Saturday, June 21, 2008

Get over it, Obama!

Obama continues to show his unity talk is cheap:

A Thursday afternoon meeting between Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus grew tense and emotional for a moment -- perhaps illustrating that weeks after Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., suspended her presidential campaign, some nerves remain frayed....

...Sources at the meeting said that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, a Clinton supporter, expressed the desire that Obama and his campaign would reach out the millions of women still aggrieved about what happened in the campaign and still disappointed that Clinton lost.

Obama agreed that a lot of work needs to be done to heal the Democratic Party, and that he hoped the Clinton supporters in the room would help as much as possible.

According to Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Obama then said, "However, I need to make a decision in the next few months as to how I manage that since I'm running against John McCain, which takes a lot of time. If women take a moment to realize that on every issue important to women, John McCain is not in their corner, that would help them get over it."

Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., a longtime Clinton supporter, did not like those last three words -- "Get over it." She found them dismissive, off-putting.

"Don't use that terminology," Watson told Obama.

Clarke did not react the same way.

"I, personally, as a Hillary supporter, did not take that as something distasteful," Clarke said. "Nothing like that."

But, Clarke said, Watson "latched on to those three words."

In Clarke's view, Watson thought Obama had just told her to "get over it." She didn't appreciate that, and she told him so and emphasized that it was a heated campaign and lot of healing remains to be done.

"I agree," Obama said. "There's healing on both sides."

Both sides? Who is he effing kidding?

Joseph at Cannonfire dived into the dynamics of the Black Caucus meeting and included a history of intimidation aimed at others including himself for not having fallen into lockstep for Obama so go read.

He topped his post with a video from former Clinton supporter Paula Abeles who related that she has been receiving threats and racist smears for switching to John McCain. Her kids have also been attacked.

Additinally, Joseph's commentary addressed Obama's accusation from two unknown sources at the meeting that Hillary Clinton and "her allies had suggested he was a Muslim," which is bollocks.

Just imagine an Obama presidency. Speak out against The One and uh-oh. You, too, could be a target of attacks, some that may threaten violence, and unsubstantiated racial smears. We've had enough of this type of intimidation during Bush II. Chock up another reason to oppose Obama in November.

And what is it that women need help getting over? Obama didn't say. Is it holding our noses to vote once again for a crappy Democratic candidate, the lesser of two evils, Obama vs. McCain? That's why I'm not voting for Obama or McCain. If women keep voting for crappy candidates, women will keep getting crappy candidates.

In the words of the excellent essay by Dr. Violet Socks of The Reclusive Leftist, "No more."

She also weighed in on Obama's get over it remark and the "Muslim thing. . .one of the most thoroughly debunked smears spread by the Obama campaign, and here he is still peddling it — and still pretending he’s the injured party..."

Get the @#$%&* over it, Obama.