Dear PUMAs: "The mind of a woman in love is operating at the lowest level of the intellect."
"Aw bullshit, Alfred Hitchcock, you misogynist prick!"
Alright! Alright! This is a good reminder for all of us, actually:
Politics is not therapy. It's not something that is conducted so people who live essentially comfortable lives can feel good about themselves and happy about outcomes...
It's about what kinds of lawyers are appointed to important positions in the Justice Department to defend the constitution and people's civil liberties. It's about what kinds of people will be working in Labor Department, either helping or hindering the creation of more unions. It's about who is at the Environmental Protection Agency, and whether the laws that protect poor communities from illegal toxic dumping will be enforced or ignored. It's about what the State Department and other agencies do to foster the development of democracy and human rights, or what they turn a blind eye to. And of course it's about the Supreme Court. And it's about a hundred other things just like these things.
Most Democrats, regardless of who they supported in the primaries, totally get this.
Hillary Clinton gets this.
Last night's Ted Kennedy moment really took me back, especially the signs that evoked 1980 so clearly. That was back in the day, brothers and sisters! Although I was still too young to vote, I made phone calls for the Kennedy campaign as a teenager.
1980 was quite a convention. Emboldened by late in the season primary victories, Kennedy and his supporters actually fought for an open convention, where delegates pledged to Jimmy Carter could switch to Kennedy, even on the first ballot. His amazing speech the second night of the convention left some of us liberals still feeling sour about Carter, which wasn't hard.
There were a lot of Democrats who didn't want to play nice in 1980. They voted for John Anderson, or stayed home.
Ronald Reagan was elected President that year.
If we win this year, I pray we'll have Hillary's speech tonight to thank for some of that. I hope won't sugarcoat it: "Support Obama or you are NOT supporting me and what I stand for." I hope she can become the conscience of the Senate that Ted Kennedy has been. And please God, make her drop the Zionist/AIPAC bullshit.
PS. Caroline Kennedy wins an award from me. Wolf Blitzer wants her to "walk us through" the vetting process that yielded Biden?
"No, I am not going to walk you through it. It was a confidential process."
Way to say fuck off to that annoying blowfish.
Ooh I found the vid, and the issue of 1980 is also deflected by her, heh: