I couldn’t say this any better than Kevin Drum and Big Tent Democrat on Talk Left, so I’m going to let them say it all. Big Tent Democrat:
Kevin Drum explains it well:
As long as we’re laying our cards on the table, this is one of the things that keeps me on Hillary’s side regardless of anything to do with issues or tactics or rhetoric or anything else. I just hate the idea that the fever swamp has been able to turn a perfectly decent liberal woman into such an object of malign loathing. If she loses, then she loses. But by God, I don’t want her to lose because millions of Schiffren’s fellow travelers have carried on a 15-year vendetta of sick-minded smears and hatred. Enough’s enough.
Be against Hillary. Criticize her stances, actions and political style. But by gawd, the libelous things that get said about her, not just by Republicans, but by Democrats and especially, by the Media (See Tweety) just set my teeth on edge.
It is terrible that she will be defeated because of this. I did not want her to win for many reasons. Most of them due to her cautious approach to politics. But that is not why she is going to lose. It will be due to just plain untruths. And that is not right.
We all know what the Republican Noise Machine did to John Kerry in ’04 (and since). And as I pointed out here earlier, the media sure as hell did not give Joe Biden or Chris Dodd a fair shot in this race. It totally ticks me off to see people buying into the anti-Clinton spin. Kevin Drum is right. She’s “perfectly decent liberal woman” and honestly, she’s got the voting record to prove it. It’s one thing to disagree with her on a vote or an issue — No Senator is perfect, but when I see members of our own party repeating the spin, it’s disheartening at best.
So, I agree with Kevin Drum and Big Tent Democrat. Enough of the untruths.