Don’t you love it?
The Poohbahs of the Media have Spoken.
“CONNECTICUT’S MESSAGE” proclaims the editorial page of the New York Times that endorsed peacenik Ned Lamont over Senator Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut Democratic Senate primary.
There are two problems here, both ironic and hilarious.
Number One: In their bones, the generational peers of the editorial writers and videotape editors of the mainstream media get the game.
Number Two: Those of us who once agreed have seen the light…and disagree.
Franklin Roosevelt, scion of the Eastern Establishment’s upper class, was frequently called a “traitor” to his class, his class being defined at the time as an economic class. One of the reasons George W. Bush is so hated by the Left is that like FDR he is perceived as a “traitor” to his class…in this case class being defined as a class of liberal sensibility.
It is a sensibility for which Bush has a well-recorded contempt. Rich American sons who go to Yale and Harvard are just not supposed to think the way Bush does — and if they do…heaven forbid that they actually say anything!!!!! As FDR sided with working- and middle-class Americans, so too has Bush. What Bush possesses, as does anyone who spent time in life as a liberal in the 1960s, is a genuine knee-slapping laugh at the self-righteousness of those liberal classmates who just refused to grow up.
Which brings us to the hilarious New York Times editorial on the results of the Lieberman-Lamont primary.
I know, lobster and champagne doesn’t serve up as well, but try and control yourself. You, dear Spectator readers, can surely imagine the editorial staff of the Times sharing a bite of sushi and white wine at the latest fashionable New York PLACE TO BE as they scribble their indignation.p>Let’s look at this. br> /p>
The anger that Mr. Lieberman was so surprised to find at his own back door is real, and actually more important than the identity of the next senator from Connecticut. It involves the rarest of breeds, the irate moderate.br> Not to put too fine a point on this, but the
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?