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Friday, February 20, 2009
Begging the Question

Glenn Greenwald blasts the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg for mentioning him in a post on how the one thing the far left and the far right agree on is anti-semitism.

His link to "Israel-bashing" in the penultimate sentence -- as in: "The Buchananites have even recruited Jews to do their Israel-bashing for them" -- is to an article I wrote for the January 26, 2009, issue of The American Conservative, an article in which I documented and criticized the lack of any disagreement or genuine debate in the U.S. Congress over America's ongoing, one-sided support for Israel generally and for Israel's attack on Gaza specifically.

Of course, this raises the obvious question. Whey would the American Conservative run an article by lefty writer Glenn Greenwald? And of course the answer is, because it was anti-Israel. Now I know that Greenwald loves to pretend he's a real conservative, but is there anybody out there still fooled by that?

The anti-Israel mob moans constantly when anybody says they're anti-semites, but you gotta wonder. How much time does Greenwald (or the American Conservative for that matter) spend covering the abuses of, say, Syria, versus those of Israel.

Greenwald notes triumphantly that these charges have less power than in the past. One of the reasons for that is that the Left has now so thoroughly absorbed the anti-semitism of the Buchananites that it's effectively the mainstream media position.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
It's Only Funny When It's a Republican

When the president is compared to a chimp.

More selective outrage.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
All the Best Bloggers Have Chinese Ties

Time puts together a laughable list of its top 25 blogs. To save you some time, here are the "conservative" blogs that made it:

The Bleat

Whereas the portside is rather better represented:

Talking Points Memo
Crooks & Liars
Paul Krugman
Huffington Post
Andrew Sullivan

I'd suspect that some of the other blogs that I don't recognize incorporate some leftism into their content as well.

Where's Hot Air? About the only good thing you can say is that at least none of the conservative blogs were included in the "overrated" category, unlike Daily Kos.
Years in the Wilderness

That, in my opinion, is what faces the Republican Party unless Barack Obama does indeed turn out to be another Jimmy Carter. John Hawkins revisits 2008 and comes up with a laundry list of suggestions, most of which are pretty sensible. But I had to wince at this:

Additionally, Bush and his Republican allies in Congress systematically alienated their conservative supporters by almost totally ignoring their concerns on issues like spending and immigration, even to the point of gratuitously insulting conservatives who disagreed with them. The Party then topped this all off by choosing the single least popular man in the entire Republican Party with conservative activists, John McCain, as the party’s presidential nominee. This resulted in the GOP’s base becoming incredibly dispirited, which deprived the party of money, volunteers, and much needed defenders — particularly in 2008, a year when the mainstream media went ga-ga for Obama.

Well, gee, I can't think of anything I want more in my political party than the folks who get incredibly dispirited when the party nominates a candidate they don't like. Read him (and his supporters) out of the party! That's the way to victory!

Uh, no, it's not. There's an old joke about the easiest way to make a small fortune is to start with a large fortune and lose part of it. The easiest way to make a small political party is to start with a large political party and start kicking people out of it. If you want to know why I haven't been blogging much lately, it's because I spent the better half of 2007 and 2008 pulling arrows out of my back from my nominal allies. I no longer feel like the Republican Party (or the conservative blogosphere) has much room for me; and I backed the winner.


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