Monday, September 19
Monday, September 19, 2005
Portraying Republicans as "caring more about power than about the American people" doesn't really explain how they see their own behavior. In *their* minds, the consequences of liberals being in power (not that Democrats are actually liberals, but Republicans seem to see them as crypto-socialists) would be so horrible that Republicans feel they must hold power at all costs. They justify it to themselves as a necessity, and in order to convince Republicans to stop supporting the Bush cabal, it's necessary to engage them on the level of self-perception. To say, "Your party just wants power!" doesn't compute. But to ask, "Why are you so afraid of a Democratic administration that you are willing to overlook obvious flaws in the Bush team?" might get them to actually think.