NationHarry Reid is Not Above the Law: Tapscott
The Latino Vote and the GOP: Hewitt
Oh, What Delicious Crow: Wizbang
The Democrats' Unconscionable Racism Against Hispanics: PJM
Republicans won the midterm elections. Now can they survive?: Luntz
Tea Party time for Illinois redistricting: Marathon
EconomyFixing Social Security: AT (Hoven)
California Still on Suicide Watch: Dyer
Federal Contractor to Workers: Vote for Murkowski: Malkin
Astonishing Statistic of the Day: Driscoll
How to reduce the debt by $1.2 trillion: NoisyRoom
Bernanke engaging in unconstitutional fiscal policy: Hussman
Obama’s NLRB Appointee: Unions Need to be Voted in Quicker: RWN
Time to Tackle Right to Work: AT
Texas Considers Seceding... from Medicaid: BlogProf
Climate & EnergyJohn Abraham panics, he and AGU to form 'Climate rapid response team': WUWT
Climate scientists plan campaign against global-warming skeptics: Trib
Oops: Biofuel worse for climate than fossil fuel: Reuters
Environmentalists Blocking Wind Farms? And Solar? And Geothermal?: PJM
Obama May Have to Cancel Indonesia Trip Due to Greenhouse Gas Emissions: BlogProf
Biofuel-Inspired Food Shortage Coming?: Classic Liberal
MediaRace Card Cockroach Survived Democrats' Nuclear Winter: LegalIns
Why Is This Still Acceptable?: R&R
Post 2010: Conservatives Must Reject Christie, Powerline And Other Short-Term Thinkers: Riehl
The 20 Most Notorious Campaign Ads Of The 2010 Cycle: RWN
News Flash: Harvard History Dominated by White Males: GrandRants
America’s Worst Politician: The short, ugly career of Alan Grayson: Will
WaPo: Results From 2010 Census Pretty Much Ensures a Republican-Dominated House Forever: WZ
NBC News' Phil Griffin Still Has a Lot to Answer For: AmSpec
Stay Worried: Hanson
Media Malpractice available through video-on-demand nationwide: Hot Air
If You Oppose ObamaCare You're RAAAAACIST and UNEDUCATED!!: AmPower
Tea for Tim Scott: Newsweek
WorldMeanwhile at the UN, America prostrated herself before tyrants: RWN
Apocalypse Denial Now: A Week of Islam in the News: AT
Barack Obama Would Sneak Off to Koran Classes Says Former Teacher: GWP
The proxy war in the Middle East may escalate in the coming weeks: Ignatius
Look Who Tried To Stop Rescue Of An Arab Boy: LegalIns
Obama’s India Trip During Diwali Festival Forces Most Shops To Close – Business Owners Not Happy: SHN
SciTechJust Great. Highly Enriched Uranium For Sale on Georgian Black Market: WZ
The Great Debate: iPad vs. Kindle: Hot Air
So Where’s My Cut Of The Soylent Greenbacks?: CBullitt
CornucopiaDancing with the Indian stars: MOTUS
Alleged Ponzier Allen Stanford Got The Crap Beaten Out Of Him In Prison: Insider (Graphic Photo)
Number of the Week: $10.2 Trillion in Global Borrowing: WSJ
Image: Weasel Zippers: Pics from the Front
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Help Out Soldier's Angels -- Project Valour IT
QOTD: "There is plenty to criticize in almost every prominent conservative campaign in 2010, because, as a movement, we are incredibly weak in that area. Yes, some candidates were flawed. They all are. But good campaigns make up for that. As long as there is an Al Franken sitting in the Senate, after beating a Norm Coleman, no establishment Republican has any right to cluck their tongue at a weak conservative candidate. It is, in a word, bulls***, that only serves to undermine the conservative agenda.
...Yes, we lost with O'Donnell, Buck and others, when I wish we didn't. But without the movement that fostered them, conservatives would have made no real gains at all. We'd be looking at a Senator Crist from Florida, for heaven's sake. And none of these establishment types want to say anything about the dismal failures they launched, with Carly and Meg in California, for starters." -- Dan Riehl
I thought the mighty ROSS blog would enjoy this one:
"HOW LIBERALS ARGUE"
However, I can see the denial lives on. Quoting the nut named Dan Riehl?
One might as well flush all the credibility one has down the toilet.
The guy was either foolish enough not to know about a common House Procedure to end an offering permanently from ever being considered, or he was openly slandering the record of a Republican with a 50% ACU rating - about a fantasy over Impeachment votes on GW.
And Riehl is so nutty, he even claimed Karl Rove is conspiring with Powerline. He probably needs professional help.
This path is really a poor choice, for the outstanding ROSS Blog. Mr. Ross is outstanding, and credibility is so easily lost. IF this is from Larwyn's Linx - then Larwryn should be sent a polite note about the Riehl embarrassment.
The reality is, the TEA PARTY EXPRESS candidates were terribly weak. Riehl was warned by many, as was others, of the foolish effort to run a Candidate who was DESTINED to LOSE in Delaware. It was utterly self destructive 'fashionable' delusion. O'Donnell had no chance whatsoever. It was as if some of these so called HIP Conservative Pundit Sideline Cynics never have traveled to Delaware in their lives. She was a gift to the Democrats, and many of us knew it, and stated it long ago. The foolish mindset who cannot grasp this, or was advocating the opposite, should make one weary of trusting their insight again - for it is so deeply misguided. But to not be able to admit how utterly foolish the concept was today, is another sign of a deeply flawed stubborn embrace, which is destined to flop yet again.
O'Donnell was even used as a stereotypical symbol by the disastrous Democrats to save a number of their own in Congress. They traveled with Biden and Obama to highlight that weak offering to portray all their opposition as being this flawed. It is clear, in poll data, it did have an impact. Also, the rest of the TEA PARTY EXPRESS (not the same impressive grass roots Tea Party Movement which is largely conducted by many sound Republican Conservatives) - the TEA PARTY CANDIDATES all preformed terribly in the General Elections - except in safe GOP arenas like Paul or sound Republicans to begin with like Rubio.
The disaster of fools like Riehl, they always enable the very worst having little common sense to being with - his irrational anti-GOP Cabal Conspiracy nonsense is about as sane as Nancy Pelosi's offering.
Time to move on, and try to be honest. The fashionable 'echo chamber' is fools game. Identity Image movements - authoritative purist obsessions always flop.
PS: I should clarify, I come from the serious school of WFB.
To be clear, it was the Tea Party Express which mainly gave us terribly poor candidates, having embraced a rather delusional form of Anti-GOP mindset, which is dominant in an unstable offering like Riehl - they selected the worst Candidates simply because they thought they were anti-Establishment. It could not be more embarrassing, as they seemingly did not vet their offering.
They actually aided the Democrats in a number of arenas, and now cannot be honest about it, almost nearly sharing the same form of denial we encounter in a number of Democratic Partisans.The many admirable Tea Party Protests are completely different from the various few who decided to co-opt it's identity into organizations like the "EXPRESS".
The reality is, the GOP would have had just as many impressive gains without the Tea Party Express - the Democratic Party is that bad, and it is stunning to see so many Americans forgot about this painful reality. Also, the GOP's record is not as bad as the 'fashion' presents - as many Americans turned to the Republicans having remembered the positive offering from the Bush Administration (clearly indicated in a number of polls).
There are many jaded, unstable, misguided, even some seeking their own aggrandizement who have exploited the TEA PARTY PROTESTS for their own gain and agenda. Some are simply not very savvy in terms of strategy, and Riehl's overt dementia is a fitting symbol for this folly. This is someone who made up a nutty conspiracy theory with Rove and Powerline over defending some obvious sophistry offered by the player named Huckabee.
It isn't sound conservatism. It is an emotive blindness, which debases all. Like riding a fashionable temper tantrum over a cliff. The same foolish reactionary nonsense rose up over fears regarding Iraq, and ended up enabling Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Clinton for 2006 and 2008.
One would hope, some sound calmer heads would prevail and we would return to sound Conservatism.
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