Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kool Aid or country?

You can catch the other parts of this on You Tube but you get a good flavour of the entire thing in this clip. John Fund is simply hysterical as he tries to justify Palin as VP and jumps through extraordinary hoops of hypocrisy to pretend that he thinks that Palin is qualified for the VP post.

It's worth watching the others to see just how much of a beating Fund takes here.

And I agree with Janeane Garofalo that the Republican bar is so astonishingly low that it's impossible to tell what they actually stand for anymore. And, once again, the Republican stance is to describe any opposition to Palin as "Palin Derangement Syndrome" and to pretend that no-one understands what the Bush Doctrine is. And for Ford to pretend that the Democrats don't want to talk about the issues is simply ridiculous. The very reason McCain chose Palin was to avoid the issues, as if this election becomes about the issues, the Republicans lose.

The irony here, as Garofalo states, is that the Republicans seek to make any examination of her record or her knowledge as somehow out of bounds, as somehow a counter productive strategy which will eventually rebound and hurt the Democrats; while they issue the most vicious attacks on their Democratic rivals. It's hypocrisy on a grand scale.

And Salman Rushdie does well to point out that the Republicans have, rather uniquely, set themselves up as the people to bring about change... from themselves.

In this choice between Kool Aid and country, there are many Republicans quite ready to choose the Kool Aid.

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