Friday, October 10, 2008

Another honest Republican

I pointed, a few days ago, to the words of David Brooks, a conservative commentator for The Times and PBS, as he called Sarah Palin "a fatal cancer to the Republican party."

Brooks' GOP credentials were noted by his early career working for William F. Buckley, founder of The National Review and the guy considered the godfather of the modern conservative movement.

Well, today, another conservative breaks with his party, disgusted with what it has become and the people it has nominated to the ticket this year - and this guy's credentials are even better.

In a fascinating essay, author Christopher Buckley - the SON of William F. - writes that "for the first time in my life, I’ll be pulling the Democratic lever in November. As the saying goes, God save the United States of America."

I have some right-wing friends (I know, it surprises me too) who are still clinging to the idea that Palin is somehow qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, that Obama is secretly a Muslim terrorist, that Bush isn't so bad.

The term (coined during the early days of the Iraq debacle to describe the Sadaam loyalists hanging on to power) was "dead-enders."

I hereby proclaim that we now use that term for those GOPers who can't see what Brooks and Buckley clearly do.


Anonymous said...

So a republican is only honest if he agrees with you?

Anonymous said...

I believe it is called a sinking ship!!!

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