Sunday, July 11, 2010
Missionaries for Dinner & Other False Promises
Republicans used to be organized and moderate. But there has been a distressing exodus of otherwise moderates in the GOP to supporting the lunatic but vocal fringe of birthers, American exceptionalism, and Obama is a (Socialist, Communist, Nazi...fill in your favorite meaningless epithet).
The evolution of John McCain's descent into the nadir of pandering is almost complete. Since Carolina voters were push-polled by Bush during the 2000 primary, a campaign trick that relied on innuendo, Southern fears and false information about the Bush opponent, McCain has steadily learned the Rovian playbook and moved increasingly to the Right in his campaigns and public policy.
I thought the nadir of his RINO (Republican in Name Only) pandering transformation was the selection of an inexperienced, no-nothing, fame-loving, evangelical Christianist, mother of a special needs child and grandmother-to-be as the running mate who, if elected, would be one fragile heartbeat away from the Presidency. I guess I still haven't forgiven him for thrusting her onto the national stage and providing her with a platform to make millions off ignorant people through her ghost-written books and largely ghost-written tweets and FB plants. She is an expert at telling the cannibals there will be missionaries for dinner.
McCain continues to degenerate - flip-flopping on immigration and increasingly taking hawkish stances on American imperialism. His incumbency is in doubt and his opposition is a right wing flag-waving radio celebrity. Such is the sorry state of politics in America today. Election season is here.
YouTube: Election Year Rag (Steve Goodman)