White women to vote against reproductive rights to spite Obama

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riiiiight

Because two people were quoted in a story that's obviously intended to promote that point of view, obviously all of the millions of Clinton supporters feel the exact same way.

I wish there were an emoticon for eye-rolling.

Most people are smart enough to realize that it would be stupid to vote for someone whose views are 180 degrees away from their own. Some people may have tantrums right now, but come November they won't vote for McCain.

Not to mention the fact that many Obama supporters were saying the exact same thing all spring, that they'd vote McCain or not vote at all (basically the same thing) is Clinton clinched the nomination.

And the Clinton campaign was treat horribly. Not only by the Obama camp (they're political opponents, mudslinging is expected) but by the mainstream media. Clinton's campaign has from day one been portrayed as trivial and unimportant. It's the true misogynistic colors of this country gleaming at full force.

Maybe when you post a portion of an article you should read it. Neither of those women said they thought Clinton was entitled to anything. The first expressed the (very true) sentiment that Clinton supporters have pretty much been told to sit down and shut up this whole time, and that they have essentially been dismissed from being "real" Democrats. Clinton and her supporters have been treated horribly this whole primary season, and that is what that woman is complaining about.

Of course, if Obama has a brain he will choose Clinton as his running mate. As a pair they would essentially be unstoppable.

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Posted by Liza's Profound Sarcasm (not verified) on 6 June 2008 - 9:49am
P.S.

You've assumed all white women supported Clinton or at least that all Clinton supporters are white women. That's a sweeping generalization that's not entirely correct. I know men and people of varying races who supported Clinton as well as white women who supported Obama.

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Posted by Liza's Profound Sarcasm (not verified) on 6 June 2008 - 9:52am
The Clinton campaign was getting an easy ride from the press

She was regarded by the press as inevitable. The media dismissed other candidates out of hand. Did Clinton get harsher coverage than Kucinich? Or Dodd? Talk about being treated as trivial!

Clinton started getting harsh treatment from the media when she turned nasty after not winning the nomination, as planned, on Super Tuesday. Since then she has led an unseemly campaign, treating Obama like an errant child (talk about disrespect).

And yet she got nothing like the shark frenzy treatment by the press of Obama -- over flag pins and preachers and other nonsense, and Clinton did not hesitate to join in on that.

How did Clinton get harsh treatment like what Obama got? Your crying victim does not add up.

Oh sure, there were meanie bloggers who dished out their usual misogynistic crap. But did Obama chime in on that the way Clinton was going off with racist remarks?

Now she's doing what she's good at -- saying one thing while doing another. This time it's "endorsing" Obama while not (by keeping her delegates). Just like "taking responsibility" for her vote for the Iraq war, while not.

I don't know why she's doing this, though I suspect defending the DLC's power base in the Democratic Party is a big part of it.

She's not showing good judgment at this point, which undermines her credibility as a candidate. Right now she's making an ass of herself.

And as for a joint ticket -- ha! Just what Obama should do: Bow to Clinton's pressure and have a lobbyist lover like Clinton team up with the man who's out to reform the disgusting control lobbyists have over our government. It doesn't add up.

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Posted by media girl on 6 June 2008 - 10:34am
Actually, yes, a LOT of

Actually, yes, a LOT of Hillary supporters feel that way, my own mother has said that she wouldn't vote at all if Clinton didn't get the nomination.

"Most people are smart enough to realize that it would be stupid to vote for someone whose views are 180 degrees away from their own. Some people may have tantrums right now, but come November they won't vote for McCain."

They just won't vote at all. It happens a lot, if they don't like the candiates they just don't vote. Why? Because people are STUPID, STUPID, STUPID.

If Obama has a brain he WON'T choose her as his running mate.

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Posted by Megan (not verified) on 6 June 2008 - 6:47pm
I hope someone is collecting the mailing addresses

...where to ship the boxes of coat hangers.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 6 June 2008 - 8:17pm