Friday, February 8, 2008

RED SPIN: Conservatism can never fail, it can only be failed

I rarely reprint someone else's blog post in whole but this one I had to. If you read or listen to many who claim to be "conservative" you will hear people so brainwashed to a set of ideas that they are convinced are absolutely perfect. They honestly think that "conservative" policies are flawless! So, whenever conservatism fails (which it always does) they will quickly slip into denial and argue that it was because the policies that their hand picked politicians implemented were NOT conservative at all! So after a generation of conservative Judges, conservative Congresses and conservative Presidents - they claim that the reason everything is a mess is because .. well because all those people they elected or appointed were not conservative after all. Huh? Their denial is more than just an annoyance, it is a strategy which has crippled our nation since at least 1980. Yet it continues...

from Digby
Somehow I don't think it actually hurts John McCain's chances of winning to have Chris Matthews' BFF Tom Delay on Hardball saying that McCain is too liberal because it's "arrogant to think man can affect the climate," and because he hasn't endorsed a right to "drive through Philly with a bazooka hanging out of the window of their Hummer." Not that he'll win anyway...Matthews: Will you vote for John McCain if it keeps the Clintons out of the White House? DeLay: I don't have to decide that right now. Do you get the feeling that the conservatives are gaming this thing? I knew that you would.They know they are going to lose. They will blame the loss on the fact that McCain wasn't a real conservative (just like Bush.) They know when to fall back and regroup. They're already playing for the next election. Everybody sing: Conservatism can never fail, it can only be failed.

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