June 21, 2008

Get Over It

How many times in the last 7 1/2 years have we heard that?

In 2000 the US Supreme Court stops the counting in Florida thereby handing the presidency to George W. Bush. Those of us who were willing to acknowledge GW as the legitimate winner of the election, but wanted to be sure by having the votes counted were told constantly by the rightwing to just "get over it." Worse, even John Kerry in 2004 told us to quit crying in our teacups and "get over it." I remember the outrage from the left blogosphere over that.

Since Super Tuesday, Obama supporters have been telling Clinton supporters to give it up, Obama's winning, "get over it."

And finally, in a stunning show of empathy and unity, Barack Obama tells us the same thing.

Via iam0nly1 at Alegre's Corner:

Obama agreed that a lot of work needs to be done to heal the Democratic Party, and that he hoped the Clinton supporters in the room would help as much as possible.

According to Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Obama then said, "However, I need to make a decision in the next few months as to how I manage that since I'm running against John McCain, which takes a lot of time. If women take a moment to realize that on every issue important to women, John McCain is not in their corner, that would help them get over it."
iam0nly1 notes:
Now we know why Obama has sent out all the female Democratic Senators (sans
Hillary) out with their "Checklist" to reel back in Hillary's female
supporters...it's women's work, and Obama's having none of it.

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