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  •  I have a LOT of compassion especially for (6+ / 0-)

    the women who for 30-40 years have been on the frontlines of the battle for gender equality in America. SO much of the progress of today was achieved by their hard & persistent work, going through the muck of being tarred & feathered in so many ways by the old boys club in America who denigrated the idea of women agitating for complete parity. Those are the people I feel for the most -- the people who have given so much that it is only natural they would want to see the prize of attaining the highest position in our Land.

    I have tremendous compassion for those who actually fought the good fight for so long. However, that compassion gets dissolved very quickly when the low-blow tactics of the Clintons is not just ignored as "unfortunately the way you gotta fight to win these elections" but rather defended with some kind of moral code to it -- as though believing that Obama is simply a man of rhetoric, and he's unpatriotic, and he has bad judgment re his pastor, and he may not even be a Christian for all we know.

    No. None of that flies. Anyone who has gone past the point of quiet neutrality when it has come to these disgusting tactics of the Clintons, and crossed into the land of moral and character criticism of Obama, sorry, you lost every single ounce of credibility & compassion you built up for those 30-40 years of hard work.

    It didn't have to go that way. I was fine with people of this demographic profile who were adamantly backing their preferred candidate because it was quite possible she'd become the First Woman President of the United States - and this alone was all the reason one needed to vote for her over anyone else. But once the campaign deteriorated from selling Sen Clinton's qualities and experience and proposals, and descended into Bill's race-baiting, and then the kitchen sink strategy that followed, to stay in her camp then? Well THAT was even okay with me -- but at least have the decency to refrain from adopting your candidate's hate speech and propogating it further.

    Any and all who made the conscious choice that electing a woman President was even more important than common decency and truthfulness and integrity, sorry, that's where you lost me in the compassion column.

    So unto others as you would have them do unto you. You didn't.

    _ it's now a fight to the finish>> Dean progressives v. Clinton centrists.

    by rhfactor on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 01:57:56 AM PDT

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