It would be an interesting exercise to go back to the Bush Era on FR and see just how many of the ABOers were relentlessly mocking the abject stupidity of the left for screaming “ANYBODY BUT BUSH!”
I’ll bet that of the Freepers currently howling “ABO!”, a good number were right there railing on them.
Oh...but now the shoe is on the other foot. Suddenly they have adopted the exact same mindset.
Bush/Obama will destroy America? Check.
And the ones that wern’t there then, well, it should make them feel good to have adopted the very mindset that every conservative once took as sheer insanity.
Now it is 100% true that the left was thoroughly railed in word, graphics and every other form of communication here and elsewhere. Radio guys did it. TV guys did it. Politicians did it.
But now, suddenly, the ‘right’ finds itself adopting the very same mindset of the very same people they thought insane.
And they are PROUD of it.
Well, let them be proud. I also expect them to keep their mouths shut when the man who their votes elected presidentm does not succumb to the ‘HopeandChange’ of a congress unwilling to rein him in. Because if all the ABOers in the country united behind ANY conservative, it’s a mathimatical certainty that person would win.
That they won’t is out of fear they will do so alone and thus lose. And I defy them to cite fear resulting in a positive political outcome.
They sure as hell cannot point to the genesis of their ABO crusade - IE the Left and Obama. Look what their ‘fear’ of rePalin resulted in.
Amen, Brother FReeper. And looking at the article that originated this thread, if all the ABOers in the country voted third party even if for different candidates, it's nearly a mathematical certainty that whoever won, Obama or Romney, would have such a piss-poor plurality that he'd go into office facing an America where nearly two in three voters voted for somebody else. A conservative Congress could own him.
Yep -- ABO is as abjectly short-sighted as the left's "Anybody but Bush" mantra.