The liberal hate John McCain faces is nothing new — look at what they did to his Senate predecessor, Barry Goldwater.
(Page 2 of 2)
At the same time, the press, the guardians of the sacred First Amendment, has been silent while Obama’s truth squads have pressured federal and state legal agencies to squash dissent about or criticism of their candidate, while intimidating reporters who dare investigate Obama’s hazy background and alarming associations.
The Obama campaign and the media have colluded to sell the American people a product without giving them the whole story. Voters seem eager to buy the fabricated image of the Democratic candidate as a wholesome moderate from Middle America and reject the Republican as a senile grinch.
The country did not get the whole story in 1964 either. Americans enthusiastically retained Johnson’s services, giving him a landslide victory over Goldwater. However, four short years later, Johnson’s Great Society was a failure — to the tune of a trillion dollars, thousands were dead in Vietnam, American cities were going up in smoke, and still lingering questions of patriotism and American greatness blossomed.
Looking towards Election Day and beyond, Democrats and their allies in the media have many reasons to be happy; we may see a repeat of 1964. However, they should keep this in mind: just as elections sometimes have striking historical synchronicities, their aftermaths often do as well.
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?