IF REAGAN TOLERATED MODERATES, WHY CAN'T TODAY'S CONSERVATIVES?
Travis Monitor,Comment Posted By funny man On 5.05.2009 @ 19:43
I'm not from the northeast and I don't have a problem with Texas or the South. I just think you need to get off your high horse and stop telling us in effect we are idiots. You love using colorful words, fine that's your take. I'd rather discuss policy details on how to make the US more competitive etc than going on endlessly about the media, about how liberals think etc. Boring. Deal?
Travis Monitor,Comment Posted By funny man On 4.05.2009 @ 22:16
you are from Texas. Don't tell us how to win our elections. Your strategy won't win in Maine, trust me. Don't tell us we are wanna be this, wanna be that and you yourself are whining about the media.
I wasn't talking about Arlen Specter so don't put Olympia Snowe into the same category. BTW, David Brooks is not Megan McCain either.
I would call myself a conservative but was against the Iraq war and there was not much love lost at the 'base' for people like me. However, it is IMHO perfectly conservative position. The question is how do you deal with dissent. By calling me unpatriotic?
The only problem I have with the 'base' is not necessarily on principles but on attitude. A lot of them show contempt at anything Californian, East Coast, Big City-like. That is in spite more Americans living in those places (and by default more Republicans) and more American working in those places. Come on, that where the wealth of this country is largely generated. But noooo, it's the places where only elitist, decadent, Europe-loving 'moderates' live. In contrast to conservative, honest, hardworking real Americans that live in Texas, rural Midwest and South etc etc
Of course that is all BS but it is populist red meat that sells pretty good with certain segments of the 'base'. I'm mean you can turn the elitist stuff around too; since when did conservatives ever had a problem with smart intellectuals? At least not in my book.Comment Posted By funny man On 4.05.2009 @ 17:59
Reagan respected his fellow party members but also the political opponent. What I see among a lot of so called conservatives is rage and hatred towards people like Olympia Snowe. That is the problem. However, the problem will be straightened out after a few (lost) elections.Comment Posted By funny man On 4.05.2009 @ 16:21
Eastern European women quite the lookers? You haven't been there...Mercy! Yes they are indeed.Comment Posted By funny man On 2.05.2009 @ 17:09
Gayle:Comment Posted By funny man On 1.05.2009 @ 15:51
"Voters in this country have put into the Oval Office the most unprepared, incompetent and ultimately disastrous product of the Chicago machine". So are you saying we should follow suit with Sarah Palin?
Good thing: we'll have our answer soon. Toomey is going to run against some democrat. If he looses than what? Do you think you can unseat Olympia Snowe with a pure conservative? She had a rock solid win last time I checked. All I'm saying is that you can't win with a Southern strategy in most places, especially the ones that matter. Prove me otherwise!Comment Posted By funny man On 30.04.2009 @ 15:57
The late 60s saw the rise of over the top liberalism that hurt the Democrats for a long time. Same here, Southern style conservatism will not be competitive in most places. Soooo true Rick, so true. Just go to Hot Air to watch folks getting fits with the electorate. Not a good place if you think American citizens are just too stupid to get it.Comment Posted By funny man On 29.04.2009 @ 15:18
Glimmer of hope though, after a while in the wilderness somber minds will prevail.
IT'S SILLY TO BLAME A POROUS BORDER FOR SWINE FLU IN US
I can't recall measles being stopped at the pretty tight border at then East Germany. First of all, we don't even know how exactly this virus spreads; what makes it different from other strains.Comment Posted By funny man On 26.04.2009 @ 18:45
Regarding Obama, I can only say there are battles to fight and then there are those that do NOT have anything to do with politics. I agree this is total nonsense. It appears if you have some remainder of sanity left you are a sell out. News for those folks: Obama is not responsible for every earthquake, drought etc. Yes, yes, I remember some of the wingnuts accusing Bush of similar. I guess following that 'logic' makes it more credible.
Put science first, stay calm and wait for now.
The evolution of viruses is rapid and unpredictable. Something like this could now or in the future pose a serious problem. However, I just don't see the politics in it.Comment Posted By funny man On 26.04.2009 @ 14:40
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