Not worried about the right listening to me. Not even that worried about the right listening to this guy:
Really? Pulling a full passive-aggressive Godwin?
Two things brought down Romney (three, if you count his unfortunate mouth) - the base was too small and the independents leaning right too few.
Fox posted the worst numbers its had in years on trust and independents really couldn't take just one more "Sarah Palin" or "Ann Coulter" crazy fest.
So - please - FOX - don't change a single thing.
We love you just the way you are.
Obsess over FOX? No.
Frankly, Fox was a major reason Romney lost the election. When the moderates and independents become convinced your party is a more than a little nuts - winning elections gets really, really hard.
Thanks, FOX! We love ya!
Voting is a private act (though your voter registration is a public document, really). Influence peddling deserves all the transparency and daylight that can be mustered.
It is true that some folks' private interests take a hit when their customers learn what they really care about by who (or what) they back.
Walmart is currently taking a hit because they withdrew from the Bangladesh working conditions consortium for fear of "union cooties."
I may well make shopping choices based on that information. Nothing wrong with that. Walmart has stated their position by their action. I am free to state mine with my wallet.
Choices in the political arena can (and should) have real world consequences.
She is as entitled to her 5th Amendment rights as other folks are to their 2nd. Constitution is funny that way. Frankly, I'm sure the committee chairs are thrilled. After losing all their coverage to a national emergency, they will be beating the drum twice as loudly. A reluctant witness? Pure gold.
And one man's "political reprisal" is another's "accountability."
We already require all political donations be identified and be subject to certain monetary limits. Hence all the fancy footwork to hide the bulk of the money flowing in to buy votes in Congress.
Unfortunately, the fox (and the FOX) are guarding the henhouse.
I kind of hope it was a lightning strike (quite possible today) rather than editorial benihana. As often as forums like these drift to the lowest common denominator (Hi Francis!), I would have a lot less respect for the TFP if they were editing out issues that cut to close to the bone.
Speaking of special scrutiny. I am a bit puzzled about the TFP nuking my comments. Every source was cited with the original content. The link to Amazon was not a spam link or a promotion but satire that if you followed you might have seen went to a hand mirror reflecting (for the humor impaired) the general lack of self-awareness of the individual to whom it was directed.
My apologies if I personally offended anyone at the TFP or on the forum.
No doubt the Seals were short your great expertise Maxi. Why don't you get your driver to take you off your 40 acre estate to the navy recruitment office and they can get you signed up so the professionals who got Bin Laden will know what to do next time. I'm sure they would appreciate your advice.
The funny thing is that the whole circus looks more and more like a congressional game of wag the dog. The IRS stopped targeting right wing groups in 2011. The President said "Act of Terror" instead of "Act of Terrorism" about Libya in 2012. This morning the numbers came out showing the recovery is stopped in its tracks by the sequester and that April's CPI index was actually deflationary.
Guess which of these is the really most important news. Congess just lost its economic game of chicken.