Posts Tagged ‘the corner’

This is literally the reference I was looking for last night. From Jonathan Alter, via Mike Allen: Obama said that the unanimous House vote against the Recovery Act ‘set the tenor for the whole year’: ‘That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the […]


Rudy Giuliani, Republican candidate for president, famously made a “tamper-proof national ID card” a center piece of his immigration policy. Furthermore, I’ve certainly noticed a lot more heat on the Arizona law coming from liberals. If conservatives are against it, great, they should be. It’s an unfair use of government power. For the record, I actually agree with Goldberg’s reasoning in the second paragraph.


So is Ponnuru, someone who is supposed to be one of this new breed of smart conservative (Douthat, Salaam come to mind) really basing his assessment on a virtual impossibility? That seems to be the case. Again, there’s going on TV and creating some false reality, and then there’s crafting actual strategy based on ridiculously false premises.