I suppose I have to accept the insanity that some glassy-eyed Republicans are considering voting for Barack Obama, but I don't have to like it.
Whether or not this is an example of the liberal media trying to create rather than report news, The New York Times is reporting that small enclaves of Republicans are meeting around the country to discuss their support for Obama. Let's call them "support groups."
One such support group in Indiana is calling its attendees "whispering Republicans." Fittingly, these renegades, as the Times called them, met over iced tea and brownies, as if to signify the sweetness of their move toward the other party's "unity" candidate. At the meeting, they "took turns explaining why they liked Mr. Obama and recalling the strange stares from other Republicans."
Why would they call disapproving stares "strange"? I'd say they were perfectly normal, considering Obama's far-left plans for America.
One member of the Indiana kumbaya group reported: "It was sort of like a group therapy session. We all wanted to make sure we weren't a little crazy."
Yes, definitely a support group. But no, they aren't crazy -- just staggeringly incoherent, naive and nauseatingly gullible concerning Obama's utopian promises.
Indeed, one thing attracting these 12-step groups to Obama is his "emphatic message that he is not a partisan politician." And how do we know he's not a partisan politician?
Is it that he's running as an Independent, perhaps? No, that's not it. Is it that he and his handlers aren't savagely attacking John McCain every chance they get? No, that's obviously not it, either.
The answer is that he is a liberal and he says he's not partisan. He says he loves all other nations and believes we should listen closely to them and not go off half-cocked like the evil imperial power that we are and "occupy" other nations.
Forget that these are clearly partisan themes. It doesn't count when you're a liberal. If you say you'll bring people together, why, you must be taken at your word because liberalism is synonymous with good will, peace, harmony, nirvana, hope and change.
What happens when about half the nation becomes repulsed by Obama's efforts to socialize medicine, use the tax code to redistribute wealth even more radically, retreat and surrender in Iraq despite the turning of the tide in that war and the consequences that would flow, negotiate with terrorists, and inject even more life into social liberalism?
Presumably, they won't mind because Obama will be doing all these things in the name of bringing us together. It won't matter that his positions are anathema to half of us or in derogation of our founding principles. He says he will bring harmony, and the rest of us had better get on board -- lest we be accused of disharmony.
But getting back to the incoherence of the GOP support groups, you should hear what they're saying about Obama's stance on abortion. "Some say they loathe his support for abortion rights but have decided, after the failed 35-year campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade, that they could accept a Democratic president who pledges to work to decrease abortions, as Mr. Obama has."
I can barely take it. Here again, what evidence do we have that Obama will work to "decrease abortions"? Simple: the fact that his messiahship says he will. And you best not challenge that, unless you want to be kicked off the harmony train come November.
Forget that he is so extreme on abortion that he enabled cases of infanticide while in the Illinois legislature. Forget that he will do everything in his power to appoint judges who will ensure that Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land for another 35 years instead of judges who might just tip the delicate balance that currently exists on the court in favor of the Constitution, which would result in overturning Roe and returning the issue back to the states.
Please get this through your heads, you support groupers out there. It doesn't matter that Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton or any other pro-abortion politicians say they'll reduce abortions. They're lying. They are doing everything they can to continue to enshrine in our Constitution the abominable fiction that women have the right to kill their babies in the womb -- and sometimes outside it. That anyone, much less a self-styled Republican, would turn his brain off to such patent realities is disgraceful.
Whatever you do, don't support the support groups.