Saturday, September 20, 2008

"They Battle Republicans"

Living in a potential battleground state, I see lots of ads for both McCain and Obama. One of McCain's is just bizarre -- its called "Original Mavericks" and the point, which is repeated incessantly, is that both McCain and Palin battled Republicans!

Now, the media is totally enamoured of the idea that Bob Casey was prevented from speaking at the 1992 Democratic Convention because he opposed the party's pro-choice platform (this is actually not true -- he was prevented from speaking because he would not endorse the ticket, but the media continually perpetuates the myth that is was because he was pro-life).

Here we have the party's actual candidates who seem opposed to the party itself! You'd think that the media might find that interesting. Sadly, no. Why is that? Oh, right, there are different rules for how the media covers the candidates. Democrats, always disunified and troubled. Republicans, always united and focused. I forgot.



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