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Suspect: Rep. Pat Schroeder was not interested in the Happy Warrior — she used her considerable congressional power to push for the Asexual, Testosterone-free Warrior. From dismembering the Top Gun team to pushing women into service positions they were neither built nor brain-wired to hold, she undermined the concept of home and hearth, and robbed the Warrior of his emotional lodestar.p> Clue #3 br> em>Abides by this resolve, and stops not there, br> But makes his moral being his prime care; /em> /p>
Suspect: Bill Clinton did tremendous damage because he looked superficially so much like the Happy Warrior. Indeed, it was his confident, joyful optimism that defeated President Bush in 1992, with his call to protect the “home’ of each citizen. But when push came to shove, we saw his raw boomer selfishness: his apparent idealism was just one more con.
WE ARE NOW FIGHTING an enemy whose “virtue” is strikingly symmetrical to “the happy warrior.” Incessantly, often helplessly, we are told that this is an enemy who says “we value death more than you (the West) value life.” How, people ask, can we fight against that? They have a point: if one side has a grounding in the infinite and the other does not, then that first side has a tremendous advantage. Only a Happy Warrior — spiritually grounded in all that is life-affirming — can triumph over those who promote an infinitely satanic abyss.
The good news is that, as we wallow here stateside, the Happy Warrior is planning his return. He is being reborn, right now, in places like Fallujah and Mosul and Tall Afar. He (or She) has been purified from the deceit, dishonor and malaise that (with the exception of our President) have choked real political leadership. He will come back from those battlefields, laugh at the moral rot of our mainstream academic and religious institutions, and ignore the defeatism of our punditocracy. Deftly, he will transition into our next generation of Political Warrior, re-injecting idealism and virtue into the public square. And he will lead us to an inevitable victory.
Let’s just hope he arrives in time.
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