Hillary the Well Poisoner by Brandon Whitney


All is fair in love and war and what is politics but warfare. However, there are certain actions that a person can take that are seen as unacceptable even in combat. In politics, especially when both candidates are in the same party, there are rules that one follows. There are things that one just doesn’t do because it ruins things for all parties involved. Hillary is breaking those rules. One of the worst things you can do in a desert society is poison a well because everybody is dependent on this scarce source of water. Hillary is poisoning the Democratic well and it can have devastating consequences.

The nomination fight is over. Hillary cannot win mathematically. All of the ways to victory for her in the nomination mean defeat for the Democrats in November. She can only win by corrupting the process. That is why many are confused as to the reason she would continue to stay in the race. Had the tactics she used been more honorable, many would have understood her staying in until she had negotiated an advantage from Obama. But considering the damage that she has already done to the party it is now believed that she may be waiting in order to get the opportunity to run in 2012.

The Democratic Party is in real danger of ruining their advantage in November. Hillary, who at one time was a standard bearer for the Democratic Party, has become a millstone around the neck of progressives. Let’s hope she remembers the goal of becoming president is not to achieve glory for oneself but to improve the lives of everyday people and steps aside for the inevitable nominee.


Brandon Whitney is the creator of Homelandcolors.blogspot.com a blog that focuses on issues that affect the African American community. He is also a frequent guest on News and Notes’ Blogger Roundtable. Brandon has political experience as an Outreach Director for the Democratic party and is passionate about being a positive force in his community regarding African American issues. He is also a frequent guest on News and Notes’ Blogger Roundtable. You read more of Brandon’s work at Homeland Colors.

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2 Responses to “Hillary the Well Poisoner by Brandon Whitney”

  1. RogerVeritas Says:

    Hillary is only making the water sweeter. The BHO campaign and I’m not talking about BHO himself set out to topple her. This has been a pattern in his past campaigns. Ultimatey BHo has until recently enjoyed campaign on hope and not his past. Like Ronald Reagan he appeals to people by invoking the grand promise of the highest American ideals. Like Ronald Reagan he tends to shrug of critics for being critics, naysayers and skirting questions about his memories and ephemeral accomplishments. I’d like to see him answer questions about Larry Sinclair. I’d like him to answer questions about Donald Young. I’d like him to get real.

  2. Having a national conversation important to the values and beliefs of the Democratic party is important and does not need to end prematurely. It will do no harm to let the process play out for the next few weeks, in order to let all voters have their say.

    The problems arise when the candidates go off issue. I don’t believe it does much good to define the issues and the choice of a candidate, by inferring who has stronger appeals to working whites or educated Asians. Please lets stay on topic, there are plenty to choose from. Lets see who has the best plans for fixing the home mortgage, healthcare, economic and energy problems we’re facing. The politics of division are not in America’s interest.

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