Or for able government. Keep it civil. 20 million new voters won’t be wrong. Plus more.
VIDEO KILLED THE POLITICAL STAR
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s The MTV President:
Lisa, I think you are being too harsh on the anointed one. If the media that adores him and his cronies really printed the roadmap to the hell we’re facing, then Barney, Chris and Brother Timothy would be pilloried and run out of town on a rail. Much is being made of the Rock Star president, much is being ignored or glossed over. What cannot be covered up is the bare fact that the adolescent fumblings of this immature Me-Generation nimrod is crashing the county. Given that perhaps half of the people who voted this hack into office can’t state who the current VP or Speaker is speaks volumes on where we’ll be in a year. Obama is not the problem, he’s the culmination of 2 generations of inept educators and parents, and our increasing reliance on sound bite entertainment masquerading as news.
I had at one time looked forward to a comfortable albeit modest
retirement, secure in the knowledge that the company standing
tall with my pension would have the financial resources to
support me. Now as I watch the stock price crumble, as Social
Security is being used as a political pawn (again), I am now
secure that I will die on the job, having never been able to do
anything but support those who will not work, will never work,
and who watch MTV for their world news.
— Greg Mercurio
A brilliant piece that defines this boy President, the MTV wonder kid, the American Idol contest winner. The question is, how long will we last from here on? Our enemies are studying all the weaknesses and picking the next date for 9/11, meanwhile the president renames the GWOT (global war on terror), to overseas contingency something or another. The stage is set for the fall of the country and Rome, in this case Washington, D.C., is fiddling while it burns, with no clear leader of the opposition, except Rush Limbaugh. And he does more for the country at the moment than any one elected politician.
Still, all this aside, I have a son I must send back to war, once again. For those counting, I believe we are up to ten times over. And it is quite possible that he leaves his wife and little girl, Libby, with another child on the way, if his hopes came true. And we hear the drone of talking on the TV everyday by one fool after the other and wonder, those who love this country, just when did we lose our country, and what are our children fighting for, so far away, when their President and Vice-President, have already declared the war lost, oops, I meant “not winnable,” as they are fond of saying. What kind of President and Vice President say that?
Only one conservative voice has spoken to encourage us military families and those who fight, and that is Rush Limbaugh. Where are the elected leaders of Congress and the Senate, the opposition? Well, they are the ones voting to tax at 90% private citizens, stripping this country of business leaders. I might not agree with getting bonuses for lack of success but we have Congress giving themselves pay raises and other raises that are over $200,000 per elected leader. And they have done nothing except take away freedoms and tax us to death.
My old Daddy was right when he said “a reckoning” for this nation
was overdue. My heart breaks to say he was right, but he is. And
we are already preparing. May God help us, for no one else
— Bev Gunn
Re: Jay D. Homnick’s Status Quo Antebellum:
One quibble with Mr. Homnick’s typically humorous and insightful
“take” on the nation’s pulse. There is no moral equivalence
between the tea parties and the likely paid (by an arm of ACORN)
demonstrators against the government approved and contractually
provided bonuses to AIG would be executives, at their homes no
less. In fact, those executives who were responsible for the AIG
mess are long gone. The tea party folks may, indeed, be in the
streets, but they are not in the game of BHO’s (aka
Robespierre’s) class warfare or politics of envy. When, where,
and how will the enablers, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Charlie
Rangel, and Tim Geithner be brought to justice? As in the French
Revolution, the accusers are worse than the perpetrators.
— P.A. Melita
“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
A President of the United States who clearly believes that he can violate the Constitution at will -– his latest is proposing to pass bills of attainder and ex post factolaws, and to take property without due process?
A President of the United States proposing a “private civilian army”? Why in Heaven’s name does he think he needs one? The only remaining question will be whether they will be “black shirts” or “brown shirts.” Or, more likely, “red shirts.”
And we have not seen the end of it. I am no longer disposed to
suffer these evils.
— A. C. Santore
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?