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CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE
Re: Peter Ferrara’s Obama’s Responsibility:
I can assure you that the people will not hold Obama responsible
for any failures of his doomed presidency, contrary to the dreary
refrain of this article. The news and entertainment industries
have invested billions in his messiahship and Joe Biden warned
his people during the campaign to stand with the new
administration as the crises it faces in its early months unfold.
Excuses ad infinitum will be summoned to defend Jimmy
Carter II. Just as FDR profited from a protracted depression, so will Obama. Yes he can!!
No, the very people who voted for air headed speeches about
change and hope voted for a socialist cradle to grave vision and
they will reap it in spades — the bankster bailouts started by
Bush are proof positive that Americans do not hold anyone
responsible for failures. The road to serfdom under totalitarian
tutelage is the change and hope Obama elusively referenced for
the intellectual elite and at that point holding anyone
responsible will be an invitation to personal danger.
— David Bonn
ANTICIPATING THE BOSS’S WHIM
Re: David Hogberg’s The New Boss:
We missed a great economic opportunity my friends. When one starts compounding the slavish media coverage interspersed with all the gushing interviews of hope-filled voters and sycophantic celebrities, we conservatives needed some relief, some sign of real hope:
We should’ve bought stock in a barf-bag company.
— P. Aaron Jones
If at the very moment of innermost acceptance, half-black,
half-white Obama chooses to identify himself as black instead of
a proud American mongrel (like most of us), what hope is there
that Martin Luther King’s dream of a color-blind society will
ever eventuate here? None, apparently, judging from the
statements of many Democrats perfectly happy with the divisive
— David Govett
Barack Obama has been my President for less than an hour, as I write this, and I have already noticed great changes! To my list, David Hogberg adds that entrepreneurial activity has spiked in our nation’s capital, though I’m sorry he didn’t get his free T-shirt.
Has anyone else noticed:
. the price of gasoline is below $2 per gallon
. victory has been achieved in Iraq
. Israel and Hamas have reached a cease-fire
. Mother Earth herself seems to be cooling
. personal responsibility is back in vogue, as Americans in record numbers purchase guns.
Forget his first hundred days — what else has this great man in
store for us in his first hundred minutes?
— Dan Martin
THE LAST HURRAH
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s Ho-Hum for Hollywood:
Ms. Fabrizio is partially correct that the Left greatest (vindictive) triumph was bringing down President Nixon (through holding him responsible for his actions), but she is assuming the game for W. is no longer afoot. Alas, Attorney General nominee Eric Holder has made himself clear: water boarding is torture. Torture is illegal and was so under the Bush administration; therefore, Bush and his agents perpetrated numerous criminal acts. The next logical step in this chain is to prosecute the offenders.
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