Friday, 31 August 2012

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The problem was, he didn’t bring any donuts

G’wan, beat it!  Dept

In which Mr.B gets his reward for trying to be a good citizen...


(Somebody ought to send a copy of that post to Mike Pence. I believe we’ve got an agency that could be a prime candidate for abolition.)

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

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Fear and division, grievance and entitlement...

Compare and Contrast Dept
Condoleezza Rice:
My fellow Americans, ours has never been a narrative of grievance and entitlement.  We have never believed that I am doing poorly because you are doing well.  We have never been jealous of one another and never envious of each others’ successes.
The President:
If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.
Paul Ryan:
Fear and division are all they’ve got left.


Related:  "...smallness, jealousy, and class envy.”

Friday morning:
What struck me most by Eastwood’s appearance was simply this:  There was NO profanity, NO shrill screeching epithets, NO rage contorted face with flying spittle, NO stupid little rhymes, NO charges of racism...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

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RINO coup d’etat?


Morton Blackwell[1]:

On Tuesday of this week, as Republican National Convention delegates, you and I will be voting on rules changes that could fundamentally change our Republican Party — and not for the better.
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These rule changes are the most awful I’ve ever seen come before any National Convention.

I’m writing you today to urge you to join the growing effort to stop the worst-ever changes in this Rules Committee’s Report and to vote in favor of amendments to Rules 12 and 15...

If the Rules Committee Report were to pass without adoption of the Minority Reports, it would amount to a power grab by Washington, D.C. party insiders and consultants designed to silence the voice of state party activists and Republican grassroots by:

Handing national party officials the power to change national party rules adopted by state and grassroots leaders at the Republican National Convention. For generations, the prohibition of manipulated changes in the national Rules of the Republican Party between national conventions has served as one of the crown jewels of our party. It’s a power grab which opens the door to many future power grabs.

Stripping state parties in all states with binding primaries of the power of choosing who will represent their states as national delegates and alternate delegates...

• Gutting the great and successful reform adopted in the current election cycle to stop the dangerous trend to front-load the selection of national convention delegates. Our party would move again toward a national primary which would deny grassroots Republicans the opportunity to vet presidential candidates in a nomination contest of reasonable length...


Erick Erickson:
At 2:00 p.m. today in Tampa, the Republican National Committee, led by Team Romney, is moving to shut down conservative grassroots activists. I’ve been on the phone with several individuals involved in the fight who tell me that the fight is not over, it is only just starting.

Specifically, the media is reporting that the rules fight is over because Team Romney is abandoning Ben Ginsberg’s effort to allow candidates to control delegates... but several people I’ve spoken to this morning make clear that Team Romney and the RNC establishment are using that compromise as a red herring to distract from two major rules change proposals that would decimate Republican grassroots and prevent upstart political campaigns.
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The first rule to be proposed is one that would give the Republican National Committee the power to change rules between conventions...

The second rules change would front load winner takes all primaries...


HT:  Mark Levin.

Elsewhere:

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[1] member of the Republican National Committee Standing Committee on Rules, and of the National Convention’s Committee on Rules and Order of Business

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

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The Victim Value Index

Where’s MY cut?  Dept
In our wonderful multi-everything society, there are so many groups with so many claims to pain.  [But while] everyone agrees that the Heteronormative Caucasian Patriarchy of Doom is to blame for all of it, ... that still leaves the question of dividing up the spoils...

(Via: David Thompson)

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