Tag: Jim Webb

Where Honor and Christian Values Intersect

 

I’ve been surprised a lot of things over the past couple of years. Surprised at the outcome of the 2016 election. Pleasantly surprised at how conservative the Trump administration has been in a variety of ways. However, I think what has surprised me the most has been the reaction to these developments.

The left’s reaction is understandable, even if it is out of all proportion to reality. After all, they were beaten unexpectedly, which humiliated them. Within their reaction is also an element of existential panic — rarely does a single party control so many of the levers of power in the government. Think “2009 in reverse.”

Jim Webb’s Heraclean Labor

 

He refers to the “stables of the American governmental system.” I had no idea Jim Webb was such an erudite guy, slipping in a reference to the Ἡρακλέους ἆθλοι. I should have expected nothing less from Reagan’s former Secretary of the Navy and a highly decorated veteran. Webb alludes that Trump just might be the man to clean out the stables. Perhaps he is.

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Long range handicapping. Hillary’s stuff will catch up with her and she will become nonviable as a candidate. The main body of the Democratic electorate will not have the stomach to vote for a socialist. Jim Webb will emerge as the fait accompli candidate for the Democrats in 2016. If this happens they will hold […]

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Webb Considers Independent Run

 

Jim WebbJim Webb has been a senator, Secretary of the Navy, combat Marine, filmmaker, and successful author. But his most unlikely role is campaigning to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016.

You could see a man of his experience running in the ’60s or even the ’90s. But today’s Democratic party boasts of its contempt for the traditional martial honor that Webb represents.

Though progressives showily insist that they adore our troops, you saw the instinctive contempt during the first Democratic debate. When the moderator asked candidates to list the enemy they are most proud of, Webb was the only person not to name one of his fellow Americans.

Proudest Enemy? Please.

 

During Tuesday’s debate, Democrats were asked which enemy they were most proud of making. Lincoln Chaffee claimed the coal lobby; Martin O’Malley cited the NRA; Hillary Clinton agreed with O’Malley, but added “the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the Iranians, probably the Republicans;” Senator Bernie Sanders claimed Wall Street and the pharmaceutical Industry as being “at the top of my list;” and Jim Webb said it was the man who threw a grenade that would have killed a US Marine were it not for Webb’s heroism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t48MyL5QdAc

Naturally, Webb’s answer was unwelcome in a Democratic Party that often seems ashamed of Western Civilization, and of any efforts spent defending (or worse, expanding) it. Webb is the candidate for the people whom the Democratic party left. Another good answer would have been to reject the question.

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So, it’s on Tuesday, 9pm EST. Snow White and Grumpy, Commie, Whitey, Doc*, and maybe dopey. I’m hosting a watch party in Madison. If you’re nearby, it’d be great to see you. If you’re not nearby, it would still be great to see you, and I have a spare room. I have one spare room, though, so, […]

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The Classicist Podcast, with Victor Davis Hanson: “2016 and the Race for the White House”

 

In the newest installment of The Classicist podcast, VDH takes us on a tour of the 2016 presidential race: How should we interpret Scott Walker’s departure? How plausible is a presidential candidate without electoral experience? What’s Victor’s cryptic message for Mike Huckabee? And why does Hillary Clinton have the Sage of the Central Valley quoting Nine Inch Nails lyrics? All that, plus perhaps the first in-depth analysis of the Jim Webb campaign that you’ve heard this cycle, can be heard below or when you subscribe to The Classicist via iTunes.