Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In Search of Catharsis

NYTimes reported “I’m going to the convention because I want to see Hillary,” Ms. Buell said in an interview. “I want to be inspired by her, encouraged by her to do what’s going to be the best thing for all of our futures. She’s trying to help us all get through this.”
They are so sad. Their candidate lost. Do you want some cheese with that whine?
“This,” of course, is the formal nomination of Senator Barack Obama as the party’s standard-bearer instead of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who remains the first choice of Ms. Buell and many other Democratic women nearly three months after the marathon nomination race ended.
And not only did Obama not pick her to be his VP nominee, it has just been announced that McCain will not pick her to be his VP nominee either..
These stalwarts are looking to Mrs. Clinton, of New York, for “the catharsis” that she has said the convention could bring.
Catharsis means "purification" or "cleansing" derived from the ancient Greek infinitive kathairein "to purify, purge," and adjective katharos "pure or clean". It sounds like what they need is a really strong laxative.
... “It’s unfortunate as we circle together if we shoot ourselves,”
Oh go ahead. A circular firing squad would be interesting to see on TV.
said Ms. Sebelius, an early supporter of Mr. Obama. “We absolutely cannot afford to let this opportunity pass us by.” Mr. Obama’s advisers say there are two kinds of Clinton supporters that he must win over. The first are those, like Ms. Buell, who are more affluent and educated, devoted to causes like abortion rights and universal health care. As liberal Democrats, they may be easiest to reach when the alternative is a Republican who opposes abortion rights, would probably name more justices to the Supreme Court who feel the same
What does that matter. If Roe v Wade was reversed today, it would not significantly cut back on the number of abortions, because it would just go to the states, and most abortions are in the blue states.
and supports the war in Iraq.
Actually McCain just supports WINNING the war rather than losing it.
The other, larger group includes older, less-educated, working-class women — and some men — who embraced the populist economic message that Mrs. Clinton hit hard in the final months of her campaign. They are a tougher audience, Mr. Obama’s advisers say.
How does the elitest Obama pretend to know what they are thinking.
Jane Quinn, a 50-year-old teacher and Oregon delegate for Mrs. Clinton, said: “It’s not really Hillary’s job to bring the party together. It’s Obama’s job.”
And if he can't do that job, he certainly can't do the job a 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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