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Comment of the Day: Standing Together To Support America

October 5, 2009

Joe Scarborough

From Judy on Paul Cooper’s post about Ann Coulter’s defense of Glenn Beck:

Alright, I am going to say this only once. The tent is big and growing bigger with great people and good ideas for the future of America. Those people that cannot see the value of this (ex: Savage,Scarborough,Graham,Etc.)need to shut up and get on board. The conservative tent has many wonderful voices that present a variety of appproaches towards the same goal of bringing back the Constitution, family and other conservative values back to America. We don’t always agree with the depth and intensity of one anothers views, but, agree to hold hands and move forward to secure a future for our children. The way to this will be difficult and against the Liberal entrenchment in our government, schools and other institutions that have taken it upon themselves to rob our families and most importantly our children of their heritage as Americans and the ability to hold to the foundations set by our fathers. The varied, and sometimes loud and unconventional voices, are needed to open the message to a broader spectrum of Americans that might otherwise not hear the truth. So, to those that hold to the firm, unwavering, bland yada yada, get on board or we will leave you in the dust. There is no room for your intense, focused criticism of other conservatives simply because the presentation of their message annoys you or does not fall within your concept of a “formal platform and forum”. Get on board with the rest of us to take back our country or you will be left in the dust. I have wanted to vent this message for quite some time. I am tired of hearing the bickering of the elected and commentator “conservatives” pick and criticize fellow conservatives.

Criticizing or disagreeing with other conservatives is entirely acceptable and necessary. Calling for their banishment because they are A) not conservative enough, or B) too conservative is not acceptable. People should only be banished if they fit the very specific criteria for “kook” designation.

  1. October 5, 2009 6:08 pm

    It is quite disconcerting to see Mike Savage so filled with jealousy that he blasts Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, dismisses the brilliant Ann Coulter as a lady of the night. Rush Limbaugh is good and deserves his success; so does Ann Coulter who, if Republicans had any brains and sense, they would listen to (just as they should listen David Horowitz on tactics against their opponents).

    Incidentally, I went to a so-called peace demonstration wearing my trusty Ann Coulter t shirt and recorded to youtube the hysteria against me: HERE

    I later spoke to Ann Coulter about the video on the Howie Carr Show: Talkshow with Ann Coulter

    I was, of course, hoping this would cheer her up because the talkshow discussion was about the time that Ann Coulter’s father, John Vincent Coulter, passed away.

  2. Evergreen78 permalink
    October 5, 2009 8:37 pm

    Tangentially speaking, I lived in Florida when Joe Scarborough went to the House of Representatives way back when. I didn’t like him, myself, but that’s not the point. I thought the whole plan was for him to go up there for 1 term or whatever & get out – not to become a career politician – but the next thing I knew, he was running for reelection. Then, something happened – a back injury or something – I never could get it straight – and now he’s on MSNBC. I can’t tell if he’s still Conservative or if he switched sides or what. What’s the dang deal with this guy anyway?

  3. Joseph White permalink
    October 6, 2009 9:13 am

    Where there is discussion and disagreement, there can be compromise and freedom.

  4. The Inquisitor permalink
    October 6, 2009 11:32 am

    It is one thing to have a big tent; it is quit another to get on the band wagon to put anyone in that tent in office. There is a lot to like about Sara Palin, but she is apparently as ignorant about Islam as she is about economics. See link below.

    If she runs for national office — baring an intellectual epiphany — I will vote against her. No more lesser of two evils for me. No more voting for the Democratic wing of the Republican Party.

  5. Judy permalink
    October 6, 2009 12:20 pm

    The tent was figurative and includes the VOICES and IDEAS of all conservatives. No where did I state that the “tent” was for politicians nor for Sarah Palin or for choosing which politicians to vote for. It was meant to be a gathering place for all of our voices and ideas. It bothers me that “conservative” politicans and talkers have taken it upon themselves to turn their guns on others that have more in common than not. It is this point that brings the Liberals great delight knowing that they do not have to point out our disagreements, we will tear each other apart. We need to agree to disagree,to discuss and compromise (thank you Joseph). There are many great voices that do not have college educations, a political background or the singular correct “platform” that many view as the only way to advance conservative causes. It is important that we invite these sometimes loud, different and somtimes annoying voices into the “tent” of ideas and discussion. Sarah palin had nothing to do with it. While it is true that Palin is not a mental giant, she did balance the Alaska budget and bring in business and revenue to the state, something no other governor has been able to do. Speaking of mental giants, this current administration is repleat with Ivy League giants and look where we are. Good ideas,wisdom and commonsense comes from a variety of people. I now view politicans with a different and hyper-critical eye and when I hear a conservative politican or pundit going after another conservative it “makes blood shoot out of my eyes”. I do not have a band wagon or encourage the use of one. Very few policians qualify for anything other than being the horse’s ass pulling the band wagon. Support each others ideas and make it comfortable for everyone to voice those ideas. Who knows, someone may come up with something worthwhile.

    • The Inquisitor permalink
      October 6, 2009 1:20 pm

      You are too sensitive. Nowhere did I contradict your message, nor did I intend to.

      My message is that while the tent is big not all under the tent are qualified for office. One has to guard against gung ho fever for anyone under the tent.

      Obama is going in the wrong direction. There some under the tent who if elected will go in the same direction only slower. That isn’t good enough. We have to have confidence that our candidate will go in the opposite direction on crucial issues such as our war with Islamists and government intrusion in the economy. Freeing the economy has a direct bearing on the war; the freer our economy the more wealth we have to fight the war.

  6. Judy permalink
    October 6, 2009 2:18 pm

    I agree. I actually am not an overly sensitive person. I had just watched another conservative politician on the news AGAIN targeting another conservative and I guess that my annoyance boiled over in my response to you. I am sorry. I personally do not see anyone on the political scene that I currently like. Glenn Beck said it right: “Say what you mean, and mean what you say”. Now to just find these people.Thank you for your input, I value and appreciate it.As to Obama, he is going in the exact direction that HE wants. The fact that it is not right or good for America has no bearing to him and those of like mind.He views our concepts of what is good for America and a free-market system as the enemy. His focus and goals for a socialistic/communistic society embracing social justice are clear to those that listen to exactly what he says and does. He has surrounded himself deliberately with like-minded Marxist/communists that have mutual goals and the will to do any and everything to accomplish those goals.And, you are correct on whether we get there with speed or slowly with others. The country is headed off in an unrecognizable direction thanks to both Republican and Democratic parties. The end to corruption needs to be the number one goal.

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