Saturday, April 07, 2007

Saturday Quick Hits

John McCain is both delusional and a bigger gambler than Bill Bennett. McCain will apparently make winning in Iraq the centerpiece of his campaign. Apparently McCain thinks he can win the race for President with the votes of all three people who agree with him- Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and Joe Lieberman. I'm trying to find a way to accept McCain's bet. As they say, a fool and his money are easily separated and I've got lots of school loans to pay off.

John Edwards get it. Edwards has informed the CBC that he will not participate in their debate hosted by Fox News. According to Edwards' campaign spokesman, "we believe there's just no reason for Democrats to give Fox a platform to advance the right-wing agenda while pretending they're objective. If there was any uncertainty as to Fox's objectivity, it was put to rest when they attacked Democratic candidates, Democratic constituency groups, and the Nevada Democratic party when their last proposed debate was cancelled for lack of support."

Will 2008 be the year the GOP abandons social conservatism for authoritarianism? Ok, maybe abandon is too strong of a word. But if Giuliani continues to hold his lead it can only say one thing about today's GOP- that the GOP's willingness to subvert the Constitution and democratic norms are more important than preventing reproductive choice and icky gay relationships. Look at the current crop- Romney used to love gays, was wishy-washy on abortion and is a Mormon; Giuliani is a pro-choice Catholic who has shacked up with a gay couple and dressed in drag, but he loves exercising unilateral power; McCain is pro-life, but he is viewed as a maverick for supporting the end of torture, etc. It's no wonder Fred Thompson makes so many GoOPers stiff with anticipation- he's Southern; doesn't like the gay or reproductive choice; and, would probably continue Bush's misguided foreign policy. But then, Dobson says he's not Christian enough. So, go figure. It will certainly be interesting to watch the GOP's circular firing squad.


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