Government “investment” in Democratic party building?
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As with any president, Obama can and should push his own budget priorities, but the pattern of revealing statements about the centrality of government spending to all that is right and good should paint a compelling contrast for budget fight and the 2012 contest.
National security has understandably stolen away most of the recent headlines, and Obama is taking a well-deserved victory lap on that front in the midst of a rightfully euphoric country.
But the troublesome fiscal mess will take center stage again soon, and Obama is perhaps understating things when he says it’s about two competing visions for America. He frames the Ryan view as “a shrunken image of America that says we can’t afford to do those things anymore; that America just doesn’t do big things anymore.”
Sure, government can do big things like win World Wars I and II, land on the moon and kill Osama bin Laden. But based on recent assertions, Obama has completely forgot that the marketing of the automobile, inventing television, inventing the airplane and the discovery and later marketing of electrical power — all done outside of government — are not only big things, but have led to much prosperity and yes, even greatness.
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?
H/T to National Review Online