Diverse New Yorkers. Suing Charlie Crist. Russian Spies, a dissenting General, and more!
THE DIVERSITY HYPOCRISY
Re: George Neumayr’s The Banality of Elena:
For a liberal world fanatic about “diversity,” how in the hell
can they not see their hypocrisy in supporting three women from
New York for the Supreme Court?
— William W. Watson
St. Joseph, Louisiana
Clearly she is qualified under the rigorous test of legal
positivism: (1) she does not recognize the natural law; (2) she
does not recognize that Americans have any God-given rights, such
as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because all our
rights are derivative solely from Congressional fiat; and (3) she
does not recognize any limit to Congressional or Executive power
under the ever expanding Commerce Clause. She will be Obama’s
clone on the U.S. Supreme Court long after Justices Scalia and
Thomas have retired. God help our children and
— Philip Cronin
THE STUPID PARTY
Re: Larry Thornberry’s Charlie Crist Sued:
This whole mess was brought to Floridians by national Republicans’ meddling, aided and abetted by a high-handed state party run by a Crist lackey, Jim Greer, now under indictment for nefarious schemes to enrich himself. One of the most telling lines in Mr. Thornberry’s update is “He promised time and time again that he would run as a Republican, and Republicans contributed to him on the understanding that he would run as a Republican,” by RPOF mouthpiece Katie Betta. In 30 years of political odds making I can’t recall such a confession of political ineptitude and am left unsure which is more astounding — that they would proceed with the plan to short circuit a primary on this basis or that she would admit it now. It’s pretty damning evidence that they knew from the outset he was so unreliable as to have to be asked to openly declare he would not be a traitor and how oblivious they were to the changing political climate. But rather than see this as a dire warning sign and confirmation that perhaps a stand-up primary was the way to go, like it or not, they acquiesced in the attempt to squelch it and run a candidate they couldn’t even count a reliable Republican let alone one in tune with a riled electorate.
The RPOF brought this mess on itself with a
too-clever-by-half deal with the devil by going along with
Crist’s effort to deny Florida rank and file Republicans a real
choice in a real primary fight. They were not only out-of-touch
with the temper of Florida Republicans but completely out of step
with momentous times. The Crist fiasco is Exhibit A why real
conservatives, tea partiers, et al need to keep a very skeptical
eye on establishment Republicans in this astonishing season for
their arrogance is surpassed only by their bumbling. It is not
yet clear at all that they really get it and one more sad proof
they ain’t called the Stupid Party for nothing.
— Mark Shepler
Charlie Crist, like the phoenix, continues to rise from the
ashes, with help from statewide Republicans and at local levels.
Local politicians, some of them Democrats, have recently been
quoted in the News-Press, our local paper, as “being
right where he needs to be, in the middle.” One wonders what
promises Charlie gave them or whether they still love him after
he failed to show for his own fundraiser last week, ostensibly to
“view the oil spill”. Probably a much better photo op!!
— R. Mandraccia
WISHING BLACK WELL
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Conrad Black’s Victory:
Thank you very much for the update on Mr. Black. I am pleased to
know that he remains confident in his eventual vindication and
retains faith in the American Constitution. I have read his
wonderful book on Richard Nixon and am currently reading his
excellent book on FDR. Please relay to him that he has many fans
and supporters and we wish him well.
— David Harperhey
Re: Eric Peters’s Cars That Died:
Eric Peters is obviously misinformed in his article “Cars That
Died.” First of all, ALL Saturn’s are dead, not just the Sky. All
Pontiacs are dead, not just the Vibe. SAAB is alive and well
releasing 4 new models in the next 2 years. Mercury is ALIVE and
selling new Milan’s and Milan hybrids. There is not really any
truth to the entire article and Eric Peters is an embarrassment
to your publication!!
Re: Tom Bethell’s Barque of St. Peter in Troubled Waters:
The issue is not celibacy, but abuse of children. These misfits were not having relationships with women which would not be the degree of sin that abuse of childen is. As a claimant’s representative, I have dealt with adults who endured sexual abuse by adults when they were children. These individuals suffer unbearable inner turmoil and continue to fear their abuser will repeat the behavior. Let’s call these guys what they really are — pedophiles.
Napoleon and the Apostle John were both banished to desert
islands. An uninhabited island in the Pacific should be used for
banishment of pedophiles, and let them live off the land as our
ancestors did. Since pedophiles do not procreate, they will have
no innocents to abuse. Pedophilia is a malady that is never cured
so total isolation away from children is the only way to protect
the least of them.
WHAT WAS THERE TO DO?
Re: George H. Wittman’s Summit Backstage:
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?