February 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

Daniel Foster comments on the C. Christie quotes in reference to vaccinations, with this most memorable:

[T]his is the next two years. New York Times reporters following around GOP aspirants with gotcha questions designed to make them look like yokels and kooks. . . .There's not much we can do to stop it, but we don't have to actively encourage it, do we?

Yes, I declare a moratorium on the tactic of fratricide. Let the Left with it's POTUS posterchild (shoot, I can't double emphasize a compound word!) digging it deeper everyday, have this tantrum.

Quote of the Day Posted by nanobrewer at February 2, 2015 3:17 PM

I feel like I walked in on this movie in the middle (but casting Will Ferrell as the guv was a great move.)

Reason has panties severely creased, but I'm not expecting smootchies for Gov. Christie from that quarter.

I'm interested in promoting vaccinations and limiting GOP fratricide. But who are the GOP complainers who want mandatory forced vaccinations? I follow all kinds of crazy and I confess that I have not seen much of that.

Reason magazine did a symposium on whether forced vax was a valid state power: even they were all over the map. I don't see what is objectionable in Christie's comment.

As one who has cooled -- substantially -- on the Governor's being the GOP standard bearer, the problem I see is not his excessive libertarianism. Am I missing something?

We vaccinated our kids; you should too. Am I going to kick your door down at 3AM with jackbooted nurses? Not likely.

Is that not a decent GOP response?

Posted by: jk at February 2, 2015 4:53 PM

Judge Napolitano had the right answer on this last night with Megan Kelly - "Vaccinations are a state law issue. There is no federal role in whether they are compulsory." Or sentiment to that effect.

And dagny had an even better answer, which I'll relate above where it is a better fit.

Posted by: johngalt at February 3, 2015 12:51 PM

Foster's column, too, found little to be concerned with in the big guy's comments. I don't recall anywhere that CC argued that the FED needed to be running (or deciding)... he just mentioned it, as I believe is true, too, as a legitimate space for government action.

The press did get their "Macaca" moment (remember a promising aspirant GOP governor from VA?), or so they thought with Sen. Paul....

Posted by: nanobrewer at February 4, 2015 11:35 PM | What do you think? [3]