Thursday, February 18, 2010

Karl Rove's take on Tea Parties

I agree with Karl. Keep separate from fringe groups and don't side with either political party. And for god's sake don't run third party candidates. Keep it independent and for the citizen's right to protest government when it intrudes in people's life.
My advice to them is to keep their distance from any single party and instead influence both parties on debt, spending and an over-reaching federal government. Allowing third-party movements to co-opt the tea partiers' good name, which is happening in Nevada, will only serve to elect opponents of the tea party philosophy of low-taxes and fiscal restraint. It could also discredit the tea party movement.

A small fraction of the tea partiers' leadership are ambitious individuals who haven't been able to hold office in either the GOP or Democratic Party. Some are from fringe groups like the John Birch Society or the remnants of the LaRouchies. Others see the tea party movement as a recruiting pool for volunteers for Ron Paul's next presidential bid.

If tea party groups are to maximize their influence on policy, they must now begin the difficult task of disassociating themselves from cranks and conspiracy nuts. This includes 9/11 deniers, "birthers" who insist Barack Obama was not born in the U.S., and militia supporters espousing something vaguely close to armed rebellion.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

The Rational Definition of Marriage

I've been following the show trial of Prop 8. This is the rational vs. irrational testimony I've ever seen. The outcome will not be known for months, but probably go all the way to the Surpirme Court.
“Meanwhile, we have shown that limiting marriage to its longstanding definition is rational because marriage benefits children, not just the adults. Whenever possible, it is best for a child to have both a mother and a father. And man-woman marriage is the only human relationship that can biologically serve that disitinctive purpose. A same-sex relationship can never offer a child both a mother and father. It’s that simple.

I and 7 million Californian's are rational and believe the simple fact that Marriage is "between One Man and One Woman." I don't think they can prove we were all irrational and vote for something that has been a long standing in our society because we are haters and bigots. No way Jose.

I want those Steam Punk goggles!

Found here at Right Word.