Memo to Hillary: Almost Doesn’t Count

Let’s just make it official.

Hillary Clinton is the real life political version of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” from her Jagged Little Pill album.

Now I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, to which I believe everyone is entitled too, Clinton hasn’t done much in the way of supporting Barack Obama and her “bringing her Party together” since failing to get the Democratic nomination for President.

Well get your guards back up because as Elton John once sang, “The Bitch Is Back.”

Believe it or not, and I didn’t want to believe it, Clinton’s name will be placed into nomination at the Democratic National Convention later this month.

What the f%^& for?

She wants a roll call vote at the convention as a way to acknowledge run her as being the first female candidate to come close to winning her party’s nomination for the presidency.

Blah, blah, blah.

My girl Brandy made it clear, almost doesn’t count.

I mean really—she already made the history books, is this really necessary?

I think not.

Much like some of the business that takes place on Capitol Hill in the form of “non-binding resolutions”—those things that we tend to get all excited over, but forget that they cannot be made into law, this symbolic gesture is just another effort to rile up her supporters, cause more drama at the convention, and to remind people that it should have been her.

Spare me.

This is Obama’s time, not hers.

Just another classic example of “privilege” brought you by yours truly.

The Court of Public Opinion

  • Jan

    If they would tell the truth and say the real reason………. He’s a black man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan

    Okay let’s get real here. I am from the old and Original Black Panther Party in Los Angeles. What is going on right now is nothing but racisms at it’s finest. I am so sick and tired of hearing how they are trying to knock this highly educated and the next president of the u.s. down, it makes me want to puke. Understanding what it says in the bible………. who is last will be first, and who is first will be last!!!!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    Let’s get very real here. No one is trying to knock Obama down, well McCain is, but we hear very little of that on this blog. Please tell me what you want Clinton to do to bring unity to the party? I guess talking with people urging them to back Obama, campaigning for him at voter registration rallys in states she did very well is nothing? I guess time and time again saying she will do whatever Obama asks is nothing?

    You need to get past Clinton. Plain and simple, let her toss her name in, it is a symbolic gesture and a gesture that needs to be made. There is little doubt in my mind that had the shoe been on the other foot, the Clinton campaign would have to make these same type of gestures to Obama and his supporters. There have been previous conventions where other candidates have been put their name in for nomination even though they did not win the primary(Jesse Jackson for one).

    It is moronic to think that by taking a moment to praise what Clinton did is somehow attempting to knock Obama down. Step outside yourself and think of what Clinton has done has represented to women across this country. Much as Obama has given so many people, especially people of color, hope for what is possible, Clinton has done the same thing, especially for women. If Obama had won this primary by a landslide I would agree with everything your are trying to sell, however, this was an extremely close primary and to not acknowledge both candidate is foolish.

  • Jake

    Stop, if Senator Obama had lost, he would have accepted it. His
    skin color accepted slavery for 350 years, I don’t think an election matches up to the denial of human dignity.