Five surprise developments in 2009 point to a great reversal this fall.
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If the Republicans run the table as the Democrats did in 2006 and 2008, they will take the Senate. They will, at worst, solidify their ability to filibuster Obama’s agenda for the next two years.
CAN OBAMA/REID/PELOSI RECOVER, change strategy, and avoid defeat as Clinton did between 1994 and 1996? It looks unlikely. Obama’s reaction to losing in Massachusetts was to call for higher taxes on banks, dropping the stock market 500 points. The Chicago gang believes it has been insufficiently left-wing and anti-business in 2009. One cannot correct errors one does not see.
And the independents who broke for the Democrats in 2006 and 2008 in opposition to Bush’s unending commitment to Iraq have shifted back hard against the Democrats’ spending and debt policies. Independents who polled like Democrats in 2006 and 2008 now look like Republicans in their views on taxes, spending, and size of government, and they share Republican enthusiasm for getting to the polls in 2010.
Democrats have failed to replicate their political and legislative dominance of the 1930s and 1960s. This next year will tell us if Republicans can complete their reversal and repeat the successes of 1994.
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?