The suave New Yorker catches Congressman John Lewis in another spasm of trite soap opera:
Obama’s promise to shut down Guantánamo, to outlaw torture and
begin reversing immediately some of the most egregious policies of
the Bush era, gave Lewis hope that “the movement” had finally come
to the White House. “People have been afraid to hope again, to
believe again,” he said. “We have lost great leaders: John F.
Kennedy, Martin, Robert Kennedy. And so people might have
questioned whether or not to place their full faith in a symbol and
a leader. The danger of disappointment is immense, the problems are
so big. None of them can be solved in a day or a year. And that’s
the way it was with the civil-rights movement. This is the struggle
of a lifetime. We play our part and fulfill our role.”
(February 2, 2009)
Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, passes the cup for The Arts Community, where cow manure is the new tempera and urine can be the medium for religious bliss, and a bull whip affirmatively placed in an….enough, enough! Mr. Kaiser is an idiot. The Arts Community is an asylum:
We are losing the entertainment and inspiration we need more
than ever during this terribly scary time. As we try to rebuild
America’s image abroad, we are losing our most potent goodwill
ambassadors. As we reshape our economy, we are losing the
organizations that teach our children to think creatively. And as
we celebrate the diversity of our nation, we are losing the voices
that have traditionally helped change society’s thinking….As we
print billions of dollars in bailout money, isn’t it time to ensure
that we are saving our soul as well as our economy?
(December 29, 2008)
Despair in Kooksville, after the Prophet Obama is caught flagrante using the hated “s-word”:
For women who care about women’s equality, the jury is still out
on Obama. They voted for him, but they don’t trust him to do the
right thing for women. Left feminists aren’t impressed that he’s
nominating Hillary Clinton for secretary of state. Mainstream
feminists like Salon’s Rebecca Traister are disquieted by the
“momification” of Michelle. No one has forgotten that Barack called
a reporter “sweetie” months ago at a press
(December 3, 2008)
After all the Porta Potties have been removed from the National Mall and the heaps of refuse are on their way to the recycling center, comes the wake-up call from a Citizen of Conscience immured in Amerika:
The election of Barack Obama has poked the racist beehive, and
we can expect a lot of buzzing around in the months ahead.
Rightists, ranging from neo-Nazis to mainstream conservatives, are
eager to reframe issues in ways that invoke racialized fears among
some white voters: affirmative action, poverty, education,
language, terrorism, and national security all have
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?