I guess I'm about to get my illusions rudely shattered:
And as long as we’re talking about McCain’s associations, Ben Smith has an interesting item today, Paulie Abeles, a woman helping organize Clinton supporters for McCain, who has a provocative background.A key organizer of John McCain’s meeting Saturday with former supporters of Hillary Clinton is best known for her role in another bitter American fight: The effort by some white descendants of Thomas Jefferson to keep his possible African-American descendants out of family gatherings.
Paula Abeles emailed Politico yesterday to complain that her group had gotten short shrift in a blog item, writing, “I initiated the teleconference with McCain on Saturday and was
solely responsible for the guest list.” Another Clinton backer at the event, Will Bower, confirmed that she was “integral” to assembling the group.
Abeles is best known for having masqueraded as a 67-year-old black woman online in order to argue against Sally Hemings’ African-American descendants being welcome at family gatherings. Abeles said her deception was necessary to make sure family reunions were “calm and
Yeah, because everybody knows those black folk don't know how to behave decently. Just ask Bill O'Reilly.
Holy fucking shit, this woman's a fucktard. And now the stupid, silly, racist bitch is so incensed over her pet candidate losing that she's actively trying to organize crossover voters for McCain? This is behavior seriously unbecoming to a Democrat.
Carpetbagger's report was bad enough, but here comes Ames with the salt:
One of my regular commenters recently noted the upswing in pro-Hillary, anti-Obama rhetoric among WordPress’ politics blogs (thanks for the tip!). That’s a disappointing trend, but the actual sites he pointed to are even more disappointing, ranging from the racist to the delusional. I’ve noted before - just click that little “previous post” button above you - that it’s partly worrying, but mostly confusing, to see so many people turn from the Democrats upon Obama’s nomination. It suggests to me that the Clinton supporters who cling to her candidacy were never really about the issues in the first place.
You're not kidding.
And these fuckwits are the ones whining about misogyny. Apparently, in their world, it's better to be a racist dipshit than a misogynist.
Here's what I don't get. Their meme is, "The evil Democratic party hates on women! Look what they did to Hillary!" It doesn't matter to them that their precious candidate fucked her own chances right up the ass by being a lying, mud-slinging, ruthless politics-as-usual pol: she lost, even if by a whisker, ergo Dems hate women. Fine. Be as pissy as you want. But if you're pissed off at people who, in your view, obviously hate women, then why the fuck are you now supporting a candidate whose party despises women?
Is this either-or? If we can't have a woman as President, we'd prefer to give up our rights to birth control, abortion, and equal opportunity by voting for another fucking Republicon? How fucking stupid can you possibly be?
Are you just that racist? You'd take a white man over a black one any day of the week, no matter how noxious the white boy's politics?
Are you just that infantile, that you'll destroy everybody's happiness (including your own) just because you didn't get your way?
Are you that batshit insane?
I often joke about being a misogynist - yes, I'm a woman and a liberal and so that shouldn't technically be possible, but for fuck's sake, women can act like rampaging idiots sometimes. The women who'd rather vote for McCain than Obama just because Obama beat their precious in a fair fight are going to tip me right over the edge. It won't be a joke anymore. They make me ashamed of my gender.
And as for the men who used to support Hillary and are now engaging in this petulant, destructive bullshit: they're making me ashamed to be a human being. As if the right wing hadn't made me ashamed enough.