“Us vs. Them” at schools. Beauty can be blinding. Welcome to Obamastan. Plus more.
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As for Obamacons like Peggy Noonan who are infatuated with the Kenyan who gives a damn what these arrogant snooty, self-important, liberal toadies and pseudo-intellectuals think (Peggy Noon, Bruce Bartlett, George Will, David Frum, Pat Buchanan etc.)? They have traded on their past value to conservatives like Reagan to make a living, but as media sellouts they bring nothing to the table when it comes to reinvigorating our movement or advancing a winning conservative agenda. Noonan like the late Bill Buckley made themselves irrelevant to the conservative movement long ago. It is time to move on and shake their dustfrom our feet.
As for Sarah Palin, her resignation as Governor of Alaska was uncalled-for. Can anyone imagine Reagan or Bush quitting, because the liberals or their conservative surrogates were not nice to them or questioned their ethics? As an early fan, long before McCain sullied her, I thought Palin had real potential as a national leader — now I’m dubious. Can she recover from this political faux paux? Possibly. America was silly enough to elect an intellectual non-entity and narcissist with two biographies telling about his life of doing nothing so anything is possible. A good PR campaign can sell garbage. Obama proved that.
As the Democrats continue to destroy the economy and endanger the
nation, the public might turn to Palin in an act of desperation,
but it will be hard to get past the idea that she quit when the
going gets tough. Still she’s better than Noonan’s favorite
liberal — Barack Hussein Obama — but that’s not saying much
since any American born half-wit is better than Obama or a
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Orlet writes about Will, Noonan, and Frum’s dislike of Palin. Aren’t these the same “intellectuals” that have written about how great it is to have Obama President?
They and the “intellectual” Orlet have completely missed the
appeal of Palin which is fiscal and social
conservatism. She walks the talk, something that isn’t done
by our present group of politicians. They and our intellectuals
discount the conservative movement towards freedom from
bureaucrats. Sarah embraces it. If there is another
national politician that reflects these values with real world
results and not the rhetoric of failed promises, let me
— Jason Stewart
WELCOME TO OBAMASTAN
Re: Herbert London’s Loss and Remembrance:
We can either take the steps Herbert London lists in Part 4,
(What Do We Do to Restore Our Precious Liberty), or we can wait
for the ukase from The Obama’s office in the Obamapalace, an
edifice formerly known as “The White House,” proclaiming the
Northern Hemisphere landmass formerly known as “The United States
of America,” henceforth and forevermore will be known solely as
— Gretchen L. Chellson
IGNORING THE OBVIOUS
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.’s Consequences of the Liberals’ Death Wish:
National security was not enough of an issue last November, I would argue, because too many voters were in an emotional mode, and as usual under those conditions their judgment was less rational than it might have been. That human frailty is typically in evidence when voters’ attention is focused unduly on matters that are obvious because they are visible and temporal, when it should also be on considerations less visible.
Sherlock Holmes solved the Hounds of the Baskervilles case by
noticing what everyone else had missed: that the hounds hadn’t
barked when they should have been expected to. The insight that
we hadn’t been attacked when we might have been seems to have
escaped a lot of voters on the left.
That, I believe, is a weakness of the left: they typically seem preoccupied by emotional concerns at the expense of considerations more rational.
— William Best
NO HOLDS BARBED
Re: Barb Rogers’ letter in Reader Mail’s The Conservative Comeback:
I can only assume Ms. Barb Rogers has no children. I cannot fathom how someone with her mindset could look a child of theirs in the eye knowing how bleak that child’s future will be, taxed out of any semblance of prosperity, over-regulated to the point of few liberties, only so she can “stick it to us” on the right and laugh. Talk about sick humor.
Ms. Rogers, you talk about us “trying to make the world a better place.” Are you? With that kind of vitriolic attitude, are you?
— Carol Hellman
BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A TRILLION?
Re: Robert P. Kirchhoefer’s Granting Environmental Indulgences:
Obama promised change. And change is all the people will have
after they finish paying for cap and trade.
— I.M Kessel
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?
H/T to National Review Online