Friday, January 04, 2008

The Audacity of Dopes: It's A Bad Year, The Hardliners Say.

In my grand mal seizure of an Iowa summation, one of the points I brought up is that a Huckabee victory portends a bad year for "kingmaking, ivory-tower conservative elites." This is only compounded by the probability of McCain being the white knight that will have to save the GOP from the Huckabeez. As Pat Buchanan points out, conservatives don't like McCain. So what are the tragic heroes of the right who pound on their keyboards and sit on their editorial boards to do? For the moment: cry, cry, cry. Via Loop:

Take a look at what the other members of the GOP coalition are saying. Stephen Green, who was one of the more popular hawks when I started reading blogs about five years ago, goes into sputtering rage:

Dear Iowa Republicans,

I’ll put this in language even your tiny little Iowa brains can understand: What the f*** is wrong with you people?


Three decades later, and along comes Mike Huckabee. Same moral pretentiousness, same gullibility on foreign affairs, only-slightly-less toothy idiot’s grin. Then you so-called Republicans took a look at Carter’s clone and said, “That’s our man, too!”

And by a pretty wide margin.


So I repeat the question: What is wrong with you people?

All my love, you corn-sucking idiots,

Aren't "limousine liberals" the ones who berate Middle America when it votes "wrong"? The comments are even more entertaining - there's nothing more appealing than when folks who strive for seriousness end up ranting about the coming socialist regime like cranks on the street. This apoplexy isn't limited to Green. NR is trying to explain the victory away. This popular hawk hurls the ultimate tired insult: it's good for the terrorists. Richard Viguerie, who basically invented the conservative direct mail machine, sent out a blast email calling Huckabee a socialist.

Deary me. This isn't a good time to be a partisan hack, I'm afraid.

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