February 8, 2008

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KAMIKAZECONS...;

The Audacity of Compromise (Kathleen Parker, 2/08/08, Real Clear Politics)

Kamikaze Republicans -- those who say they'll never vote for John McCain because he isn't conservative enough -- may get what they deserve.

The Clintons.

Many on the right, including Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, James Dobson and others, have declared they'd rather vote for Hillary Clinton -- or not vote at all -- than cast a ballot for McCain. These self-appointed spokesmen for conservatism insist that voting for Clinton is a matter of principle: Better to go down on the strength of one's convictions than to be a morally compromised placeholder, they say.

To be sure, political cannibalism makes for interesting dinner conversation, but the winner eventually starves to death.


...is that they sound just like the Hollywood divas who said they'd move to France when W won. And they're worthy of just as much ridicule.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 8, 2008 8:29 AM
Comments

They won't move to France, they'll move to...

You're living in your own Private Idaho
Living in your own Private Idaho
Underground like a wild potato.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 8, 2008 12:05 PM

I vote that they establish a hidden community in some remote valley in the Rockies a la the "heroes" of Atlas Shrugged.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at February 8, 2008 12:22 PM

Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted by: Genecis at February 8, 2008 12:51 PM

Galt's Gulch? I've heard several conservatives pout about how they're going to move somewhere more conservative if McCain gets elected. Where? Where's more conservative than here? At least the Hollywood types actually had a place to go.

Posted by: Bryan at February 8, 2008 2:14 PM

I had forgotten about "Private Idaho". Very good.

I saw a few minutes ago that Dobson endorsed Huckabee. What a stretch for him. If you had asked him a year or two ago if he would endorse a tax-raising, free-pardoning, nagging Baptist who attended a tiny seminary and took loads of gratuities while serving as governor of Arkansas, he might have gagged. But his bitterness apparently exceeds his common sense. Not a good thing for a psychology professor.

Posted by: jim hamlen at February 8, 2008 2:25 PM

You'll notice that the "ultraconservative" folks saying this for the most part aren't politicians (Ron Paul, bless his heart, is still running) they're professional entertainers (just like with the Democrats). Throwing a hissy fit is a great way to drive up ratings. The worst thing you can to them isn't to mock them, it's to ignore them.

Posted by: Ralph Phelan at February 8, 2008 6:05 PM

This is off topic, but Mr. Phelan's comment got me thinking - at what point do Rush, Ann, Glenn and the rest become part of the dreaded MSM (cue ominous musical sting).

Posted by: Bryan at February 8, 2008 6:54 PM

I was wondering if Rush is playing the devil's advocate by feeding all the fears of the far right only to be in a position to gently turn them around over the next months.

I don't like McCain, but if he scares the bejesus out of the terrorists, he may not be that bad.

Posted by: erp at February 8, 2008 9:59 PM
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