Archive for January, 2008

The GOP: Guardians of Palimony

January 31, 2008

No longer the “Grand Old Party,” the GOP has now deserted its heritage to become the Guardians of Palimony. 

Palimony:  Making payment to someone to whom you have no legal affiliation.

Example: Republican party leaders endorsing John McCain — for whom there is no evidence that he IS a Republican.

Here’s McCain: Biting the (free market) hand that feeds you …. flaunting “bipartisanship” as a means of achieving less-than-conservative goals …. a “slash-and-burn” mentality to confront those who dare to think differently or challenge him …. declaring his lack of support for Judge Alito … resorting to “old Washington” political lies and attacks to “win” his point ….

For all that ails our nation, I see John McCain as part of the problem.  IMO — he will never rally the core-constituents needed to prevent Bill Clinton’s 3rd and 4th terms.  Never.  No matter how many of the old guard rally around him.  Never.

The GOP; the Grand Old Party; the Guardians of Palimony.

John McCain as a patriot?  Pfffffth.  The man is a survivor.  Nothing more.  Nothing less.

I have this eerie, sickening feeling that GOP party bosses have already decided that John McCain’s longevity has somehow  “earned” him the nominee mantle. 

To think that the future of our party and the fate of this nation are to be represented by a cantankerous, mean-spirited old man whose cancer-bloated skin cannot hide the malice that eats from within ….

I will continue to support Mitt Romney.   If my fellow-conservatives truly care about the future of this nation — so will they.

And that — if McCain is our party nominee — is my concession speech to the Republican Party.


McCain McEnomics?

January 26, 2008

 Just what this country needs —- a leader to take us through the darkness who doesn’t know the difference between “sunlight” and “sunshine” ……

The Real John McCain

January 20, 2008

Mark Levin:

There’s a reason some of John McCain’s conservative supporters avoid discussing his record. They want to talk about his personal story, his position on the surge, his supposed electability. But whenever the rest of his career comes up, the knee-jerk reply is to characterize the inquiries as attacks.

The McCain domestic record is a disaster. To say he fought spending, most particularly earmarks, is to nibble around the edges and miss the heart of the matter. For starters, consider …….

The article is a must-read.

As are these ….

McCain and the Gang of 14
McCain McCan’t

A party of hicks, hayseeds, rednecks and Thomas Sowell

January 20, 2008

Main stream media is becoming more overt in suggesting how and what they want conservatives voters to think ….  Their message is either direct or by slant or by subtle undertone.  It’s as if they really believe that conservatives are either “hicks, hayseeds or rednecks.”  Oh, yeah — and religious fanatics.

The media alternately portrays the race for the Republican ticket as either a crusade — a battle of the Christian right against the less-than-right Christians/non-Christians — or as a subtle display of their own religious bigotry and hypocrisy.

They mock Mike Huckabee and his double-wide (pun), double-standards. 

[But then, anyone to the left of Chuck Norris mocks the Huckster.]

They subliminally tell us that Romney’s wealth and success as a governor and entrepreneur are directly related to his Mormonism.   (Which, according to Mike Huckabee and other bigots, is a cult.)

They promote candidates who share their views and either ignore or ridicule those who don’t.   Examples: McCain on his Immigration policy, Hillary on her claims of experience, Obama on the meaning of the title of his book. 

Hicks, hayseeds and rednecks.  And religious fanatics. 

Brings to mind Thomas Sowell’s Random Thoughts:  

I can’t get as fiercely involved as some other people do in controversies about the origins of human life on earth. I wasn’t there.

One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people’s motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans— anything except reason.
Barack Obama is the newest face on the political scene, expressing some of the oldest notions. Virtually everything he says is vintage 1960s rhetoric, as if he has learned nothing from the many disasters that 1960s notions have led to in the decades since then.
People who lament the small percentages of women in some high-end jobs seem unaware that top jobs often involve 70 or 80 hours of work per week. A mother may work that many hours at home taking care of a family, without adding the same number of hours at the office.

A recent study showed the median income of major corporate CEOs to be about $8 million a year. That’s less than a third of what Alex Rodriguez earns and less than one-thirtieth of what Oprah Winfrey makes. But no one is denouncing them for “greed.”

It is amazing how many people who want us to get out of Iraq want us to go into Darfur.

A joke says that a poll was taken in California, asking if people thought illegal immigration was a serious problem. The results showed that 29 percent said, “Yes, there is a serious problem.” But 71 percent said, “No es una problema seriosa.”

People who refuse to face the reality of hard choices are forever coming up with some clever “third way”— often leading to worse disasters than either of the hard choices.

Sometimes it looks as if the Democrats are out to win at all costs, while the Republicans are out to compromise at all costs.
Although I am ready to defend what I have said, many people expect me to defend what others have attributed to me.

A reader says that Connecticut’s “Three Strikes” law is so weak that it is more like “30 strikes and we’ll think about it while you strike again.”

Wise people created civilization over the centuries and clever people are dismantling it today. You can see it happening just by channel surfing on TV or hear it in rap music or read it in the pompous nonsense of academics and judges.
Tennis star James Blake never seems to be relaxed during a match. Maybe he would be ranked even higher if he could relax. Most sports require some combination of concentration and relaxation— and too much of either is a big handicap.

Many on the political left are so entranced by the beauty of their vision that they cannot see the ugly reality they are creating in the real world.
With all the old movie favorites being shown again and again on television, it is remarkable that the old movie classic “Alfie” is seldom shown. Could it be fear that the scene where cold-blooded Alfie breaks down and cries at the sight of an aborted baby is something that would unleash the furies of the feminazis?

It is amazing how many people see no problem with having pay levels determined according to what third parties would like to see, instead of according to supply and demand.
One of the great non sequiturs of the left is that, if the free market doesn’t work perfectly, then it doesn’t work at all— and the government should step in.
Despite people who speak glibly of “earlier and simpler times,” all that makes earlier times seem simpler is our ignorance of their complexities.
We all believe that people are innocent until proven guilty. Some on the left believe that they are innocent even after being proven guilty.
Chutzpah department: When disbarred former D.A. Michael Nifong mailed his Bar card back to his state Bar Association, he included a note decrying “the fundamental unfairness” with which the Bar had treated him. This from a man who was ready to ruin three lives and polarize a community, in order to win an election.

“Fundamental fairness?”    Nifong was a democrat, wasn’t he?   And defended by the main stream media, as I recall ….

“I have to see it. I can’t tell you I’d vote for or against something that I haven’t seen.”

January 19, 2008

Why not?

 McCain expected Congress to fall in line behind his Immigration Reform package without having seen or read it.   

But he won’t comment on the President’s tax stimulus package for the same reason?

“I have to see it. I can’t tell you I’d vote for or against something that I haven’t seen.”

There is little wonder McPain can’t garner the confidence of conservative voters.

You can’t have it both ways, Johnny.