold standard for 21st century wartime presidents, Hillary Clinton crossed the Rubicon. Her descent from lampooning Obama into party disloyalty came swiftly.’

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