Instead, all the talk is about how Hillary's supporters are upset she did not win, how they're all going to go vote for McCain, how Obama is so mean because ... he won? I don't get it.
Anyway, maybe it's time to talk about the disrespect directed at Barack Obama for attacking him and obsessing about Hillary Clinton on the night that the first African American wins the nomination of a major political party.
This is history, people! Watch, listen, hear him, and see if you aren't moved.
Note: He doesn't talk about himself much, and does not talk about this momentous occasion.
If Chris Rock had done the same routine mocking Hillary, it would have been a big collective shrug, and perhaps some giggles. Chris Rock has always been politically incorrect and not one to hesitate poking at our sexist and racist attitudes we like to pretend don't exist.
But when those things are said by a priest at Barack Obama's church, it's a scandal?
And Barack Obama is supposed to apologize? Apologize for something someone else said?
So he's resigned his church. If that's what ended up going on at my church when I wasn't there, I wouldn't be inclined to go back, either.
But the self-righteous hand-wringing by pundits about this is nauseating. Why not stick to what Barack says, not what other people say?
To this blogger, Hillary Clinton has waged a campaign on bringing out the inner white supremacist out of many Americans who are frothing at the mouth over the prospect of having to vote for a black man. Of course, many other pundits and bloggers gave her the benefit of the doubt. Then her infamous, "white Americans" comment happened.
This after a long string of gaffes, innuendos and outright racist attacks that too many people in media decided to let pass and still give her the benefit of the doubt since many were coming from her own surrogates and even her husband.
Then Ketucky and West Virginia happened :
Are you telling me it is not in her mind that she has enough racists supporting her enough to go out and kill Obama for her?
Ouch. I'm not comfortable with the "for her" at the end of the last sentence, but I think there's no doubt that Hillary's dark view of the world contains scenarios where she rises from Barack's ashes.
But tell me, "feminist" Hillary supporters: How can you claim that I or Liza or any of the 40%+ women out there who don't support Hillary are anti-feminist or even misogynist? And what does declaring you'd rather vote for McCain than Obama say about your real feminist credentials? How is Barack responsible for Hillary's problems?
And tell me, realpolitik Hillary supporters: How does a woman who blunders so often make the case that she's "better qualified" to run the Executive Branch? This was Hillary Clinton's nomination to lose, and she's losing it, and losing it ugly -- so ugly that if, by some wild chance, she actually grabs the nomination, she will have alienated so many of those who have joined what's been a newly energized Democratic party that progressivism will suffer for years as a consequence.
How about a little dignity, Senator Clinton? How about acting Presidential instead of like some goon?
No, the it's not unanimous. There are a lot of angry people out there who just want to hear the angry rhetoric, damn the torpedoes. But let's face it, the matter is pretty much settled. Count the states, count the votes, count the delegates, count the money, count the number of donors, Obama is the leader. Obama is the candidate.
And anything that ends up changing that fact, at this late date (and yes, it is late for this particular election season), will be perceived as the stealing of the Presidency.