Saturday, July 5, 2008

Rohrbacher wants aWol to skip the convention

Oh, sweet Jesus, I am overdosing on shaddenfreude.
Most Republicans say Mr. Bush should play whatever role Mr. McCain wants him to. Some, like Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California, simply wish Mr. Bush would keep out of it, though few would say so openly.

“I don’t think there are a lot of people who want to see him at the convention,” said Mr. Rohrabacher, who is especially irked with Mr. Bush for his stance on immigration. He said the president “should stay home from the Republican convention, and everybody would be better off.”
Here is how I want it to play out:

President three-quarters-of-the-country-wishes-I-would-burst-into-flames is only popular among one group of people: The certifiably insane republican base - and McSame-as-bu$h needs them. In the common vernacular - he is on the horns of a dilemma. Shunning aWol risks iring the base and they stay home or go fishing on election day...and embracing him risks alienating independents and moderates and pushing them to Obama. Both constituencies are vital to John $idney.
If the imagery coming out of St. Paul looks like a McCain-Bush hug fest, the Arizona senator will turn off voters who are through with Mr. Bush and want to move past him. If the imagery looks like Mr. McCain is trying to file for some kind of Republican divorce, it will turn off party conservatives who are already skeptical of Mr. McCain.
See Democrats. We told you in April to just calm the fuck down - our primary process stunned a lot of people, because it actually worked like it was supposed to. Every vote mattered and was fought over. That's democracy, dumbass. Now we are coming together and the only people who still care about it are the Village idiots who can't phone in a canned story about some manufactured democratic infighting outrage-of-the-day.

While we are unifying and looking toward November and a Supreme Court that will safeguard liberty for individuals, the republican nominee pissed away a multi-month grace period in which he should have solidified his support. And the convention in chaos is going to happen in Minneapolis, not Denver. Meantime, while they are scrambling to put lipstick on a particularly homely pig with an expired expiration date, our spectacularly popular candidate is considering accepting the nomination at Mile High Stadium instead of the Pepsi center - so an extra 55,000 can witness history in person.

I have been waiting a long time to say "it's good to be a Democrat!" and now that the time has come, the words taste far sweeter than I even imagined they would.

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