Obama’s failures. The right kind of hope. Aborigines, terrorists, steroids, and broken windows. Plus more.
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In any event, an insensitive Senator Reid apologized to a sensitive President Obama, who, while graciously accepting his apology, made no insinuation that Reid had acted stupidly. Our President will no doubt pass the apology for wicked white culture on to the whole wide world. The dialog on race proceeds apace.
Amidst the flying fur, some questions have arisen as to just what is a “Negro dialect”? I suspect that Reid meant to say “accent.” If Reid could only bring his communication skills up to a grade school level, say to that of Justice Clarence Thomas, life in Washington would be more pleasant. Again, whatever Harry Reid meant by negro dialect, there surely is no racist sentiment behind the thought. If there were, Fr. Michael Pfleger would never have performed his comedic imitation in “white-face” at Trinity United Church of Christ.
At least Harry Reid didn’t start the rumor that Michelle Obama
straightens her hair.
— Dan Martin
LOST HER MIND
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s The Catholic Case for Immigration Reform:
Lisa Fabrizio has lost her mind. I and many of my friends and associates have forsaken the Republican party because of this sort of fuzzy and emotional thinking. We are being invaded by third world immigrants who have nothing in common with European Americans and Western Civilization. These immigrants are not only coming from south of the border but from Islamic nations like Somalia.
I find it incomprehensible that anyone would take the stance articulated in Ms. Fabrizio’s article. Let me just add that this is the kind of sentiment that was articulated by the Bush administration and John McCain. It has almost destroyed the Republican party and has helped give rise to the tea party movement — out of which a viable third party may evolve.
I am a Vietnam veteran and I had several close friends in the service who were born in Mexico and came here LEGALLY. Shortly after obtaining their citizenship papers they received their draft notices. I had many discussions with them about life south of the border. Mexico does not have a European or Western culture, it has an Indian culture that is alien to the traditional values of the west. Why do you think the left is such a vocal supporter of immigration from South of the border and Islamic nations. The answer is simple, they wish to “deconstruct” our nation so they can “reconstruct” it as a Marxist state. Either Ms. Fabrizio is a Marxist or she is what Lenin described as a “useful idiot.”
As for the Republican party, they had better purge themselves of
progressives like Ms. Fabrizio or they will soon cease to exist
as a viable political party.
— Paul Martell
John O’Sullivan wrote a piece for NR about this a couple
of years ago. I suggest Ms Fabrizio read it before she writes
another article on this topic.
HOME RUN TROT
Re: Andrew Cline’s McGwire’s Lament:
No way was he clean when he hit 49 home runs in rookie year. His
following years were much too erratic. His dishonesty, which I
believe continues today, is how he should be remembered. Too many
kids’ dreams start with baseball. If you want to screw yourself
up, fine. But don’t mess with kids’ dreams!
— E.J. Kallas
Three cheers for The Babe.
— David Govett
Re: Ross Kaminsky’s Pelosicare’s Broken Window:
An excellent article by Ross Kaminsky. I recommend Bastiat’s work
to all our readers. An excellent 2-page distillation of The
Broken Window is found in Henry Hazeltt’s highly readable
Economics in One Lesson, a book that, were I am
economics teacher, would use in class. Follow that up with Thomas
Sowell’s superb Basic Economics and Jude Waniski’s
The Way The World Works. Due to the extreme lack of
economics being taught in our high schools along with the still
overly-Keynesian way being taught in our colleges and
universities (except for a very, very few), we need to teach
ourselves the alternatives in order to counteract Progressive
— Jim Bjaloncik
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell’s Obama’s Second Systemic Failure:
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?