First of all, this shit totally fucking annoys me -- this "article" by Gloria Feldt on the Huffington Post, "Should Hillary Drop Out? Absolutely Not!"
In it she employs the following bullshit analogy:
They wouldn't stop a football game in the last quarter just because their team was winning. Why would they want to stop the presidential primary before the last states have voted?
Yeah. That's true. But this isn't a fucking football game, it is the goddamn primary, and it is OVER ALREADY. In fact, I submit that treating politics purely as a spectator sport is a major part of the fucking problem -- it's the reason why people dismiss so called "fringe" candidates and have conversations about "electability" instead of values. It's not the fucking Oscars. Whether or not Charlize Theron wins a little gold guy for wearing ugly fake teeth has no bearing on the survival of millions of human beings, on access to health care, on the future of the climate. It means someone at ICM gets a new Lexus. Everyone, everyone grow the fuck up already and that includes the Clintons.
Also: Fuck this having-a-female-President-at-all-costs business. How about a GOOD President. It sucks and is unacceptable the level of mysogynistic crap that gets hurled Hillary's way. Citizens United Not Timid, all that shit is totally unacceptable
and I call people out on it all the time. That being said, Hillary sucks. She sucks, people! She is a race-baiting opportunistic liar, and I'm not fucking voting for her, and if you seriously support her then you are an imbecile. And you know what else? I think you are a shitty FEMINIST.
How is it feminist to threaten to incinerate
a large civilian population? How is it feminist to have supported the sanctions against Iraq throughout your husband's presidency [omg I almost typed "husband's pregnancy"
which tells you where my head is at] that resulted in the deaths of half a million children? How is it feminist to support an illegal invasion that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilains, that is turning the cradle of civilization into a teratogenic wasteland
(birth defects since the invasion have skyrocketed, so I think that's a reproductive health issue), increased sectarian violence and thereby increasing violence against women, and seriously rolling back women's freedoms in Iraq? Not to mention all the Iraqi women and girls now forced into prostitution and sex trafficking? As a feminist, Dennis Kucinich trounces Hillary Clinton. I'm sorry, but it's fucking true. Would Gloria Feldt support Condoleeza Rice for President, a woman who basically ignored dozens of explicit warnings that the World Trade Center was being targeted? How about Phyllis Schafly (who is getting an honorary degree from Handmaid's Tale University
, what the fuck...) This is fucking nonsense. We should call out sexism on the carpet non-stop, it doesn't mean we should be bullied into voting for someone who has shown that their desire to be President means any kind of moral calculus goes into the shitter. Sorry, that's how it is. When Kathleen Sebelius is running
, give me a call.
And yeah, McCain is a fucking maniac, and I don't think Obama is so great either. I do think that Obama can beat McCain, even if Obama then fucks up everything and is a one-term president. But we are at this point, with these options, because of people like Gloria Feldt and pretty much the entire media who treat elections like a spectator sport and pat themselves on the back for reading the pie charts on page 1 of USA Today.
And honestly, the fact that anyone is SURPRISED that Clinton has gotten this bad leaves me gobsmacked! Remember back when John Aravosis was bitching about how "PRESIDENTIAL" Clinton didn't need to have to deal with "fringe" candidates like Kucinich in the pre-primary debates? And now AMERICABlog is daily exhortations for Clinton to drop the fuck out already? You reap what you sow, Beltway bitches!