Archive for September, 2010
Far too often I hear about the virtues of bipartisanship. Far too often it is suggested that if conservatives and progressives can’t work out a solution together, they aren’t really trying.
But to submit to the premise that – if we just set aside our partisan vitriol, if we just get beyond our staunch ideologies, [...]
I am not inspired by the Pledge to America. I did not find it bold. I did not find it adequate. So I asked Dan Foster to sell me on the Pledge. Dan tells me the Pledge is humble, it’s intended as a “Vote Republican” sales brochure, and it lays out realistic goals. I ask: [...]
Before the Pledge was published, I debated Al Angrisani – former Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Reagan – on what a Republican strategy should be if they win the House. I think it should be twofold:
1. Gridlock: promise to shut down this progressive legislative onslaught threatening to micromanage our lives.
2. Bold [...]
Jonah Goldberg offers a pre-post-mortem on how it is, two short years after the voters gave them complete control of the elected government, the Democrats are poised to lose the House. I ask Jonah to give me the main reason voters have turned on Democrats. Possibilities:
1. Voters like progressive ideas in the abstract but [...]
A quick hit of topics on Hannity, from Charlie Rangel’s amazing reelection in New York (what’s wrong with New Yorkers? Just don’t give a damn if the guys is crook as long as he delivers?), the Ohio governor’s debate between Kasich and Strickland, and smoking Ines Sainz getting catcalled by a few Jets players.
Islam is not a race. Islam is not an ethnicity. Islam is a set of ideas. And criticizing a set of ideas does not make you a bigot.
Otherwise, I would guess I am a progressive bigot, a Kant bigot, a Bill Maher bigot, a people-who-think-Jackson-Pollack-is-art-and-not-just-wallpaper bigot, and a Sooner-fan bigot.
Is it better to win with compromise (big compromise here with Mike Castle) or lose with principles? Well…we know where power without principles got us.
Generally I have a hard time accepting the catch-word “compromise” as a virtue. What’s good about giving in on some of your principles? But…I can live with the kind of compromise that Obama and Joe Slakas offer me here.
Tonight (9/15) I’m on Hannity’s Great American Panel at 9:00PM EST (or…9:45PM EST?). Check it out.
And does it matter? My interview with Bob Costa, from inside the O’Donnell camp.