Friday, May 8, 2009

Reactionary Support

Last night, I was listening to the Dennis Miller show on the radio. Miller is a former cast member of Saturday Night Live turned conservative talking head. He’s not as rabidly right wing as most of them on the radio, but he has affected an irritating “hepcat” persona on the air, constantly using old-time jazz musician lingo, calling everyone “baby” and referring to people as “cats”.

Anyway, he was talking last night about who he would support in 2012 for the Republican ticket. He mentioned Newt Gingrich as a possibility for President, but that’s not what inspired today’s blog entry.

What got me to typing was his assertion that he favored Sarah Palin to run as VP again. He went on to say that he supported her because all those in the political arena whom he couldn’t stand were against Palin and “hated” her.

Essentially this is a “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” kind of a deal, which isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of Palin. Miller didn’t cite any positive reasons he supported her, as he didn’t mention any of her accomplishments that he thought would make her a good VP. Instead his endorsement was on the lines of “if they hate her, then she’s got to be good!”.

No wonder the Republican party is in decline, as so many of them base their positions on what they’re against, rather than what they’re for. The Republican party has become the party of negativity.


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