Voting for the most conservative candidate gains popular acceptance in bid to halt the Left.
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Liberalism’s chickens have come home to roost.
Three Liberal programs in particular are wreaking havoc on the U.S. economy:
In the Obama era, of course, there are two gems of Liberalism that have attracted considerable anger — the “stimulus” (or, in Rush’s apt words, the “porkulus”), the laughably titled “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”
Our friend James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal directs attention to the Obama predictions of where unemployment would be were the “stimulus” adopted. James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute has nicely recalled all of this using — gasp! — the original documents issued from Team Obama as they geared up to sell the stimulus in 2009.
The Obamaites insisted the stimulus would currently — at this very moment in 2012 — have Americans at an unemployment rate of 5.7%. In fact, as we now know, the rate is 8.2% — and on the rise.
Then, but of course, there is Obamacare. The attacks on religious liberty, the death panels, the still rising costs that were supposed to not rise, the business of keeping the same doctor — already not the case — the exceptions for this or that set of political pals.
Let’s not forget the Obama appointees on the National Labor Relations Board who tried to bar Boeing from building a plant in South Carolina as a sop to union allies.
There’s more…much more.
In fact, there are all manner of Liberal nostrums out there that have nothing to do with Obama per se.
And let’s not forget the banning of incandescent light bulbs — by the Bush administration!
It is precisely this kind of thing — what our own Bob Tyrrell calls “Stealth Socialism” in his book The Death of Liberalism that has so infuriated millions of Americans.
So with the governmental effects of all these Liberal ideas either turning one by one into disaster — or infuriating Americans who once never thought twice about buying a Big Drink at the movies, taking the family pet for a ride in the car, sending their child off to school with a turkey sandwich and selling cupcakes as a school fundraiser — what is the political result?
The Limbaugh Rule.
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?