The Country Dodged A Bullet

Wednesday, August 16, AD 2017

No, Mitt. If you don’t think the antifa demonstrators are equally morally repugnant and guilty of violence, then you’re simply ignorant, no matter what they claim to be fighting.…/346731-romney-bigots-and-those-fightin…

Mitt Romney fired back at President Trump for saying “both sides” were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend, claiming…

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22 Responses to The Country Dodged A Bullet

  • Two unfortunate opportunists–McCain being the other.
    Just how complicit–by ideological design, by ignorance, or by misguided loyalty to the establishment–are many of the very leaders who pretend to guard the traditional values of the people?
    As far as the neutered police are concerned, standing down in the face of planned anarchy is the purest of disloyalty to the very purpose for which your profession exists. Law and order become the fodder of political chicanery, and everyone’s freedom becomes the ultimate victim.

  • No significant corps of people has ‘fought bigotry’ since I was of an age to read a newspaper. It’s invariably competing collections of retromingent blowhards marking the trees.

  • The swiftness and ferocity with which Antifa has been defended and shielded from criticism by not only the left and their media allies, but by certain elements within the institutional right is somewhat interesting. Perhaps it suggests the necessity of a little investigative snooping to see if there is a money trail to follow.

  • You cannot buy Romney. It’s just an indication of the degree to which elite opinion is a monoculture. I bet Ted Cruz was pretty lonely at Jones, Day.

  • Our governor, John Kasich, came out and called Trump an embarrassment and said there is no moral equivalency to the KKK and Nazis. I suppose the hundreds of millions tortured and murdered by anyone who wasn’t KKK and Nazis should find comfort in that. That’s why he’s not President Kasich. The whole ‘anything to the left of center is by default not bad’ should cause people to run screaming into the night. And yet how many Republicans, Pundits, and Catholics are buying it. As my boys said, “It’s not going to be pleasant for those who don’t conform to the Left, is it?” I’d like to tell them not to worry.

  • It takes ZERO moral courage for Romney to say what he said. Repugnant to the core.

  • By the (ahem) logic of these people who insist that ONLY the alt-right bears any responsibility for what happened in Charlottesville, and that any attempt to state otherwise is tantamount to being a Nazi sympathizer, I suppose that everyone who fought in the Pacific during WWII must have been a Nazi sympathizer because they weren’t fighting Hitler? I guess it’s now morally impossible to have more than one enemy or to fight a battle on more than one front.

  • Our governor, John Kasich, came out and called Trump an embarrassment and said there is no moral equivalency to the KKK and Nazis.

    Of course Kasich’s embarrassed. Trump whooped is a$$. Kasich’s entire adult life up to age 48 consisted of political office and his time in business was likely derived from being able to work the phones.

  • Yeah Mitt, nothing says “I oppose racism.” like baseball bats, rocks, and urine bombs!

    Now, I think the blowhardish ashatted way President Trump conducted himself at Tuesday’s presser merits criticism, his pointing out there was blame on both sides is just a plain fact.

  • Fascist elements were trying to seize control of the streets (as they always do). They were met with heroic resistance from peace-loving workers and students determined to stop them. Where is the moral equivalence?-

  • TRump chiefly and Haley at the UN and Xi of China with Russian help just contained Kim Jun Un. You’d never know it since
    an obsession by the pro abortion culture..NY Times/ comedians on late night/ dems and gop’ ers beaten in the primary fills half of the US.

  • The “ANTIFA” are communist, and should be considered the “alt-left”. As Nazis and communists are two-sides of the same bloody coins, so are the alt-left and alt-right.
    Like the Battle of Stalingrad, I hope they both lose.

  • “They were met with heroic resistance from peace-loving workers and students determined to stop them. Where is the moral equivalence?-”

    I truly hope you are being facetious, because even you have to be aware of the violent nature of the antifa thugs. These masked cretins have been intimidating – and in some cases, have beaten up – individuals whom they deem to be “fascist.” While in some cases (like Saturday in Charlottesville) this does indeed include actual fascists, but this really means just about anyone holding political views to the right of Bernie Sanders. While some (maybe even most) of the counter-demonstrators truly did have peaceful intent, a very large segment included these disgusting vermin who are truly no better than the KKK/Nazi idiots who marched.

  • Fascist elements were trying to seize control of the streets (as they always do).

    How is acquiring the proper and necessary permits for a demonstration march seizing control of the streets? I’ve never heard of anybody claiming that following proper red tape as “seizing” anything. Are you sure you’re not confusing these guys with BLM?

  • A funny flashback that’s relevant from twitter.

  • I truly hope you are being facetious, b

    You’re talking to the same fellow who referred to UKIP as a ‘neo-fascist’ party.

  • Art Deco wrote, “You’re talking to the same fellow who referred to UKIP as a ‘neo-fascist’ party.”
    The fact that Anne Marie Waters is a leadership candidate for UKIP shows the party’s true colours

  • The fact that Anne Marie Waters is a leadership candidate for UKIP shows the party’s true colours

    The party’s true colors are what it has advocated since its founding. As for Waters, she’s a lapsed Labour Party member best known for her lesbianism and an antagonistic stance toward Islam. The term ‘fascist’ does not mean what you wish to pretend it means.

  • BLM has aided/abetted the assassinations of 20 POs’. Antifas has committed scores of acts of violent crimes. and, the media – chirps. The Democrat/KKK and neo-nazis have no body count in the 21st century.

    Art, DOn’t hold back. let us know how you feel. Did you mean “virtue signaling”? Good stuff! Anyhow: “It’s invariably competing collections of retromingent blowhards marking the trees.”

    We have met he enemy and they is: the lying media, Mitt, and establishment Republicans who can’t see that antifas, BLM, KKK and neo-nazis are all the same species of cockroach.

  • Kasich can’t take it that Trump kicked his ass in the primaries and won Ohio in the general election. I used to respect him but he is becoming another Romney..a complete wuss.

    Meanwhile, the Pakistanis who worked for Wasserman Schultz and were arrested…and the failure of Muller to come up with anything connecting Trump to the Russians… totally ignored, which is what the MSM wanted to do when Rep. Scalise was almost murdered by a loony leftist.

  • I used to respect him but he is becoming another Romney..a complete wuss.

    Romney is a very capable man with many accomplishments in the realm of business and family life. Kasich is almost pure politician. Take away the time in office, Romney is still a man of consequence with 20 grandchildren. Take away the politics, Kasich is….well, nobody knows. The two men are not equivalents.

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The Value of Well-Paid Advisers

Wednesday, March 21, AD 2012

I don’t often call-back prior posts, but now I am going to do it twice in one day.  Yesterday I discussed a Jennifer Rubin article that criticized Santorum for, among other things, failing to surround himself with a troupe of advisers to help him stay on track as a candidate.

Meet Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom.  Earlier today he had this exchange on CNN:

HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?

ERIC FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.

People have been having a lot of fun with this comment on twitter, and it took about ten minutes for this to make its way into a political ad:

Maybe we should say former Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstron.

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  • Ahem. Toldja so.

    Conservatives and GOP voters, you’re being PLAYED! Why? Because the establishment knows they can always scare you with a parade of horribles that awaits if the other guy is elected, and you’ll fall right in line and vote for whatever RINO stiff they put up.

  • Oh, the parade of horribles is real enough Jay, as the Obama first term indicates. I shudder to contemplate what an Obama second term would be like. Having said that, I assume ERIC FEHRNSTROM perfectly reflects the thinking of the Romney campaign for the general election, which is a perfectly disastrous way of making certain the conservative base stays alienated. As I have stated, I think Romney is a rotten politician. If he is the nominee I do not expect him to win against Obama. However, I do expect Obama to lose to whoever the Republicans choose.

  • This is how a campaign implodes. This creates an opening for Newt and possibly Santorum, although Rick tends to be the Republican Joe Biden by walking around with his foot in his mouth. I do believe that he thinks the GOP should be proud of morphing into a Big Government, borrow and spend party for ‘right wing’ purposes and his support of the Global Fund as well as some wishy-washy pro-life votes are certainly problematic. Advantage Newt. Louisiana will be the end of Romney and if the Republicans pick Myth RINO-Money as the nominee – the GOP will lose.

    To spare your conscience if the Republicans are as dumb as I think they are – there is the Constitution Party.

  • “To spare your conscience if the Republicans are as dumb as I think they are – there is the Constitution Party.”

    That’s how I plan to vote, American Knight, especially if Virgil Goode wins the Constitution Party nomination.

  • Jay,

    While I am very hopeful that my fellow Virginian Goode will secure the CP nomination, I still hold out hope that I will have an opportunity to vote for Newt – an opportunity of which I was robbed on Super Tuesday because our governor hopes to be Myth RINO-Money’s VP.

    I could pull the lever for Santorum, but the Republican Joe Biden is likely to get thumped by BHO. Although as VP, it would be fun to watch Santorum debate Biden. They can just put one another’s feet in each other’s mouth. Perhaps not too good to have Catholics represented that way. but entertaining nonetheless.

    NEWT 2012!

  • It is absolutely imperative that BHO be defeated in the next election. It would be a good thing if we of third parties (I am a Libertarian/libertarian) but a vote for a third party candidate is likely a vote for BHO and we can not tolerate that. This man and his party MUST be soundly defeated. WE may have to hold our nose at the polls, but we have done that before. We as citizens and voters can then have the person more likely to represent our conservative views in place and deal with that person as necessary. They would likely be more receptive to our views than the current occupant.

  • Dan,

    While I respect your opinion: been there, done that; I don’t think so this time around. We reluctantly voted for McCain last time, most of us because he chose Sarah Palin as a running mate – the devil won that election. Cunning serpent has put himself on both conventional options this time, assuming Republicans are dumb enough to force Myth RINO-Money on us.

    When you have a pro-infanticide candidate, a pro-abortion candidate (who claims he’s pro-life, but is NOT) and a pro-life candidate – you vote for the pro-lifer – assuming the R candidate is Romney (I still hold out hope that it is not), then that candidate is likely to be Virgil Goode. If voting for him means a victory for BHO (which I don’t think it will be, because Romney suppresses votes, so BHO will win with considerably less votes than 2008 if running against the Mormon); then that is God’s choice and in some ways (I do not profess to know how God thinks) it will be a fitting punishment for an idolatrous and lazy nation. Additionally, Romney may lull us into complacency and decline, where BHO will enhance polarization.

    Polarization is good, because we are way too corrupt and a purging is necessary. This can be non-violent (if you exclude the holocaust against the pre-born); but, if it is not, then we would not be the first, nor the last nation to suffer from violence when godlessness reigns.

    Pragmatism is a dangerous political mindset. Realism and trust in God is far more practical.

    NEWT 2012!

  • Ditto what American Knight said (except the Newt part 😉 ).

    Virgil Goode represented me for many years when I lived in the Commonwealth, and is personal friend. He was very helpful to me in my efforts to revitalize our town when I was mayor of Columbia, VA.

    There is no way in hell that I would vote for a fraud like Mitt Romney over a principled pro-life, limited government conservative (who is also a personal friend) such as Virgil Goode.

  • More Flippery Fail–Romney loved him some higher fuel prices back in 2006:

    I can’t wait to hear the spin on this one.

  • Jay: When’s the Constitution Party convention, anyway?

  • Next month in Nashville. I believe it’s April 19-22.

    Unfortunately, I can’t make it because of:

    (1) a prior commitment with my 1st Communion class (Pro Ecclesia), and
    (2) a prior commitment with my kids to be up your way to watch a rematch of last year’s ALCS (Pro Familia),

    which means that my civic duty (Pro Civitate) is going to have to wait.