June 25, 2008
It seems that Sen. John McCain is going to meet with the president of the Log Cabin Republicans soon.
I think this is bad for John McCain, which is unfortunate, but good for the GOP in general. There are plenty of gay Republicans out there - moderate ones, libertarian ones, conservative ones, some who don't even agree with gay marriage - and I don't think ignoring that fact is particuarly helpful.
The only thing that bothers me about this is that the LCR, organizationally speaking, tends to be of the thought that the reason the GOP loses elections is because they aren't moderate enough. But, then again, if we're going to complain about people adehring to that train of thought, we should start with the head of the NRCC, not the Log Cabin Republicans.
The organization built by Chaffetz and Scott overcame a large gap in campaign cash that grew in the final days before the vote. Cannon's fundraising machine raked in $86,000 in large donations over the last dozen days, according the Federal Elections Commission Web site. Over the same time period, Chaffetz gathered just $6,300.That's interesting. There's a similar situation in Alaska with Sean Parnell and Don Young. I hope it ends up the same way.
The new cash put Cannon at nearly $740,000 for the two-year election cycle, with Chaffetz at just more than $170,000.
Reached for comment, McCain spokesperson Juan Hernandez said the following: "Sen. McCain expresses dismay that the Republicans of Utah's 3rd Congressional district let their hatred of brown people cloud their better judgment. Hopefully, if he wins in November, Mr. Chaffetz can put aside his irrational fear or undocumented workers and work with the McCain administration."
June 12, 2008
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Clint Eastwood is one of our most famous Republicans. Did you talk politics with him on the set?Interesting. The McCain campaign must be scurrying like mad to get a vial of his blood to her.
ANGELINA JOLIE: Actually, we don't disagree as much as you'd think. I think people assume I'm a Democrat. But I'm registered independent and I'm still undecided. So I'm looking at McCain as well as Obama. Clint can teach me about things domestically and I'm more aware of some things internationally. So it was less a debate and more things we found interesting. But for the first few weeks I was just too nervous to get into any deep conversation!
I don't really care that much who she votes for, although I'd be glad to have her on board. However, it does make me more optimistic that the long-awaited film version of Atlas Shrugged won't be as filled with suck as I imagined.
June 11, 2008
Oh, and since we're on the topic of political incompetence, what the hell is this? Is Bush purposely trying to drive his approval numbers into the ground?
Most politicians’ leadership PACs dole out relatively small contributions to a broad swath of candidates to build a constituency for the lawmaker who runs the committee. The direct donations they make are limited to $10,000 per campaign per election cycle. DeMint said he would prefer to inject large chunks of money into unlimited “independent expenditures” -- spending that is not coordinated with the campaign in any way -- on a handful of worthy candidates. Because it is independent of the campaign, there is no restriction on the amount that can be spent on a race. He envisions dumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into ads, literature, phone banks, etc for each of three or four races each cycle for maximum impact.
That's what needs to be done. You're never going to gain influence if you keep giving funds to the same RINOs year after year, but we can't just walk away entirely either. If you can't storm the castle, then lay siege and sap the castle walls. This makes me a tad concerned he'll hedge himself when certain RINOs need to be sent packing, Says DeMint about the possibility of having to go on RINO hunts,
“I hope that doesn’t happen where we have to make a decision between a colleague and someone on the outside,”
Is he saying that to calm the RINOs he's stuck dealing with now, or is he really hesitant to do what needs to be done? I would love to know what he thought of Andy Harris' takedown of the RINO in his district, before Harris won. Moar from DeMint,
DeMint said he understands the need for moderates in the party, particularly in states where conservatives would have difficulty competing. But he believes the GOP’s platform should be conservative and that an influx of conservatives would help the party refashion the kind of clear agenda that has been lost in an effort to ensure party moderates can vote with the party.
“In order to accommodate everyone, we have become nothing,” he said.
Moderates can be a royal pain in the ass, and they often undeniably suck ass, but we're always going to have to deal with them to an extent when a huge part of our nation is now made up of Marxists and statists. However, we're now in a situation where we have RINO tools like Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, and facing no competition from real conservatives! South Carolina! We should have some asskicking right wing nut in that chair, not sniveling McCain toadie Graham. An eeevil right winger who makes Harry Reid's trousers dingy with one angry stare, not this douche.
I get that you're gonna have to have a RINO in certain districts, but the RINOs and kleptocrats we've allowed to fester in seats that should be occupied by solid conservatives have proven to be a highly destructive and a disaster, and we need to rectify it.
Speaking of RINO's...Wistful for Huck? Rich Lowry has lost his fucking mind.
June 10, 2008
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