Juan said: "Some of us are old enough to remember what being a Goldwater Republican means. As a result, Iâ€™m very disappointed with the entire lot of them."
This is an important concept. Goldwater was an insurgent against the Rockefeller-type establishment. So was Reagan. Nixon was practically a socialist when compared to the current conservative ideal (price controls, massive govt. social programs). The 'conservative movement' got alot stronger with the Reagan presidency and later the '94 congressional takeover, but modern conservatives have never owned the party. Bush 41 was not a 'movement conservative' and Bush 43 really isn't either, though they both embraced some of the movements principles.
BTW, John Bolton is the only contemporary Republican I've heard refer to himself as a 'Goldwater conservative', though I'm sure there must be others.Comment Posted By zwhite On 5.02.2008 @ 13:00
RM: "The problem is that there is not one iota of proof that reducing emissions will lower the temperature. Zero. Zip. Nada."
ABSO-frickin-LUTELY! Or that emmissions are even related. I really think many enviros know this, but are scaremongering just to promote their greenie agenda.
Why do people automatically assume we should "fight" global warming anyway? It seems to me energy independence for national security reasons is far more important.Comment Posted By zwhite On 31.01.2008 @ 18:03
Retire05: "zwhite, so you think Romney is toast because McCain took 36% of the vote in Florida?"
No. I think he's toast for a whole set of other reasons, including that he felt the need to explain to the press why he peeled the skin off his fried chicken (in the South, no less :). People know phony when they see it. Mr. I-was-for-gay-marriage-before-I-was-against-it is finished. Mitt is not now and never was a conservative--he's just a shameless Clintonesque panderer.Comment Posted By zwhite On 31.01.2008 @ 15:58
Why do conservatives believe a centrist Republican governor from an ultra-liberal state when he now says he's a conservative? His record is clear. Why do conservatives seem not to care about his utter lack of integrity? It doesn't matter now; he's toast.
Why were conservatives not in a tizzy about W as he doubled the size of the Dept. of Education? Why is McCain to blame for the 'amnesty' bill but not Bush? Why does McCain get no credit for being a deficit/spending hawk while Bush gets no blame for being one of the biggest spenders in history?
Why do conservatives (e.g. Michelle Malkin) say they won't vote for McCain over Hillary when McCain's ACU record is 82 and Hil's is 6?
You guys ain't makin' no sense!Comment Posted By zwhite On 31.01.2008 @ 08:40
Integrity is a big deal to me. It's hard to come by in politics. Squish Romney obviously doesn't have much. McCain apparently has quite a bit. My main concern now is who becomes commander-in-chief. McCain or Rudy would be okay; Flip and Huck are bad news IMO. My biggest issue with McCain is the GW/carbon BS.
I believe true amnesty is dead no matter who gets elected, but deporting 15 million illegals was _never_ a possibility (unless Hezbollah brings a nuke across the Southern border--then all bets are off).Comment Posted By zwhite On 23.01.2008 @ 15:59
A sincere thanks to Fred for the effort.
So why does intrade have McCain up slightly and Rudy and Mitt down slightly? Huck is also up slightly, which makes sense. I don't know of any other news. Maybe the small moves just reflect that the market doesn't really know who is helped by Fred's withdrawal.Comment Posted By zwhite On 22.01.2008 @ 16:36
The intrade bounce for Huck is most likely due to the American Research Group poll that came out today showing Huck up by 7.Comment Posted By zwhite On 19.01.2008 @ 11:04
Nothing at all wrong with Fred; it's his campaign that's been a disaster. He's sort of like McCain in that way: determined to do things his way no matter what it costs him.
As far as integrity, Fred and McCain appear a cut above. Rudy trails a little, and Flip and Huck have proven themselves far behind.
Whatever happens, we MUST win the general, and the best thing for that will be to have the nomination settled by Feb. 5.Comment Posted By zwhite On 18.01.2008 @ 11:43
Fred deserves credit for knocking Huck down a few notches, and maybe that's his ticket out of SC. FL is tough cuz it's mostly not a southern state.
+Fred scenario: He surges and takes 2nd in SC. Huck is big loser in expectations game and his supporters switch to Fred. Fred looks stronger and picks up previous doubters, hawks, and anti-McCain and anti-Flip voters. McCain, Flip, and Rudy split the 'moderate' vote in FL; Fred surges there and WINS!!! THE GALAXY IS STUNNED! THE MSM IS REELING! FRED has the big MO for Typhoon Tuesday. Odds... 50:1Comment Posted By zwhite On 17.01.2008 @ 13:18
Bill, you gotta stop listening to Hugh Hewitt. He's apparently campaigning for White House press secretary (thinks he's Tony Snow). Pathetic.
Flip wins Florida? A Massachusetts liberal gets 1st or 2nd in SC? That's pretty funny, Bill.Comment Posted By zwhite On 16.01.2008 @ 11:58
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