Goddamn, am I sick of this crap all of a sudden. Things are getting completely nuts on the Left and its beginning to look ugly. Micheal Moore just put out an email discussing his endorsement (there will be none, this year) and his take on the candidates. But really, its just more bitching. Hillary and her vote, Edwards and his hair, Obama and this (inscrutable to me) charge of his “Rightieness” that’s permeating the Liberal blogosphere of late.
He took the opportunity to throw out the tired line that “Democrats can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.” Oyie. That old thing? I might have at least expected something a bit more original from Mike.
And perhaps the reason Dems do defeat themselves is because they eat themselves alive before the primary is done. No one can be happy with anyone, not even for a moment, it seems. Never mind that every single one of the contenders on the Democratic side of the isle is a principled and effective politician. Never mind that even Mike Gravel could probably pound Mitt Romney into the pavement in the general. I just heard Bill Press summarize Mike Moore’s letter and then say, “well, who cares what Micheal Moore thinks?”
Huh? Who cares what Bill Press thinks, and is that really the only reason to express an opinion?
But if a candidate does not line up exactly with your sense of Liberalism, you’re not allowed to be happy this year. If they don’t endorse an exact duplicate of the health care plan you heard about on (goddamned) Kos or MichealMoore.com or the Bill Press Show or whatever the hell small patch of the progressive media sphere you lurk in, then they deserve no support from you.
Folks, there’s every reason to believe that the Democrat nominated to the presidency can become the next president. And if there is reason to believe otherwise, it doubtless will come out of the fissures we’re seeing right now. I don’t care who gets nominated, you’re probably not going to be completely happy, but its gotta be better than President Giuliani, so straighten the hell up and fly right.
And I do, of course, include myself in this. If Hillary gets the nom, I’m going to need to eat a lot of crow and support her for another year.