My thought of the responses coming from the Clinton partisans protesting at and outside the Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting seems to be matched in by others: disgraceful
Here are four examples in three videos, which I saw all together in a Daily Kos diary by Delaware Dem, though have been posted by many others today as well:
Fortunately, I don’t think that these women even begin to represent mainstream opinion in the Democratic Party, but the shear thought of voting for a candidate so unlike your own over one that is quite similar seems downright bizarre. While I understand the frustration felt with the process, particularly in regard to Florida and Michigan, I do not understand why one would advocate against one’s own ideology and interests simply for the sake of protesting the primary procedure.
This election should be about far more than how the DNC deals with rule-breaking states. It’s about how we will deal with Iraq. It’s about how we will handle our ailing public education system. It’s about how we will handle healthcare in coming years. It’s about what the Supreme Court will look like in the decades to come. It’s about cleaning up the forclosure crisis. It’s about giving our children the best future possible, and petulantly proclaiming your support for a candidate with an outlook disagreeing with your own candidate over what amounts to 25 delegates, not nearly enough to change the outcome of this election is petty and stupid.
But most of all, it’s disgraceful.