Monday, April 14, 2008

The Latest from Silly Season

It was inevitable - Hillary Clinton released an ad today in Pennsylvania criticizing Barack Obama's comments made at the now-infamous fundraiser in San Francisco. (And yes, you have to click the link to watch it because I'm sure not posting it here). You would have thought it was produced by a Republican attack squad. And it might as well have been. What was she thinking? A couple of over-dubs at the end changing "Hillary" to "John" and there's a McCain ad all wrapped and ready to be opened for the general election campaign. Makes me cringe.

This whole "elitist" garbage is way out of line and unnecessary. To me, being "elitist" is believing that you were guaranteed the nomination this time last year and didn't have to do the legwork to secure the vote of everyday Americans. But let's not get into that. Let's instead turn to page 57 of The Audacity of Hope (or am I not allowed to mention that title because "you know who" came up with it?). Let's take a look at the bottom of the page:

"But our democracy might work a bit better if we recognized that all of us possess values that are worthy of respect: if liberals at least acknowledged that the recreational hunter feels the same way about his gun as they feel about their library books, and if conservatives recognized that most women feel as protective of their right to reproductive freedom as evangelicals do of their right to worship. The results of such an exercise can sometimes be surprising."

If those are the words of an "elitist" then it's time to re-think what that word means. Let's get it together, Dems.

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