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Patience Patience…Waiting Game May Work Better for Republicans

Thomas F. Roeser 25 February 2010 No Comment

Limbaugh Blasts Brown (Why?).

I don’t exactly know where Rush Limbaugh was during the Massachusetts senate race but Scott Brown said over and over again that he would be “independent” and be in the mould of maverick John McCain. I pointed this out after he was elected but a chorus of readers told me shhhhhhh because I was spoiling the celebratory occasion. Didn’t Rush hear that or did he hear it and not believe it? Anyhow there the Oracle was yesterday bellowing that Brown is a traitor to conservatism because he voted to apply cloture to the Dems’ multi-billion-dollar jobs bill. Go figure. I would say that probably more criticism should go to Mitt Romney for endorsing McCain’s reelection. If Romney’s right that there is a grassroots conservative revolution out there, the guy he should plug is J. D. Hayworth.

Schlafly Says Palin’s Not Ready (Really?).
Arrogance doesn’t just reside with liberals. I don’t know whether Sarah Palin is ready to run for president or not. By the tone of her speech to the Tea Party convention that I heard and read she is. But now that Phyllis Schlafly has said she isn’t I guess all that remains is for Palin to fold her tent. Yes, ma’am. Phyllis did say that Palin’s husband is cute though. That’s reassuring, coming from Phyllis who will be 86.

Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Vote.
It’s revelatory that the winner of the straw poll for president of the United States at CPAC last week was the 74 year old libertarian Congressman Ron Paul who not long ago urged America to disband the CIA and its intelligence apparatus throughout the world. If he seeks the presidency again in 2012 he will be 76.

After reading Paul’s books Revolution and End the Fed I’d say his views on the economy are a refreshing antidote to what we’ve had in this country with bailouts etc. I’m in favor of cutting subsidies, returning to the gold standard and curtailing the Fed—not ending it because as Arthur Laffer told me not long ago without it would be like driving on a highway without traffic lights. But neo-pacifist isolationist Paul is a downright menace when he wants to dismantle the intelligence system of the country—and who has repeated what the frenetic Left maintains: that with 9/11 we had it coming…which is what he said in a full-dress 2008 debate with other presidential candidates.

What did the straw poll mean? It meant that a lot of university kids got into the hall and voted while the poll was largely ignored by most of the crowd in favor of listening to the speeches. The same type of kids who chanted for McGovern in `72 and Dean in 2000. Aristotle warned that undue influx of the young and over-idealistic in polity is sure to wreck society since they don’t have the maturity to understand nuance. They’ve sure wrecked the Democratic party. The great myth propagated by Paul-ites is that he is another Robert A. Taft. Not even remotely if they read Taft’s 1952 book A Foreign Policy for Americans which is in my library.

Dems Say House Has to Go First on Health Care.
The word is that Democrats want the House to go first on health care in order to get reconciliation because the rules say such effort should start with the House since that’s where appropriations come from. Yesterday in the most revelatory comment of all, Senator Kent Conrad when informed of it said “good because that’ll mean it’s dead.” Take that for what it’s worth.


Tom Roeser is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Chicago Daily Observer

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