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Obama has even been softening his language on corporate taxes. He told the Wall Street Journal in June that he would be open to reducing corporate tax rates. But it is unclear whether he really means it. Just a couple of months ago he told Tim Russert on Meet the Press that planned reductions for corporate taxes were “the exact wrong prescription for America.”
It should come as no surprise that Obama is abandoning ultraliberal positions on the economy. As on a host of other issues from Iraq to the Second Amendment to campaign financing Obama is shifting ground on pocketbook economic issues as he enters the general election race. While conservatives may roll their eyes in disbelief, the newer Obama who sounds more moderate on the economy may present an attractive portrait, especially to key independent voters.
It will be up to the McCain team to probe whether this newest incarnation of Obama is merely a facade and to explain that Obama did not gain his rating as the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate by osmosis. How successful McCain is in bursting the bubble of the new and improved Obama will, in large part, determine who wins the election.
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?