For starters, we now have confirmation that Barack Obama truly loves poor people.
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The defeat of Mike Castle is an enormous conservative victory that will reverberate in GOP politics for many years to come. Every Republican Senate candidate opposes cap and trade now, and is rightly a confirmed skeptic on global warming. Christine O’Donnell’s victory over Castle seals that as party orthodoxy. Defeated as well is the willingness to engage in the old Bush 41 style budget deals trading permanent tax increases for transient spending cuts, which would tip the economy into a depression today. Both Dionne and Broder bemoan that.
Those conservatives and Republicans who have badmouthed O’Donnell have poorly served the party, true conservatives, the Tea Party movement, and America, which is in mortal danger right now from what Newt Gingrich has rightly called the secular socialist machine. The idea that Delaware voters will unavoidably flee now to an avowed Marxist with the above extremist positions is daft. True patriots will keep the focus there where it belongs.
When the Democrats are not led by Marxists these days, they are led by literal clowns like Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, and Michael Moore. The message from the clowns to Delaware voters is that they must vote for the Marxist because O’Donnell is literally a witch. You can’t make this stuff up. If only that were true. Then O’Donnell could cast a spell over voters to ensure her victory.
Whether O’Donnell goes on to win or lose, the Tea Party victories are precisely rejuvenating and rehabilitating the Republican Party. They redeem the Reagan message from the 1970s, which I have struggled to advocate among a previously disheartened grassroots, that conservatives should not split off into a third party, but take over the Republican Party. That is what the Tea Party involves, a conservative takeover of the Republican Party, with far more force than even in 1980. By 2013, that force will be taking us well beyond even 1981.
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?