Looks like I touched a nerve. What, specifically, about funding pro-conservative university chairs, filing RICO lawsuits against ACORN, or joining the NRA is ridiculous or unconstructive?
Show your work.Comment Posted By BadLiberal On 16.10.2008 @ 22:33
Justin, I'd expect our military to do what is necessary to win. While I value functionality of an idea more than whether it's a liberal or conservative idea, I do not see confiscatory tax rates or union thuggery or perpetual dependence on government mechanisms as being ideas whose time has come.
So. What ideas do *you* have for making our country better? Blindly following an Obama Presidency combined with a Dem. House and Dem. Senate does not count. Show your work.Comment Posted By BadLiberal On 16.10.2008 @ 18:10
I have been reading a lot about Corregidor and Bataan lately. Almost up to the end, the soldiers, despite their lack of supplies and air superiority, were fighting hard enough that they believed they could hold on and -- if not win -- stave off defeat if they could get just one convoy of ammo, food and medicine.
The convoy, of course, never arrived.
We are much in the same position. We are facing total defeat, and maybe, just maybe, we can get that last infusion we need to hold it off.
But we need to be thinking about the alternative. Conservatives need to start thinking about going guerrilla. We need to be thinking about how to prevent our occupiers* from being able to function and execute their agenda.
Think of the total ineffectiveness of the Republican Congress during the years the Dems held a lock on the Capitol. No one wants that again.
I'm brainstorming here, so here are just a few ideas I have for effective guerrilla disruption of the Obama Regime.
* Private RICO suits brought against ACORN wherever possible.
* Estate taxes are coming back. Dodge those by endowing university chairs that have a specific mission to further conservative interpretations of history, law, and economics.
* Join the NRA.
* Disrupt communications. Sign up every single dem party leader and academic for every single spam mailing list, magazine subscription, etc., that you can.
* Join all of these local boards that get flooded with academics and liberals, like the mayor's commission on human rights, or the local arts council, or the local transit board, etc., etc.
Those are my idea off the top of my head. Who else?
* and yes, I know these are technically our fellow Americans and not invading Russians. However, having spent years in the left wing, I know how they talk about America. They will regard themselves as an occupying power.Comment Posted By BadLiberal On 16.10.2008 @ 14:39
Hot Air has the "What Just Happened?" ad with notes that the spot has tested out as brutally effective even with independents and Democrats. I might say the RNC needs to be running this ad 24/7 in tight races.
But what do I know? I just spent 15 years as minor functionary in political circles, rousting out angry phone calls to legislators. Undoubtedly the guys who never leave the Beltway know more than me.
If the RNC had the money, I would hope they would do as you suggest. But I think they are looking at the Senate races at this point and such an expenditure could result in less money going to salvaging a few races there.
ed,Comment Posted By BadLiberal On 16.10.2008 @ 08:19
Mike -- to your point, I think it's fair to point out that they may not have the inventory period. I have read that the Saudis are opening up some last ditch fields, and that the official figures of proven reserves haven't changed for twenty odd years now. In other words, they may not be ramping up production because they physically can't do it.Comment Posted By BadLiberal On 16.06.2008 @ 10:01
I agree with every one of your points, but you leave out one of the most critical ones -- and the single biggest reason I have zero sympathy for anyone over 30 complaining about high gas prices.
Anyone who lived through the Arab embargo of the early 70s knows that gas mileage is important. For the past 15 years, Americans have said "gas mileage? Heck with that!" We've proceeded to drive 80 mph in our Tahonconeers 450 getting 12 mpg highway. Guess what? You're part of the problem, Jacque! So every Congressman who voted for tax subsidies on SUVs and against gas mileage increases gets the blame to, as does every American who voted those tools into office.Comment Posted By BadLiberal On 15.06.2008 @ 17:01
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