Some liberal commentators and voters are so insulted that Hillary Clinton gathered support in Texas and Ohio that they have said that if Hillary Clinton is the nominee, they will simply stay home and let John McCain win.
They say that Hillary has so disappointed them with negative campaigning against Barack Obama that they are simply fed up and will opt out of the process. They say her acts are "tearing apart" the Democratic party, not that the Clinton-Obama contest has energized and brought new life to the debate over what it means to support Democratic values.
This is the gift of liberals. They snit like no one else. And now that it's not a sure thing that Barack Obama will be the candidate, they are in the corner pouting, as they did over the Swiftboat ads. If the "Super Delegates" throw their support to Hillary, they'll... they'lll ... they'll ... just hold their breath until they faint.
If disappointed Democrats take their gloves and balls and go home and John McCain wins, it goes without saying that the man who has promised to keep troops in Iraq for a hundred years if necessary will do so for four years at least. The Supreme Court will extend its respect for human life to frozen embryos and pregnant 13-year-olds will stay pregnant -- because it will teach them a lesson. More states will adopt the death penalty and shorten in the interval between conviction and execution because that pesk exonerating evidence almost always takes years to emerge. McCain won't appoint activists to the Supreme Court if any of the nine judges who will be over the age of 70 by 2009 retires. He has a solid record of voting for the likes of Robert Bork. That 3 a.m. call to the White House will be followed by a call from the White House at 3:15 to gather the lawyers before an act of war unsupoprted by a Congressional vote.
According to a radio host much favored in my house, the Democratic party is a house divided against itself -- and it's all because Hillary Clinton can't play fair. "I don't want my party to win this way," she said after the Texas and Ohio primaries. "And she just can't be the nominee. She can't. The numbers don't add up. If she is, the ends don't justify the means and we have to fight back."
Whoa, doggies. Who's the opponent here?
If wounded Dems make good on their threats, who really loses?
Is that obvious?
In the unlikely event that Hillary Clinton really is the candidate and Barack Obama does not urge every Democrat and sane Republican to vote for her, who will really be guilty of deep-sixing the party? Would Hillary Clinton do the same thing and subvert her pary by urging her broken-hearted supporters to turn away from the greater good?
You know she wouldn't.
She's a lady.
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