The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 05 October 2008]

I give up

The McCain/Palin team make Nic question his sanity.

I pride myself on being the kind of person who can see the other person’s point of view. A uniter, not a divider, if you will.

But at this point in the electoral campaign, I’m throwing my hands in the air—there is no way to understand what is happening in the heads of McCain/Palin supporters at this point. Really? This is the team that will bring America out of the disasters caused by … ehm … them? Really? That’s what you think?

It seems pretty clear at this point that McCain has made a deal with the Devil (or the Fundamentalist Right, which is essentially the same thing) by bringing Palin on the ticket. A person who has one thing to offer: raw, walk-over-corpses ambition. No knowledge, no insight, no gravitas, no experience, only raw ambition.

And this makes half of America cheer?

The smartest thing the G.O.P. ever did was turn themselves into a values party. Convincing the very people who are getting screwed by your policies that it’s for their own good is political judo at the very highest level.

But turning themselves into a values party will ultimately be their downfall, since it rolled out a plush, red welcome mat for the Christian Right lunatic fringe. Republicans have been putting their fingers in their ears and yelled lalalalalala-I-can’t-hear-you for a long time about these troglodytes, but it is—finally, and not a day too soon—starting to boomerang on them.

Back at the ranch


Source: Joey DeVilla

At this point, though, all I can say is that I give up. I can’t understand you. Lord knows I’ve tried, but you are so far from anything I can relate to my brain is hurting.

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