Sunday, April 27, 2008

Stray thought - Updated

By Libby

I don't understand why it's incumbent on Obama to singlehandedly discredit Fox but it's okay for Hillary's man McAuliffe to cut a commercial calling them 'fair and balanced' or at least apparently it's inconsequential enough to her supporters to not be mentioned in the same post. It just doesn't make sense.

Update: Matt Stoller weighs in. It's a much more even handed post and his points are well taken, but I think he's taking too short term a view. I've let a lot of stuff that pissed me off about both candidates slide that I wouldn't normally let pass unrebuked, but I fail to see how doing otherwise would advance progressive goals. We sure as hell aren't going to advance a progressive agenda if McCain manages to slither in on a trail of Democratic blood.

The long term goal is to get a Democrat in the White House. We're not going to get one that isn't going to lie to us. That's just not a reasonable expectation. We have to work with what we got, and tearing up our own candidates isn't going to accomplish the long term goal. Just as in traditional warfare, the smaller force sometimes gives up ground in a battle in order to survive to fight another day, I think we have to make sure we get a Democratic president first. We'll have four years to win the greater war.

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