Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Rush Calls a Colin Powell VP Selection "Milquetoast".

Rush Limbaugh commented on a recent suggestion by Mort Kondracke for McCain to choose Colin Powell as his running mate (as quoted from Limbaugh's transcript):

KONDRACKE: Two new McCain veep ideas. First, he should offer the vice presidency to Colin Powell, who may well not take it. If not Powell, then Christie Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey. Rush Limbaugh will go Krakatoa, but independents will like it, women will like it, and so will African-Americans, the whole -- the whole package.

RUSH: Right, so let's not pick somebody for their quality and their qualifications and how decent they are and what kind of president they might make, Mort. No, no, no, no! Let's pick somebody that reshapes the Republican Party as just a bunch of milquetoasts. Let's do that. This is where the Republican Party is headed...

Colin Powell a Milquetoast? Colin Powell unqualified? Let's remind Rush of Powell's resume:
  • Commission 2nd Lt. ROTC
  • US Army Airborne/Ranger
  • Military Advisor to ARVN
  • Battalion Exec in 23rd Infantry, second tour of Vietnam
  • Awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star
  • Commander 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry
  • Commander 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne
  • White House Fellow, 1972
  • Senior Military Advisor to SECDEF, 1977-86
  • National Security Advisor, 1987-1989
  • Chairman JCS 1989-1993
  • Secretary of State 2001-2004

Don't be ridiculous, Rush.

Monday, March 31, 2008

A Heinous Crime.

You know who you are. There are some acts that are beyond despicable, that are fundamental injuires and insults on God's Loving Order of the Universe. You who stole from the Saline Public Library their precious copy of Sparse Grey Hackle's "Fishless Days, Angling Nights" have committed such a crime.
A Religious Icon.

The ubiquitous Obama Symbol is giving us the creeps. It is, in our opinion, a deliberately religous symbol. Note the association with the (Easter?) sunrise over the land, and the overarching "O" of the heavens. Some serious Psy-Ops was put into designing this logo. And, as stated earlier, this thing is everywhere at the Obama website, a loving, yet watchful eye on the citizen - like HAL9000.

In this fortnight's National Review Jonah Goldberg describes the troubling symbiosis of "progressive" (statist) politics and the messianic spin of Obamism.

Peter Wehner compiles of list of essential questions that Obama needs to answer in the matter of the right Reverend Wright.

Richard John Neuhaus describes the excusing of Wright's remarks as the "soft bigotry of low expectations".

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Newt's Response to Obama.

Newt Gingrinch spoke to the American Enterprise Institute last Thursday; his speech was entitled "The Obama Challenge: What Is the Right Change to Help All Americans Pursue Happiness and Create Prosperity," a reply to Obama's now-famous "race speech". Gingrich provides a list of well known problems and their solutions, mostly dealing with the disasterous confluence of bad government and bad culture, that have been historically ignored or deflected by the Left with accusations of racism. If we really want a dialogue that transcends the decades-long stalemate on improving minority communities, Newt's speech is an excellent beginning.