I was going to post this in a comment to John’s post below, but it’s just so funny that I have to put it up here. From the the one, the only Hugh Hewitt’s post-election reverie:
President Bush will not flag in the pursuit of the war, and Senator Santorum is now available for a seat on the SCOTUS [em. mine] should one become available. GOP senators will have the chance to select leadership equal to the new world of politics which, as the past two years have demonstrated, does not reward timidity.
Justice Santorum. That’s plausible (I mean, he’s got K-Lo’s vote, right?). Excuse me for a moment while I apply a Tiger Balm plaster to my side, which aches from laughing—but this is the man who went to the mat for Harriet Miers, after all.
Oh, this is like Pringles—once you pop open a HH comment thread, you can’t stop. Some of Hewitt’s brghter commenters seem to be awakening to a suspicion that he might…just might…be feeding them a line. But they can’t stay mad!
Michael Arvin: Not to pile on Hugh, but I trusted his judgement throughout and now will have to rethink his opinion on elections. no biggie.
JDaniels: I’m so disappointed, especially in you Hugh. Repubs *+3* in the House? I listen to your radio show and all you talked about was how Kerry’s inane remarks would galvanize the base. Now we know you were just blowing smoke up where the sun don’t shine. How about some honesty for a change, bleh.
Luckily, cooler heads prevail:
Dapoppins: Thanks Hugh, for being hopeful and positive, for being encouging instead of rolling over and playing dead. We are not Dems, to threaten to leave the country we love if someone we don’t agree with gets elected, to wear the black of mourning, and to get wildly angry.
No, they are not the Dems to do those things, to do any of the things alluded to in the post using infinitives. One David offers some not-wholly-unsympathetic analysis:
I’m not sure if Hugh really believed the things he was saying the last several days and tonight or whether he was simply what, in the sportscasting world, is called a “homer” – someone who will pump the home team and assure the fans of their inevitable comeback right down until the final seconds of the 62-6 loss….I’m afraid I bought into Hugh’s homerism. I’m disappointed in Hugh because I’m pretty sure he knew he wasn’t being totally up front with us – intellectually dishonest or consciously willing to disregard the truth.
Oh, surely not. But how does ‘the base’ really feel? Let’s ask commenter “Take Back The Government.”
Time to buy that Koran
Everybody get your Koran and Burqas. America’s end is near. Our government is now securely in the hands of Liberal TRAITORS and our borders will be ransacked. Our nation will be overrun with Mexicans and terrorists financed and trained by Chavez and possibly also Daniel Ortega [!—Belle]. What a great time for America to lose the Global War on Terror. The patients are runing the Asylum! God SAVE US! The terrorists will be on CNN and FNC tomorrow celebrating in the streets with DEATH TO AMERICA chants shooting their AK47’s. They will be emboldened by this victory to swell their ranks and step up the slaughter of inocent Americans everywhere ESPECIALLY here in the next 6 months or so after we pull out or troops. It’s over, y’all. Go home, get on your knees, and pray to God for His mercy. Be especially prepared to meet Him soon.
Al Qaeda and Iraq will now have 2 more years to rebuild and step up the Uranium enrichment. I can just hear now the Allahu Akbars. American foreign policy with this President will consist of Condi wearing some really slick fashions and sweet-talking dictators and psychopaths when we should all along have been using cowboy diplomacy.
(Edging away nervously) riiiight, but I was—
I meant Iran not Iraq inthat previous post
Oh, OK then. That makes much more sense. I’m off to go read some Free Republic threads and gloat in an unseemly way.