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Saturday, November 22, 2008


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The Economist (no liberal rag!) on "the stupid party:"

JOHN STUART MILL once dismissed the British Conservative Party as the stupid party. Today the Conservative Party is run by Oxford-educated high-fliers who have been busy reinventing conservatism for a new era. As Lexington sees it, the title of the “stupid party” now belongs to the Tories’ transatlantic cousins, the Republicans.

Energy? Just drill, baby, drill. Global warming? Crack a joke about Ozone Al. Immigration? Send the bums home. Torture and Guantánamo? Wear a T-shirt saying you would rather be water-boarding. Ha ha.

Many conservatives continue to think they lost because they were not conservative or populist enough—Mr McCain, after all, was an amnesty-loving green who refused to make an issue out of Mr Obama’s associations with Jeremiah Wright. Richard Weaver, one of the founders of modern conservatism, once wrote a book entitled “Ideas have Consequences”; unfortunately, too many Republicans are still refusing to acknowledge that idiocy has consequences, too.



Obama lobbying for Chicago to host 2016 Olympics. Would be quite a way to cap off his tenure as president.


Palin talks turkey:

and we love her for it!:


Al Qaeda threatened by Obama


Obama's super-duper top secret plan to shut down talk radio (Shhh!!)

Along the same lines I hear weapon sales are soaring on account of all the people who think Obama's gonna try to take their guns away. Have fun fighting those bogeymen guys!


What will be the future of the Obama movement? Here's what Marshall Ganz (civil right organizer / Harvard professor / architect of Obama's grassroots organization) had to say:

Ganz makes three really important points: The first is that we've never had a president enter office with an organizing social movement attached to him, and there's no precedent for thinking about how the participants in that movement have a voice in his presidency. The second is that this movement isn't going away, and the critical question isn't "who's going to get the list" but how will this movement govern itself. The third, which is somewhat of an open secret, is that there is a group of organizers meeting in Chicago right now trying to figure this out, and Ganz believes that their deliberations should be more open. "I think it's important to create the public space for this kind of discussion," he told me.

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