Are Hillary Supporters “real” Democrats or not? Make up your mind Obama Supporters.
I’m constantly hearing from friends who support Hillary that Obama Supporters accuse them of not being Democrats for refusing to get behind Obama. I’ve seen this firsthand.
However, when I criticize Obama, as I so often do, I am almost always met with demands that I support Obama in order to “be a good Democrat”. Two things:
1. I’m not a Democrat.
2. You know your candidate is in SERIOUS trouble if you hear criticism of him and your first assumption is that it’s from someone within your own party.
So we find this paradox. Obama Supporters want to debase other Democrats by accusing them of somehow failing to be Democrats for not supporting Obama, but, at the same time, want to remind these other Democrats that they are Democrats in order to convince them to support Obama. As a result, you find truly schizophrenic behavior amongst them. It’s an endless battle between their desire to see Obama get elected, and their disdain of people who dare to think differently than they. (In the case of Obama Supporters, perhaps “think” is not the right word. Oh well, you get the idea.)
Which force is stronger? Their worship of Obama or hatred of others? Will be interesting to see it play out. In the meantime, if there are any Obama Supporters reading this, make up your mind – are Hillary Supporters “real” Democrats or not?