And I thought I was Angry...

Looks like Michelle is prepared to sit this election out, while Allah is prepared to vote straight-ticket Democrat in New York. Over at National Review, John Derbyshire is on the fence--or rather, the lack of one.

For my part, I have several good reasons not to do either, and I suspect many of you do, as well. More on that later.

UPDATE : Captain's Quarters has more on the fence story. Long story short: no pocket veto by Bush.

Posted by: Ragnar at 05:09 PM

Comments

1 And that is just what the Liberals are hoping for. All of this Foley crap has taken the spotlight off of the fact that the Liberal Democrats are weak as hell on security, want to raise taxes and advance every leftist agenda that exists without fail. Sit this one out and we are all fucked!

Posted by: Rogue Jew at October 09, 2006 06:38 PM

2 Boo-bird.

Posted by: Vinnie at October 09, 2006 06:44 PM

3 Buncha' pampered crybabies. Bush had to make deals not to veto any spending in order to get votes for the war. Oh I forgot, "Bush is Hitler", he doesn't he doesn't have to compromise on anything. By now we should be in pure Adam Smith free enterprise economy (my personal preference), well, except for the Mexicans, we have to toss out anyone willing to do manual labor. That about it?

Posted by: ck at October 09, 2006 06:52 PM

4 I like Michelle, I really do, and I still link to her(even though she no longer links to me since I dumped onherfriend Debbie Schlussel), but her position here is just naive. I expect this sort of thing from Allah Pundit, wasn't he formerly known as "Political Teen", but Michelle's old enough to know better.

Posted by: The Dread Pundit Bluto at October 09, 2006 06:57 PM

5 I didn't read Michelle yet but from what you write it sounds like she's a quiter. That is just too lame to believe.

Don't like what you have - quit. Waaa.

Well, I don't quit. I don't like Condi's performance, Bush's performance, the lack of morals and discipline in the congress and house, the new replacement for Kofi in the UN, etc. etc. But I'm not going to just sit out the election and let the dems. take over. This is not an option.

I think I'll call the repub. headqtrs. here and see if they need a volunteer to help get out the vote.

Posted by: Heroic Dreamer at October 09, 2006 07:01 PM

6 On a lighter note, when was the last time Derb was right about anything? His prognostications have an accuracy level about the same as Paul Krugman.

Posted by: ck at October 09, 2006 07:14 PM

7 Ragnar wrong again...and again, and again, and...


There has been some speculation in the blogosphere today that President Bush would not sign the Secure Fence Act, after signing a bill for funding border fencing last week. This is not the case. President Bush will sign the Secure Fence Act.

The CNN clip from President Bush cited by Mickey Kaus is the definitive record on this, and reflects his intention to sign the bill.

Let me know if you have any further questions on this.


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Patrick RuffinieCampaign Director

Posted by: WVUinMN at October 09, 2006 08:05 PM

8 You know, if it weren't for the effects of a Democratic Victory on our
Policy, foreign and Demestic, I would almost find it funny to see what
Michelle would write when the Democrats take office and she realizes
the age old adage about the devil you know still applies.

Posted by: Naieve at October 09, 2006 08:45 PM

9 Patrick -

Not sure what you're saying I'm wrong about in this post, unless it's the idea that I have good reasons to not sit out this election. I'm pretty sure I'm right on that one, but thanks for your input.

Posted by: Ragnar, the All-Seeing Pirate at October 09, 2006 08:46 PM

10 And putting Democrats in power helps how????

Posted by: RepJ at October 09, 2006 09:02 PM

11 Here's the thing... whoever I vote for has to earn my vote (or the other guy has to be so repugnant that I am voting against him). In the last six years, the GOP has done <i>nothing</i> to earn my vote. If anything, they have been actively trying to convince me to vote for the Democrats. For the record, I consider myself a center-right-libertarian-neo-wilsonian-hawk.

At the same time, the Democrats have done nothing in my life time to earn my vote.

One party deserves to lose, the other doesn't deserve to win. Since there is no viable third option, I see nothing wrong with sitting out this election. I won't be sitting out since the statewide offices are up here in California - but I will be splitting my ticket, no doubt about that.

Posted by: KG at October 09, 2006 09:17 PM

12 "One party deserves to lose, the other doesn't deserve to win. Since
there is no viable third option, I see nothing wrong with sitting out
this election."



Enjoy the Democrats, and their foreign and domestic policies.

Posted by: Naieve at October 09, 2006 11:01 PM

13 That's what the Dems want you to do-- stay home and cry like babies.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 09, 2006 11:19 PM

14 Michelle Malkin is obviously a quitter. It is more important to her to punish Bush than win the election.

She is therefore no different than democrats who want to lose the Iraq War to punish Bush. And she has affection for that fat sow Debbie.

As for the Political Teen, heused toIM me. When I made him a man, he called himself Allah.

Posted by: Mr. Foley at October 09, 2006 11:59 PM

15 To all fence sitters: If you don't vote you shouldn't bitch.

Posted by: Big White Infidel at October 10, 2006 01:24 AM

16 If that's how they feel, MM and Co. should just shut down their blogs right now.

If you don't vote, I don't want to hear a damn word of complaint at the results thatsitting it outwill aid in bringing about.

Again - no vote, no complaining for the next two years. No complaining about the fence not getting worked on. No complaining about losing the war. No complaining about raised taxes and no complaingn about the Democrats murdering the economy. No complaining about the nutroots. No complaing about how much the Democrats suck ass. You are willingly giving up your voice. Doesn't matter how "influential" or "popular" you are. You didn't vote, so you gave up your chance to provide your input.

In politics, you can't get everything you want. That's called reality. You can get some of what you want, and other stuff has to be worked on over time. Choose the lesser of two evils.

Posted by: Good Lt at October 10, 2006 07:13 AM

17 And Bluto - Ian Schwartz was formerly known as"Political Teen." Allahpundit is Allahpundit.

Posted by: Good Lt at October 10, 2006 07:16 AM

18 Sometimes you don't get to vote for someone, but you always have a choice about who to vote AGAINST.

Does Michelle really want to have Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House by the end of this year? See the marriage penalty tax re-imposed? Lose child care credits? Take advice on national policy from Charlie Rangel and Ted Kennedy?

Having Republicans lose is going to make the party more conservative...in what addled dreams? It's never happened before, why would this election be different?

If you gotta, hold your nose ... but there is no excuse for NOT voting!

Posted by: Darleen at October 10, 2006 08:45 AM

19 Just hold your nose and vote.....and drink heavily afterwards.

Posted by: Randman at October 10, 2006 09:13 AM

20 I'm voting. There is no way we should ever let the lunatics gain control of the asylum. You might want to fire a doctor here, a manager there, but for God's sake don't turn everything over to the Democrats. They will burn the asylum down.

Posted by: jesusland joe at October 10, 2006 09:25 AM

21 Let me ask a simple question - why vote for someone who you no longer support?

The Republican party has stopped being a conservative party. They have restricted liberty (CFR), increased the scope of the federal government (No Child Left Behind), adopted the practice of borrow and spend, and are legislating morality (banning internet gambling) without having a debate.

I keep hearing that the Democrats will be much worse. But I really don't know how much worse it could get.

Besides last I checked, President Bush still has the veto stamp (not that he knows how to use it), he can veto the dumb stuff that the Dems pass.

Posted by: KG at October 10, 2006 11:32 AM

22 "I keep hearing that the Democrats will be much worse. But I really don't know how much worse it could get."



Think Carter and Clinton.

Posted by: Naieve at October 10, 2006 01:44 PM






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