Last night I posted here on the threats by Clinton supporters to vote for John McCain and I said:
As a Clinton supporter and a feminist I find a certain kind of irony in the fact that Clinton supporters are complaining about the sexism that Hillary weathered during her campaign but they are willing to support a candidate who called his wife the C word.
A least a couple of folks in the comments weren’t convinced that their logic is backasswards. As a Clinton supportert, I haven’t agreed with much of anything Matt Yglesias has had to say in a while, but I do agree with this:
Mark Kleiman suggests that revisiting this appalling episode in McCainiac misogyny might be a useful party unity exercise:
John McCain — kind of an appalling guy.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign made us “talk about sexism.” And that is a good thing. However, mis-guided Clinton supporters who are supporting crap like this are now tarnishing the many good ways that Hillary Clinton changed our politics. I am disheartened by the efforts of some fellow Clinton bloggers who are in effect seeking to Swift Boat Barack Obama out of frustration and anger.
As a loyal Clinton supporter I can not imagine why fellow Clinton supporters would be so callous and shallow and mis-guided because this isn’t helping Hillary, it is a hateful show of emotional revenge that is hurting her.
And while I’m at it, since this has been deemed a day to air greivances by Kyle over at Comments at Left Field, who nicely noted the other day, that a few Clinton supporters including myself had “took their moment, turned around, and got behind the Democratic ticket,” I want to point out that the continuing flogging of Hillary Clinton by some progressive bloggers isn’t helping Barack Obama either.
Everyone really needs to get a grip and start working together.