Friday, February 8, 2008

Won't Someone Please Think of the Conservatives?

[Election 2008] If you were watching cable news networks yesterday in the wake of Mitt Romney's withdrawal from the Republican nomination race, you saw the oddest combination of hand-wringing and back-slapping. One after another, Republican party stalwarts and other members of the conservative punditocracy observed that now that John McCain has all but sewn up his party's nomination, they can avoid the money- and attention-draining battle that will occupy Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will into August, improving the chances of a November victory.

Yet you also had the lamentations of Glenn Beck and others that they were stuck with a finance-reforming, immigrant-loving impostor as their choice over a Democrat who (to paraphrase Romney's farewell address) will all but hand the keys to America to al Qaeda. Quoth Beck, as he considered whether or not he should support McCain, "When you're a parent, sometimes the best thing you can do for your kid instead of propping them up is to let them fall down." Will the right sabotage the Republicans' chances at a victory as it throws a collective "he's not Reagan enough for us" hissy fit? (Scott Renshaw)


  1. Conservatives are beginning to amaze me in their inability to see what's really at stake here. This election is about more than McCain and his inability to follow conservative principals.

    How is handing the whole country over to far left liberals a suitable alternative to McCain? What principal is that?

    There is a serious difference between McCain and a pure-bread liberal who is bent on destroying ALL conservative values permanently.

    Today’s liberal is not like the Bill Clinton’s Presidency. It’s moved radically left... Clinton is now considered a moderated, and loosing it’s power because it’s not radically liberal enough.

    The Democratic candidate that is surging now, Obama, is bottom of the barrel liberal. He is about to take power, unless conservatives stop fighting and get serious.

    This would give liberals what they will treat as a clear sign from America that is it ready to move sharply to the left. Not slightly to the left.

    Cherry picking our candidate is exactly what got us INTO this mess, and if conservatives aren’t careful, they will allow our country spiral out of control.

    There is no such thing as a quick recovery from 4 years of radical liberalism unchecked. We may be facing what will take years and years of damage to undo. What’s more, there’s no guarantee that it WILL be undone. Have conservatives completely forgotten Roe v. Wade and other extremely important issues?

    Questioning McCain was right and highly useful for a time and a season. Many of us wish we had acted sooner to support Romney or Huck.... But staying home on election day allows liberals a pass to capture all THREE branches of Government. Our kids deserve better out of us.

    I'm not asking anyone to sacrifice their own belief or convictions, but we have a serious problem here that requires that we do everything we can to minimize the damage this election can cause to our society.

    I’d rather have 50% of McCains ear, than 0% of a liberals ear.

    Give it some thought, friends.

    Danny Vice

  2. Yes, we "pure bread" [sic] liberals are hellbent on destroying America. Fear us. Fear Hillary. Fear Barack. Fear our socialistic, secular humanist base!

    Because, frankly, you far-right wingnuts have been scaring the shit out of us for the past eight years.


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