"I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir ... the Jungian thing, sir."
Private Joker, Full Metal Jacket
Great column, with a sharp eye for how conservatives are viewed by others.Not only do conservatives have to "adhere to first principles while the ridicule of the cognoscenti is buttressed by electoral success," but we should be running an ongoing public relations campaign pointing out/translating why our opposition's approach does not and will not bring desirable results. The left has pounded its message relentlessly. Conservatives need to find a drum beat, start a drum beat, others can feel and join in on.
"... The fact that our chattering classes and beautiful people are not conservatives and don’t know any conservatives."Got footnotes, or is this one of those columns where you can just make stuff up? They couldn't know the real you, because if they did, they'd know you're "cool" and not about the divisiveness and paranoia? You're actually stating as fact that those opposed to your viewpoint could not have possibly ever met a conservative? You'll actually pretend to not know what "Bubba" means in today's political culture? Is Obama's attempt at outreach somehow different than "hate the sin, love the sinner"? Is it possible that the market prefers movies that take the more drama-friendly stereotype stance against the corporation/church/uptight? I think a better name for this column would be "Stations of the Cross" as it wanders from topic to topic. Or maybe "Dog Whistles". Or maybe "I'm Tryin' To Talk Like Palin" with phrases like "chattering classes."
How about a column on Tom Ashbrook's record for consecutive rhetorical questions?
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