Thursday, November 13, 2008

California Cross Stomping

Video here.

Two thoughts:
1. The woman should never have brought religion into the debate. Her values might be informed by her religion (good), but she shouldn't be using her religion or its symbols as a rhetorical club.

2. What absolute cretins. They'd already won the debate when she felt she had to resort to religious symbols, they didn't need to stomp on the symbols of her faith.

Instapundit sez "at least it wasn't a Koran." I know he's being a bit tongue-in-cheek, but it doesn't matter to me what religious symbol she had used. Religion in this context is an ad hoc argument, and such shouldn't be allowed in political debate.

(h/t Insta)

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Love This Guy

Tom Coburn on President-Elect Obama's historic victory:
The unmistakable mandate from the 2008 elections is one that applies to both parties in equal measure--it's time to define a "new kind of politics" not just with our words but with our actions. If anything, a "new kind of politics" means elected officials putting aside their careerist aspirations in pursuit of solutions that work.

And then some tough love for his own party:
What led the Republican Party to this day was not the application of conservative principles but the abandonment of those principles while hypocritically appealing to those tenets. The past few years have shown a strong correlation between electoral success and fidelity to limited government conservatism. The more Republicans abandoned conservatism, the more voters abandoned Republicans.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

One comment on election day

I hope for one of two things...
1. Whoever wins, wins by an easily proven margin.


2. Sen. Obama wins the electoral count, but Sen. McCain wins the popular vote.

The latter would really only be possible if McCain enjoys an astoundingly close race in large states like California and New York. In other words, not gonna happen. But if it did, I will spend the next four years throwing it in the faces of the Bush haters.