One politician gets why “stimulus packages” do not stimulate growth.
The EU discusses whether or not to promote a Keynsian-economics fiscal package similar to the ones we have had hoisted on us. German Chancellor Angela Merkel cuts to the core of the issue by calling this “cheap money.” and noting it will take the EU right down the same cycle of repeated “bailouts” we are now facing. Her argument demonstrates the core issue that Milton | Read More »
The Soul of the Conservative Movement
Well, if anyone doubted why Kathleen Parker and others hate the base of the party, let’s just dispel that doubt with her own words. Yes folks. The reason why we lost is because those pesky social conservatives keep talking about God in public. And we need to dump the identification with married Evangelical Christians (and their values) if we seek to grow the Republican Party.
So please, Sec. Paulson, do tell us what the hurry was?
I wish Sec. Paulson had written the last word on the Bailout Fiasco yesterday. But he gave the clearest summation of it’s failure, for he said it with his own words. Michelle Malkin today called the anemic Sec. Treasury Hank Paulson the “Naked Emperor.”. I’d like to say I am shocked that he admits that the bailout will not do what he intended already. But | Read More »
No more bailouts: Yes, this means facilitating mergers too.
So…here we go again. The Auto Industry is asking for our money…again. Well, who didn’t see this coming after the Wall Street bailout? The law of unintended consequences is taking hold with an iron fist. And now every struggling industry and Blue State is coming to Washington hat-in-hand to beg for your money. And “The One,” being beholden to all of them, is going to | Read More »
Gingrich to the RNC
Robert Novak suggested today that Newt should run for President in 12. I’m not buying this, for the reasons I state in my comment. At this point, Gingrich has too many self-inflicted wounds, too much dirt, and has real past personal issues that will not play well with much of the base. He’s a loyal soldier, a great leader, and we need him to be | Read More »
Cal Thomas: There are still two Kingdoms.
Cal Thomas today declared the end of the Religious Right. To which I will say, “Yes and no.” I have struggled with this my entire adult life. Having been a Conservative longer than I have been a practicing, Bible-believing Christian, this is a perplexing question to me. And I will be honest. I have been frustrated for over a decade with how easily the Evangelical | Read More »
This is not the end…
It may be (to finish Sir Winston’s quote) the end of the beginning. Despair and anger are natural reactions this week. A lot of time and energy went into something that failed. What’s more, the circular firing squad poisoned the atmosphere even before the end. A lot of comparisons are being made in the media to 1992. Those aren’t the best comparisons. 1976 is a | Read More »
Romney for NRCC?
In today’s “Bad idea” segment I am struck by the defeatism that seems rampant in this post. First it assumes a loss in this election when the polls are showing things as close as even. Bad idea. Second, it all but assumes we ‘would likely lose’ against an incumbent Obama in 2012…I really don’t get that at all. If the blinders don’t fall off for | Read More »
File under “stupid ideas”
How to ensure a demagogue wins Why is it that the popular vote is considered the end-all-be-all of who should govern a nation. So someone runs up two or three large states that lean left 65/35 and can ignore the rest of the nation and deserves to govern why? They already get a huge electoral vote share for winning those states.
The Obama Scrub Machine is striking again
Yes Obama, we know you DID call for a national police force. The Blue Shirts in authority? Let’s ask a few questions about this, shall we?
A reply to bcb1: By way of history
I read his post. It’s not a troll, but the proper response to it, I believe, demands more than a simple rejoinder comment. here it is What always interests me is that they assume Republicans are incapable of winning whenever there is a failure in a general election ever again. We heard it most of the Clinton years. “Landslide” they said, even though there was | Read More »
Secret Service says there was no “kill him” shout Think the mainstream media will backtrack on this. And I would expect the ESPN washout KO to trot that bromide out without verifying it. But you think that respectable news organizations would actually check a story… wouldn’t you? Maybe next election cycle the media will do it’s job.
An Interesting little quiz
Conservative audiences do best–surprised? I’ll admit that the third question is one I might miss if someone caught me distracted on the phone. I don’t tend to think of Gordon Brown unless I’m watching the overseas news. And then only in the context of the collapse of Labour. I was actually a bit surprised that H&C and Rush audiences outscored even NPR on aggregate. But | Read More »
Yet More ACORN Fraud
Every vote counts…twice when it’s a Obama voter. Oopsie…duplicate voters via ACORN Hey, don’t worry, after all, they’re the “Democratic party.” This brought to us by the party that illegally substituted Carnehan for the Senate to beat Ashecroft and routinely holds East St. Louis open until 3am while closing down the rest of the state on time. I have to concede that Brokaw did a | Read More »
Well we now know that Republican votes can be bought
http://money.cnn.com/2008/10/03/news/economy/housefridaybailout/?postversion=2008100314 I have made my view on the bailout clear. This solves nothing, helps nothing. And no, we don’t live in a “post-bailout age.” We only live in the age between this bailout and the next desperate, doomed-to-fail attempt to reinflate the bubble and foist the current monetary mess on the middle class doomed to live under an inescapable debt burden. That said, I can | Read More »
Ideas Still Have Consequences
When I was a teenager growing up in northern Minnesota in the 80s, I lived in the only state to have voted for Walter Mondale during the Reagan Revolution. So naturally, to rebel against authority, I embraced that revolution. My teachers were most distressed. grins “He’s bright, intellectual, a gifted speaker, and…and crestfallen whisper conservative.” I took a college level class in Econ my senior | Read More »
Are the Republicans too soft to win?
You know, in the bad-old days of Karl Rove; bad because we were winning easily, even with an incompetant campaigner like George Bush the elder, we would have crushed Sen Obama for his ties to Fannae and Freddy. We would have crushed him for his ties to oil policies 7 of 10 Americans disagree with. We would have had “Inflate your tires” as his energy | Read More »
Not one of his better ideas
sorry Ron Paul, what it believes matters. [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/aponelpr/paulthirdpartycandidates] While I understand his frustration that his small ‘l’ libertarian views (many of which I happen to share) were not taken serious by the neo-cons of the National Republican Party leadership. Nor was he truly, IMHO, given a fair hearing to the public outside the blogospher. The solution is not to say “any” third party candidate will | Read More »
Living what you believe?
[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26593948/] So the One admits that he was too flippant when he said this decision was “above his pay grade.” And Biden says the classic Catholic Left line that “Personally I believe what the Church says, but I can’t enforce that on others.” What does it mean when one can be so flippant about life that we cannot consider seriously when it begins? The calls | Read More »
I saw this and had to start a diary.
The British seem to see these things more clearly. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/gerard_baker/article4677799.ece I think he’s dead on. This isn’t about the “culture wars.” It’s not about the “Bible Belt” conservatism. Reagan wasn’t one of those either. I’m amused reading the left who insist on inserting things in Palin’s speech she made no reference to.