Why Would Conservatives Want to Give the Left the Counterculture as a Recruitment Tool?


Read Mary Grabar’s and David Swindle’s debate on marijuana, conservatism, and counterculture here.
The difference of understandings between Mary Grabar and myself could not be more clear by her most recent response. The root of our disagreement is not on marijuana itself but on our different understandings of the nature of the Left.
Observe:
But the counterculturalists [...]

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The Countculturalists and Gitmo North


Editor’s note: Click here for a collection of the previous exchanges between Pajamas Media’s Mary Grabar and NewsReal’s David Swindle in this dialogue regarding marijuana legalization, conservatism, and the counterculture.
David, thank you for letting me reply once more.
You’re right:
“It’s not pot-smoking counterculturalists that are sending Guantanamo detainees to Illinois.”
But the [...]

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Are we Fighting the Left or the Counterculture? Because They are Not the Same Thing


Read Mary Grabar’s original Pajamas Media article here.
Read David Swindle’s NewsReal rebuttal here.
Read Mary Grabar’s NewsReal response here.

Mary Grabar’s response in our debate about drug criminalization has clarified her opposition to marijuana legalization in an important way. She concluded her essay with these words:
As I see it, this debate really is about more than [...]

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The Left Feels Sold Out By President Obama: Is Violence Coming?


The left is starting to believe President Obama is a “poser,” Glenn Beck said on his TV show.
In their view, he has failed to achieve many of his campaign promises. He dropped the so-called public option from his healthcare legislation which is “the progressives’ ultimate prize.” Said Beck:
As the concessions are being made and this [...]

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The Whine of the Moonbats: The Left Can’t Handle the Death of the Public Option


Pass the popcorn and pull up a front row seat. Infighting between Democrats is escalating as leftists and “progressives” turn their sights from conservative media onto each other.

What could propel a party in control of both the executive and legislative branches to descend into rancor and morass? Answer: equal parts lust for power, [...]

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Kill Bill Vol.3: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 23


In his “Special Comment” urging “progressive” lawmakers to vote against the Obama/Reid health care plan and “kill the bill” because it does not immediately “destroy” private insurance in America, Keith Olbermann went over the top—even by Meltdown standards.
He not only challenged Barack Obama’s manhood in school playground terms, he also threatened the President with a [...]

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Kill Bill, Vol. 2: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann, Part 22


Editor’s Note: Click here for Kill Bill, Vol. 1
In his “Kill the bill” special comment Wednesday night, Keith Olbermann followed Howard Dean, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, and the increasing chorus on the Left to kill the current health care “reform” package as insufficiently socialistic.
Olbermann’s primary reason was that it did not immediately and forever “destroy” [...]

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Genius Envy: Ed Schultz Discovers Obama’s Thuggery


Ed Schultz has joined Howard Dean and others who believe the Democrats should kill this health care bill unless it contains a “public option.” He had a brief, relatively tepid exchange yesterday morning with David Axelrod on Morning Joe and decided he was being persecuted. Ed opened his show last night saying:
The White House — [...]

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Kill Bill, Vol. 1: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 21


Wednesday night, Keith Olbermann delivered “as promised” (to the one half of one percent of the nation that was no doubt breathlessly awaiting) his verdict on the Democrat health “reform” as it currently is constituted.
It was So Important, that Keith dubbed it the Number One Story of the Day.  This is interesting, as the intro [...]

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Dean urges defeat of emerging health care bill – AP


Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean argued Wednesday that the health care overhaul bill taking shape in the Senate further empowers private insurers at the expense of consumer choice.”You will be forced to buy insurance. If you don’t, you’ll pay a fine,” said Dean, a physician. “It’s an insurance company bailout.” Interviewed on ABC’s “Good […]