Today on Fox News Sunday, former Senator and actor Fred Thompson announced he is considering a run for president. Given the current field of Republican candidates, I believe Thompson would be an instant hit among conservatives. Many of Thompson’s positions are right in line with the base of the conservative movement. will we soon add Mr. Thompson to the Presidential poll? How do you feel about a possible Thompson candidate?
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There is a lot of “holier than Thou” talk from the left right now and it really bugs me. Even one of the commenters in the “Ditch Coulter” post was spouting crap like that. Like I wrote in that original post comments like Coulter’s are not exclusive to the conservatives…liberals have way more than their fair share of hateful comments, MUCH MUCH worse than what Coulter said. The difference between liberals and conservatives is the conservatives have overwhelmingly denounced Coulter’s remarks…there has been silence from the left when their own people have made worse comments. Here is a great post from Patterico that details several examples of the hate speech the left is ever so good at.
I think Ann Coulter has finally done it. She has pushed the envelope to a point where conservatives NEED to ditch her. Conservatives have been given the rap of being racist, biggoted, homophobes, which is so unfair. I bet admitted homophobe Tim Hardaway didn’t vote for a conservative…just a guess.
Racism, and homophobia knows no political party…it is on both sides of the aisle <cough> Sen. Sheets Byrd <cough>, but since liberals and their cohorts in the media have been successful in changing the conventional wisdom regarding conservatives it is our job to change it back. Ann Coulter has become a liability to the conservatives.
I used to like Coulter. I have one of her books. She would say things that no one else would dare say, she stood up to her critics, and she destroyed them. Is that what we want from a politician…no, but she is the one that does the dirty work the politicians can’t or won’t do. She has went over the line and the Right can’t legitimicize her any longer. It is guilt by association. I heard Hannity say in his interview with Michelle Malkin, that he hasn’t heard the comments and can only say that each person needs to be responsible for what they say, not what someone else says. That is true, but if you sit back and do nothing to correct or condemn the action it indicates you support the comments, or you are just too much of a wuss to take a stand. Either way it isn’t an appealing characteristic.
Ann Coulter is going the way of Pat Buchannan, and she should be shunned like he was too.
Here is a short post from Lost Remote about the new Fox News sketch comedy, The 1/2 Hour News Show, and a new show called It’s Out There.
For many of us it isn’t earth shattering news that the internet and blogging are in the process of changing the political landscape in this country, but I would guess MOST people are in the dark on this topic. It’s Out There is an example of how blogging is changing politics and the news media in general, because it is essentiall a half-hour show discussing stories found on blogs. For me, the best part about the show is that it will be cohosted by one of my favorite Fox News contributors…Michelle Malkin!
This Variety link mentions just a bit more about the show and its first episode.
I recently added a new widget that allows you to vote for the your favorite presidential candidate on my personal blog, because this site does not support html. Click the link here and you will notice the widget in the right hand column. You can vote for one Republican and one Democrat, and you can vote once weekly. Check it out and voice your opinion!
The arrogance of the politicians we elect never ceases to amaze me. This guy is so arrogant in his belief that the Iraqi war is wrong, he won’t even accept Iraqi refugees…legal Iraqi refugees into his state.
“I think Ohio and Ohioans have contributed a lot to Iraq in terms of blood, sweat and too many tears,” Strickland said. “I am sympathetic to the plight of the innocent Iraqi people who have fled that country. However, I would not want to ask Ohioans to accept a greater burden than they already have borne for the Bush administration’s failed policies.”
That sounds like the whole “I support the troops, but not the war” mantra that we hear over and over, only in this case it is “I am sympathetic, but screw you!”. Here is a guy that is putting his own radical anti-war beliefs above the humanity of welcoming these innocent Iraqi refugees.
This is an example of when we need to remember the REAL actions and words politicians use when they have power, not the FAKE niceties they spew during their campaigns.
One of the more unsettling aspects of today’s political landscape is the blatant elitism that runs rampant through Washington. Karl Rove recently said in defense of the President’s open border policy:
Yes, let’s let the lower class people do that stuff…we’re too good for that. Please! Even the author of the article, who is chastising Rove, refers to himself as being in the “educating elite”, and refers to Mexicans as “little brown people”. The author acts as if they…as children, should try their hands at that type of work so they can relate to the commoners, but then they can skip up to the position in life they are entitled to.
And then there are the Democrats…Nancy Pelosi thinks she needs a bigger jet than the previous speaker of the house, because she has to fly farther (California vs. Illinois). I don’t intend for her to hitch a ride across country whenever she needs to get from California to Washington, but it wasn’t like they were flying her in a two-seater…it was a jet!
How do we expect people like this to really represent us. Granted, Rove isn’t an elected official, but it is still a good example of the mentality of the people we elect. They are our saviors, and we are the lowly people doing work they wouldn’t think of doing, because it is beneath them…we are beneath them.
When will they realize that the work everyone does in this country is incredibly important for our country to continue to be as great as it is? One day maybe we will get back to politics they way our founding fathers intended it to be…where “we commoners” are more involved in politics, instead of the career politicians.