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Circular Firing Squads: Reflections Upon Being a Conservative

Posted by Mark on October 5, 2005

There are times when Conservatives don’t need the Left to shoot at. We do a fine job taking potshots at our own. The current grumbling, exemplified by George Will’s column is the perfect example.

Now, I like George Will. He sits on George Snuffalupagus’s panel on Sunday mornings looking for all the world like he just swallowed a rotten lemon. For the longest time I assumed he was just waiting for his contract to end so he could jump to FoxNews. Now I realize he’s a masochist, who enjoys being talked down by the leftists the former Clinton defender has on his show. And now he’s decided to join the party:

It is important that Miers not be confirmed unless, in her 61st year, she suddenly and unexpectedly is found to have hitherto undisclosed interests and talents pertinent to the court’s role. Otherwise the sound principle of substantial deference to a president’s choice of judicial nominees will dissolve into a rationalization for senatorial abdication of the duty to hold presidents to some standards of seriousness that will prevent them from reducing the Supreme Court to a private plaything useful for fulfilling whims on behalf of friends.

You can almost hear the “harumph.”

And speaking of “harumphing,” have you noticed all the conservatives on the morning talk shows in the past two days? Funny how the majority of said conservatives are bashing President Bush for his SCOTUS pick. Yet, James Dobson supports the choice, among other conservatives. Haven’t seen Katie or Diane interviewing him, have you? How about the number of times Rush Limbaugh’s name has been mentioned? And mentioned without that George Will rotten lemon look on the reporter’s face! Yet, when Mr. Limbaugh backtracked, having learned more about the nominee, the silence from the MSM was so profound you could hear the crickets chirping.

Reagan’s 11th commandment: Thou shalt not bash your fellow Republican. It doesn’t mean you can’t be critical of a fellow conservative. It does mean taking a breath, and not airing your dirty laundry before a left leaning MSM. The left doesn’t need to do any shooting right now. We are doing a fine job of shooting ourselves in the foot all on our own.

cross posted at Gun-Totin’ Liberal.

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Circular Firing Squads: Reflections Upon Being a Conservative

Posted by Mark on October 5, 2005

There are times when Conservatives don’t need the Left to shoot at. We do a fine job taking potshots at our own. The current grumbling, exemplified by George Will’s column is the perfect example.

Now, I like George Will. He sits on George Snuffalupagus’s panel on Sunday mornings looking for all the world like he just swallowed a rotten lemon. For the longest time I assumed he was just waiting for his contract to end so he could jump to FoxNews. Now I realize he’s a masochist, who enjoys being talked down by the leftists the former Clinton defender has on his show. And now he’s decided to join the party:

It is important that Miers not be confirmed unless, in her 61st year, she suddenly and unexpectedly is found to have hitherto undisclosed interests and talents pertinent to the court’s role. Otherwise the sound principle of substantial deference to a president’s choice of judicial nominees will dissolve into a rationalization for senatorial abdication of the duty to hold presidents to some standards of seriousness that will prevent them from reducing the Supreme Court to a private plaything useful for fulfilling whims on behalf of friends.

You can almost hear the “harumph.”

And speaking of “harumphing,” have you noticed all the conservatives on the morning talk shows in the past two days? Funny how the majority of said conservatives are bashing President Bush for his SCOTUS pick. Yet, James Dobson supports the choice, among other conservatives. Haven’t seen Katie or Diane interviewing him, have you? How about the number of times Rush Limbaugh’s name has been mentioned? And mentioned without that George Will rotten lemon look on the reporter’s face! Yet, when Mr. Limbaugh backtracked, having learned more about the nominee, the silence from the MSM was so profound you could hear the crickets chirping.

Reagan’s 11th commandment: Thou shalt not bash your fellow Republican. It doesn’t mean you can’t be critical of a fellow conservative. It does mean taking a breath, and not airing your dirty laundry before a left leaning MSM. The left doesn’t need to do any shooting right now. We are doing a fine job of shooting ourselves in the foot all on our own.

cross posted at Gun-Totin’ Liberal.

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