Thursday, October 2, 2008
We won't know the full impact of this until the rightwing talk shows hit the air tomorrow, but a quick browsing of Republican sites and forums across the internet seems to reveal a lot of anger towards John McCain over his decision to vote for the bailout bill Wednesday night. For example, several posters on the hannity.com forums, which is as rightwing as it gets, said that they will no longer vote for McCain because of his vote, saying that Republicans sat back and did nothing while Bush threw out conservative values and now they won't do the same this time with McCain. Some are coming out and calling McCain a fake conservative, adding that at least Obama admits what he is. Even those who say they will still vote for McCain now say they will do so because he is the "lesser of two evils." Republican backlash against McCain is obviously the last thing he needs right now, but it's somewhat unavoidable as he has spoke out against the government interfering with the market for over a decade, and now has turned around and voted for what is probably the biggest market intervention bill ever.