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Oct 24, 2012

Rundle: a conservative Heritage in knife-edged DC

If Barack Obama goes down Democrats may reflect on why they cannot combine reason and emotion. Our correspondent visits a gathering of conservatives in DC.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


“You know I think in some way Obama is worse than communism because he wants to limit consumption.”


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17 thoughts on “Rundle: a conservative Heritage in knife-edged DC

  1. Shane Maloney

    Surely you mean Baloo, the teacher of wolves, Guy. And the dragon in the Japanese dressing gown is probably a komodo. Watch out for the elephants!

  2. susan winstanley

    Alan Dershowitz wrote a pretty racy book on how the US Supreme Court hijacked the 2000 presidential election. Looking forward to your account of court proceedings this time around, Guy

  3. Guy Rundle

    mowgli baloo works either way. and kimono dragon? thats art wayne that is

  4. Will

    A pithy summary of the way the cynical strategy pandering to the epistemic closure and confirmation bias of the tribe ends up overwhelming and cannibalising the mind – ultimately achieving total intellectual collapse and hopeless delusion.

  5. Bretto

    Guy – how would you “combine reason and emotion, science and myth find their own way to define the Right as outside the American spirit”. How can such a bag full of nutbags have even a slim chance of being elected anywhere and anytime? And how far behind is Oz in having the “Alan Jones audience” grow to become a good chunk of the voting population?

  6. Holden Back

    But were there sandwiches and iced tea on offer? Or just the Kool-Aid?

  7. syzygium

    Was it Baloo or Bagheera who was teacher of the wolves? Doesn’t matter – that and the kimono are forgiven, I’m just glad you were there to get pissed off and shouty at the Heritage Foundation.

  8. zut alors

    ‘… the preppies in their pearls and Donna Karan, with their vocal fry and their forced fricatives…’

    Mr Rundle, you’ve painted a perfect picture. As a matter of fact, nothing flushes me from a room faster than a lazy dose of verbal fry.

    And who knew there could be something worse than communism…and who knew it would be an American.

  9. Stevo the Working Twistie

    What is it with orangey combovers and anti-Obama wingnuts? That is one aspect of American Conservatism I don’t want being emulated here.

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