Saturday, May 31, 2008

Today's Civic Lesson

Apologies for light posting lately. I've got several projects going including one at the BRI where I'm spending the lion's share of my days. It's likely that posting will continue to be light, but you never know...

Anyway, the Rules and Bylaws Committee met today and finished their business. It seems like a fair outcome to me considering the circumstances (Fla. docked half their votes/Mi. delegates go to Clinton 69 to 59). Naturally some of Clinton's diehard feel differently. I'm calling them the Jong Coalition after the deranged rants that Erica Jong spewed out over at Huffington Post earlier this year. So here's some footage of the more unhinged members of said coalition. 

McCain? Really? Pro-life, 100-years-in-Iraq McCain? But, she's not an idiot, right. 

(She really ought to get back on her meds.) 

Really, though, what are these people talking about? It's pretty clear that they don't know. That Clinton has stoked their passions with her rhetoric is irresponsible and pathetic, but I'm not going to blame her for all of her supporter's craziness. That's on them.

Then there's this long-winded gem from Clinton adviser Harold Ickes threatening to take their beef to Denver. Keep in mind, Ickes was on the committee deciding what to do with errant states and voted for the penalization of states who jumped forward on the primary schedule. He was for it before he was against it, I guess. 

What can one say? 

The entitlement and cynicism of the Clinton camp knows no bounds and the craziness of her supporters is disconcerting. (For more fun, check out this report on a hallway scuffle between Clinton wingnut Lanny Davis and DNC member Jon Ausman.)

A Daily Dish reader sums it up best, I think:
After watching the RBC meeting come to a close, I can't help thinking that Hillary's slowly withering support has been whittled down to two main camps. From the nutty Clintonites in the crowd shouting "Denver! Denver!" to the disingenuous moral posturing of Harold Ickes, she's left with what she deserves:
Hicks and Hacks.

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