A Manifesto for Battered Citizens

Progressives ain’t feeling the love from the man they fell head over heels for in 2008. The precipitous letdown from the hallucinatory mash notes, hymns, and messianic delusions they heaped on the God King four years ago has to stand as one of the greatest hangovers in binge politics in the history of the Republic. [Read More...]

Dolan to Pray at Dem Convention too

Cue more hysteria from the combox episcopacy as the good Cardinal is again interpreted as offering an endorsement when, in fact, he is just offering prayer and blessing as is fitting for his office. Wake me when it’s over. [Read more...]

Cdl Dolan: Dem Shill or Republican Stooge?

Cdl. Dolan, fresh from freaking out Republicans by eating with sinners at the Al Smith Dinner is now freaking out Dems by praying for sinners at the Republican Convention.  This latter fake dudgeon is particularly rich given the history of Vox Nova‘s extremely selective fake dudgeonry. My take: Losing. Consciousness.  So. Boringgggg…. ZZZZZZZZZZZ.  This is the sort [Read More...]

Michael Sean Winters Give Further Evidence that Obama Will Lose

Notes that Dolan would happily have prayed at their convention, but that the Dems regard him with utter contempt, as they regard the Church utter contempt. Here’s the thing: the Dems make clearer and clearer with each passing year that they can’t even be bothered to *pretend* not to feel deep and abiding hostility and [Read More...]

Evaluate your Party in Light of the Faith, not the Faith in Light of your Party

Here’s how the Duopoly works and here’s why I insist the real issue surrounding the morality of voting is not “How will it affect the outcome of the election?” but “How will it affect the soul of the voter?” When Rebecca Kiessling asks a vital question: The loud and clear message of Romney/Ryan to her is:  [Read More...]

That’s about right

“The standing political deal We will give you the good you desire if you give us power. A lot of power. Quite possibly, in fact, more power than you think we need to give you the good you desire. But we need to use that power to tick a few things off our list of [Read More...]

Clarifications, puzzlements and apologies…

I am still mulling over Bonchamps’ argument from last week, which says that with the advent of Obama’s naked war of aggression against religious liberty which specifically targets the Catholic Church for persecution (and, I would add, their incredibly dangerous attempt to insert themselves into who Lutherans can and cannot ordain which, thanks be to [Read More...]

The Thing that Used to be Conservatism vs…

Reagan’s first Budget Director. Here is David Stockman talking about Paul Ryan’s fairy tale budget plan. This would be the Ryan whose budget received a round drubbing from the bishops a few months back as failing the “basic moral test” of protecting the most vulnerable. Remember: Ryan’s budget is a brilliant Aquinas-like purification of Randian [Read More...]

Bonchamps Offers a Very Respectable Catholic Case…

…for supporting Romney. If I undersand him correctly, it boils down to “Obama is, unlike previous Democrats, an obvious and clear enemy of the Church and his war on the Church is a game changer.” I’m refreshed that he doesn’t try to pretend R2 are some sort of great ticket, merely that they suck less [Read More...]

Murder Inc. Gives Ryan His Strongest Endorsement

They say this like it’s a bad thing: Just to be clear, I’m foursquare in favor of Ryan’s prolife record. Bully for him.  If I thought that a Romney Administration would make that the centerpiece of its efforts and not simply use it as a tool to sucker prolifers into voting GOP so it could [Read More...]

I’ve been diagnosed again

Failure to fall in line with Romney currently means I am a liberal again, as it periodically does whenever conservative Catholics get het up about some new shimmering glowing star in the political firmament. Last time I heard this, it was because I didn’t buy Santorum, and before that it was because I didn’t buy [Read More...]

Once you have picked your Veep candidate to fire up a listless base

The next phase is to then compare him to the Veep of the other guy and, in sundry ways, say of Other Team Veep, “Get a load of him! What a maroon! Yay our Team!” This was, for instance, the function of the famous “I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. [Read More...]


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