Category: Conservatism

Run ‘Stache Run: John Bolton for Veep?

Run ‘Stache Run: John Bolton for Veep?

| September 9, 2010 | Reply

I don’t know that he’d win, but if John Bolton made a serious run for the 2012 Republican nomination, it would make the race very interesting. Bolton, a sometimes controversial diplomat who served as ambassador to the U.N. from August 2005 through December 2006 for then-President George W. Bush, flirted with the idea of challenging […]

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When a Snide Left-Winger Gives You Lemons, Make Awesome Conservative Lemonade

When a Snide Left-Winger Gives You Lemons, Make Awesome Conservative Lemonade

| September 9, 2010 | 3 Replies

New Jersey Governor and new conservative hero Chris Christie is at it again. He attended a town hall meeting in Raritan, NJ and, during the question and answer period, took a question from a local elementary school teacher. Technically, I call it a question because it had a question mark at the end. Really, what […]

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This is an Ex-Party…err…Parrot!

This is an Ex-Party…err…Parrot!

| July 30, 2010 | 3 Replies

I’ve seen more than a few clips of Lady Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches. This one, by far, is my favorite. She drove a well-placed dagger into the heart of the opposition party with perfect timing and just the right note of sarcasm. I suspect she would have made a mean comedienne. After you’re finished laughing, […]

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Eventually, Wile E. Coyote Read the Fine Print. Hopefully, So Will Republicans.

Eventually, Wile E. Coyote Read the Fine Print. Hopefully, So Will Republicans.

| July 19, 2010 | 3 Replies

This post by Stacy McCain ought to be in the hands of every member of the Republican Party establishment today, if for no other reason than this paragraph. The GIGO principle (Garbage In, Garbage Out) is as applicable to political discourse as to any other information system. If you let liberals like [TNR's Jonathan] Chait tell you which Republican […]

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Utah’s Bennett: Silly Conservatives and Their Silly Constitution

Utah’s Bennett: Silly Conservatives and Their Silly Constitution

| July 8, 2010 | 5 Replies

Gosh, I can’t imagine why conservatives had some serious disagreements with Senator Robert Bennett. He has such a keen grasp on the first principles of conservatism! JUDY WOODRUFF: Bennett sees the Tea Party and other conservative citizens groups as demanding more than he is prepared to do. SEN. ROBERT BENNETT: I found that a good […]

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Peggy Noonan: Obama Was Supposed to Be Competent. Me: Said Who?

Peggy Noonan: Obama Was Supposed to Be Competent. Me: Said Who?

| May 29, 2010 | 9 Replies

Peggy Noonan, former Presidential speechwriter and one-time conservative, has come crashing back to earth, her dreams of a less-rancorous unicorn-intensive Obama presidency wrecked by…well…let’s get into that in a moment. First, Jules Crittenden and Jill of Pundit and Pundette examine the meat of Noonan’s article: that President Obama’s political and practical competence dealing with the […]

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Coming Soon: An Actual Book Review!

Coming Soon: An Actual Book Review!

| May 27, 2010 | 1 Reply

Yesterday, I received a review copy of Zev Chafets’ Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One from the kind folks at Sentinel Books. I haven’t had a lot of time to really dig into it, but I find it’s not a book that needs a lot of deep pondering. The story of how Rush Limbaugh made […]

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I’m a Top 50 Interesting Person? Err…Yes! Yes, I Am!

I’m a Top 50 Interesting Person? Err…Yes! Yes, I Am!

| May 15, 2010 | Reply

Over the past couple days, I’ve noticed my number of Twitter followers sneaking up. One day I’m up ten or so, the next another 8 or twelve. It’s puzzled me because I’ve basically reached a popularity plateau around 2,900 followers and, since I don’t really stump for more and I don’t participate in the Twitter […]

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Excuse Me, New Jersey, Can I Borrow Your Governor A While?

Excuse Me, New Jersey, Can I Borrow Your Governor A While?

| May 14, 2010 | 3 Replies

I wonder if Chris Christie wouldn’t mind serving as Governor of Maryland, too. I mean, just listen to him take a horribly-biased question and yank it right the heck out of the park. Dave Weigel, the guy the Washington Post sent forth to tell their readers all about those strange and vicious creatures known as […]

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Conservative Bloggers Answer George Thorogood’s Question, “Who Do You Love?”

Conservative Bloggers Answer George Thorogood’s Question, “Who Do You Love?”

| March 30, 2010 | 1 Reply

Every one in a while John Hawkins polls a bunch of conservative bloggers about an issue of the day. I find his polls interesting because the folks he picks are a mix of established, popular bloggers along with folks on various points of the blogospheric “long tail”. As one of the folks out on the […]

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