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Monday, June 14, 2010

#rsrh Palin to meet with Thatcher

Via the Guardian

At face value they have little in common. Thatcher, 84, was a grocer's daughter from Grantham in Lincolnshire; Palin, 46, was born to a science teacher and school secretary in Sandpoint, Idaho. Thatcher cultivated a reputation for steely determination; Palin is better known for her hockey-mom ways and winning smile. Thatcher did not suffer fools gladly; Palin has struggled not to play the fool.

Ahh, the wit of the Brits. Then again, this is the Guardian, they probably don't like Thatcher either...

But they share a love of tax cutting and hostility towards organised labour, and Palin in her Facebook message called Thatcher "one of my political heroines" and role models. She said the elder woman had created a blueprint for "overcoming the odds and challenges of the status quo".

Putting aside the barbs for a moment, this will be a very important meeting for Sarah Palin. Thatcher is certainly no slouch and a gleaming endorsement, as it were, of Palin would go a long way in solidifying her credentials. This is also an opportunity to make an alliance that would serve her well on the world stage.

It will be interesting to see how this develops.

Aaron B. Gardner

#rsrh "We Are Not Going To Have Arrogant Uncountable Government"
Nikki Haley's New Ad

Via Jim Gerahty at Campaign Spot

And yes Jim, I think that last line is meant to deal with precisely with that issue.

Let's donate here to help her continue dealing with that issue.

Aaron B. Gardner

Rep. Etheridge Blames The Victim
She shouldn't have been dressed like that Officer

So, Democrat thug Rep. Etheridge offers the typical non-apology apology after footage of him assaulting a young man was posted on youtube. He says he watched the video and in retrospect was wrong. Sort of.

Let's watch the video again so it is fresh on our minds...

Now let's look at Rep. Bob "The Bully" Etheridge's apology...

"I have seen the video posted on several blogs," says Etheridge. "I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction, and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse."

Now let me translate that...

You think you can play guitar?

Think again...

Thanks to my buddy Craig for showing me this. It will either inspire me to pick up my guitar or set it down ... forever.

Aaron B. Gardner

Conservative Resurgence Affecting Democrats in 2010
Also, Can Someone *SMACK* Josh Marshall

So, let me set the stage: Jennifer Bendery and John McArdle write an article on Roll Call [subscription required] on the the political dynamics of President Clinton being a campaign proxy for President Obama throughout the 2010 cycle.

The article does well in explaining were the public and Obama disagree on policy and how Clinton manages to somewhat close that gap. For example...

Clinton is likely to be more appealing to Democrats than Obama would be for a number of reasons, one longtime Democratic media consultant said. For starters, Clinton, a centrist Southerner, has more flexibility to campaign in different regions of the country than the current president.

Additionally, “You can always count on Bill Clinton to not only excite the base but to make a very pointed and rational economic argument. Voters think we got it absolutely right in the 1990s, economically, when he was president,” said the media consultant.
[emphasis added]

... In the qoute above we see that on economics in particular even Democrats would like a more centrist fiscal agenda, one like we had in the 90's. You know, when the Republicans controlled the purse strings.

But I digress, back the the Roll Call article. In West Virginia, where coal is king, we have our next example...

#rsrh Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) Assaults Citizen - *Update* **Update Again and Again**

** Welcome readers from Moe Lane and Instapundit passing through Moe Lane. Click for an update on Rep. Etheridge's non-apology apology

Hello Readers from NRO's The Campaign Spot, see link above for story update.
**End Update**

Via Breitbart, Rep. Bob Etheridge needs a talking to on constituent services.


Meet this bully's competition [h/t Moe Lane]...

That, is Renee Ellmers.

Here is where you donate.

You can also follow her on twitter and Facebook.

*End Update*

Couple of other things for you to check out this morning.

Moe Lane on mineral find in Afghanistan.

And for a laugh, check out Sad Keanu by Caleb Howe.

Be back later with something more bloggy.

Aaron B. Gardner