Friday, April 17, 2009

Conservatives Tone Deaf On Torture

Allow me to share something I said on Swampland blogs earlier today about Joe Scarborough and his take on the OLC memos this morning.

I am watching Morning Joe and one thing just occured to me about why Republicans won't be back anytime soon. They still refuse to admit torture is torture. In fact this morning Scarborough was laughing and joking and having a good old time with the OLC memos. For the fringe party of theirs it probably plays well but to the vast majority of Americans, making light of torturing not only doesn't play well, it also gives the impression that if given the chance Republicans will do it again. You only have to look at the polls where over 70% of Americans disagreed with Cheney when he said Obama made us less safe. If you were wondering who the 28% were who agreed with Cheney its likely the same 28% largely made up of Republicans that also don't approve of the way President Obama is doing his job. Torture is a political loser for Republicans and they still don't seem to have noticed. Like I pointed out last night none of the wingnut blogs even picked up the OLC memo story yesterday. That should tell you something.

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