Just As I Thought

Now that’s class

We progressives/liberals/Democrats are pretty riled up, absolutely sure that evil has triumphed and the world is going into the toilet. We’re so certain of this that we appear to be raving lunatics at times. Of course, being liberals, we mostly blame ourselves for this. And at least our candidate had plenty of class at the end.

Alan Keyes blamed the media and fellow Republicans on Thursday for his lopsided loss to Democrat Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate race in Illinois.

Keyes also said he did not congratulate Obama after the race was called, a tradition among politicians, because doing so would have been a “false gesture” because he believes Obama’s views on issues like abortion are wicked.

“I’m supposed to make a call that represents the congratulations toward the triumph of that which I believe ultimately stands for and will stand for a culture evil enough to destroy the very soul and heart of my country,” Keyes said. “I can’t do this, and I will not make a false gesture.”

[via Newsday]

2 comments

  • Hailing as a (mostly) Republican from Illinois I’d have to say that Keys’ mere nomination was the result of the Ill. Republican party just plain ol’ giving up in 2004. I really do think that they were sure there was no one the could even come close to Obama this year, so they decited to save whomever for next time, plus this could get Keys to maybe shut up in the name of the party for a while.
    I think the GOP kinda views Keys the same way the Dems veiw Nader- just go away you freaks.

  • And of course, Keyes didn’t shut up — and probably won’t now. It will be interesting to see how the Republicans deal with the ultra whackjobs in their midst, including the 2 or 3 senators just elected who are clearly insane right wing extremists… will the party try to keep them quiet, or be forced to disavow their extreme rhetoric?

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