James Leroy Wilson's blog

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Leave Roberts Alone

My latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:

[But] today, the Bush Administration is a sinking ship. It is waging an unwinnable war in Iraq. Hurricane Katrina has provoked, for the first time in nearly five incompetent years, an immediate backlash against Bush's screw-ups. The President is racking up huge deficits, and refuses to faithfully enforce the nation's immigration laws or protect its borders. It is times like these when Democrats must present an alternative, optimistic vision for America. But then a city holds illegal gay marriage ceremonies, or Jesse Jackson-in-the-box springs up to yell "racism" at an inappropriate time, or Senators pound well-qualified judicial nominees, and people remember why they vote Republican.

1 comment:

  1. I still haven't been convinced that grand international conspiracies are to blame for our problems. However, a key tenent of Marxist revolution is to spawn groups that co-opt any opposition. Neoconservatism, for example, is a co-opt of paleoconservatism. By choosing the leadership of your opposition you can, at the right moment, cripple your opposition or cause them to compromise in a way that might otherwise not seem possible. Timing, as it turns out, really is everything. Is that what's going on here? I'm still agnostic on the question, but that doesn't mean I'm not fascinated by the possibility.