Archive for November, 2007

Is Huckabee A Real “Compassionate Conservative”?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Religion, Republicans

Caught this story from Politico today, and it paints Huck’s appeal as being, well, that of a hyper-religious liberal. From the story… GREENVILLE, S.C. — Rep. Bob Inglis is a staunch social conservative who opposes gay marriage and abortion and believes the concept of intelligent design should be taught in public schools along with evolution. […]

November 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Virginia Republicans Must Swear Allegiance To GOP To Vote In Primary

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

This is SO telling. From dailypress.com: RICHMOND, Va. – Voters in Virginia’s Feb. 12 Republican presidential primary will have to sign an oath swearing loyalty to the eventual GOP ticket. The State Board of Elections on Monday approved a state Republican Party request that all who apply for a GOP primary ballot first vow in […]

November 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Ron Paul Doesn’t Know How To Spend His Money?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money, Ron Paul, Video

He’s joking of course, but I have to wonder how true it is when you have ramp up so quickly after a massive amount of cash you really didn’t count on just gets dumped in your lap. (h/t: Ft. Hard Knox) Tweet

November 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

2008Central.net’s Questions For CNN/YouTube Republican Debate

By 2008Central.net | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Giuliani, Immigration, Iraq, Republicans, Romney

2008Central.net’s Co-Managing Editors submitted three questions for tomorrow evening’s CNN/YouTube Republican Debate. 1) Question to any candidate regarding immigration reform and leadership. 2) Question to Rudy Giuliani regarding why he has not visited Iraq yet. 3) Question to Mitt Romney regarding the information gap in the U.S. regarding the distinction between Sunni and Shia Islam. […]

November 27th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Army Meets Recruiting Goals By Lowering Standards

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Military

And that’s the good news. From Boston Globe: In each fiscal year since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, statistics show, the army has accepted a growing percentage of recruits who do not meet its own minimum fitness standards. The October statistics show that at least 1 of every 5 recruits required a waiver […]

November 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

McCain’s Angry Ad

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Video

Well written. Well delivered. Solid message. This is one of the best campaign ads so far this season. Pete Abel likes it, but thinks making people angry isn’t going to be the best trait for the next President. I understand that sentiment, but McCain needs to frame himself in a different way and this does […]

November 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Ron Paul Supporters Trying To Buy A Blimp

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ron Paul, Video

Yes, I’m serious. They need to raise $350,000 and they already have over $200K. Holy f**king s**t… We have researched three airship/blimp companies and believe that we have found the best short term deal with an option to extend. Two of the three airship companies we contacted had 3-12 month minimum contracts at a range […]

November 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

Want To Know Why The Patriot Act Sucks?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, The War On Terrorism, United States, Video

Just watch. Yeah, the part where they zoom in on his lips and make him sound like a robot is a bit dramatic, but the point is clear. We’re being lied to and our country is not being made safer by subverting the Constitution. You have been warned. Tweet

November 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Make Marriage Private

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Religion, Sexuality

This NY Times editorial asks a question i’ve been asking for a while: why is the state involved with marriage in the first place? Why do people — gay or straight — need the state’s permission to marry? For most of Western history, they didn’t, because marriage was a private contract between two families. The […]

November 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Hillary Would Lose To Huckabee?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary, Polls

Not only that, a new poll says she’d lose to the other top 4 Republicans: Giuliani, Thompson, Romney and McCain. Ouch. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday. Clinton’s top Democratic […]

November 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »