Why are democrats still engaging in foolish, last millennia politics. Why all the unnecessary entanglement and juvenile political behavior?
Why can’t we just step into the new millennium, be responsible and simplify negotiations. Why make things so convoluted and complicated?
The politics of the situation at hand is simple — both Senators Clinton and Obama want access to each other’s donor list for two distinctly different reasons:
1. Obama because he is the presumptive nominee and would like to solicit Clinton supporters to donate to his campaign to add to his coffers so he can pay for staff, travel, advertisements, etc so that we can get the republicans out of the White House.
2. Clinton because she needs to pay off her debts and since most of her supporters has already given the maximum $2300 she now needs new donors to contribute to pay her delinquent bills.
What they want from each other is pretty straight-forward and simple: they both want the other’s donor list. Since they’ve both agreed to share their “biggest fundraisers” with each other that should be it. That’s an even exchange. Swap donor lists and carry on with the business at hand of getting the republicans out of the White House.
That seems like a fair exchange to me — a little give and take from both sides.
What I find unreasonable is the pressure being placed on Obama to personally and ‘symbolically’ donate to help payoff Clinton’s debts. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the money it’s the political harassment for the money – it feels like extortion. I don’t hear the Obama camp whining about Hillary not donating to his campaign — it’s her choice.
The fact remains that Clinton did not manage her campaign finances well. She kept spending, dug herself in a deep hole, did not pay her vendors and kept running up bills even after it was mathematically impossible for her to win the nomination and now she wants the Obama campaign to make her feel good about her campaign? Is that what’s going on or am I misinterpreting what I’m hearing?
I have heard Clinton’s supporters say, “He has to make her feel that her campaign was important. He has to make her feel that she is a good person.”
If Hillary doesn’t personally know within herself that her campaign was important and historical there is nothing Obama can do to help her. He can talk about her ‘goodness’ until ‘Thine Kingdom Come’ and she still won’t feel good about her campaign if she doesn’t already.
This sounds like such a psychological issue. It reminds me of people who are ‘seeking’ a partner to make them self ‘complete’. If you don’t feel complete no one else can make you complete.
If you’re not happy with yourself no one else can make you happy with yourself or your life.
Who does Hillary want Obama to be? Her personal Messiah? Her solace? Where is Bill Clinton – shouldn’t that be his role?
Hillary should want to get together with Obama for the Democratic Party’s sake – plain and simple. For the ‘greater good’ of all Americans and for America itself.
As a woman I am offended by the image being depicted by Clinton supporters about women: Women spend frantically and when the check comes a man has to rescue us, save us, bail us out.
The whining by the Clinton supporters is echoing in my ears and it’s irritating. Why all the whimpering and moaning? Aren’t women stronger and better than that? Enough of the victim mentality already.
This was a competition. Hillary lost. Unbelievable, yes. Sad but true. Reality stinks sometimes.
In other competitions we don’t see the 2nd place team imposing themselves on the 1st place team. We don’t see Kobe Bryant going to Doc Rivers and telling him how to manage Paul Pierce. We don’t see the Pittsburgh Penguins telling the Detroit Red Wings what to do. We don’t see the New England Patriots telling the New York Giants how to run a play.
Get over your misdirected ‘frustrations’. If you want something to be upset about, be perturbed with Hillary and her team for disappointing you.
If you’re a Democrat be a Democrat and stand behind Obama. If not, move out of the way!