Kos on pro-Hillary writers’ “strike”: She’s tearin’ this party aparrrrt!
posted at 3:25 pm on March 17, 2008 by Allahpundit
And for this, we love her so:
[A] coup by super delegate would sunder the party in civil war.
Clinton knows this, it’s her only path to victory, and she doesn’t care. She is willing — nay, eager to split the party apart in her mad pursuit of power.
If the situations were reversed, and Obama was lagging in the delegates, popular vote, states won, money raised, and every other reasonable measure, then I’d feel the same way about Obama. (I pulled the plug early on Dean in 2004.) But that’s not the case.
It is Clinton, with no reasonable chance of victory, who is fomenting civil war in order to overturn the will of the Democratic electorate. As such, as far as I’m concerned, she doesn’t deserve “fairness” on this site. All sexist attacks will be dealt with — those will never be acceptable. But otherwise, Clinton has set an inevitably divisive course and must be dealt with appropriately.
To reiterate, she cannot win without overturning the will of the national Democratic electorate and fomenting civil war, and she doesn’t care.
I’m inclined to agree about her having no reasonable chance of victory but you guys obviously aren’t. Exit question one: With two and a half months to go until the last primary and the delegates split 52/48, why should she quit now with the Wright scandal detonating? Does this tool really mean to suggest that if Hillary crushes him in Pennsylvania and then surprises him in Indiana, North Carolina, and later primaries on the strength of voters disgusted with Wright’s racial politics that the party should nominate him anyway even though he’d be apparently fatally wounded? People-powered politics as a cyanide capsule, in other words? Exit question two: Why is it Hillary’s fault for trying to work within the moronic rules set by the DNC to allot 796 votes to free-agent, accountable-to-no-one superdelegates? If you want a purely democratic vote, rescind their privileges and let the matter be decided by pledged delegates. The party man’s upset at the stupidity of his party, not her, but naturally he’s not honest enough to put the blame where it belongs.