The mote in conservatism’s eye.
Few people are willing to deal with reality. Liberalism is built on a base of “let’s pretend” and in far too many cases conservatives have gone along part way to preserve their relevance in the eyes of popular culture. Just as facts are stubborn things, reality doesn’t negotiate or alter itself to suit modern sensibilities. Reality is what it is and yes often it bites. | Read More »
The End of the World as we know it. And I feel fine.
The experts have been changing their tune in recent days as Mitt Romney has continued to spin his wheels and Rick Santorum has moved out to a lead in national polling. What was derisively dismissed as mere fantasy just days ago is now starting to be discussed quite seriously. Unless something major happens in this campaign and very soon, it becomes increasingly likely that no | Read More »
Mitt Romney is a Dork.
It hit me this evening in a blinding moment of cold medicine induced clarity. Mitt Romney is a hopeless dork. Newt Gingrich is famous for talking too much but no one, and I mean no one, can so firmly wedge their foot in their oral cavity in as few words as Mitt the Dork. How is it possible that Mr. Electable has said not one, | Read More »
They’d Rather Lose To Obama
The past couple of days have seen the GOP Establishment begin to defend their turf at all costs. Contrary to popular beliefs, it is not pro-lifers, evangelicals, the religious right, the Tea Party, or guys named Bubba, who sabotage the Republican Party when they don’t get their way. No, only the Establishment does that and they have honed their technique over the years to the | Read More »
Myth of the Great Candidate that said “No”
Currently it’s common to hear sorrowful wailing because the Republican Party is forced to choose one of the candidates running for president. If only XYZ had ran, THEN we’d have something to get excited about. This lack of interest from the Great Candidate(s) is then used as a corollary argument that Barack Obama is seen as unbeatable by the smart guys. I submit to you | Read More »
Mitt Romney: Born On Third Base
Conservatives generally have a hard time dealing with the limitations of capitalism and a free economy. There are and must be limitations for if not, John Dillinger would have been considered an entrepreneur instead of Public Enemy #1. As I’ve tried to understand my own antipathy for Mitt Romney I have slowly come to believe that my discomfort is due to the nagging suspicion that | Read More »
New Gallup numbers show Obama is weak.
The mass media continues to do a great job of studiously ignoring Barack Obama’s pervasive weakness in this year’s election. Aiding and abetting the media are establishment Republicans who with purple faces and wagging fingers assure us that only Mitt Romney is “electable”. To them I say “Hogwash”. The fact is that President Obama is in a historically weak position. Numbers released by Gallup yesterday | Read More »
Should Santorum stay in the race?
Fresh off a third place finish in South Carolina will Rick Santorum march on or hang it up? That of course is the next big question. I suspect he will stay in at least through Florida and here’s why: He essentially has no incentive to get out at this point. With the Newt Gingrich lead demolition of Mitt “Glass Jaw” Romney in South Carolina, it | Read More »
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
I started this post several days ago with the portentious title “Political Correctness is Destroying this Nation”. In the press of life and chronic lassitude I didn’t decide to finish it until today when I read an excellent piece on National Review Online by the indispensable Thomas Sowell. The Way That History Went Down explains it much more eloquently than I can so I’ll just | Read More »
Get on the Raft with Newt!
With a hat tip to 1908: The time has come, the fight is on We’ve picked the man to run For President, Georgia sent Her noble worthy son The man we need, the man to lead Our strong and mighty craft Through storm and sea! to victory! It’s former Speaker Newt!! Ah! Get on the raft with Newt, boys Get on the winning boat The | Read More »