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There the Republican Conservatives go again

You have to give it to them for being persistent. Too bad it’s blind persistent.
After 12-year-old Graeme Frost gave the Democratic response to the President’s weekly radio address on Sept. 29, the Republican Conservatives gave their usual response – kill the messenger.
This case is interesting for what it reveals about their world view:
  • If you can kill the messenger, the issue will go away.
  • They don’t have “middle-class” values.
  • People are inherently bad. They cheat, lie, and steal whenever possible.
  • It shows “compassionate conservatism” for what it is
    – a facade. A cheap scam to get the independent votes.
  • They don’t believe in open frank debates.
  • They believe in employing different values for themselves.
Why discuss the issue when you can kill the messenger? Because in Xanaland, when the messenger is killed, the issue magically vanishes. Puff.
Over at Free Republic in a thread started by icwhatudo, the thread is essentially that the Frost family must be committing fraud. The Greek play write Sophocles
“Don’t kill the messenger.”
Sophocles (Antigone)
Example – the private schools for Graeme and Gemma total $40,000 per year on an income of about $45,000 per year equals fraud.
Other sites such as national review, Michelle Malkin picked up the Free Republic post, as did the Nation Review.
Heck, even Rush Limbaugh did a segment on the story.
Who are the Frost family? They are a stable family (married 15-years), own a small business, hard work, send two kids to private schools, have invested for the future (commercial property, valued at $160,000), and bought a $55,000 fixer-upper in 1990, which is now worth
about $260,000.
A textbook example of a middle class family according to the ideals of Republican Conservatives. So what did they do that was wrong? They weren’t completely destitute and they asked for help.
On October 08, 2007 the National Review’s Mark Steyn wrote, “The Democrats chose to outsource their airtime to a Seventh Grader. If a political party is desperate enough to send a boy to do a man’s job, then the boy is fair game.”
Over at Red State mbecker908 wrote, “Soft hearted old compassionate conservative that I am, I suggested that: 1-if federal funds were required the[y] could die for all I care. Let the parents get second jobs, let their state foot the bill or let them seek help from private charities. And 2-I would hire a team of PIs and find out exactly how much their parents made and where they spent every nickel. Then I’d do everything possible to destroy their lives with that info.”
The “compassionate conservatism” veneer has been ripped open unveiling the twisted distorted principles.
EPROM I tried to point out some errors by posting at Free Republic but the post never showed up and they suspended my posting ability. Lesson – programming new ideas into a drone is a delicate procedure that must not be interrupted.
No rigorous debate – allowed. “We don’t want any ‘free speech’ -> the First Amendment -> The United States Constitution around here.”
The last point will have to wait.
If only one blog or pundit did this, it could be dismissed. But when many of the Right blogs and pundits are on board it speaks volumes what the Republican Conservative are all about.
Find out more about this issue at: Read Graeme’s radio address.
The Baltimore Sun event announcement.
The New York Times article about the aftermath.
Read Daily Kos for the full story about the Frost Attack.
         

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