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At the end he asks if we feel safe. I felt much safer when O'Keefe was in Mexico, and assume he has honored the terms of his probation: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2010/05/james_okeefe_and_friends_plead.html
A smug article about other people supposedly being smug, including "the Earth is not getting warmer." Though when it comes to global warming it is tempting to believe a non-scientist who, among other things, sees imaginary victimization of conservatives when making food choices, I think I'll go with NASA, NOAA, the Chief Of US Pacific Forces, etc.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/rudy-giuliani-putin-leadership-030414 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/29/us/politics/kremlin-finds-a-defender-in-congress.html?_r=0 http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-genius-of-vladimir-putin/2011/09/26/gIQAcSXF0K_story.html etc.....
"No conservatives like Putin." It does not take much rooting around online to find that there are a number of conservatives who appear quite enamored with Putin: Rudy Guiliani, Dana Rohrabacher, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, O'Reilly, Ralph Peters, etc.
Having read most of the posts on this specific thread, and on others here at Town Hall where Putin and Netanyahu are referenced, it seems to me that conservative men just can't seem to keep their skirts down when Putin and Netanyahu start strutting about.
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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

StevenAZ Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 10:13 PM
I think the GOP is going to do well this November, but it will have nothing to do with attracting so-called millennial voters, or because of any perceived "excitement" existing among Conservatism.
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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

StevenAZ Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 9:31 PM
"We're where the action is, where the excitement is, where you can hear new music from bands you mainstream liberals have probably never heard of." Kurt, you keep telling yourself this, because I doubt anyone outside the conservative click will. But then this is also a commercial for your book, and one of the tenets of the commerce of conservatism is indirect (and not so indirect) unwavering self love. Michele loves Sean's book who loves Laura's book who loves Rush's book who loves Ann's book who loves Mark's book etc., etc..... If you have to resort to proclaiming that you're exciting then there's a good chance you're not. I believe it's called trying to make a market.
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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

StevenAZ Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 1:36 PM
Young voters are leaning away from Conservatism, and all of the rock-and-roll analogies and pseudo-hip references by Kurt aren't going to change that, or give weight to his argument. This reminds me of the attempt by Pavlich, with her wishful thinking about the left and women, to create a narrative counter to the reality around us. As far as young voters are concerned, the right is wrong on reproductive rights, gay marriage, climate change, and the decriminalization of marijuana, not to mention the right's perceived antagonism towards blacks and Latinos. There's a reason the average age of Fox viewers is around 65, with the listeners to conservative talk radio in that age range as well. You might find this helpful, with it's reference to a recent Pew study: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-have-another-major-demographic-issue-on-their-hands/2014/03/09/398deb46-a79d-11e3-8599-ce7295b6851c_story.html Good luck convincing young people it's not the GOP that's stodgy.
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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

StevenAZ Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 9:19 AM
"Conservatism is the Ramones at CBGB?" More like a tired, second-tier Elvis impersonator winding his way through the oxygen tanks and out the back door at a dreary Indian casino.
An excuse of Obama-esque proportions.
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