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Bill Whittle: Proud of the GOP. ...We deserve to win more than they deserve to lose
NRO ^ | September 05, 2008 | Bill Whittle

Posted on 09/08/2008 10:18:45 AM PDT by Tolik

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If you don't know Bill Whittle yet, you are for a treat! He is one of the best citizens-bloggers, deep, eloquent and passionate. Links to his essays are on the right on his website http://www.ejectejecteject.com/ . You can buy his book as well.
1 posted on 09/08/2008 10:18:45 AM PDT by Tolik
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To: Lando Lincoln; neverdem; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; Valin; King Prout; SJackson; dennisw; ...

Bill Whittle Nailed It!

This ping list is not author-specific for articles I'd like to share. Some for the perfect moral clarity, some for provocative thoughts; or simply interesting articles I'd hate to miss myself. (I don't have to agree with the author all 100% to feel the need to share an article.) I will try not to abuse the ping list and not to annoy you too much, but on some days there is more of the good stuff that is worthy of attention. You can see the list of articles I pinged to lately  on  my page.
You are welcome in or out, just freepmail me (and note which PING list you are talking about). Besides this one, I keep 2 separate PING lists for my favorite authors Victor Davis Hanson and Orson Scott Card.  

2 posted on 09/08/2008 10:20:09 AM PDT by Tolik (2008: Maverick/Barracuda vs. Messiah/Mouth or The Hero vs. the Zero and "Our mama beats your Obama")
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To: Tolik

Bill, old son, if we don’t win some seats in Congress, it won’t matter what John and Sarah do. Ya’ ever heard of overriding a veto? So, time to get busy and find some conservative candidates down the ticket that we support and help them help us by WINNING.


3 posted on 09/08/2008 10:28:20 AM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Tolik
You said it first! Excellent, excellent article. And I don't know who all these people are who thought John McCain's speech didn't pass the finish line-I had tears at the end of it, and for EXACTLY the reason in the article-he admitted his brokeness, he didn't try to to be an unbelievable Rambo figure-but he STILL kept his honor-and that made me believe in his honor. I was holding my nose to vote for him before-his choice of Palin began turning the the tide for me-but his OWN speech took the pot! (Sorry for all the mixed metaphors, I'm really physched about McCain/Palin now!)
4 posted on 09/08/2008 10:31:36 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: RKV

Conservatives have always been proud. Its the spineless toetapping scum in the RNC/GOP that have dragged the party down.


5 posted on 09/08/2008 10:35:38 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: mrsmel

Man, this week has been just weird. I haven’t had so many ups and downs in a long, long time. I’m with you. McCain’s speech opened up an insight on the old man that I hadn’t had before. It wasn’t like I hadn’t read bits and pieces of the story before. But coming from his mouth, in that venue (before the whole world) and the obvious baring of his inner self while he said it made a believer of me.

I don’t agree with the old man on everything and disagree pretty vehemently on some things. But this man will put America first. He is a man of principle and courage and for the first time I find myself trusting him.


6 posted on 09/08/2008 10:53:02 AM PDT by scory
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To: Tolik

The media is still stuck on the image of a post-partisan politician that they have labeled McCain; Palin is a super partisan because she, as we, sees the democrat party for what it truly is; if McCain wants to win he’s got to get the media upset at something he has done instead of focusing on things that merely appease the media in the hope that they will go away.


7 posted on 09/08/2008 10:54:18 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Tolik

I’ve been a fan of his for a while.
I read this essay yesterday, it is so spot on.
I emailed the link to my boss, who described his feeling after he thought about Palin’s pick as “a weight being lifted” from his shoulders. I felt this essay explains that feeling pretty well.


8 posted on 09/08/2008 11:01:50 AM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: Tolik

My boss was a Republican elected official. She passed away in June. I only wish she had lived long enough to see this. She was truly a Sarah Palin. Just a few years older, she had the fight and the gumption and the “do-what-is-right-at-all-costs” attitude of Sarah Palin. Plus, she would have LOVED to see the first woman VP. I know she’s up there with Ronald Reagan and they are smiling and cheering!

(Miss you Linda. Say ‘hi’ to Ronnie!)


9 posted on 09/08/2008 11:02:11 AM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: Tolik

Everything Bill Whittle writes is well worth reading.

Thanks for the post.


10 posted on 09/08/2008 11:06:55 AM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: scory

Same here. He talked just a bit about his POW experience, but in a completely unexpected way. And the part about thinking he was his own man until he got shot down-man, that just did it. Talking about how America saved him (what a contrast to twenty years under a “pastor” who prayed for God to “d*mn America”!

I’m still going to want to throw tomatoes at him if he tries to push blanket amnesty or goes moonbatty on the gorebull warming thing (with Palin as his pick, I can’t believe it’s one of his top priorities), but I have a belief in the man himself that I didn’t have before, just like you said.


11 posted on 09/08/2008 11:08:42 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Tolik

Sigh...I love Bill Whittle. In FACT- reading his blog regularly was how I found my way here, where I lurked for the longest time :)


12 posted on 09/08/2008 11:30:10 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Tolik

Tolik:

Yes, I think Bill Whittle nailed it... I’d like to pass along my daughter’s comment (she’s appeared many times on FoxNews and MSNBC arguing the GOP side — but she’s recently moved to Vienna Austria so she missed Sarah Palin’s convention speech in real time and only saw it online over the weekend): “The GOP managed to turn Obama’s supposed strengths into liabilities. His eloquence is now synonomous with fluff and it is a huge contrast to how he is off-the-cuff. His whole community organizer thing is now embarrassing and his dismissive attitude to small towns reinforces the Scranton ‘bitterly clinging to guns and religion’ remark. Obama’s ability to generate adoring crowds is evidence he’s a vaccuous celebrity. The media love is now viewed with even more suspicion... And soon the Dem insiders are going to start to panic and point fingers as to who has screwed up and made it possible for them to lose an election they should have won in a landslide.”

I humbly submit that my daughter “Nails It!”


13 posted on 09/08/2008 11:35:33 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Steve0113

You’ll want to see this


14 posted on 09/08/2008 11:36:03 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: mrsmel

before mccain’s speech I said Palin would be the voice of conservatives and that mcCain would be its ear. He said during cpac that he got the message on immigration. Global warming and ANWR were the 2 remaining biggies and by picking Palin he has shown he is willing to listen again. He challenged republicans on spending and earmarks (which was probably hard enough for the GOP bigshots at the convention) and not the acceptance of global warming.


15 posted on 09/08/2008 11:38:08 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Tolik

Well said.


16 posted on 09/08/2008 12:25:24 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (By their false faith in Man as God, the left would destroy us. They call this faith change.)
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To: sneakers

What a blessing, to have worked for someone like her. My bosses have all been liberals. Sigh.


17 posted on 09/08/2008 1:18:34 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Tolik

Thanks for the ping.


18 posted on 09/08/2008 1:55:32 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Vegetarian" - Old Indian word for "bad hunter")
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To: Tolik
...there is no power more intoxicating and corrosive than the ability to spend other people’s money...

Switch incentives.

Give each congresscritter an extra $100,000 a year in pay. THEN create a formula so when they spend money a proportional amount comes out of their hundred grand.

I suspect it'll make 'em think twice.

19 posted on 09/08/2008 2:01:53 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Vegetarian" - Old Indian word for "bad hunter")
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To: Tolik
...there is no power more intoxicating and corrosive than the ability to spend other people’s money...

Switch incentives.

Give each congresscritter an extra $100,000 a year in pay.

THEN create a formula so when a congressmen spends money a proportional amount comes out of their extra hundred grand.

I suspect it'll make 'em think twice.

20 posted on 09/08/2008 2:05:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (..there is no power more ... corrosive than the ability to spend other peopleÂ’s money-Whittle)
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