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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Another Angry Member of the GOP

Guess the Kool-Aid is finally running out:

"There is already clarity in the law, the Geneva Convention, and the McCain Amendment. What the Bush administration wants is to introduce vagueness to get away with exactly the same barabarism they have deploying illegally for the past five years. They must be stopped. And eventually, they must be prosecuted for war crimes."
-Andrew Sullivan


At 9/17/2006 8:53 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

You need to check the sources of your own Kool-Aid supplier...

Andrew Sullivan is not a member of the GOP.

At 9/17/2006 9:06 AM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

Please check your "facts" before you post:


Andrew Sullivan (born August 10, 1963) is an British-American journalist, author, blogger and former editor of The New Republic, known for both his heterodox personal-political identity (HIV-positive, gay, conservative and practicing Roman Catholic) and his efforts in the field of blog journalism. Sullivan has described himself as being a South Park Republican, a phrase he coined in 2001 and which has gained considerable currency since.

At 9/17/2006 9:09 AM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

His forthcoming books is called: The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It; How To Get It Back

At 9/17/2006 9:21 AM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

I repeat...Andrew Sullivan is not a Republican. And for the record, he endorsed Kerry for President.

The term "South Park Republican" has nothing to do with being a member of the Republican Party...and neither does the fact that he used the word "conservative" in a book title. This may come as a shock, but it is possible for conservatives to NOT to be Republicans.

At 9/17/2006 9:25 AM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

Damn. Sorry...I keep forgeting I have a blogger account now so I've been skipping between "timmy" and "jack boo".

At 9/17/2006 9:30 AM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

Well, you sound the same, so no worries.


I know there's a difference between conservative and Republican. The traditional media has done a good job of placing us all in a small box.

Sullivan is a moderate Republican, the kind who actually believe in small government and fiscal spending. The kind who believe the government has no place in our bedrooms.

Like John Dean recently said, Barry Goldwater would be called a "liberal" today.

Happy Sunday Jack, AKA timmy.

At 9/17/2006 10:05 AM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

Same to you, Rose.

But I can't let you off on this Sullivan thing. The man has never identified himself as a registered member of the Republican Party. (By the way, he also supported Clinton's candidacy in addition to Kerry...not that that's not terribly unusual for guys who worked as editors of The New Republic.)

I've been following Sullivan's travels for some time now. He's an interesting guy, but he's all over the map politically.

It's important to remember that there is no monolithic conservative tradition, and that the differences between conservatives are often as great, or greater, than the differences between liberals and conservatives. For example, the differences between Reagan's small-government conservatism (flawed as it was in practice) and Bush's "compassionate conservatism" are profound.

Liberals often elevate Sullivan as the "anointed conservative Republican" precisely because of their differences with other conservatives. It's misleading and false.

And for God's sake, don't get me started on John Dean...

At 9/17/2006 11:58 AM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

Wow. Just read a Sullivan post where he compared Michelle Malkin to Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But maybe Michelle Malkin is a Democrat, so that's why he said that.



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