Jan 31 2008
The far right, as evidences by the ever shrill and panicky MarK Levin, is learning a very tough lesson. As I pointed out in an earlier post the hyper-partisans left and right have been competing to see who can insult and repulse the moderate middle the most (for daring not be ideologues and instead supporting traitorous ‘compromise’). So far the far right is winning in the battle of who can be most repulsive, since the more the NRO crowd screams the more endorsements and momentum McCain picks up. Check out this list of endorsements:
And that is not all – more are sure to come. Gallup is saying that since Rudy has left the race and endorsed McCain, McCain is seeing a huge lift in the national polls (and I assume state polls too):
In Wednesday’s release, the gap between McCain and Romney was 11 points (32% and 21%, respectively). Mike Huckabee is holding steady in third place at 17% in the current numbers. Giuliani was included in the Jan. 28 and 29 interviewing, but removed from the ballot last night. The one-night interviews from Jan. 30 — with Giuliani out of the race — show a substantial increase in McCain’s support, suggesting his lead will likely expand in the coming days. Wednesday night’s interviewing also was the first conducted following McCain’s win Tuesday in Florida.
Romney is losing ground fast. And the more the hyper-partisan cry and lash out at the impure on radio, TV, newspapers and blogs the more support they chase to McCain. McCain is not my first choice – he is way down my list. I don’t think he is conservative enough – just like many others. But my criticism is not laced with angers and insults at people who disagree, and that is the difference. The tone of the nation has changed, it is not interested in anger and insults. If you have to say things like “McSnide” and “McLame” then you have lost the debate and the attention of too many Americans to be considered relevant.
Those ranting the most are the ones causing the result they dislike so much. It reminds me of when a baby pulls their hair but it does not know it is their hand causing the pain – which makes the cry, which makes them pull all the harder, which makes the cry more! Talk about your self generating feed-back loops.
Those feedback loops of anger and angst towards the none believers has chased a clear and serious voice from the GOP – The Anchoress. And in her usual gifted manner she speaks clearly of the undemocratic thinking that is the force behind the hyper-partisan purity wars.