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I found it interesting to read “Jack Bauer’s Creator Speaks” and learn that Joel Surnow (the creator) claims that 24 is a conservative show. The fact that Jack Bauer follows no law but his own, and frequently violates a wide variety of rights, is not, by the common understanding of the term, conservative. That he is willing to protect this country and recognizes the threat posed by terrorism does, I grant, put him far outside the mainstream of any in the Democrat party.
But having a widely successful show, and arguing that it allows him the freedom to do what he wants, why does series creator Surnow write stories straight out of the liberal Hollywood playbook? Sure there have been a few Arab Islamofascists portrayed (often with plenty of caveats and sops to the CAIR crowd — such as last season’s terrorist stand-in for UBL who wanted to find peace), but generally they are red herrings for the (fill-in-the-blank group of) rogue military, intelligence, Freemason/Luminati/Halliburton/Neo-Nazi death cult that has somehow infiltrated the White House and is plotting a coup — all of whom are always led by right-wingers in the mold of Richard Nixon, Dick Cheney or other liberal bogeyman. How is 24’s past story line of Serb war criminals, Russians looking for past Soviet glory, or a sinister shadow cabinet planning to unleash nukes on a U.S. city any different from the cartoon villains depicted in Ben Affleck’s Sum of All Fears or the bad guy right-wing military unit in Die Hard 2, The Rock or some other nonsensical liberal hokum?p>If you want me to believe that it is a conservative show, how about having a terrorist plot involving real terrorists — Al Qaeda types perhaps? And maybe they’re being aided in their plan to destroy America by a female Democrat Senator with thoughts of running for President hoping to embarrass the Republican administration, or a cabal of shadowy global financiers who operate a variety of 527 organizations, which may be fronts for anti-Americans world-wide, or a group of rich pampered lawyers representing G’tmo inmates interested in advancing their own egos regardless of the consequences to the country. Something like that would be a conspiracy I’d be interested in seeing portrayed. br> — Chris Booth br> Herndon, Virginia /p>
Mr. Surnow, as quoted by Mr. Klein, is absolutely correct. Conservatives have behaved exactly like their radical, liberal counterparts now controlling the Democrat party.
Conservatives spent enormously and foolishly, having the federal government do things that need not be done at all.
Conservatives grew venal and corrupt, being driven by polls and power.
Conservatives created a double standard for living. One for us and one for them.
And yes, conservatives became hypocritical too. Just look at the bathroom behavior of a senator.
All-in all conservatives transformed themselves into radical liberal Democrats.
The solution? America desperately needs leadership, fiscal responsibility, and a man or woman who will speak directly to the people, and not permit their message of pride in America, achievement, and self reliance to be filtered by the entirely left-wing MSM.
Conservatives must to be bold people, with huge dreams and confidence in America’s freedom that radiates in their every word and deed. They must accomplish things.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?