Kittywampus has a great post about the so-called “PUMAs” [short for “Party Unity My Ass”] –i.e. the diehard Hilary Clinton supporters/ she devils who supposedly will vote for McCain because they are so angry about the outcome of the Democratic primary. [see Katha Politt’s article as well] I agree that this narrative is partly the result of Republican “machinations” aimed at convincing swing voters that McCain is a moderate.
However, given the misogyny that has run through the liberal blogosphere and press during the Democratic primary, I wonder whether this story is also fed by Obama supporters because it’s yet another way to demonize Hilary and/or her “deluded” followers. What better way for the DNC to let itself off the hook should (heaven forbid) McSame be elected in the fall than to blame the outcome on “bitter old hags” who can’t get over Obama’s victory? [btw, would anyone dare tell African-Americans voters to “get over it” if Obama had lost the nomination?]