March 06, 2008
ANTI-HILLARY RINO BECOMES ANTI-LIMBAUGH DINO
....could this election get any wackier?Tom Maguire wants to know. (Via Glenn Reynolds, who calls McCain the Unity Candidate.)
Tell you what. The front page of today's Inquirer promises "an absolute zoo," as the election is coming to Pennsylvania, ready or not.
The problem is, Pennsylvania is where I live, and I don't think I'm ready for the coming absolute zoo.
As things stand right now (at least, at this point in the post), I'm a Republican for McCain. As he is now the officially, formally recognized candidate, if I remain Republican I would have no reason to vote at all on April 22, and the absolute zoo will pass me by.
Unless that is, I do something about it, and fast. The way I see it, Hillary is going to win this state, and the forces of Rush Limbaugh are going to do their damnedest to increase her margin of victory. This, it is believed, will help John McCain. Not only do I disagree with this approach, but I distrust it. Almost without exception, Limbaugh and the other major Hillary promoters hate John McCain and make no secret of it. So I am deeply suspicious of their claim that they are "helping" John McCain by helping Hillary at the polls.
I think this might very well have the opposite effect. Yesterday's election results demonstrated the fragility of Obama's house of cards, because the Obamamania is already starting to wear off. I predicted that in the long term, he would be the weaker of the two candidates for this very reason, and that he, not Hillary, would be the easier of the two for McCain to beat.
FWIW, I think despite what the polls show, Hillary really is a stronger candidate against McCain, which is why I was hoping she'd lose. Obamamania is in full swing now, but two weeks is a long time in American politics, and there's more than eight months to go. America will have plenty of time to scrutinize Obama, his record, and everything else about him, and what is refreshing about him now will be old and stale by then.As I noted, James Taranto was thinking along similar lines, and he argued that McCain would be very lucky to have Obama as an opponent.
Obama has not yet quite won the nomination. If buyer's remorse kicks in over the next 12 days--i.e., in time for the Ohio and Texas primaries--Mrs. Clinton may still have a chance. But if Obama has the thing clinched a few weeks from now, there will be plenty of time for disillusion before November. John McCain may be the luckiest politician since . . . well, George W. Bush.Well, that bit of luck for McCain ran out, didn't it?
Someone please explain to me how the red meat conservatives who hate him and who told Republicans to vote for Hillary have done McCain a favor.
While I should probably be proud my theory about Obama proved to be true, I just wish the McCain haters had left things alone to run their own course.
Considering that some of them plan to vote for Hillary instead of McCain, I guess I shouldn't be surprised by their "help."
Hmmm.. I'm wondering how many of them really thought they were helping McCain. I suspect many of them simply thought Barack Obama would be a worse president than Hillary -- which, to be clear, is not the same strategy at all. (My strategy here is above all to stop Hillary, whose election I think would be the worst thing that could happen to this country. The fact that she's more likely to beat McCain than Obama is an additional, strategic reason to vote against her.)
Anyway, I'd like to offset Hillary's Rush Limbaugh forces here in Pennsylvania, and that brings me back to Tom Maguire's question of whether this election can get any wackier.
For me, it is just about to get wackier in one respect. Maybe surreal is a better word. I have decided to register as a Democrat so I can vote against Hillary Clinton to help thwart Rush Limbaugh's fake false flag, fake Trojan Horse campaign. (Is there such a thing as a Trojan Horse within a Trojan Horse?)
In one fell swoop, I will transform myself from being a hated RINO to being a hated DINO, and thus demonstrate that I can fight a fake false flag with a real false flag!
I realize it's a bit like putting on the enemy's uniform, but what the hell. Rush Limbaugh's minions are already swelling the Democratic voter rolls anyway, so why can't I be an anti-Limbaugh Democrat? I'm sure that Limbaugh's pro-Hillary Democrats would see this as just another example of an out-of-control McCain RINO pretending to be a DINO in order to make trouble. But if there have to be Republican DINOs, I think it's only fair that there should be pro-McCain DINOs as well as anti-McCain DINOs.
Hell, once I change my registration, I'll be legally permitted to call myself a Democrat for McCain.
An hour later, here I am, back from the Registrar of Voters and wackier than ever before.
I thought to take a last picture of me as a Republican before I left, and I took another upon my return, so that readers could see my transformation.
Note the Falkland Islands ruler I held when I was a Republican (taken at 2:57 p.m.) in contrast to the ordinary ruler I held as a Democrat (at 4:00 p.m.). That's my way of saying that Hillary Clinton is no Margaret Thatcher.
What I can't figure out is my predominant reason for doing what I just did. To fight Hillary? To fight Limbaugh? To help McCain?
And who's to blame for my current plight? (Bear in mind that I didn't want to change my party registration, as I feel more at home in the GOP.)
There are too many ironies for me to process. Am I a McCain Democrat? A anti-Limbaugh Democrat? An anti-Hillary Democrat? A RINO DINO malcontent? I don't know.
For the time being, I'm a Democrat for McCain.
UPDATE: My thanks to Glenn Reynolds for the link and the quote.
Welcome all! I appreciate the comments.
The election is still six weeks away, and by the time it's over, I'll be a battle-hardened Democrat!
MORE: My thanks to Bob Krumm for the link!
posted by Eric on 03.06.08 at 04:43 PM
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