Think I've finally figured it out.
When Obama supporting bloggers like Aravosis say that Clinton should withdraw from the race for the good of the party, they mean she should stop reminding them that fifteen million Democrats don't think Barack Obama is as wonderful as they think he is.
All those Democratic votes for Hillary force them to consider the possibility that they're not as smart and as hip and as on to a sure thing as their vanity has been assuring them they are.
If my guy is as wonderful is I think he is, then why doesn't everybody else know it? Why hasn't he just run away with the nomination? Can it be that my guy isn't that wonderful? Can it be that I'm not as smart and as hip and as on to a sure thing as I know I must be? Can it be that I'm....gulp...wrong?
It must be something else.
It must be a trick.
It must be that those fifteen million people voting for Hillary are crazy or stupid or racist or otherwise not as smart and hip and cool as I am.
Otherwise they would know what I know.
Otherwise they would see what I see.
They would know how wonderful my wonderful candidate is.
They would see how awful their awful candidate is.
They wouldn't vote for that horrible, horrible woman then.
And since if they did know what I know and did see what I see they wouldn't vote for that horrible, horrible woman, then their votes are the products of a giant con. They are the votes of suckers and chumps. The votes of suckers and chumps shouldn't count. They don't count! The votes of fifteen million suckers and chumps---fifteen million racist and stupid suckers and chumps---are NOT as important, are not as real, as the votes of sixteen million geniuses and hipsters like me.
Hillary has no real support.
The fact that she refuses to admit this means that she's either stupid or blinded by ego and ambition or just plain malicious and wants to pull the party down into the fires of Mount Doom with her!
The fact that she's still in it, still at it, must mean that she doesn't mind making suckers and chumps out of so many people I used to think were intelligent and decent and fair-minded---why some of them even used to be as smart and as cool as I am!
This proves it. She's stupid. She's an egomaniac. She's insanely ambitious. She's a con artist.
And aren't I smart and hip for being the only person brilliant enough to notice this and the only blogger bold enough to say so?
Hit tips to Tom Hilton and Avedon Carol.
Probably I need to say this: There are Hillary supporters who are as vain as Aravosis. There are plenty of Obama supporting bloggers who aren't anywheres near as obnoxious and full of themselves. There are many smart and hip people who sincerely believe that Clinton should get out yesterday if not sooner and they have thoughtful and persuasive, although not convincing, reasons for believing it.
There is no evidence that the prolonged campaign is tearing the Party apart.
There is evidence that has been helping the party and Obama!
There is evidence that it is making bloggers on both sides crazy.
There is no evidence that the Progressive blogosophere is at all equatable with or representative of the Democratic Party.
There is evidence that none of us is as smart and as hip and on to a sure thing as we think we are.