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  1. Profile photo of Pseudodionysius Member

    I want to know how you were able to embed a blip tv video in your post.

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    • November 23, 2012 at 11:59 am
  2. Profile photo of BrentB67 Coolidge

    He sounds like a real conservative or real free market capitalist. He does not sound like a republican.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 1:09 am
  3. Profile photo of Jim Ixtian Inactive

    That is exactly the opposite of the Mike Murphy strategy. Bold, clear, concise, direct, and courageous. Just outstanding. Perhaps Bill Whittle should go into advising Conservative candidates. He can’t do any worse than Murphy.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 1:15 am
  4. Profile photo of Western Chauvinist Member
    Peter Fumo: In all seriousness, who was that? He was fantastic · 26 minutes ago

    Dude. Bill Whittle. Eject! Eject! Eject! <— Start here and then go read the old stuff.

    • #4
    • November 24, 2012 at 1:15 am
  5. Profile photo of Ken in CT Member

    Whittle killed it!10.0

    • #5
    • November 24, 2012 at 1:26 am
  6. Profile photo of The Mugwump Inactive
    Western Chauvinist
    Peter Fumo: In all seriousness, who was that? He was fantastic · 26 minutes ago

    Dude. Bill Whittle. Eject! Eject! Eject! <— Start here and then go read the old stuff. · 10 minutes ago

    Or follow him live, on-line, Wednesday nights at the Stratosphere Lounge.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 1:32 am
  7. Profile photo of Matt Harris Member

    He is also 1/3 of Trifecta on PJTV and is the star of Afterburner.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 1:42 am
  8. Profile photo of Larry Koler Member

    Simply superb. Thanks — I sent it to a bunch of friends and family.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 1:45 am
  9. Profile photo of Sabrdance Member

    I’m waiting for “President Obama passed a stimulus. Mr. President, I am stimulus.”

    And yet, I’m not actually persuaded. He doesn’t respond to the question: how do you relate to the American people? “I give them jobs.” How do you deal with Iran “Burn it to the ground and salt the earth.”

    Surely that isn’t what we believe. Do we really want to attack Iran? Really? I mean, I’m totally willing to do it if we need to -Jacksonian War is my prefered method -but only when we need to. Do we really think the link between Presidents and People is that the former gives the latter jobs? No, it is that the American experience is a shared experience and shared culture which everyone -rich or poor -enjoys.

    Or something like that.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 1:45 am
  10. Profile photo of AIG Member
    AIG

    “Our message is unbeatable”, except when it is in “our” hands. I may agree 100% with Bill Whittle, but as I recall, it was the self-proclaimed “true conservatives” in the Republican presidential debates that weren’t particularly concerned about markets and economic freedom or letting people “live the way they want to”, but were rather more concerned with the way people want to live. 

    Mitt was the most free-market and “conservative” candidate this party has put froth since 1980, and guess what, we didn’t show up to vote. And we know why. The reason why is because “we” are just as guilty as “them” of wanting to get government involved deeper in our lives. Just like “them”, “we” find a solution to all of life’s problems in government. 

    This seems to me the antitheses of American conservatism. 

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    • November 24, 2012 at 1:51 am
  11. Profile photo of Jeff Y Inactive

    Exactly, Bill Whittle.

    I add: the Republican establishment must be driven from the party forever.

    They did it to us.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 1:51 am
  12. Profile photo of Matt Bartle Member

    Good stuff! There’s no way we’re going to “out-nice” the Democrats. We might as well speak in bold, confident, unapologetic terms like Whittle did.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 2:25 am
  13. Profile photo of jetstream Inactive

    Whittle’s prediction about the next conservative president arising from pop culture is … interesting … kind of makes you go hmmmm

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    • November 24, 2012 at 2:33 am
  14. Profile photo of Joan of Ark La Tex Member

    Until we have a a conservative to lead this country, we will keep losing elections. I also think he nailed it, Mitt lost because even he was somewhat ashamed of his own success. 

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    • November 24, 2012 at 2:33 am
  15. Profile photo of Larry Koler Member
    Sabrdance:

    How do you deal with Iran “Burn it to the ground and salt the earth.”

    Surely that isn’t what we believe. Do we really want to attack Iran? Really? I mean, I’m totally willing to do it if we need to -Jacksonian War is my preferred method -but only whenwe need to.

    Look how long Clinton let Saddam shoot at our airplanes. This proved to Saddam that Clinton was a paper tiger and he could continue to game us with the UN scum. This also forced GWB to have to deal with Iraq during his tenure — why? because Bush 43 was a traditional real American not a leftist American. We had an armistice that Clinton let fester and — make no mistake — 9/11 was a direct result of the weaknesses of Clinton during his years and throughout the world. 

    Iran must be dealt with seriously with escalating levels of pain until they back down, are overthrown or are defeated. 

    Obama and Benghazi were made for each other. Nothing could show us clearer evidence of his ineptness and willingness to lie. But, Candy Crowley and the other mother hens in the media hover over to protect Obama.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 2:59 am
  16. Profile photo of BlueAnt Member

    That’s what a real conservative sounds like. If he also happens to be a registered Republican, that is an individual adding prestige to the party, not the other way around.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 3:09 am
  17. Profile photo of Western Chauvinist Member
    Jeff: Exactly, Bill Whittle.

    I add: the Republican establishment must be driven from the party forever.

    They did it to us. 

    I almost “liked” this, and then thought better of it. What we need to do is make the conservative wing of the party the establishment. If members of the current Republican establishment can be convinced of conservatism, I have no problem with them remaining part of the establishment. We need to be careful not to excise people from the party just when we need to grow it. Also, if we can’t convince our own party, we’re certainly never going to convince anyone else. 

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    • November 24, 2012 at 3:43 am
  18. Profile photo of iDad Member

    The architect of Romneycare was the most conservative candidate? Riiiight.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 4:43 am
  19. Profile photo of Garrett Petersen Inactive
    Sabrdance: How do you deal with Iran “Burn it to the ground and salt the earth.”

    Surely that isn’t what we believe. Do we really want to attack Iran? Really? I mean, I’m totally willing to do it if we need to -Jacksonian War is my prefered method -but only whenwe need to.

    That’s the beauty of game theory. If Iran knows that the USA will only punish them for an infringement of sufficient size, say it’s X, then Iran can and will do anything up to but not including X. If Iran knows that the US President will punish them for any infringement however small, Iran will not commit any infringements at all because the costs would be too great. It’s a solution that doesn’t require war, just resolve.

    AIG: …it was the self-proclaimed “true conservatives” in the Republican presidential debates that weren’t particularly concerned about markets and economic freedom or letting people “live the way they want to”, but were rather more concerned with the way people want to live.

    Just because a politician says he is a true conservative doesn’t mean he’s a true conservative.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 5:29 am
  20. Profile photo of iDad Member

     

    Garrett Petersen
     
    AIG: …it was the self-proclaimed “true conservatives” in the Republican presidential debates that weren’t particularly concerned about markets and economic freedom or letting people “live the way they want to”, but were rather more concerned with the way people want to live.

    Just because a politician says he is a true conservative doesn’t mean he’s a true conservative. · 0 minutes ago

    Just because AIG says “true conservative” (a) excludes anyone who cares about or doesn’t adopt progressive or libertarian positions on social issues and (b) includes the man who proudly implemented Romneycare doesn’t mean that’s what a true conservative is.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 5:40 am
  21. Profile photo of Garrett Petersen Inactive
    iDad:
    Garrett Petersen
     
    AIG: …it was the self-proclaimed “true conservatives” in the Republican presidential debates that weren’t particularly concerned about markets and economic freedom or letting people “live the way they want to”, but were rather more concerned with the way people want to live.

    Just because a politician says he is a true conservative doesn’t mean he’s a true conservative. · 0 minutes ago

    Just because AIG says “true conservative” (a) excludes anyone who cares about or doesn’t adopt progressive or libertarian positions on social issues and (b) includes the man who proudly implemented Romneycare doesn’t mean that’s what a true conservative is. · 30 minutes ago

    Edited 29 minutes ago

    Good point.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 6:12 am
  22. Profile photo of Rightfromthestart Thatcher

    Listen. Enjoy. Dream. Pray — Exactly!

    I’ve been waiting and praying for a fighter to appear since Reagan and I started supporting him in 1968. The mushy Republicans must be sent to the rear and fighters brought forward, the likes of Murphy and Schmidt dispatched. Lies must be fought immediately and hard not tepidly six months after the fact. Rove must be called out for being the architect of the fetal crouch defense strategy of 2001-2008, that blunder is still costing us because the lies became hardened in concrete. Don’t accept the left’s terminology, we don’t have ‘classes’ or ‘groups’ or ‘the rich’ and ‘the poor’ in this country only individuals. ‘The rich’ are not hereditary aristocrats, they’re just talented, or perhaps just lucky people, it doesn’t matter which, no government has the right to ‘go after’ them. I was poor. I worked 40 years and stayed married and now I’m not poor, almost everyone I know is like me. There are hundreds of small steps like this to tighten up our game. Bill, please convene a panel of the like minded and write a ‘how to’ book.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 6:19 am
  23. Profile photo of Chris Campion Thatcher

    I’m amazed that more Ricochet members have never heard of Bill Whittle.

    Bill’s “Eat The Rich” video explains, clearly, concisely, and easily, how we cannot continue down the spending path we’re on. It’s not revenues that are lacking. It’s that spending so far outstrips spending that there’s not enough money to pay for it – period.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=661pi6K-8WQ

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    • November 24, 2012 at 7:49 am
  24. Profile photo of Gene Schwimmer, Guest Contributor Contributor
    Pseudodionysius: I want to know how you were able to embed a blip tv video in your post. · 7 hours ago

    The credit goes to Troy Sendik, our brilliant editor (a/k/a, our brilliant editor, Troy Sendik). I have no idea how he did it. Perhaps, if he reads this, he would care to explain.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 8:00 am
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    Peter Fumo: In all seriousness, who was that? He was fantastic · 7 hours ago

    Click here.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 8:04 am
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    BrentB67: He sounds like a real conservative or real free market capitalist. He does not sound like a republican. · 7 hours ago

    Edited 6 hours ago

    He sounds like what Republicans would sound like if Republicans really believed what they claim to believe and were unafraid to say so. That was Whittle’s whole point.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 8:13 am
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    Larry Koler: Simply superb. Thanks — I sent it to a bunch of friends and family. · 6 hours ago

    [SOUND OF BUGLE]: Retweet! Retweet!

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    • November 24, 2012 at 8:14 am
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    jetstream: Whittle’s prediction about the next conservative president arising from pop culture is … interesting … kind of makes you go hmmmm · 5 hours ago

    As long as it’s not Snookie. Not, having said that, that she would be any worse than Obama.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 8:17 am
  29. Profile photo of Gene Schwimmer, Guest Contributor Contributor
    Rightfromthestart: Listen. Enjoy. Dream. Pray — Exactly!

    Bill, please convene a panel of the like minded and write a ‘how to’ book.

    · 2 hours ago

    Hey, after that speech, Whittle could write a book on how to boil water and I would read it.

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    • November 24, 2012 at 8:23 am
  30. Profile photo of edwarddentzel.com Inactive

    Loved it. Any more red meat in that speech and we could’ve built a butcher shop around him. I’ve said this for a LONG time: Bill Whittle could be smartest guy on the planet. And off it for that matter. 

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    • November 24, 2012 at 8:28 am
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