Hillary Supporters, Grow Up, Get Over It

By Adele

Like Hillary Clinton, I was the lone white female trying to prevail over black and white male cats during the presidential primary season. We both failed.

Reuters photo

Reuters photo

Since Obama clinched the nomination, Yul’s been rubbing my nose in it. Poor Fred’s still washing the egg off his face after learning his boy Edwards is an inept tomcat.

I stuck with Hillary until she showed me she’s not the best option. Enough humans apparently agreed with me.

But since some of Hillary’s supporters won’t let go, she’s going to be pointlessly up for nomination at the convention.

While feigning graciousness, saying she’ll vote for Obama herself, Hillary has been encouraging her supporters to stir up trouble and oppose him by telling them they need to be “heard.”

They were heard. There just weren’t enough of them.

The Clintons have finessed prime-time speeches for themselves so they can foster the notion that they’re somehow letting Obama be the candidate. It’s a wonder Hillary didn’t demand that Obama lick her shoes.

What they’re really doing is wasting everybody’s time with a pathetic, greedy grab at the limelight, and giving Republicans unwarranted hope that McCain has a chance in November because the Democrats are too fractured.

Hillary’s stupid supporters who plan anti-Obama demonstrations should forget it, unless what they now want in the White House is an old dog who will keep us at war with somebody and do nothing for women but set them back a hundred years.


14 Responses to Hillary Supporters, Grow Up, Get Over It

  1. Adele says:


    Since you’re obviously quite literate, let me refer you to today’s Salon.com. Check out the article by Joe Conason as well as the editorial by Joan Walsh. I think you’ll find both quite interesting.

    Who would have suspected when you moved in with Karen, et.al. that you’d be living in a microcosm of the 2008 electoral environment? Alice sends her best.

  2. genuistim says:

    “Since Obama cinched the nomination”?

    As the dictionary defines it:
    1. To put a saddle girth on.
    2. To get a tight grip on.

    If you mean Obama has “clinched” the nomination, numbers show that yes he should, but the game isn’t over yet. So don’t call it when there is still 24 seconds on the shot clock.

    “They were heard. There just weren’t enough of them.”
    -That’s not entirely true, like Al Gore in 2000, Clinton won the popular vote (during the primary season), but unlucky for her, that’s not how the game is played.

    I just enjoy laughing at how many, who have in the past wish to abolish the electoral college and similar state institutions, have now switched in support of it.

    I applaud Sen. Clinton for making a last ditch effort, but I agree with you that I don’t think it will make any difference, it would only further divide the party.

    I wish the one whom I voted for would do the same, but they didn’t last until Super Tuesday.

  3. catsworking says:

    When I was adopted by a writer, I had no idea it would elevate my literacy well above that of most domestic shorthairs and I’d become a blogger, but c’est la vie. And moving in with a couple of flaming libs like Yul and Fred pretty much ruled out the possibility that I’d ever become a complacent Republicat. When the 2008 election started, Fred and I never thought Yul’s candidate had a chance, but he often surprises us that way.

    Thanks for the lead on those Salon.com columns. I enjoyed reading them both, and agree with Conason that Hillary could be blamed if Obama doesn’t win in November, unless she tells her supporters to grow up and get over it.

  4. catsworking says:

    geniustim, I hope you’re not holding out hope that Hillary is somehow going to pull off an upset at the convention. It would only make her look more like a power-hungry schemer than she already does and we could be 100% sure that McCain would win in the ensuing chaos.

    The candidate that all of us at Cats Working originally supported was Dennis Kucinich because he sponsored the universal healthcare bill, HR 676, that Karen wants to see passed. But unfortunately, he has been tarred and feathered as a nut job who shouldn’t be taken seriously.

  5. Adele says:

    In a perfect world, Alice and I would have wanted someone like Kucinich as well; in fact our leanings are pretty far left of the mainstream. As a grey and black st riped tabby with white feet, a white stomach and a white lower half of her face, Alice is pretty charmed by those of mixed color. She agrees, though, that Barack needs to start talking substance, and she’s very worried about his pro-FISA vote; particularly now that she knows that a cat with the same name as her human is a left-leaning blogger.

    Until her death, last summer, at age 19, we lived with a calico cat, named Ophelia. Ophelia was not a Republicat, but a more traditional Democrat and had indicated an interest in Dodd or Biden. She was very beautiful and a flirt, who loved men and believed in using her feminine wiles. Alice felt that she was not as enlightened as she could have been.

  6. catsworking says:

    We have a cousin named Noel who’s a calico. She’s been living in Scotland for the past year, but just returned to the States this week. We’re not sure where she stands on this election, or if she’s even been following it. Calicos do tend to be flirts, I think, and perhaps a bit shallow. It won’t surprise me if Noel has assumed a fake brogue in her purr so we won’t forget she has lived abroad.

    All of my predecessors here at Cats Working have been tuxedos (Coco, Ginger, and Rex) or all black (Cleo). Except for Ginger, who tragically succumbed to kidney failure at age 8 (some theorize from the stress of living with Fred), they all lived to be 18-20 years old, which I take as a good omen that I’ll get to live out all my 9 lives.

    Fred and I finally broke the black-cat streak. I think Yul might like to have at least one of his “own kind” in the family, but Karen says there are already enough litterboxes to scoop. — Adele

  7. tina says:


  8. catsworking says:

    Tina, stop and think about what you’re saying. If Hillary somehow got the nomination after the world knows she lost it, it would be like Bush all over again. Everyone would be saying that she and Bill rigged the voting to win (which would probably be true if she did suddenly pull out a victory). They’d be known as the new Eva and Juan Peron, thirsting for power at any cost.

    Hillary miscalculated A LOT during her campaign, the biggest one being that she thought the presidency would be handed to her on a silver platter. If Obama loses the White House, she can try again in 2012. But for now she should pull up her big-girl pants and start concentrating on helping Obama beat McCain, not trying to outshine him.

    She and Bill have revealed themselves to be the sorest kind of loser, and it’s a shame Obama’s going to have to be distracted with massaging their egos while he tries to win this race.

  9. paul says:

    Look, I’m sure Hillary was disappointed she didn’t get the nomination, but she still cares about this country and rather not see a McCaine presidency. Hillary Supporters need to grow up. People are dying in a war based on lies and they are whining and putting more lives at risk because they didn’t get their ways. How can you for McCaine? Are you people fucking insane? What about our prinpals as Democrats? Isn’t that more important than who’s carrying them?

  10. catsworking says:

    geniustim, your point about the difference between “cinch” and “clinch” went totally over my head until just now because I couldn’t read the tiny print clearly and I thought they were the same word and you didn’t know what you were talking about.

    Of course you are right. I meant to write “clinch,” and I have corrected the error. Thanks for pointing it out, even if my comprehension was belated.

  11. Adele says:


    Alice and I watched Hillary’s speech last night, and we were both relieved that she sucked it up and did the best she could to point her stalwarts toward Barack. BTW, have you noticed the latest feline acronym (PUMA – party unity my ass)? We wondered what you thought of the speech. So far, although seeing Teddy Kennedy was moving, and we thought that (and this is a quote from Salon) “Michelle Obama managed to lob some soft pitches out of the park,” we’re pretty down about the kind of country we live in. Why, for instance, is it necessary for a really smart, successful Black woman, to play down all of her success and show that she’s just like everyone else? Every so often, Alice asks, “How dumb are the humans in this country?” I can only answer that they must be pretty dumb; they elected George Bush at least once.

  12. catsworking says:

    I hadn’t seen the PUMA acronym, but it sounds like fodder for a future post. Thanks!

    Yes, we at Cats Working saw Hillary’s speech, and while she was off on her extended spiel about her own campaign, I got disgusted and started composing “Hillary’s ‘Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina’ Moment.” But then she got back on track and stirred up the crowd for Obama in a good way, so I tore it up.

    I also saw Ted Kennedy, and loved the way Caroline listed a lot of the legislation he championed that helped many Republicats, even as they demonized him over the years by harping on Chappaquiddick.

    Haven’t seen all of Michele Obama’s speech yet, but I agree with you and Alice. She’s been bad-mouthed and demeaned just like Theresa Heinz Kerry was. Both smart, accomplished, capable women who shoot from the hip, and both vilified. Once Obama wins, let’s hope they let Michele be who she is, and not try to turn her into a fawning, mealy-mouthed Stepford wife like Laura Bush.

    Just for the record, we don’t believe George Bush won either of his elections.

  13. Adele says:

    Just saw Nora Ephron’s post on Huffington Post, and it made me somewhat re-think Hillary’s speech. I recommend it, as well as Joan Walsh’s 8/26/08 reaction to Michelle’s speech in Salon; there’s also an article about the P.U.M.A.’s in yesterday’s Salon.

    You may be right about W. not winning either election, but there’s no doubt that this country has dumbed down in almost all possible ways. Not to be ageist (not sure about the spelling there — speaking of dumb), but one of the most galvanizing people in the anti-Iraq war movement was Cindy Sheehan, who, regardless of the validity of her personal loss, was like watching a TV reality show of the grieving mother, but in the 60’s there were people like Dr. King and Tom Hayden and David Dellinger, and Dr. Spock, and Staughton Lind, and on and on, giving an intellectual base to the anti-Vietnam movement. And don’t get me started on the present inability to write or speak the English language . . .

    Alice says it’s time for me to take a cat nap, lest I become too overwrought.

  14. catsworking says:

    Adele, after reading Nora Ephron’s post, I decided to go with my gut on my initial reaction to Hillary’s speech.

    I think Cindy Sheehan is running against Nancy Pelosi in California. That should be very interesting, since Cindy got a lot of support for her anti-war cause until the wackos took it overboard and turned her into a cartoon. And Pelosi hasn’t been the mover and shaker everyone hoped she would be as House Speaker. Sheehan has a chance of winning, I think.

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