“I’d opt for a liberal whose bona fides contain a concern for the underdog,” says Mr. Raspberry.
To paraphrase another leftist radical, it all depends on the meaning of “underdog.” Might not the question be asked: Who is the underdog?
Is a person who gets free food an underdog? Is the person who has available a free education and doesn’t take advantage of it? Is the person who lives in public housing at little or no cost to him or herself? Is the person who irresponsibly brings children into the world he or she won’t care for the underdog? Is the foreigner who comes here, accepts all our public welfare, and then refuses to learn the language or assimilate into our “godless European” culture the underdog?
Or are those who work 50 or 60 hours a week to have 30 to 50% or more of our earnings taken (by one or more of the quite literally hundreds of taxing authorities working flesh is heir to) from us to support these people the underdog?p>So Mr. Raspberry, you are quite correct. We do need someone with concern for the underdog. I am quite sure from where I sit President Bush has named the right person. br> — Jay W. Molyneaux br> Wellington, Florida /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?