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The Beckian Wing of Conservatism

You know it's time for us to surrender because we lost. We lost this election, and we lost the argument.

Obama did a wonderful job on the pirate thingy didn't he?

Comment Posted By Gayle On 12.04.2009 @ 22:37


Hey Retire got what you wanted...a small tent GOP. With a minority party tag for the rest of our lives.

Good job teabagger.

Comment Posted By Gayle On 12.04.2009 @ 22:41


Frank Rich put it perfectly


The specifics have changed in our new century, but the vitriolic animus of right-wing populism preached by Pegler and McCarthy and revived by the 1990s culture wars remains the same. The game is always to pit the good, patriotic real Americans against those subversive, probably gay “cosmopolitan” urbanites (as the sometime cross-dresser Rudy Giuliani has it) who threaten to take away everything that small-town folk hold dear.

The racial component to this brand of politics was undisguised in St. Paul. Americans saw a virtually all-white audience yuk it up when Giuliani ridiculed Barack Obama’s “only in America” success as an affirmative-action fairy tale — and when he and Palin mocked Obama’s history as a community organizer in Chicago. Neither party has had so few black delegates (1.5 percent) in the 40 years since the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies started keeping a record.

But race is just one manifestation of the emotion that defined the Palin rollout. That dominant emotion is fear — an abject fear of change. Fear of a demographical revolution that will put whites in the American minority by 2042. Fear of the technological revolution and globalization that have gutted those small towns and factories Palin apotheosized.

And, last but hardly least, fear of illegal immigrants who do the low-paying jobs that Americans don’t want to do and of legal immigrants who do the high-paying jobs that poorly educated Americans are not qualified to do. No less revealing than Palin’s convention invocation of Pegler was the pointed omission of any mention of immigration, once the hottest Republican issue, by either her or McCain. Saying the word would have cued an eruption of immigrant-bashing ugliness, Pegler-style, before a national television audience. That wouldn’t play in the swing states of Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, where Obama already has a more than 2-to-1 lead among Hispanic voters. (Bush captured roughly 40 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2004.) "

Comment Posted By Gayle On 14.09.2008 @ 10:59


If they impeached President Bush, then they would be stuck with Cheney. That is not something they want, because they hate Cheney even more than they do Bush, so it isn't going to happen! They would be impaling themselves on their on petard!
Bless you and have a great day.

Comment Posted By Gayle On 14.09.2005 @ 09:08


I found your website because Rush mentioned this right-on article on his show. I would like to congratulate you as well. You nailed them!!!

Comment Posted By Gayle On 11.09.2005 @ 17:27



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