Sowell: Best Way Back For GOP Isn’t Mushy Middle

2009 June 24
by bc3b

If you lose when the other guy has all the high cards, there is not much you can do about it. But, when you have the high cards and still keep taking a beating, you need to rethink how you are playing the game.

Good advice from Thomas Sowell.


Thomas Sowell

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  1. 2009 June 24 7:13 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Hate to start a thread with an OT.

    A gang of very disgruntled German pensioners who lost $4m in savings in a Florida property investment scheme allegedly decided the best way to get their cash back was to kidnap and torture the financial adviser responsible.

    German-American James Amburn, 56, was subjected to a harrowing ordeal which began last Tuesday when two of the “Geritol Gang” – so named by German police in honour of an arthritis drug – attacked him with a zimmer frame outside his Speyer home.

    When a couple of German pensioners are out for blood you know this world is ripe for change.

  2. 2009 June 24 8:19 am
    bc3b permalink

    Not normally a fan of Mike Huckabee, but I am with him on this one as he is in sinc with Sowell on the direction the GOP should take.

    Huckabee slams elites for Crist endorsement:

  3. 2009 June 24 8:34 am
    janzam permalink

    Thanks bc3b for digging out this great commentary by Sowell. He and Victor Hanson are always good reads.

    I think the sentence you chose to blockquote is the crux of his article; the context being what Republican leaders should be mulling over everyday.

  4. 2009 June 24 8:49 am
    janzam permalink

    Another amusing story about Obama and the “bagged” media. H/T HotAir

    The use of planted questioners is a no-no at presidential news conferences, because it sends a message to the world — Iran included — that the American press isn’t as free as advertised. But yesterday wasn’t so much a news conference as it was a taping of a new daytime drama, “The Obama Show.” Missed yesterday’s show? Don’t worry: On Wednesday, ABC News will be broadcasting “Good Morning America” from the South Lawn (guest stars: the president and first lady), “World News Tonight” from the Blue Room, and a prime-time feature with Obama from the East Room.

    The “Obama Show

  5. 2009 June 24 8:55 am
    JustMary permalink

    There was an article on Drudge yesterday showing how badly ABC and See-BS’s ratings were slipping. Their audience seems to be getting tired of all the lap dog behavior.

  6. 2009 June 24 9:31 am
    bc3b permalink

    I agree with Sowell. If 41% of voters consider themselves conservatives, why pitch your values? I honestly believe that many independents have no great philosophical commitment, which is why they are independents. A large percentage can be easily swayed. It’s our job to sway them.

  7. 2009 June 24 9:34 am
    bc3b permalink

    One important thing to remember about Obama is that He is always in campaign mode. He will be throwing out the first pitch at the All-Star Game. Watch for Him to officiate the coin toss at next year’s Super Bowl.

  8. 2009 June 24 9:36 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Much of the network audience today drinks more geritol than redbull. So much of their audience is not just leaving, but dying too. I heard BOR make reference on one of his shows that over the last couple of weeks his single show topped the ABC/CBS/NBC news shows a few times. Pretty amazing stuff.

  9. 2009 June 24 9:48 am
    bc3b permalink

    Bob Schieffer (sp?) of CBS Face the Nation was on CSPAN and made an interesting statement – with all the sources available, the public can get whatever they want (e.g. media bias is a non-factor) Schieffer was, in fact, admitting that media bias exists.

    I don’t agree that it’s not a factor as FNC is outnumbered 5-1 (6-1 if you count PBS). The positive sign I see is that the networks and cable news channels will have less impact in 2012 than in 2008 as viewership will be down.

  10. 2009 June 24 9:54 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Number for network news is even lower right now. The nation converted over to DTV last Friday. It is estimated that some 3m households would still not receive a picture as of the 19th. Be interesting to see what this week’s numbers will be.

  11. 2009 June 24 10:11 am
    phineas gage permalink

    No green shoots, according to Buffett.

    Somebody better get the word to Colonel Kurtz.

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