Ended not with a bang, but with whimpering chickenhawks, too afraid of terrorists to enlist in their own conservative crusade against liberal John McCain. Just a few hours ago, this comment at Malkin’s seemed to sum up the general consensus of our brave patriots who simply could not tolerate a liberal McCain presidency:
I would not boo, I would stand up and turn my back on him the same way he has turned his back on the party so many times. I would also put some black tape over my mouth to fufill his wish of keeping the detractors silent.
Turn around they did, exposing their backside, at which point they promptly bent over and grabbed their ankles:
The conservative reviews are in and virtually everyone shares John and my view: it was outstanding. That take comes from the most loyal Romney supporters to a wide array of conservative voices. The “We’ll take Hillary” view is clearly out of fashion. One speech a reconciliation does not make, but realistically there is only one way forward now for former McCain critics: take credit and make the most of it.
I am sure you are all shocked to know that the wingnuts whinged and moaned and wailed, and in the end sucked it up and embraced their irrelevance. Months of calling him Juan McCain and worse were swept aside, “shamnesty” is but a memory, and all it took was one chorus of the “democrats are worse” and our brave patriots came to their senses. And now, magically, the right-wing blabosphere and John McCain are united and go together like Cheetos and Mountain Dew. Before long, our independent bloggers and right-wing bloviators will be back to doing what they do best- regurgitating the party line.
This McCain speech would not have been given today, if it weren’t for folks like Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Andy McCarthy, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham. Can I thank them on behalf of America?
Precious. They threaten, they scream, they smear, and they are summarily ignored, and yet still they try to take credit for the outcome they didn’t like. The wingnut is a curious beast, indeed.