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I wonder who Christopher Buckley will endorse for President this year
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Posted on 09/12/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT by lowbridge

You all remember Christopher Buckley, don't you?

From 2008:

Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2008/10/10/the-conservative-case-for-obama.html

Haven't heard much from him lately. I wonder whatever happened to him?


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: buckley; christopherbuckley; pansy; uberrino; vanity

1 posted on 09/12/2012 2:47:07 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
what is he doing now?

thanking you for smoking, I suppose. They say genius skips a generation...his pushing for the messiah in ‘08 proves that.

(actually the movie ‘Thank You For Smoking’ was hilarious)

2 posted on 09/12/2012 2:53:58 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: lowbridge
... or David "I Heart Obama's Pants Crease!" Brooks?

... or Peggy "Palin Derangement Syndrome" Noonan?

3 posted on 09/12/2012 2:55:51 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: lowbridge

You mean ol’ T. Coddington van Voorhees IV, as IowaHawk parodied him? Who cares?

FWIW, he did issue a mea culpa. But come on. Obama was pretty candid about his leftism. These leftists-who-call-themselves-Republicans either don’t know they are lefties or are easily taken in by smooth talk (and in David Brooks’s case, a well-creased pantleg).

Persona non grata (and also non-matter-a).


4 posted on 09/12/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: lowbridge

Last week there’s an article about Obama’s Republican supporters from 2008 and what they think now. The author lists several names that he interviewed. I remember that Doug Kmiec still plans to vote for his Master despite claiming to be a Catholic. Buckley declined the interview.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 3:12:41 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: lowbridge

I thought he croaked...no?


6 posted on 09/12/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: lowbridge

Hope he is only ‘fooled once’. Though; no excuses; for that error of thinking, the first time.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 3:19:00 PM PDT by cricket
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To: lowbridge

I wonder who cares or give a frig.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 3:31:17 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: lowbridge
So far as I know, he's still around, with a book and movies coming out sooner or later.

Who CB votes for this year isn't going to be an issue: you can only play that "Republican for the Democrat" card once without it getting stale and people pointing out that by now you already are a Democrat.

FWIW, "Sorry, Dad I'm Voting For Obama" was the name of the column, but "Dad" had already died months earlier. I don't know if reading it would have killed WFB or not, but Junior was playing it safe.

FWIW, another 2008 Obamican, William Weld, has endorsed Romney. Not sure Republicans actually want his endorsement or if it will do Romney any good.

Wick Allison, who was publisher of National Review in Buckley's day, has already endorsed Obama (after withdrawing and reinstating his 2008 endorsement -- guess he has a lot of time on his hands), as has Buckley colleague Jeffrey Hart.

9 posted on 09/12/2012 3:31:57 PM PDT by x
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To: lowbridge

he’s too busy smoking dope to bother....


10 posted on 09/12/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: x

makes you wonder about eisenhower’s daughter. Is she humiliated yet? seriously, her father the general and Obama showing russian ships at the convention?


11 posted on 09/12/2012 3:39:12 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: paudio

Doug Kmiec is a FRAUD....an out and out FRAUD. Catholic my ass.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 4:12:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: longtermmemmory

It was Nixon’s daughter, Mrs. Eisenhower, and Eisenhower’s granddaughter, ____, who endorsed Obama.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 4:18:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: x

I did not know that Jeffrey Hart, whol wrote several conservative books in the 1980s, and one about the American commitment to sports, had turned left.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 4:20:05 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: lowbridge

He is voting for Obama and the liberation of perverts everywhere.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT by pallis
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To: lowbridge

Bill Ayers? Christopher liked his book.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 4:30:40 PM PDT by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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To: lowbridge
I’ve read Obama’s books, and they are first-rate. He is that rara avis, the politician who writes his own books. Imagine.

Wow, who knew Christopher Buckley was such an intellectual. He knows Latin and wears a fedora. He must be a big hit with the liberal elite at their cocktail parties

17 posted on 09/12/2012 4:44:26 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Theodore R.
I did not know that Jeffrey Hart, whol wrote several conservative books in the 1980s, and one about the American commitment to sports, had turned left.

To hear him tell it, "Obama is the Real Conservative". But of course, if you spend decades defining yourself as a conservative when you change your mind and change sides, you won't admit that you've gone over to the other guys.

My analysis:

1) Hart really didn't like Bush and viewed him as deeply unconservative: the wars, the enthusiasm for regime change, etc. For some people it's deficits and spending as well, for Hart it was abortion and stem cells. That last part doesn't sound especially conservative, but if you've been Mr. Conservative for decades you can assume that it is.

2) There's some letdown among old cold warriors. We won, and that's enough. They don't want to take on new crusades in old age when they're finally making peace with the world, so they give new movements and enthusiasms the cold shoulder.

3) Jeffrey Hart been living among liberals for 60 years or so, and sooner or later it had to rub off. Also, sooner or later, everybody whose family had money during the Great Depression, even modestly, becomes a Democrat -- I don't know why that is, but so many of them have that it becomes inevitable -- then they die. Hart and Allison are converts to Catholicism, but they still have a lot of that old mainstream or liberal WASP Planned Parenthood spirit -- but then it seems most Catholics nowadays do too.

4) The "curmudgeon" or "maverick" or "dissident" thing gets addictive. You may change the world, but then you get dissatisfied with what you've created. Even WFB said that to achieve what he did in his own time, someone would have to start on the left, because his own ideas had been so widely accepted.

18 posted on 09/12/2012 4:49:03 PM PDT by x
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To: lowbridge

There’s no real secret about it; it’s just the usual celebrity media lockdown whenever one of their own is in rehab.

In this case, Buckley’s been in a clinic in Mexico for the past several months, where medical specialists are attempting to extract his head from his *ss.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 4:49:03 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: lowbridge

Junior revealed himself and most of his colleagues at NR to be deuschbags.

Lowry told me and a lot of other long term NR subscribers to take a flying leap when we questioned their continuing support of Jr. I dropped
my 20 year subscription and never looked back.

I came to realize that WFB was a deuschbag too when I learned the story of Jr’s illegitimate child.

They are as relevant as Newsweak.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 4:57:44 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: lowbridge

He was a dumbass then and will always be.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 5:04:07 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: lowbridge

Maybe I am wrong, BUt I thought he died.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 5:11:54 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery
I thought he died.

William F. Buckley died. His son, Christopher, the very funny author, is alive and well.

23 posted on 09/12/2012 5:14:41 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: Sirius Lee

The little creep is alive. Not well.

Yes, he did write a couple of funny things.

Little Green Men was a very very funny book.

Christopher is a little spoiled brat who enjoyed his years at Princeton and living off daddy’s trust fund. Rumor among the Princeton coeds is he has a little...uh...ego.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 5:28:49 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane
he has a little...uh...ego.

The law of inverse proportions will get them every time. It was either the books or a Porsche.

25 posted on 09/12/2012 5:32:05 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I wonder who cares? Oh, I know — some FINOs who invariably stick up for various alleged conservative politicians and writers.

Thanks lowbridge.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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