Leadership and herds. Climategate ambitions. Model secretaries. Soaring confidence. Plus more.
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Perhaps more states ought to try the Wisconsin model.
Wisconsin elections are overseen by nonpartisan administrators,
who are governed by a six-member board composed of retired
judges. All major decisions are made at public meetings, after
hearing comments from the public.
— Paul Malischke
spokesperson for Fair Elections Wisconsin
CHARLATANS AND FAKES
Re: Quin Hillyer’s Beware of Overconfidence:
While I always caution against overconfidence, I think conservatives have a lot to look forward. In any battle, the best you can hope for is your enemy saves you the trouble of using your ammunition and instead shoots himself with his own gun. That is what is happening now with liberalism — I have not seen such awful confusion since the fall of the Berlin Wall and I can see it becoming far worse. First, Obamaism is rapidly turning into the biggest train wreck since the Penn Central Railroad — I am beginning to feel sorry for Obama, he is so incompetent and out of touch. Second, the Climategate scandal could well do to liberals what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans. Much of the liberal policy agenda of big government and high taxes has been specifically aligned to cope with global warming, but the Climategate scandal strongly suggests that global warming is the biggest fraud in history — the biggest scientific fraud and the biggest government policy fraud. The effects of Climategate have the potential to flow through to every nook and cranny in the body politic of liberalism and the corruption, incompetence and deceit that is being revealed is almost beyond comprehension.
I have been an environmental economist for 20 years, working on government environmental policies since global warming first become an issue. I have long had suspicions about the junk science and the phoney consensus and the stigmatising of any anybody who dared to criticise the climate change orthodoxy. Climate change scaremongering has become a cancer on the body of government, destroying everything it touches and liberals have cheered it on at every step. Now that the underlying fraud is being exposed, liberals are going to have one hell of time responding in any meaningful way — they are in this swamp up to their eyebrows and the alligators are real mean and hungry. To conservatives the only thing I want to say is the Al Jolson line, “stick around, folks, you ain’t heard nothing yet.”
I think the key message to conservatives is not about
overconfidence, it is about sticking to your guns and not trying
to court short term popularity by pretending to be moderates or
whatever other phoney label that are the flavours of the month.
It is liberalism that is being exposed as the party of shams,
charlatans and fakes — why rush to join them? Stick to your
convictions and beliefs and be honest about them and have a big
broom ready because there is going to be one hell of a mess to
clean up when the Obama circus is thrown out of town.
— Christopher H
Sage advice indeed. Couldn’t have said it better myself. And,
don’t forget Reagan’s 11th commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill
of any fellow Republican”. Have we already forgotten NY 23?
— Mike Showalter
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s The Lady and the Tiger:
“… the car was a custom Cadillac Escalade….”
Tiger Woods doesn’t drive a Buick?
— Dan Martin
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?