Pelosi, pilloried. No sulking for Sully. Dollars and sense. Plus more.
Re: George Neumayr’s Nancy Pelosi’s Modest Proposal:
Standing at the pointed end of the Democratic Party is one of
their least capable leaders, Madame Speaker Pelosi. How anyone so
incredibly stupid and ineloquent could rise to such a position of
prominence is beyond all rationalization. Can they do no better
than this? If anyone had any questions about her moral character
to say nothing of her intellectual capacity, yesterday should
have erased all doubts. She is an embarrassment to her party and
— Greg Mercurio
Ms. Pelosi is no Jonathon Swift. To see her make her point, stuttering and stammering, avoiding eye contact, was just like watching the great comedians Flip Wilson or Jonathon Winters. Both a bit crazy and hilarious.
Ms. Pelosi is clearly in the middle stages of dementia, which makes her the perfect liberal. She gleefully illustrates that she has no clue what either she or her party and doing and is proud of it. Or perhaps her darker side is being revealed. Many of us are old enough to remember another leader from Europe who began by eliminating “mental defectives” and moved on to a much broader range of “eliminees.” Presumably Ms. Pelosi will not permit her children and their numerous offspring to be a part of her social engineering as they would contain her DNA and thus be too valuable to the future of America.
Ms. Pelosi illustrates a terrible truth about our elected
officials: if you can keep getting elected long enough the
absolutely least competent can become leaders. She is exceeded in
her lack of leadership only by one person, the Senate’s grey
little man, Harry Reid. America has reached the zenith of hiring
— Jay Molyneaux
From ABC News “This Week” Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was asked about spending in the stimulus package that included hundreds of millions to expand family planning (abortion) services.
“The family planning services reduce cost,” Pelosi said. “One of the elements of this package is assistance to the states. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those — one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”
Translation: All their “services” for children are a burden to
the states, but rather than cut or reorganize these services they
plan to reduce the demand… the number of children
that some day might need services, by aborting the unwanted
children. Thus, children are a commodity… both political
assets to be utilized and financial liabilities to be gotten rid
of. Just wait till they get national health care and access
to our medical records and control of what procedures get
funded. It is a “brave new world” we live in.
— Michael McCarthy
Mr. Neumayr implies Speaker Pelosi craves power as a means to an end: “Controlling life, controlling death, controlling costs. It’s all stimulus in the Brave New World utopia to come,” but as Orwell observed in another dystopia novel, power is not a means to an end but the end itself. This power grabbing is what is most frightening about the radicals on either end of the spectrum — they are so sure of their own (self) righteousness that they are absolutely certain of their right to help the unenlightened reaching nirvana (as defined by those in power). Sadly, Americans are quick only to recognize the hobnail iron boot of military fascism (even when it does not truly exist) but not the softer sandals of creeping intellectual/economic fascism (socialism/communism). Further, for a country founded upon Judeo/Christian ethics, we are quick to toss invectives at our local fundamentalists but are admonished by the PC crowd if we do a double take in Muslims’ direction.
The price of freedom has been reported to be eternal vigilance. We are currently at war, both overtly and covertly: the American way of life is threatened by domestic and foreign agents. A people that cannot recognize the shifting shape of extreme threats will a people that soon perishes from this earth.
Let us not forget the words to the preamble, “…and secure the
Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain
and establish this Constitution for the United States of
America.” America was established on basis of hope and
faith in the future, but where is the hope when the current
Left leadership has its eyes on power for the sake of power and
says to hell with “our posterity”?
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
Re: Reid Collins’s Worship Elsewhere:
I’ll take Reid Collins’ word for it:
“A hero, by modern standards, is one who disregards his own safety in order to aid others. Sully’s feat, a remarkable piece of airmanship, did not involve his leaving a place of safety in order to help the others. He was one of the others. His own tail was one of the 155 in such jeopardy.”
But let me suggest that Chesley Sullenberger is a hero — not for
ditching the plane, but for walking its length. Twice. In
waist-deep freezing water. With no one else onboard.
— Dan Martin
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?