PA’s got a new GOP candidate. Presidents’ precedents. Call in the Marines. Plus more.
Re: Philip Klein’s Toomey Talks:
FLASH! Specter to switch to Democrat Party.
Can the Republicans who gave him millions now ask for their campaign contributions back?
Ah, he’d keep it anyway.
— A. C. Santore
Looks like Mr. Klein’s carefully crafted article is now more
interesting in light of Specter changing parties! One wonders
what the Democrats are going to throw at Pat Toomey now! He had
better get body armor. Either that, or the current pace of passed
bills moving us ever farther left will get the job done before
the 2010 election. This is getting downright scary: GM and
Chrysler under the control of the unions. Maybe the conservative
talk show hosts now hawking GM products should rethink where the
money should come from.
— Robert Mandraccia
Ft Myers, Florida
THE TRUTH WILL OUT
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Bring It On, MoveOn: The Cautionary Tale of Furious George:
No line better describes the far-left hate machine and, by extension, the administration of our Proto-Dictator, than a very old one, attributed to St. Optat, and used in Blaise Pascal’s Provincial Letters:
Omnia pro tempore, nihil pro veritate.
My translation: Everything for the moment, nothing for the
— A. C. Santore
One difference I have found between Republicans and Democrats, that reflects directly on this piece, is that most Democrats think you are supposed to hold public officials accountable after the fact, while most Republicans think you should avoid ever voting in anyone likely to ever need to be held accountable. It’s that “character” thing.
Republicans believe that once they are voted in, they become
“your SOB” … whether you like it or not… while Democrats like
to “opt out”… it’s not “my war.”
— Mark Warner
TIGHTENING THE NOOSE
Re: Matthew Vadum’s Soros Show Trials:
Damn, if Stalin wasn’t right: “When we hang the capitalists, they
will sell us the rope we use.” Thomas Gensemer, a former venture
capitalist, now Blue State’s managing partner, was integral to
helping engineer the One’s victory. A former venture capitalist!
Makes one wonder who is the real author of irony, God or the
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
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?