The MSM keeps saying that the latest GOP talking point — to keep Democrats from controlling “every branch of government” * — is an appeal to independent voters. But that’s ridiculous, because the GOP was certainly OK with single-party control of ALL THREE BRANCHES 2000-2006! (Not counting the Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton [sic] administrations, and fake Democrats in Congress all along!!)
No, this is really just more “red meat for the base.” I think they’re afraid the “base” will stay home with all the polls pointing to a Democratic sweep of the Executive and Legislative Branches … so this is to make sure they come out even if McCain/Palin look like they’re losing, to try to keep Congress at least. Independents certainly aren’t interested in single-party control of ALL THREE BRANCHES again!
Nevermind that it looks like the national Republican Party seems to be splintering, McCain’s campaign now professing doubt they’ll (re)take Congress, and Congressional candidates doubting they’ll retain the White House. Watch for them to turn their daggers on each other/eat their young in these final days.
Speaking of talking points, how come the MSM keep playing the same tired McSame/Failin’ lies without contradicting them with objective research? When the Nazis did this, it was the Big Lie Strategy — keep saying it till the people believe it. “He said/she said” political coverage isn’t journalism, just PR!
(*–Last time I checked, the Supreme Court wasn’t up in this election, and was still firmly in Repug control … unless they think President Obama will try to pull an FDR and threaten to nominate extra Justices to the Court! [There’s an idea…!])