Islets of Sanity Starting to Pop Up
Amid the sea of nuttiness, there are occasional safe havens. Rachel Lucas has a must-read post
(some appropriate profanity).
I know some say that they’d rather “have the country ruined” by a real liberal than by a RINO. You know what that sounds like? Something you’d read on DailyKos.
Exactly. It's the "I'd rather have no bread at all, rather than half a loaf mentality that is so common in the Lefty Blogosphere.Victor Davis Hanson
Reagan’s pragmatism on taxes, amnesty, new federal programs and government expansion, was continued by both Bush I and II. In that regard, McCain seems a continuum, not an abject disconnect. His problem is mostly temperament — when he strayed he was blunt about what he was doing and sometimes gratuitously offended his base in a way that neither Reagan nor the Bushes dared. That is a legitimate concern of tactical aptitude, but not one so much of ideology.
Put another way, he delights in the battle of ideas and is not timid about expressing his opinions forcefully. That's something that Republicans might not enjoy when he's debating other Republicans. But just wait until he sticks his thumb in Hillary's eye; you'll be roaring with approval.James Joyner
He didn’t start out the race as my preferred candidate and he’s never going to be my ideal president. He is, however, an honorable patriot who I trust to put the best interests of the country first. And he is, without any question, the most conservative person who can realistically take the oath of office next January 20.
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