Tag Archive: Tea Party

Coming Out of the Conservative Shell

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Since the inception of the Tea Party, the media has largely tried to paint the movement as a group of angry, anti-government extremists who couldn’t wait to leave their secluded cabins and double-wide trailers to gather in joint opposition of the first black president. I think the media-elites actually believed these generalizations to be true…

Random Thoughts: Election 2010

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When I finally turned off the tv last night, it was 12:30 in the morning here in Washington state and, despite percentage signs and other stats flashing in red and blue inside my brain, I miraculously fell asleep.  Three Senatorial races were still undecided when I finally went to bed, Washington, Colorado and Alaska, and…

The Fifth Season

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We are all aware of the four seasons, but every election year provides us with a fifth. Thanks to politicians and those who rely on politicians for their daily bread, we find ourselves in the silly season. It seems that you can’t turn around without finding yourself bombarded with so many political platitudes and inanities…

True Believers Make Me Nervous

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True believers make me nervous, and not just the lefty true believers with whom I have virtually nothing in common.  Conservative true believers make me uneasy too.   They’re too rigid for my taste.  They won’t budge from their rock-solid principles, no matter what.  They are purists who would rather lose an election than compromise, a…

If I Were King

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I don’t really want to sit on a throne or even in the Oval Office. But I would certainly like to see a few of my notions become reality…