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Thus, we get the Democratic boilerplate about the War in Iraq: “Saying there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq doesn’t make it so.” Kerry will make sure that “America never goes to war because we want to, we only go to war because we have to,” and that we never “have to go it alone in the world.”
And there was the rhetoric that bordered on the extreme: “You don’t value families by kicking kids out of after-school programs and taking cops off our streets, so that Enron can get another tax break.” He also urged, “let’s respect one another; and let’s never misuse for political purposes the most precious document in American history, the Constitution of the United States.” It was as if Kerry’s speechwriters ripped a page from the Howard Dean playbook.
Surely, Kerry had a difficult task last night. But all who run for President have big hurdles to overcome. Kerry had to sell himself to his base and the undecided. His acceptance speech may have achieved the former but not the latter.
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