"and only because it is a republican."
Well, yeah. Republicans like to taut themselves as the party of family values and as protectors of the sanctity of marriage. So it's extra hilarious and awesome when they do things like this. It's not the affair that has people riled up, it's the extreme cognitive dissonance with which these sociopaths operate.
"the lawsuits filed against Sanford's admin due to his reluctance to let tainted money enter SC."
And Sanford decided not to appeal those lawsuits. Is it because his conservative convictions aren't as strong as he claims, or is it because he knew the state needed the money, and this gave him a political out?
"some of us do pay federal income taxes."
What is your point here? Are you implying that the government should be providing services based on financial contributions from taxpayers? Socialist!
Couple of points, Patrick:
It seems most of the outrage is over his leaving South Carolina without a governor while he was "hiking".
Second is that he promised to serve only three terms in congress and now he is reneging on that.
I really don't much care who sticks what where as long as they are doing their jobs, as he clearly was not.
Every time I visit this site, I'm reminded that there still are fifteen progreesives in Charleston...huddled around a dying fire appropriately nicknamed a southern Democrat. Around that lonely, dying fire, these fifteen progressives screech and holler their hypocritical and faux outrage over an extra-marital affair that concerned a Republican....and only because it is a republican. I noticed that some here have called him a hypocrite for accepting stimulus funds. However, typical of leftist revisionism, conveniently left out the lawsuits filed against Sanford's admin due to his reluctance to let tainted money enter SC. And the last time I checked, some of us do pay federal income taxes.
Anyway, Nice article, Jack. Mark would be great back in Congress.
"Ned understands that there was no such thing as an economy, or even money, before there were governments to create them....right?"
Wrong (again). Long before governments created money there was trade between different groups of indigenous peoples. "Currency" took many forms - spices and furs were some of the earliest.
Of course, Mat will never miss an opportunity to take up for government as the solution to all problems. I sometimes wonder why he hasn't already taken a job working in the ever expanding government sector. He already has the requisite "mindless drone" mentality, which, when coupled with his selective view of facts and history, makes him a perfect replacement for Winston over at the Ministry of Truth.
And this gem:
"Also, wealth is historically concentrated in the hands of the least productive members of society."
Really? Then why do they need welfare?
Is this some sort of left wing trickle down economics, where the second least productive members of society, the government, which can only exist through taxation of actual producers, trickles wealth down to the least productive members of society, the unskilled, uneducated, feral human beings you call the poor?
I suggest you start looking up from your soapbox, Mat.
You want to make sure that there isn't a noose dangling over your head.
"How can anyone start a campaign with a broken promise and be trusted by anybody",,,,gee it seemed to work for Obama.
@Reality strikes....It's time we stop blaming the Bush administration for things that occur under OBAMA'S presidency! Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, not Bush. Obama COULD'VE VETOED it, but he didn't! But is that a shock to anyone? He's violated the Constitution so many times, I've lost count; and now he's considering--and being advised to so by demoncrats--sidesteping Congress, by using executive powers to raise the debt ceiling, and enforce new gun control laws, which haven't been legislated by Congress. He has no respect for the checks and balances of our government, which were created to best serve "we the people," and prevent one branch from an abuse of power--something Obama is getting really good at. At some point, we must lay aside our political differences, and demand that EVERYONE be held accountable for their actions!
"Who said "Ban all Guns" Sparky? We are saying the use and sale of high powered automatic assault weapons needs to go." DF has proposed a ban on basically everything except bolt action rifles, revolvers, and breach load shotguns ... the ar15 is a sporting weapon, it is fun ect ... rifles are used in 3% of murders so why are they your target anyways? VT was done with two hand guns ... rifles arent even meant for close range they are medium to long range ... get a clue. As for 'if you need one of these to hunt' shotting at a target takes skill no matter what you have ... the round coming from this wont make it any more deadly than coming from another rifles ... IT JUST LOOKS DIFFERENT. Also ar15s arent even allowed to hunt in many places due to the caliber of round being too small to effectively kill.
Oh and all those new religions ... cant practice those, the right to freedom of religion was only for the ones around back in the day.
"I absolutely support the 2nd Ammendment. Any gun that could be bought when the Constitution was written should be legal.
Keep your flint dry."
lol I love this one ... I suppose women should be able to vote, nor black people as well. The people of that day were allowed to have the strongest weapons of their time including cannons to protect their ships. Grow up.
Jose, ummmm, there is a Democrat in control of the executive branch, who is prosecuting the drug war much harder than his Republican predecessor. But nice try. Next time, know what you're talking about before spouting.
Ned understands that there was no such thing as an economy, or even money, before there were governments to create them....right?
Also, wealth is historically concentrated in the hands of the least productive members of society.
Oh, wait. I forgot. He's got "facts and reality" to back him up.
Also, this gem: "Liberals, the MSM, and facts are like oil & water."
That's three things that are like two things? Or...something?
And, because I'm on a roll, here's an absolutely real and true revelation from the youtube. It's true because it's on the internet and not from the MSM....
(It's from BBC4, so it's totally commie).
FCB, that would be the Contract with America that Sanford will be welching on if he runs again. How can anyone start a campaign with a broken promise and be trusted by anybody? He's a disgrace who needs to stay out of politics.
Mark Sanford should run. Let his Argentinian sex bimbo slash fiancee Maria Belen Chapur be his campaign manager. Let's see, how many eligible but married influential Low Country male voters will she sleep with just to earn his vote for her delusional sex mate. Better still, go reality ala reality tv show with the plot of a disgraced adulterer, liar ex politico with the help of his international playgirl fiancee try to get trying desperately to get back to his former field.
Btw... the title of the article works even better this way:
"The clamor for gun ubiquity is about emotion and ideology, not reason"
here is some data for those who think gun control is the answer
from our own DOJ
from univ of FL study
"Most liberals, especially Obama, don't see spending and debts as a problem.
"Deficits don't matter".
Can you name the author of that quote?
"Sounds like someone's polishing a resume."
Sounds more like someone's trying to polish a turd.
"handguns are legal so that white men can fantasize about killing black intruders"
No, actually gun control was started so that the KKK would not have to worry about armed black victims fighting back.
The "stigma" as mentioned is ammunition and target to the opposition and Sanford's continued clueless and grasping behavior (staged beach pictures and engagement, appearances on Piers Morgan and Hannity, announcement of multiple, simultaneous desires to re-enter politics, ie., governorship and congressman...) whenever he has the spotlight does nothing to dispel it. Better he should put away his self-absorption, be happy for the 15 years he had, and perhaps groom and support someone who has his sh#T together.
Coolidge wasn't responsible for the depression. Just as Bush wasn't the reason for the last crisis. Liberals, the MSM, and facts are like oil & water.
Great column, Jack!
But, one correction. Most liberals, especially Obama, don't see spending and debts as a problem. That idiot, Paul Krugman, thinks we could, and should, have debt much higher. This despite the probability of more credit down grades.
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