Depends on whose self-interest is being gored. ACORN anger. Guns and Freedom. Rocky Colorado. Plus more.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT?
Re: George H. Wittman’s Beijing’s Balancing Act:
Mr. Wittman seems to find fault with China’s its go it alone attitude. While TAS has rightly been a cheerleader of the first order for American self-interest, they find no irony in slamming China for following similar policies. If Mr. Wittman wishes to criticized the poor execution of China’s pursuit of its economic interests, as seems to be the case, then he would be wise to state precisely how it is mishandling its economy and not obfuscate.
Pursuing one’s self interest, no matter who is doing so, is
always rational and never immoral. Even if the one pursuing it is
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
Re: Matthew Vadum’s ACORN’s Tangled Money Tree:
Since the government and the Democrats are evidently spending a fortune for ACORN to bring in the fraudulent vote…shouldn’t the matter be open to competitive bidding? There must be someone out there who can do it for less money…
— Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florid
Acorn should be disbanded and done away with and the managers of
the Acorn should be going to jail. This is the lousiest agency
ever in my 65 years on this earth; we will be stuck with a
Marxist for president because of them. Why is the news not
reporting all this on the news? Are they afraid it might hurt
their candidate Obama?
— Ken Roberts
LONG, STRANGE TRIP
Re: Melanie Harmon’s Rocky Mountain Blues:
The leftward journey of Colorado is not new. In the early '60s when I was attending Roy J. Wasson High School in Colorado Springs I saw bumper stickers pleading with all who read them: ”Don’t Californicate Colorado.” Forty years ago Boulder was already famous for being a suburb of Berkley. Cultural icon Bob Denver was getting high in the Colorado Rockies and Comrade Judy Collins was warbling in the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Actually, if you draw a line east and west through Pike’s Peak, north of that line, which contains the population center of gravity for the state, it has been deep blue for decades in most places. So, I fear the disease of liberal-socialism has been in the Colorado body politic for some time. However, now that the latency period is over and the patient is symptomatic, possible a cure can begin. I hope so. Because, as Michigan has shown, the disease of liberal-socialism left unchecked is unfailingly fatal.
— John Jarrell
San Antonio, Texas
RSM 1, MSM 0
Re: Robert Stacy McCain’s Stickin’ With the Hockey Mom:
Once again, Robert Stacy McCain gets it, and he gets it right.
Late in the Democrat primary campaign in Pennsylvania, much was made of the fact that every single one of the 100 top newspapers in Pennsylvania had endorsed Obama over Clinton. So much for media experts.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?