—With the economy still faltering and Iran on its way to getting nuclear bombs, surely we can get serious about the issues facing this nation. Or can we? —
Before I answer that, I need to see who is going to be on Dancing with the Stars.
If the party bosses allowed a true conservative with guts on the ballot without interference there would not be a problem with the election or this country for that matter.
The problem, Mr. Sowell, rests on Karl and his ilk, not the conservatives. It’s been that way for a long time.
Now I'm gonna read it!
By the way, thank you so much for having me on your Thomas Sowell ping list. :^)
Sowell BTT. Anyone who can cite chapter and verse concerning Gingrich’s marriages but can’t state a single one of his policies is not serious.
Sowell is exactly right. Truth is, we’re just not very good at selecting and electing Presidents. Our process is all wrong. There certainly is a particular skill set that Presidents need to have— and our electoral process doesn’t test for any of that. Instead, our tests are all about things that don’t really matter for the actual job of being President.
We’re far better at seeking out and selecting a new American Idol that we are at finding new Presidents. The “debates” (which aren’t really even debates) are useless. Presidents don’t need debate skills. What they need is the ability to listen to diverse opinions and differing advice— and recognize good advice when they hear it. Presidents don’t need an encyclopedic knowledge of facts about the world or even it’s leaders. What they need is a gift for quickly assimilating new information in order to make sound decisions, perhaps on topics that they first learned about that morning.
The real day-to-day skills that make a President aren’t things that we come even close to in our selection process. I’m not sure what to do about it, but there’s got to be a better answer.
"On the other hand, if Romney just wants to sling a lot of mud in Newt's direction and hope that some of it sticks, then that should tell the voters a lot about Romney's character.
Great jumpin' Jehosephat, I do love Thomas Sowell.
Then he goes on to mention something that's been bugging me for days, YES! And that is that Romney keeps referring to Newt as a "lobbyist," when he was a consultant. There's a big difference. Thank you, Thomas Sowell.
Godspeed Newt Gingrich! And God bless Thomas Sowell.
I hope there is time for us to recover. If not, the entire country pays a terrible price.
Sowell is saying what Krauthammer said last week.
When Reagan pronounced his famous 11th commandment, his statement was in the context of ‘Republicans’ and not what we see today as ‘Republicans + Rat Infiltrators aka RINOs’.
If anyone should think it far-fetched that a circle of democrats would devise and execute a plan to infiltrate the GOP, such people would be naive to say the least. Just today we hear a top Romney advisor stating point blank to the media that Obamacare will not be repealed.
Was Bloomberg once a Republican? When he ran first for NYC mayor he was certainly running as a Republican but he was certainly never a ‘Republican’. He was a democrat that could not win his own party’s nomination, so to overcome his own party’s rejection of him, he ran as Republican. Shall we not say bad things of Bloomberg because he seized the Republican brand for his own purposes?
Rat infiltrators to the GOP are now legion. I am sure if RR were here today to see it that he would clearly point out that at the very least the GOP RINO establishment needs a good shakeup.
Was George H. W. Bush aka Bush Elder a Rat Infiltrator RINO? No, he was not. He was a longtime Republican with a stellar service record in the USN and a capable Executive Branch appointee (CIA), but he lacked political courage. Lacking political courage does not make one a democrat infiltrator. Lacking political courage makes one incapable of rallying one’s followers to be inspired by a conservative vision of the future. That does not a democrat make, rather it makes one a footnote to history rather than a page to it.
A Rat Infiltrator is a person that identifies themselves as a democrat but becomes a Republican for nefarious purposes or because it suits their selfish ends.
Deomcrats that ‘defect’ can only be genuine if they were part of the now near extinct species of conservative democrats aka ‘Bluedogs’. They were conservatives in a historically democrat district that had since turned liberal, and they find a need to make the crossover in order to be true to their values.
Ronald Reagan was one such democrat ‘defector’ although he ably characterized the ‘defection’ as “I did not leave the democrat party, that party left me”.
But in his time, Reagan knew there existed many conservative democrats, who were loyal to the United States, to capitalism and to the Constitution. But he also knew there were many hardcore leftists in the democrat party who had no allegiance to the United States and its Constitution. I am certain if RR saw those hard core leftists crossover into the GOP, he would have pointed them out and would have made them an exception of his 11th commandment.
Scott Walker for POTUS. The only proven conservative.
The only serious person I know of is that Peggy Noonan woman.