Hillary is outraged at Barack’s “bitter” comments because she thinks she is the only one entitled to feel embittered this spring 2008. What does she have to feel bitter about? her democratic base has abandoned her. how does entitlement fit in? She feels entitled not only to the presidency but to the feeling of bitterness itself. Her sense of entitlement to bitterness leaves her unable to feel any empathy for other people who may feel bitter about the economic recession, war in Iraq or the gross abuses of power coming out of the executive branch.
This is an issue of entitlement not bitterness. I wish the press would expose such patterns of Clintonian entitlement.