Readers aren’t seeing a silver lining. Obama notions. Cao time. Propping up 8. Plus more.
DEPTHS OF DESPAIR
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Three Democrats and a Funeral:
Not too long ago, I asked an old political Democratic pro what
was the real lure to being in politics, running for office, and
then staying in office.
Without even taking a breath, he stated: “Power!” It was the love of power.
I wondered how he might define a “statesman” for me, but chose not to ask such a direct question.
What’s new pussycat?
— R. Philips
Corrales, New Mexico
If you’re trying to make us feel better Mr. Lord, it isn’t
— Mike Showalter
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Suddenly Last Summers:
I offer one modest proposal for the Obama administration: kill
the Community Reinvestment Act. This act is in large measure the
cause of the fall’s financial meltdown.
The CRA is a Democrat welfare program that puts pressure on banks subject to it — many of which failed — to loan money to people who can’t afford to pay it back. It provides a huge pool of money for donations to democrat candidates via Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Those are the place where Democrats put their helpers as payment for favors and give them huge sums of money to force banks to make bad loans. This act erased probably $150 billion of wealth in a mere two months.
An elegantly simple solution is to require that banks make loans that are adequately collateralized to people who demonstrate an ability to repay them.
— Jay Molyneaux
The one notable fact about the Obama cabinet and “financial team”
is how many were responsible for the current financial mess.
While undermining the national economy they all personally
profited and will continue to at the expense of the American
people and their freedoms. This is not so much a team to save
capitalism or the economy, but to reward Democrat avarice,
corruption and economic incompetence that will destroy working
Americans incomes and savings for years to come. Shades of Jimmy
Carter are on the horizon with the appointment of Paul
Much like fascist appeaser and Joe Kennedy’s poodle FDR (not to be confused with Obama’s close friend and corrupt Fannie Mae head Franklin Delano Raines), Obama is setting in place a rogues gallery of corrupt politicians and naive academicians who desire to impose crushing taxes on workers, deficit spending that makes the last quarter century look parsimonious, nationalize private savings and limit Constitutional liberties while rewarding America’s foreign enemies. What FDR did to encourage the rise of fascism Obama will do for Hitler’s heirs the Islamic-fascists while making life harder for ordinary Americans.
For those who thought punishing Republicans smart thanks for the “audacious change.” Time for conservatives to begin enjoying the political wilderness for years to come — happy days are here again for the arrogant, effete and anti-American elite.
— Michael Tomlinson
Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq
A MATTER OF VALUES
Re: Quin Hillyer’s Should Congress Have a Cao?
Ah, the American dream, living in New Orleans, brought to you via immigration. It is a story of an individual, who within his crowd of fellow Vietnamese kept a focus, a sharp focus on his personal dream, his search for freedom, his desire for peace, his love to maintain family.
Cold cash Jefferson has values too.
Here’s a story of two different sets of values coming before those citizens who will vote which set they desire…at this time.
My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty!
Gumbo, a Louisiana specialty.
— R. Philips
Corrales, New Mexico
Re: Wendy E. Long’s The Law on Terror:
Were I to have suggested a response AG Mukasey to the state court
judge heckler, it would have been “You, Sir, are a buffoon.”
Sadly, our age is marked by exquisite tolerance of buffoonery,
which feeds upon the response of genteel silence. The apotheosis
of this may be found in the pending Minnesota Senate race.
Simple naming of buffoons and buffoonery, as with regular naming of ignorance, seems right and civilized to me and a good first step in resistance. I know that naming ignorance has kept Obamaniacs their distance from me this last year; much to my enjoyment.
— Reid Bogie
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?
H/T to National Review Online