Hillary Clinton cannot win the Democratic nomination, or even catch up to Barack Obama, unless enough "super delegates" go against the will of the majority of voters and anoint her. She has already said Obama, the like Democratic nominee is not qualified to be President and basically endorsed John McCain over her Democratic challenger, which should be enough to disqualify her from being the Democratic nominee (that and her votes authorizing the illegal invasion of Iraq and supporting Bush/Lieberman on Iran).
Despite all evidence of Hillary Clinton's losing the Democratic nomination, a group of paranoid Clintonites have launched a "writers strike" against the DailyKos because of "bias" against their Princess Hillary. Well, KOS, puts them in their place with this reply:
The Clinton Civil War
Here's a highlight of this political spanking from KOS:
"Clinton fails the test of the guiding principles of this site, and of my first book, Crashing the Gate.
Clinton isn't just a member of the DLC, she's in their leadership. Obama, by the way, repudiated the organization three times (it's a great story, which I tell in my forthcoming book).
Clinton didn't just vote for the Iraq war and refuse to apologize for it, she voted to give Bush the same authority on Iran.
And if we want to talk about which party is the most grassroots-oriented, it's no contest. We've seen it in the caucuses, we've seen it in the netroots, and we saw it in the Iowa county convention this Saturday. The party's activists are busting their butts for Obama, while Clinton's campaign is counting on low-information Democratic voters selecting Clinton based on little more than name ID.
But I could deal with all of that, really, if Clinton was headed toward victory. I see this as a long-term movement, and I've always expected setbacks along the way. Clinton isn't the most horrible person in the world. She's actually quite nice, despite all her flaws, and would make a fine enough president.
If she was winning.
But she's not, and that's the rub.
First of all, the only path to victory for Clinton is via coup by super delegate.
She knows this. That's why there's all the talk about poaching pledged delegates and spinning uncertainty around Michigan and Florida, and laying the case for super delegates to discard the popular will and stage a coup.
Yet 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.
That's why she has earned my enmity and that of so many others. That's why she is bleeding super delegates. That's why she's even bleeding her own caucus delegates (remember, she lost a delegate in Iowa on Saturday). That's why Keith Olbermann finally broke his neutrality. That's why Nancy Pelosi essentially cast her lot with Obama. That's why Democrats outside of the Beltway are hoping for the unifying Obama at the top of the ticket, and not a Clinton so divisive, she is actually working to split her own party.
Meanwhile, Clinton and her shrinking band of paranoid holdouts wail and scream about all those evil people who have "turned" on Clinton and are no longer "honest power brokers" or "respectable voices" or whatnot, wearing blinders to reality, talking about silly little "strikes" when in reality, Clinton is planning a far more drastic, destructive and dehabilitating civil war.
People like me have two choices -- look the other way while Clinton attempts to ignite her civil war, or fight back now, before we cross that dangerous line. Honestly, it wasn't a difficult choice. And it's clear, looking at where the super delegates, most bloggers, and people like Olbermann are lining up, that the mainstream of the progressive movement is making the same choice.
And the more super delegates see what is happening, and what Clinton has in store, the more imperative it is that they line up behind Obama and put an end to it before it's too late."
Hillary's Guerilla Women are doing everything they can to bring down Obama and the Democratic Party to save her in the name of a "feminism" that charges every opponent of the Clinton's as pieces in the sexist plot to destroy Hillary. Their only hope now is to demonize Obama and his supporters, like Fox News, and rejoice in Obama's falling poll numbers from the Clinton and Fox News attacks. They won't support Obama if he is nominated, its Hillary or nothing!
And more reason to fear a HRC nomination, there is growing talk that she might pick her fellow DLCer, Harold Ford Jr.! Yes, the same HFJ who tried to run to the RIGHT of his Republican opponent in TN and still lost!
Stop Hillary Clinton to save the Democratic Party! Or there will be Civil War!
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