User Tag List

12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 13

  1. #1
    Order Now! pure_mercury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    6,946

    Default Matt Welch on John McCain

    Everyone who frequents the Political Forum probably knows by now that my favorite American magazine is Reason. Matt Welch, their Editor-in-Chief, has devoted many articles (and one full-length book) on debunking the "John McCain-as-maverick-reformer" mindset that a lot of the MSM has. Here is a link to his most recent article (a quick search on their site will provide several more):


    McCain's Georgian Hyperbole: Exaggerating threats is a feature, not a bug, of McCainite neoconservatism, and reveals much about what kind of president he'd make. - Reason Magazine


    Do we have any big McCain fans on here? Who hates him with pathological obsession? Care to compare/contrast his policies and persona with Obama's?
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    961

    Default


    ___

  3. #3
    Strongly Ambivalent Ivy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    6
    Posts
    24,060

    Default

    If only I could get that in bumper sticker format. And perhaps, instead of a smiley, it could be Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes.
    The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
    -anonymous graffiti in the basilica at Pompeii

  4. #4
    Senior Member 6sticks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    MBTI
    istp
    Posts
    424

    Default

    So take care when the would-be commander in chief says "we are all Georgians" (a rhetorical flourish made goofy by the fact that not all Georgians are even Georgians).
    Heh, I was thinking that same thing when I first heard about his speech.
    No offense.

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    type
    Posts
    9,100

    Default

    When I think about the socialist democrats on offer, I go straight up nuts for McCain.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    961

    Default

    I think we could use a new economic vocabulary. Capitalism, Socialism and Communism are outdated and rooted in 19th century industrialism.

    I'd much rather vote for inept "socialist" economic policies the Democrats support than the christofascist corpratism of the Republican party.

  7. #7
    Senior Member htb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    1w9
    Posts
    1,506

    Default

    Matt Welch's work is partly why I see libertarianism starkly distinct from Reason. If isolationists insist that totalitarianism is spontaneous and unrelated, even in a technologically interconnected world, the apperception is happily theirs. A tendentious argument, typical for Welch.

  8. #8
    Order Now! pure_mercury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    6,946

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by htb View Post
    Matt Welch's work is partly why I see libertarianism starkly distinct from Reason. If isolationists insist that totalitarianism is spontaneous and unrelated, even in a technologically interconnected world, the apperception is happily theirs. A tendentious argument, typical for Welch.
    I am not the biggest Matt Welch fan, either (I was pretty disappointed when he was named Editor-in-Chief earlier this year). However, I like that he has been outspoken in his disdain for McCain and the media's mythologization of him. The same thing is starting to happen with Obama. I just wish the LP had someone better than Bob Barr to throw out there.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

  9. #9
    unscannable Tigerlily's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    TIGR
    Enneagram
    3w4
    Socionics
    EII None
    Posts
    5,936

    Default

    I don't care for McCain for many reasons. Here are a few new ones.
    Time is a delicate mistress.

  10. #10
    Senior Member htb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    1w9
    Posts
    1,506

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I am not the biggest Matt Welch fan, either (I was pretty disappointed when he was named Editor-in-Chief earlier this year). However, I like that he has been outspoken in his disdain for McCain and the media's mythologization of him.
    I've learned to reject apotheosis, so we're in agreement on that. Are larger issues acceptable grist for that mill, though? That's where Welch loses me.

Similar Threads

  1. John McCain: Salute to a Communist
    By Olm the Water King in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-26-2016, 12:12 PM
  2. Ukraine Makes John McCain A Presidential Advisor — Without Telling Him First
    By Olm the Water King in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-13-2015, 04:21 PM
  3. Jack Johnson Vindicated by John McCain?!
    By kendoiwan in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-01-2009, 09:52 AM
  4. John Edwards On WTC Building 7
    By FranG in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-02-2009, 07:11 PM
  5. Hile Rutledge's views on McCain/Obama
    By edcoaching in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-01-2008, 07:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO