My twitter feed is still insane, which should surprise no one, but what is surprising is that this level of stupidity is happening in one of the most peaceful Democratic primaries I can remember. Now we’ve got Clinton campaign staffers claiming unless Bernie changes his “tone,” they won’t debate any more. That makes sense and is a surefire strategy for the general. Meanwhile, the Sanders campaign is public enemy number one for some pretty harmless spin about how Bernie can still win. That’s about it. Now granted, some people Hillary supporters have convinced themselves this is the ugliest campaign ever and that Bernie supporters are all diehard racist misogynistic BernieBro white privileged dudes, but that’s just nucking futs.
So, let’s compare what was going on in this day in 2008 to the tepid nonsense being ginned up today. How many of you remember the Clinton campaign attempt to blow up the DNC by demanding the Michigan and Florida delegates, which she won because she ran unopposed because they broke the DNC rules and both she and Obama agreed they should not count until she won because she ran unopposed. Y’all forget about that?
Sen. Clinton gave a pretty astonishing interview to the Washington Post in which she appears to say she will stay in the race till the convention in August, where she will take her fight to the credentials committee to have the delegates from the non-sanctioned Michigan and Florida primaries seated.
The convention of course starts on August 25th, roughly five months from now.
The key quote from the interview is this one: “I know there are some people who want to shut this down and I think they are wrong. I have no intention of stopping until we finish what we started and until we see what happens in the next 10 contests and until we resolve Florida and Michigan. And if we don’t resolve it, we’ll resolve it at the convention — that’s what credentials committees are for.”
So she’s promising to remain in the race at least until June 3rd when the final contests are held in Montana and South Dakota and until Florida and Michigan are ‘resolved’. Now, that can have no other meaning than resolved on terms the Clinton campaign finds acceptable. It can’t mean anything else since, of course, at least officially, for the Democratic National Committee, it is resolved. The penalty was the resolution.
The Obama campaign has always been willing to ‘resolve’ the matter by splitting those states’ delegates down the middle. But of course that’s something the Clinton campaign can never accept since splitting them down the middle is the same as not counting them at all. It leaves both campaigns right where the started, i.e., with him ahead and her behind.
That leaves two real possibilities: seat the non-sanctioned January primary delegates or hold the primaries again, a revote.
So what Team Clinton was doing in 2008 makes whatever dribble Tad Devine has sliding out of his mouth at the moment look pretty innocuous.
What’s even more maddening is that CLINTON HAS THIS WON. Barring an asteroid or an indictment from the fever dreams of Trey Gowdy on acid, she is going to win. She’s far more ahead than Obama was at this point, and is going to clinch in short order, but some of these people just can not help themselves and have to whip the base into a froth over the pretty, at this point, harmless Sanders campaign.
TRUMP AND CRUZ, people. Trump and Cruz. Hillary is going to be our nominee, so stop with the nonsense. We’re going to need Bernie supporters to take down the real big bad.