Skip to comments.A Field Guide to Rudy Boosters - Introduction
Posted on 02/20/2007 7:25:29 PM PST by dirtboy
Political observers are falling over themselves trying to determine the cladistics of a newly-emergent population of political animal, the Rudy booster. This appears to be the first new species of Republican to emerge in over two decades in the Family Republicanae (the last being Conservatisi reagani), and displays a particularly odd range of behaviors that call into question the long-term political viability of the new species, as well as that of Republicanae in general if they assume a position of dominance.
Some observers have proposed classifying the new population as a subspecies of Rinous rockefelleri, whereas others have made a fairly convincing case that the new species properly belongs within the Family Democratus and the genus/species of Scoopjacksonae liebermani - an endangered group of pro-war liberals with otherwise no conservative positions, hunted nearly to extinction by the more rabid Friedhippybrainous deaniaci. But for now, they will will treated as a separate species within Rinous.
In this field guide, we will discuss the observed talking points to date of the Rudy boosters as a means to understanding their behavior in the wild, whether those are calls of alarm, anger, deception or delusion, and what those mean for making a proper and clinical determination of whether this is just a subspecies displaying new liberal tendencies is truly an emergent new species, perhaps due to geographic isolation in the liberal Northeast.
For example, take the now-commonly-heard talking point that Rudy can beat Hillary. This talking point does display anger and deception tendencies at times (especially when the Rudy booster is getting hammered on other subjects), but should properly be placed into the delusion category, given that Giuliani never outpolled Hillary during the 2000 NY Senate race even though he was the sitting mayor and she was a carpetbagger with cankles that would send Godzilla screaming back into the ocean, never to return.
And this talking point shows the precarious nature of the Rudy booster's existence - namely, that they believe that their candidate can hold together the GOP despite the lessons of 1992. That Rudy can pull in key pro-life Catholic Dem swing voters despite getting awards from NARAL. And that a pro-war candidate can survive if he strikes out leftward in search of votes into regions that are increasingly antiwar.
Interested observers are encouraged to post their observations of talking points and opinions as to the proper cladistics for Rudy boosters. This field guide will initially be organized topically and also by electoral strategy, although that could change if the behavior of Rudy boosters continues to grow more irrational and erratic.
Next chapter - how to get Rudy boosters shrieking like howler monkeys - bring up the 2nd Amendment
I like Rudy but no thanx.
Ping to my contribution to scientific knowledge.
Please feel free to distribute. The Rudy boosters do all the work for me. I couldn't make their talking points up if I were David Lynch.
Next chapter - "Well, there's no such thing as the perfect candidate." How Rudy supporters ignore abortion.
That's chapter three. I see you are a student of political cladistics!
conduct whatever analysis and opinion you desire.
just remember, the republican social conservative base cannot elect a president on its own. they couldn't even hold senate seats in places like MO in 2006.
now it may well be that a republican presidential candidate cannot win without these votes, but they also cannot win with ONLY these votes. these voters can either be part of a coalition that elects a president, or they can stay at home and hand the election to the Dems.
"dirtboy tory peterson"- oh man, as an old field bio major, I'm laughing my a** off. Of course you're gonna show migration and those unintelligible call patterns, right?
Good job. I think this could be a fun year! LOL!
He leapt tall buildings at a single bound and patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell, (in his spere time).
"That's chapter three. I see you are a student of political cladistics!"
Well I can't wait for chapter two!
Good stuff. I can't wait until the 2nd chapter.
Something has happened to those people - too much of Karl's Kool-Aid, I think. They don't understand the whole coalition thang.
I think you should package a book with these writings and actually make money on it. You could get a lot of publicity with the right people.