Charity on April 29th, 2009

So, Arlen Specter is now officially a Democrat.  Big deal.  I have been reading the polls for weeks showing that he was losing heartily against his conservative primary challenger.  This is not really surprising.
What is surprising, although I guess it shouldn’t be, is that everyone is saying this is bad for the Republican Party because [...]

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Charity on April 27th, 2009

They Hate Him Because He Is “Black,” reads the headline of a post from Daily Kos, reprinted on the blog Green Mountain Daily.
I was about to dismiss it entirely, as I think is the proper response at this point to the accusations of racism that follow every single criticism of President Obama by anyone on [...]

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Charity on April 16th, 2009

There is a lot of anger and hatred around the internet about the Tax Day Tea Parties.  There is also a lot of misinformation.  Most of it started as a deliberate mis-information campaign to discredit the movement, but it has taken on a life of its own, being repeated as fact by people who really [...]

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The White House on Wednesday admitted that their public comments about conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh and cable news personalities in recent days has been “counterproductive.”
Counterproductive?  That’s not quite the word I would use.
This Rush Limbaugh episode is pretty disturbing.  Even though the White House is trying to be dismissive and even claim that President [...]

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Charity on November 18th, 2008

Now that it has been two weeks since the election, I suppose I should post some sort of post-election reflections on the Republican Party.
It’s been an interesting two weeks. I have gotten all of my political commentary from either very right-wing or very left-wing blogs, and have not read any mainstream opinion. It [...]

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Charity on November 7th, 2008

I was listening to NPR on my way down to Montpelier the other night (words I never, ever thought I would write) and they were playing interviews of people leaving the polls. One woman who voted for Obama said that she was in the over $250,000 category, but she is happy to give some [...]

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Charity on November 3rd, 2008

Over the past couple of years, I have flirted with the idea of voting third party. The Republican Party that I enthusiastically supported in the 1990’s does not exist in the practices of the current national GOP, as a whole.
I decided, though, that it makes little sense to go with a third party.
No, not [...]

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Charity on October 29th, 2008

Zo is a huge superstar on the right-wing blogs. I haven’t posted any of his videos yet because I figured that everyone had seen them. Then I remembered that some of you live in liberal land and only venture out to benign sites such as this one, where you can conservative bash without [...]

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Charity on October 27th, 2008

Real compassion is conservatism. Real compassion cares for the individual. Real conservatism wants every individual to be the best he or she can be, with nobody standing in the way.
Let a person use what their God-given talents are, combined with their ambition and their energy and their desire and their dreams, and get [...]

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Charity on October 24th, 2008

I am actually going to say something positive about Barack Obama. I know, I didn’t think it would ever happen either.
I saw the following Obama ad on a blog and I really liked it.

No, not the part about expanding early childhood education. That gave me the shivers. The liberal idea that the [...]

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