Now I'm sure you can imagine my reaction when I found out about this. In fact, in select party circles it is now referred to as "The Conniption." It's a big scandal and everybody is very upset, and some people are out for revenge. After some consideration, I decided that I won't be one of those out for retribution. With some difficulty, I've chosen to set my irritation aside and work with J's campaign anyway. If this crap happens again in the general election, we could very well lose seats on the Council, and I don't want that to happen. Hopefully J has been shamed enough to cease this nonsense. (Of course, if I find out it happens AGAIN, there will definitely be an accounting)
Why am I writing about this? Well, let's just say that I'm trying to practice what I preach. I've argued that Clinton supporters should accept the results and rally around the nominee for the good of the party - to let bygones be bygones. I really get how emotionally difficult that can be, and how satisfying it would be to lash out. But I'm not doing that, because the stakes are just too high for that kind of behavior. I don't intend this to be read in any lecturing tone - only one of sympathy. It really sucks when you feel like your candidate has been screwed (although in Clinton's case I think the problems were more media- than Obama- driven).
Wow, you are practicing what you preach.By Maggie, at 11:53 AM
Even though my post is, um, more preachy than yours, I feel the same way. I get the disappointment, I get the tendency to want to take your ball and go home. But I get it only as a knee-jerk reaction, not as something someone should seriously consider.
I've been in awe of some of my students in this regard. More enthusiastic Obama supporters one could never find... and yet all of them are pledging to work for the Dems no matter what.
I won't lie and tell you it was easy. I was ready to kill somebody. My candidate was so worried how I'd react that he didn't tell me for like eight hours. Somehow I got the reputation as being a political "tough guy." I guess that's a good thing?By Arbitrista, at 12:46 PM