Pat Buchanan Promotes 9/11 'Truth'

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re: #109 Sharmuta

The moderates have all been demonized as RINOs!1! This is why the purge mentality is so dangerous- it leaves us with who exactly? It leaves us with Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan apparently. Now our right-wing heroes are Joe Wilson and Joe the Plumber. Meanwhile- intelligent republicans like David Frum are shunned.

And then there’s Peggy Noonan- who was trashed far and wide for her opinions on Sarah Palin, but the moment she says something the rabid-wing wants to hear, she is likewise held up as a hero and all criticisms of her from last year are forgotten. I just don’t see a lot of intellectual honesty going on in the right at this time, and it’s dearly costing the party.

Well, and it seems Bush is being demonized or at least shunned by conservatives, as well. Not that I ever thought Bush was any sort of great conservative, but his values were more similar to mine than any of the folks being given a platform today.

As far as Peggy Noonan - sometimes a writer says things I agree with, sometimes they say things I don’t agree with, and I’m not sure that agreeing with Noonan on one thing but not another is necessarily intellectual dishonesty.