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Bond in Bankruptcy ... Mark Steyn
Steyn Online ^ | 12 Dec 2012 | Mark steyn

Posted on 12/12/2012 6:01:20 AM PST by Rummyfan

For some reason, the quadrennial humiliation of the Republican presidential candidate now coincides with the release of the new Bond movie. Don't ask me why; probably a constitutional amendment I missed along the way. Last time round, Kevin Sessums interviewed Daniel Craig and, as a final question, asked which presidential nominee would make the better 007:

Craig doesn't hesitate. "Obama would be the better Bond because — if he's true to his word — he'd be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe to toe with them. McCain, because of his long service and experience, would probably be a better M," he adds, mentioning Bond's boss, played by Dame Judi Dench. "There is, come to think of it, a kind of Judi Dench quality to McCain."

A few readers may recall my response in this very space four years ago:

Oh, great. John McCain has survived plane crashes, just like Roger Moore in Octopussy. He has escaped death in shipboard infernos, just like Sean Connery in Thunderball. He has endured torture day after day, month after month, without end, just like Pierce Brosnan in the title sequence of Die Another Day. He has done everything 007 has done except get lowered into a shark tank and (as far as we know) bed Britt Ekland and Jill St. John.

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1 posted on 12/12/2012 6:01:25 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
For much of the electorate, politics is now tribal. I don't just mean the 93 percent of blacks and 71 percent of Hispanics who voted for Obama, but various other demographic niches, from impoverished single women to upscale gays. If you know whether someone's black or lesbian or a college professor, you can guess how they vote and be right nine times out of ten. They are beyond questions of economic or foreign policy: Their self-identification trumps politics.

True, Steyn nails it!

Trying to pretend that we can get their vote by 'appealing' to their particular dogma is self-delusion.

2 posted on 12/12/2012 6:13:02 AM PST by maica
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To: JLS; neverdem

Steyn ping. A classic. GOP take note. This is a battle for the culture and we aren’t even in the game.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 6:19:22 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: maica
For much of the electorate, politics is now tribal.

And now we learn that one of the most influential affiliations is the "unchurched".

4 posted on 12/12/2012 6:28:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Rummyfan; All

” - - - he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe to toe with them. - - - “

Really? I thought that Benghazi-Coward B. Hussein Obama failed his test of courage and loyalty during the Benghazi Massacre.

In real life, al-Qaeda could not have a better friend than requiter, Benghazi-Coward B. Hussein Obama.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 6:35:23 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Rummyfan
And in the long run they might have done rather better had they used the dough to start a movie studio or buy a TV network.

Maybe that's not such a bad idea.

6 posted on 12/12/2012 6:39:32 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Or start a first-class university teaching useful subjects (no queer or womyns studies majors) with professors who actually like this country.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 6:43:36 AM PST by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile - the only swing state to flip (barely))
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To: Rummyfan

Was going to see the latest Bond flic, but after learning that Danial Cretin has the mind of an idiot (apparently mandatory for acting these days), he can shove his movie up his smelly Obama.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 6:44:43 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Rummyfan

Craig is the worst bond ever.

They call him james blond for a reason.


9 posted on 12/12/2012 6:51:54 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Rummyfan

Nothing about Bond’s ‘evolving’ sexual orientation, I see.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 7:09:38 AM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: Rummyfan

Yet in statewide races, Republicans are still winning big victories. If Michigan can elect an all (R) government, then this country is not as far gone as we think. I just don’t get it.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 7:11:31 AM PST by TJ Jackson
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To: longtermmemmory

Prissy Daniel Craig believes queer is gutsy. He equates sodomy with bravery. Personality disorders inherent in the homosexual life style are legion and legendary.
When we finally get around to reclaiming morality we will see the absurd stupidity of believing that swishy is smart and sassy is wise.
The Hollywood boys have given us what we crave, a boy loving Bond. Wait for it.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 7:14:46 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

has he said anything about the homosexuals? or he is one?

I know he has said guns scary and he had never used one before bond. He also does not know how to drive stick shift.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 7:21:39 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

On second thought....


14 posted on 12/12/2012 7:39:04 AM PST by onedoug
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To: TJ Jackson
Yet in statewide races, Republicans are still winning big victories. If Michigan can elect an all (R) government, then this country is not as far gone as we think. I just don’t get it.

Salvation may come from the bottom up.

15 posted on 12/12/2012 8:13:23 AM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Servant of the Cross.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 10:48:50 AM PST by JLS
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Servant of the Cross.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 10:49:16 AM PST by JLS
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Servant of the Cross.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 10:50:17 AM PST by JLS
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To: Rummyfan

The Beatings Will Continue Until Attitudes Improve.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 11:21:33 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: longtermmemmory

All I needed to hear is his claim that Obama would go eye to eye with global bad guys. Queer eye, maybe. Obama could never stand upright in the face of someone who might slap him sideways. He is the ultimate metro queer, full of prancy bluff with not an inkling of moral courage.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 12:30:09 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: PGR88
And in the long run they might have done rather better had they used the dough to start a movie studio or buy a TV network.
Maybe that's not such a bad idea.
It is a desperately bad idea if you think that you can make a conservative news network which competes. Fox News seems “conservative” because it has Hannity and it does not go flat-out socialist like the other networks - but FNC actually is simply centrist.

An actual conservative network wouldn’t give “Ted Baxter” the time of day. O’Reily is a populist, not a conservative.

An actual conservative network wouldn’t give a fig for political correctness.

An actual conservative network would have fictional entertainment which would be perfectly predictable - the reporter did it! Because in “real” fiction the reporter, if there is one, is the hero - and a rich white man is the villain.

You see, standard network fare - whether fictional or (supposedly objective) news, is entertainment - and in entertainment, there has to be a surprise. The “surprise” is always that the person who in real life circumstances is most likely to be trustworthy is the perpetrator.

In that kind of topsy-turvy world, things are so fouled up that even socialism could seem preferable. Because socialism, we are assured with a straight face, is always run by the good guys (who are either journalists or who could get jobs as journalists any time they want. You know, people like Benito Mussolini or George Stephanopholus. </sarcasm>


21 posted on 12/12/2012 1:39:46 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Rummyfan
Depressing, but probably utterly true.

We have "lost" the culture by default to the Liberals. Many of us assumed doing the right, moral, decent, and Constitutionally correct things would inevitably trump those doing the evil, selfish, self-serving things in their determined quest for power and control and in the end the genuine American Vision would ultimately prevail.

It does not appear it has done so. The Liberal enemy promoting unAmerican values has labored tirelessly and effectively prevailed over the decades in nearly every area where character is molded and opinion formed until we suddenly don't even recognize our own national landscape!

We are like strangers in a strange land. That is what it felt like after the last election.

This is not your Daddy's America. It is not even our America as we grew up and matured in it - working hard and paying our own way, serving in our armed forces, paying our taxes, being honest and charitable, going to church, being tolerant to others, and raising our families the best we could and assuming others were just doing the same.

Just Americans, all - maybe with a few different views, but with the same goals in mind.

Ha! Ha! The joke is on us!!

We have been subverted, blindsided, and sucker punched but a lot of it is our own fault. We ignored all the signs for years. Now, only a massive national revival of the spirit can save us.

Turning the culture around before the bonds of irreversible tyranny tighten and strangle us is unlikely despite some hopeful signs at the state level. The massive power of an obscenely unConstitutional Federal Government is descending rapidly on the America we knew and loved and it seems huge numbers accept the ugly changes. Little do most of them realize where it will lead and what sorrow and anguish it will bring to most of us.

We have forgotten our beginnings - both spiritual and cultural - so I suspect we will richly reap that which we have sown for the past century. The whirlwind is rapidly approaching.

22 posted on 12/12/2012 4:24:19 PM PST by Gritty (I enjoy living in the 3rd World. Soon Americans will be able to do so from the comfort of home-FReed)
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To: Rummyfan

If I did not believe the election was outright stolen, I would say this is the best statement of why we lost.

Steyn has the same view of the electorate that I do: that they are basically political morons. That is why they must be contradicted on an appropriate level.

Everybody step back a few steps and look at the big picture, and then dumb the message down and propagate it. Tell it to everyone you come in contact with. If you say it in terms that are simple enough, with enough conviction, it will register, because people are not morons in general, they are mostly just political morons.

We can try. Doing it from the ground up. The schools and colleges and the media will be counterpunching all the way, but I think it is all we have left.

Other than that, there is separatism. Not secession but a kind of cultural isolation of ourselves—a gated community of culture and ideology. I can’t think of any other alternatives, except maybe accept that the Lord has some rough times in mind for us.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 6:46:45 AM PST by firebrand
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