Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Brummett 180 Out Again

John Brummett gets it wrong again in his usual spectacular fashion. Brummett being wrong is no longer news, but it is still spectacle. This time he claims that the GOP has everything going for it except the candidates. He is talking about the national GOP, not the state GOP.

The root of his complaint is that "extremists" (oooooohhh!) are winning primaries. Extreme right-wing nut jobs (in the Brummett lexicon that's people who question taxpayer funding of late-term abortions, think our immigration laws ought to be enforced, and don't think that every good idea ought to be a federal program and every bad idea ought to be banned by federal law) have won a number of primaries in other states. The outsiders are winning a few in other states, and this bothers Brummett, the character assassin for the establishment. If only their were more like him in every state, willing to use the power of his bully pulpit to belittle and insult anyone who dares to challenge the woefully corrupt system to which he owes so much.

If there were more like him in every state, maybe those other states would be like Arkansas. Outsiders don't win Arkansas primaries much. The print media here is too quick to attack the character of anyone who tries to buck the system. Instead of a vibrant GOP with fresh faces and fresh ideas, we have a GOP barely able to muster opposition to the Democrats on the state and local level. Oh there are some good candidates, but in a lot of races they don't even have a bad candidate.

Brummett is just so wrong. Those new candidates aren't the GOP's main drawback, but its main hope of regaining a modicrum of credibility in the eyes of the voters. Yes people are sick of the Democrats. And they were sick of the Republicans too last time they were in charge. That's because both parties pursue the same polices. Just because people hate the Democrats now does not mean that the GOP has a reservoir of trust and good will.

Too bad that's not happening here- yet.


Blogger claws said...

Ummm, if EVERYONE hates Democrats, how come they are in power?

Are you promoting hatred of the majority? Is hatred good?

Brummet is our state's best columnist. Never heard you mentioned even as an also ran.

7:58 AM, June 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brummett is the best? Hardly. Dems and repugs are getting harder to tell apart but when you have a candidate that wants to bring back prohibition as in Nevada. Now that's a nutcase!

11:26 AM, June 30, 2010  
Anonymous tophat said...

State's best columnist? That's a good joke!

Brummet is just a bitter, balding wannabe. His vile diatribes didn't keep the Mourning News in business; it had to be bought out by the Demazette-- carried on the backs of better writers and journalists.

12:38 PM, June 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brummet is our state's best columnist. Never heard you mentioned even as an also ran.

"Mark Moore" is actually Brummet's online persona. He frequently posts articles about himself just to drive up the traffic on nwaonline.com

3:37 PM, June 30, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

To claws,

the poll numbers for ZERO and the Democratic Congress speak for themselves, as do Blanche Lincoln's numbers. Those that have high approval have it for one reason- they don't act like Democrats in public.

The reason they are in power is that 2-4 years ago, "everyone" hated Republicans. I fear the average voter has forgotten that. They now think the answer to their problem is voting back in the bunch that screwed things up five years ago. Short term memory problem I guess.

Hatred of evil is good. The Scripture teaches that the reverent fear of the Lord includes the hatred of evil. That's in Proverbs. The only people that don't hate anything are passionless souls who don't love anything either. You can't love people unless you hate the things that destroy them.

Brummett has squandered his very real gifts, instead choosing to be an establishment hack. That's the sad part. You remember in the original "Rocky" when Rocky asked Mickey why he had such a problem with him? He said, "You had talent, you could have been a good fighter, instead of a cheap two-bit knuckle breaker."

"IT's a living" Balboa said.

"It's a waste of life!" retorted Mickey.

That's how I feel about John Brummett. He took the easy way out- he had talent. HE could have been a good writer, instead of what he is, a cheap two-bit knuckle breaker for the establishment.

4:42 PM, June 30, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

To anon 3:37.

If I drive up traffic to his sight it is only fair. His writing is a good foil for me and improves this sight too.

4:45 PM, June 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brummett has squandered his very real gifts, instead choosing to be an establishment hack.

Couldn't you allow for the possibility that he actually believes the swill he writes?

6:15 PM, June 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One can be angry and unhappy at a political party and still support them and their beliefs. It is the individual, leadership and actions of people within the ARGOP that turns people away. As a conservative, I should be helping the GOP take back this country. However, if this last primary is once again an indication of where the GOP is going to go I am staying away. From the Chairman to most of the activists, it is a cesspool of filth. The 11th commandment was made for a reason. You slam someone within the party in the way these people did up in NWA, not only makes the candidates and party look bad, but the average person, especially those with strong Chritian beliefs just walk away. Furthrmore, an organzation will reflect the the leadership in place. Don't expect me to support a group of people that tell me they have my best intrests at heart when they are led by a sleeze bag like Doyle Webb. His activities are well known and kwwping him on board sends a message that corruption is ok.

7:01 AM, July 01, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't you violating your own advice by attacking the ARGOP leadership?

Really now, isn't it really just a matter of whose ox got gored?

11:06 AM, July 01, 2010  

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