March 2, 2008

Words vs Behavioral Language

I keep hearing pundits, when speaking about the McCain campaign, say: "He wants to run against Clinton. She will divide the Democrats and give McCain his best chance to win."
But
I keep hearing the Republicans from George Will to Bill O'Reilly to Rush Limbaugh attack Clinton [and I count Ann Coulter's "endorsement" among the attacks] all of which suggest to me that they don't want Hillary as their opponent.

Does anyone else experience cognitive dissonance when this happens?

12 comments:

TomCat said...

Hmmmm.... Last night, O'Lielly was encouraging Ohio Repuglicans to cross over and vote FOR Clinton.

LET'S TALK said...

I think the Republicans would love to run against Hillary. That would bring their party back together for a cause...to get defeat Hillary.

dguzman said...

Everything the MSM says about this election gives me cognitive dissonance.

an average patriot said...

Thats funny I caught Limbaugh on Oreilly's too telling Repugs in Texas to vote for Hillary to bloody and screw up the Dem's.
McCain does want to run against Hillary because as Bush said 2 years ago, they will defeat her.
I am hoping that tomorrow is enough to make Hillary drop out.

KnightErrant said...

They want Clinton to win the Democratic nomination. Clinton, they believe, will divide Democrats while uniting Republicans. An analysis I agree with.

They love hating her. They want her because they hate her. She motivates them; Obama scares them.

PoliShifter said...

I have a hard time figuring out just what the hell they think anymore.

I think they are fucked in the head for one.

They live in a world where they poopoo Cuba over human rights while cheerleading Gitmo and waterboarding. In other words, it makes no sense.

I think there is a chance that the Rethugs would rather run against Hillary than Obama. CPAC already made a frickin' movie called Hillary The Movie.

Thus they want Repugs to vote for Hillary so it would be a McCain vs. Hillary election.

Or, or....they are setting it up for a McCain/Clinton ticket by making Clinton more palatable to the right wingers.

She's already endorsed McCain as President by saying he would be ready on day one due to his 'foreign policy experience'.

two crows said...

TC--
this was exactly the thought I had before the primary: to re-register as a republican and vote for Huckabee.

I had the same idea O'Reilly did?
ewwwwwwwwwwww!!!! :(

two crows said...

hey, LT--
yep, that's what the pundits say -- right before they attack Hillary.
THAT'S what makes me crazy! what the hey are they ACTUALLY saying?

two crows said...

hi, dguzman--
oh, thank goodness! it's not just me!

two crows said...

AAP--
yeah, I think Limbaugh would love to see them tie and keep Hillary in till the convention and deliver a bloody fight on the floor.
they would both likely commit gaffes and give McCain lots of ammunition to use against whomever finally won the nomination.

two crows said...

hi knighterrant --
maybe that accounts for the flip-flops they do about her that just keep giving me whiplash.
that would make sense.

two crows said...

'I have a hard time figuring out just what the hell they think anymore.'

hey Poli--
ya mean, they THINK?