One Month Anniversary Report
Posted July 7, 2008on:
This blog started as an open letter of welcome to Hillary supporters.
At the same time, it was also a respectful demurral of Senator Hillary Clinton’s last speech to her supporters. Some of the millions who voted for Hillary will not indulge her desire to support the party, blindly. We who vote along party lines often, now reject the party leaders’ disregard of Hillary, their disrespect for her, and the overwhelming opportunism displayed by some of the power brokers and elected leaders. Their abandonment of Hillary does not sit well with us, and we are searching for alternative ways to vindication of our will and strength.
The birth of this blog coincided with several other phenomena.
Rise of Just Say No Deal movement, PUMA organization, organizing of the Denver Group, growing threat of the emergence of McCain Democrat, and the near simultaneous launching of dozens of new blogs to give voice to grievance. Hillary’s supporters understand what Hillary needs to do to be a good party member, to be a good teammate, be a person of her word. We honor her for her strength, dignity and forbearance.
But we the people, are not obligated to blindly follow any leader, not certainly Dr. Dean whom we all adored at one time, this time 2 years ago. As chairman of the party, he did not make the right moves to unify the electorate this year. It remains to be seen if the vision to literally re-juenate the party, at the expense of the older, long standing memberss will work.
The reason Hillary supporters feel alienated is not a new one, nor should the fact come as a surprise. The pure sham of a procedure, the mockery of rules, the perfidy of a statistical gyrations that were evident at the RBC/DNC meeting simply brought to head the simmering sentiments long fomented by MSM, leading personalities, talking heads, the Clinton enemies, and the extreme left of the party that have schemed to hijack the party, in a manner reminiscent of the McGovern moment.
There are some in the party who salivate at the perceived hunger for change in this country this year. They believe that simply showing up in November will get the party into the White House. They think that the country is so tired of 8 years of GBW, any Dem, will get in. Hence the intense fight to get the nomination. But this amouts to counting chickens before the eggs hatched. The mood of the country and the will of the voters don’t coincide always. The past 2 elections prove just that. Many Americans today are comfortable, feel safe and don’t feel sorry for themselves at the end of Bush 43. So, sure the country is looking for a change of pace, but change of direction? May be not. The idea that a Dem, or any Dem will occupy White House, ‘in like Flint’ is pure fantasy. Only a strong Democrat, with a strong portfoio of workable plans and solutions will win in November, and that person is HIllary!
The Dem primary season saw an unprecedent extent of character malignment, hate, vitriol, and concerted attempts to discredit and disrespect Hillary. It is easy to forget in the excited days of summer, what it had been like. Just take a look at the 2 brilliant videos by Shut The Freud Up. That will put campaign history in rearview mirror, and the view is not pretty. Millions of those who voted in the primary season can relate to this. The number of those thus disenchanted with the DNC is legion. They make a difference!
This blog is new, undiscovered and as of yet not widely read. That is not true of hundreds of other, older, better organized web sites with established following, and a growing readership. Surveys show the number of these seething millions to be anywhere from four to fourteen million. Many just won’t speak out, but act they will in the voting booth. In the solitude of their heart, they know. While not being busy bodies on-line, they know. Even if they are just saying nothing, they know. They are the ones that make the difference in November. On this the one month anniversary, this blog is dedicated to these quiet members of the ‘seething millions.’