obamathered,Comment Posted By funny man On 10.08.2009 @ 22:52
just a hint of caution. Wishful thinking is not always reality. If you play chess don't underestimate your opponent. Morals and politics, ohh well. Just thought you might find a little different take on Carter interesting.
Guys (and girls),Comment Posted By funny man On 10.08.2009 @ 17:48
I think this article answers the 'quo vadis conservatism' quite elegantly:Comment Posted By funny man On 9.08.2009 @ 23:22
Chicagotrauma,Comment Posted By funny man On 9.08.2009 @ 23:10
exactly! (thanks for the understanding) However, I just have different opinion because there is plenty of the 'commoner' crowd that looks down on anything resembling intellectual debate too. I don't mean you but if you want to see a Brooks hate fest just go over to Hot Air. You know along the lines Joe Six Pack versus country club. Seriously, I don't recall conservatives having a problem with an elite in the past. Why all the class warfare now? I could also with some justification say that the Rush, Coulter, Beck crowd are a disservice to the conservative cause by stifling any rational debate. Anyway, the truth, sadly, is probably somewhere in the middle.
Chicagotrauma,Comment Posted By funny man On 9.08.2009 @ 22:51
ok, granted maybe I implied more than you stated. Perhaps I read too many comments that got on my nerves. So in that case I apologize. However, let's not beat around the bush pretending you and I don't know where we are both coming from.
Chicagotrauma,Comment Posted By funny man On 9.08.2009 @ 22:03
ok, I'll try to be nice. I believe you are a conservative who wants to fight for our cause. It does appear to get on your nerves when you spot so called elitism. However, let me assure you that it gets on our nerves too when every time a debate comes around people like you can't wait to throw labels like Frumish, elitist etc around. What in the world is wrong with watching NPR as a conservative? This is ridiculous. So you like Palin, fine, just don't call me a liberal or whatever just because I think she isn't exactly the sharpest knife around.
Ken,Comment Posted By funny man On 9.08.2009 @ 16:48
I can give you a lot of reasons why we need reform and actually some that we all agree on. For example, there has to be a different way than people without insurance including illegals flooding the emergency rooms. I don't exactly know how to do this but this can not continue.
As to reasons for Sarah Palin's appeal, there are I believe a couple. One is that she is perceived as the feisty underdog, she has a church-going family, hunts etc. Another words 'she is one of us' appeal. Secondly, she is attractive. I know it is always in the eye of the beholder but I believe I'm not the only guy. She is perceived as the anti-feminist, the gal that stands up for the average Joe. To make a long story short it is emotional not rational. My reaction was a bit different because I didn't know her and after the Couric interview I just thought 'OMG, she has NO clue about foreign policy'. That can't be good. So I just don't believe she has the intellectual capacity to be our candidate for 2012 but then we'll see.
After the comments regarding the previous blog I'm heartened to see a meaningful discussion again. There always will be and has to be an alternative for government overreach. This is our conservative cause and I see no reason to give that up just because some so called conservative are acting like total morons.Comment Posted By funny man On 9.08.2009 @ 11:02
Jim Padgett,Comment Posted By funny man On 9.08.2009 @ 13:36
ok, so Obama's healthcare is going to look a little like the German healthcare system. So in your opinion that system is the way to Auschwitz? Just checking.
Rick is a conservative writer who believes in rational thought. I also think that is the only way back to winning elections. I also happen to believe David Brooks has a better grasp on politics than Sarah Palin. I guess my bad.Comment Posted By funny man On 9.08.2009 @ 10:51