The Presidential primary has gotten really mean-spirited in the last few weeks, and I'm not just talking about the campaigns. Political junkies, some inside but many outside the DC beltway, have become exceptionally aggressive in their attacks on non-preferred candidates.
I almost wrote "aggressive in their advocacy", but very little of it can be called that. It's mostly just sniping at the other side.
Mittens is a RINO. Newt is a wildcard. Bain Capital was evil. Newt's dodging the "lobbyist" label for his work for Freddie and Fannie, which, by the way, are the definition of state corporatism.
Not so "inevitable" are we now, eh Willard?!
Mining on the moon, Newt? Really? What a fundamentally and profoundly stupid idea!
Let's face it, all of the Republican candidates for President are pretty seriously flawed. Each one of the big three have done or said things that under normal circumstances I would consider to be a disqualifying action or position. I'm at the point now where as long as it isn't Ron Paul, I really don't care much which one of the remaining candidates is nominated.
So to my fellow political addicts, please chill the heck out about bashing the other side. You look like giant tools trying to slam your opponents when your preferred candidate is sort of lousy himself. And really, isn't that why you're so aggressive, because your guy is weak too?
And don't forget -- one of these turds is going to be our nominee.
"Those who pick up the weapons of the Left today will find them turned against us tomorrow."
Just so. Remember that one, Newtonians.