"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Don't Blame Martha, She Voted for Hillary

Lynn Forester-de-Rothschild nails it with this piece, linked at The New Agenda. Anybody in their right mind knows that this is not about Martha being a "bad candidate." Or running a "bad campaign."

We now get a glimpse of *why* Martha stood for Hillary til the bloody end of the 2008 primaries. The genius of knowing her own constituants... and what they would back in the long run. Martha surely saw the huge losses coming for her party under Obama. Even in Bluest of Blue, Massachusetts.

But she tried anyway. For that I give her credit.

I hope she keeps trying, too. Just like Hillary.

Personally, I place this loss squarely on the shoulders of the man whose seat Brown will be taking. Ted Kennedy. And his buddy John Kerry. They knew who their constituants wanted at the top of the Dem ticket in 2008. But they backed the empty suit anyway. Eff you, Teddy and Johnny. Eff you both. And your little boiz club too.


Cartoon Credit: H/T PUMA Eyes.


  1. That's a good reminder. It's why she said in her concession "I respect the will of the voters"

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  3. I heard the California Dem chair on the radio today. He point blank said that it was HER fault that she ran a bad campaign and he mentioned the Fenway Park comment. He also said that THEY would not make the same mistake. THEY? I don't even know who's running for Governor on the Democratic side. WTF?