Preparing to Bork. Entangling alliances. The internet killed the print star. Plus more.
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Stand and Deliver: Opposing Obama’s Court Nominee:
Well, Jeffrey Lord should know. And I unreservedly accept his analysis in this matter.
He’s much too much a gentleman, however, to say it harshly, as it must be said in order to get through to some of our thick-headed Republican Senators who still believe that they can work with the far left on anything.
Why can’t our American politicians — from the top down — ever learn that we can’t fight barbarians with Marquis of Queensbury rules? Well, we can, but they won’t, so the outcome will be inevitable.
If our Republican Senators see that the Obama nominee is a flaming liberal, they have to follow the lead of the Democrats and attack her liberal credentials [I can’t use the word “Bork” here] from the minute she is nominated, and to attack her into withdrawing, or attack her until the Proto-Dictator withdraws her nomination and sends up someone more moderate.
I’m not suggesting that they do anything illegal, immoral, or unethical. Just follow the Democrats’ lead and expose her every weakness, highlight her every act of judicial activism, and quote with appropriate disgust her every anti-Constitution utterance. And if she has erred in her life, expose that, too.
Yeah, I know. I can hear the response that I’ve “pre-judged her.” No, I haven’t. I wrote in the conditional - “IF our Republicans see that the Obama nominee is a flaming liberal,” etc. On the other hand, if they see that she is a moderate, then they can take the historical route and try to get at her judicial philosophy and temperament, and judge her qualifications from there.
But we all know that she won’t be a moderate, don’t we?
— A. C. Santore
If anything good can come of the passing of Jack Kemp it is powerfully evident in this article. Conservatives must be galvanized to begin the difficult fight to reclaim relevance in politics. By remembering the steadfast commitment of Jack Kemp we can begin to take pride again in our beliefs. I think we’ve been back on our heels in the recent years, due to the accumulation of events around the world and doing our best to manage our own personal affairs. Do not be apologetic to your liberal friends. Be certain of your argument and polite in delivering your point of view, but never back off. Keep in mind folks like Sean Hannity, who is always respectful, but doesn’t flinch or undermine his argument by deferring to a philosophical opponent just to be agreeable.
We saw the lack of political courage over the recent decade,
where the members to the right of the aisle in both houses shied
away from the big fights, because their views were being
pilloried by the CNN crowd and their political opposition. They
got along to get along, squandered their opportunity for
meaningful change and got creamed. Now begins the next great
struggle. And if anyone thinks that is being melodramatic, just
think how awful our great nation will be if the president and the
congress are able to enact their wish list over the coming few
years. We can’t begin to imagine what additional encroachments
they can conjure against the American people and the organizing
beliefs the Founding Fathers laid out for us. Start small if you
must. I for one will plan on helping to defeat the Honorable
Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, my home state, by giving
time to his opponent’s campaign. Stuffing envelopes, making small
but steady donations where possible, knocking on doors and
whatever else it may take to make our change one step at a time.
Many similar steps taken all over the country will add up to a
meaningful difference in the next cycle.
— Bruce Love
HIS TIMING IS GOOD…TOO GOOD
Re: Peter Ferrara’s Is Obama Delaying Economic Recovery?
The one point I think is obvious, but unreported…is that he is
timing the “recoveries” to time with the mid-term elections and
his re-election. Probably just enough economic ‘hope’ to get him
past those two events. Why else delay the money at all?
— Larry Thomas
Obama has no interest in a recovery. Every move he makes is to solidify his presidential power.
If he can figure it out, and if we give him leeway, he will
“bury” us (where have we heard that threat before). Obama is the
first president to abhor America. On his inauguration day, he
considers himself a Citizen of the World and America is merely
one of his domains. If he were not so dangerous it would be
— George Hall
RACE, STATUS: NOT CONSIDERATIONS
Re: David Hogberg’s To Heller and Back: