Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Authentic Connecticut Republican Joins CTLP

I'd like to take a moment to welcome our new conservative commentator, Authentic Connecticut Republican. Many of you know him from his comments on this site.

I look forward to seeing what he posts here, as I'm sure do all of you. Welcome!

22 comments:

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Thank you -

I'll post something outlandish as soon as I can think of something.........







Just kidding Genghis.

Tim White said...

ACR... welcome aboard.

Anonymous said...

Nothing's outlandish ACR under the big tent... There's room for all kinds of ideas and views. That's how we operate in the GOP, right!

Real Democrat said...

This blog has really "jumped the shark"

Postings are nothing more than the latest talking points from both end of the spectrum.

So much for dialog.

Goodbye and have fun talking among yourselves.

cgg said...

Welcome ACR.

Anonymous said...

Likewise, welcome, ACR.

And we'll let you know if anything actually jumps the shark ... other, that is, than the DeStefano, Lamont, Farrell, Murphy and Courtney campaigns, since that would be redundant.

Chris MC said...

Greetings ACR.

Don't break anything.

Anonymous said...

Do you have to get one of your comments deleted for outing someone to become a poster? Or just call everyone in sight anti-semitic?

Anonymous said...

Is he giving up his spot at CTConservative?

Derby Conservative said...

Good to see ACR on the front page! I really look forward to your first post.

turfgrrl said...

Welcome Aboard!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the ever "tolerant" libs are glad to see you in a position of some authority ACR, good luck! :D

Anonymous said...

We lose a Gabe and a True Gent, and in their places we get Chris Mc and ACR? Mix in Turfgrrl, and this place...

Anonymous said...

Doesn't ACR have an official position within current political campaigns?

If so, I think this is a bad move.

Anonymous said...

ACR is a Republican State Central Committee member. So yes, he's here to parrot the party line, which he does daily.

Chris MC said...

I wouldn't put it quite that way, A10:53, but his role is to represent a partisan viewpoint, yes. That was a main argument for putting him in that position. Another is that he has posted comments here regularly and brings experience and access that he can tap to contribute to the conversation. That's the point, not a problem.

Those who want to represent another flavor or angle, or whatever metaphor suits your thinking, should do so in the comments. My own view is that we could afford a bona-fide Cheney neo-con, and we really should have an old line Tom Dodd-Scoop Jackson type Connecticut Democrat, maybe a real DLC hawk would be the right thing. Anybody who wants to conciously and sincerely post thoughtfully from either of those positions in the Comments can anticipate my support.

And of course there are other perspectives, these are just examples.

Anonymous said...

Isn't ACR Scott MacLean's Field Director? Finance Director?

Anonymous said...

I don't look to bloggers for uncritical parroting of party talking points, regardless of their relationship to reality or evidence. We can read newspapers or go to the GOP Web site for that. If bloggers don't offer independent thinking, evidence, or critical analysis, there is no point to reading them. ACR has demonstrated little of this.

bluecoat said...

Very funny 12:54; ACR is in love with Miraim Massulio who MacLean beat out - he don't like MacLean very much.

Chris Healy said...

ACR will do a fine job.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Anonymous said...
Doesn't ACR have an official position within current political campaigns?


Nope - though I do have several friends involved as candidates in various races throughout the state.

Let me also point out that I never once voted for John Rowland and due to that feel more qualified to defend him now than if I had.

I joined state central with the intention of walking in the room and throwing a grenade, maybe two.

Republican State Central had been doing nothing worthwhile as far as I could tell since the passing of Pat Futner years ago.

Fortunately the guilty had largely already left the committee and despite a few setbacks we're now (thanks largely to the spendid leadership of George Gallo (I'm no party flunkie - I can't believe we got this guy to work for us!)) headed down the right road.

Finally!

I see a much brighter future for the CT GOP today.

Anonymous said...

ACR--so you never voted once for Rowland, but I'll bet you never publicly called for his ouster as a member of the RSCC.

I'm also fairly confident that you haven't led a charge against your latest morally malleable candidate, Alan Schlesinger.

Personally, I'd still vote for Rowland over Senator Gold any day of the week.

And how come there's been no motion from the RSCC over this McLean debacle that you so eloquently analyze on your own blog?

I guess with ACR, his bark is worse than his bite.