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Tuesday, June 09, 2009


UPDATE: In related news, a challenge to Republicans.
[Republicans] have decided, as a matter of firm principle, to have no solid center. Because the breeze is blowing slightly to the right, they have tied the helium balloon of their core principles to whatever the Democrats are currently saying, and waft gently (to the right) as they dream of the next election.


Chris A said...

When I heard this speech, one of the first things that came to my mind was, "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?" I have nothing against Jon Voight personally, but seriously?

Here is the crux of these kinds of speeches: Democrats bad, Republicans good - and in that order. Or if you like, Republicans bad, Democrats good. I have hope for thinking Americans that they will one day figure out that they're country is being subverted right before their eyes - not by the liberals or even the neocons, but by the foreign banks that own them. We shouldn't forget (if we actually know already) that the majority of the AIG money actually went to European banks - Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank, and Barclays. A smaller fraction went to an American bank, Goldman Sachs - the bank, I might add, where both Mr. Paulson and Mr. Geithner were both previously employed.

Anyone who is going to blame the other party for the bailout stuff is simply disingenuous. It started with Bush and continued with Obama. Yeah, some of the Republicans faked a little opposition at the very beginning (during the Bush phase) and some Democrats did too, but most of them caved all too soon afterward.

Darius said...

Yeah, some of the speech was a bit too much "Rah rah Dems suck but Republicans are awesome" for my taste, but then again, that's what you get at a Republican gathering. What Republicans need to do is start listening to most of those conservative thinkers that he mentioned at the end. Worry more about right ideas and less about power.

I just like the speech because Voight is spitting in the eyes of all those Hollywood morons... we've probably seen the last of him in mainstream films.

Darius said...

I've updated this post with a challenge from Doug Wilson...

Jim said...

Personally, I will be glad when/if the American people finally understand there is no real Republican/Democrat debate. With only 2 political parties in existence for so long, how can we deny their appearnace of separation is just that: Appearance. I am an Anarchist, a peaceful political party, one that has worked in the past, and with far less corruption and violence than governments of any ilk. Hopefully, the days of the statist frame of thinking are drawing to a close, and the dawn of a state-less society is being borne out of their corrupt and greedy death.

Darius said...


I do agree with you on one point: the difference between Republicans and Democrats is quickly becoming similar to the difference between "conservatives" and liberals in Europe... or 2 + 2 versus 2 * 2; they both give the same result.

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