Turning the Tables

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Tuesday, 6 May 2008

“Look, we worked hard and gave it our best shot, but the demographics, well, they are what they are…”

The “demographics”? Hmmmmm, now whatever could he mean by that?

I wonder, could a Republican get away with saying something like that? Need I even ask?

NOTE: I’m not at all suggesting that what this fella said was somehow offensive. But lately the bar really seems to have lowered considerably in terms of what might be considered the “polite” discussion of racial politics. Well, I guess if it just stays among the Democrats, then that’s A-OK.

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This Is Quite Possibly…

Byline: | Category: Government | Posted at: Tuesday, 22 April 2008

one of the dumbest bills I have seen introduced in the state legislature in a very, very long time. And that’s saying something.

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News You Can’t Really Use…”Cause You Already Knew It

Byline: | Category: Education | Posted at: Tuesday, 1 April 2008

The news-o-sphere is all abuzz about a report that high school graduation rates in urban areas stink, especially when compared to suburban areas. Really? I had no idea. Somehow, I’m sure, this is George Bush’s fault.

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Defending Rush

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Friday, 28 March 2008

A WashPost advice guy tells a whiny Dem voter to stick it where the sun don’t shine.

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Two For The Price Of One

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Tuesday, 25 March 2008

It must be spring break or something, because this fella, a constitutional law professor at Yale, writes a whole piece on how Clinton and Obama could actually “share” the presidency, like some sort of 21st century version of the French directorate, which would be your average Democrat’s wet dream (on more than one level).

The funny thing is, I think the guy’s serious. Some people just belong in academia.

P.S. This is what you have to pay to get direct access to this level of genius.

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Doug Kmiec’s Unconvincing Endorsement of Obama

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Monday, 24 March 2008

(DISCLAIMER: I am not Bob Krumm. I am Roger Abramson, who will be sitting in for Bob for a little while. This is (yet again) an astonishing misjudgment by Bob, but you’ll need to take that up with him.)

So I’m reading this endorsement of Barack Fidel Castro Obama by Douglas Kmiec, and, well, I guess I’m missing something, because he really gives no real reason for his endorsement of the guy. I found this disappointing, because I was pretty interested in hearing (reading) a conservative apologia for Obama. Instead, we got a lot of fluff.

Here is my summary of the endorsement:

Paragraph One: I endorse Barack Obama. He seems like a pretty good chap.

Paragraph Two: The only reason you should even care about this endorsement is because I’m a conservative Republican.

Paragraph Three: Here are five major things I believe in.

Paragraph Four: Obama does not agree with me on any of those things.

Paragraph Five: Never mind all that! The current administration is a disaster.

Paragraph Six: The extremist Islamic threat is a top priority. Here’s hoping that Obama will focus more attention on it.

And…that’s it. Frankly, that’s pretty lame. Now, I’m not knocking his apostasy. Lord knows I’m the last person to do that. I just have a problem with his flimsy argument.

Kmiec is usually better than that. Which leads me to believe there’s something more going on here. One possible theory: this is less a pro-Obama position as it is an anti-McCain position. But maybe he doesn’t even realize that yet.

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Welcome To The Party, Pal

Byline: | Category: Uncategorized | Posted at: Tuesday, 26 June 2007

“The Republican Party is in serious trouble.”

And you think that just started now?

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Yup, That’s Pretty Much It

Byline: | Category: Uncategorized | Posted at: Thursday, 21 June 2007

Rob Huddleston on the Bloomberg thing:

The headline reads: “Bloomberg Leaves GOP.” But how can one leave something that he never was a part of?

Let me put it this way – if I rent a Ford Mustang and drive it to where I need to be this morning (which is court), and I abandon the vehicle once I get there, have I left Ford? That seems to be the case here with Bloomberg. The lifelong Democrat thought he needed to be a Republican (because it was en vogue?) to be elected Mayor of that cesspool in the Northeast. Now it doesn’t suit his purposes.

Really, guys, if you didn’t see this one coming…

Except for the gratuitous NYC slam, that’s exactly how I feel.

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“I Will Be Nowhere Near Next Friday’s Strip-Club Stabbing”

Byline: | Category: Uncategorized | Posted at: Thursday, 21 June 2007

Pacman makes the Onion.

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You Can Take The Yankee Out Of The North, But You Can’t Take The North Out Of The Yankee

Byline: | Category: Uncategorized | Posted at: Wednesday, 20 June 2007

“I think there’ll be a lot of discussion about the appropriateness of burning the tires — or whatever it was that they called what they were doing — and going forward, and I think that’s probably a very good discussion to have,” Bredesen said.

An awful tragedy, to be quite sure, but, still, that’s just funny. At least, this Southern-born-boy-with-Yankee-blood-and-Yankee-sensibilities thinks so.

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