I gotta say (as I live-blog Matt Allen’s Violent Round Table [in a sense]) that Andrew is really good at hitting the pith of the conservative perspective in a discussion.
It’s interesting how we all approach discussions differently, with different strengths coming into play given the opposition, the topic, and even the specific point made. I suppose that’s how very different people can all come to think each other brilliant.
During the Lightning Round call-in, Joe Bernstein got on the radio with an immigration question. I love that he introduced himself as “Joe from Anchor Rising.”
We’ve had some heated debate about who is and who is not an “Anchor Rising blogger,” but we hope to develop a community feel, even as we resist efforts to peg us officially with commenters’ statements.
I guess the proof is in the fact that I knew exactly who “Joe from Anchor Rising” was.
I know how that sounded.Sorry.I was pressed for time in that format and I just wanted Andrew to realize it was someone he was familiar with.
Some great points made.
One thing Gio said bears repeating: why on earth are we giving subsidies/tax credits to oil companies? That needs to stop yesterday.
Also, when asked about the tenure of Woonsocket’s mayor, Andrew began by citing Burkian conservative philosophy and went on to give an answer that was so tactful and soothing, you almost didn’t notice the substance of his point, which was … Well, put it this way. If you ever get fired, you want Andrew to be the one to inform you.
The sounds “Joe Bernstein” are proving to be very upsetting to the hacks listening in on the much maligned “talk radio crowd”.