At the rate this is going after the Democratic Convention in August there will still be some Hillary diehards who will be saying that Senator Obama could literally fall under a bus tomorrow and Hillary will be fighting the general election.
"Some Hillary supporters have expressed the same kind of hatred of Obama, and still do, but I'm convinced the hate is much stronger of Hillary"
If you think the flow of hate is lop sided perhaps that is a reflection of the real and virtual places that you hang out in. Perhaps if you hang out in other places you would see a different balance.
Perhaps it is a generational thing, a disproportionate number of Obama supporters are enthusiastic young new voters and perhaps they use language in a less restrained way than they will after they have been through a few more general elections.
Perhaps if you were an Obama supporter rather than a Clinton supporter you would will feel more pain from some of the things Clinton supporters say about Obama.
"And think about it, if your knee-jerk answer is that they are racist-- are you really saying something that you think Obama and his campaign can't say, or are you saying it because of anger and frustration? Racism is ignorance, but unfounded accusations of racism are just as low on the scum-radar"
Well, I have gone away and thought about it.
But I did not come to any grand conclusion. I see the subject as being too complex to be reduced to an "either... or" analysis.
I think racism is more varied than "ignorance".
I think "anger and frustration" is an emotion felt by both the victims and perpetrators of racism.
I think unfounded accusations of racism are often an indicator that a person has previously been a victim of racism rather than something to do with the scum radar.
And while an Obama supporter claiming racism is not proof of racism, a Clinton supporter denying the charges is not proof that the allegations are unfounded.
It was no biggie, Hillary was tired, but it was a tad unfortunate to add/endorse "hard working" to the description of her white support.
There is not much polling evidence on just how "hard working" the respective supporters are (partly because there is no real definition of "hard working", it is in the ear of the beholder).
It leaves open the implication that 'my' white supporters are "harder working" than 'your' black supporters. Obviously that implication was not Hillary's intention but it is not the sort of slip that a contender at the top of his/her game would make.
"Each table host was encouraged to name a woman who they admire or has made a difference in their lives. The honoree at our table was Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones"
As a collector of quirky 'ironies' (which are completely irrelevant to serious politics / who the best candidate is):
In 2007 when Stephanie was named a co-chair of Hillary's national campaign she said "This country is ready for change and I believe Hillary is the right person, at the right time to initiate that change". Turned out it was another candidate who managed to park his tank on the change lawn.
"we were 1,500 strong and together we brought in over $1 MILLION"
$1,000,000, 1,500 people, how much would that be per head?