Today’s GOP Doesn’t Know Jack. Reconciliation in name only. A mother gets MADD. Plus more.
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Fair enough. But now senator YOU are in the driver’s seat. Its now YOUR party completely in charge. When my kids and their kids, burdened by horrendous tax rates, look back at what happened, YOU will be the one they blame. After all, it was YOUR budget committee that made the problem not just worse, but unsustainable.
Conrad’s irresponsible (dare I say moronic?) philosophy when it comes to the federal budget is no different than the person who goes out and spends $5000 they didn’t have on a credit card. The solution? Why go out and spend $15000 more!
The day of reckoning is coming senator. You are on your high
horse for now. But it’s a long, long fall to the ground. And you
ultimately will be the one held in contempt for your arrogance
and irresponsibility. You will be the one held accountable.
— Garry Greenwood
Re: Patrick O’Hannigan’s Defending Mary Ann Glendon:
Mega kudos to Mary Ann Glendon for her stand against tyranny and
her willingness to be vilified, as all people of principle will
be by this new gang in charge. I do not want to minimize this
praise of her by shifting the focus to Obama but has anyone else
noticed the many similarities of Obama and his South American
friend Chavez? First their appearance (they both have the
same sh*t-eating grins in the gift exchange photos), their
common tendency to prosecute and imprison their political
opponents, their desire and actions to control the media, their
ever-readiness to nationalize or federalize private companies,
the massive egotism and self-aggrandizement, etc., the list goes
on and on. All this by a man who has no personal accomplishments
to speak of other being an ACORN community activist. Scary as
— Jack Wheatley
Royal Oak, Michigan
Let me try to understand the crystal clarity of what I just read (Patrick O’H) — Our former president George W. Bush who with his VP approved torture is “unscrupulous.” And the present president is somehow sullied by his rhetoric — and no doubt soon you will weigh in on his use of the word “empathy.”
Prof. Glendon has worked unquestioningly for the USSCB, an all
male group for twenty years. Why change now.
Re: George Neumayr’s The Pre-School President:
What we are missing about O’s pronouncements in each and every
new event is this…it is all he really has to offer. Better to
expect this and plan to care for yourself. But saying that to the
crowd at The American Spectator is redundant. We already
know how to think for ourselves!
— B. Gunn
ALWAYS BE PREPARED
Re: John C. Wohlstetter’s One Second Too Late: America’s Fate?
This book (on CD) arrived yesterday and is the next book my husband and I will listen to. And while we listen we will be grateful we still have my 1968 Volkswagen and my husband’s favorite old truck, a 1972 Chevy longbed. The VW is in working order and its engine was rebuilt by our son when he was 16. His father was convinced that since he planned to become a pilot he must rebuild an engine in order to know how an engine works. My husband reasoned that if he knew what made an engine work that it might made the difference between life and death if he was in a plane that was shot. Having augered in a Cobra helicopter in Vietnam, my husband understood the value of personal knowledge makes.
The summer Ben rebuilt it was hot and long and tedious for me, as he ranted and threw tools as he worked. He talked out loud the entire summer about how idiotic the task was. Six years later, in his first week of flight school, I still remember the phone call from him. I answered and Ben said simply, “Mom, tell Dad that I am the only pilot in training here that knows how an engine works and I now know what he wanted of me. Tell him thanks.”
We are prepared here at the Tangle-T for any event, including EMP due to owning cars from “the olden days!” Our problem as a country is we have a young inexperienced President who wouldn’t know much or understand the value of planning ahead, having never faced hard physical work of any kind. He will be the President of Panic when this happens, of that I am sure.
Just the thoughts of an old Texas rancher…
— Bev Gunn
JUST WAIT .08 OF A SECOND
Re: Eric Peters’s Obama’s Man from MADD:
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?