Saturday, February 16, 2008

Republicans like 2x4s

Besides flip-flopping on torture recently, McCain reveals the usual double standard of today's conservatism. It would seem they like the hard style of learning as they meander off into political irrelevance.

On Monday, according to Reuters, McCain has "rejected" public funding and it's spending limits.

Yet, he then contradicts himself in Oshkosh, and claims his opponent should take public financing and it's limits.

Not only is that business as usual for the righties, it's also a sign of fear on the right. Without those spending limits, McCain doesn't stand a chance.

In many of the primaries so far, votes for all of the Republican nominees which until recently was four candidates, barely made up or exceeded just what the ususal second place Hillary got for votes. And Hillary has been outvoted almost 2 to 1 for the last 8 contests. Which means that if you take out Romney, Paul, and Huckabee supporter votes from the Republican tallies, McCain would be out voted on a primary and/or general election scale by a 5 to 1 margin, speaking conservatively. In the state of Washington for example, McCain pulled roughly 3300 votes despite the irregularities reported among the GOP there, and Obama almost 22,000 votes. That's close to a 7 to 1 margin. In Louisiana McCain did better. There he only got whipped by a 4 to 1 margin.

So I can see why the Republicans are stooping to their usual dirty politics. They haven't got an issue leg to stand on. Unless of course you consider 4 more years of war and continued economic policies that have landed us in the mess we are in right now something desirable.

Apparently, they do, and they think they can sell it to the American public, along with more fear. According to the recent primary and caucus numbers, that just isn't so.

Another 2x4 to the head anyone?


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