Gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam’s campaign responds. The Prowler replies. Plus: Scott Brown’s independent streak. Tiger brainwashed. Ron Paul’s party. Obamacare, and more.
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OUTSIDE THE KNOW
Re: Bill Croke’s Big Al’s Antique Roadshow:
Why be surprised if a politician of either stripe has never heard
of this-or-that publication? We know that the Republican
leadership didn’t know Michael Steele had a book coming out.
These guys don’t know what people who — theoretically — believe
what they believe are publishing. Why should the opposition be
expected to know?
— Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florida
Re: W. James Antle, III.’s Ron Paul’s Party:
I knew James Antle, III. had a thing for liberal blue lapdogs so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to discover he is infatuated with the Republican Hamlet, the “wild shrimp cowboy,” Mr. $410 million in earmarks Ron “Porker” Paul. Ron Paul, who denounces “pork” and wasteful government spending, is the poster boy for corrupt DC political demagogues and wasteful government spending. Annually, Paul swaggers up to the government trough and dips his greedy snout into the swill and fills up — then has the gall to condemn government spending and deficits. In 2009, Democrat MSNBC (who loves wasteful government spending) was so disgusted by Paul they chided the liberalterian Janus’s hypocrisy. Who would have guessed the station of Keith Olbermann would be disgusted by excess?
Instead, of TAS trumpeting a pyrrhic CPAC “victory” and
trying to shove phony baloney down conservatives’ throats, its
time would be better spent unmasking liberal frauds like Ron
Paul. Why not call for reform that bans the egregious earmarks
that make political swine like Ron Paul possible? Frankly, it
would have been better for CPAC, conservatives and Republicans if
Paul had just let Bruno “pork” him in that DC motel room - then
he could GOProud as King of Earmarks.
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Re: Philip Klein’s Obamacare Faces Tough Road in the House:
The ObamaCare fiasco reminds me of General Douglas Haig, the
British commander at the Somme in 1916 in the First World War.
After his first wave was annihilated by German machine guns, Gen.
Haig sent in more waves. The results were hundreds of thousands
of British casualties without any significant change in the
strategic situation. This insistence on pursuing this health care
objective seems, in light of the current political situation,
similarly unimaginative and foolish. It is obviously motivated by
an ideological attachment to the ideal of a nationalized health
care system. The problem is that the cannon fodder that Obama,
Reid, and Pelosi are offering for sacrifice are not Tommies in
stinking trenches, but senators and congressmen who rather like
their jobs and would just as soon keep them. Will they really be
willing to go “over the top” when the whistle blows?
— Michael Hofstetter
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s An Open Letter to Michael Smerconish and Jennifer Stockman:
That’s a lot of ink to waste on a talk show host who does
little more than harangue his audience on a nightly basis.
— Mark Epstein
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races:
Maybe Obama and his thugs may learn what “hoist by their own
petard” means? Here’s hoping.
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.