Quotes of the day

posted at 9:30 pm on May 31, 2010 by Allahpundit

Those likely gains would seem to be good news for the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell (Ky.). But the prospects of Paul, Angle and other “true believers” in the Senate will almost certainly make it more difficult for McConnell to assert the rigid voting discipline that GOP strategists credit with bringing Republicans back from the brink of political extinction over the past 18 months…

It’s worth noting that GOP moderates — a dying breed in recent years — are likely to get reinforcements of their own. Reps. Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Mike Castle (Del.) built voting records in the House that placed them squarely at the center of that chamber, and it’s hard to see much changing if they are elected to the Senate. They would join the likes of Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and, increasingly, Scott Brown of Massachusetts in forming a legitimate — and powerful — moderate wing in the world’s greatest deliberative body.

“The role of ‘moderates’ will face extinction,” predicted one leading GOP moderate, referring to the impact of Paul and other tea partiers being elected.

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On many issues, such as guns, taxes, and immigration, Southern and Western conservatives come out in the same place. They get there, however, by different means. The fundamental distinction is between a politics based on social and cultural issues and one based on economics. Southern conservatives care about government’s moral stance but don’t mind when it spends freely on behalf of their constituents. Western conservatives, by contrast, are soft-libertarians who want government out of people’s way on principle. Southern Republicans are guided by the Bible. Western Republicans read the Constitution. Seen in historical terms, it’s the difference between a movement descended from George Wallace and one that harks back to Barry Goldwater.
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The GOP’s Western tone of recent months summons the ghosts of Goldwater’s disastrous but transformational presidential campaign of 1964. Goldwater didn’t care about religion—he was a Jewish Episcopalian who once said that Jerry Falwell deserved a kick in the nuts. He wasn’t focused on racial politics—there aren’t many black people in Arizona. What mattered to him was limiting government and preserving liberty. To Goldwater, political freedom was inseparable from economic freedom, a view distilled in his most famous phrase, “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.” To call this politics Western is a matter of its Bonanza style as well as its anti-statist substance. Goldwater boasted a Navajo tattoo and liked flying planes, shooting guns, and playing the tables in Las Vegas. Western conservatism succeeded on a national scale when Ronald Reagan kept the cowboy look while easing up on Goldwater’s honorable, self-defeating consistency…

Palin and Beck are terrific entertainers and the Tea Party is a great show, all of which has made the conservative movement fun to watch lately. But cowboy-style constitutional fundamentalism is unlikely to prove a winning philosophy for Republicans beyond 2010. For that, they need a conservatism that hasn’t been in evidence lately—a version that’s not Western or Southern, but instead tolerant, moderate, and mainstream.

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How can an atheist, like Jim Wallis, even speak about faith?

These are the people that fight tooth and nail to say separations between Church and State, are absolute.

Yet, define a political ideology as faith?

What am I missing?

Kini on May 31, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Nutter Butter song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be0lIb81_6A

canopfor on May 31, 2010 at 11:44 PM

That is almost as catchy as the Oscar Mayer weiner song.

TXMomof3 on May 31, 2010 at 11:51 PM

And speaking strictly of ideology, the leftists/liberals/democrats today are *still* the ones with the racist ideologies – not conservatives.

Midas on May 31, 2010 at 11:46 PM

No. There are still plenty of racist conservatives. Please, stop lying to yourself. There have been liberal racists in history. Those Democrats down in the South weren’t them. The racist liberals were people like Wilson and Sanger and others.

By the way, George Wallace was the man I was thinking of. Before someone screams “DEMOCRAT,” realize that the man held conservative views, which is why he joined the AIP (a conservative party) shortly after departing from the Dems.

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Free-will is absolutely Christian. It is the greatest gift given to us by our creator.

Ortzinator on May 31, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Allahpundit -

Only in your twisted Beta male mind would Olympia Snowe and Suasn Collins be considered “moderates.” In 2008 Snowe actually had a lower ACU rating (12) than Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Don’t believe me? Check it out.

HA is the only “conservative” website run by trolls.

bw222 on May 31, 2010 at 11:54 PM

bw222 on May 31, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Get a clue – follow the link in the piece above. This is ‘quote of the day’ – AP didn’t write that, it’s a ‘quote’ from a piece in the Washington Post.

Midas on May 31, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on May 31, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Why would I need to define the South?

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:57 PM

There are not plenty of racist Conservatives.
There are not even many.

The election of Obama to the presidency ends the use of the race card by every body.

Jenfidel on May 31, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Get a clue – follow the link in the piece above. This is ‘quote of the day’ – AP didn’t write that, it’s a ‘quote’ from a piece in the Washington Post.

Midas on May 31, 2010 at 11:56 PM

AP does that on purpose. Cut him a little slack. Sometimes I forget and it gets my blood a-boilin’.

Lanceman on May 31, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:53 PM

There are plenty of racist Dems. Why else do they keep blacks on the plantation?

Oh, and YOUR referencing talking points doesn’t exactly count as being well read.

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Sorry bub, if you’re looking for racism, you’ll find most of it on the ‘left’ today.

Categorically there are racists at all points along the spectrum – but the liberals and Democrats are the ones that have institutionalized it in their very policies, goals, and ideologies. It is part of their fiber and their political platform.

Not so on the ‘right’.

Midas on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Why would I need to define the South?

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Well, we would like to know where all these racists are concentrated. Since I moved up north, does that make me less racist?

TXMomof3 on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM

HA is the only “conservative” website run by trolls.

bw222 on May 31, 2010 at 11:54 PM

you’re logic just never ceases to stun me

blatantblue on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM

your***

blatantblue on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM

There are not plenty of racist Conservatives.
There are not even many.

The election of Obama to the presidency ends the use of the race card by every body.

Jenfidel on May 31, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Spot what’s wrong with your reasoning. Fail.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Why would I need to define the South?

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Well, if “the South” is a racist stronghold and “Southerners” are inbred racists, maybe you should define the two terms?

Good Solid B-Plus on June 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Screeching of tires as entire thread comes to a dead halt…
EEERRRRRRRRRRRTTTT!!!!

LEBA on June 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM

No. There are still plenty of racist conservatives. Please, stop lying to yourself.

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Would you care to percentile the differences?

Kini on June 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Well, we would like to know where all these racists are concentrated. Since I moved up north, does that make me less racist?

TXMomof3 on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM

It makes you a Yankee! :)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

canopfor on May 31, 2010 at 11:44 PM
===================
That is almost as catchy as the Oscar Mayer weiner song.

TXMomof3 on May 31, 2010 at 11:51 PM

TXMomof3: Yup,close,eh!:)

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

There are plenty of racist Dems. Why else do they keep blacks on the plantation?

Oh, and YOUR referencing talking points doesn’t exactly count as being well read.

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Here we go…

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

canopfor on May 31, 2010 at 11:44 PM

TXMomof3 on May 31, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Please don’t reference Nutterbutter and weiner in the same post!

*Can’t stop crying*

Laura in Maryland on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

You’re talking party label, I’m talking ideology.

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:29 PM
I can’t wait ’til Sarah Palin is President and we put you into a camp zoo.

Lanceman on May 31, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Fixed it for you.

bw222 on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

OT but this is choice: Eric Holder is headed to the Gulf Coast to tackle the BP spill, and he is ready to investigate and prosecute.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/31/AR2010053103511.html?hpid=topnews

Your Big Government at work. Never let a crisis go to waste when one can litigate.

onlineanalyst on June 1, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Spot what’s wrong with your reasoning. Fail.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM

I sure as hell don’t see what’s wrong with her reasoning. 47% of us were just smart enough to not vote for a guy who’s done absolutely nothing in his life and had zero qualifications for the job.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:03 AM

You’re talking party label, I’m talking ideology.

Cartoonboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:29 PM

I can’t wait ’til Sarah Palin is President and we put you into a camp zoo.

Lanceman on May 31, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Fixed it for you.

bw222 on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

ROFL Lance and bw!!!

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:03 AM

It makes you a Yankee! :)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Ewwww..

TXMomof3 on June 1, 2010 at 12:04 AM

OT but this is choice: Eric Holder is headed to the Gulf Coast to tackle the BP spill, and he is ready to investigate and prosecute.

onlineanalyst on June 1, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Mr. Holder, the person you’re looking for is in Chicago on vacation, I believe.

Midas on June 1, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Please don’t reference Nutterbutter and weiner in the same post!

*Can’t stop crying*

Laura in Maryland on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Hopefully, crying with laughter!

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:04 AM

What you libtards call social justice isn’t exactly what anyone would have fought for then or now. He worked for fairness and equality, not equal outcomes.

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Laura is clueless

“We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor.” – MLK Jr.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Please don’t reference Nutterbutter and weiner in the same post!

*Can’t stop crying*

Laura in Maryland on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

That is bad!!!!

TXMomof3 on June 1, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Haven’t you and Ernesto got a mosque to build ?

Dire Straits on June 1, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor.” – MLK Jr.

Narutoboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Narutoboy on: Thats crazy talk,this “Exploitation”,er,or,
“BlacksPloitation”,has been under the manage
ment of the Liberal Party for well over 200
years!!

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:06 AM

The calls for moderation from the GOP are well-founded, but some moderate Democrats would be nice, too. The lurch to the far right in the GOP is in part a reaction to Obama’s revival of the far left.

RightOFLeft on June 1, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor.” – MLK Jr.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:05 AM

And with that comment, all credibility goes out the window.

Kini on June 1, 2010 at 12:07 AM

OK, what did I miss?

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Haven’t you and Ernesto got a mosque to build ?

Dire Straits on June 1, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Zing!

Even though I like Ernesto.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

And with that comment, all credibility goes out the window.

Kini on June 1, 2010 at 12:07 AM

You’re aware I’m quoting him, correct?

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

“We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor.” – MLK Jr.

This is nothing but sheer rabble rousing based on Black Liberation Theology which is pro-Communist/pro-Marxist.

Might I also note that it’s odd to hear a Baptist minister, even a black one, talk so derisively about “the Protestant work ethic.”
I’ve never heard anyone talking about capitalism that also talks about “sacrifices.”
Ayn Rand would have loved this!

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

OK, what did I miss?

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Same sh!t, different day.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Cartoonboy on May 31, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Jenn – that was priceless, now I can’t stop laughing!

Laura in Maryland on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

The lurch to the far right in the GOP is in part a reaction to Obama’s revival of the far left.

RightOFLeft on June 1, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Define “lurch to the far right,” please.

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:09 AM

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Why are you addressing your complaints to me? Do you geniuses understand that when somebody puts quotes around something and adds a name to the end that’s not their own, they’re not saying it?

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:09 AM

This thread reminds me of the time when i was a kid and we put three of the neighborhood cats into a burlap bag and tied it shut.

Lots of yowling, hissing and spitting ensued, followed by low growling.

platypus on June 1, 2010 at 12:10 AM

Please don’t reference Nutterbutter and weiner in the same post!

*Can’t stop crying*

Laura in Maryland on June 1, 2010 at 12:01 AM
=======================
That is bad!!!!

TXMomof3 on June 1, 2010 at 12:06 AM

TxMomof3: I’m not a doctor,but it sounds like L in M has
had some fond,or,er,NightMarish experiences with
a Nutter Butter and Wiener Oscar sumpin!!

L in M (i kid):)

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Do you geniuses understand

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Hey! Braniac just called us geniuses!

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Same sh!t, different day.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Well, this is what you missed :D (and why I took so long).

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

The real question is do you believe what he said in that quote.

chemman on June 1, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Well, this is what you missed :D (and why I took so long).

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Barn owl?

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Do you geniuses understand that when somebody puts quotes around something and adds a name to the end that’s not their own, they’re not saying it?

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Hey, genius – do you understand that not every comment that refers to a quote that you posted is about *you* or what *you* might have said? They might be taking issue with, oh you know, *the quote* itself?

Don’t flatter yourself – you have no credibility for someone to call into question to begin with.

Midas on June 1, 2010 at 12:14 AM

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:11 AM

You have no idea!!! Too funny!!!

TXMomof3 on June 1, 2010 at 12:14 AM

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:11 AM

If you’re interested in the reference, I’ll have to send you a link. Click on my name to get to The HA Free Speech Zone. Consider yourself warned, the ref is pretty bad.

Laura in Maryland on June 1, 2010 at 12:14 AM

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:06 AM
=============================
Why are you addressing your complaints to me? Do you geniuses understand that when somebody puts quotes around something and adds a name to the end that’s not their own, they’re not saying it?

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Narutoboy: Your getting testy,you might want to keep an eye
on your Estrogen and,or,Testestrone levels,you
could inexplicably blow a gasket!!

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:15 AM

The real question is do you believe what he said in that quote.

chemman on June 1, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Pay attention. That isn’t the point. What I didn’t believe is that MLK Jr. was a Republican. You delusional Hot Aryans came prepared with your talking points, but had no reply once the real facts started rolling in. This is just sad. This is why I don’t like labels; both liberals and conservatives are a bunch of idiots. When you’re proving wrong, you clowns move to the next subject and act like it never happened.

Of course I don’t believe that about capitalism. I’m a supporter of capitalism.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Barn owl?

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Dunno. Is that what you think it is? I’ll look it up.

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Narutoboy: Your getting testy,you might want to keep an eye
on your Estrogen and,or,Testestrone levels,you
could inexplicably blow a gasket!!

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Nope. This clown is doing the thorazine shuffle.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:16 AM

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:12 AM

The owls are not what they seem
– Twin Peaks

Inanemergencydial on June 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Dunno. Is that what you think it is? I’ll look it up.

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:16 AM

I saw your pic on FB. It may be a baby barn owl.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM

I saw your pic on FB. It may be a baby barn owl.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM

I saw the parent and they weren’t much larger…

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

You’re aware I’m quoting him, correct?

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Yup, and I can quote several other Black Capitalist that made a pretty good living when this country was formed. Along with other Blacks in History that contributed to our history. Peanut Butter come to mind, for example.

But, that would be another post.

While I completely respect and admire MLK jr, that quote was completely wrong, and I think misunderstood.

Capitalism was never built on the backs of Black Slaves.
Black have been a minority withing the workplace, from a population perspective. If that statement were true, then we would be South Africa. That’s not the case.

Kini on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Don’t flatter yourself – you have no credibility for someone to call into question to begin with.

Midas on June 1, 2010 at 12:14 AM

As if you have any. But hey, I give you credit. You were the only Aryan here with the balls to admit when you had made a mistake.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Well, we would like to know where all these racists are concentrated. Since I moved up north, does that make me less racist?

TXMomof3 on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM

TXMomof3: Well,if your into winter sports,technically you
could be a FrozenNeck-RedNeck!!haha:)

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Define “lurch to the far right,” please.

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Basically, when someone like John McCain votes with the Republican platform 80% of the time but he’s widely regarded as some kind of Berkeley liberal, that’s a lurch to the far-right.

RightOFLeft on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Nice a lot of name calling but nothing more. Is that the best you have.

chemman on June 1, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Now, I happen to be a member of the National Black Republican’s Association. Before the election, that particular group bought many billboards with MLK’s picture stating ‘MLK was a Republican’.
I would imagine that if that was provably false, there would have been lawsuits and the media would have had it front and center to this day.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Hon, McCain’s a special case (“case” being the operative word).
I’ve never been able to figure out what or why he’s voting on an issue…Liberal? Conservative? Democrat? Republican?

McCain’s a party of one.

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM

As if you have any. But hey, I give you credit. You were the only Aryan here with the balls to admit when you had made a mistake.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Seriously, ban this idiot.

tetriskid on June 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Narutoboy

Would you care to percentile the differences?

Kini on June 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Inanemergencydial on June 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM

:D

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Nice a lot of name calling but nothing more. Is that the best you have.

chemman on June 1, 2010 at 12:19 AM

The best I have – like being right on everything I’ve said here so far? Like three Aryans getting debunked by “cartoonboy” because they’re too dang lazy to do research on a civil rights figure?

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:21 AM

You were the only Aryan here with the balls to admit when you had made a mistake.

Cartoonboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

You have been warned about using this kind of language.

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:21 AM

“We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor.” – MLK Jr.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:05 AM

So what? He was wrong. Nobody is right all the right time. Capitalism gives the poor an opportunity to grow and prosper unlike any other. It’s the only system known to man where you can choose to not be poor.

Oh and MLK also said that he dreamed of a day when all people would be judged on their character and not the color of their skin. He would be horrified to see what the Left did to his dream. The entire Democrat agenda is to keep people dumb and dependent enough to keep voting for them. If you would quit wasting time emulating your favorite cartoon characters and actually paid attention you would have figured it out by yourself by now..

Guardian on June 1, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:15 AM

There’s a lot of meaningless talk going on here, but not a lot of substantive discussion. Please restate your main points, since it’s clouded by insults in every direction.

I think one of your more controversial statements was that there is racism within the GOP; could you clarify?

Free Constitution on June 1, 2010 at 12:22 AM

TXMo

mof3: Well,if your into winter sports,technically you
could be a FrozenNeck-RedNeck!!haha:)

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

They are tough people up here. The cold was brutal. But, the other day I heard someone whining about it being hot and it was 72. I thought, try Texas in August and then get back to me.

TXMomof3 on June 1, 2010 at 12:22 AM

I saw the parent and they weren’t much larger…

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Not being an ornothologist, I’m not certain what kind of owl. Saw a dead one similar about 10 years ago. It was small.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Do I need to start the drums?

Dire Straits on June 1, 2010 at 12:23 AM

And with that comment, all credibility goes out the window.

Kini on June 1, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Kini: Thank-you Kini,I thought with all this cold Northern
Ontario weather up here my brain was morphing into a
FrozenNeck-RedNeck and I was getting more Racist for
every degree the temperature was dropping,actaully,
I`ll have to look up later just how racist I would
be at freering temp,crap,oh boy,if I add in the wind
chill factor I would be…… ….ahaha:)

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:24 AM

McCain’s a party of one.

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM

And Meghan has a party of two:)

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Do I need to start the drums?

Dire Straits on June 1, 2010 at 12:23 AM

Please do.

TXMomof3 on June 1, 2010 at 12:25 AM

I would imagine that if that was provably false, there would have been lawsuits and the media would have had it front and center to this day.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Here we go again…

Does that sound like the quote of a Republican?

Where is the documents showing his political affiliation? You don’t have them. He didn’t talk about it. What he did do, however, is support the Democrat presidents of the 60s. He spoke about social justice. He received the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood award. He had connections to communists. He detested war. He spoke favorably of redistribution of wealth. He called the RNC a “frenzied wedding of the KKK and radical right.” Etc. He wasn’t a friend of the conservative political cause.

Who cares if a political organization says something? And why would anybody sue over something like that?

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:25 AM

OopsaDooddle thats freezing,not freering!

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Do I need to start the drums?

Dire Straits on June 1, 2010 at 12:23 AM

Do it! ;-)

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor.” – MLK Jr.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:05 AM

And with that comment, all credibility goes out the window.

Kini on June 1, 2010 at 12:07 AM

It is a legitimate quote but the wider context confirms that his reach is for equal opportunity, not identical outcomes. He’s not trashing capitalism he is trashing the abuse of it. He wants equal economic power, not equal outcomes (as someone earlier pointed out).

Find the larger context here.

LEBA on June 1, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Not being an ornothologist, I’m not certain what kind of owl. Saw a dead one similar about 10 years ago. It was small.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Oh…

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Read it and weep, Cartoonboy:
Why Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:28 AM

North American Owls

I have a Barred owl that hangs out near my house. It may explain the absence of my chipmunks and skinks.

Inanemergencydial on June 1, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Does that sound like the quote of a Republican?

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:25 AM

I can think of a million ‘quotes’ by people that they later repudiated.
And I think the onus is on you to prove he wasn’t.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Well, this is what you missed :D (and why I took so long).

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2010 at 12:12 AM

MeatHeadinCA: What the h*ll was that,it looks like a

Brazilian Sh*tBrindle Brown Sh*t Owl!!:)

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:28 AM

If only the Conservatives and Republicans had the stones to be divisive and hateful like the Socialist Democrat Party (Schumer, Durbin, Leahy, Reid, etc.).

And the best the GOP has to offer for self-defense is Marble Mouth Mitch McConnell?

Schumer, Durbin and the other Marxists/Socialists in the Senate are the TSUNAMI OF HATEFILLED RHETORIC.

McConnell, and the GOP are a raindrop of trash talk.

No comparison.

PappyD61 on June 1, 2010 at 12:29 AM

He’s not trashing capitalism he is trashing the abuse of it. He wants equal economic power, not equal outcomes (as someone earlier pointed out).

Find the larger context here.

LEBA on June 1, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Unbelievable. He says that “capitalism” (no other words attached to it, just capitalism) was built off the backs of black slaves and that it continues to exploit the poor and you say he wasn’t trashing it. Again, unbelievable. I’ve read the entire passage. He was trashing. He did want social justice and equal opportunity. And, according to him, capitalism was the problem. That’s not an uncommon belief.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:30 AM

The lurch to the far right in the GOP is in part a reaction to Obama’s revival of the far left.

RightOFLeft on June 1, 2010 at 12:07 AM
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Define “lurch to the far right,” please.

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Jenfidel: Lurch and rivival,interesting!!:)

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:31 AM

Why Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:28 AM

I read that along time ago. It doesn’t actually prove anything. The whole argument is basically this: He’s a Republican because Republicans were the good one’s and the Democrats were bad. That’s a poor argument. Just because the Democrats weren’t actually working in his favor, doesn’t mean he was a Republican.

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Well,listening to the Top of the News on AM Radio,
its all about Israel!!

Its 1937 all over again!

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Aren’t you the one who argued for a new alcohol prohibition? You’ve got quite an authoritarian bent if I remember correctly. Still, I’ll have to agree that the evidence that MLK was Republican is a bit doubtful.

Free Constitution on June 1, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Read it and weep, Cartoonboy:
Why Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Excellent article, Jenfidel! Thanks for the link!

LEBA on June 1, 2010 at 12:33 AM

He did want social justice

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Sounds like you’re quoting Jackson or Sharpton. ‘Social justice’ and ‘human rights’ are buzzwords of leftists.

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:33 AM

That’s not an uncommon belief in loony Left Black Liberation Theology circles.

Cartoonboy nottobeconfusedwithBalloonBoy on June 1, 2010 at 12:30 AM

FIFY.

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:34 AM

LEBA on June 1, 2010 at 12:33 AM

I know! Wasn’t it?!
You’re most welcome!

Jenfidel on June 1, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Narutoboy on June 1, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Clearly, you did not follow the link and read the full quote or the context. Sheesh!

LEBA on June 1, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Lurch

canopfor on June 1, 2010 at 12:31 AM

Hehehe. You said Lurch.

“When I served in Viet Nam…”

“I actually did vote for the 87 billion dollars, before I voted against it…”

Lanceman on June 1, 2010 at 12:35 AM

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