Chuck: My "Quick and Dirty" True Conservative Definition: smaller Federal government, lower taxes, strong military, more individual liberty coupled with personal responsibilty, strict interpretation of the Constitution, with special emphasis on remembering that there is a 10th amendment (which seems to have been forgotten by all 3 branches of our govt.).
Before you start talking about abortion, and gun rights, etc., let me say that the last clause in my definition covers most of those issues. The second amendment is pretty clear at this point, and only a magician could pull out a right to abortion from a privacy clause. For those rights that are specifically delineated, I support them. For those rights that are not, I may or may not support them, but regardless, I believe the decision should be made by the people of each state.
I didn't know his name a month ago, so I can't say for certain much about Scott Brown. But what little I do know about him seems to line up with my definition (although I have no idea on his take on the strict interpretation of the Constitution, admittedly a crucial point). But as Ed Morrisey pointed out this morning, if he votes conservatively all the time, he'll be a one-term senator (it is MA after all). He (and I) believe that he'll get a pass for throwing a few votes Obama's way, as long as he stays strong on all votes regarding national security and fiscal responsibility.Comment Posted By lionheart On 21.01.2010 @ 13:49
To you asshole liberals: I offer up my sincere apology for gloating.Comment Posted By lionheart On 19.01.2010 @ 21:07
Holy Christ! What an ass-kicking! Mass-a-fucking-chusetts!
Or should I spell that with an extra "e"?
I just pray that Obama will campaign for all of the Democratic candidates running for office in November!
This is a good night! Good luck blaming this on Bush, you asshole liberals!Comment Posted By lionheart On 19.01.2010 @ 20:31
And that's not a bad thing.Comment Posted By lionheart On 19.01.2010 @ 18:06
Chuck Tucson said:
The opposition is basically handing them one of the best excuses ever for accomplishing nothing.
Do you really think the voters will excuse them for accomplishing nothing this November? I think they will work their asses off to make something worthwhile happen. Being in survival mode produces amazing results.Comment Posted By lionheart On 19.01.2010 @ 18:05
Regardless of the percentage of voter fraud, it is a certainty that the system would be improved if more people, from both sides of the isle, volunteered to be poll watchers on election day. I think that the registration process varies from district to district, so you'll need to check with your commissioner of elections to find out how to volunteer.Comment Posted By lionheart On 18.01.2010 @ 11:15
Three for three in the idiot department.
Rick, I can see that you are feeling better.Comment Posted By lionheart On 18.01.2010 @ 11:04
Nothing good can come of this horror, but it does provide an opportunity for all of us to put our political differences aside, and come together to help those pitiful souls. Imagine that, liberals and conservatives working together on something.
One caution I would like to air... I've heard that some of organizations funnel contributions directly to the Haitian government, which is wickedly corrupt. Be careful who you give to, unless you want your contributions buying gold for the prime minister's Swiss bank account.
Love him or hate him, O'Reilly supports an organization that has very strict accountability for their donations: the Haitian Health Foundation (http://www.haitianhealthfoundation.org/).Comment Posted By lionheart On 15.01.2010 @ 11:21
While you and Michael Reynolds are calling the "time of death" of conservatism, Obama, Reid and Pelosi are vigorously (but inadvertently) performing CPR on the body. The results in Virginia and New Jersey weren't enough for you, so I doubt that the special election in Mass. next week will hold much sway. So you keep on pronouncing it dead, and I'll keep voting for the more conservative candidate. If by October, unemployment isn't under 10%, the entire goddamn democratic congress may decide not to run for reelection.
Maybe then, you'll pen a poignant post about the death of liberalism.Comment Posted By lionheart On 13.01.2010 @ 14:05
No, Obama is not incompetent. Just muddle-headed. He can’t seem to figure out where political calculation ends and his job protecting Americans begins.
WTF, Rick? In what way does your very description of Obama not qualify as incompetent?Comment Posted By lionheart On 3.01.2010 @ 13:15