Dang! I'm only offline for a few hours and all hell is breaking loose over the fact that Hillary spoke of RFK still campaigning in June? That Keith Obamamann is going to give another of his once-inspiring-but-now-too-full-of-himself-and-then-some "Special Comment" taking Hillary to task for a factual statement?
Riverdaughter discusses it:
The reaction of the Obamasphere and the media is totally indefensible. The HuffingtonPost is taking a very matter-of-fact discussion of primary history and twisting it into a vile insinuation that Hillary can’t wait until someone takes Obama out. It is time they stopped behaving like the Orwellians during a two minutes hate.
Read this post too. Riverdaughter quotes ghostlegpress who says:
1968 was a terrible time, but it was also a time of great hope. Those of us who came of age politically in that time will never forget that the primary season began in February and ran thrrough June.I was twelve years old in 1968. It is so hard to describe what those years were like to those who did not experience them. Years later I was driving with my then twelve-year-old daughter when "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)" came on the radio. I started to cry and I said to my daughter, "You know, we really did believe in all that peace and love stuff."
Anyone who believes Hillary doesn’t have that time emblazoned on her memory just doesn’t know American history. They can twist her comments as much as they want - but for anyone over 50, a primary that extends into June isn’t an anomaly. A primary in June will always evoke RFK for me. Not because of the horror of its end - but because that was the last time I had real hope fo this country.
The current outrage disgusts me more than I can express. It’s not Hillary who sullies the process. Lying spinmeisters who’d use the assassination of one of this century’s greatest men to score cheap points are the ones who should be ashamed.
It really was a time of great hope for the younger generation. Amidst the horrors of Viet Nam, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, and all the unrest, we still had hope that we could make change, and in many ways we had some successes, which makes the current backwards march of our country all that much harder to bear. When Hillary choked up in New Hampshire, I knew exactly what she was talking about.
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