(Page 7 of 7)
I don’t mean to nitpick, but I would like to mention something else that is even more troublesome than the things that Mr. Babbin mentioned in his essay. The real tragedy of this election cycle is the fact that millions of Americans actually believe that they and the country as a whole will be safe and prosperous with Mr. Kerry at the helm. This despite his career attack on the military and his predictably frequent attempts to raise taxes on those of us who work; the tax revenue to go to programs which benefit the Kerry voting constituency.
Somewhere on the Internet I once read the definition of a “Ted Kennedy Liberal.” This, as near as I can recall is it: A rich, ambitious, amoral, and self-indulgent egomaniac who believes in taxing the rest of us in order to fund the pleasure he takes in the exercise of power. I would submit that, with little or no adjustment, this definition fits Mr. Kerry perfectly.p>Sadly, I believe that Mr. Kerry will be elected to the presidency, and that his administration, in true Liberal fashion, will lurch from crisis to crisis, throwing money and programs at each before declaring it solved. Mr. Kerry has spent his public career against things because, for the most part, he knows that a majority of the American people would most likely reject those things which he is for. Indeed, a master of obfuscation, I don’t know if the average American voter is capable of deciphering Mr. Kerry’s principles. We do live in scary times. br> — Joe Baum /p> p> DRIVEN INSANE br> Re: Wlady Pleszczynski’s Precious Moments : /p>
My compliments to Wlady Pleszczynski for his excellent take on the Week of Reagan, during which appeared a few old and/or drunk Reagan-haters. Undoubtedly, soon, there will be others whose phony self-restraint will fail them. These are the people whose ideas were so often and soundly defeated, after which Reagan would serenely go about his business calculating the next victory by an affable old dunce. How they hated him as they pondered the universal injustice of being bested by someone so dumb. It drove them insane.
Of course, the truth is President Reagan won his battles because of his unpretentious but impressive intellect; his clarity of thought and purpose; his willingness to take of a loaf when he could get no more (except at Reykjavik); and his calm self-assuredness, grace and wit. Most simply stated, Ronald Reagan was smarter, with better focus and a greater vision than his political enemies.p>As Wlady said, history has already begun to chronicle this and, of course, this makes the old Reagan-haters ever more crazy. br> — A. A. Reynolds br> Chula Vista, California /p> p> How more unlike his father can Ron be? And to do it for all the world to see. br> — Annette Cwik br> /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online