Rick, I remember you from the Superhawk days when you had that awful all-blue template (like somebody else I know).
It's funny but one of the arguments that really brought me over to the conservative side in the 1980s was an explicitly anti-racist argument. I had always supported welfare and despised the traditional conservative argument that it amounted to theft. But when Robert Bartley and Jude Wanniski made the case that welfare was actually destroying black families while pretending to help them, I suddenly "got it" and became a neoconservative.
We do have to accept that there will be lots of charges of racism from the idiot chorus, but we'll be in some pretty interesting company, including Bill Clinton, formerly known as the first Black president.Comment Posted By Pat Curley On 4.08.2008 @ 22:00
Okay, you got a few good jokes in there. When are you going to challenge your readers instead of pandering to their baser instincts?Comment Posted By Pat Curley On 7.02.2008 @ 12:56
I'm not sacrificing principles here. I agree with McCain on the biggest issue that most of the conservatives are bashing him over, immigration. Campaign finance reform? Who really votes based on that issue? Torture? I disagree with him, but I hope we both agree that he has more standing on that issue, having endured it himself. Gang of 14? I was an original member of the coalition of the chillin', and if Hillbama wins the presidency we will be awfully glad to have the filibuster for judicial nominations. Yes, I disagree with him on drilling in ANWR, and (to a degree) on global warming. But that's way down on my list of priorities.
But Quick's comment is the really absurd one here. "Barbarians at the Gates"? Isn't that the title of Kos' book? Does any of us actually believe that Kos' crew should be running the Democratic party? I mean, it would be wonderful for the GOP, but nobody thinks it would be great for the Democrats.
But somehow when it's the Righty Blogosphere it's different? Hey, I used to believe that, but that belief is being sorely tested by the tantrums going on for the last several weeks by the electronic wing. I mean, Rush is telling people that Obama would be just as good on Iraq as McCain. How delusional is that?Comment Posted By Pat Curley On 6.02.2008 @ 09:58
The odd thing is that these stories don't really tell the narrative that the press is looking for: that orders to flush Korans (or the stuff at Abu Ghraib) came from the top. Without that, the press really has nothing other than a couple soldiers acting like jerks, which is hardly news.Comment Posted By Pat Curley On 19.05.2005 @ 12:11
This was the post I had in mind when I wrote mine--great summation of the times and the significance of the victory.Comment Posted By Pat Curley On 23.02.2005 @ 11:02
Wow, hadn't realized what a nice job you've done over here! I'll look around for Carnival, don't remember the game offhand, but I suspect ROMs are out there! :)Comment Posted By Pat Curley On 19.02.2005 @ 15:06
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