I'll be. Andrew Sullivan referred to something I know to be true: if Hillary Clinton continues with "dirty tricks" to destroy Barack Obama, people will be completely disgusted.
This may well be a watershed moment in American politics. It may be the moment morally and intellectually bankrupt hippies release their deathgrip on our entertainment, our media, our hearts and our minds.
Of course I am the one with the Cartman "I HATE HIPPIES!" refrigerator magnet. Bill and Hillary Clinton are former hippies, you know. And they could not better represent the problems of that generation. Yeah, I'm one to talk. The rehab, or "BFD" generation. That's me.
"It will mean a mass flight from the process. It will alter the political consciousness of an entire generation of young voters - against any positive interaction with the political process for the foreseeable future," Sullivan said. If the dirty tricks win.
For some unknown reason, people associated with the Clintons appear to be unable to recognize this. Sullivan says, "If the Clintons grind up and kill the most promising young leader since Kennedy, and if they do it not on the strength of their arguments, but by the kind of politics we have seen them deploy, the backlash will be deep and severe and long. As it should be."
Hello? What is this? A moral argument dissociated from political party? Andrew, you must be joking. Don't you know that the "Clintons are good and help black people," (Wasn't Bill Clinton the "first Black President?) and that, oh gee, "Reagan cut welfare because he lectured about 'welfare queens'."
Oh, really. President Clinton pursued and signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, or Welfare Reform Act, into law in 1996. President Reagan lectured frequently about these issues. Policy changes during his administration resulted in no spending reductions, and growth in "welfare" program participation. The same is true of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. True conservatives know this because they tend to look at actual program expenditures and statistics, as opposed to news reports on "The Daily Kos" asserting facts like "Reagan thought ketchup was a vegetable!"
I believe welfare is considered an economic prop to corporate profits by Republican administrations, and probably by Clintonian Democrats. But then, I don't talk to irrational hippies anymore, anyway.
At least give Barack a chance.