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Marc Steiner on the wrath of Hillary supporters

The Hillary resistance within the Democratic Party runs very deep. Many women who supported her feel that they would have defended Obama from racist attacks but that he did not say a word when Hillary Clinton was under sexist attacks and ridicule by the media. They felt that fraud took place in the primaries, that the party tried to get her to drop out even as Clinton kept winning primaries, and they are furious that Obama did not offer Clinton the VP spot. Click ‘READ MORE’ below.

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Hillary’s grassroots supporters are furious that they have been asked
to get over it. They sense or sensed themselves as much part of the
movement as Obama’s primary supporters felt. They want to be included
and feel they have not only been spoken with and in fact they say the
party and Obama’s leadership have spoken down to them.


One third of the Clinton delegates say they are not yet committed to
voting for Obama. One poll found 27% of the 18 million who voted for
her may not vote for Obama.


Many say that it is only now that the Obama people and the party are
paying attention to them because recent polls and surveys show the
depth of the anger from some of Hillary’s supporters. That situation
makes them feel more belittled and angrier.


Barack Obama and the Democrats have a problem on their hands. These
working women, blue collar and white collar voters, are part of the
Democratic base. If they lose them in the significant numbers that some
feel is possible, it could make a difference in toss up states like
Colorado and Michigan, to name but two.


All the seemingly logical arguments like McCain appointing anti-choice
judges or his winning the election are not holding water. The Democrats
better heal this wound quickly before it festers out of control making
the entire body ill.

-Marc Steiner

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  1. I was okay with either Obama or Clinton until she showed what seemed to be selfish, arrogant, and flaunting behaviors. I don’t think she would have argued to let states break primary rules, then include their delegates if the delegates had voted for anyone else — no matter who was “disenfranchised”. You make a choice [in this case, moving up the election], you pay the consequence — especially when the consequence is known ahead of time.

    I was terrified that Obama would cave and consider her seriously for the VP spot, in which case I might have had to vote in an Israeli election instead of an American one. I did hope that he’d announce that she’d be secretary of health and human services, an area of her expertise and interest, and a way to draw the venom from those who feel he’s excluding her. Oh, well.

    Can someone please explain to me why wealth is a disqualification for representing working folks? No one without wealth can be elected, and it seems to me that the working population overwhelmingly loved FDR, one of the most patrician presidents we’ve had.

    Glad I found you again, Marc. I was a regular caller when I lived in Baltimore, and startled to find you missing from the station when I was there recently.

  2. Re: the idea of wealth being a disqualification…my brother was listening to the speeches at the DNC and when he heard them lambaste McCain for the millionth time, he said something along the lines of “when did making fun of the fact that someone is successful become an acceptable campaign ploy?”. I thought that was a good point. Both McCain and Cindy’s family have done well, and isn’t that an example we WANT other Americans to follow–to become successful?

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