Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Derb Takes on Fellow NRO Conerites Urging Them to Vote for Ron Paul

This is sweet. Go Derb!

Oh, stop whining. So what if the likely GOP nominee believes in restraints on free speech, higher taxation, bigger government, open borders, and 100-year U.S. armies of occupation everywhere from Albania to Zimbabwe? Romney believes in those things too — at least, he does when he’s in a room full of people that want him to.

You already have a genuinely conservative candidate on offer. He’s just not slick enough for you. What, he has positions you don’t agree with? More than the other guys? Actually, I have heard very little complaining about Paul’s positions. What I have mostly heard is (a) He’s funny looking, (b) He can’t win, and (c) He has a lot of icky supporters.

The answer to (a) is to put aside the New York Times “Style” section for five minutes and think. The answer to (b) is, that if conservatism is going to lose big in 2008 anyway (newsflash: it is), it should at least make a stand, to inspire future generations. The answer to (c) is, get in there and swell the ranks of non-icky Paul supporters — there are plenty of us — to drown out the nutsos.

While you guys are crying into your light-blended crème frappuccinos, I’ll be making a campaign donation to help Ron & Carol celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary Friday.

Shocker! RINO Schwarzenegger to Endorse RINO McCain

Wow, I’m shocked. One lib endorseing another lib. Now there is a “Man Bites Dog” story for you if there ever was one. Who woulda thunk it?

The real question is, “Is it really fair to call the liberal Establishment wing the RINOs?” Actually they are the true Republicans. It is the conservatives who still think the GOP is a conservative party who are the true RINOs. They just don’t know it yet.

Pledge to Buy Ron Paul’s New Book

Ron Paul has an original book coming out in April. This site asks people to pledge to buy the book to make it a New York Times and Amazon best seller. They are calling it the Ron Paul Book Bomb. I have made the pledge. Will you?

Paul has had a couple of recent books come out, one on foreign policy and one on the economy, but they were compilations of past speeches and articles. This book will be new material.

Find a little more information here.

Since it is coming out in April does that say anything about a possible independent or third party run?

Voting clarity

One good thing about McCain being the front runner is that it gives Ron Paul a clear line of attack in tonight’s debate in California. The bottom line, Ron Paul should say, is that a vote for McCain is vote for war and a vote for a draft and that’s what you want that’s exactly what you’ll get.

Why McCain wins

McCain’s win in Florida undoutbedly will lead to a Super Tuesday sweep in my view. Romney was already polling poorly in states like California, New York, New Jersey and Georgia and they’re only going to get worse for him now. Ron Paul might take a caucus state or two Feb. 5 but most Republicans will now want to close ranks behind McCain and end this thing. Romney would have to launch an all out attack on McCain to try and stop him and I just don’t see him doing that. He doesn’t have the stomach for it and he would have to dip into his personal fortune to do so and he won’t do that either. Rich people don’t continue to spend money on lost cause (see Steve Forbes), otherwise they wouldn’t be rich. The race will be officially over Feb. 6.

So why did McCain, supposedly the dead campaigner last summer, suddenly make like Lazarus and win the GOP nomination?

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John “Amnesty” McCain Wins Florida :-(

What are GOP primary voters thinking? Of course, I support Ron Paul, but tactically I was hoping for a Romney victory in Florida to slow down McEvil’s big mo, and keep things more interesting for Super Tuesday. If Super Tuesday was a big mess, with McAmnesty winning some, Flip Romney winning some and Huck winning some, then I could still hold out some faint hope for a brokered convention. That is very unlikely to happen now. I hate to say it, but McAmnesty is the likely GOP nominee. GOP primary voters are fools. Look out Constitution Party, here I come. (Don’t get me wrong. I hope Ron Paul plugs on until the Convention.)

Ron Paul got 3% last time I check which is about what he was polling. I hate to say it, but this country is not ready for Constitutional government. We have much work to do.

Since we are likely to be writing about him a lot in the future, please give me some input on the best derisive moniker for McEvil. John “Amnesty” McCain? John McAmnesty? You tell me.

Huckabee’s Fat Lip Yammering On About Your Gastronomic Business

This post is from Frederick Meekins: 

 Throughout his time in the public limelight, Republican Mike Huckabee has made obesity awareness one of his pet issues having lost over 100 pounds himself.  However, as is typical of most fanatics having come to a realization or a cause a little later in the game than most, it is not enough for them to keep what they have learned to themselves but now they are out to impose their new way of life to such an extent that they are willing to appeal to the mechanisms of the state in order to enforce their vision of reality.

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Arlo Guthrie Endorses Ron Paul

Good for Arlo!

“Dr. Paul is the only candidate I know of who would have signed the Constitution of the United States had he been there,” Guthrie said in the announcement. “I’m with him because he seems to be the only candidate who actually believes it has as much relevance today as it did a couple of hundred years ago.”

He is absolutely right. It looks like a folk singer who is generally considered a liberal has more sense than “mainstream” conservatives. How sad.

Via Justin Raimondo at Taki Mag.

Lawrence Vance on Libertarians, Ron Paul, and Abortion

This is a good article on libertarians and abortion. Contrary to popular belief, libertarians are not unanimously “pro-choice.” Some recognize that killing innocent babies does not square with their stated dedication to non-aggression.

I disagree on a couple of matters. For example, the Libertarian Party Platform is not neutral as Vance claims but is effectively pro-choice.

Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on both sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.

We oppose government actions that either compel or prohibit abortion, sterilization or any other form of birth control.

Sorry, but that is pro-choice. Anyway, the article is well worth a read. 

Two Bush speeches

Transcript: President Bush Meets with Troops in Fort Carson, Colorado
November, 2003

Terrorists need places to hide, to plot, and to train, so we’re holding their allies, the allies of terror to account. (Applause.) Working with a fine coalition, our military went to Afghanistan, destroyed the training camps of al Qaeda, and put the Taliban out of business forever. (Applause.)

Transcript: Bush’s State of the Union
January, 2008

“ …we are adding 3,200 Marines to our forces in Afghanistan, where they will fight the terrorists and train the Afghan Army and police. (Applause) Defeating the Taliban and al-Qaida is critical to our security, and I thank the Congress for supporting America’s vital mission in Afghanistan. (Applause)

The only consistent thing here is the continuing applause.

McCain Supports Affirmative Action

Multiculturalism is more than language, of course. McCain has also supported racial preferences and racial-identity politics. As Ward Connerly wrote in NR: “[In 1996], when a number of Republicans and others in Arizona sought to pass a bill in that state’s legislature outlawing race preferences, we were told by several Republican legislators that they had received calls from Sen. John McCain urging them not to support such a measure because—again, as always—it might “send the wrong message.”” ~ Mark Krikorian

I’m shocked that John “Let’s Give Amnesty to 20 Million Illegals” McCain would support affirmative action!