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Posted on 10/28/2006 12:10:03 PM PDT by moneyrunner
Via Andrew Fersguson in the Weekly Standard we have an analysis of James Webb and why he is embraced by the Democrats... [snip]
The problem for the Democrats, is that Webb is not actually a Liberal. In fact, he is a reactionary; a conservative more in the mold of Pat Buchanan than George Bush or Ronald Reagan.
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The most undereported story this year has ben some of the people running as Dems. In Indiana there is a honest ole fashioned BLue dog Dem running and who might win. Then you have Webb. Casey is being at least marketed as more of conservative on social issues.
Repubs need to be watching that. Especially if that catches on in the South
Casey is no conservative. He is for gay marriage. He is lukewarm on abortion, and parrots the Clinton line: "Abortions should be legal but rare." He is a Catholic hypocrite.
His poor Dad is spinning so much in his grave, he's likely to spin out and appear to Bobby on Election Day, like the Wrath of God!
I agree with you on that. That one reason why I said marketed lol.
Scandal Rocks Allen Campaign
Republican Senator George Allens campaign for reelection was dealt what many in the media are calling a death blow when a former classmate came forward to reveal sordid details from Allens past.
In a new television ad paid for by the Webb for Senate campaign, Albie Wyner, a pre-school classmate of Allens at the Mary Moppet Day School of Fairfax Virginia revealed that during a particularly tense playground confrontation in 1955, Allen called him an inappropriate name. I remember we were playing tag, Wyner said. Georgie tagged me and said I was it. I didnt want to be it. So, I slapped him. He called me a pooh-pooh head. I started to cry. I was so humiliated. I told the teacher, but she was a Republican and wouldnt do anything. George Allen ruined my life. Dont let him ruin yours. Vote for James Webb for U.S. Senate.
Reached for comment, Allen said he did not recall the incident. I was in pre-school 50 years ago, said Allen. I dont remember who was in my class, much less what may have happened on any given day.
Webb characterized Allens memory lapse as awfully convenient. A man who forgets so easily isnt someone the voters should trust to be their senator, Webb said. The indifference to suffering demonstrated by this incident is indicative of the heartless nature of the Republicans when it comes to human rights. I only hope that the message gets through to enough Virginia voters in time.
And don't forget the assurances Chuck Schumer and Howard Dean have made on behalf of Casey to party big shots as it relates to judges. In another year, maybe Santorum could have used that against him.
I've wondered about that myself, but most of the evidence suggests Webb has moved decisively to the Left.
He opposes Virginia's marriage amendment on the ridiculous grounds that it is not necessary. In light of the actions of several state sup courts, one can't say that with a straight face. Some say that Virginia just doesn't have activist courts, but why take the chance? Why not remove the temptation from them?
His website suggests he favors an enforcement-first approach to illegal immigration (though it tellingly uses 'undocumented workers' instead of illegal immigrants), yet on the campaign trail he has said he supports some form of amnesty; disguised of course with such euphemistic nonsense as a 'path to citizenship.' Despite his seemingly earnest concern for poor-working class people, I find it hard to believe he'd be anything other than a liberal on immigration, because afterall, immigration is one of the things has remade Virginia into a state where Democrats can win.
He claims to be big on the Second Amendment, yet he opposed Justice Alito; the very type of judge most likely to respect the correct, individual-right reading of it, instead of the worthless collective right reading we'd get from the likes of Souter and Breyer.
To his credit, he hasn't completely backed away from his previous oppostion to racial preferences. Strangely, he seems to be fine with granting them to black Americans so long as they are only being given to black Americans, but to his credit, he at least argues that if the 'diversity' rationale is used, then disadvantaged whites should also be included. Allen couldn't even bring himself to say that much when givein an opportunity during one of the debates. It was Allen's lowest moment in the debate.
And then there is women in combat, but who knows where either of the candidates stand on the current issue as it relates to the front-line, ground combat units? That's another of those questions nobody ever sees fit to ask.
For a variety of reasons, I don't consider Allen to be Presidential material anymore, but one thing we do know is that he votes the right way on judges. Webb, by his own admission, would not and that alone should settle it for any conservatives who can't make up their mind.
Thanks for bringing up the issue of the judges. That's another reason why we need Santorum and Allen. Before Bush's term is up in two years, he could possibly get to select two more Supreme Court judges.
Stevens and Ginsburg are doddering old liberals, and most likely they will be down or dead before 2008. If Bush can get two more conservatives appointed within that time, it will change the entire complexion of the Supreme Court.
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