OK. I’ve had it with this “that’s politics” argument…along with “get over it”…and the ever-present “Dems unite” calls! Let me say this one more time v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y: You don’t get to use the “Dems unite” line in this situation. That would be for a won primary. NOT for swiftboating (and yes, you did it along with many other underhanded things thus far) your opponent OUT of the primary. I’m not so sure why this is so hard to understand.
I expect oppo research, leaks, and hardball politics to be played against our opponents on the right. I simply don’t expect it to this level among our own. That is my beef. I can handle the “career politician” stuff and the “flip flop on Iraq” stuff. Hell, THAT’S politics. But silencing critics online by using smear tactics, then doing same against your opposing candidate crosses a line that is unacceptable to me in a primary situation. Not to mention the democratic choice that was taken out of the hands of the voters – which is my biggest bone of contention anyway. Why not let us decide? This shit has to change with our party here in Ohio and I am one who is sounding the trumpet of change from the grassroots up. We’re coming – and you continue this charade at your own expense.
Remember the calls for getting ahead of the leak thing and cleaning house? I bet that would have helped Greg Triosi from walking out of your event last night.
Sherrod is whistling in the graveyard when he says this:
“We’re going to unify Democrats. I think we have already done that. These people are with me. Paul last week said ‘Vote for Sherrod Brown.’
“We’re going to have a very united Demoratic Party, more than we’ve had in years.”
I don’t think you have any idea.