If they were Ronald Reagan’s, they would not be ignored.
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In fact, I would expect that the total homeless for 2012, which we don’t know yet, is surely much worse than 2011, given the sharp rise in food stamps and the continuing chronic unemployment.
Either way, 636,000 homeless is stunning. They even include the likes of Erin Moran, who played “Joanie” on the 1970s hit TV show, Happy Days. And anyone who has been to any major city knows what I’m talking about. I’m seeing more homeless than I’ve ever seen before. A friend of mine told me about two Australian friends who recently visited San Francisco: “They were simply appalled at the number of homeless everywhere in the city. They commented that on almost every street there were homeless hanging out.” I saw the same recently when visiting very rich and very liberal Santa Barbara.
The homeless are everywhere, especially in cities run by liberals.
But more to my point here: Why do liberals, particularly in their media, only seem to care about the homeless when a conservative like Ronald Reagan is president? We know the answer. They use the homeless as a political weapon, and they wanted to hurt Reagan and want to help Obama. It’s that simple.
As for Obama, this is yet another awful economic indicator, but an unappreciated one. Think about it: we’re all painfully aware of the systemic unemployment, the surge in food stamps (from 32 to 47 million) and welfare (up 32 percent in four years), the record deficit, the record debt, and terrible GDP growth (1.3 percent currently). It’s the ultimate non-recovering “recovery.” And now add the homeless to this economic disaster.
Of course, I don’t expect CBS Evening News to bother itself with the homeless. I’m not naïve. However, conservatives and their media sources might want to consider doing some stories, some blogs, some video posts. Where’s Fox News? Where are the conservative bloggers and websites and magazines? Gee, it’s not like the homeless are hard to find.
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