November 22, 2009

Where Jeff Jacoby has it wrong

So, he starts out with this,

You want America to be a land of boundless opportunity and freedom, where people are treated as individuals and judged on their merits. You reject the divisive identity politics of the left - what matters most about any of us, you would insist, is not race or class or ethnic origins: it is personal character and achievement. There are few things about contemporary politics you deplore more than the demonizing or scapegoating of entire groups (“white males,’’ “the rich,’’ “the Christian right,’’ “gun owners’’), as though every member of the group is interchangeable and indistinguishable, wholly defined by a single disparaging label.


Okay, sure, go on.

But let someone mention “illegal immigrants,’’ and your principles fly out the window.


Oh this better fucking be good.

He references Soviet of Massachusetts Premier Patrick's effort to allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates for college.  Then offers,

This is outrageous, you protest. It rewards people who broke the rules. It’s unfair to the taxpayers who subsidize public higher education. Why should an illegal immigrant get a valuable tuition break that Massachusetts wouldn’t give to a kid from Maine or New Hampshire?


Yeah, pretty much what anyone who isn't a complete fucking retard would say, then quotes Charlie Baker, who is apparently making a run for governor in the Soviet of Massachusetts, who pretty much agrees with the statement above.  Jacoby accuses Baker of shallow sloganeering, then condemns opponents of amnesty,

It is even more dispiriting to see conservatives assail immigrants instead of the insane immigration system that gave most of them no legal way to enter the United States.


You dishonest motherfucker.

The idea that conservatives are "assailing immigrants" is obscene, that Jacoby would accuse conservatives opposed to amnesty of such is even more obscene.  For starters, all but a handful of goofball Buchananites are anti-immigrant (and we all know how I feel about that Nazi fellating anti-Semite piece of debris), so to equate opposition to illegal immigration with legal immigration is a dirty fucking rat move.  Most, if any attacks on illegal immigrants, have been on the ones who run around waving their home countries' flags, demanding they be granted amnesty.  Excuse me?  Let me say that again, these are people in violation of our laws, and have the fucking audacity to demand, angrily we grant them amnesty, and you're criticizing those of us who condemn it?  Fuck you, Jeff.

As for attacking the insane legal immigration system, yeah Jeff, we've been doing that all along, but just like the political elite, for you, it's easier to pretend we haven't and do whatever destructive insane plan you've got cooked up.  The immigration system is FUBAR'd, bigtime.  That doesn't mean we get to pretend it doesn't exist, that doesn't warrant violation of the law, and it damn well doesn't justify giving people who broke the law a pass.  Laws barring marijuana possession and use may be stupid, but that doesn't mean I'm going to roll myself a fatty the size of a Pringles can and expect not to get my ass arrested if caught, and I guarantee Jacoby would think I was fucking stupid if I then angrily demanded that I get a free pass.

We of course get the, "What about so-and-so from (foreign nation here), who was brought in by their parents when they were a baby, why should she have to suffer, her family payes taxes, why should she have to pay the out of state rate, blah, blah, blah," story.  Which of course is an appeal to emotion, not a rational argument.  He then accuses conservatives of being irrational,

How is that a rational public policy? How is Massachusetts improved by making it impossible for an accomplished high-school graduate, a lifelong resident of the state, to gain a university degree? Who benefits when her education - along with the higher earning potential it would lead to - is cut short? She doesn’t. You don’t. Massachusetts taxpayers certainly don’t.


Okay, I have my own question:  How does making the concept of equality under the law void improve Massachusetts?  Or in any state for that matter?  No amnesty supporter has answered this question for me in a satisfactory manner. 

If Republicans really believe, as Baker says, that “it doesn’t make any sense’’ to allow illegal immigrants to enjoy the same benefits as other state residents, why stop with in-state tuition? Why not bar them from driving on state highways? From camping in state parks? From using libraries?


Well, yeah, that kinda the idea behind deportation of illegal immigrants.

Those immigrants didn’t come here in order to be lawbreakers; they broke a law in order to come here.


*sigh* 

The concept of equality under the law is central principle of America, you don't try to experience the benefits of a nation that works because people are equal under the law by demanding that you be given extralegal privilege, you dumb motherfucker.  How fucking hard is this for people to understand?  Does Jacoby even recognize the kind of internal instability we could be welcoming by rewarding lawbreakers in this manner?  Or does he not care?

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November 19, 2009

Half of GOP think ACORN stole the election?

Politicalwire reports:

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that 52% of Republican voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27% granting that he won it legitimately.Is that just delusional? Probably. But it now makes sense that Doug Hoffman is playing up the ACORN conspiracy theory in the NY-23 special election.
Ok, that's just sad. Not as sad as the continuing efforts to establish Obama's constitutional ineligibility for one reason or another (-and let me tell you, the conspiracy theories are still mutating and proliferating on the email chains), but still pretty sad.

Of course, I completely believe that ACORN fraud was attempted on a massive scale, and accomlished on a somewhat smaller scale, but it was in no way determinative for the election. ACORN as a civic organization has been --or at least should be, if it has not been-- completely deligitimized.

But the bastard won. Period.

Folks need to accept that a clear majority voted for Obama. If we want any chance of winning elections in the future we need to squelch the magical thinking that Obama will just go away. Such thinking only distracts from the real work and thought that needs to be done in order to start repairing conservatives' relationship with the electorate.

(cross-posted)

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November 15, 2009

I got a letter from the NRSC on Saturday...

...I opened it, and read it.  It said they were suckers.  They wanted me to donate to their coffers or whatever, picture me giving a damn, I said "NEVAR!"

I actually got a "Republican Strategy Ballot" from them, coupled with a letter from Orrin Hatch, which asked me to fill out the survey and donate somewhere between ten and a thousand bucks.  I signed the ballot, but didn't bother to answer any of the questions.  Instead, I broke out a Sharpie and wrote "NO MORE MONEY FOR RINOS LIKE ARLEN SPECTER" on it, and dropped it in a mailbox.

I'm still enjoying the endorphins that my brain subsequently released.

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November 11, 2009

NY-23 dodged a bullet

Yeah, even though they elected the Dem, they avoided putting Dede in office...

The conservative movement's third-party candidate, Doug Hoffman, expected her support but, she said, the newcomer accountant "had no integrity." Plus, the Democrats were so nice! They called. They sympathized. They made her feel good about tossing her support to Bill Owens, who -- with her help -- became the area's first Democratic representative in more than a century.

"Oh, someone left chocolates for me!" she said, picking up a present from her aunt and uncle. Her GOP family has been less supportive. And she warns that what happened to her will happen to candidates like her.

Oh, that's nice. Someone was nice to her. They sent her some fucking chocolates. $900,000 worth of chocolates. Yeah.

I would say more about this, but there's a chance that I might still have a fucking job when I awaken from this motherfucking rage-induced fugue state that I'm currently in.

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November 05, 2009

The Last Thing I Want To Hear Is Advice From Losers

Who the fuck cares what these fucking losers have to say? Seriously, think about it. All these dolphin fuckers can teach me is how to lose a campaign.

This certainly was a much needed shot in the arm for Republicans. And should be a dire warning sign for Democrats … [Yet moving forward] The smart Republicans {sic-ed.}are looking at it and saying ok, we're not dead yet. But we can't assume that the election of these two Republicans means that the voters think we are right and are embracing Republican principles {if you call being assfistingly retarded as a principle-ed}.

Maybe. Maybe not. But you know what? Fuck you up your fist friendly goatse is what. Maybe the voters aren't embracing GOP Principles, unless you believe that being so fucking stupid you'll fuck up a two car funeral as a principle, but they sure the fuck are turning their back on Obamanomics, Corruption, and The Teh Awesomeness Of Captain Awesome And His Statehouse Puppets. And maybe, just maybe, we can use that as a starting point to convince the voters that NoObama is the way to go. And to hear from two losers who helped lead the failed campaigns of "Get Along" Senate Relics on what we need to do from today on is tiresome and probably counterproductive.

Hey, I admit I have no idea what to do next. But maybe, just maybe running as A FUCKING CONSERVATIVE might not be a bad fucking idea. Just a hunch.

 

 

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November 04, 2009

Don't do it, Sarah!

RINO's RINO Mark Kirk has asked Sarah Palin to endorse him for his Senate run.  I hope she takes the time to learn what Mark Kirk is about before she makes her decision.  I'm not a fan of Mark Kirk, as I think I've stated in the past.  Most people know of him because of his support of cap-and-trade, but he was bad news even before then.  Bad news you say, what sort of bad news?

Well,

For starters, the guy isn't just vaguely pro-choice like a few GOPers, the guy is rabidly pro-abortion, he's got a 100% rating from the ghouls of NARAL and similar high ratings from Planned Parenthood.

On top of that, he's also a gun-grabber, and has a D rating from the NRA. I remember reading that he was endorsed by the Brady Fascists at one point, so there's another thing.  (Actually, I'm seeing elsewhere he now has an F, but I don't have anything solid, if anyone wants to confirm this, that'd be great)

On energy, Kirk voted to allow more refineries, but of course knocked down any efforts to actually tap for more oil and gas, voting to bar drilling in ANWR and offshore.

If Palin does her homework and finds out what Mark Kirk's record is, in particular his ghoulish zeal for abortion, my guess is she won't endorse him.  There's being pro-choice, and then there's being 100% rated by NARAL.  If Palin is anything, she's pro-life, so I don't think this'll fly.  Palin's an active hunter, so my guess is a D-rating from the NRA isn't going to endear him to her either.  Then of course, Kirk and those who rejected drilling in ANWR probably denied billions of dollars in revenues to her home state.  Let's not forget that Todd Palin worked in oil extraction operations in Alaska up until very recently. 

No friggin' way would Palin support this guy if she takes the time to read up on him.

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November 03, 2009

Time to send a message

This is an excellent column about how it's long past time to give the GOP establishment thre finger:

“No one’s life is a waste,” a colleague wrote me in reaction to Dede Scozzafava’s withdrawal from the NY-23 congressional election. “You can always serve as a bad example.”

While we can certainly agree with this statement, it is about time we ask, how many bad examples does the Republican establishment need before it learns its lesson?
It goes on to discuss a veritable rogue's gallery of RINOs that the RNC, the NRSC, and the NRCC have supported over conservative challengers.

If they don't learn from the Scozzafava debacle (and what are the chances that they will?) we need to hit them where it hurts by denying them money. The article also gives suggestions on how to do that while still supporting conservatives.

(Swiped from Rosetta, who writes, "If you ever find yourself looking at a fundraising letter from the RNC, foolishly thinking about sending them a check, read this and then hit yourself in the head with a brick.")

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November 02, 2009

The Latest From NY 23

Fuck you, Dede. But a bigger "fuck you" to the ass fisters at the RNC and NRCC who poured a gajillion dollars into her campaign coffers, only to see this happen.

Dede was recruited by the big shots in DC to flip for Owens.

But at least Dede's Campaign Manager has more integrity than he she does.

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November 01, 2009

And there it is: Scozzafava endorses the Democrat

Everything that has been done by conservatives in NY-23 has been justified now

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