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WashPost Discovers American Majority

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:06 am - March 22, 2006.
Filed under: Blogging,National Politics,Post 9-11 America

Big and long overdue kudos to the Washington Post for realizing that Republicans are the majority party in the USA and most of us do not have an “inside the beltway” mentality. (Scooter, who?)

A hearty welcome to former RedState.org blogger Ben Domenech who is now blogger-in-residence at “Red America” at the Washington Post.

Here’s some background on Ben (very impressive!).

Ben Domenech is a co-founder of RedState, the web’s leading Republican community blog. He began his career as a political journalist covering Capitol Hill, writing for numerous publications and working as a contributing editor to National Review Online. After 9/11, he abandoned the journalism field for a taxpayer-funded life and was sworn in as the youngest political appointee of President George W. Bush. Following a year as a speechwriter for HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and two as the chief speechwriter for Texas Senator John Cornyn, Ben is now a book editor for Regnery Publishing, where he has edited multiple bestsellers and books by Michelle Malkin, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Hugh Hewitt.

Please make Red America one of your first stops of your blogging day! I sure will.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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15 Comments

  1. How old is Ben? Sounds like he is very talented anyways.

    And lets pray for heaven on earth!
    You may chant the following prayer:

    Dearest, greatest, holiest!
    Please give us all, the full heaven on earth!
    I thank you, and I worship you.

    Best

    Comment by picture of zoroastrianism — March 22, 2006 @ 6:37 am - March 22, 2006

  2. As loudly as the moonbats are howling and demanding that he be removed from the WaPo blogs, he won’t last long.

    Comment by rightwingprof — March 22, 2006 @ 7:49 am - March 22, 2006

  3. Check out Michelle’s post on this very topic.

    Apparently, the moonbats have completely lost their minds…again.

    Eric in Hollywood

    Comment by HollywoodNeoCon — March 22, 2006 @ 12:16 pm - March 22, 2006

  4. The Stockholm Syndrome

    The Gay Patridiot, not surprisingly, has gotten all mushy, moist and giddy that the WaPo has hired Ben Domenech to do a right-wing blog on the paper’s website. Bruce swoons over Ben’s credentials (“very impressive”) and promises to start his day …

    Trackback by Outside The Tent — March 22, 2006 @ 3:15 pm - March 22, 2006

  5. for realizing that Republicans are the majority party in the USA and most of us do not have an “inside the beltway” mentality

    I wonder if thats the same majority group of Americans that approves of torture.

    http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2006a/032406/032406h.htm

    Comment by Patrick (gryph) — March 22, 2006 @ 3:49 pm - March 22, 2006

  6. Perhaps you ought to ask yourself why, Gryph.

    My take is because the vast majority of the American public realizes that, while torture may not be a desirable thing to do, sometimes it’s necessary to protect the lives of others.

    The other reason is because they realize that Teddy Kennedy, John Kerry, Howard Dean, and Cindy Sheehan were completely silent on matters of Saddam torturing others; indeed, every one of them has shrieked that doing anything about Saddam’s systemic torture of millions was “unnecessary” and “unjustified”.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 22, 2006 @ 4:07 pm - March 22, 2006

  7. My take is because the vast majority of the American public realizes that, while torture may not be a desirable thing to do, sometimes it’s necessary to protect the lives of others.

    Hey, if there were a terrorist who knew where an atomic bomb was planted under American city I’d accept torture in that particular case.

    But what you and GayPatriot and GayPatriotWest are unwilling to accept and that you turn a blind eye too is that under the Bush Administration torture has become a much more widespread practice rather than a measure of last resort in a ticking bomb scenario.

    Not to mention the kidnapping and long-term incarcerations of perfectly innocent men, in the name of the WOT. Such as in the case Condoleeza recently had to apologize to the German Chancellor for.

    And you completely ignore the fact that its not necessarily left-wing nutzo’s or even Human Rights Watch or the Red Cross making these accusations, its rank and file members of the military themselves, who have grown disgusted with the corruption of the values and honor of the American Military by this Administration and its perversities and incompetence.

    Comment by Patrick (gryph) — March 22, 2006 @ 6:03 pm - March 22, 2006

  8. Seems like he’s a flat earth creationist.

    Comment by Lloydletta — March 22, 2006 @ 6:31 pm - March 22, 2006

  9. Hey, if there were a terrorist who knew where an atomic bomb was planted under American city I’d accept torture in that particular case.

    That’s an interesting change, Gryph, given that you have made it clear previously that you want ALL torture banned and that torture should NEVER be sanctioned or used. Indeed, I seem to remember you berating the Bush administration sanctimoniously that torture was NEVER justifiable.

    It’s not my fault that you didn’t think through the consequences before you made that decision and those statements. But when potentially millions of people are vaporized in an eyeblink, at least you’ll have your ideological purity to comfort you.

    I prefer to keep the millions alive and have a less-than-pure record.

    But what you and GayPatriot and GayPatriotWest are unwilling to accept and that you turn a blind eye too is that under the Bush Administration torture has become a much more widespread practice rather than a measure of last resort in a ticking bomb scenario.

    How do you know? Can you prove, Gryph, that every single act of torture committed was unjustified?

    Meanwhile, you might note what happened to people who went outside the lines; they were prosecuted, stripped of rank, and sent to prison — and in several cases, before the stories even broke in the media! Doesn’t sound like a way to encourage torture, does it?

    Meanwhile, what “rank and file”? People like Jimmy Massey?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 23, 2006 @ 1:07 am - March 23, 2006

  10. “I wonder if thats the same majority group of Americans that approves of torture.”

    The simple fact is that the Administration policy and US law forbids torture. It is a federal crime. Military personnel who exceeded guidelines, as NDXXX points out, have been and ARE STILL being found guilty and sentenced harshly. McCain’s effort was to extend prohibited acts to include cruel and inhumane treatment… whether by international or US standards.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10345320/

    “Not to mention the kidnapping and long-term incarcerations of perfectly innocent men” –The enemy combatants detained by US forces are evil, uncompromising, vicious, anti-Western terrorists who have proven to a significant degree their intention to kill, maim, harm and terrorize innocent people. They are NOT innocent and to even offer a single example as proof of the widesweeping characterization or innocence is silly and utter folly.

    No matter what the Left and liberal elite may like to tell Americans, torture is not allowed under existing federal law. Period. For people like Nancy Pelosi and Dick Durbin to argue as if it was sanctioned and allowed is misleading. McCain wanted to extend that prohibition to cruel and inhumane treatment. Tha ACLU and others think not allowing enemy combatants access to lawyers is also inhumane; but then the ACLU routinely protects pedophiles and pornographers.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 23, 2006 @ 9:47 am - March 23, 2006

  11. Before 9 am this morning, I got a bandwidth exceeded error. On the WaPo server.

    Comment by rightwingprof — March 23, 2006 @ 10:35 am - March 23, 2006

  12. The allegations of plagiarism and fabrication now surrounding this blogger look like something more substantial than mere character assassination. (After all, one cannot assassinate a suicide …)

    Perhaps the Right has found its Jayson Blair.

    Comment by Tim Hulsey — March 24, 2006 @ 4:14 am - March 24, 2006

  13. Tim, that’s a record!

    It took less than 1 hour for you to take another DailyKos, Media Matters, Moore Moment, Crooks & Liars spin report and hoist it up the GayPatriot flagpole. Congrats on again proving your bona fides as another screaming liberal member of the Democrat Underground.

    “Oh”, he said with self-affected charm, “I don’t read those blogs but maybe I should check in on them once in a while to see what the Left is up to”. LOL

    I guess when we speak of “plagiarism” we need to ask for some personal authority on the subject… is Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Ted Kennedy or Chris Matthews available? Or maybe Dan Rather and Mary mapes can help sort out this ethical journalism matter for us? Your party’s best boy, Jayson Blair, could help as a consultant now that he’s writing for the Detroit Free Press under an assumed name.

    Come out, come out where ever you are…

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 24, 2006 @ 10:07 am - March 24, 2006

  14. Well, I’m reading left-wing blogs more often: I think Kos & co. may have found this story at Salon, which BTW is where I found it. The case against Domenech is airtight. I hope we can agree that if conservative bloggers can expose unscrupulous liberal journalists — as occurred during the Jayson Blair scandal and the Dan Rather / Mary Mapes fiasco — it’s only fitting and proper that liberal bloggers should expose unscrupulous conservatives.

    Calling me a Democrat (falsely) won’t help your case, MM, nor will it help Domenech. He’s toast, and rightly so. It’s time for the WaPo to find another right-wing writer, one who can stand up to public scrutiny — and that should be our new talking point.

    Comment by Tim Hulsey — March 24, 2006 @ 10:51 am - March 24, 2006

  15. Sorry, Tim, it isn’t my “case”; I underscored the nature of the duplicity of people like you and others on the Left. And the joke remains: your consistant denial in being a Democrat is equally duplicitous.

    But that’s ok Tim; you’re a blog baiter and that works for you.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 24, 2006 @ 1:39 pm - March 24, 2006

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