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The election of Barack H. Obama triggers still more esoteric gibbering from columnist Debra J. Dickerson, about to be swallowed whole by “the biggest delusion in world history,” perhaps with the assistance of LSD:
America’s election of its first black president has to be
followed by a demonstrated and pragmatic drive to improve race
relations, or we’ll have fallen prey to the biggest delusion in
world history. For all the racial ugliness this campaign has
exposed, though, and for all that will no doubt follow, it’s not
only whites who will imperil this process. Obama will have to lead
both races in redefining blacks in the American mindset. Unless I’m
much mistaken, blacks will face the greatest crisis of
Good Morning America (ABC)
George Stephanopoulos, clearly in the raptures of the Obama Thrill, the psycho-sociological condition first experienced by Chris Matthews:
“Well, one Obama advisor told me what they like is a combination
of Team of Rivals and The Best and the Brightest,
which is the David Halberstam book about the incoming Kennedy
Administration….We have not seen this kind of combination of star
power and brain power and political muscle this early in a cabinet
in our lifetimes.”
(November 24, 2008)
The Early Show (CBS)
Harry Smith, contemplating adultery and apparently necrophilia:
“As the Nation prepares for President-elect Barack Obama to move
into the White House, many Americans can’t help but draw
similarities between him and the late President John F.
Kennedy….The similarities are striking. JFK was 43 when he was
inaugurated. Obama is just three years older, bringing a certain
youthful vigor to the White House—including young children.…Kennedy
had more than his share of charisma and Obama knows how to light up
a room. But it’s their wives who might be the real
(November 7, 2008)
After 34 years the truth wins out and the band plays on!
“Cello scrotum,” a nasty ailment allegedly suffered by musicians, does not exist and the condition was just a hoax, a senior British doctor has admitted. In a letter to prominent medical magazine, the British Medical Journal in 1974, Elaine Murphy reported that cellists suffered from the painful complaint caused by their instrument repeatedly rubbing against their body. The claim had been inspired by reports in the BMJ about the alleged condition “guitar nipple,” caused by irritation when the guitar was pressed against the chest.
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?