Cranky Con: "Ignore That Conservative Behind the Curtain"
The Cranky Conservative skewers The Washington Post's post-election hypocrisy:
The Washington Post before the election: Bob McDonnell is a scary, extremist conservative who wants to chain women to the house and give all of your money to the rich.(emphasis added)
The Washington Post after the election: Yeah, that guy’s just a moderate. Just ignore all that stuff we said before.
Errr, so McDonnell and the House Republicans have promised to cut taxes, cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, expand the death penalty, and authorize offshore drilling . . . and this is centrism? As Drew M. over at Ace says, “If a lower tax, anti-Planned Parenthood and drilling for oil agenda means you are moving to the center, Ich bein ein moderate!”
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The left and their media sycophants NEED this "GOP won as moderates" meme to be seen as true for two reasons:
(1) It's the only way they can spin Tuesday's election results as a loss for the so-called "Sarah Palin wing" of the Republican Party; and
(2) It allows them to come back later and accuse McDonnell et al of having broken a non-existent campaign promise to govern from the center whenever they do something remotely conservative.
But Paul is absolutely right that this meme also allows the Dems to stick their heads in the sand and ignore the real issues that could lead to their having significant losses in next year's mid-term elections.