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The Passing of a Lion of Patriotism

February 27, 2008

RIP, William F. Buckley.

William F. Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he observed, abetted and cheered on the right’s post-World War II rise from the fringes to the White House, died Wednesday. He was 82.

If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. I’m too upset to write very much about it.

Profiles in Courage: Clarence Thomas

February 26, 2008

While some prominent black people prefer to engage in criminal behavior like crack cocaine-smoking sodomy, others show themselves to be true American patriots. A prime example of this is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Ever since his contentious 1991 confirmation hearing, he’s had to endure the slings and arrows of outraged racist moonbat media people. Case in point:

Two years and 144 cases have passed since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last spoke up at oral arguments. It is a period of unbroken silence that contrasts with the rest of the court’s unceasing inquiries.

Hardly a case goes by, including two appeals that were argued Monday, without eight justices peppering lawyers with questions. Oral arguments offer justices the chance to resolve nagging doubts about a case, probe its weaknesses or make a point to their colleagues.

Left, right and center, the justices ask and they ask and they ask. Sometimes they debate each other, leaving the lawyer at the podium helpless to jump in. “I think you’re handling these questions very well,” Chief Justice John Roberts quipped to a lawyer recently in the midst of one such exchange.

Leaning back in his leather chair, often looking up at the ceiling, Thomas takes it all in, but he never joins in.

Monday was no different. Thomas said nothing.

He occasionally leans to his right to share a comment or a laugh with Justice Stephen Breyer. Less often, he talks to Justice Anthony Kennedy, to his immediate left.

Thomas, characteristically, declined to comment for this article. But in the course of his publicity tour for his autobiography, “My Grandfather’s Son,” the 59-year-old justice discussed his reticence on the bench on several occasions.

The questions may be helpful to the others, Thomas said, but not to him.

“One thing I’ve demonstrated often in 16 years is you can do this job without asking a single question,” he told an adoring crowd at the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group.

The book tour showed that the topic comes up even among friendly audiences.

Indeed, Thomas’ comment was provoked by this question: Why do your colleagues ask so many questions?

His response: “I did not plant that question. That’s a fine question. When you figure out the answer, you let me know,” he said.

Thomas understands the nature of his work. He knows full well that the Supreme Court overreached its Constitutional authority back when it was run by Communists like Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall, its overreach gaining unprecedented levels of anti-American totalitarianism at the ideological behest of worthless Trotskyite Micks like Brennan. Thomas, and Chief Justice Roberts, are doing their part to limit the Court’s role to its historic function: settling Constitutional disputes between the Legislature and the Executive, and correcting the overreach of lower Court that overlook the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution.

You know what makes anti-Thomas smear jobs like this one evern more ridiculous? Thomas has friends on the Left side of the Court who agree with him.

The typical hourlong argument session can sometimes be difficult, even for a practiced questioner.

“I really would like to hear what those reasons are without interruption from all of my colleagues,” Justice John Paul Stevens said at an argument in the fall.

Even a treefrog like Stevens wishes the Court would shut up and get to work. Why doesn’t he get a nasty article about him? Because the media agrees with his politics, that’s why.

In the past, the Georgia-born Thomas has chalked up his silence to his struggle as a teenager to master standard English after having grown up speaking Geechee, a kind of dialect that thrived among former slaves on the islands off the South Carolina, Georgia and Florida coasts.

He also has said he will ask a pertinent question if his colleagues don’t but sees no need to engage in the back-and-forth just to hear his own voice.

Lately, he has focused on the latter reason.

“If I think a question will help me decide a case, then I’ll ask that question,” he told C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb in October. “Otherwise, it’s not worth asking because it detracts from my job.”

He talked in that same interview about descriptions of him as the silent justice.

The racists are giving Thomas trouble because, despite the fact that he didn’t grow up in an English-speaking household, he’s trying to master English as a second language. I’ll take that over your English-refusing illegal alien any day; but to some in this country, foreigners who refuse to speak any language but the hodge-podge gobbledygook Satan taught their ancestors should receive more rights in this country than a hero like Thomas. Liberals are kooks; what do you expect?

Suppose surgeons started discussing the merits of removing a gallbladder while in the operating room, Thomas said, as quoted by U.S. News & World Report. “You really didn’t go in there to have a debate about gallbladder surgery,” he said. Similarly, “we are there to decide cases, not to engage in seminar discussions.”

Exactly. Shut up and do your job, Court. Nobody’s paying you to gesture emptily and hear yourselves think. We want speedy opinions pulling the law back in line with the Original intent, not a bunch of talky-talky Communists spewing Marxist vomit all over our hallowed documents and traditions. Thomas, like Scalia, Alito, and Roberts, is a true American hero for understanding all this. The media can crucify him for it, but he’ll continue to endure for many a year yet.

Please keep our America-loving Justices hale and healthy, Lord, and smite our infanticide-loving enemies with plagues during Republican Administrations.

Paul Weyrich Endorses Huck

February 11, 2008

Paul WeyrichAs folks continue to count Huck out, despite his strong performance over the weekend and his subsequent rise in Virginia primary polls, the influential endorsements keep coming in.  The big name Republicans who are dissatisfied with moderate “maverick” John McCain are turning to the conservative alternative: Mike Huckabee.

Mike Huckabee received the endorsement of longtime conservative activist Paul Weyrich, a former Romney supporter who called him this morning with the news.

And here’s how the man from Hope reacted:

“He called me first of all and initiated the conversation and indicated to me that he felt like I was the one guy that was left that was a true conservative that really believed things that mattered to a lot of conservatives and it involved everything from strong national defense to immigration to tax policy, the life question. There were many different reasons, and, you know, so obviously, this is good news for me. I appreciate it,” Huckabee said.

This is good news that the media would like to downplay, as usual.

Asked how beneficial the endorsement would be since it hadn’t helped Romney, Huckabee shrugged, “Well, but a lot of things didn’t help Mitt Romney, including $100 million.”

Another great comeback.  Keep fighting onwards, Mike!  You’ve got us all behind you.

== Sam Brown ==

What’s the Matter with Washington?

February 10, 2008

Washington State SealIn Saturday’s electoral contests, Mike Huckabee came awful close to sweeping John McCain, as Barack Obama did to her royal highness, Hillary Clinton. As the day wound down, the remaining question mark was Washington state’s caucus vote.

Early in the counting, Mike Huckabee was ahead of John McCain. With 37% reporting it was Huck over McCain by three points. It began to swing the other way later in the evening, and with 87% reporting, McCain was up by two percentage points, with just over 200 votes separating the two.

Then something strange happened. The Washington state GOP called it a night and stopped counting the votes. Then today, still stuck at 87%, the party called it for McCain.

Washington State Party Chairman Luke Esser released the following statement this evening, “What a great day for Washington Republicans. They came out in full force today to support their candidates, and to make their voices heard. Congratulations to Sen. McCain for a hard-fought win, his second caucus victory in the 2008 presidential nomination process. And congratulations to Gov. Huckabee for his strong second-place finish.”

“A great day for Washington Republicans?” Excuse me, but what in the world is going on here? Why not count the rest of the votes before calling the result? As I write this, the vote count is 3,468 to 3,226 in McCain’s favor. Why did they wait until the presumptive nominee was ahead to stop counting? This is like stopping a Superbowl game with 8 minutes to go and declaring the team trailing most of the game the winner.

Mike Huckabee noted this situation on Meet the Press today, saying that “weird things” were going on. Indeed. What’s the matter with Washington?

The final results are expected tomorrow (Monday). If McCain does indeed win, fine. It was expected. But if Huckabee pulls out a victory, effectively sweeping Saturday’s contests, then the Washington state GOP owes Huck an apology. Are they trying to save McCain embarrassment rather than letting the voters’ full voice be heard? Why wait to count the rest of the votes?

Something’s fishy here. Remember the irregularities in voting for the position of Governor where Dino Rossi was robbed of his rightful victory? What’s up, Washington?

Update: Mike Huckabee Challenges Washington Caucus Results.

Mike Huckabee is challenging the results of the Washington state Republican caucuses, his campaign announced Sunday, after accusing the state party chairman of calling the election for John McCain before all the votes were counted.

The campaign will be pursuing a full investigation, including sending in lawyers to join those already on the scene in the state, officials told FOX News.

And Ed Rollins was reading my mind.

Ed Rollins, Huckabee campaign chairman, directly challenged Esser’s move, saying the count was incomplete because the other 12.8 percent of precincts could tip the scales since McCain was beating Huckabee by only a couple hundred votes.

“The chairman showed very bad judgment in stopping the voting last night when announcing John McCain had won, when there was less than a 200-vote margin between the two candidates,” Rollins told FOX News in an exclusive interview. “You never announce a vote, in my 40 years of politics, I have never know anybody to announce a vote count before the vote is counted.”

Good for you Huck! It may change nothing, but it is important to count all the votes before attempting to write the media narrative. A Huckasweep would be big news. Two victories out of three is good, but a sweep would be better, especially going into the next primaries. The Washington state GOP has done a great disservice to Republican voters.

Update 2: See also the Huckabee campaign’s press release regarding the incomplete Washington state caucus results. It notes that calling the race at 87% means that “more than one in eight Evergreen State Republicans have been disenfranchised by the actions of their own party.” Disgraceful.

Ed Rollins has stated that “the Huckabee Presidential Campaign will be exploring all available legal options regarding the dubious final results for the state of Washington State Republican precinct caucuses….”

Update 3: Something like this has happened before in Washington state. Flash back to the 2004 election:

In the November 2 election, over 2.8 million votes were cast for Governor. After the initial vote count, Rossi led Democrat Christine Gregoire by 261 votes [4]. Washington State law required a recount because of the small margin. After the second count, Rossi again led, but by a smaller margin of 42 votes. After a third count, done by hand, Gregoire took a 129 vote lead.

Christine Gregoire (D) won once after Dino Rossi (R) won twice! They kept recounting until Gregoire won. Very nice. The votes that got the Democrat over the top were referred to as “found ballots.” Perhaps Washington state’s GOP is “finding” more votes right now to ensure a McCain victory. This really needs to be investigated.

== Sam Brown ==

Mike Huckabee Takes Kansas; Update: Louisiana Too!

February 9, 2008

Huckabee SupportersMike Huckabee, refusing to concede to John McCain, racks up another win, this time in the state of Kansas, this despite the endorsement of McCain by Kansas Senator and former Presidential candidate Sam Brownback.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee easily won the Kansas caucus Saturday, defeating John McCain despite the Senator’s vast lead among delegates in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

And there’s no sign that the plucky Arkansan from Hope is going to just let McCain have the nomination. He’s in this race until it’s actually over. That’s a good thing, since Mike Huckabee is the conservative alternative to the Arizona “maverick.”

The vote for Huckabee is another sign that McCain has yet to win over the nation’s conservative, heartland voters despite having dispatched most of his rivals during the first five weeks of the year.

In an speech to conservative activists in Washington Saturday morning, he said “I didn’t major in math,” he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting. “I majored in miracles, and I still believe in them.”

Huck is going to fight to the end, and there may be more surprises in store.

But Huckabee told reporters after his speech that he will wait until he or McCain wins the needed 1,191 delegates. “I won’t drop out until at least that happens,” he said. “Then we’ll see.”

Go Huckabee!

Update: Huckabee wins in Louisiana and is giving JMac a run for his money in Washington state.  W00t!

== Sam Brown ==

Coulter: America Deserves to be Run By Moonbats

February 8, 2008


Ann Coulter has a point, here. If the Democrats win, the American people will flock to the Party of God. As it is, 8 years of moral, sensible government have made the American people complacent, and ripe for the lies and distortions of a deviant candidate like Hitlery.

As usual, Coulter’s one of the smarter analysts out there. (I do wish she’d strap her chest down, but otherwise I also find her a very moral, and very alluring, woman.) Where I tend to disagree with her is her failure to endorse Brownback. I’m not sure America can stand 4 years of Hitlery, even if it’s followed by another 2 decades of Republican dominance. We’re still languishing under a recession caused by Bill Clinton; do we really want a Hitlery recession added onto that? We’ll be in the Great Depression in no time if we keep letting Democrats rule us.

I agree with Coulter about one thing, though: maybe America deserves to be run by Democrats. If we can’t elect God’s candidate, then Hell’s choice is our substitution.

Mike Huckabee: The Last Conservative Standing

February 7, 2008

Mike HuckabeeMitt Romney has dropped out. John McCain, the Republican “maverick” is in the lead. One solid conservative remains. Romney supporters and those who consider McCain a liberal have to make a choice. And they have to make it soon. The right choice is obviously the last conservative standing: Mike Huckabee. He stands alone in the Republican field. Will you stand with him or will you allow the White House to be taken by a liberal? Do you want our next President to steer the ship of state hard to port (left)?

If not, it’s time to get behind the true conservative candidate, Mike Huckabee. If you don’t do it now, you will kick yourself later. I guarantee it.

Update: A former Mitt supporter in a classless display of sour grapes. It’s really sad that some fervent Mittbots have taken Mitt’s dropping out personally and have chosen to childishly take it out on the last conservative standing. Sad, really. Let go of your hate. It will destroy you.

I know most Romney supporters are not unhinged like this guy and can make up their own mind. John McCain or Mike Huckabee. Choose wisely. America’s future is at stake.

== Sam Brown ==

The Fruits of McInsane/Hitlery/Osama

February 6, 2008

Angry JesusGod is sending us some signs, folks.

Residents in five Southern states tried to salvage what they could Wednesday from homes reduced to piles of debris, a day after the deadliest cluster of tornadoes in nearly a decade tore through the region, snapping trees and crumpling homes. At least 48 people were dead.

Wall Street got the message from the Almighty, anyway. Also, they know for sure that Democrats do to the economy what holy water does to vampires. They reacted accordingly.

Stocks regained some ground Wednesday as many investors, though still uneasy about the economy, decided to buy back into a market battered a day earlier by recession worries.
Better-than-expected profit results from Walt Disney Co. handed Wall Street some good news. Disney posted a 26 percent decline in profit late Tuesday, but the results beat expectations. The company — one of the 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones industrials — reported a 9 percent rise in revenue, thanks in part to the success of brands such as ESPN, “High School Musical” and “Hannah Montana.”

Wall Street and Jesus are telling us, loud and clear, that they will not tolerate government by RINOs, Socialists, and Islamists. Are you listening, America? Take your iPods out of your ears and try to understand: if Huckabee/Brownback doesn’t win, this nation is going to die. Alongside the death of this nation, everything you personally hold dear will perish. Unless you’re a liberal Helioleftist who craves Satanism, of course. But people like that are beyond reason.

Mike Huckabee Rocks West Virginia! [Updates]

February 5, 2008

West VirginiaThe first result I have seen so far today (Super Tuesday) is good news for Huckafans. Mike Huckabee has won West Virginia! Race 4 2008 announced these results:

Mike Huckabee 52%
Mitt Romney 47%

Thanks for your prayers, everybody. And thank you West Virginia!

Update: Dewey Defeats Truman!

An interview with John McCutcheon, a state consultant for Mitt Romney, made clear why he is expected to win easily.

“We have had the only organizational presence in West Virginia to speak of,” said John McCutcheon, a state consultant for Mr. Romney. “It’s all Romney all the time.”

Ha ha, Mittens!

Update 2: Huckabee leading in final Tennessee poll? Keep praying, folks!

Huckabee 36%
McCain 30%
Romney 27%

Update 3: Huckabee also wins Arkansas and Alabama and is in the lead in Georgia. Go Huck! Keep those prayers coming!

Romney has only won liberal Massachusetts. LOL!

Update 4: Huck wins West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and West Virginia.  He came very, very close in Missouri.  Huck exceeded expectations.  Well done, Mike!

== Sam Brown ==

Time for Mitt To Go

January 31, 2008

Willard 'Mittens' RomneyMitt Romney has had his chance. He’s been fighting an uphill battle with tons of cash, outspending his rivals 5-1, 12-1, and other similar ratios, but he hasn’t been able to seal the deal. Mike Huckabee won Iowa spending a tiny fraction of the money Romney poured into the state.

He dumped buckets of money into New Hampshire and Florida, making massive ad buys, achieving similar results. Romney has the highest negatives of the GOP candidates. He has a low ceiling and it appears that he keeps bumping into it. This will become more apparent on Super Tuesday. The only thing keeping him afloat is his money advantage and his huge ego.

Here's Johnny!But with three candidates left (Huckabee, McCain and Romney), Mitt staying in the race has allowed McCain to rise to the top. Mitt is siphoning off some of Huckabee’s evangelical support, for complicated reasons, and is helping to ensure a McCain nomination that is quite likely to tear party unity in the GOP to shreds. Is it really worth all that?

Brett Passmore over at Race 4 2008 says no, and suggests that Mitt should drop out or at least his supporters should give Huckabee some serious consideration for the good of the Republican party. And he’s absolutely right.

Romney supporters need to get behind Mike now – Mike has the speaking abilities, the friendly demeanor, and the charm to obliterate the democratic nominee. Romney’s negatives are skyhigh and he will get killed in the general – Mike has the ability to connect with the common man. Mitt just turns him off.

Mitt RomneyEarlier, Brett also posted some interesting analysis of reaction to last night’s debate. It clearly demonstrates the problem that Romney faces. People just don’t trust the guy.

Romney, while seen as professional, failed the personality test. “Arrogant,” “phony,” “Stepford wife-ish” and “a snake” were their choice words for the former Massachusetts governor. (Although they all agreed on his good looks.)

Mike HuckabeeCompare that to what was said about Mike Huckabee:

“Being a woman, [I think] Huckabee overall best understands what women Republicans or voters want, need and expect,” said Christine, a 32-year-old moderate Republican.

“He seemed more classy and more real,” agreed Pam, a 44-year-old undecided voter.

After viewing the debate, four of the women – almost half the group – said they had changed their vote from McCain to Huckabee.

But Mitt Romney and his huge campaign warchest stands in the way. By staying in and taking votes away from the likeable social conservative who connects with everyday people, Mitt is helping to ensure that John McCain runs away with the nomination. Isn’t that just a tad selfish?

Also consider for a moment a debate between the Democrat and Republican nominees.

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton vs…

  • Romney: it might be a wash — they’re both detested by folks in both parties.
  • McCain: similar results. They’re both cold Senators.
  • Huckabee: Huck wins, clearly. He’s a better debater. Charm over smarm.

Barack ObamaBarack Obama vs…

  • McCain: McCain ends up on the mat, TKO.
  • Romney: Mittens comes off more wooden and robotic, more machine than man, against the charismatic and animated Obama, the agent of “change.”
  • Huckabee: Fireworks! It’s hard to predict who wins, but Huck has the best shot.

Mittbots must consider the following: if given the choice between only one of the following: John McCain, Mike Huckabee or the Democrat nominee, which do you choose?

ApocalypseIf you choose McCain or the Democrat, you’re going to get 4-8 years of Clinton or Obama, a liberal Supreme Court, a ruined economy, and a surrender to the terrorists. The GOP will be in ruins.

If you refuse to choose and lose only because it’s Mitt (who can win neither the nomination nor the general election) or scorched earth, same result. Or it could be worse: President McCain and a centrist Republican Party.

GOP RIPIt’s time to get behind Mike Huckabee, unless you want to stay on that sinking ship. Suicide or a genuine shot at victory with a real conservative, Mike Huckabee? It’s up to you. Make the right choice, Mittheads. I’m not so sure that Willard is principled enough to make it for you. So do the right thing, for party and country.

Thanks to Sam Brown for letting me contribute this guest post.

— Psycheout