Wednesday, October 1

Persecuting the heretics

Douthat has a sane take down of this travesty by Erick Erickson. I'll quote the later:
I'm happy to let Katleen Parker [sic], etc. say what they want. Some people are on the team. Some people are not on the team. Some people want you to know they are conservatives first and Republicans second and by God let me pee on the GOP just so you know how far apart I am even if I play willingly into an unfair media narrative against Sarah Palin.

... Thankfully Joe Carter has a brilliant take down of the guy. I'd link to Joe, but then I'd have to link to Culture 11 and I'm not going to do that.

... There are days when I think we deserve to lose. And this is one of them. It's all great to say you are a conservative first, but at the end of the day, there are only two teams playing on November 4th -- pick one. I guess Culture 11 has chosen Obama.

So let's not confuse them with any sort of conservative standard bearer organization. They clearly are not.
Erick, your "team" will lose. And yes Erick, you will blame those on your "team" like Kathleen Parker who stopped playing for it, or who stopped to question things as they played.

And yes Erick, you will be right to have thought your "team" deserves to lose. But not for the reasons you think.

They deserve to lose because of people like you. Because you are so concerned about whose side everyone is on that you've stopped thinking about whether one side can be right or wrong about individual issues. In your mind it's all or nothing, black or white, red or blue.

Andrew Sullivan posted about this earlier today.

Last week we discussed a McCain ad which shows the same mentality on the part of his campaign.

The reality is there have been points for and against the McCain-Palin campaign just like there are points for and against Obama-Biden.

When you ignore these sorts of realities and staunchly support one side over the other on all issues, come what may...then you've already lost yourself.

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