Flimsy Sanity: Those Tricky Conservatives

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Those Tricky Conservatives

Google "conservatives and Hillary" and you will see a swell of love for her from the far right - even O'Reilly says she is the best candidate. It is a well-known political tactic to register to vote in the opposition's primaries in order to vote for the weakest candidate. The Republicans know that the only chance they have of winning 2008 is if Hillary wins the nomination because the "Anybody but Hillary" vote would carry the day. No name is more capable of energizing the Republicans.

As one commentor said:
Republicans have been rooting for Hillary for over a decade, but not because they liked her, but because they always viewed her as uniting the GOP. They have been using the fear of Hillary to raise millions and millions of dollars

And this from a Mother Jones article:
Hillary-hating is such a national pastime, for both Democrats and Republicans, that it should be its own verb: "Hillarating." Typically, even her supporters make the case for her only after plowing through a lot of caveats, lessons learned, and after muttered contempt for some aspect of her person. Hillarating is not like normal political hating—opposing someone's ideology, for example. Loathing Hillary happens on multiple levels, ranging from her marital choices and fashion sense to her ambivalence on torture or support for a flag-burning amendment. And liberal feminists are as comfortable Hillarating as anyone else, perhaps more so.


  • At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I read somewhere that 60% of Democrats don't even like her and I am pretty sure the Republican percentage is near 100.

  • At 11:47 AM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    I don't want Hillary in there either. She's just a George Bush with a vagina. Ewww, that's scary to think about.


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