Posted by Curt on 26 April, 2008 at 10:04 am. 10 comments already!


Pandering to victimhood has been the Democrat forte for decades, and now they are reaping what they sow:

The protracted and increasingly acrimonious fight for the Democratic presidential nomination is unnerving core constituencies — African Americans and wealthy liberals — who are becoming convinced that the party could suffer irreversible harm if Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton maintains her sharp line of attack against Sen. Barack Obama.

Clinton’s solid win in the Pennsylvania primary exposed a quandary for the party. Her backers may be convinced that only she can win the white, working-class voters that the Democratic nominee will need in the general election, but many African American leaders say a Clinton nomination — handed to her by superdelegates — would result in a disastrous breach with black voters.

“If this party is perceived by people as having gone into a back room somewhere and brokered a nominee, that would not be good for our party,” House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (S.C.), the highest ranking African American in Congress, warned yesterday. “I’m telling you, if this continues on its current course, [the damage] is going to be irreparable.”

That fear, plus a more general sense that Clinton’s only route to victory would be through tearing down her opponent, has led even some black Democrats who are officially neutral in the race, such as Clyburn, to speak out.


Campaigning for Clinton in Gary, Ind., yesterday, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (Ohio), who is black, said she does not share her colleagues’ concerns. “I don’t think Bill and Hillary Clinton will ‘do anything’ to win this election,” she said. “They are trying to be successful, but I disagree they will do anything or they are trying to hurt Barack Obama.” She added that black voters “are not a monolith, and we recognize the importance of this election.”

If they had a normal primary like the Republicans do, ie. popular vote takes the cake, instead of using SuperDelegates this thing would have been wrapped up already and Hillary would be the nominee. Instead the party couldn’t trust the people so they turn to the elites.

How ironic.

Even more ironic is the fact that in 2000 the Democrats whined about the Electoral College (similiar in nature to primary delegates) because Gore won the popular vote. Now Obama is saying that the delegates should not overrule the popular vote and the Clinton camp is arguing the opposite.

I need to get some more popcorn….this is getting good.

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