Showing posts with label Keyes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Keyes. Show all posts

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Throwing The Election

In Christophobia I discussed how making the Republican 2012 Campaign for President a religious crusade could be a disaster.

I gave the example of an election campaign for Federal Senator run on that basis. I looked at the numbers in Obama/Keyes vs Kerry/Bush and found that Keyes lost almost 60% of the votes of his own party.

Now I'm wondering if this isn't an intentional strategy to throw the election to Obama?

If only the Republicans would stick to Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally limited government and Free Markets. Speaking of the Constitution, did anyone notice a Drug Prohibition Amendment?

Cross Posted at Classical Values

Friday, August 26, 2011


So I'm having the usual discussion with a Socon and he accuses me of not liking Jesus.

M. Simon, your post attacking me makes you sound like a “Christophobe.” Your logic shows your contempt for Christianity and distrust of us Christians.
You got me. It was caused by me being FORCED in public school to attend Christian assemblies. In public schools that were at least half Jewish. We never had a Jewish assembly.

So Christian outreach reached me. The results could have been predicted although they may not have been desired.

I no longer dislike Christians as a group. Just those trying to ram their faith down my throat. I have my own faith. Thank you very much.


The cycle goes like this: The Ds get in and wreck the country. The electorate gives the Rs a shot. At first they attend to fixing most of the problems that the Ds caused. When they have that in hand they decide that what the country really needs is God. Their version of God. And the electorate rejects the Rs and we are back in a different kind of misery.

Moral socialism begets economic socialism.

And the Rs are too stupid to see this. Mostly.

“If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” – Ronald Reagan


Here is what you are up against if Republicans make faith central to the coming election campaign:

Obama/Keyes vs Kerry/Bush

Keyes lost about 60% of the votes of HIS OWN PARTY. Not an election winning strategy.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

Monday, March 17, 2008

Student Of Politics

And now how about a little bit about Obama, student of politics

In his books, Obama admits attending "socialist conferences" and coming into contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a "hard-core academic Marxist," which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes.

However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his "poetry" and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just "Frank."
Well, we all make mistakes in your youth. So has Obama come to his senses and figured out that the free market solutions to problems are probably in our best interests?

I didn't think so.

In 2004 I voted for the communist (Obama) over the theocon (Keyes). And I said so and why, before the election. But as I have stated frequently about Ron Paul, once is enough.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Alan Keyes' Daughter - Thrown out of the house

Alan ran for Senator against Barak Obama in Illinois. Am I ever glad I voted against this miserable excuse for a human. What is it about the oh so religious that they can hate their own children? I suppose it is a step up from the murders Arabs do when their daughters "humiliate" them. Still. It seems rather unChristian to me. But, what do I know? I'm Jewish.

Well now that that is off my chest, let us look into the details. BTW I found the initial item at the DU. I was trolling for stuff to use against the Dems and found this. Kind of makes me ashamed to be associated with some Republicans. Did I mention I voted against Keyes?

Well here at an almost unreadable site is the daughter's side of the story. If it is true. Could be a hoax for all I know. But it does sound in character for Mr. Keyes.

Well any way let me quote the whole thing so it is easier to read:

I tried to love you and I failed...

Well, it's happened. Finally and officially.

A couple days ago I got my official two-week warning that I have to be out of this apartment; so finally for real I'm getting cut off. I got no severance or anything like that from my sudden termination of employment (don't I have freedom of speech? the right to protest Bush without losing my job? Hehe... most people would think that working under a parent would be security but for me it's quite the opposite.) and so I definitely don't have anywhere near enough cash to find a new apartment; not even one room rented from someone anywhere. I've been searching craigslist but even places where I'd have enough to pay the first month's rent on some room I never have enough for the deposit as well, so so far I've had no luck at all finding a new home, since shelter requires money. Sad boo.

After all the arguments and tension over the years, I always hoped it would never actually get to this point, although I suppose given our vastly divergent political beliefs it was inevitable.

My A n j u l s say no, no, it was not inevitable at all and this should never have happened. They say that parents have some modicum of responsibility to their kids - at least so far as making sure they are not homeless and starving - especially if their kids have done nothing aside from thinking for themselves. They say that different political beliefs should not lead to parents kicking kids out of the house. They say most parents would be thrilled to have a child who doesn't smoke, have sex, do drugs, hardly drinks; more thrilled to have a child who additionally does well in school, is active on all sorts of extracurriculars, gets good grades, gets into the Ivy League; even more thrilled to have a child who on top of that goes regularly to church, spends free time mentoring kids and serving food to homeless people; even more thrilled to have a child to on top of that is not only politically aware but actively going out to try and fight for the causes she believes in, considering the political apathy of most teenagers. They say that if all the above didn't cause parents to be thanking God every day for the child they were blessed with, that they certainly would be after the child puts off college for a year (wait, no, for ANOTHER year, since said child already deferred one year to go teach in India) to go support her father in his work. They say that I'm a good daughter, that I changed around my whole plans just because I thought it would be nicer for my dad if after the end of working all the time on the campaign trail he could come back to someone who loves him rather than an empty house. They say that it should be a source of pride, not of shame, for my parents that I'm so passionate about my beliefs, and work for what I believe in; even if they are not the beliefs my parents hold. They say that the only possible cause for shame anywhere in the whole situation is in the fact that after all this I am being cut off, jobless, soon to be homeless, and that although I have intelligence and motivation I won't be able to go to Brown after all because I have no money.

So my Anjuls say.

My parents say otherwise.

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Posted 1/30/2005 at 2:33 AM
Well if she is going to have to work for a living she will have to improve her spelling. Still if all this is true it just totally sux. (bad spelling to get into the spirit).

Oliver Willis has a few things to say and some links I have cribbed.

Here is a Feb. 14th rally featuring among others - Maya Marcel Keyes. Here is the blurb for her segment of the rally:
March to Lawyer’s Mall (in front of the State House) for the rally, featuring community leaders, Judy Shepard, and Maya Marcel Keyes, the self-described queer activist who is also daughter of ultra-conservative Alan Keyes, whose recent campaign for senator from Illinois included his calling Mary Cheney a “hedonist.” Maya group up in Montgomery County and will certainly have some interesting things to say about living with someone who is so outspoken in his opposition to gay rights.
Did I mention I voted for Bush and Obama?

Well I suppose this will be a great service to the "family values" crowd.

I wonder if Keyes' objection was to her sexual orientation or her politics? I wonder if Dick Cheney will have anything to say about this?


Welcome Roger Simon readers.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

I guess they have too many votes

I'm now in official opposition

I said before the election, to my friend Roger Simon, that if Bush pushed policies I didn't care for I was planning to go into opposition as soon as the policies were proposed.

That didn't take long. It appears that Bush is pushing his gay marriage ban again.

I guess Bush has too many RINOs in his coalition.

Didn't he learn anything from the Alan Keyes fiasco? The so called cultural issues are not as popular as Bush. He is working to peel his support.

And over at the National Review they are trying to push Arlen Specter out of the party.

I guess they have too many votes.



Newt Gingrich echoes my sentiments.

Gingrich, who engineered the 1994 Republican victory in Congress, said party gains could be short-lived unless steps are taken to build on Tuesday's winning coalition. "The Republicans will determine whether this is a high-water mark or a launching pad," he told Reuters in an interview.

09:39z 08 Nov 2004

The Diplomaid makes a point that it is unwise for us to have one party that is too strong. Maybe this should be as good as it gets? Maybe it is time the middle took over the Democrat Party? Right now they seem lost.


Insta Pundit points out this fine Virginia Postrel piece on why a party of moral scolds is not a good bet. When the Republicans go down that road they lose. When the Democrats go down that road they lose. She points out that according to exit polling 60% favor gay marriage. Well outside the margin of error even for unreliable exit polling.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Jack Ryan Republicans

Here is a comment I made to one of my cultural conservative friends who said cultural conservative were the new American center:

Main Stream Media think they are the middle too.

They are no more correct than you are.

Think of how the Senate/Presidential race went in Illinois. Bush got 45% of the vote - 2,313,415 votes. Keyes got 27% - 1,371,882 votes. If you parse the numbers about 130,000 voted in the Presidential race that did not vote in the Senate race (more unhappy Republicans?).

Keyes didn't get the votes of the Jack Ryan Republicans. It shows.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

The Future of the Democrats

As some of you know I posted a bit on the Death of Socialism predicting the loss by the Democrats in this election. It was first published in May '03.

So Matthew Yglesias is having a discussion of the issues. I posted a few thoughts.

I will present them here in a somewhat edited form. Go to Matt's place if you want the full flavor.


The future of the Democrat Party (provided they want one) is Lieberman.

Lieberman is a capitalist - unashamed, he knows the engines of prosperity. He liked the tax cuts.

Lieberman supports the war - we have real anti-liberal enemies out there, diplomacy is not going to cut it with the fanatics any more than it did with Hitler

Liberman is in opposition where it matters - social issues.

Bush got my vote this year - you run a Lieberman type candidate and he would be my prefrence over any one the Rs are likely to run.

Hell I was pinning for Joe this year.

Start with these propositions:

1. socialism is dead
2. there is a war on

Once you have those down try finding positiions that give you the votes to win.

BTW it would be a good idea to purge the Jew haters from the party. Cynthia M. should be disavowed by the Democrats.

The same way the David Duke/Pat B. wing was purged by the Rs. Publicly. Same goes for the Jew hater and arson inciter Sharpton. Ugly people make an ugly party.

You guys need to clean up your act if you ever expect to get out of the wilderness. Take Zell Miller's critique to heart. He is trying to tell you something important.


So some one pipes up that the Dems are the "peace party" or an equivalent statement. My reply:

Whatever happened to the party whose liberal watchword was death to tyrants?

Any one remember Jefferson?

What is wrong with invading random countries and replacing tyranies with democracies? Why not have a plan or a list instead of getting in the way?


Then some one pointed out that the Democrats were not stupid enough to nominate Lieberman (despite Gore selecting him for VP). My answer:

Glad to hear you are not that stupid.

In fact I predicted in May of '03 you would not be that stupid. I also predicted then (before any one knew who the candidate would be) that you would lose this election. Based on my knowledge of how smart you are.

If you are the future of your party let me make another prediction - '08 is going against you as well. By a larger margin.

When you have had enough of being so smart you will change.


Some one objected to me calling the Democrats the Democrat party. Here is my return response:

What would you prefer?

The Communist Party? The Socialist Party? The Progressive Party?

I have been a long time Libertarian so right now (given the war and all) I'm an independent. I like the Democrats on tolerance and the Republicans on the war and economics.

Call me a Republicanz all you want. I'm not one. I'm from the center. Where elections are won and lost.

I'm a Zell Miller Republican if you want to put a name to it.

I'm none to happy with chimpy on social issues. But hey, Osama reminded me, as if I needed reminding that there is a fookin war on. And we are no more going to diplomacy or new foreign aid program ourselves out of it than Chamberlain did in '38. Delay just added to the butchers bill.

I'd rather pay up front now than pay later with interest.


Random aside from me:

I might mention that Obama got my vote as well as Bush.


I got called a Republicanz troll. The response:

I guess my vote for Obama makes me a Republicanz troll.


And you wonder why you lost the election.

If all you have to say is "we wuz right and the voters and Republicanz were too stupid to see it" then the Ds are going to continue losing.

1. You lost the Presidency.
2. You lost House seats
3. You lost Senate seats

And I'm a troll for pointing out what I like about the Ds and what I don't.

Perhaps Democrat is the wrong name. I guess you would prefer loser.

Let me give it to you another way. Elections are won and lost in the center. The closer you are to the center the easier it is to win. Going hard left is not the answer.

The opposite is also true - look at Keyes. Going hard right was definitely not the answer. The problem is the Republicanz do not have enough candidates like Keyes to insure Democrat victories.


As to economics - you could do worse than study the last 20 years of Nobels.

If you want the short version read DeSoto's "Capitalism" - he talks about how to empower the poor. Then there is Hayek's "Serfdom" - which explains why socialism can't work. Written in 1944. Stil a good primer on why economic liberty is better than economic planning.


Then some one said we need a paper trail for all balloting. I agreed:

She is right about the ballot thing.

It must have a paper trail.

I guess that makes me a Republicanz too.



Then some one piped up that what the Dems really need is more class warfare. I show here why that is not workable in America:

Class warfare will not work in America.

There is economic mobility and every one at least dreams of getting rich.

So people see taxing the rich as placing a tax on who they will become. i.e. it is a tax on people's future.

People already know this by watching big lottery payoffs. You win a gazillion dollars in the lottery and wind up with only 60% (or less) of the winnings. Reported every time there is a big win. First it is a $100 million payoff that is only $30 million taken as a lump sum. And only $18 million after taxes. People notice.

You are not going to get ahead in politics by taxing people's dreams.

Democrats used to be the party of hope. In fact for many years (before I believed Kerry that the killings by the communists if they won would be minimal - the boat people and 2 million dead Cambodians fixed that) I was a staunch Democrat.

Kennedy was the most exciting President I have ever lived under. His policy was low taxes and (ultimately) muscular foreign policy.

I remember the Cuban missile crisis when we all thought a nuclear war was hours away. I still liked his anti-communism.


The economic reality is that any economy that can make the income of the poor double will increase the income of the rich by a factor of 20 or 100. I say let 'er rip. In such an economy I may some day become rich too.

Lieberman got that one right.

Unfortunately you can have fairness or wealth generation.

My belief is that wealth generation is better for every one.


Wretchard neatly encapsulates the gist of the counter arguments against my above points. Wretchard says:

These Progressives are somehow resistant to blandishments of the "big capitalists". Something -- superior intelligence or a finer moral fiber perhaps -- has made them insusceptible to ignorance and manipulation. And they alone stand in the way of the Darkness.

Monday, November 01, 2004

55 43 2

That is my election prediction.

55% Bush

43% Kerry

2% Other

I'll probably look like an idiot.

Bush will get 330+ electoral votes.

Slam dunk - Obama will be the Jr. Senator from Illinois. Bush is down 10 to 15% here. Keyes is down 40%. The man is an embarrassment.

Well I'll get at least one right.

The headline will read: Pundit Amazingly Accurate. Predicts Future.