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In sticking by Susan Rice, Obama has the most to lose.
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Despite his insistence on a mandate, his 2008 popular vote share was essentially halved this November. His approval rating is still only slightly above 50% and — in contrast to the large majorities he controlled in Congress in 2009 — his majority in the Senate is less and in the House, nonexistent.
When two armies choose to give battle they do so because they perceive a strength in themselves or a weakness in their opponent that the other side does not see. The problem is: Only one can be right. The able commander must do more than examine the opponent, he must also weigh the cost of failure against the reward of victory. Such a calculation in a potential battle over Rice distinctly favors Republicans.
At the end of the day, Obama will get a new Secretary of State — virtually anyone else he wants. Why then does he seemingly want this one so much?
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(The author served in the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004 and as a congressional staff member from 1987 to 2000)
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