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Don Surber Admits He’s a Long-Haired Pinko Who Voted for George McGovern

Posted on | September 6, 2011 | 10 Comments

We all suspected it, didn’t we? Reacting to a predictable outburst of liberal self-righteousness in the Washington Post, the Pro From Poca finally confesses the shameful truth:

Yes instead of nominating that racist and unelectable Gorge Wallace, who had carried five states and received 46 Electoral College votes in 1968, Democrats wisely nominated the non-racist and unelectable George McGovern, who carried one state and D.C. and received 17 Electoral College votes in 1972. I voted for McGovern. . . .

Read the whole sordid thing. Savage weirdness is inevitable when you start having those fear-and-loathing flashbacks to 1972 . . .


10 Responses to “Don Surber Admits He’s a Long-Haired Pinko Who Voted for George McGovern”

  1. Tennwriter
    September 6th, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    My political evolution ….

    I was happy the parents voted for Carter, and he led me to my belief in the Invisible Government (Conspiracy Theory) because it seemed to me that no one could be that incompetent and still be President, so it had to be a conspiracy.  Was happy along with 98% of my classmates when Reagan got in, and I had started going Libertarian a bit earlier rather than the Tinfoil Hat Brigade.

    I grew up and left childish things behind.

    Got too much into the hating of Clinton thing, and for that I apologize.

    I liked Bush the 2 all the way to the end, and still do, even if there was so much he could have done better.  I saw the Left go into hating W on a ‘you need meds’ level.  I hope that some of them realize that hatred is not a good idea.

    Now I strongly disagree with Obama, but I don’t hate him.  I understand more that men can be clueless and twisted even as they try to do the right thing.  I am hoping that Palin wins in 2012.

    Much of my current political focus is on intra-Republican Party fighting.  I think a good, socon dominated R party would probably destroy the D party.  Its less important to worry about th eD’s than the R’s..

    I am a Real Conservative.

  2. Anonymous
    September 6th, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    I fail to see the drawbacks to “polarization”. It’s time to pick a side America, none of our problems will be solved until we do.

  3. Anonymous
    September 6th, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    Shorter WAPO: Closed primaries prevent us from picking the Republican candidate like we did in 2008.

  4. Charles
    September 7th, 2011 @ 1:23 am

    Give the 1972 landslide election results, voting for George McGovern was pretty harmless. Nixon’s mistake was paying for a landslide, when buying the election of some Republican Congressmen or Senators might have sustained his Presidency for the full second term.

  5. Charles G Hill
    September 7th, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    As a matter of fact, I voted for McGovern.  Then again, I was eighteen, and at the time it was legal for me to drink.

  6. Adjoran
    September 7th, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    Siegel mistakes the primary reform which killed the Democrats.  Eliminating open primaries does insulate the parties from the rare crossover voter (there is NO evidence of his allegation it was crossover Republicans who gave Wallace the win in Michigan, Wallace’s overall total primary votes was almost equal to that of Humphrey and McGovern, and might have been greater had he not been shot – also, Michigan voted the day after the shooting, so he may have got some sympathy vote too).  It also makes it harder to accommodate the swing voters in the party, and try to make them permanent.

    But the killer requirements were proportional representation of delegates in primaries, meaning there was no easy way to run rivals out of the contest early, and the specific quotas for special interest groups in delegate selection, which effectively eliminated the party people from control and handed it to interest groups.

  7. Mark Goluskin
    September 7th, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    OK, here is my confession. When I was a young boy, my mind full of mush in a decidedly Democrat family (and the younger they were, the more left they were), I met Tom Hayden. It was at a rally for his doomed 1976 senate campaign. He was running against the incumbent Democrat, Sen. John Tunney. I was sitting right next to him and spoke with him as he prepared to go on stage and speak. By the time I graduated high school in 1982, I registered Republican and never looked back to that dreaded political party. The Democrat party.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    September 7th, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    You got any microfilm hidden in a pumpkin, by chance?

  9. Charles
    September 7th, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    The George Wallace vote in Michigan was incongruous only if you don’t know that a lot of southerners, white and black, moved up to Michigan to work in the auto industry. The white southerners registered as Democrats, as that’s how they voted down south. The crossover story is a myth.

  10. McGehee
    September 7th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    I was only 10 that year and even I rejected my family’s longstanding default Democratness to favor Nixon over McGovern.

    Maybe it’s because at the time it wasn’t legal for me to drink…