The other day on the radio Tim Russert, apparently trying to sound balanced and objective, compared the (mendacious) Democratic charge that Bush will bring back the draft with the (muted) Republican inference that Kerry would be a disaster as Commander-in-Chief. Both sides, according to Russert, are guilty of “fearmongering.”
Back in the Clinton years, when conservatives were, in Tucker’s terminology, “demonizing” Clinton, I don’t recall the conservative treatment of the sybaritic buffoon coming close to the manic contumely visited by the Left on the basically decent Bush. And Tucker fully anticipates the Left’s behavior to get much worse after Kerry loses.
But if Bush loses, Tucker expects — even pleads for — better comportment from conservatives. Fine. But does the expectation warrant distorted comparisons of the Russert variety?p>What is there about the Left that gives them such control over the very terms of debate, even among conservatives? br> — John R. Dunlap
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