Fox News captures Chris Matthews explicating the conservative mind in a rare moment of diabolical infestation:
I think they hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy Al Qaeda. Their No. 1 enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred, hatred for Obama. And we can go into that about the white working class in the South and looking at these numbers we’re getting the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases…this isn’t about being a better president, they want to get rid of this president….
(October 31, 2012)
Columbia University’s professor Mark Lilla, midst a tendentious review of Charles Kesler’s perfectly sensible I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism, spies a mouse, hoists up his skirts, and lets out a horrible shriek:
They [conservatives] love casting their eyes back to the past to avoid seeing what lies right under their noses. The story always involves some expulsion from Eden, whether by hippies in the 1960s, or the suffragists, or the wretched refuse of the shtetls, or the French Revolution, or the Enlightenment, or Luther, or Machiavelli or the sack of Rome. Next thing you know they’ll be repeating Mallarmé’s judgment that “all poetry has gone wrong since the great Homeric deviation”….The point is, the conservative apocalypse has always been a movable one.
(September 30, 2012)
An amorous editorialist at the Times bravely shouts “stop” to two thugs engaged in a tireless conspiracy to halt the free flow of prophylactics, intrauterine devices, and other contraceptive marvels that are the hallmark of the modern Progressive asylum:
If Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, were to win next month’s election, the harm to women’s reproductive rights would be extended far beyond the borders of the United States.
In this country, they would support the recriminalization of abortion with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and they would limit access to contraception and other services. But they have also promised to promote policies abroad that would affect millions of women in the world’s poorest countries…
(October 20, 2012)
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?