Obama’s PR crew, at it again. School monitor. Langworth strikes back. Plus more.
NO NEED TO TALK WHEN MSM WILL DO IT FOR
Re: Peter Hannaford’s When Silence was Golden for Obama:
Silence in Obama’s case is indeed golden! After dithering and
watching his numbers show renewed signs of declining, Obama
finally allowed the right thing to happen. However, the media
will undoubtedly rise to the opportunity occasioned by this good
thing and present it as an argument for more socialism. After
all, Obama has now “proved” himself and so we can now go full
steam to the socialist utopia, right? Of course we
— Douglas Skinner
Obama’s silence about pirates holding the captain was not a strategy in my view. Obama actually had no remedy to offer. His silence was due to his fear of failure. He didn’t want to be the new Jimmy Carter.
When we analyze what was done we learn that the “pirates” were
teenage and that no one had yet been killed in any attack,
however the media have become silent: no profiles, no second
guessing, no real inquiry. Obama owns the Media.
— George Hall
Re: Matthew Vadum’s Thoughtcrime Redux:
It could have been worse than what this memo states. Homeland
Security could have been unionized.
— Mike Geer
AND PUT A STRAIN ON LIPTON
Re: Peter Ferrara’s The Tea Party Revolution:
It would be great if the TEA party became a viable political party with the Founding Documents (Declaration, Constitution, Bill) as the basis of their party by laws.
The new party would draw from both Dumbocrats and Redumblicans
and would recreate the Founders’ Vision.
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s A Blessing for Catholics:
I need not belabor here, as I have done in these pages previously, that the American Catholic Church’s hierarchy bears the weighty responsiblity for most of the self-generated problems that have, within four decades, brought the U.S. Catholic Church to a state where the number of its religious vocations has plummeted, knowledge of what constitutes the dogma and teachings of the Catholic Church is woefully inadequate among its believers, as well as resulting in bankrupting several diocese because of the actions of homosexual priests (emphasis mine). Enter front stage the invitation by the head of the “premiere” Catholic university to President Obama to give the commencement address, as well as receive an honorary law degree.
Lisa Fabrizio’s explanation of these phenomena touches on the multiple sources of the problems, but the real question that must be raised is this: would the appalling situation regarding the woefully inadequate state of most Catholics about church doctrine, the numbers of (self-described) Catholics who share Obama’s views on abortion and homosexual marriage have been any different if Obama had not been invited? Would the solons in charge of the formerly Catholic universities run by the Society of Jesus — aka the Jesuits — changed a whit had no invitation been afforded President Obama? In short, what Obama’s invitation does is shine the spotlight on the real issue here: why is all of this 0- from the decline of the Church’s standing, to the invitation of the most pro-abortion president, by a priest, no less, taking place? I suspect that Signorina Fabrizio really knows the answer, for she gives it away in her opening remarks:
“Proceeding from, though not limited to, the willful misinterpretation of the Second Vatican Council by some in the clergy, thousands upon thousands left the Church; older members who could not withstand the confusion, and the younger ones who could not perceive an enduring faith amid the calamitous changes.”
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?
H/T to National Review Online