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Why Some Democrats May Be (Secretly) Hoping for a Santorum Victory April 30, 2006

Posted by papundit in Uncategorized.
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These fascinating comments to a post at MyDD, a liberal blog site, provide insight into the thoughts of the far-left on the upcoming Senate race. A few observations:

  • They do not respect Casey's late father and his commitment to pro-life causes. Two choice remarks: "I am so tired about hearing how his father is the greatest thing since Mother Theresa." and "Maybe if Casey is elected his family will shut up about how Bill Clinton and the Democrats have persecuted them."
  • They do not respect Casey. Point #2 for "Why vote for Casey over Santorum" is that "if Casey is elected to the Senate he will not run for a position where he could cause real harm, like governor."
  • They are concerned about what a Casey victory would mean to the Democratic Party. Under the topic "Why vote for Santorum over Casey," #3 reads "Maybe it will send a message that we need to nominate real Democrats and run that way instead of running away from what most of us really believe."
  • The base is angry over the Casey nomination. One comment reads as follows: "One of my biggest reasons for supporting Santorum over Casey in the general election would be to send a message to the party bosses that they cannot take their base for granted." "I am being asked to support a candidate who is 180 degrees in opposition to my most vital issues: Iraq, a woman's freedom to make her own health care decisions, gay rights, universal health care, warrentless(sic) wiretapping and protecting the Bill of Rights, whatever reactionary judicial picks Bush has in his remaining two years. In exchange for sacrificing my principles on core issues, I am told that Casey will vote for a Democratic Majority leader and the minimum way (not a living wage). That seems like a very one sided deal to me that I reject."
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