Posted by Brad @ 4:36 pm on October 28th 2008

Quote of the Day

While we’re discussing it here (sort of), I thought I’d pass along this quote from libertarian standard-bearer Reason:

Tax cuts or no tax cuts, a party that can be roused in time of deep crisis only by fear and tribalism—a party that a supposed moderate is now deeding to its most extreme elements—can scarcely serve as a safe home to liberty or the voters who cherish it.

The article doesn’t even get into the full picture of it, but that’s a start.

6 Comments »

  1. Here is another great analogy.

    On February 25, 1917, Russian soldiers serving Tsar Nicholas II in St. Petersburg faced a choice. On November 4, 2008, Americans voters will stand in the same position. They must choose between a crooked, bumbling oligarchy prone to starting futile wars—and a ravening, reckless mob. While it’s mostly made up of citizens rightly enraged, the mob is led (or will soon be led) by vicious ideologues…

    Link

    What is interesting is who was on the side of the mob then and who is now.

    Comment by daveg — 10/28/2008 @ 5:17 pm

  2. The better Tsarist analogy might be between Alexander II and Alexander III.

    /me boning up on Russian history lately

    Comment by Brad — 10/28/2008 @ 5:23 pm

  3. What an utterly inane analogy. How convenient that you left off the key five words at the end of the quote that turn it fro inane to lunatic fear mongering:

    “While it’s mostly made up of citizens rightly enraged, the mob is led (or will soon be led) by vicious ideologues who promise to persecute Christianity.”

    Comment by Jack — 10/28/2008 @ 5:44 pm

  4. Oh please, Jack. You are so dramatic.

    The point is it is not a pleasant choice in that mimics one between a corrupt regime and a leftist mob. I think it fits quite well.

    While the writer chooses to base his vote on abortion, there are many other leftist positions that could earn Obama the ‘mob’ moniker.

    Obama is a far more liberal candidate than this country would normally accept. If it weren’t for a Republican party whose leaders have led them down some vary bad paths, particularly foreign policy, he would not have a chance.

    Depending on who has sway in his administration Obama could implement a lot of relatively radical policies, both fiscal and social.

    Of course, he might implement some good policies, or should I say less bad ones than the Republicans, but right now that is not so hard to do.

    Comment by daveg — 10/28/2008 @ 8:13 pm

  5. Depending on who has sway in his administration Obama could implement a lot of relatively radical policies, both fiscal and social.

    I don’t know if I expect radical policies, but I continue to worry about the prospect of an Obama administration when coupled with two completely friendly Democratic houses of Congress.

    Comment by Cameron — 10/28/2008 @ 9:04 pm

  6. Right, you post a quote directly comparing Obama to a Russian mob soon to embrace communism and McCain to the Tsar, and I’m being dramatic?
    You link to a Christian persecution mythologist, (not merely to someone deciding there vote based on abortion) and I’m the one being dramatic? Please indeed.

    Some other not at all dramatic quotes from you link:

    So President Obama and his congressional supermajority would force every Christian hospital, doctor, or nurse either to abandon their faith, or go out of business. By federal law, believing Christians would be banned from a major industry (and apostolate). This is literally equivalent to a law banning faithful Jews from owning newspapers.

    Who knows what some Obama-appointed judge, 20 years from now, will make of a pastor whose sermons attacked the “fundamental right” of women to kill their children? How many churches and seminaries will face crippling civil judgments and have to close?

    It can happen here. It is about to happen here.

    Comment by Jack — 10/28/2008 @ 10:31 pm

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