From Robert Novak, a WP article about “Obamacons,” or otherwise conservative Republican voters who plan to vote or will consider voting for Obama.
For starters…. emphasis mine
The Obamacon syndrome is based on hostility to Bush and his administration and on revulsion over today's Republican Party. The danger for McCain is that desire for a therapeutic electoral bloodbath could get out of control.
Novak quotes DC supply-sider, Larry Hunter, who can certainly turn a phrase when discussing GOP chances this fall:
“The Republican Party is a dead rotting carcass with a few decrepit old leaders stumbling around like zombies in a horror version of 'Weekend With Bernie,' handcuffed to a corpse.”
Now, the danger in reading stuff like this – titillating though it might be – kind of like a naughty political romance novel – is that it pushes Democrats to a feeling of over-confidence.
Hey guys! How about a fist bump? This is our year! People are fed up with Republicans and corruption and incompetence! There's NO WAY we can lose! It's our year!!
If you're having those euphoric feelings, listen to Aunt CountryCat…..
Stop. It. NOW.
All you have to do is think back to 1988, when people were sick of Republicans and corruption and incompetence and it was OUR YEAR and there was no way we could lose.
We lost. And it was a kick in the gut.
This year, we get a do-over with a better candidate. Let's not squander it.
McCain can't win in November, but Obama can lose.
Let's get busy. And yes, it's ok to refer back to Novak's column every now and then. 😉
Romance novels aren't wildly popular for nothing you know. Just don't make the mistake of thinking that we live in one.