"Her emphasis was all on the word "June" - not "assassination" - and she clearly was citing some history to justify her staying in the Democratic race into next month.
Yet, the media went berserk because she mentioned Kennedy's assassination in recalling the June 4 California primary in 1968. And some can't let it go even yet. Clinton was accused of "breaking a taboo," of committing a "huge gaffe," of "going beyond the pale," of revealing secret, unconscious death wishes for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), even of inciting nut cases.
Some commentators demanded she apologize to Obama, even though she never mentioned him or alluded to him in any way.
What's going on here? Various analysts attributed the frenzy to the constant feeding demands of the 24/7 news cycle, but this is far from the whole story...."
until she is confident that her status in the party, along with her crew, isn't going to get taken out to the curb on trash day after 1/20/09."
Well, Gawd Damn! Did I just hear an Obama supporter agree with me on something??? Well hot diggity... this may actually still be the party I came of age supporting.
You are one hundred and twenty percent correct, Mr. Pitt. And I'll even raise you that dime for a Starbucks!
Hillary will never abandon the party she and Bill worked so hard to save, and turn around. And she sure ain't gonna hand over the "keys" to some slick talkin' neophyte without a record. Unless, of course, she and her DLC are assured of some oversight.
That's a good thing, my friend. We shouldn't want to place our beloved party in jeopardy .... no matter how much we like our "left wing fantasies." Things change slowly here in the good ol' U.S. of A. The founding fathers set it up that way on purpose. It's painful to realize... but it is what it is. And, if we can play this thing out to an amicable conclusion... we'll have a strong, slowly evolving party that begets change born of experience. Rather than a train wreck that will take us years to repair.
Everything is just fine with my party, thanks. And as long as I see Hillary nodding her a-OK I will go along with the party's choice in November. If, OTOH... Ms. Clinton gives me reason to believe that the party has jumped the track... I am out of here.
Four years just ain't that long in the larger scheme of things.
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