Friday, July 04, 2008
Oops, so sorry...we're gonna do it anyway; you're getting "primaried."
The New York Times headlines a new phenomena that's spreading like wildfire throughout the land: "A New Campaign Charge: You Supported Clinton." As if that were the most abhorrent vile thing...
After all, we're not talking about the Bennie Lambert type of travesty of supporting a Republican candidate over the Democratic one; support by 18 million voters for the obviously most qualified presidential candidate in the race by way of Hillary was not a travesty.
Nevertheless, some Obama unity thugs are trying to primary Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York, a 13-term incumbent because he "did not share his constituency’s preference for Mr. Obama."
Rep. John Lewis is also receiving love and attention. He now faces "primary challenges from two black candidates who have been critical of him for backing Mrs. Clinton for months before shifting to Mr. Obama."
Ditto for Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York who faces a primary opponent making a big stink out of "Mr. Meeks’s support of the Clinton campaign in a district...where Mr. Obama drew nearly 56 percent of the vote."
No word from Obama Central about the unity paybacks; but apparently it's okay to punish Hillary supporters except when it ain't.
Representative John Barrow, who is white but represents a district that is largely black, is under attack from a challenger who says Mr. Barrow was also late to endorse Mr. Obama.
[O]ne district — Mr. Barrow’s in Savannah — is considered vulnerable to Republican competition in the fall. And there, Mr. Obama surprised many black leaders by endorsing Mr. Barrow, a conservative Democrat who did not endorse him until after the Georgia primary.
Regina Thomas, a Georgia state senator who is black and is running for the seat, said that voters shared her displeasure with Mr. Obama’s decision. “This is what one constituent said to me, ‘Barrow didn’t do anything to help Obama win the 12th District,’ ” she said. “After he endorsed Barrow, people were like: ‘What in the world is he doing? Why doesn’t he just stay out of it?’ ”
Oh, I'm sorry; that's right; you're still a superdelegate. You still have time to do the right thing.
H/T Pagan Power.