Friday, February 08, 2008

Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye, Without a doubt, I'm telling you I'm burnt out

With the withdrawal of Mitt Romney from the Republican race towards November, it brings to light the question regarding just how much pull the right-wing talking heads and evangelicals have on the Republican populace at large in terms of defining conservatism and what it means to the direction the nation wants to go in.

It's rather humorous to see the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity, who have been frothing at the mouth while banging the anti-McCain drum, see how little weight their opinions actually have in the voting booths around the country.

Maybe it’s a sign that the working class folks - of whom the hardcore conservatives have always taken for granted could be wooed over with the waving of flags and claiming Christian family values - may no longer be buying the “if you let us make the wealthy even wealthier, by God's grace it’ll trickle on down to you”. Kind of hard to swallow that lie after almost 8 years of George Bush and the mess he's caused.

I'm hardly a fan of John McCain, but it is quite interesting to see the dittohead/bible-thumping portion of the right find out that they don't have quite the connection with the people of their party as they seemed to think they had. It's too early to tell where this is all leading, but it's certainly worth a chuckle hearing the talk radio rightwing-nuts doing damage control as they attempt to act like they still matter.
[graphic by Dancin' Dave]