Friday, August 11, 2006

Republicans Lying to Themselves

Republicans know full well they have to get control of the Lieberman story. If they don't, the fact that Americans were willing to ditch a Democrat who supported and continue to support the war does not bode well for Republicans who also supported and continue to support the war. So they need to play elaborate shell games invoking the spectre of "loony leftists" who happen to share the views of the majority of the American people. Rather than acknowledge that Lieberman has been supporting the Bush agenda for 5 years now (and stabbing his own party in the back for 2 or 3), they have to pretend he's a mainstream good democrat, thrown over board for a minor infraction.

As in this example, from David Limbaugh's latest article.
Lieberman's 90 percent liberal voting record isn't good enough for the monomaniacal antiwar fringe. Complete obedience is required. No belligerence toward terrorists can be tolerated; all venom must be reserved for President Bush and the neoconservative cabal.
I particularly like the line "no belligerence toward terrorists can be tolerated". Sums up conservative thinking about democrats to a T.

Limbaugh has to pretend to see a Lieberman loss as a good thing, because he has to pretend President Bush's misbegotten way of running the country is still how most of the country wants it. But like he says, I guess we will find out in November.

I also look forward to someday writing a post that doesn't involve Joe Lieberman.

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