I’m always amazed at the prognosticators of gloom and doom in the conservative movement. Is there a recessive gene within a portion of the conservative political population that leads them to desire political defeat? Do some conservatives really want to lose elections believing that it helps the movement? If they want higher taxes and more government spending I’m sure Republicans would oblige and unlike Democrats keep the nation safe.
Robert VerBruggen’s statement, “WITH AN ELECTION coming up in which a Democratic president is likely and a filibuster-proof Democratic Senate is conceivable, all this does force Second Amendment supporters to look ahead.” Hold your horses Mr. VerBruggen — you may want to lose in November, but even if your prophecy does come true I count only four Republican Senate seats at risk (New Hampshire, Virginia, Minnesota and Colorado) and 1 Democrat (Louisiana). Even if the Dems hold all their seats and take the four Republican ones at risk that leaves them four short.
Since 1980 neither party has had a filibuster proof Senate. The Democrats came close with 57 seats in the 103rd Senate and the Republicans with 55 seats in the 109th. The last time Democrats had a filibuster proof Senate the proto-Obama Jimmy Carter (America’s worst President) was in the White House, fighting with his own party, destroying the American economy, empowering fanatical Muslim extremists and allowing the U.S. to be kicked around in the world.
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?