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“Let’s You and Him Fight”

Posted by MEC on June 30, 2008

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Looks like Some People want the conflict of the Democratic primary to continue into the general election, thus reducing the Democratic candidate’s chance of being elected.

And evidence strongly suggests that those people aren’t what they claim to be.

Amanda Marcotte did a little research on the “Hillary supporters” who are so outraged that Hillary Clinton didn’t get the nomination that they’re throwing “their” Democratic party under the bus. Her discoveries don’t surprise me and shouldn’t surprise you if you’ve been paying attention for the last few years:

  • Commenters in various blogs claiming to be outraged Clinton supporters don’t seem to have much history of comments on other things.
  • In news articles about the backlash against Obama, there’s “a lot of speculation, but no quotes” [emphasis mine].
  • A PAC formed to stand up against sexism in the Democratic Party was formed by a woman who’s only campaign contribution (per OpenSecrets) was to John McCain.

Right along with the efforts to perpetuate the “Hillary supporters all hate Obama” canard are the rumors gleefully recounted by the likes of Fox News that even if Hillary Clinton is willing to put a good face on it for the sake of party unity, Bill Clinton is saying nasty things behind Barack’s back. These reports cite the ever-popular “anonymous Democratic sources”.

When you see reports of conflict, even hatred, between Barack Obama and oh, just about every other Democrat, remember that Republicans have a tradition of winning elections by using lies, more lies, and great big fat lies to trash the other candidate.

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One Response to ““Let’s You and Him Fight””

  1. Uh-huh. Especially as recent polling shows that Obama is kicking McCain’s butt and that the Hillary supporters have “come home” as expected.

    The GOP/Media Complex wants McCain to be our next president, and they also want to generate high ratings by pretending that this is going to be a tight race. But they’re going to be disappointed on both counts.

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