Friday, October 10, 2008

More "Conservative" Elitist Asshattery

Cranky Conservative has the details.

The apple has indeed fallen far from the tree. The son of the man who would rather be governed by the first 9 people in the Boston phonebook than by 9 members of the Harvard faculty extols the “virtue” of Obama’s Harvard education.

If Obama wins (and I still think there's a chance he won't), there’s going to be one helluva fight in 4 years over who will be the Republican nominee. The eastern “elites” will push once again for someone like Romney (who I can’t live with) or, if we’re lucky, Rep. Eric Cantor (who I can definitely live with), while those of us in flyover country will be fighting over whether to nominate Govs. Palin, Jindal, Huckabee, or someone else. Many will believe that Palin has earned her stripes, and I think she’ll be the odds-on favorite to win the nomination.

The elitists will once again balk. It’s going to be ugly and divisive, and I’m afraid Obama may be able to waltz to re-election against a divided GOP.

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At 10/10/2008 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greeting from the People's Republic of Charlottesville!

I don't think Huckabee will have much of a chance, and if the media has their way, they will never allow Palin to come back in 2012.

Although I fear that if there is some kind of attack on US soil in the next 4 years, a lot of people will once again push for Giuliani (which would be worse than McCain, in my book).

And would Jindal even really want to run against Obama in 2012, when he could just try and run against a new candidate in 2016?

At 10/10/2008 1:02 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

If Palin wants it, she'll be back in 2012. The conservative base doesn't care what the media thinks, so the media won't have their way.

At 10/10/2008 1:24 PM, Blogger Anita Moore said...

I would LOVE to see Palin and Jindal on the same ticket. I think either of them could clean Obama's clock (or the clock of any liberal goofball the Democrats proffer) without half trying.

At 10/10/2008 1:46 PM, Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Jay, one need only look back one year to see the evidence for your prediction of four years hence.

As I've often said, the Republican Party must win as a pro-life party, or not at all. If Mr. Buckley wants to read social conservatives out of the conservative movement in the same way his father read the John Birch Society out of conservatism, he'll find himself as the leader of a very small minority: small government fiscal conservatives who are pro-choice.

Smaller government, greater liberty, lower taxes, traditional families, the right to life, a strong national defense, a self-interested foreign policy, federalism, gun rights, religious faith, these are all parts of what I've always thought of as conservatism.

The GOP can kick out the social conservatives, but I don't want to hear, two and three years from now, as I did one and two years ago, that I have to support a pro-choicer for the GOP nomination. The GOP has nominated Sarah Palin, and so it gets my vote this year.

But it appears to me that the same people who insisted that I had to "support the party's nominee" when they expected that that would be Giuliani are now saying that they can't take their own counsel when the party has nominated Sarah Palin.

They shouldn't think that we don't know why. Their contempt for one of us is very obvious.

At 10/11/2008 11:23 AM, Anonymous Bender said...

Enough with the smarter-than-anyone-else Ivy League elites. It is those elites that have driven our housing and banking industries into the toilet, thereby threatening our entire economy. It is those elites who have made a mess of our education system. It is those elites who have perpetuated and exacerbated poverty and hardship by subsidizing them. It is those elites who have made a mockery of the "law," converting it from something grounded in reason to merely an exercise in raw power.

Every aspect of life that these elites touch, they destroy. It serves them right if anyone is foolish enough to follow them, only to have their lives ruined. There is no one so ignorant and brain-dead as the oh-so-smart elitist.

At 10/11/2008 11:28 AM, Anonymous Bender said...

Re: elitists

If you insist on putting it in biblical terms, let's not forget who the most educated and smartest guy in the room was amongst the Apostles.

At 10/11/2008 6:24 PM, Anonymous Donald R. mcClarey said...

As long as Palin stays the pro-life champion she is now, she can always rely on my support

At 10/22/2008 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, whats all of this talk about palin releasing her med. records and the heat is on palin and McCain BUT WAIT, where is OBAMAS BIRTH CERTIFICATE????????????????????????


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