Following on Tim’s great post from last night, let me explain where I am with the Clintons: I can’t handle hearing about them anymore. I am sick of them. They suck the oxygen out of the room, they and their rabid detractors make everything about them, and despite my best efforts to be fair to Hillary, it just keeps coming back to one central fact:
I can’t take 8 more years of Clinton.
And I can not see how I am the only one.
*** Update ***
Look, folks. I am not a total moron. I am well aware that the Republican spin machine is going to attack Obama and churn up the outrage and we will spend 4-8 years hearing about Hussein Obama and so forth. I am well aware that they will do this to EVERY candidate the Democrats offer.
But that isn’t a reason to vote for Hillary. And at least it will be different.
Seriously, though: as others have noted, Hillary has no control over the actions of her rabid detractors. That is the entire fucking point. Hating Hillary because of Rush Limbaugh is like some fucked-up version of Stockholm Syndrome, and I really wish you’d get over it, John. In effect you’re saying that you won’t vote for Hillary because the biggest bunch of sanctimonious shit-eaters on the planet would throw a temper tantrum. It’s the battered wife mentality, it’s the prison bitch, it’s everyone who’s ever conned themselves into believing that the reason they’re beaten and raped is because they’re just not submissive enough.
I am not saying vote for someone else because of who hates Hillary, I am saying vote for someone else because I am sick of the damned Clintons and I am sick of the Clinton haters. Seriously, are even you loyal Clinton supporters not sick of this kind of crap? I think I have been as fair as can be to the Clintons this year, but sheesh.