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America’s enemies have as little reason to fear Obama as they did
Henry Kissinger — he will let them get away with murder, he
would never dream of doing what they most fear and bring them
down. Barack Obama may well be another Henry Kissinger, but he
sure as hell is no Ronald Reagan.
— Christopher Holland
IGNORANCE WON’T BE SO BLISS
Re: Peter Ferrara’s Cap and Trade Dementia:
If ignorance can be better used than this, I don’t know what can! People had better wake up to what this president is doing to us all. Thanks to the Obama news organizations — ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN.
Like Forrest Gump said: Stupid is as stupid does!
President Bush II was an optimist; the trope that a Republican president is less than the brightest crayon in the Crayola box is as well worn one of the Moronic Mass Media. Senator’s Kerry’s intelligence was a major selling point for many pundits, but he displayed no more intellectual prowess, nor was he any less gaff prone, than W. Further if the same flawed policies were the products of a Kerry administration, the pronouncements of the press would have been much more forgiving. That is not to say Bush did not make numerous mistakes and miscalculations in his foreign policies; he did, but his core beliefs were based on an assumption that all humanity would follow their better angels if given the chance. (This belief flies in the face of history, but Bush did state Jesus Christ was the philosopher he followed most closely.) President Bush, for all his faults, was a patriotic leader who clearly loved and honored his country.
President Obama is not naive either. He is quite the opposite of naive. The One is highly cynical and manipulative. He has spoken from the center and pushed America hard to the left. The Titan of the Teleprompter repeatedly used this weapon of mass distraction (the teleprompter) to apologize for America on foreign soil. (I might be of another generation, but I was taught that family issues were to be kept with the house and not put on the street.) For reasons that will keep historical psychologist busy for years, Obama feels the need to be applauded by the world. Unlike Bush, Obama puts the adoration of the world ahead of the interests of America.
Bush was highly (and often correctly) criticized for seeing the world unrealistically. The press has been slow to make the same pronouncement of Obama. Bush may have seen the world through rose colored glasses, and this did lead to dire consequence, the Democratic messiah sees the world only through the rearview mirror: color, not character, is the main defining characteristic of a person (e.g. Sotomayer and affirmative action); bi-lateral disarmament ignoring the reality of a multi-national nuclear arms club) and a Keynesians stimulus package reminiscent of FDR’s New Deal. The consequences for Obama’s backwards looking views will make the consequences of the Bush years seem as light as the dust on a fairy’s wings.
One lasting and positive legacy of the Bush years is The Bush
Doctrine. Naive or not, it has helped transform the Middle
East. One shudders at the thought of what might be Obama’s legacy
for the world.
— I.M. Kessel
GIVE ‘EM HELL, SARAH!
Re: John C. Wohlstetter’s Palin and the Politics of Familial Destruction:
Personally I think you critics totally misread it all. “Meandering,” another said, “Rambling,” and “Bizarre.”
It was none of those things.
You guys did not listen. She is a tough lady. She meant what she
said about not putting her beloved Alaska through this garbage.
She is going to be out there and she is going to be able to fight
back and win. Maybe even the White House in ‘12. Remember what
they said to Harry Truman, “Give ‘em H—-, Harry” Well that’s
what Sarah Palin is going to do.
Poughkeepsie, New York
We need to get something straight about what we are dealing with and not get wrapped around the axle with labels and today’s gutter tactics. If you don’t know your enemy and act accordingly, then the fight is already over.
If you understand the social makeup and workings of an Ant Colony or Bee Hive, then you understand all you need to know about Marx’s teachings and the forces of darkness descending upon this Nation. It takes less than 5 minutes of study to comprehend that humanity is the polar opposite of what an insect collective is and that nothing contained in Marx’s Utopian vision for humanity is compatible with the nature of mankind. Academic nitwits or Liberals find merit in the “distinctions” between the various phases of Marx’s grand plan for perfecting the Human hive but the ash heap of history is piled high with the bodies of his grand vision and ultimate level, Communism. At last count, the body count was over 150,000,000 world-wide. I don’t think free Health Care would have done much to reduce this.
Where his intermediate Socialism was tried, it both lowered prosperity and spread miserly over the landscape until the victim state collapsed fiscally or reached the point of bankruptcy and paused to see if there was a safe way off the cliff. The jury is still out on those brave Western European Socialist States standing dangerously close to that edge. That they think they can continue down that path and not destroy the patient is another matter entirely.
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?