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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Friday, February 01, 2008

The Hatred of Right Wing Political Commissars Towards John McCain...

...has now officially collapsed into a black hole and disappeared below the electoral event horizon. So the question now becomes, does this mean the commissars have lost their influence over the conservative lumpenproletariat, or does it mean they never had that much infuence to begin with and were little more than a political freak show?

Hat tip to Instaputz!

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Blogger Xanthippas said...

Ha...I just saw that via another blog. Amusement travels fast in the blogosphere! Anyway, I think Coulter is being her usual over-the-top, ridiculous, talks-before-she-thinks self, but if she can convince conservatives that Clinton ain't so bad, then that's umpteen less voters that'll show up to vote against Clinton. So, have at it girl!

2/01/2008 5:41 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

I default more to the freak show theory. These people enthusiastically supported GWB as one of their own for the last 8 years, and even with a GOP Congress for most of that time what do these so-called conservatives have to show for it? Massive deficits and quagmires in Iraq and Afganistan? Where is the Utopian minimalist government? Where is the ban on abortion? Where are all the things they always say they want but that even a "conservative" Republican president and Congress didn't deliver?

It's true that these people likely won't support McCain until there's simply no other choice, but if anything I think that's enhancing his standing among the rest of the GOP and a large swath of swing-voters. George Bush is living proof of just how dead conservatism in this country really is. The GOP should be openly rejoicing that McCain is their frontrunner.

2/01/2008 8:09 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Yeah, but I'm really astonished at the disconnect between not just the Howler Monkeys and the average Republican-on-the-street, but between Joe GOP and his own party leaders. I saw some nationwide polling data that suggested that without Huckabee, 60%+ would support McCain!

2/01/2008 9:05 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

The disconnect in the Democratic party seems to be even greater. Like I said a couple of posts ago, it's amazing to me that a 3-year senator might be the nominee over a crowd that included such party elders as Biden, Dodd, Richardson and Clinton. There seems to be a hunger in the country this election for something new, and even McCain--despite his age and 21 years in the Senate--offers some of that, with his "maverick" image and personal history.

2/01/2008 9:24 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

"The disconnect in the Democratic party seems to be even greater"

Yeah, but in fairness, the Democrats have ALWAYS been that way. The party is only "organized" in the same sense that neighbors gathering to help fight a fire might be; and anyone who is seen as a "party leader" is IMMEDIATELY suspect due to liberals' genetic mistrust of authority. It may be that Obama is like a liberal version of Goldwater; not that he's an extremist, but that he is perceived by some as the same sort of "man on horseback" that leads by inspiration.

2/02/2008 12:07 AM  

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