Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Nancy, you make me swoon

Dane County Executive Candidate Nancy Mistele offers a full throated libertarian/conservative message for students.

This web ad is great because it gives us a concrete example of why limited government is an optimal choice. I see the subtext as "stop the paternalistic crusade and focus on the proper role of Government."

"Rather than dedicating the resources to tracking down the killer and fixing the 911 center, Kathleen Falk is busy cracking down on legal and responsible activities on campus. Her priorities include banning keg delivery, increasing the beer tax, and forcing bar owners to charge legal patrons higher prices. Elect me County Executive and I'll dedicate resources to making Campus safe again, not cracking down on legal activities."

Notice that Mistele sells a small government message to young voters better than any Republican has in recent memory. Falk's nanny state is out of step with the student population.

Get the Falk of Dane County!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Shes back!

One of my favorite bloggers Liz Mair is back after leaving the RNC's blog and then taking some time off blogging for her work. She just wasnt the same with the muzzle of the RNC!

She recently had a great critique of CPAC which articulated many of my problems in a way that I couldn't. One of her recent posts is titled:"I still love John McCain and think he's awesome". I feel the same way. Apparently McCain has been Twittering and on a "tweet" (ugh) about earmarks, Liz appreciates his straight talk.

Welcome back Liz!

DC school choice

It looks like Congress will kill the DC choice program, but let the remaining students stay.

I still find this move appalling, but not as bad as my worst fears. You could of literally had the spectacle of Obama forcing his daughter's friends out of their school. The whole thing reeks of thuggish turf protection.

The main consitituents of the choice program are the same that vote 90%+ for the Democrats. I hope they remember who did this. I love it when liberals "explain" that the black community is socially conservative yet votes for the Democrats out of a tendancy to vote their economic interests. This Malcolm X speech comes to mind: "Every election year these politicians are sent up here to pacify us!...Oh, I say and I say it again, ya been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok!" See

I feel the need to explain that Im not singling out one group of people, I think voters are actually by and large irrational.