Friday, October 24, 2008

Deranged Conservatives

I have privately thought that those few conservatives who have come out for Barack Obama have lost their minds. While the appeal of Sen. Obama for many is understandable, for someone adhering to conservative principles, regardless of his level of contempt for the current state of the Republican Party or the candidacy of John McCain, it is difficult to understand how a vote for arguably the most left-wing candidate ever nominated by a major party could further the cause of conservatism. I have always rejected the notion of setting out to lose as a means of furthering one's cause. Frankly, that is the way of thinking of, well, losers. Some Republican conservatives were certain that Bill Clinton would be a one term President. He was not. No one should presume that Barack Obama will not stay around for two terms either. I recall that many, erroneously, thought that he would be easy to defeat in November.

Anyway, if one requires evidence that some conservatives really might have lost their minds in all of this, one need look no further than this column by conservative syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker, which concludes on page two by drawing a comparison between John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin and Bill Clinton's dalliance with Monica Lewinsky.

You really can't make this stuff up.


Blogger Lanette said...

Many are hoping Obama will crash and burn, leaving a spot open in which a true Conservative can slide in. However, I see two problems with that:

1. Liberals look at President Bush the same way, and that is why they can easily put in someone as liberal as Obama.

2. The last time there was a "crash and burn" of a Republican President to allow for a Liberal to the left of Socialism, we had such a dramatic change in this country's policies, we have never fully recovered, and that was over 60 years ago.

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