Clinton Supporters already selling out

Posted: June 5, 2008 in america, democrats, politics, republicans, voting

Hillary’s Harpies are not happy, and they’re already taking their campaign to the McCain side. Not content with the possibility of a Democrat – any Democrat – assuming the Presidency after eight years of mismanagement and disaster under George W. Bush, many of Clinton’s supporters are actually working to turn the country over to four more years of disaster and mismanagement under a McSame presicency. Wired magazine reports:

They’re mad as hell, and Hillary Clinton’s supporters aren’t going to take it anymore.

Some Clintonites are so mad about Barack Obama’s Tuesday victory that they’ve launched a web site to build support to launch a lobbying group to support Republican John McCain.

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“We’re going to run campaign ads to defeat Obama,” says Ed Hale, a 63-year-old rancher and a Clinton supporter from Wellington, Texas. “We have doctors, lawyers, CPAs, the blue bloods, and then we have rednecks like me. It’s a very diversified organization.”

The split illustrates the difficult task the Democratic party now faces in rallying the troops behind Obama. Open dissent within party ranks provides Republicans with openings to exploit.

Hale launched the “Hillary Clinton Supporters for John McCain” group last Saturday. The campaign claims to have 5,000 supporters, and its website visitor counter says that it has already attracted 37,8071 visitors.

“Last night, when they crowned Obama king, that’s when I sent my e-mails out to people, and since then, we’ve gotten thousands of hits,” he says.

Hale, a Vietnam veteran and a long-time Democrat, says that many of the group’s supporters are Reagan Democrats, and their primary concern is foreign policy and defense. A call to the Texas Democratic Party confirmed that he was supposed to have been a delegate to the state convention this week.

He says that he wouldn’t vote for Obama even if Clinton were vice president.

This is not particularly shocking; Clintonistas and -istos have been making noises like this for some time.  It’s crass, immature, and selfish.  Worse, it smacks of extortion.  The last thing America needs right now is this sort of petty, childish “I’m gonna take my ball and go home” behavior.

This election isn’t about one man, or woman, or old fart.  It’s about the country and what’s best for America.  It’s about the future, and whether we want to work towards a better country, or continue our slide into despair and obscurity.  A McCain presidency, regardless of how he tries to spin it, will only perpetuate the failed policies of the Bush administration – more wars, fewer jobs, and darker prospects for our children.

McCain is out of touch, ignorant of world affairs, and corrupt to the bone.  He’s not a maverick; he’s nothing but a self-serving, run-of-the-mill politician.  He’s unworthy to lead this country.

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