Andrew Sullivan made another interesting (and accurate) observation in his Atlantic column on Barack Obama relative to Hillary. He notes that Obama can tell the voters what he really believes while Hillary can’t. Instead she has to lie and deceive. And here, in Sullivan’s own words, is why he says this is so:
“As a liberal, she [Hillary] has spent years in a defensive crouch against triumphant post-Reagan conservatism. The mau-mauing that greeted her health-care plan and the endless nightmares of her husband’s scandals drove her deeper into her political. Her liberalism is warped by what you might call Political Post-Traumatic Syndrome.”
Now here’s the take away point.
“She [Hillary] has internalized what most Democrats of her generation have internalized: They suspect that the majority is not with them, and so some quotient of discretion, fear, or plain deception is required if they are to advance their objectives.
“She is hiding her true feelings. We know it, she knows we know it, and there’s no way out of it.”p>Yes indeed, the majority is not with Hillary’s left-wing agenda — either on domestic or foreign affaires. It should be fun to see Hillary turn herself into a pretzel in the coming months as she tries to square the circle. And once “the world’s smartest woman” sees that she’s about to be checkmated, watch the rage flow. That’s when the real entertainment will begin, and I’m relying on The American Spectator to be there to document it all. br> —
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?