Time for Obama to assert himself. Jenny vs. Hillary. W: not much of a cowboy. Plus more.
PRESIDENT IS POLICY
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Robust Weakness:
As I look ahead for some prospects for a better future, my concern is not so much for Obama’s misguided policies as for the ignorance of all those feckless voters who were taken in by his glib air of superiority. This folly will not be undone until an ignorant electorate finally see what they have wrought.
Obama’s flaws are quite visible to many rational voters but apparently not so much to the many emotional voters who elected him. Severe criticisms of him, fully justified though they may be, will likely be brushed off as ad hominem attacks by his followers and it is they who need to be educated. Fiscal conservatives and libertarians are already on board. We always have been.
Criticism is necessary of course but it is only a start. Misguided voters will recognize the folly of complacency and appeasement only if they realize there is a more promising way. Feel-good policies that are so appealing seem always to be short term and apparently easy, whereas rational policies that are more likely to be successful are typically longer term and more complex and difficult, requiring serious thought and commitment.
But democratic solutions always start with voters. It was their
choices that account for today’s bad policies and we will not
recover until a lot of voters learn to make better choices.
— William Best
You do a disservice to your readers by painting Chairman Zero as some sort of incompetent boob, a la Jimmeh Cahtah. The Chairman is neither incompetent nor stupid. Rather, he is a shrewd, vicious, angry Marxist who hates this country and all it stands for. He has nothing but contempt for the producers of wealth. He doesn’t want the economy to “recover.” He wants it destroyed.
Understand that The Chairman has an agenda and he is carrying it out with great precision. He intends to destroy the economic engine of this country. That is his plan. In no other way can he make all sectors of this country totally dependent on the Central Government, or Politburo, with him at the head.
Cap and Trade and Single Payer Health plans are not innocent and benign. Their purpose is to bring power to Washington.
Don’t make the mistake of believing that Chairman Zero actually believes that carbon dioxide is a danger to this planet. Cap and Trade has nothing to do with carbon dioxide in his mind. It has to do with centralization of power. Do you think he actually believes that private insurance companies who have to make a profit have nothing to fear from the taxpayer funded “government option”? Puleeez! The objective is to have the Central Government take over the health care system.
Please recognize this man for the malignant vermin that he is.
Think Robert Mugabe. That’s who we’re dealing with. Not the
Peanut Farmer from Plains.
— Keith Kunzler
NOT A PROBLEM, UNLESS YOU CARE ABOUT
Re: George H. Wittman’s Conventional Wisdom on North Korea:
It is important for the world to stand off and let North Korea develop hundreds of longer-range missiles and higher-yield warheads.
After all, we’ve hesitated before while tyrants armed and it always proved to be the right strategy in the long run.
Besides, in the worse case, a few of the survivors might be able
to make new children and paint their likenesses on the walls of
— David Govett
BUT HE WOULD HAVE PUT IT BETTER
Re: W. James Antle, III’s Lights Out:
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?