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Conservatives, off their leash, are a frightening bunch (The Economist's view of CPAC)
Economist ^ | 2/6/03 | Correspondent

Posted on 02/08/2003 8:19:16 AM PST by P.O.E.

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The Economist has drifted so far to the left over the last 10 years, it's getting irksome. I suppose they suffer from journalistic groupthink when it comes to politics. If it wasn't for the fact the magazine has articles on events you can't easily find in one place in the western press (e.g., in Africa, Asia, on technology, economic theory, etc.), I'd nix my subscription

ANYway, I'm awfully proud of the showing you folks put up at CPAC, and I guess it must be having an impact for the international press to be making such a fuss.

1 posted on 02/08/2003 8:19:16 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: P.O.E.
CPAC sounds less frightening than a NARAL conference.
2 posted on 02/08/2003 8:22:04 AM PST by syriacus (Those who attempt to cool the earth would bring freezing death to the poor and homeless)
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To: P.O.E.
The left is so far left they are Anti-Americans
3 posted on 02/08/2003 8:22:29 AM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: P.O.E.
Sounds like this poor writer's tender sensibilities have been wounded by just being at CPAC.

Perhaps he needs to visit with some nice socialists, for council. Maybe the Ba'th Socialist Party.

Q: What's the difference between nationalist socialists and internationalist socialists?
A: Internationalist socialists conspire openly.

This chap is so liberal, he things France is conservative.
4 posted on 02/08/2003 8:29:28 AM PST by unspun (The most terrorized place in America is a mother's womb.)
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To: P.O.E.
Clear the calendar freepers! Next year WE DOUBLE the attendance! PS: Where can I get the "No Muslims=No Terrorism" stickers? (Ann Coulter)???
5 posted on 02/08/2003 8:31:37 AM PST by jaz.357
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To: TLBSHOW
" The exit foyers will remind people how the Clintonites trashed the White House when they left. "

How unAmerican of these conservatives.

6 posted on 02/08/2003 8:32:50 AM PST by unspun (The most terrorized place in America is a mother's womb.)
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To: P.O.E.
Actually, this was a pretty nice article. After you get past the opening lines and the title, it is fairly accurate. The funny part is, most Americans would think there is nothing wrong with most of was done at CPAC. It is hysterical to think of the liberal left being terrified and upset by "Fight crime, shoot back!" t-shirts. I think I would like a bumper sticker that says that for my car....
7 posted on 02/08/2003 8:33:27 AM PST by I still care
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To: P.O.E.
Do you wish that George Bush would quit pussyfooting around with the United Nations and simply march into Baghdad?

Yes.

Do you regard the recent tax cuts as nothing more than a prelude to the biggest chop of all, the abolition of the income tax?

Yes!

Do you wish that America would unleash Ariel Sharon?

YES!

You are not alone.

YES!! YES!!

So what's the problem?!

8 posted on 02/08/2003 8:34:11 AM PST by wizardoz (panting, fists clenched, eyes blazing with psychotic conservative fervor...)
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To: P.O.E.
This is interesting... the leftist press generally ignores CPAC. Suddenly this year we see a number of hit pieces trying to paint the convention as an assembly of wild-eyed loons thirsting for blood, and whining about its malign effect on young impressionable minds.

Sounds like progress to me.

9 posted on 02/08/2003 8:35:31 AM PST by Interesting Times (Avoid global cooling -- cruise the Caribbean on Freeps Ahoy!)
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To: P.O.E.
...draped in red, white and blue and backed by 18 American flags!... *GASP*NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
10 posted on 02/08/2003 8:37:13 AM PST by jaz.357
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To: P.O.E.
Why hold the conference in Virginia, where conservatism is in the drinking water and liberal-baiting a sport? Next year, try Paris.

Why? Do the French need another spanking? We'll send Rummy, don't get excited.

11 posted on 02/08/2003 8:37:23 AM PST by geedee
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To: P.O.E.
" Two other figures dominated the conference: Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Arab fanaticism now plays the same role for conservatives that Communism played until the fall of the Berlin Wall: "

Funny how that wall just fell down, all of a sudden.

" ...it justifies both a vigorous foreign policy abroad and an ever-vigilant approach to potential subversives at home. "

Such extreme notions. Afterall, those towers in New York city were garish displays of capitalism (and those in it were just capitalists).

12 posted on 02/08/2003 8:37:45 AM PST by unspun (The most terrorized place in America is a mother's womb.)
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To: I still care
Bump.
13 posted on 02/08/2003 8:37:51 AM PST by First_Salute
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To: P.O.E.
Arab fanaticism now plays the same role for conservatives that Communism played until the fall of the Berlin Wall: it justifies both a vigorous foreign policy abroad and an ever-vigilant approach to potential subversives at home.

Is he saying that Communism wasn't a real threat?

Is saying that Radical Islam is just a made-up enemy of American Freedom?

Is he saying that a vigorous foreign policy abroad and vigilance at home are BAD things?

The Economist has really gone over to the Dark Side on this "reporting".

14 posted on 02/08/2003 8:38:30 AM PST by RobFromGa (Space Is The Final Frontier.)
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To: wizardoz
Bump.
15 posted on 02/08/2003 8:38:31 AM PST by First_Salute
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To: P.O.E.
If this clown thinks conservatives are frightening, he must have missed the Paul Wellstone Circus and Sideshow.
16 posted on 02/08/2003 8:38:45 AM PST by IronJack
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To: P.O.E.
The truth can be frightening for some.
17 posted on 02/08/2003 8:39:32 AM PST by First_Salute
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To: I still care
>>After you get past the opening lines and the title, it is fairly accurate<<

One would think that The Economist, although a lefty rag, would at least have enough guts to match the headline to the text.

There was nothing specifically "frightening" pointed out in article -- the author never even says "they took the frightening position that..." (probably even HE couldn't do that honestly).

It was a nice summary of our thinking -- the Left will have to deal with it.

18 posted on 02/08/2003 8:40:12 AM PST by freedumb2003
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To: sultan88; Mudboy Slim
Why hold the conference in Virginia, where conservatism is in the drinking water and liberal-baiting a sport?

And here I thought it was just the arsenic that W was poisoning me with.

19 posted on 02/08/2003 8:40:41 AM PST by jla
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To: P.O.E.
The Right, unrestrained.

Right on!!!

I wonder if the people at The Economist have forgotten that the opposite of Right is Wrong?
20 posted on 02/08/2003 8:42:14 AM PST by Aarchaeus
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