Politics

The Democrats believe we are stupid. Are they correct?

How wonderful that our ruling elites make little effort to hide their disdain for us, their disdain for the pretence of republican government! It shows their power, their confidence, and their awareness of our passivity and stupidity. On 30 August the FM site published “McCain believes we are stupid. Is he correct?“, about the nomination …

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Conservatives should look back before attempting to move forward

Matthew Yglesias raises a good point here, that conservatives need to reflect on past errors before condeming Obama’s future errors — let alone offering America new solutions: Part of the effort to pull the wagon of conservatism out of the ditch into which Bush piloted the country is going to be an effort to deny …

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Liberal reflections on the causes of the Republicans’ defeat at the polls

The previous post described some conservatives’ reflections after their defeat at the polls.  Liberals have also given some thought to the matter.   Here are a few of their more creative suggestions. So far most conservative analysis sticks with traditional explanations for defeat, like “insufficient purity” and “inadequate candidate and campaign staff.”  Ann Coulter’s latest article gives us both: They adored McCain at …

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Conservative reflections about America – starting to use their time in the wilderness to think

Conservatives, or some of them, have begun to think about their time in power.  Their role in American history.  And their role in America’s future.  These are just the first small steps in the long road back to winning back the confidence of the American people. “Intellectuals“, Thomas Sowell, National Review Online, 11 November 2008 — “Ignorance …

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True political leadership in action, American-style

Our national political leaders lie and fiddle, attempting to hide the extent of our trouble least we panic like children.  However some of America’s elected officials know what we expect of them, and meet that challenge.  Today’s exhibit of leadership in action comes to us from TV station CBS 2 in Chicago, about Mayor Richard Daley.