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True the majority of the country favors conservative values. But that's not the same as 'the culture' (films, TV, novels, education - the areas where ideas and values are presented and evaluated) being pro-conservative. Not by a long shot - unfortunately.
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Liberal Racism

Jeff3870 Wrote: May 04, 2014 1:21 PM
Racism is ugly and stupid. But what irks me about this whole affair, and many like it, are the absurd social priorities it reveals. You can be an open Marxist and praise Chairman Mao as a hero. You can advocate that Sharia law be given equal status in the judicial system. You can even be a genuine domestic terrorist. All that and more will get you at most a yawn or, in many circles, praise. But make a racist comment - even in private! - and the whole machinery of public outrage will descend upon you. It’s beyond ridiculous. It’s dangerous.
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A Sterling Example

Jeff3870 Wrote: May 02, 2014 12:34 PM
The public isn't outraged; the public couldn't care less. It's the media that is outraged. Racism is ugly and stupid. But what irks me about this whole affair, and many like it, are the absurd social priorities it reveals. You can be an open Marxist and praise Chairman Mao as a hero. You can advocate that Sharia law be given equal status in the judicial system. You can even be a genuine domestic terrorist. All that and more will get you at most a yawn or, in many circles, praise. But make a racist comment - even in private! - and the whole machinery of public outrage will descend upon you. It’s beyond ridiculous. It’s dangerous.
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A Color Blind(ed) Society

Jeff3870 Wrote: May 01, 2014 10:16 AM
Racism is ugly and stupid. But what irks me about this whole affair, and many like it, are the absurd social priorities it reveals. You can be an open Marxist and praise Chairman Mao as a hero. You can advocate that Sharia law be given equal status in the judicial system. You can even be a genuine domestic terrorist. All that and more will get you at most a yawn or, in many circles, praise. But make a racist comment - even in private! - and the whole machinery of public outrage will descend upon you. It’s beyond ridiculous. It’s dangerous.
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A Love/Hate Relationship With CPAC

Jeff3870 Wrote: Mar 09, 2014 12:35 PM
"But nobody now is taking the risk of offering a sweeping vision of the future." A valid complaint. Yet, when one does, you say he's being impractical or too worried about ideological purity, or alienating potential voters, etc. You're one of the best columnists around, so I respectfully suggest you might want to consider that what you are seeing is the result of Pragmatism (with a capital P). And that you have several times recently implicitly advocated just that - in order to win elections. Regards, Jeff Perren
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The Stupid Party Acting Stupidly

Jeff3870 Wrote: Feb 14, 2014 1:23 PM
"I’m not suggesting we conservatives have to sacrifice our principles, but we have to be pragmatic." It's very sad that an otherwise very bright guy would utter this contradiction. "Pragmatic" does NOT mean "practical." In everyday terms, it means "expedient," which is the core of sacrificing your principles.
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Not A Good Enough Obamacare Fix

Jeff3870 Wrote: Dec 04, 2013 10:30 AM
Should it be any surprise that Health.gov is a Potemkin website when the entire Obama administration is a Potemkin government?
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Was Kennedy a Conservative?

Jeff3870 Wrote: Nov 23, 2013 1:15 PM
Superb from start to finish.
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"Progressives and Principles"

Jeff3870 Wrote: Sep 08, 2013 3:53 PM
Of course. Because there's nothing racist about taking into account someone's *race* when you decide whether or not to agree or disagree, support or oppose.
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