Barack gets no slack. Census just us. Koehl gets last word. Plus more
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Fifth, the “One” does not want to directly destroy the Coal industry. He wants the tax revenue from it. He knows he can’t replace fossil fuels on a mass scale and he knows what cold and fried voters will bring with power shortages. What he is doing is prepping the battlefield so he can demonize fossil fuel production and use and just tax it as part of his spread the wealth scam. Nuclear power is going nowhere because that would actually solve something. That is not what BHO is about.
Between number one above and number four the cumulative damage
done over the last 60-70 years is just going to become impossible
to overcome. Name me a former Socialist society thieving
today? The question of letting him “rule” is almost
certainly moot at this point in time.
— Thom Bateman
Newport News, Virginia
HARD TO JUDGE
Re: Jay D. Homnick’s Can America Come to Its Census?
Should Democrats obtain a filibuster-proof majority in Congress, it will be time to turn one of their tactics against them. Republicans should start shopping now for sympathetic federal judges who will serially block any significant Democrat legislation, upon any expedient pretext, at least until the congressional elections of 2010, by when enough voters will presumably have returned to their American senses.
Alas, willfully ignorant human beings are a feeble stuff upon
which to reconstruct a democracy every four years.
— David Govett
…is the day we need to circle the wagons. It is to be expected that a Democrat will be in the White House come January 20, and larger Democratic majorities (poor Joe Lieberman) will be in Congress. And there shall be no adversary relationship between government and the libmedia. (That happens only when a Republican is in the White House.)
The Republican performance has been disappointing since 11/8/94. A Tennessean was quoted a few days after the 1994 election as saying that the GOP had become the party of the people. Alas, that didn’t happen.
Instead, the Republican leadership sought to ingratiate itself — in vain of course — with the Washington media and had no clue how to respond to post-election Democratic mean-spiritedness. (The test for getting to the truth in Democratic accusations against Republicans: just turn the charge against the Democrats.)
The GOP had nothing to brag about after the 1996 election, which began a series of ballotting that whittled down the Republican majority in Congress until it disappeared ten years later.
The GOP was ineffective against the zealocrats and, instead, tried to emulate them only to this extent — remaining distant from the people.
I have contended since 1994 that Federalist 57 (among others in the Federalist series) should be a working guide, not an academic exercise.
I expect that the Zealocrats will now — to use a phrase of the late Alexander Bickel —“kick over the traces” in governing us. I don’t know that the GOP as presently constituted has the capacity to engage the Zealocrats, much less prevail.
Republicans who are unable to battle the old order in Washington should be encouraged to join the Democratic Party. Americans who believe in cooperative free enterprise, and in government of, by and for the people should gather under the banner of a political party committed to “the common good of the society.” (Federalist 57.)
The Republicans had an opening after the 1994 election — and walked away. Newt should have paid a bit of attention to the observation in “The Prince” that reformers will not succeed until the people on the sidelines are convinced that the old order is vanquished.
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?