Saturday, October 11, 2008

Buckley For Obama, Kooks For McCain

Christopher Buckley, son of conservative scion William F. Buckley, has endorsed Barack Obama.

Quietly. Apparently he doesn’t want to get attacked by the same “kooks” that went after conservative pundit Kathleen Parker when she described Sarah Palin as “an embarassment.”
As for Kathleen, she has to date received 12,000 (quite literally) foam-at-the-mouth hate-emails. One correspondent, if that’s quite the right word, suggested that Kathleen’s mother should have aborted her and tossed the fetus into a Dumpster. There’s Socratic dialogue for you. Dear Pup once said to me sighfully after a right-winger who fancied himself a WFB protégé had said something transcendently and provocatively cretinous, “You know, I’ve spent my entire life time separating the Right from the kooks.” Well, the dear man did his best. At any rate, I don’t have the kidney at the moment for 12,000 emails saying how good it is he’s no longer alive to see his Judas of a son endorse for the presidency a covert Muslim who pals around with the Weather Underground. So, you’re reading it here first.

Those “kooks” are the folks we now see crawling out from under the rocks McCain and Palin lift at their rallies:

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Some of the anger is getting raw at Republican rallies and John McCain is mostly letting it flare. A sense of grievance spilling into rage has gripped some GOP events as McCain supporters see his presidential campaign lag against Barack Obama. They're making it personal, against the Democrat. Shouts of "traitor," "terrorist," "treason," "liar," and even "off with his head" have rung from the crowd at McCain and Sarah Palin rallies, and gone unchallenged by them.

That’s not entirely true. McCain might be getting a little freaked out about what he’s unleashed, and called Obama “a decent person” at a recent event, a remark met with jeers by the crowd. Seems you can’t stuff the creepy crawlies back under the GOP rock once you’ve let them out, Senator McCain.