Word salad o' the day: the champion

Word salad o' the day: the champion

by digby

In response to a question whether she'd consider leaving the Republican Party for something called the "Freedom party":

“I love the name of that party — the ‘Freedom Party.' And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah, more and more of us are going to start saying, ‘You know, what’s wrong with being independent,’ kind of with that libertarian streak that much of us have. In other words, we want government to back off and not infringe upon our rights. I think there will be a lot of us who start saying ‘GOP, if you abandon us, we have nowhere else to go except to become more independent and not enlisted in a one or the other private majority parties that rule in our nation, either a Democrat or a Republican.’ Remember these are private parties, and you know, no one forces us to be enlisted in either party.”

The funny thing is that I hear a more coherent version of this from liberals fairly frequently lately. And one might think that means we could possibly find some common ground with these folks for a third party.

Unfortunately, while we could possibly work on a few discrete issues, I guarantee you that Sarah Palin's definition of freedom and rights and my definition of freedom and rights are very different, starting with whether or not I own my own body.

I do have to wonder how old Roger Ailes feels about that. Who knows, maybe he's for it. After all, as long as the Palin wing controls the GOP, a lot of normal people are going to recoil from being part of it. They won't join the "freedom party" though. They'll just sign on with the Democrats. Hell, maybe Ailes will join up too eventually. The way its going, he'll feel right at home.