JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/10/quote-of-day_18.html (6 comments)

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jsid-1224371897-597856  Bill at Sat, 18 Oct 2008 23:18:17 +0000

Well, he WAS a Democrat, though having read his stuff for years and years, it mostly is VERY conservative and some have even called him fascist in the past.

I'm not sure WHY he said he was a Democrat, but he does say that they essentially kicked him out several years ago, with their pantywaist attitudes about anti-terrorists policies.

jsid-1224390269-597859  ravenshrike at Sun, 19 Oct 2008 04:24:29 +0000

As noted on volokh conspiracy, it is not ACORN-like voter fraud. There has not been a single instance shown of an ineligible or duplicate voter being registered by YPM. Instead they appear to be switching party affiliation and there are secondary reports of people being registered as absentee, but that might be strictly rumor, and there are no instances of changing the address of the voter. Thus unless YPM is planning on stealing people's mail, worst case scenario would force these people to vote provisionally. Considering that registering Dems as Repubs would allow the Repub primaries to be essentially poisoned this part of the scheme is particularly stupid.

jsid-1224393784-597860  Bill at Sun, 19 Oct 2008 05:23:04 +0000

It is interesting that Card is willing to stick his neck out this far and call "FOUL" if he is a Democrat!

jsid-1224430880-597865  Oz at Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:41:20 +0000

He identifies as a Democrat primarily over economic issues and gun control, IIRC. He is a mainline Mormon, which makes him a bit of a social conservative, and like some of the older Democratic politicians he has identified the GWOT as the primary issue of the day, aligning him with the right for now.

jsid-1224445841-597878  Britt at Sun, 19 Oct 2008 19:50:41 +0000

Yeah his gun control stance is lefty, which is interesting. See, when I fully abandoned liberalism around 13 or so, it was because altering my stance on terrorism led me to examine the issues one by one, and one by one I realized that everything I'd been taught in school about gun control, economics, most of history, etc. was in fact a lie, told to me by a thoroughly socialist state school commissariat. I do not exaggerate, I was told in Civics class flat out that the 2nd Amendment was outmoded, outdated, and should be repealed. This was not offered as one of many different opinions, this was offered as the way you should think about the 2nd Amendment. I was told that FDR was some sort of demigod who had rescued us from the savagery and stupidity of free market capitalism and ushered in an era of peace and prosperity, even though that was the exact opposite of the truth. I was told that my country was irredeemably racist, corrupt, and unfair, and that we had never done anything of value for the world. Again, this was an exact inversion of the truth.

I tell you, when people are wondering how it all came crashing down, how it came to pass that the people would vote their own chains around their limbs, and forge their own yokes around their necks someone will discover it all started when we allowed the state to educate our children.

jsid-1224501163-597903  Laughingdog at Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:12:43 +0000

I'd say the following article proves the point of this post quite well.


I especially like how the focus of their article is that the lobbying group killing the legislation is allegedly Republican somehow or another....not that McCain, and most of the Republican Party, was in support of the bill that they were trying to kill.

I'd really like to know how a group lobbying to sway Republicans against a bill is a "Republican consulting firm".

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