I was quoting these things over at the left-wing / neocon blog No Left Turns, but the neocon PC enforcers arrived and started deleting my comments. I don’t think that one must deplore Lincoln to be a conservative, but I do think it is wrong to make Jacobin adoration of him a litmus test, especially when one considers how unconservative Lincoln was. If anyone violates the protocols of political correctness, especially as it concerns Lincoln, then neocons will be the first to silence and censor. Here are some posts that were deleted.
Great post here from our friend Mike Tuggle at the Rebellion blog. This is Mike commenting on a Salon article. A link is provided to the original article but it reguires registration.
I couldnâ€™t improve on the title of Mr. Greenwaldâ€™s analysis in a million years.Â Southern traditionalists, conservatives, libertarians, and Christian activists have been sold a bill of goods by a fraud and a cheat:
On every front, the Bush administration has ushered in vast expansions of federal powerâ€”often in the form of radical and new executive powers, unprecedented surveillance of American citizens, and increased intervention in every aspect of Americansâ€™ private lives. To say that the Bush movement is hostile to the limited-government ends traditionally associated (accurately or not) with the storied Goldwater/Reagan ideology is a gross understatement.
Thank God For Lou Dobbs
By Chuck Baldwin
Over the years, I have been as outspoken a critic of the mainstream press as anyone. For one thing, the vast majority of mainstream media celebrities seem infatuated with liberal politicians. For example, popular news hosts are going gaga in the way they cover the presidential campaign of Senator Barak Obama. Of course, this is standard operating procedure for the majority of the mainstream media. Is it any wonder that so many people across America have serious disdain for America’s major news makers?
Furthermore, if CNN is the “Clinton News Network,” FOX News is the “Bush News Network.” For instance, Sean Hannity is nothing more than a shill for Republicans in general and George W. Bush in particular. The same is true for Rush Limbaugh and countless other media dignitaries.
Here it is at World Net Daily.
Check out this quote.
It’s a scary thought, but, the truth be known, virtually allÂ presidential candidatesÂ today are to the left of FDR, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. All, save a handful of non-threatening independents, are members of one of the two factions (Republicans and Democrats) of the “Demopublican” Party. (emphasis mine)
Preach it Brother! Preach it!
Great articleÂ by Pat BuchananÂ that challenges the interventionists. Pay particular attention to the public opinion data. The saber rattling right is fighting a very up-hill battle on this one.
Jim Gilmore, former Governor of Virginia, is a long shot running for the position of designated conservative. He is pro-choice in the first trimester so I am skeptical of his appeal to disgruntled conservatives. But this quote is classic.
â€œOne thing I donâ€™t have to have — I donâ€™t have to have a $100 million to convert myself into being a conservative,â€ Jim Gilmore told the editors of HUMAN EVENTS during an exclusive interview Wednesday.
What a great dig. Clearly aimed at Romney, but could also apply to Giuliani and McCain. Here is the article.
Go here for more on this shameless capitulation to the PC thought police.
Check it out on You Tube.
Ron Paul 2008
March 29, 2007
Since I announced my candidacy for the Republican nomination for
president two weeks ago, the response and activity have been
exciting. Thank you for your enthusiastic support!
After the day’s business is complete here in the U.S. House, I will
head to Phoenix this evening for two days of campaigning. I’m looking
forward to a busy and productive time there, as we had recently in . Some of our activities in Phoenix will be an appearance on
the Charles Goyette show on KFNX; a meeting with the editorial board
of the ; a luncheon meeting with several
legislators; an interview with news anchor Jim Sharpe on KFYI; a
fundraising reception; and a brunch meeting with nearly 100 Ron Paul
2008 activists. In addition, I will be interviewed on “Real Time with
Bill Maher” on HBO tomorrow night.
Check out my latest column at Etherzone.com “Looking for Third Ways, Towards a true Canadian Foreign Policy.”
“[But] I donâ€™t think heâ€™s a Christian. At least thatâ€™s my impression.â€ ~ Dobson
This statement alone could sink Thompson’s aspirations.Â Way to go, James! Now we just need the same pronouncements about Giuliani, McCain and Romney.
Long ago in our callow days we thought that American conservatism was the Christian social philosophy of Russell Kirk and Richard Weaver. We did not know that American conservatism was really Trotskyites, oil barons, Likudniks, Dr. Strangeloves, amoral political technicians, fringe Protestant loonies, and ignorant, vulgar media demagogues. We should have known. In retrospect, it was inevitable, given the quality of the human material available in the Republican Party. – Â Dr. Clyde Wilson at Chronicle Magazine
I don’t agree with the “fringe Protstant loonies” part, but otherwise priceless.
Here is the whole sorry story.
There is a reason many conservatives never entirely trusted Steve Forbes.
Tom Piatak has started a good discussion thread over on the ChroniclesÂ websiteÂ concerning some comments Jonah Goldberg made on The Corner concerning the revival of Buchananism and Sam Francis’ Middle American Radicals or MARs, complete with snide, smartass comment about Francis rotting in hell, which is typical of man who would be nothing if he wasn’t in the right place at the right time.
It’s been over 10 years since Pat Buchanan was in his moment of triumph after winning the New Hampshire primary. I see that Bay Buchanan is joining the Tancredo campaign. I hope she’s not counting on Buchanan Brigades re-forming to join Tancredo. Some will be with him I’m sure. Some will be with Paul or Duncan. Some are now with the CP, some scattered to the four winds and out of politics and some are no longer with us.
I’d like to hears some thoughts about Buchananism from those who were a part of his campaigns or supporters, I think that would be a good topic for an article on Etherzone.com. Looking back, it was a mish-mash of different ideas, not all cohesive but few movements are. It was a coalition of different conservative groups and even some libertarians but once Murray Rothbard died in 1996 the whole thing began to fall apart and by 2000 what had happened in New Hampshire died on Election Day when Buchanan got snared in the Florida re-count mess.
Please chime in with some reflections……
You can now, once again, vote for Ron Paul in the Pajama Media poll. He had been removed from the poll due to the inconvenient fact that he was winning, but due to his recent presence in the polls, they can pretend no longer.
Thanks to the Lew Rockwell blog for the info.
Are South Carolinian conservatives just pathetic? Left-winger Sen. Lindsey Graham is up for reelection in 2008, and a real conservative has yet even to step forward to challenge him in the GOP primary. This is the same Mr. Lindsey â€œI like judges like David Souterâ€ Graham, Mr. Lindsey â€œI support the third-world invasion of the U.S.â€ Graham. This guy is pathetic. He is a liberal globalist in one of the most conservative states in the U.S.
What about Rep. Bob Inglis? Heâ€™s much closer to a real conservative. He recently voted for the nonbinding resolution to get us out of the illegal neocon war in Iraq, and he has a grade of B+ by Americans for better Immigration.
Come on, SC conservatives. Step up to the plate!
March 27, 2007
The Bush Administration is redoubling efforts to halt proliferation of Weapons of Mass Dialectic, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said in a press conference Monday.