You know, I’ve heard a lot of things since Hillary Clinton won three primaries in a row on Tuesday and showed this nation that she’s still in this race. And while I may disagree with how the Obama folks want to see Tuesday’s results, I’d think that we all wouldn’t resort to nasty namecalling. I guess I can’t say the same about Obama foreign policy adviser Samantha Power.
“We f*** up in Ohio,” she admitted. “In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win.”
“She is a monster, too that is off the record she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.
Wow. Just wow. Where do I start here? I don’t know what Samantha Power first learned about Democratic Party politics, but I guess she never learned the part about not calling your fellow Democrats “monsters”. Oh, and what is she trying to say about us working-class Democratic voters? That we’re stupid for supporting Hillary? That we’re crazy for “obsessing” over the plight of working families in this nation?
Sorry, Ms. Power, but I don’t think Hillary is “a monster” for caring about working people. I don’t think she’s “desperate” for working her hardest every day to serve this nation. And no, I don’t think all of us supporting Hillary are “stupid” or “obsessed” because we trust her to do what’s best for working people as our next President.
Ms. Power, if you don’t like what happened on Tuesday, then tell your boss Barack Obama to change his message and start acting more like someone who’s ready to go to bat for America’s working people. But if you and anyone else in the Obama campaign seek to win by tearing this party apart and smearing other Democrats with dirty namecalling, then don’t expect to get anywhere. Far too many of us refuse to go there.