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Ted Frier commented on Ben Sen's blog post The Media and the Midterms
"If we were all in the middle ages movie "Dragon heart" with Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery as the voice of the dragon, I would call you a "Knight of the Old Code." I was trained as a journalist as well, and I like to think that I…"
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Ted Frier commented on Ben Sen's blog post The Media and the Midterms
"If we were all in the middle ages movie "Dragon heart" with Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery as the voice of the dragon, I would call you a "Knight of the Old Code." I was trained as a journalist as well, and I like to think that I…"
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Ben Sen commented on Ted Frier's blog post What's Really Behind No Compromise Opposition to Gun Control
"Volunteer militias didn't work in peace time.  There wasn't enough accountability.  That's where what we now call "law enforcement agencies" began, and vigilantism became a thing of the past--until now when…"
Apr 3
Steel Breeze commented on Ted Frier's blog post What's Really Behind No Compromise Opposition to Gun Control
"i think what's needed is an alternative gun rights org....with some common sense and honest representation...all the NRA members i know, and i'm one, support 'common sense' restrictions, and their most common complaint is failure…"
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Ted Frier commented on Ted Frier's blog post What's Really Behind No Compromise Opposition to Gun Control
"I agree with that Steel Breeze, as long as we understand the NRA does represent a certain subset of the NRA, whose character is reflected in the brutal, take no prisoners, rhetoric the NRA leadership reserves for anyone who stands against it. Their…"
Apr 3
Steel Breeze commented on Ted Frier's blog post What's Really Behind No Compromise Opposition to Gun Control
"as Kosh has repeatedly stated, the stance of NRA leaders does not reflect the membership.......kinda like the two political parties,yaknow..."
Apr 3
Ted Frier commented on Ted Frier's blog post What's Really Behind No Compromise Opposition to Gun Control
"Good points.  Throughout I was trying to make clear I was talking about a particular subset of NRA members or fellow-travelers. Most are probably exactly as you describe them, corporate suits and sportsmen.  However, analyzing the…"
Apr 2
koshersalaami commented on Ted Frier's blog post What's Really Behind No Compromise Opposition to Gun Control
"That’s one explanation, but I’m not sure that group of NRA members has the political power to pull this off, particularly because I’ve heard that the majority of NRA members don’t favor general access to assault weapons. I…"
Apr 2
Arthur James commented on Ted Frier's blog post Republicans Trying to Sell us a Bridge on Tax Cuts
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Nov 15, 2017
Ted Frier commented on Ted Frier's blog post Republicans Trying to Sell us a Bridge on Tax Cuts
"Maui Surfer, you're anticipating an idea I have rattling around in my head about one of the most powerful forces we have in our politics, namely the culture resentments of those voting reliably Republican whose votes are mostly an act of…"
Nov 15, 2017
Arthur James commented on Ted Frier's blog post Republicans Trying to Sell us a Bridge on Tax Cuts
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Nov 13, 2017
Tom Cordle commented on Ted Frier's blog post Republicans Trying to Sell us a Bridge on Tax Cuts
"The Republican tax "reform" puts me in mind of the charge lodged against the English king in Jefferson's original version of the Declaration of Independence. In denouncing the king, Jefferson was alluding to slavery, which certainly…"
Nov 13, 2017

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Ted Frier is an author and former political reporter turned speechwriter who at one time served as communications director for the Massachusetts Republican Party, helping Bill Weld become the first Bay State Republican in a generation to be elected Governor. He was Chief Speechwriter for Republican Governor Paul Cellucci and Lt. Governor Jane Swift. Ted is also the author of the hardly-read 1992 history "Time for a Change: The Return of the Republican Party in Massachusetts." So, why the current hostility to the Republican Party and what passes for conservatism today? The Republican Party was once a national governing party that looked out for the interests of the nation as a whole. Now it is the wholly-owned subsidiary of self interest. Conservatism once sought national unity to promote social peace and harmony. Now conservatism has devolved into a right wing mutation that uses divide and conquer tactics to promote the solidarity of certain social sub-groups united against the larger society while preserving the privileges of a few.
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What's Really Behind No Compromise Opposition to Gun Control

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 4:00pm 6 Comments

I wonder if Laura Ingraham ever scolded politically outspoken musician Ted Nugent the way she lectured NBA superstar LeBron James when he spoke out against guns?  As you might recall, the Fox News host told the future…

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Republicans Trying to Sell us a Bridge on Tax Cuts

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 9:00am 16 Comments

Give Hugh Hewitt his due. If nothing else, the conservative talk show host and Washington Post…

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Republican Senators are History’s Latest Stubborn Deniers of the Obvious

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 9:30am 4 Comments

The occupational hazard of history nerds is the compulsion to rummage through the events of the past in order to illuminate the absurdities of the present. …

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Donald Trump: President or Racist Provocateur?

Posted on August 27, 2017 at 7:00am 7 Comments

 

Pardoning the racist, ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio was a win-win for Donald Trump.

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