The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Republican Fascism And Raaaaacism

by Smitty Yet another superb Bill Whittle outing: Now that you have a clear idea of the historical basis for ‘fascism’, here goes Larry Johnson: The core of conservatism is the belief in the inalienable rights of the individual and the limits imposed on Federal power in order to protect and preserve those rights. But […]

The Krauthammer Caucus

One cause of this year’s up-and-down cycles in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination has been the powerful influence Fox News exercises over conservative opinion. While I am capable of filtering Fox in the same way I filter any other information stream — and am naturally resistant to peddlers of Conventional Wisdom — it cannot be denied […]

We’ve All Gone Crazy

Folie à deux — shared psychosis; a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another. Who’s nuts: David Frum or the Republicans who hate him? It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor […]

Indoctrination: What the Occupiers Believe and Why They Believe It

NYPD arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 1 “In the hands of a skillful indoctrinator, the average student not only thinks what the indoctrinator wants him to think . . . but is altogether positive that he has arrived at his position by independent intellectual exertion. This man is outraged by the […]

‘Frothing Degenerate Mob’ Would Make a Great Name for a Punk-Rock Band

That phrase occurred in one of my posts yesterday as I contemplated MSNBC’s utterly one-sided coverage of Occupy Wall Street’s nationwide “Day of Action”: Liberals decided from the outset that Occupy Wall Street would be a rallying point, their triumphant response to the Tea Party movement, and they refuse to let it go. It must […]

First, They Came for Mel Bradford

Karen Kraushaar made this horse ‘very uncomfortable,’ according to friends of the horse, who requested anonymity “I love Cain’s story. He’s a guy who came from nowhere and did well, obviously against heavy odds. He’s a doer and a straight-talker, which I don’t see enough of from either party.” – Clint Eastwood “On his radio […]

Cain HQ: ‘Crazy, Hectic, But Fine’

“Cain’s success represents a journey into uncharted political waters, like an ancient explorer sailing off toward the part of the map where the legend reads, ‘Here Be Dragons.’ “ – Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator, “Herman Cain Sails Into Uncharted Seas” Admit it: If Herman Cain decided to call it quits tomorrow, what he […]

‘Controversy’ Over: National Right to Life Vouches for Cain’s Pro-Life Bona Fides

We should consider the abortion kerfuffle kicked off by the Piers Morgan interview Wednesday as being decisively ended now: The National Right to Life Committee is today [Friday] vouching for Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s bona fides, saying the businessman who is considered by many to be the current GOP frontrunner is pro-life. … “Herman Cain’s pro-life,” […]

Obama’s Down. Can GOP Put Him Out?

“There is only so much disaster-control you can do. When you’re in a disaster, you can spin it as ‘not that bad’ or ‘not my fault’ . . . but you cannot actually spin or speechify a horrific state of affairs into a positive one.” – Ace of Spades, “Obama on the Ropes? Two GOP […]

Against Radical Egalitarianism

A friend responded to my earlier post about the so-called “gender gap” with an e-mail pointing out several other statistical problems in that feminist argument. Replying to my friend’s e-mail, I found myself elaborating an argument that eventually reached nearly 1,200 words. Because it explains a lot of the fundamental principles involved in my political […]

VIDEO: The Man With No Plan Accuses House Republicans of Irresponsibility

“President Snippy Pants,” as William Teach calls him, evidently believes what America needs is more lectures from him: While accusing the House GOP of wasting time by, y’know, passing legislation, our Lecturer-in-Chief uses his weekly address to issue yet another iteration of Democrat Party talking points: Republicans in the House of Representatives just spent precious days trying to […]

Obama Wants ‘Largest Deal Possible’

The president is obviously trying to turn the debt-ceiling negotiations into an opportunity to claim victory: “I think there’s still time to get something big done,” [White House budget director Jack] Lew said. . . . Lew said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” that the president “made clear he wants the largest deal possible.”“He wants […]

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