Unwarranted attacks on a radio host. Big tent, small crowd. How to dismantle rock and roll. Plus more.
RET TO THE RESCUE
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Rush to Rush:
Reading R.E. Tyrrell’s comments on Paul Begala’s appearance, I
recalled that Rush once described James Carville as looking like
“something sired from the love scene in
— Will Pickering
Let us not overlook that the left always relies on personal attacks and slanderous attacks on their rivals. They rarely offer any logical or substantive arguments. This was developed during the Clinton administration as a parallel strategy to demonizing Republicans as an “attack machine.” These were the glory days of the serpent faced Satan, James Carville, ( see how easy it is?), who to this day can be sure to use the words “liar, stupid, racist and evil” in any sentence when asked about a Republican.
Today Republicans “hate children” because they halted Democratic
attempts to make taxpayer pay for medical care for illegal
immigrants — all of them — and children up to age 30.
Republicans are “anti-American” because they are opposed to
President Obama’s unprecedented grab for government take over of
most of the economy. There are no longer substantive discussions
of any issue. The Democrats take to the airwaves and media pages
which they control and spew venom and hatred. That is the new
— Jay Molyneaux
I’m surprised it took so long for Begala and Carville to crawl out from whatever bridge they were living under. Is it conceivable that Mr. Obama would keep them under wraps intentionally so that he could spread his message of change without the taint of the goon squads of the Clinton era? Is Mr. Obama really that devious? I think so, he’s a product of the Chicago Political Machine. He came to Washington with his pet Pit Bull in tow.
With a resume so thin as to be transparent, he blew in on an ill wind and has left a stink of Chicago politics in his wake, with the MSM fanning so as to disperse and misdirect. Witness the Rush Limbaugh misdirection with the ease of a master magician as he slips this country into the greatest peril it has ever faced, done it within a mere month or two and now attempt to drag the rest of the world down with us. While he wines and dines, I can imagine Mrs. Obama with a “Let Them Eat Cake” grin on her lips, and the rest of the world watches as we self-destruct.
Given enough time, the once great USA will become just another
third world country. And all because our elected officials on
both sides of the aisle can only spend money; they have NO other
ideas. What happened to the Contract with America? What happened
to integrity? What happened to honesty? Where did America
— Greg Mercurio
The campaign against Rush Limbaugh is a cleverly organized, well
executed, and largely successful effort to distract the American
people from the disaster that the Obama presidency has been in
its first couple months. Who cares whether Rush wants Obama to
succeed? The vital question is whether Obama’s policies are or
can be successful. The markets have answered that resoundingly.
President Obama appears to be perfectly capable of converting a
serious recession into an economic disaster that will last at
least four years. The combination of hubris and naivety that the
Obama administration exhibits has not been seen at least since
John F. Kennedy brought “the best and the brightest” to
Washington in the 1960’s. May God have mercy on us all.
— John W. Hockert
THE MIDDLE…OF NOWHERE
Re: George Neumayr’s The Big Tent in the Wilderness:
Many thanks. Mr. Neumayr’s argument is persuasive. That Republicans must re-discover a clear mission may be reinforced by consideration of the nature of the electoral “middle.”
“Moderates” and “undecideds” and “centrists” and “independents” — however they may choose to identify themselves — have been denied a necessary Manichaean choice by Republican polytheism.
The one major party with a core is now the Democrats, and it’s straight Left. Denied the choice of a major-party straight Right alternative, a statistical Leftward electoral drift was inevitable. The game is no longer Right v. Left, it has morphed into Left v. Muddle.
The electoral result becomes a stronger statistical Leftward advantage when that phenomenon is compounded with the fact that conservatives and libertarians have been denied clear champions. Why be involved in an electoral process that refuses to represent one’s needs?
The New Mediocrity “compassionate conservative” axis-of-anything movement represents no Majority! It can represent at best only a minority of middle-grounders, those of principled confusion. Almost by definition, muddlers reject (or perhaps, fear) the responsibilities of a principled ideological stand. My guts tell me that the majority of muddlers would rather switch votes back-and-forth, that most of them want clear menu choices.
No Right-principled party can hold permanent sway over the majority of middle-grounders every election. Yet just as the country can drift Left, it can drift Rightwards once more, if and only if Republicans (grow a set and) confidently embrace principled conservative-libertarian values.
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?