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James Carville Has a Bad Memory

November 2, 2009

For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention to current events, there is a special election coming up tomorrow in New York to fill the House seat vacated by John McHugh, who resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Army.  Up until this past Saturday, the three candidates in the race were Diedre Scozzafava (left-leaning Republican), Bill Owens (Democrat), and Doug Hoffman (Conservative Party).  However, Scozzafava suspended her campaign when it became clear that she had no chance with conservative Hoffman in the race.  A day later she endorsed Democrat Bill Owens.  This race has been getting national attention because it could be indicative of a conservative resurgence in the country and would be a big victory for conservatives who are fed up with the Republican party.

Yesterday, James Carville, sleazy Democrat operative, took the opportunity to spin this as evidence that conservatives and Republicans are narrow-minded and that the message from this campaign is:

“if you’re not our definition–if you’re not a Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin directive of what constitutes a Republican, if you don’t check the necessary boxes, then they’re going to primary you….People have said this for a long time this is the kind of party they wanted, they now have it.”

(Source)

What is this guy even talking about?  Scozzafava’s failure isn’t the Republican Party’s doing.  The RNC endorsed her.  The Republican Party didn’t bring in Doug Hoffman to challenge her.  He’s a Conservative Party candidate.  And how dare conservatives support the conservative candidate who represents their values rather than simply voting along party lines…now that would be narrow-minded.

What makes this especially funny is that while James Carville is blasting the Republican Party for something they didn’t even do, his own party did exactly that to Joe Lieberman three years ago.  Lieberman’s support of the Iraq War was too much for them.  When it came time for Lieberman’s reelection, the Democrats said, “See ya!  We’re endorsing someone else to run against you in the primaries because you’re not a true Democrat.”  Ned Lamont, his challenger, won that primary so Lieberman decided to run against him as an independent.  I had a good laugh when Lieberman won the election and kept his seat.  I stopped laughing when Lieberman chose to realign with the Democrats.  Anyhow, Carville didn’t seem to have a problem with the Democrats tossing Lieberman out for not conforming.  When asked if he supported Lieberman’s run as an independent, he responded simply, “Well, I’m not from Connecticut, but I support the Democratic nominee” (Source).  I guess he forgot about that, or maybe he was just hoping we had all forgotten.

I removed my McCain/Palin bumper sticker…

November 9, 2008

As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted a blog since election day. I didn’t think it was really necessary to let everyone know that Obama won. I’ve been thinking about the blog, and I’ve been trying to decide what I want to do from here. Do I want to continue blogging as I have been or will I even be able to stomach keeping up with politics with the Democrats in complete control for at least the next 2 years? The thing about the latter is that I don’t know if I can stomach not keeping up with politics and current events. Those are things that I’ve been very interested in and kept up with closely for the last 4 or 5 years, and I believe it is important to do so. Considering that, I suppose I will keep posting on my blog as usual whenever I see a story that inspires me to do so. But you may see some extended periods of silence from time to time as I take necessary steps back every now and then to avoid frustrating the hell out of myself.

Anyway, as the title says, I removed my McCain/Palin bumper sticker. One of my pet peeves has been seeing people driving around with Kerry/Edwards or Gore/Lieberman stickers years after their losses, and I’m not going to be one of those people. I accept our loss, and I’m going to move on.

As I continue posting here, I believe it is important to show respect for our future president. For the past eight years, I have been absolutely disgusted by the pure unfiltered hatred directed towards President Bush and the ugly names that people frequently call him. If you want to say these horrible things about him in private conversation, that’s fine. But doing so publicly for everyone in the world to hear is a disgrace to our country. This was not simply appalling because I’ve supported many of his actions, but because he is our president and is deserving of the proper respect. I’m not going to suddenly reverse positions now that we have a Democratic president who I took a firm stance against during the campaign. He has been elected now, and he is soon to take office as our president and will be the leader and the ultimate representative of our country.

Let it be clear that I expect to disagree with many of the decisions he makes, and I won’t hesitate to criticize him for those decisions, as I’ve criticized President Bush for some of his. However, the criticisms I make on my blog will be made respectfully.

In conclusion, continue to enjoy (or loathe) my blog. I’ll be sticking around…unless I end up in an internment camp for dissenters.

Oh, come on! It was a joke!