The D’s don’t plan to go quietly this time. Wanna be like Arlen. Nothing new under the Mexican sun. Plus more.
MESSAGE FROM THE PAST
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s The 1966 Election’s Warning to Obama:
Thanks, Mr. Lord, for another excellent piece. Such bad memories. Such hope for a rescue.
You ended your essay with this question: “What does all of this mean for 2010?” and suggested an answer, “That it may well be 1966 all over again.”
Well, we can certainly hope so, although whereas hope springs eternal, it always lands in reality.
The difference, it seems to me, between then and now is that LBJ, for whatever harm he and his plans caused, was not deliberately trying to wreck the American economy so he could replace it with some form of leftist government-controlled state.
I am unalterably convinced that that is Obama’s plan. Look about you. He’s already taken a number of giant steps to that end. And simply couldn’t control his glee when asked about it on television the other day.
Obama’s campaign was an enormous web of bald-faced lies read from a script over and over again — all calculated to get himself elected by a supremely gullible public — transparency in government, change in Washington, ending earmarks, no more appointments of lobbyists, cut the deficit by the end of his first four years, etc
Every one of those false promises was broken before he was in office a couple of months. The deficit he has caused and continues to cause will not be reduced within the lifetime of anyone now walking the earth.
And the web continues to be woven every day.
He will make Hugo The Snake Charmer look like a piker! I will put nothing past Obama — including setting himself up as “Leader for Life.” Mark my words.
Call me a “prophet of doom” if you want to, but I’m probably more
of a Cassandra.
— A. C. Santore
The question is not whether Democrats would cede power to
Republicans in 2010 or 2012. The question is whether Democrats
would cede power peacefully. I have my doubts. A bond has be
severed, a family divorced.
— David Govett
TRIPPING ACROSS THE AISLE
Re: Larry Thornberry’s The Specter of a New Arlen:
Charlie Christ is Florida’s shining star. He is as you wrote a political dilettante, always seeking another office to chase. Charlie is one of the most poll-driven pols there is. He makes the Clintons look rock steady. But Charlie’s main qualification for ever higher office is his intellect: he has none.
I think if you check, it took Charlie three or four tries to pass the Bar exam to get his lawyer’s license. I am quite sure he never successfully practiced, because he speaks like a moron. He uses little words (often mispronounced) and very short sentences. I remember being present at a presentation he made as a member of Florida’s cabinet against a new industrial facility located near Bradenton, Florida.
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?