Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Coming Conservative Schism Watch

From Conor Friedersdorf, writing at one of the smarter conservative blogs:

In case you haven’t been paying attention, an enormous turnout at an Obama rally means that he is a celebrity cult leader who talks pretty to his mindless supporters but lacks substance, whereas smaller crowds turning out to see Palin prove that she is the best decision John McCain has ever made, and that she is obviously qualified to be vice-president.

From Daniel Larison, another reality-dwelling conservative:

McCain was right about this much when he said, “if Sarah Palin is enough to make you decide you’re not a Republican, you’re not a Republican.” Indeed, I am not, never have been and, if Palin is the future of the GOP, I never will be.

Speaking as a proud liberal, I like nothing finer than watching the wingnuts insist that Sarah Palin is their new standard bearer, and that anyone who can't get with the program should be branded an apostate. Long may she rule them.

(h/t: Andrew Sullivan)

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