Friday, October 15, 2010

Krauthammer Shoots, he Scores!

Many of my conservative colleagues are quick to condemn some of our conservative-ish brethren (and sistren) in the Republican party when they say something we disagree with -- like when Rove and Krauthammer went off on O'Donnell winning her primary.  I thought they were wrong.  But they are entitled to be wrong.  On the flip side, Rove, Krauthammer, and Cheney have also been responsible for some of the sharper arrows in our quiver ... when they're wrong I'll respectfully disagree with them.  But when they get it right, it can be a beautiful thing:
Most shameless attack campaign (national). President Obama suggesting that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is secretly using foreign money to fund its campaign ads. There's not a shred of evidence that this is true. When Bob Schieffer asked David Axelrod for evidence, he responded, "Well, do you have any evidence that it's not, Bob?" That's like some lunatic claiming that Obama secretly says Muslim prayers at night that no one can see and no one can hear. You ask: What's your evidence? He says: What's yours that he is not? You say: No one's ever seen or heard him do that. He says: Aha, that's exactly my point.


tim said...

Krauthammer rocks, one of my favorite writers.

I don’t think anyone took the position that Rove and Krauthammer weren’t entitled to their opinion. Anymore than then some Muslims don’t have a right to build a mosque at Ground zero or the myriad of other issues we all debate about. That’s beside the point, it’s the principle.

Especially Rove, bashing O’Donnell as she’s literally giving her primary acceptance speech. Dumb.

As a side note, what is it about us conservatives that we just don’t understand as far as eating our own? I love Rush, but can’t help but feel that he inflicted much damage upon McCain, not saying he would of won, last election. Just shut it if ya’ got nothing nice to say, we got an election to win. Yea, the choice might suck but do we really want the other guy in office? How’s that working for us? Yea, yea, I know “the truth” Mr. Beck, “the truth” must be told. Well, “the truth” (his opinion) isn’t gonn’a lower my taxes, keep our enemies at bay, pay my mortgage, or my soon to be, yet again increased, health insurance premium, or encourage my customers to buy, or…Focus, big picture, we’ll have plenty of time after the election to debate and pressure what that particular candidate/elected representative should do. Or we could just continue losing.

Cylar said...

I love Rush, but can’t help but feel that he inflicted much damage upon McCain, not saying he would of won, last election

Rush was frustrated that "the Left's cross-voting" (his words) allowed a pretender-squish-moderate-RINO like McCain to cinch the nomination in the first place. He knew that as soon as McCain got the nod from the party apparatus and the primaries were were we. It is precisely why he proceeded to launch "Operation Chaos" - encouraging Republicans to vote for Hildabeast in their states' primaries, in order to encourage her to stay in the race longer and drain Obama's resources. In the hopes, of course, of winning the general for our side.

This rather puts the lie to the claim that Rush didn't care about putting *a* Republican into the White House.

But he was right, as least as far as retaining the presidency that year was concerned. He pointed out - correctly - that the independents and moderates who decided the electoral vote in many states...would vote for a genuine lefty like Obama were they so inclined to vote left. McCain, he argued, would be seen as a Democrat-Lite. This would prove to be a perfect loss: The left and moderates would tack for Obama, the rest of us would stay home. Right on all counts.

My opinion has always been that all 50 states should have closed primaries. It might have prevented someone like McCain from getting our party's nomination. There was absolutely no reason for Democrats to be voting in our primaries or having any kind of say whatsoever in who our party nominates. To those third-party voters who would be shut-out of presidential primaries, I say, "Too bad. You should have had a V8."

Resign yourselves to the fact that third parties are a hopeless cause in this country, no matter how much whining people do about how there's apparently no major difference between the two major ones.