Monday, July 21, 2008

Desperate Dobson

James Dobson now may endorse John McCain.

“There’s nothing dishonorable in a person rethinking his or her positions, especially in a constantly changing political context,” Dobson said in a statement to the AP. “Barack Obama contradicts and threatens everything I believe about the institution of the family and what is best for the nation. His radical positions on life, marriage and national security force me to reevaluate the candidacy of our only other choice, John McCain.”

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Of his new position, Dobson said in the statement to the AP, “If that is a flip-flop, then so be it.”

Not that it really matters what this hateful and ignorant purveyor of superstition says or thinks, but the very least we can now say that he is doing two things for himself and John McCain: immunizing themselves against the flip-flopping charge (see below) and living up to the Marxist (as in Groucho) dictum that they have firm principles, and if you don’t like them, they have others.

Of course, the next time some right-winger accuses Barack Obama of flip-flopping, we can say that according to Jesus’s messenger from Colorado Springs, “There’s nothing dishonorable in a person rethinking his or her positions, especially in a constantly changing political context.” Thanks, Dr. D!