Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Ron Paul campaign takes sharp aim at the media and fellow Republicans for dwelling on the trivial.
I could not agree more.
Ron Paul says we should turn back the clock to 1890. But you can’t turn back time. Which is why he’s a nut.
Ron Paul has hogged the libertarian mantle for too long.
I’m a little ”l” libertarian, which means I’m for shrinking the federal government to a financeable level. Simple math compels this, unless you want a totally fascist Big Borg USA.
OT and because it generated so much commentary, there is this, FWIW:
"Same-sex marriages are not a human right, European judges have ruled.
Their decision shreds the claim by ministers that gay marriage is a universal human right and that same-sex couples have a right to marry because their mutual commitment is just as strong as that of husbands and wives.
The ruling was made by judges of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg following a case involving a lesbian couple in a civil partnership who complained the French courts would not allow them to adopt a child as a couple."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117920/Gay-marriage-human-right-European-ruling-torpedoes-Coalition-stance.html#ixzz1qBVDDqgn
I do not understand the argument that gay marriage is a universal human right, but I also do not understand the opposition to it. I think of it as good policy at no social cost (I can see any number of benefits), and a kindness to people who are not always treated kindly.
Seeing former Speaker who was forced to resign in disgrace and a former Senator who was overwhelmingly removed from Office, clutching a toy in desperation to further personal ambition which has absolutely no chance of being fulfilled?
The opposite of "priceless" - simply pathetic.
Both Gingrich and Santorum look more embarrassing by the day.
And Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, etc., defending Santorum's childish profane temper tantrums with Reporters quoting his exact words is the biggest joke of all.
Long ago, a guy named Buckley made it cool to be called a Conservative, sanity based on facts. Now a bunch of unsound Celebrities make a mockery of a once serious movement, turning it into a shell game based on superficial identity politics. Kristol might be the biggest phony of all.
It took some of the most unsound to prostitute the excellence of WFB, and turn it into a comedy of errors. Hannity peddling for career Beltway Insider who grafted via Freddie and Fannie under cover as an "historian"? Please, this Radio personality is no "Reagan Conservative".
Soon, with impressive leadership like Ryan, Christie, Rubio, Romney, Haley, Thune, Brewer, etc., it will be far more acceptable to be calling oneself a Republican, as the sophistry has so trashed the Conservative name.
“with impressive leadership like Ryan, Christie, Rubio, Romney, Haley, Thune, Brewer, etc”
Romney talks the talk, but will he walk the walk.
Romney is a poor candidate, as we’ve noted here already. He’ll be even worse in the general. But it’s more likely than not that he’ll be the nominee. (Thank you Old Fan, and Ann Coulter).
So does Romney sign on to the Ryan plan? Make Ryan his VP? Make it a balls out fight on fiscal math and principle?
Or does he play it safe, and likely lose a street fight popularity contest, despite $6.00 gasoline.
Romney endorses Ryan’s plan – Ryan endorses Romney. Progress ……
Rubio as VP won’t do as much with Hispanics as people think. He’s more Cuban than Hispanic. Most Hispanics don’t self-identify as Hispanic.