Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Quote of the day

Henry Olsen:
Very conservative Republicans favor rhetorically aggressive champions of conservative ideology. Somewhat-conservative Republicans, on the other hand, tend to prefer established candidates — people who, while generally in agreement with ideological conservatives in their positions on the issues, are not as strident when it comes to ideology, rhetoric, or temperament.

Via Lexington.

This reminds FLG of the time when he got into a debate about overheated conservative talk radio rhetoric with Withywindle (and maybe Mrs. P).


Withywindle said...

Yah ... although it's more that I don't like most criticism of lock-n-load Republicans than that I'm quite so fire-breathing myself, most of the time.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. I fail to see why it is quote-of-the-day worthy to read that "very" conservative Republicans favor "aggressive" champions of conservative ideology and "somewhat" conservatives Republicans tend to prefer "established" candidates.

Try changing it to "very" liberal Democrats favor "aggressive" champions of liberal ideology and whoaa Nellie, we quickly see why Rachel Maddow, Lawrence Whatever his name is and Chris Matthews have TV shows. Television shows where Michele Bachmann is called a balloon head & flake, Laura Ingraham called a slut and Sarah Palin has been called just about everything except the kitchen sink. Which of course is delicious as these same level-headed television personalities will decry the war waged on women in this country while they wage one -a personal one- themselves.

Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

Oh I left out that it seems Republicans by their choices are not the party of crazies far Lefties would hope.

I'd also take a closer look at Henry Olsen's idea of what put McCain in the winner's circle over Romney. A credible argument can be made that it was independent primary voters selecting McCain to run for the Republicans over the "establishment" Romney and then voting Obama in the general.

Mrs. P

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