Friday, October 24, 2008

Republicans Tacitly Conceding Presidency

Ship Sinking, Rats Deserting

The GOP meme of the late week is reminiscent of 1996, when they scuttled Bob Dole. The know McCain is toast, they know they're taking big losses in the house (see their own, leaked, "Death List" here), and with six Senate seats near-guaranteed takeovers, their only hope is the filibuster.

Check these matching quotes from embattled Republican incumbents:

  • "Our country and our state do not need one-party rule. Of course, I would feel differently if it was Republican Party rule." Gordon Smith, Oregon

  • "If I lose this seat, and one party has control across the board, then you’ll see changes." Norm Coleman, Minnesota. One would hope, Norm, one would hope.

  • "These liberals want complete control of government in a time of crisis. All branches of Government. No checks and balances, no debate, no independence. If [Hagan] wins, they get a blank check." Ad for Elizabeth Dole, North Carolina

    All three are trailing.

    Now, to get that taste out of your mouth, a shot of Obama:

    With the challenges and crises we face right now, we cannot afford to divide this country by race or class or region; by who we are or what policies we support. There are no real or fake parts of this country. We are not separated by the pro-America and anti-America parts of this nation - we all love this country, no matter where we live or where we come from.
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