The ACORN White House. Jumping the shark. Pelosi’s Bad War. Our OPEC. Camp David delusions, and much more.
THE UNFRIENDLY MEDIA
Re: Matthew Vadum’s ACORN’s Man in the White House:
Isn’t it amazing if one contrasts Watergate and the ACORN
scandals. Watergate was a two bit break in of the Democratic
headquarters where no one was injured, no monetary damage, no
evidence President Nixon knew much about it even afterwards. It
was made a big deal by the unfriendly media and Nixon’s advisors
heavy handed responses. ACORN is a much greater and far reaching
scandal involving millions and perhaps billions of tax payer
money, massive corruption, Obama’s intimate and broad relations
with ACORN, actual video evidence of the corruption involving
ACORN’s ready and willingness to aid in children as young as 12
to 13 years of age being forced into prostitution and smuggled
into the US, and the media that refuses to cover the scandal.
When they do cover it they concentrate on the possibility of the
young couple taking the videos possibly violating Maryland law —
just one state where the outrages occurred. As I said before
truly amazing that Watergate brought down a President and ACORN
is hardly covered. Well, in a better world…
— Jack Wheatley
Royal Oak, Michigan
“Newly discovered evidence shows the radical advocacy group ACORN has a man in the Obama White House.”
Isn’t that like saying, “Newly discovered evidence shows that
Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead”?
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
Please don’t let this story die!
This could be Obama’s Watergate if he did not have the mainstream
media in his pocket.
— James Wimbrow
Piedmont, South Carolina
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
Re: Jay D. Homnick’s America Cops to the World:
It outrages me, a lot, that Obama “sees in our history a greater source of regret than of pride.”
With his every vacuous and leftist word-that is, essentially all that the speaks-Barack Hussein Obama, that man of “putative brilliance” who evinces no signs of such, continues to reveal that he knows nothing of America’s heart and character.
He also reveals, as I heard recently from an elderly Jewish woman who escaped Nazi Germany just before World War II officially began, that he hates not just Israel and the Jews, but also America.
Narcissist Obama’s smugness, arrogance and condescension to Americans and apparently everyone else grows daily more intolerable and loathsome.
This feckless, pusillanimous, divisive man is a clear and present
danger to our country and the world-even to those who think, as
he does, that America should become weak and broken.
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
Re: Mark Goldblatt’s Who Is College Material?:
I might stand to be corrected, but my reading of medieval
history, especially the history of the Byzantine empire, is that
the words “czar” or “tsar” and “kaiser” are actually corruptions
of the Greek word “basileus,” the title of the Byzantine emperor.
It is often said that czar and the German equivalent derive from
the Latin “Caesar,” but that appears to be one of those stories
that gains currency only because it often talked about, rather
than being intrinsically correct. Considering the article was
about the standard of higher education I feel obliged to point
out this inaccuracy, accepting the risk of being pedantic.
— Christopher Holland
JUMPING THE SHARK
Re: Robert P. Kirchhoefer’s The Splashdown of the Obama Presidency:
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?