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Interview with Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Audio is here:

Roland Martin Interviews Coby Dillard

A big thanks to Roland and Tom for the lively (and very fair) exchange…

HB2DF,

-Coby

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Written by Coby Dillard

July 16, 2010 at 11:25 am

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Question…and Answer

A friend of mine that I went to high school is a-as I think he’d put it-leftist. His political philosophy either borders on or crosses socialism, and we agree on very little. Yet his arguments are always rational, backed up by a lot of research, and for the most part free of any emotional attacks. Would that more of my liberal-minded friends would follow that example.

Anyway, he posed the following question on Facebook yesterday:

My conservative friends, I have a serious question for you. One thing I think we can agree on is that capitalism creates and sustains hierarchy (quintessentially, CEO vs. worker) as well as developing a permanent unemployment rate (capitalism cannot and does not sustain universal employment). Obviously, we cannot all be CEOs with those attendant advantages.  Given an idealized society, free of racial, gender, and other relevant biases, what, if anything, would you have society provide for those on the bottom of that hierarchy? In short, what would your sense of humanity require of society?

…and here’s the answer I gave him:

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Written by Coby Dillard

April 13, 2010 at 9:05 am

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Happy Birthday To…

…me. Or, more specifically, this blog, which turns two today.

I’ve tried to keep this from becoming much of a campaign sounding board, and have been successful…but haven’t had time to write about much else. Anyway, it’s been a good year. Here’s to a couple more.

HB2DF,

-Coby

Written by Coby Dillard

September 21, 2009 at 9:33 am

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Blogging will be light…

…for the next couple of months. Expect campaign updates here and there, but not a whole lot of opinionating.

HB2DF,

-Coby

Written by Coby Dillard

August 13, 2009 at 6:48 am

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Political Spectrum Quizzes

The results from my latest quiz:

My Political Views

I am a right moderate social authoritarian

Right: 5.87, Authoritarian: 1.06

My Foreign Policy Views

Score: 3.87

My Culture War Stance

Score: 4.63

Authoritarian? Really?

I’d have thought I was a lot more neoconservative…hell, defense/national security issues are what led me towards the GOP in the first place. And I wouldn’t consider myself that big of a social conservative.

So, to my few readers…does this sound like me? Feel free to compare to my political philosophy (under the “Dillard Doctrine” tab).

And what’s your results?

HB2DF,

-Coby

Written by Coby Dillard

August 10, 2009 at 8:00 am

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The Battle of Ocean View, Redux

 

Bob, Bill, Ken and John...our Republican ticket for 2009

Bob, Bill, Ken and John...our Republican ticket for 2009

Put my yard signs up today….let’s hope they don’t go the way of my bumper stickers from last year.

HB2DF,

-Coby

Written by Coby Dillard

July 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Killed by the Devil’s Details

It’s Juneteenth! Did you hear what the Republican Party of VA had to say about the holiday?
 
Yeah, I didn’t either.
 
Well, surely the first African American head of the RNC put a statement, video, or something to mark the day, right?
 
Yeah…no.
 
But, wait…this is the Party of Lincoln! You know, guy who freed the slaves? You’d think that same party would be all over today and putting together as much fanfare as they could. Do we as the current crop of Republicans not remember-or worse, know-our own history?
 
Selectively so, it would seem.
 
These are the details that kill the GOP’s perception in the black community (and kudos to Bob McDonnell for trying to get it right). There’s something fundamentally flawed-and strategically stupid-about a group of people that uses ending slavery as its biggest selling point blowing of a holiday that celebrates the same.
 
Great work, guys.
 
HB2DF,
 
 
-Coby

Written by Coby Dillard

June 19, 2009 at 8:30 pm

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