Tag Archives: conservatism
Gingrich and Paul

Who I voted for in the SC primary (and why I’m mad as all get-out about it)

Let me say in starting that this is the most ridiculous, disasterous, ill-advised and mishandled primary I’ve ever seen. In response to the criminal mismanagement in Washington we’ve seen a huge wave of popular indignation directed toward government in general, and YET we’re on the brink of nominating more of the same people who caused […]

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The Problem with Economic Development

“Mr. Chairman, I’d like to allot $500 out of my Recreation account to the ‘Snowbirds over Anderson’ event.” “Second.” “We have a motion and a second. Is there any discussion? Hearing none, all in favor raise your right hands. Let the minutes show the motion passes unanimously.” This is a scene we see enacted regularly […]

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Jim DeMint

DeMint: from Backbench to Conservative Kingmaker

When Jim DeMint stated some time back that he would rather have a small core group of true conservatives that a majority of RINOs, he drew sharp criticism from the GOP establishment and raised concern  in the minds of others, many of whom considered him on an impossible Don Quixote-esque mission against impossible odds. However, Jim […]

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Conservative Infatuation: a disturbing tendency

Conservatives are like high school girls: they fall in love at the drop of a hat. There is a disturbing tendency among conservatives to make heroes too easily. Example #1: Joe Wilson Consider the case of Joe Wilson. Caught up in a self-described “town hall moment”, he shouted “You lie!” at the President when Obama was, […]

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Let’s send “Mr. Smith” to Washington

“Remember the first day you got here? Remember what you said about Mr. Lincoln? You said he was sitting up there waiting for someone to come along? You were right! He was waiting for a man who could see his job and sail into it, that’s what he was waiting for. A man who could […]

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Two Great Speeches by Daniel Hannan

I’ve been a fan of Daniel Hannan since his speech to Britain’s Prime Minister went viral months ago. Below are two recent speeches he gave, the first in the European Parliament (where he serves as M.E.P. of South East England), and the second at the International Leaders’ Summit in Brussels. I felt like shouting when […]

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