Category Archives: The Media

Andrew Breitbart, Rest in Peace

RIP Andrew Breitbart 1969-2012

I was stunned by the news that Andrew Breitbart died. He was a warrior, fighting for the soul of America, and he will be greatly missed.

He contributed his energy, creativity, and bravery to the conservative movement.  He worked to bring more people into the conservative fold.  He fought for the culture, which he correctly saw as America’s most powerful export.  He battled the left, using their tactics against them and fighting fire with fire.

Our country has lost a determined citizen activist, one who put everything on the line to stand on principle.

Conservatives have lost a true ally and friend, a happy warrior who lived for the battle but fought for a purpose.

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Reflections on the Republican Nomination Process

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Let’s just admit it.  We have a pretty stupid process of choosing the Republican nominee.  The Democrats’ process is even more fouled up and overcomplicated, but at least they don’t have to go through with it this time around.  We Republicans, on the other hand, are stuck with a terrible process for choosing the best person to face off against President Obama.

First off, I’d like to know why Iowa and New Hampshire deserve to be first.  Do they have higher IQs?  Are they better judges of character?  Did God grant them the first Caucuses and Primaries just as he gave the Israelites their homeland?  I don’t think so.  These two small states are not representative of the country and do not deserve to be first in line just because they have laid claim to it.

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Why Herman Cain No Longer Gets My Vote (And Why It’s Good He’s Dropping Out)

Perhaps it was a mistake for me to jump on the Cain Train.  By now, you’ve all seen the implosion of the Cain campaign, and it is quite clear that Mr. Cain was never quite ready for primetime.

Here are the reasons why I can no longer support Mr. Cain for President:

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Herman Cain and the Left’s Fixation with Race

Originally posted at The Right Wing Blog on October 26, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell lectures Herman Cain about civil rights. (Photo RCP)

The candidacy of Herman Cain is a shock to the progressive system.  In the neat little world that resides in their heads, liberal Democrats envision an alternate reality in which President Obama is a liberal Reagan, the private sector is booming, all international conflicts have been ended with diplomacy, and Herman Cain is secretly a white man in blackface.  Either he’s secretly white, or he hates his own race.

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Paul Krugman is a [insert expletive here]

Fun fact: Krugman was an advisor to Enron. (Photo from NY Mag)

Originally posted at The Right Wing Blog:

Paul Krugman is a fascinating example of a brilliant mind gone haywire, somewhat like Russell Crowe’s character in A Beautiful Mind. 

To commemorate 9/11, the ever-brilliant Krugman published a short blog post titled “The Years of Shame.”  In it, he calls Pres. Bush and Rudy Giuliani “fake heroes.”  Here’s the meat of the post:

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te [sic] atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

Actually, I take the “brilliant” comment back, although I’m pretty sure he hears voices in his head.  Krugman never had a brilliant, or beautiful, mind.  He’s been a morally bankrupt, intellectually elitist, dishonest smear merchant his entire life.  No one becomes that disturbed based on life experiences.  In fact, I have it on good authority that he attacked a fellow kindergartener for being a “fake hero” after a fire drill.

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Briefly Responding to Chris Matthews

Originally posted at The Right Wing Blog

On Friday, MSNBC’s resident delusional Democrat Chris Matthews interviewed RNC chair Reince Priebus.  During the interview, media site Mediaite notes that “a blustery Matthews was screaming for him to admit that President Obama had ‘walked into hell’ (a comment that sounded a bit more crazy than Matthews seemed to think it was).”

If you feel like it, you can watch the full segment here.  Below is my brief response to Mr. Matthews’ claim.

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Is Rick Perry 2012′s Fred Thompson?

Originally posted at The Right Wing Blog

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Rick Perry if officially running for President.  Some are suggesting that he’s this contest’s Fred Thompson.  Here’s something from the LA Times:

We all may remember (or, more likely, most of us don’t) Fred Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee who polled so well as a non-candidate that he belatedly jumped into the 2007-08 GOP primary race. Thompson’s campaign quickly stalled, thanks in no small part to a general perception of apathy on the candidate’s part.

Comes now Rick Perry, the Texas governor who had seemed genuinely uninterested in running for president before Republicans still unsold on any of their candidates’ electability went looking for their conservative savior. As with Perry, little of substance was known of Thompson, and neither underwent the kind of pre-campaign scrutiny devoted to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or John McCain. (And, as I’ve written before, the media limelight should help expose Perry’s indifference to a potentially profound injustice in Cameron Todd Willingham’s execution). Both Thompson and Perry boosted their poll numbers by flirting with their party’s base before making their plans clear; Perry now sits within error-margin distance of front-runner Mitt Romney.

Sure, the comparisons are largely superficial. Perry certainly seems not to share Thompson’s dispassion (see the photo above). Plus, Thompson lacked the line on his resume about governing a state known for weathering the Great Recession relatively well, while Perry brags about it unceasingly, even though the government he oversees competes with California’s dysfunction. Thompson, previously an actor, evoked comparisons to Reagan; Perry, the popular, conservative governor of Texas — well, you know.

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