Conservative is not Republican
I can’t tell for sure if Josh Treviño is quoting Christopher Buckley approvingly or not, but in case he is, I take exception with this statement: “While I regret this development, I am not in mourning, for I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern conservative movement stands for. Eight years of ‘conservative’ government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous | Read More »
MO-GOV: Hulshof Gets a Much Needed Boost
Republican candidate Kenny Hulshof has been badly trailing Democrat candidate Jay Nixon for the entire campaign season. Nixon started the season with a considerable advantage following a bitterly contested Republican primary between Hulshof and State Treasurer Sarah Steelman. Since the repeal of Missouri’s campaign finance law restricting contributions, Nixon has continued his fund raising advantage. He has collected $3.3 million in large sized contributions (those | Read More »
“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”-President Ronald Wilson Reagan <p>The United States is rapidly moving towards the 2008 national elections, ushering in a new era in politics. However, before opening a new chapter, it is necessary to first close the chapter on the old book, and reflect | Read More »
Last night saw three major speeches at the Republican National Convention. George W. Bush was at his best . . . which may not be saying a lot given that the President is not a natural orator and that he was giving a taped broadcast to the Convention. Nevertheless, the speech went off well. The delegates were clearly glad to hear from him and the | Read More »
RIP: New Tone, 2005-2008.
The text of the President’s RNC speech goes below the fold, because it’s pretty long. We put this bit above, though, for a very simple reason: Fellow citizens: If the Hanoi Hilton could not break John McCain’s resolve to do what is best for his country, you can be sure the angry left never will. (Bolding mine) John McCain is not the only one whose | Read More »
Dem Mantra of More Deaths By Terror Under Bush Disproven
A new independent study shows that deaths from terrorism have actually declined by more than 40 percent since 2001. This flies in the face of the constant Democrat mantra that states the opposite, that terrorism has increased since Bush initiated the War on Terror. It is a mantra that the media have helpfully spread for their friends at the DNC. We’ve heard it again and | Read More »
Bush might actually know what he’s doing with Georgia and Russia
Could George W. Bush’s stance on the Russian invasion of Georgia actually have good merit? I argue yes; whether he knows it or not is up for debate. My conclusion is based on the “splendid little war” of 1898, the Spanish-American War. By 1898, Cuba’s fight for independence against Spain was beginning to seriously affect the United States. First, there was a human rights issue | Read More »
Homelessness Falls Under Bush… Where is the Media?
Have you noticed that the old media standby story of the homeless has not been pursued much in the last four or five years? Some may remember how the media constantly bemoaned the state of the homeless during the Reagan and H.W. Bush years in office, and how the media constantly used this tale as a club with which to beat those two Republican presidents | Read More »
Proof that the Founding Fathers hated Dennis Kucinich. More or less.
Good old Dennis Kucinich is back in the news with his Bush impeachment attempt, claiming that he goaded Congress into voting for war with Iraq by using false claims. Given that the Bush-bash strategy no longer works (h/t pennpatriot), Kucinich must just be desperate and not mindful of the fact that being honestly mistaken does not equal lying. In looking at this in the historical | Read More »
Teaser Trailer for Oliver Stone’s “W” Now Online.
Flat out: I’m a progressive Democrat, and I’m sure I strongly disagree with most of those here on just about every issue (except gun control and some union-related stuff). Having said that, I’m genuinely curious about your thoughts on the upcoming Oliver Stone film about George W. Bush. Specifically, I’d like to know what your initial reaction is to the teaser trailer, which was just | Read More »
Oh Those Baaad Republicans
There’s nothing funnier (well, ok perhaps listening to Obama try to ad-lib, maybe) than watching people squirm. The more they do it the more they expose themselves as squirming. The story today is all about B.H.Obama’s hug fest in Germany. Thousands of sheeple gathered to see the new ‘star’ from across the pond. Why wouldn’t they? Everything they see, hear and read from ‘over here’ | Read More »
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Bono Mack brags about vote to override Bush
It appears that Rep. Mary Bono Mack has decided she’s done playing the bait-and-switch on California district 45, and is now openly flaunting her leftward drift over the years. Via Red County, Mary Bono Mack is bragging about voting to override President Bush’s veto of runaway socialist spending by the Pelosi-Reid Congress. It’s no longer enough for her to be a member of the Republican | Read More »
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ISSUED ORDERS TO ASSASINATE AMERICAN CITIZEN, LORI ZARLENGA-BLAQUIERE
6-7-08 My name is Lori Zarlenga- Blaquiere. I was born on September 14, 1961 in the state of Rhode Island. I am writing to you for your immediate help. My life is in immediate danger from orders issued by President George W. Bush and Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri to assassinate/murder me. The Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies, among others, are engaged in | Read More »
A question for Barack Obama
Prime Minister Maliki has spoke positively of the surge since it started, crediting it for averting civil war in his country. Now that Maliki and President Bush are talking about using the success of the surge and General Petraeus’s new strategy in order to pull our troops out earlier, will you admit you were wrong and Bush was right about the surge?
David Frum’s Self Denial
My new book White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement places conservatism within the big picture of modern American history. The book traces the origins of modern conservatism to the 1920s. It explains why conservatism triumphed in the late twentieth century and why it is has fallen into disarray under the leadership of President George W. Bush. The review of my book | Read More »