Kathleen Parker Gets It…
Why can’t Obama get it? Democrats have talked endlessly about the importance of narrative – missing in President Obama’s case. We’ve heard over and over about the lack of smart messaging and the president’s failure to communicate. If only Obama could better express himself, all would be well.
Let’s Give Kathleen Parker Credit
I criticized her recently. Today I must praise her. Her column, which appeared in Town Hall yesterday and in some newspapers today, is a very good summary of the Utah health care plan developed under Governor Jon Huntsman. That’s a plan I never heard of before. She goes into what it is, why it is, and how it differs from ObamaCare in fact and in | Read More »
Kathleen Parker Needs To Shut Her Mouth
The sneering disdain from an alleged conservative continues. Kathleen Parker needs to take a long hard look at herself and wonder why she is so hateful towards another successful conservative woman. Her snarky comments in her latest hit piece on Governor Palin include the oh-so-witty remark about her upcoming book: Fortunately, Palin has hired a writer to help with her tell-all. She also tells us | Read More »
Princess vs Palin, Parker vs Painter
The debate over Caroline Kennedy’s qualifications for a seat in the U.S. Senate is getting louder, and the number of side arguments over the way JFK’s daughter and Alaska’s governor have been evaluated in their respective quests for higher public office are increasing. Sweet Caroline’s supporters say she deserves her shot at the Hillary Clinton chair. Sarah Barracuda’s troops point to the rank hypocrisy of | Read More »
‘Tis the season…
…to demonize people of faith…especially Christians. Let’s take a look at some of this week’s hits: Kathleen Parker – again Not satisfied with angering Christian conservatives the first time, Kathleen Parker comes back for another helping. She received so much attention for her previous cutesy use of “oogedy-boogedy” that she thought she’d milk it for another column. So, just to make her feel better, I’ll | Read More »
“Screw the Social Conservatives”
This is your must read of the day.The impulse to blame social conservatives arises nearly every time Republicans fail. They were blamed for the elder Bush’s 1992 defeat, as though he would have won if only Pat Robertson had not spoken at the Republican convention. They were blamed for losses in the House in 1998. And now they are being blamed for McCain’s rout. Exactly, | Read More »
Yes I Will
I’m going to do something I’ve never really done before. I’m going to stand up for conservatism. I’m going to stand up against the apologists like Kathleen Parker and David Brooks who gravel at the feet of the liberal media. The ones who in every waking breath apologized for conservative values. David Brooks who all but endorsed Barack Obama. Making every ploy as to why | Read More »
“the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP”
To the victors may go the spoils, but misinterpreting the results of an election is always a danger. For example, in 1994 Republicans gained a majority in the Congress for two principal reasons: 1) the public was fed up with excesses of the Democratic Congress such as the Post Office Scandal and 2) Republicans, led by Newt Gingrich, proposed ten popular items called the Contract | Read More »
Kathleen Parker Take Off the Blindfold
People who read Kathleen Parker’s continued attacks on the religious conservatives in the Republican party should see it for what it is: an ongoing effort to topple the party by destroying its foundation.
It’s time for Kathleen Parker to retire
I can endure a lot. And with Kathleen Parker, I have. The Left’s pet quasi-Republican is at it again. Her criticisms of Sarah Palin during the campaign were bad enough. But now she joins the chorus of those aching to throw social conservatives under the bus. Oh, but it’s not just socons – it’s Christian socons in particular.Her latest screed is particularly offensive. It is | Read More »
An Open Letter to Kathleen Parker
Kathleen,It is a sad day when someone who I use to think of as a talented writer has to resort to snarky, smug posturing when describing people of faith and their supposed bad influence on the Republican Party.You talk about the “evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP” as though we are some strange breed of jungle animals (“gorilla in the pulpit”) that need to | 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.
I’ve figured out what Kathleen Parker’s up to!
You know—the conservative anthropologist, who comes on camera frequently to explain to CNN’s on-air talent the behavior of these peculiar species known as “conservatives” or “Republicans.”David Gergen is getting stale—time for a fresh, new face up there!I can almost hear the National Geographic theme music in the background.Read on…In today’s Powerline John Hindraker calls for conservatives to expand the parallel media architechture we’ve built to | Read More »
An open letter to Kathleen Parker
Ms. Parker,I’d like to write to you a bit about your column on Christopher Buckley (one of my favorite novelists, I have his latest on tape, and am looking forward to enjoying it when my wife and I drive home to see family). I’m very much afraid that you will swiftly file this with all the other tirades of “venom” you are receiving these days, | Read More »
Re: What will Tina Fey do now?
Agree, Mark.And your question begs another, “What will Kathleen Parker do now?” According to talk show host Mike Gallagher, she isn’t budging: “On my radio show today, Parker defended her column. Feisty and a bit combative, she reiterated her belief that Gov. Palin is a lightweight who wasn’t “properly vetted” and ought to fade away into the sunset, clearing the way, as she put it, | Read More »