The tantrumDinesh D'Souza says what I think are some very truthful words about those throwing a tantrum over the probable nomination of John McCain:
Now that John McCain seems assured of being the Republican nominee for president, will I join Ann Coulter in campaigning for Hillary Clinton? Only if I've completely lost my marbles, as Coulter seems to have in this case.
Hillary Clinton wants to raise taxes. She wants the government to take over one-sixth of the economy in the form of the health care sector. She wants to retreat in Iraq. She wants abortion on demand, however "safe" and "rare.' She wants more social liberals of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg stripe on the Supreme Court. She loathes conservatives who represent to her a "vast right-wing conspiracy."
I am no more thrilled about McCain's nomination than Coulter or Rush Limbaugh happen to be. I fully understand how it feels to work and vote for the conservative movement for years and then be presented with John McCain. We should be reminded, however, that when we say that at least McCain is not Hillary Clinton, there are still great differences between the two.
As D'Souza pointed out, Rudy Giuliani got far better treatment from Rush Limbaugh, and unlike McCain, Rudy is a dyed-in-the-wool social (and sometimes fiscal) liberal. If Rush and Ann had been on top of Rudy as fast as they were all over John McCain when he became a real threat, Giuliani would have been out before Iowa.
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