Archive for February, 2008

I'm a Maverick Voter!

I'm a Maverick Voter!

| February 7, 2008 | 2 Replies

Speaking of memes racing around the net, there’s apparently a new term for folks like me, who’d rather listen to Jessica Simpson read Dostoyevsky for days on end than vote for John McCain. We are, apparently, called “suicide voters”. It’s a pretty brainless and insulting term that assumes our irrationality, but it sounds cute and […]

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Politics! Babes! Beer!

Politics! Babes! Beer!

| February 6, 2008 | Reply

Robert McCain has already begun his wild revels reporting from CPAC. Who says conservatives don’t have any fun? I wish I could have attended this year. It just wasn’t in my budget, alas. Still, I’ll be linking to several bloggers who are there. The fireworks should start pretty early with speeches from the Presidential candidates […]

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The Right's "Purity" Strawman

The Right's "Purity" Strawman

| February 6, 2008 | 9 Replies

I’m starting to see a very persistent meme developing around various bloggers and pundits on the right. It centers around the words “ideological” and “purity”. It goes something like this: Conservatives like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Robert McCain, Dan Riehl, Dan Collins and Jeff Goldstein, and me who are openly bucking McCain are petulant “purists” […]

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This is How Conservatives Work

This is How Conservatives Work

| February 6, 2008 | 23 Replies

Keep it up, guys! he fate of $600-$1,200 rebate checks for more than 100 million Americans is in limbo after Senate Democrats failed Wednesday to add $44 billion in help for the elderly, disabled veterans, the unemployed and big business to the House-passed economic aid package. Republicans banded together to block the $205 billion plan […]

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Why Should I Believe?

Why Should I Believe?

| February 6, 2008 | 1 Reply

This post from Mona Charen well and truly confuses me. McCain promises to be a small government conservative who will appoint conservative justices, respect life, do border enforcement before any other immigration reform, and win the war on terror. Nary a word about global warming or Guantanamo. He “humbly” asks for our votes. If this […]

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Here's My Marker (Updated and Bumped)

Here's My Marker (Updated and Bumped)

| February 6, 2008 | 14 Replies

Here’s where I stand on the election in November. If John McCain is the Republican nominee, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. No, I am not kidding. Yes, I have thought very hard about it. Yes, I have solid practical reasons. No, I can not currently be persuaded otherwise, especially if you decide that your […]

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McCain Tells Conservatives "…just calm down…"

McCain Tells Conservatives "…just calm down…"

| February 6, 2008 | Reply

*facepalm* Meanwhile…*bigger facepalm*. Remember, “[y]ou don’t have to fall in love. You just have to fall in line”.

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Pandering is New to Republicans, But They'll Catch Up

Pandering is New to Republicans, But They'll Catch Up

| February 6, 2008 | Reply

On what would have been Ronald Reagan’s 97th birthday today, Robert McCain is in a bit of a contemplative mood. I don’t blame him. I’ve been in the same mood all day and I think I’m in the same boat as most conservatives who have spent at least part of today thinking “[bad curse word]! […]

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It's Super Duper Schmooper Tuesday!

It's Super Duper Schmooper Tuesday!

| February 5, 2008 | Reply

How about some Super Tuesday Blogging? Right now, it looks like McCain’s going to run the east and northeast. Huckabee’s surged to several wins, but almost exclusively in the south. Romney is showing up strong in the west and the northern plains states. Mitt poached on McCain’s wins to grab Massachusetts and McCain returned the […]

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Who Derangement Syndrome?

Who Derangement Syndrome?

| February 5, 2008 | Reply

Romney Derangement Syndrome lands in West Virginia where, thanks to John McCain, Mike Huckabee has won the state’s 18 delegates. Here’s how it played out. Romney won the first round of balloting at the convention but since he didn’t win a clear majority, the vote went to a second round. McCain ordered his delegates to […]

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