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That deception’s evidenced by his clumsiness, caginess and slowness in attempting to respond to this firestorm. And going online to a leftist Web site rather than first going to the drive-by mainstream print or broadcast news media, through which much more of the electorate might get the news? Please.
Given the status Obama bestowed on his former pastor in the senator’s political and personal lives, what also will hunt is the now-apparent emptiness of words Obama spoke the night of his Iowa primary victory.
According to news reports, he said, in part: “This was the moment when we finally beat back the policies of fear and doubts and cynicism, the politics where we tear each other down instead of lifting this country up….Years from now, you’ll look back and you’ll say that this was the moment, this was the place where America remembered what it means to hope.”p>Much sooner than he would like or expect, America likely will reflect on how Obama’s and his team’s arrogance, as well as lack of common sense and integrity, exposed him and derailed his campaign. br> — C.K. Amos br> Princeton, West Virginia /p>
Why, I wonder, has no one yet pointed out that, whereas Barack Obama’s public statements have not sounded like Rev. Wright, some of Michelle Obama’s public statements most decidedly have.
Perhaps she caught the Wright virus and he didn’t. Perhaps she can’t control what she says publicly but he can. Perhaps his long experience as a politician — with everything that implies — is the explanation.
I have to admit that the flag pin and Pledge of Allegiance stories make a world of sense after having heard the Reverend preach.p>It’s not good. br> — A. C. Santore /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?