The Other McCain

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#MDCAN: Greetings From Annapolis

Posted on | October 29, 2011 | 8 Comments

When I pulled into the driveway of the fabulous Doubletree Inn, I saw them: About 15 protesters, standing in the rain, holding up signs: “Stop the Hate.” I rolled down the window, smiled and gave them a cheerful thumbs-up, muttering under my breath: “Shouldn’t you people be sodomizing 14-year-olds under a tarp in a park somewhere?”

The organized opposition to “Islamophobia” scoops up the usual detritus of the Left — the same scum found in the “Occupy Wall Street” camps — and adds an extra dose of indignant Muslims and their dhimmi pals. There is a fundamental dishonesty involved in their insistence that it is an irrational phobia to call attention to the fact that jihadi killers daily plot our destruction. It is “hate” and fear-mongering, say the protest mobs, to take seriously the oft-reiterated vows of radical Muslim clerics to institute a global caliphate, destroying Israel, destroying Christianity, destroying America.

Yet we notice that, rather than protesting outside the mosques run by radical imams, the advocates of tolerance are protesting outside a hotel where a bunch of mild-mannered and mostly middle-aged Americans have gathered to discuss the preservation of American constitutional liberty.

I’m just sayin’ . . .

Anyway: The Maryland Conservative Action Network‘s “Turning the Tides” conference is scarcely the “extremist” hatefest the protesters would have you believe, and a handful of Anne Arundel County police are in the lobby to make sure that there’s no trouble.

BTW: Who was Anne Arundel? A Christian, a colonist, the daughter of a powerful Catholic nobleman, the bride of Cecil Calvert (the 2nd Lord Baltimore), the mother of nine children.

The protest mobs would have hated her.

UPDATE: Conservatives in Maryland are fired up for Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who is running for Senate as a Republican in 2012 taking on Democrat Sen. Ben Cardin. He’s @DBongino on Twitter.

Bongino Fever: Catch It!

UPDATE II: Cain Train in the house!

UPDATE III: Herman Cain wins the straw poll “by a wide margin.”

UPDATE IV: Jeff Quinton reports Cain’s straw-poll victory.


8 Responses to “#MDCAN: Greetings From Annapolis”

  1. Anonymous
    October 29th, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    I’ll bet those protesters aren’t Rotarians either.

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  3. richard mcenroe
    October 29th, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    Cain wins the straw poll by wide margin, proof he’s secured the all-important Ron Paul demographic.

  4. Anonymous
    October 30th, 2011 @ 12:50 am

    Geller’s movement has nothing at all to do with “preserving constitutional liberty.” It’s completely about scaring the bejabbers out of the rubes so as to facilitate the flow of cash to Geller’s bank account.

    If you’re going to throw in with this kind of trash, you should at least demand a big enough cut that you can stop rattling the tip jar.

  5. Anonymous
    October 30th, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    Because it’s irrational to be concerned about a religion that is directly commanded by its’ founder and sole source of revealed truth to divide the world into Us (Dar al Islam) and Not Us (Dar al Harb), and then decree that all Not Us are for enslaving or killing.

    None of which can be said about Christianity (unless you are a dishonest tool).

  6. Anonymous
    October 30th, 2011 @ 12:17 pm


    Nice try at putting words in my mouth, but no cigar.

    What (among other things) is irrational is vastly inflating the power of the threat — it’s not even close to “existential” — then pretending to mere “concern” when called on that inflation.

    What’s also irrational is fueling the threat with military adventurism that tends to reduce the choice of Muslims in their own lands to the binary “with the native Islamists, or with the foreign invader.”

    We could argue the nature of Islam versus Christianity all day long, but we don’t have to reach that issue, because the Geller/Spencer types aren’t typical of Christendom, they are typical of (and allied with) the fringe of Christendom characterized by Falangism and other analogs of Islamism.

  7. andrea Kline
    October 30th, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    I think  your comment about our group in the first paragraph says so much more about you and your kind than anyone in our group. Actually, your remarks sound pathological but I gathered that from reading about you before I attended.

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