Thursday, August 6, 2009

Orly Taitz is awesome!


(h/t TPM)


The Rational Number said...

If this isn't motivation for moderate Republicans to take back their party, I don't know what is.

Audrey II said...

Isn't "moderate Republican" an oxymoron? At the very least, it seems an exercise in relativism that robs the qualifier of any objective meaning.

It certainly would be nice to see control of the Republican party wrested back away from the hands of the loons, but the party's only viable election strategy since Nixon has been to appeal to lowest-common-denominator populism.

Power has been more attractive than integrity, and now that they've lost the former, shedding any vestiges of the latter seems to be all that they've got left.

The Rational Number said...

I think moderate Republicans (and moderate Conservatives, maybe) are like a silent majority of their party. I don't think loons make up their majority.

Maybe that silent majority has been doing what Canadians have for years: vote against a party rather than for a party. E.g. I don't like a few Republican loonies, but I much rather them than Democrats that'll tax and spend us into oblivion while grinding away what few freedoms we have remaining - the Republican leadership will marginalize those loonies anyway so they won't cause too much damage (think: safety scissors ;-). But perhaps that thinking isn't holding up any more, for more and more moderate Republicans.

Personally, I'd like to see more attention on liberal/Democrat economic progress to combat the tax-and-spend smear. I don't think it stands up, at least in Canada. Wasn't it the Liberals that dug us out of Mulrooney's and Trudeau's debt? (Yes, Trudeau was a Liberal) Wasn't it accomplished by making cuts rather than raising taxes? How does that translate into tax-and-spend?

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