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Racial quotas, political correctness ignite scandals: the Secret Service, Ft. Hood, GSA.
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This kind of legal bickering generated by liberal silliness goes on all day every day all across the government. Fueled by your tax dollars. Here’s another example of the bickering that is always on-going, this time from a lefty site called “Occupy EPA.” The target here? That’s right, Obama’s EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, a black woman, is in the sights of an angry lefty at EPA.
And you wonder why so many Americans instinctively rebel at the size of the federal government?
We haven’t even gotten to:
Wasting Tax Dollars and the GSA: Surely you haven’t missed the saga of the GSA’s Jeffrey Neeley and his zany crew at the General Services Administration? The GSA usually dubbed as the government’s landlord. This guy (pictured here in his now immortal bathtub scene in Las Vegas) has, with daunting effectiveness, become the very epitome of Big Government’s ingrained DNA for wasting your hard-earned tax dollars by the champagne and caviar buckets full.
Then there are the execs at Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac demanding bonuses for failure. The soldiers urinating on dead enemies for the cameras or posing with the body parts of a suicide bomber on camera. Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department turns a blind eye to the New Black Panthers caught on camera menacingly standing outside a Philadelphia polling place — with nightsticks. Not to mention going blind again when the Panthers were recently well out in public offering a million dollar bounty for George Zimmerman, the accused killer in the Trayvon Martin case.
In a few weeks, The Death of Liberalism by The American Spectator’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief R. Emmett Tyrrell will hit the bookshelves. Tyrrell examines exactly the wild, wacky, and truly disturbing obsessions of the modern left that have reduced the liberalism of FDR, Truman, and JFK to a perpetually unfunny 20 percent in one poll after another. Written before this latest rash of scandals, Tyrrell’s book is nonetheless prescient about what’s happening here — and why this kind of unfunny business is killing liberalism when it isn’t killing real people like those at Fort Hood..
The other day, The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan wrote a perceptive column about all of this, calling it “America’s Crisis of Character.” She closes by saying:
In isolation, these stories may sound like the usual sins and scandals, but in the aggregate they seem like something more disturbing, more laden with implication, don’t they?… Something seems to be going terribly wrong.
That “something” that is going wrong we would suggest is the rewriting of high standards to remake them as liberal obsessions disguised as “standards.” Which is to say, all too frequently, no standards.
All of this becomes a real opportunity for — Mitt Romney.
The economy is at the head of the list of the issues in this campaign. But Romney has a chance here to finally connect the dots that have been discussed throughout the primaries by his opponents.
Presidents are not accountants. They are leaders. American leaders who must understand the importance of the distinctively American character and the need for that American character to shine through every open portal of the United States government.
Without high standards, without character, without a colorblind approach that measures every government agency from the more glamorous precincts of the United States Secret Service to the mundane General Services Administration to the far afield operations of the U.S. military or the critical functions of the Department of Justice — the future holds nothing but one government scandal after another.
Is it time for the next president to throw out a huge chunk of these parasitic bureaucracies wholesale?
Yes. Unequivocally yes. It’s not just time — it’s past time.
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?