As media members fall over themselves to sell viewers and readers on the idea that everything is now hunky dory between Obama and Clinton supporters as a result of Hillary's convention speech Tuesday, one high-profile press figure isn't buying it.
In fact, the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd even went so far as to quote someone in her most recent article who depicted the "weird and jittery" vibe inside the Pepsi Center as "Submerged hate."
Not exactly what you're getting from all those Obama-loving media sycophants out there, is it?
With that in mind, grab some peanuts, popcorn, or Cracker Jacks, kick up your feet, and enjoy the following Dowd column published Wednesday (emphasis added):
Not what you're getting from the rest of the sycophants, is it?
[T]his Democratic convention has a vibe so weird and jittery, so at odds with the early thrilling, fairy dust feel of the Obama revolution, that I had to consult Mike Murphy, the peppery Republican strategist and former McCain guru.
“What is that feeling in the air?” I asked him.
“Submerged hate,” he promptly replied.
There were a lot of bitter Clinton associates, fund-raisers and supporters wandering the halls, spewing vindictiveness, complaining of slights, scheming about Hillary’s roll call and plotting trouble, with some in the Clinton coterie dissing Obama by planning early departures, before the nominee even speaks.
At a press conference with New York reporters on Monday, Hillary looked as if she were straining at the bit to announce her 2012 exploratory committee. [...]
She added insult to injury by coming out Tuesday night looking great in a blazing orange pantsuit and teaching the precocious pup Obama something about intensity and message. She thanked her “sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits,” and slyly noted that Obama would enact her health care plan rather than his. [...]
Afterward, some of her supporters began crying, as they were interviewed by reporters, saying that her speech had proved that she would make a better president than Obama. And, as one said, she would only give him “two months” to prove himself. [...]
At a meeting of the Democratic women’s caucus Tuesday, 74-year-old Carol Anderson of Vancouver, Wash., a former Hillary volunteer, stood in the back of the room in a Hillary T-shirt and hat signed by Hillary and “Nobama” button and booed every time any of the women speakers mentioned Obama’s name.She’s voting for McCain and had nothing nice to say about the Obamas.