In policy, Crist is hard to distinguish from the tradition of former Gov. Jeb Bush, who angered a lot of conservatives with his liberalizing views on immigration but who has otherwise been widely respected and admired by many rank-and-file conservatives. Obviously, I am far removed from both Bush and Crist, so this does not recommend Crist to me, but what makes Crist the unacceptable “moderate” in the minds of movement activists that does not similarly tar Jeb Bush?It's quite simple. When conducting a witch hunt, it is important to ignore the plank in order to spike the speck.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Daniel Larison of the American Conservative asks a reasonable question.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Fresh off their "victory" in NY-23 the Club For Growth is venturing down to Florida.
Their problem with centrist Charlie Crist? He was fer the stimulus. Well, you see that just won't do, cuz any good libertarian was agin the stimulus.
Charlie's sin gives these "conservative" leaders no choice but to tacitly endorse "liberty" loving lovable theocrat Marco Rubio.
Remember this lesson well, chilluns. When it comes to the gummint spending money, you must be ideologically pure. Even if it means you just git all plain squishy on things like personal freedom, science and all those other "side issues".
Money matters. The rest of the things government does to screw us? Not so much.
Video via Jason Pye