September 02, 2004

Dog bites man moment

Zell Miller gave a rousing speech last night, detailing the many reasons why he supports Bush over John Kerry. Sullivan must have recoiled in horror at all of the nice things said about Bush because the following is even more strident and out of touch than Terry McAuliffe's screed against Miller:

THE MILLER MOMENT: Zell Miller's address will, I think, go down as a critical moment in this campaign, and maybe in the history of the Republican party. I kept thinking of the contrast with the Democrats' keynote speaker, Barack Obama, a post-racial, smiling, expansive young American, speaking about national unity and uplift. Then you see Zell Miller, his face rigid with anger, his eyes blazing with years of frustration as his Dixiecrat vision became slowly eclipsed among the Democrats. Remember who this man is: once a proud supporter of racial segregation, a man who lambasted LBJ for selling his soul to the negroes. His speech tonight was in this vein, a classic Dixiecrat speech, jammed with bald lies, straw men, and hateful rhetoric. As an immigrant to this country and as someone who has been to many Southern states and enjoyed astonishing hospitality and warmth and sophistication, I long dismissed some of the Northern stereotypes about the South. But Miller did his best to revive them. The man's speech was not merely crude; it added whole universes to the word crude.

Andrew, stop pretending that you've somehow had an epiphany that's made you, regretfully, unable to support our current president, and that you've come to the conclusion that John Kerry will be a more able Commander-in-Chief. Eight years of Bill Clinton may have deluded you to think that a presidential candidate never means what he says, so Bush must have been kidding when he stated his belief that marriage means one man wedded to one woman. In fact, your cognitive dissonance was so pronounced that you managed to disbelieve Bush every time he said it. Then you discovered that Bush actually meant what he said.

"Ohmigod! How do I reconcile what Bush said and what I refused to hear, despite many repetitions? Hey, I know! I'll go batshit crazy on anything and everything Republicans say, except when they support gay marriage. Yeah, that's the ticket. No one will notice my hysteria and rank hypocrisy."

Surprise! We noticed.

Update: John Cole, as usual, is far more eloquent in his Andrew smackdown.

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