Friday, February 22, 2008

Conservatives really are THAT dumb

Four years ago I left Team Elephant and became a Libertarian. Nevertheless, I still considered myself a conservative. Not any more. Why is the world would I want to align myself, even nominally, with these simpletons?

Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign claimed vindication Thursday night after a sophisticated 24-hour counterattack turned a potentially lethal story in The New York Times into a conservative call to arms.

The piece about McCain’s friendly relations with a telecommunications lobbyist — long-discussed in political circles and planned for weeks by McCain operatives — was the first test of his ability to confront a public-relations crisis since becoming the GOP’s presumptive nominee.

But the reaction may have said as much about the mindset of the conservative movement on the brink of the general election as it did about McCain and his team.

“Even if they want to quibble within our own tribe, they’ll circle the wagons when we’re attacked by the Times,” said McCain campaign senior adviser Charlie Black. (emphasis mine)
Are you f'in kidding me? We ARE talking about John McCommie here, aren't we? The same "maverick" of whom you said you'd vote for Hillary rather than him, right?

Is this what passes for THOUGHT in the modern Republican party? The enemy of the New York Times is our friend? If you had any doubts about whether the party has permanently lost its way or not, doubt no more. It's official. RIP GOP.