Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Missouri Primary Commentary

Avoiding partisan politics is one thing I do try to do; after all, it's all for naught. Counter-revolutionaries don't do partisan politics. But the Missouri 10th District Senate race is worthy of mention.

Below is a page from a 4-page flyer I just received from the Jolie Justus campaign. Justus is the pro-embryonic cloning & killing, pro-ACLU, pro-homosexual, pro-abort, pro-nanny state candidate. As you can see, she's running the "I'm the only true liberal" campaign.

Now, I actually have a Democrat's sign in my yard at the moment: Mike Flaherty's. He's the breeders' candidate. Or so I thought. Now, I do tend to avoid signs or bumper stickers or anything like that; it's just not the reactionary thing to do, is it? Admittedly, I had an Alan Keyes 2000 sticker on my car for a while (back in 2000), and I tried to get hold of a Peroutka yard sign (without success) last fall. But I figured I'd make an exception this year, and I think I'll actually vote in the Democratic primary, for the first time ever, this year. In Kansas City, Missouri, there's no point in voting in the Republican primary, and there isn't a Jacobite or Carlist slate here. With a few exceptions, all our races are decided in August, in the Democratic primary.

So I'm going to vote in the Democratic primary. And I was going to vote for the breeders' candidate, Mike Flaherty. But then Jolie's making it hard for me. Her little flyer IS compelling, for Jason Klumb. I didn't know, for instance, about Jason Klumb's support for concealed carry of firearms. I thought he was just some Democratic schmuck. But if he's a pro-gun Democratic schmuck, as Jolie and her friends say, then, hey! Can I be assured that my pro-life guy is also pro-gun? After all, you should see the scary people where I pick up my dry cleaning. I'd feel a lot better if I knew my pro-life state senator would keep it legal for me to pack heat in places like that.

Anyways. I guess I'll pull the lever (or, as we do here, punch the chad) for Mike Flaherty all the same. After all, Flaherty owns a bar. Does Klumb own a bar?

BTW, where's this Jolie Justus getting all her money for these slick, union-printed 4-page flyers? Oh yeah, her demographic has a lot more disposable income than breeders' households.


Anonymous said...

You may want to consider Louden for State Auditor. He is a homeschooling, Christian dad. He is pro-life and by that I mean anti-cloning, anti-abortion. That is more than I can say for some homeschooling dads who are up for re-election.

Anonymous said...

Also, why on earth would you pick a candidate like Alan Keyes over Pat Buchanan? Pat's a traddie and he may just be a monarchist. Keyes always reminds me of the "a great sound and fury signifying nothing."

Curmudgeon said...

Keyes put on a good show in 2000. Not so in Illinois, but he was good in 2000.

Anonymous said...

Forget Keyes, though we all love him even if IL-2004 was a mistake. Why did the Irishman go to law school to run a restaurant? I want him to win, but hey?

Anonymous said...

Keyes is dismissed, but will be fondly remembered, not forgotten.

I can't count the number of ex lawyers I know. Sounds like a miserable profession. Most complain about living life in tenths of a hour. I wouldn't want to do that.

Would guess that most of the kids who go to law school don't appreciate that. Point is that I don't question him on that point.

Anonymous said...

If you had followed Keyes closely from 1996 what happened in 2004 in IL with him would have been no surprise. I still think that he was a inner circle Republican Party plant to draw votes away from Pat Buchanan in 1996.

Anonymous said...

If so a damned good one. Don't get me wrong; I'm a paddy fan; but Keyes was a helluva speaker. He pulled off the righteous anger schtick like no one else I've seen. I was a big fan back then. And remained so until the IL folly when he repeatedly praised the bastard tyrant Lincoln. No stomach for that, even if it was insincere.

anon. priest said...

I was once assigned (as curate) to a parish in the city where the priests lived in separate houses. Mine was a non-descript ranch backing up to the parish plant but facing an ordinary residential street (and on the corner of a major thoroughfare) My neighbors were campaigning for Cleaver and asked me if they could use my sideyard to stump for the former mayor. I wouldn't have campaigned for him to begin with, but I couldn't see that it would be appropriate to put campaign signs on church property. The (Jeanne) Patterson people never came by, but I would have had to refuse them as well.