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?