Friday, November 28, 2008

Yellow Journalism

Morton Kondracke, not altogether surprisingly, has joined Katherine Parker and others in claiming that there's nothing wrong with the GOP that the shedding of a few conservative principles won't fix.

I ran into Morton in a bar the other day and pointed out the flaws in his theory...


RebeccaH said...

“Democrats are going where they're growing,” he said, while Republicans are isolating themselves in a fading portion of the population – old, white, less-educated, highly religious Southerners.

Really. Seems to me he's overlooking a whole lot of conservative African-Americans (although a lot of them haven't realized what their Democratic Party has become of late), conservative legal immigrants (many of whom actually know firsthand what it's like to live under real oppression), American Indians, who are overwhelmingly patriotic (despite the vocal antics of racial antagonists and Ward Churchill wannabes) and young white people who still believe in honor, duty, and love of country.

But...sigh... white Southerners, whether old, young, or even native, are still the acceptable targets of bigotry.

Wimpy Canadian said...

No conservative party has gotten elected anywhere by pretending to be not conservatives.

elcampeador said... John McLaughlin said...Fred Barnes is NONE of what you described.

Neither is Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, Michael Steele, just to name a few.

Minicapt said...

To follow from Wimpy, the Progressive Conservative party has been dead for 15 years.