Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Shall We Heal Our Party?

I know that we are hopeful we shall heal the party, but I want to be clear that I am not Pollyanna about this prospect. I am well acquainted with the Clintonistas who fight on. Among the people who refuse to accept what has happened, there certainly are a lot of cranks. But I also both know that among the people who refuse to accept what has happened, there are lawyers, professors, therapists, researchers, and activists of the first rank of seriousness.

It is troubling to me.

I guess my own life experiences, which have called on me to overcome some very grave situations, life- and status-threatening things, have given me skills I engage when things don't happen the way I want them to happen. That's my story. Scripture talks about deep calling upon deep in the roar of waters. I hope people will find their inner resources to overlook the things that have happened to recognize the gravity of the things that might happen.


ciplexian said...

All Clintonistas need to understand this.

Hillary was done in in the primary season by the media and the zeitgeist of what was "COOL". The notion of Clinton hate and Hillary's polarization, the basis of all the character attacks on her and Bill, were originally sown by the seeds of the Right wing in the 1990s who could not stand being beaten.

The right wing's memes have grown so powerful that they infected the Dem party with Clinton-hate. They will only grow more powerful if McCain wins. The media ALWAYS tries to attack the strongest Dem candidate. They attacked Clinton because she was stronger in the GE.

We NEED to transfer all of our anger and frustration at the way the Clintons were treated onto the Republicans, because that is where it BELONGS. They are the ones ultimately (indirectly) responsible for her defeat, because it is their memes that have been bought into by too many in the Dem party.

DCDemocrat said...

ciplexian: I agree. This anger turned inward that many Clintonistas feel toward the Democratic Party seems to me a self-defeating proposition.

Lin said...

I am curious what scripture you are quoting? And I agree so much.

DCDemocrat said...

Psalm 42. Some translation have it as verse 7; others as verse 8.

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