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Heartfout
The ablitity to not be Gordon Brown, Tony Blair or David Cameron.

Add Stephen Harper, Stephane Dian, and Paul Martin to that list.
1. Emulate Edmund Burke.
2. Emulate Winston Churchhill.
3. What the ******** else do you want?
The ability to verbally slap the opposition around like a bunch of dimwitted ********.
Phuket Noodles
The ability to verbally slap the opposition around like a bunch of dimwitted ********]

Hence Edmund Burke and Winston Churchill.
Milton Friedman
The ability to verbally slap the opposition around like a bunch of dimwitted ********.


*points to sig*

/thread
DanskiWolf
Milton Friedman
The ability to verbally slap the opposition around like a bunch of dimwitted ********.


*points to sig*

/thread


I still say Edmund Burke.
Edmund Burke v. Paul Keating mano-a-mano in a political b*tchslap contest would be quite a sight.
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The question rarely asked:

Does our love for Edmund Burke make us more conservative than today's conservatives?
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DanskiWolf
Edmund Burke v. Paul Keating mano-a-mano in a political b*tchslap contest would be quite a sight.


Lets keep things a bit more modern.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau vs Paul Keating mano-a-mano.
AnarchoPhiliac
The question rarely asked:

Does our love for Edmund Burke make us more conservative than today's conservatives?


No, because he's Edmund ******** Burke.

We love him for his quotes and stories, attributed or not.

At any rate, he lived in a time so remarkably different from ours, that to attribute to him any characteristic of modern politics is simply intellectually dishonest.
AnarchoPhiliac
The question rarely asked:

Does our love for Edmund Burke make us more conservative than today's conservatives?


By today's standards liking any conservative outside Ronald Reagan or Sarah Palin makes you a RINO or some s**t.
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Lieutenant_Charon
AnarchoPhiliac
The question rarely asked:

Does our love for Edmund Burke make us more conservative than today's conservatives?


No, because he's Edmund ******** Burke.

We love him for his quotes and stories, attributed or not.

At any rate, he lived in a time so remarkably different from ours, that to attribute to him any characteristic of modern politics is simply intellectually dishonest.


I personally love the guy for not being an imperialist/colonialist ********.
AnarchoPhiliac
DanskiWolf
Edmund Burke v. Paul Keating mano-a-mano in a political b*tchslap contest would be quite a sight.


Lets keep things a bit more modern.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau vs Paul Keating mano-a-mano.


Trudeau, though liberal, was a monarchist wasn't he? Keating would have him on a plate with that. He could curbstomp any Commonwealth royalist on that topic.
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DanskiWolf
AnarchoPhiliac
The question rarely asked:

Does our love for Edmund Burke make us more conservative than today's conservatives?


By today's standards liking any conservative outside Ronald Reagan or Sarah Palin makes you a RINO or some s**t.


Heck, even George H.W. Bush would be considered a RINO today with the GOP screaming "WHY DIDN'T YOU GO ALL THE WAY TO BAGHDAD?!"
AnarchoPhiliac
Lieutenant_Charon
AnarchoPhiliac
The question rarely asked:

Does our love for Edmund Burke make us more conservative than today's conservatives?


No, because he's Edmund ******** Burke.

We love him for his quotes and stories, attributed or not.

At any rate, he lived in a time so remarkably different from ours, that to attribute to him any characteristic of modern politics is simply intellectually dishonest.


I personally love the guy for not being an imperialist/colonialist ********]

Sure, but his rejection of natural rights and instead equating the social contract to divine providence bugs me.

In a distinctly humanist way. He was aggravatingly religious in other ways, too. Despised the French Revolution for their supposed atheism, for example.

But yeah, what you said does count for something.

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